Clark: I think you need to go back --back home and
get some rest.
Jonathan: Hey, clark, don't worry about me,son. It's going to takea
whole lot more than a heart attackto keep your old man down.
Clark: I just feel likethis is all my fault.
Jonathan: Hey. Come here. Look, there's a lot of thingsthat
you can do, but causing cardiac arrestis not one of them.
Clark: Last time you wereat the doctor's, they said you had a heartof a 20-year-old just before I
Jonathan: If you're suggestingthat your biological father has
anythingto do with this...
Clark: he gave you powers to bring mehome no human was
meant to have, and I don't thinkyour heart could handle it.
no,there were other factors.
Clark: If I hadn't put on that ring and abandoned you
and momwhen you needed me most, you wouldn't be lying herein this bed.
hard as this isfor you to believe, not everythingthat goes wrong in
smallville is clark kent's fault.
Clark: Watch out!
Martha: Wh-where are you going?
Jonathan: They're goingto kill someone.
[ Cheering ]
Dante: Ladies and gentlemen! Your reigning kingof speed... pete
"the boss" ross!
[ Cheering ]
Pete: Whoa, dante, that's
some serious green.
Dante: All right, I jacked up the meteor rock ratio in this new
Pete: Whoo-hoo! You ought to be working for nasa, man. These cars are
going to be like rockets.
Clark: Hey, pete.
Clark, what are you doing here?
nice ride, man. What's that thing do, like, 0 to 60 in an hour? Hey, if you
ever want to turn that tortoise into a hare, give me a call, all right? See ya, bro.
How's your dad?
Clark: He's doing okay. But in case you didn't notice, you
almost obliterated our truck last night.
mom was behind the wheel.
I'm sorry if I scared your mom, clark, but, I
swear, I was in complete control the whole time.
Clark: At 100 miles an hour?
Clark, you're not exactly one to talk about breaking the speed limit. You
know what it's like to move so fast that nothing can touch you. For me, this
is as close as I can get.
Clark: How long have you beendoing this?
I don't know.Couple months.
Clark: How come you didn'ttell me about it?
I knew you'd want
to ground meand take away my allowance.
Clark: Pete, this isn't a joke.You could
really hurt someone.
Clark, I know howto handle these cars.
the best driverin lowell county. He's taught me everythinghe knows.
Clark: Including howto break the law. Street racing is illegal.You could go to
Not if no one finds out. You're goodat keeping secrets, clark. You're
not goingto tell anybody. Right? They say everyone's gotsomeone that looks
like him. Chad nash doesn't justlook like you. Karate team,
orchestra,computer club... all things that you just happento be a master of?
According to this article, you died five months agoof a rare liver disease.
And suddenly you're standingright in front of me with a different name? Who
else have you shown this to?No one. Are you sure? Yes. Adam, tell mewhat's
going on. Lana, you can'ttell anyone.
have to promise meyou'll keep this a secret. Adam, your eye. It happens all
the time. It's justa broken capillary. Adam, are you sureyou're okay? It's
nothing. I'm fine. Lana, listen, you haveto promise me you're not going to
tellanyone about this, okay? Adam -- my lifecould depend on it. Please,
promise meyou won't say a word. So I've been following up on ourmysterious
tenant in the talon. It seems he has an intimaterelationship with needles. I
take it you're not talkingabout embroidery? Hardly. I found a vialin his
apartment, then took it to the pathologistat smallville med to have it
analyzed. Well, what is it? It's a serum that containsminute amounts of
cells resembling blood platelets.
what's even freakieris the molecular makeup is like nothingthe pathologist
has ever seen in any human or animal. That's why I decidedto take a peek
into adam's medical records. Privacy laws don't seemto faze you much, do
they? Not when I'm worried aboutone of my best friends. As long as lana
hasthe talented mr. Ripley living above her, I'm goingto do whatever it
takes to make surehe's not dangerous. Is he? I don't know. All I know is
that whenhe was in the hospital, he had a doctor visiting himtwice a week.
