Chloe: I know, isn't it awesome? A rave in a cave.
Pete: Why didn't you tell me it was gonna be here?
Chloe: I didn't know. I just downloaded the directions on the internet.
Pete: Clark's gonna go crazy.
Chloe: Yeah. What is his obsession with these caves?
Pete: I don't know. I think Kyla really got to him. I better give him a
call, give him a heads-up.
Chloe: Pete, Pete, Pete. These caves have survived hundreds of years. I
don't think a little
Moby is gonna hurt them. Okay? Let's go. Come on!
Pete: Excuse me! Hey, excuse me! Um, could you please step off the
walls? The paintings.
Chloe: Pete, I really don't think they care about the cave paintings.
Pete: Yeah, but Chloe, these pictographs are sacred.
Chloe: Um, excu-- I'm sorry, did you guys know that the clay doesn't
wash out of your clothes? You just got to hit 'em where it hurts.
Travis?! What are you doing?
Travis: Taking my shot. I always thought you were hot!
Chloe: I think you're kind of wasted.
Travis: No, I'm just high on life! Whoooo!
Pete: Chloe, did I just see you making out with your chem lab partner?
Pete: Hey, get down from there! Hey, get down from there! This is
Travis: I am invincible!
Clark: Pete! What are you doing? Are you nuts?
Pete: I was just out taking a little spin.
Clark: Yeah, without your helmet. You're driving like a wild man. You
could've hurt someone, most likely yourself.
Pete: Yeah, that's a rush.
Clark: Hey, Chloe told me what happened. Sorry I wasn't there to back
Pete: Hey, you're never more alive than the moment before you die. At
least Travis had that.
Clark: Hey, you feeling okay?
Pete: I feel great.
Clark: If you want to talk about what happened, I'm here for you.
Pete: Clark. All you ever want to do is talk. For a guy who can't get
hurt you never take any risks.
Clark: That's not true.
Pete: What about Lana? Now that Fordman's toast, when are you gonna take
a shot with her?
Clark: Come on, Pete, Whitney was your friend. Besides, it's not that
Pete: Why? Because you can't share your secret? You shared it with me
and, uh, we're still cool.
Clark: That's different.
Pete: Clark, you're just afraid she'll shut you down. You only go around
once. Forget about the past. Focus on the future!
Lana: Hey. Uh, did you hear about Travis?
Clark: Yeah. Pretty sad, huh?
Lana: Yeah. Uh, the police said that he might have been on something,
which is the only explanation. I mean, we always assume that we have all
the time in the world, but we never know. The school counselor told me I
need to look forward, embrace living, carpe diem. At first I thought it
sounded corny, but the more I think about it, she's right, you know? I
just-- I don't want to be a spectator in my own life.
Clark: Yeah, me neither. We should go on a date. Together. In the near
Lana: Are you serious?
Clark: I was. But if you don't want to go...
Clark: You mean you'll go?
Lana: Yeah. I assume that was the answer you were looking for.
Clark: Yeah, I just didn't think it would be that easy.
Lana: Well, all you had to do was ask.
Clark: Well, how about tomorrow?
Lana: Sounds like fun.
Clark: All right, it's-- it's a date.
Lex: Don't bother, I've got a maintenance crew coming.
Clark: Lex, I didn't see you there.
Lex: Just checking for damage. It looks like it was quite a bash.
Clark: Pete tried to break it up.
Lex: Oh, I'm sure it was a noble effort, but not many teenagers are
interested in 500-year old cave paintings. What's your interest, Clark?
Clark: What do you mean?
Lex: When I fired the security guard this morning, I asked him who else
he'd let in these caves. He told me you were down here almost every day.
Now, you wouldn't be keeping secrets from me, would you, Clark?
Clark: Kyla gave her life for these caves. I'm doing a term paper on the
Lex: "Deciphering the Mysteries of Hieroglyphics" by Dr. Frederick
Walden. Sounds like a real page-turner.
Clark: Hey, Lex, why did you start the preservation project? It's not
like there's big business in caves.
Lex: I like a good mystery. This one promises to be fascinating.
Wouldn't you agree?
