Smallville (2001–2011): Season 10, Episode 11 - Icarus - full transcript

As the VRA threat intensifies, Clark takes initiative by closing down watchtower and declaring the League go officially underground, but will this be enough to stop trotter and Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke from exposing them? Tensions rise in this mid-season finale.

Sorry. I'm sorry.

I was on a call with the mayor,
then Tess pushed my deadline.

I know we said 8, so I'm...

Right on time...

...for you.

I bet even you couldn't run faster
in these heels.

I wouldn't look nearly as good.

What do you say we take your shoes
and my sport coat and get a nice dinner?

you're not wearing a sport coat.

- Show-off.
- Listen...

...why don't we get something to eat
at the new place?

The place that requires reservations
six months in advance?

Nice thought, Romeo,
but we'll never get a table.

Never know unless we ask.
I hope the answer is yes.

If we're lucky enough
to snag a cancellation...

...with the VRA's latest no-fun policy,
we'll have to leave before dessert.

Listen, we...

We can't let a curfew prevent us from
having fun with the time we do have.

Even if I have to run to Madrid,
I'll get you churros and hot chocolate.

Why don't we just go home,
skip right to the delicious doughnuts...

...and we can pretend for one night
that the world hasn't gone totally crazy?

The government
has taken a tougher stance...

...since they upgraded our status
from vigilante to terrorist.

The VRA's not just raining
on the heroes' parade anymore.

We are gonna need an ark
to survive this hate-filled flood.

But unlike the rest of Metropolis,
I haven't forgotten the real heroes.

And there is one in particular
that I would love to snuggle up with...

...away from the searchlights.

Yeah, we should probably, uh,
just go home.

But wait a second.

I think I hear a situation
that needs saving.

I'll be right back.

Did you save the day?

I don't know yet. Look up.

You don't make it easy
to ask a simple question.

But that's what makes you you.

The woman I wanna spend my life with.

The woman that I love.

Lois Lane, will you marry me?


Hey, Ollie, it's Lois.

I don't know if you've talked with
Clark yet, but we have a big update.

You'd be one of the first to know
if you'd pick up the phone...

...which nobody is doing.

Oh, hey, Gestapo's on the other line.
Gotta go.

Keys, coins, phone.

Oh. Oops, I forgot to give you this.
I hope it doesn't set off any alarms.

- Next.
- Really? Nothing? Huh.

Keys, coins, phone.

Go ahead.

Miss Lane?

Dr. Livingstone, I presume.
What, the safari got sidetracked?

I haven't exactly left for Africa yet.

Question, coz.

You and Oliver.

You're busy with work
and he's really busy with work.

And then there's...

...well, all his other responsibilities.

As a rich playboy?

Very time-consuming.

So I'm guessing that between the two
of you, things must get...


Lois, what exactly
are we talking about?

Chloe, what really happened
between Clark and Lana?

She couldn't make the sacrifices
he needed, could she?

Let's just say Lana wasn't the one
fated to be in Clark's life.

I don't know how you do it, Chlo.
It's like you can see the future.

Honestly, I don't know
why you people are grumbling.

Security's for our own good.

Oh, my God. Lois Lane.

Are you expecting?

Spread that rumor
and you can expect my fist in your face.

When I got engaged, I thought
my happily-ever-after was all set.

But every storybook romance
doesn't have a fairy-tale ending.

So now I'm married to my work,
which is fine.

- Cat...
- With the VRA cleaning up our streets... don't have any heroes
to write about.

That's okay, you can use the extra time
to work on your domestic side.


Am I interrupting something?

Just a little girl talk
with the future Mrs. Clark Kent.


I hope your new responsibilities at home
don't interfere with your ones here.

Neither of which concern you.

Oh, sorry.

The VRA's not the only one
increasing security.

I'm reprogramming
Watchtower's retina scan tonight...

...and you're up at 9. Don't be late.


- Retina scan?
- Yeah. Nine.

You know, she should be better
at crossing her T's, not her wires.


Congratulations, you two.

- Ha, ha.
- You should see the look on your...


So I think anyone who commits
themselves to a lifetime of Lois...

...deserves all the moral support
they can get.

There's nothing more that I would like...

...than to be courtside
at the event of the decade...

...but now that the government's
confirmed I blew up their facilities...

- Not everyone believes propaganda.
- The whole world thinks I'm a terrorist.

It's not exactly something you want
on your Fortune 500 bio...

...or at your wedding, so...

That's too bad, because I was just about
to invite you to be my best man.

You're the guy who stands next to me
on the worst days.

And I want you there
for the best one too.

Hey, you kidding? Absolutely.
Thank you.

All I can say is, when it comes
to planning the wedding, just nod.

