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First aired April 14, 2004

Dr. Swann and Lionel in "Legacy"

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Deanna

Martha: Jonathan, what are you doing up there? Clark should be doing that!

Jonathan: Sweetheart, I'm fine.  Would you stop worrying?

Martha: Jonathan, please be careful.

Jonathan: Martha, my father and I built this roof.  I could walk this roof with my eyes closed.

Martha: You know what the doctor said about taking it easy.

Jonathan: You know, the last time I checked, the doctor didn't have a farm to run. 457F4411.JPG

[ Piercing noise ]

Martha: Jonathan?

Jonathan: Aah! Martha!  Aaaah!

Martha: Jonathan! Clark!

Clark: Dad, what are you doing, trying to fly? Are you all right?

Martha: Jonathan!

Jonathan: It was just that noise -- where the hell did that come from?

Martha: I didn't hear anything.

Jonathan: It was probably nothing.

Clark: Um, dad, look, you don't have to --

Jonathan: Damn it, Kal-El, I can get it myself.

Martha: Kal-El?

Clark: Why'd you call me that?

Jonathan: I don't know.

Clark: Dad, you said you heard a noise.  What did it sound like?

Jonathan: Just a loud, high-pitched...

Clark: Hum? It was the key. 457F4451.JPG

Jonathan: Clark, I slipped and fell off the roof, okay?

Clark: Are you sure this doesn't have anything to do with Jor-El?

Jonathan: I thought we agreed we were going to drop that.

[ Opera music playing ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Ringing continues ]

Lionel: What? He is? All right, have the chopper standing by.

Clark: Why did you have to bring him into this, Jor-El? Whatever promises my dad made, I'll take them on. Come on! Come on, Jor-El, I'm the one you want!

Lionel: Who is that? Who's down here? Oh, clark, it's you.  Don't let me interrupt you.

Clark:I just came down here to be alone.

Lionel: Yeah, I can understand that.  Sometimes, when I'm... 457F44E2.JPGdown here and I look at these walls, I feel as if it might be possible to solve the mysteries of the universe.  What do you think?

Clark: I think it's time for me to go.

Linel: Clark. How's your father? How's his, uh, recovery progressing?

Clark: He's better.

Lionel: I can only imagine how difficult it must be for you to see him so... so weak.

Clark: Weak, strong, healthy -- he's still my dad, and I love him.

Lionel: Of course you do. A son's love for a father -- there's nothing to compare it to. After all, you only get one. Clark? 

Lex: I'm having a strange case of déj vu.  Why the sudden resurgence of interest in the caves?

Lionel: Lex... listen.  Something truly extraordinary has happened.  Do you remember the, um, the octagonal hole, or the indentation, that was in one of the walls 457F45F7.JPGof the cave?

Lex: I'm sorry, dad. That's your obsession, not mine.

Lionel: All right, but you remember the hole was sealed over.  Yesterday, I found Clark Kent down there.

Lex: Clark.

Lionel: Yes.  And the hole was open.  He'd opened it somehow.

Lex: You know, dad, they say mental illness is hereditary.  I'm willing to accept my break with reality.  Are you?

Lionel: Oh, Lex, men of vision 457F461C.JPGhave so often been mocked.  Galileo knew it was the earth that orbited the sun, and he was sentenced to death for that discovery.

Lex: Where's the Inquisition when you need it?

Lionel: Oh, don't let your friendship with Clark Kent blind you, son.  Don't forget it was Clark who discovered the caves.  Then one of the symbols from the caves mysteriously appeared on his barn. The hole sealed itself up the same day that explosion happened on his farm.

Lex: Probably coincidence. 457F4638.JPG

[ Scoffs ]

Linel: Coinciden that's an explanation used by fools and liars.  Lex... we could accomplish so much if we work together.  Don't pretend that this isn't an obsession that you and I share.  We both know that you have an entire archive devoted to uncovering the mystery of Clark Kent.  And if you won't help me, I'll find someone else who will.

Jonathan: You said there'd be more time.

Clark: Who are you talking to?

Jonathan: I'm not talking to anybody, Clark. I'm just thinking out loud, that's all.

Clark: Were you talking to Jor-El?

Jonathan: Listen, son, not everything is about your real father, okay?

Clark: He's not my real father.

Jonathan: Yes, he is, Clark. He is.  He's going to be around this place long after I'm gone, anyway. 457F467C.JPG

Clark: Dad, what's going on with you?

