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SHIMMER
Airdate: January 29, 2002
Written by: Michael Green & Mark Verheiden
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Transcript by: Kerrplop

ACT 1 TEASER

Smallville High-- Exterior

Pete is in front of an American Red Cross banner outside Smallville High. He sees Clark and Lana approaching. Clark is wearing gym sweats. Day.

Clark: So, howíd you get out of gym class?

Lana: Iím spared the sweats a couple of days, perk of chairing the blood drive.

Clark: Iím sorry, arenít you the girl who skinned her knee in seventh grade and passed out when she saw the blood?

Lana: I was hoping Iíd live that one down, but yeah.

Pete: Clark, weíre gonna be late. We gotta hit the showers.

Clark: Bye, Lana.

Lana: Bye.

CUT TO a girl sitting on the bleachers writing in a notebook. A boy walks up and takes it from her.

Girl: Troy, give it back!

Troy: Whoa, Amy. Just hang on. I just want to see if you wrote anything about me, thatís all. (Another boy walks up) Oh, Jeff, did you know your sisterís writing psycho love letters to Lex Luthor? Itís always the quiet ones.

Jeff: Give it back to her.

Troy: Hey, itís not my fault youíve got a weirdo for a sister.

Amy: Youíre a child, Troy. Itís because of boys like you the girls want a man like Lex Luthor.

Amy takes her book back.

Troy: Keep dreaming, Amy. Your parents clean his bathrooms. You may live there, but Luthorís not gonna slum up with the help.

Jeff: Just leave her alone.

Troy: What are you gonna do about it? (Jeff walks away) Losers. (He leaves)

CUT TO Pete and Clark in the locker room.

Pete: So when are you donating blood?

Clark: I donít know.

Pete: Come on, Clark, selflessly giving of yourself to save others. Girls love that. (Clark groans) You okay?

Clark: Yeah, Iím fine.

We pan over to Troy getting dressed. One of his shoes falls off the bench. As he bends over to pick it up, his locker swings open.

Troy: Very funny, guys.

His shoe rises into the air and slams against the locker. Then the locker swings open hitting him in the face. One of the free weights across the room rises and flies into his chest, knocking him down. It hits him repeatedly.

Troy: Ha! Stop it!

Clark: (From out of sight) Troy, are you okay? (The weight drops) What happened?

Troy: It attacked me. It was like a ghost.

Clark and Pete go to help him. Behind them, a faint shape of a person is seen outlined in the steam. It looks around and walks away.

(opening credits)

ACT 1 SCENE 1

Clark and Chloe in the Beanery. Day.

Chloe: So you didnít see anything?

Clark: By the time I got around the corner, Troy was already on the floor.

Chloe: What about the voice he heard?

Clark: What are you thinking, Chloe, that the locker roomís haunted?

Chloe: Not unless the meteor rocks can conjure up the ghost of dearly departed jock straps, which I seriously doubt.

Waitress: (Clearing their table) Here you go.

Clark: Thank you. Well, itís nice to see you still have your standards.

Chloe: Yeah.

Whitney: (To Lana, at the front of the shop) I donít have time right now. (Chloe and Clark listen)

Lana: Look, if you donít want to help me with this blood drive, then just say so.

Whitney: Thatís not it.

Chloe: (To Clark) That doesnít look pretty.

Lana: Then what is it?

Whitney: I really donít want to talk about this right now, okay?

Lana: No, itís not okay! You have been avoiding me for a week! Every time I ask you whatís wrong you push me away. Iím worried about you.

Whitney: Donít be. I just need some space.

Lana: If thatís what you want, fine. But if you canít even confide in me, I donít even know why weíre going out in the first place.

Lana walks away, toward Clark and Chloe.

Chloe: Oh, quick! Pretend we werenít watching.

Clark: Hey, Lana, howís it going?

Lana: Not great, but thanks for the courtesy clueless.

Chloe: Would it cheer you up if we offered to volunteer a pint for tomorrow?

Lana: Letís fine out. (Looks at her clipboard) How about 9:45? Thatís open.

Chloe: Cool.

Lana: There, better already. Clark? What time can we schedule you? (He doesnít answer) We didnít pick a time for you yet. When can I put you down?

Clark: Actually, Iím not sure. Can I get back to you?

Lana: Sure. Not a problem.

