The Adventures of Superboy (1988) s02e19 Episode Script

Escape to Earth

How long will it take us to get to Krypton? Once we initiate warp drive, Kal-El, not very long at all.
In the meantime your mother and I have prepared a surprise for you.
Father, to find out who I really am and where I came from after all these years, I really grateful that you and mother never give up searching for me.
We know, son.
Welcome, Superboy.
We've been waiting for you.
Superboy, be careful! What is this? Your worst nightmare has come true, Superboy.
Mother, Father, what's going on? We are your keepers, you are our specimen.
This can't be happening! But it is child.
You're wasting your effort! No specimen has ever breached a containment cell.
Who are you? Well, we're certainly not from Krypton.
Our race has the ability to reshape molecular structure.
And impersonate any species we choose.
Why? Why would you trick me into thinking you were my parents? Well, we didn't want to risk a personal confrontation.
You see these suits give us special powers, but they're still not match for yours, Superboy.
You both look so real.
It was real, Superboy.
We extracted the data from your infant memories.
You two are really sick! Space scum, like something I scraped from the bottom of my boot.
Ususually offensive these earthlings.
Let's dispense with them now.
You may watch while we project your friends to the earth habititat, where they will spawn new offspring.
Oh, by the way, Superboy, this is the last time you will see your earthling friends.
No! No! Superboy, help us! I won't let you take them! He's breaching his cell.
If he disrupts the projection, we'll overload the system.
You are right, they are scum.
They wouldn't even let us see what they really look like.
I am Vorak and this is my mate Mer.
Our natural form is so hideous that we spare your trauma by wearing these coverings.
I know how to incapacitate him.
Lana! Superboy, help us! See how the Kents have conditioned him to never expose his powers and earth identity.
So much for your method.
This should stop him at least.
It appears we both underestimated the Kryptonian.
We have to go in after him.
The earth habitat will not contain his powers for very long.
These cannot protect us from the high oxygen level and neither will our natural forms.
That's easily remedied.
Now, let's hunt! What happened to us? Where are we, Superboy? We lost Andy.
He's got to be around here somewhere.
All this time growing up together.
You always had powers, didn't you? I'm sorry, Lana.
I know this must be a big shock for you, but I never mean't for you to find out like this.
The aliens transformed me into Clark.
I can't seem to change back into Superboy.
How could you do this to me? Didn't you trust me? We've known each other all our lives.
And you didn't trust me.
No.
No, that's not how it is.
That's not for you to say.
I don't even know what to call you anymore.
Clark, are you okay? Of course I'm alright.
Lana, I'm invulnerable, remember.
Right.
This isn't going to be easy you know.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to sound ungratful.
Keeping your secret all these years must have been hard to do.
It was.
But at least I can be myself now.
Once we get back, I mean if we get back.
Do you think we could have a new start? Promise me, no more secrets.
No more secrets.
But if I am going to get you and Andy out of here safely, I've got my work cut out for me.
This is all so strange.
Do you think you'll be able to get us out of here? It's not going to be easy.
This habitat is surrounded by an invisible barrier that not even my powers can penetrate.
Habitat? This is one big zoo? Great.
Now what? Let's go explore our cage.
Andy, we still don't know what happened to him.
What is it? We're not alone.
What do you see? Not much, this artifical matter is distorting my x-ray vision.
But my super hearing is picking up a sound from that hotel.
- Andy.
- Let's go see.
It was his heartbeat you heard.
It was, wasn't it? I wish I could help.
Andy's dead.
Hey, let me go, you're sqeezing too hard! Do you want to give me a spasm! Let me go! You killed our friend! I did not.
The human male was already expired when I found him.
Make me believe you.
Wait! I think he's telling the truth.
Before we vanished off the ship, I saw Vorak fire a weapon at you, it must have missed and hit Andy.
Sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you.
You could have fooled me! You have to forgive, my friend, sometimes he doesn't know his own strength.
How about you? You like to strangle people too? No.
My name is Lana and this is just Clark.
Just Clark should learn to control his temper.
We've lost someone, very close to us.
Oh, I'm sorry.
My name is Sludd.
Vorak and Mer.
I should have known this needless death was their doing.
For what it is worth, I also hate them.
Are you a refugee from another habitat? I'm the custodian.
It's my job to over see the maintenance in all the habitats.
I'm tracking down an unexplained energy eruption in the teleport system.
Well, you've found it.
You can stop looking.
You? You are not an earthling, just Clark.
You're Kryptonian.
Why do you wear earth garb? Vorak and Mer, they did this to me with their transformation powers.
Easily remedied.
So how come you are not like Vorak? We're different species from the same planet.
My kind has powers, they do not possess.
Vorak, Mer, what a wonderful surprise, and might I say you look lovely today.
This is no time for your insolence.
You may go, Sludd, we will deal with the situation now.
Murderers! You killed our friend! And I'll kill the female if you make the slightest move to resist us, Superboy.
Move away from the Kryptonian, Sludd, I will not ask again.
I can shrink anything non-living.
You will die for this, Sludd.
You've done all the killing you are going to do, Vorak.
You forgot these suits give us powers of our own, Superboy.
This way, hurry! If they catch me I'm as dead as you.
Trust me.
What have you got to lose.
He's got a point.
The dimensional rift, whatever you want to call it, it's our escape route.
But the deal is you've got to take me with you.
- Agreed.
- Alright.
Where's the escape route.
It's miles away, but they spot you if you fly us there.
Come on.
Sludd, does that truck have a real engine? It doesn't matter.
You two get in.
So long as you maintain the system, they let you stay alive? If you can call that living.
Death will be the price of your freedom, Sludd.
Do you think we were not aware of your little secret? We have always known of the dimensional rift.
Caution, Superboy, it would be a pity to kill the last survivor of an extinct race.
What are you talking about? There is no planet Krypton.
It blew up a long time ago.
Your real parents are dead, Superboy.
Your past is gone.
No! No time to lose.
You cannot escape us! Sludd, you and Lana go through the rift, hurry.
He doesn't understand, he has to go through first, without his body to shield us we'll never survive.
Shall we go? We insist.
Are you really sure you'll be able to get those things back in time? I've double checked the computations a hundred times.
I've always wanted to change the day.
When Vorak and Mer first look me prisoners aboard this ship.
I was unarmed, unprepared.
This time everything's going to be different this time I'm sending myself a weapon and more than enough reason to use it.
And this disk has a recorded message warning you about Vorak and Mer.
This is the easy part.
Bringing the ship fast than my stardrive to send this pod into the past, calculating the co-ordinates, that's not so easy.
Now for the moment of truth.
We should know soon.
If your plan goes as scheduled, then Vorak and Mer would have never captured you.
Never start their space zoo, never come to Earth.
Andy never died.
And I'd never know I'm from Krypton.
Or that my parents died.
If you're destined to know the truth, someday you will.
And how will we know if you've succeded? The three of us will just fade away as if we never existed.
Lana.
No more secrets, remember.
Being able to be myself, not having to live a lie, it's been great, even if just for a few hours.
For me too.
I wish it never had to end.
Someday I hope I can tell you the truth.
You have no idea how much I would like you to know.
- I love you.
- I love you.
I want a big piece.
Aha! Hello, hi, honey.
It's Lana, she's in Shuster.
Andy's with her.
They both want to talk to you.
Hi, guys.
Happy Birthday, Clarkster! Happy Birthday, love you! Me too, Lana.
Captioned by Grant Brown