Smallville (2001–2011): Season 1, Episode 6 - Hourglass - full transcript

Lana befriends Harry, an elderly murderer living incognito in a nursing home. He falls into a kryptonite pond and regains his youth. Harry starts killing descendants of the jurors who convicted him, one of whom was Jonathan Kent's father.

We need an orderly to room 206.
Orderly please to room 206.

Man, I don't know how
I let you talk me into this.

Every student needs to complete
30 hours of community service.

Yeah. But we could have served
our community by lifeguarding...

...a girls' swim class instead of
hanging out with the denture crowd.

I mean, what's the attraction?

Hi, Clark, Pete.

Lana, I didn't know
you were volunteering here.

- Yeah, right.
- For a couple of weeks now.

- You part of the companion program?
- I'm reading with Cassandra.

She's an interesting woman. Some of
the nurses say she can see the future.

It takes two of you
to read to me now, does it?

Don't just stand there, come in.

- How'd you know there were two of us?
- Well, I'm blind, not deaf.

I heard your little friend's shoes
squeaking all the way down the hall.

Can you really tell the future?

- Way to go, Pete, real subtle.
- What's your name?

- Pete Ross.
- Mr. Ross, if you want your fortune told...

...go to the circus.

It's a long walk home, Mr. Ross.
Check your pockets.

Oh, man. I locked my keys in the car.

Dude, you're on your own.

Now, what's your name?

Mr. Bollston? It's Lana Lang.


The Langs moved to Smallville in 1938...

...took over a couple of Dust Bowl farms.
Knew a bargain when they saw it.

- You're a local-history buff.
- It's kind of my obsession.


Are you my next victim?

You don't look that scary to me.

You should have known me
in my younger days.

I'm sure you were quite the heartbreaker.

How about a spin around the grounds
and you can tell me...

...what the Langs have been doing
since 1938.

It's so beautiful. I don't know why
more people don't come out here.

They're too busy watching television.

Say, would you mind running back
to my room and getting me a scarf?

- I don't want to catch a chill.
- Sure.

Honey, you're a doll.

Water, please.

What's wrong?

Someone close to you is going to die.

Very soon.

When you need this kind of stuff done,
ask me. That's why I'm here.

- Something bothering you, Clark?
- I think we should start putting safety first.

If you haven't noticed,
this stuff is dangerous.

Yeah, well, this is a farm.
It kind of goes along with the territory.

Seriously, son, what's going on?

At the retirement center
I met this old, blind lady.

I know it sounds crazy,
but she can see the future.

What did she tell you?

That someone very close to me will die soon.

Listen, Clark. You can't let some old lady
scare you with a half-baked prediction.

I mean, she probably just does it
to scare the nurses anyway.

She told Pete he'd be walking home,
seconds later...

...he realized that he
locked his keys in his car.

No one can tell the future.

What if she can? What if she told me
because I can do something about it?

Then she should have given you
more information: name, time, place.

Yeah, and even if she can predict
the future, she can't control it. Nobody can.

Fate's given you a second chance,
Harry boy.

And this time...

...they're gonna pay.

Order up.

God, I haven't been able to eat one of these
in years. I mean, not since the bypass.

- That was a joke.
- You're a riot.

What can I get you to drink?

How much is coffee?
From, you know, beans?


They carry it from
South America by foot?

- You sound like my grandpa.
- Just make sure it's hot.

Yep. Whatever.

It's not your fault, Lana.

Do you know anyone else who's lost
an entire old person in a wheelchair?

Nope, that's pretty impressive,
even by Smallville standards.

Maybe he was kidnapped.

Who'd want to kidnap Harry?
He's just a harmless old man.

Maybe a koi turned into a piranha
and ate him.

You asked for my help.
I'm just thinking out of the box.

I like your theory.

You might want to work on
your eavesdropping technique.

Sorry. I'm new in town. I just heard
this is where young people congregate.

Yeah, we congregate here often.

Hi, I'm Clark.
The rude one's Chloe, and this is-

Lana Lang.

