Smallville (2001–2011): Season 8, Episode 3 - Toxic - full transcript

Oliver Queen is poisoned at a charity fundraiser and Clark races around the world to find a cure.



So it turns out
global warming's just another excuse... take your clothes off.

I know what it looks like, but Oliver claims
they raise ton of money at this thing.

Yeah, at 500 bucks a plate, I'll bet.

I'm just glad you've got your press pass.

Although as much
as I love the one-on-one time...

...I gotta say, I'm actually surprised
Lois unattached you from her hip.

What do you mean?
Lois and I aren't always together.

You see her more than I see Jimmy,
and we're engaged.

What are you trying to say?

Never mind.

I guess I just always thought
that I would be the one circling your typos.

Lois doesn't circle typos.
She underlines them two or three times.

And she couldn't skip out early.

In typical Lois fashion,
she's already on Tess' bad side.


That's assuming that the Luthor wannabe
has a good side.

I know she's a diehard Lex supporter,
but up until this point, she's been civil.



And I'm sure the flowing hair and piercing
green eyes didn't sway you at all.

It doesn't change the fact
that Lex knows my secret.

If she truly is following in Lex's footsteps,
then she may not be far behind.

You're right, and if Lex chose her
to carry on his legacy...

...she must be handled
with extreme caution.

I see them. Adrianna.

MAN 1: Adrianna.
WOMAN 2: Can we get a picture please?

MAN 2:
Hell of a week. Look at the turnout.

MAN 3: Oliver.
MAN 4: Smile.

- Oh, that was great.
MAN 2: You guys look great.


MAN 1: Oliver, smile.
WOMAN 1: Oliver.

MAN 2:
Ollie, can we get...?


Looks like Ollie's party started
in the limo.

No. He'd never show up drunk.

Excuse me. Excuse me.

Oliver, come on. Just stand up.

Hey, back off, back off.

- What?
- I know you're not drunk.

- Come on, let's get you to a hospital.
- No. No hospital, please.

Oliver, what's happened to you?


I have 12 hours to live.

Chloe, he's getting worse.

If it's poison,
we need to get him go to a hospital.

- Davis is on his way.
- He needs a doctor, Chloe.

Clark, if Oliver said
he wants to avoid all MDs and hospitals...

...I?m sure he has a really good reason.

- I'm not gonna watch my friend die.
- Clark, you think this is easy for me?

I know Oliver too.
I worked side by side with him.

And when he says to do something
it's always for a reason.

But this time it's different.
His life's at stake.

Clark, if you were lying on that couch,
I would do whatever you asked.

I wouldn't hesitate. Now trust him.

Let me check his phone and see if I can find
the number of the girl he was with tonight.

- Thank God. Davis.
- He is a lot worse than you said he was.

- We think he may have been poisoned.
- Can you help him?


His pulse is racing and he's burning up.

He's stable, so I can set up a heart
monitor and take his blood.

But if things don't look better in one hour,
I gotta bring him in.

I know you're risking your job to do this,
but you can trust me.


Watch him. If anything changes, call.
I'll get the monitor.


His date's name is Adrianna.
It showed up in the calendar.

And she didn't call after he disappeared?

And she won't pick up either.
I'm gonna go and see if she's still there.

Well, let's hope for Oliver's sake
that she knows something.




Latest dish with a side order
of spellcheck.

Grisly murders down on Hampton.

Lois Lane. I haven't fired you yet?

Guess you're too busy
printing my stories.

What's with the Oliver Queen collage?

I figured the news had trickled down
to the basement by now.

You know, for a renowned party boy,
Queen doesn't know how to hold his liquor.


Metropolis may have
its very own Jack the Ripper...

...and you're preoccupied
with smearing a humanitarian.

Do you even know Oliver Queen?

Not like you do.

Come on, you can't tell me
you don't get a twinge of pleasure...

...seeing your ex take a public nosedive.

Look, he's a good person who stands up
against corruption and social injustice.


I was gonna offer you the story,
but after that testimonial...'re obviously not objective enough
to uncover the rest of it.

It's not exactly a news flash.
You drink, you get drunk.

When someone leaves a club
fall-down drunk, the story only gets better.

I need someone to get to the bottom of this
without suffering an emotional meltdown.

Please. You know,
you need to read your gossip column.

Oliver and I were through a long time ago.
I'll take the story.






MAN: Let's get her inside.
We have shallow breathing.

Okay, cover her. Cover her.


What happened to her?

Someone found her passed out,
OD'd on something or other.

- Did she say anything?
- She's barely breathing.

Lucky if she makes it
to the hospital alive.

Come on, Oliver.

Whatever's going on inside you,
you can beat it.



Can anyone hear me?


All right.

Here's the deal.

Normally, I don't eat anything
with more than 99 legs on it...

...but I haven't eaten for days.

