Superman and Lois (2021–…): Season 1, Episode 3 - Superman and Lois - full transcript

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Previously, on
"Superman & Lois"...

Your mom wanted us
to move to Smallville

- and live on the farm?
- This family

- needs Smallville.
- About a year ago,

I took a bunch
of my mom's pills.

She made a really big
drama out of it.

Lots of therapy.

[dramatic music]

- Hey!
- That's my girlfriend!

- Girlfriend?
- It is an article

I am working on
about Morgan Edge.



He's not here
to save Smallville.

Edge changed my story.

I can't let him do this.

That is the best writing
I have done

since you took over.

I already quit.

- When can you start?
- So I can go to school?

We have to keep an eye
on your powers.

His photonucleic effect
appears to be insignificant.

He will never be like you,
Kal-El.

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪

Does this have
too much blue in it?

I still like
the Huntsman's Tribute.



[groans]

Dad, I'm pretty sure
that's just slang for "poop."

- Hey.
- Jonathan.

Don't be gross.

Also, he's not wrong.

Mom, can we just
pick something?

Sweetie, this is
an important decision.

We're finally putting our own
stamp on this house.

If you'd make up your mind.

♪ ♪

What about this color?

You like this color?

Yeah, it's fine.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

♪ ♪

- Ah!
- Someone is just asking

- for the Huntsman's Tribute.
- Anything but Dad's color!

Oh, come on!

Oh.
You really want to do this?

- No super tricks.
- All right?

- Come on.
- Come on.

You have to do
better than that!

♪ ♪

[laughs]

- Okay, you're done.
- That's it, that's it!

[slow-motion dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[tires screeching]

♪ ♪

- Clark?
- Clark?

[whooshes]

[wind howls]

Guess there's no reason
to hide it

now that you both know
he's Superman.

♪ ♪

[snapping]

[intense dramatic music]

[screaming]

♪ ♪

[whooshes]

♪ ♪

[screaming]

♪ ♪

[whooshes]

♪ ♪

[wires snapping]

[whooshes]

[crunching]

[screaming]

Oh!

♪ ♪

[triumphant music]

♪ ♪

[laughs]

Speaking Chinese language...

♪ ♪

*SUPERMAN AND LOIS*
Season 01 Episode 03

Episode Title: "The Perks of
Not Being a Wallflower?"

Wait, so
you can hear

every sound
in the world at once?

It's more like I hear all
the fluctuations taking place

in the collective
sonic frequency.

That makes zero sense to me.

So how do you tell
between, like,

someone in trouble and someone
shouting for a taxi?

Well, it took lots of years
of training

at the Fortress,
but that's where I learned

to hone in on certain sounds,
like people in distress.

Wait, be for real, though.

What's the most embarrassing
thing you've ever heard?

- Nope.
- Not appropriate.

- Be honest.
- Was there nudity involved?

Maybe when you guys
are older.

- Oh, come on, come on!
- What?

Another time, another time.

I would've much rather had
super hearing

- than crazy-ass laser eyes.
- Hey, let's just stick

with calling
it "heat vision" for now, okay?

- Mm-hmm.
- And don't be so sure.

Every power comes
with its own burden.

And responsibilities.

You mean rules.

Which are meant
to protect you.

- Yeah.
- "Don't use my powers,

don't draw attention
to myself."

Oh, "Don't feed him
after midnight."

Hey, it's important
that we don't draw

unnecessary attention
to our family.

If anyone ever found out
the truth about me,

it would change everything.

It's not like
we're worried you two

are gonna post it on Facebook.

I mean, yeah,
we're not soccer moms.

My point is, you need to be
mindful of your actions.

It's the small things
that'll raise suspicion.

Look, when I was your age,
my dad was really strict,

and at the time,
it seemed unfair.

But now, I realize it gave me
a normal life.

And that's what I want
for the two of you.

Yeah, if by "normal" you mean
we're cast out like lepers,

Smallville High has it covered.

All I'm asking
is that you're careful, okay?

I can't always be there.

[soft music]

- Okay.
- Yeah, all right.

[sighs]

Couldn't we just sat
in the waiting room?

What if somebody
we know came in?

- They might ask questions.
- You know,

if this is something
you're so embarrassed about,

then maybe we shouldn't
be doing it anymore.

- We agreed, Kyle.
- This is important.

It's been a year, Lana.

Why does it feel like

I'm the only one that's still
worried about this?

