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Pete Ross (Character)
from "Smallville" (2001)

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"Smallville: Pilot (#1.1)" (2001)
Pete Ross: So, anyone ask you to the dance?
Chloe Sullivan: Not yet.
Pete Ross: Well, if nothing pans out with you-know-who, maybe you and...
Chloe Sullivan: Pete, do you want to take a commercial break from the soap opera in your head? I've told you a hundred times - I'm not interested in Clark.
Pete Ross: Your vehement denial has been duly noted!

Pete Ross: We'd love to join you and Scooby in the Mystery Machine for another zany adventure, but we have to turn in our permission slips before homeroom

Pete Ross: [whispering] We're trying to avoid becoming this year's scarecrow.
Chloe Sullivan: What are you talking about
Chloe Sullivan: and why are we whispering?

Pete Ross: It's a Homecoming tradition. Every year before the big game the football players select a freshman, take him out to Riley field, strip him down to his boxers, and then paint an S on his chest.
Clark Kent: And then string him up like a scarecrow.
Chloe Sullivan: Jeez, it sounds like years of therapy waiting to happen.

"Smallville: Hero (#7.13)" (2008)
Pete Ross: So the secret of the century is not so secret anymore. Lionel. Chloe, and Lana all know the truth about your extraterrestrial landing?
Clark Kent: It all just kind of happened. Well, the truth is, with the danger I put you in knowing my secret I didn't wanna tell anybody else, but...
Pete Ross: But... Let me guess, you couldn't stop trying to save the world and you got caught.

Pete Ross: Wonder what your dad would think about a Luthor hanging out in his kitchen.
Clark Kent: Well...
[stops as Pete shoots a basket]
Clark Kent: Since my dad's been gone, Lionel's done a lot for me and my mom.
Pete Ross: Oh, sure he has. I mean, he's done a lot for my family too. Took our factory, caused my parents divorce, the guy's a real saint.
Clark Kent: That's the way it used to be. Can't expect you to understand, I mean, you have been gone for over three years. What have you been doing?
Pete Ross: We don't all land our dream career like Chloe. Kind of been doing the roadie gig. Pays the bills.
Clark Kent: Could have least returned one of my calls.
Pete Ross: Think it's easy saying goodbye to your best friend? I couldn't risk anyone using me to get to the truth about your secret. I figured it was better just leaving it all in the past.
Clark Kent: I didn't ask you to do that, Pete.
Pete Ross: I know. But it doesn't change the fact that I've been looking over my shoulder ever since. I mean, I had to leave my life behind because of you, Clark. And to be honest, it was better than living in your shadow.
Clark Kent: I didn't know.
Pete Ross: Luckily, everything's changed.

Pete Ross: Whoo! Ha ha! I finally brought my game up to your level, Clark.
Clark Kent: What happened to you?
Pete Ross: It doesn't matter. The other night, I saved this girl and I finally got a taste of what it felt like to be you. To be a hero.
Clark Kent: Whatever it is, we need to find a way to reverse it.
Pete Ross: I should've known you couldn't be happy for me.
Clark Kent: I want you to be careful.
Pete Ross: And what? Hide like you?
Clark Kent: This isn't you, it's the kryptonite. You know what it does? It warps reality.
Pete Ross: The only thing warped is how many more people's lives you're gonna ruin by keeping your powers a secret. I'm not gonna make anyone live with that burden like you did. Things change, Clark. Time to share the glory, and *if* you try to stop me, my secret isn't gonna be the only one in danger of being exposed.

Chloe Sullivan: [referring to Lex] He's playing Big Brother on all of the computers at the Daily Planet. All my work is under his cyber lock and key.
Pete Ross: Well, can't you just work some of your virtual voodoo and get him back?
Chloe Sullivan: Short of a direct hit from a massive virus all of these files will forever be in the clutches of Citizen Lex.

"Smallville: Hothead (#1.3)" (2001)
Chloe Sullivan: I've already started getting hate mail.
Clark Kent: You seem very happy about that, why?
Chloe Sullivan: Because it means I'm hitting a nerve. Besides, between the abysmal sentence structure and generous use of obscenities, I got a pretty good idea of who's been sending it.
Pete Ross: If you think my teammates have been reading the Torch, you're giving them way too much credit.

