Smallville (2001–2011): Season 1, Episode 5 - Cool - full transcript

In a high school party nearby a frozen lake with kryptonite at the bottom, arrogant football player Sean Kelvin has an accident and drowns under the ice. However, he mysteriously survives with the power and need of taking the heat of other people and freezing things. Meanwhile, the Kents have financial difficulties and need a loan to save their farm, and Lex Luthor invites them for a meeting at his mansion and offers the necessary money in a lower interest rate to the reluctant Jonathan. Sean freezes and kills his girlfriend Jenna Barnum, and invites Chloe Sullivan to date him with the intention to use her body heat for his own survival. Clark, who is going to a Radiohead concert with Lana, quits the date to save his friend first, and his stepparents later, while the jilted and angry Lana returns to the arms of her boyfriend Whitney.

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[Eve 6's "Rescue" playing]

[indistinct chatter]

♪ I rode a western wind with
a girl Over to her mother's ♪

♪ In the backyard stars
shone Brighter than the others ♪

♪ That I rarely see
through the smog ♪

♪ Through the haze that covers
The home that I used to live in... ♪

This is what I love about high-school
parties. People will gather anywhere

as long as there's alcohol
and the chance of hooking up.

If I recall, you're the one who
wanted to come to this party.

I didn't know it was gonna be so
cold. It's like 20,000 degrees below zero.

-It doesn't feel that cold to me.
-What, are you from an ice planet?

I'm gonna go
thaw out by the fire.

Have fun.

♪ She collects bad habits
Gets her drinks for free ♪

♪ Animated vixen stole Cupid's
arrow And came to rescue me... ♪

Hey, Kent.

You're friends with Chloe.
Is she flying solo tonight?

Believe me, Sean,
you're not her type.

♪ And came to rescue me... ♪

Well, you'd be surprised.

If you want, I could
rub them for you.

Well, nothing heats
up a body like friction.

Wow. I can't believe you just
delivered that line with a straight face.

All I did was offer to keep
your hands warm, Chloe.

-And he knows my name.
-I've read your editorials in the Torch.

-Pretty cool.
-Well, thank you, Sean.

I sit next to Jenna in bio class.
Remember, you dumped her last week?

-It was mutual.
-So you're here trolling for fresh meat.

Don't worry, Chloe. I'm not
gonna make a move on you.

No matter how
pretty I think you are.

Sean, Hail Marys
down by the lake.


-Hey, can I get your number?
-Why? You're never going to call.

-I'll call you tomorrow. I promise.
-Well, I won't hold my breath.

-[Whitney] Come on, Sean, let's go.
-[Sean] Hey, Whitney, back pass.

[ominous music playing]

Did you just write your phone
number down on Sean Kelvin's hand?

Don't sound so shocked, Clark.

Guys find me attractive even if I don't
have raven hair and the initials "L.L."

That's not what I meant.

-The guy's a dog.
-Clark, relax.

I just gave him my number to get rid
of him. Get Pete. The taxi's leaving.

-What's with you and Chloe Sullivan?
-[Sean] What do you mean?

-The girl from the Torch. You into her?
-Another notch, dog.

That's cold.

Hey, hold on, pizza's here.

-Sorry, dude.
-Go ahead. I'll get the ball.


[ominous music playing]

[ice cracking]

[muffled screaming]

[dramatic music playing]

[Whitney] Hey, where's Sean?

[boy] I don't know. Probably
in the back of some car.

[screaming stops]

[suspenseful music playing]

[theme music playing]

♪ Somebody save me ♪

♪ Let your warm hands
break right through it ♪

♪ Somebody save me ♪

♪ I don't care how you do it ♪

-♪ Just stay, stay ♪
-♪ Stay with me ♪

♪ Come on, I've
been waiting for you ♪

♪ To stay with me ♪

♪ I made this whole
world shine for you ♪

♪ Stay, stay ♪

♪ Come on ♪

[Martha] The
distributor gets 12.5.

[Jonathan] Feed bill
over six months at 5%.

Plus the mortgage at 8.2.

-Plus the harvester repairs gives us--
-Fifty-four thousand

five hundred and one
dollars and thirty-eight cents.

Hey, son. Look, I'm sorry. We
didn't mean for you to hear all that.

You don't have to
protect me. Is it that bad?

It's pretty bad. We might
have to take out a loan.

-Another one? The interest would put--
-Clark, don't.

-Maybe I can help.
-You have.

-Last season you saved us four hands.
-I'm thinking bigger picture.

Forget about this high-school thing
and try out for a pro sports team.

I could make a ton of
money in endorsements.

