Davis Bloome: I want this to end. I can't live with myself.
Clark Kent: But it's not your fault. Everything's that happened to you, is because of me, all right. 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 have been like if the Luthors had found me in that field. I could have turned out differently.
Davis Bloome: 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. Chloe, pull the lever! Let me end this!
Clark Kent: No, Chloe, you have to give this another chance. This is not set in stone.
Davis Bloome: Enough, Clark. You know that you should let me die.
Clark Kent: Davis, there has to be something in your life - something that is worth giving it one more try.
Davis Bloome: 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.
Clark Kent: I'm not some problem to be solved.
Tess Mercer: I get it. It's too early. Just know I'll wait for you, Clark. I'll wait for you to come to me.
Clark Kent: It's gonna be a long wait.
Tess Mercer: [Clark walks off] It'll be shorter than you think, Kal-El.
Tess Mercer: According to the Kawatche Indians, this boy is part of a two-headed creature - good and evil. The Luthors were too busy feuding over which one of them was worth enough to be your adversary that they couldn't see the truth... that there was another boy who came to Earth with you. Davis Bloome.
Clark Kent: [chuckles] So you think that Davis Bloome and I are from another planet?
Tess Mercer: 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 Kent: So, Lionel was holding Davis.
Tess Mercer: Only for five days. Then he threw the boy out onto the street because he got a phone call from Martha Kent.
Clark Kent: [chuckles] Tess, you are reaching.
Tess Mercer: 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 Davis was abandoned in the first place.
Tess Mercer: There is a savior among us. You are here to betray him.
Davis Bloome: I haven't betrayed anyone.
Tess Mercer: I finally realized that until you fulfill your destiny, he won't have his great challenge to overcome. He cannot become the world's savior without triumphing over the world's destroyer.
Davis Bloome: What savior? What you are talking about?
Tess Mercer: Clark. There's a reason you two don't get along. You were destined to kill each other.
Chloe Sullivan: [about Davis] 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 Kent: Jor-El said he was the ultimate destroyer. Didn't turn to be much of a fight.
Tess Mercer: Lionel was too blind to see the truth. There was another.
Clark Kent: I think I'm finally ready for the front page.
Tess Mercer: An article.
Clark Kent: 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 Mercer: Kind of makes you wish the Red-Blue Blur wasn't sitting down on the job.
Tess Mercer: I can't print this.
Clark Kent: You need to print it.
Tess Mercer: No, they're called facts, Clark, and you don't have any.
Clark Kent: You don't care about these victims?
Clark Kent: You're sweeping this under the rug.
Tess Mercer: Great. Another conspiracy theory, 'cause I love those. Look closely. You will not find a web of lies behind this façade. That would be your department.
Chloe Sullivan: [Davis wipes tears out of his eyes] A man who's not afraid to cry.
Davis Bloome: A man who's not afraid to cut onions.
Davis Bloome: So, have you heard from Jimmy lately?
Chloe Sullivan: His last tirade of e-mails included every single unflattering word in the dictionary, including some that, uh, didn't get past the censors.
Davis Bloome: I thought he'd be dying to get back together with you.
Chloe Sullivan: No. I believe that, um, the last phrase he used was "don't call me, don't come by, and if you e-mail me, I won't open it."
Davis Bloome: Ouch.
Chloe Sullivan: I can't believe this. There were over a dozen missing persons last month alone.
Clark Kent: You'd think it'd be newsworthy.
Chloe Sullivan: Yeah, since when did newsworthy have anything to do with what was on the front page?
Chloe Sullivan: You know, Clark, I really hope you have the safety cocked on your heat vision.
Clark Kent: What?
Chloe Sullivan: You've been staring at the back of my head so hard, I'm afraid my hair's gonna go up in flames.
Clark Kent: It's weird that Davis would have stopped here.
Chloe Sullivan: Why? What's here?
Clark Kent: This is the field where my ship landed.
Chloe Sullivan: That's a pretty big coincidence pill to swallow.
Tess Mercer: The new contemplative Clark Kent. I like it.
Clark Kent: I'm kind of busy.
Tess Mercer: With what? Farm chores? I'd let you off if you were saving a busload of children, but... cleaning the feeding bin?
Clark Kent: I'm really sorry that you bought into this strange obsession that the Luthors had for me, but...
Tess Mercer: I don't think of it as buying it. I think of it as believing.
Clark Kent: If you choose to spend your Saturday nights reading the journal of a madman, sounds to me like you have a few holes in your personal life.
Tess Mercer: We all look to idols. Religion, the rich and the famous, because we have holes in our lives. But it doesn't mean that these things aren't real.
Clark Kent: What you've made me out to be is not real. I'll never be that man.
