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First aired November 5th 2003

Clark in "Relic"

Provided by Suzanne

Lana: Louise McCallum. No one every really said much about her, just that I had a great-aunt who died young.

Dexter: I'm guessing they never mentioned she had a husband.

Lana: No. But I don't think you can blame them. You were convicted of her murder.

Dexter: Yeah.

Lana: If you were so anxious to see me, why did you wait all these years to write?

Dexter: Your Aunt Nell. She asked me not to.

Lana: I don't mean to be rude, Mr. McCallum, but even if I did believe your story, I don't know what you want me to do.

Dexter: I just need somebody in Louise's family to know I truly loved my wife, and I'm not the man who killed her.

Dexter: Louise!  Louise!

Old Dexter: It was 42 years ago, and I can still hear those shots.

Dexter: Louise...  Louise! No! 

Old Dexter: Sheriff Tate arrived.

Tate: Dex! Louise! You out here?

Old Dexter: He found me with the gun and Louise dead in my arms.

Tate: Dex... What have you done?

Old Dexter: I swear to you. That's what happened that night.

Dexter: When I saw your picture in the paper, I couldn't get over how much you looked like Louise. I thought if you are anything like her, you'd be the one person who could understand.

Lana:  If you're saying that you didn't kill her, then who did?

Dexter: The man I saw leaving the barn, a drifter. He killed my Louise.

Clark: What happened to this guy, this drifter?

Lana: They never caught him. Dexter said that people assumed that he made the story up so that he could cover his tracks.

Clark:  But you believe him.

Lana: Well, why would he lie to me? It's not like he's gonna get the last 40 years of his life back.

Clark:  Lana, convicted murderers spend half their day trying to convince people they're innocent.

Lana:  Clark, that drawing looks exactly like you. So unless Dexter could've predicted the future, there's--there's a pretty good chance that drifter was real.  It could've been your grandfather. Even your father.

Clark:  That's impossible.

Lana: Why? You must've come from somewhere. It's not like you just fell out of the sky.

Clark: I think Lana's right. It is Jor-El.

Jonathan: From 1961?

Clark: These cave walls said that people from Krypton have been here before. Why not my father?

Jonathan: Clark, son, don't you think you're trying just a little bit too hard to make a connection here?

Clark: You saw the medallion he was wearing. The symbol's Kryptonian.

Jonathan: Okay. Let's just say that it was Jor-El, and from everything I know about him, it's not that far of a stretch to believe that he could kill somebody.

Clark: That's the thing, we don't know that much about him. Up until now, all Jor-El has been to me is some distant powerful friend, but if he was here, walking the same streets as me, maybe we're not so different. Maybe he's more human than we thought.

Jonathan: Clark--  Clark.  Isn't that what you're looking for?

Clark: I knew I'd seen it down here.

Jonathan: Clark. Clark!  What is that?

Clark: The images I saw must've been from the past.

Pete: Clark, you really need to lay off the late night television.

Clark: I'm not kidding, Pete. I had all these flashes, but they went by so fast, I really couldn't make sense of them.

Young Man: Excuse me.

Man: Give it over!

Louise: Get away from me!

Man: Give me the money! I know you've got it! Give it!

Louise:  My hero.

Drifter: You don't strike me as someone who usually needs saving.

Lana: Thank you.

Mugger:  Did you see that? He could've killed me.

Tate:  Tell it to the judge.

Louise:  Thanks. I'm Louise.

Drifter: You can call me Joe.

Louise: Well, Joe, you're the most excitement we've had all year.

Tate: Watch your head.

Tate:  Well, I guess we owe you our gratitude. Hi, I'm Sheriff Billy Tate. Some reflexes you got there.

Joe: They kinda surprised me, too.

Tate: I haven't seen you around Smallville before.

Joe: I'm just passing through on my way home.

Louise: Lucky you.

Tate:  Forgive Louise. She's got stars in her eyes. Always has.

Joe: There's nothing wrong with that.

Dexter: Louise?

Dexter: Everything all right?

Tate: You go on home, Louise. I know how Dex hates to miss his bridge game. I'll drop by and get your statement.

Louise:  See you around.

Tate: I appreciate your help.

Pete: Clark, what's going on?

Clark: It's like I was back in the '50s. I was standing right here where Joe was.

Pete: Joe?

