Smallville (2001–2011): Season 4, Episode 6 - Transference - full transcript

Coach Jason Teague stops by at Kent Farm to tell him a scout may get him a football scholarship on Friday, but Clark super-hears a painful noise which calls him to Kansas State Penitentiary, where his supervision sees that Lionel Luthor has one of the stones with the Kryptonian markings in which he is attempting to use the magical stone to attack the visiting Lex. So, Clark jumps between them and is hit instead. Next moment, Clark is trapped in Lionel's body and dragged to his cell, where innocently fraud-framed cell-mate Edgar is surprised it's not Luthor but explains it's all due to the stone from a Mayan idol, and worse still, Clark (trapped in Lionel's body) learns that he's dying from a rare liver disease. Meanwhile, Lionel enjoys his freedom, even more as he discovers Clark's super-powers and willingly wrecks just about everybody's lives, yet is fully frustrated to find Lex left nothing from the fortune on his Swiss bank account.

31, 42... hut!

And the Crows take the state championship! Ha ha.

Well, I knew you were talented
I didn't know you could see the future.

- I was just practicing.
- Oh, it's good to visualize game-winning plays,

especially when the coach of Metropolis University
is coming to the game on Friday night,

to check out the new star quarterback.

- Are you kidding me?
- I don't kid about football.

That's great, I...

Are you Ok?

Coach, I'll take care of him. Thanks for
stopping by, that's great news

Clark... Clark, what's the matter son?

- I hear ringing.
- Can you tell me where it's coming from?

I need to go.


You don't look well dad.
Forget to take your vitamins?

I know how deeply angry you are Lex

you let them put me in this God-forsaken
place because of that anger

but it's too late to change anything now.

So I've heard. A month left before
your liver gives up on you for good.

What, you didn't think I would trek all the way
out here without having a chat with your doctor?

I wanted to see you, Lex to say goodbye...

I have done many things in my life
that I have come to regret

but there is one thing
I'll never forgive myself

I never... said...

I love you.


Lex don't!


Right there.

What are you doing?
What are you doing?

Let me go!

Let go of me! Lex! Lex!
Let go of me!

What the hell are you doing here?

Your father he... wanted to see me.

Did he ask you to tackle me
to the floor while you're at it?

He had something sharp, Lex...

A knife.

Let him go.

Let's get out of here Lex.


Smallville: "Transference"
Season 4 Episode 6

Original Airdate Oct. 27, 2004

Clark, you don't seem like your usual self.
You barely said a word the entire ride home.

Being in that prison...

I guess it upset me.

Yeah, well it isn't exactly
the happiest place on earth.

No, it isn't Lex.

Do you ever feel guilty?

About sending your father to prison, I mean.

Why would I?
The man murdered his parents.

I did Society a favor.

And that blood relationship,
it doesn't mean anything to you?

Clark, since when did you become president
of my father's Fan club?

You're right... of course.

He's only your father.

Why should you feel anything?

Hey Clark.

Yeah, come on over here son.

I'm glad you're back. Your mother and I
were really getting worried about you.

Are you feeling all right?
I feel fine.

That's a relief. It's never a good sign when
people around here start hearing strange noises.

Look, since you're here, give me a hand.
Lift it on up.


Lift what?

The tractor.

It's been giving me trouble all week, I need
to check out the rear end, come on.

Lift it up.

How would I do that?

Very funny, Clark, but I don't have all day.
Lift up the tractor please, come on.

Let's go!

Really nice, but I'm not 5'4". Lift it up,
over your head, I need to get under the back.

All right, that ought to do it.

Of course.

It all makes sense now...

What's that?

Oh... it's just...

boy, is it dirty under here.

Are you sure you're all right?

Never felt better in my life.

You must be Lex.

Lex? No, I'm not Lex.
I'm Clark Kent.

Houston, we have a problem.

That Stone was meant for Lex.

Where did Lionel get this?

- Um... I don't know.
- Please, you have to tell me.

It came from this Mayan rain god statue.

One of his teams found it in an underwater
ruin off the coast of Honduras.

