Smallville (2001–2011): Season 8, Episode 21 - Injustice - full transcript

Chloe mysteriously returns to Smallville where she gives Clark the idea of killing Davis by telling him he can't keep the beast under control. Unknown to Clark, Tess has gotten together a ...

Previously on Smallville:

- How many times do I have to apologize?
- I don't want an apology.

- What the hell were you so afraid of?
- You.

It'll be okay, Tommy. I promise.

How could you do this to me?
Just stay away.

I want to introduce you to some people,
a sort of team.

We'll make a hero out of you yet.

Lex deserved to die, Chloe.

- This is murder.
- You know what I did was right.

You can't tell Clark.

- I will do anything for you.
- Let's leave Smallville.

Where are you? Chloe?

I said no.

We can't risk the casualties, okay?
You wait for the team to move in.

Well, you seem to be taking
my open-door policy...

...a little liberally these days, don't you?

I assumed after you ambushed me
in my barn...

...and accused me of being an alien Jesus
that we had dropped any formalities.

You know, I can't say
that the sarcasm adds to your coy charm...

...but please, come in.

Greasy Kung Pao for one?

I don't have much of an appetite.

Okay, then, tell me.

What's on your mind, Clark?

Do you really think that spreading panic
is responsible journalism?

Making Davis Bloome
front-page news every day is reckless.


Well, I think reckless is not doing everything
in your power to stop him.

Starting a massive manhunt
isn't helping anyone.

Clark, if you don't want to admit
your true identity, that's fine.

But we both know that Davis Bloome...

...isn't a man.

He's a beast.

If he is this beast...

...then encouraging the police
to go after him is dangerous.

People will die.

And when that happens...'ll know where to find him.

So that you can finally slay
the proverbial dragon.

This is not some fairy tale.

Some dark part of you needs to be saved,
but I am not your white knight.

You're risking innocent lives,
including Chloe's.

Oh, right,
the accomplice of the serial killer.

No, she's his hostage,
and she's in the most danger.

If you're so worried
about her getting hurt...

...why are you fighting my help, hmm?

Maybe it's because you're actually afraid
to find Davis.

Because the pure
and virtuous Clark Kent...

...can't face what he'll have to do...

...what you were destined to do,
when that moment comes.


I'm just making sure
you embrace the inevitable.


- still waiting on the school...

Pool tag. You're it.


Please help me!





- No.
- Chloe, it's me, Clark.

It's me, it's me. It's Clark.

- It's okay.
- Clark.


It's okay.

It's okay.

He's found her.

Now it's time we make our move.

We really should get you to the hospital,

I understand
if you don't wanna talk about it.


He never left me alone.

There was this motel
just outside Metropolis that we found...

...and he wouldn't let me leave.



I was so scared.

We just hid during the day until dark...


...and then one day he decided...

...that it was time to leave.

And so we stopped at this gas station.

And I just ran.

- You're safe now.
- No, Clark.


He's still out there.

Anything that was good in him
is now gone.

No one's safe.

Not until you destroy that beast.

I can't believe we lost track
of that thing.

If I had their powers,
I would've gotten the job done.

They're the ones that screwed up,
not us.

So quick to assign blame?

I taught you
to take care of one another.

You were trained as a team.
If one of you fails, then all of you fail.

What the hell is going on here?

Livewire and Neutron found the monster.

By the time Parasite and I showed up,
things had gotten messy.

She said Neutron zapped him
with some sort of radioactive blast.

Your mission...

...was to find him
and then wait until I sent the Traveler.

Is that all you can think about?

- Neutron's dead.

- Back off.
BETTE: Tess was trying to keep us safe.

It was you and Neutron
who didn't wait for backup.

That thing caught us tailing him,
and he attacked.

We didn't have a chance.

I am not gonna be the opening act
to this Traveler...

...when you won't even clue us in
to who it is.

I want out.

What, so you can go back to stealing cars
and running from the cops?

Look, Tess turned your life around...

...gave us a place where we belonged...

...a chance to do something good
for the world.

We all suffered a loss here...

...but we should learn a lesson from this.

We're only strong when we're together.

If we find that beast,
you will save so many lives.

You can't walk away from that.

