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Chloe: This is what I love about high school parties. People will gather
anywhere as long as there's illegally purchased alcohol and even the slightest
chance of hooking up.
Clark: If I recall correctly, you're the one who wanted to come to this
Chloe: Yeah, but I didn't know it was going to be so cold. It's like twenty
thousand degrees below zero out here.
Clark: I don't know, it doesn't feel that cold to me.
Chloe: Are you from an ice planet? It's freezing. I'm going to go thaw out by
the fire. Have fun.
Sean: Hey, Kent. You're friends with Chloe. Is she flying solo tonight?
Clark: Believe me, Sean, you're not her type.
Sean: Well, you'd be surprised.
Sean: If you'd like, I could rub them for you. Nothing heats up a body like
Chloe: Wow. I can't believe you just delivered that line with a straight
Sean: Well, all I did was offer to keep your hands warm, Chloe.
Chloe: And he knows my name.
Sean: I've read your editorials in the Torch. Pretty cool.
Chloe: Well, thank you, Sean. I sit next to Jenna in Bio class. Remember, you
dumped her last week?
Sean: It was mutual.
Chloe: So you're here trolling for fresh meat.
Sean: Don't worry, Chloe, I'm not going to make a move on you, no matter how
pretty I think you are.
Whitney: Yo, Sean! "Hail Marys" down by the lake!
Sean: Yeah, uh... Hey, can I get your number?
Chloe: Wh-why? You're never going to call.
Sean: I'll call you tomorrow, I promise.
Chloe: Well, I won't hold my breath.
Football Player: Hey, Whitney, go wide!
Clark: Did you just write your phone number down on Sean Kelvin's hand?
Chloe: Don't sound so shocked, Clark. Guys do find me attractive even though
I don't have raven hair and the initials "L.L."
Clark: That's not what I meant. The guy's a dog.
Chloe: Clark, relax. I just gave him my number to get rid of him. Get Pete.
The taxi's leaving.
Whitney: So what's with you and that Chloe Sullivan chick? The girl from the Torch? You into her?
Sean: Another notch, dog.
Whitney: That's cold. Hey, hold on. Pizza's here. Sorry, dude.
Sean: Oh, go ahead. I'll get the ball.
Partygoer: Hey, where's Sean?
Football Player: Who knows? He's probably in the back of some car.
Martha: The distributor gets twelve five.
Jonathan: The feed bill over six months at five percent.
Martha: Plus the mortgage at eight point two. Plus the harvester repairs
Clark: Fifty four thousand five hundred and one dollars and thirty-eight
Jonathan: Hey, uh, son, I'm sorry, we didn't mean for you to hear all that.
Clark: You don't have to protect me. Is it that bad?
Martha: Yeah, it's pretty bad. We might have to take out a bank loan.
Clark: Another one? The interest alone would put us up to -
Martha: Clark, don't.
Clark: Maybe I can help.
Jonathan: You already have. Last season you saved us four part-time hands.
Clark: I'm thinking bigger picture. You know, forget about this whole
high-school thing and try out for a pro-sports team. I could make a ton of money
in endorsements. Just trying to lighten up the mood.
Martha: As much as we'd love to see your face on a cereal box, we'd settle
for you getting to school on time.
Clark: Forgot. That's sixty-five thousand, two hundred-
Clark: --and one.
Clark: So, did Sean call?
Chloe: Negative. Not that I was waiting by the phone or anything.
Pete: Maybe he got caught up. One time, my sister didn't hear from a guy for
a week. When she called to tell him off, it turned out his grandmother died.
Chloe: Ah, as much as I appreciate the spotlight here, I'm fine.
Clark: You're probably better off. Sean's a total dog anyway.
Pete: He's not that bad, Clark. He's always been cool to me. Just because You
can't get past your Lana crush, don't knock us for trying to make a love
Chloe: I thought we were focusing on me, here.
Clark: I don't have a crush on Lana.
Pete: Then why don't you ask some other girl out?
Clark: Like who?
Pete: Like Chloe?
Chloe: Okay, wait! I'm not some crash test dummy you guys can use to try out
your dating skills on. You, if you like Lana so much, why don't you just ask her
out and get it over with. And you, stop acting like a Vegas bookie picks your
dates. And both of you, treat me better.
Nurse: This is the flu season, young man. I don't even know why you came in
Sean: I felt fine this morning, and now I can't get warm.
Nurse: Let's see. This can't be right. You're not a Popsicle. Let's try
again. Here we go. Now you're giving me the chills. I'm sending you home.
Sean: Mmm. I'm...I'm actually feeling a little better now. Thanks.
