Smallville (season 4)

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Smallville (2001–2011) is an American television series that follows the adventures of a young Clark Kent, now a teenager living in Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman.



Clark [as Kal-El]: I am fine.
Lois: You've just been hit by lightning, you're stark naked, and you don't even remember your own name. You have a fairly loose definition of "fine."
[Clark turns to face Lois.]
Lois: [to herself] Look at his face... I have a blanket in the trunk.

Lois: Guess I'm a sucker for stray dogs and naked men. [Martha stares] Okay, that didn't come out right...

Lois: Look, I didn't come here fishing for thanks. I think Clark might know something about my cousin Chloe's death.
Martha: I'm so sorry for your loss.
Lois: Yeah. Were she and Clark ever an item?
Martha: Oh, I think for a minute...
Lois: It's funny, I never thought she'd fall for the farm boy type.
Martha: Trust me, that can happen to the best of us.
Lois: Not me. Give me a nerd with glasses any day of the week.
Martha: Clark has many sides.
Lois: Yeah, I've seen several of them already.

Clark [as Kal-El]: I am Kal-El of Krypton. It's time to fulfill my destiny.
Martha: Destiny?! That's Jor-El talking! He did this to you! I want my son back! Give me my son back!
Clark [as Kal-El]: Clark Kent is dead.

Bridget Crosby: Martha, I can help you if you'll let me. Now, where's your son?
Martha: I don't know... He flew. He flew away.
Bridget Crosby: So he's-- He has completely embraced his Kryptonian destiny.
Martha: Do you know what that destiny is?
Bridget Crosby: No, but the symbol burned into your field three months ago? That's the Kryptonian symbol for "Crusade."

[Bumps into Lana]

Jason: Oh, sorry. Your American, right?
Lana: Yes.
Jason: Great. Can I ask you a big favour?
Lana: long as it doesn't get me arrested.
Jason: No, I'm supposed to meet my, uh, my girlfriend here. Well, she's not really my girlfriend, even though we spend every waking moment together. See, we met two months ago today on this exact street corner, and I bought her something to mark the occasion. I wanted to get your opinion.
Lana: All right.
Jason: Okay.

[He takes a biking helmet out of his bag]

Lana: Well, I think that would probably be the last thing she would be expecting.
Jason: It doesn't really scream "romance" does it? But, see, the first time we met, I was driving by on my Vespa, and I clipped her. She thought I was gonna steal her purse so she kicked me off my bike. I messed up an old football injury and then she spent five hours with me at the hospital and we just clicked.
Lana: Well, it sounds like love at first crash.
Jason: Yeah. Well, for me it was anyway, but I'm just an impulsive kind of guy.
Lana: Well, how does she feel?
Jason: I don't know. She doesn't really talk about it. I think she, uh, I think she got hurt by somebody, but maybe she needs to talk about it.
Lana: Well, uh, nothing says "I love you" like a motorcycle helmet.
Jason: Yeah. It's for a weekend trip to Nice if she's... if she's interested.
Lana: If a guy did something that romantic for me, I think I'd have to kiss him.
Jason: Yeah?
Lana: Yeah.

[They kiss]



Clark: None of this would've happened if I had been there.
Lois: Okay, Commando, I don't get you. Half the time, you're all meek "Yes, Ma" and "Yes, Pa", and the other half, you are the most overconfident guy I've ever met.
Clark: It doesn't happen to you much, does it? Not being able to peg someone right away?
Lois: Oh, get over yourself. You are not that complicated.

Clark: Um... we usually take turns in the bathroom.
Lois: Oh, don't start with me, Smallville. You're the one taking the marathon shower. Besides, my delicate feminine sensibilities weren't offended the first time I got a glimpse of, uh, Clark Junior.
Clark: My parents kind of missed the whole Woodstock phase. Besides, they freaked out the last time they caught me in a co-ed situation.
Lois: Last time? So the eagle scout does have a few secrets in the closet.

Lois: Wow, she didn't take any prisoners, did she? Lana? Cute, smart, gutsy... and way too much for you to handle. I can see why you're in love with her.
Clark: Look, you're really not the person I want to talk to about this.
Lois: Suit yourself.
Clark: It's just... I knew she'd be dating other people.
Lois: But?
Clark: I just don't understand how you could feel like you know someone so completely, like you know everything about them, and then just all of a sudden...
Lois: You don't even know what continent they're on.
Clark: [frustrated] Do you always have to finish people's thoughts?
Lois: [equally frustrated] Well, am I right?

Lex: Does this mean you're talking to me again?
Clark: Only because I don't have a choice.
Lex: Relegated from friend to last resort. I guess I'll have to accept it if it's my only chance to prove myself.
Clark: Good. 'Cause I want you to help me find Chloe.
Lex: Look, I'd like to set things straight between us, Clark, but don't you think raising someone from the grave is setting the bar a little high?

Jonathan: Clark, as much as I hate to admit this, Lex had a hand in this too. He did make good on his promise to protect Chloe.
Clark: And look what he got out of it. Control of LuthorCorp. Look, I'm sorry, but it's gonna take a lot more than that for me to get to trust him again.
Martha: Ever since he met you, he's been surrounded by things he can't explain. We can't really blame him for trying to find the truth.
Clark: The truth is, he's been lying to me from day one. The legend on the cave wall says I'm destined to have an enemy. All this time, I've been worried about Lionel. But I'm beginning to think that the real threat was right in front of me. I think it's Lex.



