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Justice League
by Michael Richards (badgertv0@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Action/Adventure   User Review: ****
The Justice League team up. UNFINISHED


ALL RIGHTS TO WARNER BROS./DC! THIS IS ONLY FAN FICTION!



JUSTICE LEAGUE

FADE IN:

EXT. SMALLVILLE - STREETS - DAY
                                                            
1983
                                                            
Music plays as the sky is shown, panning down reveals the
music is playing in the topless muscle car being driven by
Lionel Luthor, who is sitting next to his young son Lex
Luthor in the passenger seat.
                                                            
                       LIONEL
I apologize for having to do this
on your birthday.
                                                            
                       LEX
No, the Kents deserve this after
everything they've done to us.
                                                            
                       LIONEL
      (Smiling)
I couldn't agree more.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - KENT FARM - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
The car pulls up, and Lex immediately opens his door and
jumps out, running towards Jonathan and Martha kent, who are
leaving their house.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Lionel, I wasn't expecting you to
drop by.
                                                            
Lex runs at Jonathan and Martha angrily.
                                                            
                       LEX
You stole my father's money!
                                                            
                       LIONEL
Now, now, Lex. We talked about
this, let me handle it.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
I didn't steal anything.
                                                            
                       LIONEL
Don't mind his accusations, they
aren't entirely true.
                                                            

2.

                       JONATHAN
'Entirely' true, they're not true
at all! I didn't touch a cent of
your money!
                                                            
                       LIONEL
Relax, Mr. Kent, I'm sure we can
work this out.
                                                            
                       MARTHA
Jonathan, what is he talking
about?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Martha, go inside with Clark. Let
me handle this.
                                                            
Jonathan grips his fist as Lionel stares at him
disdainfully, smiling with pleasure. Lionel starts walking
to Jonathan, and leans forward to his ear, close enough to
talk to him without anyone hearing. Lex looks at a window
and makes eye contact with Clark Kent inside.
                                                            
                       LIONEL
You're fired.
                                                            
Jonathan looks surprised as Lionel steps away from him,
smiling still.
                                                            
                       LIONEL
Goodbye, Mr. Jonathan Kent. I hope
you find a new way to make money.
                                                            
Lionel leads Lex into the car once more, and not long after,
they drive away from Jonathan. Jonathan stands for a moment
longer, looking angry, confused, and sad. Martha hugs him
from behind as he reluctantly turns to walk back inside.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LIONEL'S CAR - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
In the car, the two sit once more, happy as they roam the
streets again.
                                                            
                       LIONEL
I'm going to let you in on a
secret, Lex. I hid that money so I
could fire Jonathan. You see, we
were running low on funds, and I
had to let some workers go.
                                                            

3.

                       LEX
Why'd you have to set him up to
fire him?
                                                            
                       LIONEL
Because that's the kind of man I
am.
                                                            
                       LEX
Do I have to apologize? Am I
supposed to feel sorry?
                                                            
                       LIONEL
Let me tell you something a very
wise man once said, something my
father told me every night before
I went to bed. You don't have to
feel sorry for doing what you
believe is right. And you were
mistaken, but that's okay, you
were in the right, Mr. Kent. He
was in the wrong, you have no
reason whatsoever to feel sorry,
Lex.
                                                            
                       LEX
Okay.
                                                            
The car continues driving off.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - THE DAILY PLANET - MORNING
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
An adult Clark Kent - with glasses on - walks across the
floor and up some steps, running into a woman walking by,
and knocking newspapers out of her hands and onto the floor.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Oh, I'm so sorry, ma'am.
                                                            
Clark kneels down and starts picking up newspapers, looking
into the eyes of Lois Lane.
                                                            
                       CLARK
I'm a klutz, that's my fault.
      (Reads nametag)
Lois Lane.
                                                            
Lois pulls herself in to his ear.
                                                            

4.

                       LOIS
At lunch.
                                                            
Clark nods and hands her the papers she has dropped.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Once again, I'm sorry, have a good
day.
                                                            
The two walk off in different directions.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM - WAYNE MANORS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Bruce Wayne stands next to Selina Kyle and smiles as he
looks at his mansion, which is being rebuilt by a
construction crew. Alfred walks over to Bruce.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
Master Wayne, a certain Clark Kent
just tried to call you.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'll be right there.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - SIDEWALK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Barry Allen catches a football and raises it, throwing it
back. Victor Stone catches it and turns to see Diana walking
by. Diana high-fives Barry, and Barry catches the football,
he holds it out and reads a note that says 'Smallville'. He
throws the football once more. Diana walks to a building and
grabs a key with one hand - holding a bag of groceries with
the other - and unlocks the door. Diana walks inside.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - DIANA'S APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Diana walks inside and up a flight of stairs, she opens her
door with another key and walks inside, setting the
groceries down on her kitchen table. She sees her phone
lighting up and hits the 'Play' button on the receiver.
                                                            
                       CLARK
      (On Answering
       Machine)
Diana, we face a serious threat.
We've got work to do, all of us.
                                                            
Diana sighs as she opens her refrigerator door.
                                                            
 

5.

INT. GOTHAM - OLIVER'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Oliver watches television as he sits back in his chair. His
phone goes off, he hits mute on the remote and proceeds to
answer the phone.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Yes? I'm on my way.
                                                            
Oliver stands up and paces around a wall, proceeding to a
bookshelf. Oliver grabs a book and pulls it out, the
bookshelves each go one separate way, creating a secret
entrance to a secret room. Oliver walks in, and they shut
behind his back. Oliver walks over to a display case and
sees his Green Arrow suit, along with a bow and some arrows.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - FLIGHT INDUSTRIES - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
A plan lands and the door swings open. Hal Jordan steps out
seconds later and sees a man walking towards him with a
phone.
                                                            
                       MAN
Mr. Hal Jordan, Clark Kent tried
to call you when you were up in
the air.
                                                            
                       HAL
Thanks, guy.
                                                            
Hal takes the phone and starts dialing a number.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - THE DAILY PLANET - PERRY'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Perry White sits, writing on papers. A knock on his door
causes him to look up and see Lois Lane.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Perry, I'll have a report on your
desk about the possible drug
operation going on here in
Smallville by morning.
                                                            
                       PERRY
      (Smiles)
Thank you.
                                                            
 

6.

INT. GOTHAM - RICK GRAYSON'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Rick punches at a punching bag but is interrupted when his
phone goes off. He stops it with his hand and walks over to
the phone, answering it.
                                                            
                       RICK
Hey, Bruce.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - WAYNE MANORS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Rick, we've got major work to do.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - BEACH - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Arthur Curry walks out of the water, water leaking off of
him as he continues to walk forward. Arthur sees his phone
on the ground, ringing, and picks it up, answering it.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Jon, man, what have you been up
to?
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - WAYNE MANORS - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Bruce leads Selina into their bedroom and closes the door
when she walks in.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Is this that important?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'm afraid so. There's something I
have to do, I have to. I don't
want to, I want you to know that.
                                                            
Selina sits down on the bedroom.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Okay, I'm ready.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'm going to Smallville for three
weeks. Depending on the status of
Lex Luthor, it may be longer than
that.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Okay.
                                                            

7.

                       BRUCE
Lex has made a team of villains.
They're superior over us. They're
more powerful than me, Clark,
everyone.
                                                            
                       SELINA
I'm going with.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
What? No.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Bruce, when we got married I
accepted the fact that you would
be out doing things like this. You
accepted that I'd be there, at
your side, helping you and the
team.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
It's too dangerous for you.
                                                            
                       SELINA
I could say the same for you,
Bruce. Don't forget my point of
view on this situation.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I've got Rick going along to,
he'll keep me safe, he'll make
sure I get back home.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Rick? I'm sorry, Bruce, but he's
just your sidekick. He's not
enough for me to depend on. He
can't handle your weight.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I trust him, I've known him for
years. He'll do what he has to do
when he has to do it.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Well, here's more protection.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
No, there will be a war, there
will be death. I don't want you
involved with that. It'd be
different if you had Clark's
powers, it really would, but you
don't. You're like me, the only
            (MORE)

8.

                       BRUCE (cont'd)
reason your still alive today is
because you took precautions in
the past.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Bruce, you can't stop me from
going with.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Yes I can and I am.
                                                            
                       SELINA
I don't care if I have to stay
with Jon, I'm going with and that
is final.
                                                            
Bruce sighs and reluctantly nods. Selina hugs him as he
stands still, looking down at the floor.
                                                            
                       SELINA
We do what we do for the sake of
other's lives, but when we do
that, we don't need to risk our
own. That's why I'm coming with
you, that's why you can't push me
away.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Yeah, I know.
                                                            
                       SELINA
I just need to know your safe. I
want you by my side for the rest
of our lives, I don't want to be
alone when I once had you.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'll put in a word with Clark. He
knows I'm growing old, he knows
that I won't be in this business
for much longer. He knows that one
day, it'll just be him and Diana,
floating among the skies, looking
down on the safe haven they have
created. That's not today, though,
I'll do my part until I feel like
I've run my course, then I'll
quit, I promise.
                                                            
Bruce and Selina kiss as they stand.
                                                            
 

9.

EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - MORNING
                                                            
Barry and Victor stand against the building.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Who's going to get here first?
Bruce Wayne or Hal Jordan?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Bruce Wayne. Hal's too selfish to
care.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I'm with you there. You willing to
bet?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Okay, it's on. You're betting on ?
                                                            
                       BARRY
Bruce Wayne. And you're for Wayne
also.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
How's this going to work?
                                                            
Oliver walks to the building.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Oliver Queen, how are things?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Good enough. How about on your
end, ole' Flashy boy?
                                                            
                       BARRY
To you it's Barry. Simply put,
nothing else, Flash is for the
public, for the people I save.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
You still haven't answered my
question.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I'm trying to get my life figured
out. You know the trouble with
laying low, don't ya? Yeah, I'm
having trouble finding a girl that
I can accept, and I have to do
that before I can sustain a life
outside of this group.
                                                            

10.

                       OLIVER
The search is the hardest part, I
kid you not.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I hope you're right.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Hey, Oliver, how about some
respect for someone either than
the red runner?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Princess Diana.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Here on Earth it's just Diana.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
How are you?
                                                            
                       DIANA
Fine, did you hear anything of why
it is we are here?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'm afraid not, but knowing Clark,
it must be serious if he called
all of us in.
                                                            
                       DIANA
That is what I fear. I just want
to relax, enjoy my life. I'm
ninety-two years old, Oliver.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Seriously? You look like you could
be twenty-eight, I'm serious, not
even a joke. You look young,
sweet, innocent.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I am Amazon, I already shared a
life with a human.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
And I'm sorry to hear what
happened to him.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I am not going to make the same
mistakes again. Amazon and human
genes crossing is something that
should not be done unless you want
            (MORE)

11.

                       DIANA (cont'd)
to see your children taken away
from you at too young of an age.
He died at fifty-six, a stroke, he
was in healthy condition, doctors
were baffled.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'd imagine, just the idea of
death. The thought that any human
life could be taken away at any
given second, it's crazy when you
stop living life and just think
about it. It's like we were put
here to suffer.
                                                            
                       DIANA
When did you become a worshiper of
God?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Since I met Batman.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
It's like they were put on this
Earth just to meet each other.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Looks like that, don't it? Me and
Diana never hit it off like that.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You and Diana never hit it off,
period.
                                                            
A fancy car roars it's engine as it drives to a parking spot
ahead of Barry and friends.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Here comes Bruce Wayne, man of the
hour!
                                                            
Bruce steps out, along with Selina from the passenger seat,
and Rick from the back left seat.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Where is Oliver Queen?
                                                            
Bruce looks over and sees Oliver standing by Diana.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Oliver Queen, my oldest friend in
the books.
                                                            

12.

                       OLIVER
Aside from Rachel.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Rachel is past news, you - my
friend - are the future. Meet Rick
Grayson, my new apprentice. Rick,
this is Oliver Queen, remember all
the breaking news updates that
stopped you from watching that
show about billionaire Oliver
Queen gone missing? Well, here he
is, in the flesh. Oliver Queen was
my first apprentice, I taught him
my secrets three days after I
suited up as Batman. Nearly four
months after he had found his way
back to Smallville and visited
Gotham.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
You've got that story down like
the back of your hand. I can see
your proud of your work.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
How are things?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Good. How about for you?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Pretty good. You should come visit
Gotham after all of this has
sailed. Things have changed a lot,
crime is under control, Joker's
off the streets, everything's back
to normal.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Normal? Wow, that's a word we
don't hear often in this sort of
business.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
I couldn't agree more. Maybe I
should leave Metropolis, go to
Gotham sometime?
                                                            

13.

                       BRUCE
Victor, Barry, you two haven't
changed a bit? Where's Arthur and
Hal? And Diana, you look like you
haven't aged a day.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Hal and Arthur are the only two
missing.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Not anymore.
                                                            
Another car pulls up alongside Bruce's, and a Hal steps out,
wearing casual clothes, the shirt hidden underneath a
leather jacket, and his eyes being covered by a pair of
sunglasses.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Hal Jordan, it's been awhile since
last time, hasn't it?
                                                            
                       HAL
Yeah, no kidding. Not since that
day in Gotham.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Have you settled down yet?
                                                            
                       HAL
Where's the fun in you? You marry
a girl and now all of a sudden I
can't be flying planes and staying
up all night.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I was just wondering, Hal.
                                                            
                       HAL
Well stop wondering and look at
me. Do I look like I'm married or
chasing a kid across the park?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
No, you don't. Not at all, in
fact.
                                                            
                       HAL
Thank you.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Here's Aquaman!
                                                            

14.