Kind of a bummer for both of us, right?

Uh, okay, you win. Go.



MAN 1:
They're on the boat.


MAN 2: Pull away.
MAN 1: Off the boat.

MAN 3:
Yes, sir, captain.

MAN 1: Everything off the boat.
MAN 3: Aye, aye.

MAN 1: Give me a hand with this, will you?
MAN 2: Okay, I got it.

That's good.

MAN 1:
Now, come on, let's do this.

All right, let's move it.




Hey, have you seen Ollie?
Apparently he's boozed his way into a...

Wow, who has he been partying with,
M?tley Cr?e?

- Lois, it's not what you think.
- Find me a 24-hour market.

I need a sports drink, as much vitamin B
as you can get, and one dill pickle.

Let's go, ticktock.

He's not hung over, Lois.

What's going on?

Clark's trying to figure it out,
but we do know that it's serious.

He's been poisoned.

My God.


It's Lois.


What's he doing here?
He needs a real doctor.

He said no hospitals.

I'm actually conscious,
and I'm saying he needs one.

Lois, I know what it looks like, okay?

But right now Oliver needs people
he can trust, and this is what he wanted.

You're right.

I know Ollie better than anyone,
and if he said no hospitals...


...then I guess we have to take his word
for it.

- Ollie?

What are you saying?



Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

- Get these things off of me.
TESS: Shh. Shh.

- I hate leeches.
TESS: Stay down.

We can't take them off yet.


What the hell happened? What is this?

You need your rest.

What's going on here?

- What is this?
- I'm Tess.

Okay, I promised them
that I could save you.

With leeches?

They produce a curing enzyme.

You were poisoned
by a very highly toxic plant.

It's not that I don't appreciate
the sentiment.

I know it sounds crazy,
but I'm a marine biologist.

We study this stuff.

Without this enzyme,
you'd be dead in 12 hours.

A hospital would've misdiagnosed you...

...pumped you full of adrenaline,
and killed you instantly.

I guess you're lucky.

And that shotgun at the door?

Should I feel lucky about that too?

My friend and I...

...we've been kidnapped.


Davis. I'm looking for Oliver's date.
She was just admitted.

I'm bringing Oliver in.

We need a little more time.

We couldn't identify the poison...

...but it was something that they drank
in the limo on the way to the fundraiser.

- Adrianna's a victim too?
- Was a victim.

She's fine now. We treated her
with adrenaline and her stats evened out.

- Wait, 10 minutes ago she was dying.
- Modern medicine, Clark.

That girl's living proof that Oliver's too sick
to know what he's talking about.



Code blue.

Get a doctor.

Her pupils are completely dilated.
Her fever's through the roof.

We need 40 cc's of nitro now, now.

She's going into shock. Stay with us.


It's not quite the scenario I pictured
if I ever ran into a woman on this island.

Just be glad that it worked.

What did they do to you?

We were in Fiji doing marine research...

...and this speedboat
came out of nowhere...

...and it attacked us.


They killed everyone. They killed our guide
and three of my classmates.

Well, how many are there?

There's the one at the door...

...and there's a guy named Marcos.

On their way to Thailand,
their boat started taking water... they stopped here to fix it.

How's your friend?

She'll be okay.

We'll all be okay.
We just have to get out of here.

So how's our golden goose?

Oh, you don't think I know who you are?

Oliver Queen.

- No idea what you're talking about.
- You're famous.

Everyone knows you're that rich brat
who took off with his friends on a yacht...

...and partied his way into a shipwreck.

And lucky for us,
not all of you were shark bait.



Just let them go, huh?

I have a different idea.

No! Megan!

We'll ransom him for millions.

No, no, no!

If you kill her,
you're gonna have to kill me first.

- You're not gonna die for her.
- I have been stuck...

...on this godforsaken island
for two years.

So I figure if I die... least I die for something.

The boat's almost done.

Then we are out of here.


Look at us, the noble couple.

I let you go, and in return,
you were supposed to save the world.

But this, Ollie...

...this isn't saving the world, is it?

This is you backing out
on your end of the deal.


You know, maybe...

Maybe we had it wrong.

Maybe our...

...story ends
and neither of us are heroes.

Because you're not the only one
who couldn't hold up his end of the deal.

The truth is...

...sometimes I wonder
if I should have ever let you go.



How's he doing?

Clark, can I talk to you for a second?

The hospital couldn't identify the poison.

The profile doesn't match
any public database.

How are we supposed to find an antidote
to a poison that doesn't have a name?

Name it ourselves.

Cyanobacteria in Oliver's blood
shares a similar molecular makeup... the chloroplasts found
in a flower of the Nerium genus.

Here. Now, there's only one species
of Nerium, oleander.

But that doesn't exactly
narrow things down.

- Chloe...
- However, the high concentration...

...of cardioglycosides
rules out several subspecies...