- Ha, ha.
- A lot.

You would know. You married Shayera,
what, a hundred times now?

I've heard of relationships...

...that withstand the test of time.
That's remarkable.

Or not, I suppose, for you.

- Aw.
- Are those prescription...?

That sounds like a proposal
only Clark could pull off.

Soon to be.

- Hey.
- Hi.

Even though I married Shayera
a hundred times...

...I had to lose her that many as well.

Now, I know I don't usually
get all warm and fuzzy...

...but I am sorry.

About Chloe.

- Not gonna hug me, are you?
- No.


I'm just saying, I understand
that it's at times like these... miss them most.

Well, let's hope they never
have to feel that kind of loss.

No relationship can avoid
that possibility...

...but if I've learned anything
in the last, oh, 3000 years...'s that fear should never decide love.

Well said.

All right. So while there is still plenty of
champagne, I'd like to propose a toast.

To the happy couple,
who finally figured out...

...what we've all known
for a very long time now.

- You are destined to be together.
- True.

- Hear, hear.
- Cheers.

- You're gonna be so happy.
- Congrats.

To Lois and Clark.

Aah! Help! Help!


- Now I got you, huh?
- Hey, that's Oliver Queen, the outlaw.

Hold on a second here.
I'm not the bad guy.

He's lying.
He came at me out of nowhere.

Hey, that's not how it works in our city.
Not anymore!

Back off!


We gotta get out of here.

Blue team,
take the front. Red squad, flank them in.

- Yeah.
- Go.

Watching the sunrise
from the Daily Planet globe.

Talk about making a girl feel
on top of the world.

Just because our party was over
didn't mean our night had to be.

Did you realize that was the first party
where we didn't have to hide anything?

I wish that us being married
meant we could always be that open.

Part of a superhero marriage
is having two lives.

I signed up for that when I said yes.

Which is why I'm fine if our relationship
has to take a backseat... your responsibilities.

Lois, those responsibilities
have controlled my life way too long.

And I... We can handle both
as long as we stay together.

And I promise, we will.

Well, then nothing can stop
Mr. and Mrs. Kent.



I don't know. We'll figure it out.

Hey, I signed up for a double life,
you signed up for news with ice cream.

I'm a journalism junkie.
What are you gonna do?

I get my own spoon.

The fight broke out...

...after Queen tackled an innocent man.
According to witnesses...

- Oh, my God.
- ...Queen was only deterred...

- ...when citizens came to the man's aid.
- Clark.

Witnesses claim Oliver Queen
and other vigilantes...

...led an unprovoked attack against
people attempting a citizen's arrest.

Queen's disappearance
has sparked a citywide manhunt.

A spokeswoman for the VRA...

Guess the honeymoon's
officially over.


We should have run that photo.

We would have, if you hadn't
played judge, jury and executioner.

Not executioner. Editor. Your facts
weren't verified, your writing is juvenile.

And you're losing subscriptions
while The Daily Star sells out.

Face it, Tess, if you don't get
with the majority agenda soon...

...someone's going to notice.

- Tess Mercer.
- Yes.

We need a few words.

Then I suggest you call my office
and make an appointment.

We've already cleared your schedule.

Moving right.

He's not here.

Let's move.

You gonna stitch that up yourself,
or call Emil?

- You should see the other guys.
- I did. On television.

Why didn't you call me?

It's my fault. I figured you could use
some time alone with Lois.

I told the human speed bag
you'd wanna know he got his bell rung.

Wait a minute.

I thought you said that Slade died
in the explosion.

Like so many of you,
I am a victim of a vigilante attack.

And while I was lucky enough... survive the explosion
caused by Oliver Queen... came at a cost.

Too many civilians have been left
feeling unsafe in their own homes.

Too many people have suffered...

...while too few vigilantes
have been brought to justice.

It's time these terrorists paid
for their crimes.

It's time he pay for his.

Yeah, well, there's only one problem.

It's not just the government against us,
the people have turned on us too.

With Slade alive, we can't exist.
He knows too much about us.

So until Slade's been dealt with,
it's gotta be radio silence between us.

We have to go underground.

Our lives as we knew them are over.

Courtney Whitmore, studying abroad.

- Carter Hall, on sabbatical.
- And Clark Kent?


Now we're all card-carrying members
of the fugitive club.

We have to protect the secrets
we still have.

So until it's safe...

...I'm shutting down Watchtower.

Keys, coins, phone.

What a beautiful ring.


- Military's not big on accessories, huh?
- Only if they're medals.

But a brat like you
should know that, Lois.

Now, let's talk about the
extraordinary man who won your heart.

Listen, you camo cop-out,
my father's a four-star general...

Sam Lane's not the only general
who can lead an army, Lois.

