Evacuation area. Army dude says, "My God." Meteors are smashing everything up. People run. Somehow a meteor causes Army guy to get thrown up into the air. People panic.
One guy is looking for his son, Henry. Cute little Henry is running along by himself. His dad is freaking out. Henry picks up a discarded toy truck as meteors crash all around him. One is headed right for him. Clark superzips into the scene and pulls the kid away. Clark covers him as the meteor smashes around them. Clark picks up the boy. "You're not my daddy!" the kid says. The father comes over and gets the boy. "Go!" Clark yells. "Thank you! Thank you!" the man says. So is this Clark's official outing?
The most nimble helicopter in history. Even Da Vinci is like, "Fuck, that ROCKS!" The helicopter is dodging all kinds of crazy meteor trajectories. Inside, Lana is freaking out. Meteors are falling everywhere. One of them clips the tail off the helicopter. It begins to spin and dive. Except for the helicopter being all agile, this is a very well-done set of scenes. The helicopter crashes into the ground. Debris!
We return to more wanton destruction. But forget about that, because Clark's in the Caves of Contrivance. His ass sure is walking slow for someone with so little time to kill. He sets the stones with the others. Flashing light, natch. The three artifacts coalesce into one bright jewel.
Destruction. Corn is flying everywhere!
Lex is leading Chloe roughly into the caves. She asks why they're there. Lex says it's the epicenter. "Of what?" she asks. Of the area! "Come on, Chloe!" he yells, "you're the town purveyor of everything unexplained. You know damn well about this cave and the stones!" Chloe again tries to reason with Lex: she asks what's wrong with him. Lex asks whom she's trying to protect: "Is it Clark?" Chloe repeats the name as if that's the stupidest thing she's ever heard. Chloe asks what Clark has to do with this. Lex says Chloe's known Clark a lot longer and might know him better than anyone. Chloe snarks that she does know Clark, and that he's the last person who'd go "Superthief" on Lex's study for some stupid rock. So now Clark has made a liar out of Chloe, too?
Clark's pretty new stone, which is exactly like the blue gems in Bejeweled, floats in the air. It also hums.
Lex and Chloe notice a bright light coming from around that mystery room. "What is that?" Lex asks, suddenly transfixed. Rocks starts to fall. "Lex, be careful, it might be dangerous!" Chloe says, and rams him right into a cave wall, knocking him down. She goes to investigate while Lex crawls. Chloe rounds the corner. She sees Clark glowing.