Smallville (2001–2011): Season 7, Episode 6 - Lara - full transcript

Clark learns Kara is in Washington searching for the crystal. Kara is captured after she breaks into the lab and sedated with a kryptonite-infused truth serum. The serum causes her to relive a prior trip to Earth when she followed Clark's biological mother, Lara, to the Kent farm. Clark arrives in time to save her but, searing the machine with heat vision, he also falls victim to the serum and sees what Kara sees: his mother.


-Please don't send me away, Father.
-It is for the best.

Until this war is over,
you'll be safer on Earth.

The journey takes three years.

It's the only way.

The council destroyed
all the remaining portals ... General Zod
and his men couldn't escape.

What if I never see you again?


I'm your father, Kara. Trust my wisdom.

Everything and everyone that I love
is here on Krypton.

This crystal is your way back to us.

As long as you have it,
the world you know and love will be safe.

Why can't you come with me?

I'm needed here to protect Kandor.
You must protect the crystal.

It contains instructions for what you must
do when you rescue your cousin, Kal-El .

I don't wanna go.

Remember, Kara, a true Kryptonian
embraces their destiny no matter what.


I love you.

You must go now.


I love you, Kara.


"Support for the meteor-infected."
This is what was so urgent?

My worries should be the least
of your worries, Clark.

The FAA halted all air traffic
over Washington late last night.

Some commercial airline pilot
reported a near miss...

...with an object that shot into the sky
in a red-blue blur.


They think it may have been
a ground-to-air missile .

-But if you ask me, I think we just found--

Chloe, this is all my fault .

Clark, you're not the one
who played chicken with an airplane.

Thanks. Besides, she's not
your responsibility.

You're her cousin, not her father.

I pushed her away, didn't trust her.
Now she's alone and angry.

I have to find her, bring her back
before she hurts someone.

Or uncorks the Kent family secret.

I mean, clearly ,
Kara does not fly below the radar.

Hey, Clark.

Did you hear from Kara? Is she okay?

You guys look worried. What's going on?

Apparently , Kara decided
to go to Washington D.C...

...alone and not tell anyone.

Maybe she's doing the tourist thing.
Postcards are probably already in the mail.

You know something, don't you?

Jimmy, she's my cousin.

She's my family .
If you know anything, you need to tell me.


Kara asked to see a video that Lois took of
some so-called spaceship out in Granville.

The recording was ruined but I managed
to get a partial image of equipment...

...that pointed to the government.

And you didn't tell us this because...?

Because Kara asked me
to keep it a secret.

She trusted me.

I'm sorry, CK. She said it was a hobby.

I had no idea that she'd follow the lead
all the way to Capitol Hill .

Thanks, Jimmy. Chloe?

If he's right,
the government might have Kara's crystal.

That's her last tie to Krypton.
She'll do anything to get it back.



-Welcome back.


I'm glad you're okay.

Yes, well ...

..."In the darkest hour,
the soul is replenished...

...and given strength
to continue and endure."


Luthors are survivors, Clark.

I hear that a new member of the Kent
family has turned up in Smallville.

My cousin, Kara.


You haven't mentioned her before,
have you?

Which side of the family ?

-My father's side.

Which father?

My adoptive father.

Look, the reason I'm here....

I came across
an underground government lab.

It's located beneath the silo in Granville.

You have contacts in Washington.
You could tell me something about it.

What were you doing
in a government lab, Clark?

Researching a story for a friend.

I believe that lab in Granville belongs
to the Department of Domestic Security.

Tell your friend you--
Tell her it's not a front-page story.

Domestic Security?
I thought they dealt with terrorism.

Among other things.

You know, Washington has had a wary eye
on the heavens for decades, Clark...

...watching for any threat
from beyond the stars.

I've heard they call
that program "StarHawk."

They came to Smallville
right after the second meteor shower.

I've done everything I could
to divert their attention away from you.

Why didn't you say anything to me?

Your life is complicated enough.

I understood they were about
to leave Smallville.

They'd found no conclusive evidence
of an alien threat.

Do you think that something they
discovered, something in that lab...

...changed their minds?

Tell me everything you know
about StarHawk.

Initiating LIVS.

Spectroscopic analysis almost complete.