Lois: Nice arm, farm boy. When's the first game?
Clark: I'm not on the team.
Lois: Why not? An arm like that is a "Get out of geek free" pass.
Clark: Well, even if I wanted to play--
Lois: Which obviously you do.
Clark: That wouldn't be the reason. Thanks, I don't really consider myself a geek.
Lois: So, what do you see yourself as?
Clark: I don't know. An outsider, I guess.
Lois: That's a recipe for wedgies if I've ever heard one.
Clark: [sarcastic] Have I told you how much I'm gonna miss you?

Chloe: Five credits in one semester? Lois, the only way you're gonna do that is if you add an extracurricular to your class list. Like, say, maybe... writing for the Torch.
Lois: Uh, no hard feelings here, cuz, but unlike you, the last thing I want to be is a reporter.
Chloe: Yeah, God. What could be worse than, you know, uncovering the truth and protecting the public?
Lois: And sticking your nose in other people's business.
Chloe: Like I said. You'd be perfect.

[Lois walks into the boy's locker room]
Clark: Hey, hey! The last time I checked, you were missing a few prerequisites for being in here.
Lois: So you have been checking me out.

Lana: I keep thinking of all the times that you've told me that I'm beautiful, and I can't help but wonder how much of me you really see.
Jason: Lana, I tell you you're beautiful because of who you are, not because of what I see. I mean, you're the girl I flew halfway across the world to be with. The girl who kicks the crap out of me at XBox and thinks it's hysterical. I mean, I have seen you with the stomach flu where your eyes were puffy and your nose was running, you're yakking--
Lana: Okay, okay. I get the picture.
Jason: All I'm saying is the reasons I love you... it's not something you can see in a mirror... That's good. I'm gonna write that down and use that later.

Jonathan: I guess practice ran late, huh?
Clark: Dad, I'm sorry I disappointed you. But I'm staying on the team. I'm tired of living my life on the sidelines.
Jonathan: I realize that, Clark. I also realize that you're a senior in high school, and from now on, you're gonna be making a lot of your own decisions. But if you want to be seen as an adult in this family, then you have to start acting like one. Adults in this family don't run off and do things without discussing them first.
Clark: I know. That's why I have just one question for you. You gonna let some assistant coach from Metropolis teach your boy how to play football?
Jonathan: ...Go deep.



Chloe: [about Clark] Wow, superhero and journalist - what are the odds?

Lois: I'm glad you made the team, Clark, but why be a conformist? At least with the whole farm boy plaid thing, as lame as it is, it completely belongs to you.
Clark: In the future, let's restrict our conversations to "hello" and "goodbye."

Clark: Lex, if this friendship was so important, why'd you lie to me for so long?
Lex: I don't know, Clark. There's a darkness in me that I can't always control. I'm starting to think that's my curse, why every relationship I have ends badly.
Clark: We all have a dark side, Lex.
Lex: Yeah. But I can feel mine creeping over the corners. Your friendship helps keep it at bay. It reminds me that there are truly good people in the world. I'm not willing to give up on that.

Clark: What's that?
Lex: The Porsche you pulled me out of the day we met.
Clark: Why is it still here?
Lex: To remind me of what I almost lost. It's over, Clark. It really is. Look, I'm willing to give this friendship another shot if you are.
Clark: In the spirit of friendship, I was wondering if you could help me with a problem.
Lex: Absolutely. What is it?
Clark: Well, it's a who. Lois Lane.

Lois: You know, if I could describe my time here in one word, it would be "weird." I look forward to the relative normalcy of the big city. But don't worry. I'll visit.
Clark: Is that a promise or a threat?



Bart (Flash): [to Clark] You know, I've always wondered if there was anyone out there like me, and it turns out to be you, Jimmy Crack Corn fresh from the farm.

Bart: You know what, man? Enough about poor little street urchin, all right? Let's take a closer look at the mysterious Clark Kent... You like to study Native American mythology. You've scrawled the name "Lana" on your notebooks, and you have one of the most boring hobbies known to man. Rock collecting.
Clark: I don't collect r--
[Bart opens a lead box with Kryptonite in it]
Bart: Dude, are you okay?
Clark: Put that away. I'm allergic.
Bart: Man, I've heard of people sneezing around cats and dogs and stuff, but never getting all weak in the knees over a rock.
Clark: It's a long story.
Bart: Which is one I'm sure I would love to hear... after we get back.
Clark: Get back from where?
Bart: Anywhere we want. I mean, dude, we are two super-powered studs here. Why else do you think I came to Smellyville looking for you, man? Let's go crank it up, go have some fun! You ever seen Florida?

Clark: You haven't been listening to anything I've said to you. You can't go around stealing whatever you want.
Bart: Why not?
Clark: Because there are laws.
Bart: For normal people. And, dude, why do you treat your abilities like a curse? They're not, man. They're a gift. I'm gonna use them.
Clark: I'm not saying you shouldn't. Just use them to help people, not hurt them.

Clark: I just came by to see if you were all right. I heard you had some trouble in Metropolis.
Lex: News travels fast.
Clark: Curse of a small town. So what happened?
Lex: I decided to play cowboy and got my spurs handed to me. To be honest, I don't know why I'm not dead.
Clark: There must be someone watching over you.
Lex: In more ways than one.

Clark: So, what are you gonna do now?
Bart: I don't know. I mean, it's a big world. I figure I'd check it out, see if there's anyone else out there like us. Maybe start, like, a club or a league or something. You know, you could come with me.
Clark: Or you could stay.
Bart: You have a great life, Clark. But it's not mine. I have no reason to stay in Smallville.
Clark: You have me.
Bart: Thanks for being my friend.
Clark: Are you sure there's nothing I can do to change your mind?
Bart: Tell you what. If you can catch me... I'll think about it.



