Clark arrives at his desk at the Daily Planet
. for his first day of work. He's still wearing flannel and Lois grabs a co-workers shirt and tells Clark to put it on in a phone booth. He comes out and even she has to admit he looks impressive. However, an explosion rocks the building and Clark superspeeds off to investigate. On the street in front of the building, a bus has exploded. Clark brushes past a boy fleeing the scene and helps out as best he can while concealing his powers, and carries one unconscious woman out of the bus: Tess Mercer...Read the full recap
Lois: But what's with the wardrobe malfunction?
Clark: What? This is a nice shirt.
Lois: Human Resources is going to be down here any minute, and you do not want to meet them looking like... the brawny lumberjack.
Lois: Lucky for you it’s a slow news day and I was at my desk, otherwise you could have spent your entire career being nicknamed Farm Boy or Flannel Man.
Clark: Look, if you’re going to teach a class on Lois Lane’s Rules of Reporting, I’d rather read the CliffsNotes.
Clark: You’re my boss?
Tess: You weren’t this shy when I was a damsel in distress, Kent.
Clark: The Lex Luthor that I knew disappeared years ago. It’s been a long time since we were friends.
Lois: Tess Mercer is a pit bull in Prada. There’s no way she’d roll out the welcome mat for a copyboy no matter how charming his smile is.
Clark: You think I have a charming smile?
Lois: I think you’re about to lose some teeth if you don’t tell me what she said.
Davis: "Isis Foundation." So... what? Adopt a pyramid, save a sphinx, that kind of thing?
Davis: Well, Chloe, I grew up hearing a lot of four-letter words, and “love” wasn’t exactly one of them. If you found real love, hold on to it. And if anyone tells you that’s a cliché, I’ll personally kick their ass.
Clark: We all have something we think we need to hide. It’s hard. But it does get better.