Smallville (2001–2011): Season 7, Episode 5 - Action - full transcript

The residents of Smallville are thrilled when "Warrior Angel," a movie based on a comic book, begins shooting in town. However, after the lead actress, Rachel Davenport takes off in stunt car with cut brakes, Clark must step in to stop the runaway car. Unfortunately, an obsessed fan witnesses this heroic event and decides Clark is a real life superhero, whose girlfriend Lana must be eliminated so Clark can fulfill his destiny. Meanwhile, Lex discovers Lionel at the cabin.

MAN 1 :
Cut. Okay, print that.

let's move to the next setup.

MAN 2:
All right, let's move our background.

-Have you seen the ears?
-I don't care....


Thanks to you,
Smallville's finally getting a close-up.

I said they could film at the farm. I didn't
realize half of Hollywood would show up.

Revel in the irony they've chosen
a single -theater town to shoot...

-...their bazillion-dollar Warrior Angel film .
-I never got into comic books.

Oh, come on, who doesn't love the story
of a small -town boy...

...who grows up to save
the world from the evil Devilicus?

I didn't know
you were such an avid follower.

I'm not.

It's just, right now,
fiction's a lot more appealing than reality.

I mean, you know, dating is so overrated.

Who really needs the extra added headache
of worrying about tables for two...

...and wardrobe remorse
on a movie night?

In other words, I've had plenty of free time
to create Kara's fake back-story.

Your cousin's secret identity
is practically Google -proof.

That's great.

Maybe when she clears her head
and comes home, she'll appreciate it.

Sorry, guys, gotta move you back.

MAN 3: Okay. Places, please.
-All that for one star.

Clark, Rachel Davenport is not just a star,
she's practically her own constellation.

I mean, don't you watch movies at all ?

Turns out Miss Super Diva put a moratorium
on all press interviews.

God, an exclusive with her
would definitely put a snap...

...back into my editor's suspenders.

-And roll sound.
MAN 3: Roll camera.

Here we go.

Okay, cue playback.



You won't believe
the photos I got at Bay View.

Meet me at the French place in an hour.

And crane up.


Good. We're through.

MAN 3: All right, that's a cut.

-That was perfect.
MAN 4: Cut.

Bring Rachel to the front please.

Rachel, that's a cut.

What the hell ?

Rachel, that's a cut.

Oh, my God. No.

Is it supposed to be like this?

Oh, my God. Somebody, help !

Somebody, help me!


So you just totally saved my life.

You're amazing.


I can think of other ways to burn calories.


-I didn't hear you come in last night.
-I know.

You were already asleep
when I got home from Nell's.

And you looked so cute,
I couldn't bear to wake you.

But even heroes need their beauty sleep.

After all these years
of reading these articles...'d think I would have figured it out.

I guess people only see
what they think is possible .

Well , I, for one,
am glad I've seen the light.

And I think the spotlight is better suited
in Hollywood.


Clark Kent?

Miss Rachel Davenport is requesting
your company on the set.

Looks like I'm not your only fan.

Rachel is very busy, so keep it short
and don't ask for an autograph.

No problem.


Miss Davenport, your guest has arrived.

-Attention, everyone.

Mr. Kent and I need a little one-on-one.

See you back in five minutes. Thank you.

Today we shoot the famous date scene.

Warrior Angel's about to stand me up.
It's heart-breaking.

In his defense,
I'm sure he has a good excuse.

Anyway, um...

...I just wanted to thank you,

-That was really brave what you did.
-I'm surprised you're not in the hospital.

God, no.

I got my start on a medical drama.


Two seasons of bad memories.

You mean, heh, you haven't memorized
my entire acting repertoire?

-You know, I don't watch a lot of movies.
-Clark, I'm kidding.

-No, it's refreshing...

...for someone to see the real me.

Not just the tabloid version.

I'm sorry to interrupt, Miss Davenport...

...but this girl said she absolutely needed
to speak to Clark.

This is my friend Chloe.
She works at the Daily Planet.

-She'd love to interview you.


Usually, I don't give interviews.

But you know what?
For a friend of Clark's, sure thing.

Wow. Uh....


Except I'm afraid I'm actually in line
behind the sheriff.

Um, the police autopsied your vehicle ...

...and it looks like someone jimmied
the accelerator and cut the brake line.

No offense, Miss Davenport...

...but the only accident here
is that Clark saved your life.

It's Lois Lane. L-A-N-E.

-No time for chit-chat.

