Smallville (2001–2011): Season 7, Episode 8 - Blue - full transcript

Clark hears the voice of his biological mother, Lara, calling for help from Kara's crystal and decides to release her, despite Jor-El's warnings. Lara and Clark reunite and she gives him ...


Clark, Coast City could not have been
more awesome.

Who would have thought
that Jimmy OIsen...

...could shred those waves
with the best of them?

Where's Lana?

Lana's in Metropolis.
She's visiting her Aunt Nell .

Clark, are you okay?

Kara, do you ever think about your parents
and it feels like...

...they're practically calling out to you?

Yeah, I mean...

...I'm always thinking about my family .

My mom and dad will always be with me.

And so will Lara.

I feel like I know something about Jor-El .
My mother, she's been a mystery to me.

I have an idea.

I will tell you everything
you ever wanted to know...

...about the incredible Lara-El ... the morning.

Go get some sleep, okay?


My son.

Save me.

Come to the fortress.

I have little time.


I need you, my son.

Save me.

Kal-El ...


My son... me.

You must come to the fortress.

I need you.

Kal-El, save me.

JOR-EL : Kal-El, the crystal
you carry was made by Zor-El .

It has no place in this fortress.

My mother needs my help !

It is far too late for that, my son.

Like all of Krypton,
your mother is gone forever.

It's not true.

We need to help her.

Every experiment my brother conducted...

...was motivated by power and greed.

Hurry, my son, I have little time left.

JOR-EL : Do not allow human emotions
to cloud your judgment.

I won't turn my back on my mother.

Jor-El ... that you?

I'm Kal-El .

Kal-El ?

My son.

My beautiful boy.

You're a man.

Are you sure you're okay?

Oh, I'm more than okay.

I thought I would never see you again.


It's like a dream.

A dream that started out
like a nightmare.

When I heard your voice,
you were in trouble .

The last I remember,
the world was exploding around me.

Well , you must have heard my cries.

I knew your father
was working on a plan.

I didn't think he would send me
through a portal forward in time.

There's something you should know
about how you got here.

Aunt Lara?

Oh, my God.

Aunt Lara? Oh, my God.

Sweetheart, I'm so happy
you managed to escape.

My father put me in a ship
and sent me away in the nick of time.

You must have come from my crystal.


You had it all this time?

Kal-El ?

What crystal?

You didn't come through a portal.

Zor-El .

His technology... worked.

Does that mean that my father
is here too?

If I emerged from this crystal,
I am certain his replicant is right behind me.

And he is dangerous.

It doesn't matter.

There's three of us and one of him.

Where's the face?

LASIK , anyone?

It's right there.

That's not a face.

That's a blur.

A compromising page-one pic
of our philandering mayor...

...needs two eyes, a nose and a mouth.

That's what makes it compromising.

Who took these?

You're looking at her.

Well , you're a woman
of many talents, Lane...

...but clearly ,
photography isn't one of them.

Next time, take Olsen.

Forget the pictures then,
the story speaks for itself .

"Golden-boy mayor throws it all away
for raven-haired nanny."

What the hell was he smoking?

He doesn't smoke.

Some women just happen
to have the power... turn a man's better judgment
upside down.

And when did you learn
that nugget of wisdom?

Not until very recently .


I want you to admit something.

Your decision to hire me
was based on hedonism...

...not journalism.

I knew it.

My job is a total fraud.

But I made the decision to hire you...

...before I ever saw your pretty mug.

It was an edge-of-your-seat expos?
on underground cage fighting.

It was just a coincidence that you happened
to be incredibly irresistible .




My dear Kara, you're all right.

I had a feeling I might find you
at this farm.


I know you tried to kill your brother.

I've changed, Kara.

I'm a better man than I was.

After all you've done...

...why should I believe you?

I've been given a second chance.

A new world .

I won't make the same grave errors.

Especially taking my family for granted.

Our planet is gone, Kara.

Family is the only thing we have left.

I wanna start over with you.

I want to be your real father.

I still remember the songs
you sang me to sleep.

We can be together again.

With Lara, Kal-El ... a family .

You just have to trust me.

I want to.

It's all right.

It's all right, my angel.

You must go to the fortress, Kara.

Wait for me.


Jor-El's vessel.

You can't hide your identity.

The crystals led me right to you.

As his emissary,
you speak on Jor-El's behalf .

Lara and her son will listen to you.

You must convince them
to heed my words.

Your words won't help you here...

...Zor-El .


You're just as stubborn as my brother.

Soon you could be just as dead.

If you value your life,
tell Kal-El to trust his uncle .

He'll be better off in the end.

Kal-El is following his own destiny.

I will do nothing to stop his course.

MEDIC : Let's get moving.

-You need to lie still , sir.
-I have to speak to Clark.