Lex: Clark, you don't seem like your usual self. You barely said a word the entire ride home.
Lionel [in Clark]: Sorry. Being in that prison... I guess it upset me.
Lex: Yeah, well, it isn't exactly the happiest place on earth.
Lionel [in Clark]: No, it isn't, Lex. Do you ever feel guilty? Sending your father to prison, I mean.
Lex: Why would I? The man murdered his parents. I did society a favor.
Lionel [in Clark]: And that blood relationship, it doesn't mean anything to you?
Lex: Clark, since when did you become president of my father's fan club?
Lionel [in Clark]: You're right. Of course. He's only your father. Why should you feel anything?

Lionel [in Clark]: I have to confess that I... I find you absolutely fascinating. It's that twinkle in your eye... your wonderfully sexy smile... and your skin is...
Chloe: Clark, what are you doing?
Lionel [in Clark]: What I've wanted to do for a very... very long time. [leans to kiss her, then pulls away] Don't you wish.

Lionel [in Clark]: What do you think? I wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule, Mr. Luthor. I understand how time-consuming making license plates can be... You're not gonna touch me with that rock in your hand. You won't get near me, not with my... speed.
Clark [in Lionel]: You're never gonna get away with this.
Lionel [in Clark]: Oh, but I am. With my mind and your body, the sky's the limit, Clark.
Clark [in Lionel]: I don't know what you're talking about.
Lionel [in Clark]: You know, it's becoming clear to me why you're so secretive. You understand that true power... is better left concealed.

Clark [in Lionel]: I know this is hard to believe, but I swear, it's the truth. [Pause.] It's me, Mom. It's Clark.
Martha: You're sick, Lionel. You need help.
Clark [in Lionel]: Mom, you have to believe me.
Martha: I'm leaving!
Clark [in Lionel]: Mom, Mom, no! Mom, remember when I was six and I was playing tag with Dad, and all of a sudden I started running faster than I'd ever run before, and I was in the middle of Palmer woods completely lost. And you and Dad had to call Sheriff Ethan, and when you saw me, you started crying. And I thought something was wrong with me, and you said no, there wasn't. And then you held me in your arms and you told me I was just special. I'm your special boy, you said.

Lex: Stay where you are!
Clark: Lex, it's me, Clark. I need to talk to you.
Lex: After I drove my Porsche into the river and you fished me out, I asked your dad if there was any way I could repay him. What did he say that we always joke about?
Clark: Lex, what is this, a pop quiz?
Lex: Answer the question!
Clark: He told you to drive slower.
Lex: Welcome back.



Clark: Dad, I know you don't agree with me. But sometimes taking responsibility means having faith in yourself to make the hard choices.
Jonathan: And it also means being willing to accept the consequences.
Clark: Every handshake, every hug, every time I'm out on that field, I make a conscious decision to fall when those guys hit me so they don't get hurt. No matter how hard you try, you can't understand that. That's why it's my decision, not yours.
Jonathan: You're starting to sound more and more like your father.
Clark: I hope so, Dad.

Jason: His collarbone's broken in two places... I can't figure out how you could pummel a guy that outweighs you by 100 pounds and shatter his collarbone.
Clark: I'm sorry. It must've been an accident. I mean, I got a surge of adrenaline.
Jason: Adrenaline doesn't explain the fact that you went from chucking bales of hay to chucking 60-yard passes overnight.
Clark: I guess I'm a fast learner.

Chloe: It's all right, Clark. You can stay.
Clark: I thought you had some self-imposed restraining order against me. Does this mean you're talking to me again?
Chloe: No, this just means that I'm willing to take a chance on getting your Dr. Jekyll side today.

Clark: I know Lana. She's never been this serious about anyone.
Lex: You sound awfully concerned about that for someone who let her walk out of his life.
Clark: Yeah, I guess the whole "If you love them set them free" thing kind of backfired.
Lex: It's not about love, Clark. It's about what you're willing to do for it. On that field, you'll do whatever it takes to win, but if you're not willing to do the same for Lana, maybe she doesn't mean as much to you as you think.

Clark: I sure hope you had better luck with the locusts than I did with Lex.
Chloe: The last time I checked, they weren't selling biblical plagues on Amazon.



Clark: Hey, Dad!
Jonathan: Hey, Clark. Son, is there maybe a little something you'd like to tell your mother and me?
[Jonathan holds up bra]
Martha: Where did that come from?
Jonathan: From out in the barn. In the hay.
Martha: Clark...
Clark: It was magic.
Martha: I'm sure it was...

Clark: Isobel was... aggressively sexy.
Lana: Oh great, possessed by an evil slut.

Brianna [in Lois]: I'm gorgeous! [touching her chest] Look at these!
Isobel [in Lana]: [uninterested] Yes. They're very nice.

Isobel [in Lana]: We don't have time for this.
Madelyn [in Chloe]: Time is the only thing we do have. Isn't that what you said right before the angry mob set us on fire?
Isobel [in Lana]: You're really not gonna let that go, are you?

Lex: You leave quite a path of destruction.
Lana: Lex. I was going to come see you.
Lex: Preemptive strike. Just in case there was any evil dead action still brewing.



Lex: I didn't kill her.
Corinne: I didn't ask. Lex, you're paying me to get you off, not to prove you're innocent. But you're gonna have to be straight with me. Were you drinking last night?
Lex: Yes. At the fundraiser in the hotel. We had champagne.
Corinne: Is it possible that you were drugged?
Lex: Well, it wouldn't be the first time.