The LIVS spectrocity seems to be....

We got a short pulse.

Composition: Beryllium...

...aluminum silicate with fluorine...

...7 percent material unknown.

Lock it down.

Get me a full report as soon as possible .

Agent Carter,
Mr. Luthor has entered the building.


Quite the brain trust you have here,
Agent Carter.

This is a restricted facility.

You never told me you stole something
from that spacecraft.

Our work is classified for reasons
of national security, Mr. Luthor.

And you've obviously made an effort
to see it remains secure.

However, the term "classified" ...

...has never prevented me
from getting what I want.

That's right. You've got this
angelic blond saint watching over you.

In the halls of power... don't amount to much, agent.

It's only a matter of time
before I find out what it is you're hiding.

KEVIN : Reinitiating sequence.
TECH: Yes, sir.

Unlocking containment seal.



Reinitiating LIVS.

KEVIN : Laser and x-ray photoelectron
spectrographic analysis.

Starting external scan.


MAN: I did it.
WOMAN: Yeah?

MAN: All the time.
WOMAN: Yeah.


KEVIN : I'd rather be out in the field
chasing UFOs than stuck in a lab.

I press buttons, I look at samples.

Half the stuff's hazardous.
That's what I'm trying to say.

I've been working so hard,
I haven't even been able to get a date.

Nice choker.

You work for Domestic Security?

Well , I know I've had a few,
but am I really that obvious?

You know what's sexy?

The thought of a government agent
keeping me safe.

I'm not really an agent.

Don't tell me you're a pencil-pusher
from the home office across the street?

No, I head up a team
of lab technicians outside the city.


But we go out in the field a lot.


I was hoping you were hands-on.

-Ever investigate anything extraterrestrial?

Excuse me?

You know, UFOs, aliens,
galaxies far, far away.

I-- I can't really
be talking about what I do.

Life on other planets.


That's hot.

-Would've loved to have chatted about it.



So where'd you find the ship?

Kansas. Out in the boondocks somewhere.

I can't believe that you work
with real flying saucers.

-That's such a turn-on.

What do you say...

-...we get out of here?
-Oh! Oh!

In these spaceships,
ever find anything in them?

We can talk more at my apartment.
It's not too far away.

Oh, come on, secret agent man...

...tell me what was in that ship
and I'll go wherever you want.

It's just some weird crystal.

We're studying it at the lab.

Seriously , do you really think that
I can wait till we get to your place? Hmm?

Well , heh, why don't we get
a bit more comfortable ?



Where'd you--?





Can I help you?

-Yeah, I was hoping I could get a--
LANA: Chloe.


What are you doing here?

I stumbled across
the Isis Foundation website...

...and saw they were reaching out
to meteor victims.

I-- I wanted to see
if I could get an interview.

Do you work here?

You could say that.


I actually kind of am the foundation.

When did you become such a champion
for the meteor-challenged?

Lex ruined lives with 33.1 .

Not just his victims,
but their families and friends.

I'm using the divorce settlement
to fight back.

Lana, this is a little more impressive
than just writing a check.

I mean, this is a major operation.

Right now it's just me in an office...

...but eventually,
I'd like to open a free clinic...

...start support groups,
set up a crisis hot line.


I'm so proud of you.

Why didn't you tell me?

Don't want anyone to know until I've had
a chance to build this into something real.

You're on the Web,
you're already out there.

I launched the site so that people
that needed help could find me.

Grassroots is really all I want right now.

Chloe... me a favor and don't tell Clark, okay?

I thought you two
were all about full disclosure now.

You know how he is. He'll think
that the work's too dangerous...

...and he's gonna try
and talk me out of it.

Lana, I've interviewed enough people to
know when someone's bending the truth.

And as much as I love
what you're doing...

...I'm sensing a right angle
in here somewhere.

That right angle is your imagination.

Please, Chloe, don't tell Clark anything.

This conversation
is officially off the record.

Thank you.


-Give me back my wallet.

I will when you tell me
the real location of the crystal.



-Who are you?
-It wasn't in the lab.

-Where is it?
-It's there. We never move it.

Let him go, Kara.

Give him his wallet back.


-I've been looking all over for you.
-Congratulations, you found me.

