Smallville (2001–2011): Season 10, Episode 8 - Abandoned - full transcript

Clark accompanies Tess, who got childhood nightmares triggered by a mysteriously delivered music-box, to the orphanage where she was left behind by her parents. They find out the hard way '...

[ Thunder rumbles ]


[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Thunder crashes ]

[ Music box playing ]

[ Creaking ]

[ Music stops ]

[ Thunder rumbling ]

[ Clock chiming ]

[ Click ]

[ Thunder rumbles ]

[ Doors rattling ]

[ Tapping ]

[ Music box plays,
music stops ]

[ Music box playing ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Music box playing
in distance ]

[ Music continues ]

[ Music volume continues ]

[ Thunder rumbles ]

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♪ Smallville 10x08 ♪
Original Air Date on November 12, 2010

♪ Somebody save me ♪

♪ "Save Me" ♪ performed by Remy Zero

♪ let your warm hands
break right through ♪

♪ somebody save me ♪

♪ I don't care how you do it ♪

♪ just stay ♪

♪ stay ♪

♪ come on ♪

♪ I've been waiting for you ♪

♪ just stay with me ♪

♪ I've made this whole world
shine for you ♪

♪ just stay ♪

♪ stay ♪

♪ come on ♪

-- Sync, corrected by elderman --

You know, if you'd just admit
that you've moved in with me,

you wouldn't have to sneak down
here in the middle of the night

and unpack your things.

they're not my things.

I-I mean, they are my things,

What is it?

[ Sighs ]

Something I've been avoiding
for 15 years.

The General sent it
after he left.

It's been in the back
of my closet growing up.

I've never opened it.

It's the keepsakes
my mom gave me

after she found out
she had cancer.

Oh, my God.

It's old Blue.

Mom used to keep it
in her kitchen window.

I haven't
seen it since...

I never went to visit her
in the hospital, Clark.

What kind of kid refuses
to visit their sick mom?

A really scared one.

She was there
for 5 weeks, and...

...I didn't...

[ Voice breaking ]
I didn't say goodbye to her.

But it looks like
she did.

This is from
the hospital.

what if she's angry...

That I didn't
go see her?

You know?

I'm not sure
I can face this.

Lois, you shouldn't
feel guilty

for not wanting
to open up old wounds.

Haven't you felt like something
is missing in your life

since you cut ties
with your dad?

Well, Jor-El
really isn't my dad.

He's a machine.
It's different.

He sent you
all the way here.

He created an ice house,
and he -- he trained you.

He wouldn't do
all of those things

if he didn't care
about you.

Look, if I'm up,
I really should be on patrol.

I can stay
if you need me to.

It's okay, Clark.

[ Air whooshes ]


You said
you needed help.

I thought you meant Watchtower,
not scrapbooking.

Clark, I meant when we came in
to work tomorrow morning.

Well, since I'm here...

Someone broke
into the mansion...

And left this
with a gift tag.

It said,
"Happy Birthday, Tess."

It's not my birthday.

Someone's messing
with me, Clark.

And I had this nightmare
where I was a little girl,

and I was holding
this exact music box.

And then I woke up
and I found it...

In the library.

[ Music box plays ]

[ Music stops ]

I thought that maybe
I'd find a picture of it

in this old photo album,

But this just reminds me

why I don't like going home
for Christmas.

Tess, I may have
found something.

[ Beeping ]

[ Beeps ]

Does "Saint Louise's"
mean anything to you?

This might come as a surprise
to you, Clark,

but I've never really identified
with any Saints.

Who is she?

She's the woman
who runs the orphanage.

She's the Mother Teresa
for needy children.

They call her
"Granny Goodness."

Try to relax, dear.

You just trust Granny,

and you'll leave
your past behind.

[ Breathing heavily ]

But I don't want
to forget!

Your memories are just
holding you back, my child.

[ Breathing heavily ]

You may not
see that now,

but after we're done...

[ Breathing heavily ]

...You'll thank me.

[ Screams ]

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

Hope I'm doing this right.

[ Breathes deeply ]


[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Slaps leg ]

...My little girl.

I've asked that you girls

not be brought to visit me
at the hospital.

I know you don't like
being told what to do,

but I want you to have
happy memories of me.


