Smallville (2001–2011): Season 6, Episode 12 - Labyrinth - full transcript

Clark is attacked and wakes up in a mental asylum where the attending physician, Dr.Hudson, tells him he has been there for five years due to his elaborate fantasy that he has alien superpowers. In this new world, Martha is married to Lionel Luthor, Chloe is deemed insane and Lana chose Clark over Lex. Lana begs Clark to agree to Dr. Hudson's treatments so they can be together, but when a fellow patient named John, A.K.A, Martian Manhunter, tells him the good doctor is actually a phantom and he needs to kill him in order to return to reality, Clark must make the toughest decision of his life.

There we go.

Well, Shelby, what do you say
we call it a night?


Your friend Chloe's gonna be here
any minute.

Any minute.
Thanks for your help, buddy.


Shelby, what is it? Shelby?

What's wrong, boy?
Do you see something I don't?


Earth to super-freak.

Everyone, please, sit down.

Are you still with us, Clark?

What's going on?

Well, you said that you and your dog
were in the barn...

when you heard something.

And then you left us for a bit.

What are you talking about?

How'd I get here?

So, what attacked you?
Was it a Krypto-freak again?

No, I know, it was a spirit
from the Phantom Zone, right, Kal-El?

- How do you know that name?
- You never shut up about it.

- O great son of Jor-El.
- Settle down, gentlemen.

Wait, back off.

Take it easy, Clark. Take those deep
breaths we talked about.

Who are you?

It's me, Dr. Hudson.

I don't wanna have to hurt anyone.

Why don't you use your speed and run?

Why are you doing this to me?

What do you want? What's happening?

Let me go!

Let me go. Please.

Someone. Why am I here?

♪ Smallville: "Labyrinth" ♪
Season 6 Episode 12

Original Airdate Jan. 25, 2007

Let me out of here.
I don't belong in here.

I'm not crazy.

I don't belong here.

Back away from the door.

Back away from the door!

How did I get here?

Think back, Clark.
You know how that happened.

Someone or something attacked me
in my barn.

This is 33.1.

It's Lex. He's always wanted
to get me under his microscope.

I'm afraid your obsession
with Lex Luthor...

is part of the fantasy world
that you created...

after you experienced
your psychotic break.

Oh, I get it.
You want me to think I'm crazy.

Well, we prefer not to use pejoratives.

You suffer from paranoid schizophrenia.
You have for a number of years.

After the death of your birth parents
in the Smallville meteor shower.

See, it's not true.

My birth parents were out of town
for the meteor shower.

You were placed in the wonderful
adoptive home of the Kents.

But like many children,
you invented a make-believe world...

to help you deal
with the trauma you endured.

You convinced yourself
that you came from another planet.

That you possessed special powers.

And you use them to save humanity.

Whatever you're trying to do,
it's not gonna work.

An active imagination wasn't a problem
when you were a boy.

But when you entered your freshman
year at high school...

you slipped permanently
into your fantasy world.

If you're gonna play mind games,
you gotta try harder.

This isn't a game, Clark.

You're sick.

And your condition is getting worse.

But the good news is, I have developed
a new treatment that will cure you.

Tell Lex that I don't buy it.

Lex isn't your nemesis.

And 33.1 doesn't exist.

For the last five and a half years...

you've been a resident
of the Fairview Psychiatric Hospital.

Everything else:
Your superpowers, your alien lineage...

your secret identity...

it's all a delusion.

Hey. Stop licking the ball. It's cheating.

Time for medication.

Lick the ball, so the ball doesn't bounce
properly. And not to mention...

All right, let's go.
Keep on moving. Keep on moving.

That means you too.

Let's go.

Don't hide that pill under your tongue.
Swallow it.

You're not crazy, Kal-El.

We don't have much time
so listen to me closely.

I believe you're from another planet.

What makes you say that?

Because like you, I'm not from here.
I come from Mars.

You can't trust anyone...


Don't even think about it.

Mom? Mom?

Clark, you're home.

I can't believe it.

What are you doing here?