...orienting us in the South Pacific.

- Why are you looking at me like that?
- Like I'm at a Met U lecture?

Chloe, you're the smartest person I know
by a long shot.

But since when can you trace chemicals
from an obscure flower?

It's no big deal.
I'm expanding my knowledge base.

You're getting smarter.

I don't have time
to discuss this with you right now.


What is all this, Chloe?

Thanks to Lex's obsession with toxins
and viruses...

...LuthorCorp has the most comprehensive
collection of organic material on the planet.

You're reading all this, aren't you?

There it is.

If LuthorCorp has this flower,
then they have the antidote.

As much as I appreciate
whatever it is you just did...

...this is all because of Brainiac, isn't it?

All right, I admit it.

After he attacked me, my hacking skills
went from analog to digital.

And whether I like it or not, I can read
and process data at lightning-fast speed.

I know right now you are making a list
in your head...

...of all the possible ways
this could be your fault, but please don't.

If this is because of Brainiac,
we don't know what can happen.

Exactly. No one knows.

So let's not worry about it until we have to.
Clark, this is my life.

For once, some good came
from something horrible.

I'm choosing to look at this as a gift,
one that could help us save Oliver's life.

Now trust me.

I think it's time to call in a favor
with your new boss.


It does bring out your eyes.

That tie.

I was wondering if you could help me.
A friend of mine has been poisoned.

Doctors can't help him...

...but I think LuthorCorp owns the lab
that makes the antidote.

Believe me,
my heart goes out to your friend...

...but I don't have some secret stash
of toxins or antidotes.

There must be something you can do.
Lex never abandons a project.

He doesn't, does he?

I'm still catching up on the ones
he's named after constellations.

But if this lab exists,
I don't know about it.

Look, I realize that you're my boss...

...and that your job requires a certain level
of secrecy.

But the antidote to this plant
could save my friend's life.

Who exactly is your friend?

His name is Oliver Queen.
He doesn't have much time to live.

I'm not gonna stand here
and lie to you, Clark.

But I can't help you either.

The lab was relocated
to Campo Grande, Brazil.

Even if I made a call,
we'd never get the antidote here in time.

You must be Lois.

You must be the one
who's actually qualified to do this.

He's dying.

I'm sorry.

Here's what's gonna happen, dimples.

You are going to reach
into that handy little tackle box...

...and pull us out a miracle.

Oliver Queen does not die today.

The best I can do is keep him alive
a few minutes longer.

Then do it.


I gave this bracelet to Megan
for her birthday.

She was my best friend.

She was joking around when she said
that she'd wear it till the day that she died.

Okay, easy, easy. Shh.

Let me help.

There you go.


Come here.

Shh. Come here.

I'm so sorry.

What are you doing?

They'll kill us.

I swore that
if I ever made it off this island...

...I?d change.

I wouldn't waste my life.

It starts now.

Let's go.

The boat's ready. Let's go.

Hurry up.

Careful. That flower's poisonous.


You're not gonna leave me here to die.

You wanna live,
you crawl down to the leech pond.

Make some new friends.

You ready to go home?


Just hit 106. He's on fire.

Just like Adrianna.
We need more ice and towels.

In the back.

Come on, Ollie. Hold on.

Come on.


He can't take much more of this.

Out of the way.

Lois, I need you to breathe for me.


Come on, Ollie, stay with me.

Clark, he's dying.

Use it.


I don't get it. This antidote doesn't exist.

Queen Industries. They have a lab nearby.


You have to go find Mercy.

- What?
- Tess Mercer. Clark, please.

Whoever did this to me,
they're gonna go after her next.

- You know Tess?
- There's no time, Clark.

She's working late.
She's at the Daily Planet.

Damn it.

Miss me?

You left me on that island to die.

You're not an easy person to track down,
are you?

There's the scared little girl I remember.

You haven't changed a bit.

I think you'd be surprised.

I meant to write you a postcard
to say thank you.

You were one of the men in my life
that taught me how to fight back.


What happened to the party boy
hanging up his beer bongs... that he could do good?

- I'm not the guy in that article anymore.
- Course you're not.

You're Oliver Queen,
world-famous Samaritan.

And I was his first save.

Excuse me, you, um...

You know you were much more than that.

I'm glad you're okay, Oliver.

I need the chief of Queen Industries
alive and well...

...if LuthorCorp
is gonna keep its competitive edge.

I'm happy to help.

This is great.

A few pay grades up
from your days studying jellyfish...

...and protesting whaler ships, huh?

You're not the first person... wonder how I arrived at the helm
of the Luthor dynasty.

Well, what's to wonder?

You play to win.

I found out how ruthless you were
a long time ago.

After what you did to me, did you expect
me to just sit around and eat ice cream?

No, you'd rather work
for my greatest enemy...