Watch me.

Go find another sucker to be your hero.


Thanks for the power-up.


It's up to you two now to find him.

Don't worry. We won't let you down.

So, what are you gonna do with me now?

Put me back in jail?

Cyborg, lmpulse and Canary
have a wide net out for Davis.

So far, they haven't caught anything.

How's Chloe?

Something happened.

I can't believe I put her through something
like this again. First Brainiac and now Davis.

It's not even over yet.
He's still out there.

Yeah, and something tells me,
without his beauty to soothe the beast...

...we don't have much time.

Davis may not be as invincible
as we thought.

There is something that might work.

But I can't do it alone.

Yeah. If it means getting rid of this guy
once and for all, just say the word, I'm in.

Good, because we're gonna need the help
of Lex Luthor.

You know, last time I heard,
Lex was in no condition to lend a hand.

When Lex was murdered, he left
his Kryptonian research to Tess Mercer.

Meteor rocks, crystals and artifacts.
She keeps them all in a safe.

I think she has something
that might work on Davis.

It's Black Kryptonite.

I need you to steal it.

Because if there's meteor rock in there,
it could kill you. I get it.

Well, it's been a while, but I could probably
find my way into the ice queen's vault.

Thank you. I knew I could count on you.

That's never gonna change.

Believe me, I know how difficult this is.
We're supposed to be the good guys.

But sometimes
we have to get our hands dirty... what's necessary.

It's the only option.

We need to kill Davis Bloome.


What are you doing with the crystal?

Look, Chloe.

Don't worry. I don't want you involved.
You've been through enough already.

Clark, I just survived a Gothic romance
with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

I think I can handle
anything you throw at me.

I'm gonna save Davis.


When did you plan on telling me this?

I wasn't gonna tell you
till I took care of it.

Clark, you told me
that you sent Oliver on a mission... find your own brand
of Kryptonian hemlock.

I lied.

I don't know, Chloe.

It seems in order to do the right thing
there has to be lies and secrets attached.

I didn't know if Oliver would help
if I told the truth.

Which is?

My parents once used Black Kryptonite
to split off my Kryptonian side.

I'm gonna separate Davis from the beast
and send Doomsday to the Phantom Zone.

Spare me the Kryptonian mumbo jumbo.
You have to bend the rules on this one.

When I took Davis to the Fortress,
you stopped me from sending him away.

- You knew he was worth saving.
- I was wrong.

No, you weren't wrong, Chloe.

I know what you've been through, but
there's still a side of Davis that's human.

So then what if the plan fails?

It won't.

Sometimes justice...'s not about making
the easy decision.

Sometimes it's about finding
that last bit of good in someone...

...and saving them from themselves.

You taught me that.


What is it?

It's from Dr. Emil.

Doomsday struck again.

John Jones gave me the heads-up
when Granville police got the call.

He's stalling local authorities,
but we have to move fast.

Bone spur embedded
six inches into concrete.

- Right, Doomsday did make an appearance.
- Yeah, unfortunately, he had an audience.

A man and a woman, both dead.

We have to stop him
before he kills more innocent people.

Maybe they weren't so innocent.
They were both meteor-infected.

From evidence we've gathered,
it looks like they were hunting him.

Great. Now that Tess made Davis
public enemy number one...

...we have bounty hunters on the case.

Who died
doing what they believed was right.

Maybe, but I think something else
is going on here.

The two victims died
from very different causes.

She's been marked.

Are you sure the beast killed her?
There's not a mark on her body.

It's because he didn't kill her.

This did.

It's a temporal-lobe implant.

A GPS device
that's also a small explosive.

I don't know what triggered it,
but when it went off it killed her.

It was blown into her ear canal,
where I found it.

So someone other than Doomsday
wanted her dead.

Someone who was controlling her.

And monitoring her.

Chloe, are you okay?

Yeah, I think all the mayhem
is just a little more than I can handle.

- I'm gonna go outside for some fresh air.
- Look, Chloe.

I don't like you going alone,
not when Doomsday could be so nearby.

Clark, it's just outside.

Trust me, if he comes back, I'll holler.

I know all that she's been through
must be taking its toll...

...but I think something else
is going on with her.

Why would you say that?