Jonathan: I don't expect you to understand any of this stuff, Clark, but I... I almost died, and I look around here and I think, what in the hell did I really accomplish, anyway? You're lucky, Clark. You won't ever have to face your mortality.  But if you did, you'd find yourself reevaluating your choices, too.

Clark: Like taking me in?

Jonathan: Clark, no, that's not -- I would never regret that.  It's just there's so many chances I never took.  I have to live with my mistakes.  Don't let my mistakes be yours.

Clark: You're tired.  Let's go inside.  The last thing we want to do is call more attention to this.

Lana: That looks a little heavy for psych 101.

Clark: I'm just trying to get a handle on what my dad's going through. 457F46D9.JPG You know, the surgery and everything.

Lana: When I was in the hospital, the doctors told me that depression's pretty common after a major surgery.

Clark: He's just not the same dad I know.  He keeps talking about all these opportunities he missed in his life.

Lana: Clark, it's going to be okay.  There isn't anything that you can't recover from.

Clark: What if you screw up something so badly you can never get it back?

Lana: I guess that depends on how determined you are.

Agent:So, what's with the cave obsession?

Lex: You listened to the conversation. It's one of my father's many eccentricities.

Agent: Along with Clark Kent?

Lex: Trust me, Clark has nothing to do with my father.

Agent: That's not what it sounded like to me.  You know, when the Metropolis police had that noose around your neck, you offered us full disclosure.

Lex: Look, don't try to hang this on me. 457F47AE.JPG Before I agreed to help, all you had on my father was some creative book keeping. I'm giving you illegal cellular research, cloning, crimes against humanity.  So leave Clark out of this.

Agent: Hmm. You've got an entire archive devoted to unlocking "the mystery of Clark Kent." That sounds to me like more than your average kid from Podunk.

Lex: Maybe if I speak into the microphone, you'll hear it clearer. Clark Kent is nobody.

Agent #2: A nobody who's pals with Dr. Virgil swann?

Agent: Uh-huh.

Dr. Swann: Corporate titans don't often show up at my doorstep unannounced. 457F47F4.JPG

[ Chuckles ]

Lionel: I, um, I apologize for surprising you like this, Dr. Swann, but, uh, it's a matter of some urgency. 

Dr. Swann: I've been wondering how long it would take for you to finally walk through the door.

Lionel: Then you, uh, obviously know why I'm here.

Dr. Swann: I think perhaps you've been reading my e-mails to Clark Kent.  Am I correct?

Lionel: My transgression doesn't seem to upset you. I'm glad.

Dr. Swann: I'm a scientist.  I find curiosityto be a most admirable trait.

Lionel: Dr. Swann, I am the, uh, conservator of the kawatche caves.  If you can tell me what is written on the cave walls, I would agree to hand over that conservancy to your foundation.

Dr. Swann: Well, thank you, but I'm afraid I can't help you. 457F4827.JPG The language remains a mystery to me.

Lionel: Are you aware that, uh, at one time, there was an octagonal keyhole on the wall of the cave? It was sealed for months. Then it reopened...suddenly, just after our young friend Clark had been down there.

Dr. Swann: Oh then, you don't need me. You need a locksmith.

[ Chuckles ]

Lionel: All right, but, uh, the key to that lock was in my possession.  But it was stolen from my safe. Again, Clark had been present.

Dr. Swann: And so now you believe that he has it.

Lionel: He trusts you. Would you be willing to talk to him? Such a smarice to pay in exchange for the answers you've been searching for.

Dr. Swann: Yes, well, I know what I'm after... but what do you expect to find? You're dying. 457F486D.JPG

Lionel: How do you know that?

Dr. Swann: As I said, curiosity is an admirable trait.

Lionel: Dr. Swann, I know that what can save my life is locked within the wall of that cave.

Dr. Swann: I believein the extraordinary -- in the possibilities it holds -- but... I prefer to follow my own path.

Lionel: All right. Thank youfor your time, doctor.

Dr. Swann: Even if you had the key, you have no idea what would happen if you put it into the lock.

Lionel: I'd be willing to take that risk.

Dr. Swann: Mm-hmm. Then perhaps there is an arrangement we might make.

Lionel: Clark. I'm afraid I've invaded your sanctuary.

Clark: What do you think you're goingto find down here?

Lionel: tell me. How'd you open it, Clark?

Clark: I don't know what you're talking about.

