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.
Clark grabs the jewel. Power Ranger!
In an ornate bedroom, Papa Luthor is lying on a bed with his hands meeting at his stomach. The camera whooshes over and zooms in on his eye. Kryptonian symbols scroll across his eyeball.
We flash back to Clark. He yells. The white light engulfs him as Chloe and Lex both watch. Clark disappears. The light erupts brightly.
Clark is suddenly on a wide, snowy expanse. Coldness! He looks around in his little Members Only jacket. The camera cranes out to show the wide tundra.
Country road. Lois is driving Chloe's car. She pulls off the road and gets out. She runs up to the top of a grassy hill. Sad music plays. Lois, on hands and knees, looks down at the town. She begins to cry. We see smoke trails and destruction. Lois looks heartbroken and serious for once.
Helicopter. Lana wakes up. Her face is bloody and blackened. Her lips are completely unaffected. The pilot next to her is dead. Lana gets out of the cockpit and the camera changes angles to show she was upside down. Lana crawls across the grass, gasping. Her leg is broken. She struggles through smoke and debris. There's even some fire. Lana sees a dirt mound and must go toward it. She drags and drags herself. She climbs to the top of the mound and looks over the edge. There's a gigantic black shape there -- probably a ship -- in the shape of the artifacts. Something opens, spilling light out onto Lana's face.