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Act 1 Teaser
Whitney and Lana are horseback riding through an open field. Day. They come to a slower pace.
Lana : It's been a long time since we've done this.
Whitney : Yeah.
Lana : I thought it'd be nice, you know? Something to keep your mind off of...
Whitney : It's okay. You can say it, I'm not gonna break. Sorry, I've just been kind of out of it lately.
Lana : I'm here if you need to talk.
Whitney : Well, there was one thing I wanted to ask you. Would you be my date to the Spring Formal?
Lana : [She laughs] Of course. You didn't have to ask.
Whitney : I guess I'm just not taking anything for granted anymore.
There is an explosion in the distance. They tie the horses to a fence and go to see what happened. Cops drive up as a fire blazes out of a pipe sticking out of the ground. Two cops get out of the car.
Watts : [Into a radio] This is Watts and Vertigo. We have a gas main fire just off of Route 12, mile marker 18.
Whitney and Lana run up. They see another pipe right next to them shaking.
Lana : [Pointing at it] Whitney, look.
Whitney : [To the men at the other pipe] Hey!
Lana : Hey!
Whitney : Hey! Lana get out of here.
Whitney starts to go to the men.
Lana : Wait, no!
Whitney : Get out of here! Run! [He gets to one of the men] Look at the pipe.
Man : Everybody! Clear on out!
Whitney : Lana, get out of here! Go! Run!
Everybody runs away and Lana runs in the opposite direction. The pipe explodes, throwing her to the ground. She is covered in dirt and several meteor fragments.
Whitney : Lana!
Man : [Pushing Whitney behind the cop car] Get down!
There are several more blasts. Lana looks up and sees the two cops looking down at her. Whitney runs to her.
Whitney : Lana! Lana!
Cut to Clark entering the hospital and going to Lana's room, where she is sleeping and Whitney sits next to her.
Clark : Hey, I just heard. Is she all right?
Whitney : Yeah. They gave her something to help her rest.
Clark : How are you holding up?
Whitney : I kind of hoped I'd seen my last hospital room in a while.
Clark : Hey, hey. [He takes her outside the room] I thought you'd be halfway to Metropolis by now.
Chloe : Ah, it's just a summer internship. I can always reschedule.
Clark : You've been waiting for that interview at the Planet for weeks.
Chloe : I know. I just feel weird taking off right now.
Clark : Lana's gonna be okay. It's just a mild concussion.
Chloe : Okay, I'm crashing at my cousin's dorm. Call me on my cell if anything goes wrong at the Torch.
Clark : We can survive one day without you.
Chloe : Are you gonna wish me luck?
Clark : You don't need it.
Chloe : All right. Bye.
Clark : Bye. [She leaves. Clark goes back to the room] Can I buy you a cup of coffee?
Whitney : Yeah.
Whitney kisses Lana on the forehead and leaves the room.
Cut to Chloe leaving the hospital. We see Lana's eyelids start to flicker. They open and she sees Chloe going to her car. Her view closes in as Chloe is unlocking the door. Chloe looks up, afraid, as a gloved hand puts a handkerchief over her nose and mouth. Lana sits up in the bed.
Lana : Chloe!
Act 1 Scene 1
Jonathan is working beneath the sink as Martha talks on the phone. Day.
Martha : Okay, well, I'll let you know. Bye.
Clark : [Entering] Who was that? The plumber?
Martha : No, your school. Don't worry, you're not in trouble. They're looking for chaperones for the Spring Formal.
Clark : Oh. What'd you say?
Martha : I said you hadn't even mentioned it.
Clark : I don't think the whole tux and limo thing is for me. Besides, it's customary to have a date to a dance.
Martha : Which is why it's customary to ask someone.
Jonathan : Martha, stay out of it. Son, can you see if you can get that trap out of there for me?
Clark : Uh, sure, Dad.
Clark pulls the pipe out easily.
Jonathan : Thank you.
Martha : So, are you planning on asking Chloe or not?
Jonathan : She just can't help herself. Don't use the sink till I get back. [He leaves the room]
Martha : Well, you said you had feelings for her.
