Superman and Lois (2021–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - The Best of Smallville - full transcript

As Smallville celebrates its first Harvest Festival since Martha's passing, Clark is reminded what his mother meant to him and learns a lesson that will help him move past her death. Meanwhile, Lois makes a breakthrough in the investigation of Morgan Edge. Kyle tries to reconnect with Lana, but it seems like he might be falling back into his old ways.

Previously on
Superman & Lois...

Let's just focus on
what we came here for. Family.

- Miss...
- Sharon Powell.

My son was a miner
at the Edge Facility.

Morgan Edge offered him
the opportunity of a lifetime.

Turns out Miss Powell's son isn't
the only worker who's gone missing.

- How's Eliza doing?
- She's okay.

She's okay. Maybe too okay.

- Tag.
- Tag.

I think my heat vision,
it affected him somehow.

Don't try to tell me it wasn't my fault.

Captain Luthor.

We need to stop Kal-El
before he does to this world

what he did to mine.

I've always loved Smallville
during the fall...

The changing of seasons.

The turning of time.

The last warm moments before the cold.

But what I loved most of all...

was the one weekend every year...

when everyone came together...

and sacrificed to help those in need.

The Harvest Fest?

So, is that why you've been
supermanning all week?

- So you free up some time to go to this?
- It's a tradition.

Goes all the way back to 1949,
when Smallville was established.

One of the best things about being here.

I have been hearing
about this from your dad

since we first started dating.

Bedtime stories to help
you sleep or what?

Either way, it doesn't sound
like much of a festival.

Just sounds like a whole bunch
of people selling stuff.

Not just sell. Share.

You know, whatever they can,
with anyone who needs it.

Think of it as Smallville's version
of Burning Man.

Minus the fires and BO, I hope.

Ha, ha.
Look, your grandmother loved it, okay?

She used to spend weeks planning
what we were gonna donate.

She made lists and spreadsheets.

Your dad learned
a lot about giving

and helping people in need from this.

Your dad's not Superman
just 'cause he has powers, you know.

Thanks, baby.

I know you guys aren't sold...

but when you see everyone
come together like this,

the sense of community.

It's the best of what Smallville is.

It just doesn't sound like much
of a festival.

they have all that stuff, too.

The food stands alone.

Funnel cakes, fried cheese curds...

Ooh, the Fishers!

Every year
they have this sugar bowl stand.

They make chocolate bacon.

So good!

- Uh, Eliza's vegetarian, so...
- Oh.

Hey, I'm glad
she's finally able to come visit.

But, the Harvest Fest is special,

Eliza's gonna love it.

You're gonna love it.

All of you are gonna love it.

- Let's go! Go on. Let's go!
- We're gonna love it.


Two essays in one night,
it's ridiculous.

I know.

Like, he can't even write himself.

- Hey.
- Hey, Sarah!


Wow. They really go all out
with this Harvest Fest stuff, huh?

I know it kinda hokey, but...

it has its own kind of specialness.

You sound like my dad.

Shut up.

Um, you guys going tonight?

Yeah. Actually, Eliza's coming, too.

- Ooh, Metropolis girl?
- Yeah.

What about you?

Do you maybe wanna go together?

Uh, like, from beginning to end?

That is how I understand
the concept of together.

Um, Sarah, let me just speak
for my brother here.

He would love to go with you.


Yeah. No. Yeah, I would love to go.

Great. Um, we'll meet up beforehand?

For sure. Yeah.

I'll text you when, uh,
when Eliza's coming.

Cool. Okay, um...

Awesome. Well...


Hey, babe, what's up?

What? What are you...
What are you talking about?


Hey, Eliza,
can we please just talk about this?

Okay, whatever.

Yeah, bye.

That didn't sound good.

It's great.


If you consider getting dumped
by girlfriend for over a year

the night
you're supposed to see her great.

Look man, that sucks.

All good. Welcome to Smallville.

A place where you get dumped
over the phone, right?

Hey, what are you up to?

I was thinking
we'd make this the home office

of the world's most famous journalist.

But these are all your mom's things.