Lionel: How's Lex? I've been trying to contact him since I heard, but he won't speak to me.
Clark: He thinks you're trying to frame him. Are you?
Lionel: No, Clark.
Clark: Why should I believe you?
Lionel: There's no reason you should. Listen to me. I was ill, Clark. The liver disease I had was a death sentence. And something happened. I can't explain it. I woke up on the floor. There was a riot. I felt as if a different kind of energy had been inside me. Something strong and... good. I was changed. And my liver had healed.
Clark: What was it?
Lionel: I don't know. All I can say was... it was miraculous. I could see the darkness, the destructive power that had always been inside me. I can see it in Lex now.

Clark: I thought Lex's attorneys would have all this under lock and key.
Chloe: Yeah, well, she may know people at the top, but I know people at the bottom, and they work for tips.

Clark: How long is this gonna continue, Lex?
Lex: I don't know. What do you want me to tell you?
Clark: I don't want you to tell me anything. I want you to change.
Lex: I don't know if I can.
Clark: You know, it seems the only person you care about is yourself. There's a whole side of you that I don't know about, Lex. And what else don't I know about you?
Lex: You don't know that every day, I wonder why I keep going. Why I do the things I do. You know, Shannon might have been crazy, but she was right about me. I treated those women terribly, Clark. People died, and I could've stopped it. I see that now.
Clark: Well, that's a start.
Lex: You know, there was a moment the other night when that fire she set was coming towards me. I thought, good. It would save the world a lot of grief. But somehow, the fire went out. And she was lying on the floor. And suddenly, I had a second chance.
Clark: The last few days, Lex, I thought your father was being more honest with me than you were. And I hated that feeling. I felt like we were enemies.
Lex: Don't give up on me yet.



Stall: I hope I didn't separate you from your flock.
Lionel: I understand your cynicism, Warden Stall, but I assure you I truly am a changed man.
Stall: Oh. Or just a smart one. You know, ever since you proclaimed this sudden conversion to our resident St. Paul, there hasn't been a single attempt on your life.
Lionel: I want only to be of help to others. What is the value of my sinful life unless I use it as an example to shepherd fellow sinners, to lead them away from the allure of hedonism, mistrust, and greed? To follow a better way?

Lionel: I'm guilty. Not of the crime I've been imprisoned for, but... so many other crimes which should've landed me in here years ago. This is where I belong. It's where I can do the most good.
Stall: You want to stay in prison?
Lionel: Yes, I do. I've found my... my mission in life.
Stall: Contrary to your deluded point of view, this is not the Ritz Carlton where you can check in and check out at your leisure. Somebody did you a favor by getting you out of this place. I'd say be grateful.
Lionel: But who? Who could do that?
Stall: Obviously someone more powerful than you.

Martha: I hope our own fears haven't gotten in your way. I would hate for you to look back and regret not telling the people closest to you. I mean, there is a chance Lana would understand.
Clark: There is. But what if she didn't?
Jonathan: Clark, look, I'm not sure that it's Lana, but I am sure that someday there'll be someone you can tell.

Clark: I've seen you worked up before, but this is more than amped, even for you.
Chloe: I guess it's just displaced anxiety. I found my mom, Clark.
Clark: Wow. That's... Chloe, that's great.
Chloe: Yeah, I mean I put my feelers out for years, and something, three months ago, finally came through. So it turns out she's not exactly MIA, so to speak. She's in a mental institution.
Clark: I'm sorry.
Chloe: The real kicker is it's hereditary.
Clark: Listen, hey. If there's one thing that I've learned it's that you're not destined to follow in your parents footsteps, all right?

Chloe: So, popular question of the day. What is Clark Kent's worst nightmare?
Clark: When I woke up. Everyone that I knew was gone. I was completely alone.
Chloe: I wish I could say that I'll always be there for you, but somehow I get the feeling that may not be a promise I can keep. You were the only one who came out of it, Clark, and I don't think it's because you've been taking your vitamins... Look, you know what? You don't have to tell me. I know that I gave you my word that I was going to stop all this prying but... In these last few months, I really got a taste of what it was like to keep my mom's secret, and I've never felt more alone.
Clark: It's weird when people think they're so close to you but have no idea what you're really going through.
Chloe: Yeah. I'd hate to live my whole life like this. But after ‘fessing up, it's amazing how quickly that feeling of loneliness disappears. I mean, if you can't tell your best friend, who can you tell? Right, Clark?



Minister: We are gathered here to join this happy couple in holy matrimony. Marriage, as you know, is a union that should not be entered into lightly.
Clark: Yeah, yeah, skip to the good stuff, Pops.
Minister: Oh, all right, do you, Clark Kent, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?
Clark: Hell, yes!

Alicia: Good thing you've got buns of steel. You might be impervious to the cold, but I'm turning into a Popsicle.
Clark: Well, I do have heat vision.

Clark: You drugged me!
Alicia: No, it's not-- I just didn't know what else to do because I couldn't stay, and I couldn't leave without you so I just thought you could listen to your heart instead of your head for once.
Clark: Look, you don't even see what you did was wrong! What's the matter with you?
Alicia: Clark, you could've hooked up with any girl you wanted and you chose me. Why do you think that is?
Clark: You dosed me with red kryptonite! It makes me do things I don't want to do!
Alicia: No, I don't think that rock forces you to do anything, Clark! Maybe it dampens your inhibitions, but Clark Kent got himself into this situation, okay? Clark Kent asked me to marry him. Clark Kent brought me up to this hotel room to make love to me.
Clark: Well, maybe Clark Kent made a mistake.

