Smallville (2001–2011): Season 4, Episode 18 - Spirit - full transcript

When her boyfriend, jock Billy Durden, dumps gossip queen Dawn Stiles, a day before the Smallville High prom, the bitch which everybody expects to become Prom Queen, regardless of Chloe being entered (behind her back) as 'alternative', decides to go with Clark (who intended to stay home) instead. But while driving on the road, she crashes her car near the mother-load of meteoric green kryptonite, which causes her spirit to leave her dying body and enter someone else's body by a mere touch, starting with Martha Kent driving on the road, then Lana, and so on. Clark and Chloe try to figure out what's happening. Meanwhile, the corpse of Bridgette Crosby, of whom no official record exists, is found in Lex Luthor's garden. Lex keeps Jason at arm's length, who for once knows more about her mysterious death... and recovers the second Kryptonian stone in her possession.

♪ "Staring right back in the face" ♪

♪ "A memory can't be erased, I know" ♪

♪ "Because I tried" ♪

♪ "Start to feel the emptiness" ♪

♪ "and everything I'm gonna miss, I know" ♪

♪ "That I can't hide" ♪

♪ "All this time is passing by, I... " ♪

♪ "think it's time to just move on" ♪

♪ "When you come back down" ♪

♪ "If you land on your feet" ♪

♪ "I hope you find a way
to make it back to me" ♪

♪ "When you come around" ♪

♪ "I'll be there for you" ♪

♪ "Start to breathe
and fake a smile" ♪

♪ "It's all the same
after a while I know" ♪

♪ "That you are tired" ♪

♪ "Carrying the ones you lost" ♪

♪ "A picture frame with
all the thoughts, I know" ♪

♪ "You hold inside" ♪

♪ "I hope that you can" ♪

♪ "Find your way back" ♪

♪ "To the place that
you belong when you" ♪

You're all gonna pay.

Now, that's what I call
a torch.


♪ Smallville: "Spirit" ♪
Season 4 Episode 18

Original Airdate April 20, 2005

"Election of prom royalty

is an archaic and elitist ritual
whose time has come and gone."

Chloe Sullivan strikes again.

What? Oh, please don't tell me
I lost you to tiara fever, too.

No, but balloons and taffeta seem a little
harmless compared to your usual targets.

Well, this is how I see it. Homecoming
is for jocks, graduation's for parents,

and prom is the rite of passage
that's for all of us.

It's supposed to be a culmination
of four years of memories.

Why do we have to ruin it with
the pinnacle of a popularity contest?

So does that mean I order more pizza
for the Brad Pitt marathon?

What, you're not going?
What happened with Jason?

Showing up with the coach that
got fired for dating his student...

That is an entrance
I could live without.


Besides, after imagining
something for four years,

I just don't think it could
live up to expectations.

Well, not if you're part
of the half-empty persuasion.

And the Lana I know
wouldn't cop out like that.

Come on, Lana,
it's gonna be so much fun.

Lex even got Lifehouse
to play for the seniors.

You can help me
bring stag back in style.

Excuse me, coming through!

Smells like school spirit.


You may think bashing a sacred school
tradition in your tabloid rag is cool,

but I think
it's disgusting.

Lighten up, Dawn.

You'll get your throne, because this entire school
is terrified of you and your vicious rumor mill.

Kill me now.

You are such the Hypocrat.


I'm sorry, whatever it is that you're saying
to me is getting lost in translation.

Don't play stupid.

The only reason you're picture's on
that wall is because of your lame article.

What picture?

What wall?

I would say, may the best girl win.

But I think we both know
who that is, hmm?


So apparently, I'm not the only one
who enjoyed your article...

Your Highness.

Good luck.

Who found her?

The gardener...

He was digging a drainage ditch.
The guy's pretty shaken up.

How long has she been dead?

At least a day.


Oh, my god.

Jason, what are you doing here?

I came to talk to you about some reports,

and then I saw security run out of the mansion.

I found this, sir. We got an I.D.

Bridgette Crosby.

I know that name.

I've come across it several times
in my research.

She works for Virgil Swann, the billionaire.

Look, this doesn't concern you.

If it has anything to do with the artifacts,
it concerns me.

Edwards, Lyle, will you please
escort Mr. Teague to his car?

Now, should I bow to you when I see you, or...

Cute. Very cute.

What about "boycotting the vote",
didn't anyone understand?