Her feelings for Davis Bloome
may be stronger than she's telling you.

Last week...

...she came to me desperate to cure him.

She didn't tell me that.

Well, that's not surprising, Clark.

When it comes to affairs of the heart...

...everyone uses secrets and lies
to protect the ones they love.

Bette, I think we have a serious problem.

You guys were there.
You must have seen what happened.

It ticked me off
that she screwed up the job...

...but all I did to Livewire
was hoover her powers.

Yeah, when we left,
Miss Scaredy-Cat had all nine lives.

I know it wasn't us. That's the point.

There was an explosive microchip
in her brain that landed her in a body bag.

Look, I'm sorry she's history,
but what's it got to do with us?

We're wasting time.

Should be hunting Godzilla
before he tears down Metropolis.

Don't you get it?
Tess put that thing in her head.

I'm starting to wonder
if we can believe anything she's said.

Look, Tess kept us out of jail
and Belle Reve.

She pays for our room, our ride
and our three squares a day.

She gave me the home I never had,
and she did a lot more for you.

When everybody else turned their backs
on us, she was there.

I don't wanna believe it either.

But after the tests and procedures
we had at Black Creek...

...who's to say
we're not chipped right now?

Do you know how long it took for Tess
to put this team together?

Why would she ice one of us
in cold blood?

BETTE: She's done us too many solids
to do something like that.

Somebody else pulled the plug on Livewire,
not Tess.

Come on. We're finishing this job,
just like we promised her.

Bette, I think we have a serious problem.

Your secretary said you were out.

If your assignment was to insult your new
business partner, you get an A-plus.

And you flunked getting the hint.

I don't have time for a wine tasting,

Corporate titans
need to learn how to multitask, Tess.

- It's all business.
- That's not a quarterly earnings report.

You're always very perceptive.

You know, I like that in a woman.

It's a turn-on.

If I remember correctly...

...when it comes to the opposite sex...

...there's little that doesn't turn you on.

Actually, there's only been one woman
that ever had that effect.

Nice try.

I'm still busy.

It's to celebrate the reopening
of the geothermal power station.

I don't think you're understanding
the significance.

No, I get the PR benefits.

But the ecofriendly little girl who wanted
to grow up and be a marine biologist...

...surely she's excited that we're reducing
our carbon footprint, right?

Well, thanks to all the men in my life,
that little girl grew up.

Now she only has time to worry
about things like investor satisfaction...

...and balance sheets.

Well, I remember when the only sheets
that separated us were made of silk.

- All you cared about was saving the planet.
- Oh, I still wanna save the planet.

It's just some of the people
that I could do without.

Look, I have things to do, Oliver.


Yep. No, I'm sure you're busy. It's...

Boy, I gotta tell you, though,
it's a shame, you know.

It's a '64 Sallier.
It's from my private collection.

I was thinking
we could just take the afternoon off...

...and, uh, pop the cork.

Keep your cork in your pants.

Your loss.





Why did you take off
without telling me?

And then not answer your cell phone
when I called?

Do you know
I've been searching everywhere for you?

Sorry, Clark.

Look, I've already got reasons
not to trust Oliver, but now you?

You want me to save Davis,
now you're asking me to kill him.

So I need to know what's going on.

I know you're hiding something.

You're right, Clark.

I've been lying to you
ever since I came back.

I know the girl who was killed.

Her name was Leslie Willis,
a.k.a. Livewire.

You know, I was using the Isis computers
to hack into Tess' mainframe...

...and I found all of this.

Together with the other inmates from
Black Creek, Leslie was part of a team...

...assembled by Tess.

Eva Greer?

Tess' assistant is meteor-infected?

But Tess betrayed her.

It was all a deception that...


Chloe? Chloe.


What's happening?

Chloe, tell me what's happening.




This means Chloe
is still out there with Doomsday.

I can't believe
I didn't see through Eva's disguise.

Well, she was a shape-shifter, Clark.
It was her job to fool you.

She knew
that by posing as your best friend...

...she'd catch you
at your most vulnerable.

They've all been tagged.

As much as I hate what Eva did,
she didn't deserve this.

I know who killed her.

She told me. She and the others
are all working for Tess.