CLARK: Lionel, I'm here.
-Clark, he's looking for a woman.

Lara. Her name is Lara.

Hey, coz, what's the latest headline?

"Busy writing story."

Looks like someone woke up
on the right side of the bed this morning.

At least I woke up in my own bed.

What's that supposed to mean?
I told you, I was working on a story.

A story about a reporter and her editor
getting an exclusive between the sheets?

-Look, Chloe--
-I know you're impulsive, Lo, but come on.

It wasn't impulse. It's not like I did
a double gainer off a cliff.

Don't be surprised
if you pancake faster than you think.

I mean, of all the people in the world ,
you had to end up with your editor?

Okay, so I strayed into the minefield
of misguided romance again...

...but I swear, Chloe, it had nothing to do
with me getting the job or getting ahead.

-You don't believe me, do you?
-I do believe you.

The problem is
will anyone else, Lois?

Gossip spreads faster than a bad rash.

Sooner or later,
people are gonna start scratching.

Assuming one thing:

Lois Lane jump-started her career
on her managing editor's DieHard battery.

Let them think what they want.

I am not gonna let water-cooler
chitchat splash cold water...

...on my previously nonexistent
personal life.

You're a big girl. You do what you want.

If you want to be taken seriously
as a reporter... have to break this off
before it breaks your career.


Kara's standing guard at the farm.

You should be safe here
until I can locate Zor-El .

I won't put you in any more danger,
Kal-El .

Let Zor-El come and find me.

I have nothing to fear.


...ever since I found out I was adopted,
all I could do...

...was imagine
what my real mother would be like.

And now you're here.

I don't wanna lose you.

You already lost me.

Your real mother died with Jor-El .

I'm not gonna let anything
happen to you.

The Kents have raised you well .



-What are you doing here?
-Kara told me you were here.

She said you might need my help .

What I think she wanted
was for you to meet my mother.


Hello, Lana.

It's an honor to meet you.

Now that you're here,
would you mind staying with my mother?

I have to go meet up with Kara.

Yeah, of course. Um...

...I'll go make some tea.

Kal-El ...

...before you leave,
I want you to have this.

It was your father's.

His victory ring, given when he first became
a member of the council.

It's Kryptonian tradition to pass it on
to the first-born son when he comes of age.

Kal-El ?

Are you okay?

Yeah, I think so.

Of course, Jor-El's son.


The same devious look in your eye.

How did you find me?

Kara told me.

She'd never do that.

Your cousin only wants what's best
for the House of El .

She's waiting for us in the fortress so
we can begin our mission to save our race.

I saw what you did to Lionel.
You don't wanna save anyone.

The weak must be sacrificed
for the greater good.

Something your father
could never understand.

And he could have saved Krypton
if he wasn't such a feeble -minded pacifist.

Jor-El did the best he could .


And where is he now?

What is he now? A voice.

I'm here, in the flesh,
ready to serve my people .

Come, Kal-El .

Let's go get your mother.

I'll never join you. Unh.

If I had raised you, you would understand
about duty and responsibility.


My abilities. What--?

What did he do to me?

Your father's ring might symbolize
victory back home...

...but here, it means defeat.

My mother gave me this ring.

She had no way of knowing
the blue mineral robs your powers.

I, on the other hand, did a little research
in one of my earlier walkabouts on Earth.

I knew she'd slip it on your finger
like the good Kryptonian mother she is.

She was so proud of your father.

This was a trick.

Her voice.

All so I would activate the crystal.

If Kara failed to activate the crystal. ..

...I knew I could appeal
to your human tendencies.

Kal-El , the blood of the House of El
runs through your veins just as it does mine.

And as much as you want to deny it,
your destiny is to rule .

And we can do that together as a family .

You're not my family .

If you weren't Lara's son,
I'd end your life right now.

I don't know much about human behavior,
but you seem ill at ease.

No, no, not at all .

You're worried I'll discover
the darkness you're concealing.

Don't let it overpower the goodness.

You must fight it.


ZOR-EL : Lara.
-Lana, leave.

You don't have to fear.

There's a new life waiting for us
up in the frozen north.

Let her go.



Oh, my God.

You said it was bad,
but I didn't expect Raging Bull bad.

Good news is the ER doctor said
that Lana has no internal injuries.

-She'll be fine.
-But you're not.

Blood and sweat on Clark Kent
are never a good combination.

A little advice, until your wedding day,
refrain from wearing rings of any kind.

I was tricked. It's part of Zor-El's plan.
She was crying out for me.

I couldn't just ignore her.

Trust me, I get wanting to see
your long-lost mother...

...but, Clark, the sad reality
is your mom died.

-You can't bring people back from the dead.
-She's not a zombie.

She's my mother.
I'll do everything in my power to save her.

Powers, which at this point
are sorely lacking.