Oh, they understand it perfectly.

You see, you are the boycott.

I mean, think about it.
For the last four years,

everybody's been trying to
break out of the stereotype

they've been stuck in.

You're the battle cry.

Huh. The great Smallville High prom coup, huh?

Clark, you didn't happen to have
anything to do with this, did you?

I may have spoken to a few people.

Now, I know you're not gonna
let me storm this Bastille alone.

So who is Smallville's most eligible bachelor
taking to prom?

I was actually

thinking of sitting this one out.

What? Oh, not you, too.

Wait, let me guess. You spent four years
imagining what it would be like,

and you just don't think it's gonna live up
to your expectations.

Something like that.

So you're gonna let me break out of
my rut on stage, wearing a sash,

while you're at home playing the "what if? " Game
for the 900th time.

I never said you were in a rut.

Yeah, but I am, and I'm not alone.

You know, Clark, in
a couple of weeks,

we're gonna graduate from
this adolescent fantasy,

and we're not gonna have
a rut to fall back into.

The thing about expectations,
Clark, is they're

supposed to drive you to
do more with your life,

not stop you from living it.

Personally, I think the
future holds a lot more

promise for you than
you give it credit.

So, 2:00 is tanning, 3:00 is nails,

4:00 is hair, and the limo picks us up at 6:00.

If I were you, I'd be more concerned about 12:00.

We don't need to start that early.

No, Dawn. 12:00.

Is that your boyfriend crushing on a freshman?

She is so not making
pep squad.

First off, wonder bra,


The Talon?

Hi, can you say "mortified"?

I mean, prom is only 27 hours away.


about that...

I'm not going.

Don't be stupid.

Dawn, it's over.


It should've been over a long time ago.

I'm not hanging around
just so that I can be

a bow tie that
matches your dress.

You can't break up with
me the day before prom.

It's over.


That's harsh.

Forget it.

He's so yesterday's mystery meat.


Massive re-strategy.

I can't go to prom alone.
I need my king.

Get me a yearbook.

I need me some of this!



check out this profile.

gorgeous, captain of the football team,

and single long enough
that I'm not sloppy seconds.

Get me the digits for Clark Kent.



Stop! Please, stop!

Please, stop!

Holy crap.

I'm Clark Kent's mom.


♪ "You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor" ♪

♪ "I'll be a french maid" ♪

♪ "When I meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat" ♪


What's going on?

Hi... son.

What's for dinner?


Oh, right.


start with this. It's really yummy.

Are you feeling okay?

I'm great.

I always wanted to ask you,

do you have a date for the prom yet?

Mom, I told you I'm not going to the prom.


You have to go!

Well, I...

I kind of wanted to go with Lana, but...

Lana Lang?

Oh... You can't be serious.
You two are so last year.

Clark, your prom

is the most memorable night of your life.

I am not going to
let you miss it.

You can take me.

Mom, you're already going,
remember, with dad?

You're chaperons.


Yeah. Right. Cool.

Oh, I swear, the dog knows I'm allergic.

He follows me around wherever I go.
He's torturing me.

So... this is your little secret.

You're taking her
to the prom, aren't you?


Mrs. Kent, a lot of things
are possible in this world,

but there will be a man on Mars before
Clark and I go to a prom together.

So, what, you two just
get together and mack,

but keep it on the
down low in public?


I don't mean to be rude, Mrs. Kent,
but, uh,

did you crack open the cooking sherry?

Of course not.

I'm just super pumped about prom.

Well, I'm gonna go.

Mom, maybe I should
take you to the Talon tonight.

The Talon?

Oh, right, I work there.

Uh, no, I'm driving myself. Laters.


I'm psyched Billy dumped Dawn.

She was getting so stuck-up.

I heard he already
hooked up with Sue Ann Gardner.

Sue Ann Gardner is a big fat hoe.

Mrs. Kent?


Hi, Lana.

Shouldn't you be at school
helping with the decorations?

The prom committee
needs all the help they can get.

I'm not gonna go to the prom.

Why, you think you're so above it all?

No, of course not.

Oh, come on.

Poor little orphan girl...

Going off to your fancy
French Art School,

going out with a big college guy...

I don't have to listen to this.



Lana, have you seen my mom?

Forget about your mom, Clark.

I have been meaning
to ask you something.

Yeah, sure, what is it?

