Kara: A darkness has come to earth. I've been trying to draw it towards me so
I can stop it.
Clark: Jor-El should have come to me.
Kara: He said you're not ready.
Clark: I think the Omega's a sign of corruption, a mark that the darkness has
fully taken over someone.
Carter: Every time it looked like the world would be consumed by hatred and
darkness, another force arose, to send the darkness back.
Oliver: What if one of us were to get infected?
Clark: Once it gets in, I don't think there's a way out.
Tess: The constellation in the Veritas journal cross-translates with Carter's
notes as the Bow of Orion.
Oliver: He saw this guy Orion use it the last time he kicked Darkseid's ass
halfway across the universe. It's my job to go find it.
Clark: Gold meteorrock?
Tess: What does it do to him?
Emil: It could take away his powers... for good.
Desaad: Hello, Granny.
Clark: They call her "Granny Goodness."
Desaad: You clear their minds, preparing the way for Lord Darkseid.
Clark: Lois? I'm sorry that I'm late. I got a final offer on the farm.
Lois: Ow! Son of a bitch. Ohh.
Clark: Listen, I, uh... I know that you've been overwhelmed lately.
Clark: Right. Well, with the wedding planning and the new promotion, you've
hardly left the office.
Lois: I had everything covered. And then we lost our crab cakes.
Clark: Crab cakes?
Lois: Exactly. But they are the beginning of a much larger conspiracy.
Clark: It's only a conspiracy if you think someone's hiding something from you.
Lois: Yes, and right now, you are. So go jump in the river.
Clark: The river?
Lois: The river ... Clark, your size 14s are standing on a school, a church, and
Clark: Wait. What does a map of Metropolis have to do with our hors d'oeuvres?
Lois: Well, the catering company that was supplying our blessed event went under
in the blink of an eye, bought out by something called Marionette Ventures?
Well, naturally, I got a little bit upset. So, when I called to file a complaint
with the Chamber of Commerce ...
Clark: … and you realized it wasn't the only local company bought out recently.
Clark: Lois, it's just a sign of the times.
Lois: Then why did all the former owners suddenly skip town? I'm sorry, Clark,
but I have to slay this monster of a story before the wedding.
Clark: Okay, well, there's only one thing left on my wedding list that you can
help me check off.
Lois: Well, we booked the chapel, bought the rings, and The League is on patrol
to protect the city while you're M.I.A., and everybody is currently converging
on the rehearsal dinner. What could we possibly have left to do?
Clark: I told your father about the wedding, but I didn't tell mine.
Lois: Wow. So, how does one ask for permission to marry on Krypton?
Clark: The last time that Kara was in town, she told me, in Kryptonian culture,
the head of the house has to approve all life unions.
Lois: "Life unions"? Will you stop being so romantic?
Jor-El: Kal-El, my son, you have returned.
Clark: Jor-El, I come here today as a Kryptonian, as a member of your house, and
your son. In honor of our home, I'm here to declare my desire to start a life
bond with this woman... Lois Lane.
Jor-El: Lois Lane, do you truly intend to initiate a life union with my son?
Lois: I do.
Jor-El: Your pledge is observed. If your lives are to be joined, then you must
Clark: Lois! Jor-El? What the hell are you doing? Please. Give me my powers
back! Lois, can you hear me? Are you okay? Lois, are you okay?
Lois: I'm more than okay. I'm super.
Oliver: I'm starting to regret not packing my intergalactic dictionary about
now. No way these are Celtic.
Kara: No. They're Apokoliptian.
Oliver: You’re Clark's cousin, Kara, right?
Oliver: How long have you been down here? I got to get you out.
Kara: No, wait. It'll kill you.
Oliver: Right. There's got to be some way to turn off this death ray from hell.
Kara: How did Watchtower find me? I haven't checked in for weeks.
Oliver: Well, I hate to break it to you, but I'm not part of a search party. I
just came here to f-find...
Kara: The Bow of Orion.
Oliver: Yeah. What do you know about it?
Kara: You're looking for it, without Clark?
Oliver: So are you, apparently.
Kara: I have my reasons.
Oliver: So do I.
Kara: Mine have to do with protecting Clark. Who are you here to save?
Oliver: Right now, you're topping my list. You say you can read this stuff?
Kara: It's a prophecy about the return of Darkseid written by the hunter
himself. When I touched Orion's symbol, this trap was sprung.
Oliver: You say this is a prophecy.
Kara: Yes. One that heralds the end of the world.
Oliver: Naturally. What's the rest of it say? Can you read anything else?
Kara: That a balance must exist between light and darkness, and to wield the
bow's power and save the world, hands must first right the scales' two sides.
Oliver: "Hands must first right the scales' two sides." If this guy Orion was so
concerned about balancing everything out, maybe we just need to add to one side
of the scale.