Coach Walt Arnold: Look at Ross here. He doesn't have a lick of natural talent, but he's got a truckload of heart.
Pete Ross: Thanks... I guess.

Chloe Sullivan: Clark Kent is a football player and Lana Lang is a waitress.
Pete Ross: What's wrong with that?
Chloe Sullivan: Nothing. I just wanna click my heels and get back to reality.

"Smallville: X-Ray (#1.4)" (2001)
Pete Ross: So you're telling me that Tina Greer can bend her bones like a contortionist and become anybody she wants?
Clark Kent: I saw it with my own eyes.
Pete Ross: [laughs] I'm sorry. This is usually Chloe's territory. I cover girls, football, and general guy stuff; she does the "Tales of the Unexplained".

Pete Ross: She wants to kill Lana?
Clark Kent: Worse, she wants to become Lana.

Pete Ross: How'd you know she was in there?
Clark Kent: Because I can see right through the door, Pete.
Pete Ross: Very funny, Sherlock. How do you think she died?
Clark Kent: Broken neck.
[Pete looks at him]
Clark Kent: I'm guessing.

"Smallville: Red (#2.4)" (2002)
Clark Kent: Did you know that Chloe had a birthmark on her cheek?
Pete Ross: No, she doesn't.
Clark Kent: Not that cheek.
Pete Ross: Are you doing what I think you're doing? Clark, that's Chloe you're scoping, man!
Clark Kent: Not just Chloe.

Pete Ross: The day Clark Kent decides to break the rules, I'll be there.

Pete Ross: You sure you gonna do this?
Clark Kent: I'm here, aren't I?
[Pete looks back at him, skeptical]
Clark Kent: What?
Pete Ross: I believe your dad's exact words were: "Three hundred and fifty dollars is a lot to spend on something you really don't need."
Clark Kent: I earned that money. Besides, my dad said it was my decision to make.
Pete Ross: Which means that you're really not supposed to buy it.

"Smallville: Rush (#2.14)" (2003)
Pete Ross: [about Clark] He's my brother... from another planet.

Pete Ross: I figured it out, Clark. In your world, green means "stop", and red...
[slipping a sliver of red kryptonite into Clark's pocket]
Pete Ross: Red means "go".

"Smallville: Unaired Pilot (#1.0)" (2001)
Pete Ross: We'd love to join you and Scooby in the Mystery Machine for another zany adventure, but we have to turn in our permission slips before homeroom

Chloe: [handing Pete two five bills] I can't believe you bet against your best friend.
Pete: It's a proven fact. If Clark Kent were any slower, he'd be extinct.

"Smallville: Duplicity (#2.3)" (2002)
Pete Ross: So you're telling me you never once looked in the girl's locker room?
Clark Kent: Well, maybe once
Pete Ross: That's my boy

Pete Ross: [after being saved by Clark from Dr. Hamilton] There's still one thing. Hamilton tried to kill me and... he could have told the whole world about you... but you still tried to save him.
Clark Kent: Well, Pete, I couldn't let you die to protect my secret, and I can't let anyone else die either. No matter who they are.

"Smallville: Slumber (#3.4)" (2003)
Pete Ross: [after Clark was referring to people who Pete didn't see] Ah, the insanity defense. It's working.

"Smallville: Hourglass (#1.6)" (2001)
[first lines]
Pete Ross: Man, I don't know how I let you talk me into this.
Clark Kent: Every Smallville High student needs to complete 30 hours of community service.
Pete Ross: Yeah, but we could have served our community by lifeguarding a girls' swim class instead of hanging out with the denture crowd. I mean, what's the attraction?
[Lana comes into the picture]
Lana Lang: Hi, Clark, Pete.
Clark Kent: Lana. I didn't know you were volunteering here.
Pete Ross: Yeah, right.