Will you stop
with this again?

You're not the only one
worried about this.

You sure have a funny way
of showing it.

Hey, honey.

Mija.

How did it go
with Dr. Lawrence?

That's... between me and her.

I just want to make sure
you're doing okay, that's all.

Then stop asking me about it
every 10 seconds.

- [clears throat]
- I'm seeing Dr. Lawrence

like you asked, okay?

Can we just go now?
Dad?

Roger that.

[engine roars]

[school bell rings]

Hey, you weren't
in first period class

this morning.
Everything all right?

Not according to my mom.

It's fine, it's just some dumb
family drama stuff.

Hey, uh...

I've been meaning
to ask you this.

After school,
could we possibly hang out...

Oh, I... I'm gonna be late,

so I'll talk to you later?

Close, but no cigar, pal.

Nice try.

[soft music]

[metal creaking]

♪ ♪

[metal creaking]

[bright music]

♪ ♪

[children chanting]

[woman speaking Japanese]

[man speaking indistinctly]

[man shouting]

[child shouting playfully]

[woman speaking Chinese]

[church bell ringing]

♪ ♪

[grunts]

Hey, short stack...

♪ ♪

Why is it every time I see you,

you're flirting
with my girlfriend?

Look, I don't know what
you're talking...

♪ ♪

Hey!
What are you doing?

First, you kiss Sarah,
and now I catch you

- slobbering all over like a...
- Hey!

Get away from him!

- What are you doing? Come on.
- Thank you.

♪ ♪

- Jordan. Come on.
- Thank you.

- Hey!
- Don't you walk away from me.

Jordan, Jordan, Jordan...

Jordan, Jordan!

Look at him, he's shaking.

Jordan!

♪ ♪

Oh, this is pathetic.

Hey, guys!

Wow, this place has...

- Whatever.
- Really not changed

since I went here.

[soft dramatic music]

I didn't need your help.

Apparently needed Dad's.

What are you doing here?

Oh, just wanted to, you know,

see how things were going
at your new school.

So you decide
to randomly drop by

during fifth period?

This wasn't random.

He was spying on us.

What?

[soft music]

♪ ♪

I was just making sure
that you were okay.

Yeah, you could've said
something this morning,

but instead,
you lied to our faces.

- It wasn't a lie.
- You just didn't ask.

How long have you
been doing this?

Since we moved here?
Our whole lives?

It's not like I'm listening
all the time.

That is... that is
the wrong answer.

[whooshes]

You know, I thought
you said it was okay

- for me to go to school.
- It is.

- Yes.
- Jordan, having a new power

- is a lot.
- Yeah.

So that was a lie too.

♪ ♪

[door slams]

Oy.

- [laughs]
- So how was your first day?

I tried following up
on those reverse mortgages,

but it turns out,
people aren't interested

in talking to someone
not from Smallville.

Well, trust takes time.

People around here,
they'll warm up soon enough.

You spoken to the boys
since earlier?

- Nope.
- Radio silence.

Do you remember
the first time I caught you

listening in on me?

How could I forget?

Thought I was gonna
lose you forever.

You almost did.

Pretty sure I spent about
a weeks' salary on flowers

just to get you
to talk to me again.

It was two,
and you got off easy

because I was still
madly in love with you.

Mm-hmm.

Well...

any suggestions
on how to make things right

with the boys?

Make them the same promise
you made me.

[soft music]

♪ ♪

[door clicks]

♪ ♪

You both were right.

I'm sorry.

No more listening in
on your conversations.

I give you my word.

Mom mentioned something
about flowers.

What are the chances of you
raising my allowance?

[chuckles]

Nice try.

We good?

♪ ♪

Sure, whatever.

♪ ♪

How would you like to
interview the keynote speaker

at this year's
Harvest Festival?

Not sure puff pieces
are really my brand.

Well, around here,
they sell papers.

I'm afraid not everything
you write for me

is gonna change the world.
[door opens]

This the paper that just
published that article

about Edge Intercorp?

Yes, along with a great piece
on birdwatching

and a pretty tricky
crossword puzzle.

Eh, it wasn't that tricky.

Now, which one of you is
calling around New Carthage

looking for a new story?

- That would be me.
- Miss...

- Powell.
- Sharon Powell.

Miss Powell, I'm Lois Lane.

Does this have anything to do
with Morgan Edge?

Yeah, you're damn right
it does.