Lex: Whoa! I come in peace.
Martha: I'm so sorry. I didn't hear you.
Lex: I'm just glad you weren't welding.
Martha: What brings you out here in the middle of the day?
Lex: Those artichokes of yours. I need about thirty of them if you've got
Martha: Thirty? That's a lot of artichokes.
Lex: Yeah, I'm hosting a dinner tomorrow night for the local farming
community, just an informal talk about some financial options. A lot of farms in
town are having money trouble.
Martha: Most people aren't looking for more loans.
Lex: I'm offering my role as an investor-help people modernize and expand.
This town once grew twenty percent of the corn in the state. Smallville was a
heavy hitter. It just lost the drive to stay competitive.
Martha: Or its connections.
Lex: If this town ever had connections, they wouldn't have named it
"Smallville." Your husband hasn't exactly kept his feelings about me a secret,
but I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts on my proposal even if you're not
Martha: Jonathan doesn't hate you. It's just... your family's track record
hasn't been the best in this town.
Lex: Tell him I intend to change that.
Lex: That's a great exhibit. I caught it in St. Petersburg.
Lana: Whitney and I are going to Metropolis tomorrow. I thought we'd check it
Lex: Ah, trying to give the quarterback some culture?
Lana: It was his idea.
Lex: He figures one afternoon at the museum, he's off the hook for six
Lana: For someone who wants people to keep an open mind, you're pretty quick
Background Voice: Hey, Whitney!
Lex: What can I say? I just think you're with the wrong guy.
Whitney: Hey. Everything okay?
Lana: I was just checking out some stuff for us to do tomorrow. Metropolis,
Whitney: Actually, some of the guys are pooling together and getting the
fight on pay-per-view. It's tomorrow.
Lana: And you gave them your money already.
Whitney: Yeah. Hey, we'll go next weekend, okay? I promise. I'm really sorry,
Lana: Culture can wait.
Whitney: I'll make it up to you. See ya.
Lex: You know, she's free tomorrow night. Hey, Clark. This is the perfect
time for you to ask her out.
Clark: She's got a boyfriend, Lex.
Lex: A high school boyfriend isn't a husband. He's an obstacle. You know, I
bet if you ask Lana to go with you to the Radiohead concert in Metropolis
tomorrow, she'll say yes.
Clark: And if she says yes...
Lex: I'll give you the tickets.
Clark: Why are you doing this?
Lex: You're like the younger brother I never had. I figure someone should
benefit from my experience.
Clark: I can't just ask her out.
Lex: The hardest thing in the world is telling the girl you love that you
like her. I'll raise the bet. You ask her in the next sixty seconds, you get the
tickets, and I'll throw in a round-trip limo ride, starting now.
Clark: Hey, Lana, you busy?
Lana: Completely swamped. That's why I'm sitting in a coffee shop attempting
to wade through a Russian classic.
Lana: That was a joke, Clark.
Clark: Good. 'Cause there's this thing tomorrow night.
Lana: Define "thing".
Clark: It's a concert-Radiohead, to be exact-and I got a couple tickets.
Lana: Wow. Where'd you get these?
Clark: A friend. Something came up at the last minute, and I was wondering if
you'd like to go, you know, with me.
Clark: Just as friends.
Lana: Definitely. I'd love to.
Chloe: Wait, let me get this straight - you walked in to get a cappuccino and
walked out with a date with Lana Lang?
Clark: It's not actually a date.
Chloe: Even with the "just as friends" rider, I'm impressed.
Pete: How did you score the tickets?
Chloe: I'm guessing a certain follically challenged individual was behind it.
Clark: Lex hooked me up. Actually, Chloe, I have you to thank.
Chloe: What did I do?
Clark: You were right. I just had to get it out there.
Chloe: Well, good. I'm glad.
Pete: Maybe this is your chance.
Sean: Chloe, don't I owe you a phone call.
Chloe: I guess so.
Sean: Well, what are you doing now?
Chloe: Well, I've got to put the paper to bed.
Chloe: Maybe afterwards we could, you know, do something?
Sean: Jenna! Jenna, wait up!
Chloe: Okay, I was playing barely-hard-to-get. What's the problem? Clark Kent
gets a date with Lana Lang, and suddenly there's no luck left for the rest of
Jenna: Sean, is that you? I've been waiting for you I thought you might like
to take a shower. Sean? Well, what are you waiting for? The water's nice and
Jenna: Aahhh! Sean, what happened to you?
Sean: I'm sorry, but I don't know what's wrong with me.