Arthur walks across the street in their direction.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
It seems like everyone has
changed.
                                                            
                       HAL
That's because there are no limits
to life.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
That's not what I mean. Last time
I saw Oliver, he looked like a
teenager, but now it looks like
you mess with the guy and you'll
regret it. Barry was just a kid
when we last spoke, now it looks
as if he can handle anything.
We're all changing for the better
of the group.
                                                            
                       HAL
I see what your saying. When you
get married, this is what happens,
time flies by, and before you know
it, everyone who has had an impact
on your life is all grown up and
ready for anything that comes
their way.
                                                            
Arthur arrives and looks at all of them.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Is this Rick Grayson?
      (Shakes Rick's
       hand)
Nice to meet you.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
How are things out in the sea?
How's Mia?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Mia's doing good, thank you for
the thought. The seas are nice,
they look gorgeous and there's a
lot of fun to experience. I'm glad
for Arthur, Jr. because he's going
to love it!
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Mia's pregnant? That's great!
                                                            

15.

                       ARTHUR
Yeah, it is. How long before you
and Selina ?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
We haven't really talked about it
yet.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I hate to break all of the
meetings, but we've been here for
minutes and the doors are still
closed. Are we at the right place?
                                                            
                       CLARK
Yes.
                                                            
Everyone turns and sees Clark leading Lois and Jon Jones to
the doors, with a pair of keys, he unlocks them and swings
the door open, stepping aside and holding it open as
everybody steps inside.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex walks around a corner of his house, he passes by Joker
and Edward Nigma, proceeding towards the window.
                                                            
                       LEX
Has Roman Sionis returned any of
our calls?
                                                            
                       EDWARD
I hate to say it, boss, but
nothing's happened in the last
hour. It's dim.
                                                            
                       LEX
Well there's a problem we'll have
to solve.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - BAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Carmine Falcone sits on a bar stool, drinking beer from a
mug as music plays in the bar. Roman runs over to him.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
Have you gone mad? I'm sick of
this addiction, Carmine. We've got
a job that needs to be done
tomorrow, and you're sitting here
getting drunk! Come with me.
                                                            

16.

Roman swings open a door and leads Carmine outside. Carmine
reluctantly follows.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - BAR - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Roman turns and watches as Carmine steps out, the door
closing behind him.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
You pathetic alcoholic! Can you do
one thing right?!
                                                            
                       CARMINE
That's no way to treat a higher
up!
                                                            
                       ROMAN
Do you think I care how to treat
you? I don't care if your a boss
or a chief, this problem's gotta
stop.
                                                            
                       CARMINE
Come on, do you really think I'd
miss this one? This operation's
too big, I wouldn't miss it if my
brother died!
                                                            
                       ROMAN
You would have if I wouldn't have
stopped you. That's right, you're
going home - now. You're going
with me, and you will be there
tomorrow. After you're done, you
can get drunk as much as you want.
                                                            
                       CARMINE
Don't tell me what to do you
pathetic piece of filth!
                                                            
Carmine shoves Roman up against the wall and angrily looks
into his eyes.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
Oh I'm pathetic?! I'm pathetic?!
No! You are pathetic! You get
drunk every night and expect
others to do the job you were
assigned! That's pathetic! Working
hard to get upgraded in this
business, that is not pathetic!
That's normal! You're a disgrace,
that's what you are. That's all
            (MORE)

17.

                       ROMAN (cont'd)
you are, all you've ever been, and
all you ever will be! Not just to
me, to everybody who knows you!
                                                            
Carmine yells and throws Roman to the ground, starting to
furiously punch him. Roman uses his left arm to block the
attack as much as possible, until he jumps into Carmine and
throws him up against the wall.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
I should put a bullet in your
head, right now. The boss would
thank me, you know? He really
hates you, he does. They won't
kill me for killing you, they'll
upgrade me.
                                                            
                       CARMINE
Then do it! Right here, right now!
If you think I'm so pathetic, you
take my gun and you blow my brains
out you son of a bitch.
                                                            
Carmine grabs his gun and forces into Roman's hands, pushing
the gun up to his head. Roman's finger trembles closer and
closer to the trigger, but he stops. Roman pulls the gun
down and drops it to the ground.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
I'm sorry. Let's go home.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Jon stands and watches as dots move across the screen.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - BOATING DOCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Clark and Lois Lane walk on a boating dock towards a boat.
Clark, holding a crowbar at his side, walks to the door and
starts trying to pry it open using the weapon.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Is it opening?
                                                            
Clark grabs the door with his hands and slides it open.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Ladies first.
                                                            
Lois blushes as she walks in.
                                                            

18.

                       BRUCE
There's no time for romance,
Clark.
                                                            
Bruce watches with binoculars as Arthur, Barry, Victor, and
him hide behind a parked boat.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (Looking at watch)
Come on.
                                                            
Hal, Oliver, and Rick hide behind a bush as Oliver watches
with another pair of binoculars.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - BOAT - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Clark and Lois look around the boat as Lois swings a
flashlights in front of her.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Look, another room.
                                                            
Clark drops the crowbar and swings open the door, leading
Lois in this time. Lois swings her flashlight about and sees
a barrel filled with rocks. Clark grabs one and puts it up
to his face, examining it. Lois turns with her flashlight
and sees another barrel, she opens it and finds it is filled
with drugs in plastic bags.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Jackpot.
                                                            
Behind them, a camera watches them.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex smiles as he watches Clark and Lois on a screen.
                                                            
                       LEX
We could win this war right now if
we wanted to.
                                                            
                       JOKER
Don't, it'll be fun the longer we
play.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - BOAT - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lois flips a rock around and sees a red light.
                                                            

19.

                       LOIS
Clark, put that down. These are
remote controlled, when they go
off, I'm guessing it'll be
kryptonite.
                                                            
Clark drops his to the floor.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       LEX
They've fallen right into my trap!
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - BOATING DOCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Who is that?
                                                            
Bruce lowers his binoculars and sees that Edward is walking
to the open door.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Stop him!
                                                            
The seven run at Edward quickly and furiously. Edward turns
and reaches for his pockets. Hal tackles him into the side
of the boat. Victor helps Hal keep Edward in a tight grasp.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'll call the police.
                                                            
Bruce sees Edward and punches him across the face.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Who are you?
                                                            
Edward laughs crazily as Bruce punches him again.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Tell us who you are!
                                                            
                       BARRY
Who do you work for? Who sent you?
                                                            
Rick and Barry watch as Bruce punches Edward once more,
knocking him to the dock.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Damnit, no answer.
                                                            

20.

                       BARRY
Call Jon, have him send Diana and
Selina up here. Tell him that
Diana needs to take his handcuffs.
                                                            
                       RICK
Was Jon a cop or something?
                                                            
                       BARRY
No, he is a cop.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Rick, go get Clark and Lois. I
can't believe they haven't heard
us by now.
                                                            
Rick runs into the boat.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex presses a button.
                                                            
                       LEX
Now we play the waiting game.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - BOAT - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
An alarm is triggered. Clark looks at Lois as the door
starts to swing shut. Clark reaches for it but can't, he
collapses to the ground. Lois looks up and sees an exit sign
above them is making the noise as it glows green, for it is
releasing kryptonic gases into the room.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Help!
                                                            
Rick tries swinging the door open, but it does not work. He
rams it with his shoulder, once, twice, but nothing happens.
Rick grabs the crowbar off the ground and starts to pry the
door open.
                                                            
                       RICK
I'm trying!
                                                            
The door swings open, and Rick grabs Clark and puts Clark's
right arm behind his neck, lifting him up the best he can
and running as fast as he can. As they escape the room,
Clark kicks himself free and runs onto the dock, falling
into the water.
                                                            
 

21.

EXT. SMALLVILLE - BOAT - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       BRUCE
No! Arthur!
                                                            
Arthur runs around the corner of the boat from where he
stood and to the water.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
They're here.
                                                            
Arthur jumps in the water and starts swimming for Clark.
Barry and Rick jump in after him. Hal and Bruce hold down
Edward as Oliver rushes to Lois. Victor takes a deep breath
and jumps into the water after Clark.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Where are they?
                                                            
A car pulls up, and Diana and Selina run out.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
No! Get Selina out of here! What
the hell is wrong with you?
                                                            
                       DIANA
She'll help, I'll keep her safe.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
That's my wife! I didn't say you
could use her as your sidekick!
                                                            
                       SELINA
Bruce, I'll be fine, trust me.
                                                            
Selina and Diana run inside the boat, leaving Bruce standing
and angry.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Clark's going to be okay. I
promise you.
                                                            
Barry and Rick try grabbing Clark, and Victor attempts to do
so as well.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Bruce, here are the handcuffs.
                                                            
Diana hands Bruce the handcuffs as her and Selina walk by
with one barrel. Bruce proceeds to handcuff Edward.
                                                            
                       HAL
Thank you.
                                                            

22.

Hal stands up and looks at Oliver.
                                                            
                       HAL
Wanna go for a swim?
                                                            
Oliver and Hal jump in, swimming quickly as they grab Clark.
Arthur pulls with the two. Barry, Rick, and Victor pop their
heads out and catch their breath quickly. Bruce gets on his
knees and looks down as Clark and Hal grab Clark. Victor,
Barry, and Rick go back down and help the other three pull
him up. As Clark comes closer to the surface, Bruce puts his
arm in and grabs Clark's shirt, pulling him out with all of
his strength. The remaining six step out and breathe heavily
as they stand and look down at Clark.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - PRISON - MORNING
                                                            
A flash goes off on Edward's face as he stands in front of a
picture, getting his mug shot taken.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Jon pops open a bottle of champagne and pours a glass for
Victor, Barry, and Arthur.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - DAILY PLANET - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lois stands by the printer and sees newspapers being printed
out that have the heading 'Lex Luthor: Drug Supplier?'.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - BOAT - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
A hand grabs the rock off the floor. Lex tosses it in the
air once and smiles as he eyes it.
                                                            
                       LEX
They think they've won, don't
they?
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - DAILY PLANET - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lois walks by Perry's office.
                                                            
                       PERRY
Lois, get back here.
                                                            
Lois turns around and sees Perry smiling.
                                                            

23.

                       PERRY
You did a good job, keep it up.
                                                            
Lois walks away and Perry goes back to doing work.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - PRISON - EVENING
                                                            
Lex sits on a chair and looks at Edward on the other side of
the glass.
                                                            
                       LEX
Long story short, we lost the drug
shipment, but that's nothing to be
concerned about.
                                                            
                       EDWARD
Nothing to be concerned about? Are
you kidding me? Did you, perhaps,
try our product or something?
We're talking millions of money
down the drain here, Lex! What are
we going to do now, huh? How are
we going to get our money back?
                                                            
                       LEX
Let me handle that, Nigma. What I
was saying is that the day is
still young, Smallville is still
in our hands.
                                                            
                       EDWARD
I'm sorry, it's just... When
you're in here for a while, you
start to misinterpret things. I'll
help the best I can, I've got a
plan that I'm dying to pull off as
well.
                                                            
                       LEX
What is it?
                                                            
                       EDWARD
I can tell you here, are you
crazy? Jesus Christ, are you sure
you didn't try our product? You're
acting like it. The clown knows my
plan, just ask him.
                                                            
                       LEX
The clown has a name and I'd
appreciate it if you'd use it.
                                                            

24.

                       EDWARD
Oh, so now you're assigning
favorites?
                                                            
                       LEX
I never said that. Stop putting
words in my mouth, I hate it when
people do that, especially people
like you.
                                                            
                       EDWARD
People like me? Well there's a
hurtful statement. What do you
mean by that - people like me?
                                                            
                       LEX
You're below me, that's what I
mean. You could skip town and
nobody would care. You were
captured, the clown was not,
that's simply what I am saying. I
put more trust towards the Joker
because of this incident, it's
nothing personal.
                                                            
                       EDWARD
There was no way to know that
seven people would ambush me when
I got there! How was I supposed to
know that?
                                                            
                       LEX
If you would have followed my
instructions! I told you to check
your surroundings, I told you to
be careful, I told you to bring a
gun! You pathetic idiot! You're
useless, obviously.
                                                            
                       EDWARD
Get the hell out of here and never
come back.
                                                            
                       LEX
I don't need to waist my time on
screw ups like you anyway. Just
remember if you would have
listened to me, you wouldn't be in
here. I'm leaving, hope you enjoy
your time in here.
                                                            
Lex walks out and Edward angrily punches the glass in front
of him, hurting his fist.
                                                            
 

25.

INT. SMALLVILLE - HIGHSCHOOL - MORNING
                                                            
1990
                                                            
A young Lex Luthor walks his lunch tray to the table section
of the cafeteria. On his way to a table, another kid sticks
his foot out and trips Lex. Lex flies to the floor, his tray
lands next to him and the spaghetti on the tray latches on
to Lex's shirt and face. Lex sits up and wipes spaghetti
sauce from above his lip. The line of students become an
audience and watch as the bully laughs while Lex looks at
him in anger. Clark walks next to Lex and offers him a hand
to stand up.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Just forget about him.
                                                            
Lex looks up and takes Clark's hand. Lex pulls himself up
and looks at Clark.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Hey, I'm Clark Kent.
                                                            
                       LEX
Lex Luthor.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Nice to meet you.
                                                            
                       LEX
You too.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Are you alright?
                                                            
                       LEX
Yes. Thanks for helping me up.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Don't thank me. In my books, doing
the right thing doesn't deserve
acknowledgment, it's just how
nature should be.
                                                            
Clark reaches his hand out and the two shake hands.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - SHOOTING RANGE - AFTERNOON
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
A car pulls up and Diana steps out. She opens her trunk and
grabs her whip, then stashing a line of empty beer bottles

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under her arm as she walks towards a shooting range. Diana
positions the beer bottles on top of a shooting target. When
done, she steps back and grabs her whip. She swings it up in
the air and breaks three bottles on her first try, she
raises it over her head and swings it once more, breaking
another bottle yet again on the first try.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Jon looks at red dots on the machine's screen.
                                                            
                       JON
Uh-oh.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
What is it?
                                                            
Oliver and Hal run over to see what is wrong.
                                                            
                       JON
Lex plans to send two trucks
stored with drugs into Gotham
tonight.
                                                            
                       HAL
We can handle it, can't we?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'd say so.
                                                            
Bruce and Rick listen from where they sit on the couch.
Barry and Victor listen from where they stand. Arthur nods
from where he sits, looking out of the window.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'll go tell Selina. Someone
should tell Diana, she went to
that shooting range.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'm on it. If anyone wants to get
tell Clark and Lois, they're at
the Planet.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Me and Vic got Clark and Lo.
                                                            
Bruce walks down a hall and knocks on the bathroom door.
Selina opens it up within seconds.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Yeah?
                                                            

27.