How did he know to search there?

Well he's scouring the globe. These ancient
symbols? They've shown up in Egypt...

Central America, even a sacred Indian
cave right here in Kansas.

These symbols, they look like they
mean something.

You better believe it. The mark
on your stone right there, it means

water. That's the element of,
you know, transformation.

How do you know that?

Well, I've always had a thing for
pattern recognition, codes,

ciphers, that sort of thing. That one
means fire, and the other one up there

that's air. So you take the three,
put them together...

Mayan legend says it leads you to a trove
of knowledge beyond your wildest dreams

I didn't believe any of this myself until,
58 minutes, 14 seconds ago

when a myth about body jumping,
suddenly became... real.

Hard to argue with it now,
stranger things have happened.

What did you do to end up in here?

If you ask the DA, I embezzled $14 million
from the Princeton University pension fund.

- Did you do it?
- I'm a mathematician, I'm looking for

hidden patterns in the Sea Scrolls,
money doesn't really mean a lot to me.

You know what happened?
I was framed.

And you just happened to end up in this
prison, in Lionel Luthor's cell?

Yeah, that was pretty lucky, huh?
All I have to do is give him a hand

with a couple of these symbols, and he
set me up with his lawyers.

They're still trying to get me out of here,
I just hope he lasts long enough...

What do you mean?

He's dying.

Yeah, he's dying.

Mathematically speaking.

If he's dying, then...
that means...

I'm going to die.

Oui, Mademoiselle...

Parlez vous englaís?

How may I help you sir?


This is Lionel Luthor.

Account #434690 I'd like
to liquidate my account.

My entire account, and purchase...

Bearer bonds.

- Mother's Maiden name, Mr. Luthor.
- Mehan.

And what is your...

Oh I'm sorry Mr. Luthor, there seems to
be a problem with your voice verification.




I know you're practically a grown man Clark, but
please call me Mom no matter how old you are.

Sure... Sure.

Dinner's ready, but the way you're dressed
are you going out?

Um, no, no, I just wanted a change,
I'm bored with plaid.

Well, I'll see you inside.

Clark? What are you doing?

Well, I... I just...

Wanted to tell you how beautiful you
look today...


Something is not right...

I can see it in your eyes.

Is it because of that ringing you heard?

I don't know.

I need a hug.


What's gotten into you?

I, I don't know.

Well, jump down there and put it out!

Put it out?


With your hands?

Hey mom... hehehe.

Hey! Hey, go upstairs and clean up!

Hey Clark! Look who came to
check up on you.


How are you feeling?
It's good to see you up and around.

- I feel fine.
- You sure?

Cause you're looking at me like you have
absolutely no idea who I am.

No, I know who you are.
You're my... coach.

Alright, well I guess I'll see you at
practice tomorrow.

You know, I'm not going to be able
to make it.

It's pretty important.

Considering you could clinch a
scholarship on Friday.

Coach, I just...
I need to rethink my priorities.

I have no interest in football whatsoever.

Whoa, Clark, hey. You realize that every
player on that roster would kill

to be in your position. You get a free
ride to the college of your choice.

You just want to quit the team?


Edgar, I've got to make a call.
How do I do that?

Well, once a week, you get a turn, unless
you know how to work the system.

Which of course I do.

Edgar, please.
I need you to help me.

What's in it for me?

I can get you out of here.

Come on, if the real Lionel Luthor can't do
it, what are you going to do?

I mean, you have no money,
you have no power.

I have a lot more power than you think.

Time to play "Who Wants to
Beat a Billionaire"!

Yeah, here we go now!

You got my 5 large?


What are you talking about?

That senile act isn't going to work,
Trump. Payment's past-due.

Things have changed. I don't have any
money. You'd have to...

Don't play me, Trump. I'm doing
3 life terms for murder.

What's one more?

You got 'till tomorrow.

Lex... changed the password.

What, is flannel too "five minutes ago"?

Whoa... who pulled a "Paul Bunyan"
on the desk?

It was that way when I got here.