Jenna: Sean, you're really scaring me. What do you want?!
Sean: I just want to get warm.
Jenna: Ahh! Ahh!
Martha: It's bad enough you ride that motorcycle, by why do you have to
repair it in the house?
Jonathan: Because if I didn't, you'd never have any reason to be angry with
Martha: I'll trade you. Do all the engine work you want, but come with me to
Jonathan: We've already talked about that.
Martha: I talked. You grunted.
Jonathan: I thought I was rather articulate. Sweetheart, the Luthors have
sold out anyone who's ever trusted them. They don't know what it means to keep
Martha: They is Lex's father, not him. Be honest, you've never seen him be
anything but generous. Arrogant and a little strange, yes, but he's been a good
friend to Clark. We have to at least hear him out.
Martha: We need options, Jonathan. Out home is on the line, our farm. You
don't have to like him to listen. Besides, um... I already told him we would
Clark: Hello, citizens.
Martha: I'm not familiar with this child. Where's the moody one, lives
upstairs, runs real fast?
Clark: Oh, he's going on a date tonight. Not a date date, but a concert.
Jonathan: Well, just who might this not-a-date date be with?
Clark: Lana Lang. Lex hooked me up with a couple of serious tickets and his
Jonathan: Oh, he did?
Clark: It's okay if I go, right? Well, I guess Lex Luthor has worked out all
of our evenings for us.
Martha: Clark? Isn't Lana still going out with Whitney?
Clark: She's not married, Mom.
Sean: Bella! Bella, it's me - Sean.
Bella: What do you want?
Sean: I thought we might get together, do something.
Bella: Yeah, like that's going to happen.
Sean: Come on, Bell, we were good together once. Sure, I might have made some
mistakes, but, you know -
Bella: Save it for some other girl.
Sean: Bella? Bella!
Chloe: Your online horoscope suggests that you try not to flaunt your
excitement, which I know will be hard since you've been waiting for this date
since, like, your first growth spurt.
Clark: I'll say this one more time and then I'll print up bumper stickers.
This isn't a date.
Chloe: All right, just check out Lana's outfit. If a girl wears something new
to hang out with you, you know at least she thinks it's a date.
Clark: I thought you came over for fashion advice.
Chloe: Burn that. What else have you got?
Clark: I'll check the laundry basket.
Sean: Hey, Chloe.
Chloe: Sean, hi.
Sean: Don't I owe you a phone call?
Chloe: Guess who just called me? Sean.
Clark: Did he apologize for blowing you off?
Chloe: He said he wasn't feeling well.
Clark: Chloe, I saw him go off with Jenna. I guess she made him feel better.
Chloe: Well, he-he promised it was completely over with her.
Clark: You like him, don't you.
Chloe: He may be a little intellectually challenged, but he's really hot.
Besides, he begged to get together tonight just to talk, so I told him he could
bring me a coffee at the Torch.
Clark: Sounds like a date.
Chloe: It's not a date. It's a fact-finding mission to see if he deserves a
Clark: I just don't want to see you get hurt.
Chloe: Don't worry, Clark. I figure if you can take a risk with Lana, I can
take a shot too. Uh...blue's a good color on you.
Lex: Welcome. I'm delighted you decided to come.
Martha: Your house it's very-
Jonathan: To put it mildly.
Lex: The word "restraint" doesn't exist in my father's vocabulary.
Martha: I-I'm sorry, are we early?
Jonathan: I think we should go.
Martha: Wait, wait, Jonathan, just because no one else came-
Jonathan: That is if anyone else was even invited.
Martha: Oh, I don't think Lex would-
Lex: Actually, I would. I did. But only because I knew you wouldn't have come
otherwise. I know your farm's in trouble, Mr. Kent. Small town.
Jonathan: So you thought you would just take advantage of my family's
Lex: No. I thought I could help.
Jonathan: Well, then, I guess we're here to listen.
Clark: I've never actually sat in a limo before tonight.
Lana: I did once. Nell got one to take us to the ballet, but it wasn't as
nice as this.
Clark: Beats another night of defensive reading. You've done it since we were
kids. Whenever the world gets disappointing, you retreat into a book. There are
Lana: No, your right. It's just-It's easier than dealing with my own life,
you know what I mean?
Clark: I do the same thing with astronomy. I look at different worlds and
wonder if my life would be better there.
Lana: You always seem to understand what I'm trying to say. How come you know
Clark: Magic. You don't believe in magic? I'll show you.
Clark: Pick a card.
Lana: All right.
Clark: Three of hearts.
Lana: Full of surprises.
Lana: This is weird, huh. I felt like I had to explain tonight to Nell.