Clark: I better get going.
Lex: I told the new security man nobody comes down here without my
permission. Nobody except for Clark Kent, of course.
Clark smiles and leaves, as Lex shines his flashlight around.
Chloe: Hey. I didn't hear you leave this morning.
Lana: Well, I had to be here first thing.
Chloe: You know, if I didn't know any better, I'd say you were avoiding
Lana: Don't take it personally. It's just how I cope.
Chloe: Look, I don't want to be one of those annoying people that says
I'm here if you need to talk, but... I am.
Lana: I appreciate it.
Chloe: Listen, if you don't feel like talking, um, I thought maybe we
could go to Metropolis tomorrow and do some serious shopping. My dad
even said that he would join in on the conspiracy and get us out of
Lana: Ah, thanks. And I'd love to, but, you know, I already have plans
Chloe: Oh. Uh, what kind of plans?
Lana: Well, um, he asked me out on a date.
Chloe: Wow. I thought you guys were giving up on the mating dance.
Lana: Yeah, yeah, me too.
Chloe: But you still said yes.
Lana: Look, Chloe, if this is gonna be too weird for you--
Chloe: No! My feelings for Clark are so ancient, they're-- they're
fossilized. Uh, seriously, you should-- you should go for it.
Lana: Are you sure?
Chloe: Lana, does it really matter how I feel? I mean, if I was in your
position, I'd do the exact same thing. Don't let me be your excuse.
Lana: Okay. Um, I'm glad we cleared the air.
Chloe: Me too. I'll see you tonight.
Jonathan: These loans are very expensive.
Martha: You know, he might get a scholarship.
Jonathan: A scholarship would be great, especially with--
Clark: What's all this?
Jonathan: Well, now that we've got our finances under control, we're
trying to get a head start on how we're gonna pay for your college.
Martha: If you ever graduate from high school.
Clark: What do you mean?
Jonathan: Clark, Principal Reynolds called this morning. It seems you've
been chronically late. In fact, he actually asked me if we had some
emergency here at the farm, if we needed your help with.
Clark: I've just been spending a little more time at the caves.
Jonathan: Listen, son, we know how much they mean to you. But until you
get back on track, I don't want you going down there anymore.
Clark: No, Dad--
Jonathan: Don't argue with me. Now, once you get things straightened
out, then we can talk about it, but until then, I want your butt in this
house every day after school.
Clark: Just give me until tomorrow.
Clark: It's really important
Martha: What is it?
Clark: I've got a date. With Lana.
Jonathan: A study date?
Clark: An actual date.
Martha: Jonathan, you have to let him go.
Jonathan: Will you promise me that you'll get your homework done and
your chores done before you set one foot outside of that door?
Clark: Thanks, Mom.
Jonathan: When you see Pete, make sure you tell him to stop cutting
doughnuts out in the field. He's scaring the cattle.
Lex: I appreciate you coming on such short notice, Professor Walden.
Frederick: Well, normally I wouldn't. It's not often that I'm offered my
weekly rate for a 10-minute consultation. As I told your associate, I'm
not able to take on any new endeavors at this time.
Lex: Then when can you start?
Frederick: Next year.
Lex: I was thinking more like tomorrow.
Frederick: I leave for Chile on Tuesday.
Lex: I'm sure you can postpone your trip.
Frederick: It's out of the question. If you want the foremost authority
in a field, Mr. Luthor, you learn to wait.
Lex: In my experience, when you want the best, you simply pay them what
Frederick: Rich men with delusions of grandeur rarely sway me with a
Lex: Does this sway you?
Frederick: That is... quite unique, I can tell you that. It doesn't
appear to be native North American, or even Mayan for that matter. These
Clark: Hey, Chloe. Have you seen Pete today? I think he skipped school.
Chloe: Well, I asked him to help me with the memorial issue, but he
totally blew me off. Why?
Clark: He's just acting strange. I think Travis's death really got to
Chloe: Pete did try and save him, but he just couldn't get there in
time. Maybe, you know, he feels guilty.
Clark: He definitely isn't acting that way.
Chloe: Different people deal with grief in different ways. Um, any big
plans for the weekend?
