Clark (Tom Welling) begins to piece together the reason he was sent
to Earth after he has a nightmare that something horrible is going to
happen to Smallville and heads to the cave to seek answers from Jor-El.
His biological father tells him he must reunite the three crystals
immediately or a disaster of epic proportions will befall the planet and
even Clark won't be able to stop it. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum)
helps Lana (Kristin Kreuk) escape Smallville after the death of
Genevieve Teague the takes shocking action to get one of the crystals
away from Lionel (John Glover). Realizing they are connected to Clark,
Chloe (Allison Mack) tries to stop Lex from discovering the truth about
the crystals. Jason (Jensen Ackles) takes Jonathan (John Schneider) and
Martha (Annette O'Toole) hostage and threatens to kill Martha unless
Jonathan tells him where Clark hid the crystals.
Greg Beeman directed the episode written by Todd Slavkin & Darren
Written by Cindy K. Green
As Lana (Kristin
Kreuk) arrives home at her apartment above the Talon, she is
startled as Genevieve Teague (Jane Seymour) reveals her clandestine
position inside. Genevieve wants the stone; she points a gun at Lana in
order to get it. Frightened, Lana pulls out of her purse the stone which
was wrapped in a red cloth and displays it on her hand for Genevieve to
see. Then Lana kicks the gun out of Genevieve’s hand and tries to run
away. Genevieve quickly recovers and grabs onto Lana. A fight ensues
with Lana still holding onto the stone. As Genevieve becomes more and
more violent with Lana, she tries to strangle her. Then Lana’s eyes glow
violet and she is indwelt with Isabelle. With Isabelle’s strength, Lana
is able to overcome Genevieve. She flips her over and while sitting on
top of her, she calls the stone to her hand and then holds it up over
her head and stabs Genevieve in the heart with the sharp side of the
stone. The stone glows as it stabs Genevieve and then blood begins to
flow. A bright light encompasses Lana forcing her head back, similar to
the scene in Crusade when she first received the tattoo. Lana as
Isabelle smiles as the energy overpowers her and then the light slowly
dissipates and the tattoo on Lana’s back disappears. Lana is back to
herself, and she is horrified to see that she has killed Genevieve
Teague. She looks at her shaking bloody hands. At that moment, Lex (Michael
Rosenbaum) is standing in the doorway looking at the scene. Lana
can’t say a word as she continues to tremble.
Tat same night on the Kent Farm, Clark (Tom
Welling) is asleep on the couch. He wakes up because of some
flashing light. He sits up; the TV turns on with static. Clark looks
around; the fire flames up; the grandfather clock chimes and the hands
spin round and round. Lights continue to flash all over the house. The
radio turns on by itself and switches stations rapidly so that all you
hear is static. Clark’s dog, Shelby, runs over to the door and starts
scratching. Clark gets up and begins walking over to the door to
investigate. He opens the door and there is a bright blinding light. He
walks out the door and down the steps. Looking up, he sees misty colors
of light moving in the sky. The dog continues to bark at the sky. The
lights converge together in a bright ball and zoom toward earth when
Clark wakes up and realizes it was all a dream. His parents are there
telling him he had been yelling in his sleep, “It’s Coming,” over and
Cut to outerspace where a meteor spins and breaks
up into hundreds of smaller pieces of differing sizes which are heading
Cut to a countdown clocking showing 14:20:01:79
Lana is now in the Luthor Mansion study washing her
hands in a silver bowl. She is scrubbing the blood off her hands
franticly as she breathlessly and shakily explains to Lex what happened
between her and Genevieve Teague. Lana says that she doesn’t even
remembering stabbing her. Lex comes over and helps her rinse her hands
and tells her to take a deep breath and relax. She still can’t believe
that she killed someone. Lex tells her it isn’t a good idea to go to the
police because Genevieve was a powerful person married to a powerful
lawyer. He makes it seem that if she doesn’t trust in him she may end
up in prison. He wants her to trust him and to stay at the mansion and
talk to no one. Lana remembers her purse and the stone. Lex says its
still there and he would never take it from her. She takes the stone
from her purse and unwraps it from its handkerchief; it is still covered
in Genevieve’s blood.