This is where having
a super-charged cousin comes in handy.

Kara betrayed me.

She's on her father's side.


I guess no matter how twisted
and evil Zor-El is, he's still her dad.

This is why I need you to give me a ride.

I need to get this ring off my finger
and go to the fortress.

Look, my Yaris
gets awesome mileage...

...but I seriously doubt it'll get us
all the way to the North Pole .

How about to my barn?

I told you, you'd come to love this town.
There's no finer women in the world ...

...but you've probably
figured that out by now.

Actually, work is all I've had time for.

Wait a minute. You're not dating anyone?

Come on, what about all the legions of
female reporters scurrying under your feet?

What about them?

Lois Lane, for example .

Sexy. Smart.

All true.

Doesn't mean I have to date her.

Is that not poetry in motion?

So I guess you've been researching
an article on her bra size lately ?

Word travels fast.

Why not tell me?

-I didn't think it was relevant.
-For all I care... can date every girl
from the copy room to the boardroom...

...just not Lois Lane.

I don't get it.

What's wrong with Lois,
other than her bad spelling?

The woman has an insatiable curiosity.

It's only a matter of time
before she connects the dots.

The situation's under control, Lex.

I can easily
keep her out of our business.

I know you're careful. ..

...but it's not worth the risk.

I'm sorry. You have to end it.

Look, I'm fully aware of everything
you've done for me.

That doesn't give you the right
to control my life.

I beg to differ.

Remember, if it weren't for me,
you'd be nothing.


Kara, leave now.

No, we're a family .

Lara, it's our duty
to repopulate this planet.

The humans,
they would call us Adam and Eve.

But it won't happen,
because I will never be with you.

Even with your son's life at stake?


Father, you can't possibly
think of hurting Kal-El ?

It may be a necessary step.

You have me.

I'm here.

Don't lay a hand on my son.

What are you doing?

Pulling a dark curtain
over this yellow sun.

Soon the human detritus will be killed off
and we can begin our mission.

No, you don't need to kill anybody.

Only Kal-El can remove it.

Kara, these human pests will overrun us.
They need to be eradicated.

What will happen to my son?

I'll go and bring him into the shelter
of the fortress...

...but you must promise not one more word
of protest, Lara.

Hey, hey, hey. I know the Blue K
is fiercely cramping your style ...

...but you don't have to grind
your finger off.

I don't know what to do,
it's unbreakable .

Considering what all the other flavors
of kryptonite do...

...being normal
might not be such a bad thing.

Not when the people I care about
are in danger.

-I have to get to the fortress.
-Well , don't forget your book.

What's happening?

We're looking at sunny skies
in the Smallville, Granville...

...and the surrounding areas.

Now let's take a look
at our seven-day forecast.

There's no storm on the horizon.

It's too dark for a storm.

It's an eclipse.

That's astronomically impossible .

The next one isn't for years.

Zor-El .

Oh, God, if this is the Apocalypse,
I better get my dogs.

I'm sure there's some boring
scientific explanation.

The sun is not some birthday candle
you can blow out.

Okay, everybody,
time to stop gawking and start reporting.

You're journalists, not stargazers.
Let's move.


...I knew you'd be burning a hole
in your retina.

Heh. I've been searching
all over the Planet for you.

Wow, we have something in common.

I need to see you in my office,
five minutes ago.


-Lois-- Heh.

Look, for a girl
who is not easily swept off her feet...

...I am basically blowing
in the wind here.

For a guy who usually pulls
the ripcord after the first date...

...I'm soaring through the clouds.

-Lois, the truth is--
-We need to stop seeing each other.

Let's face it.
This relationship is inappropriate.

Totally unprofessional.

-I'm your editor.
-I'm a reporter.

If there's one thing we can do,
it's separate our feelings from our work.

Are you kidding me? Easy as pie.

I never even liked you that much.

So it's settled then.

Like it never happened.

Hey, Lara,
I am so sorry. This is all my fault .

I thought my father had changed.

I had no idea he wanted to hurt anyone.

Of course you didn't, sweetheart.

My husband always kept a dagger
at home.

He was a peaceful man, but he believed
in protecting his family at all costs.

I won't let your father hurt my son.

Neither will I.

-Give it to me. I'll do it.
-No, Kara.

This is not your fault . It's about me.

I will defeat him.

But if you fail, he'll kill you.

And you mean way too much
for me to ever let that happen.


I have searched everywhere.

Kal-El is nowhere to be found.

You had no intention of finding him.

It was a ruse just to placate me,
wasn't it?

When are you going to trust me, Lara?

You would kill your own father.

If it meant protecting Earth
and every living creature on it.

I may not have been here long,
but I've learned one thing:

Everything you've told me
about humans is wrong.

They are good people .

And they're worth defending.

Then you leave me no choice.