Clark: Do you know if they found any drugs in Travis's system?
Chloe: The autopsy report was inconclusive, but they did find a small
puncture wound in the back of his neck and his adrenal gland was
Clark: Adrenaline does give you a rush. Maybe that's why he jumped.
Chloe: Yeah, but he wasn't the only one. Two other kids at the rave, one
from Grandville, the other one from Smallville Community College, they
both turned up dead. One took a swan dive into an empty pool and the
other one wrapped his Corolla around a tree. Same puncture wounds, same
enlarged adrenal gland, and same extreme behavior.
Clark: It's like they all had a death wish. What do the police think?
Chloe: Somebody may have been sticking them with a new designer drug.
You think they got Pete?
Clark: I don't know. But I know I need to get him to a doctor. I'll see
Pete: Clark! What's up?
Clark: Pete, get down from there! Pete, I have to get you to the
hospital! I think something happened to you at the rave!
Pete: Sure, man! I'll be right there.
Clark: No! Are you all right? Are you okay?
Pete: Oh, yeah! That was amazing! Let's do it again!
Clark: I'm getting you to a doctor.
Pete: No, no, no, no, no. I feel great!
Clark: You're coming with me!
Pete: No, I'm not! And if you take one more step, I'm gonna tell all
these people your secret. I dare you. He's an alien! He's an alien! I'm
not lying! He's an alien! I'm telling the truth! Whoo-hoo-hoo!! Look
out! Hide! My best friend's an alien!
Clark: Whatever happened to Pete started in this cave.
Chloe: Well, have you gotten him to a doctor yet, or is he as
needle-phobic as you are?
Clark: I haven't been able to find him. My dad called the Rosses. They
haven't been seen him all day.
Chloe: So what exactly are we looking for?
Clark: I don't know. A certain reporter friend of mine always said to
explore all options.
Chloe: In that case, I'll look over here.
Clark: Okay. I'll check out the other chamber.
Frederick: Hey! This cave is off-limits. Why don't you find somewhere
else to make out? You all right?
Chloe: Yeah, I'm fine. As for your snide remark, people haven't made out
in this cave since the 20th century. Now back off.
Clark: Hey, you're Frederick Walden, the linguist. You wrote that book.
Frederick: I've written many books.
Clark: Did Lex Luthor hire you?
Lex: Thanks to you, Clark. I'm counting on Professor Walden to translate
these pictographs for us. It'll help the preservation effort.
Frederick: Hey, rule one-- no guided tours.
Lex: They're friends of mine, Professor, and I didn't realize you'd
accepted my offer.
Frederick: I have, but we do things on my terms, and I don't allow
anybody except for my staff on a work site.
Clark: With all due respect, Professor, I was the one who found the
Frederick: I don't care if you discovered the Shroud of Turin, kid. If
you're unhappy with my method, I can take the first flight to Chile.
Lex: I'm sorry, Clark.
Clark: Lex, you can't do this.
Lex: The man's one of the most renowned linguists in the world. If
that's the way he works, we have to respect that.
Frederick: Hey! You get down from there!
Clark: Come on, Chloe, let's go.
Frederick: What are you smiling at? I want those photographs.
Chloe: Take your own.
Frederick: I'm serious, young lady.
Chloe: You're the cunning linguist. Why don't you translate this?
Kiss... my... ass.
Pete: Why did your dad call my parents?
Clark: Pete, calm down.
Pete: "Pete, calm down." I thought you were my friend.
Clark: Pete, I think you're sick.
Pete: For a guy who likes his privacy, you sure like sticking your nose
in other people's business.
Pete: You x-raying me?
Clark: Pete, look, there's something inside of you. You need to come to
the medical center with me right now.
Pete: Try and touch me, you freak.
Clark: Pete, you're coming with me whether you want to or not!
Pete: You think because you have all those powers, you always get your
way! News flash! I know your weakness. Feels good, doesn't it?
Clark: Ah... Pete... How could you do this to me?
Pete: Back off if you know what's good for you.
Clark: Pete, come back!
Pete: I'm serious! Come near me again, and I'll start selling tickets to
your storm cellar!