Clark: That's the name of the drifter. Pete, do you remember when I was in the cave and I got all those flashes? I think this medallion downloaded me with all his memories. When I touch something of his it triggers one.

Pete:  Right.

Clark: Louise was here too. The drifter, he saved her.

Pete: Well, of course he did! Clark, back here in the 21st century, we call that a daydream.

Clark: There's got to be a way to find out if what I saw really happened.

Clark: Since when can you take police records out of City Hall?

Chloe: Since I caught the clerk and his girlfriend playing cops and robbers while on the job.

They both laugh.

Clark:  Well, the robbery should be around June 1961. That's when the movie was playing at the Talon.

Chloe: Okay, I don't mean to give you the third degree, but how do you know all of these--

Clark: Chloe, I told you it was just a hunch that the drifter was there.

Chloe: Yeah, I get that.  But it's the robbery outside the Talon with the Natalie Wood movie playing that's a little more detailed than your average hunch.

Clark: Well, as curator of the Wall of Weird, just go with me on this one.

Chloe: Okay.

Clark: There's some pages missing, all from the day of Louise's murder.

Chloe: Someone gets a D in subtlety.

Clark:  Here, the robbery.

Chloe: You see our heroic drifter anywhere?

Clark: No, but look at the name of the robber.

Chloe:  Lachlan Luthor. That's--that's Lex's grandpa.  Oh, come on, I had a 3 megabyte file on Lex. I know his favorite cereal. Maybe he knows something.

Clark: Well, you're gonna have to find out. I gotta meet Lana. Nell found some of Louise's things in the attic.

Chloe: Wait, Clark, this is where I'm gonna have to bail. The last time I researched the Luthors, Lex almost got killed.

Clark: Please. You're gonna have to deal with him sooner or later.

Lex: I always assumed my father's knack for taking people's money was inherited, but... I hardly think petty crime runs in the family.

Chloe: Well, Smallville wasn't exactly teeming with Lachlan Luthors. Your grandfather has to be the one who was arrested.

Lex: Chloe. No one in my family set foot in this town until my father bought the cream corn factory. Isn't an age-old robbery a little off your usual teen beat?

Chloe: Well, this one's pro bono. Lana's really worried about her great-uncle.

Lex: Something tells me you're not here because of Lana.

Chloe:  Anyway, we think Lachlan met the drifter, and we were just hoping that--

Lex: What, that my family sat around at Thanksgiving sharing old crime stories?

Chloe: Your family isn't exactly a Norman Rockwell painting. Look, Lex, we're just trying to find what we can.

Lex: I wish I could help you, Chloe, but I'm afraid you've met a dead end.

Lana: Hey.

Clark: Hi, Lana. Look, I'm really sorry about being so defensive this morning.

Lana: You don't have to apologize. I kinda dumped a lot on you all at once.

Clark: I guess it's just when you're adopted, you dream about where you came from and what your birth parents were like. The biggest nightmare is that they were criminals.

Lana: With all the strange surprises I've had in my family, I know it's not easy.  There are only a few of Louise's things. But I think we'll be able to find something.  It's a love letter. Dexter must have written this. Wow. Who knew he could be so, um...

Clark:  Passionate? 

Lana: Only an initial?  Could you?

Louise: I couldn't stop thinking about you all day.

Joe: I've never felt this way about anyone. All I know is I want to be with you.

Lana: Clark?

Clark: Lana, I don't think that love letter's from her husband. I think it's from the drifter. They were in love.

Lionel: Congratulations, Lex. That was an excellent presentation. The board was impressed. It was smoke and mirrors, but, um, skillfully done.

Lionel picks up a bottle of champagne that has been chilling on the table.

Lex: What can I say? I guess the, uh, heart of deception runs in the family.

Lionel:  And the day was off to such a sweet start. (Pops the champagne open and pours a glass.) Um, deception, huh? You think I've been deceiving you about something?

Lex: You tell me. You've always described Grandfather Lachlan as a hardworking entrepreneur who came from Scottish nobility.

Lionel: What are you driving at, son?

Lex: Maybe you could explain why a Lachlan Luthor was arrested in 1961 for petty robbery in Smallville.

Lionel: Not all entrepreneurs can have the luxury of being both successful and honest.

Lex: Why would you go to such lengths to hide our past?