Clark : It's not about Chloe.
Martha : You can't keep putting your life on hold because of Lana.
Clark : But if she sees me with someone else, it's like saying the door's closed.
Martha : The door is closed, Clark. You need to admit that to yourself. [Lex knocks on the door] Hi, Lex. Come on in.
Lex : Sorry to barge in. I came by to see you and Mr. Kent.
Martha : Oh, I'll go get him. [She walks out]
Lex : [To Clark] You in a hurry?
Clark : Yeah. I'm taking over at the Torch while Chloe's out of town. I'll catch up with you later.
Clark leaves as Jonathan enters.
Jonathan : Hi, Lex.
Lex : Hey.
Jonathan : What can I do for you?
Lex : The paperwork on the chemical spill finally came through.
Jonathan : Well, I never thought I'd live to see the day.
Lex : Since the dumping wasn't done by an actual LuthorCorp employee, it did require jumping through some corporate hoops. The, uh, accident was unfortunate. I know your loss can't be fixed entirely with money, but I hope this helps.
Lex hands Jonathan an envelope.
Jonathan : [Opening it] Well, I appreciate the gesture, but [Looks at the check] I hope we're not getting special treatment because of your friendship with Clark.
Lex : I assure you, Mr. Kent, that has nothing to do with this.
Martha : This is very generous, Lex.
Lex : Actually, it isn't. It reflects the exact value of the herd and grazing land you lost. I wouldn't insult you by putting you in my debt. All I want is to leave the doubt between us in the past.
Lex offers his hand and Jonathan shakes it.
Act 1 Scene 2
Clark struggles with the printer at the Torch. Day. Lana enters.
Clark : Hey. How you feeling?
Lana : Better. Now it only hurts when I walk, sit, or breathe.
Clark : [Smiling] I'm surprised to see you. Usually a hospital visit comes with a get out of jail free card.
Lana : Actually, I was looking for Chloe.
Clark : She's not here. She's in Metropolis until tonight.
Lana : You covering?
Clark : Well, if you could call it that. The printer's jammed, the scanner's broken, and the Spring Formal event schedule is late. Chloe leaves for a day and the Torch goes down in flames.
Lana : It's safe to say we won't lose you to the entrancing world of journalism. So, have you talked to Chloe?
Clark : [Shakes his head] I left a message on her cell phone. I think she's busy convincing the Planet they were insane ever to publish without her. What's up?
Lana : I had this intense dream about Chloe I just can't shake. It was totally surreal, but I dreamed that she was attacked outside of the hospital. I know, sounds crazy.
Clark : But, it's got you freaked.
Lana : It's just it felt like I was right there. She was walking to her car and she was getting her keys out of that red bag with the butterflies on it. [Clark looks thoughtful] What is it?
Clark : She... she was carrying that red bag when she left the hospital. Do you want me to call her dad to see if she's all right?
Lana : You know, I'm sure it's just the concussion. I don't want to scare him just because I spent the night on pain killers.
Clark : Yeah, it was probably just a nightmare.
Lana : Um, I'll see you later. [She leaves]
Act 1 Scene 3
Lex is looking over some LuthorCorp papers in his pool room. Day. Roger Nixon enters.
Roger : Lex?
Lex : Since I didn't call you, and I haven't heard of any three-headed sheep born in Smallville recently, what brings the Inquisitor to town, Roger?
Roger : We need to talk.
Lex : Oh, I seriously doubt that.
Roger : [Showing Lex a newspaper] It seems you're giving out gifts to the competition. Now we had an arrangement. You give me stories, I give you information. Now, what did Karen Castle do for you that I couldn't?
Lex : She gave me a pretty mean shiatsu massage.
Roger : Well, mock all you want, Lex. It just means I've had to take the initiative, develop my own leads. There's a story here in Smallville and I am going to make my name on it.
Lex : I thought my position was clear. I don't want you going anywhere near the Kents. They're more than off-limits, they're under my protection.
Roger : And what about the meteors? Are they under your protection too?
Lex : You have something?
