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First aired April
Proofread by Deanna
Lex: Are you sure you've
corrected the problem, Dr. Sinclair?
Dr. Sinclair: Absolutely, Mr. Luthor. The simulations have
all been positive. Increasing thermal variance by 98% should eliminate the
Lex: Six months of this, and all you had to do was turn up the
Dr. Sinclair: Well, it's not that simple, Mr. Luthor. I mean, the composition of these
meteor rocks is highly unusual. Calculating the exact temperature was a
Lex: One I hope you're up to. If this works, I'll leave a mark on the world
no one will ever forget.
Dr. Sinclair: It won't hurt your bank account, either.
[ Sighs ]
Dr. Sinclair: Initiating sequence.
Computer: Thermal sequence initiated.
Dr. Sinclair: Increasing thermal output. 70%.
Lex: Come on, come on...
Computer: Approaching optimum thermal
Dr. Sinclair: Opening the irradiation samples.
Computer: Subject seeds exposed to radiation.
Dr. Sinclair: 90%. Absorption level as expected.
Computer: Irregular molecular stimulation noted in
Dr. Sinclair: 95%. 98%. The power objective has been attained. Molecular
activity is exceeding the control model. The thermal level is continuing to
Computer: Thermal levels exceeding safety parameters.
Lex: What's happening?
Dr. Sinclair: The
temperature is climbing past the target range.
Lex: Shut it down.
Dr. Sinclair: I'm trying, sir. I'm trying.
Computer: Thermal levels
exceeding safety parameters.
Lex: Get out of here! Aah!
[ Groaning ]
[ Panting ]
Dr. Sinclair: Ohh.
Lex: Doc, are you okay?
[ Groaning ]
Dr. Sinclair: I'm calling this one a failure.
Lex: Come on, Dr. Sinclair, I'll get
you to a hospital.
Clark: Lex, are you okay?
Lex: Clark, I'm fine. How did you know I was here?
Chloe: : One of your
EMTS is a friend of mine. She said there was an explosion at LuthorCorp?
Lex: We were conducting an experiment.
Clark: Well, I'm guessing it didn't go
Lex: Not exactly as I hoped, but it was worth risk.
Chloe: I'm sure it was to LuthorCorp's
Lex: To the world, Chloe. Look, why don't the two of you come with me to
the lab, and I'll show you what Dr. Sinclair and I have been working on? I
really think you're gonna like this one.
Clark: All right, let's go.
Chloe: Clark, wait, I'm
not buying any story from a Luthor without corroboration. So I'm gonna go talk
to Dr. Sinclair and find out what he has to say about this.
Clark: Okay. I'll check out the lab with Lex.
Chloe: Just be careful,
okay? I mean, no matter what he says, LuthorCorp experiments never end well.
Lex: Wow that looks like it hurts.
Dr. Sinclair: What happened?
Lex: Well, I was hoping you could
Dr. Sinclair: There was an explosion.
Lex: Do you remember anything else after the
accident? Anything unusual?
Dr. Sinclair: Like what?
Lex: Like seeing two of me?
Dr. Sinclair: What?
Lex: I think the
explosion caused some kind of separation a division at the molecular
level. I don't know, but I saw myself, Doctor. I saw another Lex Luthor.
Dr. Sinclair: My god.
Lex: What about reversing it? Is there any way to force the two me's back together?
Dr. Sinclair: My
research notes are back in the lab. If I had those I might be able to find a
way to reverse the process.
Lex: I'm gonna go back to the lab and get the notes. In
the meantime why don't you get some rest?
Chloe: I thought you left for the
lab with Clark.
Lex: Well, I just wanted to check in on Dr. Sinclair first.
Chloe: Oh. Was he
Lex: Not feeling a thing.
Chloe: Well, I was hoping I could maybe talk to him.
Lex: Well, he's sleeping now. Maybe you should come back later when he's feeling a
little more alive.
Woman on P.A.: Code blue -- room 213.
Nusre: Code blue -- room 213. Coming through.
[ Monitors beeping rapidly ]
Nusre: He's arresting. Defibrillator. Clear! Man: No
response. Clear! Still no response.
Clark: This is what your secret experiment was about gardening?
Lex: No, Clark, it's about the future. These are growing in common sand,
with only a few drops of water as irrigation.
Clark: If my dad planted a crop of these,
he'd never have to worry about the harvest again.
Lex: Until it arrived on your dinner
table. Taste it. Those were grown from irradiated seeds.