Clark: Well, I mean I figure I could help out. You know, sign people up, pass out cookies.

Lana: Thatíd be great. Thanks. (She leaves)

Chloe: Bye. Okay, nice recovery, but am I to assume your offer to help isnít completely without an ulterior motive?

Clark: Iím just being a good friend.

Chloe: Okay.

ACT 1 SCENE 2

Victoria and Lex at the castle. Victoria is on the phone, Lex is playing pool. Day.

Victoria: Yes, Daddy, weíre on schedule. Lex is playing hard to get, but Iím sure I can make him come around. Bye, Daddy. (She hangs up) He wants to know if youíre selling this castle after we sell out your father.

Lex: Why? Does he want to ship it back over to Scotland? (He kisses her. We hear a girl clearing her throat off camera.) Amy. Whereís your mom?

Amy comes in carrying a tray with two drinks.

Amy: Uh, flu I think. She asked me to cover for the afternoon.

Lex: Have you met Victoria?

Amy: No, not officially.

Lex: Sheís going to be staying with us.

Amy spills the drinks on Victoria.

Amy: I am so sorry! Iíll go get something to clean this up.

Amy starts to leave.

Victoria: She spilled that on purpose!

Lex: It was a mistake. Wasnít it, Amy?

Amy: Sure. (Leaves)

Victoria: Sheís clearly got a thing for you, Lex.

Lex: Never took you for the jealous type. Her parents are a fixture. I brought them here from Metropolis.

Victoria: Send them back.

CUT TO Amy walking towards the servantsí house. Her mother is outside gardening.

Mother: Were you just in the house? Amy! (Amy runs inside and her mother follows) Amy, I asked you a question.

Jeff: (Entering) Whatís going on?

Mother: Your sister was bothering Mr. Luthor.

Amy: If anyone is bothering him, itís that tramp. She ruining everything. She just wants him all to herself.

Mother: You know, we may live on the Luthor estate, but weíre not part of that world. You have to know your place. Both of you.

Jeff: Donít worry, mom, we know exactly what our place is. (She leaves)

Amy: Thanks, Jeff.

Jeff: Just be careful.

Jeff leaves. Amy pulls out a watch and kisses it then puts it on. We see that the face is a Napoleon coin.

Act 1 Scene 3

Clark, Martha, and Jonathan in the Kentsí dining room. Night. Clark has his schoolwork out on the table and Martha picks up a pamphlet.

Martha: Clark, whatís this?

Clark: Blood drive at school. Lanaís running it.

Jonathan: Clark, you know you canít donate.

Clark: I know, Dad. But what am I supposed to tell her?

Martha: That you have a problem with needles, which you technically do.

Clark: Great. Not only do I lie, but I look like a wuss.

Jonathan: Clark, uh... I canít even believe Iím actually gonna say this, but I guess you canít always be honest with people. Itís one of the prices you pay for your abilities.

Clark: Thatís why I volunteered.

Martha: Iím sure it had nothing to do with the fact that Lana is running it.

Clark: Well, Whitney dropped out.

Martha: So you thought youíd move in.

Clark: If he doesnít see how great she is, then he doesnít deserver her.

ACT 1 SCENE 4

Lex in the castle lifting cushions from a couch, looking for something. Night. The door creaks open behind him. He stops what heís doing.

Clark: (Behind Lex) Looking for something?

We see Clark holding a crate of flowers.

Lex: My watch. The tulips looks great.

Clark: Yeah, you clean us out. Mom said if you want some more, youíll have to call Holland.

Clark puts them on the coffee table.

Lex: Theyíre Victoriaís favorite. (The crate slides off the table) What was that?

CUT TO a womanís fingers on the keys of a laptop. LuthorCorp is on the screen. At the security log in screen, Lex Luthor is entered, then a starred out password which is accepted.

Back to Lex and Clark.

Clark: (Gathering up the flowers) You and Victoria must be getting pretty close.

Lex: You seem surprised.

Clark: She just doesnít seem like your type.

Lex: Relationships arenít always about love, Clark. Sometimes theyíre about mutual goals. Not every girl is Lana Lang.

Clark: Yeah, sorry. Itís none of my business really.

Lex: Itís okay. I admire your standards. Donít lose that.

Clark: You know, I decided to fight for Lana.

Lex: Good for you. Why the new attitude?