Alicia: I'm so sorry about what I did to you, Clark. I just didn't want to lose the one good thing in my life.
Clark: I'm not so sure that drugging me was the best way to preserve the relationship... I wanted you with or without that rock.
Alicia: Past tense noted.

Martha: I'm upset. But more than that, I'm disappointed.
Clark: I was on red kryptonite, Mom.
Martha: My God, you ran off with a girl you barely know and got married.
Clark: It wasn't legal.
Martha: That's not even the point. Marriage is sacred, Clark. It's about two people who trust each other and are willing to go through life together no matter how difficult it gets. I thought we had taught you that! You're an amazing young man, Clark. You make life and death decisions every day. But then you turn around and you do this. Why did you do it?
Clark: Mom, there's a part of me that never feels freer than when I'm with Alicia. She makes me feel normal and special at the same time.
Martha: I know how badly you want to be with somebody. I want that for you too. I guess I just expected you to use better judgment.



Chloe: Lois, if you found out something, something someone didn't want you to know about them, would you tell them?
Lois: That depends. Is that person someone you care about?
Chloe: Yeah.
Lois: And does keeping the secret hurt anyone?
Chloe: No.
Lois: Then my answer is no. If I really cared about that person, I wouldn't tell them that I knew. But I would go out of my way to be supportive of them so that hopefully, one day, they would be comfortable enough to tell me themselves.

Clark: Alicia didn't do this. Ever since she was released from Belle Reve, she's been wearing her lead bracelet. It prevents her from using her abilities.
Lois: And did she also happen to be wearing anything low-cut when she spun you that tale, 'cause I'm not sure you're thinking with your big brain here.
Chloe: Clark, just because Alicia says that the bracelet keeps her from teleporting doesn't mean that it's the truth.
Clark: She was with me when Lana got attacked. I was saying good night in Grandville.
Chloe: Yeah, but every second? You have to admit that she can transport easier than Captain Kirk.
Lois: And she did try to carve herself a Jack-O-Lana before, cut and dry. Emphasis on the "cut."

Jonathan: Son, your girlfriend has problems and this relationship is not healthy. Why can't you see that?
Clark: You always told me to look for the good in people, to believe in them. And Alicia deserves a second chance.
Martha: What I don't understand is why do you continue to see her, knowing how we feel?
Clark: She kept my secret. She got shot protecting me. What else does she have to do to prove herself?

Clark: Everybody thinks it's you.
Alicia: Why, because of my powers? Because I'm a freak? You know what, Clark? Maybe if everybody knew your secret, you'd be a suspect too.

Alicia: [reading] “Can Any Cell Hold Her?” Probably not.
Chloe: Alicia, what are you doing here?
Alicia: Chloe Sullivan, ace reporter. You write all these articles about the people you call freaks and you don't even realize that someone close to you is one of them. Why are you ignoring what's right in front of your face, Chloe? Don't you want to know the truth about Clark Kent?



Chloe: How did you post bail?
Lois: Four very good friends of mine. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Clark: Lois, I don't think this is the best time.
Lois: And when would be the best time, Clark, when I'm on the chain gang?
Clark: [to Geoff] I'm sorry. She's under a lot of stress lately.
Lois: No. Stress is when you're stuck in traffic or you have a midterm for a class you've never been to. I'm out on bail and looking to be locked up for manslaughter.

Clark: I want to believe that I can go out there and play football like any normal college kid, but the fact is, I have powers that no other athlete has. Coop was right. It's not fair that Geoff was out there on that field, just like it's not fair when I'm out there competing. So I've decided to give up football.
Martha: Clark... I know how difficult it is to give up something you love.
Jonathan: But this decision you've made son, it shows integrity well beyond your years.
Clark: Then why don't I feel good about it?

Clark: So what're you gonna do? Are you gonna go stay with Chloe?
Lois: They've got a tiny one-bedroom apartment. I can't do that to them. It's fine, really, I'm just gonna check into a motel and when the money runs out, I can always sleep in my car. The backseat's not too bad if you bend your knees and avoid the drive train and then, you know, if I have to sell my car for food, that's okay too. I've always dreamed of being a hobo, riding the rails, cooking beans over roadside fires...
Clark: If you want, I guess you can stay with us.
Lois: You're a lifesaver! God, am I in need of a hot shower! Don't worry, Smallville. I'll try to keep it under a half hour.
Clark: What just happened?

Chloe: I'm proud of you, Clark.
Clark: You're proud of me? Why?
Chloe: I just have a feeling that you're destined to do a lot more in this world than just score touchdowns.
Clark: Chloe, you've been saying a lot of weird things to me lately. What makes you think I'm destined to do anything?
Chloe: Just a hunch.



Clark: Just playing with Skippy here.
Lois: We're not gonna call him Skippy.
Clark: Okay, Lois, what would you like to call him?
Lois: Let's see. He's annoying, and I can't seem to get within ten feet of him without getting sick... I think we should call him Clarkie.

Clark: We found this dog.
Lois: Actually, I found him. Well, hit him actually. Not hard. We call him Clarkie.
Clark: We don't call him Clarkie.
Lois: Is it the "ie" part you don't like? Because we could always just make it Clark. But then that would get really confusing, and hey, maybe you should consider changing your name. You could be Skipper.