Roger : I found a man who had a very interesting view of the meteor shower. Claims he saw something falling out of the sky.
Lex : We all did.
Roger : Yeah, well not like this.
Roger tosses a file onto the pool table.
Lex : If you're feeling so abused, why are you bringing this to me?
Roger : Getting the full story takes money and access, and unlike some, I always hold up my end of the deal. Get ready to thank me.
Roger leaves and Lex picks up the file.
Act 1 Scene 4
Clark tries to start the tractor outside the farm. Day. It doesn't start after several tries and he hits the side in frustration, denting it. Jonathan walks up.
Jonathan : Hey, hey, Clark. Take it easy, would ya? This thing's been in our family a long time.
Clark : The stupid thing won't start!
Jonathan : Clark, what's going on, son?
Clark : I'm worried.
Jonathan : I'm sure that Chloe's gonna call any minute and you'll realize you've been worrying about nothing.
Clark : Yeah. [Getting out of the tractor] I'm glad we'll finally be able to get rid of this. You know, we spend more time fixing it that we doing riding it.
Jonathan : Well, I'm not sure that I'm quite ready to retire the old girl yet.
Clark : With Lex's check, we can get a new one.
Jonathan : Actually, I haven't decided to deposit that check.
Clark : Dad, Lex is just trying to do the right thing.
Jonathan : I know he is, Clark. I know he didn't try to buy me off, he's' just trying to repay me for damages that he thinks he caused. You're right, I got no real reason to doubt him. It's just something in my gut tells me I should.
Clark : Lex isn't perfect, Dad. I know that. But slamming the door in his face over and over only helps turn him into exactly what you think he already is.
Jonathan : When did you get to be so wise?
Clark : Ask my dad.
Jonathan : I'll sleep on it.
Act 1 Scene 5
Clark enters the Talon. Day. Pete approaches.
Pete : Hey, Clark.
Clark : Have you talked to Chloe yet?
Pete : No, but the Planet better not have turned her down if they know what's good for them.
Clark : I just thought she would have called by now to get an update on the Torch.
Pete : Ah, she probably already got the internship and is out partying with her cousin. So, did I mention I'm taking Erica Fox to the Spring Formal?
Clark : Several times, yes.
Pete : The hottest girl in our class. Just wanted to make sure that was clear.
Clark : It is.
Pete : So do you want to know my secret? You do, don't you? I asked her. You ought to try it, Clark. Getting up off your butt is the wave of the future. I gotta go reserve my limo for the Spring Formal, to which incidentally, I'm taking Erica Fox.
Clark : I hadn't heard.
Pete leaves as Lang walks up.
Lana : Any word on our interrupted reporter?
Clark : I called her dad. He was stuck in a seminar. I'm sure she'll be okay.
Lana : Yeah, me too.
Clark : [Seeing a sign saying "Spring Formal Tickets Now On Sale."] Oh, you can buy tickets to the Spring Formal here. That's a cool idea.
Lana : You asked anyone yet?
Clark : I've got my eye on someone.
Lana : Well, you better hurry up. No one likes to look for a dress last minute. Not even Chloe.
Clark : What makes you think I'm asking Chloe?
Lana starts to laughs and walks away with a tray of cups. She suddenly gasps and starts to have a vision. She sees a room with teddy bears hanging from the ceiling and Chloe tied up and blindfolded on the floor. Her view goes past Chloe and to a door, where a hand reaches out and locks it. Next to the door is a mirror, in which she sees someone in a strange mask. He punches the mirror, breaking it, and Lana drops her tray.
Clark : Lana?
Lana : It happened again!
Clark : You saw something?
Lana : I saw Chloe. Somebody's got her. You have to believe me, Clark.
Act 1 Scene 6
We see the man in the mask welding something. Day. In the next room, Chloe's hands are taped behind her back and she is blindfolded. She is rubbing the tape against a metal rail.
Chloe : Come on, Chloe. Come on. You've been through worse than this. Come on, Chloe.
The tape breaks and she takes off her blindfold. She takes the tape off of her ankles and starts to leave. She walks through the hanging teddy bears in the door and the man in the mask grabs her shoulder and turns her around. He holds up a syringe with green liquid dripping from the needle and jams it into her shoulder. He opens the door as she becomes drowsy.