If Mercer has a team looking for Doomsday,
Chloe could get caught in the crossfire.

I'm not gonna stand here and wait
to find out. Tess needs to be stopped now.


In my experience with rats... never corner one.

Not when they're this lethal.

She put kill switches
in both Eva and the other girl.

If the rest of her team is wired
and you confront her...

...she could hit a remote
and kill them all.

You said these implants
are also GPS devices.

That means they work on a frequency.

Do you think you can isolate it?

I could piggyback on the signal
and locate the others.

Tess' people are hunting Doomsday.

If I can find them...

...I can find Chloe.

Eva, we've been
searching downtown for hours.

Look, the beast is MIA, and so are you.

Look, I'm starting to lose it.

Call me back.

CLARK: Bette.
- Get away from me.

- It's okay. I'm here to help.
- Right.

Last time you helped, you gave me
a one-way ticket to Belle Reve.

I know that Tess Mercer got you out.

She promised to turn your life around,
but she's not the friend you think she is.

She killed Eva and Livewire.

She died in my arms. I'm here
to make sure that doesn't happen to you.

- You're lying.
- How do you think I found you?

Look, Tess Mercer...

...she put some sort of kill switch
in your temple. She's tracking you with it.

No. No, why would she do that?
She sent us out to find Chloe and Davis.

Because she said
we were gonna be heroes.

You still can be.

But first, we need to make sure
that you're safe.

So tell me where everyone is,
and I'll take you to a doctor who can help.

Then we can find
Chloe and Davis together.

Not until that bitch is dead.

- I know how angry you are.
- You don't have a clue.

But Tess Mercer is gonna find out
how explosive my temper really is.

I'm gonna turn her over to the authorities.
That's the right thing to do.

You can afford
to do the right thing, Clark.

Nobody can hurt you,
because you're some kind of super freak.

Me? I want real justice,
and I'm gonna make sure I get it.

I won't let you do that.


You don't have the power to stop us.



Oh, dude.

I thought you were just fast on your feet.

You're so much more.

Don't hurt him.

There's nothing he can do.

He's not in control this time.

East corridor secure.

Sweet dreams.




Plastique and Parasite
fell off the grid 20 minutes ago.

Keep trying their cells.

And come get me
the moment that you make contact.


Oh, please, don't stop getting undressed
on my account.

You really don't know
the meaning of boundaries.

I know you shot me down earlier,
but I'm eager to try another flyby.

How did you even get past security?

They must've been sleeping on the job.

Oliver, I think it's time for you to leave.



- Where the hell are your pants?
- Yeah. Yeah, I hid my pants.

Like that time I hid your clothes in Fiji,
in the cabana. Remember?

That was a good time.

If I remember correctly, we spent
the rest of the vacation au naturel.

You can streak down memory lane
all by yourself.

Those days are over for me.


Because I'm pretty sure I felt some
of the old chemistry earlier this afternoon.

Oh, there was tension, mm-hm...

...but it wasn't sexual.

Well, I beg to differ, Tess, because
I've seen that look in your eyes before.

What do you say, hmm?

I'll fly you to places
you never knew existed.

You know, you might wanna
cool your jets there, ace.

Maybe we should start over.

It's too late for that now.


Thanks to the volts you made me take
from Livewire, I deep-fried your little chips.

We should've known you were only
pretending to be the good mother hen.


Looks like your freaks
have come home to roost.

Were you able to get through?

I tried calling the mansion,
but the lines were down.

Someone's gotta warn Tess.
I need to get to Smallville now.

Are you there yet?

I'm at the corner of Marshall and Beeman.
I don't see anything.

All right, turn north
and walk about 30 feet.

It's not faster than a speeding bullet,
but it'll get you there pretty quick.




Are you in pain, huh?

Think how Livewire and Eva felt
when you popped their brains.

They betrayed us all.

You're the one who betrayed us.

Just tell me what you want.

First, you're gonna give us access
to the inmate files from Black Creek.

Then we're gonna reach out
to everyone that suffered your injustice...

...and form our own league.

PARASITE: You may have recruited us,
but we're free agents now.

And with all that power... one will ever mess with us
ever again.

Cough up the password to those files.