Clark: Lois, call the police. I'm gonna see if I can catch up with these guys.
Lois: Hold on there, Forrest Gump. What are you gonna do, run? We brought my car, remember?
Clark: Lois, look--
Lois: Unh-unh. We can call the cops on the way. You are so weird sometimes.
Clark: [later, in the car] You know, can you go a little bit faster?
Lois: Hey, you were gonna be hoofing it about ten minutes ago. Besides, I don't want to hit anything.
Clark: Stop here.
Lois: Where?
Clark: Here! Stop here!
Lois: Okay!

Lois: I thought bathing him was supposed to help with my allergies.
Clark: Well, maybe you're allergic to the soap too.
Lois: Maybe I'm allergic to you.



Clark: I was just trying to figure out if hidden temples and body-snatching witches fits under community service or extracurriculars.

Jor-El: I knew you would return, my son.
Clark: Why'd you send me to find this?
Jor-El: Because you may be the last survivor of a great civilization.
Clark: A great civilization that destroyed itself!
Jor-El: As will yours if you continue to refuse your mission. The knowledge of our civilization was encoded in three stones brought to Earth and hidden at the far reaches of the world. Greed will drive others to hunt the stones. But if the humans should unite them before you, they will not be able to withstand the temptation and will drive the world to famine, war, and the Earth's ultimate destruction. You must find the other two stones. The fate of your world lies in your hands... Kal-El.

Clark: Lana, what's going on?
Lana: Which part? The immaculate tattoo, the fact that I seem to be a harboring a 16th century witch, or that Jason and Lex took off with a map to uncover it all behind my back?
Clark: Why would they do that?
Lana: I don't know, but Jason said that we were gonna figure this out together. But it turns out he has a rather limited definition of “we.”

Clark: Lana, whatever their motives are, I'm sure they still care about you.
Lana: That still doesn't change the fact that everybody seems to know more about me than I do.
Clark: It must be scary to think that someone out there has a plan for you, but you don't know what it is yet.

Lionel: You have a ferocious desire to find all the answers, son, but don't let your search for those stones turn into your personal Tower of Babel.
Lex: I'm not trying to get closer to God, Dad. I'm trying to solve the riddles He's laid out for me.
Lionel: Did you ever think there might be a reason why we weren't given the answers?
Lex: To challenge us?
Lionel: Or maybe to humble us. Knowledge comes from finding the answers, yes, but understanding what the answers mean is what brings wisdom. Men who didn't understand the difference have been the ruin of some of the world's greatest civilizations.
Lex: Is that why you stopped looking for the stones? Because you're afraid?
Lionel: No. No, I stopped because I realized that even if I find the three stones, I'm not gonna find what I'm really looking for. Neither will you.



Clark: So, Lucy, Lois has told us absolutely nothing about you.
Lucy: Well there's not much to tell.
Lois: Oh, please. Let me gloat. She is getting straight A's at one of the most prestigious prep schools in Europe, she is fluent in three languages, and she is fending off Ivy League colleges with a stick.
Clark: Wow, that's impressive. What happened to Lois?
Lois: You're gonna find that Clark's charm is an acquired taste, much like his sense of fashion.

Lex: Two Lanes under one roof. That's got to be interesting.
Clark: Well, I haven't had a hot shower in two days, and the laundry machine is running nonstop, the phone line is consistently busy. No, it's nice having them around. I mean, it kind of takes the loneliness out of the house.
Lex: Yeah, I always hated the sound of a quiet home.

Clark: I knew you had talents, but I didn't think burglary was one of them.
Lucy: I swear I was gonna pay it all back. I'm not some criminal.
Clark: You do a pretty good job of impersonating one. Look, Lucy, I just don't get it. I mean, why?
Lucy: Do you have any idea what it's like to be different from everyone else? To be a total outsider?
Clark: I might have an idea.

Clark: Lex, do you ever miss not having a sibling?
Lex: I used to... until I met you, Clark. You're closer to me than any... blood brother.

Lois: You're amazing, Smallville. You always look for the best in people even when they walk all over you.
Clark: I guess that explains why we're friends.
Lois: Oh, we're friends now?
Clark: Well, I won't tell anyone if you don't.



Clark: Chloe, I was with Lex. We went to the lab together.
Chloe: Which would be about the same time I was talking to Lex outside Dr. Sinclair's room.
Clark: Well, that's impossible.
Chloe: Not in Smallville. You of all people should know that.

Lionel: What's going on? What the hell are you doing?
Alexander: Seizing the moment, Dad. Just like you taught me. Now, what's your problem with me this time, old man?
Lionel: It was your offer to hold a fundraiser at LuthorCorp Plaza, then you go behind my back and cancel the whole thing. Why would you do that?
Alexander: "Because helping those who refuse to help themselves is a waste of time and money, son!" Isn't that what the old Lionel Luthor used to say?
Lionel: I've changed. People change, Lex.
Alexander: No, they don't. They just get soft. Like you.

Clark: Where's Lex?
Alexander: He's standing right in front of you.
Clark: No, you're not him. The real Lex would never try to kill me or Chloe.
Alexander: No, you're probably right. But he's thought about it! All the times you've meddled in his plans, derailed his ambitions. He's thought about killing all of you. He just never had the guts to go through with it.
Clark: What are you?
Alexander: I was just about to ask you the same question.

Lex: Let's see what happens to me if you die!
Alexander: You can't kill me! I drive you. I give your life meaning. I'm your soul, you weak, pathetic little man! I'm the real Lex Luthor!

Lex: Look, whatever I've done in the last few days...
Lionel: Please, no need for an apology. Quite the contrary. I must say, you finally proved yourself to be the son I've always wanted, and I thank you for showing me so clearly the error of my ways.
Lex: What are you talking about?
Lionel: I'm closing down the foundation immediately.
Lex: What? You can't. The charity is your life.
Lionel: Just a foolish dream. I'm awake now. A man can't deny his true nature, can he, Lex? No. We're Luthors.



