Smallville (2001–2011): Season 2, Episode 10 - Skinwalker - full transcript

While practicing motocross with Pete, Clark Kent falls down through a hole in an underground cave and meets a young Native American woman named Kyla Willowbrook (Tamara Fieldman). Kyla is investigating some mysterious ancient paintings in the walls of the cave, and she and Clark immediately fall in love with each other. Her grandfather Professor Willowbrook and some ecologists are fighting against the construction of a Luther Corp building that will destroy the caves, but generate 1,000 new jobs in Smallville. Martha becomes split between the both interests, but the blind Lionel is motivated only by greed and self-interest to keep the project open, while Lana rallies the rest of the town in a protest to stop the construction project. Meanwhile, a mysterious wolf-creature kills a construction foreman, and threatens Martha and the blind Lionel. Following investigation by Chloe, Clark believes that the Professor Willowbrook is a mutant with the power of transforming himself in a wolf. But the real culprit is Kyla.

- Good night, boys.
- Okay, good night.

- Good job.
- Thanks. See you tomorrow.

- See you tomorrow.
- Okay.

Old man, I've told you before,
you're trespassing.

How can I be trespassing on land
my people owned for thousands of years?

Out of my way, chief.
I've got a job to get done.

You don't understand the consequences
of what you're doing.

Are you threatening me?

How can I be threatening you?
I'm just an old man.

You got a problem,
take it up with the big guy.

Get the hell out of here.

♪ Smallville: "Skinwalkers" ♪
Season 2 Episode 10

What are the police doing here?

There was some sort of an accident
last night, an explosion.

Maybe this will convince LuthorCorp
to get out of Smallville.

It's an office park, Pete, not a toxic waste
dump. What's the harm in that?

I'll race you back to Miller's Bend.

Hey, kids, watch yourselves!


Don't move.

- I'm fine.
- You're in shock. You fell over 100 feet.

- You don't have a scratch on you.
- Just lucky, I guess.

- That's incredible luck you have.
- Where did you come from?

I was just over there doing research
for my grandfather.

The landslide must have
opened up that wall.

I didn't even know
there were caves down here.

If LuthorCorp has its way
then there won't be anymore.

I'm Kyla, by the way.


Clark Kent.

- The invincible Clark Kent, apparently.
- Clark!

You down there?

Yeah, Pete, I'm all right.

Hey, man, you gonna need some help,
or can you jump your way out?

I've got some company down here.
He's a funny guy.

As long as you're all right.

Oh, my God.

What is it?

It's the legend of Naman.

My ancestors have passed down
this story for generations.

They said it had been written
in the earth long ago...

but nobody ever knew where it was
until now.

Thank you.

Sure. No problem.

You don't understand.

My grandfather's been searching
for this wall his whole life.

It was prophesied that Naman would fall
from the skies in a rain of fire.

They say Naman will have the strength
of 10 men...

and will be able to start fires
with his eyes.

It probably sounds silly.

Not to me.

I've gotta tell my grandfather
about this.

Come on, I'll show you the way out.

Try and keep up.

- It's an octagon. It's a very common shape.
- What about the story?

How many people fall to Earth in a meteor
shower and can shoot fire from their eyes?

I understand it's important for you
to figure out where you came from...

but those drawings could have
a hundred different interpretations.

You pulled this from the spaceship
before it closed.

- I don't see what...
- These same symbols are in the caves.

Kyla's grandfather has studied
the story of Naman.

Maybe he can read this.

I want you to be careful
what you tell those people, Clark.

If they can tell me who or what I am,
it's worth the risk.

We don't know anything about Kyla.
Or her grandfather, for that matter.

I know. That's why
I invited them over for dinner.

According to the legend,
a man came from the stars...

and fell in love with the mother
of our people.

Out of that forbidden affair,
the Kawatche people were born.

- Do you know which star he came from?
- The legend only tells us...

that he left one day and flew back into
the sky, promising he would send another.

That would be this Naman person
you've been talking about, right?

Yes. Of course,
that was 500 years ago.

He's a little late.

You're not from around here,
are you, Clark?

Actually, Clark is adopted.

These symbols seem to make up
some sort of alphabet.

That's the really weird part.

Our people don't have a written language.

I've seen a symbol here or there on
artifacts, but never in a pattern before.

- So you don't know what they mean?
- He studied ancient languages.

I'm sure with some time
he can decipher the symbols.

If Luthor doesn't get at them
before we do.

Mom, maybe you can talk to Mr. Luthor.

- You know Lionel Luthor?
- Know him? Mom is his executive assistant.

Well, Clark, I'll do what I can,
but it isn't that easy.

The situation isn't that black-and-white.

That complex will create 1000
desperately needed jobs.

And you think that's more important
than these caves?

So does anyone want coffee
with their pie?