"Smallville: Forsaken (#3.21)" (2004)
Pete Ross: The FBI isn't who I'm warning you about. Lex was there. He's the one who pulled the fed off me.
Clark Kent: He's investigating his father, not me.
Pete Ross: That doesn't matter. He knows. Now, I'm not exactly sure how much but he's not gonna stop until he's got everything. Clark, you gotta keep an eye on him. Look out for yourself.
[Pete heads for his car]
Clark Kent: Pete? Why are you talking like that?
Pete Ross: I'm moving to Wichita with my mom.
Clark Kent: No, Pete. I thought that... What about senior year? No, Pete, you can't do this because of me.
Pete Ross: I know that I told you keeping your secret wasn't hard, but I lied. I walk every day, afraid that I'm gonna slip up.
Clark Kent: Why didn't you tell me sooner?
Pete Ross: Because you needed a friend. And so did I.
Clark Kent: You don't have to move away. You don't have to change your whole life. There's gonna be away. No one has to know we're friends.
Pete Ross: There's a lot of things that I can handle but I could never live with myself if I betrayed you.
Clark Kent: Pete.
Pete Ross: [starts crying] I'll see you around, Clark.
[hugs Clark and leaves]

"Smallville: Delete (#3.11)" (2004)
Pete Ross: Welcome to the "Torch" unplugged.
Chloe Sullivan: Pete, what happened to my computers?
Pete Ross: A bunch of delivery men stopped by this afternoon. LuthorCorp took the computers back.
Chloe Sullivan: But they were donated.
Pete Ross: Yeah, well, I guess the Grinch changed his mind.

"Smallville: Cool (#1.5)" (2001)
Pete Ross: Then why don't you ask some other girl out?
Clark Kent: Like who?
Pete Ross: Like Chloe?
Chloe Sullivan: Okay, wait! I'm not some crash test dummy you guys can use to try out your dating skills.
[to Clark]
Chloe Sullivan: You, if you like Lana so much, why don't you just ask her out and get it over with.
[to Pete]
Chloe Sullivan: And you, stop acting like a Vegas bookie picks your dates. And both of you, treat me better.

"Smallville: Nocturne (#2.5)" (2002)
Pete Ross: Being part of this family should come with a group health plan

"Smallville: Whisper (#3.10)" (2004)
Pete Ross: So your mega-hearing thing's back?
Clark Kent: Suddenly, I'm the ultimate eavesdropper.

"Smallville: Hereafter (#3.12)" (2004)
Clark Kent: What have you guys heard about that new kid? Jordan Cross.
Pete Ross: You mean Mr. pathologically afraid of human contact?
Clark Kent: I guess he made quite a first impression. Look, this is gonna sound crazy, but I think he had a premonition about Mr. Altman.
Chloe Sullivan: What made you take that leap?
Clark Kent: Let's call it a gut feeling.
Pete Ross: Well, maybe that's the same thing that Jordan had.
Clark Kent: What do you mean?
Chloe Sullivan: Some people believe that premonitions are just heightened intuition.
Pete Ross: Yeah, maybe he overheard something or saw a look in Altman's eyes.
Chloe Sullivan: Yeah, but still, given your track record with Wall of Weird-ness, I think we should look into it.
Clark Kent: Thanks.
Chloe Sullivan: No thanks required. It's kind of fun being the Woodward to your Bernstein again.

"Smallville: Obscura (#1.20)" (2002)
Pete Ross: So, did I mention I'm taking Erica Fox to the spring formal?
Clark Kent: Several times, yes.
Pete Ross: The hottest girl in our class. Just want to make sure that was clear.
Clark Kent: It is.
Pete Ross: So, do you wanna know my secret? You do, don't you? I asked her. You ought to try it, Clark. Getting up off your butt. It's the wave of the future. I've gotta go reserve my limo for the spring formal. To which, incidentally, I'm taking Erica Fox!
Clark Kent: I hadn't heard.

"Smallville: Vortex (#2.1)" (2002)
Pete Ross: Hey.
Chloe Sullivan: Hey.
[in tears, after telling Clark they should be friends]
Pete Ross: What's with the fake smile?
Chloe Sullivan: Nothing. Clark and I just reaffirmed that we're really good friends. And nothing else.
Pete Ross: Pulled the "friends" card on you, huh?
Chloe Sullivan: No, I did. Defense mechanism.

