Aquadude's at the Crater Lake pier. He's walking along when a small dart suddenly hits him in the neck. Message for you, sir! He grunts and falls. He struggles to try to make it to the water, but can't reach. We zoom in on the dart. Then an extra-wide shot of Aquadude lying on the pier.
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Shot of the tunnel from earlier. Then we cut straight to the watery lab Aquadude tried to blow up. A doctor in a lab coat is drawing blood from Aquadude's arm. He's strapped to an exam table, wearing only his aqua-colored boxers. I would think a lab technician would have ethical qualms about this, but I guess LuthorCorp has a bitchin' 401k plan. "Why are you doing this to me?" Aquadude asks. Lex, who enters the scene in minor-evil mode, says, "One, you called me a tool." Ha. Lex says that number two, most people he knows need scuba gear to breathe underwater. Aquadude is parched, with ashy, crumbling spots on his chest and lips. He's drying out. Lex, holding a half-full (half-empty?) glass of water next to Aquadude, says it shouldn't surprise him that a friend of Clark's has unusual abilities. Aquadude looks longingly at the glass of water. Lex is leaning over, his elbow on the table, his face hovering above Aquadude's. That's an evil pose! Aquadude, a stand-up guy (even when he's lying down, strapped), says that Clark doesn't know anything about this. He asks for some water, saying he's a little thirsty. Lex says he's thirsty, too. For knowledge. He says it's a thirst that never seems to get quenched. Maybe you need Gatorknowledge. Lex asks if Aquadude is with a group called "guardians of the sea." "I don't travel with an entourage," says Aquadude, a pretty lame reference to the Aquaman storyline in the most recent season of the HBO show. Lex rolls his eyes in agreement with me. Aquadude again asks for water. Lex says that if he gives his new friend water, he guesses Aquadude will bust out of his restraints. And then he'll have to give all the other fish-men water! And who's paying that bill? Lex hovers the glass just inches from Aquadude's lips and asks how he's able to breathe underwater. Aquadude says he'll talk if Lex shuts down his WBD.