Smallville (2001–2011): Season 6, Episode 22 - Phantom - full transcript

When Clark finally discovers Lionel threatened to kill him unless Lana married Lex, he goes after Lionel to silence him once and for all. Meanwhile, Lana tells Lex she is leaving him, and John Jones, the Martian Manhunter, makes a return appearance to help Clark stop Lex, who has captured the last surviving phantom escapee from the Phantom Zone, having possessed a young boy, in order to use its DNA to power him army of super soldiers at his secret lab '33.1'. Clark bids goodbye to Martha as she prepares to leave Smallville for Washington D.C., and Clark finally reveals his secret to Lana to get her to stay in town. But when Lana mysteriously 'dies' in a car bombing, Clark thinks Lex was behind it and sets off to kill him, and has a fateful meeting with the last wraith of the Phantom Zone at Lex's 'Project 33.1' lab at Reeves Dam. Lois goes to Reeves Dam in search of information about Lex's secret lab and is brutally stabbed by a security guard. Chloe finds a piratically dead Lois at the dam where in a moment of weakness, Chloe's secret power is finally revealed.

Marie. C'est toi ?

Laisse-nous tranquille.

Je suis venu pour sauver votre père.

Je pense qu'il va mourir.

Éloignez vous !


No, Papa. No.


No, Papa.

No. Papa, no.

No. No.

No. No.

Papa, no.

We got him.

No bullets.

It's inside him.
We need the man alive.

♪ Smallville: "Phantom" ♪
Season 6 Episode 22

The entity can't survive
out of a human body.

I want you to check the
eyes of every man,

woman and child
until you find it.


You look worried, son.

- Is everything okay?
- You tell me, Dad.

Since I put on this wedding ring...

you have a knack
for being one step ahead of me.

I don't have time for this.
I have things to do.

Like have a private screening
of that DVD?

You know, the documentary.

The one Lana stole from
me and gave to you.

Oh, dear.

I'd hoped married life
had lessened your paranoia.

I have security footage of Lana
in this library...

forcing open my briefcase
and pocketing a DVD.

Lana would never, ever do something
like that unless she was being coerced.

As hard as it is for you to believe,
Lana actually loves me.

Oh, you know so little about women,

I suppose losing your mother
at such an early age didn't help matters.

Lana does not love you.

The only reason
she agreed to marry you...

was that I gave her
a gentle, yet very firm, nudge.

Using my wife against me?

That's deplorable, even for you.

Whatever debt you think
I still owe you...

we are even.

I want you out of my life.

I don't think you're gonna
get rid of me that easily.

The car's ready.

You know, I was thinking...

if you're half the senator
that you are a mom...

this country's in really good hands.

I always thought you'd be the one
to leave the farm first.

Washington, D.C. is no different
than Topeka.

It's only a few seconds more
away for me.

That's not what I mean.

I know this has been
a really difficult year for you...

especially since Lana and Lex
got married.

Like you always tell me,
some things are just meant to be.


if you feel it would be better
to have some distance from them...

by moving away from Smallville...

I don't want you to let this farm
keep you from doing that.

This farm, it's my home.

It's been in our family
for over 100 years.

Someone has to
take care of it.

But that someone
doesn't have to be you.

Just because I'm leaving
doesn't mean you have to stay.

Excuse me. Senator, it's time to go.

- Your plane to Washington is waiting.
- I'll be right there.

I love you.

I love you too, Mom.


Is that the look of a reporter
on the trail of a hot story...

or someone trying to pick
good lottery numbers?

Right before Wes haywired...

he kept repeating these numbers
over and over again.

They have to mean something.

Well, Wes was a soldier.
I mean, maybe it was his serial number.

Not in any branch of the armed forces
I've ever heard of.

I've run the numbers
through every search engine

on the web.
I got diddlysquat.

Good, let's keep it that way.

Lois, take it from someone who's
gone up against the Lex Luthor army...

more than once. Not only will victory
remain elusive...

but you're certain to step on a landmine
in the process.

I'm the general's daughter, remember?
I live for battle.

Not the kind of battles you can't win,

You remember
what he did to my mother?

I don't want him to hurt someone else
that I care about. Now, please...

back off.

You know what?
You're right.

Why would I knowingly walk straight
into enemy fire?

He'll get his. It's only a matter of time.


You can thank me later.
I gotta rocket to the Planet.

Longitude and latitude.

No duh.

He's a mail carrier from a nearby village.

We found his body the day
after the incident.

Did his blood get us anywhere?

No abnormalities,
definitely no alien peptide sequences.