Clark: Something's wrong. It
Lex: Rotten? That's what we've been wrestling with. See, we've
successfully destroyed the genes that make a plant weak, giving it the ability to
thrive under the harshest conditions. But the process also affects the fruit it
bears, and not for the better.
Clark: Is that what you were trying to fix when the
Lex: Dr. Sinclair thought increasing the temperature of the
reaction would solve the problem. We pushed it further than we ever have, Clark,
but the meteor rock became unstable.
Clark: What, you're working with meteor rocks again?
Lex: If I can find a way to make this work, LuthorCorp could put an end to hunger and
famine forever. I'm hoping there's something in Dr. Sinclair's notes that'll
explain exactly what went wrong.
[ Grunts ]
Lex: Clark, are you all right?
Clark: Yeah, um, I don't think that apple's
sitting very well. I'll wait for you outside.
Lionel: Lex. I haven't forgotten. I
know I'm not welcome here, but I heard there was an accident at LuthorCorp, and I
wanted to be sure you were all right.
Lex: I'm fine, dad. Thanks for the concern.
Lionel: Well... I'm grateful you're all in one piece. Sorry. I'm sorry for the intrusion.
Lex: Dad, Are you still planning on your charity fund raiser Saturday?
Lionel: Yes. I must
say, it's quite an interesting challenge trying to get the deep pockets to show up
for a salad bar and ginger chicken.
[ Chuckles ]
Lex: Would it help if the head of LuthorCorp promised to make an
Lionel: Really? You'd do that?
Lex: Under one condition.
Lex: You hold the event on
the top floor of LuthorCorp plaza in Metropolis. I'll even reach out to a few of
those reluctant deep pockets.
Lionel: That's very generous of you.
Lex: Oh, you must be rubbing
off on me.
[ Chuckles ]
Lex: I admit, I had my doubts about the motives behind your sudden
philanthropy, but I can see how much joy helping the less fortunate is bringing
you. Dad, I'm.. I'm proud of you.
Lionel: Thank you, Lex. I'm truly grateful for
Lex 2: Amazing work, isn't it? Hello, me.
[ Grunts ]
Lex 2: Meet the real you. Well, I can't have you running about, can I?
[ Sighs ]
Lex 2: Well, that's a question I've been struggling with for years. Hey,
remember the last time we were in this room? Dad told us not to play down here,
but I whispered in your ear to do it anyway?
Lex: The door blew shut locking me in.
No one could hear me.
[ Laughing ]
Lex 2: You were so afraid. A scared, trembling child. I hated you for that.
god... you're me.
Lex 2: No, Lex. I'm much, much more.
Lex: The explosion in the lab...
Lex 2: Freed
me from your weakness. At last, I can embrace my true destiny. Ah! Ah! Yeah! Come
on! Come on! You can do it! Stop me! Come on! You disappoint me as always.
Lex: If I'm such a let down, why don't you just kill me?
Lex 2: Nothing would make me happier.
Unfortunately, I don't know what will happen to me if you die. Are we
somehow still connected? Would I cease to exist as you gasp your last breath? I'm
not keen on taking that chance.
Lex: You can't keep me locked down here forever.
Lex 2: Why? No one heard our screams when we were a child, and no
one will hear yours now. Just like in that Dumas story. It was always
one of our favorites, wasn't it? King Louis xiv imprisons his twin
brother in the Bastille, forcing him to live out his final days behind
an iron mask.
Lex 2: See, most people think Louis did it to hide his
brother's true identity, but we know better. He did it because he couldn't stand
looking at such a pale reflection of his own greatness.
Lex: Don't... No! No!
[ Grunting ]
Lex 2: Shh, shh, shh. It's good to be the king. Aah! Aah! Aah! I guess
it's up to me to show the world the real Lex Luthor.
[ Panting ]
Chloe: Hey. It's about time. Pretty slow for the quarterback.
Clark: Ex-quarterback. What's so important?
Chloe: Dr. Sinclair.
Clark: Did he say something about the
explosion at LuthorCorp?
Chloe: He couldn't. He's dead, Clark.
Clark: What? What happened?
Chloe: Cardiac arrest. In a guy with no history of heart problems.
Clark: Well, I'd better go
Chloe: He already knows, I think. I bumped into him coming out of Dr. Sinclair's room just
before he died.
Clark: When was this?
Chloe: Right after you left for the lab.
Clark: Wha-- Chloe, I
was with Lex. We went to the lab together.
Chloe: Which would be about the same time I
was talking to Lex outside Dr. Sinclair's room.
Clark: Well, that's impossible.
Chloe: Not in
Smallville. You of all people should know that. You know because of all the
weird stuff you've seen.