I'm not about to let the world
get taken over by a bunch of freaks.

Well, this freak's gonna make you talk.

Get away from her.


Gutsy move coming in with no firepower.

You're better than this, Bette.
I know you are.



It's Plastique now. And no, I'm not.

If being better means letting people
like her get away with murder...

...we'd rather be the bad guys.


Stop. Let him go.

- You have to...
CLARK: Come here.

The pain, it's killing me.

You can stop the pain.
Just give me my powers back.



You'll be happy to know our misguided
teens are locked in a secret rehab facility...

...where escape's not an option...

...and Tess won't be able
to get her hands on them again.

So we can focus
on finding Chloe and Davis.

Where's the kryptonite ring?

It's in a safe place.

You know something? You're lucky
I had that thing. It saved your life.

You know that ring can kill me.
Why would you make something like that?

I didn't make it.

I took the ring.

After I took Lex Luthor's life.

You're responsible for the explosion.

You know, Lex may have been your friend
a lifetime ago, Clark.

But eventually, he would've killed you.
That meteor-rock ring is proof.

Why were you wearing it?

In case I don't agree
with the next murder you plan?

You know what, this is great.

Really, really great.

You don't have the guts
to take out that murdering bastard.

I come in, I mop up your mess.

And what do you do?
You get all self-righteous on me.

We do what we have to do, Clark.

In your heart, you know
that was my only choice...

...because you're gonna do the same thing
when you find Davis.

And all I can do is hope...

...that the guilt doesn't weigh you down
as much as it does me.

Well, thank you, Oliver.

But I'll take it from here.

All right, look, we don't see eye to eye
on everything. That's no secret, Clark.

We're still on the same side.

No, we're not.

I see.

You're not gonna use that thing
to kill him, are you?

I'm gonna use it to split Davis
from the beast...

...and send Doomsday
to the Phantom Zone alone.

Well, I guess I wasn't the only one
hiding something then.

I didn't have a choice, Oliver.

I had to tell you what you wanted
so you'd get me the Black Kryptonite.

How many more lives are you willing to
sacrifice if your plan fails this time, Clark?

Put your ego aside.
You have a responsibility.

My responsibility is to do what's right.

Like it or not, we stand for something.

We set an example for others to follow.

And if we don't, then we're no better
than the people we fight.

I'm not your enemy, Clark.

Then who are you?

You looking for the crystal?

Let me guess, Eva told you all about it.

I thought I'd finally figured out the whole
Kal-El puzzle with the Veritas journal...

...but sending her in undercover did seem
to reveal a few missing Kryptonian pieces.

So, what'd you do?

Have one of your Black Creek inmates steal
the crystal before you had them murdered?

I had nothing
to do with their deaths, Clark.

Black Creek was Lex Luthor's project.

The chips were implanted there.

The technology was untested.
If it malfunctioned... can't blame me.

I'm sure there's no way
to tie it back to you.

You've already had your people
cover your tracks.

Where is the crystal?

I had it destroyed.

So that you'd have no choice
but to kill the beast.

Sending him to some otherworldly prison,
that's not enough.

How many people have you sent to jail...

...only to have them
slip through the system?

What if that happened again?

You can't tell me that no one's
ever escaped from this Phantom Zone.

This isn't your battle.

So you admit that it's yours?

Clark, don't you see
that I'm doing this all for you?

- For me?
- Yes.

You're so delusional
you put together a small army... make some fictional prophecy
come true.

Clark, the mark of a true hero... somebody who's willing to sacrifice
his own personal morality... help keep the world safe.

No one has the right
to choose who lives and dies.

I was beginning to think
that you were different from Lex.

I was wrong.

The difference... that he turned his back on you.

But I still believe.

I understand...

...that if everyone was more like you,
the world would be a better place.

But the truth
is that that's out of your hands now.

You can't avoid your fate.

Lex did teach me one thing.

The word "fate" is used by people
who've lost sight of who they are.

Why are you so determined
to see Davis Bloome die?

That's simple, Clark.

An entire civilization's survival
depends on it.

Is Kal-El ready to fulfill the prophecy?

I did as you asked.

The crystal has been destroyed.

Then you shall be the savior of Kandor.