Clark Kent: The military base Wes grew up on was decommissioned a few years ago. Fort Avelson, outside of Metropolis.
Chloe Sullivan: Sam Lane was stationed there when Lois was in junior high. Maybe...
[Clark superspeeds off]
Chloe Sullivan: Do you ever get used to that?
Martha Kent: Not really.
Clark Kent: If Lana was so unhappy with Lex, why go through with the marriage?
Lionel Luthor: It's surprising, Clark, what people will do when they feel they have no other options.
Clark Kent: Well, if I find out that you had anything to do with Lana marrying Lex, the gloves will come off. How do you like that option?
Lionel Luthor: I just got off the phone with the governor. We were talking about your filling Burke's senatorial seat until the next election.
Martha Kent: Me?
Lionel Luthor: Kansas needs to be represented by someone of unassailable character who can restore the faith that Burke has tarnished. The governor agreed. You are the perfect choice for the U.S. Senate. Clark, you agree?
Clark Kent: You should do it, mom. I think you should do it. And I think dad would have wanted you to.
Martha Kent: I... I can't move to Washington. We're barely keeping the farm running as it is.
Lionel Luthor: Oh, Clark can take care of that. Can't you, Clark?
Clark Kent: I can lease out the back forty to Ben Hubbard. He's been wanting to work that land for years.
Martha Kent: Oh, Clark...
Clark Kent: You and dad always taught me to put other people first. To use my abilities to help those in need. You have the chance to affect so many people. To change so many lives if you go to Washington. That's where you need to be if you really wanna make a difference, mom. And that's where people like Wes need you to be.
Lex Luthor: Get some fresh guards. I wanna see him do it again.
Clark Kent: We have to talk.
Lionel Luthor: Clark! You should try picking up the phone occasionally, it might be quicker... Or maybe not...
Clark Kent: What do you know about Lana?
Lionel Luthor: Letting go... never was one of your strong point, was it?
Clark Kent: Telling the truth was never one of yours.