Superman and Lois (2021) s02e12 Episode Script

Lies That Bind

1 Previously on "Superman & Lois" Ally Allston merged with her Bizarro self.
Does that mean she's some sort of god now? That pendant gave her a lot of power.
And the Jon that came here wants to do the same thing with you.
If Jonathan merges with his Bizarro self, - he'll be as strong as she is.
- Who's the weak one now? Where's Dad taking him? One of those black sites at Holding Tower 0.
John Henry and Nat may have sent Lana's doppelganger back, but as long as she's still working with Ally, our Lana might not be safe.
- If you're all okay with it - Absolutely.
Lana, there's something I've wanted to tell you my entire life.
You're Superman.
You're Superman? Kind of.
How did I not see this? How did people not put this together? People see who they want to see.
How long have you had powers? Since we were kids.
You have to do it in a specific order.
Otherwise, you You're the reason all that strange stuff happened here.
All of it was you Including the accident.
I love you, Clark.
Pete! You saved us.
Couldn't let my friends get hurt.
But I did get hurt.
You vanished almost right after that night.
Look, I had to figure out who I was.
My dad was gone.
My mom didn't want me using my powers.
I I was angry and confused.
But after saving you and Pete that night, I finally understood what I was meant to do with my life.
And as soon as I realized that, I knew I couldn't stay in Smallville anymore no matter how much I wanted to.
That's why you left to become Superman.
Why didn't you come back for me? I did.
You were with Kyle.
You should have told me.
Did you ever love me? Lana, of course I did.
Just not enough.
Lana, I'm sorry.
I got to go.
You guys are not telling us the full story.
All right, there's no way that you told Mrs.
Cushing that you're Superman, and then she just drove away that's insane.
That's what she did.
We knew she would be hurt.
Didn't know she'd be that hurt.
I kind of knew.
What was she like at the end? Like, do you think she's gonna tell Sarah? - Did you even ask? - Jordan, leave your father alone.
Jonathan, where is your backpack? You're gonna be late for school.
I still can't even believe you're making us go to school.
Of course you have to go to school.
We are lucky Principal Balcomb even accepted you back.
And side note as long as the other you is still locked up, you are technically safer than anyone else.
What does that even mean I'm technically safer than anyone else? Your doppelganger was Ally's first horseman, but I doubt he'll be her last.
Well, then maybe we should stay home, you know, in case you guys need our help.
Well, if we need your help, then we'll know exactly where to find you, won't we? - Let's go.
- Go.
You really think Ally's gonna send more of her acolytes? She already has.
I mean, John Henry and Nat may have sent Lana-Rho back to her world, but it doesn't mean she won't try again or that Ally won't show up herself.
Well, that's why we have to warn our Lana, Clark.
She won't return my calls.
Let me just reach out, and I'm gonna try to smooth things over for you two.
In the meantime, while your dad and John Henry are running tests on the pendant, I will see if I can try to figure out what Ally's next move is.
- After you drop the boys off.
- Of course.
It's gonna take Lana a little while to wrap her head around this.
S-she's coming.
She's not gonna stop.
S-she will if you say hi to her.
- I'm not gonna Hey, Sarah.
- Hey, Natalie.
Told you.
Look what the cat dragged in.
What's up, guys? So, uh, Kent, have you figured out a way to get the baseball season canceled yet? - I mean, since you ruined football.
- Okay, whatever.
At least I didn't snitch on you guys.
You should be thanking me.
Besides, this guy was literally huffing more of that stuff than I was.
Maybe, but I didn't get the whole season canceled.
So what? What, you think any of this matters? You think football matters? You think baseball matters? You think even high school matters? - All of it's meaningless.
- Uh, Jon, uh Okay, you have no idea that it's about to be the end of the world - as we know it.
- Uh, he just started following Greta Thunberg on Twitter.
Climate change.
Scary stuff.
You're a freak, Kent.
What the hell was that? It's nothing.
It's fine.
No, you are definitely not fine, which is totally cool, considering what you've been through, but maybe you shouldn't be here.