I'm hoping you can help me nail
that bastard's ass

to the wall.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

My son was a miner at the
Edge Facility in New Carthage.

- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.

He worked there six months.

Made good money, too.

He even sent some of it
back home.

But that all changed
the day Morgan Edge

offered him "the opportunity
of a lifetime."

What kind of opportunity?

I was never too clear
on that.

Derek had to sign
a bunch of paperwork.

Keeping him quiet.

And why do you think there
was foul play involved?

[sighs]

Hey, Mom,
wish I caught you.

This opportunity
isn't what I thought it was.

Not sure what's gonna happen,
so...

just wanted you to know
that I loved you.

Bye.
[phone beeps]

That was the last time I...

ever heard his voice.

I'm sorry.

[soft dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Thank you.

[shutter clicking]

♪ ♪

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

You can't just
break up with me.

Have you not been
paying attention?

- Come on.
- Don't.

Better learn
to stay in your lane.

One, two, three, four, five.

Seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five.

Seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five.

Seven, eight.

What is with the timing?

- Sarah!
- What?

14 other girls
are working their butts off,

and you're barely
paying attention.

What's going on?

Relax, Mom.

Don't tell me to relax.

This is important.

What has gotten
into you lately?

You know what, Mom?

I quit.

How about that?

Sarah, get back here.

Sarah!

- [whistle blares]
- Get 'em, boys.

Come on, boys.

Get your heads into it,
let's go!

Pick up that knee!
Let's go!

- Uh, Kent.
- Is that your brother?

Come on, let's go, people!

- Two hands on that ball!
- Hey, Pee-Wee!

Practice is on Saturday!
[laughter]

He's a walking Disney movie
in cleats.

- Hey, hey, hey.
- Hey, dude.

What are you doing?

- Trying out for the team.
- That is a...

A terrible idea
on so many levels, I can't...

Since when did you become
such a pessimist?

I don't know, probably since
I saw you in pads.

Jordan, what about your powers?

- I'll go easy.
- All right?

Do you even know
how to do that?

Don't worry.

Now, who wants to play
some football?

- In the middle.
- In the middle, 13, let's go!

Jordan, that literally
goes against everything

that we talked about with Dad.

You play for the team
all the time.

What's the difference
if I give it a try?

Are you being serious?

What is this even about,
Jordan?

You hate sports.

These guys think
they can push us around.

Well, guess what?

I'm pushing back.
[whistle blares]

- Let's go, drive that through.
- Drive, drive, drive,

drive, drive!

Come on, let's go, people!

All right.

When you came by earlier,
I thought

the other coaches
was pranking me.

But here you are.

All right.

[whistle blares]

Simon!

Go on, take some reps
at corner.

- Go on.
- Yes, Coach!

Thank you, Coach!

It's not a military drill,
Jordan.

You're gonna need to put
that helmet on.

Let's go, people!
Let's go!

Come on, now!
Let's go!

Pick up the pace!

Red Eighty,
Red Eighty.

Set, hut!

[groans]

♪ ♪

[groans]

[breathing heavily]

This is my lane now, bro.

♪ Ooh, la, la,
ah, oui, oui ♪

♪ Ooh, la, la ♪

♪ Lookin' for M's
like I lost a friend ♪

♪ Jump out of my bed like,
"Where the bread?" ♪

♪ You gon' hold the egg,
waiter bring the check ♪

♪ When we talk,
we Kalashnikov ♪

♪ Keep us in your thoughts,
fully dressed ♪

♪ At the crack of dawn,
letting, letting off ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Ooh, la, la,
ah, oui, oui ♪

♪ Ooh, la, la,
ah, oui, oui ♪

♪ Ooh, la, la,
ah, oui, oui ♪

♪ Ooh, la, la ♪

- Whoo!
- [whistle blares]

♪ ♪

♪ Ah, oui ♪

♪ Ah, oui ♪

all: Ohh!

♪ Ah, oui, oui, oui, oui ♪

[whistle blares]

That's what
I'm talking about!

- Thanks, Coach.
- Whoo!

Thank you.

Thank you!
Uh!

Ah, ah!
[whistle chirps]

Hey, where are you going,
QB number two?

Not so fast.

Excuse me, Coach?

You got the big cheese,
Ronnie Lott,

for a little brother and you
didn't say nothing to me?

Someone's running today,
smartass.

You give me five
for keeping that from me.