Kara: No. I considered that, but the Omega is a symbol of darkness, of the
Oliver: So I've heard. I'm just thinking that if I touch it, maybe a balance
will be struck. Or we could be stuck down here for centuries. Your call.
Kara: Clark trusts you. I suppose that's enough for me.
Oliver: Hey. You okay?
Kara: Yeah. Thank you.
Oliver: You're welcome. Just took an extra hand to balance it ... that's all.
Let's go get what we came for.
Clark: Lois ...
Lois: This is awesome.
Clark: Hey ...
Lois: I love you.
Clark: Lois, I don't think Jor-El did what he did so you could get ahead at the
Lois: Clark, we were able to cover our deadlines for the wedding day, the day
after the wedding day, the day after the day after the wedding day. Look ... I
know it's hard not to go all four-alarm-fire on this thing, but Jor-El's
intentions might have been good.
Clark: You can't honestly believe that. By taking away my powers, he's made me
vulnerable, and you ...
Lois: … like 800% more awesome than yesterday? Okay, maybe 700% more. Maybe
Jor-El wanted me to know what it felt like to be you.
Clark: I'm not so sure, Lois. In his own warped way, I think he's trying to tell
us something about our relationship.
Lois: We're as bulletproof as your ... my skin. I'm not worried about us.
Clark: I'm not, either. But him manipulating me is one thing. Him bringing you
into this...whatever it is...
Lois: Clark, I know that you feel like you've been let down, but we still don't
know what his motive is, and he did say that you'd get your powers back at
Clark: There's a lot of time left in the day for things to go wrong before 6:58.
Lois: Okay, why don't we take this gift at face value and just be open to all
possibilities? Huh. Speaking of. Yes. I have been wasting all my time worrying
about the businesses that sold out to Marionette Ventures and not what they had
in common... A little blue line.
Clark: It's a boundary for the underground reservoir. It provides all the
drinking water in Metropolis.
Lois: Yes, and along with all the building purchases... come the water rights.
There's only one business that Marionette hasn't purchased that's located above
Clark: And if they're able to purchase the one last holdout, they'll control all
the water rights in the city.
Lois: I think it's time we pay a visit to this holdout. It's time for a good,
old-fashioned super-powered stakeout. Maybe Jor-El wanted to teach us a little
something about patience.
Clark: Well, if he did, then you're about to fail. I'm driving.
Clark: Nothing suspicious to report from this end.
Clark: Lois...I thought you said you were going to get parmesan.
Lois: Well, a guy actually brought a gun to a knife fight.
Clark: At the condiment stand?
Lois: No ... in Wisconsin. Well, the TV behind the counter had a news report
from the Great Lakes about the hostage thing, and I couldn't resist lending a
hand. I brought you a souvenir. Then, on my way back down through the heartland,
there was this flood, so I had to use my freeze breath ...
Clark: Arctic breath.
Lois: ...to stop it. Also, I have a whole new appreciation for your
jacket-and-boots thing. The number of heels that I have broken super-stretching
my legs today is out of control.
Clark: I'm happy that you have a newfound appreciation for my wardrobe, but
today of all days, I need you to be more careful.
Lois: Well, I'm almost 50% certain that the Burgundy Blur pulled it all off
without a hitch.
Clark: That's weird. It's the middle of the day. Looks like our store owner's
closing up shop in a hurry. This is when I would use my super-hearing ... to
listen in on the Marionette boys to see how they operate.
Lois: Right, and a big part of that is the squinty head tilt, yes?
Lois: Okay. Wow.
Clark: Just take a deep breath and try to focus on one thing.
Clark: Tell me what you're hearing.
Lois: Besides everything? Um...
Woman: Help, please. Someone, come quick.
Lois: Someone just cried for help.
Lois: I don't know. It's a kitchen fire.
Woman: Oh, my God. Call 911.
Lois: And they're dialing 911.
Woman: 147th and Graham.
Lois: 147th and Graham ... I could be there in a flash.
Clark: There's a fire station a few blocks from there. What else?
Lois: Oh, no. A car accident. It sounds real bad. I can't just ignore this.
Lois: Clark, you have to ignore all these people crying out for help, in pain,
Clark: I don't ignore them, but I do have to prioritize who needs help and how
Lois: Like an E.R. doctor, right?
Lois: I'm just not sure I can handle the whole emotional triage of it all.
Clark: It's a lot to take on, but right now, just focus on the clothing store,
Woman: Get away from me! Get out of here!
Lois: I hear an ugly argument in there, and it's not about fashion ... that's my
Lois: I work out.
Kara: It's says here the bow is in the inner sanctum.
Oliver: So let me get this straight ... whoever wields the Bow of Orion can use
it to vanquish darkness. Is that what you're saying?
Kara: According to the prophecy, yeah.
Oliver: Well, that's me. Think about it ... a bow, right? The medium is the
Kara: You never told me why you were seeking it.