Well, that doesn't soundvery unusual to me. It is when it's not an M.D. Dr.
Tang is a professorof molecular biology at metropolis university. Have you
been following upwith him? "Him" is a her. And she's so high upin the ivory
ed a hook and ladderto get to her. That's why I came to you. A generous
benefactorof the university is going to have a lot more luckthan a high
school student. Have you mentionedany of this to lana? I didn't want to say
anythinguntil I found out all the facts. Let's keep it thatay. W
[ Brakes squealing ] What do you thinkyou're doing? If I'd hit you, I
would'vetotaled this car, and it's not even mine. Maybe if you slowed
down,you wouldn't have a problem. Since when did youbecome a traffic cop?
Since you started racingkryptonite-fueled cars that can practically breakthe
sound barrier. Don't I wish. There have been a seriesof fatal car accidents
this year in lowell county.They were all tricked out with the samekryptonite
booster tanks. Any car can be dangerous if youdon't know how to drive it.
But I do.That's not the point.
it is. For once in my life,I finally found something that I'm truly good at.
What are you talking about?You're good at a lot of things. Like what? Like
basketball. You gota killer jump shot. You've beaten meplenty of times.
Yeah, when you're notusing your powers. Clark, I'm okay at hoops.I'm a
decent photographer. But you saw that crowdlast night. You heard
themchanting my name. And for once in my life,I finally get to feel what you
feel likeevery single day. I get to feel special. Pete, I'm not special.I'm
different. Clark, who do you thinkyou're kidding? You can do things that I
cannever even dream of. And ever since we were kids,even before I knew your
secret, I've always been walkingin your shadow. Pete, that's not true.
Clark, don't get me wrong.It's not a bad place to be.
I'm growing up. I'm realizing that I gotmy own talents. Pete, as your
friend,I can't let you race anymore. It's too dangerous. Clark, what are
yougoing to do, physically stop meevery time I go to race? If I have to!
Fine, clark. You win. I guess I'll just keep livingvicariously through you.
Hey. You look likeyou're feeling better. Yeah, they need to givethis room to
somebody who's really sick.I've got a farm to run. Everything's taken care
of.What you need to concentrate on is feeling betterand your checkers
strategy, not necessarilyin that order. Clark, you've been hereevery night.
Why don't you go out youthfries, ndhave some fun? Why would I go outwith my
friends when I can beat my dadat checkers?
rious.Ten,just because I'm stuck in here doesn't mean you need to be. Call
pete, go to the movies.I'll watch tv. Pete has other plans. You two all
right? He's been hanging outwith a different crowd lately. Wait a minute.
When you say "different,"you mean... wrong? Without realizing it, I
thinkI've taken pete for granted. Well, you and petehave been friends since
the sandbox, son. Maybe he's just goingthrough a phase. As long as he's not
gettinghimself into any trouble, give it some time.
[ Cheering ] How you feeling, boss? Like I'm aboutto own the road. All
right. Look, you're goingto have to shift gears. What do you mean? It's time
to take a dive. No winning streaklasts forever, okay? You're 6-0. That's the
best driver thiscounty's seen since yours truly. Now, that meansall the
money's on you. So? So there's a lot of bucksto be made if you get smoked.
So all that stuff aboutthe beauty of racing and the triumph of victory
--that was all lies? No, hell no. I meantevery word of that. This is the
beautyof racing... dante style. See youat the finish line. This is for good
luck. Not that you need it.
[ Cheering ] Congratulations, boss. Thank you. Hey, dante, look, about
that wholecheating thing, it's, like,I didn't have it in me. It isn't in
you? What do youthink this is -- some little backyard gameof hot wheels? I'm
out $20,000because of you. Sorry. Sorry's not goingto cut it. So you're
going to give methe keys to my car, you're going to pay memy 20 g's, and I
never wantto see your face again. Dante, where am I goingto get $20,000? Oh,
you're goingto figure it out... 'cause if you don't, the only car you're
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how's your dad? He'll be betteronce we get him home. Look, I gotta run. His
room'sright around the corner. He'd be happy to see you. Clark. Have you, by
any chance,seen adam? Is everything all right? I just hope your dadlikes the
balloons. It was either theseor the "get well" teddy bear.
love 'em. I'm gonna go. Bye. Dr. Tang. If you'd botheredto read the sign on
the door, you'd know my office hoursdon't begin until 5:00. I'm not a
student, doctor.I'm lex luthor. Am I supposedto be impressed? Even the
chancellor makesan appointment before he interruptsmy work. I've heard you
liketo play doctor. Think I can get a checkup? I don't give physicals,mr.