Yeah, I know.
But it's what she would have wanted.

And the Harvest Fest is the perfect time
to give this stuff away.

Okay, if this is really what you want.


Not that, sorry.

Hey, Chrissy.

Lois, are you coming in soon?

Why? What's going on?

Uh, Sharon Powell's here.

She okay?


She's okay, actually.

And so is her son.

You don't remember what happened?

Uh, no, ma'am.

I was coming through the tunnel

and I was reading my paycheck.

Hadn't seen a number that big
in a long time.

Just wasn't paying attention, I guess...

and hit it real good.

Next thing I know,
I wake up in Stanton County.

They found him outside a church.

St. Anthony's.

They helped me remember who I was.

They saw the flyer that you made.

That was the best call of my life.

What about the, uh,
phone messages you left your mom?

I don't know anything about that.

You said the job wasn't
what you expected.

You sounded scared.

Well, the doctors said that
with a hit to the head like that,

it might take some time
for his memories to return.

Look, Miss Lane, we are...

so grateful for your help.

But... I'm just so happy that he's back.

All this other stuff,
it just doesn't matter anymore.

Sharon, someone tried to kill you.

I have my son back.

But there's just no more
story to tell anymore.

We just came to say thank you.

That's up to you.


You were almost murdered
by someone with superhuman strength

and you're just gonna let that go?

You want to write something?

Write about how my missing son
has returned.

That's a nice story.

Thank you for your time.

Okay, that phony story
was all sorts of rehearsed.

I know.

Sharon almost got killed
by someone who works for Morgan Edge.


I'm acting like you right now?

That's because we both know
this is a big story.

And we will figure it out.

But for now, let's just be happy
she got her son back.

It appears we've successfully
located Lois Lane, Captain Luthor.

Are you certain
this is the best course of action?

I am.

One thing I know for sure
about this world...

wherever Lois Lane goes,
Superman follows.


Great, housewares.

All we could give this year, Lana.

Oh, don't you apologize, Aidy.

Not after everything
you've been through.

Thank you.

- Hi there.
- Hey.

Couple bags of men's clothes.

Oh, great.

We always get so much women's clothes,
but not enough men's.

Can I get a name for recognition?

Sure, it's Sharon and Derek Powell.

Derek Powell from New Carthage.

Glad you're back.

We got a happy ending.

I'll go get the rest of the bags.

Ms. Larr, there's something wrong.

I don't know. I feel off.

I need to see you. Now.

Hello? Are you there?

it's a different look for you.

Feel like it really pops.

Yeah, it's definitely assertive.

You sure you want to wear that
to the Harvest Fest, honey?

You know, Lana's gonna be there.

You're right.

I should probably stick with flannel.

I know you don't like
talking about it...

but is Lana still seeing
that Cushing boy?

See? No alarms.

Let's get out of here
as fast as we can.

Easy now.

- This is some real high-end equipment.
- Which you need to put back.

Think you got the wrong idea here,
ski-mask guy.

Pretty sure you used that crowbar
to break into this shop,

where you stole 12 TVs, ten VCRs
and more than a few SaladShooters.

Put the stuff back.

Sorry, kid.

Put it back.

Our bad. We'll put it all back...

like we were never here.

I need more help on the roof now!

Tamera's gonna get you looked at, okay?

- Where's Mitch?
- I thought he was with you.



Mitch, you in here?



Mayday! This is Chief Cushing.
I got eyes on Mitch.

Bravo Charlie corner.
Heavy smoke and fire.

You're gonna be all right, okay?
Come on.

Put your arm around my shoulder.

There you go.

It's gonna be all right.
Keep going.

There you go. Just pick up that pace.
Just a little bit, okay, buddy?

Close one, boss.

- Come on.
- We got him, Chief.

- Come on, Mitch.
- Come on.

Come on.

- Come on.
- Come on, Mitch, let's go.

Come on.

Is that...

Is that frost?

Should've been there sooner.

By the time I got there,

all the donations were
already destroyed.

That's awful. What are they gonna do?

I don't know.

