Lois Lane: [to Shelby] Come on, I'm Watson to his Holmes, Cher to his Sonny? Just like you're Scooby to his Shaggy.
Lois Lane: Hello. Mister... El? I'm here to talk about your son, Clark. Kal-El. Look, I know as a parent, you had to make the hardest decision ever to save your son and send him here alone. When my Mom was dying, she tried to protect me, too. And I love her, but she was wrong. I will never get to hold her again. But you - you can still be there for Clark - I mean, Kal-El. Your son needs a father who believes in him. I-I wish I knowing that I loved him was enough. But Clark Kent can't fully hear it with the ghost of your disappointment haunting him. Your stopping him from fulfilling his potential. He's an amazing man. He's a hero.
[waits for a response from Jor-El, nothing]
Lois Lane: Really? Nothing? You know, you may not care about anybody else but yourself, but Clark does. And you're not 1/10 the Kryptonian he is. He's lucky to be rid of you!
Tess Mercer: Thanks. I thought I could handle that on my own. I'm so used to looking after myself.
Clark Kent: You're a part of my team now. I wasn't gonna abandon you.
Lara: My son, I only had the joy for knowing you a few weeks. I wish I could be with you always to guide you and protect you.
Jor-El: We don't have much time.
Lara: My dearest Kal-El, our love will always be with you. I can already see you carry within your father's independent spirit.
Jor-El: But more importantly, your mother's never-ending bravery and her compassionate heart.
Lara: Your father tells me the new world you're journeying to, Earth, is full of complicated beings capable of great emotion. My wish is for you to live a full and wonderful life, but I need you to know, you were born of a great love. And your brilliant father was devised a way for you to carry on that love without us.
Jor-El: The ship I designed to carry you to your destiny can only hold one Kryptonian - one who has so much potential - so unlike your father.
Jor-El: Your mother and I cannot come with you. To do so would burden your innocent soul with our frailties and failures. But you have within you the best of both of us. And I am sending you all of my knowledge and none of my ego or regrets. They will die with me here on Krypton. Whatever trials I put you through, I will never lose faith in you.
Lara: [whispers to Jor-El] Quickly, before it's too late. We may not have been able to save our planet...
Jor-El: But we are confident you will become Earth's greatest savior. And never doubt that, just as you're a part of us, we will always be a part of you. Farewell, my son.
Clark Kent: Yes *and* no. Yes, I think your mother is still watching over you, and, no, I don't think you're crazy.
Lois Lane: She didn't want me to see her because she was afraid she would look weak. I think she felt like she had failed me by leaving. Clark, she's the bravest person I know.
Clark Kent: Maybe our parents thought that their mistakes would be some sort of burden on us.
Lois Lane: I would have liked to said goodbye. I think I could have handled it.
Clark Kent: Maybe they couldn't. I used to think Jor-El was this strong, unshakable force, kind of like I thought I was supposed to be.
Lois Lane: I don't think he's the easiest guy to read, being that he's an ice fortress and all. But there's part of him that's very human.
Clark Kent: Yeah. He blames himself for losing our home. All the weight I thought I had on my shoulders, he was carrying something so much heavier.
Lois Lane: And he didn't want you to carry it with him.
Clark Kent: I'm glad that you got to see him. Thank you for showing me that.
Lois Lane: Thank my Mom.
Clark Kent: Why don't you let me take you out? It's power-ballad night at the Ace of Clubs.
Lois Lane: Clark Kent and karaoke. Isn't that one of the signs of the Apocalypse?
Granny Goodness: Do you know, I've been always been able to tell an abandoned soul when I see one. It's a gift.
Tess Mercer: Do the girls come here as - as babies?
Granny Goodness: Unfortunately, tragedy strikes as it pleases. They come at any age.
Tess Mercer: It must be difficult to find the older ones permanent homes.
Granny Goodness: Well, the truth is, by the time I get my hands on the lost souls, they no longer have that cute baby scent childless couples yearn for.
Tess Mercer: The children don't spend their entire childhood here, do they?
Granny Goodness: Oh, mercy me. You make it sound like punishment.
Granny Goodness: [to Tess] I've been training my girls for decades not to blend into society - but to conquer it. Here and around the world. My girls know I'll always be here for them. And *I* know they'll never desert me.
Granny Goodness: [to Tess] I do hope you enjoyed the birthday present. That music box brought such comfort to you when you were young. And I knew it would draw you back to me.
Granny Goodness: None of my girls ever leave me. I lost your broken soul once. Trust me, I'm not going to let you go again. I have plans for you, Tess. You will be my most valuable soldier in the upcoming war whether you want to be or not.
Clark Kent: You don't have to do this. I can get you out of here. Help your younger sisters find real homes!
Mad Harriet: No one could ever love us as much as Granny.
Clark Kent: She controls you. That's not love.
Mad Harriet: She will never leave us. We'll never be lonely or afraid.
Clark Kent: Someone who loves you doesn't make you forget who you are and where you came from.
Mad Harriet: This is our family now. And you don't know Granny the way we do. Her power is absolute. And she is smarter than *any* human. Just as these green fire rocks temper our weapons, making them stronger, she makes us stronger. She's preparing. Soon, a great fury will consume this world and no one will be able to stop us.
Desaad: Godfrey has been chosen. Our Dark Lord has anointed him... made him like us - a prophet. He is Darkseid's third minion.
Gordon Godfrey: So I *do* have a higher purpose.
Desaad: Yes, Godfrey. Your golden voice is broadcast around the world.
Granny Goodness: Not impressed. And you - I see you're enjoying your clubs. They seem more popular than ever.
Desaad: Our unholy trinity is complete. I bind their bodies, Godfrey breaks their spirit, and you, my beloved friend, you clear their minds, preparing the way for Lord Darkseid.