Yeah, go on!

[laughs]

Pick up the pace,
or I'll put five on it!

♪ Do you know your needs? ♪

[gulping]

♪ ♪

So when did you turn into

Mr. All-American
football player?

I've been practicing
in the backyard with Jon.

- Oh, yeah, yeah.
- For sure, every day.

You two are very
unusual people.

So I kinda heard
you and Sean earlier.

[entry door chimes]

- It was long overdue.
- He's just...

everything I'm not looking for.

I'm sorry.

So you... you broke up
with Sean then?

Well, aren't you
super perceptive.

So that's why you walked off
the cheer squad earlier?

Uh, maybe.

We've been in school for, what?
Exactly, like, a week?

And it feels the exact same.

Have you guys ever just wanted

to change your... everything?

- Yeah.
- Not until I moved here.

[soft music]

♪ ♪

Uh, Sarah, your mom's coming
in at, like, an EF4 right now.

- Hi, boys.
- Hi, Mrs. Cushing.

Sarah, can I talk to you
for a minute?

Whatever you wanna say,
you can say it right here.

Do you wanna explain to me
what happened back there?

- Isn't it obvious?
- I quit the team.

Mm-hmm, you don't need
to give me attitude.

Well, you don't have to hover
every single day.

Look, I'm just trying
to keep you safe.

Because you think
I'm gonna kill myself?

Okay, this is not
the appropriate place

to be having this conversation.

How many times do I have
to tell you I'm fine?

Can't you just trust that
and back off?

I know you're not telling me
everything that happened.

- [scoffs]
- That's hilarious,

coming from the most
full-of-crap lady

- in all of Smallville.
- Okay, Sarah...

No, you act like our family's
so awesome

when it's literally
a dumpster fire.

- Enough.
- Dad sleeps

on the couch every night.

Sophie bullies all of the kids
in her class,

and you can't go to bed
without taking a pill.

I said that's enough!

Look, grab your stuff.
Let's go.

- Now!
- [scoffs]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- Lana?
- Not now, Clark.

Everything okay with Lana?

Not really.

Yeah, she just went all
scorched earth on Sarah.

Oh.

Well, your mom's working late,
so it's just us.

Anything exciting happen
in school today?

Actually, football practice
was pretty interesting.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

Jonathan got a couple
good reps in.

I really think Coach
is starting to take notice.

Yeah, there's just a little
more to it than that, but...

- That's great!
- Let's, uh...

Oh, let's celebrate with
some chili cheese fries.

[soft dramatic music]

♪ ♪

I think Sharon Powell might
have given us our big break.

Or... and here's
another theory,

that lady was half in the bag,

selling a conspiracy theory
about her son.

Did you smell her breath?

I am aware
she'd been drinking.

I looked into Derek Powell
while you were with his mom.

It turns out, the guy has
a pretty checkered past.

Even if that's true,
that voicemail

was really compelling.

Out of context, sure,
but he never once

mentioned Morgan Edge.

Maybe it was just
a drug deal gone wrong.

- That is a stretch.
- But a bazillionaire

making the guy disappear isn't?

At least give me the chance
to prove I'm right.

Look, this isn't
the "Daily Planet."

We don't have the resources
to run an investigation

- for weeks on end.
- But you hired me

to write this kind of story.

[loud crash]

[car alarm blaring]

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

I hate to ask,

but you don't happen to drive
a station wagon

that's on fire right now...

do you?

- We got the scene cleaned up.
- Button up, all right?

I'm sorry about your car, Lois.

Morgan Edge
was behind this, Kyle.

Now, hold on,
you shouldn't go around

making baseless accusations
like that.

- It's not baseless.
- We just finished talking

to a source about him.

We still haven't verified
those claims.

[soft dramatic music]

Y'all have a good night.

♪ ♪

[crickets chirping]

- Yo, give it back!
- Hey, hey.

Why'd you lie to Dad?

- Why are you whispering?
- I'm... I'm not whispering.

- And I didn't lie to him.
- I'm following his example.

Okay, well, now that you've
made your stupid point,

you're done playing football,
right?

- No, the team needs me.
- And besides,

Coach Gaines may even
send me a valentine.

Jordan, football is my thing,
not yours.

You don't own football,
you egomaniac.

The only reason
that you're even playing

is 'cause you have your little
super strength

- or whatever.
- The only reason I'm playing

is 'cause your little football
buddies need to back off.