Most people already gave
everything they have to offer.

Sharon Powell was hanging around
outside the Center.

- At the fire?
- Yeah.

Was Derek there?

No. It seemed like
she was looking for someone, though.

It could've been him.

That doesn't sound right.

I'm gonna go down
and start asking questions.

Guys, got your favorite pizza.

I'm not hungry.

Eliza dumped him this morning.

I'll go talk to him.

First breakups are rough.

Pretty much crawled
into an REO Speedwagon rabbit hole.


- Never mind.
- All right.


Jordan just had to go
and announce it to the world?

He's just worried about you.

So am I. Do you want to talk about it?

What is there to talk about?
I mean, clearly she knows that

she can do better than dating some kid
from some middle-of-nowhere town.

I'm sure it's complicated
for her, too, sweetie.

Our move here was really sudden.

Are you seriously
taking her side right now?

No, I'm just saying,
as a former teenage girl myself,

you gotta give it some time.

She might wake up and remember
how incredible you are.

And if she doesn't, then it's her loss.

Well, thanks for your CosmoGirl opinion,

but honestly, I just want
to be left alone right now.

Trigger warning, Lane.

Don't want you having any flashbacks
to what happened to your car.

Any idea what caused this?

I'm not sure.

You know,
I don't know what's more confusing,

how the damn thing started
or how it ended.

Was anybody hurt?

Tom Mitchell.

I met him at your barbecue. Nice guy.

He was the best man at my wedding.

Probably the bravest person
we got on this crew.

Is he gonna be okay?

You know, it's not looking good.

So unless you've got any
more questions...

I do have one. Sorry.

Have you seen this guy
anywhere near the Center?

Derek Powell.

I might have seen him come around back.

Why are you asking?

I need to talk to him about a story.

Thanks for your time.
I'm sorry about your friend.

Chrissy, Kyle saw Derek Powell
at the Center

as the fire trucks arrived.

Well, that's 50 shades of suspicious.

We don't know anything for sure yet.

My big reporter energy knows something

crazy weird is going on
with Derek Powell.

I need you to get his mom
and get her to The Gazette right now.

- On it.
- Miss Lane?

I've been looking for you.

- So you're a reporter?
- That's right.

Marcus Bridgewater.

Sounds vaguely familiar.

- Politico?
- Reuters.

Mainly do business coverage,
focusing on big tech.

I have a background in engineering,

and I used to work at LuthorCorp.

Lex Luthor. The only human being
worse than Morgan Edge.

Guy, uh, definitely has his secrets.

So what exactly brings a Reuters
tech reporter to Smallville, Kansas?


I'm a huge fan, and after reading
your piece on Morgan Edge...

My heavily redacted piece.

I thought there might be
a bigger story here,

so I did a little digging.

- You trying to poach my story?
- It's not my intent.

Just want to be on Team Lois.

Not sure I have much
of a roster of these days.

You still have Superman.

Unless someone else is covering him
now that you've left Metropolis.

He's a public figure.
Anyone can cover him.

Yeah, but you're the one who seems
to always have the inside track.

He's just someone I report on.

Sure, but without you,

I think we all know there'd be
a lot more questions about the guy.

So what is it you have on Morgan Edge?

Nothing yet.
But I think I may have found

a way to get a look inside the mines.


Doesn't exactly sound legal.

The less you know, the better.

If you manage to dig something up,
give me a call.

Maybe we split the byline?

Let's see what you come up with first.

He really said that to you?

Didn't even have the nerve.

He sent me a text. I mean...

I just got him back
and out of nowhere, he needs space.

He say anything about where he's going?

Any chance I can see that text?


You and Derek wouldn't be sharing
a phone plan, by any chance?

It's the only way anyone
can afford it these days.

Why do you ask?

Um... I just wanted to vent.

Oh, those phone companies
are such crooks, right?

Hey, Dad, um,

mind if I leave early to meet up
with Sarah at Harvest Fest?

Uh... Any chance this meetup
is like a... like a date?

I don't know. Maybe.

- Yeah.
- Yeah?

