Superman and Lois (2021–…): Season 1, Episode 15 - Superman and Lois - full transcript

After possessing Jordan, Zeta unleashes his plan to conquer Earth and turn it into New Krypton. Only Superman and Steel can stop him. Meanwhile, Lois and Jonathan attempt to free Jordan from Zeta's mental domination, and the Cushings unite with the townspeople to save Smallville from destruction.

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Superman & Lois...

Let's just focus on
what we came here for. Family.

My dad got a job offer in Bristol.
I think we're gonna have to move.

I saw you die. I lost Natalie.

No more DOD!

The DOD has been here for a month.

People wanna know
when you're gonna leave.

When I think it's safe.

I got an offer
to sell the Gazette.

Chrissy, they will destroy
everything we've built here.

I don't have a choice.



What if Edge somehow
made himself the Eradicator?

Oh, my...

- Jordan!
- I love you.

No!

Go find him.

I looked everywhere.
He's gone.

- What are we gonna do?
- I don't know.

Well done, my son.
Let's begin.

I've been unable to locate
Jordan Kent or Morgan Edge.

Shall I continue searching?

- John, shall I keep searching?
- Yes.

And don't stop.

You're going to fail. Again.

What about Edge's fortress
in the badlands?



- I looked there. Mine too.
- Well, his office, his lab?

- I've searched them all.
- You can't hear him anywhere?

I'm listening for both of them.

I don't understand.
Where could he be hiding?

I don't know.

My AI hasn't picked up anything yet.

- I'm gonna go back out.
- I'll come with you.

No, please just stay here.
In case something happens.

Clark.

- Lois, I will find him.
- You have to.

I will not stop looking until I do.

We should get to...

Jon, we're here. Let me get him.
Let me get him. Okay?

Whoa, whoa.

- We need to get them both to a hospital.
- We don't have time.

General, listen to me. You're hurt.
You could have internal injuries.

All I care about is finding that
son of a bitch who took my grandson.

Lana, I think I have some slings
in the truck, okay?

Let's just take it easy right here.

Sweetie, are you okay?

Yeah. Yeah, I'll be all right.
Thank you.

I told him what happened with Edge
and who he... and who he was.

Jon, why would he take Jordan?

Go.

Obtain the forces necessary
to resurrect the Defense Council.

I will ensure
that you are not disturbed.

And you,

son of Kal-El...

will help me do it.

Stop.

- I need to speak with Larr.
- Our orders are to take her directly...

I'm speaking with her.
What? You need me to call my dad?

- Five minutes.
- One minute.

Tell me where Edge took Jordan.

Oh, I don't know.
This world's pretty big.

Just think of all the places
he could hide.

Where is my son?

Your son?
I'm sure he's long gone by now.

What have you done to him?

The world's best investigative
journalist can't figure that out?

All you care about is one person,

when everyone else on this planet's
about to die.

How pathetically human.

We're gonna find them.

Really? Because you have
no idea what's coming next.

Even Superman won't be able to stop it.

- Time's up.
- I'll say.

That look on your face. I know it well.

It's the same one I had
the moment I realized

there was nothing I could do
to save Krypton.

Damn it. I don't have time for this.

Are you okay, sir?

I'm fine. What the hell's going on here?

They've been here for a while, sir.
Won't leave.

We're gonna have to make them.

So, we can go, or we can stay and help.

We stay and help.

We help.

Okay.

Jordan!

Jordan!

Jordan!

Dad?

Dad!

Everyone, quiet down.

- Everybody, listen up.
- Thought you left town already.

Hey, just please listen to what
General Lane has to say, okay?

- It is for everyone's safety.
- We all saw what Edge did to Metropolis.

You all need to tell us
what's really going on.

I need you all to go home and stay there
until we tell you it's safe to leave.

It isn't safe?

But they said on the news
that Superman saved Metropolis.

And the people that he infected
were apprehended.

He did. They were.

Then why are you still in Smallville?

Because Edge wasn't caught, was he?

Oh, my God, what is that?

- Dad.
- Jordan.

- Are you okay? Are you hurt?
- No, no, no, I don't think so.

What happened?

You... you don't remember?

I... I was in an accident
with Jon and Sarah and Grandpa.

And then Edge grabbed me
and the next thing I remember...

I was eradicated.

There's that weakness, Kal-El.

Zeta?

- You did this to my son?
- He's the perfect vessel.

He's a child!

