CARRIE FISHER ("Star Wars") GUEST STARS AS EDITOR OF THE DAILY PLANET
- Lana (Kristin Kreuk) decides to enroll at Metropolis University at
the last minute and is forced to join a sorority to find housing at such
a late date. However, her new sorority sisters offer her more than a
place to crash after they turn her into a vampire and instruct her to
kill Clark (Tom Welling). Meanwhile, Chloe (Allison Mack) applies for an
internship at the Daily Planet, but the newspaper's formidable editor
(guest star Carrie Fisher) may be more then she can handle.
Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance, John Glover, Annette O'Toole and
John Schneider also guest star. Steven S. DeKnight wrote the episode
directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
Written by Sonia K.
Chloe is at the Daily Planet, having an interview
with Pauline Kahn, a very stern editor-in-chief, hoping to score an
internship. Pauline shocks Chloe by informing her that she did not
receive the internship. She discusses Chloe’s past writing experience
at the Daily Planet and reveals the real reason she interviewed Chloe
was because she wanted to meet the person who was actually able to have
a story published in the Daily Planet at such a young age. Chloe begins
to thank her, but Pauline tells her to save her thanks for Lionel
Luthor, the man who coaxed the former editor into publishing her
“juvenile pabulum” in the first place. She dauntingly reminds Chloe
that even though she did not ask Lionel to pull a favor for her, she did
not exactly refuse it either. Undeterred, Chloe explains that she is
willing to start at the bottom and do whatever it takes, but she refuses
to give up on her dreams. Pauline responds by saying “Well, we all have
to wake up sometime don’t we Sullivan.” It seems Pauline is
deliberately discouraging Chloe to see if she has what it takes.
Whatever the case, Chloe vows not to give up on her dreams no matter
what. Pauline suggests Chloe bring her a story if she wants a break.
In real time, the day’s events have already passed,
and are being re-told by Chloe as she sits in bed wearing her comfy
pajamas putting her story together on her laptop.
Cut to, Tri-Psi Sorority house on the Metropolis
University Campus. A pizza delivery boy is greeted by three
bikini-wearing beauties as he rings the doorbell. Instead of the usual
delivery, he accepts an invitation to party with the hotties and ends up
in the jacuzzi between all three. They crack a joke about the pizza not
tasting as good he does and before the tongue-tied delivery boy can
respond, one of the girls goes under and comes back up with a wicked
look on her face. All of a sudden, he is being attacked by the girls
who have developed some very sharp canine teeth, or so it seems. The
blood splattering on the pizza box only confirms that indeed the pizza
boy was more appealing to the hotties than the pizza itself.
Clark arrives at Lana’s apartment with coffee. He
is surprised to see her packing all of her belongings. She informs him
that she has received late acceptance to Metropolis University and that
she is going to be living near campus, either with Chloe or maybe with a
sorority. Clark attempts to talk her into attending Central Kansas
University but Lana reminds him that they do not offer the courses that
she is interested in, mainly astronomy. She promises Clark that they
will talk all of the time and that nothing will change between them.
At a pledge rally, Buffy Sanders, the president of
the Tri-Psi Sorority welcomes the new pledges as they compete for a spot
within the sorority. She tells them that becoming a Tri-Psi could
change their lives, forever.
At Central Kansas University, Clark is in class
listening to a lecture delivered by Professor Milton Fine. He is
comparing the differences between good & evil, and the nature of
humankind just as Lex Luthor walks in to observe. Professor Fine asks
Clark, what his opinion is and before Clark can respond, he further
explains his point. He uses
Lex as an example of wealth & power, and asks Clark
what he would do if he were to find that an individual such as Lex
Luthor, the emperor of LuthorCorp, was a “dangerous, unstable
megalomaniac bent on destroying his world, would he stop him”? Luckily,
for Clark, he is saved by the bell dismissing him from class.
After class, Lex speaks privately with Professor
Fine and tells him that the information he is spreading about LuthorCorp
is dangerously close to libel. Milton Fine responds that it is only
libel, if it is not the truth. He tells Lex that he is a fascinating
subject and that everything he says regarding Lex is supported by his
research. Lex tells Professor Fine that he is aware that his lectures
have included speculation about certain LuthorCorp projects that are not
even public knowledge. He asks Professor Fine if Clark Kent is one of
his research assistants. Prof. Fine instead questions Lex’s interest in
the coming’s and goings of a “freshman farm boy”. Lex reminds Fine that
he has an unusual amount of access to the dean and the academic review
board at Central Kansas University, since he donates a considerable
amount of funding to the university. Already aware of that fact, Fine
tells Lex to stick around for his second semester when he will be
discussing the ‘buying of influence’ at which Lex reminds Fine that is
only, if, he even has a second semester at the university.