                       BRUCE
I'm picking up our suits. We've
got work to do. You up for it?
                                                            
                       SELINA
Yes. Bruce, thanks for letting me
help this time.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
You'll just be in the car helping
the driver.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Whatever floats your boat, I'm
okay with.
                                                            
Selina shuts the door and looks over at a pregnancy test
that has a + symbol on it.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Bruce walks out of the main entrance to Headquarters and
walks on the sidewalks, phone to his ear.
                                                            
                       JIM
      (V.O.)
Hello?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Gordon, Luthor's sending drugs
into Gotham, tonight. Be ready
from nine to midnight, we're
working on stopping it also.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - GORDON'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Jim sits on his chair, phone to his ear.
                                                            
                       JIM
Thanks, Bruce.
                                                            
Jim hangs up and silently looks over at a gun sitting next
to him, he reaches for it and stands up.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - WAYNE ENTERPRISE - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lucius Fox walks down the halls of Wayne Enterprise when his
phone goes off. He grabs it, flips it open, and places it
next to his ear.
                                                            

28.

                       FOX
You've reached Fox.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
      (V.O.)
Fox, meet me in Smallville. Two
hours.
                                                            
                       FOX
Got it.
                                                            
Fox hangs up and looks at his wrist watch.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - LATER
                                                            
Bruce walks up to a car and knocks on the driver's side
window. Fox swings open the door and steps out.
                                                            
                       FOX
As your boss, I demand to know
what is going on here.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
The town's in danger, so is
Gotham. I need you to do me a
favor and keep everything under
control while I'm here. Tell
Arthur I'm okay, also, he tends to
worry, a lot.
                                                            
                       FOX
I will do my best, Wayne.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Thank you.
                                                            
Fox leads Bruce over to the trunk of his car and opens it,
revealing a box that is covered with a batman suit. Bruce
grabs the box and steps aside as Fox closes the trunk.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Thank you, but next time, make
sure the suit is hidden.
                                                            
Bruce runs to the door and swings it open, walking in.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - STREETS - NIGHT
                                                            
Harvey Dent stands in front of a large crowd, raising his
hand to wave as he smiles.
                                                            

29.

                       HARVEY
Hello, I am Harvey Dent. As many
of you probably know, I am running
to be the next mayor for Gotham.
But as mayor of Gotham, there may
be times I'm helping out
Smallville. That's why I am
visiting you. I want you to know
that I will help you just as much
as my town. And I wanted to make
one statement clear: Crime will
not be accepted on the streets
when I'm in charge.
                                                            
Carmine lays on his belly on the top of a building, a
shotgun in front of him. His finger dances for the trigger.
In the crowd, Roman stands and looks at his watch as it
ticks.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM - STREETS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Gordon lowers his watch and looks at the streets.
                                                            
                       JIM
I'm afraid we've been set up.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEROES TRUCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Arthur looks at his wrist watch and hears an alarm go off,
he stops his watch and turns the key in the ignition,
starting the truck. Next to Arthur sits Selina, and in the
seat behind them, Flash and Cyborg. The truck bounces as
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow,
Robin, and Lois Lane sit in the storage compartment.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Good luck, all of you.
                                                            
Lois kisses Clark.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Goodbye.
                                                            
                       HAL
Where's my kiss?
                                                            
Clark swings open the back doors to the truck.
                                                            
 

30.

EXT. GOTHAM - STREETS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Gordon and cops stand in a line. Gordon raises binoculars
and looks for a truck.
                                                            
                       JIM
It's ten o'clock, and they still
haven't come. What is the hold up?
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - STREETS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
The crowd watches Harvey.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Now I was originally going to be
here at noon, and I apologize for
the delay.
                                                            
Roman looks up at Carmine's direction. Carmine closes his
eyes and lets his finger brush the trigger. Harvey flies to
the ground, political men behind him run up to him. The
crowd ducks to the floor. Roman runs off. Carmine starts to
detach the shotgun and runs off. He starts running down the
stairs on the side of the building.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEROES TRUCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Superman pulls himself on top of the truck as Batman and
Green Arrow follow. A truck drives ahead of them.
                                                            
                       BATMAN
Let the fun begin.
                                                            
Green Arrow runs and jumps on the truck. Superman jumps on
after, landing on his feet and kneeling down. Batman
hesitates.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEROES TRUCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lois watches in fear.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Where is he? Where's Bruce?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Come on Bruce, it's now or never.
                                                            
 

31.

EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEROES TRUCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Batman runs and jumps. He lands on his back and spins onto
his chest, moaning in slight pain as he pulls himself up. A
second truck drives behind their truck.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - VILLAINS TRUCK #1 - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
A passenger looks at his rear window.
                                                            
                       PASSENGER
Who the hell are these guys?
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEROES TRUCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Wonder Woman looks at the second truck driving behind them,
she jumps onto the hood and latches on. Flash swings his
door open and the second truck knocks it onto the road.
Flash jumps up, and looks down as Cyborg jumps for it. Robin
claws himself onto the top of their truck and runs to the
second truck, along with Green Lantern. The two jump, but
only Green Lantern manages to land. Green Lantern catches
himself and grabs Robin's hand, pulling him up. The truck
encounters a bump, and Robin shakes from Lantern's grasp.
Robin falls, and yells as he lands on the road, the two
trucks driving ahead of him. Green Lantern rips off his mask
and yells, reaching his hand out. The Green Lantern mask
falls to the road as the trucks drive forward.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEROES TRUCK - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Arthur hits the breaks, the second truck flies ahead of him.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - VILLAINS TRUCK #1 - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Superman sends heat from his eyes as he holds onto the
truck. The truck hits a bump, and Superman flies back, the
heat flying out of control and leaving a bad mark. The
passenger sticks his head out of the window and raises a
gun. Batman runs over and grabs the passenger's hand,
slamming it into the truck repeatedly until the gun flies to
the ground. The second truck drives ahead of the gun. Wonder
Woman yells, the drivers spins the wheel out of control.
Superman grabs Batman and Green Arrow and jumps. The second
truck turns to avoid the gun, and smashes into the first
truck. Flash and Cyborg jump to the ground. Wonder Woman
yells as she flies off, into a grass covering. Green Lantern
yells, he lets go of where he is and lands on his back, the

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second truck flips, and lands on top of Green Lantern's leg.
Lantern yells in pain, grabbing his leg.
                                                            
                       SUPERMAN
Is anybody hurt?!
                                                            
Superman looks at everyone, he sees everybody is fine.
Oliver sits up and grabs his mask, he looks over and sees
Hal.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Oh god.
                                                            
Oliver jumps up and runs over to Hal with Superman. Superman
raises the truck, and Oliver helps Hal release his foot. Hal
holds his foot in pain and yells into the sky.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
It's going to be okay, here's
Arthur, he's on his way.
                                                            
Arthur pulls up and runs out with Selina. Robin limps out
and sees the trucks have fallen.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Bruce!
                                                            
Batman rips his mask off and kisses Selina as she runs to
him. Bruce drops the mask to the ground and looks at
everybody else.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - MORNING
                                                            
Jon stands at one side of the building, with everyone
circled around him.
                                                            
                       JON
It's gone too far, it's too
dangerous for us to keep doing
this. Our only option now is to
stop the source from where it
comes from. That's Luthor's
mansion, we have to attack him
there. After everyone's ready,
we'll go and finish this for once
and for all. No more wounds, no
more close calls, no more
mistakes, this ends with Lex in
handcuffs and us behind him!
                                                            
 

33.

EXT. SMALLVILLE - PRISON - MORNING
                                                            
The sun blares down onto prisoners. Edward grabs two rocks
and hides them in his shoes. An alarm goes off, and two
guards stand on each side of the door, watching as a line of
prisoners assemble inside of the prison.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - PRISON - NIGHT
                                                            
Edward rubs the two rocks together as they create a horrible
scraping noise.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
Nigma, what the hell are you
doing?
                                                            
                       EDWARD
Preparing for my departure.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
You must have a good imagination.
                                                            
                       EDWARD
      (Laughs crazily)
Yeah, I must. So does the man
standing next to you. He's been
serving with you for fourteen
years, and you don't even know
him.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
How'd you get that information?
Frank, do you hear this kid?
                                                            
The second guard laughs crazily and turns to the other,
blackness descends over his face, blocking the image.
                                                            
                       JOKER
Frank isn't here anymore.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
What the hell is going on here?
                                                            
Joker takes his prison hat off and uses his hand to brush
his hair back to normal, he steps out of the darkness fully
and reveals that he is in form, makeup on, green hair, a
purple jacket.
                                                            
                       PRISON GUARD
Who are you?
                                                            

34.

                       JOKER
I'm the man that can make all of
your nightmares go away.
                                                            
Joker stabs the guard and throws him up against the wall,
laughing as he grabs the keys from the guard's pockets and
unlocks Edward's cell door.
                                                            
                       EDWARD
Thanks for doing this. Let's say,
you open this side, I open the
other? You did get the second pair
of keys, right?
                                                            
Joker jingles another key chain next to his face and smiles,
tossing them to Edward as he continues unlocking his door.
Joker runs down the prison cement, making noise by knocking
the key along every prison cell door.
                                                            
                       JOKER
Me and my friend Edward here are
going to create anarchy. Anyone
who is willing to participate
raise their hands.
                                                            
Every prisoner raises their hand high in the air. Some jump
furiously at the cell bars, banging up against them and
yelling.
                                                            
                       JOKER
That's one too many. If you chose
to do so, you must follow rules!
You will be helping me and him
break into a hospital and steal
Harvey Dent. Do I make myself
clear? If anybody tries to do
otherwise, I will kill you. Now,
raise your hands you filthy
maggots.
                                                            
Almost every prisoner raises their hands as Joker laughs,
running to a cell with a key.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - PRISON - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
A news helicopter floats in the air as a cameraman films
with the door wide open. Down below, an army of prisoners
run out of the prison armed with guns and batons.
                                                            
 

35.

INT. SMALLVILLE - HOSPITAL - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Harvey and Samantha watch the news report of the prisoners
escaping as Harvey sits in his hospital bed, a bandage
covering nearly half of his face.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
They're bloody monsters.
                                                            
Gunshots are heard, and Samantha looks around in fear.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Get out a back door! Hurry, now!
                                                            
                       SAMANTHA
Not without you.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
God damnit Sammy, this is not the
time!
                                                            
The door is kicked open, and a prisoner with a machine gun
walks in.
                                                            
                       PRISONER
Hello, Harvey Dent. May you ask
your girlfriend here to go get us
some coffee? She'll be safe, I
promise, we don't kill beautiful
women.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Listen to him, I'll be fine. Go,
now.
                                                            
Samantha runs off as the prisoner lowers his machine gun and
walks to the chair next to Harvey.
                                                            
                       PRISONER
Do you know who I am?
                                                            
                       HARVEY
No, but I know you'll sure as hell
be a dead man if any of you touch
her!
                                                            
                       PRISONER
Do I look like I'm the type of man
who lies? I mean every word I say,
I truly do. But us touching her,
that's up to you.
                                                            

36.

                       HARVEY
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       PRISONER
I'm working with Lex Luthor, have
you met him, have you heard the
name before?
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Get to the point, please.
                                                            
                       PRISONER
I am, I am, be patient, Harvey.
Men like you don't get farther in
life by being impatient, it's time
you learn that.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - WAYNE MANORS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Alfred looks outside and sees Carmine and Roman leading
prisoners to the mansion. Alfred grabs a gun from his
dresser drawer and runs to the nearest door, he swings it
open and runs outside.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM - WAYNE MANORS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Alfred shoots off two bullets up into the air, two prisoners
dash off. Roman and Carmine chase after Alfred, who runs to
a nearby area filled with trees. The remaining three
prisoners run to the mansion and use baseball bats they've
been carrying to break windows. Alfred runs in the midst of
trees and trips, he pulls himself up and sees a hole, he
runs to it and steps inside. Alfred kneels down and runs off
in a different direction.
                                                            
                       CARMINE
I saw him! He's going this way!
This way, over here!
                                                            
Roman and Carmine run for the hole. The prisoners pour
barrels of gasoline all over. One prisoner throws a filled
bottle at a window and grabs his lighter, he lights it up
and throws it to the gasoline marks. The three prisoners run
off.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - BATCAVE - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Alfred sees the batmobile and all of Bruce's gadgets. He
runs along the wall and digs two bullets out of his pocket,
preparing to load the gun. Carmine and Roman run down.
                                                            

37.

