The Talon, daytime. Chloe is grabbing her keys and her purse as she heads for the door, only to open it and see Lana is standing right there. EEYYAAAH!! Don't do that! Chloe says she's surprised to see Lana there. Lana acknowledges that they left things in a weird place last time. Yeah, Metropolis. Chloe invites Lana in. Lana enters her old apartment, gritting her teeth, saying that she was very frustrated when last she walked away: "Chloe, I can't afford to lose you, too." Yeah you can, you're RICH! Lana says that since she's been with Lex, she's lost everyone else in her life. But she gained Aunt Nasty Nell, who is probably thrilled that Lana's marrying a billionaire. Chloe asks if Lana lost them or if she's being forced to leave her friends behind. Lana says she's not in captivity. Chloe says that she might not be, in so many words, but that she knows how protective Lex is of the things he values the most. Emphasis on the word "things." We get a wide shot of the room, which still has those awesome green shelves. There's a poster of A Clockwork Orange in the background. Lana says that Chloe has done her Maid of Honor duties by asking tough questions, but that she's hoping they can just get past this. Chloe agrees, and says that the case is closed. Chloe, grinning, asks if she missed something with the whole "Maid of Honor" spiel. Lana smiles back, saying that she hopes Chloe's not allergic to taffeta. Lana says that's why she came by: "Will you stand up with me?" Sure, because who else will? Chloe, laughing, says, "Of course!" They hug. Very briefly. Chloe asks if they'll just ignore the huge elephant in the corner named Clark. Lana goes all pragmatic, saying that whatever Clark is hiding, he chose to confide in the people he trusts most. Lana says that as much as she wishes she were one of those people, she can't hold it against Chloe. Chloe looks uncomfortable. Lana says that she won't ask Chloe to betray Clark's secret if she'll stop denying that he has one. Chloe has no response for that. Which is fine, because it's the end of the scene.
Flyover: Daily Planet. A comely young journalist in glasses walks by just as Chloe is coming down the stairs. She smiles when she sees some red roses on her desk in a plain white vase, and picks up the card. There are two hearts with arrows through them on the plain pink paper, and in all caps, it reads, "Thanks for my first unsucky Valentine's Day. Love, Jimmy xoxo..." Clark magically appears behind Chloe, wearing his crappy red jacket. "Will this holiday ever end?" he asks. Security! Chloe rolls her eyes, saying that she's sorry to offend with her criminal PDA. Can we find another abbreviation for "public displays of affection"? Because when I hear that, I always think Palm Pilot. Clark says that he and Chloe were supposed to meet twenty minutes ago, and asks where she's been. Chloe lies a little too obviously that she was stuck in traffic. Why not just tell the truth and say you were at home? Chloe says that she did some digging into their favorite "Martian manhunter," but has come up empty.