Oliver and Hawkman audition for The Odd Couple: 2010 on a rooftop somewhere. Oliver says, "I hate waiting." "But you love talking," Hawkman says. He tells Oliver to shut up. Oliver has no idea why the two of them were teamed up until Hawkman says it was his idea. "So I could keep you in line," he says. Oliver does his best not to get into another wiener-measuring contest, even though Hawkman calls him "Green Punching Bag." Instead, he tries to reason out why Icicle is going after all the JSA now, decades after they put his father in traction. "Because revenge is a dish best served cold," Hawkman says. Ugh. The background music has a slightly comical note, not unlike the music that often plays in Clark/Lois scenes. "Oh, you're telling jokes now!" Oliver says. Hawkman just glares at him. Gruffly.
At the Museum of Justice, only Clark and Dr. Fate remain. Dr. Fate wanted time alone to talk to Clark about the "hope" that John mentioned earlier. They walk through the museum together. "You are that hope," Fate says. "I have seen it." "Because you've seen the future?" Clark asks. No, because he saw the script. Fate stops and bows his head sadly. He can see everyone's fate but his own, and sometimes it scares him. "But when I see the future of someone such as yourself, I believe in tomorrow again." He looks at Clark. What he saw was that Clark will lead the new generation of heroes, as Hawkman once led theirs. This is all reminding Clark of the Legion, who came from the future and knew of his destiny. "But they were as vague as you are," he says. Fate gets specific: "Although Lex Luthor is your ultimate opponent, you will triumph over him." The gears turn in Clark's brain, struggling to bring up old junior high English class lessons about verb tenses. "Lex is dead," Clark says. Fate says no more about that. Instead, he says that when Clark finally shows himself to the world, it will be a different age... a Silver Age, if you will. People will look up to the sky and see him as a symbol of hope for tomorrow. "You will help everyone to embrace it," Fate tells him. Clark looks mildly perturbed.