Chloe Sullivan: Lois, that sounds dangerous. Why is he not doing that himself?
Lois Lane: Oh... Sometimes, heroes can't do it all their own, Chloe. That's why they need sidekicks. Rain check on lunch.
Clark Kent: I took the easy way out, Chloe. I should have been there when you needed me. I'm sorry.
Chloe Sullivan: Clark, there's nothing easy about burying everyone you love in your past.
Clark Kent: I'm afraid I haven't even done a very good job of that. I'm trying to fill the void by hanging out on rooftops, eavesdropping on people - people who are connecting and living. Thinking, what's the point of protecting life if you've lost your sense on how to live it? Maybe I can't do this, Chloe. Maybe I can't completely stay away.
Chloe Sullivan: Stay away from *her*, you mean. Lois means something to you - something more. So, does this mean that Clark Kent is coming back for an encore?
Clark Kent: I don't know. But I can't let that life interfere with my training again.
Chloe Sullivan: Clark, lurking around building edges at midnight, pining after the life you gave up isn't exactly amping your hero performance, either. You know... maybe I was naive to think that you could just turn the corner and never look back. But either way, Kal-El needs his human disguise more than ever.