Man : [Through a voice changer] Home sweet home.
Fade to black.
Act 2 Scene 1
Chloe's father enters the Talon with the two cops from the explosion. Day. Clark and Lana are already there.
Mr Sullivan : Hey, guys. I, uh, I called the sheriff's office because I wanted them to hear this too.
Clark : Any luck reaching Chloe, Mr. Sullivan?
Mr Sullivan : No, I haven't heard from her all day. I'm starting to get concerned. I called her cousin, but all I get is the machine.
Watts : [To Lana] You said you had some proof that Chloe might have been abducted?
Lana : Well, I sort of had a vision.
Vertigo : [Skeptically] A vision?
Clark : She saw Chloe being kidnapped.
Vertigo : Maybe you should have called the Psychic Friends Network instead, then.
Watts : What makes you think it was real?
Lana : I saw Chloe bound and blindfolded in a dark room.
Vertigo : Oh, wow. It's too bad you didn't see something a little more useful like an address where we might find her.
Mr. Sullivan's cell phone rings.
Mr Sullivan : Uh, excuse me.
He steps away to answer it.
Watts : Miss Lang, you went through a pretty rough ordeal yesterday. Are you sure you're feeling okay?
Lana : You mean do I think I'm hallucinating? It felt like I was right there, like I was seeing through the kidnapper's eyes.
Watts : I promise, we'll take this seriously, and look into it.
Mr Sullivan : [On the phone] Thanks. [He hangs up]
Clark : Mr. Sullivan? What is it?
Mr Sullivan : They found Chloe's car. It's been abandoned in the woods.
Act 2 Scene 2
Lex and Roger drive into a driveway of an old house. Day. They get out of the car.
Lex : So far I'm unimpressed.
Roger : Remove judgment for five minutes.
Lex : [Looks at his watch] Starting now.
A man comes out of the house.
Roger : Mr. Cole, Lex Luthor.
Mr. Cole : I know who he is.
Roger : He's very interested in your story. [To Lex] Twelve years ago, Eddie Cole had more clients than he could handle. He spent eight hours a day dusting fields all over Smallville.
Lex : And then?
Mr. Cole : FAA pulled my license.
Lex : And why would they do that?
Mr. Cole : They decided I wasn't fit in the head to fly anymore. 'Cause I couldn't keep my dumb mouth shut.
Lex : What were your rates for crop dusting, Mr. Cole?
Mr. Cole : 600 a day.
Lex pulls out a stack of hundred dollar bills and counts out six, handing them to Mr. Cole.
Lex : I'd very much like to hear your story.
Mr. Cole : I was up in my prop dusting the Baker's field, 50 acres of sweet corn, when it happened.
Lex : The meteors?
Mr. Cole : It was like lightning all around. Pretty sure I was gonna die right there. Then one just missed my tail by about ten feet. I saw it go straight down and then swerve just before it hit.
Lex : Doesn't sound like a meteor.
Mr. Cole : I know aircrafts better than most. The way that thing moved, it had to be a ship.
Lex : You saw a ship crash?
Mr. Cole : It's not just that I saw a ship crash. A couple hours later, I went and looked for it. It was gone.
Lex : Maybe it burned.
Mr. Cole : Or maybe it was taken. Nobody believes me. I gave Mr. Nixon a map of the crash site.
Lex : I've seen it.
Mr. Cole : So you believe me?
Lex : [After a pause] It's a good story. Thanks for your time, Mr. Cole.
Lex walks back to the car and Roger follows.
Roger : Hey, I thought you'd be pleased. I just booked you the story you've been waiting for.
Lex : You brought me a desperate man and a tall tale. It's about what I expected form you. Sorry, Rog. Time's up.
Act 2 Scene 3
Clark sits in the loft. Night. Lana enters.
Lana : Any word on Chloe?
Clark : Uh, my dad and I went out with Mr. Sullivan and the police. We searched the woods but we didn't find anything. They've organized a search party first thing tomorrow morning. How are you doing?