Clark: I decided to take the advice of a friend. (Lex goes back to looking for his watch) Donít you have another watch?

Lex: Iíve got hundreds. This oneís special. My mother gave it to me right before she died.

Clark looks around the room with his x-ray vision.

Clark: I donít see it.

Lex: What are you, part bloodhound?

Clark: No, I live on a farm. Iím pretty good at finding needles in haystacks. How about I go check the library?

Clark comes into the library finding Victoria at the laptop. She logs out of the program. They hear a pounding and leave the room to see what it is. They meet up with Lex in the hall and they all run up the stairs. At the top, there is a door rattling with a bright light shining out through the edges.

Victoria: Whatís going on?

Lex: Wait here.

Lex goes towards the door with Clark close behind. He reaches for the knob and the pounding and light stop. He opens the door and is thrown back against Clark. They go into the room and Lex turns on the light switch. Black lights turn on lighting up fluorescent letters on the walls that say ďLeaveĒ, ďGet outĒ, and ďGo now.Ē

Fade to black.

ACT 2 SCENE 1

At the Torch, Chloe puts a picture of one of the ďLeaveĒ messages on the Wall of Weird. Day.

Chloe: It doesnít leave much room for interpretation.

Clark: It was pretty weird. I mean, the door was shaking. When we got close, it blew open and Lex said he felt something brush past him.

Chloe: Maybe his Scottish castle came complete with a poltergeist.

Clark: Well, the police say itís vandals. They donít know many ghosts who write in spray paint and own a black light.

Chloe: So, howís the blood drive?

Clark: Actually, Lana and I are getting together tonight.

Chloe: At her place?

Clark: Yeah.

Chloe: Thatís very romantic. Just remember, Clark, once you cross that line, you canít hide behind the cloak of friendship anymore. Proceed with caution. (She leaves)

ACT 2 SCENE 2

A sitting room in the castle. Day. Lex and Victoria are kissing on the couch. Lionel bursts through the door.

Lionel: Lex, you have disappointed me.

Lex: Hi, Dad. Itís good to see you, too.

Lionel: Would you mind telling me what sheís doing here?

Lex: Right now? Working on my neck. But knowing her, I think thatís just a start.

Lionel: (Laughs) Could this be a ploy to get my attention? Well done, it worked.

Lex: I know this is gonna come as a shock, but not everything in my life revolves around you.

Lionel: Oh, I understand. So youíre simply... being swindled. Would you excuse us Miss Hardwick? My son and I are going to have a little chat about family loyalty.

Victoria: Itís all right. Iíll run us a bath.

Victoria kisses Lex.

Lex: Iíll be there shortly.

Victoria: (To Lionel) Iíll send Sir Harry your regards.

Lionel: Swell. (She leaves)

Lex: This is hardly business.

Lionel: Generations of Luthors would beg to differ. Itís always business, especially where the Hardwicks are concerned. Lex, canít you see she was sent to distract you? Sir Harry has been nipping away at LuthorCorp for months!

Lex: LuthorCorp is your company. Iím just one of its many expendable employees as you made abundantly clear when you exiled me to this charming cow town.

Lionel: Empires are not brought down by outside forces. They are destroyed by weaknesses from within! Lex, Iíve told you this. Smallville is your test. Right now youíre failing.

Lex: Thanks for the update, but I know exactly what Iím doing.

Lionel: No, you donít She is playing the only card sheís got and you are falling for it hook, line, and sinker.

Lex: My personal life is my business.

Lionel: Not when it affects my company. Then itís my business. Lex, listen to this. If you sell out your family, then you will truly be alone in the world.

CUT TO Victoria listening outside the door. Amy approaches.

Amy: Oh, Iím sorry. I didnít mean to... (She walks away. Then, without turning back) You donít deserve him.

We see Jeff coming out of the servant house as Amy walks up.

Jeff: Amy, hey. Whatís wrong?

Amy: Her, what do you think?

Jeff: Amy? Amy!

Amy goes in the house.

Act 2 Scene 3

Clark and Lana sit outside Lanaís house looking through their papers.

Clark: Iíve got an opening at 5:00.

Lana: I can shift mine to 4:30 at station B, which makes us...

Clark: Done.

Lana: Youíre kidding. Everything?

Clark: We own this town.

Lana: We never found a time for you to donate.