You know, Chloe, I'm concerned
about your well being.

Oh yeah?

Why is that?

If Lionel Luthor managed somehow to get
out of prison, what do you suppose he'd do?

About you I mean.

Why? Has the Lionel Luthor alert suddenly
been elevated to "orange"?

Do you know something I don't?

But it always pays to be cautious.

Well, I'm not exactly shaking in my
sneakers, I mean he won't be

eligible for parole until he's like
112, so...

You never know, he could get out
sooner than you think.

Yeah well I think maybe our quarterback
has been sacked one too many times.


I do feel as though I'm looking through
a different pair of eyes.

I certainly see you in a whole new light.

Well, what exactly is that
supposed to mean?

I have to confess that I... I find you
absolutely fascinating.

It's that twinkle...
in your eye.

Your wonderfully sexy smile.

And your skin, it's...

Clark, what are you doing?

What I've wanted to do for a very...
very long time.

Don't you wish...

Miss Sullivan.

I did some research on the
Countess Thoreaux.

It turns out that we have a lot more in
common than I thought.

Don't tell me the Countess ran
a coffee shop?

No, she's from this village in France,
"Casa Neaux de Momiralle".

Same village that my mom's ancestors
came from.


What do you think it all means?

I don't know. It's all really strange.

She was buried as a martyr... but,

She was burned as a witch.

Hey. We will figure this out.
I promise.


Not bad!

You are my main concern, Lana. We'll get
through this Countess thing together.

Oh please, don't stop on my account.

Clark, it's...

Oh, you don't have to explain yourself
to me... Lana.

You're young... vital... you have needs.

Right coach?

What do you think?

I wanted to thank you...

For taking time out of your
busy schedule, Mr. Luthor.

I understand how time-consuming
making license plates can be.

You're not going to touch me with that
rock in your hand.

You won't get near me.
Not with my... speed.

You're never going to get away with this.

Oh but I am. With my mind, and
your body...

the sky's the limit... Clark.

I don't know what you're talking about.

You know it's becoming clear to me
why you're so secretive. You understand

that true power is better left concealed.

No matter how hard you try,
you'll never be me.

My parents... my friends...
they'll see right through you.

I'm not so sure.
They haven't so far, have they?

I need you to do something for me.

Say the name "Mehan",
and these numbers...


Because if you don't,
your good friend Lex...

will very shortly be dead.
An unfortunate accident...

But he's your son!
Your only child!

And I'm his only father. But that didn't
stop him from putting me in prison,

and robbing me of everything I have.

Now speak the words into the recorder

or you will be directly responsible
for your friend's death.

Your account number please.


May I please have your mother's maiden name?


Voice verification complete.

Account balance is $2.59.

No, no, there was 57 million
U.S. dollars in that account.

A withdrawal for that amount
was made two months ago.

The day I was convicted.

Lex... of course.


This one.

About last night.

I'm sorry that you found out about
me and Jason the way that you did.

You'll get over it.

We didn't just meet. He was in
Paris over the summer, and...

we sort of...
spent a lot of time together.

How romantic.

Lovers meeting, first kiss shared
on the banks of the river Sienne.

He moved to Smallville
to be with me, Clark.

It's kind of serious.

I'm not surprised.

A man would travel around the world
to... pluck your succulent fruit.

Don't talk to me like that.

I can't help it.
I'm sorry.

Clark I need you to promise
me something.

Whatever you want.

Don't tell anyone
about me and Jason.

I don't understand why you're so
interested in this high school football coach.

Think a minute.

Do you have any idea what
I have to offer you?

Yeah, yeah I think I do.

Lies, and secrecy, and a whole
lot of confusion.

You're the one that broke up
with me, remember?

Well that was a mistake, I was...
too young to know what I was doing

I'm older now... more mature.

Well I'm not so sure.

Oh Lana I'm very different,
let me show you.

Who the hell do you think you are?

Clark Kent...
of course.

Step in here, Miss.
Five minutes.

I'm glad you came.

I'm only here because you told me it
involves the safety of my son.