What are all your things doing in the loft?

Clark, this is my home now.

After your dad passed away, Nell
and I bought the farm from your mom.

Not everything has changed.
I kept this.

You once said that looking through it
brought me closer to you.

And having it here makes me feel like
you're always with me.

I don't understand.

I know. This must be really hard for you.

You've been gone a long time
and a lot has changed.

But none of that matters anymore.

Freshman year, you promised me
that we would never be apart.

And you were right.

We weren't dating then.

You were with Whitney.

The football jock?

Clark, there's only one person
I've ever been in love with.


It's okay. The doctor said
that you'd suffer...

mild amnesia after the treatment.

What treatment?

I didn't have any treatment.

But you were released from the hospital.

I wasn't released. I escaped.

Lex Luthor put me in that hellhole.

Lex didn't put you in there.

No. It's not right.

I don't care if you two are engaged,
stop protecting him.

I hardly know Lex Luthor.
I'm gonna call the hospital.

No. Stop.

You're lying.

You're in on this. Aren't you?
He sent you here.

That's why you're here,
to distract me until he shows up.

Please, stop.

What did Lex do with my mother?
Where is she?

She's probably at the mansion.
The Luthor mansion.



Thank God, you're okay.

Oh, Clark. Oh, I've been a wreck all day.

Everyone at the hospital
is so worried about you.

- You knew I was in that place?
- Dr. Hudson called Lionel...

the moment you disappeared.
They've both been looking for you.


He must be in on it. He must've told
Lex the truth about me.

Clark, please. Try to calm down.

Calm down? Mom, you don't understand.

They put me in that asylum.

- They took away my powers.
- No, sweetheart.

It'll be all right.

Mom, we have to get you out of here.
We have to get you away from Lionel.

No, Clark.

Lionel and I are married now.

I meant to tell you,
but I was afraid of how you'd react.

- How could you?
- He's a good, decent man.

Lionel's made sure you've gotten
better care than I could ever afford.

- Oh, he's been lying to you...
- No.

Clark, Dr. Hudson's treatment
will make you well again.

- Please, I just want my son back.
- No. You're coming with me right now.

No, no, I...

They're drugging you too.

Clark, those are my allergy pills.

- What are you doing?
- You need help, Clark.

Mom, you don't understand
what's going on.

- You're coming with me.
- No.

- Right now.
- No.

Come on. Mom. They want you...?

Please, don't hurt him.


There's nowhere to run, Mr. Kent.

Just relax and put your hands
behind you.

- Chloe, how'd you find me?
- Are you kidding me?

I've been in GPS mode ever since
my contact IM'd me...

about the breakout this morning.

Look, I can't stay here.
I don't wanna get you involved.

I already am.
Think you're the only one...

who's life's been turned upside down
by the Luthors?

I've been flying under the radar.

- Chloe, they're after me, not you.
- They're after both of us.

Now, don't ditch the sidekick
until you get your powers back.

You may need me to cover you.

I'm glad to see you, Chloe.

I was beginning to think
I was actually losing it.

Chin up. Once we get this
on the front page...

father and son Luthor are gonna
be wearing matching orange jumpsuits.

Lex. I gotta go see him.

Wait a minute.
You just got out, Clark.

You're gonna go back
into the devil's lair?

- Lex is more dangerous than ever.
- Even more reason to stop him.

You don't have your powers.
You'd get hurt like everyone else.

Powers or no powers,
I won't let him do this to me.

All right, fine, since your superspeed's
out of gas, take my Yaris.

Be careful.

Surprised to see me?

My father said you were out.

I just never thought you'd have
the nerve to show your face.

You may have taken my powers, Lex,
but I'm not afraid of you.

And I won't let you ruin my life.

Your life?

I think you have that a little backwards.

Did you forget our little run-in
on the Loeb Bridge five years ago?

When you save someone's life,
you tend to remember.

You really think you saved me.

Well, then, let me refresh your memory.

I have to spend the rest of my life
in this chair because of you.

This is impossible.