Where do you want to go? Follow me.
You're gonna skip on your first day back? We're so gonna get busted.
You look exactly the same as you did in high school.
Good genes, I guess.
You have the same look on your face, like you got the weight of the world on your shoulders.
You know, you don't have to do this.
There's always another way.
I don't think you really believe that.
You're the hero right now, Lana.
Also, did Superman just lie to me? Lana.
Earth to Lana.
Hey, Kyle.
You were really zoning out there.
Well, I just didn't get a lot of sleep last night.
Yeah, you didn't call me back either.
Uh, just I wanted to see how things went with Sarah.
The car? - Did she love the car? - Oh, yeah.
Yeah, she did.
I'm sorry.
I-I should have called you back.
It's fine.
Um so did y'all take it for a spin? Actually, we didn't get a chance.
Why not? Oh, God, I really can't talk.
Can you do me a favor and, um, pick up the girls from school? Yeah.
Thank you.
Important call? Oh, just my new assistant wondering where I am.
Got to go.
What are you doing here? I was hoping we could talk.
I have nothing to say to you.
You're angry.
From what I could tell, you didn't exactly have the best support system over there.
My family? Supportive? And I'm sorry for that.
You deserve better.
But you made a lot of bad choices, ones that cost people their lives.
And that's on you.
You really come all the way here just to tell me that? I came here because I think there's more to you than what I've seen.
You're a good kid who went down the wrong path, and I want to give you the chance to make up for some of the hurt you've caused.
Yeah? How's that? Help me save your world and mine.
Help me stop Ally.
You know, maybe maybe if my dad had ever I don't know, just talked to me the way you are right now, maybe I'd be on your side.
But he didn't.
Tell me what she's planning.
You know the answer to that.
- She's gonna fix the worlds.
- No, she isn't.
Because I have the pendant.
- And after I destroy it - You can't destroy it.
My father already tried and failed.
And you'll fail, too.
When she realizes that I'm not coming back, she's gonna come here, and she's gonna take what's rightfully hers.
You saw her, Superman.
Ally's a God.
The people on my Earth are gonna merge with the people on your Earth, and there's absolutely nothing you can do to stop it.
I wish I had better news, but that kid's right.
The pendant's nearly impossible to destroy.
You're saying it's indestructible.
Not indestructible, per se.
But the amount of concentrated energy it would take to destroy it is a lot more than what you can supply, and using any tech we have here, much too dangerous.
Well, dangerous is one thing.
Impossible is something else.
I'm gonna need a little time to think about it.
We may have a better idea.
What is it? Show him the plans.
You want to destroy the portal.
A controlled explosion.
That would make the mines inoperable.
Small price to pay for saving the world.
Yeah, our world maybe, but what about theirs? Yes, destroying the portal prevents Ally's followers from coming here, but it also keeps us from getting back there.
You're worried about our new prisoner? And what about all the innocent people whose lives are being destroyed by Ally? They have no one left over there to protect them.
They're gonna need our help.
You can't save everybody, Clark.
I have to try.
It's the promise I made, the promise we made.
You don't know what's happened on her world since you left.
- You need to concentrate on this one.
- He's right.
We do what we can with the information we have.
We save our own.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
The last time the two of you came up with a plan to do that, it was by killing me.
In the moment, it seemed like our only option.
Exactly my point.
There's always another way.
And we're gonna find one.
I lied to Kyle which, for the record, is something I have never done.
Yeah, of course.
Don't say "of course" like you know what I'm talking about.
I'm sorry.
I understand why you're mad at Clark.
I'm not mad at Clark.
- You're not? - I was mad at him.
Then I tried to put myself in his shoes and realized I couldn't.
The man literally carries the weight of the world on his shoulders.
When he figured out who he was, what he was, he was just a kid.
We were kids.
I don't blame him for not telling me the truth back then.
It hurts, but I can't be mad about it.
Are you sure? 'Cause you seem kind of mad.
- I'm mad at you.
- Me? When you moved to Smallville, we didn't have to become friends.