-This when you give me a stern talking-to?
-You're looking for the crystal, aren't you?

That's my business, not yours.

You nearly took out an airplane, Kara.

Do you have any idea how many people
you could have killed?

My mind kind of wandered.

If you continue this way...'s only a matter of time
before you get hurt or found out.

Why do you care?

You're my cousin, Kara. I care about you.

Well , family believes in one another,
and you betrayed me.

You'd rather talk to anyone else but me.

I'm trying here.
But everything I've been told --

By who?

Your friend, the Martian Manhunter?

My father wasn't a traitor.
He didn't try to kill anyone.

He was a good man.

I'm gonna prove that to you.

Forget about the crystal.
It could be anywhere.

That crystal is the only thing
I have left from home...

-...but you could care less.
-That's not true.

It's always about what you want.

You act like such a hero...

...but, really, all you ever think about
is yourself .

I'm not the one who took off,
didn't tell where I went.

Was I supposed to give you an itinerary?

We may be cousins...

...but I don't have to like you.

Stay out of my life.

I'm not letting you leave.

You don't have a choice.




You're okay.
When'd you get back from D.C.?

I just flew in.

You know, Clark was looking for you.
He was really worried.

Might wanna think about diving
into the Digital Age, use your phone.

Don't worry about Clark. I hope you
don't mind me using your computer.

Thought I'd check something
against the Planet database.

No, no, that's no problem at all .

Feel free to rev your search engine
here anytime.

Well , unless you're hacking
into national security networks. Heh.

Which is exactly what you're doing.

Kara, this is top-secret information.

They can trace my IP address
and arrest me.

No, not after running it
through a Torpark filter...

...and rerouting it
through half a dozen servers.

You are a very mysterious girl.


I'm trying to find
who entered this one lab.

Someone who could've stolen
something from it.

Have you ever heard of LX Dynamics?

Yeah, they're a LuthorCorp
defense contractor.

I worked an assignment down
at one of their plants.

As in Lex Luthor?

Here, scoot over
and I will pull up our file on them.

And here...








I suspected that you and Luthor
were working together.

What are you doing?

I've been waiting for the chance
to use these restraints on you.

When I saw how that meteor rock
disabled your ship...

...I figured it might do the same
to the passenger.

Tell your boss I only want what's mine.

My boss is the United States of America.

We have some questions for you.

What the hell are you doing?

Step back, Mr. Luthor.
This is a matter of national security.

I said stand down.

You better have authorization
to make an arrest.

-You're being recorded.
-I disabled the feed.

-My guards will be here in seconds.
-I disabled them too.

What have you done to her?

-You stole something.
-I don't know what you mean.

Is it a coincidence that you were in my lab
the same day she broke in?

You think she would break into your lab?

You've got my property hidden
somewhere in here.

But it doesn't matter anymore.
She's the real prize now.

So blinded by devotion...

...he couldn't see the danger
that you pose our planet.


Clark, it's Lana.

I know where Kara is.


I don't need a frank
assessment, senator...

...just your assurance Agent Carter
will be fired by morning.

-Where's Kara?
-Take it easy, Clark.

Where is she?

She was just arrested by the
Department of Domestic Security.

If you're lying--

I tried to stop the agent,
but he got the upper hand.

-I only wanna help her.
-I wish I could believe you.

I swear.
She's been taken to a lab in Virginia.

Clark, why would they arrest her?


Why are you doing this?
You're hurting me.

If I wasn't hurting you,
you'd be hurting me.

We humans,
we call it survival of the fittest.

I am human.

Then how did you smash
into an impenetrable vault ?

See, I talked to that lab tech,
the one you tried to seduce.

I know it was you.

This machine will reveal the truth.

Summerholt created this technology
to force people to relive their memories...

...but it was unstable .
Now, I can control the process... delivering the meteor-rock solution
directly into your veins.

I want to know about your home planet.

You're on it.

It's called Earth.


...let's start at the beginning.


Where are you from...

...and when did you first arrive
on this planet?


Hi, Aunt Lara.

You followed me?

With the speed we have
on this planet, it wasn't hard.

Visiting me at home is one thing...

...but sneaking through
the last remaining portal. .. follow me here
was far too dangerous.