Zor-El , she's your daughter.

You have no idea
how much this pains me.

But my duty far surpasses
the bond of blood.

Father, I can't breathe.

I'm sorry, my angel.


Kara, back away.



Clark, the crystal.

You're the only one
that can stop the eclipse.

Aunt Lara.

Kal-El .

Zor-El must be destroyed.
Shatter the crystal.

No, you could be destroyed
along with him.

As long as this ring remains on your finger,
and you have no power... cannot fulfill the destiny
your father and I have envisioned.

It doesn't matter anymore.
What's important is we're together.

I will always be with you.

Destroy it.

-Do it, Kal-El .

Save Kara.








I was gonna close early ...

...but you look like
you could use something warm.

Where am I?


Motor City.


I know the street signs
can be confusing around here...

...but I've never seen anyone this lost.

What's your name, hon?

I don't know.

Still no word?


I don't think Kara's ever coming back.

All because of me.

I just hope she's still alive somewhere.

Clark, you only wanted
to see your mother.

If anyone can understand that, it's me.

There's no point in beating yourself up.

Why not, Lana?

People I care about got hurt.

Jor-El was right. I shouldn't let emotions
get in the way of my common sense.

You grew up on a planet of human beings,
it's okay to feel.

Your emotions are a part of who you are.

Yeah, they're more dangerous
than kryptonite.

Clark, you got to meet your mother.

Lana, I always thought
that if I ever did meet my mother...

...she wouldn't live up to the idea
that I had of her.

Well , she did.

Clark, I will never be
as strong as your mother.

And after everything I've done, I'm not sure
I am as good a person as you deserve.

Lana, we all make mistakes.

I'm living proof of that.

It's how we come back from the mistakes,
that's what matters.

How do you come back when you feel like
you're at the point of no return?

Lana, look at everything you went through
to help my mother.

You're not that far gone.

Looks like someone's
on a lethal deadline.

I'm trying to get this eclipse story in
before the sun sets on my career.

Ugh. What genius invented the keyboard?
How hard would it have been... put the letters in alphabetical order?
-Hate to break it to you.

The fact-checkers
are gonna have a field day with that one.

You know, astronomers are saying
that it wasn't an actual eclipse.

It was just some huge circular shadow
that was caused by water molecules.

Not the astronomer I talked to.

Trust me, Chlo ,
I'm thinking two-inch-tall headline.

Lane, of all the days in the calendar,
you picked this one to shift into slo -mo.

Keep your pants on. I'm almost done.
I need a couple more milliseconds.

You snooze, you lose.
Larkin has submitted his piece.

I'm running it as tomorrow's headline.

Might wanna try a typing class,
give you a leg-up.

Why do I get the suspicion that you two
have had the Dear John conversation?

Yes, we sure have.

And let me tell you, those conversations
tend to quickly veer into awkward territory.

You think he'd be man enough
to suck it up...

...and treat you like everyone else.

Yeah, you'd think so.


None of our satellites were affected.

Just a few lost megawatts
at our solar facilities.

-Proceed as planned.
MAN [ON PHONE] : Yes, sir.


You'll be happy to hear Lois Lane and I
no longer share a toothbrush.

It's over.

I know she's not the type
you wanna catch and release...

...but trust me, it's for your own good.

Are these for my own good?

What am I, Lex?
Your own private reality show?

I'm keeping an eye on you
so you don't get into trouble .

You're spying on me.
And it stops now.

I don't care how much you've helped me.
I'm not a rat in one of your labs.

You're right.

I'm sorry.

I went overboard.

We can't keep this secret forever, Lex.

I'm not afraid of Lionel Luthor.

Well , you should be.

No one can know, do you understand?

If he found out the truth,
he could kill you.

I'm his son, you're my brother.

How could he?

Our dear old dad told the world
that you were dead...

...and then gave you up for adoption
all because his wife was terminally ill .

He's not gonna want that skeleton
stepping out of the closet.

What he did happened a long time ago.

In the public's eyes...

...there's no statute of limitations
on leaving your infant out in the cold .

Trust me, it's better the world knows you
as Grant Gabriel.

My name is Julian Luthor.

Not outside of this room.

I know that her father was your enemy,
but Kara is my cousin.

With everything this fortress can do,
there must be some way to track her down.

If you had heeded my warning...

...this would have never happened.

Kara's well -being
is no longer our concern, Kal-El .

I know what you were like on Krypton.

What happened to dedicating your life
to help others?

That is not my mission.

I don't believe you.

Her disappearance was not my doing.

Zor-El is the only one
who knows that answer.

Zor-El is gone.

JOR-EL : You have chosen to defy me
yet again, Kal-El .

And you seem to lack the capacity
to learn your lesson.

I'm sorry, my son.

This defiance cannot go
without consequence.