-Chasing a lead.
-If you were on point... wouldn't have let the Ledger
scoop you on the Davenport story.

Why don't you head out to the set
and sniff out a scandal.

News flash. White-collar crime
is this season's Hollywood DUI.

LuthorCorp recently purchased
a hundred acres of land...

...a mile from the dam
where Lex was building his toy soldiers.

And I'm stifling my yawn because...?

Because it's not one of Lex's
look-at-me-I've-changed stories.

This fiction should come with No-Doz.

Besides, orphanages, hospitals ?

Nobody goes to bed Satan
and wakes up Oprah.

It's a front.

You're new here,
so maybe you didn't read the memo.

You need proof to write a story.

There's nothing on the property
except a lone cabin...

...and "Danger, No Trespassing" signs.

Do yourself a favor, Lane. Drop the lead.

You decided to join us.

-Oh, of course.

You must be parched.


Where am I?

Who are you?

I'm Marilyn.

Why haven't you taken me
to a hospital, Marilyn?


Not even a thank you
before you start asking for silk sheets.

Aah. What is--?


What the hell is this?

You unlock it, Marilyn.

You know I can't run that risk.

Not even for Lionel Luthor.

They're gonna find me, Marilyn.

It's only a matter of time, you know.

As far as I know,
there's not a lot of people looking.

Maybe it's time
you found some better friends.

It's Marilyn. He's finally awake.

Tell me the truth.
Are you different than other men?

How can you ask me that?
You barely know me.

I know you enough to see you walk around
with a secret so powerful. .. won't let you close to anyone.

Well , um, you should be with someone
who can give you the love you deserve.

You are that someone.
But you wanna lie and run away. Why?

Um-- Uh--

-Penelope, if I ever hurt you--
-You can't hurt me if you love me.

-It's okay. It's part of the scene.

-Yeah, but I have a--
LANA: Girlfriend?


Rehearsing lines. This is, um--

LANA: I know.

-I'm Lana. Hi.

I hope that Clark saved some of those lines
to rehearse with me later.

You know what?
I'm gonna go to the kitchen.

Have some cookies and drink whole milk .

I didn't realize that Rachel
was actually staying here.

I figured the farm was more off the radar.
No one would look for her here.

I didn't want to freak her out...

...but Chloe might have found a clue
about the attacker.

She got sidetracked by her editor,
but she e-mailed us this.

Warrior Angel Internet blogs?

It turns out that not all the fans are
enthusiastic about the film's interpretation.

The movie stays true to the mythology
in all ways but one.

In the comics,
Warrior Angel?s girlfriend dies.

And in the movie, she doesn't.

Blogs, message boards, fan forums.

These are all pretty extreme.

How are we to narrow this
to one psycho willing to kill ?

There's one poster, DevilicusRebel,
who's becoming more and more aggressive.

"When will Davenport learn?
Our hero lives in solitude.

Her blood will unleash the truth."

Grew up on a farm with two dogs,
only child , home-schooled.

Our 19 -year-old from Minnesota
keeps a flawless record.

Keep searching.

I just read about your heroics
in the paper.

Who needs Warrior Angel
when we've got our own Clark Kent?

That's why I'm here. I was wondering
if you could help me with a reference.

You're the biggest Warrior Angel fan
I know.

Was a fan. I haven't picked up a comic
since we were friends.

Back when I saw life as black and white.

When I realized good and evil was gray,
the, uh, stories lost their magic.

Though I have to admit...

...yours is the last nose
I'd expect to find in a comic.

Someone wants Rachel Davenport
out of the movie.

This could be a clue to the next attack.

"A Hero in Solitude."

Issue number five.

One of my favorites.

It's the first time the archrival Devilicus
gets the upper hand.

Warrior Angel?s girlfriend
gets in over her head.

In trying to expose Devilicus' darkness,
she goes face-to-face...

...with one of the most powerful
villains in the Fantasy Comics universe.

So Devilicus does something
no reader sees coming.

He shoots her.

Warrior Angel can't get there in time...

...and she dies in his arms.

I read the script.

In the movie version,
Warrior Angel saves his girlfriend's life.

Sounds like Hollywood
went for the happy ending.

In the comic-book world ...

...when you're destined
to save mankind...'re destined to be alone.

BEN : Here you are, sir.
Locked, loaded and ready to go.

I just think Penelope is....

MAN 1 :
More smoke, please.

Good enough.

All right. We're rolling.

MAN 2:

MAN 3:
Sound speed.

MAN 4:
Quiet on the set.

And action.