Luthor. Nor do I see any patients. I'm a research scientist. What about adam
knight? Isn't he a patient? I told you, I don't -- I just don't
understandwhy a world-renowned molecular biologistwould pay regular visits
to a patientin a small-town hospital.
amount of money your familyfunnels into this university does not grant you
the rightto storm in here and interrogate me. Now, if you'll excuse me,I
have work to do. Does that work happento involve blood platelets of unknown
origin? I think you've seen one too manyscience fiction movies, mr. Luthor.
No. I've simply been fascinatedwith the mysteries of hematologyfor quite
some time. Next time, I'll be sureto call first. I wouldn't want to
interrupta moment of inspiration. From the way your dad's goingoff about
kansas state's free throw shooting, I wouldn'tknow he had a heart attack.
It's nice of youto stop by, pete. Clark,I've known your dad almost as longas
I've known my own. How you holding up? It was toughthe first couple days.
But now that he's outof the woods, I'm doing okay.
dad's the strongest guyI know beside you. He's going to be fine. I better
get going. Pete, are you okay? Clark, you got enoughon your plate without me
adding to it. Pete! Don't worry about me. What's going on? Dante asked me to
throw a race,and I couldn't do it. Now he's threateningto kill me unless I
pay him the moneythat he lost in bets. How much is it? $20,000. Clark, I
don't knowwhat I'm going to do. All right, look, you're justgoing to lay low
for now. I'll figure something out. So you think dante'smore "grand theft
auto" than indy 500, huh? Why else would he havea personal collection of
license plates with brand-newregistrations to match?
obsessions aside,it almost seems like you have kind of a vestedinterest in
this story. You know how it is, chloe. Once you get startedon a really good
story, you can't stop untilyou get to the bottom. I just chatted with the
motor headsup in auto shop. Your source wouldn't happento be pete "the boss"
ross, would it? I understandprotecting your source. But we're talkingabout a
friend of mine who is putting his lifeat risk every time he goesfor the
checkered flag. Pete asked meto keep it a secret. I'm keeping my word. Yeah,
but, clark,you of all people should know that when your friend is
doingsomething reckless, sometimes keeping a secrethurts more than it helps.
He needs a friend. Now, pete might listen to me. What's that supposedto
called sibling rivalry. You and peteare practically brothers. Now, from what
I've heard,sometimes it's difficult to take advicefrom your sibling. Whoa.
You were rightabout jason dante. He could be the poster boyfor lojack. All
of the V.I.N. Numbersyou took down are for stolen cars. It's all the
evidencewe need. I'm going to go talkto the sheriff.
[ Rock music blaring ] County sheriff! Hands whereI can see 'em! Drop
that drill now!
[ Knock on doo good work, mr. Kent. It only took eight deputiesand four
cruisers to discover thatthat barn was as clean as my grandma's pantry. That
couldn't be. I sawthose license plates. The only plates in that barnwere the
ones in the kitchenette sink,and none of the cars in there had V.I.N.
Numberseven remotely similar to the ones you gave me. Sheriff, that's
impossible. As usual, mr. Kent,your information's about as accurateas the
local weatherman. But I'm cutting yousome slack this time, because I've had
my eyeon jason dante for a while now, and he is one slippery fish. Next
time, you say there's a storma-brewing, mr. Kent, I better see some rain.
