Lana Lang: When the tornado came, I thought this was it. Then I saw you in the truck and you put your arms around me and you told me that everything was going to be okay. The doctor's say it's a hairline fracture, which is ironic because it hurts everywhere else except my hairline. We don't get to see our biological parents every day, and see a little piece of who we are, who we may become. And then you and Lana are going to have a nice little church wedding. 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. 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. But, remember: The lessons that we learn from pain are the ones that make us the strongest. It's about the context and who is telling the story. He's gone from feeding people to killing them, and yet his story is that he's a white knight who's just put a small Kansas town on the map. And you didn't have to come after me, but you always do. He can either be a distinguished guest or strapped down, helpless like a lab rat. Lex: Much like Ebenezer Scrooge, I realized that what I want more than anything is to live happily ever after. See, once you have those two things, you can secure everything else... Jor-El: There's one trial you have yet to experience, but you must heed my warning. Even if you are able to alter one course of events, the universe will find others. Once you make this choice, there is no second chance. As long as you remain honest to those things, it doesn't matter what you wear or what name you go by, because... Lois Lane: My Turkish is a little rusty, but it seems someone managed to pull off a supersave there, and now Ankara's also wondering who America's Blur hero is. Clark Kent: When I'm out there in the red and blue, and I'm saving people, that's who I really am. Clark Kent: Look, this may be hard for you to understand considering everything that's happened to you in this world. Clark Kent: I'm sorry that you weren't found by Jonathan and Martha Kent. When I've been lost you've always been there to bring me back, so on this day, at this moment, I pledge the rest of my life to you.
I mean, I have seen you with the stomach flu where your eyes were puffy and your nose was running, you're yakking--Jonathan: I realize that, Clark. Why else do you think I came to Smellyville looking for you, man? No matter how hard you try, you can't understand that.
Only Chloe Sullivan could fall for a guy who splits himself in two. Do I have a sign around my neck that says "Mutant Magnet"? Every year that wall grew taller and more fortified until eventually it became impenetrable. I just-- I don't have the slightest clue how to do it. Kent, ever since the day I moved to Smallville, I've done nothing but try to be a friend to you. She's going to take out all of her pent up frustrations of all the times you've ever let her down. You're going to be in the locker room cleaning the toilets. Trust me, you'd be rich and miserable, and he'd be wearing flannel. In fact, my disguise is so thin, I'm surprised you haven't seen right through me. And I'm afraid that it'll change the way you feel about me. After the plane went down, I made my way into one of the broken wings. He starts to unbutton his pants and take off his shoes when he hears Lana's voice behind him]Lana Lang: Oh, no, why? Lana takes off her pants and underwear and drops them, then jogs to the end of the dock. But I'm cutting you some slack this time because I've had my eye on Jason Dante for a while now, and he is one slippery fish. The most important element in anything to do with economic theory is the individual. Traditional rules, supply and demand--they're secondary. But to rise above those rules, to know when to break them, requires absolute personal commitment. Lex Luthor: You go on one date with this girl, and already she's sneaking into your bedroom, putting sexy pictures of herself in your locker, and practically asking your parents to book the wedding chapel. If my blood can save lives, maybe I should come forward. 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. Lex Luthor: But that's the thing about memories -- you can't forget them.
Lana Lang: No, I have doubted you, accused you of things, and still you're here protecting me. You are the one good, constant thing in my life and I don't want to lose you too. And in return, you do nothing but lecture me with sanctimonious platitudes. But if you were left totally alone, abandoned by your parents, how do you think you'd turn out? [pause] So in yet another classic maneuver to avoid emotional intimacy, I wrote my feelings down so that I could read them to you, thereby eliminating embarrassing eye contact. I'm the girl of your dreams masquerading as your best friend. Chloe Sullivan: Okay, well, I'm not discounting the possibility that he may have some magic healing power. Clark Kent: I've been looking through every book from Socrates to Shakespeare trying find some who could put into words the way Lex and Helen feel about each other. Jor-El: By the setting of the sun Sol, you will return to me. This compass, your wedding present, guided me to safe harbor. Clark turns around just in time to see her dive naked into the lake. What if there's something inside me that can repair dad's heart permanently? maybe it had something to do with the weird time anomaly. Like how you're always one step ahead of me, Clark.
Now I'm beginning to think Jonathan was right all along. Pete, I've tried my whole life just to blend in, to try and be more normal than anyone else. If you start a fire, Mayor Tate, you better be prepared to deal with the flames. I wonder if I didn't have my abilities if I'd have that same kind of courage. Lionel Luthor: No, no, love has a way of blinding even the sharpest minds. But once love has been stripped away, then we see the real person clearly. I got a good look at myself, or at least the part I've always tried to ignore. Lana, it's okay to be mad at people who try to hurt you, but it's not fair to take it out on everyone who's been affected by the meteors. I can't believe you want to spend your life like that.[We see a wooden sign in a gathering of trees with the words Crater Lake painted in yellow. Past the sign, Clark comes out of the trees and looks out at the lake. The sun shines down on it brightly and heavily wooded hills can be seen in the background. A smile starts to form on Clark's face as Lana takes off her bra. You can do things that I could never even dream of. Chloe: Why did I always picture myself on the other end of this conversation? See, you've sort of taken it upon yourself to be Smallville's self-appointed hero. Lionel: The wine you've just drunk will kill you in a matter of minutes. There's some sort of anti-life dark force that could bring about the Apokolips. I wouldn't worry so much about my dear little sister.
Chloe Sullivan: What really gets me is I should have known better. You know, I've done some pretty stupid things in my life, but this could possibly win the Nobel Prize for stupidity. Lex Luthor: When my mother died, I began to build a wall around my heart. If he were raised by your parents and you were raised by Lionel, you wouldn't grow up to be different people? but I have this fear that-- that one day you'll finally get a good look at me and... That you'll see that I'm not as strong or as good as you think I am. They're revealed to us with all their flaws, their foibles, and their secrets. Lex Luthor: There's nothing to accept but my gratitude. Clark smiles and walks out onto the narrow dock, stopping about halfway to the end and takes off his shirt. She tosses it forward where it lands on Clark's foot. And for once in my life, I finally get to feel what you feel like every single day. And ever since we were kids, even before I knew your secret, I've always been walking in your shadow. Kent, your information is about as accurate as the local weatherman. Lionel Luthor: [to a class] Now, you're all here to learn something about business. It sounds crazy, but I think that Lionel Luthor has found a way to use my blood to bring people back to life. Smallville was hit with the world's biggest meteor shower when you were little. You know, I used to think it was our families who made us who we are. But if you look at history, the great men and women of the world have always been defined by their enemies.