Smallville. The permanently full moon has decided to pay a visit to the old Luthor mansion. Inside, guests mill about and drink champagne and wonder why they had to go all the way to a farm town for a party. Oliver arrives in a black suit and matching shirt. He catches up to Tess and they jokingly complain about the rough day they've both had, neither knowing how true the other's words really are. Then he teases her about a bad deal with China she'll have to explain to the shareholders. "Wouldn't miss it for the world," he says. He was so eager to get there, in fact, that he barely had time to change clothes. Tess looks at his outfit and agrees: "Black on black? That's a hard look to pull off." "It's easier than you think," he says, a moment before realizing that Tess is echoing the Green Arrow's words from earlier. They both get "Oh, shit!" looks on their faces when they realize they've inadvertently learned each other's secrets, while giving away their own. "Green Arrow," Tess says unnecessarily. Commercials!
Back from the break, Clark has decided to go up to the lab to see what's on the slab. Sadly, it's just Edward Lott's corpse. In a tray beside the body, there's an evidence bag containing Lott's wallet and a white Knight chess piece. For some unfathomable reason, this makes Clark mutter Tess's name. I'd like to think it's some superhuman power of deduction, but the hamster that runs the wheel in his brain probably went, "Chess... Tess... [i]They rhyme[/i]!" He super-zips across town and into Tess's office at the Daily Planet. There's a chessboard set up on her desk, with a white Knight missing. Seems like the piece should be missing from Waller's board, since she's the one who set everything up, but whatever. Oh, and Clark has Lott's chess piece in his hand. Way to steal evidence, Super Doofus. Clark looks peeved. He X-rays the room and sees the hidden arsenal behind the walls. I wonder how you find a contractor for that kind of remodeling job? How would that be listed in the phone book? The angry elephant trumpets its displeasure. Clark zips away.