Nametag was a big clue.

So good luck finding
your missing old person.

Enjoy your coffee.
They brought it in by burro this morning.

Thanks, honey. You're a doll.

You play beautifully.

I was supposed to attend
the Metropolis Conservatory.

Your voice sounds young. The conservatory
closed its doors in the '70s.

I mean, I've always dreamed of attending
there. If I'd lived in a different time.

Any chance you could give an old lady
a hand back to her room?

I already know my future.

You might consider rounding those curves at
a speed that won't break the sound barrier.

- Where's the fun in that?
- Seriously. You could get hurt.

Why the sudden interest in my health?

I met this woman at the retirement center,
and she can kind of see the future.

- She tell you your future?
- Not exactly.

She said someone
very close to me would...

- Die?
- I know it sounds nuts...

...but when you talk to her,
it's like she really knows.

Clark, she knows when
she has a good audience.

- You sound like my parents.
- That's gotta be a first.

Lex, I think this woman is the real deal.

Well, then the question
you gotta ask yourself is:

Do you really want to know the future?

Don't you wish you knew
how it was all gonna turn out?

Life's a journey. I don't want to
go through it following a road map.

It still wouldn't kill you
to drive more slowly.

Why? I have you as a friend.
You changed my future once, right?

Got some more deliveries to make.

- You never told me this woman's name.
- Thought you weren't interested.

Maybe I'll ask her for some stock tips.

Cassandra Carver.

I don't think that's
gonna help bring Harry back.

Clark, what are you doing here so late?

I came to see Cassandra, if she's still up.
What happened to Harry's younger picture?

I don't know.

Is everything okay?

I met with the administrator, you know,
to tell them what I knew about Harry.

The police were there.

Well, it's a missing person case.
It's not unusual.

That's not the reason.
Harry Bollston's real name is Harry Volk.

He was a murderer, Clark.

A murderer? Why would they let
someone like that stay here?

Because it happened 60 years ago,
when he was 17. He served his time.

They figured he was just a harmless old man
who moved back to his hometown to die.

Back in the '40s he was studying to be
a concert pianist. He was up...

...for a full scholarship
to the Metropolis Conservatory.

But his teacher recommended
somebody else.

So he killed his teacher?

No. He said the teacher killed his dream,
so he killed the teacher's dream.

The man's son.

He's got three on the clock,
he'd better hurry.

Throw the ball! Throw the ball!
Watch the blitz! Yes! Yes!

You got it!

Damn it. Circuit breaker.

Evening. Sorry about the trouble. We got
a faulty line about a mile down the road.

I just wanted to make sure your
circuit breaker hadn't been fried.

- Anybody else at home?
- No, I'm divorced.

I saw the name on the account was
Jim Gage. Any relation to a Randolph Gage?

Well, I'd say so. He was my father.
Passed back in '93.

I remember reading his obituary. It said he
opened the first car dealership in Smallville.

- In 1935. You got a good memory.
- Thanks. I had a lot of time to kill.

We got three dealerships
in three counties now.

Sounds like your father
left you a bright future.

Are you gonna come in or not, Mr. Kent?

- How do you do that?
- When one sense goes...

...the others get heightened.

I must admit, after yesterday,
I thought I'd never see you again.


What you told me
I can't get out of my head.

Imagine how I feel.
When it first started happening...

...I thought it was a curse.

I kept getting snapshots
of things I couldn't control.

- When did they start?
- When I first lost my sight.

It's funny. I woke up
that morning like any other.

Then the meteors came.

One hit a field behind my house,
the flash burnt my optic nerves.

- I'm sorry.
- It's not your fault.

It's amazing how one moment
can change your life forever.

My friends and family,
they think that you're-

A fraud?

People are afraid of the unknown, Clark.

They only want to know if everything's
gonna turn out all right.

I can't guarantee that.
What I can show you...

...are signposts on your journey.
What you do with them is up to you.

I've got so many questions in my life,
I just want some answers.