You're welcome.

And besides,
I don't have super strength.

I'm just a little stronger
than before.

- Stop.
- What if someone gets hurt?

You know, I'm getting
a little tired of everyone

treating me like I'm some sort
of ticking time bomb.

[scoffs]

You know Dad's gonna find out.

So what?

I'm not doing anything wrong.

Guess you got
nothing to worry about then.

[soft dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Thought you could use this.

I made a total fool of myself

accusing Edge like that.

- It's an honest mistake.
- We have been here for a week,

and somebody's already tried
to blow up my car.

- [chuckles]
- Look, folks in Smallville,

they're good people.

Don't let what happened today
change that.

Besides, it's not like it's
your first Molotov cocktail.

I just feel like everyone
here has their walls up.

Maybe I should just
hand the story off

and mend some fences.

Well, what's your gut
telling you?

That there's more to this.

Then you have to dig deeper.

[chuckles]
Listen.

I will support whatever
decision you make.

I just want you to be able
to live with it.

I love you.

Still?

Thanks for the flowers.

[soft music]

♪ ♪

- Hey.
- Paperwork is all signed.

Ah, great.

Listen, Clark.
About yesterday...

- Oh, no.
- No need to apologize.

It's just, Sarah quit cheer
out of nowhere

and I suddenly feel like my
whole family is falling apart.

[chuckles]

- Can you walk?
- Uh, yeah...

Oh, I left my keys in the...
It's Smallville.

- [chuckles]
- "It's Smallville."

Uh, and I doubt that,
by the way.

Well, of course you do.

I mean, that's the image
I've worked so hard

to put out there.

And the truth is,

Kyle and I barely talk.

When we do,
we're yelling at each other.

And Sophie... oh, God, well,

Sophie's just become mean,
and Sarah,

I just feel like
I'm losing Sarah.

Oh, don't be so sure.

Really hard to know what
they're thinking at this age.

Oh, God.

Part of me wants to know,

and the other part of me
is terrified

at what I might find out.

Yeah.

I miss having Mom around
to help

with this sort of thing.

She would be so happy

to know you're finally home.

And at least the boys
are finally settling in.

I hear Jordan's
quite the football star.

Oh, I think
you mean Jonathan.

[suspenseful music]

N-no.

It's time to get
locked and loaded!

Let's go!
You ready?

It's where the rubber
meets the road.

You ready?
Sean, you're up!

Who do you want?

I want short-stack, Coach.

Short-stack!

All right.
All: Ooh!

[intense music]

Time to lock horns,
gentlemen.

You ready?

You ready?

[team grunting]

[whistle blares]

[team grunting]

♪ ♪

all: Ohh!

That's what
I'm talking about!

Whoo!

[breathing heavily]

I shouldn't
have kissed Sarah.

It wasn't cool.

I apologize.

♪ ♪

All right.

[applause]

- Yeah.
- Thanks.

Team that plays together
stays together.

[applause]

All right, who's next up?

♪ ♪

How could you possibly think
it was okay to join

- the football team?
- You didn't say it wasn't.

- No, no, don't... don't do that.
- I see what you're doing.

As long as you don't mention
it, it's not a lie, right?

Your father apologized
for that.

Your powers are not something
to be taken lightly, Jordan.

Yeah, well, I barely
have any, remember?

That's what Grand Pabbie told
us at Elsa's Ice Castle.

- That's not funny.
- He was only comparing

- your powers to mine.
- No, he said my powers suck.

- Don't act like he didn't.
- I admit,

taking you to see him
this early was a mistake.

Mistake?

You know what?
Everything you do is a mistake.

You get fired,
you bring us here.

You know, I just wish
you would go back

to not being around anymore.

[soft dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- Go upstairs.
- Yeah.

- Right now.
- Yeah.

♪ ♪

- [door slams]
- I-I'm with you guys.

I don't know
what he was thinking.

You too.

♪ ♪

- Mm.
- Come on, boys.

Sarah?

[door clicks, dog barking]

Would you please sit down
and have dinner

- with the rest of us?
- Nope.

♪ ♪

[door clicks]

[crunching]

♪ ♪

[loud thud]

♪ ♪

He didn't mean all that.

- You sure?
- He's 14, he was lashing out.

I'm not saying that
that makes it acceptable,

but we can't take everything
he says at face value.

Then how am I supposed
to know what he needs?