Whatever that creature was on the DVD,
it's not inside this guy anymore.

Wes Keenan was a subpar prototype...

because the peptides we used
came from a dead specimen.

We need the entity to be in a living host.

We're trying. But we've discovered this
thing lasts in a human for 24 hours...

- before it needs to find a victim.
- Better set your stopwatch.

That alien DNA is the only way
to get my army combat-ready.


I'm leaving Lex.

Lana, I know this is where I'm supposed
to say, "I'm sorry." But I can't.

Clark, I came here to say goodbye.

Lex is going to be very angry.

It's dangerous.
I have to leave Smallville.

Lana, you don't have to worry about Lex.

You don't have to be afraid.
I can protect you from him, from anything.

You can't this time.

Clark, I'm sorry.

Just know that I will always love you.

Wait. Lana.

I can't lose you again.

Not without telling you the truth
about me.

Clark, I already know about your powers.

There's more.

I'm from another planet.

It's called Krypton.

It's light years away,
and my parents sent me here to save me.

They sent me to Earth
just before Krypton was destroyed.

Please say something.

You're still the same Clark Kent to me.

I guess there's no reason for you to go.

We can be together now.

- You'll be safe.
- You won't be.

There's not many things
that can hurt me.

But you're not invincible.
You have a weakness.

How do you know that?

Did someone tell you that?

It was Lionel, wasn't it?

Lana, you need to tell me
everything you know.

Clark, Lionel threatened to kill you
if I didn't marry Lex.

Martha, I am calling to congratulate
the newest United States senator.

I have no doubt that Capitol Hill will
never be the same, now that you are...

Clark, what are you doing here?

What I should have done a long time ago.

You come into my life, pretending to be
some kind of guardian angel.

- You're exactly the opposite.
- No, you got it wrong.

- I swear.
- Your words mean nothing to me.

No, Clark. If Lana has spoken to you,
I know what you must be thinking.

- But you've got to listen.
- I've listened to you for too long.

Lex is tracking a wraith
from the Phantom Zone.

I had to force Lana to marry him.

It was the only way she could get close
to get the information I needed to help you.

No. I never asked for your help
and I never will.

You're not a murderer. You're Kal-El.

Don't call me by that name.


This man is on our side.

He's an emissary of Jor-El.

Subject en route and fully anesthetized.

I'll meet you at base.

Lex, we have to talk.

We most certainly do...

but it'll have to wait.

I'll be back tonight.

I won't be.

Lex, I can't live like this anymore.

Yeah, I don't blame you.

Living a lie in a marriage
you never wanted.

It must take its toll after a while.

You're the expert.

Setting up a nursery...

an heirloom crib...

the tears of joy in your eyes
when you saw that ultrasound.

What kind of a toll does that take, Lex?

What in God's name
are you talking about?

I'm talking about the massive amounts
of hormones...

that you injected into my veins
to make me believe I was pregnant.

What kind of a monster are you?

I don't know where you're getting
your information from, Lana...

but it's nothing but slander.

You know I would never...

Don't lie, Lex.

It's too late for all that.

This marriage is over.

Lana, I know I'm far from perfect...

but you can't deny
what we have between us.

Lex, all there is between us
are lies on top of lies.

Lana, everything I've ever done,
it's because I love you.

You aren't capable of love, Lex.

You never were.

It's Clark, isn't it?

You never could get over him...

even if he is the greatest liar
of them all.

Clark means more to me
than you ever will.


That's the last time you'll ever touch me.

Do you really think
I could just let you walk away?

What are you going to do, Lex?

Kill me?

Because it's the only way
you're gonna keep me in this mansion.

I know. I know.

The methods I have to use
seem cruel, heartless.

But the truth is,
I am using them to protect you.

None of this makes any sense.

It was when Lex was possessed
with Zod.

I became possessed
with all your father's knowledge.

I found myself writing in Kryptonian,
the symbol for power.

It was a beacon.

The same beacon Jor-El used
when he needed me.

You knew my father?

I worked for Jor-El,
bringing criminals to justice.

When Krypton was on the verge
of annihilation...

he asked me to keep an eye out
for you.

- Where have you been all these years?
- Watching from a distance.

Your father wanted you to pass the test
without any help.

He wasn't to interfere
unless it was absolutely necessary.

When you unleashed those phantoms,
I didn't have a choice.

Like what happened at the docks,
in Seattle.

- Or when that phantom infected my mind.
- That's right.

Unfortunately, I've lost a step since then.

What happened?


That's not nothing.

I had a run-in with the last phantom.

I have to leave Earth's atmosphere
to heal.