This is bad.

Heightened security,
threat-level red bad.

Lois, like I said, if you broke your phone
during that interview, just expense it.

Fine, I will.

Hope you got your stories straight.

An unusually erratic schedule,
surprisingly short hours.

How is it that you're afforded
such enviable flexibility?

Well, I'm a very valued member
of the staff...

...and my work's not confined
to the emergency room.

Or the hospital.

So where else do you work?

Well, I'm sure that you've driven through
our lower-income neighborhoods.

Or been made aware of the number
of households that lack health care?

Are you trying to tell me
those missing hours were spent... free clinics helping the poor?

I made an oath to help those in need
no matter who they are.

Be they penniless
or rich as Oliver Queen.

According to financial records,
you've been on his payroll for years.

If you're trying to imply
that I'm involved...

...with terrorist activities
because of Oliver Queen's funding...

Hey, you're a man of science,
Dr. Hamilton.

You value truth,
so I'm gonna be truthful.

Oliver Queen is relatively unimportant.

The only assets of his
that we're interested in are his friends.

What are their names?

Their real ones.

You've been making a name for yourself
in the news world, Lois.

Women's lib got me pants and a fair
wage, I figured I'd make the most of it.

Well, I hope your fiancé's
not the jealous type...

...considering your close relationship
with the Blur.

I wouldn't call the relationship between
people who never speak close.

I'd call it nonexistent.

Those articles have your name
in the byline, they're all about the Blur...

...and they all have quotes.

You wanna revise your claim
that you never speak?

Or maybe we should just consider
all of that chat pillow talk.

I want the Blur, Lois.

You're not leaving this room
until I have Clark Kent.

So much for going off the grid.

Carter. What are you doing here?

Probably the same thing
as you, looking for answers.

Besides, I've adopted a rule
over the centuries:

Don't go underground until you're dead.

We may not have a choice
unless I can fix this.

I promised Lois
she and I would be together.

But what if we can't? I mean, literally.

If her only relationship is with the Blur
and not Clark Kent...

...I'm not sure what kind of marriage
that'll be.

Don't tell me
you're canceling the wedding...

...because I already started working
on a speech and it's looking good.

You're not supposed to be here.

You're not supposed to be here either,
so I guess that makes three of us.

We're supposed to be heroes,
setting an example for the kids.

We can't even follow orders.

Even if we gave them.

I was thinking about Slade
and that mega-mark-of-darkness thing.

- Omega.
- Oh, whatever.

Anyway, the darkness has to be driving
everything somehow, right?

Because I've seen hatred before,
and I've never seen anything like this.

Well, live long enough and you will.

I've seen this level of hatred before,
in humanity's darkest hours.

The Spanish Inquisition,
the Third Reich.

- The darkness has been here before?
- Several times.

Every time it looked like the world
would be consumed by hatred...

...another force arose,
a much brighter one... send the darkness back.

And you had something
to do with that?

Well, this time it's us.

And we need to start
by stopping Slade.

Well, that's easier said than done.

Justice isn't only blind right now,
it's broken.

There's no way the authorities
will keep that dog in a cage.

They won't, but I might have a place
to put him until we make things right.

A place where he can't hurt anybody.

If you know the Blur
and the other vigilantes...

...then why aren't their faces
all over the news?

A general's daughter and she doesn't
know the first thing about strategy.

Right now,
public opinion's in our favor, Lois.

Yes, but if you start targeting civilians
without proof...

...then you're not gonna be seen
as the good guys.

I think what the public needs
is some truth.

Front-page style.

If you don't cooperate, you won't have
the chance to write that...

...or any other article ever again.

You couldn't stare at me in my office?

I realize this room's a little cozy.

You're trying
to make me uncomfortable.

Why don't we just cut to the chase?

Yes, I share letterhead
with Oliver Queen.

No, I don't know where he is.

You see, I work and he plays.

And once upon a time
he played with you.

Former lovers, now business partners.

I'm willing to bet you share more
than a portfolio.

I'm so sorry to disappoint you,
but for years our conversations...

...have been limited to matters
that affect our investors.

You're a good liar.

But I've been watching.

And I've issued enough "no comments"
to know when one really means:

"I'm not telling."

So where are the vigilantes?

Come on, Tess, have something useful.

An untapped phone.

Some kind of ninja smoke bomb.


I have got to get the name
of her custom-closet guy.

It's just a slide.

You love slides, Lois.

I hate slides.


I thought you were still...

Being questioned by Trotter
and her goose-stepping goons? Nope.

Cleared of all charges.
So I thought I'd get back to work.

Tess and her inquisition is no reason
to give up on the deadline rule.

That's not in the employee handbook.
And I've read it cover to cover.

