We cut to a very nicely done shot of Kara literally lying on the street. It's raining, and she's on her side. The camera tilts 90 degrees and pulls back slowly. A car is about to hit Kara, but swerves. More cars are on the way. Kara gets up and runs off the street as the camerawork goes all grainy and jittery. Kara goes to a corner and finds a diner. She tries to get in, but the door is locked. She knocks and a waitress unlocks the door for her. The woman doesn't look too thrilled to be interrupted. She says Kara looks like she could use something warm. "Where am I?" Kara asks. "Detroit," the woman says. I was not expecting that. "Motor City?" the woman tries, "Michigan." Not ringing a bell for Kara. If Kara becomes a Motown singer, I'm quitting this recapping gig, I swear to you. Kara is scared. The woman says the street signs can be confusing around here, but she's never seen someone this lost. Have you seen Lost? She asks for Kara's name. Kara doesn't know her own name. Oh, no. Amnesia plotline! These truly are desperate times.
Commercials. You don't even want to know how many kinds of baby wipes are now on the open market.
Kent Farm. The cows can't even believe this amnesia shit, either. Clark is in the barn, angrily putting away bales of hay. Stupid, stupid hay! Lara, wearing a red jacket, shows up. "Still no word?" she asks. Yeah, just one: "Chores." Clark doesn't think Kara will ever come back. He blames himself. He hopes she's still alive somewhere. Lana says Clark only wanted to see his mother. She says if anyone could understand that, it's her. Did you hear? Lana's mother and father believed the Earth was flat because they were, too. Clark still blames himself. He says he let emotions get in the way of common sense. Lana says it's all right to feel and that Clark's emotions are part of him. He grumbles that they're more dangerous than Kryptonite. "Clark, you got to meet your mother!" Lana says. Stop your whining, you jackass. Clark says he always thought if he met his mother, she'd never live up to his image of her. Clark says she did. Lana takes the opportunity to talk about herself. She says she'll never be as strong as Lara and that she's not sure she's as good a person as Clark deserves. Clark says we all make mistakes. "I'm living proof of that," he says. Your birth was a mistake? Harsh. He says it's how we come back from our mistakes that matters. Lana asks how you come back when you feel you're at the point of no return. For one thing, you don't quote songs by Exposé. Clark points to how Lana helped his mother. By getting thrown across a room? "You're not that far gone," he says. He hugs Lana. Lana tries not to cry. Evil!