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Smallville: Eternal

Tess tries to kill Davis by blowing up his truck, but he survives and she tries to convince him of his destiny. To do so, she must tell him the tale of how there were two children who arrived on the day of the meteor shower: the Traveler and his nemesis, the Destroyer. Davis tries to escape his destiny and turns to Chloe for help.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x18
Production Number: 3T7468
Airdate: Thursday April 02nd, 2009


Guest Stars
Connor StanhopeConnor Stanhope
As Young Lex
Alex FerrisAlex Ferris
As Young Davis

Co-Guest Stars
Mike DopudMike Dopud
As Tess' Assistant
Daren A. HerbertDaren A. Herbert
As Tess' Assistant
Steve MaddockSteve Maddock
As LuthorCorp Man
Osmond L. BrambleOsmond L. Bramble
As Tow Truck Driver
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
As Tess Mercer
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Sam WitwerSam Witwer
As Davis Bloome


On the day of the meteor storm, the Kents are knocked off the road by a meteor. In another field Lionel finds his son Lex lying in a devastated cornfield, his hair gone...

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Episode Quotes
Clark: I think I'm finally ready for the front page.
Tess: An article.
Clark: I found a stack of missing-persons cases that no-one's talking about. There are similarities between them all. This city is being attacked and no-one seems to care.
Tess: Kind of makes you wish the Red-Blue Blur wasn't sitting down on the job.
Clark: I think that these people were attacked by the same criminal. Now, we can be the first to break this story. We can warn the people of Metropolis.
Tess: I can't print this.
Clark: You need to print it.
Tess: No, they're called facts, Clark, and you don't have any.
Clark: You don't care about these victims? You're sweeping this under the rug.
Tess: Great. Another conspiracy theory 'cause I love those. Look closely. You will not find a web of lies behind this facade. That would be your department.

Clark: Davis.
Davis: Clark.
Chloe: Well, now that we have that all worked out, what’s happening?

Chloe: You know, Clark, I really hope you have the safety cocked on your heat vision.
Clark: What?
Chloe: You've been staring at the back of my head so hard, I'm afraid my hair's gonna go up in flames.

Clark: Look, it's just I have a bad feeling about the guy. I mean, come on, Chloe...
Chloe: Don't "Chloe" me, Clark. What is it with this whole "meet me out in the back for a duel" mentality?
Clark: It might have something to do with the fact that this guy disappears and can't explain where he went. He's full of secrets, Chloe. There's not even a record of his childhood.
Chloe: Sounds familiar.

Tess: If the world knew you were a serial killer, you'd be running from torches for the rest of your life.
Davis: You got the wrong idea about me, lady.
Tess: It's not your fault that you were born with a killer instinct. I even admire your altruistic selection of victims. It's like keeping bats around to wipe out the parasites that prey on the city.
Davis: I can't control myself.
Tess: I know you've tried to absolve yourself but... even suicide wouldn't really work for a guy who can't die, would it?
Davis: I am not who you think I am.
Tess: No. You're not who you think you are.

Young Davis: Are you him? Are you a Warrior Angel?
Young Lex: No. But I want to be.

Davis: You think you can keep me here?
Tess: I know. There's nothing that can restrain you.
Davis: Then, what are you gonna do?
Tess: I've been asking myself that question for the last few hours. What do you do when you find Judas in your midst? Who would Christ have been if Judas had not betrayed him? Maybe we would remember Jesus as only a teacher roaming the desert.
Davis: I don't quite understand what you're getting at.
Tess: Without Judas, Jesus would've never risen from the dead to come back and face his greatest challenge. Saving humankind. There is a savior among us. You are here to betray him.

Tess: He cannot become the world's savior without triumphing over the world's destroyer.
Davis: What savior? What are you talking about?
Tess: Clark. There's a reason that you two don't get along. You were destined to kill each other.

Clark: So you think that Davis Bloome and I are from another planet?
Tess: Lionel found Davis on the day of the meteor shower. He thought he was the Traveler but then the boy's tests seemed normal.
Clark: Lionel was holding Davis?
Tess: Only for five days. And, then he threw the boy out onto the street because he got a phone call from Martha Kent.
Clark: Tess, you are reaching.
Tess: Am I? It's Lionel's own words and I quote: "I have the wrong boy but I believe that I have found the true Traveler." Why else would Lionel Luthor arrange an adoption for a boy who seemed to come out of nowhere? It looks like you're the reason that Davis was abandoned in the first place.

Clark: Everything that's happened to you is because of me. Alright? We should have been brothers. Davis, you didn't have a home. If that would have happened to me... I've always wondered what it would have been like if the Luthors had found me in that field. I could have turned out differently.
Davis: But you didn't. You were destined to have the better life. No matter how hard we try to fight it,
we will always return to our true nature.

Davis: You know that you should let me die.
Clark: Davis, there has to be something in your life... something that is worth giving it one more try.
Davis: It isn't always about where your heart is. It's about what you've done and what you're going to do. I was sent here to destroy you, Clark.

(about Davis)
Chloe: He could have killed you, Clark. I won't risk the safety of the world because of your code of ethics... because you refuse to stop the things that threaten you.
Clark: Jor-El said he was the ultimate destroyer. Didn't turn out to be much of a fight.

Clark: When I was a kid, I used to have this nightmare. My ship landed in a field and no-one ever found me.
Chloe: That nightmare was Davis' life.
Clark: I always felt like it was a burden, knowing that I was destined to save people. I can't imagine what it must have felt like knowing that no matter how you lived your life, you were doomed.

Tess: We all look to idols - religion, the rich and the famous - because we have holes in our lives. It doesn't mean that these things aren't real.
Clark: What you've made me out to be is not real. I'll never be that man.
Tess: Not until Judas is at your back. I have this feeling that you'll never fulfill your great destiny until you meet your greatest challenge.
Clark: You don't know anything about my life.
Tess: If this is the way that you lied to Lex then I can see how it pushed him over the edge.
Clark: Lex was racing toward that drop-off way before he met me.
Tess: Yeah but betrayal... you know, the more you love someone, the harder it is.
Clark: Are you threatening me?
Tess: I'm not that naive.
Clark: I am not some problem to be solved.
Tess: I get it. It's too early. Just know that I'll wait for you, Clark. I'll wait for you to come to me.
Clark: It's gonna be a long wait.
Tess: It'll be shorter than you think, Kal-El.

Other Episode Crew

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