Now, take my hand.





You saw that too. Clark?

Clark, maybe you were having
some kind of hallucination.

It wasn't a hallucination, it was
a glimpse of the future. My future.

And you saw an endless graveyard.

Like I was the last person on earth.

Look, son, I don't know what
you did or didn't see, but, come on...

- ... you gotta consider the source.
- Your dad's right.

We don't know anything about her.

I know she lost her vision
in the meteor shower.

And that makes it so that
she can predict the future?

Is it so crazy? I'm hit by a car and I'm fine, I
walk through fire and I'm okay. What's next?

You can't let this one image
consume your whole life.

What if it is my destiny,
to outlive everyone that I love?

I don't wanna be alone.


- I don't know what your future holds.
- I think this woman has the answers.

The only person who controls
your destiny is you.

Well, right now I don't feel like
I have control of anything.

Cassandra Carver?

Do those expensive shoes
come with a name?

Lex Luthor.

Of Luthor... Everything Incorporated?

More or less.

And what does the savior of Smallville
want with an old, blind woman?

You seem to have made an impression
on my friend Clark.

So you came to see for yourself.

Clark's not stupid.
If he says you know things...

...there must be something
that made him think that.

What gives me the feeling...'re not here for stock tips,
Mr. Luthor?

Please, call me Lex. I was hoping you could
give me some insight into Clark.

- And you call him a friend, do you?
- He saved my life, but he's also a mystery.

Most people are.

That's what makes them interesting.

I'm willing to treat this
as a professional service.

Save your money, Lex.
I can't tell you about Clark...

...even if I wanted to.

I can only tell the future
of the person I touch.

I don't need to know my future.

Why? Because your father already
has it mapped out for you?

I believe we make our own destiny.

And don't you want a glimpse
of what it is you'll make?

Maybe I'll see your friend Clark, or...

Maybe I'll see something else.

Goodbye, Ms. Carver.
It's been enlightening.

Come back again. When you're ready.

Chloe, what-?

She's not back yet.

- Lana, what are you doing here?
- Chloe called me too. She said she had...

...some info on Harry. When I got here,
I started looking around.

Found this.

Chloe calls it the "Wall of Weird."

She believes everything strange in Smallville
started with the meteor shower.

How about you, Clark?
Do you believe that?

Yeah, I guess I do.

Does that include me?

I'm up there with the three-headed calf
and the monster from Crater Lake.

The stuff on this wall
has nothing to do with you.

Remember when you said people
keep their darkest secrets hidden?

Mine's out there for all the world to see.

It's hard when everyone knows
your tragedy. They treat you differently.

Like you're gonna break.

- I'm sure they just feel bad and wanna help.
- I know. But all they do... remind you of the
most painful moment of your life.

How would that make you feel, Clark?

Like I wish I could go back in time
and erase that moment forever.

I thought high school would be different,
that I could finally start...

...putting it behind me.
But everywhere I go, there it is.

Maybe I should just accept my destiny.

All I'm ever gonna be is a little girl in a
fairy-princess costume who lost her parents.

I don't see you that way.

I know you don't, Clark.

You're the only one who doesn't.

Clark, we got your message.

Hey, where were you?

I thought we were all supposed
to meet at the Torch.

- Sorry. I didn't mean to blow you guys off.
- Will the lovely Ms. Lang be joining us?

No, I think she had enough weirdness
for one day. What have you got?

Guy was found dead in his house. He was
blindfolded and strangled with a piano wire.

Which is the same signature
Harry Volk used in 1945.

Sounds like a copycat.

A copycat of a murder that happened
60 years ago, two days after...

...the original killer disappears?
I don't think so.

Harry's in a wheelchair. Not exactly
in prime condition to go on a crime spree.

Well, I found this picture of Harry
from the '40s.

- Looks like the kid we saw in the Beanery.
- Maybe he's got a grandson or something.

Or maybe it's Harry.

I don't think we should start looking
for time machines just yet.

Okay, fine. Where do you think
we should start?