Clark: I spent the better part of the day convincing people this was not a
date. How about Whitney?
Lana: I didn't tell him.
Clark: And your feeling guilty about that?
Lana: He's hanging out with his friends, and I'm hanging out with mine.
Clark: Exactly. Reporter: And in Smallville tonight, police are seeking
seventeen year old Sean Kelvin after the mysterious death of a fellow Smallville
High student Jenna Barnum, Whose body was found early this afternoon...
Lana: Oh my god. Reporter: Kelvin was last seen leaving-
Clark: Stop the car.
Chloe: Sean? Hello? Is that you? Okay, this is interesting.
Lana: Clark, what's wrong?
Clark: Well, it's complicated. Can you hang out here for a while? I want you
to be safe.
Lana: Safe from what?
Clark: I promise I'll explain when I get back. Will you wait for me?
Clark: I just want you to know this is the best non-date I've ever had.
Chloe: Sean? What's going on? I agreed to a cappuccino. If you think I'm
skinny-dipping with you, try again buddy.
Sean: I'm sorry, Chloe. I don't have a choice.
Chloe: What happened to you?
Sean: I can't stay warm.
Chloe: Why don't you just sit by a fire?
Sean: Because I only get a quick fix. Body heat lasts longer. I promise it
won't hurt, Chloe.
Chloe: Clark! Clark! Clark, help!
Clark: Are you okay?
Chloe: My foot's stuck.
Clark: You okay?
Clark: Go! Run!
Chloe: Did I thank you for that rescue yet?
Clark: I heard about Jenna on the news and I didn't want you to be next.
Chloe: Well, I finally find a guy I like and he turns out to be homicidal.
Clark: You deserved a lot better than Sean even before he tried to kill you.
Chloe: That's sweet...I think.
Clark: Any idea what happened to him?
Chloe: The only similar thing I can find is a medical condition where there's
damage to the thermo sensitive cells in the brain. The person literally can't
stay warm. It's like a permanent case of hypothermia.
Clark: So Sean's getting his heat where he can take it.
Chloe: Yeah, preferably from high-school girls. But you saw the pool. You
take the heat out of water, you get ice. He's like a battery that can't hold its
charge. I think we should call for help.
Clark: I'll take care of that. We need to get you home. Come on.
Chloe: Y-you have to believe me when I say that almost getting my heat sucked
was not a passive-aggressive attempt to ruin your date.
Pete: I'll be right back.
Pete: Shouldn't you be fifth row center right about now?
Lana: Hey, Pete.
Pete: Where's Clark?
Lana: We saw that news report about Jenna, and he suddenly said he had to run
Pete: I heard that, too. I always thought that Sean was a good guy. I guess
we don't know people as well as we think.
Lana: You've been friends with Clark for a long time. Is he always so...
Pete: Sometimes he's totally there and you think you know everything about
him, and then there's this part that's...
Pete: Yeah, that's it. Clark Kent international man of mystery.
Lana: Well, whatever it was seemed important.
Pete: I can't believe there's anything more important to him than you.
Whitney: Lana! What are you doing here?
Lana: Just reading.
Whitney: Pretty dressed up to be digging into a book.
Pete: I'll catch up with you later.
Lana: Pete, why don't you take your date for a spin in the limo?
Pete: Oh, she's not a date. She's just my friend.
Lana: Either way, I won't be needing it.
Pete: Ooh! Thanks!
Whitney: What were you doing in a limo?
Lana: Just hanging out with a friend. Could you take me home?
Clark: This can't be happening. Sean.
Lex: Guess the generator works. Power must have blown. Where were we?
Jonathan: I believe you were explaining how you could single-handedly save
the family farmer.
Lex: It's okay, Mrs. Kent. I understand your husband's skepticism. Your
farm's drowning in debt. We both know it. All I'm trying to do is offer you a
hand but you keep slapping it away.
Jonathan: I learned a long time ago from a man much smarter than myself that
you need to solve your own problems.
Lex: Your father lived in different times, and he had his share of help. It
seems government subsidies carried him through a number of lean years.
Martha: Where did you get these?
Lex: It's a matter of public record. I'm making a business offer. I had to do
my due diligence.
Jonathan: Why are you so interested in our family, Lex?
Lex: Your son brought me back from the Mr. Kent. When he reached in and
pulled me out, he gave me a new life. Your father put his family's future over
his own pride. Are you willing to do that?
Whitney: I know this is probably one of those times I should just let things
go, but I'd kind of like to know what's going on.
Lana: You went out with your friends, so I went out with Clark. He invited me
to a concert.