You wanna have a look?

I kind of like seeing them
with my own eyes.

So these legends, you don't think
that they're like Venus and Apollo...

and all the other myths?

Just because something's a myth
doesn't make it not true.


Do you see the bright one right there?

If you follow the stars around it,
it makes the shape of a wolf's head.

See how one of the eyes is missing?

Our ancestors say that there
used to be a star there...

and that's where Naman came from.

I wonder what happened to it.

You tell me.

You're the one that fell from the sky.


Your message sounded urgent,
so I just came over.

I didn't realize you had company.

Oh, thanks. Lana, this is Kyla.

Hi. I don't think I've seen you
at school before.

Oh, I go to Grandville. I'm just here
doing research for my grandfather...

and rescuing any guys
that happen to fall into my life.

How did you two meet?

In these caves
under the new LuthorCorp site.

That's why I called you.

If this new complex goes ahead,
the caves will be destroyed...

along with paintings
Kyla's ancestors drew.

They're our only link to the past.

Defending a good cause sounds like
something Henry Small might be into.

We're not exactly at the
father-daughter favor stage yet.

But I'll ask him anyway.

Thank you, Lana.

No problem.

So it's not the first time
he's been involved.

Thank you, sheriff. I'm glad you told me.
It's very enlightening.

- We'll keep you posted, Mr. Luthor.
- Thank you.

I thought the police were done
with their investigation.

The sheriff's not ready
to call it an accident.

Apparently Joseph Willowbrook...

the Native American
who's spearheading the protests...

has a history of civil disobedience.

- They think it was sabotage?
- Let's just say they're not ruling it out.

Maybe I should have done this project
in Grandville.

Smallville needs those jobs.

I sent flowers to the foreman's family...

and I arranged for you to do
a condolence call tomorrow afternoon.

Good thinking. I don't want
to be perceived as uncaring.

I didn't do it for that reason.
It's the right thing to do.

There are times when I'm with you
that I'd swear I was talking to my wife.

She was a lot like you, Martha.
The same unflinching honesty.

I miss that.

- Hope I'm not interrupting.
- Hi, Lex.

Lex. Always good to hear your voice, son.

Well, I need to get home early today,
so I'll see you tomorrow.

Believe me, Lex, I know how hard
you've been working.

You engineered an employee buyout
of the Smallville plant.


look at you, you're building an empire
of your own without my help.

But your success shouldn't prevent us
from joining forces...

when a lucrative venture comes along.

Come on, Dad. You don't need me as
an investor in some random office park.

No, not as an investor, Lex.
I want you as my partner.

Blame it on a brief bout
of sentimentality.

Sentimentality is synonymous
with vulnerability.

You taught me that.
You're on your own.

The pictographs are
a lot more detailed up here.

What do they say?

It promises that one day,
Naman will protect the entire world.

Luthor's bulldozers.
It's been happening all week.

I don't know if it's safe for us
to be here right now.

Clark, get up here,
you have to see this.

What is it?

It's Sageeth.
He's like a brother to Naman.

Legend has it one day
he'll turn against Naman...

and together they'll be the balance
between good and evil.

Who's that?

It's the woman he's destined to be with.

It was handed down
through the women in my family.

I don't even know how old it is.

- How'd you do that?
- Adrenaline, I guess.

Yesterday you didn't have
a scratch on you and...

What, you can shoot fire
out your eyes too?

Oh, my God.

I was just joking.


- You really are Naman.
- I don't know what I am.

You don't seem very freaked out.

Because I know what it's like
to be different.

Clark, it's okay.

Maybe this could explain everything
I've been feeling in the last few days.

There are a lot of things about me
I can't explain.

Clark, you don't have to.

I grew up around a lot of things
that seemed unexplainable.

Yeah, but I'm...

You try and use logic and reason
to try and make sense of it...

but you just have to give in.

Thanks for your help, Mr. Small.
It's really great of you to do this.

To be honest, I'm glad you called.

There's something
I wanna talk to you about.

Lana, I got the test results back.

Looks like we share the same DNA.

So you really are...

You're my father.

I don't think I've earned that place
in your life yet.

But I want to.

If it's not too late.

Mrs. Kent, if you're looking for Clark, he
and Kyla are down documenting the caves.

Actually, I'm here
on a more official capacity.

Mr. Luthor would like to sit down with you
and discuss your concerns.

I'm usually better at spotting the wolf
in sheep's clothing.

Mr. Willowbrook...

I understand the importance
of these caves better than anyone...

but there must be a way for you
and LuthorCorp to coexist peacefully.

You'll have to forgive my skepticism...

but every time Native Americans
are asked to peacefully coexist...

we've been killed
or forced onto reservations.

- Please, Mr. Willowbrook...
- You may get your day in court yet, Joseph.

