Episode 2: Metamorphosis
[Scene opens with Clark soaring over Smallville. Cut to Clark entering Lana's room and floating over her bed. Clark smiles. Lana opens her eyes.)
Lana: It's all your fault, Clark.
(Clark gets startled and wakes up as he crashes down on the bed.)
Martha (from downstairs): Clark?! Clark Kent, we're leaving for the farmer's market in fifteen minutes, and you haven't done your chores yet!
[Cut to the farmers market. Lex's car pulls in and he and Tess get out.)
Tess: I still don't know why I had to come.
Lex: Oh, come on, Sis. I thought you'd be happy to get away from the crap factory.
[The two walk in. Cut to Clark as he, Pete and Chloe set up their booth. Clark can't find a hammer to nail up their sign so he just pushes the nail in, using .01 percent of his strength. Chloe and Pete walk back.)
Chloe: Uh... How'd you get that nail in, Clark?
[Cut to Lana and Whitney walking in.]
Chloe: All hail the homecoming King and Queen.
[Lana notices Clark and walks over to him, just as Lex and Tess walk up.]
Lex: Mrs. Kent, we have yet to meet. I'm Lex Luthor, and this is my sister, Tess.
Martha: Oh, pleased to meet you.
Tess: Hey Clark.
Clark: Hey Tess. How are you?
[Lana and Whitney walk up. Lana notices Lex, but ignores him.]
Lana (To Tess): Hey. How are you?
Tess: I'm good, and you've got a quarterback stuck to your arm.
[Chloe laughs as Lana looks at Clark.]
Lana (To Clark): Hey, Clark. I didn't see you at the dance yesterday.
Clark: Sorry, Lana, I was... (To Whitney) A little tied up.
[Lana looks from Clark to Whitney. Whitney looks away. Lex notices this, but says nothing. Jonathan walks up.]
Jonathan: Hey, Whitney. Great game last Saturday. I haven't seen an offense like that since I played.
Whitney: Thanks, Mr. Kent.
[Clark rolls his eyes.]
Clark: I'll get the rest of the boxes.
[Clark walks off. Lex waits a few seconds and follows. Clark grabs a few crates of fruit. Lex walks next to him.]
Lex: Can't knock your taste in women.
(Clark gets startled a little.)
Lex: Come on, I saw the way you were looking at that girl, Lana.
Clark: It's not what you think. We're just friends.
Lex: Is that what you want her to think?
[Clark ignores him.]
Lex: You mind telling me what happened last night?
Clark: Just a stupid high school prank.
Lex: You were tied to a stake in the middle of a field, Clark. Even the Romans saved that for a special occasion. Was it that Whitney guy?
Clark: Look, if it's all the same to you, I'd rather forget it.
(Tess goes up to Chloe as she's starring at Clark.)
Tess: Can't knock your taste in men.
Tess: Come on, I saw the way you were looking at Clark.
Chloe: We're just friends, and he has blinders only for Lana Lang.
Tess: A high school crush isn't a wife. She's a mild annoyance. Trust me. Just stay close and make a move. You may be surprised.
Chloe: Yeah, right.
(Chloe walks off as Tess buys an apple from the Kent's booth and takes a bite out of it as she looks at Clark, dreamily.)
Tess: Maybe in another life.
(Cut to later that day as Lex's looking at Lana's necklace again before putting it back in the lead box. Cut to Lana's place as she's riding. When she arrives, Lex is already there.)
Lex: Your form's good, but his gait's off. You might wanna check his shoes.
Lana: Sneaking around like that, you're lucky you didn't get kicked.
Lex (Smiling): I'm-
Lana: Lex Luthor, I know.
Lex: Well it's nice to officially meet you.
Lana: We've already met.
Lex: We have? I seriously doubt I'd forget meeting you.
Lana: You were a little preoccupied. My aunt Nell took me to Metropolis for a riding competition, and we stayed with your dad. I heard you had a pool, so I checked it out. I saw you skinny dipping with some brunette. I think you were teaching her the breast stroke.
Lex: That was you? ... Wow. Great job growing up.
(Lex notices a board full of medals and trophies that Lana has won.)
Lex: Impressive display.
Lana: I think it's tacky, but it makes Nell happy.
(Lex notices a picture where Lana's wearing the necklace he found.)
Lex: That's an unusual necklace.
Lana: It's my favorite.
Lex: So how come you're not wearing it?
Lana: I lent it to my boyfriend.
Lex: Lucky guy. Who is he?
Lana: Whitney Fordman.
Lex: The guy Clark Kent saved just after the farmer's market?
Lana: Just got back from seeing him.
Lex: Makes you wonder if you're with the right guy. One saves lives. The other throws a football.
Lana: For someone who just moved into town you've got a very high opinion or people
Lex: You just seem more interesting than that. While you're nursing your boyfriend back to health ask him what he was doing before the big game.
[Lana looks at Lex.]
Lana: He was with me.
Lex: The whole time?
(Lana looks away.)
Lex: Nice seeing you again.
[Lex walks off. Cut to the Mansion as Lex comes back as Clark's looking at a model of the Battle of Troy.)
Lex: You save anyone on the way here? You keep it up; you could make a career out of it.
Clark: I was just dropping off your produce. These things look cool.
Lex: It was a strategy tool. My father gave it to me when I was ten.
Clark: Strategy tool?
Lex: My father equates business with war. Take the Battle of Troy for example. It started because two men were in love with the same woman, like you and the quarterback.
Clark: If we're at war, Whitney's pretty much won.
Lex: You lost one battle Clark, that's all. Besides, I don't think Lana's as infatuated as you'd think. All you need is something that can get your hat in the ring.
[Lex holds out the box.]
Lex: I've got your Trojan Horse for Lana.
(Lex takes the box and opens it as Clark begins to look sick.)
Lex: Clark, you alright?
(Lex closes the box almost instinctively.)
Clark: Fine. Just been a little ill on and off all morning. What is that anyway?
Lex: A lead box made from the armor of St. George the dragon slayer. My mom and dad gave it to me for my twelfth birthday as a way for me to put all my doubts and insecurities away. Here
Clark: Uh... I can't take that.
Lex: What is it with Kents and gifts? I'm giving it to you. Give the necklace to Lana, and you'll win her heart.
[Clark looks at the box.]
Lex: All you have to do is use it.
[Clark takes the box.]
Clark: Thank you, Lex.
Lex: Don't mention it. Now go after her.
[Clark smirks and walks out.]
Tess: Aw, that was sweet of you Lex.
Tess: What's up with the meteor rocks, anyway?
Lex: No idea. I am curious about them though.
Tess: Oh, here we go.
Tess: Once you set your mind on something you become this obsessive, controlling, evening conniving little freak. In other words, a weirdo.
Lex: And you don't?
Tess: Nope, I have more style when it comes to that.
(Lex smirks a little.)
Tess: ... You shush.
(Tess walks out and goes to a dark room that has the Porsche in it.)
Tess: How could we have survived this?
(Tess rubs her fingers across the ripped off roof.)
To Be Continued...