Lionel: I don't want to play games. You expect me to believe your fascination with these caves started with a term-paper assignment? Now do it again.

Clark: I don't think you want to start talking about unusual obsessions, Mr. Luthor.  Unless you want to explain why you blackmailed my friends into spying on me.

Lionel: 457F4980.JPGI believe that we're puton this earth for a reason, Clark. Our task in life is to find outwhat that reason is. Sometimes,we can't do that alone.

Clark: You're never going to find what you're looking for.

Lionel: I'm much closer than you think.

Martha: What's going on here?

Tobin: You guys take the barn,and the rest follow me.  Martha Kent.

Martha: What are you doing?

Tobin: F.B.I -- Agent Tobin. We're going to search the place.

Martha: You can't do that.

Tobin: We can, and we will.  Excuse me, ma'am. We need you outside.

Clark: Hi, mom.  You must be out looking for dad, too.  I think I have an idea where he is.  I'll see you soon.  Thanks for the phone.

Lana: Clark, what's going on?

Clark: My dad kinda went AWOL.  He was halfway through unloading the feed run 457F49F2.JPGand just jumped in his truck and took off. I'm sorry, Lana.  It's -- he's never done anything like this before.

Lana: Hey, you know what? It's going to be okay.

Clark: I didn't mean to unload on you like that.

Lana: You never have to apologize for opening up to me.

Clark: Lana?

Lana: I know.  This is a stressful time for you.

Clark: No.  That's not what this is about.  Lana, I don't want to look back like my dad and wonder what my life could've been.

Lana: Clark... we've tried this once before. 

Clark: You said there's nothing you can't recover from.

Lana: No, I wasn't talking about us.  Right now think about your dad, okay? 457F4A44.JPGHe's the one needs you.

Clark: Yeah.

Clark: Dad, are you okay? Mom and I have beenworried sick about you.  You can't just take off like that.

Jonathan: How'd you know to find me out here?

Clark: When I'm searching for answers, I turn to my dad. I guess it runs in the family.

Jonathan: Your grandfather was the stubbornest man I ever knew.  And, believe me, Clark, I wasn't nearly the son you are.  My mother used to say that... he and I were like watching two sides of the same coin... duking it out.  And I see the way you and Jor-El fight, and I wonder if maybe fathers and sons were the same on krypton.

Clark: Except he's not my father. You are.

Jonathan: Yeah. I am your father who turns his back on you when you need him the most.  457F4A9D.JPGI am your father who forces you to run away.  My father never would've done that.  I wish I had his strength and his wisdom.

Clark: Dad, you do.

Jonathan: Clark, I don't know how to protect you anymore.

Clark: It's not your job.  Your job is to teach me how to protect myself.  But that doesn't mean I don't need you.  Mom needs you, too.  Let's go home.

Lex: I realize paying the Talon's bills isn't the high point of your month.  I'm guessing something elseis going on.

Lana: No, no,everything's fine.

Lex: Lana, you know you can talk to me about anything.

Lana: I want to believe that... someone can change, but... but I'm starting to lose faith.

Lex: Are we talking about Clark?

Lana: You know, he, uh, he came by the Talon earlier.  457F4B25.JPGAnd he kissed me.

Lex: He kissed you.

Lana: Yeah.

Lex: Isn't that what you wanted?

Lana: I don't know.

Lex: Look... I'm afraid I'm a little jaded in the romance department.  The only thing I know about relationships is that someone usually winds up getting hurt.

Lana: And you don't think I can trust Clark to not do that?

Lex: I don't think it's about trust.  It's like the German poet Rilke said, "A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them.  They're who they've been through out your whole relationship."

Clark: Mom!

Martha: Oh, thank god you're back.

Clark: What happened?

Martha: The F.B.I came. They tore through everything. 457F4B8E.JPG

Clark: What did they want?

Martha: I don't know, but they had a search warrant, and the only thing that's missing is the key.

Clark: I have to get that back. If they find out whatthat key's really for...

Jonathan: It doesn't matter, Clark.

Clark: How can you say that?

Jonathan: Because they didn't get what they came for.

[ Speaking german ]

Lex: Wir müssen die Kosten reduzieren. (We have to reduce the costs)

Clark: Lex.

Lex: Clark, I'm in the middleof something.  Can this wait?

Clark: The F.B.I just raided our farm. 457F4C8E.JPG

[ Speaking german ]

<>Lex: Meine Herren, es ist spät, wir sprechen morgen weiter. (Gentlemen, it's late, we'll talk tomorrow)

Lex: Any idea why?

