Smallville (2001–2011): Season 8, Episode 11 - Legion - full transcript

The aftermath of Doomsday's attack on Chloe and Jimmy's wedding leaves Clark in shock, but before he can search for the kidnapped Chloe, an evil being, known as The Persuader, appears and attacks him. Rokk, Imra and Garth, also known as The Legion, step in from the future to help vanquish the Persuader and the group realizes Brainiac has taken over Chloe once again. Meanwhile, up at the Fortress, Chloe, as Brainiac, informs Davis he is Doomsday and was created to kill "the other Kryptonian" and destroy the world.

Previously on Smallville:

Jimmy, Chloe, I can't tell you

how happy I am the two of you
found each other.

Your wedding day's gonna be perfect.

I'm gonna make sure of it.

I always felt...

like there was this darkness inside me.


- What's wrong?
- Lex is alive.


I've forgotten almost everyone.

I'm being taken over by Brainiac.

There is some sort of connection...

between us. I know that you feel it too.

Since you don't have a plus one tonight,

I'd like you to meet one of my
friends. His name is Clark Kent.

JIMMY: Trust me.
Lois and Clark would be great together.

No way. I can't believe it.

Lana, you're back.

It was the hardest decision
I have ever had to make.


If we wanna fight for the greater good,
we all have to be a little more like Clark.

Chloe deserves a life
free from the burden of my secret.

When you restore her memory,

I don't want her to remember my abilities.

Doomsday is coming.

- It's too late, that thing took Chloe.
LOIS: Jimmy's in bad shape.

I'm gonna go with him to Star City.

Why do these terrible things
keep happening all around us?





I don't know what more I can do.

I checked three times zones, no sign
of Chloe or the creature that took her.

That thing that did this, what was it?

Jor-El warned me about
an ultimate destroyer from Krypton.

It should've gone after me, not Chloe.

This was supposed
to be the happiest day of her life.

You should get some rest.

No, I'm...
I'm gonna go to the Isis Foundation.

Chloe has files on everything strange
and unexplained.

- It's a good place to start.
- Let me do it, Lana.

Clark, I can help.

I know I've only been gone seven months,

but I'm a different person now.

Chloe needs us.

She needs both of us.

I'll call you as soon as I find anything.


Hey, who are you?

What are you doing here?



I'll take that.


- Stop.
- Let's see if he's ticklish.

Have a nice trip home, you hack.



CLARK: Who are you?
What's going on?

Kal-El, it is an absolute honor
and a privilege.

How do you know that name?

We are the Legion.

We've come from the 31st century.

Hey, Kal, where's your cape?


♪ Smallville: "Legion" ♪
Season 8 Episode 11


That ax could split an atom.

You'll heal, but not as
fast as you'd expect.

He's gonna be fine, Imra.
We need to go.

We shouldn't be
attracting attention.

A little too late for that, isn't it?
You said you're from the 31st century.

- Why should I believe you?
- We know everything about you.

You may be known as Clark Kent now,
but one day, you'll be known as Sup...


It doesn't matter if
you believe us or not.

The less you know, the better.

There's one thing we can tell you.
We're your friends.

We're also leaving now.


No way.

I saw this in the Levitz Museum
behind visoglass.

- Put that back.
- Get the magnet out of your ass.

I mean, this is... It's unreal.

You know the code.
Don't touch anything.

Why are you here?

We're here to save you.

Now that you're okay, we're
heading straight back.

Not before you tell me
who that ax-wielding psycho was.

- It's against Legion code.
- I don't care about your code!

And I don't care about your Legion!

That's the second attack I've had
in this barn tonight.

My best friend is missing
and I need to find her.

You know anything, tell me.

The guy with the ax,
he goes by the name Persuader.

He's part of
the human-supremacist movement.

A group of xenophobes who'd rather die
than live in peace with aliens.

And they all pretty much hate you.

They stole one of our Legion rings...

and broke into the Time Institute
to come after you.

What does a 31st-century terrorist
want with me?

Kal-El, your...


Your influence
will reach far beyond Earth.

It's because of you that the world learns

to welcome alien immigrants
with open arms.

What do you know about aliens?

Kal, I may have the smoldering good looks
of a human...

but I'm actually from a hunk of mud
called Winath.

Rokk and Imra
are from different planets too.

IMRA: We've come together
from across the universe to form the Legion.

To help others as you do.

Without you,
none of that would've happened.

And now it's time for us to say goodbye.


We're not going anywhere.

This was the Phantom Zone crystal.

If I know my history,
this was supposed to be used...

to extract Brainiac
from whoever he possessed.

The Persuader didn't come to kill Kal-El,

he came to make sure
Brainiac survives.

