Back in the real world, the VRA ops are marching a blindfolded Chloe into the wintry dead of night. A hail of gunfire blows out all the windows on the VRA vans. Rick Flag advances on them, firing until his gun empties. He whips out two more guns and keeps firing. The "highly-trained lethal killers" don't get a shot in, despite the fact that Flag is completely out in the open and wearing a pretty bright orange shirt, to boot. Trotter orders Chloe killed. One of the ops shoves her to the ground. She rolls to her feet and pulls down her blindfold. From some distance away, Deadshot takes aim and fires two shots that swerve around Chloe and take out her would-be killers. Another op moves to grab her. An arrow slices through the air, blocking his path. Oliver beats him down, earning an appreciative smile from Chloe. Trotter goes after Dinah, who employs some fancy gymnastics to avoid being shot. Trotter's gun clicks empty. Dinah, who has found the time to paint on her mask, blasts Trotter with her "Canary Cry," blowing the woman off her feet and into a nearby fence. Heroic music plays as Dinah, Deadshot, Flag, Chloe and Oliver meet up. I'm liking this team. They should come up with a snappy name.
As is always the case in the real world of Smallville, the moon over virtual Metropolis is full. Clark and Lois step out onto the DP rooftop to find Chloe waiting for them. She tries to instill doubt into this newly determined Clark, telling him that he's the most reluctant of all the heroes to accept his "abnormalities." She says if he jumps and doesn't 100% believe in it, he'll die. Another Chloe pops up, and then another... and another. Suddenly there are about eight Chloes on the rooftop. Clark finds himself filled with doubt again. "Don't listen to it, Clark," Lois says, coming to his side. She gives him a heartfelt speech about trusting himself, like how he trusted himself to tell her his secret. He looks uncertain. Oh my God, just bounce a ball off the rooftop ledge and shout "Get it, boy!" "I believe in you," Lois says. That seems to give him the push that he needs. With a little smile, he takes her in his arms, crouches down and draws on the surrounding energy to propel them both into the sky. The force of their blastoff knocks all the Chloes down like little blond bowling pins. Clark and Lois zoom across the sky, flying past the golden orb atop the Daily Planet building. Majestic music plays. They smile at each other. It really is a neat moment, although I can't help but think they really need to hurry their damn selves along. Time is of the essence, kiddos! They fly a little more and then rocket toward the portal, vanishing in crackling light before they can hit the ground.