Clark: Actually... Lana, I have a confession to make. Iíve got this thing about needles. Itís kind of embarrassing.

Lana: Donít worry about it. Your secretís safe with me. (Stands) You are such a lifesaver, Clark.

Lana Sits on the railing across from him.

Clark: Itís amazing you do all these different things.

Lana: Just trying to find my place in the world. I canít thank you enough.

Clark: Itís a great cause. How could I not help?

Lana: Ask Whitney. Heís, uh... I donít know where heís been lately.

Clark: You know, Lana, if you really want to thank me... donít talk about Whitney.

Lana: Fair enough.

Clark: (Standing) Do you ever think itís strange that my dad and your aunt used to date?

Lana: Nell doesnít really talk about it much. Whatever happened, I guess she took it kind of hard.

Clark: Iím just glad that you and I are so close.

Lana: Me too. That the thing about Clark Kent. Heís not always there when you want him, but heís always there when you need him.

Clark: (Sits next to her) Itís a fine distinction.

Lana: Youíre the one whoís helping me with the blood drive.

Clark: I am.

Lana: Youíre the one who listens.

Clark: (Quietly) I do.

Lana: (Looking at his lips) Youíre the one whoís here.

Clark: (Whispered) Yeah.

They lean in to kiss and the front door opens.

Nell: Lana, are you still out-- Clark. Do you have the time?

Clark: No. But Iím guessing itís late.

Nell: Smart kid.

Nell smiles and goes back inside

Lana: (Clears her throat) Uh, Iíll see you tomorrow.

Clark: Tomorrow. Lana... um, have you ever seen the sunset from my loft?

Lana: Yes. (Realizes) But thatís the great thing about sunsets. Theyíre unique, you always see things you never noticed before.

Clark: Want to come over tomorrow?

Lana: Iíd love to. Good night, Clark.

Act Scene 4

Clark and Pete come down the stairs at school. Day.

Pete: Have you seen the sunset from my loft? You actually said that?

Clark: Yep.

Pete: I bet your stomach was in the knots the whole time.

Clark: Yep.

Pete: Clark, if I were you, Iíd start scripting what I was gonna say now.

Clark: No, I think Iíll play it by ear. You know, fly by the seat of my pants.

Pete: Clark, youíre not the flying type. Iíll make you some notes.

Clark: Yeah.

Clark stops at his locker and Pete keeps walking. Clark looks down the hall and sees Whitney getting books from his locker. A guidance counselor comes to Whitney.

Counselor: Whitney, your mother called and she filled me in.

Whitney: She shouldnít have.

Counselor: Well, Whitney, sheís just concerned. Look, Iím not here to push. If you need anything, my office is just down the hall. Okay?

Whitney: Okay.

She leaves. Whitney closes his locker and goes to leave. He drops his books. Clark kneels to help him pick them up and sees a bag with Smallville Rx on it. He picks it up and Whitney grabs it away. He picks up the rest of his things and leaves.

Clark: Sorry... youíre welcome.

As Whitney goes, Clark looks through his backpack with his x-ray vision and sees a pill bottle that says Amlodipine.

Act 2 Scene 5

Clark is in the Beanery looking at a paper with information on Amlodipine. Day. It says it treats high blood pressure and chest pain. Amy walks in.

Amy: Hi, Clark.

Clark: Hi, Amy. Everything okay?

Amy: Yeah. Just, um, you know, all the weirdness at the mansion. (Sits down) Everything was fine until Victoria got there. Oh, well, youíre Lexís friend. What do you think of her?

Clark: I really donít know her that well.

Amy: Mmm. Well I think I figured out why sheís sticking around. I saw her in Lexís bedroom going through his things.

Clark: What were you doing in Lexís bedroom?

Amy: Helping my mom.

Clark: And Victoria didnít see you?

Amy: No. See, Lex is the only one who ever treated me like I was there.

ACT 2 SCENE 6

A bathroom In Lexís castle. Night. Victoria turns on the bath water. When itís full she turns it off and gets in. She hears footsteps outside the door.

CUT TO Lex at the laptop in his study. Clark enters.

Lex: Clark, what brings you over so late? Doing a little ghost hunting?

Clark: No. I came here to talk to you about Victoria... Where is she?

Lex: Sheís taking a bath. Why, is there a problem?

Clark: Last night, when I was in here, I saw her. I... donít really know how to say this.