"Smallville: Visitor (#2.18)" (2003)
[first lines]
Chloe Sullivan: Hello, gentlemen.
Pete Ross: Hello, Chloe.
Chloe Sullivan: What are you doing to those poor citrus?
Clark Kent: Apparently, there's enough acid in them to act as a battery.
Chloe Sullivan: How very Survivor of you. What are you gonna call it, a Clockwork Orange?
Pete Ross: Don't you wish you were the first one to say that?

"Smallville: Reaper (#1.17)" (2002)
Chloe Sullivan: [enthusiastic] "October 1978, Joyce Maslow was dancing in Elizabeth, New Jersey, when flames burst from her head and back, enveloping her. In seconds she was like a human torch, consumed before her horrified boyfriend."
Clark Kent: You don't have to look so happy.
Chloe Sullivan: I'm not happy, I'm intrigued.
Pete Ross: Which means you'll still look into it.
Chloe Sullivan: Am I that transparent?
Clark Kent, Pete Ross: Yes.

"Smallville: Tempest (#1.21)" (2002)
Pete Ross: You ought to try getting off of your butt, Clark. It's the wave of the future.

"Smallville: Leech (#1.12)" (2002)
Pete Ross: He's been acting weird lately.
Chloe Sullivan: Well, okay, Clark's always acting weird, why don't you give me a gauge?

"Smallville: Truth (#3.18)" (2004)
Clark Kent: Pete, how come you didn't tell me how you felt about Chloe?
Pete Ross: It's not like I ever had a chance with her.
Clark Kent: What would make you say that?
Pete Ross: I'm always standing next to you.
[Clark looks at him, puzzled]
Pete Ross: Oh, come on, Clark. As far as long shadows go, you're the dark side of the moon.

"Smallville: Nicodemus (#1.15)" (2002)
Chloe Sullivan: Dr. Hamilton had a copy of this book in his barn.
Clark Kent: "The Nicodemus Diary".
Chloe Sullivan: It's a firsthand account of Smallville's first mystery. In 1871, the whole settlement went postal before they even had a post office.
Pete Ross: Nice to know Smallville was still whack before the meteors got here.
Chloe Sullivan: Yeah. In the diary, they talk about a flower; the settlers called it Nicodemus. Said it liberated repressed feelings, sent them into rages, then fever, and finally... well...
[Chloe lets the sentence hang]
Clark Kent: All right, well where can we find this flower?
Chloe Sullivan: Well, see, that's the glitch. After the massacre, the cavalry torched the whole settlement and wanted to make sure whatever caused it wasn't gonna spread. The flower's been extinct for over a hundred years.
Clark Kent: Well, what does Hamilton have to do with this? Isn't he a geologist?
Chloe Sullivan: With a meteor fixation.
Pete Ross: We tracked down this paper he wrote six years ago.
Clark Kent: Metropolis University Press?
Chloe Sullivan: I think this is the last straw. In it, he postulates that meteor rocks can be used to irradiate dormant plant cells.
Clark Kent: So you think Hamilton pulled a "Jurassic Park" and brought back the Nicodemus.
Pete Ross: And now he's trying to cover it up.

"Smallville: Metamorphosis (#1.2)" (2001)
Pete Ross: He had a killer tree fort his dad built in the woods.
Clark Kent: It was okay.
Pete Ross: Clark never liked it. He used to get sick just walking over there.
Chloe Sullivan: How come?
Pete Ross: He was afraid of heights.
Clark Kent: I didn't believe it was structurally sound.

"Smallville: Exodus (#2.23)" (2003)
Pete Ross: Clark, what are you looking for?
Clark Kent: I know Chloe kept one of those red kryptonite rings around here somewhere.
Pete Ross: Yeah, but what do you want it for? You know what it does to you.
Clark Kent: Yeah. Makes me feel better.
Pete Ross: It's not the answer, Clark. I saw Lana. I heard what happened to your mom's baby. Clark, you need to talk to your folks.
Clark Kent: I did talk to my parents, Pete. You should have seen the way my dad looked at me. It was like I was an alien. If I'd have done what I should have in the beginning, none of this would have happened.
Pete Ross: [Clark finds a ring box with the kryptonite ring inside] Clark, don't do it. When you put that ring on, you're not yourself.
Clark Kent: Exactly who I don't want to be right now, Pete.