Well, I know that
it's kind of last-minute,

but I thought it'd be totally amazing

if we went to prom together.


Lana, what about Jason?

Clark, it's you I want to go with.

Don't you want to go with me?

- Well, I mean, I...
- Awesome, it's a date.

I've gotta get back
to the school and help set up.

They're lost without me.



mom, are you all right?

For the life of me,

I can't remember how I got here.

Looking great, guys.

That's perfect,

but remember to
use enough tape, okay?

Too much is always
better than not enough.

Gimme that.


this is supposed to be
cotton candy pink.

Why is it sea foam green?

Nice Dawn Stiles impersonation.

Yeah, you have the queen bitch
control freak down-pat.

What's that supposed to mean?

Where is Dawn, anyway?

I have no clue, and
honestly, we'll get way

more done without her
ordering us around.

See you guys tomorrow.

You worked up quite a sweat.

Hey, Lana,

I didn't expect to see you
decorating for the prom.

Well, maybe there's more
to me than meets the eye.

Heard you got over Dawn Stiles pretty quick.

I couldn't stand to spend
another second with her.

I mean, her voice... it's a little too

"nail on the chalkboard", you
know what I mean?

No, I don't know what you mean!

But I have an idea.

Why don't you go clean up,

and then we can hang out

and get to know each other better?

Be right back.


Have you seen Lana?

The only people here are
the school spirit club

spreading their
prom-agenda. Why?

There's something going on.
My mom started to act strange.

It's like she's channeling
some inner teenager,

now Lana's not acting like herself.

Well, if you think Lana's
here decorating for the prom,

that definitely falls into altered states.


What are you doing in here?

Nobody breaks up with Dawn Stiles.


Lana, what's going on?

I don't know.

Lana, you were just in there.

I don't even know how I got to school.

That was Clark. He's at the hospital.

Billy's gonna make a full recovery.


Clark said he saw me come
out of that locker room.

Do you think

I could've done anything
when I was blacked out?

Why would I ever hurt Billy Durden?

You wouldn't.

But Dawn Stiles would.

Dawn? The girl most likely
to be prom queen?

People were saying that you
were acting freakishly like her,

and Clark's mom was
acting very Dawn-ish

before she came back
on-line at the Talon.

That's the last thing I
remember before blacking out...

talking to Martha Kent in the Talon.

And Mrs. Kent says the
last thing she remembers

is driving along route 54.

That's where they found Dawn's body
at the bottom of Carlton gorge...

The mother lode of all meteor rock.

Oh, my god.

They have her in the
emergency room.

She's in a deep coma.

So you think that her spirit was
somehow able to take over Martha

and then transfer into me?

Well, we are in Smallville,

and, I mean, what would
the senior prom be without a

body-snatching prom queen?

Lana, are you okay?

Yeah, I just feel really horrible.

I have no idea what I did.

Well, you didn't do anything.
You were inhabited by Dawn Stiles.

And the question is, now that we have
the old Lana back, where's the new Dawn?

How is she?

Well, she's barely hanging on.

She's got massive head injuries,
and she's severely disfigured.


No, it couldn't be.

That face was so perfect.

Eww... Gross.

Uh, you're not allowed in here.


I'm terrified to even think what else

I could've said or done
during that last hour.

So you don't remember what
you said to me at the Talon today?

Oh, no.

What'd I say?

You just, um,

asked me to prom.



It wasn't you, though, right?
It was Dawn, so...

Code blue, room 256.

Code blue, room 256.

Excuse me, are you friends of Dawn's?

Yes, what happened?

There's nothing they can do.
I'm afraid she passed on.

I'm sure she didn't suffer.

I'm sorry.


Find anything interesting?

Yeah, as a matter of fact, I did.

You've crossed the line, Jason.
I take my privacy very seriously.

And I take murder very seriously.

It says here you sent an
e-mail to Bridgette Crosby.

I never denied I knew her.

Confirming a meeting
between the two of you

here at the
Luthor's mansion

on the same morning
she was found face-down in the dirt.

Well, Ms. Crosby never
showed up for that meeting.

You mentioned
an item in your e-mail.

I assume you're
talking about an artifact.

What were you gonna do,
you were gonna buy it from her,

or were you gonna
take it with force?

I don't need to explain
myself to you, Jason.

No, but you're gonna have
to explain it to the police.