Just trying to lighten the mood.

Much as we'd love to see
your face on a cereal box,

we'd settle for you
getting to school on time.


-That's 65,200--

And one.

-So did Sean call?

Not that I was waiting
by the phone or anything.

Maybe he got caught up. One time my
sister didn't hear from a guy for a week.

Turned out his grandmother died.

As much as I appreciate
the spotlight here, I'm fine.

You're probably better off.
Sean's a total dog anyway.

He's not that bad, Clark.
He's always been cool to me.

Just because you can't get past your Lana crush,
don't knock us for trying to make a love connection.

I thought we were
focusing on me.

-I don't have a crush on her.
-Ask another girl out.

-Like who?

Wait. I'm not a dummy you can
use to try out your dating skills.

You, if you like Lana so much,

why don't you just ask her out?

And, you, stop acting like a
Vegas bookie picks your dates.

And, both of you,
treat me better.

[bell rings]

This is the flu season, young man.
I don't know why you came in today.

I felt fine this morning,
and now I can't get warm.

Let's see.

This can't be right.
You're not a Popsicle.

Let's try again.

Here we go.

Now you're giving me the
chills. I'm sending you home.


I'm all right. I'm actually feeling
a little better now. Thanks.

[ominous music playing]

[Lex] Whoa!

I come in peace.

-I'm so sorry. I didn't hear you.
-I'm just glad you weren't welding.

-What brings you out here?
-Those artichokes of yours.

-I need about 30 if you've got them.
-Thirty. That's a lot.

I'm hosting a dinner tomorrow
for the local farming community.

Just a talk about some financial options.
A lot of farms are having money trouble.

-People aren't looking for more loans.
-I'm offering my role as an investor.

Help people
modernize and expand.

This town once grew
20% of the corn in the state.

Smallville was a heavy hitter. It
just lost the drive to stay competitive.

Or its connections.

If this town ever had connections,
they wouldn't have named it Smallville.

Your husband hasn't kept
his feelings about me a secret.

I'd appreciate hearing your
thoughts, even if you're not interested.

Jonathan doesn't hate you. Your
family's track record hasn't been the best.

Tell him I intend
to change that.

[upbeat music playing]

That's a great exhibit.
Caught it in St. Petersburg.

Whitney and I are going to
Metropolis. I thought we'd check it out.

Ah. Trying to give the
quarterback some culture?

It was his idea.

He figures one afternoon at the
museum, he's off the hook for six months.

For someone who wants people to
keep an open mind, you're quick to judge.

[boy] Hey, Whitney.

What can I say? I just think
you're with the wrong guy.


Everything okay?

Yeah, I was just checking out
some stuff for us to do tomorrow.

Metropolis, remember?

Some of the guys are pulling together
and getting the fight on pay-per-view.

It's tomorrow.

And you gave them
your money already.


Hey, we'll go next
weekend, okay? I promise.

-I'm really sorry, Lana.
-Culture can wait.

I'll make it up to you.

See you.

[Lex] You know, she's free
tomorrow night. Hey, Clark.

This is the perfect time
for you to ask her out.

She's got a boyfriend, Lex.

A high-school boyfriend isn't
a husband, he's an obstacle.

I bet if you ask Lana to go with you to
the Radiohead concert, she'll say yes.

-And if she says yes?
-I'll give you the tickets.

Why are you doing this?

You're like the younger
brother I never had.

-Someone should benefit from my experience.
-I can't just ask her out.

The hardest thing is telling
the girl you love that you like her.

I'll raise the bet. You ask
her in the next 60 seconds,

you get the tickets and I'll throw in
a roundtrip limo ride. Starting now.

-Hey, Lana, you busy?
-Completely swamped.

That's why I'm sitting in a coffee shop
trying to wade through a Russian classic.

That was a joke, Clark.

Uh, good. Because there's
this thing tomorrow night.

Define "thing."

It's a concert. Radiohead, to be
exact, and I've got a couple of tickets.

Wow. Where'd you get these?

A friend. Something
came up at the last minute

and I was wondering if you'd
like to go, you know, with me.

-Just as friends.

Definitely. I'd love to.

Let me get this straight. You
walked in to get a cappuccino

and walked out with
a date with Lana Lang.

It's not actually a date.

Even with the "just as
friends" rider, I'm impressed.

How did you score the tickets?

I'm guessing a certain follically-challenged
individual was behind it.

Lex hooked me up. Actually,
Chloe, I have you to thank.

-What did I do?
-You were right. I just had to get it out.

Well, good. I'm glad.

Maybe this is your chance.

Chloe, don't I owe
you a phone call?