Whitney: So you two were just hanging out?
Whitney: Is this some kind of test to see what I would do? Why didn't you
just tell me?
Lana: Because I knew you'd overreact.
Whitney: You go on a date with another guy, and I'm overreacting.
Lana: It wasn't a date. Clark's a friend, Whitney, look out!
Whitney: Sean! Hold on! Lana, are you okay?
Lana: My ankle hurts. I think I twisted it. Where did Sean go?
Whitney: I don't know. I've got to get you somewhere safe. Hold on. Come on,
come on. You all right? Come on, over there. Those lights are over at the Luthor
house. It's just down the road.
Martha: So you would give us the latest farming equipment and technology.
Jonathan: All in exchange for our independence
Lex: My influence will be minimal, but existing, yes. It's a partnership.
Jonathan: We could get a loan.
Lex: Or you could allow me help you get to the point where you never need
someone like me again.
Martha: I'll admit, it looks generous.
Lex: It is.
Jonathan: Which begs the question, "What does Lex Luthor get out of all this?
Lex: I believe there's profit to be made. I'm not exactly in the charity
Jonathan: Like father, like son.
Lex: Take some time to think about it. I'm sure you'll see the benefits
outweigh your other options. To the future.
Whitney: She's okay.
Martha: Where's Clark?
Sean: Thanks for the warm-up, Clark.
Lex: This kid sounds dangerous. I've got the gate down and the alarm on.
You're staying here until they find Sean. Sorry about your date.
Jonathan: No, and I'm still getting the answering machine at home.
Martha: Remind me I don't have to worry.
Jonathan: He's Clark, Martha.
Lex: Here you go.
Jonathan: Thanks. I'll go check the front gate.
Lex: It should be secure.
Martha: I'll check the generator. Where is it?
Lex: It's on the side of the house, but I can get it.
Martha: Are you Sean?
Sean: Yes, ma'am
Martha: What do you want?
Sean: Who, me? I just want to get warm.
Clark: Get away from her, Sean.
Clark: Go in the house, Mom. Go, now!
Sean: That's your mom? She's hot!
Clark: Sean, you have to get to a hospital.
Sean: What are they going to do? Put me under an electric blanket? I need
heat, Clark - contact! That's the only thing that's going to work for me. Every
person's another fix.
Clark: You're not getting into that house.
Sean: Who's gonna stop me? You? Ooh! Brr! Clark and Sean fight. Sean winds up
straddling a prone Clark.
Sean: I don't know what it is about you, Clark, but I haven't felt this good
in two days. And when I'm done with you, there's your mom, your dad...and Lana.
Clark: I'll never let you hurt them.
Lex: Good morning. I heard you took out a bank loan today.
Jonathan: Did you?
Lex: After our conversation the other night, I was frankly surprised. You
despise me that much?
Jonathan: Believe it or not, Lex, some things actually have nothing to do
with you. I decided to bet on my family.
Lex: You're betting with Clark's future. I'm just trying to ensure it.
Jonathan: Yeah, well so am I.
Lex: With the bank? They'll kill you with interest while waiting for you to
Jonathan: At least with the bank, I know where I stand.
Lex: I know you don't believe me, but I genuinely want to help you. When you
change your mind, my offer still stands.
Clark: You okay?
Chloe: Yeah. The memorial service is tomorrow. I was just thinking how that
could have been me. All because some guy expressed some modicum of interest in
me. I thought I was stronger than that.
Clark: Everybody's searching for the soul mate, Chloe. It's not a sign of
Pete: I can't believe both your dates went straight to hell and I ended up
with the limo.
Clark: How was that?
Pete: It was sweet. I've already hooked up with another date for next
Chloe: I'm swearing off men.
Clark: We're not all bad.
Pete: Maybe you should just swear off heat-seeking horn dogs.
Chloe: The next time a guy asks me out, I'm definitely doing an in-depth
background check. Come on, Pete, Clark will catch up with us later.
Clark: Lana. Hey, how's your ankle?
Lana: It's better, thanks. You never came back the other night.
Clark: W-well, I did, but you were gone. I'm sorry. I wanted things to work
Lana: Don't worry about it.
Clark: I was thinking maybe we could, you know, try again sometime. How about
Lana: Whitney's taking me to the city. He's got the whole day planned. I
think our non-date freaked him out.
Clark: What'd you tell him?
Lana: The truth. That we're just friends. I have to go.
Clark: Lana... Why do you go out with him? Whitney, I mean.
Lana: Because whenever I need him, he's there. I guess he makes me feel safe.
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