Lex: She was going through the files on my computer?

Clark: Yeah, howíd you know?

Lex: Very little happens in this house without my knowledge.

Clark: You donít seem very upset about this.

Lex: Weíre playing chess, Clark. Itís a game. Like I said weíve known each other a long time.

Clark: But you donít love her, she goes behind your back. Why do you want to keep you around?

Lex: Itís complicated. Thanks for the heads up.

Clark: Thatís what friends are for. I guess I shouldnít even bring up that Amyís got an obsession with you.

Lex: Itís a teenage crush. Nothing more. Hey, how goes your new Lana initiative?

Clark: I found something out about Whitney. I saw a prescription in his bag. Itís for Amlodipine, itís a--

Lex: Heart medication. My mother was on it before she had her surgery.

Clark: Is that what... Iím sorry.

Lex: She was sick for a long time, Clark. The watch I lost, my mom gave it to me when she knew it was getting close. She found a Napoleon franc from 1806 and had it made into the face.

Clark: Why Napoleon?

Lex: You ever see the painting of Napoleonís coronation by David?

Clark: No.

Lex: Napoleonís mother couldnít make it to his coronation. But when he commissioned it, Napoleon told David to paint her in as if she were there, right in the center. Even though she couldnít be there physically, he brought her into his life through sheer force of will, there to share in his greatness.

Clark: Thatís a good story.

Lex: Itís a good watch.

CUT TO a shot of candles in the bathroom. One of them goes out as the door opens. Victoria sits up as she hears it shut.

Victoria: Lex: Ah!

Victoria falls back under the water. In the water, we see the outline of hands holding her down. She struggles and manages to sit back up, but is pushed down again. All we see of the attacker is the outlined hand on her head. She knocks a vase over with her leg and it crashes on the floor. Clark hears it from the hallway and super speeds up the stairs and into the bathroom. He picks Victoria up out of the tub and lays her on the floor, covering her with her robe. She coughs.

Clark: Youíre gonna be okay.

Clark is knocked across the room by an unseen force and knocks into a mirror, breaking it. He uses his x-ray vision and sees a skeleton leaving the room. A piece of the mirror on the floor breaks as the person walks out. Clark sees that there is blood left on the mirror.

Fade to black.

ACT 3 SCENE 1

Clark and Chloe at the Torch. Day. They are looking at the piece of broken mirror.

Clark: Itís definitely blood.

Chloe: Doesnít exactly fit the Casper paradigm. Which means that whoever attacked you and Victoria in the bathroom... was invisible? (Takes the mirror and looks closer) Whatís this green stuff? (She puts it down and smells her fingers) Smells like roses. Uh... Clark?

Holds up her hand. The tips of her fingers are invisible.)

Clark: What happened?

Chloe: I just touched it. Okay, Iím now officially weirded out. What is this?

Clark: I donít know, but if you rubbed that all over youíd be--

Chloe: Naked?

Clark: Youíd be invisible.

Chloe wipes off her fingers and they return to normal.

CUT TO Clark and Chloe walking outside the school.

Chloe: Okay so whatís our next move? Should we call the police?

Clark: And report an invisible person? We need a viable suspect.

Chloe: Well, whoís got a problem with Lexís British fling?

Clark: Amy Palmer.

Chloe: Her parents are on the mansionís house staff, right?

Clark: Amy said she saw Victoria snooping around Lexís bedroom. She said Victoria didnít see her.

Chloe: No wonder. Wait. Didnít Amy give blood?

Clark: 3:45, station B.

Chloe: Whoa. Youíve got a freakishly good memory. Okay, Iíll get the blood type on the broken piece of glass and check it against Amyís.

Clark: Great. Call me later?

Chloe: Top of my speed dial.

Clark leaves.

Act 3 Scene 2

Clark walks past the lunchroom and stop when he sees Whitney inside. He goes in.

Clark: Whitney...

Whitney: Whatever it is, Iím not interested.

Clark: What about Lana? You interested in her?

Whitney: What is it with you and my girlfriend, Kent?

Clark: Nothing. Weíre just friends.

Whitney: You think I donít see the way you look at her?

Clark: Well, at least I pay attention to her. Youíve got the most unbelievable girlfriend in the world and you donít even know it. Whatís your problem?

Whitney: How I deal with my girlfriend is my business, okay?

