Zod is enjoying a spot of espresso at that outdoor café in Metropolis. The wee cup looks especially cute in his hand, the little handle clasped between thumb and forefinger. He sips and watches the world go by for a moment, then closes his eyes and turns his face up to the sun for a bit of a wistful bask. When he opens his eyes again, there's a plain white envelope lying next to his cup. He glances around before picking it up. There's a faint metallic rustling as he empties the contents into his palm. His expression darkens. He lifts the object into view -- it's the guard's dog tag, smeared with blood. Zod looks up and sees Tess standing across the street, watching him. She's holding a paper coffee cup, which she raises in a silent toast. I can't tell from his expression whether he's angry or impressed... or both. She quirks a challenging smile at him, then vanishes when a bus passes between them. Zod clenches his jaw. I'm going to watch that scene again even though I'm done recapping it, that's how awesome it is.
And now I'm back. "End of the World" by Dead by Sunrise plays. The action for the following scene is all in slow motion. It plays like a music video, kinda. Stuart is wandering into an alley, glancing around nervously. Chloe walks up behind him through a veil of mist. He turns to see her, possibly surprised to see that his "estimable foe" is a cute girl. She wordlessly gives him a manila envelope. He takes a look at the contents and finds all the information Chloe had pulled up on him, including the screenshot of his hand. He's stunned, but seems impressed. They shake hands, apparently having reached some understanding or agreement that we're not privy to. Back in the red-light district, Mia is standing around in her same red and yellow get-up and blond wig. Why's she there even though Pimpy Rick has been thwarted? Who knows? Oliver pulls up to the curb in the Aston Martin and smiles at her. The song is going on about not being able to buy gas or pay rent. Oliver cocks his head toward the passenger seat in invitation. She gets in and takes off her wig. They smile at each other and speed off down the street as the rockin' music comes to and end.