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Smallville: Bloodline

Clark receives a package from an anonymous benefactor, which contains the blue Kryptonian crystal. When he touches it, he and a visiting Lois are transported into the Phantom Zone, where they meet the captive Kara. She manages to open a portal but Zod's imprisoned wife Flora takes over Lois' body, returns to Earth, and goes on a rampage with her superpowers.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x8
Production Number: 3T7459
Airdate: Thursday November 06th, 2008

Director: Michael Rohl
Writer: Caroline Dries


Guest Stars
Laura VandervoortLaura Vandervoort
As Kara

Co-Guest Stars
Daren A. HerbertDaren A. Herbert
As Tess' Assistant
P. Lynn JohnsonP. Lynn Johnson
As Unknown
Derek GreenDerek Green
As ER Doctor
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
As Tess Mercer
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Oliver Queen
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Sam WitwerSam Witwer
As Davis Bloome


Lois arrives at Clark's doorstep with her goods and announces that she's taking him up on his offer to move in. Clark says it's not a good idea for them to be working and living together but Lois is enthused about her idea. She hands him a package that she found for him on the doorstep, a package with no return address. Clark opens it and finds the blue Kryptonian crystal inside. He picks it up and examines it and it starts to first glow and then buzz. As the farmhouse starts to shake, he tells Lois to run but she grabs him and the two are caught within a Phantom Zone glass square, which rockets out through the window and up into space...

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Episode Quotes
Lois: I'm taking you up on your offer. Just like old times - you, me, Guitar Hero weekends. I'm moving in.
Clark: Really? You didn’t like it here, remember? The rooster woke you up every morning.
Lois: Yeah but at least the rooster only crows once. You try sharing walls with pre-wedding Chloe and Jimmy.
Clark: I didn’t need to know that. You think it's a good idea that we live and work together?
Lois: Carpooler's dream. Come on, what's the worst thing that could happen - I see you in your Snoopy boxers?!

Tess: Not exactly the bachelor pad I had imagined.
Chloe: Is Clark expecting you or is this another one of your daily break-ins?
Tess: You keep holding on tight to that grudge, Chloe. What's with all the broken glass? Is everything okay?
Chloe: Everything except for the bird that flew into the window.
Tess: A bird? All that brainpower and that's what you come up with.
Chloe: It was a large bird.

Tess: Where's the crystal?
Chloe: You're still looking for that thing? Because I can assure you that no NASA-calibre rock is just gonna pop up in some innocuous corn field.
Tess: Actually, that's exactly what it did. My frequency generator recorded an energy surge about two inches from where you're standing.
Chloe: Well, I can't speak on behalf of your 'frequency generator' but on behalf of logic... Clark's the copy boy in your newspaper, why-what would he want with some super computer?
Tess: More appropriately, what do you want with Clark Kent? Look at you. So eager to cover his tracks. Blind loyalty can be dangerous, Chloe.
Chloe: That means a lot coming from the protégé of Lex Luthor.

Lois: What the hell?! Look, I'm no astronomy major but I thought there was only supposed to be one sun in the sky!
Clark: Come on, we gotta keep moving.
Lois: Clark, I don't think you understand - we're not on Earth!
Clark: That's impossible, Lois.
Lois: How many spaceships does a girl need to stumble upon to convince you that there are aliens among us?! Clark, we've been abducted!

Davis: Is this a bad time?
Chloe: It’s just one of those days when I feel like my friends have left the planet.

Lois: I don't want to die here, Clark!
Clark: All we have to do is keep an eye out for each other, okay? We'll be fine.
Lois: We're not fine. We're standing on our graves. We're going to die, us together. No more farmhouse, no more Daily Planet!
Clark: Listen to me! Listen to me. No one's gonna mess with Lois and Clark, alright?
Lois: They better not.

Clark: We need to find a portal back.
Kara: I did. Zor-El built me an escape hatch.
Clark: If you know a way out then why are you still here?
Kara: I didn't want to make the same mistake that you did. Zoners got out when you left. They're just waiting for me to open the portal again.
Clark: So, you stayed here all this time, fending for your life to protect Earth.

Kara: She better be able to fight.
Clark: She won't have to, we're sending her back.
Kara: How many innocent lives is she worth to you?
Clark: Why you acting like this? What happened to you, Kara?
Kara: The same thing that would've happened to you had you been here for more than a day.

Chloe: You know, Oliver, for a guy with three cellphones, you sure are hard to get a hold of.
Oliver: Chloe, hey! You know the captain hasn't even turned off the fasten seatbelt sign yet, what warrants this visit out to the tarmac, huh?

Chloe: Yeah, I checked everywhere. I think it has something to do with this. It's Clark's crystal. It's his link to his Kryptonian heritage.
Oliver: Yeah. Look, uh, when it comes to Clark's... that, I, uh... I steer clear.
Chloe: I need you to steal a piece of equipment, Oliver. It powers this crystal. Now, I think that if I can gain access to the crystal's database, I may be able to reverse its effects.
Oliver: That's your plan, Chloe? You're gonna hack into alien technology? Come on, that's a bit ambitious, isn't it, even for you?

Chloe: Are you gonna steal the generator or not?
Oliver: Alright, who does this fancy piece of equipment belong to?
Chloe: Tess Mercer.
Oliver: Mercy? Well, why didn't you just say so?!

Faora: I need to find my son.
Tess: Your son? I have to admit, it’s difficult to imagine a mini Lois running around.
Tess: You mind me asking who the father is?
Faora: A great leader - General Zod. Our creation arrived here attached to the Kryptonian spacecraft housing the baby Kal-El.
Tess: A Kryptonian spacecraft. Well, that makes perfect sense.