He possesses the untapped power
of a Kryptonian,

with the easily manipulated mind
of a human.

Now I will mold both
into proper greatness.

- You're a monster.
- What I am is committed.

And no one,
especially the son of Jor-El,

will keep me from ensuring
our people's survival.

What is that?

Everybody, get back!

- Move, move, move!
- Fan out.

Go, go, go. Get to cover.

- Come on.
- Move!

Jordan, stop!

Dad, please help me out.

I... I don't wanna die.

Jordan, Jordan, hold on.

I sacrificed
my only son to save our people.

And you don't even have the strength
to strike yours!

- Where is he?
- He's trying to save your brother.

Mom.

- We have backup coming.
- Where?

- Target acquired.
- Come on.

Power down to 50%.

Fire!

No!

There's nothing you can do now, Kal-El.
The Defense Council has risen.

What's that in his hand?

X-Kryptonite.

Oh, my God.

No.

We need to evacuate Smallville.

Everyone?

They need to get as far away from here
as possible, as quickly as possible.

Twitter, mass email. Put out
a special edition of the Gazette.

Whatever we need to do to
get these people the hell out of Dodge.

Sir.

Yeah. We'll spread the word whether
they want to hear it from us or not.

Yeah, whatever we need to do.

Uh, General,
have you heard any word on Jordan?

Not yet.

But we have the world's finest
looking for him.

Okay.

Zeta-Rho was just toying with me.

Jordan's still in there,

but I don't know how much time
we have before he's gone.

Shere, Knopes, Foss.

- Edge eradicated some of your soldiers?
- Six of my best.

- Were they from Smallville?
- None of them.

Well, why would he do that?
Their powers won't last.

He must just need them temporarily.

- How'd he do it?
- Created some kind of energy field.

Like in Centennial Park.

When I used one of my solar flares
on him, it made a dent.

Then we need as much as we can get.

Call Lyla,
get another missile from A.R.G.U.S.

The one they sent
was the only one they had.

Well, there's gotta be
something else we can do, right?

Right?

I have some solar weapons left.
It might do the trick.

- Plus there's the ones you took.
- Okay.

Look, so, um, how about you and me see
if we could throw something together?

- Okay.
- Come on.

Clark, when Zod was in your mind,
how tough was he to overcome?

Nearly impossible.

All right, I'm gonna go prepare
for when we find him.

'Cause we will.

Or he'll find us.

And I'll need to know
what you wanna do when that happens.

How do I do this?

How do I stop the new Subjekts,

Edge the way he is now,
and save Jordan all at once?

You can't, Clark.

You have to let us help you.

You and John Henry can take down Edge,
and Jonathan and I will save Jordan.

How?

With the same device that Edge used
on you to access your memories.

- We can use it to save Jordan.
- Lois...

You and Kyle, and all the other people
that Edge used as Subjekts,

you all said the same thing,

that there was a darkness

that overcame you
when you were eradicated.

I have been helping Jordan push through
that darkness his whole life.

I can do it now.

I can access his memories
and wake him up.

Yeah, but they won't just be
Jordan's memories.

They'll be Zeta-Rho's too.

And if he realizes you're in there,
like I did with Edge, he'll wake up.

And then he'll come for you.

And if that happens,
Jonathan will be there.

I have seen him under pressure,
and he's in complete control.

Clark, you and I brought the boys
into this superhero world,

and I wasn't sure
it was the right thing to do,

but I have seen
how capable they've become.

They're strong, like their father.

Like their mother.

No, no, no. The DOD just issued
the order. We have to go, Mom.

Tell Soph we'll meet up soon, okay?

- And be careful.
- We gotta go.

Here's all the weapons I borrowed.

You still haven't gotten looked at,
have you?

I will, I will.

You go take care of the world,
I'll take care of my family.

So the good news.

Red solar tech,
plus the hammer's kinetic force,

should pierce
the Eradicator's energy field

and dissipate his power reserves.

- Meaning?
- This... can stop him.

Provided you throw it
from a far enough distance.

That's the bad news.

The hammer needs to gain maximum force,
which means a long throw.

And Edge needs to be locked down
dead center of the bull's-eye.

I'm guessing
you only get one shot at this.

I'll handle Edge.

Right,
'cause that's totally doable.

I mean, he only has, like, six other
badass Kryptonian dudes with him.

Look, those are terrible odds.
This is really the plan?

- It's the only plan we've got.
- Okay. I mean, what about us?