Frederick: Run the new pigment sample with the baseline chromatography.
Worker: Yes, Doctor.
Lex: I came as soon as I got your message.
Frederick: You need to see it with your own eyes. We think it some kind
of parasite. We found a nest of them behind one of the glyphs. It gets
Lex: You know what it says?
Frederick: Not yet. My people are working on it right now, but I think
it's meant as some kind of warning against intruders.
Lex: Are they poisonous?
Frederick: I wasn't gonna take any chances. We destroyed the nest with
Lex: I wonder if the Cowachi tribe put them here to protect the
Frederick: Somebody did.
Lex: Do you have any live specimens left? I want them sent to Catmus
Labs in Metropolis.
Clark: Hey, Chloe, I need the--
Chloe: Don't worry, Clark. We're done.
Guy: Can I get your number?
Chloe: Why? The thrill is gone.
Clark: Who was that?
Chloe: I don't know. I met him in the hall, thought he was cute, asked
him if he wanted to do some investigative reporting.
Clark: Chloe, what's going on? Are you okay?
Chloe: Oh, Clark, don't tell me you're jealous. I thought you only had
eyes for Lana. Oh, I heard about your date. But of course it's not like
you have the guts to tell me.
Clark: Is that what this is about?
Chloe: Don't flatter yourself, Clark. I just want to explore my options,
take a risk. So what can I do for you?
Clark: Remember you said there was this weird hole in the back of
Travis's neck? I was wondering if it could be from some kind of
Chloe: What orifice did you pull that one from?
Clark: That's kind of harsh, isn't it?
Chloe: Come on, Clark. It's not like you hit the mute button on your
skepticism when I take a logic leap.
Clark: It's just a hunch. Travis's adrenal gland was abnormal. Maybe the
parasite was feeding off his adrenaline, making him want more and more.
Chloe: Hey, Sherlock, don't you think they would've found the parasite
during the autopsy?
Clark: Not if it burrowed out of that hole after he died.
Chloe: All right, so what do you need me for?
Clark: I can't get within 50 feet of Pete. I figured you could talk to
him. Chloe, I'm sorry that you're angry with me about this date. I
thought we knew where we stood with each other. But right now the only
thing I can think about is Pete.
Chloe: Sure, Clark. I'll do it for you.
Clark: Just get him to your house. I'll see you there.
Chloe: It's a date.
Lana: Hey, you're early. I wasn't expecting you for another hour. Not
that I mind. I'm really excited about our date.
Clark: So was I.
Lana: Why are you speaking in the past tense?
Clark: Lana, I can't go out with you tonight. Believe me. If it wasn't a
life and death situation, I wouldn't break this date for anything.
Lana: What's going on?
Clark: It's Pete. Something happened to him at the rave and if I don't
get him to the hospital, he could die.
Lana: Is there anything I can do to help?
Clark: Chloe and I have it covered.
Clark: It's just I've done this to you in the past, and I just wanted
you to have a reason this time.
Lana: It's not a problem. We've waited this long. What's another day?
Chloe: Hey, lovebirds. Look who I found.
Clark: Chloe, we were supposed to meet at your house.
Lana: Pete, how are you feeling?
Pete: Awesome, never felt better in my life.
Lana: Huh. Clark made it sound like you were on your deathbed.
Pete: And you believed him? Haven't you learned by now? That's just
Clark being Clark.
Lana: I guess not.
Clark: Pete, I need to get you help.
Pete: Whoa, whoa, whoa, Clark, I know you’re worried about me. You're my
boy. You always have been. But I figured it out. In your world, green
means stop. And red-- Red means go.
Pete: We're gonna have some fun now! Where are your parents?
Clark: Out looking for you.
Chloe: So what's the plan?
Pete: I don't know, I was thinking maybe we'd go down to Saunders Gorge
and jump the quarry. If we miss, Clark can catch us.
Clark: Let's do it!
Chloe: Yeah, right.
Clark: I'm serious.
Pete: Can we tell her?
Clark: I'm surprised she hasn't figured it out already.
Chloe: Figured out what?
Clark: Hey, Pete. Do the honors?