Whitney gets up to leave.

Clark: I saw the heart medication in your bag. Whatís going on, Whitney?

Whitney: Itís my dad. Heís been in Metropolis all week, you know, for tests.

Clark: Is he gonna be okay?

Whitney: The doctors donít know.

Clark: You havenít told Lana yet, have you?

Whitney: I figured sheís been through enough pain in her life with her parents. I didnít want her to have to go through it with me.

Clark: I donít think you give her enough credit. Sheís strong. Sheíd probably understand better than anyone. (Clark leaves)

ACT 3 SCENE 3

Clark enters the Beanery and sits with Lex. Day.

Clark: Hey, howís Victoria?

Lex: Sheís resting up in Metropolis for a few days until I can get some answers. (Clark nods, looking distracted) Everything okay?

Clark: You ever gotten information you wish you hadnít?

Lex: In my experience, thereís no such thing as too much information. I assume youíre talking about the quarterback?

Clark: His fatherís sick.

Lex: Thatís too bad.

Clark: I wanted to take my shot with Lana, but now--

Lex: You feel like youíd be taking advantage.

Clark: What would you do?

Lex: Who me? Iíd go for it. See, but thatís what I like about you, Clark. You wouldnít.

Amy: (Enters) Hi, Lex.

Lex: Amy. This is a surprise.

Amy: Oh, well, I just saw your car outside, so I thought Iíd come in and say hi.

Clark uses his x-ray vision to look through her sleeve and sees Lexís watch.

Lex: Well, I appreciate the gesture.

Amy: So now that Miss Hardwick is gone, hopefully things will be back to normal.

Lex: Victoria will be back in a few days.

Amy: Oh.

Lex: Sheís really not as bad as you think, Amy.

Amy: Oh, I-I never thought that. (Laughs nervously) Well, bye.

Amy Leaves. Clark looks thoughtful.

Lex: What is it?

ACT 3 SCENE 4

Amyís mother, Lex, and Clark enter Amyís bedroom. Day.

Mother: I donít know what to say, Mr. Luthor. Amyís been having some trouble in school, but I canít imagine she would actually try to hurt Miss Hardwick.

Clark: I hope Iím wrong. (Lex opens a cabinet and inside is a shrine full of pictures of him) Looks like sheís been collecting you.

Lex: (Pulls his watch from behind one of the pictures) My watch.

Mother: We had no idea, Mr. Luthor. Please donít call the police.

Lex: Iím not interested in retribution or publicity, but Amy needs help. Counseling, medical treatment, whatever it takes. Just send me the bill. Even so, I think itíd be best for everyone if you left the mansion tonight.

Mother: Yes, of course. (She exits and Lex closes the cabinet)

ACT 3 SCENE 5

Clark enters the loft where Lana is waiting. Sunset.

Lana: You made it.

Clark: Sorry Iím late.

Lana: Itís just getting to the good part. (Clark goes to her side and looks at the sunset) What do you think?

Clark: (Looking at Lana) I think itís the most beautiful thing Iíve ever seen.

Lana: The other night on the porch, I felt you were trying to tell me something.

Clark: I was... Nellís timing was impeccable as always.

Lana: (Steps closer.) Sheís not here now.

Clark: What I wanted to tell you was... what I wanted to say was... I would never do anything to hurt you.

Lana: I know that.

Clark: But if I said what I really wanted to say right now, thatís what Iíd do. Iíd hurt you.

Lana: Why donít you take a shot? Iím pretty strong.

Clark: I know. But I think Whitney needs to know that too.

Lana: I thought you didnít want to talk about Whitney.

Clark: I-I donít. (Steps away) But if you were my girlfriend, standing in Whitneyís loft, Iíd hope heíd say the same thing. I understand that youíre mad at him, but you need to talk to him, Lana. He needs you right now. He just doesnít know it.

Lana: Clark, why are you doing this?

Clark: Because after all this time, you and I are finally friends, and I donít want to lose that.

Lana: (Looking outside) Look. We missed it.

The sun has set. She grabs her coat and leaves.

Act 3 Scene 6

Amy is leaving the mansion with her family. She stops outside to talk to Lex. Night.

Amy: I just wanted to... feel close to you.

Amy goes to the car.)