- Yes.
- Yeah? Yeah! Okay.

- All right.
- Yes. Of course you can.

- Dad.
- What? This is what I was talking about.

- Harvest Festival.
- Be cool.

If I have to hear anything else
about the stupid Harvest Fest...

- Jon.
- Or farming, or community

or basically anything else
about this backwards-ass town.

Hey. I'm sorry about Eliza.

It's not about that, Dad.
I want to move back.

I lost all my friends.

I'm probably never gonna play
football again.

And now what? You just expect me
to drop my life for everyone else's?

Look, I know. A lot has changed,

but I promise you
it's all gonna work out.

- You don't know that.
- I get it.

There was a time in my life
when I felt just like you.

Yeah, I'm sure. I'm sure.

When was that?
When you were, I don't know,

lifting an oil tanker,
or maybe flying laps around Saturn?

- Jonathan.
- No, Dad, I'm not like you.

And I'm not like Superboy
over there. Okay?

And this town, it is my Kryptonite.
I hate it.

Look, Dad, um...

Brian Kelso's older brother has a place.

Okay? He just graduated from Met U.
There's a spare bedroom,

it's just outside of downtown.

I was thinking
maybe I could just stay with them.

Uh, no, no. You are not going
to stay with the Kelsos.

You know what?
Maybe I'll just do it anyways, then.

Because that's what Jordan
did with football,

and you let him get away with it.

Whatever. Jordan, come on.

If this Harvest Fest is so awesome,
let's go have some real fun.



Will you listen to me?

We've talked about this, Clark.

You can't be running around
playing masked vigilante.

- They were stealing.
- I understand that.

But we've got rules in this family.

Those were Dad's rules.

And he's not here anymore.

That doesn't mean you get
to ignore everything he taught you.

It's been a year.

You know, we can't keep pretending
everything's the same.

We have to move on with our lives.

Moving on can be a distraction.

Sometimes to heal, you've got to...

You've got to sit with the feeling,
you know, let it run its course.

Dad understood.
He knew I was sent here for a reason.

Your father and I both knew
you were sent here for a reason.

Well, I'm pretty sure that reason
wasn't to be Martha Kent's son.

Thank you for all your hard work.
Clark is gonna be so surprised.

Okay, I'll see you soon.

Look, I'm sorry I'm late, babe.

It's okay. How's Mitch?

Well, he took in a lot of smoke.

Doc's a little worried
that the lung damage might be permanent.

Oh, God.

Yeah, it's a lot of questions
as to whether or not

he's gonna be able
to come back to the station.

I'm sorry.

Have you been drinking?

Yeah, you know,
me and Tamera and the boys,

we went out and had a drink
in his honor.


Smells like you had
a little more than one.

Let me just get a quick bite,
get showered up.

I have people waiting on me.

We're trying to figure out what to do
about the donations we lost.

Come on, babe.
It's been a long, hard day.

Okay? Just... It'll only take a minute.


Just take Soph.

- Let me just...
- No, I got it.

- Thank you.
- Mmm-hmm.

I really hope she's not
having second thoughts.

Jordan, uh,
she's the one who asked you, man.

Just have a shred of confidence, okay?

Look, it's the Kent sisters.

What's up, boys?

Got your text, QB2.
We are locked and loaded.

- Hell, yeah.
- Better drink up before the big game.

Are you sure that's a good idea tonight?

Thanks for looking out, Mom.

- Why don't you go find Sarah?
- Fine.

You do you, party guy.
We'll see how that goes.

We'll see. Okay.

- We will.
- Yeah.



Hey, sit down for just a minute.

Hey, you remember that song I used
to sing when you were a little girl?

Dad, stop!

That was a long time ago.

Yeah, time really does fly, doesn't it?

I should get going.


I'll be right behind you, mi hijita.


I started that fire.

- If he finds out it was me...
- Nothing is going to happen to you.

This was an accident.

- But if I can't control it...
- We can fix this.

Follow me.


I'm sorry about earlier, Clark.

It's okay, Mom.
I shouldn't have gotten so upset.