All I'm saying is,
maybe figure out the reason

behind Jordan's anger
and address that.

♪ ♪

- You going somewhere?
- Yeah.

Turns out, Miss Powell's son

isn't the only worker
who's gone missing.

There's three other employees
I can't account for.

- So you were right?
- Looks like it.

We're meeting in New Carthage
to go over it all.

So, um,

I'm gonna need
to borrow your truck.

♪ ♪

You gonna bring it back?

50/50.

♪ ♪

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪

You glad Dad found out?

Now you can just go back
to hanging out with Sarah

and listening to El-P remix
Morrissey, or whatever.

Morrissey's a xenophobic
has-been.

♪ ♪

Well, you hate football,
right?

So who cares?

You don't have
to pretend anymore.

Yeah.

[phone buzzing]

[soft dramatic music]

♪ ♪

You were right.

I-I should've said something.

That's my bad, I know I'm not
a perfect person.

[chuckles]

Trust me.
We all make mistakes.

Yeah, but what if Jordan
joining the team

wasn't a mistake?

Not sure I see your point.

Trust me, this... this feels
really weird to say,

but maybe Jordan
needs football.

I mean, he's been
a really messed up kid

for a really long time.

And, I don't know,

what if joining
the team's a good thing?

I appreciate you sticking up
for your brother...

No, look,
it's not even like that.

You should've seen him
out there, he's making friends.

He's been happy for the first
time in... forever.

[soft music]

Jonathan,

there's nothing I want more
than for you guys to be happy,

but we have to be careful.

And him using his strength
like this, it...

It could raise suspicion.

Yeah, but he doesn't have
super strength like you.

That's what Jor-El Debarge
said, right?

Just because his strength
isn't like mine

doesn't mean it's not elevated.

Okay, so maybe that puts him
on the level

of the other kids.

Okay, maybe he's
a little stronger,

but maybe that does
even the playing field

for a kid his size.

- You don't know that.
- Neither do you.

I know that having powers
is a total game changer,

but what's the point of having
something special

if you're not actually
allowed to be special?

♪ ♪

[electrical buzzing]

[suspenseful music]

[brakes squeal]

♪ ♪

[clattering]

♪ ♪

Sharon?

♪ ♪

And we'll find out what joke
made her laugh hardest,

next on
"The Whitty Banter Show."

[dark music]

♪ ♪

[dramatic musical sting]

♪ ♪

[straining]

[breathing heavily]

[suspenseful music]

[both straining]

[groans]

♪ ♪

Ah, that won't help you.

No, but he will.

[whirs]

[intense dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[knuckles cracking]

♪ ♪

Sharon?

Sharon.

♪ ♪

[grunting]

♪ ♪

Sharon, wake up.

Sharon?

Sharon?
Superman!

♪ ♪

[wind whooshes]

[ice crackling]

♪ ♪

Superman!

[whooshes]

- He's gone.
- Are you okay?

She's barely breathing.

You need to take her
to the hospital.

I'll be fine.

[whooshes]

♪ ♪

[upbeat music plays on radio]

[knocking]

Come in.

♪ ♪

I heard about Sean.

Nothing travels faster
than Smallville gossip.

Honey, I'm here
if you want to talk about it.

I'm fine.

I just can't tell anymore.

Ever since last summer,

I have no idea if I might
lose you forever.

[sighs]

I'm okay, Mom.

I promise.

Just, we used to be so close.

[soft music]

And now, there's this distance.

And when am I gonna know
that you're really okay?

'Cause I'll tell you.

I've been telling you the truth
this whole time.

Not about why it happened.

Honey, you can quit cheer,

and you can keep me at arm's
distance if you want,

but please, I need to know
why it happened.

I just felt trapped.

By this town,

by this family.

Everything was getting so bad,

and I just never saw
myself escaping.

It's like the only future
that I saw for myself was...

a life that I didn't want.

♪ ♪

You saw yourself
turning into me.

- That's not what I meant.
- No, it's okay.

[chuckles]
It's true.

♪ ♪

I'm the most full-of-crap lady
in Smallville.

[laughs]

And most days,
when I'm smiling,

that's not how I feel inside.

♪ ♪

I feel lost.

Why do you pretend?

♪ ♪

- [exhales]
- It's how I was raised.

"Always smile
at your neighbor."

[sniffs]
"Never let them see

the hurt inside."

I don't really think
that's healthy.