Lionel: When I was, uh, young and trying hard to get a foothold in the world of overachieving ivy-leaguers, I quickly found that confessing to the fact that I was born and bred in a place like Suicide Slum wasn't gonna win anybody over at a cocktail party.

Lex: So you took the liberty of rewriting our family history?

Lionel: That's right. Why should I have to pay for the sins of my father?

Lex:  Sounds familiar. Is the, uh, memorial in our family plot even real or do I have grandparents wandering around Suicide Slum?

Lionel:  No, no, they... they both died in a tenement fire.  The only reason I'm alive is I was moonlighting at the-- at a print shop when it happened. Ever since then I've, um, buried myself in work. Consciously.

Clark: This is the barn where Louise was shot.

Lana: Clark, it's been over 40 years. What do you expect to find here?

Joe: I have to leave tonight.

Louise: I'm leaving with you.

Joe: Louise, I told you, that's not possible.

Louise: I can't stay with Dex anymore, I don't love him. You're the one I want to be with.

Joe: Where I'm from we wouldn't be accepted.

Louise: I don't care what people think. I never have.  Dex says that's my curse.

Joe: No, Louise. That's a gift.

Louise: We're not that different, Joe. I'm willing to try.

Joe steps past her.

Joe: This wasn't supposed to happen. I have to return home alone.

Louise: Why?

Joe:  Because it's my destiny. I can't change it.

Joe: Louise, as much as I want this, I can't have it.  My father told me that someday I'd understand that my actions have consequences. I guess this is what he meant.

Louise:  It's not fair. We should be together.

Joe: Louise.

Louise: Joe...

Joe: No. Louise? Don't leave me.

Louise:  I'll never leave. I love you.

Joe: Louise... No. No, Louise.  Louise...

Lana:  Clark?

Clark: I know who killed her.

Lex: The Edgecliff Condos. They're owned by LuthorCorp, but I'm missing the connection to my grandparents.

Mason: Well, before the condos and the coffee houses, this was the worst part of Suicide Slum. That high rise... stands on the site of the tenement your grandparents died in.

Lex: So my father's story's true. They died in a fire.

Mason:  Yeah, if you call an explosion that blows the windows out of two city blocks a fire, yeah.

Lex: Sounds like you have your doubts.

Mason: I was a detective in that precinct. Back in those days, when they told you to drop a case you did it. The slum lords controlled City Hall. Well, I'm retired now. It doesn't really matter.

Mason: I think you'll find my original report enlightening.

Chloe: I don't mean to rain on your parade, Clark, but Lachlan Luthor was in the jail at the time of the murder.

Clark: I know it was him.

Lana: How? You can't expect us to keep following these weird hunches without telling us what's going on.

Clark: It's crazy.

Chloe: You passed crazy about four random clues ago.

Clark: Ever since I read that newspaper article I've been having memories from 1961.

Lana: What?

Clark: It's like some weird deja vu thing.

Chloe: Well, could it be like reincarnation? You know, like past lives?

Lana:  Chloe.

Chloe: Or, uh, genetic memory. Science has theorized that we store our ancestors' memories in our DNA.

Chloe: Anyway...  Well, wherever your hunches are coming from, they're eerily accurate. Look at this. I asked the Ledger to email me the newspaper's police blotter from the day that was missing in the logbook.

Clark:  Lachlan was released from jail the morning Louise was murdered.

Lana: He only spent a few nights in jail for armed robbery?

Chloe:  Yeah, and look at the name of the deputy who released him.

Clark: Billy Tate.

Chloe: More affectionately known now as our honorable Mayor William Tate.

Tate: Dex and Louise were my best friends. Arresting him was the hardest thing I ever had to do. (To Lana.) You bear a striking resemblance to your great-aunt. Has anyone ever told you that?

Clark: Mayor Tate, can you remember booking someone named Lachlan Luthor? He was released the same day Louise was killed.

Tate: It's hard to keep track of all the arrests that I've made.

Lana: We think your friend Dexter is innocent.

Tate: Trust me, of all people I wanted to believe that more than anyone. But finally I had to admit there was no drifter. He made up the story to cover his own guilt.  Careful with that , young man.

Tate: Hey, you two lovebirds.

Louise: Billy, it's not what it looks like. It was just--

Tate: Sure.  Okay, big shot, out of the car.

