Smallville (2001–2011): Season 7, Episode 4 - Cure - full transcript

Lex hires Dr. Curtis Knox who claims that he can "cure" someone from being a "meteor freak," changing their lives. Chloe takes an interest in this, but Dr. Knox may have another secret as Clark finds out that Dr. Knox is an ageless immortal who needs blood from kryptonite-infected people to keep his young wife eternally young. Meanwhile, Kara makes an alliance with Jimmy to find out where her spaceship crystal is being held, while John Jones warns Clark that Kara is dangerous and tells him to find the Kryptonian crystal before Kara does. Elsewhere, Lana secretly watches Lex through her Isis Foundation to help meteor freaks.


It's true love when you fight off
caffeine-pumped preppies... get a girl her favorite treat.

I scored you
the last melted mocha muffin.

And I know my inner chocoholic
will never speak to me again...

...but I think I'll pass.

Uh-oh. Something's definitely up
and it's worse than I thought.

Since the sugar fix didn't do the trick...

...maybe these will turn your frown
upside down.

Jimmy. Oh.

Oh, my God, you must've broken
a whole pen of piggy banks to afford these.

And you are worth every dime,
nickel and penny.

A night on the town, the two of us, it
might be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Do you have any honey?

Sure, here you go.

You're doing that distant thing.

I'm sorry, I think an old friend
just buzzed into town.

Wait here.


MAN [OVER PHONE] : Belle Reve Hospital.

I think one of your patients is missing.

-Sasha Woodman, early 20s.
-I'm sorry, who?

Has a thing for bees.

We'll check out our records, Miss...?


-I didn't escape.
-Back off.

You or any of your swarm try and sting me
and I will go black flag on you.

-Do I know you?
-Chloe Sullivan.

Freshman year, you tried to go queen bee
and kill two of my best friends.

How did you get past the orderlies?

You don't understand,
I don't belong in Belle Reve.

I'm not a meteor freak anymore.

I've been cured.

A few weeks ago...

...I had an operation.


Who was the doctor?

Curtis Knox.

He changed my life.

My family told me about the terrible things
I did in the past.

But I'm different now.

What do you mean, your family told you?

When they took away my powers,
some of my memory went along with it.

The last six years are blank.

If I did anything to you or your friends...

...I'm really sorry.



Ah. Dr. Knox, you scared me.

What are you doing here?

You have something I need.

I do?



Shh, shh, shh.



Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, look out,
here comes Lana Lang.

-What are you making?
-Clark's favorite, blueberry pancakes.

I wanna surprise him before he wakes up.

This is what I don't get.

You guys are so gaga over each other.

And you've known each other forever,

What took you so long?

Well , as long as Clark kept his secret,
it was impossible .

So is it like a human thing
to be so secretive and cautious or what?

No, I think it's just a Clark thing.

But he's only that way because
he cares so much about protecting people .

Lana, you didn't have to do all this.
It looks great.

Yeah, but we're out of maple syrup.

Did you just go to the store?

Vermont's finest.

What happened to not showing off
your powers?

Stay away from Kal-El .

You might've been able to bully me
on Krypton...

...but not on this planet.

You two know each other?

He's the one that broke into our house
and forced my family from our home.

Considering what your father did,
you were lucky.

What's he doing here?

He's saved my life. He's a friend.

Then picking friends
isn't one of your skills.

Watch your back, Kal-El .

Let me guess,
you're from Krypton as well ?

Mars, actually.

Well , I'll let you two catch up.

I'm gonna go
and meet Aunt Nell in Metropolis.

It was nice to meet you.

JOHN: Your cousin's arrival
cannot be taken lightly , Kal-El .

Went to see my father,
he gave me the same warning.

I don't get it. She's my cousin.
The only family I have...

...besides a disembodied voice
from the Arctic.

She could use your longing for family
against you.

She's dangerous.

Her father tried to assassinate Jor-El .

They were brothers.

Their hatred for one other
was stronger than any familial bond.

Does Kara have her crystal?

Not anymore. It was in her ship
when it exploded but now it's missing.

-I've been trying to find it, but no luck.
-If she gets to that crystal. ..

...everything you hold dear in this world
could be lost.

You must find the crystal before Kara.

Trust is a luxury you cannot afford.

My apologies for keeping you waiting.

Mussolini once killed a conductor
for not keeping a train on schedule .

Fortunately , I'm infinitely more patient
than ll Duce.

Mussolini went down in defeat, doctor.

I won't accept that
in what we're undertaking.

Well , hiring me
is certainly a winning strategy.

Legions of your own scientists said...

...that curing the meteor-infected
was impossible .

Well , as impressive as your results are,
some of your practices deeply concern me.

