In a flash of light, Clark and Brainiac materialize on a wooded path. Brainiac starts walking and Clark follows after him, saying, "I don't know if you're a ghost from my past or the darkness Jor-El warned me about, but this will come to an end!" Clark adds "Just like it did the last time!" to add weight to the threat, but Brainiac listens to everything with a very mild expression. He even agrees: "I hope so, for your sake." Clark walks around in front of Brainiac, stopping him in his path. He rattles off a list of Brainiac's past offenses. Brainy thanks Clark for saving him from all that. "I've come to do the same for you," he says. He holds up his hand, showing the Legion ring on his finger. Clark realizes this means Brainiac has come from the future. Brainy says he joined the Legion. "In the 31st century, I'm known as Brainiac 5," he says. "The ring, time travel, all my creations... I brought the Legion into a new realm of heroism." Clark remembers helping the Legion destroy Brainiac, and he doesn't remember much, so this must have been important. Brainy says he was cured. Clark looks all over Brainy's fine form with a hint of disbelief. Brainiac compares himself to Clark, saying they were both created by Jor-El, in one way or another. They were both meant to bring peace. "But neither of us was immune to corruption, to darkness," Brainiac says. Clark's fed up with everyone suddenly telling him he has a darkness inside. "You destroyed cities," he says to Brainiac, desperate to highlight their differences. "I may not make the right decisions, but at least I'm trying to save people." Brainiac offers to show him, explaining that his own corruption started with a wonky nanobot. As Brainiac walks in front of Clark, the tableau behind him changes from sunny woods to a snowy cemetery.
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: B | 1353 USERS: B-
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