Back at the Kent Farm, Clark is in the kitchen with his parents
talking about his dream. He thinks it is some kind of warning. They tell
him he needs to get back to sleep so he will be rested for his
graduation the next day. Down the stairs comes Lois (Erica
Durance) in her PJ’s and bunny slippers. She overheard them talking
about dreams. She shares one of her own dreams from the past week.
“Really scary. This, uh, guy wearing a red cape.” She then goes on to
tell them that she will be gone over the summer helping her dad find her
sister, Lucy. Clark looks pleased. “Clark, I know how devastated you
must be but if you could just keep your tears to a minimum, I'd
appreciate it,” says Lois. “I'll try,” replies Clark. She then thanks
the Kents for all they have done for her.
Lex returns that night to Lana’s apartment to dispose of the
evidence. But Genevieve’s body is gone, but Lionel (John
Glover) is there. He offers Lana’s freedom in exchange for the
stone. Lex tells his father his search for the stones boarders on the
fanatical. Lionel reminds Lex that he is just as involved. Lex tries to
tell his father that Lana had nothing to do with these stones and he
warns him to stay away from her. Lionel leaves saying that he expects
the stone by noon the next day or Genevieve’s body will be delivered to
the sheriff with Lana’s DNA all over it.
Cut to the meteors. They are passing the moon and heading straight
An outside shot of a space observatory with rows of satellite dishes
pointed at the heavens. Inside, one technician is startled by an alarm
going off as the meteors approach earth’s space. He calls over to his
supervisor. They realize that the meteors had just appeared with in the
past ten seconds.
Cut back to the countdown clock – 9:18:48:99
Up in the barn loft, Clark is getting ready for graduation as he is
attempting to tie his tie. Lois joins him and takes the tie and places
it around her own neck to tie for him. He worries about his future. Lois
thinks it is all laid out before him. “You're gonna go to community
college, major in agriculture, probably minor in law enforcement. And
then you and Lana are gonna have a nice little church wedding,” says
Lois. “Excuse me?” asks Clark. “It's written in the stars and you know
it. It's only a matter of time before you join the bowling league, take
over the family farm, and then, well, you and Lana can bring little
Clark junior into the world.” “I think you're hallucinating,” says
Clark. “No. Hallucinating would be imagining Clark Kent going off to the
big city to make his mark in the world. I'm just being realistic,”
replies Lois. Clark asks what Lois plans to do with her future. He
encourages her to go into journalism. She doesn’t like that idea. “Nah,
kill me first. Even if I could spell, the last thing I'd wanna do is
spend my time in a newsroom. With my luck I'd probably end up across the
desk from the most bumbling reporter on the masthead.” She continues to
tease him. “Look, I just want you to know, Clark, that when I'm sitting
in the audience today at your graduation and you stand up on that stage
in front of all those people, I'm gonna be looking up at you and
thinking one thing. Please, God, don't let him trip.” She punches him in
the chest as leaves the loft.
Commencement exercises outside on the front lawn.
Graduates are being called to take their diplomas. Somehow, Chloe (Allison
Mack) and Clark’s lines pair them together. They are discussing
where Lana is. Then Clark’s name is called. His parents and Lois stand.
As Clark moves across the stage, his dad takes his picture; Lois
whistles loudly; and many people cheer and clap. He takes his diploma
and smiles. Then Lana’s name is called and there is no Lana. Clark looks
around in concern. Then they hear sirens. Military vehicles drive up to
the school. Someone on a loud speaker tells them to evacuate because in
three hours Smallville will be hit by another meteor shower. Clark meets
up with Chloe as they walk. Chloe is trying to figure out what is in
Smallville that “is screaming for celestial attention.” Clark is focused
on finding Lana. Lois joins them and they walk over to Chloe’s car. He
sends the two of them out of town.
Clark returns to the farm after looking everywhere
he can think of for Lana. His parents assure him that she has probably
already been evacuated. They tell him to go pack his essentials and that
they are leaving. Clark tells them that he has to do something first.
Cut to the meteors moving even closer on earth.