Tess Mercer: Not until Judas is at your back.
Tess Mercer: I have this feeling that you'll never fulfill your great destiny until you meet your greatest challenge.
Clark Kent: You don't know anything about my life.
Tess Mercer: If this is the way that you lied to Lex, then I can see how it pushed him over the edge.
Clark Kent: Lex was racing toward that drop-off way before he met me.
Tess Mercer: Yeah, but betrayal... you know, the more you love someone, the harder it is.
Clark Kent: Are you threatening me?
Tess Mercer: I'm not that naïve.
Clark Kent: We need to talk about what happened
Chloe Sullivan: It wouldn't change what I did.
Clark Kent: But there's always another way.
Clark Kent: How you holding up?
Chloe Sullivan: I've had better days. Not saying a lot in Smallville.
Chloe Sullivan: What did the LuthorCorp diva have to say?
[seeing it's Davis instead of Clark]
Chloe Sullivan: I know what you've done. Jimmy was right.
Davis Bloome: Uh... that guy... that I killed... h-he was a drunk driver, he was a three-time offender.
Chloe Sullivan: And what about all the others? Are you gonna try and justify killing them, too?
Davis Bloome: [catching her as she tries to escape] No, I didn't know what else to do! I'm sorry.
Chloe Sullivan: You lied to me!
Davis Bloome: I had to! I didn't want to drag you into all this.
Chloe Sullivan: Then why are you here?
Davis Bloome: I love you. And I need to know if you care about me.
Chloe Sullivan: How can you ask me that? I thought I did.
Davis Bloome: Then I need you to do something for me.
Chloe Sullivan: I won't do anything for you.
Davis Bloome: I need you to help me die.
Clark Kent: The guy blacks out regularly, and you chose not to mention it?
Chloe Sullivan: I figured he had low blood sugar or something.
Clark Kent: He told you he was hiding something dark inside, Chloe. That didn't set off any alarms for you?
Chloe Sullivan: You know what? I figured "dark" meant moody or bipolar, at worst. I don't exactly jump right to "serial killer".
Davis Bloome: You think you can keep me here?
Tess Mercer: I know, there's nothing that can restrain you.
Davis Bloome: Then what are you gonna do?
Tess Mercer: 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 only as a teacher roaming the desert.
Davis Bloome: I don't quite understand what you're getting at.
Tess Mercer: Without Judas, Jesus would have never risen from the dead to come back and face his greatest challenge: saving humankind.
Tess Mercer: [opening the curtains and seeing Davis wince] Were you expecting a chorus on angels? I'm sorry to disappoint you. I wanted to be here when you woke up. I apologize, for the state that you're in. I didn't expect you to end up like this. I was trying to kill you. But... that seems to be harder than I thought.
Davis Bloome: [weakly] Why am I here? Who are you...
Tess Mercer: Shh. You're safe with me. Safer than out there. If the world knew you were a serial killer, you'd be running from torches for the rest of your life.
Davis Bloome: You got the wrong idea about me, lady.
Tess Mercer: 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 Bloome: I can't control myself.
Tess Mercer: 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 Bloome: I am not who you think I am.
Tess Mercer: No. You're not who you think you are. And today... you proved my theory.
Tess Mercer: [to Davis] After I discovered that you'd been a little unfriendly to a few Metropolis citizens, I started looking into your background. The only problem is... you don't have one. I thought I hit a dead end until I inherited this. Stole it, if I'm being honest. Thought this might jog your rusty memory. It was Lionel Luthor's. It tells a fascinating story about a boy who fell to Earth the day a meteor shower destroyed a small Kansas town. I'm beginning to believe the boy did not come here alone.
[extended flashback sequence]
Tess Mercer: The day the meteor shower struck Smallville, Lionel sent out a search party for you. Lionel had you taken from that field because he thought you were a prophesied messiah called the Traveler. A visitor from another planet sent to save humankind. But what Lionel didn't realize is that there were two boys that fell to Earth that day. The Traveler... and you.
Davis Bloome: [answering his ringing phone] Hello?
[turning on his car lights, he sees Tess in front of him]
Tess Mercer: I forget. What's the prayer for dismembering a body?
[holding up a detonator, she presses the trigger and his car explodes]
Chloe Sullivan: You know, you still didn't have to cook me dinner, even though I did manage to override your settings, retrieve all of you addresses, and change your applications. So the next time you go fishing for your phone in your glove compartment, you won't erase your whole world with the touch of one button.
Davis Bloome: Well, well, well. Ain't you the most overachieving teacher's pet know-it-all in the room?
Chloe Sullivan: Ah, he's got a sense of humor and he can cook.
Davis Bloome: Well, the one thing that was on the menu with the foster homes I grew up at, mac and cheese.