I had to get out of Kandor.

The war's been getting worse. I can hear
the mines being bombed day and night.

Does Zor-El know you're here?

You know my father never
lets me out of Kandor alone.

But he's been spending
so much time in the lab... was easy to sneak away.

Why are you here?


I wanted to see
where my son may grow up.

What? But you don't have--

Wait, you're pregnant?

I'm so happy for you. I know how
much you and Jor-El wanted this.

He's our miracle baby.

I don't understand.
I mean, why would he grow up here?


...Krypton may never see the end
of this war.

Jor-El's Brain Inter Active Construct
may very well save us...

...but I won't risk my son's life
on that chance.

Well , I'll be there and I'll protect him.

As much as this pains me... may be my only choice.

I can't let the destiny of my child
be dictated by the fate of our planet.

Aren't you worried about your son
growing up with humans?

I mean, they're so primitive.

Jor-El visited Earth many years ago
and he chose this family ...

...because he was impressed
by their capacity for love.

I hope it's more impressive
than the way that they live.

This place is a mess.

It's one of many structures, Kara.
It's not the residence.

-Come, let me show you.
-Okay, Aunt Lara.



You were here
before the first meteor shower.

No, I'm hallucinating.

No, it wasn't a hallucination.
You came to Earth in 1986.

-It's not true, I never--
-Who'd you visit?

I didn't, I swear.

That would be a lie.

So I guess we could use
a little higher concentration.


I want you to go back to your
first journey here. Who'd you contact?

What if we get caught, Lara?

Are these people here right now?

No, they're attending
a spiritual celebration called church.

It's one of their traditions.


It sure smells a lot better in here.

I believe they're cooking...


...a Sunday roast.


It is so peaceful here
compared to Krypton.

It's a true home.

I don't know.

It's kind of small and cluttered.

Careful, Kara.

We must leave no trace of our visit.

I don't wanna influence them in any way.

If they're destined to raise my child ,
it's important they feel secure.

Have you given your baby a name yet?


With everything happening on Krypton,
Jor-El and I have yet to discuss one.

He'll be so far from home.

Our sun will be nothing
but a distant star.

Maybe you could name him Kal-El .

And that way, when he looks
at the sky, he could think of us.

Kal-El .

Oh, that's a beautiful name.

This must be her.

She'll make a good mother.


-Don't you want your son... have a picture of you?

Better hide it somewhere.


Zor-El .



Get away from her.



Oh, my God.

You're one of them.

I figured there was more of you,
living among us, hiding in plain sight.

She's been exposed too long.

-You're killing her.
-Extreme measures for extreme times.

I had to push her to her limit
to learn about your dangerous species.

If you disconnect her,
I'll tell you everything.

Yeah, you will . When I'm done with her.




Kara, wake up.


KARA: Father.
-Kara, I told you not to leave Kandor.

It's my fault .

I thought Kara could learn something
about the world by coming here.

-That's not true.
-Kara, go wait outside.

There's no reason to be angry.

You know Kara's safe with me.

You always did watch out for her.

In fact, I'm relieved you're here.

We both know our planet
could be destroyed soon.

With the end so near,
there's no reason to return.

Stay with me here on Earth.

We could rule this planet
with strength as a family .


Jor-El is my husband.
We're having a child .

A son.

Jor-El's blood runs too cold
to be a father.

You tried to kill him.
What does that make you?


My brother stole you from me,
he took away my life.

Jor-El didn't steal me.

But he'll never feel
the way I feel about you.

I know you love Kara
and I'll love your son as my own.

Zor-El , stop, you're delusional.

Oh, we will be together, Lara.

If not here today,
then one day through my science.

Your science?

You-- You stole my DNA?

Your strands are safely stored
within a crystal. ..

...that, like you, is full of light and beauty.

I refuse to be
your next science experiment.

Oh, you're much more than that, Lara.


How could you?

I told you to wait outside.

-What are you doing? Stop!

You will forget everything about this day.


Kara? Kara, come back!



Sorry, Clark.

I'd never told you about this place
if I'd known how dangerous it was.


Kal-El .

I'm so sorry.

It's okay.

Everything's gonna be all right.

I don't believe it.

After all this time.

