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.
The end! Thanks for reading the recap, everyone. See you here again next week!
Wait, you say the episode's not over yet? But there was a slow-motion rock video! The two parallel plots of Oliver and Chloe rescuing their respective waifs have concluded! There was an awesome scene where Zod found out how kickass Tess is! Everything's been all wrapped up for the episode, hasn't it? It hasn't? Aw, crap. All right, here we go...
Daily Planet. Clark walks into the basement office and spies Lois looking over some papers. Sweet, soaring romantic music plays. He smiles warmly just watching her. I hope he's gone to the trouble of confirming that, despite what he thought earlier, Lois is not involved with Oliver again because otherwise he's about to be a big douche. "Lois," Clark starts. Not listening to him, Lois rants about the TV station firing them and going with someone else for the morning show. "Lois," Clark tries again. Lois rants some more about everything they went through and almost getting killed. She holds up her paper and shows Clark an ad featuring the person chosen to replace them. It's Catherine, Clark's blind date. For some reason, she's wearing Lois's pink dress and pearls. "Apparently, blonds test better with morning viewers," Lois snarks. "Lois," Clark tries yet again. Lois keeps ranting and raving, so Clark finally shuts her up by kissing her. She's surprised for a second, then kisses him back. They kiss and kiss, right in the middle of the office. The end for real!