Pete: With pleasure.
Pete: Gets better. Clark, uh, it's a little dark in here.
Chloe: How did you--
Clark: Do that?
Chloe: What are you?
Clark: Let's just say I'm not from around here.
Chloe: You knew about this?
Pete: He's my brother... from another planet.
Clark: You should see the look on your face right now.
Chloe: Oh, my God. This is so cool. Can you fly?
Clark: Whoa, wait a minute. I may be an alien, but I'm not a cartoon.
Chloe: So if I fall...would you catch me?
Clark: Go for it.
Chloe: My own personal superhero. I always knew there was something
special about you, Clark Kent.
Lex: I hope I'm not interrupting anything.
Clark: You are.
Chloe: Does he know?
Clark: No. I only tell people who don't go around stabbing me in the
back and lying to me.
Lex: Clark, can I have a word with you? Alone?
Clark: I'm busy.
Pete: Don't even worry about it, Clark. It's cool. We'll meet you in the
Chloe: You know, I always wondered. For a boy who has all the money in
the world, you'd think he could afford a good toupee.
Lex: What's going on, Clark? If I didn't know better, I'd say you guys
were on something.
Clark: We're just having a good time. Not that it's any of your
business. You ever hear of a phone? I'm sick of you just barging in like
you own the place. It's really--
Lex: I came here to tell you, Clark. I talked to Walden. He won't budge.
Clark: He won't budge or you don't want me in the cave? Come on, don't
lie to me. You're Lex Luthor. You pay a guy to do a job, he does what
you tell him. Isn't that the way it always works?
Clark: I'm gonna go into those caves whenever I damn well please. I dare
you to stop me.
Lex: Is this really about a term paper?
Clark: You'd love to know, wouldn't you? I'm gonna go. So are you.
Lex: I like to see you standing up for yourself, Clark, I really do. Be
careful not to cross the line.
Clark: Is that a threat?
Lex: I'm just giving you a friendly piece of advice.
Clark: Let me give you some back. If you know what's good for you, stay
the hell away from me.
Clark: Come on, Pete, go faster!
Pete: I'm drivin', I'm drivin'.
Chloe: Hey, Clark. What other superpowers you got?
Clark: Why don't you come back here and find out?
Pete: Hey, hey, hey, this isn't a pimp mobile. Dang, Chloe! I never knew
you had all that!
Clark: Just keep your eyes on the road, Pete.
Pete: Guys, get a room.
Clark: Where's the fun in that, Pete?
Chloe: Oh, Pete, I want you to make a quick pit stop before we go to the
Chloe: The Talon.
Pete: Oh, man!
Waitress: Um, excuse me? Hello? I'm gonna have to ask you to leave.
Clark: We're not going anywhere.
Chloe: Yeah, why don't you go get your manager?
Clark: So what do you want to do next?
Chloe: How about we play a game of strip poker?
Clark: We don't have any cards.
Chloe: Sure we do.
Clark: Full house.
Chloe: Royal flush.
Clark: Chloe, I can't do this!
Chloe: Wh-what happened? Why the sudden Jekyll and Hyde? What-- don't
tell me you're thinking about Lana.
Clark: This has nothing to do with Lana.
Chloe: You don't have any real feelings for me, do you, Clark? Every
time we hang out, it's just to get answers. "Chloe, why don't you
research this?" or "Chloe, why don't you look up that?" I'm nothing more
to you than your own personal search engine and I'm sick of it. I want
Clark: Chloe, you have the parasite.
Chloe: Well, I love the way I feel. So maybe this is exactly what I
need. To spend more time actually living life and less time reporting
Clark: L-Lana, this is not what it looks like.
Chloe: Yeah, it is, Lana. It's exactly what it looks like. Oh, and guess
what? Clark told me everything. And I mean everything.
Clark: Lana, I can explain. Chloe, you don't understand. You're not
yourself. You need a doctor.
Pete: What's all this doctor talk again? What happened to my little red
Clark: Pete, how could you do that to me?
Pete: Relax, you needed it. Now let's go find the rock and jump the
gorge. You guys can suck face later.