Back at the Tri-Psi Sorority house, Buffy Sanders
chooses Lana over four other pledges, as the new member of Tri Psi.
Buffy tells Lana there is just one more thing they have to do before she
can become one of them. Unexpectedly, Buffy reveals her canine like
fangs and tells Lana what they truly are, vampires. She slits her own
tongue, revealing blood and locks lips with Lana against her will. As
Lana’s silhouette struggles against Buffy’s, she is unable to free
herself from her grasp. As they pull away, Buffy welcomes Lana to the
sisterhood at which Lana smiles deviously.
Professor Fine unexpectedly visits Lex at the
mansion as he is playing a game of pool. He hands him a file that
pretty much covers his whole life, achievements and failures and
meanwhile takes over the game. He tells Lex that he knows what to
expect from him and that he is aware that Lex will probably spend a
fortune checking and verifying the information in the file, convinced
what he believes is true. Lex asks what that might be and Professor
Fine responds that he, Lex Luthor, believes everyone is hiding secrets
as dark as his own. Lex peaks at the file and asks him how he attained
some of this data, he tells Lex he just used his ‘brain’ to put this
information together, including intelligence regarding LuthorCorp
projects, projects that are using university funding money to conduct
various questionable LuthorCorp experiments on campus, but off the
corporate books. He wonders aloud what the Dean would think of that and
advises Lex to never start a game he cannot win. As he leaves, Lex has
him followed by one of his security guards.
At the dorms, Chloe is having a slight problem with
her new college roommate. It seems her new roommate, Karen, is not very
impressed by her wall of weird and tries to take it down, but not before
attempting to chew Chloe out about Lana crashing at their dorm.
Assuming Lana is suffering from a hangover, she draws open the curtains
grilling Lana about missing class. Just then,
Clark shows up as Chloe steps out. She tells Clark she was at some
party and that things are kind of fuzzy. She tries to drink some coffee
but is distracted by the scent of blood coming from Clark. She nuzzles
his neck and pins him to the wall, he tells her to slow down, and
instead Lana tells him to shut up. She tells him they are in college
now and that if he is going to be insecure then perhaps it is time to
re-evaluate their relationship. She throws on some sunglasses and
leaves Clark wondering what is gotten into her.
Meanwhile, at the LuthorCorp warehouse, Professor
Fine is looking over his spaceship when he is confronted by Lex’s
gun-toting security guard. Before the guard can react, Professor Fine
is able to extend his finger into a sharp, pointy, metal blade and
pierces his chest. The guard drops and Professor Fine makes his exit.
Cut to – Chloe at home reviewing her story and
introducing us to the next scene, poor Lana.
At the sorority house, Lana and the girls are
partying and getting drunk. Buffy tells Lana that in this sorority they
do things slightly different then the rest. Lana asks what, and Buffy
responds by slapping Lana hard enough to send her rolling down the set
of stairs, breaking her neck and leaving her in a mangled mess. The
rest of the girls gather around and laugh at her lifeless body. As they
focus on her, Lana awakens and simply puts her bones and broken neck
back into place. Buffy steps forward and welcomes her to immortality,
which Lana seems more than thrilled about.
The next day, Chloe and Clark are chatting on the
phone and Chloe tells him she may have an idea as to the sudden change
in Lana’s behavior. Before she can complete her sentence, Clark blows
into the room, scaring Chloe half to death. She explains to him that 6
years ago, Tri Psi was just a regular sorority until their new president
Buffy Sanders took over. They became the most exclusive sorority on
campus with the most pledges every year, but they only invite one girl
to join them. According to Chloe’s information, since Buffy Sanders
became president not one girl has left the sorority. They hatch a plan
to attend the Tri Psi costume party that night, in hopes of discovering
the truth behind the sorority.
With Chloe dressed as a naughty nurse and Clark as
Zorro, they arrive at the front door. They get in to the party by
claiming that they lost their invitation but the bunny at the door is
more interested in Clark (whom Chloe refers to as Carlos so as to not
reveal his identity) than in the invitation. Immediately Chloe spots
Lana dancing a little too closely to some random guy. She diverts
Clark’s attention before he sees and sends him on his snooping mission.
He goes through some drawers and finds an article folded away in one.
It is an article about a high school senior that survived a bat attack
in a cave. A senior that looks just like Buffy Sanders. As he tucks it
away into his pocket, Buffy walks in and asks him what he is doing,
Clark tells her he is looking for the bathroom, before she can speak, a
couple bursts into the room, distracting her and giving Clark enough
time to make his getaway in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, Chloe
Lana, just as Lana is going in for the kill and
pulls her away from her ‘date’. Chloe asks Lana what is wrong with her
and why she is behaving so recklessly. Lana tells her she
never should have come to the party as she reveals
her fangs and takes a bite out of Chloe. Clark hears Chloe’s whispers
for help and shows up as Lana goes out through the window, leaving Clark
to cradle an unconscious Chloe.