Lana : Spent the afternoon at the sheriff's station telling them what I saw. They kept looking at me like I was crazy.
Clark : I don't think you're... crazy.
Lana : [She smiles] How are you holding up?
Clark : I keep wishing Chloe would just walk up those steps. I never appreciated how much she meant to me until now. The thought of never seeing her again--
Lana : Clark. You can't think that way.
Clark : You know, I remember the first time I met her. It was eighth grade. She'd just transferred from Metropolis and I was assigned to show her around. The first thing she wanted to know was where she could buy a copy of the Planet so she could keep in touch with civilization. When she found out I lived on a farm, she insisted I invite her over to experience it first hand. I think she thought I was Amish. When I brought her up here, she just kissed me, right out of the blue.
Lana : Why'd she do that?
Clark : She said "I know you've been thinking about that all day, so I figured we'd get it out of the way and be friends." That was my first kiss.
Lana : It's nice it was with someone you still care about. We're gonna see her again, Clark. Lana gets up to leave and starts to have another vision. She sees a windmill and a hole in the ground. She sees Chloe in a coffin being put into the hole and being buried.
Clark : Lana?
Lana : I just saw her again!
Clark : Chloe? Where?
Lana : Buried. She's still alive.
Clark : Did you see where she was?
Lana : I'm not sure, but there was a windmill, a big one.
Clark : She must be on Chandler's field. I'll get help.
Clark runs out.
Cut to Chloe in the coffin. There is a green glowstick next to her, and she weakens as she starts to run out of air. Clark super speeds into the field. He super speeds up the ladder to look around. He looks through the ground with x-ray vision and sees Chloe in the coffin. He super speeds to her, punches through the ground, and pulls up the coffin. He rips off the lid.
Clark : Chloe? Chloe! [She takes a breath] Chloe, it's okay. Everything's okay.
Chloe : Clark, Clark. I knew it was you. It's always you.
They hug as someone watches them from the bushes.
Fade to black.
Act 3 Scene 1
Chloe is on the phone in her hospital room. Night.
Chloe : Thanks, I appreciate that. [Clark and Lana enter] Oh, I gotta go. Some real people just came in. Okay, bye. [She hangs up] Hi.
Lana : Hi.
Clark : Who was that?
Chloe : The Daily Planet.
Lana : I thought you missed your appointment for the internship.
Chloe : I did. They were calling about an interview.
Clark : Are you gonna do it?
Chloe : Ah, I've always wanted my name in the Daily Planet, but not like this. Besides, I figure that the Torch could use an exclusive, which I will write as soon as I get out of here.
Clark : Chloe, do you remember anything?
Chloe : I remember tripping on some metal rails and I remember hundreds of teddy bears hanging form the ceiling. [Her voice falters] Anyway, that's where I was kept until I... [Starting to cry] I'm sorry, you guys. Flashback. I can still hear the dirt falling on the coffin. Sorry. If you hadn't found me, I don't know where I'd be.
Clark : Don't thank me. Thank Lana.
Chloe : Yeah, you know, I got to hand it to you, you sure picked a perfect time to take a walk on the weird side.
Clark : You should get some rest.
Chloe : Clark, um, would you mind sticking around for a little while? Whoever did this is still out there.
Clark : Of course not. I'll stay here as long as you need me to.
Chloe : Thanks.
Lana : Okay, well, I guess I'll see you guys tomorrow.
Chloe : Bye, Lana.
Clark : Okay.
Lana : Bye.
Lana leaves the room. She looks back in through the window and sees Clark touch Chloe's face. She continues to walk away and she has a vision of herself from the back. She turns around and no one is there.
Act 3 Scene 2
Jonathan is loading the truck with feed. Day. Clark walks up.
Jonathan : Hey. Glad you could join me. How late were you at the hospital?
Clark : All night. I snuck in after visiting hours.
Jonathan : I'm sure Chloe appreciated that.
Clark : I'm just worried that the person who did this to her is still out there.
Jonathan : Clark, you got her back safe and sound. That's what's important.