We could have been neighborly, waving hello at the bus stop, but you sought me out, and I trusted you.
Lana, I understand how this must feel for you.
No, you don't, Lois, because I've told you a lot.
After Sarah's quinceañera, when my marriage was falling apart, I called you.
You've become the person that I call.
And this whole time you've been keeping this huge secret from me.
It wasn't my secret to share.
But you knew, and I didn't, which means our entire friendship was built on a lie.
- There's nothing real between us.
- Please don't say that.
It's not true, and it's not how I feel.
Maybe not but it is how I feel.
And the worst part about it is that you've made me a liar, too.
Okay, remember, guys, you can't tell anyone.
Not even your parents.
Uh, maybe you shouldn't show us.
Look, I'm not trying to get you guys in trouble, but don't you feel like our parents still view us all as little kids? - All the time.
- Yeah, sometimes.
So I decided to do something about it.
You built your own kill suit? It's still very much a work in progress, but the bones are there.
How did you figure out how to do this? Basically designed my dad's suit.
- So is this for you? - It was.
But after your run-in with your lookalike, I thought you might need it more than I do.
It should prevent any more nonconsensual merging.
This is I mean, this is the coolest present I've ever gotten.
- Yeah, and we have the PS5.
- Okay, don't get too excited.
It doesn't actually work yet.
In order to power the suit I still need the key component, but I can't get it by myself.
I need your help digging it out.
Where to? Were you aware that the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848 sparked the largest migration in the history of the United States? I wouldn't have taken you for much of a human history buff.
There's only so many times a grown man can read "The Fault in Our Stars.
" It's been a while, brother.
I was beginning to think you'd forgotten all about me.
Actually, you and I just spent a bit of time together.
You crossed over.
Well, what was it like? Did you meet my wife? Would you believe me if I told you that you helped save my son's life? Of course I would.
In any other world, brother, you and I are the best of friends.
It's only in this one that you find yourself unable to trust me.
Maybe I could if you helped me here and now.
There's always an "if" with you, isn't there? I need to destroy Ally's pendant.
I can't do it alone, but if we combined our strength Cut to the chase.
What would I get in return? Well, for starters, I could bring you some new books.
Oh, a library card.
How very generous of you.
If you're asking to be released I wouldn't waste a wish on something I know I can't have.
Then what do you want? Simple.
I want my brother back.
Like I said, this would be a first step to building that kind of relationship.
I saved your life, and it still wasn't enough.
Nothing I do will ever be enough because it's not you I have to convince, is it? Clark? Clark? Guess who Lana hates more than you.
- Uh, Kyle? - No, me! Can you believe it? Of course you can't, because it makes no sense, and it's just another classic example of women holding each other to higher standards than we hold men.
No, I know, I know, babe.
And I want to hear all about it, but right now there's someone here who wants to talk to you.
Just follow me.
Hello, Lois.
What the hell is he doing here? It's complicated, but if I'm gonna have any chance of destroying Ally's pendant, I need his help.
I've come to try and make amends.
Oh, really? Well, which part did you want me to forgive first how you kidnapped my son? Or how you tried to eradicate all of humanity? - Lois.
- Or was it when you rewrote my article in the "Daily Planet"? I told you she'd bring that up.
Okay, Lois, please, will you just hear him out, - for me? - Why should I? - Because just listen to him.
- Lois, I'm not expecting you to forgive me.
I hope only that you'll allow me to explain what I've only recently discovered myself.
My father sent me on a path when I was a child, a-a very painful one.
But I was convinced that if I fulfilled his dreams, then my own might also come true, that I may one day be reunited with my brother.
I had no idea that Kal already had a family of his own, and when he chose you over me, - I got angry.
- Wow.
Is everything my fault today? I saw you as an obstacle that I needed to overcome.
But I was wrong.
I see that now, and I'm sorry.
If I hadn't wasted so much time doing someone else's bidding, I might have found a family here in all of you.
We'll never know.
But you can trust me, Lois, when I tell you I will never hurt anyone you love again.