Clark: Well, there must be a way to figure out the time line.
Chloe: Yeah, there is. Smallville Medical Center has a surveillance system which, as far
as you know, I've never hacked into because that would be wrong. It's just gonna
take a while.
Clark: Call me if you find anything.
Lana: Lex. What are you doing here?
Lex 2: I got a message on my cell that you wanted to see me.
Lana: So you
just let yourself in?
Lex 2: My bad. Would you like me to go?
Lana: No, no, uh, it's okay. You
kinda just surprised me.
Lex 2: I've been doing that to a lot of people. So what can I
do for Miss Lang this afternoon?
Lana: I wanted to talk to you about Jason.
Lex 2: Oh... him.
Lana: I, uh, I really appreciate everything that you've already told me about Jason and
his mom, um, but do you really think that --
Lex 2: what I think, Lana, is you deserve
better. You deserve to be with someone who recognizes how extraordinary you are.
Lana: Lex, what are you doing?
Lex 2: What I've always wanted to. Well, I do like them feisty.
Lana: Get out of my apartment.
Lex 2: If
that's how you want to play it. Oh, by the way, I'm closing The Talon.
Lana: What? You
can't do that.
Lex 2: Hmm...I think I can.
Lana: Lex, this is my home.Where am I supposed to
Lex 2: That's really up to you, isn't it? Lana, you could live like a queen by my
side, or get tossed out with the rest of the garbage. Why don't you think about
it? I know I will.
[ Grunting ]
Lionel: Lex, what's going on? What the hell are you doing?
Lex 2: Seizing the
moment, Dad just like you taught me. Same time tomorrow?
[ Chuckles ]
[ Sighs ]
Lex 2: Now, what's your problem with me this time, old man?
Lionel: It was your
offer to hold the fundraiser at LuthorCorp Plaza, then you go behind my back and
cancel the whole thing. Why would you do that?
Lex 2: "Because helping those who refuse
to help themselves is a waste of time and money, son!" Isn't that what the
old Lionel Luthor used to say?
Lionel: I've changed. People change. Lex --
Lex 2: No, they don't.
They just get soft like you. All right, Dad, I'll let you have your little blue
plate charity soiree. I'll even make a generous contribution.
Lionel: And what would I
have to do in exchange for this contribution, hmm?
[ Exhales deeply ]
Lex 2: I want you to prove you're still worthy to be my father.
Lionel: Are you insane? Lex --
Lex 2: No. Just curious.
Lionel: I'm not going to fight you -- Lex! Stop
it! Lex! Stop it!
Lex 2: Is your miraculous transformation into the man in the white suit
genuine, or is it all just an act?
Lionel: Lex, stop this! Stop it now! Lex, stop it!
Lex 2: Do
you even know the answer to that question, or have you been too afraid to ask?
What's inside you, dad? Is it really just puppies and hugs now, or is there
something else twisting in your gut, squirming to be free again?
Lex 2: I knew you were in there somewhere, father. You should have
stayed in prison. You were safer there.
Clark: Lana? Are you okay?
Lana: Yeah. No. Uh, did you know that Lex is going to
close The Talon?
Clark: No. Who told you that?
Lana: He did.
Clark: Well, I saw him last night. He
didn't mention anything.
Lana: Clark, when I, um, when I came home, he was in my
apartment. The way he was acting it was like he was a totally different
Clark: Maybe he was.
Lana: Do you think that maybe he's having another psychotic
Clark: It's more complicated than that.
Lana: It always is, itsn't it? You
think you know someone, but there's this side of them that you never see until
it's too late.
Clark: Well, you've certainly seen me at my worst.
Lana: And at your best.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Chloe: Clark, I found surveillance footage of Lex and me
outside of Dr. Sinclair's room talking and you and Lex leaving the Med Center.
Clark: What about the time stamps?
Chloe: They're identical. Looks like our favorite billionaire
has one hell of a split personality.
Clark: Yeah. Thanks.
Clark: Lex, I need to talk to you. This is important.
Lex 2: Well, I always have time for a friend, Clark. What's on your mind?
Clark: What did we
talk about last night?
Lex 2: Well, we talked about a lot of things -- the future, changing
the world, reshaping it into a better place. And then you started to
feel sick. You said it was from the apple.
Clark: That's right.
Lex 2: Clark, what's this all
Clark: Well, I had to be sure who I was talking to.
Lex 2: What?
Clark: Lex, Dr. Sinclair is
dead. Someone murdered him.
Lex 2: Clark, who would do something like that?
