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

Kryptonite and high voltage mix during a lightning storm -- causing Lana to absorb Clark's powers. Using her newfound super powers, she breaks into Lex's safe and steals incriminating ...

It's good to know
I can still beat you at something.


Thanks for the afternoon, Clark.

Champagne, truffles.

It wasn't even my birthday.

-Overkill ?
-No, I loved it.

But normally, that kind of romance
comes with a tag that says:

"Sorry, I wrecked your car" or
"I accidentally slept with your sister."

Well , to be honest, Lana,
lately you've seemed a little distant.

-Guess I've been busy.

Finally get a chance to make
this relationship work.

It's not a big deal.
Just getting used to the new life.

Lana, I know what this is really about.

You do?

Between my cousin
and that crystal from Krypton...'s about as far from a normal life
as you can get.

If I wanted normal,
I would've re-thought dating a guy...

...who shoots fire from his eyes.

If everything we've been through
was just for that... was all worth it.


We should get out of here.


Clark. Clark, are you okay?


Lana, you have to be careful
with the speed thing. It's a li --

I was moving
and everything else was frozen.

Clark, this is so cool. How come
you didn't tell me it was like this?

It's one of those
had-to-be-there kind of things.

Listen, Lana,
it took me a long time to adjust--

Relax, Clark.
You live with these abilities every day.

-I think I can handle it.
-Yeah, but we don't know that for sure.

Lana, a human with my abilities
can be dangerous.

-We have to find a way to get rid of them.

But being on an equal playing field
could have its benefits.

Like what?


I don't think that's such a good idea.

There's no harm in trying.



Did you feel that?

God, what is that?


Guess I should go out and fix the barn.

Are you x-raying me?

My God, that's amazing.

You can do so much with this.

Let's start with you not getting up close
and personal with my vertebrae.

I just wish this had happened
a long time ago.

I've always tried to guess
what your life was like...

...but there was always a part of you
that I could never get close to.

No matter how hard I tried,
I could never really know you.

Not until now.

I've left you like 10 messages.

We've-- We've been, um, busy.

That's nice. While you've been busy,
I've been practicing my cardiac arrest.

Are you okay?

-Better than ever. Why?
-I don't know.

Only because there have been
constant seismic tremors...

...all around Smallville since 2:00.

That was probably us.

What do mini earthquakes
have to do with you guys?


-I thought you said you couldn't--?
-Yeah, we normally can't.

You guys talk about this?

What? It's just Chloe.


Whoa, someone's been
eating their Wheaties.

Um, I'll go get a screwdriver.

Okay, I need a little explain-o.

There was kryptonite and lightning.
It happened so fast. It's not really clear.

I mean, the transfer wasn't complete.

I still have my powers.

But now Lana does too.

Clark, been here, done this,
and it doesn't end well .

Hey, the last human you souped up
became a Psych 101 case study.

But Lana's different.
It's not gonna happen.

Eric Summers was just
a geek who collected rocks...

...and then ended up in an asylum.

I hate to bring this up,
but when your dad took your powers--

His heart failed.

So whatever extracurricular benefits
this could have...

...they don't outweigh
what could happen to Lana.

Can you keep an eye on her for me?

Don't worry about it, Clark.

I won't let Lana out of my sight.

I so needed this girls ' night out.

You don't have to cover.
Clark asked you to babysit me.

No. No, he didn't.



Look, Lana, um.... I don't wanna ruin
your super-high or anything...

...but you just have to watch yourself .


...I wish you could know how this feels .

It's like you can do anything.
Like nothing can hurt you.

Like you're untouchable .

I've been given a gift.

I can break into any locked door,
slip into any room unnoticed...

...eavesdrop on any conversation.

So, what? You're passing on the circus
so you can go and join the KGB?

You're always after articles.

You can't tell me you wouldn't
use these powers if you had them.

-Yeah, but you're not a reporter.
-I may not be.

But I do have a story to tell .

What's churning in that head of yours,

What am I looking at?

We don't really know.

A metallic dust.

Somehow liquefied.

On its own?

That dust was the last remnant
of the alien technology I have.

What's left of Milton Fine's ship.
Whatever you did, I want it back.

I swear to you, Mr. Luthor,
you're staring at what you gave me.

This is an airtight container.

The sample has been under lock and key
24 hours a day.

Dust doesn't just turn to liquid.

It's evolving.

That metal is sentient.

It's alive.


It's my report
and all the data on Project Scion.

That organism
exhibits conscious behavior.

Without being contained by meteor rocks
and low levels of radiation...

...the liquid has mobility.

It appears to want out.