Lois: Mrs. Kent, a lot of things are possible in this world, but there will be a man on Mars before Clark and I go to Prom together.
Dawn [in Martha]: So what, you two just get together and mack, but keep it on the down-low in public?
Clark: Mom!
Lois: I don't mean to be rude, Mrs. Kent, but did you crack open the cooking sherry?

Chloe: Well, we are in Smallville. And I mean, what would the Senior Prom be without a body-snatching Prom Queen?

Dawn [in Lois]: How do I look?
Clark: Looks like you're going to the Prom.
Dawn [in Lois]: I am. And you're taking me! I'm not going to let you sit around moping all night while your parents go out and do the electric boogaloo all night. It's gonna be fun.
Clark: No, I'm not going.
Dawn [in Lois]: Massive re-strategy. You're going to your senior Prom whether you like it or not. End of discussion. Put on your tux.
Clark: Lois, wasn't this not in the realm of possibilities?
Dawn [in Lois]: Anything is possible, Clark. Anything.

Lois: What the hell am I doing in a dress, and what the hell am I doing at your Prom?
Clark: Oh, no...
[Lois points to the corsage pinned to her dress]
Lois: Did you pin that on me?
Clark: I'll explain later, Lois.
Lois: A little close to the boob, don't you think?

Lois: Hey. You know, a year from now, this is all gonna seem like a lifetime ago.
Chloe: That's funny because it feels like just yesterday when he deserted that nervous freshman on the dance floor.
Lois: You're headed for Metropolis. You are destined to be a big shot reporter at the Daily Planet. Do you really picture Clark Kent being able to keep up with you?
Chloe: You know, Lois, I think Clark might have a lot more to offer than you realize.
Lois: I wouldn't bet on it.



Lois: Clark, you know that.
Chloe: Well, not so much. He has amnesia, and he's having a hard time—
Lois: Again?
Clark: What do you mean again?
Lois: Well, at least this time you got clothes on.

Chloe: I'm gonna go to the Torch and see what I can find out about amnesia.
Lois: Yeah, just leave Mr. Memory Reboot to me. I'm getting to be a pro at this. [to Clark] But you know what? You're gonna have to put up with PB and J because that's the extent of my culinary skills.
Chloe: [to Clark] Okay?
Clark: Please tell me I'm not related to her.
Chloe: No, I am. You live with her.

Clark: How did I do that?
Chloe: Why did I always picture myself on the other end of this conversation? Smallville was hit with the world's biggest meteor shower when you were little. Now, I know this sounds way out there, but some of the meteor rocks have had an extraterrestrial effect on certain people in the town, and it's my theory that you were one of them.
Clark: Extraterrestrial powers? You mean I'm some sort of alien?
Chloe: No. No, of course not.
Clark: A mutant?
Chloe: Uh... yeah... who has saved my life on more than one occasion. See, you've sort of taken it upon yourself to be Smallville's self-appointed hero. And if you ask me, I think that that is amazing.

Chloe: Hold on a minute, are you telling me that you can see through solid objects?
Clark: I guess that's one you didn't know about, huh?
Chloe: No, and that might be one of those abilities you're gonna want to keep a lid on.
Clark: You know, I've been thinking about that. You know, I don't know why I was worried so much about what people think. I don't know why I let it rule my life. I mean, you understood.
Chloe: Yeah, but Clark, unfortunately, some people in Smallville aren't as progressive as your post-amnesia tour guide.
Clark: That should be their problem, not mine.

Lois: How did he [Clark] get here?.
Chloe:[Looking at Clark talking to Lana] Looks like the heart remembers more than the brain.

Clark: So it must've been kind of strange to have a zombie best friend walking around.
Chloe: Yeah, I mean, you know, I never really realized how complicated that zombie's life was.
Clark: Complicated? Did I do something unusual?
Chloe: You had a clean slate to start all over with, and you made all the same choices... except for one.
Clark: Chloe, I need you to be completely honest with me.
Chloe: Honest, huh?
Clark: What'd I do?
Chloe: You trusted me.



Adams: Last time I checked, babies don't just fall out of the sky, Mr. Kent.
Clark: It left a 30-foot crater, Sheriff. How else would you explain it?
Adams: Well, I can't. That's why we're conducting a little something called an investigation.

Lionel: You know, there were other treasure seekers in China, Genevieve.
Genevieve: A farm boy, an ex-cheerleader, and Lex Luthor. Who do you think ended up with the prize?
Lionel: Well, my son hasn't been listening to me. What do you want me to do, give him a good spanking?

Lionel: Parenthood. It's an interesting phenomenon, isn't it? The lengths we go to... to protect our children. No limits.
Genevieve: [choking] What have you done to me?
Lionel: The wine you've just drunk will kill you in a matter of minutes. I'm told that the pain will be excruciating. How about a trade? You give me the stone that you stole from Bridgette Crosby, and I give you... the antidote. One more thing... you go near my son, and anything that happens to him happens to you. Is that understood?

Jonathan: There is nothing quite like watching your son grow up into a young man you can be very proud of.
Clark: It's too bad I'll never know what that's like.
Martha: Why not?
Clark: I'm from another planet. I'm not even human. Who knows if I can have kids?
Martha: Clark, your father and I couldn't have children. We were still blessed with a son. You never know what the future will bring you.

