September 29th, 2004
Clark: I know you find it hard to believe, but trust me. Chloe's not
buried in that grave.
Lois: How do you know that? Look, I want her back more than anyone, but
don't you think your hunch is a rung on the whole grief ladder?
Clark: None of this would've happened if I had been there.
Lois: Okay, Commando, I don't get you. Half the time, you're all meek
"Yes, Ma" and "Yes, Pa", and the other half, you are the most overconfident
guy I've ever met.
Clark: It doesn't happen to you much, does it? Not being able to peg
someone right away?
Lois: Oh, get over yourself. You are not that complicated.
Lois: This is Chloe's safe house?
Clark: You mean what's left of it.
Lois: Oh, my God, Chloe. What did they do to you? What exactly do
you expect to find here?
Clark: I don't know, but the FBI sealed the case, even the autopsy
reports. Doesn't that sound a little odd?
Lois: Remind me if I'm ever a witness not to put my life in the hands of
Clark: Well, maybe she got out before the explosion.
Lois: They said she walked inside, Clark. I don't know how anyone could
survive this. Look, you may be in denial thinking Chloe's alive, but I'm
gonna find out who did this to her. Let's get out of here, Clark. This
place gives me the creeps.
Lois: Well, don't just stand there. Come on.
Man: We lost them, sir!
Sam: Find them!
Man: Yes, sir!
Lois: Nothing like a little North by Northwest action to get the blood
Clark: Um... we usually take turns in the bathroom.
Lois: Oh, don't start with me, Smallville. You're the one taking the
marathon shower. Besides, my delicate feminine sensibilities weren't
offended the first time I got a glimpse of, uh, Clark Junior.
Clark: My parents kind of missed the whole Woodstock phase.
Besides, they freaked out the last time they caught me in a co-ed situation.
Lois: Last time? So the eagle scout does have a few secrets in the
Clark: Just forget it, all right? That's my shirt.
Lois: It's the only thing I could find that was clean. Hey, let's
keep this morning's game of chopper tag a secret, okay?
Clark: Right. Because I'm the one who can't keep my mouth shut.
Clark: You're home.
Lois: Hi, Mrs. Kent.
Lois: I don't understand what the big deal is here. We just took a
Clark: Showers. We took separate showers.
Martha: At noon?
Lois: We were just--
Clark: We went to Chloe's safe house. These guys showed up
and chased us into a field, and there was all this dirt.
Jonathan: Clark, that is a federal crime scene. And the last thing
that we want is for you two kids to get involved with the FBI.
Lois: Whoever it was, we don't need to worry 'cause their chopper is face
first in the middle of the field. Your non-verbals are killing me, and
this seems like it's a family matter, so... I'm just gonna get out of the
way. Way to go.
Jonathan: Please tell me that you did not crash that helicopter.
Lex: Waste of a new suit, isn't it, Dad?
Lionel: Well, I don't think so, son. Even if Miss Sullivan were alive and
testified against me, you and I both know the jury would still find me not
guilty. But I am sorry, Lex.
Lex: Sorry that you killed a bright young woman just because she stood in
Lionel: My apology concerns you and me. I'm sorry that you couldn't
foresee the consequences of your actions when you betrayed me.
Lex: You can save the threats, Dad. I'm not as easy a target as you seem
Lionel: All those tests, all those trials have made you strong. But this
time it's different. You'll never know when it will happen, but it
will happen. Each swallow of wine you take, every key you turn, every...
friend you make. You'll never have another moment's peace.
Lex: You look great.
Lana: Thank you.
Lex: So from your message, I didn't quite get if this is a stopover or if
you're back for good.
Lana: For a while. I guess Paris just wasn't for me.
Lex: Yeah. Museums, late night jazz clubs, walks along the Seine. I
see how that can all get boring.
Lana: Let's just say that I felt as though something was calling me home.