You'll never live to expose me.

If it's not me, it'll be someone else.

Sooner or later, you'll be seen
for who you really are.



That was great.

Moving on. Next setup, please.

Nice catch...



Wow, I am really good at this.

Remind me to change my locks.


I thought you were being honored
by the Green Cross tonight.

Where did you get this?

You know, Lois, journalists have spent
the last decade...

...unearthing my life,
turning whatever dirt they can find...

...into bad headline puns.

You really think you're different?

I don't have any secrets left.

It's not a secret
that you purchased land by the dam...

...where you were conducting
illegal experiments?

I never authorized the purchase
of any land by the dam.

Well , not to be callous,
but with your dad MIA ...

...there aren't a whole lot of Luthors around
these days with authorization privileges.

Mr. Luthor?

-Escort her off the premises.
GUARD: Yes, sir.

Careful, Lionel, we're not all millionaires.


...I was wrong, earlier.

I should thank you...

...for everything.

To be honest, it's starting to get
a little lonely all the way out here... the middle of nowhere.

It's nice having company.

-But I don't have time.


REPORTER 1 : Can we have a few minutes?
REPORTER 2: Clark....

What's it like dating a Hollywood starlet?

Is it true Rachel is staying here
at your farm?

-Would you comment?
-How long have you been dating?

-Are you an aspiring actor?
-Do you have any future plans?

Rachel? The sheriff said that he wasn't able
to come up with any more...


This place is surrounded by paparazzi.
What are you doing?

Ugh. More like undoing six hours in a body
harness and the stress of a death threat.

Rachel, if the paparazzi found you...

...then the person who attacked you
knows you're here.


So much for de-stressing.

-Can you excuse us, please?

Can you hand me that robe over there?


Rachel, what's this?

A messenger delivered it.

Warrior Angel comic book?

What's going on, Clark?

Let's go. We're leaving now.
This place isn't safe anymore.

It's you. Thank God.

How did he escape, Marilyn?

-I don't know.
-I'm not paying you to make mistakes.


Don't say a word.

Clark, hi.

I'm just watching a movie
with Aunt Nell .

Of course. I'll pick up Rachel
as soon as I can.


Chloe, I'm glad you're still here.

Yeah, well , overtime really helps me
resist all temptation... graze Jimmy's MySpace page.

What's up?

The fan stalking Rachel
must have seen me catch that bullet.

He's the only one who knew it was real.

-Now he thinks I'm a superhero.
-Oh, my God, Clark.

This guy's blog gets, like,
10,000 hits a day.

One post and, all of a sudden,
you're everybody's favorite boy wonder.

Can you track this Warrior Angel comic
to its owner?

I'd be a pretty lame sidekick if I couldn't.

Okay, when I was scanning
all of those blogs...

...I came across a collector who tracks
the Warrior Angel comic sales.

Maybe he's registered this one.

Here we go.
Cosmic Comics in Metropolis sold one... a Ben Meyers last week,
81 5 Vine Street.

Hi. I knew you'd find me.

Only a real hero would .

You're the production assistant
from the movie. Where are you?

Come on. If I told you that,
you'd never let me go.

You're behind the attacks, aren't you?

Warrior Angel was all I had.

He gave me something to believe in.

He gave me hope.

Warrior Angel wouldn't try
to kill someone.

You can't mess with someone's idol. That's
why nobody believes in heroes anymore.

Including you, Clark.

And that's where I come in.

Just like Devilicus made Warrior Angel
stand up and save the world ... need hel

You just don't know it yet.


You're alive.

I never gave up on you.

Lex, why did you do this?

I see you've given up on me.


Don't make me pull the trigger.


We can't all be heroes, Lex.

Besides, I read about you Luthors.

Lionel would rather stick around and have
his other wrist broke than be saved by you.





Lana, I'm sorry for what you saw
in Clark's loft.

Rehearsing lines?

It's in his eyes.
You're the center of Clark's universe.

-I've only seen love like that once in my life.
-What happened?

Heh. The director yelled "cut."


Updated call sheets.

Oh, God, I can't escape work
for three seconds?

How did you find me?



I'm sorry, Lana,
but there's a hero living among us.

There's only one way
he'll accept his calling.

You need to die.

What did you mean when you said he was
trying to make you accept your destiny?

I was supposed to stand
for something greater.

It was my job to save the world .

He didn't think organic farmer
was a close second?

This guy's delusional.
You couldn't possibly agree with him.

You wanna cue my editorial,
or help me find the guy...