...and then, just when I think
the knife can't twist any farther... take over his entire company.

Oh, so that's what you do...

...when you're not writing checks
and grinning for the cameras.

You sit around pondering ways
that I've dedicated my life to your downfall.

I'm sorry to break it to you, Oliver,
but everything I did, I did for me.

Well, then I guess our past is behind us.

It has been
since the day that you said goodbye.

Oh, wait.

- You never actually did, did you?
- Is that why you called me here? Hm?

Because it's on the tip of my tongue.


I called you to give you this.

I realize that Lionel Luthor is dead
and buried...

...but maybe this will help you sleep
at night.

- Lois.
- Hey, thanks, Smallville.

- Starting to get the hang of things here.
- That was...

I spoke to Chloe.
She said you didn't come home last night.


So not what you're thinking.

I may have played nurse with Oliver,
but it never progressed to doctor.

I've been working here all night.

"Kitten Adoption Fair This Sunday"?

You gave up your article on Oliver
for this?

Doesn't sound like you, Lois.

Is it possible you were more shaken up
about last night than you realized?

You think?

I was practically a three-shot martini.

Yeah, but it doesn't mean you have
to bury your emotions in your work.

This will be the most heartbreaking
kitten-adoption story you've ever read.

- What am I doing? Ollie and I are through.
- Maybe.

But just because your relationship's over
doesn't mean the feelings go away.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch the
goodbye tape Lana sent more than once.

Well, I'd rather avoid a ride
on the Clark-and-Lana roller coaster.

No offense.

It's okay.

I've got a delicate enough ego as it is.

I am not cut out to date a guy
with a hero complex.

I mean, you were there.

You saw him at the fundraiser.
He's an icon, the Man of Tomorrow.

And I'm just Lois Lane,
the girl who writes about it.

- There's nothing wrong with that.
- Right.

So when the occasional feelings flare up,
you gotta trust your gut, as hard as it is...

...and realize that you broke up
for a reason.



That one's on the house, Smallville.

You should know, I'm allergic to cats.

Get to work. Chop-chop.

I thought I closed those.

- I'm sorry, they were open.
- What are you doing here?

Uh, well, I was checking in on Oliver.

It was a hell of a close call last night.
He's got a pretty great crew of friends.

Renegade paramedic included.

You must have done pretty well
on your SATs.

I thought you said you studied journalism.

Yeah, journalism,
and then the core classes...

...and some, you know,
electives and stuff.

Level with me, Chloe.
Are you some kind of genius?

I'm embarrassing you.

There's a reason I keep the doors closed.

You know,
there's nothing wrong with being smart.

When the seating chart at your wedding
looks more like a Euclidean algorithm...

...than a dining hall, you know
you've got something seriously wrong.


And the guy next to you
on that seating chart?

What does he think about all this?

He doesn't know.

Well, it's all sort of just happening.

Which is why I would really prefer it
if we could keep it between us.

Look, Chloe,
I think that in some weird way...

...we all have some part of us
that we hold underneath the surface.

I'll bet even I do.




So I hear I'm not the only one in town
who owes you a drink.

Tess Mercer's attacker was arrested
last night.

Why didn't you tell me
you knew Tess Mercer before?

It was in the past.

I'm not exactly proud
of the way things turned out.

Doesn't change the fact
that she knew the guy who tried to kill you.

Yeah, well, it makes sense to me.

The guy came after me,
then he's gonna go after her.

She's the other captain of industry
in town, so...

With all that poison in your system,
are you sure adding more is the best idea?

Yeah, Clark, why don't you stick
to your milk shakes, huh?

I'll know when I've had enough.

Lionel Luthor killed my parents.

You figured that out from flight records?
I mean, it was a plane crash.

Yeah, it was a plane crash,
and according to that...

...there were LuthorCorp employees
on the maintenance log.

You think Lionel paid them
to sabotage the plane?

Did you know about this?

You were the son Lionel never had.
The guy knew everything about you.

Don't stand there and tell me...

...that you didn't know
a couple of his dirty little secrets.

Look, Oliver, I was afraid
that you'd do something you'd regret.

Something I regret? Like what, Clark?

You thought I was gonna kill him?
Is that it?

I wouldn't have killed him.

I survived for two years on an island
by myself, Clark.

When it wasn't pouring rain,
it was blistering sun.

There were mosquitoes that ate me alive.

It's okay, because you know what?
It made me strong.

You may be invincible,
but you are not fearless, are you?

You're afraid to trust your friends...

...and you're afraid to face
who you were really meant to be.

You're afraid of everything.

Maybe you haven't been put
to the test yet.

Maybe your island's still out there, Clark.

Take me to the airport, all right?

What the hell?


Who do you think paid your bail?

Jail's too good for you.

He's having a heart attack.
Might wanna take him to the hospital.

What am I, an ambulance?

They'll know what to do with him.