Mother: Jeff is going to pack everything else. My husband will be back in the morning to pick it up. Again, Mr. Luthor--

Lex: Itís okay, itís okay. Drive safely. (She goes to the car and they drive away. Lex pulls out his cell phone and dials a number) Yes, Iíd like to leave a message for Victoria Hardwick. (The phone flies from his hand) Whoís there? Come out and show yourself.

Lex is knocked to the ground.

Fade to black.

ACT 4 SCENE 1

Martha enters the loft where Clark is lying on a couch. Night.

Martha: Howíd it go with Lana?

Clark: Weíre still friends.

Martha: Are you okay with that?

Clark: No... but I think itís the right call for now.

Chloe: (Enters) Hello! Hey, Mrs. Kent.

Martha: Hi, Chloe. (To Clark) Iíll see you later.

Chloe: Okay, so, bad news on the Dracula front. The drop of blood found on the mirror was type A. Amy Palmer is Type O.

Clark: But she had a shrine to Lex in her room.

Chloe: She may be a little Lex obsessed, but sheís not the one that tried to off Victoria. Check the paper.

Clark: (Looks at the results) Well, Amyís blood type doesnít match but look at Jeffís.

Chloe: Her brother? Heís always been so quiet.

Clark: Practically invisible. Iíll catch up with you later.

Clark Leaves.

ACT 4 SCENE 2

We see Lex tied up on the floor of his living room. Night.

Jeff: (We only hear him) Donít you understand? She loved you. How could you send her away?!

Lex: Who are you?

Jeff: Suddenly you care? Master Lex with his castle, his plant, his expensive cars. When did people ever matter to you?

Lex: Jeff? Where are you?

Lex stands and walks toward Jeffís voice.

Jeff: Iím surprised you even know my name. Did you forget the unspoken rule? Servants are supposed to be invisible. We tried to hide, fade into the woodwork. My parents learned to live with it, pretended it didnít matter, but Amy wanted more. And I'm through pretending!

Jeff knocks Lex to the floor.

Lex: What have I ever done to you?

Jeff: Not to me, to Amy. She loved you and you threw her out like she was nothing.

Lex: I thought she was attacking Victoria.

Jeff: That was me. I wanted to scare her, make her leave. I wanted everything back to the way it was for Amy. But youíre not interested in love.

Lex: That kind of love could get me arrested. Sheís a little young for me, Jeff.

Jeff: (As a sword on the wall appears to swing through the air by itself) You ruined her life! Our lives! Iím not gonna let you hurt her again!

The sword flips through the air and sticks into the wall right beside Lexís head.

CUT TO Clark running at super speed to the door of the castle. He tries to open it but itís locked.

Clark: Lex! Itís me! Open up!

Lex: Clark!

Clark breaks through. Lexís head is pushed to the wall. Clark tries to go to him but is pushed back.

Jeff: Stay away from him, Kent. This is your fault too.

Clark uses his x-ray vision and sees Jeffís skeleton in front of the fireplace.

Clark: Jeff... what happened?

Jeff: Chemistry, Kent. Some plants donít absorb light. They refract it. I found a weird green rose on the grounds and I studied it. And then, I used the oils to become what Iíve always been... to Lex, the people at school, everyone. (He takes a mace off the wall and swings it at Clark. The spiked ball shatters against Clarkís face) Thatís right. Iíve heard Luthor talk about you like youíre something special. Well, Iím special too.

Clark is pulled back and grabs at his neck. He elbows Jeff and the scaffolding in the room bends with Jeffís weight as he falls against it. Paint cans on the top spill on him, giving his unconscious body some form.

ACT 4 SCENE 3

Jeff is on a gurney being wheeled into the ambulance. Clark and Lex come down the stairs of the castle.

Clark: What do you thinkís gonna happen to Jeff?

Lex: A lot of serious therapy. Clearer question is how he made himself invisible.

Clark: I donít know. I guess the secretís gonna stay with him. Howís your head?

Lex: Iíve survived worse. Canít say the same about my fatherís antique collection.

Clark: Sorry.

Lex: Donít be. My mother always hated that room. ďWar is in our nature,Ē She said. ďWe donít need to put it on display.

ACT 4 TAG

Clark looks through the telescope in his loft the same night. Through the telescope, we see Whitney and Lana talking on her porch. He says something and she takes him into her arms.

CUT TO Clark leaning against the wall of the loft, his head bowed.

END CREDITS






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