- I was there...
- And you caused the accident.

Oh, you claimed you saw my car
swerving out of control...

so you jumped in front of it
to save me with your superpowers.

But when I jerked the wheel,
my Porsche flipped end over end...

and wrapped around the guardrail.

That's not what happened.

If it was up to me,
you'd be rotting in jail.

But my father insisted you go
to that mental hospital instead.

Anything to impress Martha Kent
with his kindness.

This is a trick. It's a trick.


Open your eyes,
you crazy son of a bitch!

Does this look like a trick to you?

If there's one thing I regret in my life...

it's that I didn't just run you over.


I knew you'd come here to see Chloe.

What happened to the coffee house?

Clark, this has been
an abandoned movie theater...

for as long as I can remember.

No, this doesn't make sense.

This can't be real.

Lana, Lex said that...

I caused his accident. Is that true?

That's all in the past now.

Clark, come back to the farm with me.
We can get through this.

We can get through anything.

None of this makes sense, Lana.

And you and I,
we're not together anymore.

Ever since kindergarten
we've been together, Clark.

I thought that this would help you
to remember.

It's from the gumball machine
at Quinn's Market.

You gave it to me
when we were 10 years old.

You said that it was my wedding ring.

And when you put it on my finger,
and kissed me for the first time...

that's when you stole my heart.

I don't remember.

You suffered so much in that hospital.

Every weekend when I'd come to visit,
I could see it in your eyes.

I never gave up hope
that you'd get better.

I don't know what's going on.

But Chloe does.
She knows who I am.

Clark, you shouldn't see her right now.

- Chloe?
- Clark, thank God.

- What's going on?
- We have to get out of here right now.

Lex and his men took everything.

They're trying to wipe me
off the face of the earth.

No. Lex is in a wheelchair.

Clark, when it comes to the Luthors,
you can't trust anything. Okay?

We gotta go subterranean
until you get your powers back.

Chloe, I'm not so sure.

Nothing's the way it's supposed to be.
It all seems so crazy.

We're not crazy.

We're not crazy. We're just
the only two that know the truth.

That's why they put us
in the mental institution.

I tried to tell you.

What's she doing here?

Chloe was in Fairview with you.

You were in that place too?

They put me in that snake pit
to shut me up.

- She has a family history of mental illness.
- Don't listen to her, Clark.

- She's just trying to confuse you.
- Clark, please, just come with me.

And I'll get you the help that you need.

I should've known you'd never be able
to resist her.

You never could.

If she's here,
it means they're not far behind.

Chloe, hold on. Just stay here
and we'll figure this out.

There's nothing to figure out, Clark.

I know who you really are, and they're
gonna kill me for it. I have to go.

Mr. Kent, just take it easy.

Chloe? Chloe.


Clark. I'm not crazy.





This can't be real.

Chloe didn't die. No. She couldn't have.

I'm sorry, Clark.

I know how much you cared
about your friend.

What the hell do you want from me?

For you to have a happy, healthy life.

And it will become a reality
after this treatment.

I'm not gonna go through with it.

I know who I am.

I'm not sure you do.

Your name is Clark Kent, not Kal-El.

And Jor-El...

isn't your father.

Dr. Fine. Dr. Milton Fine,
please report to level three, stat.

When the human mind is faced
with tremendous emotional pain...

it has no choice but to protect itself.

You've taken bits and pieces
of your surroundings...

and created an alternate universe
where you feel safe and secure.


in a world where you truly
had no power...

you chose to give yourself

- Good morning, doctor.
- Good morning.

That'll be all, Raya.

This is a piece of meteor rock
from Smallville.

No, it's all right, Clark.

It can't hurt you.

It's not what you call Kryptonite.

It's just a rock.


really is dead.

I'm sorry, Clark.

I'll get the treatment ready.

You can't give in, Kal-El.

You must resist. None of this is real.

- Leave me alone.
- Listen to me.

When you were attacked in the barn...

you were infected by a being
you released from the Phantom Zone.

The Phantom Zone doesn't exist.

Yes, it does.