The Colonel is convinced
I'll pull through.

He packed a bag

with my favorite nightgown
and sweater.

[ Chuckles ]

I didn't know your father
noticed those things.

He even managed
to slip in "Blue."

Your father got this for me

the day we found out
I was pregnant with you.

We were stationed in Russia,

and there, this is considered
a symbol of hope.

He's going to do
a wonderful job raising you.

But sometimes...

Girls need their mother.

[ Sniffles ]

So, as hard as these tapes are
to make...

They're for the days that...

I want to be there...

And won't be.

[ Exhales sharply ]

Play the tapes.

Think of me...


Losing a parent

can create a hole
in a person's heart.

[ Inhales deeply ]


You're going to meet
someone special.

Knowing you,
I'm guessing...

Tall, dark, and handsome.

[ Exhales sharply ]

And you can't commit
to that person fully

if you think there's a love
that you're missing

from some old memory...

...Like me.

You can't let

someone leaving you stop
your future with someone else.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sniffles ]

You know, the thing
about being a parent is...

...It doesn't end.

Not with age.

Not with death.

I will always
be your mother, Lois.

And I will always love you.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

I swear I've never
been here before.

You may not remember,

but that was you standing
on those steps 20 years ago.

And someone broke into
your house to remind you of it.


You must be the reporters
who called.



The girls have been
so excited.

They already feel
like celebrities,

knowing that our humble
little home will be featured

in The Daily Planet.

♪ Amazing Grace ♪

♪ how sweet the sound ♪

[ girl breathing heavily ]

I left my notebook
in the car.

♪ ...Me ♪

♪ I once was... ♪

[ air whooshes ]

[ Girl breathing heavily ]

Are you all right?

[ Sobbing ] Hurry,
before Granny comes back!

Granny did this to you?

She said she was gonna make me
forget my parents.

My mom and dad
just died in a car crash.

I can't lose my memories
of them, too.

Okay, let's go.

[ Metal clanking ]

That's what Granny
turns us into.

Don't worry.
I won't let that happen.

Just wait in here.
I'll be right back.

[ Clanking continues ]

I'll be right back.

[ Clanking continues ]

[ Clanging ]

[ Sizzling ]

I'm here to help you.

[ Whip cracks ]

No one here
needs saving...

Except you.

Do you know,

I've always
been able to tell

an abandoned soul
when I see one?

It's a gift.

Do the girls come here
as -- as babies?

tragedy strikes as it pleases.

They come at any age.

It must be difficult
to find

the older ones
permanent homes.

Well, the truth is,

by the time I get my hands
on the lost souls,

they no longer have
that cute baby scent

childless couples
yearn for.

The children
don't spend

their entire childhoods here,
do they?

[ Chuckling ] Mercy me.

You make it sound
like punishment.

I've been training my girls
for decades

not to blend into society
but to conquer it --


And around the world.

My girls know
I'll always be here for them.

And I know
they'll never desert me.

Granny: I do hope you enjoyed
the birthday present.

That music box
brought such comfort to you

when you were young.

I knew it would draw you
back to me.

[ Shelby panting ]

Don't look at me like that.

[ Panting continues ]

I just spent some quality time
with my mom,

and the light bulb...

Finally turned on.

Smallville and I
can't move forward

until he deals
with the supersized hole

his dad left in his heart.

Come on, I am Watson
to his Holmes,

Cher to his Sonny?

Just like you're Scooby
to his Shaggy.

[ Whimpers ]

Fine. Be that way.

I'm still gonna try
for a thaw

in the cold war between Clark
and his dad.

[ Sighs ]

If this is the door...

...Where would Clark
hide the key?

[ Sighs ]

[ Straining ]

[ Sighs ]

No going back now.

In my photo album,

there are no photos of me
before I was 5.

That's because
they didn't have you then.

I did.

That dream --

that was a memory.

You were chasing me.

You were hurting me.

My child,
I could never hurt you.

I've always loved you.

Stop it!
And tell me the truth.

Who am I?
What happened to me?

Do you think
I wanted to say goodbye to you?

I was already
training you.

You had so much promise.

Then your birth parents
found you a home,

forced my hand.