[chuckles]

[sniffs]
I think you're right.

♪ ♪

Do you know what kind of life
would make you happy?

♪ ♪

I don't know.

I guess I'm... figuring it out.

Yeah, me too.

Come here.
[sniffs]

♪ ♪

I love you so much.

♪ ♪

[door clicks]

[clears throat]

So is creepy lurking
one of your superpowers now?

Come on.

I wanna show you something.

[lock clicks]

When I was in ninth grade,

I wanted to try out
for the baseball team,

but my dad didn't let me.

I begged him over and over,
but...

he always said no.

So you never even tried out?

I came close.

You know, showed up
at the field and everything.

But...

at the last minute, I realized

one of the main reasons
I wanted to try out

didn't have anything
to do with baseball.

Was it a girl?

It's always a girl.

[chuckles]

So did you regret not playing?

Yeah, I did.

It's been over 20 years
and I still think about it.

Which is why I need you
to be very honest with me.

Is playing football something
that you really want?

[soft dramatic music]

To be honest, at first,

I wasn't sure or anything,

but these last couple of days,

they've... they've kind of
just been incredible.

♪ ♪

And you're sure you can keep
your powers under control?

- Yes.
- I'm...

♪ ♪

I don't know how to explain it,
it's just a feeling.

I guess you would know.

Yeah.

Yeah, I think I do.

♪ ♪

- Wait.
- Does this mean I can play?

- It does.
- Really?

Yes, but...

there's one last thing
we have to talk about.

You wanna be
an assistant coach?

- I just want to help out.
- I don't know if you know this,

but I was actually the team
manager back in high school.

Linkedln resume
notwithstanding,

you're a little late.

We've been staffed up
since the summer.

Well, you see, the thing is,
with both my boys

on the team now, I'd really
just like to find a way

to spend more time with them.

Take 'em camping.

Rent a canoe.

Make some s'mores.

Look, I promise,
I won't get in the way.

I'll do whatever job you need.

Not to mention,
he'll work for free.

You should've started
with that, Kent.

[chuckles]

- Oh.
- [both chuckle]

Welcome to the team.

Bring that cooler,
meet me on the sidelines.

[soft music]

Thanks for the assist.

You sure about this?

No.

But I've gotta try.

All right, I gotta run.

- See you later, Coach.
- [chuckles]

So your dad did a 180
on the whole football thing?

[car horn honks]

Got a little help from Jon.

Well, I can neither confirm
nor deny,

but I will say that...

Let's just assume
you owe me now.

- Jonathan, you ready?
- Yeah, oh.

- See you guys later.
- Bye!

Um, so,

Friday's gonna be
your first game?

Yeah, um...

you quit the cheer team,
are you still gonna go?

[chuckles]

Do you want me to?

- I mean...
- Yeah!

Yeah, that... it...

It might be fun to see
as a bystander.

♪ ♪

Your dad seems like
he's really struggling.

Oh, yeah, Dad's the new
assistant coach.

Do you need any help,
Mr. Kent?

- [breathlessly]
- Oh, hey, Sarah.

Oh, I'm great.

Hey, Coach gave me a jacket

and I bought a hat!

- Uh, um...
- I...

- I'll s...
- Have fun at practice, guys.

See you, Sarah.

♪ ♪

Hey, looks like you guys
are getting along, huh?

All right, all right,
all right.

Just pretend like you need
my help with this, all right?

- All right, yeah.
- I'm really, really...

Ow!
Too much, little too big?

- Little too much.
- All right.

♪ ♪

- Lois?
- I need to apologize to you.

I mean, after what happened
to Sharon Powell last night,

I feel like such an idiot.

- Chrissy...
- No, it's just...

I've never had something like
this fall on my lap before.

Stories this important
don't usually happen

in Smallville.

But, see,
that's where I was wrong.

Stories like this happen
in small towns everywhere,

and stories
that need to be told,

but they get missed because
there aren't enough reporters

looking for them.

Come on, let me show you
what I've been working on.

[soft music]

♪ ♪

Where'd you get this?

From the gas station
near the motel.

This feels big, doesn't it?

Yeah.

Now it's up to us
to put it all together.

Who are you, and why
is a person with powers

working for Morgan Edge?

No, Superman
saved Powell's mother.

Well, how's Larr
gonna take care of it?

[tires screeching]

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

[buzzing]

[intense music]

It's done.

I'll call the team.

♪ ♪