If someone is following in Harry's footsteps,
maybe they sent him fan mail.

We close at 9, Mozart.

Your piano needs tuning.

That's because nobody's played it in years.

- You want to settle up?
- Can I get one more coffee?

Don't you have somewhere to go?

Oh, come on. You can clean up
to the sounds of Chopin.

I guess.

What if someone sees us
searching Harry's room?

- How about we don't get seen?
- Clark, is that you?

Harry's room is down the hallway.
I'll meet you there.

The other night you left in a hurry.


I hoped you'd come back.

I'm sorry.

You saw that...
Whatever it was.

I always see them.
The question is, how did you?

- I don't know. Wasn't I supposed to?
- Nobody ever has.

- Why me?
- Because we both know...'re not like other people.

- Sure I am.
- No, Clark, I've seen you.

Before we ever met.

More than once, I've touched people
and I've seen such...

...pain and despair and-

But then you were there
and the pain was gone.

I think that's your destiny, Clark.

To help people, to save them
from fear and darkness.

- How?
- Well, that's for you to figure out.

You can fear the future or... can embrace it.

The choice is yours.

- Who are they?
- People who need your help.

How can I help them
if I don't know who they are?

I'm not a radio. I don't pick up continuous
transmissions. That's all I have.

I'll figure it out.

Clark. Your secret's safe with me.

You guys have any luck?

No fan mail, just a bunch of old news
clippings from the Smallville Ledger.

Obituaries, articles.

Guy's been obsessed with Smallville
for 50 years.

- Clark, is something wrong?
- It's her.

- It's who?
- I've gotta go.

Thanks for the serenade, but unless
you're sleeping here, which you're not...

...I'm heading out.

- What's this?
- They don't teach Greek in school anymore?

It's Euripides."The sins of the father
are visited on the children."

You play Beethoven and you speak Greek.
Real cute. What's it got to do with me?

Actually, Zoe Garfield, quite a bit.

Your grandmother, Eve Garfield,
she died last year, right?

I was meant for big cities,
great concert halls. That was my destiny.

And your grandmother,
she helped kill that future.

And now...

...I'm gonna kill yours.

- Let her go!
- Don't move, don't move, don't move!

I said, let her go.

Didn't your parents teach you
to respect your elders?

Oh, no!

Take care of her.

Zoe's gonna be okay, but that
truck driver could have sworn he hit you.

- Don't worry, he's not asking any questions.
- Is that kid in jail?

No, he's in the hospital
overnight for observation.

Does Zoe know why
he wanted to kill her?

She's just grateful you happened
to come along.

- Is that what you told the police?
- I figured they wouldn't want to hear...

- ... I got a vision from an old, blind lady.
- I'm not sure how I feel about Cassandra.

Mom, she's my friend.
She told me my destiny was to help people.

You don't think she knows your secret?

- I don't think you should see her anymore.
- If I hadn't seen her, Zoe would be dead!

Your destiny may be to protect people,
but ours is to protect you...

...and that's gotta come first, okay?

My mom said you called?

Is this the Porsche from-?

I don't understand.
Why do you still have it?

I once read about a rich man
who survived a hotel fire.

He hung onto the ledge for an hour
before the fire department rescued him.

Afterwards, he bought the hotel.
Always stayed in that room.

When they asked him why, he said
he figured fate couldn't find him twice.

I thought you didn't believe in fate.

I don't. But every time
I look at this car, I wonder.

I had a team go over this thing
inch by inch.

They tell me there's no way the impact
could have ripped open the roof like this.

They must have made a mistake.

Do you remember anything
about the accident?

No, just that I pulled you out, that's it.

I thought you might be able
to tell me more.

I'm sorry.

It's a little strange to be walking around
when every shred of evidence...

...says I should be dead.
An unsolved mystery, I guess.

Maybe fate has something else
in mind for you.

You've been spending
too much time with Cassandra.

At least she doesn't dwell on the past.

Lex, you're alive.