Look, I have no interest
being in the middle

of a murder investigation

I had nothing to do with,

not to mention the media circus
that comes with it.

There was a dead body
found on your property, Lex.

It's kinda hard to ignore.

Trust me, I'm not.

Who are you trying to protect...


Your father?

Burying bodies in the backyard
isn't exactly a hobby of mine, Jason.

Yeah, well, covering up a homicide
isn't exactly a hobby of mine.

I think I'll go have
a chat with the sheriff.

I just went to see the allergist.

This says I owe $200.

Actually, it's $215,
including lab fees.

But all they did was stick
a bunch of needles.

In my back and make me really itchy.

What's that all about?

Well, they need to find out
what you're allergic to.

I know what I'm allergic to.

He's got four legs and drools.

What I need is a prescription.


A dog's life depends on it.


maybe I can help you.

Hey, you guys look great.

Clark, the only reason we agreed
to be chaperons was because of you.

I know. It's a little backwards.

My parents are going to the prom,
and I'm staying home to wait up for them.

Son, when you're older, we don't want you
to have to look back on high school

and regret not going to the prom.

Dad, I'm not sure that
standing by the punch bowl and

watching bad dancing is a
memory I'm gonna cherish.

I wouldn't be so sure about that, Clark.

Let's go.

I'll bring the truck around.

I think I know why
you're not going tonight.

When I was a freshman,

I remember standing outside
and watching the seniors going into prom.

The guys in their tuxes
and the girls in their dresses.

I guess I always thought that
that would be Lana and me.

Oh, Clark...

Things don't always end up
the way you picture them, but

sometimes they can end up
even better if you give them a chance.

If you change your mind,
I put your tux by the door.

You rented me a tux?

Just in case.



How do I look?

It looks like you're going to the prom.

I am.

And you're taking me.

I'm not gonna let you
sit around moping all night

while your parents go out and
do the electric Boogaloo all night.

It's gonna be fun.

No, I-I'm not going.

Massive re-strategy.

You're going to your senior prom
whether you like it or not.

End of discussion.
Put on your tux.

Lois, wasn't this "not in
the realm of possibilities"?

Anything's possible, Clark.


Over here, sheriff.

Wait a second.

The body was right here,
it was right next to this rock.

They must've just built this gazebo.

Well, according to the county records,

the gazebo's been here since before
the Luthors even heard of Smallville.

Sheriff, I know what I saw.

The dead and decaying
body of one Bridgette Crosby.

Mr. Teague, I'll level with you. A good
murder mystery is just the kind of thing

I could use right about now.

The thing is, you can't have
a murder without a victim.

And, see, this Bridgette Crosby...
There's no record that she ever existed.

This is crazy. Of course she existed.

Well, every government database
from the IRS to the PTA

happens to disagree with you.

I even went on one
of those Google searches.

It kept asking me if
I meant "Bing Crosby."

The gardener.

The gardener found the body.
Did you question him?

I questioned the entire landscaping staff.

It's Lex. He's paid them off,
or he's intimidating them.

Or you're yanking my rope.

Mr. Teague, the next time
you say there's been a killing,

I'd better see a stiff.

Hello, mother.

Oh, it's done.

Lex took care of the body
just like we wanted.

I love you, too.

♪ "I was young but I wasn't naïve" ♪

♪ "I watched helpless
as you turned around to leave" ♪

Isn't this amazing?

Oh, aren't you so glad you came, Clark?

We are gonna have so much fun!

Okay, Lois, you got me here.
You can stop laying it on.

I'm gonna go get some punch.

♪ "After all this time" ♪

♪ "I never thought we'd be here" ♪

♪ "I never thought
we'd be here in my life... " ♪

Come on, Chloe, you can do this.

Hey. Haven't I seen you here before?

Well, maybe this time we won't
have any natural disasters.

I'm really surprised that you made it.

Yeah, well, remember all those
regrets we were talking about?

Well, I think not seeing you with a crown on
your head would be at the top of the list.

I'm glad you're here.



It's called an escort for a reason.

And you're here...

in pink.


I came to, uh, cheer you on, of course.

Excuse me, everybody, excuse me!

Thanks, guys.

If I could just get your attention
for a moment.

Thank you.

It is time

for the big announcement.

Okay, if by some weird reason, I win,

the tiara burning party is at my house.

Let's get closer. Come on.

You voted, and the results are in.