                       CARMINE
Hello?!
                                                            
Alfred drops the bullets, making a noise as they hit the
concrete.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
God damnit, Carmine, did you hear
that? Sounds like the old man's
getting ready to kill us.
                                                            
                       CARMINE
Big mistake.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
I couldn't agree with you more.
Hey, old man, why don't you step
out and take your death like a
man?!
                                                            
Roman sets his gun down and grabs a Batman mask, putting it
on and looking to Carmine.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
      (Mocking Batman)
I'm Batman.
                                                            
Carmine cracks up laughing as Roman continues.
                                                            
                       ROMAN
      (Mocking Batman)
I save citizens because I'm
morally right!
                                                            
                       CARMINE
That's real funny, really. Should
we do the - thing?
                                                            
                       ROMAN
Thanks for reminding me.
                                                            
Roman grabs a lighter out of his pocket and starts the stage
below the batmobile aflame.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
No!
                                                            
Carmine turns, but Alfred shoots him in the arm. Carmine
runs off, pushing Roman aside and into the flame. Roman
yells in pain as he grabs the mask, being covered by the
fire. Roman continues to yell as Alfred runs for the exit.
Alfred runs out of the exit and continues running ahead.
                                                            
 

38.

EXT. GOTHAM - WAYNE MANORS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Alfred runs to the mansion and sees it has been set aflame.
He yells as he collapses to the ground, pounding on the
floor.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
You bastards! You've ruined it
all! All of it! Everything!
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HOSPITAL - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       PRISONER
If you refuse to work for us, we
will kill Samantha. This lasts for
three weeks, and we can extend
your contract for as long as we
feel is needed.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
That's not fair! Why would I agree
to that?!
                                                            
                       PRISONER
It doesn't matter what's fair!
Haven't you learned that yet? The
point is if you agree right here,
right now, if you sign this
contract, Samantha walks.
                                                            
Samantha walks down the hall to Harvey's room and stops,
listening. A red dot bounces on the side of her head.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
I'll do it, for her, not for you
or the games you play. Show me the
contract.
                                                            
The prisoner takes out a contract and hands it to Harvey,
along with a pen. Harvey takes both and scribbles his name
on it.
                                                            
                       PRISONER
Thank you.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Now get the hell out of my life
until you call me up.
                                                            
The prisoner laughs and walks off, seeing Samantha and
grabbing his coffee, walking to the exit.
                                                            
 

39.

INT. GOTHAM - POLICE STATION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Alfred runs inside the police station.
                                                            
                       ALFRED
A fire at Wayne Manors.
                                                            
                       JIM
Jesus Christ!
                                                            
Gordon grabs a phone and dials a number.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - WAYNE ENTERPRISE - MORNING
                                                            
Fox looks at a group of employees sitting across from him on
a long table.
                                                            
                       FOX
So, in his absence, we will face a
two week hiatus.
                                                            
An employee raises his hand.
                                                            
                       FOX
Yes?
                                                            
                       EMPLOYEE
Is it true Wayne is Batman? I
mean, the timeline adds up.
                                                            
                       FOX
No, where did you hear such a
thing?
                                                            
                       EMPLOYEE
I heard it from Joshua Smolders.
                                                            
Fox turns to look at Joshua. Joshua smirks as they make eye
contact.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - WAYNE ENTERPRISE - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Walking down the hall, Joshua hums until a hand grabs his
shoulder and Fox spins him around.
                                                            
                       FOX
You're suspended from the work
office for four weeks, any
complaining, it'll be five. Any
more accusations, it will be
indefinitely.
                                                            

40.

                       JOSHUA
You know it's true!
                                                            
                       FOX
Even if it is true we should be
thanking him, not spreading petty
rumors.
                                                            
                       JOSHUA
Maybe you're right, I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       FOX
Today's your final day for four
weeks, as I said before. I expect
to see you gone until the day you
are to come back.
                                                            
                       JOSHUA
Okay.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HIGHSCHOOL - MORNING
                                                            
1992
                                                            
Clark and Lex stand by an open locker.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Who are you taking to the prom?
                                                            
                       LEX
I wouldn't mind Casey but I can't
ask her.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Why not?
                                                            
                       LEX
Every time I try I freeze up. I
get to the point that I want to
just run off and leave, I'm
embarrassed.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Take all those emotions and shelf
them. That's when you walk up to
her, and you don't think, you just
ask.
                                                            
                       LEX
Is that what you did? Did it work?
                                                            

41.

                       CLARK
I haven't asked anyone yet, but I
know it will work.
                                                            
                       LEX
And if it doesn't?
                                                            
                       CLARK
Then we won't be going, I guess.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - KENT FARM - LATER
                                                            
Clark walks to his house, backpack on, his flannel shirt
open, revealing a white shirt while the flannel flies
crazily wherever the wind takes it. Jonathan and Martha step
out of the house.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Clark, we need to talk.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Can we do this later? I'm busy
right now.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Show me some respect because I'm
about to tell you a very important
rule that will help you in life.
                                                            
                       MARTHA
Do you and Lex Luthor talk, hang
out?
                                                            
                       CLARK
Yeah, why?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Lex Luthor is a Luthor. He is
seconds away from stabbing you in
the back and ruining everything
you have. You need to stop talking
to him, okay?
                                                            
                       CLARK
Okay.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HIGHSCHOOL - NIGHT
                                                            
Music plays as students dance in tuxedos and dresses. A big
banner reads 'PROM' as Clark and a girl walk inside.
                                                            

42.

                       CLARK
I like that dress.
                                                            
                       LANA
Thanks.
                                                            
                       CLARK
I'm not a very good dancer, sorry
if I screw up.
                                                            
                       LANA
You won't.
                                                            
Lana reaches out and Clark takes her hand. She leads him
into the dancing circle and starts to slow dance with him.
Lex walks in with a girl and sees Clark and Lana dancing.
Clark swirls Lana around, and she laughs.
                                                            
                       LEX
Nice moves, Clark, Lana.
                                                            
Clark and Lana stop. Clark looks at Lex.
                                                            
                       CLARK
      (To Lex)
I see my advice worked.
                                                            
                       LEX
Yeah, thanks for that.
                                                            
                       CLARK
      (To Lex)
Can we talk outside?
      (To Lana)
It'll only be a few minutes.
                                                            
Clark leads Lex to the door as Lana and Casey watch.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - HIGHSCHOOL - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Clark leads Lex out and shuts the door behind them.
                                                            
                       LEX
What is it?
                                                            
                       CLARK
I'm done, you go your own way,
I'll go my own way.
                                                            
                       LEX
Clark, what are you talking about?
What is it, what's wrong?
                                                            

43.

                       CLARK
I thought that was you that day!
Your father is a monster! He left
my family to die and you helped
him! We are not friends anymore,
Lex.
                                                            
                       LEX
Look, I agree with that. My father
and I are completely different
people, we truly are. Please don't
do this, Clark, you're the only
friend I have.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Don't you know I don't want to? I
can't keep talking to you, it's
not my choice.
                                                            
                       LEX
Be a good man and be my friend, I
have no one else that talks to me.
It's only you.
                                                            
                       CLARK
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       LEX
I hope your farm crumbles and
kills your worthless family. My
father's a monster?! You are!
You're leaving me to talk to
myself at lunch!
                                                            
Clark punches Lex across the face and knocks him to the
ground.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Goodbye.
                                                            
Clark swings open the door and walks inside.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HIGHSCHOOL - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Clark walks inside and stops, seeing Lana is talking to
another man. Clark watches as Lana and the man both lean in
to kiss each other. Clark angrily walks over and grabs the
man, punching him across the face and knocking him to the
ground.
                                                            

44.

                       LANA
Clark, it's not what it looks
like!
                                                            
                       CLARK
I'm sure that's the case.
                                                            
                       MAN
What the hell is wrong with you,
Kent?
                                                            
                       CLARK
You were about to kiss my
girlfriend! What do you think is
wrong with me?!
                                                            
                       MAN
She's my girlfriend, now. That's
right, while you were out talking
with your boyfriend I came to
comfort her.
                                                            
Clark is silent, he looks around and sees people have
stopped dancing to watch him, the music has stopped. Clark
runs for the door and swings it open, running out.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - KENT FARM - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Clark sits on his patio steps, crying. He lifts his hand and
wipes tears away. Jonathan steps out and walks over to him,
sitting next to him.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
The principle just called, you're
expelled for three days.
                                                            
                       CLARK
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
I don't blame you. I'm not mad at
you, Clark.
                                                            
                       CLARK
What's wrong with this world?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
A lot of things. This time, you
were in the right, but this should
never happen again unless on the
off chance the exact same thing is
repeated. You need to learn to
control your anger, one of these
            (MORE)

45.

                       JONATHAN (cont'd)
days you might let your powers
make the best of you. And I
promise you, if that day ever
comes, you will regret it for the
rest of your life.
                                                            
Jonathan puts his hand around Clark's shoulder and brings
him closer.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - DIANA'S APARTMENT - MORNING
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Diana awakens on her bed and sits up. She stands up and
walks into her bathroom, she looks at herself in a mirror.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex walks to a door and swings it open, seeing a line of
robots. He grabs a piece of paper off of a table next to the
door and walks in. Inside, Lex walks along the rows of the
robots and examines their powers on the paper. He stops at
one marked '14' on the chest and looks at it's powers. He
runs his finger down the list of powers and smiles.
                                                            
                       LEX
This one. Clone this one to look
like Kent.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - DIANA'S APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Diana grabs the mirror and smashes it against the wall,
shattering it.
                                                            
 
EXT. AMAZON - WILDERNESS - MORNING
                                                            
1939
                                                            
A group of women run through the forest, each holding a bow
equipped with an arrow.
                                                            
 
EXT. AMAZON - CASTLE - AFTERNOON
                                                            
A horn goes off, and Diana steps out of the castle in a
dress, a tiara on her head. Diana sees a group of women
watching and smiles. Above, the queen watches Diana and
smiles, walking away from where she stands and inside.
                                                            
 

46.

INT. AMAZON - CASTLE - NIGHT
                                                            
Diana sleeps on a bed, but a hand pressing on her shoulder
awakens her. Diana sees the queen and sits up.
                                                            
                       DIANA
What is it?
                                                            
                       QUEEN
A helicopter crashed outside. The
pilot is Trevor Collins, and
you're the only one who can take
him back to Earth.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Why is that?
                                                            
                       QUEEN
Because you are the best warrior
here, you will help win the war
that he is facing.
                                                            
                       DIANA
And I'm the only one?
                                                            
                       QUEEN
Do you not believe the queen?
                                                            
                       DIANA
No, I do. It's just, I'm not a
master at winning wars, just
fights.
                                                            
 
EXT. AMAZON - CASTLE - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Diana walks out in a costume and sees the ruined helicopter.
She sees the pilot sitting outside of it, holding onto his
leg, which is in pain.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I am Princess Diana. You're name
is ?
                                                            
                       TREVOR
Trevor, Trevor Collins.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I'm going to take you back to
Earth, okay?
                                                            
                       TREVOR
This isn't Earth? Where are we?
                                                            

47.

                       DIANA
Welcome to Amazon. You are not
allowed here for much longer, it
is a place of only females. Now,
back to you, let's get back to
Earth.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
How, exactly?
                                                            
                       DIANA
I can see you're full with
questions tonight. Just take my
hand.
                                                            
Diana holds her hand out, and Trevor grabs it with his hand.
Diana lifts him up, and soon they float off of the ground.
Trevor looks down and starts to panic.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I've got you.
                                                            
Diana pulls Trevor up and takes his other hand as they float
more and more.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
How is this possible? I'm dead,
aren't I? This is heaven, isn't
it?
                                                            
                       DIANA
The best thing you can do is stay
quiet.
                                                            
Diana continues flying with Trevor.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - BAR - NIGHT
                                                            
1941
                                                            
Wonder Woman smiles as a flash goes off in her face, around
her stand Hawkman, Hourman, and Oblivion. A camera sits in
front of them, and the photographer behind it smiles as he
raises his thumb. Behind the suited heroes, a banner reads
'Justice Society of America'. Hawkman unmasks himself and
grabs a mug of beer, turning to Wonder Woman.
                                                            
                       CARTER
What do you say you come home with
me tonight?
                                                            

48.

                       WONDER WOMAN
Carter, you're drunk.
                                                            
                       CARTER
So start drinking! You can catch
up with my pace in about two
hours, I'll wait for you.
                                                            
                       WONDER WOMAN
I said no, and I don't drink, you
know that. Besides, Trevor and I
are happy together.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Trevor's not half the man I am.
                                                            
                       WONDER WOMAN
But I'm happy with him, and that's
all that matters.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Come on, I live nearby. It'll be
fun.
                                                            
                       WONDER WOMAN
For the last time, no.
                                                            
                       PHOTOGRAPHER
One more picture!
                                                            
                       OBLIVION
We've had enough, don't you see?
                                                            
                       PHOTOGRAPHER
Carter, Wonder, kiss!
                                                            
Carter leans forward and kisses Wonder Woman on the lips as
the picture goes off. Wonder Woman knocks the camera to the
ground and pushes Carter off.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Come on baby. You know you want
it!
                                                            
                       WONDER WOMAN
I don't, so get away from me.
                                                            
                       OBLIVION
Carter, listen to the woman!
                                                            
                       CARTER
You shut up Edward!
                                                            

49.