Lex: A little cryptic, but I'll take it. Well, you picked a good day for
homecoming. You know, Clark just resurfaced, too. Interesting timing.
Lana: Funny, I don't remember asking about Clark. Actually, uh, I
came by because I saw the Talon was boarded up. I thought you would've sold
it by now.
Lex: Yeah, well, I had a little trouble letting it go. Why, are you
in the market for a partner?
Lana: No. Um... no. I want to rent the apartment.
Lois: I hope that Clark is right. Otherwise, this is gonna get really
ugly, Chlo. Okay. He was right.
Trent: Where's Chloe Sullivan?
Lois: Who the hell are you?
Trent: You'd better tell me where she is.
Lois: What? The posse couldn't get to me the first time, so the boss sent
you? You can both kiss my ass.
Lana: Are you okay?
Lois: Where the hell did he go? Medieval psychopath.
Lana: I guess you'd have to be in order to dig up a grave in
the middle of the day.
Lois: Actually, that was me. It's my cousin's grave.
Lana: Lana Lang.
Clark: Lana. You're back.
Lana: Hi. Hi, Clark.
Clark: Lois. How did you two--
Lana: We just met. I, uh, stopped by the cemetery to pay my respects to
Lois: I think you're forgetting about the part where you saved my life.
Some Ginsu boy came after us at Chloe's grave.
Lana: Look, Clark, if you really think that Chloe's alive, I want to help
Clark: Uh, Lana... Look, I don't want to get your hopes up, but we don't
know anything for sure.
Clark: You're back from Paris. You must've found what you were looking
Lois: I'll say! Who wouldn't want a hot summer fling in the most
romantic city on Earth?
Lana: I was going to tell you.
Clark: It's okay.
Lois: Really? You two?
Clark: We never...
Lana: Not really.
Clark: ...had a thing.
Lana: It's complicated.
Lois: A complicated thing. Never mind.
Lana: Well, um, I'm gonna go.
Lois: The awkward tension's just getting started.
Lois: I really crashed and burned on that one.
Clark: Must be a daily ritual for you.
Lois: Only when I'm barreling into a train wreck.
Lois: Listen, I really think we're onto something here. I did my
research, and it turns out LuthorCorp paid for Chloe's funeral. Why would
they do that? It doesn't make any sense. I guess the real question to
ask would be, why would somebody bury an empty casket for nothing? Right,
Clark? Clark? Wow, she didn't take any prisoners, did she?
Lana? Cute, smart, gutsy... and way too much for you to handle. I can see
why you're in love with her.
Clark: Look, you're really not the person I want to talk to about this.
Lois: Suit yourself.
Clark: It's just... I knew she'd be dating other people.
Clark: I just don't understand how you could feel like you know
someone so completely, like you know everything about them, and then just
all of a sudden...
Lois: You don't even know what continent they're on.
Clark: Do you always have to finish people's thoughts?
Lois: Well, am I right? Come on! We gotta go! Hi, Daddy.
Sam: I thought we had an understanding. You were to stay away from that
Lois: And you were supposed to be at the Pentagon.
Sam: Ha. They sent me out to Fort Ryan to oversee some maneuvers.
Lois: To keep an eye on me. Is that it, Boss?
Sam: Drop it, Lo.
Lois: Why? I'm obviously onto something here. You wouldn't be calling out
the birds if I was late for dinner.
Clark: You didn't seriously invite him to dinner.
Jonathan: Clark, Mr. Lane is a three-star general. I think he deserves a
Clark: Mom. Mom...
Sam: This is some place you got here Mr. and Mrs. Kent. And again
I'd like to thank you for keeping an eye on my little Lo.
Sam: Can I offer you a Chavelo? Hand rolled with some of the finest
tobacco in the U.S. of A.
Jonathan: No, I, uh... My heart isn't exactly what it used to be.
Sam: I'm gonna have to take a rain check on your hospitality, Mrs.
Martha: You're welcome any time.