-I guess so.
-What are you doing right now?

Well, I've got to
put the paper to bed.

Maybe afterwards we
could do something.

Jenna, Jenna, wait up.

[pensive music playing]

Okay, I was playing barely
hard to get. What's the problem?

Clark Kent gets a
date with Lana Lang

and suddenly there's no
luck left for the rest of us.

[playing The Juliana Theory's
"We're At The Top of the World"]

♪ Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la ♪

[sings] ♪ We're on
the top of the world... ♪


Sean, is that you?

I've been waiting for you.

Thought you might
like to take a shower.

♪ Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la ♪

[music stops]


[suspenseful music playing]

[Sean breathing heavily]

Well, what are you waiting for?

The water's nice and warm.



Sean, what happened to you?

I'm sorry, but I don't know
what's wrong with me.

Sean, you're really scaring
me. What do you want?

I just want to get warm.



[upbeat music playing]

It's bad enough you ride that motorcycle,
but do you have to repair it in the house?

If I didn't, you'd never have
a reason to be angry with me.

I'll trade you. Do all the engine work
you want, but come with me to Lex's.

-We've already talked about that.
-I talked, you grunted.

I thought that I was
rather articulate.

Sweetheart, the Luthors have sold
out anyone who's ever trusted them.

They don't keep their word.

"They" is Lex's father, not him.

Be honest, you've never seen
him be anything but generous.

Arrogant and a little strange, yes,
but he's been a good friend to Clark.

-We have to at least hear him out.

We need options, Jonathan.
Our home is on the line. Our farm.

You don't have to like
him to listen. Besides, um...

I already told him
we would come.

-Hello, citizens.
-I'm not familiar with this child.

-Where's the moody one, lives upstairs?
-He's going on a date tonight.

-Not a "date" date, but to a concert.
-Who's this "not a 'date' date" with?

Lana Lang.

Lex hooked me up
with tickets and his limo.

-He did?
-It's okay if I go, right?

Well, I guess Lex Luthor has
worked out all of our evenings for us.

Clark. isn't Lana still
going out with Whitney?

She's not married, Mom.

[phone rings]

-[Bella] Hello?
-Bella. Bella, it's me, Sean.

What do you want?

Well, I thought we might
get together, do something?

Yeah, like that's gonna happen.

Come on, Bell, we
were good together once.

Sure, I might have made
some mistakes, but, you know...

-Save it for some other girl.

[line disconnects]



Your online horoscope suggests that
you try not to flaunt your excitement.

Which will be hard, since you've waited
for this date since your growth spurt.

I'll say this once more, then I'll print
up bumper stickers. This isn't a date.

All right. Just
check Lana's outfit.

If a girl wears something
new, she thinks it's a date.

-Didn't you come for fashion advice?
-Burn that.

What else have you got?

I'll check the laundry basket.

[cell phone ringing]

-[Sean] Hey, Chloe.

-Sean, hi.
-Don't I owe you a...?

-[Chloe] Guess who just called me. Sean.
-Did he apologize for blowing you off?

He said he wasn't feeling well.

Chloe, I saw him go off with Jenna.
Maybe she made him feel better.

Well, he promised it was
completely over with her.

You like him, don't you?

He may be a little intellectually
challenged, but he's really hot.

He begged to get
together, just to talk.

I told him he could bring
me a coffee at the Torch.

-Sounds like a date.
-It's not a date.

It's a fact-finding mission
to see if he deserves a date.

I just don't want
to see you get hurt.

Don't worry. I figure if you can take
a risk with Lana, I can take a shot too.


-Blue's a good color on you.

[ominous music playing]

[Lex] Welcome.

I'm delighted you
decided to come.

-Your house is very--

To put it mildly.

The word "restraint" doesn't
exist in my father's vocabulary.

I'm sorry, are we early?

I think we should go.

-Wait, just because no one else came...
-That's if anyone else was even invited.

-Oh. I don't think Lex would--
-Actually, I would. I did.

But only because I knew you
wouldn't have come otherwise.

I know your farm's in
trouble, Mr. Kent. Small town.

So you thought you would take
advantage of my family's problem.

No. I thought I could help.

Well, then, I guess
we're here to listen.


I've never actually sat
in a limo before tonight.

I did once. Nell got one to take us to
the ballet. But it wasn't as nice as this.

Beats another night
of defensive reading.

You've done it since we were kids.
Whenever the world gets disappointing,

you retreat into a book.

There are worse things.

No, you're right. It's just easier
than dealing with my own life.

You know what I mean?

I do the same thing
with astronomy.

I look at different worlds and
wonder if my life would be better there.