At the hospital, doctors are having a tough time
pin pointing the condition affecting Chloe. Professor Fine who is
visiting a colleague asks Clark what happened as he looks over Chloe’s
chart. He recognizes the symptoms from his research on LuthorCorp
experiments and advises Clark to ask his buddy, Lex Luthor, about
Meanwhile, Buffy Sanders is reading Lana the riot
act for not killing Chloe and Clark. Lana tries to explain that Clark
is her boyfriend but Buffy is not having it. She tells Lana to either
kill Clark herself or else she dies.
At the Luthor mansion, Clark confronts Lex about
project 1138. Lex tries to deny it at first, but after Clark tells him
that Chloe & Lana are infected by some sort of rabies virus, Lex offers
Clark the truth. He explains that 6 years ago LuthorCorp aided in the
search & rescue mission for Buffy Sanders when she was attacked in the
bat cave. He further explains that the cave she was found in was full
of green meteor rocks from the meteor shower. Those meteors merged with
the rocks and indigenous life forms in the cave, forming infected
stalactites, which in turn infected the bats, vampire bats in
particular, which created some sort of mutated virus. People infected
with the virus quickly develop an aversion to light, unusual strength
and canine teeth, to aide with their cannibalistic tendencies. He
reveals that he has a serum that reverses the infection, made from the
meteor rocks found in the cave. The same meteor rocks that have an
adverse affect on Clark. When Lex reveals the serum, it weakens Clark.
As he tries to hide the effects the serum is having on him, Lana crashes
in through the skylight and knocks Lex and Clark to the ground. Clark
uses what is left of his strength to grip the serum in one hand without
Lana seeing. She apologizes to Clark for what she has to do, and goes
in for the kill. Something in Clark causes her to pull away abruptly.
Biting Clark has somehow given Lana his heat vision ability as she
shoots heat at the mirror, shattering her own reflection. Realizing
that Clark is special, she decides to take him back to the Tri Psi house
in order to change him into a vampire as well. As she lays him down,
Buffy enters, congratulating Lana on her catch. Lana suggests turning
Clark into a vampire giving the rest of the girls a hearty laugh. They
tell her there is no room for boys in an all girl sorority. As they try
to push Lana aside, she tries to protect Clark and is backhanded by
Buffy, sending her rolling out of the door. She gets on her feet and
braces herself for another attack as Buffy lunges at her. In a split
second, Lana uses heat vision to burn Buffy to ashes. She informs the
other girls that she is in charge now and tells them all to get out.
She goes to Clark and tells him that everything is okay now. She tells
him she felt his strength and that now she wants him to feel hers and
share in immortality with her. As she goes in for the final bite, Clark
musters the last of his energy to inject Lana with the serum as she
Back in Chloe’s dorm, she catches us up on the rest
of the story. The Tri Psi’s were booted off campus and all of the
infected girls were treated by LuthorCorp. On a good note, Karen,
Chloe’s roommate gets so freaked out by the week’s events that she up
and transfers to NYU, leaving Chloe and Lana under the same roof yet
As for Clark and Lana, they talk about the last few
days and it seems Lana only remembers bits and pieces of what took
place. She does reveal that when she bit Clark she felt an enormous
amount of strength and love.
Later, Clark visits Lex to thank him for his help
and lets him know that Lana is alright. Lex questions how Clark knew
about project 1138 in the first place, he questions if Professor Fine
had anything to do with that. Clark asks Lex what he has against him
and Lex responds that Professor Fine is the one who has been attacking
him. Clark asks Lex if he is upset due to the fact that Professor Fine
has a keen interest in LuthorCorp and its activities. Lex reveals that
Professor Fine has obtained ‘highly classified proprietary documents.
Clark suggests that perhaps he is only after the truth. Lex disagrees,
he believes Professor Fine is out for more than just the truth and
advises Clark to be careful because Fine may not be the friend he
portrays himself to be.
Finally, Chloe has completed her story “Vampire
Sorority Bites the Dust”. Pauline Kahn gives Chloe her nod of approval
but tells her that they do not print tall tales about saying Buffy the
vampire in the Daily Planet. Chloe immediately defends her story and
tells Ms. Kahn that she did not make up the article. She goes on to
explain that they were not vampires of a mythical sense but rather
victims of an unusual disease. She points out that she has the notes,
interviews, eyewitness accounts as well as the official CDC report. A
frustrated Chloe asks Pauline what she thinks, and is pleasantly
surprised by her response. She tells Chloe she does have some talent
and extends her hand to welcome her to the Daily Planet, even if it is
just starting out in the basement mailroom. Chloe does reveal that her
story never gets printed but her journey to her dreams has just begun.
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