I sever the cerebral wiring of the freaks
in your gallery and you pay me my fee.

End of story.

You've authorized batteries of tests
I never approved.

Are the levels of meteor-rock toxicity
in the patients' vital organs...

...really relevant to the task at hand?

Mankind's greatest advances
would never have seen the light of day...

...had the genius minds behind them
been scrutinized under a microscope.

Leave the science to me.

Doctor, three of my patients are missing.

You wouldn't have idea why someone
with a brand-new lease on life...

...would suddenly disappear?

Perhaps it's because you insisted
on eradicating any recollection...

...of their stay at Hotel 33.1 .

No, I insisted they be able
to start new lives...

...unfettered by disturbing memories.

Especially those
that could incriminate you.

If there's nothing else,
I have a schedule to keep.


I have good news, my love.

I found another piece of the puzzle .


No. No, no.

Please let me go.

Shh, shh.

Relax, Sasha.

Just relax.

-You're here... serve a greater purpose.

Is my girl ready to rock?

We either hit Chang's
on the way to the show...

...or chow down chili dogs at the arena.

Jimmy, I know you spent a small fortune
on these tickets tonight but--

Ow. Why is the word "but" never followed
by something good?

Would I be the worst girlfriend...

...if I ask for a rain check
on our night out on the town tonight?

I know. I'll make it up to you.

It's just-- I'm chasing down a hot lead
on the meteor-challenged.

And this can't wait until tomorrow?

Look, please don't take this personally.

I thought I could deal with this but
everything is about meteor freaks lately .

Okay, I thought we agreed that
we weren't gonna use that word anymore.

It's what they are.

If those freaks were locked up in Belle Reve,
maybe I'd get to see you once in a while .


Can Dr. Curtis Knox take a back seat?
I need your help .

You'll have to hang a bell around your neck
so I can hear when you're coming.

I need you to help me find
Kara's missing crystal, all right?

-Check the database, satellite imagery--

You'll have to fly solo ,
my dance card's full .

-Chloe, this is important.
-I'm sure that it is.

I know that from Mount Olympus
the view must seem like us mere mortals ...

...have nothing better to do
than help you look for crystal.

But believe it or not,
I have important things to do too.



...tell me how I can help you, Miss...


I'm a meteor freak...

...and I wanna be cured.




Sorry about the Clash of the Titans
this morning.

I'll get used to it.

You're home early . I thought Chloe was
helping you to track down Kara's crystal.

Lana, has she opened up to you
about anything?

Maybe something
that's been bothering her?

No, she's been working 24/
to impress that wonder-boy editor.

She was researching a story...

...about a Dr. Knox.

Curtis Knox?

You've heard of him?

Yeah, he's a neurosurgeon.

I've heard a rumor that he's working
with meteor-infected people .

How do you know all this?

Well , I've been doing my own research
on the meteor-infected.

More people than just me
have been hurt by Lex...

...and they need help .

And I wanna do whatever I can.


I didn't know you had a secret plan
to save the world .

So far, I've only made a few contacts.

Knox's name just came up.

As amazing as it sounds...

...he's using brain surgery
to remove their powers.

That actually explains a lot.

A headline like this
could change Chloe's life.


Trust me, if these seats were any closer,
you'd be arrested for stalking the band.

I'm scoring big points
with the boyfriend, Olsen. Ring that bell .

There it is.



I'm so glad I found you.


Yeah, I've been looking all over for Lois.
Have you seen her?

You'll need a telescope.

New editor sent her to the City of Angels
to get a quote from the DUI of the week.


I heard that she snuck into a grain silo
and took some videos of a spaceship.

I was kind of hoping
I could sneak a peek.

Bit of an ET junkie.

No kidding, me too.
I used to sit in the backyard...

...and try and pick up Martian signals
on my dad's ham radio.

Um.... Martians use infrared, silly.


Well --

Unfortunately , Lois' video's nothing
to phone home about.

Tech guy couldn't get anything off it
but static.

Well , you know your way
around cameras, right?

And I bet you're a lot smarter than he is.

Is there anything that you could do?

What the heck?

It's not like I'm doing anything else

Yeah, I'll crunch a few pixels ,
see what I can come up with.


You are my hero.

Call my cell when you're done
and I'll be here in a blink.



How's the article going about Dr. Knox?

He's doing some interesting research
but I don't believe there's a story there.

Neither do I.

Chloe, you're a good liar.

You've had lots of experience
keeping my secret.

But I don't believe
you're researching Knox for an article .

I think it's about the procedure.

Then you realize that he's my only hope.

Dr. Knox said that he could fit me in
at the end of this week.

Chlo, you don't know anything
about this doctor.