They wanted you
sent far away,

told me to forget
about you.

My birth parents...

...Who were they?

They were powerful.

They would have closed us down
if I had fought back,

but I never...

Stopped watching
over you.

When I heard
you were in that hospital,

I couldn't let you die.

I had to save
my dear girl.

Cadmus Labs.

You brought me there?

The scientists did
a remarkable job.

You can't even
see the scars.

Abuse...Is a horrible cycle
to break,

even for a strong woman.

But nothing
can break you.

I've always known
you were stronger

than any girl
I'd ever chosen before.

You've always been
my favorite.

You see,
I'm your true family.

[ Scoffs ]
Why don't I remember?

Why don't I remember
my real parents?

You don't need
to remember.

Look at everything you've become
on your own.

Why are you
coming after me now?

With your power,
we'll accomplish great things,

and, my brilliant girl,

very soon,
lines will be drawn.

Believe me, you'll be glad
to have me on your side,

of course,
it would have been better

if you'd come alone.

But my girls
will take care of your friend.

Where is he?
What have you done to him?

I've had quite enough
of that behavior.

[ Dial tone ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Grunts ]

None of my girls
ever leave me.

I lost your broken soul once.

Trust me, I'm not going
to let you go again.

I have plans for you, Tess.

You will be my most valuable
soldier in the coming war...

...Whether you want to be...

Or not.


It's good to have you home --
back in your old room!

[ Laughs ]

[ Sizzling ]

[ Cranking ]

[ Click ]

You don't have to do this.
I can get you out of here.

Help your younger sisters
find real homes!

No one could ever love us
as much as Granny.

She controls you.
That's not love.

She will never leave us.

We'll never be lonely
or afraid.

Someone who loves you

doesn't make you forget
who you are

and where you came from.

This is our family now.

And you don't know Granny
the way we do.

Her power is absolute.

And she is smarter
than any human.

Just as these green fire rocks
temper our weapons,

making them stronger,
she makes us stronger.

She's preparing.

Soon, a great fury
will consume this world,

and no one will be able
to stop us.

Granny: Harriet!

I told you to look after
our lost lamb...

Not slaughter him.

Take your sisters
to their rooms

while I bring peace
to our visitor.

I don't care
how powerful you are.

I won't let you ruin
any more lives.

You are in no position
to stop me.

Once I bury
your memories,

you'll see life
can be so much better

without a painful past.

[ Breathing raggedly ]

Move it or lose it,

[ Panting ]

[ Grunts ]

Not exactly home sweet home.

When Clark said
you gave him the cold shoulder,

he wasn't kidding.

[ Chuckles softly ]



I'm here to talk
about your son...



Look, I know as a parent,

you had to make
the hardest decision ever...

To save your son and...

Send him here alone.

When my mom was dying,
she tried to protect me, too.

And I love her,
but she was wrong.

I will never get
to hold her again.

But you --

you can still be there
for Clark --

I mean...Kal-el.

Your son needs a father
who believes in him.

I-I wish knowing
that I loved him was enough.

But Clark can't fully hear it

with the ghost
of your disappointment

haunting him.

You're stopping him
from fulfilling his potential.

[ Chuckles softly ]

He's an amazing man.

He's a hero.



You know, you may not care
about anybody else but yourself,

but Clark does.

And you are not 1/10
the Kryptonian he is.

He's lucky to be rid of you!

Don't fret, my child.

I'm here
to ease your pain.

I have no pain.

Oh, but you do.

You are
an abandoned soul.

[ Grunts ]

It's not your fault
your parents didn't want you.

Let me help push
all that anger away.

You're way off.

It's tempting, though,
isn't it?


Challenges are what make us
who we are.

The people that I've lost,
the things that I've learned --

I wouldn't be the same
without them.

We've all had moments
we regret

and people
who have let us down.

I can take that
all away.

You just ask
any of my girls.

I'm the most compassionate
one of all.

[ Creaking ]

[ Groans ]

[ Creaking ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Air whooshes ]

[ Gagging ]

[ Air whooshes ]

[ Whip cracks ]

[ Air whooshes ]

[ Whips whooshing ]


I thought I could handle that
on my own.

I'm so used to...

Looking after myself.

You're part
of my team now.