You escaped.

And you totally ratted us out to Trotter,
didn't you?

Doing my civic duty. Just like
marching you back to the authorities.

No, you are not.

I need to find Tess and Emil
and then get out of here.

Please, Cat.
We have to put this fire out, not fuel it.

The people that the government
is targeting, they are not villains.

They're heroes and they're putting
their lives on the line to protect us.

Look, I know I don't say this ever...

...but you are a good reporter,
that means your instincts are solid...

My instincts are telling me
to turn you in.

No, Cat. This isn't about me
or even you. Think about your son.

What kind of hero
do you want him to believe in?

The kind that destroys others
in the name of good...

...or the kind that saves them
and lives up to the name?

You're asking me to change everything
I believe about the world.

Or rethink who you call a hero.

What if I told you the Blur has saved you
at least twice without you knowing it?

I know you love your son. And the only
reason that he still has a mother... because the man she says
is a bad guy actually saved her life.


Lois Lane. Have you seen her?

No, Sergeant Garcia.
But if I do, I'll let you know right away.

Thank you for that.


Maybe everything's not
as black and white as I thought.

I overheard Trotter say Slade's found
a new way to take care of the vigi...

The heroes.

Now that Oliver Queen's
been found guilty...

They're gonna use him
to track down the others.

Who knows what they'll find
if they dig even deeper?

If you're gonna make
your move, Clark... might wanna make it quick,
because Slade already has.

Operation Icarus?

The Icarus myth is about fallen heroes
who reached too far.

It's the only file flagged for encryption.

It's a blacklist of known and suspected
vigilantes and vigilante supporters... be brought in for questioning.
- Tess, Lois and Emil...

...are Slade's top draft choices
for this season of interrogation.

They're uploading video files
every two hours.

Clark, you're not gonna like
the latest ones. Come here.

It's the Daily Planet.

They're using
our own security systems against us.

- Really?
- I miss my typewriter.

You miss the telegraph.

Just get away, 8-track.

If Slade got access
to Daily Planet cameras...

...he's using other cameras
across the city.

Look at this.
Try all the cameras across the city.

And Big Brother Slade's hitting
a little too close to home for me.

That's my office.

Sheppard, why don't I see Lane
back in your custody?

Ma'am, we're still searching the building
and the surrounding areas.

Take them to the secured location.

Yes, ma'am.

You don't wanna parade us
through the lobby?

Or does kidnapping make
for bad press?

Shut up.

Where's Lois?

Where is she?

- Oh, my God.
- When you do the final on a building... never know
what you're gonna find.

Lois Lane, where's Clark Kent?

I don't know. Besides,
you're way off target if you think he...

- Try again.
- GI Joe, when are you going to accept...

...that you can't beat
the real American heroes?

Last time you tried,
you went down with the ship. Unh.

But I failed to take out my target.

Luckily, fate and Uncle Sam's
advanced military tech...

...gave me a second chance to do it.

Family takes care of itself.

And for better or for worse,
I am standing by the Blur.

But he's not here
to stand between you and a bullet.

No. No, wait.

You win.

That's my girl.

I'm not your girl. I'm his.

Wrong answer.


Get him on the radio, seal that exit.

I was wondering how long you'd hide
and let your friends take the fall.

I heard the explosion.

- You were in it. How did you...?
- Survive?

Let's just say
the reaper can swing his sickle at me...

...but I'm beyond death's stroke now.

Where's Lois?

Your problem is you think
other people define your life...

...but the truth is,
they just get in the way.

You don't believe that.
I know you had a family before.

A soldier can fight for others,
but he cannot afford to love them.

You and I don't need to fight, Clark.

Let them go. Come and join me.

We can put all this to an end.


You know,
when I named this operation Icarus... was because I believed...

...that your fall would ultimately come
from your faith in your own invincibility.

But then to actually see a man
with burning wings...

...plummet from the sky...

God, I do enjoy the irony.

What did you do?

- Where are they?
- Dead.

- You're lying.
- You know I'm not.

Because a true soldier does
whatever it takes to finish the mission.

Then consider this finished.


Good. You're here.

I have something for you.


What happened? You okay?

He saved me.

He saved me.

I'll get you help, okay?

No, it's too late.


I'm a pro at dying, remember?

I should have been there, Carter.
I'm sorry.

Can't always be you, Clark.

This is all of our fight.



This is what we do.

And my passing means...

...I'll be with Shayera again.

I owe you so much,
I don't know how to begin to thank you.

You just did.

You hold on to her.

Because there has to be a balance,

We can't do what we have to do
if there's an emptiness in our heart.

You remember that.

I will, I promise.

Oh, I am sorry I won't be there
to help you fight the darkness.

But you have all the help you need.