Clark : Not without Lana, I wouldn't have.
Jonathan : Hey, she hasn't had anymore visions, has she?
Clark : No. I think they're connected to the gas pipe explosion. That's when they started. I'm gonna check that out.
Jonathan : No, son. Let the police do it. It's their job.
Clark : I just wish I knew whose eyes she was seeing through.
Jonathan : What you need to focus on right now is getting this truckload of feed over to the Miller's.
Clark : So you've had a night to sleep on it. What are you gonna do with Lex's check?
Jonathan : I might be stubborn, but I'm not blind. Yeah, I had a talk with your mom. As soon as we deliver the feed, I'm taking it to the Savings and Loan.
They get into the truck and someone watches them pull away through binoculars.
Act 3 Scene 3
Clark and Jonathan pull up next to a field full of workers digging and investigating. Day. Lex is speaking to one of the workers. He signs a paper on a clipboard.
Lex : Keep them moving.
Man : All right.
The man walks away from Lex as Clark and Jonathan approach.
Clark : What's up, Lex?
Lex : I'm considering buying this land for a pilot agricultural project, but I wanted to test the soil first. Standard operating procedure.
Jonathan : Since when does standard operating procedure include metal detectors and Hasmet suits?
Lex : To be honest, we learned there may have been a major meteor strike on the site. Of course, there's no proof the meteors are actually harmful, but--
Jonathan : It never hurts to dot your Is and cross your Ts, right?
Lex : As you're well aware, LuthorCorp's environmental record's taken some serious hits in recent weeks. Better safe than sorry. Is there a problem?
Clark : Dad?
Jonathan : The problem is, Lex, that what's good for LuthorCorp isn't always what's good for this town.
Man : Mr. Luthor?
Jonathan : Looks like you've got business to attend to. Uh, Lex, I've decided I can't accept your money.
Jonathan holds out the check.
Lex : Mr. Kent, I don't understand.
Jonathan : [He takes Lex's hand and puts the check in it] I wouldn't expect you would. [He goes back to the truck]
Clark : Lex, I--
Lex : It's okay, Clark. I'll talk to you later.
Clark walks away.
Clark : Dad. Dad! Lex didn't deserve that. People test the land all the time.
Jonathan : I know that, Clark. But this field is where your ship crashed down. If Lex's scientists find anything out here, they could trace it right back to you. Come on.
They get in the truck as Dr. Hamilton walks up to Lex with a plastic bag.
Dr. Hamilton : Lex, you've got to see this. [Lex looks at it] You understand what this could mean.
Lex : More than you know. I want you to handle all the tests personally, then report directly to me.
Act 3 Scene 4
Lana is cleaning in the Talon. Night. Whitney enters.
Whitney : Hey.
Lana : Hey.
Whitney : How you feeling?
Lana : Better. At least the nightmares seemed to have stopped. I'm glad you came by.
Whitney : I got caught up at the store, went home early, started going through some of my dad's things.
Lana : You sure you're ready for that?
Whitney : It's okay. It actually brought back some nice memories. And I found this.
Whitney puts a small box on the table and opens it, revealing three army medals.
Lana : These were your father's?
Whitney : Yeah. I knew he served in Vietnam, but he never talked about it.
Lana : Do you know what they're for?
Whitney : Yeah. They keep a registry on the internet. The silver star is for exceptional valor. He rescued three men in his unit during the fire fight. He was wounded, but he wouldn't leave his men behind.
Lana : Sounds like your dad. I wonder why he never told you.
Whitney : Maybe he just did. You know, you win a couple football games and people start calling you a hero and it feels good, but maybe he's just trying to tell me that throwing a ball isn't the only way to do something important with your life.
Act 3 Scene 5
Clark looks at pictures of the explosion site in the loft. Night. Lex enters.
Lex : I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who's curious in Smallville.
Clark : Hey, Lex. What are you doing here?
Lex : I feel like I owe your father an apology, but I'm not exactly sure why.
Clark : It's not you, it's everything. Money problems, the farm. I guess he just didn't understand what you were doing out in that field.
Lex : I thought I made myself clear.
