Pierce: I've seen a lot of terrible things in your town. How could a place called Smallville be filled with such death and destruction? I think it has something to do with you.
Clark: Maybe you want to reconsider keeping me in this cage. You work for the government?
Pierce: I was head security for 33.1. I tracked a lot of meteor freaks, but you... you're in a category all to yourself. The government wouldn't know what to do with you. But I do.