- And you were right, you know?
- No, no. Just listen to me.

I didn't want to admit that this home
isn't the best place for you anymore.

You are special.

And I know you're meant
for bigger things...

and that time might have come.

What is this?

Your father found it in the pod
when you arrived.

I don't know what it does
or what it's for. I just...

I just know it belongs to you.

It might be the key
to figuring out what your future is.

Hey, Lana! How are you?

- Hey, Cobb.
- How are you?

I'm good.

I, uh... I heard about Mitch.

- It's a damn shame.
- Yeah.

Listen, uh,
is Kyle gonna be here tonight?

Oh, he...
he wanted to stay at the hospital.

He's a good man, that Kyle.

He is.

- Hey.
- Hey, I'm really sorry I'm late.

It's all right. You okay?

No, not really.

Um, but I don't really
wanna do sad stories tonight, so...

All right.

My dad can't shut up about these.

You probably shouldn't eat anything here
that's on a stick.

Come on, let me buy you
some elephant ears.

All right.

- Yeah. That sounds great.
- Yeah?

What makes you think
this time it'll be any different?

Trust me.

You know, I think I'm starting to see
what my dad saw in this place.

From this? Really?

It's pretty great.

Look, about earlier...

everything's not okay.

It's just, I don't know, the sheer
weight of all of the really bad things

that are going on in my life,
and I'm pretty sure

that my therapist is tired of
hearing me talk about the same stuff.

So try me.


- Okay. My dad...
- Yo! Yo, guys, look.

It's everybody's favorite Kent brother.

It's Mr. Charming, baby.
Look at this guy.

Not now, all right?

- Not now, please.
- Relax, relax, relax...

Chill, chill, chill.
Look, guys, guys, guys, get this.

It's this guy's first date ever.
It's his first date.

- What?
- First timer.

Wow. You can't go one weekend
without partying like idiots?

That's kind of pathetic.

- Sarah, hey, look. You need to relax.
- Don't touch me.

- We're just kidding.
- Don't talk to me like that.

Look, uh,
he's having a really rough day.

- That's all this is.
- Oh, you're having a rough day?

You have no idea
what real problems are like

for people who don't come from
a picture-perfect family like you.

You all can just get drunk
and act like total idiots

and think that there's
never any consequences?

Yo, Sarah, we were just kidding,
I'm sorry.

Save it. Have fun.
Talk to talk to you later. Move.

- Wait...
- Jordan, Jordan, Jordan...

- What? What? What?
- Look... Jordan.

Look, I'm sorry, man. I didn't...

I didn't mean
to ruin your night like that.

I'm sorry.

It's all right.

I'll just get you some water.

- Okay?
- Okay.

I'm sorry.

You're right.
These are severely underrated.

- Right?
- Yes.

Did you talk to Jonathan?

Um, yeah.
He wants to move back to Metropolis.

- He said that?
- Yeah, among other things.

Here he comes.

Oh, and he's been drinking.

What? You've been drinking?

- What?
- Your dad can smell it.

I can smell it.
The whole town can smell it.

It's not that big a deal.

- Excuse me?
- Okay, both of you

call a ride-share,
and go home right now.

- Yes, ma'am.
- Fine. We were going anyway.

Go faster.

Chrissy, now is not a good time.

Okay, so Sharon Powell
came into the office

and I, like, totally sleuthed my way

onto her phone to get Derek's location.

So then, I thought W-W-L-L-D,

"what would Lois Lane do," which
is easy, dig deeper and follow the lead.

Only I never would have thought
it would lead me to him

making out with Leslie Larr.

Leslie Larr is there with Derek Powell?

Yeah. She took him to this building

where there's this crazy
Bride of Frankenstein machine.

Did it work?

What is this?

Protect the asset.

Projectile in motion, sir.

Speed and flight pattern
unique to Kryptonian air mobiles.

Kal-El's here.

There's two of them.

It appears, so, though I have
still yet to identify the other.

- Where'd they go?
- Flight algorithm suggests

a five-mile circumference.
Continue on this road,

and we'll intersect in 23 seconds.