I know that he can give me a chance
at a normal life.

Look, I understand wanting
to have a normal life, I do.

-But brain surgery is not the way to do it.
-You don't understand, Clark.

Going psycho
or turning into a serial killer...

...aren't the only two things
I have to worry about.

When I healed Lois in that dam,
it almost killed me.

Who's to say the next time I try
and save someone isn't my last?

What are the side effects
of the procedure?

-Potentially, memory loss.

If I have to give up a little of my past
to gain a future, then so be it.

You're gonna forget everything.
You'll forget your friends, your experiences.

You're gonna forget me.

You're gonna forget me.


People will be there when I come back
to fill in the blanks.

In time, I'll be fine.

Clark, if you wanna save me, let me go.


I applaud your ingenuity, doctor.

After mulching the body
into the fertilizer supply ... week's end, her DNA will be spread
over every cornfield in Kansas.

Oh, Lex.

If only you were a typical rich kid
chasing women across the globe...

...instead of dabbling with science
that you don't understand.

You're killing spree stops right now.
I'm not gonna let you hurt one more person.

Countless patients are living new lives...

...with no idea what you did to them,
thanks to me.

How about the ones you murdered?

They're the chosen few.

The reason I created a cure
and came knocking at your door...

...because I knew that somewhere
in your museum of oddities...

...I would find the ones I was looking for.


Your practice is closed, doctor.

You come one step closer
and I swear to God I will shoot you.


I'm quaking in my boots.



Son of a bitch.

I have been speared by Mayan warriors...

...survived Mongol?s arrows...

...and the cold steel
of Crusaders' blades.

What makes you think the sting of a 9 mm
could slow me down?



So you're no Mr. Miyagi.

But that's okay because...

...I know a little trick.

Now you move the top stick
and keep the lower one straight...

...and you never,
never let the noodles intimidate you.


Okay, let's do this.


I knew it. You're a natural.

You're a really patient teacher.



Render complete.

Video Kodak rendering completed.

That's not the ship.

But we've got something.

Flintlock is a technology supplier
for a security branch of the government.

The government?


Looks like we got another Area 51
right in the heart of Kansas.

Oh, Chloe's gonna do back flips.

No, you can't tell Chloe.

Why not?

Well , she'd tell Clark...

...and he can't stand my obsession
with UFOs.

It's exactly what Chloe needs to stay on
her new editor's honor roll . I gotta tell her.


...I know I can trust you.

This has to be our secret.

Okay, it's between you and me.


You want some Chinese?

It's good
but they really make you work for it.

What are you doing here?
I thought you said you were busy.

And we were just--

Look, I can explain.

There's no need.

I have to go.


...I swear it's not what it looks like.

Bye, Jimmy.



You're the last person
I thought would save me.

I was following that butcher you used to
erase the memories of your 33.1 victims.

-Lana told you about Dr. Knox, didn't she?
-Don't bring Lana into this.

No point lying for her, Clark.

I know Lana's somehow
been uncovering company secrets...

...probably using the $ 10 million
she stole from me to do it.

At the moment,
I'd say it's money well spent.

If she hadn't tipped you off,
I'd be in the morgue.

You're just as guilty as that doctor.

Makes me sick to think
that I had to take a life for yours.

Knox isn't dead, Clark.

He came after me.

I put six bullets in his chest.

They didn't leave a scratch.

Are you saying Knox is still alive?

Not only is he alive,
he's murdering his patients one by one.

Miss Sullivan, right on time.

Thank you for coming on short notice.

I'm just glad my test results
proved I could have the procedure.

You're one of a kind.

The level of meteor-rock concentration
in your heart is extraordinary.

In my heart?

Just relax, after tonight,
you'll have nothing to worry about.

Where are all your staff?

They'll be here shortly .

What is that?


No, no, no.




Where's Chloe?
I've been looking everywhere.

We had a major misunderstanding, C.K.

-I need your help .
-There's no time.

Where is she?

She's jumping to conclusions,
stormed out before I'd explain.

-Did she say where she was going?

She dropped off this Rubik's cube of a rant.
I have no idea what it means.

"I might not remember you, so don't let me
forget why we belong together."

I don't get it.
C.K., what's happening tonight?


What are you doing?

Taking your heart and giving it to Sophia.

Thanks to you, Chloe Sullivan... love will last forever.

Where did Knox take Chloe?

Look, Clark, I wanna stop Knox
as much as you do.

I've checked every address
we had on file .

-They're dead ends.
-He didn't disappear into air.

No, but he's had a lot of experience
covering his tracks.


Send me the pictures on Knox.

I used face-recognition software
to run an image search.

Here we go.