The question that you need to ask yourself
now is, where do you go from here?

I'm here to pick up the kid from the
Beanery assault, take him into custody.

Right, the young John Doe. He's all yours.
We've got him locked up in here.

I checked on him this morning.
He's sleeping like a baby.

Help me.

The police questioned Harry
all morning.

He said he was kidnapped by this kid
who was obsessed with his old case.

Somehow, in broad daylight,
this kid got out of handcuffs...

...smuggled Harry inside
and chained him to a bed?

That's the official story.

It may be official,
but it doesn't make sense.

You can always add it
to the Wall of Weird.

Clark, are you all right?

Not really. I think I'll go inside
and talk to Harry.

You know, I found a picture of Zoe Garfield
in a box under your bed.

- And who are you?
- Clark Kent, but we've already met.

How dare you go through my belongings.

- How do you explain the pictures?
- And why do I need to explain them?

You know what, Harry?

I think you and this kid are the same person.

I'd say you have a very active imagination.

I don't know how you did it,
but I know it's you.

You said your name was Kent?

Grandfather, Hiram. Father, Jonathan.

Funny. I don't remember you
on the family tree.

I'll be watching you.


Nurse! Help me, somebody! Help!

Oh, nurse! Nurse, he's harassing me.
Haven't I been through enough?

- I think you should leave, young man.
- Don't worry, I'm going.

This is everything I could find on Harry Volk.
The Ledger carried stories on the trial...

...the murder, the investigation, you name it.

- Is anybody watching this guy?
- Lana's got an eye on him.

I heard that.

- What exactly are we looking for?
- I don't know.

There's gotta be a connection
between the people Harry's going after.

In Zoe Garfield's statement, she said Harry
accused her grandmother of killing his future.

Harry's gone. They found his wheelchair
out by the koi pond half an hour ago.

I saw meteor rocks in that pond.

At least now we know
how he's doing the time warp.

- What do you mean?
- I'll explain later.

We gotta figure out
who he's gonna kill next.

- Clark, take a look at this.
- What is it?

List of the jurors
that worked on Harry's trial.

Randolph Gage, Rita Garfield...

He's killing the descendents
of the jurors who convicted him.

Talk about not letting it go.

- Clark, what is it?
- Look at juror number 11.

Hiram Kent. Wasn't that your grandfather?

Harry's gonna kill my dad.

- Can I help you?
- Yeah, got a report about a gas leak.

You mind if I come in?

Gas leak. I don't smell gas.

Your husband called about it earlier.
Is he around?

He'll be back shortly.
Where's our regular gas man, Kurt?

- Vacation.
- That's right.

Would you excuse me a minute?

Kurt isn't your regular gas man,
is he, Mrs. Kent?

- What do you want?
- Kill your husband.

- What did Jonathan ever do to you?
- Nothing.

But his father did.

Come on, Mrs. Kent!
I'm too old for hide-and-seek!


You can't save him, Mrs. Kent.

- Clark!
- Are you okay?

- What's the matter?
- Where's Mom?

- I don't know.
- Somebody's trying to kill you.


He's already here.


Martha. Martha!

Mom! Mom!

Martha, come on!

Mom, come on! Mom!


- Come on, Mom, breathe!
- Martha!

Are you okay?

You think I'd ever leave you two alone?

Cassandra was wrong, Clark.

Nobody's gonna die.

Well. You're the last person
I expected to walk through my door.

I come bearing gifts.

So did the Greeks.

I wanted to take you up on your offer.

I thought you controlled
your own destiny.

I do. But certain things have happened
in my life, signs I don't want to ignore.

- What kind of signs?
- I lived when I should have died.

There must be a reason for that.
You see, I don't want to do good things.

- I want to do great things.
- Well, you don't need me for that.

What's the matter, Cassandra?
Are you afraid of what you'll see?


Well. You've been warned.

What did you see?

I need some help in here!


Ms. Carver?

I'm sorry, son, she's gone.

- She saw it.
- Saw what?

Her future.