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It's a mental institution, but it has an electrical generator room that could power the city of Boston. Tool Boys #1 and #2 wheel Clark in on a stretcher as Supernerd is doing his mad scientist routine, adjusting dials and turbines from some hellish experiment gone...well, hellish. Supernerd says it's time for Clark to give up those powers again. "It's not like you use them anyway," he says. Does Supernerd not read the newspapers? Clark says that this will never work. If it were going to work, they would have done this in the first twenty minutes of the episode. Supernerd hooks up some jumper cables to some gnarly-looking electrical equipment. One of the Tool Boys says that there's enough juice in the room to power a third-world country. All to power those blue lights and the TV showing Looney Tunes. Clark gasps and moans as what looks like a giant green nipple pokes through his white t-shirt.
In his cell, Lex wakes up. "Clark!" he yells, and suddenly he has the strength to get up and run. He runs into the hallway, where two guys were on their way in. They grab him, just like that. Lex is tackled to the ground, again, and as he yells for Clark, Barney says he's not taking any more chances. He stabs Lex in the neck with a huge needle. Lex goes limp in a sentence I was hoping I'd never have to write.
Lana's Dojo of Walk Training. She's wearing a pink jumpsuit, and I really hope this isn't some sort of ass-backwards homage to Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. Poor Man's Wes Bentley is helping Lana along, holding her hand as she slowly walks between the rails. Lana does a little hop off the walker, and they both cheer. Lana, in pigtails, says she wouldn't have even thought this was possible a few days ago. He leans in, right into her face space, and says that sometimes you have to look impossibility right in the eyes. Like Lana's virginity, for instance. Just as things look like they might get hot, heavy, and disabled, MamaKent walks in. Lana greets her while PM'sWB looks like he just totally got cockblocked. It's not a happy expression. MamaKent says that Chloe had a late deadline and asked her to pick up Lana. PM'sWB says he's gonna go, and as he passes, MamaKent gives him an incredulous look and tells Lana that that's an interesting physical therapist. Lana nods a little, but completely ignores the comment. Lana asks how Clark is doing. She says she got his card. Meddlesome MamaKent apologizes for Clark's not coming by; Lana says that was her idea. I just noticed that the physical therapy room has huge glass doors and windows in plain view. Do people getting physical therapy, putting together the shattered pieces of their lives, really want to strain and struggle in front of windows that anyone passing by could see them through? Just wondering. MamaKent tells Lana that Clark is tough to understand sometimes, but that he never meant to put Lana in danger. Lana asks if Clark sent MamaKent. She says he didn't; Clark would be upset if he knew MamaKent was meddling. Hey, I'm upset. Lana says she wants Clark to be happy. MamaKent says that Lana needs to be happy, too. So...what? What is this conversation about? What's MamaKent trying to do here? This scene is like a subway stop. Why are we here? What's going on? Can somebody bail me out of here? Lana thanks MamaKent for nothing in particular (her benevolent blessing?). The subway car pulls back out of the station after a very boring stop.