Lex: I'm releasing our findings to every research facility across the globe. Evan's life may offer hope for generations to come.
Clark: He was a special kid, Lex. I can't help wondering what kind of man he would've become.
Lex: A good one... as long as you were in his life. I bet you're gonna be a great dad someday, Clark.
Clark: So will you, Lex.
Lex: I don't know about that. Look, we're all reflections of how we've been raised. Your parents gave you encouragement and support. Mine chose the opposite track. I plan on leaving a different kind of legacy.



Martha: I know what you're doing, Jonathan. You can't take the place of Clark on this farm, no one can. Every other farm in the county has at least five hands to help out.
Jonathan: Sweetheart, my family managed to run this farm for generations before Clark came around. I see no reason why I can't run it by myself.
Martha: Sometimes I wonder which one of you is more stubborn.
Jonathan: Why don't I give you a clue?

Jonathan: Martha, what exactly is it that you want me to do? You want me to tell our teenage son that we couldn't possibly survive around here without him? What kind of parents would that make us?
Martha: Honest ones. How many times has he asked be treated like an adult? This decision took a lot of maturity.
Jonathan: Or guilt. Martha, Clark still feels responsible for my heart problems. I'm not going to allow him to do this out of pity.
Martha: It's not pity, Jonathan. Clark knows that if he leaves, he can only come back a few times a year. And he doesn't want one of those times to be your funeral.

Lex: You're making a big mistake Jason. I know she's your mother but don't think for a second she won't turn on you. Trust me on this one.
Genevieve: Jason...
Jason: It's okay, Mother. I don't expect him to understand the meaning of family loyalty, especially when the only thing running through the Luthor blood is betrayal.

Genevieve: Lex, your father has one of the stones.
Lex: And what do you want from me?
Genevieve: I have a feeling that he'd sooner die than give up that stone. But all that might change if his own flesh and blood were at stake.
Lex: You obviously don't know my father as well as I do.
Genevieve: I hope for your sake you're wrong.

Clark: Dad, you raised me to make my own decisions. Why don't you trust me on this?
Jonathan: Because you are a lot like me. I had a full ride to Met. U. waiting for me when I graduated. Problem is, my father needed me on this farm. So I stayed.
Clark: Dad that's a pretty big footnote to leave out. Why didn't you tell me?
Jonathan: I didn't want it to weigh you down. As much as I loved my father, a part of me still resents him for needing me that much. I don't want you to feel that. That's not the kind of father I ever wanted to be.
Clark: Dad. This isn't about the kind of father you are. It's about the kind of son I want to be.



Lois: I took this career test in some magazine - it said that my perfect job would be a radio disc jockey.
Clark: That makes sense. You talk enough. There won't be any dead air.
Lois: You mock me now Smallville, but you just wait and see.
Clark: Journalism. You ever thought about that? You wrote some half decent articles in your short lived career at the Torch.
Lois: Nah, kill me first. Even if I could spell, the last thing I'd wanna do is spend my time in a newsroom. With my luck I'd probably end up across the desk from the most bumbling reporter on the masthead.

Lois: I realize hand-eye coordination isn't one of your strong suits. Here, let me help you with that.
Clark: [annoyed] Lois, I'm not sure what I'm gonna do without you.
Lois: Oh, come on, Clark, your future is laid out right in front of you. You're going to go to community college, major in agriculture, probably minor in law enforcement. And then you and Lana are going to have a nice little church wedding.
Clark: Excuse me?
Lois: It's written in the stars and you know it. It's only a matter of time before you join the bowling league, take over the family farm, and then, well, you and Lana can bring little Clark Jr. into the world.
Clark: I think you're hallucinating.
Lois: No. Hallucinating would be imagining Clark Kent going off to the big city to make his mark in the world. I'm just being realistic.

Lois: Look, I know we've had our disagreements in the past. And I will be the first to admit that I've made it my own little hobby to bust your chops.
Clark: I'm used to it. Besides, I know I haven't been the most gracious host.
Lois: Look, I just want you to know, Clark, that when I'm sitting in the audience today at your graduation and you stand up on that stage in front of all those people, I'm gonna be looking up at you and thinking one thing.
Clark: What's that?
Lois: Please, God, don't let him trip.

Jor-El: The knowledge of the universe is meant for you only. Yet you chose to deny your heritage. Today, you will witness the consequences.
Clark: Then you sent the meteor shower?
Jor-El: I have done nothing, Kal-El. Human blood has stained one of the elements and awakened a great danger from the darkness of space.
Clark: What can I do to stop it?
Jor-El: There is nothing you can do to prevent what is already in motion. But the meteor shower is just the beginning, Kal-El. I warned you that the elements could not fall into the hands of a human. The three must become one. It is the only way to save Earth from total annihilation.
Clark: I don't know where they are! I don't have time to find them!
Jor-El: If you don't unite them at once, you, my son, will be seared by a fire from the sky even you can't survive. The future of mankind rests in your hands, Kal-El.

Clark: You're gonna have to go without me.
Jonathan: Do I have to remind you, Clark, that the last time we had a meteor shower, it was full of kryptonite?
Martha: If the same happens today it could kill you. You have to come with us.
Clark: I spoke to Jor-El. He told me I have to find the other two stones right now, and unite them with the one in the cave.
Martha: No! You're my son. You're not gonna go on some kind of suicide mission.
Jonathan: Clark, you might be stronger than steel, but you're not invincible.
Clark: I know, Dad. But I'm the only one who can do this.
Jonathan: All right. But I want you to listen to me right now. All the years that your mother and I spent raising you from that wide-eyed toddler running around on this farm to the man who is standing in front of me right now was for this moment. You do this, son. You make us proud.