St. Louise's. Granny has ditched her matronly outfit for fashionable all-black attire, including a spiffy leather vest. This is, after all, the CW, so even little old ladies gotta look hot. She walks through a darkened, empty room toward a door where a young man is just entering. She pauses, looking at him without recognition. "Hello, Granny," he says in a British accent. "DeSaad?" she asks. When he raises her hand to his lips for a kiss, she rolls her eyes, finally recognizing him. Joining them now is Godfrey, last seen barfing up smog birds in DeSaad's S&M club. "Our dark lord has anointed him," DeSaad explains, "made him like us -- a prophet." DeSaad is super cute. I feel cheated that we didn't get an intro episode for him. He calls Godfrey "Darkseid's third minion," which seems to come as a pleasant surprise to Godfrey. Granny is not impressed, and tells them so. "Our unholy trinity is complete," DeSaad says. "I bind their bodies, Godfrey breaks their spirit, and you, my beloved friend, you clear their minds, preparing the way for Lord Darkseid." They give each other knowing (but unholy) looks.
Kent Farm. A crescent moon hangs in the sky. Lois places the blue glass bird in the kitchen window. "Yes and no," Clark says behind her. She turns to give him a quizzical look. He explains: "Yes, I think your mother is still watching over you, and no, I don't think you're crazy." Can you read my mind? No? Then quit putting words in my mouth! Lois tearfully says her mother was afraid to look weak in front of her, that she felt she'd failed. "Clark, she's the bravest person I know," Lois says, hugging him. They talk about their all-too-human (or Kryptonian) parents not wanting to burden their children with their mistakes. Maybe they were the ones who couldn't handle saying goodbye. He realizes now that Jor-El blamed himself for losing their home. "All the weight I thought I had on my shoulders... he was carrying something so much heavier." "And he didn't want you to carry it with him," Lois says. Uh.. what? I think there's some kind of pronoun oopsie there. Clark looks sad for a while, but he's glad that Lois got to see Jor-El. He thanks her for that. Lois gives her mom the credit. Also thanks to her mom, she's moving in with Clark. She shows him her toothbrush as proof. Clark offers to take her out for a night of karaoke... which is kind of random. When he leaves the room to get their coats, Lois puts away the last of her mother's keepsakes, pausing when she sees a note that reads "For your wedding day." She hides it from Clark when he returns. Lois, eager to get her Whitesnake groove on, heads out the door. Clark lags behind a moment. He pulls a diamond engagement ring from his coat pocket and gives it an admiring ogle. "Hurry up, Clark," Lois calls from outside. "It's gonna start soon!" "Sooner than you think, Lois," he says. This probably means we're going to have to deal with bridezilla Lois at some point in the season, right?