Lois Lane: Besides, my delicate feminine sensibilities weren't offended the first time I got a glimpse of, uhm, Clark Junior.
Lois Lane: Look, I didn't come here fishing for thanks. I think Clark might know something about my cousin Chloe's death.
Martha Kent: I'm so sorry for your loss.
Lois Lane: Yeah. Were she and Clark ever an item?
Martha Kent: Oh, I think for a minute...
Lois Lane: It's funny, I never thought she'd fall for the farm boy type.
Martha Kent: Trust me, that can happen to the best of us.
Lois Lane: Not me. Give me a nerd with glasses any day of the week.
Martha Kent: Clark has many sides.
Lois Lane: Yeah, I've seen several of them already.
Lois Lane: [to Clark] Glad to see we've moved beyond the clothing-optional stage of our relationship.
Martha Kent: This was a mistake. I never should have called. I wish that Clark hadn't contacted Dr. Swann in the first place.
Bridgette Crosby: Your son's destiny was set in motion long before their paths crossed.
Martha Kent: You don't know anything about my son.
Bridgette Crosby: You're right. You're right. I don't. But I do know what it's like to love somebody whose calling's greater than your own.
Martha Kent: You and Dr. Swann?
Bridgette Crosby: In a different lifetime. Martha, I can help you if you'll let me. Now, where's your son?
Martha Kent: I don't know. He flew. He flew away.
Bridgette Crosby: So he's... He has completely embraced his Kryptonian destiny.
Martha Kent: Do you know what that destiny is?
Bridgette Crosby: No, but the symbol burned into your field three months ago, that's the Kryptonian symbol for 'crusade'.
Martha Kent: I don't know what Jor-El did to him, but I know deep down Clark is still in there.
Bridgette Crosby: Martha, the only challenge to a father's will is a mother's love.
Martha Kent: I - I can't possible face Clark alone.
Bridgette Crosby: You don't have to. Look.
Bridgette Crosby: [opens box] It's Black Kryptonite. You're his only hope.
Jonathan Kent: Clark, your mother tells me you can fly?
Clark Kent: Kal-El can fly. Clark Kent is still earthbound.
Jonathan Kent: How did that feel?
Clark Kent: Amazing. And scary. Because if I can do that, maybe I'm capable of anything.
Martha Kent: You are.
Clark Kent: No, that's you Mom, because I don't know if I would have the strength to hold on three months not knowing where I was and Dad would pull through.
Martha Kent: My father used to tell me life asks of you what it thinks you can handle. There were days when I thought it had asked too much. But then, I would think about this family and... all the things we've endured and the good things ahead of us. And I found the strength to keep going because I knew the three of us would be together again.
Kal-El: You talk a lot.
Lois Lane: Well, I'm just not comfortable with uncomfortable silence and you're not exactly keeping up with your end of the conversation.
Lois Lane: [at Chloe's grave] I have a confession to make. I didn't go to your funeral. I hate funerals. Dad says everybody does, but... it's a way of paying tribute to a life well led.
[she starts to cry]
Lois Lane: I hate myself for being weak. I just knew that the moment I came here, it would make it real. I promise I will find out who did this to you. Even if I have to do it alone.
Clark Kent: You're not alone.
Lois Lane: A fact you could have shared before you were breathing down my neck.
Clark Kent: Look, I can't explain my actions over the past few days. But Chloe was my best friend. You're not the only one who misses her.
Lois Lane: I'm just the only one doing something about it.
Clark Kent: I get the feeling you like to do things yourself.
Lois Lane: My dad raised me to be independent and self-sufficient.
Clark Kent: That'd be one way to describe you.
Lois Lane: You know, the only thing I like about you at the moment is your mom. You can't possibly be as weird as I think you are with a mom that cool.
Clark Kent: Look, why don't you let me help you find who did this to Chloe? Come on, you can stay at our house while you're in town. It beats living out of your car.
Lois Lane: Thanks. But you should know I don't pay attention to curfews and I never make my bed. I'll give you some time alone.
[as Lois starts to leave, Clark uses his x-ray vision on Chloe's grave and sees the coffin is empty]
Clark Kent: Lois? Chloe's still alive.
Pilot: Look, there's something approaching. Five miles out and closing fast.
Co-Pilot: What is that? It is a bird? Is it a plane?
Kal-El: [to Clark, as they're being separated] Humanity has made you weak.
Lionel Luthor: You're not Martha Kent.
Lois Lane: Would you have seen me if they said it was Lois Lane?
Lionel Luthor: Lois Lane, yes. You're Chloe Sullivan's cousin. What a loss. You bite your nails; bad girl. But getting through the door doesn't mean I'll talk to you. Guard!
Lois Lane: I don't believe that safe house explosion was an accident.
Lionel Luthor: Of course you don't. You believe I'm responsible.
Lois Lane: No. A stunt like that is... thuggish and obvious. It smacks of desperation. All the things you aren't.
Lionel Luthor: All right, Miss Lane, you have my attention. What's your theory?
Lois Lane: I don't have one.
Lionel Luthor: [chuckles] Then why are you here?
Lois Lane: Because I wanted to look into the face of the son of a bitch who's responsible for my cousin's death. You may not have blown her up, but you're the reason she's gone.
Lionel Luthor: Before you begin to anointer for sainthood, let's get some of the facts straight, all right? The simple truth is I made her an offer, she took it, I kept my end of the bargain, she didn't. She's dead as a result of her own actions. I had nothing to do with it. And next time you come at me with accusations, try to have a little more than righteous indignation. Zoo hours are over, Miss Lane. Good day.
Lois Lane: [turning to leave ] You know, it must kill you that somebody has given you this gift. And you don't know who and you don't know why, but without Chloe's testimony, you're probably gonna walk out of here a free man. Or are you being set up?
Kal-El: I am Kal-El of Krypton. It is time to fulfill my destiny.
Martha Kent: Destiny? That's Jor-El talking. He did this to you. I want my son back. Give me my son back!
Kal-El: Clark Kent is dead.
[pushes Martha aside and flies off]
Lois Lane: Guess I'm a sucker for stray dogs and naked men.
Lois Lane: Okay, that didn't come out right.