Upstairs in the clock tower, Lana is pouring some tea for Lara. She spills some of it. Lara thinks Lana is ill at ease. She's ill at everything. Lana lies, saying she's fine. Lara thinks Lana is worried she'll discover the darkness she's trying to conceal. Lara suggests Lana not let that darkness overpower the good in her. "You must fight it," she says. Zor-El appears on the balcony, calling for Lara. Lara tells Lana to leave. In one motion, Zor-El sashays in, grabs Lara, and tells her they have a new life waiting up north. What are they, migrant farmer Kryptonians? Lana tells Zor-El to let Lara go. Clark appears in the elevator just in time to see Lana thrown roughly against the elevator grate. She goes unconscious. Clark goes to help her. Zor-El has taken Lara with him. Clark's still bleeding.
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The Daily Planet. Foreboding music plays. Please wash your hands on your way out: people are having sex on the premises. Clark, still looking all beaten up, comes down the stairs looking for Chloe. Chloe puts her hand on his cheek and says she wasn't expecting it to be Raging Bull bad. Now Clark has to gain 40 pounds. Hey, you should see the other guy. He's actually...perfectly fine and signing up for Rent auditions. Clark says the doctors told him that Lana has no internal injuries and will be fine. Like we care. Chloe says Clark's not so hot: she says blood and sweat are never a good combination on Clark. Chloe suggests Clark refrain from wearing rings of any kind until his wedding day. Clark says it was all a trick, part of Zor-El's plan. He says he couldn't ignore his mother's calling voice. Chloe says she knows all about wanting to find your long-lost mother, but that the sad reality is that Clark's mom died. She says he can't bring her back from the dead. Clark says she's not a zombie (though that would have been a more interesting idea for this episode). Clark says he has to do everything to save his mother. Chloe tells him good luck with that: he's got no powers. Chloe gets the idea that Kara can help. Clark says grumpily that she betrayed him. She's on her father's side. Clark needs a ride from Chloe. He says he has to get this ring off his finger and go to the Fortress. Chloe says, "My Yaris gets awesome mileage, but I seriously doubt it'll get us to the North Pole." Oh, Yaris. I did so miss your product placement. You must have been jealous of Project Scion. Clark just needs a ride to the barn. Which is still a few hours away. Hope he's got some cash to pitch in on gas money.