Someone's coming.
It's John Henry and your dad.
We've got to get you out of here.
You're not going anywhere.
If I thought for one second that you would take the information we gave you and bring it to this guy - I had no choice.
- We gave you a choice.
Dooming an entire civilization to a merciless god is hardly a choice.
You of all people should know that.
I'm sorry, Clark, I know he's your brother, but that doesn't mean we can trust him.
I'm not asking you to trust him.
- I'm asking you to trust me.
- Clark, he is a sociopath.
- There's no need for name-calling.
- Enough! Look, I don't love the plan either, but Clark is right.
It's the best one we have, and every second we waste arguing, we leave ourselves and the people we love vulnerable to Ally's next move, like Lana and Lucy.
Ally is gonna get to Lucy before we do, and you know it, Dad.
So just figure this out.
I have something I have to do.
What's your idea? The DOD got rid of most of the X-K.
My dad and I found some near the portal the other day, so I don't think they got all of it.
- So that's where we're going? - No.
There's too many soldiers guarding it.
The map said there were other caverns further in.
Nat, why don't we just use some from the stash you got with your dad? 'Cause if he saw any missing, he'd know something was up.
I don't need another lecture on not interfering in adult situations.
- I get those a lot.
- Yeah.
I still can't believe you're using X-K to power the suit.
Well, in their purest form, those crystals contain an insane amount of energy.
And I think we just hit the mother lode.
Let's get to work.
Come on.
You got me today.
Where's Mom? No idea.
That woman is full of secrets lately.
Hey, um is there something going on that I should know about? This morning your mom was just, uh just off.
I don't know.
I mean, she did got for, like, a six-hour walk yesterday, so Who the hell goes for a six-hour walk? Oh, Dad, I wouldn't be too worried.
I mean, a worry is a wish for something you don't want.
Learned that in therapy, so Well, that's money well spent.
Come on, we got to go get your sister, get her to ballet, all right? Mm-hmm.
It's getting pretty late if we don't get home soon, Mom and Dad are gonna start texting us.
How much more do we need? More than this.
God, I wish we had my dad's rock-grinder thingy.
Let me guess another awesome invention? Jeez, you guys sure do make being smart cool.
I have an idea.
- Step back.
- All right.
Screw smart.
I'd rather have powers.
Um, guys? It's gonna cave in.
Run! - A are you guys okay? - Yeah.
I mean, not to bum you out, but if Sarah ever sees you do that, you guys are definitely getting back together.
- Yeah, dude.
- You think so? Yeah.
Wait, guys.
Where's the bag of X-K? You sure this is gonna work? It's like Jon-El said, I can't do it alone.
But my mother thought the other Kal-El and I would have a chance if we tried together.
- This was Mother's idea? - Mm.
And the thought of using maybe your brother instead of that thing never crossed her mind? - Tal.
- Some things never change.
What do your readings say? That his mom was right.
- These two should be more than enough.
- Well, then no time like the present.
Ready? Just one thing Dust it all off ♪ Put my head down ♪ And just breathe ♪ - Hey.
- Hey.
And just breathe ♪ What's that? One of those new Olivia Rodrigo songs? Actually, it's one of my own.
Oh, you're writing your own songs now.
Yeah, I'm trying to work through the rage.
It it helps.
I can see that.
Well, hell, you got enough here for an entire album.
I mean, that's kind of the goal, right? So give it.
Thank you.
Um so, hey, you know, I was I was thinking a bit more about about your mama - Mm-hmm.
- And, uh, this walk that she went on.
You think that she was with someone? - Huh? - Well, like like like a like, a guy? Maybe.
I'm not too sure, though.
Mi'jita, what are you not telling me? Is your is your mama dating someone already? I don't know.
I have no idea.
If you want to talk to Mom about her personal life, then do it.
In case you haven't noticed, I'm trying to deal with my own kind of breakup.
Oh, I'm I'm so sorry.
You're right.
Dad, I didn't I didn't mean it like that.
- No.
- It's just that, you know I got to go get Soph anyway.