Cut to the countdown clock – 2:21:03:83
Out in the barn, Clark is looking for the octagonal
key. Lex is suddenly up in his loft. Clark tries to nonchalantly place
the key in his pocket. Lex says that he is there to offer safe passage
in his jet to the Kent family. Clark tells him that they are driving
with as much of their belongings as possible. Lex reveals that he knows
about the inner chamber in the cave wall. He asks if Clark has found
that out in any of his research. Clark says no and asks why he is so
concerned with the caves with a meteor shower coming. Lex says that the
caves are irreplaceable. Clark hopes that they won’t be destroyed but
that he needs to get back to his parents. He offers Lex good luck. Lex
replies, “Thanks, Clark, but I don't believe in luck. It's our wits and
our fortitude to keep us safe. And I'm sure you have more than enough of
both. Stay safe.”
Clark returns to the caves in the inner chamber. He
places the key in the stone altar hoping that Jor-El will talk to him. A
bright swirling light comes from the altar encompassing Clark. Jor-El’s
voice is heard telling Clark that the upcoming disaster is his own fault
because he did not collect the three stones. Clark asks if he sent the
meteor shower. Jor-El tells him that “Human blood has stained one of the
elements and awakened a great danger from the darkness of space.” When
asked if he can stop it, Jor-El replies that there is nothing to stop
what is already in motion. He tells him that the three stones must be
joined as one to stop the annihilation of earth and that he must hurry
and find the stones or even he will not survive the destruction sent on
earth. Clark asks for help but Jor-El is gone.
Cut back to the meteors as they are entering
Cut to the countdown clock – 00:45:10:83
The Kents just about have the truck loaded when Clark comes back. He
tells them that they have to go without him because he found out that he
has to find the stones and bring them together. Before they send him
off, Jonathan (John Schneider)
tells him, “All right. But I want you to listen to me right now. All the
years that your mother and I spent raising you from that wide-eyed
toddler running around on this farm to the man who is standing in front
of me right now was for this moment. You do this, son. You make us
proud.” They hug and then Martha (Annette
O’Toole) hugs her son with tears in her eyes. Clark heads back to
When Clark walks into the barn, Lana is there waiting for him. Lana
appears scared. She isn’t sure what is going to happen to her, but she
wants him to have the stone. She hands it to him still wrapped up. She
tells him, “Whatever it is, whatever it means, I... I somehow know that
it's meant for you.” Clark asks, “Is this blood?” She answers, “Remember
all those times that I asked you for an explanation, but you said you
couldn't give me one? That I had to trust you? Well, this time I need
you to trust me.” She begins to tremble emotionally. She tells him that
whatever happens she will never forget him and he senses that she thinks
they might never see each other again. Then as she looks into his eyes
she says, “I love you.” Then she kisses him on the lips. “I love you
too,” he says. Then Lana tells him goodbye and heads out of the barn.
Cut back again to the countdown – 00:19:14:87
Lana, back at the Mansion, is on her cell phone leaving Chloe a
message. Lex takes the phone away from her and ends the call. He reminds
her that she isn’t supposed to talk to anyone. She says she needs to
tell her friends that she is ok. He reiterates that she has to trust
him. He asks about the stone’s safety. She says it is as safe as can be.
He wants to ensure that by placing it in his safe. He informs her that
he has his chopper ready to fly her to Metropolis so the stone will be
safer at the mansion. Lana resists. He says that she needs to trust him
with the stone and she says that she can’t do that. Lex looks
As the Kents are driving away in their truck with their belongings
piled up in the back, they are blocked by another truck. Out of the cab
comes a bleeding Jason Teague (Jensen
Ackles). His clothes are torn and covered with dirt. He pulls out a
shot gun as Mr. and Mrs. Kent jump out of their truck in concern for
him. He asks where Clark is. They tell him he is not here. Jason shoots
out the front window of their truck demanding to know where Clark is.
Cut to the Countdown: 00:14:24.49
A shot of the “Welcome to Smallville” sign – “Meteor capital of the
world.” Next to the sign is the road leading out of town; it is filled
with traffic as everyone is trying to evacuate. The military is there
trying to direct traffic. Lois and Chloe are driving the opposite
direction back into town. Chloe received Lana’s message, and she thinks
Lana is at the mansion because she heard Lex in the background of the
message. They are finally stopped by military personnel because no on
is allowed back into town. Lois gets out distracting him, and Chloe
makes a run for it.
