Commercials. Ever notice how chewing gum commercials just try so much harder? Maybe it's because they're trying to sell you some stupid gum.
Metropolis General. Martian Manhunter is doing much better. He's sitting on the side of his hospital bed, fully dressed, looking at his Metropolis PD badge. Being careful not to make himself bleed, he eases his arm over to put the badge in his pocket. Just then, Clark and Oliver walk in. Manhunter says it's good to be back on his feet. He suddenly gasps a bit and touches his chest. Easy there, big fella. Clark thanks him for using his pull to get him out of trouble with the police, and points out that Jones could have used some backup sooner. Clark asks why he didn't call. Jones says it's the same reason he's had to save Clark from the brink of death and why Oliver let his guard down: pride. Jones looks out the blinds and really chews up the dialogue as he says that it's tough to admit you can't do it alone after you've truly felt so powerful. Oliver says that going solo has really caught up with all of them. Let's get together and be Wham! Clark says that even though the cops were wrong, having that kind of brotherhood can make you feel like you can do anything. They all throw admiring glances at each other. Oh, just get a room. I mean, a room other than one in a hospital.
Lair of Tess. We see her speaking at us on a computer screen on the desk. She's addressing Lex when she says that when she thought her life was over, he gave her a reason to keep going. We pan over to see that she's speaking into a mirror. "I trusted you," she says. As a fire roars in the fireplace in the background, Tess says she's done everything that Lex has asked. He's seen it with his own eyes. "And, apparently, with mine," she says ruefully. "Not anymore," she tells him. She hopes Lex watches with rapt attention as his bank accounts close and as he loses all contact with the outside world. "As your life disappears before your eyes," she says. She opens up a locket on a chain around her neck. This is seriously where I thought she was going to take something out and stab her own eyes out. Instead, she pushes a button inside the locket and jams the signal. It buzzes. "Goodbye, Lex," she says. She's crying. "SIGNAL JAMMED," a message says on the computer screen. "I loved you," she says, "you son of a bitch." Oliver enters the room and sees her in this emotional state. "Mercy!" he says. She turns away from him and wipes away her tears. Oliver sees the fireplace. He says he hopes her S'mores are worth the drive. Ooh, I'd watch it right now, Oliver. Tess says they're going to dinner. She wants to discuss a merger. Oliver, surprised, chuckles and asks what kind of merger. "Anything you want," she says, giving him a sexy look. "Don't keep me waiting," she tells him. He follows her out the door. The camera pulls back to reveal a newspaper on the desk. The A1 headline of The Daily Planet reads, "LEX LUTHOR DECLARED DEAD."