Sam: Thank you. Let's double-time it, Lo.
Lois: This is about Chloe. Clark, find the connection to LuthorCorp.
Sam: Good night now.
Jonathan: Good night.
Stocker: I was assigned to the accident in Jakarta and the shuttle
Lex: Impressive. Then maybe you could help explain to me how a door
rips off a jet at 20,000 feet.
Stocker: We found no traces of explosive residue. Now, all evidence
suggests that the door was extricated from outside the aircraft... by manual
Lex: I'm sorry, are you trying to tell me someone did this from outside
my plane? Agent Stocker, will you excuse us? Does this mean
you're talking to me again?
Clark: Only because I don't have a choice.
Lex: Relegated from friend to last resort. I guess I'll have to accept it
if it's my only chance to prove myself.
Clark: Good. 'Cause I want you to help me find Chloe.
Lex: Look, I'd like to set things straight between us, Clark, but don't
you think raising someone from the grave is setting the bar a little high?
Clark: Lex, Chloe's not in her grave. She was the linchpin in your
father's trial. You would've had investigators crawling all over that area.
What'd they find?
Lex: I pulled some strings and asked the FBI not to release all the
morbid details. The fact is, that explosion took out an entire acre, and the
reason Chloe's casket is empty is... It's because there wasn't anything
left. I'm sorry, Clark.
Clark: Considering your father has a yard full of tanks out there, I
don't think you should be in his office rifling through his files.
Lois: That didn't seem to slow you down any. I gotta say I'm impressed,
Smallville, that you could sneak on a military base undetected. What are you
Clark: I'm looking for you. I think your father's working with Lex
Luthor. I saw one of his cigars in his library.
Lois: I knew it. You're right. What do you know? My dad and the king of
the trust fund kids.
Clark: They're trying to cover up something to do with Chloe, and if he
finds us here--
Lois: I can handle him, Clark. Besides, if you think that chopper recital
was something, you should've seen the escort I had for prom.
Clark: Wow, and I thought my father was overprotective.
Lois: I guess when he lost my mom, he kind of cracked, and... ever
since, he's been scared of losing me too. I can actually talk about
it. She died when I was six.
Clark: I'm sorry.
Lois: Don't be. Unless you're the one that got her hooked on cigarettes
behind the gym during high school. Make yourself useful.
Clark: Nellie Blye?
Lois: I know. Can you believe after 15 years, my dad is finally getting
some action? I'm kind of happy for the old geezer.
Clark: She died nearly 80 years ago.
Lois: But it says in his calendar that he's been taking R & R with
her at least once a week.
Clark: She was one of the first undercover female reporters. She was
Lois: It says here that she is at... 2348 Walnut Street. Clark?
Trent: You were right, Mr. Luthor. Lex's men led me right to her.
Lionel: It's done? You did what I asked?
Trent: No. I've kind of had a change of heart. I had to kill two men. The
price is doubled.
Lionel: That was a very foolish decision, Trent. Yes, you have an
extraordinary gift. I know that. But wasn't it your pride in that gift that
first landed you in Belle Reve?
Trent: Don't think you understand! You don't!
Lionel: Believe me, I couldn't begin to imagine what it must have been
like for you. But, Trent, very few people in your life will ever
accept you for the man you are. Why would you turn against the one person
who would never, never judge you?
Trent: I don't care.
Lionel: But you do care. It's what you want, Trent... to be normal. Isn't
it? And I want to help. But I can't. I won't be free. Not if Chloe
Sullivan testifies tomorrow.
Lex: How long does it take to locate her? Well, do it! Clark, I was
trying to protect her.
Clark: You had a tracking bracelet on her wrist. You couldn't have
thought she was that safe.
Lex: I tried to take every precaution.
Clark: You looked me straight in the eye and told me she was dead.
Lex: Look, sometimes you have to do the right thing no matter what the
Clark: Even if that cost is Chloe's life.