Pete? What happened to you?
thought I was the onethat called the sheriff. It was you. Dante knew about
the raidbecause he's got a deputy in his pocket. That's why he nevergets
busted. We gotta get you insideand clean you up. Clark, I'll be fine. I just
need youto get me that $20,000. Pete, how am I supposed tocome up with that
much money? Go kal on an atm machine. You've done it before. When I was
onred kryptonite. Then go slip on a ring.Pete, I can't do that. Clark, you
don't get it. Dante's a psycho. He told me he's goingto kill my parents
first, and then if I stilldon't pay up, he's going to comeafter me. Pete,
you know I'd never letanything happen to you or your family. But it doesn't
meanI need to break the law.
never bothered youbefore. We've gone watergate on so manybuildings, I've
lost count. We were trying to help people. And now I'm the onethat needs
help -- me! Clark, if you beat him up, he's just goingto come after us
later. Of course you're not goingto kill him, and let's face it, you can't
be on secret servicedetail forever. I got to put an end to this. There's got
to beanother way. Clark! It's my familywe're talking about. If you don't
give methat cash, we're dead. Clark, you just caught me. I was on my way
outto a meeting. Did your dad getthe dvd player? Thanks, lex,that was nice
of you. He, uh, really enjoyedthose westerns. I figured he would. I hopehe
feels better soon. Lex, you've doneso much already,
I need a big favor. Name it. I need $20,000 cash. You're right.That is big.
You mind telling mewhat it's for? My friend got mixed upwith the wrong
crowd, and now they're making himpay for it. Is this the old
proverbialfriend who happens to be you? Believe me,if that was the case,
it'd be a lot easier. Well, tell your friendthat in my experience,
money-hungry thugsare like stray dogs -- you feed them once, they're at your
back doorevery night asking for more. Lex... unfortunately, I don't thinkmy
friend has a choice. They're threateningto kill him. Mr. Luthor,chopper's
waiting. Be careful. Here's your $20,000. This car is wortha lot more than
gave it to you? Not exactly. You stole it? I plan on giving it backafter you
challenge dante to a racehe can't say no to. What are you talking about? If
he wins,the porsche is his. If you win,your debt is settled. The problem
is,as fast as this thing moves, it can't stand a chanceversus dante's car.
No, this is the prize.You're doing to drive the car you always drive,and
you're going to win. Well, I appreciatethe confidence, clark, but dante's
never losta race. He will this time,I guarantee it. I'm going to use my heat
visionto fry his engine. I can stay awayfrom the kryptonite, and no one gets
hurt. A last-minute tune-up.Clark, you're awesome! I'm glad you're happy,
pete, because I had to lie for youand I had to steal for you.
I have to cheatfor you. Let's get this done. Well, I got to hand itto you,
boss, you got quite a pairof lug nuts to take me on. Baby, take the porsche
downto the starting line, okay? Okay. Oh, how do I know she's notgoing to
drive off with it? I'll drive it down. Clark, keep an eyeon the mustang.
Dante: We ready to fly? Oh, yeah,but this kid's for real. It might not
besuch an easy win. Did you put the package inthe kid's car like I told you?
Yeah, we're all set. Once his speedometer hits 100,the boss will be blown to
bits. The race is off.You rigged his car. There's a bombin the engine. And
who made youracing commissioner? Put him in the trunk. Where's clark? I
thoughthe was out here.
stoplling.Let's put it down.
[ Engines revving ] Pete. Pete. Good luck, boss. Oh, my god.I think he's
(man) my souvenir from this trip:Back pain. Went from bad to worse.
But now I wearthis thermacare heatwrap for 8 hours of heatand 16 hours of
relief. 16 hours! I could use these every day. And now thermacare is
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the kind of person who wants to be focused. Now, I'm claritin clear. My
doctor was the first one to recommend claritin. It's the only one actually
proven to make you as alert and focused as someone without allergies.
Claritin relieves my sneezing and itchy eyes without making me drowsy. That
one please. 24 hour, non-drowsy claritin.