Take over.

Auto drive engaged.

What did she do to you?

She resurrected me, Kal-El.

You're not alone anymore.

Forty-five degrees
south-east. In three, two, one... Fire.

I can help you.

No, you can't.

I'm already dead.

No, wait, wait, wait.

I guess Harvest Fest
was kind of a bust, huh?


I just wanted to say that...

I'm really sorry, and I promise that...


It's okay.

This is your one
get-out-of-jail-free card.

It is?

Wait, seriously?

Jonathan, I told you I know
how you feel.

And I do.

When I was just a couple years
older than you, I did leave home.

- Why?
- Lots of reasons.

The main one was that I needed
to become someone else.

Someone I thought
was more important than Clark Kent.

And to do that,
I had to leave Smallville.

And he never came back.

I still think about that decision.

That time that I gave up with my mom,
I never got it back.

She only had so much time to give,
and she sacrificed it for me.

Jonathan, you have your own path,
and it might not feel like it right now,

but I know it's gonna
lead to great things.

All I'm asking is that you
give Smallville a little more time.

If after that,
things still aren't working out,

then we can discuss other options.

- Okay.
- Okay.

Wait, I want to give you something.

Something from that time in my life.

- Dad, there's nothing in here.
- The box is the gift.

Your granddad gave that
to my mom when he proposed,

and she gave it to me
when it was my time to leave.


All right. It's getting late.
You better go upstairs

before we change our minds
about that punishment.

Thanks, Dad.

Good night, Dad.


I know.

I'm still trying to process
what happened to Derek Powell.

I feel so bad for his mom.

I can't believe
he just killed himself like that.

I don't think it was Derek.

Well, it's his body.

Yeah, but his powers were erratic,
like Tag Harris.

He said he'd been resurrected,
whatever that means.

Well, whatever Edge and Leslie
are doing with that machine,

it has something to do with the mines.



I know it isn't much,
but every little bit helps, right?

Oh, thank you. That's so thoughtful.

Just wish that we could replace
everything that was lost in the fire.

Oh, you're never gonna believe this.
We already have.

What? How?

Morgan Edge.

He heard about what happened
and wrote a check

to replace everything and then some.

Very generous.

I guess he just wanted to help.

Okay, Come with me.
One last donation you need to see.


As you know, the Harvest Festival

was your mom's favorite time
of the year,

and we really feel her absence.

Martha Kent was everything
this town aspires to be.

She was kind, she was generous,

and she was always there
when you needed her.

Everyone in Smallville
can remember her sitting right here,

talking with and laughing with
whoever was right there beside her.

And though she is no longer physically
with us, her spirit remains,

and she will be right here
for whoever needs her.

Did you know about this?

Aren't you gonna sit down?

The train will be here any minute.


It's time, Clark.

I was so selfish.

Everybody is at that age.

It's part of growing up.

Yeah, but Mom knew that...

and she let me go anyway.

Because she loved you
and she wanted you to be happy.

And now we're at the point

where our own kids
are talking about leaving home.

It feels like they were just born.

It's easy for you to say.

You didn't have to go through
27 hours of labor.

That's true.

- Movie?
- Love to.

Biometric reading suggests
your pulse is abnormally high.

This must be about Lois Lane.

It is worth reminding you that this is
not the Lois Lane from your world.

Everything about her is the same.

Everything, except she
married someone else.

Come back to me.

I always do.

There are other variables
that you have not...

I'm glad that Jon didn't get
into trouble.


My dad was pretty cool about it.
It was nice.

Can you tell Jon that I'm sorry?

I didn't mean to get so mad at him.

It's no big deal.

Kind of is, though.

I know that I asked you out on the date
only to completely and totally ruin it,

but I think I could really just
use a friend more than anything else.


Yeah, um...

Well, as long as we
still get to spend some time together.

Yeah, I do believe that
that's what friends do.

You know what,
you were the one that ruined the date.

Hey! So now you don't want
to be friends?

You know, I'll think about it.



- What did you do to me?
- What?

- Tell me!
- Hey, man, wait, wait, wait!