Joe: I don't know what business this is of yours, but--

Tate:  I think you've overstayed your welcome. You better move along before you cause any more trouble.

Louise: Billy, he was just taking me home.

Tate: You better make sure this is what you want, Louise. 'Cause I think you're making a huge mistake.

Louise: I never wanted to marry Dexter. Don't get me wrong, he's--he's a nice man, he's just... safe. I made the mistake of telling my father my dreams. I want to go to Hollywood, become a star. The next thing I know, he's putting me together with Dex, saying what a great wife I'd make. I finally gave in. And here I am.

Joe: I think our fathers would get along.  See, I'm not what you'd call a model son. My father sent me here as sort of a lesson. I didn't want to come here. Now I'd give anything to stay. But I can't.

Louise: Then take me with you.

Louise:  We'll be like James Dean and Natalie Wood in "Rebel Without a Cause." It'll be romantic.

Joe: I don't think you understand. When I said I wasn't from here, I wasn't talking about Smallville.

Joe:  Where I'm from we have colors that you've never seen. Our moons are so close they fill up half the sky. We have sunsets that last for hours.

Louise: You almost had me there. For a second I was actually believing you.  Oh, my God.

Adams: So you want me to dredge up an investigation that was put to bed 40 years ago?

Clark: The mayor knows more than he's telling.

Adams: Oh, yes, that mysterious drifter of yours.

Clark: We think that Mayor Tate made a deal to drop the charges on Lachlan Luthor if Lachlan killed the drifter. They were gonna pin the whole thing on Dexter.

Adams: Well, you make a great storyteller, Mr. Kent, but not much of a detective.  See, I will need two small things called motive and evidence before I'm gonna haul the leader of our community off to jail.

Clark: Look. The handwriting on the police log matches this love letter. It's the same signature.

Lana: He was in love with her as well. With the drifter dead and Dexter in jail for his murder, Mayor Tate could have Louise all to himself.

Adams: I don't know if you kids can hear yourselves, but you might want to be careful about who you're pointing fingers at. If you'll excuse me, I got a few cases in this century to attend to.

Jonathan: Martha, we can't even tell if these visions are for real. I mean, for all we know, they could just be another test from Jor-El.

Martha: Jonathan, when have you seen Clark this determined for no reason? I know this is hard, but we can't blame him for wanting to know about his birth parents.

Jonathan: Every time I hear the name Jor-El, all I can think of is that we are his real birth parents. We're just the people who were lucky enough to find him, that's all.

Martha: But right now he's here with us.

Jonathan: Yeah.

Martha: Clark. Have you had any more of the visions?

Clark: No.

Jonathan: Listen, son, I'm, uh, I'm sorry I doubted you. If you'd like, we can go over to McCallum's barn, see if you missed anything.

Martha: What is it?

Clark: That's grandpa's gun. I saw it in the cave when I had my first vision.

Joe: I don't want any trouble. I'm just cutting through your field.

Man: Easy there, son. You already got one murder on your hands if you're the one the whole town's looking for.

Joe: I didn't do it.  I'm not a killer. I loved her. I'd never hurt her. You g-- you gotta trust me.

Man: I'm Hirum. Hirum Kent.

Jonathan: What is it?

Clark: The drifter was here. He was here on the farm with Grandpa Kent.

Jonathan: I haven't opened this... since the day my father passed away.

Martha: Maybe something in here will trigger another memory.

Jonathan opens the trunk. He reaches in and pulls out a belt with a large buckle.

Jonathan: Clark, your grandfather wore this old thing every single day of his life.  It was his favorite belt.

Martha:  I wish you could've met him. Do recognize anything from your visions? 

Mrs. Kent: At least you won't stand out as much if they stop you.

Hirum: I know all the back roads. We'll take them.

Joe: I appreciate your help, but I'll find my way on my own.

Hirum: I am not sending you out alone. Are you sure these friends of yours are gonna show up?

Joe: They'll be there.

Hirum: You're welcome to stay and try to clear this thing up.

Joe: I've got no reason to stay anymore.

Mrs. Kent: Be careful.

Hirum:  Bye, Gene. 

Mrs. Kent: His name is Jonathan.

Hirum:  We're still deciding. 

Hirum: Come on, let's go.  

Joe:  Thank you.

Clark: Grandpa helped him escape.

Jonathan: Now, look, I-I'd like to believe you, Clark but--

Clark: He wanted to name you Gene.