I know this is hard to believe,
but I swear it's the truth.

It's me Mom...
its Clark.

You're sick, Lionel.
You need help.

- Mom, you have to believe me.
- I'm leaving!

Mom, mom, remember when I was 6,
and I was playing tag with Dad, and

all of a sudden I started running
faster than I'd ever run before,

and I was in the middle of Palmer
Woods, completely lost,

and you and Dad had to call
Sheriff Ethan.

And when you saw me
you started crying.

And I thought something was wrong
with me, and you said "no there wasn't",

and then you held me in your arms,
and you told me I was just special,

I'm your special boy...

Oh! Clark! How?

The ringing I heard, it came from
a stone, it was in Lionel's hand,

and it had a Kryptonian symbol on it,
and it was glowing,

and I thought it was going to hurt
Lex, so I got in between them,

and the next thing I know, I was... Lionel.

I was in Lionel's body.

And he knows about your powers.

Mom, be careful.
Lionel could be anywhere.

Crunching numbers?
Or spinning daydreams?

I don't remember you being a Scotch drinker.

It's very difficult to resist a
29 year-old Thailand.

You know I had a feeling you'd pillage
your father's collection of single malts.

Now how do you know it's
from my dad?

Isn't it all your dad's?

This castle? Luthorcorp, the cars,
the jets, everything

to the very cuff-links
in your sleeves.

Clark, I know you well enough to
realize this isn't you talking.

You're absolutely right,
I'm not myself.

I'm under stress.

Lex, I need to get my hands on
$57 million dollars.

That's an interesting dollar amount.

It's not your money, you stole it.

Now I want it back.

Now get on the phone, tell the bank
to wire the money

or I'll snap your larynx like a twig.

- Go ahead, kill me.
- All I wanted was the best for you...

and you destroyed me.




I've been trying to reach you.
Where have you been?

Hi sweetheart. I was at the mechanic's,
the tractor, I'm afraid it's shot.

Jonathan, listen to me. You've got to go
to the closet and get a meteor rock.

- What are you talking about Martha?
- Lionel is in Clark's body!

I thought I was invulnerable now,
but I was wrong.


- Tell me what weakens me. What is it?
- I have no idea what you're talking about.

Tell me what it is, Jonathan.

No Martha can't help you now,
tell me what it is!

Hi, you've reached the Kents.
Leave a message.

Does this thing work? Hello?
I'm calling for someone named Clark?

Houston, we have a problem!

I've done some more reading, and it's
not good, so I hope you're getting this,

cause you should come see me,

- Is that really you in there Lionel?
- No, it's the Easter Bunny.

What did you find, what did
the rest of the codes say?

Turns out, the transference is
eventually going to come to an end.

You will revert back to your
original bodies, eventually.

- When?
- Suppose it could happen at anytime,

Yeah, I thought you'd want
to know that.

There must be some way to
make it permanent.

Well, none that I see...

Save murder.

Theoretically speaking, if you were to
kill the other you, then

there would be no "you" to revert back
to, so I suppose you could be Clark Kent

for the rest of your life... his life,
your life, the difference is nil...

The artifact, where is it?

Guards took it from me, yeah
they thought it was a weapon.

Time's up, Trump.
Got something for me?

Yeah I'm still working on it.
Just give me a few more days.

You think this is some kind of game?
There's no overtime here.

But there is Sudden Death.

Way to go, man!

Get him!

This is a lockdown! I repeat, this is a
lockdown! Return to your cells immediately!

Go, go, go!

Oh, that's no good. Listen your lawyers,
they haven't been calling so...

should I call you?

What happened to concealing your powers?

Sorry, only one Clark allowed.

What are you going to do? Go to High
School? Stack hay for the rest of your life?

A farm boy? I don't think so.
I have big plans for this "Clark Kent."

What else did Lionel do?

Well, for starters...
you quit the football team.

I better call coach Teague.

He's not the only one. Lana and Chloe came
to see you and they both looked pretty upset.

Before I do any of that, I've
got to get that artifact

Clark, I don't want you going
anywhere near that prison, son.