But first I must complete the job
I started.

I'll go after the phantom.
I have the crystal.

- I doubt that crystal will work.
- It's not an ordinary phantom.

It's the product
of a Kryptonian lab experiment.

It's destroying one human being
after another...

desperately searching
for the only host...

that will insure its survival,
a Kryptonian body.

Where's the phantom?

If you were to get infected,
it could kill you.

People are being killed every day.

If anyone's gonna stop this phantom,
it's gonna be me.

Reeves Dam?

I don't get it.

You said the symptoms were black eyes
and a high fever, right?

That and a bad temper.

Your hack worked. I'm into the QPP
database. I'll start searching police records.

Here we go.

There was an 8-year-old boy admitted
to a hospital 13 miles away from that cabin.

Blackened corneas, high fever,
explosive tendencies.

- The doctors didn't know what was wrong.
- What hospital is he at?

Saint Mary's.

But that's not gonna get us anywhere,
because it says here the boy disappeared.

I have the police report.

A maintenance worker said he saw the boy
being loaded into an unmarked helicopter.

This has gotta be Lex.

So Lex is tracking a wraith
from the Phantom Zone...

and Lionel Luthor
is your new father figure?

- This is a lot of excitement for one day.
- Yeah, there's more.

Lana's leaving him.

That's a happy headline.
Why didn't you say anything?


I told Lana my secret.

She knows everything.
She knows that I'm...

an alien.

So I guess we have a new charter member
of the Clark Kent secret-keeping club.

What did she say?

She kissed me.

That's fantastic.

You've been wanting this forever.
You just...

You must be on cloud 99.

I will be, as soon as
I deal with this phantom.

What are you doing down here?

I'm an engineering major at Met U and
I'm doing a paper on hydroelectric power.

- The man on the phone...
- Go back and get out of here.

I'm not going anywhere until you tell me
what's going on at this dam.

You're not a student.

Come on, let's go for a walk.

Okay, you got it.
You're the guy with the gun.

Looks like we got ourselves a wild one.

Wait until you see my claws.


I'm through with you Luthors.
I'm leaving Smallville.

- Lana, I'm minutes away. Just stay where...
- I don't trust you.

I don't trust anyone anymore.

Lana, stay calm. Please.

It's too late.

Lex hit me.

All right, I'm here.
I'm pulling up right now.

I'm getting out of here
and I'm never coming back.


Lex has the phantom.

He used an unmarked helicopter to kidnap
a boy from the same village in Quebec.

What happened to you?

Clark, I...

I don't know how to tell you this.

Tell me what?


Lana. She's...


She what?

She's gone.

She's gone?

What do you mean, gone?

She's dead, son.


It was a bomb in her car.

I don't believe you.

I was there, Clark.

I saw it happen.

I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.

She was gonna leave him.

He didn't let her leave.

Where's Lex?


Tell me where Lex is.

I can't let you do something
you'll regret for the rest of your life.

Oh, no.

Oh, God.

Lois, it's gonna be all right. Okay?

I'm gonna get you help.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.


Come on, Lois, you're a fighter.
Come on.

Come on, Lois.

Come on.

You're the strongest girl I know.
Come on.


You can't die.

I can't lose you.

I love you too much.




Wake up.

Honey, wake up.

No discernible activity from the subject.

Twenty-four hours are almost up.

Let's move.

Draw the blood.

This better be it.

Yes. Well, it looks perfectly normal.

Let's hope it isn't.

Hope isn't a word
in my vocabulary, doctor.

I need results.

Do we have what we need?

It looks like your fleet of fighters
are about to get their jet fuel.





Clark, wait.

She was your wife.

Now's not the time to lecture me
about my marriage.

- Why'd you do it? Just tell me.
- Get your hands off me.

Were you afraid she'd bring you down...

or was it too humiliating
that she was gonna leave you?

Why did you have to kill her?

- Why?
- What are you talking about?

You already know.

Lana is dead.

- No.
- No, you don't have to act so surprised.

You're the one who killed her.

You put a bomb in her car.
You're the one who killed her.

Get out of here.

He'll kill us both.

He's right.

At last...

a Kryptonian.

Thanks for sharing.

I feel a lot better now.

What just happened?

I took a little piece of your DNA.

And now I'm gonna take your life.

- Put your hands up.
- My wife, something's happened to her.

Hands up now!

You're making a mistake.

You're under arrest for the murder
of Lana Luthor.


Son, what is it?

That's not me.

It's the phantom.

How do you like my new look?

Thanks. That's just what I needed.

What the hell are you?

I'm you, only a little more bizarre.