Kara: Kal-El, look at me. It was my destiny to find you and protect you, not the other way around. Go.
Clark: I'm not going anywhere.

Chloe: What did you do with Lois?
Faora: I needed her vessel. Not my first choice but... surprisingly flexible.

Tess: So not the night to mess with me.
Oliver: No "hello"? No "how are ya"?
Tess: What do you know about the crystal?
Oliver: That depends. How good is your shot?
Tess: Who do you work for?
Oliver: I'm self-employed. It's sort of an occupational safety hazard.
Tess: Oh. Well, then, you know that getting blood out of leather can be a total bitch.
Oliver: Don't worry, you can't move now but in a couple of minutes, you'll be back to your normal, cuddly, charming self. Thank you, I'll see myself out.

Oliver: Phantom Zone, huh? Seriously, who names these things?
Chloe: Picture an alien Alcatraz, and if I don't bail Clark out soon, who knows what kind of havoc Lo-Bot will leave in her wake.
Oliver: Yeah. That still doesn’t explain how you’re hacking into that crystal, Chloe. It’s not hooked up to anything, there’s no computer here...
Chloe: Do I tell you how to shoot your arrows? I don’t think so. Stay back.

Kara: Take my blood.
Clark: No.
Kara: It'll open the portal, take you home, okay?
Clark: You are my home. Do you hear me? You're my family. You make me feel like I actually belong.

Chloe: (to Clark and Kara) Does the name “Faora” ring any bells? Strong, quick, hater of man?

Faora: You don't recognise me... but you are the spitting image of your father.
Davis: Okay. Lois, you gotta reason with me. What kind of drugs did you take... pills, powder, paste? Don't tell me you injected anything.
Faora: You don't know who you are. You experience blackouts. Hours of your life mysteriously lost. Your body's still evolving.
Davis: Okay, um... how do you know that?
Faora: Before we were phantoms, Zod and I were unable to have children. So we created you.
Davis: You, uh, created me...
Faora: You arrived here as genetic matter, containing our planet's most powerful lifeforms so that, in time, you would evolve to become Earth's ultimate destroyer.
Davis: I-I drive an ambulance.
Faora: The duty of a child is to continue the legacy his parents began. Our family is meant to take this planet as our own. And, after seeing you with these humans, I realise that you're still too weak to fulfill your destiny. (impales Davis with a metal bar) Trust me, my son. That which kills you makes you stronger. I'll be back when you're ready.

Clark: This is all my fault, Lois. I'm sorry.
Faora: You have feelings for this creature I inhabit. Like father, like son.

Lois: I just came from Tess. I got a raise.
Clark: Why would she give you a raise?!
Lois: Because I’m me. Hello.
Clark: Right, but... it feels kind of random, doesn't it?
Lois: Aw, hang in there, Smallville. You just have to pay your dues until the boss sees that you can photocopy like the best of them.
Clark: Did you see Tess yesterday?
Lois: Beats me. All I remember is touching that rock, having some "Arabian Nights" acid trip and waking up very confused.
Clark: It was pretty intense hallucination, even for you.
Lois: So I passed out, just like that?
Clark: It was probably a blood-sugar thing.

Clark: Does this have anything to do with the hallucination you had?
Lois: Yeah, right. It was a dream. It's called make-believe. What other reality stars you as my knight in shining armour?
Clark: I was your knight in shining armour?
Lois: Like I said, "crazy."

Clark: If you want to fire me, Miss Mercer, go ahead. I have nothing more to tell you about this.
Tess: Clark, I don't want to fire you. I want to trust you. And, I want to know why Lex didn't. In time, I'm sure the truth will reveal itself.

Clark: I spoke to Chloe. She said if it wasn't for you, I probably wouldn't be here right now. Thanks.
Oliver: Actually, uh, if it wasn't for Chloe tweaking into a supercomputer, you wouldn't be here right now. Her eyes turned white and then she, uh - with one hand, mind you - pushed me into the other room. So, uh, what happened to her?
Clark: It's Brainiac, he infected her somehow.
Oliver: What are you doing about this?
Clark: Everything I can. I've tried to talk to her but I can't control her life.
Oliver: Her life? It's not her life anymore, Clark. She's living yours. Chloe's knee-deep in these situations that, pardon the expression, but humans just don't understand. As her best friend... make her stop before she gets hurt.

Kara: You want your cousin's two cents? Lois can handle it. She's tough... and strong. You wouldn't have let her get so close if you didn't think so, too.
Clark: I was beginning to miss these family lectures.
Kara: I'm leaving Smallville.
Clark: Kara, you just got back.
Kara: When I was in that hellhole, I heard rumours that Kandor still exists. Kal-El, I think that a part of our civilisation may have survived before the explosion. If I can find that city, I can save our bloodline.
Clark: Then I'll go with you.
Kara: Kal-El, there is a reason that you were sent to Earth and raised as a member of the Kent family. Your path is on Earth, living amongst the humans and inspiring mankind.
Clark: Kara, we can do all of this together.
Kara: We can't. I don't fit in here. My journey is somewhere else.
Clark: I'm gonna miss you.
Kara: See? You're always with me, close to my heart.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerJoe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Todd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Kelly Souders
Supervising ProducerTim Scanlan
ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Jae Marchant  |  Al Septien  |  Turi Meyer
Co-ProducerTom Flores
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorRon Spang
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorMick Mackay
Second Assistant DirectorChristopher Lamb
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Post Production SupervisorCristina Verano
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Story EditorDon Whitehead  |  Holly Henderson
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Production ManagerScott Graham (3)
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Special EffectsElan Soltes
Executive Story EditorCaroline Dries
Key Makeup ArtistNatalie Cosco
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
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