Brainiac's gone. He's been destroyed.


He hasn't, Kal. Not yet.



Oh, my God, are you okay?

I'm just about perfect.



You appear undamaged.

Chloe, what happened to you?

Chloe Sullivan ceased to exist
the minute she entered this fortress.

I'm a Brain InterActive Construct.

Look at me. It's me. It's Davis.

You're not Davis Bloome.

You're not even human.

Don't tell me the thought
never crossed your mind.

You were hatched
by Kryptonian geneticists.

Your DNA was designed to adapt
to any world you inhabit.

Now you no longer need
your camouflage abilities.

Those painful transformations
you've been experiencing?

They're the beginning
of your metamorphosis.

This is insane.



sad, from a human perspective...

your naïve, romantic attraction
to the human I chose to inhabit.

Chloe, if you're in there anywhere...

you know that the feelings
that I have for you are real.



That was just a program I was running
to get you to me.

Your journey's just beginning.

Now it's time for you to incubate
in your Kryptonian chrysalis.

Once you emerge,
there will be no more pain...

no doubt...

only absolute rage
and unparalleled power.

Stay the hell away.

You play a vital part in my directive.

Once I get everything I need,

you will eradicate the
other Kryptonian...

and then the rest of the planet.

I am not going to hurt anyone.

You have no free will.

Twelve days in your chrysalis...

and you're destined
to become what you really are.


I think your timeline's a little off.
Brainiac did infect someone, but it's over.

- He's been defeated.
- A lot of history might be inaccurate...

but today's date,
it's been known for over a thousand years.

Kal, I flunked history,
and even I know that

today is the day you destroyed Brainiac.

It's no coincidence the Persuader
showed up right when he did.

This girl you're thinking about...

the one that was brutally taken away...

why do you think
she has something to do with Brainiac?

I don't know.

You think she's the host.

If Brainiac is still out there,
I'll find him and stop him.

The three of you can
go home to the future.

Let me handle this.

If Brainiac isn't stopped today,
we won't have a future to go home to.

Kal, the problem is, you were supposed
to defeat Brainiac using this shield.

Now that it's smashed...

The crystal can't be the only way
to stop him.

It's the only way to destroy him without
killing the human host in the process.

Kal, I'm sorry,
but if you know who the host is...

you need to take their life.

There's no other choice.

Who's Chloe Sullivan?

Why did you leave?

I need to do this my own way. Alone.
No one's killing anybody.

What's with the ground transpo?

We should be having this
conversation up in the sky.

I can't fly.

You can't fly?

- Rokk, what's up with that?
- He obviously hasn't learned yet, Garth.

- Where were you running to, Kal?
- North, to see Jor-El.

Of course. The Fortress.

I think he can help.

You're positive Chloe Sullivan
is Brainiac's host?

No, but she was attacked last year
by Brainiac. Her IQ skyrocketed.

Her memories were being erased,
but it stopped. She was cured.

Kal-El, I have to tell you.
We've heard of Lois Lane...

Lana Lang, even Jimmy Olsen.

But we've never heard a thing
about any Chloe Sullivan.

Then you don't know me
as well as you think.

He name was probably just lost
in the annals of history.

What she's trying to say is Chloe Sullivan
probably isn't in the history books...

because she didn't survive.

Chloe Sullivan doesn't die. You hear me?



Lightning Lad,
you might wanna take your AC foot...

out of your DC mouth
before you short yourself out.

Grife, Rokk. I thought Kal-El

was known for doing whatever it
took to save the world.

- You sure we got the right guy?
- It's him.

I don't know.
No glasses, no tights, no flights?

So far, he's nothing like the Man of Steel.

I'm sorry, Lana.

I didn't mean to scare you
but I desperately need your help.

How do you know who I am?

I'm from the future.

Look, I understand
that this feels real for you.

But we can get you some help.

You're looking for Chloe Sullivan.

You're worried about her.

What do you know about Chloe?

That she's changed.

She's been taken over by Brainiac.

We'll find Chloe
and we'll figure out a way to stop him.

The only way to stop Brainiac now
is to kill his host.

I need you to convince Clark to do that.

That's why I came to you.
He won't listen to us.

I'd never ask Clark to kill anyone.
Do you understand?

Ever since I was little,
I've read stories about you.

About the hardships you've overcome

and the incredible things
you'll go on to do.

You're part of the reason
Kal-El becomes the hero we look up to.


if Brainiac survives...

billions will die.

I came to you because you understand
sacrifice more than anyone.

You've sacrificed so much for Clark.

Sacrificing my friend's life isn't an option.

You still haven't told him the reasons
why you disappeared.

And what you plan on doing next.

You're reading my thoughts.