                       OBLIVION
You idiot! No one's supposed to
know my name because I don't want
publicity like you do.
                                                            
Carter rips Oblivion's mask off to reveal his true identity.
Oblivion punches Carter across the face and onto the floor.
He grabs his mask, putting it back on quickly and running
off.
                                                            
                       WONDER WOMAN
Thank you!
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - THERAPY ROOM - MORNING
                                                            
Carter sits on a chair and looks at a therapist.
                                                            
                       CARTER
I have an addiction.
                                                            
 
EXT. TOKYO - STREETS - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Soldiers run at each other from both ways. Wonder Woman
leads Hawkman and Oblivion in the air, the three lower
themselves to ground level so they can join the fight.
Hourman walks into the midst of the war down below. A
helicopter flies above and gunshots go off, hitting some
soldiers and knocking them down. Gunshots are returned, and
the helicopter flies down.
                                                            
                       WONDER WOMAN
Attack!
                                                            
Wonder Woman tackles a soldier on the ground and flips him
onto his back, she punches another and jumps in the air,
kicking another across the face. Oblivion grabs a man by his
arm and smashes him onto the ground, he turns and kicks
another in the chest. Hawkman raises his baton and smacks a
man across the face, he tackles a man into the ground.
Hourman punches a man and is cornered by soldiers. Wonder
Woman and Oblivion fight back-to-back as soldiers corner
them. Hawkman runs to help Hourman and starts throwing
soldiers onto the ground. The helicopter flies to the
ground, and Hourman and Hawkman run off as it flies where
they stood. An explosion erupts, and soldiers fly to the
ground. Wonder Woman lands on her back, and sees Oblivion
flies onto his side. Trevor runs out of the helicopter,
flames covering him waist down.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
Diana!
                                                            

50.

Wonder Woman rips her tiara off and runs for Trevor. Hourman
grabs Wonder Woman and holds her back as another explosion
occurs. Trevor flies to the ground, Wonder Woman cries as
she kicks herself free and runs to Trevor's corpse. Hourman
and Hawkman run after her, grabbing her and pulling her back
from the fire covered grounds. Oblivion watches as Wonder
Woman cries.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - SIDEWALK - MORNING
                                                            
1946
                                                            
Diana stands on the side of the road, suitcase next to her,
hand reached out, ready to get picked up by a taxi. Carter
runs out the door of a nearby bar and runs over to her.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Diana, you don't have to go back.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I've been away for nearly eight
years, I do need to.
                                                            
                       CARTER
I love you, Diana, I always have.
I was just too foolish to be there
for you when I was younger, I was
a drunk, but I'm not anymore, I've
been cured. We can be together.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I'm already pregnant.
                                                            
                       CARTER
How? Who?
                                                            
                       DIANA
Do you remember that day when we
went to stop Hitler? Remember how
he took me hostage for six days?
                                                            
                       CARTER
No, that's not true! It can't be!
                                                            
Diana breaks out into tears and nods.
                                                            
                       CARTER
No, not him. No, it can't be him.
                                                            
                       DIANA
It is.
                                                            

51.

                       CARTER
That's why you're going back. It's
considered a sin to have a son
with a human, isn't it?
                                                            
                       DIANA
Yes, it's my final time there.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Why don't you just fly off, right
now then?
                                                            
                       DIANA
I'm getting a taxi to take me to
my favorite place on Earth, where
me and Trevor landed. That's where
I'll do it, that's where I'll
leave.
                                                            
                       CARTER
I'm going with you.
                                                            
                       DIANA
No, it'll be too hard on you.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Do you think this is easy for me?!
                                                            
Diana is silent as she wipes away tears.
                                                            
                       CARTER
You came here and you stole my
heart, and now you're just...
You're gonna leave me? I can't
live without you.
                                                            
                       DIANA
You did before I came here.
                                                            
                       CARTER
I hope you have it easy, because
that's what you deserve. Goodbye,
Diana.
                                                            
                       DIANA
      (Grabs Carter's
       arm)
Wait, Carter, I want you to know
that this isn't the end. I will
see you again when I return.
                                                            
Carter pushes Diana off and walks back to the bar. A taxi
pulls up, and Diana swings the door open, stepping inside.
                                                            
 

52.

EXT. METROPOLIS - JUNGLE - LATER
                                                            
Diana walks to the jungle and enters the area, she wipes
away final tears as she looks around the area.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - JUNGLE - NIGHT
                                                            
1939
                                                            
Diana and Trevor land.
                                                            
                       DIANA
This is Earth. We're here.
                                                            
                       TREVOR
Thank you, are you going to stay?
I've got a home, and you can stay
there as long as you need.
                                                            
Diana smiles.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - JUNGLE - MORNING
                                                            
1946
                                                            
Diana looks up at the sky and begins to float off of the
ground.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - CEMETERY - AFTERNOON
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Diana walks in the cemetery, looking at tombstones. Behind
her, Lois and Selina walk silently.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I can hear your footsteps.
                                                            
                       LOIS
We just wanted to know where you
were going.
                                                            
                       DIANA
To visit my friends. My son as
well.
                                                            
                       SELINA
You have a son?
                                                            

53.

                       DIANA
I did. Here he is.
                                                            
Selina and Lois walk to Diana and see a tombstone marked
'Marcus Collins', which reveals he lived from 1946 - 1968.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Doctors say he died from natural
causes, they were baffled because
he was so young. Marcus was half
Human, half Amazon, I think that's
why he died so early. The two
races are not meant to interfere.
If I would have let Humans ruin
their nation, my son wouldn't have
been born, and I would not have to
cope with the pain.
                                                            
Diana looks to a second tombstone marked 'Trevor Collins'.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I gave Marcus the last name
Collins, after my husband's last
name. Although this is the case,
Marcus was not born to Trevor.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Who was he born to, then?
                                                            
                       DIANA
Hitler.
                                                            
                       SELINA
The cruel, evil, monster Hitler?
                                                            
                       DIANA
That's the one.
                                                            
                       LOIS
We're sorry.
                                                            
                       SELINA
We truly are.
                                                            
Diana stands up and leads them to a nearby tombstone that
reads 'Carter Hall' on it.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Carter helped me fight in World
War 2. He died in 1988 trying to
stop a man in an ally from robbing
him.
                                                            
 

54.

EXT. METROPOLIS - ALLEYWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Carter walks out of a bar and stumbles into the wall. He
looks forward and sees a man with a knife coming his way.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Don't try me, son.
                                                            
                       ROBBER
Shut up and give me your money!
                                                            
Carter slams the robber up against the wall and punches him
across the face. The robber kicks Carter away from him and
runs to punch Carter. Carter dodges the punch by ducking
down, and jumps up, seeing the robber fall to his knees from
the punch attempt. Carter kicks the robber to the ground and
laughs.
                                                            
                       CARTER
You gonna rob me now?
                                                            
The robber stands up and runs at Carter with the knife.
Carter lifts his knee and knees the robber in the gut,
throwing him off and slamming his head into a trash can. The
robber falls to the floor once more and holds his ear that
hit the trash can.
                                                            
                       ROBBER
Hold still you pathetic freak!
                                                            
The robber runs at Carter, Carter grabs him and shoves him
up against the wall.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Haven't you learned your lesson
yet? It's not worth it!
                                                            
The robber punches Carter, grabs his coat and slams him up
against the wall.
                                                            
                       ROBBER
The money! Now!
                                                            
                       CARTER
You're gonna have to kill me to
get my money.
                                                            
                       ROBBER
Gladly.
                                                            

55.

Carter is stabbed in the gut, he yells in pain as he
collapses to his knees. Carter stands up and punches the
robber, knocking him onto the trash can on his back. The
robber pushes himself back to the ground and stands up.
                                                            
                       CARTER
You want to mess with me?
                                                            
The robber runs at Carter and slams him up against the door,
stabbing him in the gut once more.
                                                            
                       CARTER
Diana.
                                                            
The robber twists the knife and reaches inside Carter's
pocket, he takes the wallet and throws Carter onto the
floor.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - CEMETERY - AFTERNOON
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Diana looks down at Todd Edward's tombstone.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Todd was always the comical relief
center of our group. He died in
1992, natural causes, age 86.
                                                            
                       SELINA
Does anyone still stand?
                                                            
                       DIANA
Yes, me and Richard Thomas.
Richard is 93 years old, and he
still has his powers: He can tell
time one hour in advance.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - THERAPY ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
Barry Allen walks to a chair and sits down.
                                                            
                       BARRY
My name is Barry Allen, I was born
October 25th, 1980. I'm gonna tell
you something a scarcity of people
in my life know, and you cannot
put this in my medical record or
tell anybody, alright?
                                                            

56.

                       IRIS
Go ahead.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I am Flash, you may have heard of
me or seen me on tv. You know?
That hero in the red and yellow
suit that can run inhuman speeds.
                                                            
                       IRIS
That must be cool, fun.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Sometimes, you see, it's a bit of
a problem causer in my life at
times.
                                                            
                       IRIS
Maybe we should start off talking
about how you got your powers?
                                                            
                       BARRY
Maybe.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - SCIENCE CENTER - MORNING
                                                            
1996
                                                            
Barry closes the door and starts mixing chemicals in front
of a crowd of people that are watching outside of the room.
Barry mixes two chemicals, and a cloud of dust covers his
face. Barry jumps to the garbage and coughs as two men in
hazmat suits run in. Barry is carried out of the room, and
sees the children watching him in fear.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - BARRY'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Barry walks out of his house and starts jogging. As he picks
up speed, Barry finds himself going fast. In slow motion,
Barry runs across the street. The slow motion stops, and
Barry runs down the town incredibly fast. Barry stops and
laughs excitedly as he holds onto his knees and catches his
breath.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - THERAPY ROOM - EVENING
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Barry looks at the therapist.
                                                            

57.

                       BARRY
You probably don't believe me.
                                                            
                       IRIS
I have given no indication that I
think you are lying.
                                                            
                       BARRY
It's an incredible story, that's
all. I just think that you think
it's made up.
                                                            
                       IRIS
Can you control your powers?
                                                            
                       BARRY
Be more specific.
                                                            
                       IRIS
If I ask you to prove to me that
you are indeed the Flash, and you
run around my office, will you
knock anything over?
                                                            
                       BARRY
No, I've been living with this for
most of my life, I can handle
everything I do.
                                                            
                       IRIS
I'm just making sure.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Why, do you want me to prove it to
you?
                                                            
                       IRIS
Go ahead, do whatever you feel is
necessary to show me. Just know,
you do not have to, I believe you.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Do you think I'm a freak?
                                                            
                       IRIS
I prefer not to call my patients
names that can emotionally effect
them.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I feel like I'm a freak.
                                                            

58.

                       IRIS
Maybe it's because everywhere you
go your surrounded by normal
people. You go out to eat and you
see families, smiling as they
celebrate a son's birthday. You
come to therapy and meet me, a
normal person as well.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Are you normal?
                                                            
                       IRIS
Very much indeed.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Really? Why is it that I feel
closer to you then?
                                                            
                       IRIS
Maybe it's because I'm a
scientist.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I didn't say I could read minds,
how would I know that?
                                                            
                       IRIS
Look around the room, Allen, I
have trophies all over. Maybe your
powers are deeper more so than
what you thought, maybe you can
read emotions and interests in
other people.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Don't you think I would have
figured that out by now?
                                                            
                       IRIS
Who knows? Life is full of
surprises.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Okay, Professor Doc, answer my
question. Why do I feel like a
freak day in and day out? Don't
give me that mind twisting bull
crap this time, please.
                                                            
                       IRIS
My methods are not meant to be
mind twisting bull crap.
                                                            

59.

                       BARRY
What are you? You're clearly not a
doctor because I asked a question
a minute ago and I still have no
answer!
                                                            
                       IRIS
Do you believe in God?
                                                            
                       BARRY
What?
                                                            
                       IRIS
Jesus Christ, God, do you believe
in him?
                                                            
                       BARRY
I don't know, yeah, I guess. Sure.
                                                            
                       IRIS
Have you ever been to church?
                                                            
                       BARRY
Every Sunday since I was four
years old, yeah.
                                                            
                       IRIS
After your time there, after the
things you've learned, do you
believe that our lives are all
planned out.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I asked you a question, can I have
an answer?
                                                            
                       IRIS
This is part of your answer, be
patient with me.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Okay, continue.
                                                            
                       IRIS
Do you believe that the future is
written? Tomorrow I'll go out and
meet a boy and eight months from
now, he'll propose to me, was that
written down, was that all part of
the plan?
                                                            
                       BARRY
Is there an option B?
                                                            

60.

                       IRIS
Or do you think that we make
tomorrow based on our actions
today, that we fight to survive
and find a way about in life?
                                                            
Barry sits forward in his chair.
                                                            
                       BARRY
The first thing.
                                                            
                       IRIS
So it is in your best interests to
believe that God put you on the
planet to have these powers.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - MORNING
                                                            
Lex and Clark stand face-to-face, eyeing each other. Lex
steps away and smiles.
                                                            
                       LEX
You did good, Romeo, this looks
exactly like Clark.
                                                            
                       ROMEO
Thank you.
                                                            
                       LEX
His new name is Bizzaro.
                                                            
                       ROMEO
Okay, I'll change that later.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - NIGHT
                                                            
Hal watches television as he sits on a couch, his leg
resting on top of a pillow. Selina, Diana, and Lois all
dance to a song playing off of a nearby radio while they
make supper. Jon stands at the machine and looks at three
dots running across the screen.
                                                            
                       JON
They've made it.
                                                            
Hal turns off the television. Selina turns off the radio.
                                                            
                       JON
They're just in time.
                                                            
 

61.

EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
In his hands, Lex flips out a pile of dollar bills and hands
them over to a man in the driver's seat of a truck. Clark
leads Bruce, Barry, Victor, and Arthur to Lex's mansion
nearby.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Be quiet and stay low.
                                                            
                       BARRY
We have to stop the trucks.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Let Oliver and Rick handle that.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - STREETS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Green Arrow and Robin stand back-to-back, watching as
prisoners begin to corner them. Cop cars pull up and cops
step out, wielding handguns at the army of prisoners. A cop
car flies into a park and Gordon jumps out, grabbing a
handgun and looking around.
                                                            
                       ROBIN
Gordon, what are you doing here?
                                                            
                       JIM
Bruce called me here to help
fight.
                                                            
A prisoner punches Robin, Arrow turns and jumps in the air,
kicking the prisoner to the face and onto the ground. Gordon
raises his gun.
                                                            
                       JIM
Listen up, all of you! I want to
see your hands in the air! If your
hand is not up, if you think that
you can just ignore me, you will
be shot at!
                                                            
Carmine limps towards Gordon from the army, smiling as he
gets closer.
                                                            
                       CARMINE
They think they can tell us what
to do! They think they can order
us! They can't, we're human
beings, just like them! Today we
fight, be it to death or to our
new homes behind bars! Today we
show that we have a say in the
            (MORE)

62.

                       CARMINE (cont'd)
world! Today is the day that
everyone stops looking down on us
and belittling us. Today is the
day we change history!
                                                            
Carmine breaks into a sprint, leading prisoners closer and
closer to Gordon. Green Arrow grabs Robin's hand and pulls
him up, the two start stepping back as the army grows while
cornering them.
                                                            
                       COP
Heroes! Stand down and duck to the
ground!
                                                            
Green Arrow grabs Robin and jumps to the ground. Bullets
escape cop's guns, hitting prisoners in the chests and the
legs, knocking many to the ground. Carmine punches Gordon.
Gordon flies to the ground, his glasses flying farther away
from him. Carmine raises his foot and is shot in the leg, he
falls onto his back and yells in pain. Gordon reaches for
his glasses as other criminals start to stomp upon his body.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Joker and Riddler walk towards Headquarters, each smiling.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex and another man shake hands. The man releases Lex's hand
and walks for a truck. As he approaches the truck, he sees a
figure sprint out from hiding and punch him across the face.
Arthur looks down at him.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
      (Smiles)
You're gonna be a little late for
your appointment.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HOSPITAL - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
A prisoner walks through the doors, he puts the nurse at
gunpoint and walks away from her before she can grab him.
The prisoner proceeds to walk up a flight of stairs, then
walks forward two rooms and stops, seeing Harvey and
Samantha are talking.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Samantha leaves before we talk.
                                                            

63.

                       PRISONER
As you wish.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
It's going to be okay, I'm going
to be okay. I'll see you soon,
Sam, goodbye.
                                                            
                       SAMANTHA
I'm not leaving without you.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Yes you are, now go.
                                                            
                       SAMANTHA
You're my husband, I will not let
you throw your life away.
                                                            
                       HARVEY
Leave damnit! I'm a big boy, I can
handle this on my own.
                                                            
Samantha starts to tear up and walks out of the room, and
the prisoner walks in.
                                                            
                       PRISONER
Harvey Dent, it's your time to
shine.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Joker and Riddler stand side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder
as they are in an elevator. The doors swing open, and they
proceed to walk out. As they walk out, each reaches in their
pockets and grab guns. Joker loads his gun as they walk down
the hall.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex walks inside of his house and shuts the door behind him,
he sees Clark and Bruce standing before him.
                                                            
                       LEX
You're too late, my guys just
left.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Trust me, Lex, we're not too late.
                                                            
Lex turns and sees Barry and Victor behind him.
                                                            

64.

                       CLARK
We came to settle this like men.
                                                            
                       LEX
Nothing ends tonight, especially
not the deal I've got running.
I've worked to hard to let stupid
heroes take this away from me!
What's the point of being a hero
anyway, huh? All you do is get
shot at and face the risk of death
every second of your lives.
Pathetic, that's what you are, all
of you!
                                                            
Arthur walks in a side door.
                                                            
                       LEX
Oh great, you brought the dolphin
too, he needs to here this,
especially.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
This ends tonight, whether you
like it or not, Lex.
                                                            
Lex reaches in his pocket and grabs a gun, he swings it to
Arthur and shoots. Clark runs and catches the bullet between
two fingers.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Give it up, Lex, there's nowhere
to run. You're messing with the
wrong people.
                                                            
Lex shoots at the ceiling and runs down a hallway. Lex
swings the door open and grabs a shoebox, he flips the lid
open and grabs a piece of kryptonite. Lex swings the door
shut and sees Clark standing right there, he stabs Clark
with the sharp end. Clark falls to his knees and yells in
pain.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Don't come for me, go for Lex!
                                                            
Lex runs for a back door, but Barry and Victor follow him.
Bruce and Arthur run for Bruce. Arthur jumps to his knees
and grabs Clark, setting him onto his back. Bruce starts
prying the kryptonite out with his hands.
                                                            
 

65.

INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
The door is kicked down. Joker walks in and shoots Jon in
the chest. Jon flies up against the machine and presses a
button, forcing the machine to power down. Hal jumps up.
                                                            
                       HAL
What the hell?
                                                            
Diana steps out and is shot at by Ridler. Diana swings a
drawer open and grabs a gun.
                                                            
                       DIANA
You two get downstairs, I'll
handle this.
                                                            
                       SELINA
No, you're coming with us.
                                                            
                       DIANA
I'm not letting you die!
                                                            
                       LOIS
Likewise.
                                                            
Lois swings the door open and looks at Diana.
                                                            
                       SELINA
You're going in first.
                                                            
                       LOIS
We'll die if you wait too long.
                                                            
Diana runs downstairs, Selina and Lois follow, closing the
door behind them.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Hold still.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Bruce.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Don't talk, Clark.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Bruce, if I die...
                                                            

66.

                       ARTHUR
You won't die, you're going to
stay with us. You're going to go
home again and get married to
Lois, you two are gonna have a
beautiful family, and Lex will be
in jail.
                                                            
                       CLARK
If I die, you take over, Bruce. If
you don't want it, give it to
Oliver.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
No I'll take it, I will, but keep
positive thoughts, buddy.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Bruce, go help Barry. Arthur can
handle me. They're weak, they may
need you.
                                                            
Bruce runs off and Arthur takes over on the piece of
kryptonite.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Barry and Victor chase Lex down a grassy hill.
                                                            
                       BARRY
You'll never escape, Lex!
                                                            
Lex trips face-first and lifts his face up, looking around
and trying to push himself up before being trampled down by
Barry and Victor.
                                                            
                       LEX
Let me go! Let me !
                                                            
Barry punches Lex across the face. Bruce runs out of the
mansion and towards the two.
                                                            
                       BARRY
We've caught you, it wasn't easy,
but we've caught you.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Barry! You and Vic keep doing
that, I'll call the police.
                                                            

67.

                       VICTOR
You can kiss your career goodbye,
Lex.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - STREETS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
A prisoner grabs a cop and throws him onto the ground as
other prisoners run to corner him. Green Arrow grabs
prisoners and throws them aside, kneeling down to see
Gordon. With blood over his face, Gordon smiles and spits
out a bit of blood. Robin punches at a prisoner but is
punched, he falls to the ground and a prisoner jumps on top
of him, punching him repeatedly. Green Arrow puts his hood
down and grabs Gordon's hand, helping him up. Gordon runs to
his glasses and puts them on.
                                                            
                       JIM
Thank you, Green Arrow.
                                                            
                       GREEN ARROW
Get under the cars, escape when
you can, I'll meet you there with
Robin in a moment.
                                                            
Green Arrow grabs the prisoner off of Robin and throws him
aside. Green Arrow helps Robin up and sees Robin's mask has
been ripped apart, revealing one of his eyes. Robin takes
his mask off to reveal he is bleeding badly. Green Arrow
leads Robin under a car.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex squirms furiously, he punches Barry to the ground and
stands up, grabbing a remote and pressing a button. Victor
tackles him down and the remote flies out of his hands.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Thank you.
                                                            
Bruce presses a button on his phone and lowers it, throwing
it aside.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
What the hell did you just do?
                                                            
Barry grabs Lex and holds him down as Lex sits up, smiling
at Bruce.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Answer me!
                                                            

68.

Lex laughs crazily.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Hold him down.
                                                            
                       BARRY
What?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
You heard me.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Romeo swings a door open. Robots walk out. Bizzaro stomps on
the ground. Arthur rips the kryptonite free and helps Clark
up. The two turn and sees robots walking their way. Arthur
kicks one, and the robot swings his arm at Arthur, smacking
Arthur into the wall. Clark watches in surprise.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Arthur! Get out of here!
                                                            
Arthur runs off, a robot grabs his shirt, but Clark slams
the robot into a wall and allows Arthur to escape. Clark
punches at the robot, but it catches his fist.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Diana creeks the basement door open and looks out. No one is
in sight. Three angry pounds appear on the door, and Diana
swings it open slowly. Riddler grabs her and throws her out.
                                                            
                       HAL
No! Don't touch her!
                                                            
Joker laughs crazily.
                                                            
                       JOKER
Kill her, Nigma.
                                                            
                       HAL
If you kill her, you will die.
                                                            
                       JOKER
Do it, Nigma, don't be afraid,
he's only a boy for Christ's sake.
                                                            
                       HAL
Do it if you want to wake up each
morning, feeling like a freak. Do
it if you want to look in the
mirror every day and see that you
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69.

                       HAL (cont'd)
made a horrible mistake. Joker's
right, I won't kill you, I'll
wound you, physically and
mentally, for the rest of your
life. That way, you'll regret the
decision up until the second you
die.
                                                            
Riddler's finger dances closer and closer to the trigger.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Arthur walks to Barry, Victor, and Bruce.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I won't let you do this, Bruce,
you're better than that! We're
heroes, just because he's done
something wrong doesn't mean he
deserves to be beaten.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
He could have killed you just
seconds ago, and you mean to tell
me to let him walk away from this
without a few bumps and browses?
No, Victor, hold him down.
                                                            
Victor latches on.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Done.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Bruce, just because we're heroes
doesn't mean that we can't be
villains. This is what a villain
is! A villain does things to hurt
people! If you do this, you're
contradicting what Batman ever
was, you're saying that we are a
joke and that we are just as
twisted and as cruel as people
like him who walk on this Earth.
                                                            
Bruce yells and punches Lex across the face. Lex laughs
crazily as he spits out blood. Bruce raises his fist and
does it again. Arthur turns around and closes his eyes.
Victor looks away. Barry watches in horror. Bruce punches
Lex a third time, and Lex coughs, spitting out a stream of
blood that dirties his clothes.
                                                            
 

70.

INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Riddler smiles as him and Joker look at one another.
                                                            
                       RIDDLER
Let's play a game of riddles. If
you loose, she gets her brains
blown out, but if you win, she
gets to walk out of her to see the
sun tomorrow.
                                                            
Hal looks at Diana in fear.
                                                            
                       HAL
Whatever it takes.
                                                            
Selina and Lois watch from the staircase in secret.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Clark smashes two robot's heads together, breaking them.
Clark turns and sees Bizzaro, he is punched and knocked to
the floor.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Bruce raises his fist and punches Lex again.
                                                            
                       BARRY
That's enough, Bruce, that's
enough!
                                                            
Bruce punches Lex again. Barry tackles Bruce to the ground
and punches him across the face. Bruce knees Barry off of
him and stands up.
                                                            
                       BARRY
You brought that on yourself,
Bruce!
                                                            
                       BRUCE
The man deserves whatever comes
his way! He deserved everything
that I did!
                                                            
Bruce paces backwards and then steps forward.
                                                            
                       BARRY
He doesn't deserve to be treated
like animal, no one does.
                                                            

71.

                       BRUCE
He is an animal! Him and all the
other animals in this world are
running around mugging people and
starting chaos, and we're the
bystanders. All of us, me, you,
Clark, everyone that we work with,
we're the one's who step up and do
something about this. Meanwhile
millions of others just go about
in their daily routines while
these animals fight for life on
this Earth, and the animals are
winning!
                                                            
                       BARRY
Bruce, look behind you.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Learn to fight, Barry! Learn to
fight for your own survival in
this cruel, cruel world.
                                                            
                       BARRY
God damnit, Bruce! Turn around,
where's Clark?
                                                            
Bruce turns and runs inside of the mansion. Arthur and
Victor watch as Lex laughs crazily. Cop cars arrive. Barry
runs to the cop cars. Bruce shuts the door behind him.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Riddler looks at Hal.
                                                            
                       RIDDLER
Oh, I've got one. What can you
catch but not throw?
                                                            
Hal looks at Riddler, he turns and sees Joker is smiling
while standing.
                                                            
                       JOKER
This is getting intense, I'm going
to go make some popcorn.
                                                            
                       HAL
A cold.
                                                            

72.

                       RIDDLER
Wow you're good! Did you go to the
same school I did, I got a PHD
there.
                                                            
                       HAL
Just continue, best 3 out of 5.
                                                            
                       RIDDLER
Okay. Just remember, you asked for
it.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - STREETS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Green Arrow, Robin, and Gordon run off from the prisoners.
Harvey Dent steps out of the hospital with a machine gun and
shoots at cops, laughing as prisoners run before him.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Bruce kicks a robot aside and punches one, he grabs his fist
and yells in pain, just before seeing Bizzaro.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Clark!
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
Where are the others?
                                                            
Bizzaro grabs Bruce and throws him up against the wall,
making Bruce unconscious. Bizzaro starts dragging Bruce
around the corner of a wall.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       RIDDLER
Number 3, you're doing good so
far, keep it up!
                                                            
Hal reaches over for his ring and puts it on his finger.
Green Lantern jumps off the couch with one foot and swings
his fist at Riddler. Riddler flies to the floor. Joker runs
off, and Riddler chases after him.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Arthur runs to Lex's mansion and swings the door open. He
runs inside.
                                                            
 

73.

INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Arthur runs inside and twists around, looking for Clark or
Bruce. The robots have stopped, they all lay silent on the
ground.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Clark! Bruce!
                                                            
Arthur falls to his knees and raises his fist, slamming it
onto the floor. A hand touches his shoulder and he looks up
to see Bizzaro, they look at each other and Bizzaro nods.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Lex is lowered into a cop car. Barry and Victor watch.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - STREETS - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
The cop car drives down the street. A truck drives to the
car in another lane. The cop car drives by a fallen stop
sign, and the truck smashes into the cop car. The cop car
flips repeatedly, shattering glass. Lex elbows his window
open and steps out. Black Mask steps out of the truck and
shuts the door. Lex sees that the front of the car is on
fire and watches as a puddle of gasoline moves closer and
closer to it. Lex smiles, Black Mask grabs Lex by the
shoulder and pulls him back.
                                                            
                       LEX
Roman? Is that you?
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
Roman's dead, it's Black Mask now.
                                                            
                       LEX
I like it, it's much more
menacing. In many ways, it suits
you.
                                                            
                       BLACK MASK
We've found a temporary hideout
for you.
                                                            
                       LEX
Alright, take me there.
                                                            
 
INT. HITLER'S SHED - MORNING
                                                            

74.

1941
                                                            
Hitler looks out of a slot in the door, he turns around and
walks off. Diana sits up against a wall, blood covers her
face.
                                                            
                       DIANA
You won't kill me.
                                                            
                       HITLER
Yeah, why's that?
                                                            
                       DIANA
Because you need me. I'm your
leverage, without me you're not
making a point.
                                                            
                       HITLER
Maybe you're right, but even if
you are, I will give you something
to walk away with, something to
remember me by.
                                                            
                       DIANA
You are an evil man, and you will
not be greeted by God when you
die.
                                                            
Hitler laughs crazily.
                                                            
                       HITLER
God. What a joke that fool is,
anyone can live up to his
position, a man who sits on a
throne and decides who gets to go
to a nice place and who doesn't.
He's a myth, a fictional
character, made up to give hope,
when truth is, there is no hope
left in this world.
                                                            
                       DIANA
With you're personality, it's easy
to see why you do the things you
do. Maybe it was the way you were
raised.
                                                            
                       HITLER
Maybe it's this, maybe it's that!
Who knows anymore? This is the
truth, not the way I was raised.
                                                            

75.

                       DIANA
You've got a temper, too.
                                                            
                       HITLER
You can blame that on my
childhood.
                                                            
                       DIANA
You don't have to do the things
you do, you don't have to be a
monster. You can change, you can
let this slip, all of this!
                                                            
                       HITLER
Did you ever think maybe I don't
want to change? I've got the world
in my control, who steps away from
such great power?
                                                            
                       DIANA
You're full of yourself.
                                                            
                       HITLER
I've had it with you!
                                                            
Hitler smacks Diana across the face, her head flies to the
side as she moans in pain, holding onto her browsed cheek.
                                                            
                       HITLER
I won't kill you, you're right,
I'll make you live with me in your
head.
                                                            
Hitler grabs Diana by her shirt and starts to drag her. She
kicks and screams, but cannot free herself. Hitler walks
inside of a room and slams the door shut behind him.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - DIANA'S APARTMENT - MORNING
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Diana awakens and sits up, looking around in confusion.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Diana walks down the sidewalk and sees two men walking out
of Headquarters with one gurney carrying Jon.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Ma'am, you're not allowed in
there.
                                                            

76.

                       OLIVER
Guys, she's with me.
                                                            
Diana looks at Jon for a moment and turns around, walking
over to Oliver.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
We'll get passed this, I promise.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Where is everyone?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Hal's going to the hospital again
for his leg, everyone else is
inside, everyone but Bruce,
Selina, and Rick.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Where are those three?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Selina and Rick left because...
Bruce is gone, Lex's creation
killed him.
                                                            
Diana starts to tear up. Oliver nods as he cries.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
They tried to save him, they tried
to save Bruce.
                                                            
                       DIANA
Lex is going to regret doing this.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I know, I agree, one hundred
percent, but we need to have a
talk, we're missing a leader.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Oliver uses his palm to glide along the top of Jon's
machine. He stops and turns around, looking at everyone who
remains: Clark, Arthur, Victor, Barry, Diana, and Lois.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
It's going to be anarchy as we
transition into the next stage of
this war. Clark has pulled out
from being our leader, but we all
understand, it's a big weight on
your shoulder. In the meantime, we
            (MORE)

77.

                       OLIVER (cont'd)
are without a leader.
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
We have you.
                                                            
Oliver looks up at Clark and laughs.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
It's too big a responsibility.
                                                            
                       DIANA
You've done harder things, Olly.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Like what? Nearly nothing is
harder than being a leader,
nothing is harder than being the
man to look to when you're trying
to save the world.
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
You can handle it. Oliver, lead
this group into a victory.
                                                            
                       BARRY
What about the time you and Bruce
were at odds with what to do with
the Joker? You two had a fight, I
heard. It seems like you'd have to
be strong to almost beat him.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I didn't almost beat him, he had
control of me the entire time.
Beisdes, I was younger then,
things have changed.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You're still a great warrior.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
And a great hero.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Well thank you, but I'm not built
up for this.
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
Oliver, either you take stand or
this entire group falls apart.
                                                            

78.

                       OLIVER
Excuse me, Clark? You're the one
stepping down! You're the one
being a coward and running off to
leave your group weak! And you're
gonna put this on me?
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
Fingers type rapidly on a keyboard, Romeo hits enter and
looks up, watching Bizzaro's view-sight on a camera.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HEADQUARTERS - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
You're being a coward! You're the
one who won't do your job! You
are!
                                                            
Oliver yells and runs, he punches Clark and knocks him off
of his chair and to the floor. Everybody runs to the wall in
fear. Oliver grabs his fist in pain.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
That's enough!
                                                            
Arthur runs in but is shoved off by Oliver, who immediately
proceeds to turn and punch Clark once more. Barry and Victor
run to Arthur and watch as Clark punches Oliver onto the
floor. Lois watches in fear.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Clark that's enough!
                                                            
                       OLIVER
You're a coward Clark! You
couldn't run this team if it was
just you and Bruce. Even then,
things would be the same - pity on
top of pity.
                                                            
Clark runs and kicks Oliver across the face. Oliver moans
before his face hits the ground.
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
This team has fallen apart.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
You're no help, Clark.
                                                            

79.

                       BIZZARO
If you want to leave, leave.
                                                            
Oliver pushes himself up and walks for the door. Lois runs
after him.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Oliver! Stop!
                                                            
Lois grabs Oliver by the shoulder and flips him so they are
looking into one another's eyes.
                                                            
                       LOIS
Don't leave.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
No, I'm done.
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
You always were a quitter! The
game hasn't even started yet.
                                                            
                       LOIS
      (To Clark)
Clark, stop it.
      (To Oliver)
Done? Done with what?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'm done getting into fights, and
stopping bad things from
happening, and going about
thinking that I'm a hero. I think
so highly of myself that when the
time comes, I question reality.
I'm done fighting, the Green
Arrow's retired.
                                                            
                       LOIS
But you're our family.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Not anymore.
                                                            
                       LOIS
You don't want to do this.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
You don't know what I want! Okay?
I don't want a family, not after
what happened to me before, not
after the sea. What I want is for
this to be behind me! I don't want
to fight my way out of every
            (MORE)

80.

                       OLIVER (cont'd)
situation that I come across in
life - like you have! Like Clark
has! Like everyone in this room
has! I don't want your misgivings,
the bad things you do and the
people you hurt. I don't want a
war, I don't want your legacy.
                                                            
Oliver brushes Lois off and walks away.
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
Anybody else?
                                                            
Arthur steps forward.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
I have a wife, man, kids on their
way. I want to sleep next to my
wife safely, I don't want to be
doing this for my entire life.
                                                            
Clark nods and Arthur walks off. Victor steps forward.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Victor, not you.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Me and Teresa are going to get
married some day, and I don't want
any more injuries than those I
already have.
                                                            
Victor walks off. Barry and Diana remain, looking at Clark
and Lois.
                                                            
                       BIZZARO
The team is split, majority rule.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - BEACH - LATER
                                                            
Arthur walks in the sand to the ocean. He kneels down and
grabs sand with his palm, letting it slip through his open
fingers and into the sand below. Arthur looks up at the sky.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - BEACH - MORNING
                                                            
1992
                                                            
A younger Arthur runs in the beach. His mother watches him
as she stands on a beach towel, talking to another girl.

81.

Arthur runs to the sea and jumps in. Under the water, Arthur
looks at rocks as fish swim near him. Arthur closes his eyes
and the fish stop swimming. Arthur opens his eyes once more,
letting the fish free, and he sees a fallen city with greek
text on a header of the building. Arthur smiles and swims
towards it.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - ATLANTIS - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
A door swings open and water runs inside. Arthur walks
inside of the building and shuts the door behind him, he
looks around and sees it is abandoned and trashed. A hand
touches Arthur's shoulder causing Arthur to turn around and
see who it is. Poseidon stands behind him, beard outgrown,
spear in hand, smiling.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Who are you?
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
I am Poseidon, king of the sea.
I'm sure you've heard of me.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
In books, but that's a myth.
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
Arthur Curry, don't let historians
tell you such things, it offends
your father.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
My father? I haven't seen my
father my entire life, do you know
him?
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
I'm sorry for that, I became busy.
I'm sure you will understand when
this city is yours.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Wait a minute, you're my ? You're
my father?
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
Of course. Atlantis will one day
be in your hands, but I must keep
watch over it until the day you
are ready.
                                                            

82.

                       ARTHUR
I'm ready, right now.
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
No you're not, you must learn to
fight, to defend these walls. Not
only that but your mother needs
you right now, she's lost without
the both of us.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
How do you think she felt when you
left her?
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
There are greater things in life
than those around you, that is
what I thought, but not what I
have learned.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
What have you learned? Have you
learned to be a decent human
being?
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
I am not human, Arthur.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Well us humans have emotions, we
care for the ones who leave a mark
on us.
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
I made a mistake, I now realize
that, but what's done is done.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
You're a coward, you can't make
things right because you're too
scared. You think she's over you,
well she is, but she has not
forgotten you.
                                                            
                       POSEIDON
That is no way to talk to your
father. Have you ever thought that
maybe I cannot fix things because
she does not share our gift?
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
What does that have to do with
anything?
                                                            

83.

                       POSEIDON
I'm dead, Arthur. I died eight
years ago on your birthday, in the
fight to keep this city up and
running. I've fallen, and I've
accepted that, but you need to
take this city and rebuild it, you
must, it's your legacy.
                                                            
Arthur touches the wall to Atlantis and looks up at
Poseidon.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Tell me how to prepare.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - OLIVER'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Oliver sits in a chair and drinks from a bottle out in front
of him. Oliver stands up and looks at the glass, he throws
it at the wall.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM - PARK - EVENING
                                                            
1993
                                                            
Bruce runs up a slide and jumps off the playground. Oliver
follows after Bruce.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
      (V.O.)
The biggest challenge to being is
a hero is keeping the people
around you safe.
                                                            
Bruce runs for Oliver, Oliver grabs Bruce's wrist and flips
him onto the ground.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
      (V.O.)
If you want to keep the ones you
care about alive, you have to
fight for it. There's no other way
to do such a thing. Sometimes in
order to achieve something you
have to loose something.
                                                            
Oliver tackles Bruce to the ground.
                                                            
 

84.

EXT. GOTHAM - PARK - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Oliver and Bruce sit on the steps to a building.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
How long have you been doing this?
You know, Batman?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
About three days.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Wow, so you're new to this too?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
We'll fight crime together.
There's nothing to be nervous
about.
                                                            
 
EXT. GOTHAM - PARK - EVENING
                                                            
1996
                                                            
Now slightly older, Bruce and Oliver run on the park
placement. Bruce jumps off of the equipment and lands on the
ground. Oliver lands behind him.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
You seem tense. What's the matter?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I have to leave town.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Leave town? What are you talking
about?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Joker's become a parasite, Bruce,
this is personal, not just some
little threat that can be handled
easily.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Which is why we'll fight him
together.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I can't stand to stay in Gotham
and watch you throw your life
away.
                                                            

85.

                       BRUCE
After everything we've been throw,
Crane, Nigma, this. You're just
gonna... You're just going to walk
out?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
It's too dangerous. I've been your
friend too long to see you on the
ground, Joker standing over you. I
don't want to be the one who calls
911 and worries for you when you
get better, he's dangerous, Bruce.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
You don't think I know that?! You
don't think that I know what I'm
doing? Well you're wrong, Oliver,
you're wrong, leave Gotham and
never come back.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
This isn't my choice, it's yours.
You give up, and I stay.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'm not giving up. And you wanna
know why? It's because I care for
the people who look up. I don't
want to see them defeated by some
maniac, I have a war to fight, and
if you're not going to help then
you might as well leave right now.
                                                            
Oliver walks away and Bruce looks at him angrily.
                                                            
 
INT. GOTHAM - OLIVER'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Oliver looks at his suit on the wall, he rips it off of it's
clips and walks out of the room. Oliver walks to a fireplace
and sees a lit fire, he opens up the door and looks down at
the suit. Oliver slowly shuts the door and drops the suit
down, stands up and walks away.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - SWIMMING POOL - AFTERNOON
                                                            
1990
                                                            

86.