I know you're an ethical man,
Dr. Jansen...

...but Project Scion... to remain confidential at any price.

Am I making myself clear?

Well , I always knew you'd make
an impression on Washington, Martha.

Ha-ha. Two bills in one session?

That is truly remarkable .

All right.
All right, keep in touch.


Thanks to your mother, Clark...

...we have finally got a senator
who's gonna put Kansas on the map.

What is it, son?

There's another woman
about to make her mark.

It's Lana.

There was an accident.
She has my abilities.

I need to switch her back, Lionel.

It's a long shot. I thought if someone had
technology that could reverse the effects... could get it.


Do you realize the potential danger...

...we're involved with here?

She is not--

May not be the person you think she is.

It will take time to get over
what Lex did to her.

No, no, that's not it.

Listen, Clark.

Those weeks that I was, uh, missing
after the, uh, dam broke...

...when I was being held captive.

Lana was behind all that.

Lana is incapable
of doing something like that.

You sure?

Have you ever allowed yourself
to take a really honest look at Lana?

Have you?

If you're saying this because you think
I'm wasting my time with Lana...

...instead of pursuing some master plan
that Jor-El set out for me...

...that's my decision to make.


Samson trusted Delilah
with the secret of his strength.

But his trust didn't prevent
Delilah from betraying him.



I wouldn't trust her either.

-You can skip...

...the you're-not-welcome-here prologue.

Someone left my vault door on the rug.

Now, Lana was seen
walking out of the mansion.

You wanna tell me
what the hell is going on?

I wish I knew.

Knew why she'd steal from me or how she
seems to possess superhuman strength?

She's obviously been infected. As to why
she was breaking into your mansion... can answer
that question better than I could .

You really don't know what Lana's after,
do you?

She's got a lot of reasons
not to trust you.

Funny. I was under the impression
she'd moved on.

Looks like it's harder to cut that cord
than she thought.

Revenge is like an addiction.

I'm sure you would see it that way.
But I think I know Lana better than you do.

Is that why you were digging
through her things?

Let me guess.

You're the last to know
about her Isis Foundation.

Stings, doesn't it?

You know what this is?

On the surface, it's a clinic
to help the inflicted.

What she's really doing, I don't know.

I wouldn't expect you to understand
that some of us just wanna help people .

If she's so aboveboard,
why didn't she tell you about it?

You can say what you want, Clark,
but I could see it in your eyes.

You don't trust her either.


I can't believe you've never had
Famous Franks before.

I can't believe anyone's had
Famous Franks.

That thing could survive
a nuclear holocaust.

Um.... Maybe next time, Lane.


It's just like this Frank.

You don't respond to my articles
because you are not down with people .

Careful with the attitude, Lane.
I'm still your boss.

Oh, I'm just quoting.
From several reputable sources, actually.

Was there a Joan Jett audition
no one told me about?

Ms. Lang, you'll have to speak
with my assistant about an appointment.

Or I can go to the assistant
to the editor of The Herald .

I came straight to the top.
Do you want a story or not, Mr. Gabriel?

I'm listening.

Proof that the born-again Lex Luthor
isn't as changed as he claims.

It's a classified project.
Something called Scion.

And he just handed over
his hard drive to you?

It doesn't matter where it came from.

The world needs to know
what kind of person Lex really is.

I'm not gonna settle your personal
vendetta in the pages of The Daily Planet.

-It's news, and you know it.
-We can't run a story from stolen sources.

Verify the facts anyway you want.
You are printing that story.

Somebody better switch to decaf.

Then I'll take care of Lex myself .


Hey, word of advice there, Smallville.

Don't forget flowers on Valentine's Day.

Lana did this to you?

Yeah, no offense,
but your girlfriend has issues.

Not to mention an Amazonian left hook.

She must be juiced with meteor rock.

Can you remind me why I decided
to move to the mutant capital of the world ?

Can we just put a moratorium
on that word, please?

Sorry, Miss P.C. Barometer.

I'm just hoping
that Lana is only temporarily ...

-...a member of the socially challenged.
-She did this all over a story?

On Lex. I mean, I've heard of vengeful,
but the look in Lana's eyes...

-...made Medea look like Mother Hubbard.
-Lex said that Lana broke into his safe.

He didn't exactly let me in
on what she found.

It was some project named Scion.

As soon as I'm bondo'd back,
I'm gonna find out what it is.

Do you know which way
she was headed?

Sorry, my face was polishing
the hardwood floors.

Miss Lane, the doctor will see you now.

Yeah, see you.

Lana would never hurt Lois intentionally.