And if you were a human...

that spirit would have taken
you over with ease...

like Zod did with Lex Luthor.

But you're a lot stronger than that.

You're Kryptonian.

You're a patient in a mental hospital.
You're just as crazy as I am.

If you give in to Hudson
and undergo this treatment...

the entity will gain control
of your body with all its powers...

and unite the other fugitives
from the Phantom Zone.

Together, they'll enslave all of mankind.

If this is all in my head,
then how are you here?

I'm in your mind as well, trying to help.

But there's only one way to purge this
parasite and regain your consciousness.

You have to kill Hudson.

Kill Hudson?

- I can't kill a man.
- He's not a man.

Hudson's a phantom.

You told me not to trust anyone.
Why should I trust you?

You know who you are, Kal-El.

Trust yourself.

Well, if it isn't our little
visitor from Mars.

Look within. Believe in yourself.
The future of mankind depends on it.

What's the matter there, freak?

You scared of a little fire?
Isn't Mars the red-hot planet?

Welcome home.

Get him out of here.

It's time, Mr. Kent.

I didn't want you to go
through this alone.

Dr. Hudson said I could come.

We're so close, Clark.

You're gonna get better,
and we can finally be together.

Like we were always meant to be.

I want you to be real.

I am real.


Let's say that I am a hallucination...

and that your world really does exist.

I'm about to marry
your greatest enemy...

and you're an alien
from another planet...

who's responsible
for so much tragedy.

Do you really wanna live in that reality?

I don't know what to believe anymore.

Wouldn't you just wanna take this
treatment and be with me?

Of course I wanna be with you.

More than you could ever imagine.

Then stop fighting, please.

You've lived like this for so long,
carried this burden of being a hero.

It's time to just let go
and live a normal life.

I've never been normal.

Your destiny isn't to save
the world, Clark.

It's to be with me
for the rest of our lives.

There's no need to be afraid, Clark.
The procedure's quite painless.

It'll be over in the blink of an eye.


- I'm still in the barn.
- Settle down, son.

I know who I am.

Just relax, Mr. Kent, please.

Stop it. You're having another episode.

Think about Lana.
You could be together at last.

Get out of my mind.

It's you.

Welcome home, Kal-El.


Clark, are you all right?


- Shelby.
- Hi.

Thanks, buddy, you saved my life.

You're sure I was only
out for a second?

I was walking from my car
when I heard you fall.

By the time I got to the barn,
you were on your feet.

It felt like a lifetime.

I gotta give the phantom props.

Dangling the Lana carrot
is a pretty tempting offer.

But he clearly has never come
across the steel will of Clark Kent.

Chloe, you don't understand.

I almost gave up everything
and everyone that I care about...

for Lana.

Wait a second.

Based on the pending nuptials,
I thought Lana was past-tense.

So did I.

The truth is, I still love her.

I guess Kryptonite's
not your only weakness.

So who was I in your alternate universe?

Editor in chief of the Daily Planet...

or a Pulitzer Prize winner maybe?

Something like that.

The important part is...

you were the one person
who believed in me.

I don't know what I'd do
without you, Chloe.

Oh, is this when I'm supposed to cue
the Barry Manilow music?

No, seriously.

You mean a lot more to me
than you know.

You look like you've got something
on your mind.

It's that obvious?

You don't hide your feelings
as well as you think.

How are you doing?

- I mean with your...
- Fine.

Yeah, everything's fine.


So are you gonna tell me?

What was that look in your eye?

I had a dream about you last night.

- I hope that it wasn't a nightmare.
- No.

We were 10 years old
and I gave you a plastic ring...

from a gumball machine
at Quinn's Market.

That's sweet.

What was the occasion?

It was an engagement ring.

What happened next?

I woke up.


I should've guessed your delay
wasn't the herbal tea.


It's good to see you out and about, Lex.

You know, you actually sounded
convincing when you said that.

I appreciate the civility.

You ready to go?

We don't wanna keep
the wedding planner waiting.

Yeah, we were just saying goodbye.