I wasn't gonna
abandon you.

[ Air whooshes ]


[ Air whooshes ]

Jor-El, let her go!

I may not have lived up
to your expectations,

but if you hurt her,

you will have failed
all of mine!

[ Air whooshes ]

are you all right?

I guess I need to work a little
on my dismount.


He's here!

Clark is here.

Come out, come out,
wherever you are!

Lois, he's not talking.

I'm fine with that.

After what he did to you,
I'm done.



I love you too much

to let you and your father
give up on each other.


Try one more time.


Lara: My son...

I've only had the joy
of knowing you a few weeks.

I wish I could be
with you always

to guide you
and protect you.

We don't have
much time.

My dearest Kal-El,

our love will always
be with you.

I can already see
you carry within you

your father's
independent spirit.

But more importantly,

your mother's
never-ending bravery

and her compassionate

[ Rumbling ]

Your father tells me

the new world
you're journeying to, Earth,

is full of
complicated beings

of great emotion.

My wish is for you to live
a full and wonderful life,

but I need you to know,

you were born
of a great love.

And your brilliant father
has devised a way

for you to carry on
that love...

Without us.

[ Rumbling continues ]

The ship I designed

to carry you
to your destiny

can only hold
one Kryptonian --

one who has
so much potential --

so unlike your father.


Your mother and I
cannot come with you.

To do so would be to burden
your innocent soul

with our frailties
and failures.

But you have within you
the best of both of us.

And I am sending with you
all my knowledge

and none of my ego
or regrets.

They will die with me
here on Krypton.

[ Rumbling ]

Whatever trials
I put you through,

I will never lose faith
in you.

before it's too late.

[ Inhales deeply ]

We may not have been able
to save our planet...

But we are confident

you will become
Earth's greatest savior.

And never doubt that,

just as you are a part
of us,

we will always
be a part of you.

Farewell, my son.

Hello, Granny.


[ Smooches ]

Ah, Godfrey.

Godfrey has been chosen.


Dark Lord...

Has anointed him...

Made him like us --

a prophet.

He is Darkseid's
third minion.

So I do have
a higher purpose.

Yes, Godfrey.

Your golden voice
is broadcast around the world.

Not impressed.

And you -- I see
you're enjoying your clubs.

They seem more popular
than ever.

Our unholy trinity
is complete.

I bind their bodies,

Godfrey breaks
their spirit,

and you,
my beloved friend,

you clear their minds,

preparing the way
for Lord Darkseid.

Clark: Yes and no.

Yes, I think your mother
is still watching over you,

and, no, I don't think
you're crazy.

She didn't want me
to see her

because she was afraid
she would look weak.

I think she felt like
she had failed me by leaving.

Clark, she's
the bravest person I know.

Maybe our parents thought
that their mistakes

would be some sort of...

Burden on us.

[ Sighs ]

I would have liked
to have said goodbye.

I think I could have handled it.
[ Chuckles softly ]

Maybe they couldn't.

I used to think Jor-El was
this strong, unshakable force,

kind of like I thought
I was supposed to be.

I don't think
he's the easiest guy to read,

being that he's an Ice Fortress
and all.

But there's part of him
that's very human.


He blames himself
for losing our home.

All the weight
I thought I had on my shoulders,

he was carrying something
so much heavier.

And he didn't want you
to carry it with him.

I'm glad that you got
to see him.

Thank you
for showing me that.

Thank my mom.

Oh, and, um...

You can thank her
for this, too.

A toothbrush.

My toothbrush.

I'm in.

Why don't you let me
take you out?

It's power-ballad night
at the Ace of Clubs.

Clark Kent
and karaoke.

Isn't that one of the signs
of the apocalypse?

[ Chuckles ]

I'll go get our coats.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Are you blushing?


I'm...just happy.

But if we don't,
uh, get there soon,

someone is gonna steal
all the Whitesnake songs.

[ Door opens ]

Hurry up, Clark.
It's gonna start soon.

Sooner than you think, Lois.

[ Thunder rumbles ]

[ Thunder rumbles ]


Daddy, wait!
Don't leave me!

Daddy, I love you!

[ Thunder rumbles ]

Happy Birthday...


-- Sync, corrected by elderman --