Jonathan:  After Gene Autry. We had all of his old records, but... Mom finally won out.

Martha: Hirum was a pretty good judge of character, Jonathan. I don't think he would've helped a guilty man.

Jonathan: Well, I don't think that an old bomber jacket's gonna prove anything.

Clark: I'm not too sure about that.

Man: Sheriff Tate.

Tate: Mr. Kent. I'm not sure how you got in here, but I don't find this very amusing.

Clark: I think you've got me confused with someone else.

Tate: The police are on their way.

Tate: Where did you get that?!

Clark:  I knew you'd remember me.

Tate: This can't be real.

Clark: You've done a pretty good job of hiding what's real. I know you made a deal with Lachlan to kill me.  But how did you feel when you found out that you killed Louise instead?

Tate: It was supposed to be you!

Clark: You can't kill me. I'm already dead.

Tate: Mother of God!

Clark: If you ever want another day of peace, you'll confess what you've done to the sheriff.

Tate: No! I'm not going to jail!

Clark: You're not taking the easy way out.

Adams: Mayor Tate. You okay? We got the silent alarm.

Tate: He's trying to kill me!

Adams: Who?

Tate:  Lachlan was supposed to kill the drifter. I never meant to hurt Louise. I loved her.

Dexter: I never expected to see this day.  It's still so hard to believe about Billy. Did you know he came to visit me every Sunday for the first two years I was in here?

Lana: I'm sorry. I know he was your friend. 

Dexter: I guess I always knew how he felt about Louise, but I never imagined he could do a thing like that. And him confessing after all these years. It doesn't make any sense.

Lana: Maybe it had been haunting him.

Dexter: It be a terrible thing when love consumes you and takes over. I was so in love with Louise I just couldn't see she didn't feel the same way about me. I wish I'd known when to let go.

Lex: The explosion originated in your family's apartment. There were traces of ammonium nitrate, Dad. Your parents' death was no accident.

Lionel:  I've always suspected this. I--oh...  I knew my father had enemies, but uh...

Lex: That's not what you told the police.

Lionel: I was young, but never naive. I knew automatically that whoever did it would be watching me.

Lex: So you knew they were murdered. It's not like you to pass up a chance at revenge.

Lionel: I had no resources. I couldn't pursue it.

Lex: Then. What about the last 30 years?

Lionel: I couldn't bring them back. There was nothing I could do so... I chose to move on, forget about it.

Lex: But you can't, can you?

Lionel: No.  I owe you a thank you, son. Your grandparents were murdered. They deserve justice. Oh, I was such a fool. I always thought their murder could stay buried in the past.

Lex: We both know that's not gonna happen until we find out who did this.

Lana: Clark?

Clark: Lana, how is Dexter?

Lana: I think he's just relieved that his name's finally been cleared.

Clark: Personally, I think I'd be more relieved knowing I wasn't getting locked up again.

Lana: I am not quite sure why, but I think Dexter has you to thank for his freedom.

Clark: You're the one who believed in him.

Lana: Yeah. He was wrong about the drifter.

Clark: I'm not so sure he was. Nothing would've happened to Louise if she didn't fall in love with him.

Lana: I know what Louise did was wrong, but I can't help thinking she was lucky. Even if it was only for a few days, she knew what it felt like to really be in love.

Clark: It's too bad it couldn't last.

Lana: What if that's not the point?  Maybe you have to be grateful for the time that you spend together and stop holding onto what could've been.

Jonathan: What is it, Clark? What are we doing here?

Clark: I'm not sure.

Hirum: What are you doing with that thing?

Joe: I was supposed to return it to my father, but there's too many bad memories attached.  Thank you, Hirum.

Hirum: I can usually tell an honest man when I see one. I'm sorry you ran into trouble here. There's plenty of good folks in Smallville.

Joe: I'll remember that. Congratulations on the baby. He's lucky to have you as parents.

Hirum: If there's anything you ever need, you know where to find me.

Jonathan: Clark. What did you see?

Clark: He buried this here because he didn't want his father to have it. It acts as some sort of journal. I think Jor-El was sent here as some kind of rite of passage. Grandpa Kent was down here too. He told Joe that if there was anything he needed...

Jonathan: What is it, Clark?

Clark: I don't think you and Mom found me by accident.  I think you were chosen.

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