You always seem to
understand what I'm trying to say.

-How come you know so much?

You don't believe in magic?

I'll show you.

Pick a card.

All right.

[clears throat]

Three of hearts.

Full of surprises.

This is weird, huh?

I felt like I had to
explain tonight to Nell.

I spent the better part of the day
convincing people this was not a date.

How about Whitney?

-I didn't tell him.
-You feeling guilty about that?

He's hanging out with his friends,
and I'm hanging out with mine.


And in Smallville tonight, police
are seeking 17-year-old Sean Kelvin

after the mysterious death of fellow
Smallville High student Jenna Barham,

-whose body was found today.
-Oh, my God.

-Kelvin was last seen...
-Stop the car!

[keyboard clicking]



[Chloe] Sean?
Hello, is that you?

[banging continues]

Okay, this is interesting.

-[Lana] What's wrong?
-[Clark] It's complicated.

Hang out here for a
bit. I want you to be safe.

-Safe from what?
-I promise I'll explain.

-Will you wait for me?

I just want you to know that this is
the best non-date that I've ever had.

[suspenseful music playing]


What's going on? I
agreed to a cappuccino.

If you think I'm skinny-dipping
with you, try again, buddy.

[ominous music playing]

I'm sorry, Chloe. I
don't have a choice.

-What happened to you?
-I can't stay warm.

-Well, why don't you just sit by a fire?
-Because I only get a quick fix.

Body heat lasts longer.

[dramatic music playing]

[Chloe screams]

-[Chloe] No!
-I promise it won't hurt, Chloe.


-Clark, help!
-[Clark] Are you okay?

My foot's stuck.

You okay?

Go! Run!

Did I thank you
for that rescue yet?

I heard about Jenna and I
didn't want you to be next.

Well, I finally find a guy I like,
and he turns out to be homicidal.

You deserved a lot better than
Sean even before he tried to kill you.

-That's sweet. I think.
-Any idea what happened to him?

Only thing I can find is a medical
condition where there's damage

to the thermosensitive
cells in the brain.

The person literally can't stay warm.
It's a permanent case of hypothermia.

-Sean gets heat where he can take it.
-Preferably from high-school girls.

But, I mean, you saw the pool. You
take heat out of water, you get ice.

He's like-- He's like a battery
that can't hold its charge.

-We should call for help.
-I'll take care of that.

We need to get
you home. Come on.

You have to believe me when I say
that almost getting my heat sucked

was not a passive-aggressive
attempt to ruin your date.


-Let's sit right here.


-I'll be right back.

Shouldn't you be fifth-row
center right about now?

-Hey, Pete.
-Where's Clark?

I don't know. He saw that news report
about Jenna and suddenly had to run.

I heard that too. I always
thought that Sean was a good guy.

I guess we don't know
people as well as we think.

You've been friends
with Clark for a long time.

-Is he always so...?

Sometimes he's totally there
and you think you know everything

-and then there's this part that's...

Yeah, that's it. Clark Kent,
international man of mystery.

Whatever it was
seemed important.

I can't believe there's anything
more important to him than you.

Lana, what are you doing here?

Just reading.

Pretty dressed up to
be digging into a book.

I'll catch up with you later.

Pete, why don't you take
your date for a spin in the limo.

-She's not a date. She's just my friend.
-Either way, I won't be needing it.


What were you doing in a limo?

Just hanging out with a friend.
Could you take me home?

[suspenseful music playing]


This can't be happening.


Guess the generator works.
Power must have blown.

-Where were we?
-You were explaining how you could

-single-handedly save the family farm.

It's okay, Mrs. Kent, I understand
your husband's skepticism.

Your farm's drowning
in debt, we both know it.

I'm trying to offer you a hand,
but you keep slapping it away.

I learned a long time ago
from a man much smarter

that you need to solve
your own problems.

Your father lived
in different times.

And he had his share of help.

Seems government subsidies carried
him through a number of lean years.

[pensive music playing]

-Where did you get these?
-It's public record.

I'm making a business offer.
I had to do my due diligence.

Why are you so interested
in our family, Lex?

Your son brought me back
from the dead, Mr. Kent.

When he reached in and pulled
me out, he gave me a new life.

Your father put his family's
future over his own pride.

Are you willing to do that?

[rock music playing on radio]

♪ She don't know nothing ♪

♪ She knows everyone
But she don't know me ♪


I know this is probably one of
those times I should just let things go,

but I'd kind of like to
know what's going on.

You went out with friends, I went out
with Clark. He invited me to a concert.

So you two were
just hanging out.

-Was this a test to see what I'd do?

