Meanwhile, Booster is still hamming it up for the crowd. "If you need a hero, ping me," he tells them. As he makes his way out of the scene, Booster passes Clark and pauses. "Nice glasses," he remarks. He reminds people of his name once more, then flies up, up and away. Clark stares, eyes wide behind his nerdy specs. Somebody save his ego!
Daily Planet. Clark and Lois are making their way into the office. "He said 'nice glasses' like he knew who I really was," Clark snits. Lois suggests Booster just liked his glasses, but withdraws when Clark scoffs. He is instantly suspicious of Booster and already planning an investigation to find out why he's here. Lois surreptitiously nudges Clark into a coworker. "Hey, watch it," the guy says with a sneer. "When did you forget out to walk, Kent?" See? See? This guy remembers that Clark wasn't always a clumsy oaf! Lois apologizes to the guy as he walks off in a huff. Lois's explanation is that it's all a part of Clark's new disguise so that people won't connect him to the Blur. This reminds her that "Blur" won't be a fitting name once he steps into the spotlight. Clark huffs that the spotlight is already crowded with Booster. Big, whiny baby. God! He's just so awful sometimes. Thankfully, Lois tells him he's making too much out of the whole thing and Clark backs off just a bit. "I'm sure our flying car salesman will buzz off as fast as he buzzed in," she reassures him. Naturally, the universe decides to drop a blue and gold turd at that very moment, just to prove her wrong.
Clark walks into their office to find it occupied by Booster and a gaggle of cooing reporters. He's sitting in Clark's chair, feet propped up on the edge of Clark's desk. A photographer snaps pictures while a pretty young lady gives Booster her phone number. "You're sitting at my desk," Clark milquetoasts. "Yeah, I can read," Booster says. He stands up, scans the room, and asks, "Where is the greatest reporter the city's ever known?" He's talking about Perry White, right? He might still be in Africa, or maybe in D.C. with Martha. But no, he's talking about Lois "the hero-maker" Lane, who has just come in to disperse the ogling throng. Booster blows past Clark and introduces himself to Lois with a kiss on the hand. She's unimpressed. He offers her an exclusive interview that will get her the promotion she's been wanting. "It's a Booster Gold guarantee!" he says with a wink and a smile. Act now and you get a second set to give to your friends! But wait, there's more! Call within the next ten minutes and you'll get not only the Booster Gold Guarantee for yourself, the Booster Gold Guarantee for a friend, but a complete set of gold electroplated douche nozzles at absolutely no additional cost! Lois is confused because Booster knew about her promotion, but her irritation proves greater than her confusion, and she tells him she's not interested in interviewing him. That seems kind of stupid. He may be an ass, but he's a newsworthy ass. At the very least, she could find out where he's from and why he's suddenly showing up in Metropolis. That prim voice on Booster's earpiece reminds him he's going to be late for the autograph signing. "So long, punkin'," he says to, I think, Lois. To everyone else, he waves like he's on a parade float.