Clark: Well, you
would. Well, I mean at least someone who looks like you.
Lex 2: Where
did you get these?
Clark: Chloe pulled them off the surveillance system at the Medical
Center. She saw you leaving Sinclair's room at the same time we were
going to LuthorCorp.
Lex 2: How is this possible?
Clark: Something must have happened when the meteor
rock exploded during your experiment.
Lex 2: What are you saying this other Lex is
some kind of copy?
Clark: I think he's a part of you that split off.
Lex 2: I'm gonna put a
security team together. Get Chloe, and meet me at the lab.
Clark: How will I know it's
Lex 2: Well, we can always try a secret handshake. But I like to think you know me
better than anyone after all those years. Clark, this whole mess is my fault. But
I'll put an end to all of it tonight.
Lex 2: I want to thank you two for bringing this to my attention.
My security team is working to contain the situation.
Clark: Is there anything we can do
[ Cellphone rings ]
Lex 2: Excuse me. Hello. I'll be right there. This could be what I
was hoping for. I'll be right back. Don't worry. This will all be over soon. Keep
an eye out for my security people.
Clark: Chloe, what are you doing?
Chloe: Snooping where I
don't belong. I'm thinking of making a career out of it. Lex said he was gonna be
right back. How can you be sure it was really him?
Clark: I was careful. Besides, I
think I know my own friend, Chloe.
Chloe: Clark, how many times has your friend done
something underhanded that you didn't expect? People have a lot of different
sides, and sometimes, they keep those sides hidden, even from the ones that they
Clark: Sometimes you have to, even if that's not what you want.
Chloe: Yeah, but sooner or later, you have to trust someone with what's in your heart.
Otherwise, you're gonna end up going through life alone. Clark? Clark.
Clark: What'd you
[ Beep ]
Lex 2: Situation contained.
Clark: Chloe. Chloe? We really should get you to the
Chloe: Yeah, because that worked out really well for Dr. Sinclair. Clark, I'm
fine, okay? Although, I still can't figure out how I survived the sky falling on
my head, can you?
Clark: Well, the last thing I remember is I grabbed you and we
dove underneath the lab table. It must have protected us from the debris.
thing our ex-quarterback moves so fast.
Clark: Yeah, well, not fast enough.
Chloe: Clark, I can
live with a couple of bruises, considering the alternative. You're always there when I need
you, Clark. I just hope, someday, I can do the same for you.
Clark: Right now I just
want to make sure you're safe.
Chloe: I can, I can stay with Lois at the military base.
Chloe: Although, getting between her and the general while they're trying to
reconcile might be just as dangerous. Watch out, okay? Lex can be devious enough.
There's no telling what his evil twin is capable of. I'll be on my cell.
But if you see him, call me. And be careful. Lex really isn't himself. He's more
dangerous than we thought. Thanks, Lana.
Lex 2: Is that what you think of me, Clark? I'm
hurt. I thought we were friends.
Clark: Where's lex?
Lex 2: He's standing right in front of you.
Clark: No, you're not him. The
real lex would never try to kill me or Chloe.
Lex 2: Well, you're probably right. But
he's thought about it, all the times you've meddled in his plans, derailed
his ambitions. He's thought about killing all of you. He just never had the
guts to go through with it.
Clark: What are you?
Lex 2: I was just about to ask you the same
question. I dropped half the lab on you and Miss Sullivan, and yet, here you
Clark: I was lucky.
Lex 2: Don't be modest, Clark. We both know you're much more than
that. It all makes sense now. That first day on the bridge when we met, how you
were able to save me when my car went into the river. All of the other
miraculous times you appeared in just the right place at just the right moment almost
as if you possessed powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men. You've lied
to me for years, Clark. But now I know your secret.
Clark: I don't know what you're
Lex 2: Don't! I saw you after the explosion. You lifted a half a ton of
concrete like it was nothing. I should have figured it out a long time ago. All
the pieces were there. I was just blinded by friendship. A factor that's been
removed from the equation.
Clark: Whatever you are, whatever you're planning, I'm gonna
Lex 2: No, you aren't. You're gonna join me.
Lex 2: Think about it, Clark. My
intellect, your powers together, we could rule this world. We'll walk as gods among
Clark: You're not a god. I'm not even sure you're human.
Lex 2: Are you?
Clark: Is the real Lex still alive?
Lex 2: Oh, you don't get it, do you? I am the real Lex! Is he still
alive? Sort of. I mean, I couldn't really be sure what would happen to me if I
killed him, so I tucked him away where I can keep an eye on him. Maybe torture
him a little when I'm feeling blue.