-Why didn't you just tell me?
-I knew you'd overreact.

You go on a date with another
guy, and I'm overreacting.

It wasn't a date.
Clark's a friend, that's it.

-Whitney, look out!
-[Whitney] Sean!

-Hold on!
-[Lana grunts]

[tires screech]

[glass shatters]

[dramatic music playing]

-[Whitney] Lana, are you okay?
-[Lana] My ankle hurts. I twisted it.

-Where did Sean go?
-I don't know.

But I've gotta get you
somewhere safe. Hold on.

Come on.

-You all right?

Come on. Those lights
are over at the Luthor house

just down the road. Come on.

[Martha] You'd give us the latest
farming equipment and technology.

[Jonathan] All in exchange
for our independence.

My influence will be minimal
but existing, yes. It's a partnership.

-We could get a loan.
-Or you can allow me

to help you get to the point where
you never need someone like me again.

-I'll admit, it looks generous.
-It is.

Which begs the question, what
does Lex Luthor get out of all of this?

I believe there's profit to be made.
I'm not exactly in the charity business.

Like father like son.

Take some time
to think about it.

I'm sure you'll see the benefits
outweigh your other options. To the future.

[door opens]

-She's okay.

Where's Clark?

[suspenseful music playing]

Thanks for the warm-up, Clark.

This kid sounds dangerous. I've
got the gate down and the alarm on.

You're staying here until they
find Sean. Sorry about your date.

No. I'm still getting the
answering machine at home.

-Remind me I don't have to worry.
-He's Clark, Martha.

[generator sputters]


-[Lex] Here you go.

-I'll go check the front gate.
-It should be secure.

-I'll check the generator. Where is it?
-On the side of the house. I can get it.


-Are you Sean?
-Yes, ma'am.

-What do you want?
-Who, me?

I just wanna get warm.

-[Clark] Get away from her.
-[Martha] Clark.

Go in the house, Mom.

-Go now.
-That's your mom?

-She's hot.
-Sean, you have to get to a hospital.

What are they gonna do? Put
me under an electric blanket?

I need heat, Clark. Contact. That's
the only thing that's gonna work for me.

-Every person's another fix.
-You're not getting into that house.

Who's gonna stop me? You?

Ooh. Brr!

I don't know what it is about you, Clark,
but I haven't felt this good in two days.

And when I'm done with
you, there's your mom,

-your dad and Lana.
-I'll never let you hurt them.

[Lex] Good morning.

-I heard you took out a bank loan today.
-Did you?

After our conversation the other
night, I was frankly surprised.

Do you despise me that much?

Believe it or not, Lex...

some things actually
have nothing to do with you.

I decided to bet on my family.

You're betting
with Clark's future.

-I'm just trying to insure it.
-Yeah, so am I.

With the bank?

They'll kill you with interest
while waiting for you to fail.

At least with the bank,
I know where I stand.

I know you don't believe me,
but I genuinely want to help you.

When you change your
mind, my offer still stands.

[Matt Beckler's "So
We'll Drive" playing]

♪ More than your
lavender and wine ♪

♪ I need you back... ♪

You okay?

Yeah. The memorial
service is tomorrow.

I was thinking how that
could have been me.

All because some guy expressed
a modicum of interest in me.

I thought I was
stronger than that.

Everybody's searching for their
soul mate. It's not a sign of weakness.

I can't believe both your dates went
to hell, and I ended up with the limo.

-How was that?
-It was sweet.

I've already hooked
up with another date.

-I'm swearing off men.
-They're not all bad.

Maybe you should just swear
off heat-sucking horn dogs.

Yeah, the next time a guy asks me out,
I'm doing an in-depth background check.

Come on, Pete. Clark
will catch up with us later.


-Hey, how's your ankle?
-It's better, thanks.

You never came
back the other night.

I did, but you were gone.

I'm sorry. I wanted things
to work out differently.

Don't worry about it.

I was thinking maybe we could try
again sometime. How about Saturday?

Whitney's taking me to the city.
He's got the whole day planned.

I think our non-date
freaked him out.

-What'd you tell him?
-The truth.

That we're just friends.

[bell rings]

I have to go.

[Clark] Lana.

Why do you go out with
him? Whitney, I mean.

Because whenever I
need him, he's there.

Guess he makes me feel safe.

[Jewel's "Standing
Still" playing]

♪ Do you want me? ♪

♪ Like I want you? ♪

♪ Or am I standing still ♪

♪ Beneath the darkened sky? ♪

♪ Or am I standing still ♪

♪ With the scenery flying by? ♪

[theme music playing]

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