Clark: No, Pete, I'm taking you to the emergency room! I don't care what
you tell people about--
Chloe: Whoa! How'd you do that?
Pete: Clark's Achilles' heal. He may be a boy scout, but I'm always
prepared. Let's go.
Clark: Lana. Where's Chloe and Pete?
Lana: I don't know. And to be honest, I really don't care.
Pete: Look at that drop.
Chloe: It'll be like flying.
Pete: Who needs Clark?
Chloe: Yeah, screw Clark.
Pete: We've got ignition!
Chloe: What are we waiting for? Blastoff! Whoo-hoo!!
Pete & Chloe: Aaaaaaahhhh!!!
Pete: Awesome! That was awesome!
Chloe: That was awesome! One more time, Clark! Oh, my God!
Clark: Joyride's over.
Clark: How are you feeling?
Chloe: I finally made the Wall of Weird.
Chloe: I heard about that thing they extracted from me. Did they get a
picture I can see?
Clark: You don't need to see it.
Chloe: It's gross?
Clark: Pretty bad.
Chloe: How's Pete?
Clark: Pete's okay. He'll be fine.
Clark: So what do you remember about what happened?
Chloe: Well, let's see, we were, um, we were in the cave talking to that
obnoxious professor, and then I was coming out of surgery. Everything
else is just blank. Why, did I miss anything exciting?
Clark: Uh, it's okay, Lana, I was just leaving. I'll catch up with you
Clark: Yeah. Lana, I'm sorry.
Lana: I didn't come here to see you, Clark, I came here to see my
roommate. She's been ill.
Lana: You're welcome.
Chloe: Not that I really remember everything that happened, but, um, I
have a feeling I should be apologizing to you.
Lana: Uh, let's just say you weren't yourself.
Chloe: So I guess your date with Clark was kind of a bust. Did I screw
Lana: Trust me, Clark screwed it up all by himself.
Chloe: What'd he do this time?
Lana: Well... I caught him making out with another girl.
Chloe: Who was the girl?
Lana: I didn't recognize her.
Jonathan: Clark, are you sure that Chloe doesn't remember anything?
Martha: I can't believe Pete slipped you a red meteor rock.
Clark: Well, it wasn't entirely his fault.
Jonathan: Son, that's exactly the point. He knew exactly what to do to
control you and that's what scares us.
Pete: It scares me too, Mr. Kent.
Martha: Pete, hi. You're out.
Pete: Yeah, back to normal. Whatever that is. Listen, I'm really sorry
about what happened. I don't even remember what I did. Clark filled me
in. And I just want to say that if you guys never want to speak to me
again, I'll understand.
Martha: Pete, we knew the risks when Clark told you his secret. Our
concern was always that it was an unfair burden on you, and as much as
we'd like to take it off your shoulders, we can't.
Jonathan: Besides, everybody stumbles. The important thing is that
you're safe, you're alive, and you're still a member of this family.
Clark: Whether you like it or not.
Pete: Thank you.
Lex: Professor. I just got off the phone with Catmus Labs.
Frederick: The dissection is done, I take it.
Lex: The creature's physiology is completely unique. Its DNA is unlike
anything on this earth.
Frederick: Are you suggesting that these parasites are somehow alien in
Lex: I'm hoping the symbols on the cave walls might answer that
Frederick: Then I better get to work.
Lex: Before I allow you to continue, I'm afraid you're going to have to
make a few concessions, Professor.
Frederick: We've already negotiated my fee.
Lex: This isn't about money. You're going to give Clark Kent unfettered
access to the cave.
Frederick: Just what exactly is your fascination with this boy?
Lex: My instincts tell me Clark knows a lot more about that cave than
he's letting on.
Lana: What's this?
Clark: My pathetic attempt at an apology? I plead temporary insanity.
Lana: Clark, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that you and Chloe
still have feelings for each other.
Clark: Lana, Chloe and I are just friends.
Lana: Obviously closer friends than we are.
Clark: Lana, that's not true.
Lana: Clark, you can't lie to me about something I saw with my own eyes.
For once, just be honest with yourself. I know why Chloe was kissing
you. But why were you kissing her back? I have to lock up.
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