Based on discoveries in the caves...

this cease and desist order
is effective immediately.

A hearing is set for a week from today.

Tell your boss if he wants to talk,
I'll see him in court.

Sheriff, if you're here to harass me
about my permit to protest...

Joseph, I'm placing you under arrest
for the murder of Dan Hammond...

- the foreman of this construction site.
- There has to be a mistake.

We found a towel in Mr. Willowbrook's
trash with blood that matched the victim's.

Is this LuthorCorp's idea
of peaceful coexistence?

- Framing an innocent man?
- Come with me, sir.


I'm gonna have to call you back.

Clark. Is everything all right?

I need to raise bail money for Joseph
Willowbrook. He's being set up.

I think by LuthorCorp.

That's a pretty serious accusation, Clark.

Don't get me wrong,
I'm impressed by your conviction...

but going head-to-head
with my father?

You're a little like David
trying to slay Goliath.

Where do you stand?

Any culture that's left a legacy to endure
for centuries has earned my respect.

I'm afraid it's a losing battle.

Didn't David beat Goliath?

Your new found advocacy
wouldn't have anything to do...

with a beautiful, doe-eyed
crusader, would it?

Your mother told me about Kyla.

You ever wondered if you were destined
to be with someone?

You're asking someone who's been fighting
his destiny his entire life.

I'm a little surprised to see
you've moved on so quickly.

What happened to Lana?

It's a completely different feeling
when the person likes you back.

Lex, please, can you help me
with the bail money?

I'm sorry, Clark, but I don't make it
a practice to bail out alleged murderers.

Maybe I can get you
to change your mind.

Thank you.

Hey. So it looks like Clark pulled you
into his activist phase.

Between him and Henry,
I didn't have a choice.

They are fighting
for something really important.

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

I've never seen Clark this passionate
about a cause.

I don't think the cause is the only thing
he's passionate about.

Yeah, so, what is it about Kyla
that breaks through Clark's shining armor?

I always thought Clark
had trouble letting people in.

I guess he was just waiting
for the right one.

You know, Clark's sudden interest in Kyla
wouldn't have anything...

- Hello.
- Thanks.

Wouldn't have anything to do with the
letter that you wrote Whitney, would it?

I saw it on the counter this morning.

It's one of the pitfalls
of having a roommate.

Whitney and I have been writing
to each other every week since he left.

Actually, I've been writing him.
He hasn't really responded much lately.

Am I being really evil if I suggest
that maybe he's trying to move on?

I don't know.

Whitney's shared more with me since
we broke up than when we were together.

What is with guys and emotions? The closer
you get, the more they keep everything in.

Must be some sort
of a protective instinct.

Maybe we should just stop falling for guys
who are trying to save the world.

Not that I don't find the stench
of a cave invigorating...

but what does this have to do
with Joseph?

I wanted you to see them for themselves.
This is what he wants to protect.


These may be more impressive
than the caves at Lascaux.

Joseph and Kyla are trying to get a team
to authenticate them.

So you're doing all of this
for some cave paintings?

I'm doing it because I think it's important
for people to understand their past.

- Don't you?
- Looks like a fascinating story.

Makes you wonder if the people
who drew these...

thought we'd be here
100 years later looking at them.

Somehow I think they did.

Lex, these caves are part of our history.

Saving these paintings might be
the most important thing you'll ever do.

What do you think, Lex?

Maybe more important
than anything we can imagine.

I can't believe you got Grandpa out
so quickly.

Thank you, Clark.

I don't know how I feel
about the fact...

that it was Luthor money
that bailed me out.

- Not all Luthors are the same.
- Why are you doing all this?

It's for a good cause.

Mom? Thought you'd be at work.

I was running an errand
and I wanted to come by.

Mr. Willowbrook, I'm sorry you got
tangled up in the murder investigation.

People don't get tangled up in things
like this, Mrs. Kent, they get set up.

I don't think more false accusations
are going to help anyone's situation.

Mom, someone from LuthorCorp
put the bloody towel in Joseph's trash.

You may have come here
with good intentions...

but it's clear
where your allegiances lie.

Kyla, I think we need to go.

Thank you.

Anything new in Joseph's case?

You know, Clark, a simple "Hello, Chloe"
goes a long way.

- I know. I'm sorry, I'm just a little...
- Obsessed? I've noticed.

I just got off the phone
with the coroner's office.

They finished the autopsy
and there's a new development.

I guess they found teeth marks
in the foreman's bones.

- What kind of teeth marks?
- Canis lupus.


Takes Joseph off the hook.

Still a few notches this side of normal.

I mean, wolves have been extinct
in Smallville for 90 years.

The look on your face tells me
you have a Wall of Weird explanation.

Don't kill the messenger...

but I found out that Kyla's tribe name
translates into "skinwalkers."

What is this, some sort of tribal ritual?