Lex: Clark, if it wasn't for me, Chloe would've died in that explosion.
Lex: I felt responsible for Chloe, so I had the investigators watching
her. They found a detonating device in the safe house. My father had hired
someone to make sure Chloe never made it to the witness stand. The only
thing I could do was beat him to it. The house was built on tunnels left
from the underground railroad. Seconds after Chloe and her dad entered, we
rushed them underneath the house. The explosion was rigged to cave in the
tunnel behind them.
Lex: The cops never found it.
Clark: And Sam Lane?
Lex: I didn't trust the FBI. I needed someone who could engineer the
rescue. She's at the old foundry. Don't worry, Clark, I'll have people
over there in minutes.
Lex: Give me General Lane.
Lois: What the hell was that? Chloe always told me this town was
weird. I don't know how you ever survived without me.
Clark: How'd you get here, anyway?
Lois: What do you mean how did I get here? How did you get here?
Clark: Chloe? Chloe, are you okay? Chloe? Chloe. I was
afraid I'd lost you. Lois? Lois, what are you doing here? Lois!
Lois: Putting the worst two months of my life behind me. I am so
glad I found you.
Chloe: If you guys don't mind, I'd really like to get out of here.
Clark: Let's get you out of here, Chloe.
Lois: Before Lionel throws anymore creeps at you.
Chloe: Yeah. Because tomorrow morning in court, I'm gonna kick Lionel
Jonathan: It's good to see that there are some things even Lionel Luthor
can't buy his way out of.
Clark: Thanks to Chloe.
Jonathan: Clark, as much as I hate to admit this, Lex had a hand in
this too. He did make good on his promise to protect Chloe.
Clark: And look what he got out of it. Control of LuthorCorp. Look,
I'm sorry, but it's gonna take a lot more than that for me to get to trust
Martha: Ever since he met you, he's been surrounded by things he can't
explain. We can't really blame him for trying to find the truth.
Clark: The truth is, he's been lying to me from day one. The legend on
the cave wall says I'm destined to have an enemy. All this time, I've been
worried about Lionel. But I'm beginning to think that the real threat was
right in front of me. I think it's Lex.
Clark: What are you doing down here?
Lana: Probably the same thing you are. It's peaceful.
Clark: You're two for two. You keep showing up when I least expect to see
Lana: I'm not trying to surprise you, Clark.
Clark: I know. It's just when you left, I wasn't sure when I'd see you
Lana: It's funny, isn't it. After everything we've been through, I
thought it would take us longer to get over it.
Lana: You and Lois.
Clark: She's bossy.
Clark: She's stuck up, she's rude. I can't stand her.
Lana: The best ones always start that way. Do you believe in
Clark: I don't want to.
Lana: But you can't escape it, can you? Even if you don't know what it is
Clark: Lana, what is it you're not telling me? Does it have something to
do with this guy you met?
Lana: No, no. Um, no it doesn't. But I'm sorry that you found out
the way you did. I should go.
Lionel: Well done, Lex. But wasn't it you who warned me don't wound what
you cannot kill?
Lex: Oh, and Dad... I wouldn't have missed this for the world.
Jason: I'm freaking you out with the whole Cary Grant moment, aren't I?
Lana: What are you doing here?
Jason: Giving you time.
Lana: They're beautiful.
Jason: I, uh, found this. "Jason, I had to go back home. I wish I
had time to explain." So now you do.
Lana: I'm sorry, Jason, I, uh... I don't know what to say.
Jason: It's okay. It's all right. You know, I kept trying to convince
myself that this wasn't about me, but... you can't really put that in a
note, can you?
Lana: Wait. Jason, I'm not sorry to see you. You know, it's just,
you came all this way, and I-I wish I had a better explanation for you.
Jason: For why you left Paris or why you left me?
Lana: You know how I feel about you. That hasn't changed. But I can't go
Jason: Lana, I didn't come here to get you. I came here to be with you.
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