As long as she has these powers,
she's growing more aggressive.

We have to find her.

Right. Here is what we do.


Let me guess. Vera Wang?

Maybe Dolce?

This is me, laughing hysterically.

Is the Jell -O really that bad?

Mm. Gut-wrenching laughter.

Daisies make me sneeze, but thanks.

Lois, what are you doing?


If you even try to nark on me,
I may have to take you hostage.

Wow. If you're working
the fantasy angle --

Shut up.

You know what? You may not print
Lana's expos? on Lex's Scion Project...

...but she wouldn't have come to us
if there wasn't truth to it.

And when I land the story,
you'll thank me.

No, I told you.
Don't clash horns with the Luthors.

Then I guess the claws will have to do.

No, I'm serious.


I don't wanna lose my ace reporter.

Oh, I know what's going on here.

You do?

Look, I don't deny the little sexual
tension that's built up between us.

But honestly ,
what office romance ever works out?

So keep your wick in your candle or--

However the saying goes.


The fantasy stops here.

Chloe, Lana didn't pick up.

-Any headway on the location of Scion?

It's possible that Lex has finally learned
to cover his tracks.

Or what if, for once,
Lex doesn't have anything to hide?

Yeah, maybe when I hit 5' 10 "
and Prince Harry sweeps me off my feet.

Clark, Lex hasn't changed.

What if having these powers
is amplifying Lana's true feelings?

Maybe this is all in her head.

Are you pushing this theory
because you really want to believe... Lex's metamorphosis, or because
you're already trying to exonerate Lana?

Chloe, do you know what it feels like
to wonder if someone close to you...

...isn't who you think?


Did you really just ask me that question?

Look, I haven't been willing to admit it.

But ever since Lana came back,
she's been different.

There's something darker about her.

Lex said that she's hiding things from me.

Have you heard of this Isis Foundation?

Clark, I think there's something
you need to see.

I wanna know if the alloy
is responding to its environment...

...or if it's being controlled by something,

That's a tall order, sir.

Well , with all the resources
at your disposal. ..

...I have confidence
you'll rise to the occasion.


My God, Lana. What are you doing?

How long's Lana been doing this?

She started the foundation
a few months ago.

-She's trying to help people ...

...who were victimized
by LuthorCorp in their experiments.

Why didn't she tell me about this?

She thought you'd say
it was too dangerous.

She was right.

She doesn't want you
to make a big deal out of it.

Maybe she wants to help people
on her own terms.

Or she's secretly spying on Lex...

...and she doesn't want us to know
how totally depraved she is.

Chloe, tell me you didn't know
anything about this.

Trust me, Clark, I had no idea
that there was a La Femme Nikita...

...lurking behind our
little Florence Nightingale .

I don't see anything about Scion in here.

-What is this?
-It's labeled "Lex's mobile ."

Do you think she's bugging him?

Can you rewind the track?

My God, Lana, what are you doing?



Where's Scion?

Plant Number 4.

Plant Number 4.

If I lose any more patience, Lex,
you won't be around to see it.

I told you, I don't have anything to hide.

This is Project Scion.

You can see for yourself .
The password is 5-18 -05.

That's the date
of the last meteor shower.

You're tracking aliens?

You said you stopped looking into this.

If you don't stop, more people will die.

Lana, there's a reason for everything
that has happened to me.

Don't you see?
My miraculous rescue from the river...

...the spacecrafts, those creatures
who landed with the meteors.

-It's not a coincidence.
-You're right.

Because your hunger for power
landed you in the middle of it all .

There's a reason you came to me.

-You trusted me.
-That's all over.

Is it?
Then why have you been trailing me...

...spying on me,
stalking every move that I make?

Because the world should know
what a liar you are.

I will dig up every track you have buried
until it kills me.

-I won't let you hurt anyone else.
-And I haven't, have I?

Lana, I'm trying to save people .

We started this together.

Those creatures...

...they were only the first.

There will be more.

Project Scion might be our only hope.

So you've appointed yourself
prophet of the alien invasion?

It wasn't until St. Paul was struck blind
by lightning on the road to Damascus...

...that he saw his higher calling.

I want the world to know you
as well as I do.

Saving the world isn't in your nature, Lex.

What are you really up to?

Lana, wait.

Killing me would almost be a release.

The only person who would really suffer
is you.

From guilt ? I think I'll get over it.

From knowing that Clark would never
look at you the same way again.

He's not like us, Lana.

He might not want to admit it,
but we understand each other.

We understand doing whatever it takes
to survive.


You can't kill me, Lana.

You'll lose Clark forever.



-You have to stop.
-I can't.