If I don't find it, Lionel could.

You can't risk having the same thing
happen to you all over again.

Look, this isn't the first time
I heard the ringing sound.

When I was Kal-El, I heard the same
sound, and it led me to an artifact with

a Kryptonian symbol on it, in Lex's jet.

Where's the artifact now, Clark?

I put it in a chamber in the cave wall.
There's a slot for two more, and.

Lionel's artifact matches one of them.

I don't know where the other one is.

Why didn't you tell us about this earlier?

With everything we've been through
with Jor-El, I just wanted to

close that chapter in my life.

Guess it doesn't matter what I want.

Look, these artifacts. I think
they're somehow meant for me.

And I think Lionel Luthor would disagree
with that, don't you?

And now that he knows about your powers,
he's more dangerous than ever.

Not for long.

Clark, what are you talking about?

Lionel Luthor's dying, Dad.

It couldn't be...

Doctor, please just... tell me.

Mr. Luthor, your liver is
entirely disease-free.

How can that be possible?

I have no idea.

It's the closest thing to a miracle
I've ever seen.

Have you been taking any unregulated
meds... supplements?

Not that I know of.

You must understand I have no recollection
of the past few days, Doctor, I just...

know that, something... here, something,

inside of me, has changed.


I'm not... the same man.

Chloe, listen I'm not really sure
what I did to you.

Another convenient case
of amnesia, huh?

No, but whatever it is,
I'm really sorry.

Clark, you know what? It's a really
valiant effort, but you've used up

your lifetime allotment
of apologies.

Look. I'm only saying this to you because
I care about you, but I think you should

go and look for help.

Some psychological help.

Chloe, I totally appreciate you
looking out for me,

but I really don't think
I need to talk to anyone.

Well then how are you going to explain
all of this, Clark Kent "Crackhead"?

Chloe, I don't do drugs,
look it wasn't me!

Yeah, but see Clark, it was you!
Now a lot of people in this town have

pulled a "Jeckyl and Hyde" but deep down,
they're still the same person.

Lana. He's all yours.

Have you said anything to anyone?

- What?
- Don't play games with me, Clark.

Seriously Lana, I have no idea
what you're talking about.

This isn't about you and me, alright?

This is about Jason losing his job.

Why would Jason lose his job?

Why do you think? If anyone had the
slightest inkling that we were a couple,

he'd be fired in a heartbeat.

You and Jason?

We're both adults, and we're
not hurting anybody.

But the school has it's rules.

He needs this job, Clark.

Please, after everything
you've put me through,

can you at least
keep this a secret?

It seems to be the one thing
that you're good at.



Stay where you are!

Lex, it's me, Clark.

I need to talk to you.

After I drove my Porsche into the river
and you fished me out, I asked your Dad

if there was any way I could repay him.
What'd he say that we always joke about?

Lex, what is this, a pop quiz?

Answer the question!

He told you to drive slower.

Welcome back.

So you know what happened?

Well, it was a bit of a giveaway when you
asked for $57 million dollars.

Lex, my mom told me what I did,
and I'm sorry.

Clark, if you didn't come between me and
my father in that visiting room,

it would've been me sitting behind bars.
I should be thanking you.

I didn't do anything you wouldn't
have done for me.

So how did my father do it?

I... I don't know.

That strength you had.
It was incredible.

Where did it come from?

Um, must have been a side effect
of the transference.

Well, whatever happened,
I'm just glad it wore off.

Lex, I have a favor to ask.

Name it.

Well, it has to do with your
father's cellmate.

He's actually the one that helped me
through this whole ordeal, he saved my life.

He swears he was framed.

Clark, a lot of convicts swear
they've been framed.

But I believe him. And I promised him
that if I got out, I'd do everything in

my power to help him. And Lex, you're the
only one I know with the resources

that might be able to help.

Well, if I can manage to put a
guilty man in prison...

maybe I can get an innocent man out.

I was told that it was going to be..

- Edgar.
- Yes?

Do you have what we asked you for?

Thank you.

Nice car.