If I know you...

you'll eventually realize
that taking Chloe's life...

is the only way to stop Brainiac.

We should be trying to catch up
to Kal-El right now.

Right now, I wanna find
out more about this

Chloe Sullivan so we can track her down.

Whoa, she has a lot of information
about superhumans.

Something called the Isis Foundation.

- The Isis Foundation?
- Yeah.

Lana Lang founded that organization
to help people embrace their powers.

If Chloe Sullivan was
involved with them,

maybe she was helping Kal-El...

to embrace his abilities.

Or maybe Kal-El wanted Chloe
to go under a different name

when he started flying.

You know, to... To protect her.

Maybe Chloe's death is what inspired him
to take flight in the first place.



Your father is gone.

All the knowledge this fortress ever held
finally belongs to me.

Leave Chloe alone.
You have what you want.

My hunger's never satisfied.

Knowledge is what fuels me.

And as savage as human beings are...

their collective knowledge
is exceptionally rich.

Nothing about you is human
and it never will be.

After I've drained this planet
of all the human information...

Doomsday will annihilate what's left.


It's a simple plan, actually.

Absorb and destroy.

You brought that thing here.

Go on.

Kill me.


I knew you'd never harm me
in this human's skin.

Why do you think I chose her?



Grife, the air here's worse
than the sulfur pits on Tharr.

And they won't be replacing carbon fuels
for another 20 years.

These people, we need to protect them.

Without humans and their
incredible spirit...

Kal-El would have never become
the hero he was.

The world we know would never exist.

Rokk, think about it.

Everything we know about Kal-El,
it's all through data files and holovids.

It's so far in the past.

Maybe the person we've always been
looking up to is more legend than Legion.

Look, he might not be everything
we thought he would be, but he is no fraud.


we have to stop Brainiac...

with or without Kal-El.

We're gonna have to kill
Chloe Sullivan ourselves.


Lana, that creature
is the least of our worries.

Brainiac is behind everything.

I know. And now he's
taken over Chloe.

I had a visitor.

She seemed to know a
lot about all of us.


I'm searching the global power grid
for power surges anywhere in the world.

Hopefully, that will lead us to Brainiac.

Clark, that girl said the only way
to stop Brainiac is to kill his host.

What if she's right?

Lana, I have always put my loved ones
before everything.

But this time, I'm putting
Chloe's well-being

before the lives of billions of people.

I may have been gone a while...

but the Clark I know
would never doubt himself.

- Lana...
- He would never waver.

He would insist that he could save
Chloe's life and the rest of the world.


Hey, Matt, what's going on? Are you okay?


It's a power surge.

It's showing a voltage spike
somewhere in Metropolis.

Can you pinpoint the address?

It's coming from the Daily Planet.

That makes sense.
It is the hub of information.



Lana, can you hear me?

Destiny. Machine.

Searching. Death. Mission.

Computer. Pain. Legion. Your colleague.

Stop. Circuitry. Pain. Chloe. Machine.


Nice try, telepath.

Your sadism is historic
where I come from.

But so is your defeat.

Well, history's about to get a rewrite.


- Nice sync-up.
- For once.

That pulse can crash any computer.

Now we need to pull the plug.
You okay, Im?

I'm fine, aside from a splitting headache.

I'm picking up low-level brain activity.
We don't have much time.

- Neither does the rest of the world.
- What's Brainiac doing?

Using human brain-wave entrainment.

He's downloading every last byte
of their knowledge, one mind at a time.

- I'll do it.

When I joined the Legion,
I pledged an oath to do whatever it took.

And I'm gonna honor that, for once.

It's okay, Garth.

Give me the knife.

- What are you doing?
- We powered him down...

with an electromagnetic pulse, but he will
be back online within minutes, so...

- Don't touch her.
IMRA: Kal...

whoever your friend was,
she's not there anymore.

- You power them down too?
- Brainiac can take credit for that.

Kal-El, we need to shut Brainiac down
and for that, the host has to die.

Does your Legion have any principles?

You speak of a code,
but if it had anything to do with me...

rule number one would be:
Do not kill, ever.

- Kal-El...
CLARK: If you ever believed in me...

and even if you don't now, help me.

There's a human being inside there.

We need to help her.

And together, I think we can.


Kal's right.

Chloe's there.

I can hear her.


What are we doing here?
We're running out of time.

If Brainiac reboots, I don't want him
near any computer networks.

- What do you want us to do?
- Work together. All of us.

I wanna try to connect with Chloe.
Imra, can you do that?

I'll try.

Between the two of you,
we can neutralize Brainiac.

An electromagnetic blast
only lasts so long.

He's a computer. Whatever microscopic
parts he's made of, they're probably metal.

