Luthor Mansion. For once, the moon is not full! Weird! Lionel shows Alexander into the study. "This is your home," he says. "You'll be safe here." Alexander has the original Lex's memories, so he must know what a big joke that is. Original Lex got kidnapped, pummeled, shot, hypnotized, burned or choked in his own home on a nearly weekly basis. He would have been safer running blindly through a minefield. He gives Alexander a little shoulder rub in front of the fire. "A Luthor's home is his castle," he says. It helps when the home is literally a castle. For some reason, they don't notice that Martha Kent is standing in the middle of the room until she speaks up and points out that this isn't really his home. She says they both know that Alexander is sick and needs help. Oh, yeah, wasn't he supposed to die in six weeks about twelve weeks ago? Lionel asks for a moment alone with Martha. Alexander looks unsure, but leaves the room. The conversation turns to Clark. "If you try to hurt him, I will destroy you," mama bear Martha says. It's pretty much guaranteed that he'll try to hurt Clark, isn't it? I don't think the "Red Queen" would be squeamish about putting Lionel in a world of pain preemptively. Lionel looks quite exhilarated. "I find you very attractive, Martha," he says. "I understand why I had such strong feelings for you." Martha looks perhaps a little revolted, perhaps a little something else. Lionel chuckles about the presents his other self enjoyed giving her. He reminisces about the wristwatch he gave her back in... oh, let's say it was the second season. Lionel is clearly trying to imply some kind of improper relationship, but Martha's not biting. She says they had nothing to hide. Lionel recalls the engraving: "To Martha, with deep affection." He moves very close to her. "Did you share that with your husband?" he asks in a filthy whisper. Martha doesn't flinch. She leans in as if to kiss him, then practically growls, "Stay away from Clark." She walks a few steps away. "You may have used him in your world to kill Lex, but you won't use him in this one."
She turns to go, but Alexander is right behind her. He whacks her across the face with the butt of a gun. She falls to the floor with a grunt. Lionel is horrified. He'll never get a date with her now! "Is that true?" Alexander asks. "You abandoned me in this world and wanted me dead in the next?" Lionel ignores the question and rushes to Martha's side. He gently touches Martha's hair. "Son, what have you done?" Alexander is made even more furious to hear Lionel call him that. He aims his gun at Lionel. Lionel chose someone else over him, twice. "You loved her son," he says. Lionel tries to smooth-talk his way out of this mess, but everything he says just pisses off Alexander even more. He starts throwing whiskey bottles at the wall. He says he knows he's dying, aging too quickly. He also has Lex's memories: "He despised every single one of you." Lionel tries another approach, telling Alexander that his hate can make him strong if he masters it. Alexander's not buying this Return of the Jedi crap and cracks Lionel across the face with his gun. Lionel falls back, unconscious. Alexander calmly pours whiskey all around the room. He pauses when he comes to Martha. He says he's taking pity on her: "I know how much it would kill you to watch your son die." You know what would also kill her? Actually killing her. He hurls the rest of the whiskey into the fire with a high-pitched "AAAAAAAAH!" that is unintentionally kind of funny.