Cut to the meteors braking up in the earth’s atmosphere.
Clark heads back into the hidden chamber in the caves. He looks at
the altar where the first stone is lying.
Lex walks into his study and sees that Lionel is there having a
drink. He asks why his father is here when there is impending danger
coming. Lionel says that he there to make sure his son is alright. Lex
knows that he is really there to get Lana’s element. Lex pretends that
he hasn’t even seen Lana.
Cut back to Clark in the caves holding Lana’s element in his hand
over the altar.
Lex tells his father if he leaves Lana alone, he will give him
something he needs. He tells him that he knows where these stones need
to be placed, and he will take him there now. Lionel continues with his
story that he doesn’t have a stone.
Back in cave, Clark is placing the silver element into the altar. It
fits perfectly into the top opening. The altar lights up.
Back in the mansion, Lionel’s pocket lights up. Lionel falls to the
ground and begins to spasm as if in a seizure. Concerned, Lex bends down
next to his father. He reaches into his father’s coat and a bright light
of energy sends him across the room and into a wall knocking him
Back in the cave, the two present elements light up and the third
empty symbol slot also lights up.
Lex regains consciousness and walks over to his father who appears to
be catatonic. He tells his father, “Before you leave this earth, I want
you to know... You did create the son you always wanted.” Lex’s men
remove Lionel and take him upstairs. On the floor is the last remaining
element lighting up a brilliant blue.
In the cave, the other two elements are glowing yellow and red,
respectively. Then only the missing element chamber glows blue, and
Clark hears the loud ringing sound in his head. He brings his hands to
his head in pain.
Lex moves toward the glowing element on his floor. It stops glowing.
Fade to black.
Outside shot of the mansion. Clark arrives with the ringing still in
his head. When he comes into the study, no one is there to meet him. He
can tell that the stone is in Lex’s safe. He goes over to the door and
pulls it off its hinges. Inside are artifacts encrusted with kryptonite.
Clark starts to feel sick. Falling backward, he sees the last element.
He grabs it as he falls to the ground and passes out.
Countdown - 00:05:51.66
At the Kent Farm, Jason has Jonathan and Martha at gunpoint in their
home. He is forcing Martha to tie up Jonathan into a chair. He asks
where Clark keeps the stones. They feign ignorance. He says he knows
Clark is in on this. He brings up the symbol burnt into their field and
Bridgette Crosby’s connection to Clark. Jonathan reminds him that the
meteor shower is coming. Martha says that he needs to find his mother
and take her to safety. Jason tells them that he can’t find her
anywhere. He says that when he does, he is going to give her what she
has been searching for. “Now tell me where the stones are!”
Cut to the meteors moving ever closer to hitting the earth’s surface.
Outside the Luthor mansion, Lex is walking Lana to
a waiting LuthorCorp helicopter. He tells her that he will meet her in
Metropolis, but he has a pressing matter to attend to first . He then
asks for her stone again. She tells him that she doesn’t have it but
that it’s safe. Lex explodes with anger asking where it is. He wrenches
her purse from her and begins rifling through it looking for the stone.
Lana realizes that all this had been a ruse; it had never been about her
safety but the stone. Lex calms down, hands her back her purse, and
places his hands around her face as he tells her, “Lana... your safety
is more important than any of this. You mean a lot more to me than you
know.” The pilot then tells Lex that they have to go. Lana gets into the
helicopter. Lex walks away and with his back to her his face reveals
that he is still upset. Lana looks at Lex still unsure of his
intentions. The helicopter flies off.
Chloe finally makes it to the Luthor mansion. She
walks into the study to find Clark unconscious on the floor of the safe.
She sees the activated kryptonite and pulls Clark out of range. Then Lex
walks into the room. Clark’s body was hidden by the furniture as Chloe
walks over to Lex. She tells him that the room was in this condition
when she arrived and that she is looking for Lana. In the background, we
hear the sound of Clark super speeding out of the room. Lex sees that
the stone is missing from his safe. Angrily, he turns to Chloe and
pushes her back shaking her and asking “who took the element.” She tells
him she doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He walks away frustrated.