Clark: Where is he? Where is he?!
[ Grunting ]
Lex 2: What's the matter, Clark? You look a little sick. Just like
back in the lab when you were with the other me, when he opened the safe door
and exposed you to the meteor rock. Every man has a weakness, Clark, no matter
how superhuman he may be. I've embraced my destiny. Now, embrace yours. We could
forge a new future together.
Clark: I'll never join you.
Lex: Yes, you will. Or everyone you
love will suffer!
Martha: My god, Clark! You're
Lex: I'm guessing that doesn't happen very often.
[ Gun cocks ]
Jonathan: What did you do?
Lex 2: I gotta hand it to you guys. I mean, keeping
something like this a secret must have required an impressive ability to obscure
the truth. Maybe the Kents and the Luthors have something in common, after all.
Yeah, I know about the green meteor rock and Clark's unique gifts.
Martha: What do you
Lex 2: The world, Mrs. Kent. And your son's gonna help me bring it to its knees.
Now talk some sense into him before something unfortunate happens!
[ Gunshot ]
Lex 2: Like that.
Lex 2: You were right about me all along, Mr. Kent. I am the villain of
Jonathan: Two Lexes? How the hell did that happen?
Clark: There was an accident at LuthorCorp,
and I think that lex was affected by black kryptonite.
Martha: How did Lex get a
hold of black kryptonite?
Clark: Well, I don't he knows anything about the black "K." I
think he accidentally created it when he was experimenting with the meteor rocks.
But that's how I can put the two Lexes back together.
Clark: The duplicate Lex in
the barn he said he was keeping the real Lex alive somewhere close to keep
him safe, and if I can find him...
[ Lex groaning ]
Clark: Lex. It's okay.
Clark: Don't try to talk.
Lex: Get out.
you're gonna be okay, all right?
Lex: Get out.
Lex 2: The hero comes to the rescue. How
predictable is that?
Lex: Leave him alone.
Lex 2: I'm really starting to hate the sound of my
own voice. I offer you a chance at greatness, and this is what you do with it? I
want you to remember this day, Clark. I want you to remember that, despite all
your amazing powers, there was one man that beat you. Maybe this was always our
destiny. How sad.
Lex: Let's see what happens to me if you die!
Lex 2: You can't kill me! I
drive you! I give your life meaning! I'm your soul, you weak, pathetic,
little man! I'm the real Lex Luthor! Aah! Aah!
Clark: Lex! Lex? It's all right. It's
Clark: It's not much to look at, is it?
Lex: Broken dreams seldom are. Clark. I
want to say "thank you" for saving me, but the words seemed too small. Without
you, I would have been lost. You're a true friend.
Clark: It's too bad your other
half didn't think so.
Lex: I'm sorry for what I -- he put you through.
Clark: How much of it do you remember?
Lex: Nothing, really. Once we
divided, we were two different people.
Clark: Well, you might want to go talk to Lana
when you get a chance.
Lex: He didn't hurt her, did he?
Clark: Well, I'm not sure
what happened, but she seemed pretty upset.
[ Exhales deeply ]
Clark: Don't be too hard on yourself. It really wasn't you.
what I've been standing here, trying to figure out. Did the accident create an
evil Lex or is that what's really inside of me?
Lex: As far as awkward
moments go, this is definitely memorable.
Lana: Chloe filled me in on what happened.
wish I could remember exactly what my other half did so I could
apologize properly. I just hope it wasn't anything we can't get past.
Lana: Well, as
long as you're not closing The Talon and kicking me out.
Lex: I said that?
Lana: Along with
expressing certain desires.
Lex: Lana, I'm sorry. It wasn't me.
Lana: Are you sure?
whatever my feelings are, I'd never do anything to jeopardize our friendship.
[ Sighs ]
Lex: I really am sorry.
Lana: So am I.
Lionel: Planning your next assault, son?
Lex: Dad, your cheek.
Lionel: Well, it's a wake-up call, and I'm grateful for that.
Lex: Look, whatever
I've done in the last few days...
Lionel: Please, no need for an apology. Quite the
[ Inhales ]
Lionel: I must say, you finally proved yourself to be the son I've always
wanted. And I thank you for showing me so clearly the error of my ways.
Lex: What are
you talking about?
Lionel: I'm closing down the foundation immediately.
Lex: What? You
can't. The charity is your life.
Lionel: Just a foolish dream. I'm awake now.
A man can't deny his true nature, can he, Lex? No, we're Luthors. We're Luthors.
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