I have to take care
of your unfinished business.

-I'll take care of Lex.
-No, you won't.

You're too afraid
to get blood on your hands.

Taking people's lives
is not our choice to make.

And how many people
would still be alive...

...if you'd had the guts
to get rid of Lex a long time ago?

Lana, I'm taking Lex out of here.


You can do anything.

And all you've done
is hide out on some farm.

I protected the people I care about.

At least I tried to.



Don't worry, sir.

It's been taken care of.

I give you my word.


-You busy?
-Uh, actually, yes.

-I was just--
-Oh, please.

Online poker doesn't count.

Oh, busted.

What can I do for you?

I hit the pavement
about Lana's story on Lex...

...but all I found was a pizza place...

...and without the hard drive,
there wasn't much of a piece.

So I was right.

Say I was right.

You were dipping your toes
in the correct vicinity.

Well , if that's all , Miss Lane,
I should get back to my royal flush.

Actually, it's not.

I think we should talk about
what happened in the elevator.

I'm glad I got that off my chest.


If news of that spread to the mail room...

...I could have my nameplate
on your door by tomorrow.

That's sexual harassment.

But that wasn't.

Well , that's a new twist:

Lana sending you
to do her apologies for her.

Especially after today.

Whatever infected Lana is gone now.
She's back to normal.

I came to find out
if you're pressing charges.

For breaking in or almost killing me?

Lex, I know in your world ,
nothing comes without payback.

So, what are you gonna do to her?


You'd never let her just walk away.

You know the ironic part of all this... I'm the one who ended up
with something I wanted.

Lana still has feelings for me.

Don't flatter yourself , Lex.
Those powers made her obsessed.

Exactly .

And passion like that
doesn't come out of the blue.

What do you think is stronger, Clark?

Her hatred for me,
or her affection for you?

She was angry.

-But eventually she'll move on.
-Don't hold your breath.

Funny thing about obsession is... outlives everything.

Even love.

Lana never would've done anything like this
before she'd been with you.

Well , I wish I could take all the credit...

...but I wasn't the first person
to teach her about betrayal.

Now, was I?

It's hard to face what you've created,
isn't it?

I didn't realize Big Sister was watching.

I guess Lex cut me off.

It wasn't Lex.

After everything he's done,
I have a right to protect myself .

It would've been nice to know about
the impressive operation you're running.

I'm sorry that I lied.

I didn't think that you would understand
if you saw the whole picture.

Well , it's in crystal-clear HD now.

Isis seemed to make a lot of sense...

...when I thought you were just out
to help people .

In textbook talk , Isis is the goddess
of love and life and healing.

She even marched to the end of the Earth
to help jump-start the man she loved.

I want Clark to have
that kind of loyalty in his life.

But I'm just not sure it's from you.

I would do anything for Clark.

Even kill .

What a lucky guy.

What the textbook left out is that Isis
is also the goddess of the underworld .

She's responsible for bringing
the great god Ra to his knees.

You believe that I would do that to Clark?

Not intentionally.

But I realize now that you're capable of it.

You should just know
that I'm not gonna let that happen.

There's no way to trace
where the alloy disappeared to?

I don't need to remind you
that the properties of that substance...

...weren't exactly conventional.

We just barely started to study it.

Unless you're ready for a front-row seat
to the apocalypse, I suggest we find it.


I went to see Lex.

He's not gonna press any charges.

If it hadn't been for you, we wouldn't
know Lex was still tracking Kryptonians.

At least one good thing
came out of the mess I made.

I wish you wouldn't look at me
like you hadn't seen me before.

I guess I'm just trying to find
a part of you I recognize.

Clark, it was the powers.

You have to know
that I would never hurt you.

Even before you had the powers,
Lana, you kidnapped Lionel.


But he threatened to kill you.

I was trying to save your life.

And that justifies everything?

I'm not going to apologize for going to
extremes to protect the person that I love.

You sound like Lex.

I sound like you.

You can't tell me that
you haven't crossed the moral line... order to save somebody.

These last few weeks
have been so great with you, I just--

-I didn't wanna look below the surface.
-Clark, I'm sorry.

I wanted to be honest with you
about the Isis Foundation, but--

It's never been a part of our relationship.

But I guess that's my fault .

I didn't trust you years ago,
and now, for some reason... can't trust me.

We will find our way back from this.

Will we?

I can live with you changing. I just need to
accept the fact that I'm responsible for it.

Don't do that.

Do what?

Take all the blame so that you don't taint
the image of me that you created.

I have to live with the decisions
that I've made.

I just need to know that you love me.

No matter what.