Chloe reminds Lex that the meteors are coming. He doesn’t care. He tells
her she is coming with him.
Countdown: - 00:01:26.04
Jason holds his shotgun at Martha saying that if
they don’t start talking, he is going to shoot her. Jonathan tells her
to tell Jason where the stones are. Martha begins to fabricate a story
and while Jason is listening, Jonathan still tied to a chair rams into
Jason. Jason flies into a wall and looses his gun. Jonathan falls back
on the chair which brakes into pieces. Jason is trying to reach the butt
of his gun when Martha gets up and steps on his hand. Jason trips her
and she falls down. Martha kicks him and Jason picks up the gun and
places it against Martha’s throat choking her. Jonathan frees himself
from the ropes and grabs Jason off of his wife. They struggle together
and then Jason hits Jonathan in the face with the gun. He lands next to
Martha. Jason lowers the gun on the Kent’s when the house begins to
vibrate. A meteor, headed straight for the house, crashes through the
Meteors begin hitting all over town; destruction
ensues. The road out of town is still cluttered with cars. People jump
out of their cars and make a run for it. Meteors are hitting all around
them. One little boy is running the opposite way looking for his red and
blue truck. His father is calling his name and trying to reach him. The
little boy finds his truck and picks it up just as a group of meteors
are about to hit. Before he is struck, the little boy is picked up by
Clark who speeds him off to safety and shields him from the blast. Clark
returns the boy to his father. Then Clark super speeds away
Lana’s flying helicopter attempts to evade the
meteors dropping out of the sky. Fire is everywhere. Lana is very scared
looking at the meteors just barely missing the chopper. Eventually, the
tail of the helicopter is hit; it goes barreling through the sky down
toward the ground. It hits the ground; the front windshield smashes on
A sky view of the meteors hitting Smallville. Clark
is entering the hidden chamber again to place the final stone with the
others on the altar. All three symbols light up red, blue, and yellow.
They merge together to form one large diamond looking crystal.
Cut to another meteor hitting a corn field.
Lex arrives with Chloe in the Kawatche Caves. He
menacingly carries on that she knows all about the caves and the stones.
And if she didn’t steal the stone from his safe, she knows who did. He
asks if it was Clark and she instantly rebuffs the idea. Inside the
chamber, the crystal floats up, light shimmering through it. The light
from the chamber is now shining into the rest of the cave. Chloe and Lex
see it and turn in the direction of the chamber. Lex heads toward the
light. Back in the chamber, Clark watches as the crystal continues to
rise. Lex walks toward the light. Chloe warns Lex to be careful; it
might be dangerous and then she pushes Lex into the wall knocking him
down. Chloe continues toward the light. She enters the chamber and looks
with wide eyes at Clark who grabs onto the large stone as the light
shines brighter and he lets out a cry of pain.
Back at the Luthor mansion, Lionel lays on a bed.
He still stares with catatonic eyes. We move into his eyes and see
Kryptonian symbols spinning around his pupils.
Clark cries again with pain as he holds onto the
stone. Lex gets up from the ground and heads again toward the light. The
light intensifies and Clark is transported to the North Pole. As he
looks around, we see that he is in the middle of nowhere. There are only
mountains and snow.
Back in Smallville, Lois driving Chloe’s car, pulls
over to the side of the road. She gets out and runs up a hill and looks
out at the devastation of the meteors on Smallville her eyes filling
Lana wakes up in the wreckage of the helicopter.
Her face is covered with dirt, blood, and scratches. Her pilot is dead.
She crawls out; her leg is injured. She continues to crawl away from
the wreckage clearly in pain. She sees the edge of a crater. She forces
herself to crawl up it and look inside. She can’t believe her eyes
because there inside is a huge triangular shaped space ship. The ship
door begins to open.
Back at the North Pole, it is peaceful and quiet.
Clark continues to look around trying to figure out why he is there. The
stone in his hand floats up and points away. He grabs the stone again
with determination on his face and he throws it. It shoots through the
air revolving and …
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