Knox wasn't alive during World War ll ,

-He's too young.
-He's much older than he looks.

This is Knox in 1888.

And here he is in 1675.

Clark, he's had a thousand names
and he's lived for centuries.

That's why you can't kill him.

Curtis Knox is immortal.

He couldn't have gotten far.
He must've dropped this... the struggle with Chloe.
It stopped less than an hour ago.


"May you live forever."
It's a Roman greeting. I've seen this before.

The Victorian Arms?

Knox was the robber baron who owned it.
He lived there in the '20s.

Maybe he never moved.

If your wife is sick,
I can cure her with my abilities.

Sophia is perfectly healthy.

I've induced her coma simply
to reduce her stress before the procedure.

You put her in a coma
because you knew that she would freak...

...if she knew you were playing fatal games
of operation with innocent people .

That doesn't sound like eternal love
to me.

You've been around, what...

...two decades?

What do you know about true love?

I know there's someone
that I wanna live to see again.

A schoolgirl crush.

Very quaint.

Unfortunately ,
you won't be able to say goodbye.

Now, let us begin.

I came here for help , not to be cut open
by some Jack the Ripper wannabe.

I was Jack the Ripper.




-Your powers might be far beyond...

...those of mortal men.

You've met your match.


I won't let you kill anyone else.

I'd kill a thousand more
to never have to be alone.

You don't know the pain
of living centuries...

...watching the women you love
grow old and turn to dust.

You and I are more alike than you think.

I won't go through it again.


Oh, God, what have I done?

Oh, no, no.


My darling.




Please don't leave me.




What'd you do with Knox?

Your father and I
had a "don't ask, don't tell " policy...

...when it came to crime
and punishment.

I suggest we abide by the same rules.

You didn't kill him, did you?

Knox is immortal, Kal-El .

You can't kill him.

I know what it's like to have feelings
for the people here.

But the truth is, you'll outlive them all .

And when they're gone... still have a greater calling to fulfill .

Have you found the crystal?

I got a little sidetracked.

What is Red Eye still doing here?

I heard what he said about my father.

He's the one who can't be trusted.

Ask him to tell you
about what he did to my family .

Your father was a traitor.

He's lying.

Who are you gonna believe, Clark?

Your family ...

...or this Martian Manhunter?

Guess this family reunion is over.



I heard the police shut BCE Clinic down
and that Curtis Knox went AWOL.

Did you have anything to do with that?

Turns out he was killing his patients...

...and Chloe's story got her in
a little over her head.

Oh, my God, is she okay?

You know Chloe,
there's not a lot that can keep her down.

She's lucky to have someone like you
in her life, Clark.

We all are.

What's wrong?

Lex helped me find Knox.

Well , he probably has an ulterior motive.

Lex doesn't generally do things
out of the kindness of his heart.

He told me you stole $ 10 million
from him.

You can see what he's doing, right?

He's trying to destroy what we have
all over again.

Clark, that money was a part
of the divorce settlement.

I plan on using it
to help the meteor-infected people ...

...who've been victimized by LuthorCorp.

Don't let Lex's lies come between us.

I would never hide anything from you.



Well , there you are.

Heh. Remember me?

Heh. Jimmy.

That's a good sign.

Your letter was a little Da Vinci Code
and I'm no cryptologist...

...but I brought this... remind you why we belong together.


It's the cocktail napkin from that July 4th
party where you gave me your number.

Oh, the Granville Carnival.
This was the best first date ever.

And my favorite.

A piece of stained glass
from the bullpen that broke...

...during that weird earthquake last fall .

Okay, now I'm the one
that needs the decoder ring.


We lost touch for the longest time...

...and the day that we bumped
into each other again, the world ...

...well , it literally shook.

And if that's not a sign,
I don't know what is.

Jimmy, I'm so sorry about all the craziness
I put you through... the last couple of weeks.

Well , let's just agree that the future
will be more normal.


You know,
I don't think I can make you that promise.

I don't think things will ever be normal
between the two of us.



Wait a sec.

Is this because of Kara?

Because after all the times that you left me
on hold to go run off and help Clark...

...I'd hate to think that you're gonna
give me a hard time for helping Kara once.

No, this isn't about Kara.
This is about me. This is entirely me.

What's going on, Chloe?

If you can't say it...

...heh, try some sign language or subtitles.

I can't.

I'm sorry.

So am I.

Because I've tried really...

...really hard to be
the understanding boyfriend...

...but there's only so much a guy can take
before there's nothing else to do but jump.

I don't know what to say.

Maybe that earthquake wasn't a sign.

Maybe it was a giant fluke,
just like this relationship.

Maybe you're right.

You know what?

I can't do this anymore, Chloe.

I can't.

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