You'll be guarding your mother

while she finds her way
into one of Jordan's memories.

What the hell is that thing?

It's a restored weapon
of Thaddeus Killgrave's.

Who?

All you need to know is
you don't use this unless you have to.

Detecting
Kryptonian air mobiles.

- Where?
- The mines.

So, terrible odds.

Sure.

But better together.

- Go. I've got them.
- Got it.

John, that blast used
a significant amount of power.

- I know.
- We'll need to re-route

- energy reserves to...
- I know.

Hurry. He won't be out for long.

How's it going out there?

A work in progress.

Mom.

I got you.

I know.

Then it's time.

- Father, we can still...
- It's time!

You had one mission and you veered
from it because you're weak.

I gotta go deeper.

Whoa! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

Let's go. Go, go. We gotta go.

We gotta go.

Go. Come on. We gotta get to the diner.
Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

All right, into the diner.
Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

Come on. Get in, stay low,
stay away from the windows.

- Dad, where are you going?
- To do his job.

Come on!

Help!

What year is it on this Earth?

By their measurements, 1987.

And the Eradicator, have you found it?

You'll never get to him.

He's been buried
deep in his subconscious.

Lost forever.

I'll find him.

You don't even know where to look.

But I know where to find you.

Jordan, you gotta wake up.

I promise, if you do,
I'll never ever...

do any of the stuff you hate.

Jordan?

- Mom did it.
- No.

She didn't.

Everybody get in. Get low.
Stay away from the windows.

Avery, come on. Emily, get down.

No.

Dad.

Jordan.

Jordan?

Jordan!

Jordan.

Wow.

Jordan!

It's Mom. I need you to hear me!

Jordan!

Jordan!

Jordan.

Honey, I'm here. Okay? I'm here.

- I'm sorry I'm not strong, Mom.
- Yes, you are.

He said I was pathetic.

An embarrassment,
the weakest of my kind.

That's 'cause he knows
how strong you really are.

- I'm not strong, Mom.
- Yes, you are.

I'm not strong, Mom!

Yes, you are.
What Zeta said is not true.

You have no idea how strong you are.
You're stronger than any of us.

All your life you have been strong.

You're a fighter.
I need you to fight now.

Harder than you ever have.

You find that strength
that I know is there.

You find that strength
to come back to us.

I know you can do it, baby.

Find that strength and fight.

Fight! Fight!

I'm proud of you.

I love you.

Jordan, I love you.

- Jordan.
- Jon.

- Jordan. Jordan.
- Jon. Jon.

Boys? Boys.

We did it.

You ready?

Warning, John.
Our power reserves are flatlining.

Ready.

On my mark.

John, you don't have much time...

Just tell me when he's in position.

John, you need to get to land.

Is he in position?

Now.

In position.

Warning.
Complete system failure.

Reserves depleted.

We did it, Nat.

We did it.

Forged in fire, strong as steel.

Re-routing unsuccessful.
John, do you copy?

So I can be out there with you
when you're kicking ass.

I'm gonna be right back. I promise.

- Nice timing.
- I do my best.

All I wanted was a family, Kal.

You had it.

We were brothers.

I have seen
more than my share of disasters.

Big, small, natural or otherwise.

They can change a place forever.

And it's notjust
the physical destruction.

Sometimes it's the people
who may never be the same.

Oftentimes, a crisis has a way
of revealing a person's true nature,

for better or worse.

Which brings me to Morgan Edge.

Now, I know there will be
a lot of questions about

how a simple businessman

could have orchestrated
the strange events that happened here.

I want the world to know the truth.

Morgan Edge is not from this planet.

He, in fact, is from Krypton.

Morgan Edge is Kryptonian?

Yes.

I only discovered this recently

when he revealed
he wanted to turn humans into our kind.

You mean,
Smallvillians into Kryptonians?

Yes. Using a device from Krypton

to supplant a human mind
with a Kryptonian one

and a mineral only found here
that would grant the host powers.

That's why he was here
and why he purchased the mines.

Hmm. First take over Smallville,
then the world?

Something like that.

And is it still possible

for these Kryptonian minds
to be implanted in humans?

No. Not anymore.

Makes me wonder, are you at all worried

that this would make people
afraid of Kryptonians?

You mean me?

That's not something
I will ever be able to control.

But I know who I really am.

Just like I know
who the people of Smallville really are.

What do you mean by that?

This small town was hurting.

Its people were hurting.