Oliver: Well, promise you won't tell anyone, but I'm trying to change my fate.
The Bow of Orion is the key. It worked for him, right?
Kara: Only after he found the strength to turn away from the darkness, even
though that meant turning away from his father.
Oliver: Orion is Darkseid's son.
Kara: Yes. He was raised by someone who believes in spreading the light instead
of the darkness his birth father had created. And eventually he swore to serve
that light instead.
Oliver: Bingo. Look at that.
Kara: It looks like another one of Orion's tests to see if we're worthy.
Oliver: If this is about balancing light and darkness, it's gonna require two
shots to open the door ... one from each symbol.
Kara: Which also means you have to hit it at exactly the same time.
Oliver: Sort of like a bank shot. It's easier than it looks ... just point and
Oliver: You got it.
Kara: You really trust me to do this?
Oliver: Well, it's like you said ... if Clark trusts you, that's enough for me.
Now. Nice shooting, partner.
Kara: Thanks. Aah.
Oliver: Kara, are you all right? What's wrong? Is this another trap?
Kara: It's Jor-El. I have to leave. You have to retrieve the bow and deliver it
to Clark. I'm trusting you now.
Kara: Jor-El! Why would you call me back when I almost had the bow?
Jor-El: The bow is Kal-El's destiny, not yours.
Kara: You told me to protect Kal-El. Why would you interfere when I was so close
to finishing what you told me to do?
Jor-El: I believe you care about Kal-El and wish to help him, but ultimately,
this battle must be his. That is why I've called you here ... to make a choice.
Kara: A choice?
Jor-El: There are two paths laid out before you, Kara. You can leave Earth now
and allow Kal-El to embrace his destiny, or you can stay and help him, risking
the future of this planet.
Kara: Kal-El and I have fought Darkseid together before.
Jor-El: You involved Kal-El against my wishes. He was too weak then, and he was
almost overcome by darkness. You have grown strong. Your will is no longer at
the mercy of my command. You will need that strength to forge your own path. It
is in your hands to choose.
Kara: You want me to just walk away?
Jor-El: Kara, your own destiny is written. It is in another place and time. But
this is Kal-El's battle, and he must fight it alone. Even though a time will
come when he turns away from me, in the end, he will make the right decision. He
is ready. This is his time.
Kara: He's the only family I have left. I have to at least warn him.
Jor-El: Sometimes the greatest sacrifice a person can make is to give up what
they hold most dear.
Female computerized voice: Microscan initiated.
Courtney: What is it?
Tess: From the scans I've done, it's a diode that emits a frequency into the
brain stem, inhibiting higher motor functioning, leaving the wearer open to
Courtney: So, it was controlling me?
Clark: You were a puppet.
Tess: What I want to know is, who's behind Marionette Ventures?
Courtney: J'onn J'onzz and I looked into that company. We know who the
shareholders are ... Dark Archer, Roulette, Metallo, and some dude named Manta?
I mean, that must have been why he was targeted, but, I mean, we never figured
out what they were up to.
Clark: They're buying the land above the city's aquifer. They're on the verge of
controlling all of Metropolis' water.
Lois: Well, that makes sense. They charge big money for every drop, and then the
city is at their mercy.
Lois: When in doubt, I say go straight to the source.
Lois: Naughty, naughty. Someone still hasn't learned to play nice. I'll give you
a time-out, except you've already been put in one.
Winslow: Well, well, well... Lois Lane. How on earth did such a mild-mannered,
ladylike reporter like yourself get clearance to visit a deadly catch like me?
Well, I used to be deadly. I confess recently I've mended my mischievous ways.
Haven't you heard?
Lois: You can pretend all you like, but I know that you've been collecting an
evil posse of pen pals with handles like "Roulette" and "Dark Archer" to do your
dirty work on the outside. What I haven't figured out, if that's the case ...
why are you still playing telephone from the Stryker Island day spa?
Winslow: People tend to underestimate you when they think they're in control.
The guards give me certain liberties.
Lois: Sorry. Your calling plan has been revoked. And I should warn you that The
Blur and his team are well aware of the little present you planted on one of
Winslow: Looks like The Blur has given you a sparkly token of his affection.
Lois: My love life has nothing to do with The Blur.
Winslow: Oh, really?
Winslow: Then you may not have heard of The Blur's first love. She was willing
to sacrifice everything for her bulletproof beau. How heartbreaking. The tragic
tale of one Lana Lang... and Clark Kent.
Lois: Oh. I don't know what's in the water you've been drinking... but you are
lost at sea if you think Clark Kent is connected to The Blur.
Winslow: You've got quite the poker face, Miss Lane. And I certainly hope you're
right... because at this very moment, my team of villains are closing in on The
Blur. What a shame it would be for the blushing bride to be wearing a black veil
on her special day... unless...