You just keep writing your music, okay? - It's really good.
- Thank you.
Hey, you've reached Tonya.
Leave a message.
Hey, Tonya.
It's, uh it's Kyle.
Listen, can you give me a call when you get a chance? Mayor Lang, Lois Lane is here to see you.
Thanks, Beau.
- The office looks great.
- Lois, I'm really busy right now.
I know, so I will cut to the chase.
I came here to tell you what I should have told you this morning, which is that I am sorry.
Sometimes I forget how important those two little words are.
You were right.
I was really selfish.
I wanted to be your friend, and I didn't think about whether it was fair to you.
You have to understand, Lana, my life was so different in Metropolis.
The boys were little.
I was working around the clock.
I didn't have time for friends.
So it was easy to keep the secret.
And then we moved here, and you and I started hanging out, and I felt this connection.
I felt it, too.
I hadn't had a real girlfriend since my sister and I had our falling-out.
I didn't want to give it up.
So I convinced myself that it was Clark's secret.
And that wasn't true.
Listen, I know it's gonna take a lot of time to earn back your trust, but I want to start now.
What do you mean by now? Clark being Superman is just the tip of the iceberg.
There's a lot more you need to know.
Once you have all that information, you can decide what to do with it.
I didn't even realize I had a choice.
Of course you do.
We love you, Lana.
It's up to you whether or not you decide to tell your family.
Let's start with Jordan.
Turns out he takes after his dad.
Interesting location.
Couldn't have found an abandoned tropical beach somewhere? I think we'd all feel better if what's left of the pendant when you're done winds up at the bottom of that volcano.
Very well, then.
Shall we? Whenever you're ready.
It's working.
What the hell just happened? I'm taking back what's mine.
So, that's what becoming whole looks like.
We can't have that now, can we? Tal! Tal.
What did she just do to me? Superman! Tal's down.
Ally's got the pendant.
- We have to stop her before she gets to the portal.
- On my way.
Fire up the suit! John, she's got Superman.
You need to hurry.
Lock on target.
I told you, Superman, we would become gods.
Aah! I don't have much left, brother.
Neither do I.
Make it quick.
Together, then.
Almost there.
Give it everything you got! No! Tal? We should've kept him in cuffs.
What do you mean she stole your power? Not stole exactly more like siphoned.
She was feeding off my energy to make herself stronger.
- I felt that sensation before.
- When? When I tried to stop her from merging.
Today was ten times worse.
But at least now, with the pendant destroyed, it won't happen to anyone else, which means we only have to worry about Ally.
And Tal-Rho.
I wouldn't worry about him.
What? So dude brings you some flowers, and then all is forgiven? He risked his life to save ours, not once but twice.
And they weren't just flowers.
They were peonies.
Destroying the pendant didn't solve our problem.
It only enraged Ally, which means she'll be back.
So now we have an enemy who can steal Superman's powers and potentially use them against us.
How the hell do we defeat something like that? - Are you making dinner? - It's just salad and hot dogs.
But the salad does have pumpkin seeds, so you can tell an effort has been made.
I mean, you are literally the best.
Thank you.
I'm just trying to help.
I can tell you've been overwhelmed lately, so Uh so Dad picking us up from school you must be really busy.
Was everything okay with your dad? Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
It's just I think that you guys need to have a conversation.
What about? Come on, Mom, Dad's not an idiot.
He can tell when something's up with you.
It's just if you are dating somebody, then Dating someone? - Why on Earth would I even - I don't want to hear about it.
In fact, I'd, like, rather you never speak to me about that.
I'm just saying that if you if you are totally over Dad, then you should tell him, 'cause he does deserve to know.
Honey, I'm not dating anyone.
So then what is it? 'Cause you have been acting kind of weird.
Whatever it is, you you can trust me with it.
I know I can.
I know.
Come here.
Is everything okay? Everything is fine okay? I just, uh I just learned something that's kind of a big deal, and I want to share it with you.
SSSniperWolf just posted a new video.
- Come watch with me.