I've never focused my powers like this...

but I can try
to magnetically extract the nanites.

I could short-circuit him
with a static attack.

Get ready for a techno-exorcism.

I've got her. Kal.

She's asking for you.


Chloe, I'm here.

Chloe, we're gonna try
to get rid of Brainiac, okay? Just hang on.

Brainiac's fighting.
He's coming back online.

Rokk, now.

Come on, Chloe, hang in there.



Imra, can you hear anything?

- Chloe.
IMRA: I'm getting something.

Chloe, hey.

Are you okay?

I'm fine.

I definitely feel a whole lot dumber.



It's nice to see the kinder, gentler Chloe.

Nothing like having a binary bad guy
cleansed from your system...

to put a spring back in your step.

But I'll feel even better once I get
to Star City to see my husband.

I'm gonna relieve Lois of her nurse's duties.

It was nice of Lois to take care of Jimmy.

Though I think he'd rather have
his temperature taken by you.

Yeah, I'm just glad he's okay.

From what I hear, he was lucky
to make it past that creature alive.

Whoever that destroyer was,
I haven't seen a sign of him since.

He was definitely linked
to Brainiac though.

Well, hopefully, he was powered down
along with Brainiac.

So how's your memory?


Up until "Here Comes the Bride,"
then it's all a bit of a blur.

You don't remember anything
unusual about me?

Are we talking about your secret?

Clark, what in the world
would make me forget that?

Chloe, you've been through a lot lately.

It would take a lot more than Brainiac
to wipe that from my memory.

Thanks for not giving up on me.

I'd never give up on you, Chloe.
You know that.

I just hope that if it turned out
there was no other choice...

you would choose to do the right thing.

What choice would that be?

To do what's best for the world...

and not for me.

Know that I'd understand.

Well, as long as I'm around,
that's never gonna happen.


Oh, hi.

Um, I was looking for Clark.

The boys are out fixing the barn.


Imra, I understand that you were only doing
what you thought was best.

We were willing to take
the easy way out.

But Kal-El...

he never gave up.

You know, it's...
It's true what history says about him.

He really does bring out
the best in people.

You're very lucky.

I probably shouldn't be asking this but...

You're curious about you and Clark.

I couldn't help but wonder about us.

About where we go from here.

Well, that's for you two
to discover yourselves.

But I will tell you this, Lana.

You're remembered for a lot more
than just your relationship with Kal-El.

You have a destiny all your own.

But don't worry...

your secret's safe with me.

Holy sprock.

- I've read about this.
- You don't read. I told you about that.

It's one of the artifacts
they could never find.

The first baseball you ever hit.

It went clear across Smallville.

You're right.
My dad spent hours walking the fields.

He finally found it
on the other side of town.

Hey, do you think I could keep this?
Like, as a souvenir?

- Sure.
- Could you sign it?

- Garth, you're acting like a sub.
- What?

- It's for my sister.
ROKK: Mm-hm.


Hey, guys.

Looks brand-new.
I guess it's time to go home.

You sure you wanna take that with you?

I'm sure we'll be able to reprogram what's
left of Brainiac into something useful.

Let's hope Brainiac 5
is a little more friendly.

I'm sorry I doubted you, Kal.

You did stop Brainiac
and without taking a life.

There's always a way, Rokk.

If it ever seems like there isn't,

just remember what we
accomplished here today.

Preserve life at all costs.

That will be the number one rule
in Legion code from now on.

It truly was an honor.

If you ever wanna meet
the rest of the Legion...

just put this ring on.

I've reprogrammed it for time travel only.

No flights. Not yet.

So it looks like you're
gonna have to learn

to fly without training wheels.

Just focus on 3009.

We'll be there to greet you.


But I think I'll stick closer
to my time zone for a while.

We do hope we see you again.


Be careful in the days ahead.

Long live the Legion.

I didn't think you were much for jewelry.

I'm not. It was a going-away gift.

It's strange to meet people
who know exactly where you're going.

Exactly when you're gonna get there.

Well, they don't know everything.

I mean, if they did,
Chloe wouldn't be alive right now.

And unfortunately,
they didn't have what I had.

Human parents who taught me more
than just how to use my abilities.

They have a different role model.

With everything I've learned,
everything I've been through...

apparently, I'm just getting started.

According to the Legion...

I will accomplish things so legendary,
I'll be known throughout the galaxy.


And you're not sure that you'll be able
to live up to that.

Clark, there is no doubt in my mind
that you will.

Just do it on your schedule, not theirs.

Well, did they happen to mention
anything about your place in history?

A little.

But the way I see it,
it doesn't really matter.

Our destiny, it's not written
in some book in the future.

We write it ourselves, every day.

And the question is,
what do we write next?