Lois: What's your game, Toyman?
Winslow: You give me the phone back... and wear this... stylish steel accessory.
They'll abort their mission, and you'll save your fiancé's life.
Lois: How do I know I can trust you?
Winslow: What kind of gamesman wouldn't follow his own rules?
Lois: Call off your dogs.
Winslow: Oh. And don't worry. I will keep our agreement... and call off the
minions, but... I think I'll send you instead. Kill The Blur.
Oliver: "The only true power... comes from within."
Granny Goodness: How deliciously selfish of you to want the bow just so you can
remove the stain we put on your soul.
Granny Goodness: Thank you. You see, those traps were designed to keep the
prophets out. Orion’s bow was a light like the world will never see again. It's
been the one power Darkseid could not defeat.
Oliver: I will find a way somehow to defeat you.
Granny Goodness: From the moment you were marked, you've been serving him. But
you're not like the rest of your brethren. You've got real potential, and we've
got bigger plans for you.
Granny Goodness: Don't worry, dear. You won't remember any of this.
Winslow: To my esteemed members of Marionette Enterprises, I bid you ... hello.
If you'd be so kind as to pass your mission folders to one another, you'll find
pertinent information on each of your targets. Now, I know it might feel like
cheating to know what cards the other side is holding, but we can ill afford to
lose, not now, not when we are this close to bringing Metropolis to its knees
and getting what we deserve. And with the help of our newest associate, we'll
finally take control of the Metropolis aquifer. We will bleed their pockets dry
until the parched populace is dancing for us like puppets on a string. In fact,
she's taking care of The Blur right now. We are going to have so much fun!
Tess: Thanks, Courtney. Stargirl's got us on the next ferry to Stryker's.
Clark: Good. I'll bring the truck around. Lois has been in there too long
without checking in. How are you coming on disrupting those diodes?
Tess: Almost there.
Clark: Lois. Toyman put a diode on her neck. How long until sunset?
Tess: You need to stall her. The sun's almost down.
Clark: Lois, Toyman thinks he can control you! Don't let him. Don't ... Lois,
you have to fight it.
Tess: Hold on, Clark, just a little bit longer ... 20 seconds!
Clark: You're the most stubborn, iron-willed woman I've ever met. Don't let him
win. I love you.
Lois: C ... Clark.
Clark: Ugh! Lois?
Tess: Clark, not yet. You don't have your powers back.
Clark: Lois? Answer me. Lois, wake up! It's okay.
Winslow: Oh, no, you can rest assured The Blur won't be a problem. I've seen to
it. Back so soon, my pretty little plaything?
Clark: I'm flattered, Winslow... but playtime's over.
Winslow: What's to say I just don't tell the whole world who you really are?
Clark: Something tells me if you really wanted to, you already would have. But
then... we wouldn't be able to play anymore, would we? No matter how many of you
band together, what games you decide to play, I'll always be there to stop you.
Jor-El: Kal-El, I trust you found my gift to the both of you illuminating.
Clark: It wasn't a gift. It was a trial. And it wasn't about Lois appreciating
what it was like to have my abilities or me realizing what it was like to be
human. It was about control.
Jor-El: Your trials are not a riddle, Kal-El. They are stepping stones on a long
Clark: A path that I could blindly walk forever, but I understand now. This
whole time, it's been up to me to decide when to take control of my own destiny.
The trials end when I'm ready for them to end.
Jor-El: Your journey is far from over.
Clark: But I can only be what the world needs when I can finally admit that I'm
no longer just the son of Jor-El or Jonathan Kent. And you knew the time would
come when neither of you could guide me anymore, and that time... is now.
Clark: You all right?
Lois: You know, Clark, walking a mile in your shoes is so different than I imagined
it would be. When you're just a reporter with a story, the word hits the paper,
the paper hits the stands, and ... and it's over. But for you, it's ... it's
never over, is it?
Clark: No. I guess I tell myself there will always be a balance of good and evil
in the world, but it's up to me to tip the scale.
Lois: I always knew... that you had a big heart. I just never realized how
strong it was.
Kara: Good luck, Clark.
Lois: I was so weak, Clark. You know, the very moment that Toyman threatened
you, I put on that diode, and I let him control me... because you are my
greatest weakness. And I'm afraid that I will be yours.
Clark: You're not my weakness. You're my strength. Okay? And I'm sorry that
Jor-El dragged you in to one of my trials, but it's over. Jor-El is as much a
part of my past as the farm. My destiny is marrying you and for us to create our
own future together. Come on. Everyone's waiting.
Lois: Clark, I'm sorry. After today, I realized that... us being together makes
you vulnerable. And I ... I can't just sit and watch a movie and eat ice cream
when at that very moment you could be saving five people. Clark, every moment of
your life that I take for myself... I am stealing from people who need saving.
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