That means that I really was here.

Everything that I saw is true.


When I saw my mother in
your memory, she was so beautiful.

Just as beautiful as she is in this picture.

You really loved her, didn't you?

I did.

Just like I loved my father.

Until now, I thought he was such a god.

A real Kryptonian hero.

But you were right.

He was nothing like that.

Your father did some terrible things...

...but in his own misguided way,
I'm sure he loved you.

I don't know what's worse...

...finding out the truth
or losing who I thought he was.

We're not defined by our parents, Kara.

One of the most important things
that my adoptive parents taught me... that we shape our own destiny.

Then maybe it's time I stopped
holding on so tightly to my past...

...and started looking ahead
to my life on Earth.

Find the kind of friends that you have.

I'm sorry. I was so obsessed with trying to
find the crystal that I put us both in danger.

I don't blame you for wanting
to find the crystal so badly .

Especially now,
I know how important it is.

I said some terrible things to you...

...things that weren't true.


I'm happy you're in my life, Clark.


Well , I'm happy to be in your life, Kara.

Lara loved you very much.

I'm glad you got
to see my memory of her.

Me too.

I hope I can see her again someday.


Striving for complete isolation?

Dangerous choice.

No man is an island, entire of itself .

Glad to know your son still ranks
a spot on your busy itinerary.


I tried to use the jet the other night
but you'd already taken it to Washington.

I'm amazed you'd be traveling so soon
after your recent ordeal in the woods.

I've got some catching up to do.

Oh, I just--
I got a bit of news from my contacts... the Department
of Domestic Security.

There's a new girl in town...

...and apparently ,
you are fascinated with her.


If you're referring to Kara Kent,
I'm afraid you're mistaken.

She just works for me at the Talon.

First Lana, now Kara.

Don't you think it's time
to give up this fixation with Clark...

...and everyone connected with him?

So that's it?

Your fatherly advice for the day?

Can't I take an interest
in my son's well -being?

Oh, and which son is that?

You spend as much time protecting Clark
as you do pushing me away.

Exactly whose father are you?

I wish I could say "yours" and be proud.

-Your treatment of Lana--
-Come on, Dad.

I learned from watching you with Mom.

I was just...

...being a Luthor.

I don't know what you're being.
You have crossed a line.


...I realize your first instinct
is to assume the worst, Dad...

...but believe me...

...I'm not that person anymore.

You're right, you're not.

These illicit projects of yours,
you hide them like an expert.

I'm sure you can fool
the people around you.

You can probably fool yourself .

But not me.

You can never fool me.


I think I owe you an apology
for running off last night.

I know what it's like to chase a lead.

I'd just hate to think that you
only want me for my computer.

No, it just takes a lot to put a frown
on that face of yours, James.

I was so focused
on tracking down spaceships...

...that I wasn't much of a friend.

You were there for me every time.

-So you noticed?

If it weren't for you, I wouldn't
have had any leads to chase.

Well , I don't know, Kara.

I saw how fast you went from
Computers 101 to hacking the Pentagon.

I think you can do just about anything
once you put your mind to it.

Right now all I wanna do
is treat you to lunch.

How about some more Chinese?

I'm getting the hang
of that whole chopstick thing.

I'll go get my jacket.

Okay, great.




Hey, you're looking chipper.

Really, I do?

It's nothing. It's just...

...a beautiful day.

Even though we're not each other's
automatic plus-one...

...doesn't mean we still can't be friends.

Are you doing anything for lunch?

Actually, I have plans.

With Kara.

It's just lunch, Chloe.

Look, I know how this is
gonna sound coming from me...

...but you and Kara
are from different worlds.

Just be careful, okay?

Chloe, Kara's from Minnesota.
It's not like she's from another planet.

After you.

So, what's the big surprise?

I wouldn't have found Kara
if it wasn't for you.

Glad you have those contacts
in the mansion.

I'm just glad she's okay.

Well , when I found her, Lana,
she gave me this.

It's my birth mother.

Her name is Lara.

She's stunning.

Clark, this was taken in your house.

-When did you--?
-It's a long story, Lana, but there is more.

I told you I wanted to
share everything with you.

What's in that?

Inside this crystal. .. my mother's DNA.