Clark : [Quickly] You did.
Lex : You don't believe me either.
Clark : I know you get obsessed about things. Like the car accident. I find it hard to believe you'd waste your time supervising a routine land survey if that's what it was.
Lex : My life changed when the meteors hit and I need to know why.
Clark : You can't let it go?
Lex : This isn't some empty emotional quest, Clark, it's about finding the truth.
Clark : The truth?
Lex : I found a man. He said something besides the meteors came down that day.
Clark : Like what?
Lex : A ship.
Clark : And you believe him?
Lex : I listened. Chances are he's just another crackpot, but I'd be remiss if I didn't check it out.
Clark : And when the next story comes up, you'll be sure to check that one out too.
Lex : Clark...
Clark : When are you going to be able to put your past behind you?
Lex : Take a look at the stars, Clark. Some of them have been extinguished for thousands of years, but their light is only reaching us now. The past is always influencing the present. I can't change that. All I can do is try to understand it.
Act 3 Scene 6
Clark is at the Torch. Night. Chloe enters.
Chloe : Hey.
Clark : Chloe, why aren't you at home sleeping?
Chloe : If I fall asleep, I'll have night mares, so I figure the best thing to do is keep busy. God knows you left enough of a mess for me to clean up.
Clark : Well, I'm glad you're here. [Whitney enters.]
Chloe : Whitney. You sure you're in the right place?
Whitney : Clark called, said he needed my help.
Clark : I think I figured out how Lana got her visions. It was the explosion.
Chloe : You think the blast somehow caused them?
Clark : It was more than that. It connected her with someone at the accident.
Chloe : Clark Kent leaps tall theories in a single bound. How did you arrive at this one?
Clark: Well, apparently there were meteor rocks at the explosion, and I found this article.
Clark hands Chloe a paper.
Chloe : [Reading] The De Kretser Syndrome?
Clark : It's kind of like a post-traumatic stress disorder. There were several cases reported during the London Blitz.
Chloe : "Some people who were huddled in shelters would find themselves psychically linked after a bomb hit nearby." Okay, I'm sold.
Whitney : According to this, it's in times of stress, anger, or excitement that triggers the visions.
Clark : Who was around Lana after the explosion?
Whitney : Myself and two deputies, Watts and Vertigo.
Clark : [To Chloe] They were with your dad when we told him about Lana's vision.
Chloe : He probably called them himself. They were in a bowling league together.
Clark : Whitney, which one got to her first?
Whitney : It's tough to say. It all happened so fast. You think one of those cops kidnapped Chloe?
Clark : Who would suspect a cop? We have to warn Lana. If one of those guy's is the kidnapper, he knows that Lana's seeing through his eyes.
Whitney : Great. I'll drive.
Chloe : Um, that's okay. We'll take my car. [They leave]
Act 3 Scene 7
Lana is in the Talon. Night. Vertigo enters.
Vertigo : Miss Lang. I know it's late, but I just wanted to ask you a few more questions.
Lana : I'm surprised you found the time.
Vertigo : I know I deserved that.
Lana : Do you want a cup of coffee?
Vertigo : Sure.
Lana : 'Kay.
Lana goes toward the bar and has a vision of someone entering the Talon. Her view comes up behind Vertigo, and a hand punches him in the face, knocking him out. She sees herself from behind as the man in the mask walks up behind her. She turns around.
Lana : Aaaah!
Fade to black.
Act 4 Scene 1
Clark, Whitney, and Chloe in the Talon. Night. They help Vertigo into a chair.
Whitney : Where's Lana?
Vertigo : I don't know, she was here. The guy must have grabbed her.
Whitney : I'm gonna check the back.
Clark : Deputy, where's your partner tonight?
Vertigo : Gary? Uh, he's working a second job at the carnival grounds. He's a security guard.
Clark : [To Chloe] You said you saw stuffed animals and train tracks.
Chloe : The carnival's closed this time of year. It's a perfect place to hide someone.
Act 4 Scene 2
Lana is tied up in the room with the teddy bears. Night.