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Closed captig anher consideratfor "sville" provided by... I thought you
didn'tdo house calls. Thanks to you, the university is threateningto revoke
my tenure. My funding has been cut off. Well, I supposethose are the
consequences of conducting illicitdrug trials without bothering to
notifyyour own university, let alone the fda. You're lucky no federal
chargeshave been pressed, but... then again, that could simplybe a matter of
time. What exactly is itthat you want? I want you to dowhat you do best,
doctor. Biology. How do you suggestI do that? The university won't evenlet
me in the building. I'm going to fundyour research, doctor. Consider your
budgetdoubled. You'll have access to whateverequipment you require as long
as you tell mewhere the platelets come from and what you'reusing them for.
[ Groaning ]
[ Knock on door ] Lana: Adam?Are you there? Be right out! Adam?
[ Adam breathing heavily ] Are you okay? I'm fine. Um, adam,I kept my
word. I didn't tell anyoneabout chad nash, but I think I deservean
explanation. Look, lana, this is biggerthan you realize. Whatever you
know,just forget about it. For your own good. No, adam,I can't do that. If
you're goingto live here, you're going to haveto be honest with me. You want
the truth? I'll make it real clearto you. You tell anyonewhat you found out,
you're going to regretever meeting me. Clark. Hey, lex. Hey, I was wondering
whatever happened with your friend. It turns out the dog's barkis bigger
than his bite. I had a feelingyou'd work it out, clark. You know, the oddest
thinghappened yesterday. After I talked to you, my silver porsche was
seenspeeding off the grounds. Someone stole it? Not exactly. By the time I
got in,it was resting in my garage... snug in its car cover. That's odd. I'm
glad you got it back. Yeah. My security thinksit was a joy rider, but... I'm
not so sure. Why? What do you thinkhappened? I don't know. But I understand
what it's liketo have a friend in need, clark. Sometimes, you haveto cross
the moral line
come to their aid. Often, that can be the testof a true friendship. Give
your dad my regards. Oh, the words "home sweet home"have never been truer.
Clark: Come on, dad,let's get your feet up. Clark, I don't needto put my
feet up. They've been up for a week.The doctor said that I need to rest.I'm
not an invalid. Well, I'm goingto make some lunch. I got you some low-sodium
turkey.Low-sodium turkey? Jonathan. Sounds good, sweetheart. Clark, sit
down. Listen, son, it doesn't take a geniusto realize that something'sbeen
bothering you other than my health lately.What's up? Hmm? While you werein
the hospital, pete got himselfinto a bind.
did some thingsI'm not too proud of. Well, your mother and itrust your
judgment. We did raise youto know the difference between right and wrong.
Clark, one day when we're notaround anymore, I'm sure that you're goingto
remember it. Look, in the world, things aren't alwaysblack and white.
Sometimes, you gotta justwander out into the gray areas and do what you
think is best. What do you mean? Clark, I did go talkto jor-el... and I
think maybe that is whymy heart gave out. But listen, son, I went into that
caveknowing full well that there were risksinvolved. And I'd do it again if
I thoughtyou were in trouble. Dad, I promise, I'll never putyou in that
position again. Clark, that's notwhat this is about. You're differentthan
your mother and I. Son, you're going to haveto make choices in your life --
choices -- that she and I will neverhave to make. But we both knowthat when
that time comes, you'll do whatyou think is best... what's right. That's
what's important. Hey. Hey. Clark, look, I... I know you're probably madas
hell at me, and to be honest,I don't blame you. All I can say is,I'm sorry.
I am, too, pete. I had to steal from one friendto help another. And someone
died. I know. If I had listened to youfrom the start, none of thiswould've
happened. Clark, listen,you told me your secret because I'm your friend. And
at times, that's notan easy thing to be.
it doesn't give methe right to do what I did. I just want to say that...
clark, I swear,it will never happen again. Clark, I knowI let you down. But
I promise youuntil the day that I die, I will never disrespectyour powers
again. You wanna play some hoops? I was just aboutto go inside. Aw, come on.
Game of 21 by 2'S. Three-pointers outsideof the crack... no powers. Not
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