- Okay, I'll I'll be there in a second.
God, she's growing up so fast.
Um, I'm sorry, Mom.
What were you saying? Oh, uh, yeah.
Uh, uh, there's an internship available in my office, and I know that you're looking to beef up your college résumé, so I figure Internship, uh Y-yeah.
Do you mind if I - if I think about it? - Oh, absolutely.
Take your time.
- Uh, I'll grab it.
- Oh, it's okay.
I'll get it.
You go be with your sister.
Can we talk somewhere in private? Okay, okay, when that boulder was going to fall on your head, all right, I swear, I almost let it hit you.
No, but we were so close.
Okay, but we can always go back tomorrow.
Okay, we got to get to school eventually, 'cause I have a sandwich in my locker, and it will start to smell.
What's happening here? You know, just a little family bonding.
I like seeing that.
So how was school? Anything exciting happen? - No.
- Very dull.
Well, your dad and I had a very productive day.
- What happened? - Did you seal the portal? We may not need to anymore.
The pendant has been destroyed.
No way! You're kidding! So what I mean, Ally can't force anyone else to merge, then, right? Yeah, that that may be so, but, like, she's still out there somewhere.
You boys want to stay for dinner? - Sure.
- Cool.
Text your folks, then you can help us make it.
Saw that coming.
- You got it? - Yeah.
Come on, I'm not making it by myself.
Hi, Mr.
and Mrs.
Hey, Sarah.
Mom, do you mind if I go out with Dad for a bit? Sure.
Just be back by 10:00.
Uh, bye, guys.
Did you tell her? I couldn't.
Not because she wouldn't be able to handle it, but I can't ask her to lie to her sister or her father, for that matter.
It's not fair to Sarah.
That makes sense.
So I have a doppelganger somewhere out there who may try to come and kill me.
I'm not gonna let that happen.
We're just making you aware as the situation unfolds, not because there's anything you should do right now.
Is Smallville in danger? Honestly, we can't be sure of anything as long as Ally's still out there.
We just wanted you to know what we know.
Like you said in your interview, full transparency.
I appreciate that.
And I want you both to know that even though it's gonna take some time to get over the hurt, I will get over it.
And I'm not mad at either of you.
I'm really happy to hear that.
But I also can't have you in my life right now not just mine, but my kids'.
I don't want to feel like I'm lying to them every time our families are together.
And I think it would be easier for everyone if we just made a clean break.
Lana, please.
I'm sorry, but that's just the way it has to be right now.
Um, I know I'm pretty mature for my age, but you know I'm not actually 21, right? Yeah, I'm aware.
Wait, is this No, no, no, I'm not here to meet your old hookup.
No, no, no.
You're not.
Okay, look, she doesn't even work here anymore.
But she, uh she did do us a solid.
It's open-mic night, you know, and I heard that what was it, Billie Eilish? well, she got famous when she was 11.
So I figured, uh, why not launch the next big thing right here in Smallville? Dad, I'm not the next big thing.
Oh, but that's the goal, right? Come on, you got to start somewhere.
Tonya cleared everything with the manager.
Hey, look, she feels as badly about what happened as I do.
- Yeah, I'm sure she does.
- Okay, stage is open.
Why don't you just get up there and show 'em what you got, hmm? - Right now? - Yeah.
- Um - Andale.
You got this.
Hey, y'all.
Uh, I'm Sarah Cortez, and these are my songs.
They say love is the way, but that can't be right ♪ When every happy ever after ♪ Ends in goodbye ♪ There's a voice telling me this anxiety will cease ♪ And I'll know it all ♪ I'm reaching for the stars and hoping ♪ That the sky won't fall ♪ I'm tired of it all ♪ Then it's over.
- We've lost.
- We haven't lost.
But without the pendant? There are other ways.
Where's Lana? I want to talk to Lana.
That's not gonna happen ever again.
I saw what happened when you merged.
I saw your fear.
Your plan to save everyone, it's not gonna work.
I should have listened to my brother.
You are no savior.
Not yet.
But I will be.

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