Lana asks if Lois will be staying with Chloe. Lois says she just ran into MamaKent at The Talon and was invited to come live with the Kents again. So the whole thing about Lois leaving? Just forget all that shit. "Yeah, right," Clark says. But it looks to be true. "Really?" he asks, seriously. Clark and Lana exchange worried looks. Lois says the "snuggle-bunnies" can hop around all they want, since she's a heavy sleeper. Lois has a tendency to rush her lines and eat the ends of them, so it's almost impossible to get what she's saying without the closed captioning. Not that it's fantastic. Lois hands her bag to Chloe like, "Here, also-ran," and announces she's going for a dip. Oh, are they covering you in chocolate for an FHM shoot? Clark asks if they think she'd sleep through him smothering Lois with a pillow. I know two people who jokingly say they're going to kill people, or suggest, "Why don't you just kill him?" on a regular basis in casual conversation. People? That shit just isn't funny or cute, all right? Knock it off. Pretend you're living in Israel or Baghdad, or, hell, downtown Detroit, and think how much less amusing or tactful that remark would be. Lana mumbles to Clark not to stay in the sun too long or he'll get fried.
Lana walks off, who knows to where, and Chloe comes up closer to Clark to wonder why he hasn't let Lana in on his secret yet. I thought he decided on that already. Clark has a little tiny bandage on his chest where a gaping bullet hole should be. Nobody seems to have asked to see the wound. I'm not in the business of staring at men's chests, but I have to agree with some folks on the forum: Clark doesn't have the ripped, chiseled chest he did in earlier seasons. Maybe it was just an off week. Dudes retain water too, ya know. Or maybe they got him on a bad angle. Clark, playing with a small bottle of sunblock, asks if Chloe thinks he's happy about getting his powers back and having to lie about them. Clark says he didn't ask for this life. Why does this scene remind me of the movie Sideways all of a sudden? Ah yes. Must be all the whine. Chloe surmises that the world didn't ask to need heroes, but that it does. Touché, former man of steel. (Now man of future love handles.) Clark tries to have an expression. That circuit fails.