...who's gonna out you
in front of a thousand people ?

What about his hard drive? It might help .

I think it's too rational.
If Ben is this fractured...

...we're gonna need to loosen
a few screws of our own.

Approach his next move like someone who's
blurred the line between fiction and reality.

So let's think. If I'm Devilicus...

...what is the worst thing
I could do to Warrior Angel. .. make him accept his destiny?


LANA: Let me go.
-I can't.

Don't you see?
Clark was made for a greater glory.

But until he gives up his desires
and focuses on the rest of the world ...

-...thousands of lives are at stake.
-And mine doesn't matter?

I know it's not easy
being a superhero's girlfriend, Lana...

...but Clark has to face his destiny alone.

And you're standing in the way.




-This is crap.
-Are you reading it upside down?

Lionel Luthor lives.
And he was found on LuthorCorp land...

...that no one in the company claims
to have purchased.

Now, did Lex use my tip
to find his father...

...or has he been keeping him there
all this time?

You went behind my back.

The rules were,
stay away from the Luthors.

Careful, Grant, you're starting to sound
like you care about me.

More like, annoyed...

...that I'll have to babysit you
Friday night.

The Planet's being honored.
You're going with me to accept.

Ha! Tempting.
I take notes and look pretty... get to sit at the bar and schmooze
with all the important people .

I was thinking along the lines of... getting face time
with the who's who of Metropolis...

...and rescuing me
from some long-winded speeches.

-You asking me on a date?
-God, no. I'm your boss.

You know what, that's it,
you're fired from being my plus-one.

You can't fire me. I never accepted.


Something tells me you don't wanna
be scooped again by the Ledger.

Oh, and for the record...

...if I had been your plus-one... would've been my arm candy.

Lex told me you're living here now.

Ah. Well ... haven't wasted much time...

...getting back to your roots, have you?

Lionel, I heard what happened.
Are you okay?

It's hardly reassuring
to read your own obituary...

...but, uh, you should know that,
I suppose, shouldn't you?

They said that you were being held captive
by a crazy woman.

Heh-heh, indeed, I was.


I would never be involved
in something like that.

Oh, please.
That line stopped working for you...

...the day you faked your own death.

Lex filled me in on the details .

Which leaves only
one question unanswered.

How much does Clark know?

I'm sure that he's thrilled
that you are alive and well .

I'm sure you managed to convince yourself
you did everything...

...for the sake of Clark Kent.

That your love could protect him
half a world away.

Finding your body and paying your captor
seems rather complicated...

...from a hotel in Shanghai.

You may have lost the Luthor name...

...but it's the Luthor instincts
that keep those claws of yours sharp.


...please listen to me.

You are on the edge
of a dangerous precipice.

You could easily tumble down
into someplace very dark...

...and very hard to escape.

I hope you don't plan
on spreading these lies to Clark.


I don't believe your good intentions.

You're not trying to protect Clark.

This is about retribution.

Let him go, Lana, before it's too late.


Lex Luthor.

What are you doing here?

I thought you might enjoy this.


These are the rarest
Warrior Angel comics ever.

They're worth a fortune.

Why are you giving me this?

I've been known to believe in something
after the whole world tells me I'm wrong.

Devilicus. He said that exact line
to the president in issue--

One seventy-five.

Ben, they dragged you in here
kicking and screaming...

...because you claim you saw a man with
super-powers swipe a bullet out of thin air.

I'm here to listen.

There's nothing to say.

It was all in my head.

Help , somebody.


Did you ever consider a career in acting?

I wanted to say goodbye.

But don't worry,
I'll be back for the sequel.

-What's this?

...for showing me Smallville
had more to offer than a tax break.

It's a little something from the movie.
Every superhero needs one.

I signed onto Warrior Angel
for publicity and a paycheck.

But after meeting you...

...I'm starting to believe
that heroes really do exist.

There's something special
about this one, Lana. Hold on to him.

I sure hope that comment
about a sequel was a joke.

You okay?

Just thinking about what Ben said.

Oh, Lana, don't. Ben was a crazy fan
who got locked up in Belle Reve.

He needed hope. And he's not wrong.

Millions of people look up
to Warrior Angel.

What if those people could look up
to you instead?

Lana, there's not even a million people
in Smallville.

Clark, I just wanna grab onto you...

...and never let you go.

But one day the world will need you
more than I do.

And I don't wanna be the one
holding you here.

I'm not going anywhere.

For the first time in my life,
I have everything...

...and it's right here
on this farm with you.