As Clark and Lois drive down a country road, she asks him questions about his Kryptonian background and admits that she isn't used to learning that he's an alien. She insists that she's okay with that, and admits that she's glad they're out on a story with Kat around. However, Lois quickly realizes that Clark set it up to get her out of town, and he admits that Kat is covering an antihero protest. She mildly resents his overprotective attitude and insists she can protest herself. Two of their car tires blow out, and they only have one spare. There's no phone reception where they're at, and Clark fixes one tire. A young girl, Charlotte Cavanagh, runs over from a nearby produce stand, is happy that they're unharmed, and tells them there's a mechanic in Meeker Springs, two miles away. When Clark prepares to take Lois with him, she sarcastically insists that she'd better stay where she's at while Clark "rescues" her. Clark walks off as Lois and Charlotte watch...Read the full recap
Lois: Our Twilight Zone acid trip to the, uh, phantom prison, that place was...
Lois: And that horny toad-looking thing that crashed Chloe and Jimmy's wedding?
Lois: And the spaceship that I found in the woods near the dam?
Clark: Also Kryptonian. That wasn't mine, that was my cousin's.
Lois: Sorry about the third degree, Clark. It's just not every week that a girl learns his boyfriend is an...
Clark: Alien? And you're still okay with that?
Lois: Are you kidding me? It's like... dating a god, or Bono.
Lois: Two flats and only one spare. This looks like a job for... AAA.
Lois: Whenever the General grounded me, I always found a way to escape. This Army brat has picked more locks than Harry Houdini. In the meantime, you should change your clothes or you're going to stick out like a stripper at a seminary. (Clark removes his shirt) Why are we never someplace romantic when he takes off his shirt?
Tess: Clark is not the bad man, Alexander. Lex is. He used you, just like he used me. And you don't deserve what's happened. You don't have to buy into his memories. I will help you.
Alexander: Why? So you can feel good about yourself? So you can exercise those demons deep within your soul? Isn't that what you've always wanted? To save the world so you could redeem the evil inside you?
Tess: Stop it.
Alexander: But you couldn't do it alone, so you clung to powerful men.
Alexander: First Oliver Queen, then me, then Zod. And now Clark Kent. (Tess slaps him)
Tess: I'm so sorry, I shouldn't have done that. I just want to help you. I know that I can do this, I know that I can save you.
Alexander: How can you save me when there's so much you don't even know about yourself?
Tess: Please. Please. Alexander...
Alexander: Don't call me that. My name is Lex.
Mr. Cavanagh: Silence! You do not understand, because you don't have faith.
Lois: I have faith. I have faith! Faith has nothing to do with blindly following this misguided messiah. I believe in knowing right from wrong, just as you all do. Deep down you know this isn't right.
Lois: Yes, it's a sign. Move back, way back, far away from him. You are not worthy to be in his presence. Drop your weapon and beg for forgiveness. No, I don't think you get it. He is a messenger, sent from the heavens.
Mr. Cavanagh: I don't believe you.
Lois: Oh, you better believe it. Because if you don't listen, he will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger. And he will use his, his heat vision to raze your village. And his superbreath to smite your crops!
Clark: I want you to know me completely, with no secrets. Because you're the one. Always will be.
Our Twilight Zone
acid trip to the, uh, phantom prison, that place was...
The Twilight Zone
is a 60s TV series featuring tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, often accompanied by a "twist" ending.
Are you kidding me? It's like... dating a god, or Bono.
is the lead singer for U2.
And now I'm at risk in Green Acres?
is a CBS TV comedy from the 1960s and early 70s, with a rich man and his wife moving to a farm.
I was steamed you kept me from that rally scoop, and I ended up trapping us in the village of the damned.
Village of the Damned
is a 1960 British science fiction movie based on John Wyndham
's novel The Midwich Cuckoos
. In it, an unexplained incident causes women to become pregnant without apparent cause, and give birth to strange uper-intelligent fast-growing blonde-haired children. The movie was remade in 1995 by John Carpenter
What do you say, speed us away from these children of the corn, honey?
"Children of the Corn" is a 1977 short story by author Stephen King
. The children of the town of Gatlin worship a twisted form of Jesus as "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" and sacrifice their parents, their townsfolks, strangers, and themselves when they reach the age of 18, all to their unseen God.
It seems our Stephen King's romp in the back wood bumped Cat Grant's antihero crusade from column one.
is a prolific 20th and 21st century horror writer, consider by many the greatest of his time.