An event this big
could have destroyed it.

It could have torn it apart.

But it didn't.
It brought it back together.

I saw people find strength
they didn't know they had.

Face their fears,

become heroes.

I'm not the one who saved Smallville.

Its people did.

And I know because of this experience,
by going through this together,

Smallville will be stronger
than it has ever been before.

There you go.

Oh, oh, oh

Ow!
All right now

Baby, it's all right now...

Hot plate coming through.

- I call them victory ribs.
- Oh, victory ribs, huh?

Try them. You tell me
that's an inaccurate statement.

Mmm! Mmm.

- I need this recipe.
- What did I just say?

Normally, that would not be an option,

but, uh, for you we're gonna make
that happen, all right?

- All right.
- All right?

Oh, babe, Chrissy's here.

Oh, I see you two made up.

Yeah.
She came over and we talked.

Then we cried.

Then we finished
an entire box of white wine.

- An entire box?
- Yeah. We cried a lot.

I'm glad you decided to stay.

They gave Kyle back his job.
So the choice was easy.

And Smallville is home.
It always will be.

Hey, you know,
I met my best friend here.

Oh, is that so?

- Ooh!
- Ooh!

Don't even try it.

- Don't ever bet against Supes.
- You just can't get a win, can you, QB2?

Don't be so sure.

What's this?

A plea to not sell the Gazette.

Lois, the lawyer is drawing up
the paperwork tomorrow...

Which is why I wanna buy
half of it from you today.

Okay, we sold the brownstone
in Metropolis,

and with the money from that

I have just enough
to match half of your other offer.

Let's build something here.

A paper owned and operated by us.

Reporters who put the story first,
no matter the consequences.

What do you think?
You wanna be partners with me?

Chrissy?

Yeah. Yes!
Of course I'll be partners with you.

Are you freaking kidding me right now?

This is the happiest day of my life.

What?

Now, I got a call
from the DOD earlier.

Giving me the hard sell,
hoping I'd come on board.

Any reason
I didn't hear it from you first?

Yeah, there is.

I'm stepping down from active duty.

Put in my request yesterday.

This have to do with your injuries?

Nah. More my priorities.

I've been taking care of the world
for a long time.

Thought maybe it was time
to start taking care of my family.

You're gonna be hard to replace.

They'll find somebody.

- Victory brisket's done.
- I'm sure.

Now if you'll excuse me,

I saw some brisket
that needs my attention.

- Hey.
- Just heard about your dad.

Yeah. Caught us all by surprise.

What about you? Have you given
any thought to what's next?

A little. Uh, been thinking
I should reach out to my sister.

Maybe actually make contact this time.

You know,
we got a lot of work to do on the farm.

Oh, Lois.

You and Clark
could get it up and running,

while also doing,
you know, the other thing.

I don't know.

I don't think that's a good idea.

Clark and I talked about it.
He really trusts you.

It's not about him.

Every time I look at you, I see my wife.

The only woman I've ever loved.

She's with someone else and happy.

- John...
- No. I know, I know you're not her...

but it doesn't change how it feels.

I just want you to be happy.

I know.

Which is why I can't stay.

Thank you for everything.

Just take good care of your boys.

All three of them.

Well, since this is now a goodbye party,
I think tequila is in order.

- Mmm.
- Hmm?

- Shall we?
- Yeah, let's do it. Come on.

- What?
- Nothing.

I heard what you said
when Morgan Edge took you.

Well, I meant it.

It wasn't just one of those things

that people say 'cause they think
they're gonna die, Sarah.

Since I first met you that summer
I've felt that way.

I love you too.

Come on. What's this all about?

This tree always gets
the best light this time of the day.

I thought your dad would like it here.

Thanks.

Growing up, I always felt different.

Alone in some way.

I had so many questions about who I was,

why I was here.

But all that changed when I met him.

He taught me so many things.

About my home world.

About my family.

About myself.

But the greatest thing he...

The greatest thing he ever did for me...

was just being my dad.

Is everything okay, John?
Your mood appears rather pensive.

I'm not pensive.

Your vitals seem to suggest otherwise.

You get everything packed up?

Uh, yeah.

Well, unless you want
an overly intrusive AI device.

- I think we're good.
- Yeah.

You sure we can't convince you to stay?

- John...
- Not now.

An anomalous vessel has just linked
to your war suit's CPU

and is approaching
at a dangerously high velocity.

It can't be.

Mom?