This year's Smallville High prom queen is...

Chloe Sullivan!

Come on up here, Chloe.


What the hell am I doing in a dress,

and what the hell am I
doing at your prom?

Oh, no.

Did you pin that on me?

I... I'll explain later, Lois.

A little close to the boob,
don't you think?

Oh, my gosh, you guys!
Thank you so much!

This is so totally awesome!

I guess I could say
I've looked to the stars

and wished for this moment
ever since I was a little girl.

You can dream of
standing here your whole life,

but right now,
looking down on all of you...

This is just so totally... Genius!

Thank you so much!

I just have to say

that the person who
really deserves this honor

is Dawn Stiles.

No, seriously, you guys. Seriously.

She gave so much of herself...
way more than Chloe Sullivan.

Chloe! Chloe! Chloe!


I promise this will be one night

that I will always remember...

and you will never forget.

Okay, Smallville,

I clicked my heels together three times,
and nothing happened.

Better tell me what's going on.

♪ "Start to feel the emptiness" ♪

♪ "and everything I'm
gonna miss I know" ♪


Dad, are you okay?

Yeah, Chloe... she's not...

She's not acting like herself.
She took off down the stairs. I-I'm fine.

Dad, I need you
to get something for me.

You're all gonna pay.

Now, that's what I call a torch.


How did you do that?

I know it's you, Dawn.

You don't want to do this.

All those years I kept trying
to be what everyone else wanted,

and it turns out those
losers don't even care.

This was supposed to be
the best night of my life,

and they laughed at me.

Let Chloe go.

I will.

See, Clark, there's a whole
life after high school,

and I can be whoever I want.


The crown's mine, bitch.



Seriously, Mr. Kent,

you can't stop me.

That may be true,

but I can stop my son.

What are you doing?

What is that?

It's time for you to leave, Dawn!



Are you okay?

Yeah, I'm fine, thanks.

I think you dropped something.


Listen, Lois...

your parents filled me in.

Apparently, some girl named
Dawn was possessing me?

Yeah, well, that's the short version.

Yeah, well, that's the last time
I'll ever let her do my hair.

Look, I'm sorry
you got pulled into all this.

Don't worry about it.

I never quite made it
to my senior prom.

The punch could use a little kick.

♪ "What day is it? " ♪

♪ "And in what month? " ♪

♪ "This clock never seemed so alive" ♪

You know, I was thinking, since you did get
all dressed up and you came here with me...

you should at least get a dance out of it.

Chivalry noted.
But, uh,

I'm not the one you want to dance with, Clark.

She is.

♪ "And all of the people
with nothing to do" ♪

♪ "Nothing to lose
and it's you and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
and I don't know why" ♪

♪ "I can't keep my eyes off of you" ♪

♪ "What are the things that I want to say" ♪

♪ "just aren't coming out right" ♪

♪ "I'm tripping on words, you got my... " ♪


You know, a year from now,

this is all gonna feel like a lifetime ago.

That's funny, because
it feels like just yesterday

when he deserted that nervous freshman
on the dance floor.

You're headed for metropolis.

You are destined to be a big-shot
reporter at the "Daily Planet."

Do you really picture Clark Kent
being able to keep up with you?

You know, Lois, I think Clark might have
a lot more to offer than you realize.

I wouldn't bet on it.

♪ "There's something about you now" ♪

♪ "I can't quite figure out" ♪

♪ "Everything she does is beautiful" ♪

May I have this dance?

I thought you'd never ask.

♪ "'Cause it's you and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
with nothing to do" ♪

♪ "Nothing to lose
and it's you and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
and I don't know why" ♪

♪ "I can't keep my eyes off of you
and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
with nothing to do" ♪

♪ "And nothing to prove
and it's you and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
and I don't know why" ♪

♪ "I can't keep my eyes off of you" ♪

♪ "There's something about you now" ♪

♪ "I can't quite figure out" ♪

♪ "Everything she does
is beautiful" ♪

♪ "Everything she does
is right" ♪

♪ "'Cause it's you and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
with nothing to do" ♪

♪ "Nothing to lose
and it's you and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
and I don't know why" ♪

♪ "I can't keep my eyes off of you
and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
with nothing to do" ♪

♪ "And nothing to prove
and it's you and me" ♪

♪ "And all of the people
and I don't know why" ♪

♪ "I can't keep my eyes off of you" ♪