Arthur jumps inside of the swimming pool and is hit back by
the water. Arthur's mother watches as Arthur stays
underwater, she jumps up and runs to the pool. Arthur smiles
as he closes his eyes.
                                                            
                       GALE
Arthur! Arthur! Oh my god,
somebody get the lifeguard!
                                                            
The lifeguard runs to Gale's side.
                                                            
                       LIFEGUARD
Ma'am what is your name?
                                                            
                       GALE
Gale Curry.
                                                            
                       LIFEGUARD
Gale Curry, I swear I will do
anything and everything in my
power to get your son back.
                                                            
The lifeguard jumps into the water. Arthur opens his eyes
and moves to see the lifeguard swimming towards him. People
gather next to Gale to watch the event. The lifeguard swims
up and takes a breath as he looks at everyone.
                                                            
                       LIFEGUARD
He's been under there for thirty
seconds and he's still breathing.
                                                            
                       GALE
Bring him up!
                                                            
The lifeguard swims back down and looks at Arthur, who
smiles back at him. Gale watches in fear. The lifeguard
swims back up with Arthur in his hands.
                                                            
                       LIFEGUARD
He was under for forty-five
seconds and he's still fine. Gale,
if you don't mind, I'd like to
test that kid someday, he'd be in
my sight the entire time, I want
to see how long he can stay down
there.
                                                            
                       GALE
You will do no such thing.
                                                            
Gale takes Arthur from the guard and puts him on the ground,
she takes his hand and walks off with him.
                                                            
 

87.

EXT. GOTHAM - OLIVER'S HOUSE - AFTERNOON
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Oliver walks to a garage door and lifts it up. Once the
garage door is opened, Oliver looks at a line of cars and
motorcycles. He walks for a motorcycle and gets on it.
                                                            
 
EXT. METROPOLIS - BEACH - LATER
                                                            
As the blue sky is filled with sunlight, Arthur sleeps on
his back, facing the sun. A hand touches his shoulder and
Arthur looks up.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Oliver? What do you want?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Clark is not who we think he is.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - VICTOR'S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Victor, Barry, and Arthur stand on one side of a table as
Oliver looks at them on the other.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You're under the suspicion that
Clark Kent - a man who has helped
this team from day one - is a
robot?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I punched him. It felt like it
would if I punched you.
                                                            
                       BARRY
He's a heavy man.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I know the truth, and I'll prove
it.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
How?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I have a plan.
                                                            
 

88.

EXT. METROPOLIS - VICTOR'S HOUSE - LATER
                                                            
Barry and Arthur watch as Oliver stands across from Victor
ahead of them.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
You ready?
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Come on.
                                                            
Oliver runs at Victor and raises his fist. Victor pushes
Oliver back and stands safely in front of Oliver. Oliver
lowers his fist in confusion.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
You said you were ready.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You don't ask a guy if he's ready
to be punched right before you
punch him, you just don't. Now I'm
expecting it to hurt.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'm not just gonna punch you
without giving you a heads up, I'm
not that mean.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
You can't warn me, that takes away
from the surprise. If I know
you're going to punch me I'll
block it.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'm not just gonna punch you.
Let's try it again, ready?
                                                            
Barry and Arthur stand and watch.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Oliver, what did he say?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I'm not going to just punch him,
that's cruel.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Do it by surprise, please.
                                                            

89.

                       OLIVER
Jesus, you coward! Stand still,
alright?
                                                            
Victor stands still and closes his eyes. Oliver runs forward
and Victor jumps back.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
I'm sorry, I thought it would
work!
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Just hold still!
                                                            
                       VICTOR
I can't do that if I know you're
going to punch me.
                                                            
Oliver punches Victor across the face and onto the ground.
Oliver yells in pain as he grabs his fist.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Victor, that's how it felt.
Clark's pretending to be something
he's not.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
Are you sure?
                                                            
                       OLIVER
I am.
                                                            
                       ARTHUR
I'm just checking, we're not gonna
go into Headquarters and confront
him if this is just a theory.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
This is not a theory, this is a
fact. Clark is hiding something
very serious and very dangerous.
                                                            
                       BARRY
I hoped this wouldn't be true.
                                                            
                       OLIVER
Well it is. It is.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
The lights shine bright inside the Luthor mansion, the grass
is green, and everything seems to be fine. Now with long and

90.

outgrown beards, Bruce hums a tune as he sits across from
Clark in an underground lair covered by a bar you would see
blocking a prisoner from his guest in jail.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Bruce, stop humming that song.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Sorry, I'm just bored down here.
Aren't you?
                                                            
                       CLARK
A little, yeah. It just, reminds
me.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Sorry. You know, I have as many
problems from my past as you do.
I've seen things that I don't want
to remember, it's not just you all
the time, Clark. Others have
emotions, others feel what you do.
                                                            
                       CLARK
I know that.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Why are you so emotional lately?
Is it the whole alien history or
what?
                                                            
                       CLARK
Are you asking me if when I enter
Earth's atmosphere that I become
more vulnerable to my emotions?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
No. Well, yeah, that's exactly
what I'm saying I guess.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Well you're wrong.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
It's clear that you're not telling
me something.
                                                            
                       CLARK
What do you want to hear?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Why can't you listen to that tune?
                                                            
 

91.

INT. SMALLVILLE - KENT FARM - AFTERNOON
                                                            
1992
                                                            
A young Clark hums the tune Bruce was humming as he walks to
his house. Clark sees the door swing open and watches as his
mother runs over to him, tears flooding her face.
                                                            
                       CLARK
What is it? What's wrong?
                                                            
                       MARTHA
You're father, he's had a heart
attack.
                                                            
                       CLARK
      (Surprised; Sad)
What?
                                                            
Clark breaks out into tears and falls to the ground. Martha
puts her hand on his shoulder.
                                                            
                       CLARK
      (Crying)
No! No!
                                                            
                       MARTHA
His last words were to you.
                                                            
Clark closes his eyes and opens them again, he wipes away
his tears and looks at his mother, who is looking down at
him.
                                                            
                       CLARK
What did he say?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (V.O.)
Martha, tell Clark I love him,
tell Clark that one day he will be
the man everybody looks to when
trouble is near. Tell him that,
along with you, he's the best
thing to happen to me. Tell him
that I'm proud of the man he's
become, and tell him to keep it
up.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Is there anything else?
                                                            

92.

                       MARTHA
He fell asleep for twenty minutes,
and then... He died.
                                                            
Clark jumps up and hugs his mother.
                                                            
 
EXT. SMALLVILLE - LUTHOR MANSION - NIGHT
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Bruce looks at Clark, bewildered by the story.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'm so sorry.
                                                            
                       CLARK
I've gotten over it.
                                                            
Bruce looks at the cell door over their heads.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'm sorry to change topics so
quickly, but do you think we could
escape from here?
                                                            
Clark shakes his hands to make the noises of the handcuffs
connecting him to a bar behind him.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Have you gone mad?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Maybe.
                                                            
                       CLARK
We'll get out of here sooner than
later, but not now, not yet.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
What's your plan, Clark? To just
sit here and wait for the world to
go to hell?! We have to do
something, we have to.
                                                            
                       CLARK
As long as you're in my group,
you'll follow my orders.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
We've lost, Clark! We've lost!
This war is in their hands! The
only way to get it back is to get
out of this dungeon right now,
            (MORE)

93.

                       BRUCE (cont'd)
before things get worse.
                                                            
                       CLARK
That's not going to happen. Bruce,
you're right, we've lost, I'll
admit it. But escaping this place,
escaping right here, right now,
they've filled our food with
kryptonite, I can't do anything.
And you, you look like you should
be cutting down trees --
                                                            
                       BRUCE
      (Crazily)
You should look in the mirror!
                                                            
Bruce laughs crazily and sets his head against the wall.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Bruce, what's wrong with you?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I watched my parents die! I became
the thing that my father wanted me
to be - a businessman, but I have
a night job too. I'm Batman, I'm
filled with problems, that's
what's wrong with me!
                                                            
                       CLARK
This isn't the time or place,
Bruce, not now.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I've watched people take over my
town, but that ends now. I don't
want to sit back and watch a
crumbling nation! I want to do
something about it.
                                                            
                       CLARK
We all have problems, Bruce!
You're not alone in this!
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I want a victory!
                                                            
Clark is silent as he looks at Bruce.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'm getting tired of loosing
things, everyday, everyday
something gets taken from me. I
            (MORE)

94.

                       BRUCE (cont'd)
just want to smile, I just want to
know that I did something right
for once.
                                                            
                       CLARK
We'll get out of here, soon. I
promise you that.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Good, because I'm not going to die
without trying to save my home.
                                                            
It is silent for a moment.
                                                            
                       CLARK
How many days have we been in
here?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
Twenty-six.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Do you think we'll ever get out of
here? That we'll ever see a
sunrise again? Or will we die?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I don't know. I wish I did, but I
don't.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Are you going to change after
this?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
      (Confused)
Change?
                                                            
                       CLARK
Yeah, you know? Are you going to
throw all of this away, Batman?
                                                            
                       BRUCE
I'll be Batman until the day I
don't walk. I just say I won't to
Selina because she gets too
worried about me.
                                                            
                       CLARK
Things won't be the same after all
of this, you and Selina will
create a family, me and Lois will
get married, we're all going to
            (MORE)

95.

                       CLARK (cont'd)
have lives.
                                                            
                       BRUCE
      (Smiles)
Yeah, we will, won't we?
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - BARRY'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
The door swings open and Barry leads Iris (his therapist)
inside of his house. The door closes and Barry pushes her up
against the wall, kissing her.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - BARRY'S HOUSE - MORNING
                                                            
On the floor lay a shirt and pants, on the bed are Iris and
Barry, who are looking up at the ceiling.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Iris, you know my best secret. I
think it's only fair you share
your secrets.
                                                            
                       IRIS
Let me think of one.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Take as long as you need if it's
juicy.
                                                            
                       IRIS
Oh, I once worked with a scientist
who created time travel, he never
used it but it worked. We sent
some animals through it.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Wow, that's arguably even better
than my secret. Well, you know I'm
a scientist, so can we see it
sometime?
                                                            
                       IRIS
I'll work out a date.
                                                            
                       BARRY
Who is the guy?
                                                            
                       IRIS
Edward Thane.
                                                            
 

96.

INT. METROPOLIS - VICTOR'S FAMILY CAR - AFTERNOON
                                                            
1997
                                                            
Victor reads a book as he sits in the back seat of his car.
His parents argue in the front.
                                                            
                       GEORGE
He's your brother, it's up to you
if we bail him out of that place.
My only problem is this: For what
he did, he deserves this, his bail
isn't cheap.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
How would you feel if it was your
brother?
                                                            
                       GEORGE
If that was my brother I'd make
him rot to death behind bars.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Can you stop fighting? I'm trying
to read my book here.
                                                            
                       GEORGE
Don't tell me what to do, Stone!
I'm in charge of you, you do not
tell me what to do. Do you hear
me?
                                                            
A semi honks. Elizabeth and George turn their heads to look
out of the window. Victor turns and looks out of the window,
the book falls to the car floor as Victor watches in fear.
The semi stops, but despite the efforts, the two cars
collide.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - VICTOR'S HOUSE - MORNING
                                                            
PRESENT DAY
                                                            
Victor awakens and sits on his couch, putting his hands over
his eyes and sighing.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - VICTOR'S HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Victor closes a door behind him and looks at his image in a
mirror hanging on the wall. He sees his half-cyborg,
half-regular face and grabs the mirror off the wall,
throwing it up against the other wall and shattering it.

97.

Pieces of the mirror land next to Victor's legs as he stands
still.
                                                            
 
INT. SMALLVILLE - HOSPITAL - EVENING
                                                            
Mary sleeps in a chair as Hal sits up, listening to nothing
but the beeps coming from Jon's machine.
                                                            
                       HAL
Mary. Mary, wake up.
                                                            
Mary awakens and looks at Hal.
                                                            
                       MARY
You're not supposed to talk.
                                                            
                       HAL
What do you think it's like?
                                                            
                       MARY
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       HAL
Death. You've heard the things
about white lights, but do you
believe it?
                                                            
                       MARY
I guess I never really thought
about it.
                                                            
                       HAL
What's the point?
                                                            
                       MARY
Honey, you're tired, get some
rest.
                                                            
                       HAL
What's the point to life?
                                                            
Hal starts crying and looks at Mary. She stands and looks at
him in confusion.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (In Tears)
We live! And what for?! I mean,
what happens next?! What's the
point of any of this? We make
mistakes, we screw up, and then we
die?!
                                                            

98.

Mary runs over and hugs Hal as he sits up in bed.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (Calming Down)
It's all a big nothing, life. In
the end, nothing makes sense.
People say that you go some place
better, but that's not true!
People get taken away from the
people that they love! God, what
kind of cruel world is this?
                                                            
                       MARY
It's the world we live in, that's
what kind of world this is.
                                                            
The beeping continues as Mary hugs Hal.
                                                            
 
INT. METROPOLIS - HOSPITAL - AFTERNOON
                                                            
1997
                                                            
Victor is rushed inside of a hospital on a gurney. Victor's
eyes remain open as he breaths the best he can.
                                                            
                       NURSE
Victor Stone, we need you to --
                                                            
                       VICTOR
Where are they?! Where are my
parents?!
                                                            
                       NURSE
Remain calm, sir, we will do the
best we can to take care of you.
                                                            
                       VICTOR
      (In Tears)
Answer me!
                                                            
                       NURSE
You want to know the truth? Okay,
the truth is that your parents
died in the crash, and it's a
miracle that you're still alive.
                                                            
Victor cries as his gurney is pushed into a room.