Clark: They didn't say,but for some reason, I think your dad's involved.

Lex: Clark, I can't imagine my father's on the F.B.I's must trusted list, but... I'm curious why you think he'd be interested in the farm.

Clark: I talked to him today. He was saying all sorts of crazy things. He thinks I can give him answersabout the caves.

Lex: Can you? My father's methods are often questionable, but usually there is a germ of truth in his madness.

Clark: Your father's so obsessed about those caves that he's imagining things that don't exist.

Lex: Clark, I'm glad you told me about this.  It means a lot that you trust me enough to let me help. 

Clark: Is there something you're not telling me?

Lex: And what would that be, Clark?  I'll check into it. 457F4CCF.JPG

Lex: What the hell were you doing barging into the Kent farm?

Agent: Be quiet. You're bound and determined to blow our cover, aren't you? Get in here. If I want to take a serious look at Clark Kent, you won't have much to say about it.

Lex: Those weren't your men?

Agent: We don't make it a habit of storming farm houses.  What is it about this kid you're trying to protect?  Look, Luthor, this is my show. Do I need to remind you you came to us?

Lex: Like I had a choice.

Agent: You know the deal. The F.B.I is not interested in some farm boy.  We're interested in your father.  Now get out of here so we can do our work.

Clark: Your father's not the one working with the F.B.I.  It's you!

Lex: Clark, you have to trust me.

Clark: I did.I guess it was a bad mistake.

Lex: Clark, you've got it all wrong! 457F4D2B.JPGLook, it's not about you! We're going after my father! He tried to pin the murders at Metron labs on me, so I went to the feds and I cut a deal.  Look, over and over, I've given him the chanceto show me who he really is. And I now realize he already has.  He deserveswhat's coming to him.

Clark: And you don't care whose privacy gets invaded in the process.

Lex: Clark, it wasn't the F.B.I who raided the farm.  My father could've had his own men impersonate the feds. The question is, why?

Clark: Maybe he's onto you. Maybe he's warning you to back off.

Lex: Look, if that's the case, I'm sorry he got you involved.  But I think you already were.

Clark: What's that supposed to mean?

Lex: How well457F4D60.JPG do you know a Dr. Virgil Swann?

Clark: What makes you think I know him at all?

Lex: Well, according to the F.B.I,my father's been talking to him, and he found Dr. Swann through you.  Apparently you two have been e-mailing each other? 

Clark: He's been studying the cave paintings.

Lex: Look, Clark, I don't know how you stumbled into this, but somehow you've got two billionaires keenly interested in you and those caves.  They're your enemies, not me.

Clark: You betrayed me!

Dr. Swann: Hello, Kal-El.

Clark: My name is Clark.

Dr. Swann: You think I betrayed you because I met with Lionel Luthor?

Clark: You did more than meet with him.  You agreed to help him. 

Dr. Swann: I didn't betray you, Kal-El.  I promised you your secret would never leave this building, and it hasn't. And my involvement with Lionel Luthor is in your best interest.

Clark: That man has done nothing but cause my family pain. 457F5F8D.JPG

Dr. Swann: Was he the one who caused the explosion on the farm? Did he make you run wild in Metropolis? I opened the door to your heritage because I thought that you were ready. Your actions over the past year have proven me wrong.

Clark: You don't understand. There was another message in the ship... from my biological father. And it said I was sent here to conquer.  Do you know if that's true?

Dr. Swann: I don't have all the answers.  I'm still on the same journey as you are, Kal-El.

Clark: Pleas, don't call me that.  I don't even know who that is.

Dr. Swann: Fathers often want futures that their sons reject.  That struggle is as oldas the human race.

Clark: Except I'm not...human.

Dr. Swann: Humanity is not only about biology.

Clark: Look, you don't know Jor-El.  Everything that he said has come to pass.  My father made a deal with him to save me, 457F5FD6.JPGand now it's killing him.

Dr. Swann: But the more you pursue this course, the greater the risk that you'll expose your secret, not only to the Luthors, but to the world.

Clark: I can't let my father die for my mistakes.

Dr. Swann: Well, if that's your decision, then there's something else I have to show you. Activate screen.

Clark: It says, "I am waiting." It must be from Jor-El. 

Dr. Swann: That message didn't comefrom the stars.  It originated right here on earth.  But I believe... that it wasn't meant for you, Kal-El.

