Faora-as-Lois in the hallway. Something whooshes in behind her. She turns. Clark is standing there. He says he's been looking for her. She tells him he's too late. She starts to walk away, but Clark grabs her by the arm. Defiantly, she says that Zod may be gone, but that their creation will destroy the world. Why destroy it if you want to rule? Clark wants to talk to Lois. Faora asks if Jor-El or Lara ever came looking for Clark. She says they didn't love Clark like she loves her son. Clark keeps trying to talk to the Lois inside. He says he's sorry. "You have feelings for this creature I inhabit!" Faora says, "like father like son." Ooh! I think Jor-El was a playa! She shoves Clark with one arm, sending him flying through a wall. He falls outside the building and lands on his back, crushing a fire truck. We hear another whoosh and Faora is straddling Clark on top of the truck. I guess Lois finally got her Whitesnake video wish. Faora chokes Clark. He asks Lois to stop. "Lois can't hear you," Faora whispers. We hear some weird space noise nearby. Suddenly, a beam of red light hits Faora right in the chest. The phantom materializes, falling out of Lois's body. The camera pulls back and we see Kara holding the crystal. It sucks in the Faora wraith. Once it's gone, Lois's slack body falls on Clark. He breathes a sigh of relief. Kara goes to help. She asks of Lois is all right. Clark's not sure. Can you give us a minute? This feels good.
In the exam room where Davis was impaled, he suddenly wakes up in a pool of his own blood. He inhales sharply. He's back!
Commercials. Maxwell House is getting all Arabica up in those beans. Hot!
Daily Planet, daytime. Lois, with her hair toned down and makeup back to normal (but cleavage exposed and at the ready), finds Clark at the copy machine. She whispers that she just came from Tess's office and got a raise. And with that, Lois has broken the last remaining rule of working at a newspaper: you don't discuss your salary with coworkers. She has earned the un-coveted Worst Newspaper Employee Ever award, narrowly beating out the guy who made up funny horoscopes and forgot to print a bunch of obits. Clark asks why Tess would give her a raise. "Because I'm me, hello!" she sasses. Oh, Godsticks. I now have good reason to understand that it's Lois the character, not Erica Durance the actress, who is so horrible. Because Durance did a pretty great job as Faora. Clark rolls his eyes and sighs, not sure how to respond. He says it's a bit random. Lois pats him on the shoulder condescendingly and tells him he just has to pay his dues and keep photocopying like a champ. Clark asks if she saw Tess the day before. Lois doesn't remember. She says she touched the rock, tripped out in an Arabian Nights acid trip and woke up confused. Clark says it was probably a blood-sugar thing. He says it's a good thing he can keep an eye on Lois at the farm. Lois pauses. "About that... change of plans," she says. Lois says it's nothing against Clark, but with her raise she can now afford to live somewhere without farm animals. It was that big a raise? Gah. There is no God or justice or truth in this universe. Clark asks if it had anything to do with the hallucination she had. Lois scoffs, saying it was just a dream. She asks what kind of reality has Clark as her knight in shining armor. Clark, amused, notes that he was her knight in shining armor. Lois, awkwardly, calls it crazy. One of Tess's assistants (a strong-looking male one, not her perky blonde assistant) tells Clark that Tess wants to see him. He pauses long enough to give Clark and Lois a really dirty look. Lois gives Clark a half-smile.