It's a Native American myth
where the humans transform into animals.

- It's just a legend.
- Clark, sometimes legends are true.

It's not the first time Joseph's
been arrested for his radical tactics.

Joseph's not a murderer.

Well, what do you know?
You do still live here.

Oh, Kyla called for you.


You two certainly seem
to be getting pretty serious.

Yeah, I can be myself with her.

For the first time in my life
I feel like everything fits.

Like we're destined to be together.

But still there's something wrong.

Why don't you have a seat, son.

What's up?

I have these feelings for Kyla.

I don't wanna doubt her...

but I'm not sure
she's being honest with me.

Well, Clark, not everybody's
exactly what they seem.

I mean, we should know that
better than anybody.

I think she knows more about
the foreman's death than she's telling me.


Mom, what's wrong?

A wolf tried to attack me.


Have I done something
in the recent past to offend you?

There are so many ways
I could answer that question, Dad.

I am referring to the fact
that you posted bail...

for a man who allegedly murdered
my foreman.

Don't tell me you're afraid
of an old man.

I'm sure you know that this project
has become a public relations disaster...

but now you have added
an entirely new angle...

for those damn tree-huggers
to exploit.

You're right about the PR nightmare,
but perhaps we can give it a positive spin.

Is that your cryptic way of saying
you've reconsidered my proposition, Lex?

- No.
- No.

I'm offering to take this project
off your hands.

I'll match dollar for dollar
what you've sunk into the complex.

Buy me out?

What advantage would you get
out of such an impulsive act?

The satisfaction of seeing
a local treasure preserved forever.

No, I know you too well to believe
you've become an activist, Lex.

There's something about that land
that is extremely valuable.

And you know what it is.


- Thought I was supposed to meet you later.
- I needed to talk to you.

Is everything okay?

Kyla, I've been more open with you
than almost anyone ever.

It's okay, Clark.
I'm not gonna tell anyone your secret.

I know. I trust you. That's what
makes this so much more weird.

What do you know about skinwalkers?

Have you been studying up for me?

The stories say that people can turn
into animals. Are they true?

The visitor from the stars supposedly
brought special green stones.

They had really strange effects
on the people.

That's when they said
the first skinwalkers appeared.

So they're real.

It's like you said,
they're just stories.

Like the legend of Naman
is just a story?

I know how important your grandfather
is to you, but I need to know...

is it possible he's a skinwalker?

I can't believe you're doing this.

My mom was attacked by a wolf after
an argument with your grandfather...

and the foreman was mauled
by a wolf.

- You can't think he's a murderer!
- He'd do anything to save the caves.

I thought you were on our side.

The paintings are important,
but not enough to kill people.

If this is how you think of us, maybe
we weren't meant to be together.

My grandfather's right.

Lionel Luthor controls you all.


Who's there?


- Don't move!
- No, no, don't shoot!








Oh, are you okay?
Come here. You're okay.

Come here.

You all right?

I didn't wanna hurt the foreman
or your mother, Clark.

Why didn't you tell me it was you?

I didn't want to lie...

but I saw the look in your eye
when you thought it was my grandfather.

I'm sorry, Kyla.

You're the first person
I thought I could trust.

I knew that you knew what it felt like
to carry such a big secret.

- I have to get you to the hospital.
- Clark, stay with me.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry I can't be the one
for you, Naman.


- Mr. Luthor, we're all shut down here, sir.
- What's the problem?

Some kid thinks he's a hero.


I'm indebted to your son
for his courage yesterday...

but I thought you talked
to him about this.

I did, and I agree with him.

Are you willing
to lose your job over this?

That's up to you.



Thank you, Clark.

Kyla was right to believe in you.

I didn't save her.

You did what you could.

Know this:

Kyla had faith in you and so do I.

Whatever your destiny...

for the true one in your life.

Dad, you always told me
to choose my battles wisely.

I hope I didn't use
such an obvious cliché.

You should have taken my offer
on this land.

- What's this?
- In light of the petition drive...

the state has decided to exercise
the Historic Artifacts Amendment...

and buy you out
at 30 cents on the dollar.

You'll be happy to hear
LexCorp has secured the contract...

for the preservation of this entire area.

Altruism is not in your blood, Lex,
believe me.

I don't know what you're up to, but you
found something valuable in those caves...

and whatever it is, I'll find it.


I wanted to tell you
how sorry I am about Kyla.

I'm sorry you didn't get a chance
to know her better.

You had a lot in common.

That means a lot, knowing
how important she was to you.

Kyla told me there used to be a star...

right out there with the bright one.

But it disappeared.

It's amazing how quickly
a light can go out.

Lana, you're shaking. Are you okay?

No. No, I don't think so.

I guess it hasn't sunk in yet.


Whitney's mom just called.
He's missing in action.