457F60D1.JPG<>Clark: Dad? Mom, Where's dad?

Martha: He left again, Clark. Don't be too hard on him. Your father can't do what he used to around here.

Clark: Mom, I don't think it's that simple.  I just went to see Dr. Swann.  He thinks Jor-El is trying to contact someone.  Mom, it's not me.  But I think the way dad's been acting -- I think he's been getting messages through the key.

Martha: What would Jor-El want with your father?

Clark: I don't know, but he said Jor-El was waiting for something. Do you know where dad went?

Lionel: You searched every inch of that farm?

Tobin: Yes, sir.

Lionel: You're certain?

Tobin: Yes, sir, I assure you.  It's not there.

Jonathan: Get out of here.  Get out, go on. Right now! Get out of here! 457F6110.JPGGet outta here! I said, everybody get out of here! Go on, get out.

Lionel: What the..

Jonathan: You have no right to be down here.

Lionel: Yeah, well,the State Park Service might disagree with you.

Jonathan: You want something that doesn't belong to you.  I'm not going to let you take it.

Lionel: There exists in this world somethings that are too valuable to be the sole possession of any one person.

Jonathan: I am sick and tired of talking to you.  This is your last warning.  Stay away from my son.

Lionel: If you'd raised your son the way I raised mine, maybe you wouldn't have to protect him.  You know, weakness isn't something you're born with.  You learn it.  And Clark learned his from you.

Clark: Dad! Dad! What are you doing? You're not thinking!

Jonathan: It's the only way that I know you're safe. 457F6189.JPGUnless you want to explain to the police why you illegally raided my farm, you had better let me walk out of here.

Lionel: Back off.

Technician: <>Sir... you better take a look at this.

Lionel: The key is in the wall.  It must be.

Jonathan: Where is it, Clark?

Clark: I don't have it.

Clark: Hi.

Lana: Yeah, um... I know you got a lot going on right now. Just --I think we left things in kind of a weird place.

Clark: I know the way I've been acting is kind of hard to understand, but, Lana, my feelings for you have never changed.

Lana: I guess a part of me knows that.  But, you know, it's like Lex says, a person isn't who they say they are 457F61F1.JPGin any one moment.  They're who they've always been.

Clark: Lex? What does he have to do with this?

Lana: I trust him.  I trust his advice.  He only wants what's best for us.

Clark: Look, Lana, how many times have we been standing here avoiding what we both want?

Lana: That's because every time you've let me get close, it hurts that much more when you leave. You can't keep changing the rules.

Clark: I'm sorry, Lana.  I never meant to hurt you.  But I promise, I'm not going to leave this time.

Lana: Maybe I am. You know what your dad said about looking back on his life and feeling as though he'd missed something? Clark, I have been so focused on you, waiting to see if we could ever get back together, that maybe I'm missing out on some opportunities.

Clark: Like seeing other people.

Lana: No. No, I mean everything. And until I figure that out, 457F622D.JPGI can't keep doing this. It's not fair to either of us.

<>[ Engine turns over ]

Jonathan: Clark. Lana sure didn't stay very long.

Clark: No.

Jonathan: You all right, son?

Clark: Yeah. Dad, we're going to have to talk about what happened down in the cave.

Jonathan: I know.

Clark: You always tell me to be so careful around Lionel Luthor, and then you just -- why did you go down there with the key?

Jonathan: I'm not sure.  I was just drawn to it.  It's the only way I can explain it.

Clark: Dad, I know it's the deal you made with Jor-El.  And all this time, I thought that you had sacrificed your health to bring me home, but it's more than that, isn't it?

Jonathan: I've done a lot of things the last few days 457F628D.JPGthat I'm not particularly proud of, but it wasn't Jor-El who did them.  It was me.

Clark: What's Jor-El waiting for?

Jonathan: How do you know about that?

Clark: Dr. Swann. Dad, what did you promise him?

Jonathan: That's none of your concern, Clark.

Clark: Dad, if it wasn't for me, you never would've gotten involved with Jor-El. Come on, why457F62C4.JPG don't youlet me help?

Jonathan: Clark, I've always told you to take responsibility for your own decisions. Now, why don't you let me take responsibility for mine?

Clark: Because now we're both in Lionel's sights. And what are we going to do when he gets that key out of the wall?

Jonathan: The key is not in the wall, Clark.

Clark: You took it?

Jonathan: No. But it's -- it's still out there somewhere. 
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