Lana : Hello? Hello? Help! Somebody, please help me!
Watts : No one can hear you. How did you see through my eyes?
Lana : I don't know. Deputy Watts, why are you doing this?
Watts : I never wanted to hurt Chloe. I didn't even want money. I wanted to rescue her.
Lana : You kidnapped Chloe so you could take credit for finding her?
Watts : I could have been a good cop! The best cop this town's ever seen! This case would've made my career! But it doesn't matter now. I can still be the hero.
Lana : What are you going to do?
Watts : Solve your murder.
Watts takes his gun out of the holster.
Lana : No. Please, please don't do this.
Watts cocks the gun.
Cut to Clark running into the carnival grounds with super speed. He looks around with x-ray vision and sees Watts pointing the gun at Lana.
Clark : Lana.
Clark super speeds into the room as Watts fires the gun. We see the bullet come out in slow motion, and Clark reaches out, stopping it with his hand. It bounces up to a mirror above Lana, shattering it, and he jumps onto her to shield her from the glass. Watts runs away.
Clark : Lana, you all right?
Lana : Clark, it's Watts. Deputy Watts.
Clark takes the tape off of her wrists.
Clark : Stay here. [He runs out]
Cut to Watts running through the carnival grounds. He ducks behind a crate.
Clark : [Behind Watts] It's over, Watts.
Watts shoots Clark several times in the chest, having no effect.
Watts : What the hell are you?
Clark picks him up and throws him at the ticket booth as cop cars drive up. Clark super speeds away. Lana, still in the room, sees the cop cars through Watts' eyes. The cops get out and point gun at him. Clark enters the room.
Clark : Lana.
Cop : [To Watts] Freeze! Drop the gun!
Watts : Aaaah!!!
Watts raises the gun to fire and the cop fires at him. Lana sees the bullet coming straight at her view, and when it hits, everything goes black. Clark and Lana come outside and someone watches them through binoculars. We see that it is Roger.
Act 4 Scene 3
Clark is working in the loft. Day. Chloe enters.
Chloe : Your mom told me you'd be out here.
Clark : Hey. I haven't seen that smile all week. What's up?
Chloe : Well, I've got good news. The Daily Planet called and I got an internship.
Clark : That's great! [He hugs her] You didn't even have to interview.
Chloe : I know. Well, they read my article in the Ledger on the kidnapping cop and I guess my work spoke for itself.
Clark : Congratulations.
Chloe : Thank you.
Clark : So, I guess that means you'll spend the summer in Metropolis.
Chloe : Yeah. Will you come visit me?
Clark : Yeah, of course. I would never pass up an opportunity to see you in your natural habitat. [They both pause]
Chloe : Well, I-I just wanted you to be the first to know, so um, I'll see ya. Bye. [She turns to go]
Clark : Uh, Chloe. Um, uh, do you have plans for the Spring Formal?
Chloe : Not at the moment.
Clark : I was hoping, uh, I was hoping you'd go with me... As my date.
Chloe : I would love to, Clark. Now I'm gonna go before my good karma runs out.
Clark : Chloe. I'm sorry I didn't ask sooner.
Chloe : It's okay. It was worth the wait. [She leaves]
Act 4 Scene 4
Lex is in his study. Day. Dr. Hamilton enters.
Dr Hamilton : Lex. Where's that crop duster of yours? I wanted to talk to him.
Lex : He seems to have disappeared.
Dr. Hamilton : Maybe your visit scared him.
Lex : Something or someone did. What do you have for me?
Dr. Hamilton : [Holding up a plastic bag] The preliminary results of the fragment we recovered.
Lex : So, what is it?
Dr. Hamilton opens the bag and pulls out a small octagonal piece of metal.
Dr. Hamilton : Well, all I can tell you is what it is not.
Lex : I don't like riddles, Doctor.
Dr. Hamilton : Then this object will make you profoundly unhappy. To be honest, Lex, [He puts it on the desk] there is nothing like this alloy on this earth.
Lex looks at the metal thoughtfully.
Fade to Clark's ship in the storm cellar. There is an indent on the side that is the very same octagonal shape.