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It's still a full moon in Metropolis. That's a pretty big moon. Inside the Daily Planet, specifically Jimmy's photo den, Kara is trying to eat Chinese. It's not going well. She snaps her chopsticks and sends broccoli flying. She scoffs. Jimmy says she's no Mr. Miyagi. Thank goodness for that! Mr. Miyagi and Jimmy would make an awful couple. However, life lessons would be learned. Jimmy explains how to use chopsticks: don't let the noodles intimidate you. She learns quickly. Kara says Jimmy is a really patient teacher. They have a moment. On screen, Jimmy's photo rendering is done. "That's not the ship," Kara says. However, there's another clue embedded in the image. The logo is of "Flintlock," a technology contractor for the government. It sounds almost as ominous as "Blackwater." Jimmy thinks it means there's an Area 51 in Kansas. He can't wait to tell Chloe. Kara asks him not to. Kara makes up the excuse that Chloe would tell Clark and Clark would give her a hard time about her UFO obsession. Jimmy says that this headline is exactly what Chloe needs for her new editor. Kara makes Jimmy promise to keep it a secret. Jimmy smiles goofily. Uh-oh, it's Chloe! She's standing in the doorway! Hide! Jimmy stands awkwardly. Kara, nonplussed, asks if Chloe wants some Chinese. Not helping! Kara says Chinese is good, but they really make you work for it. Shut up, woman! Jimmy approaches Chloe. He looks really guilty and says he can explain. Then do so, young man. Quickly! Chloe says there's no need. She goes away. Jimmy swears it's not what it looks like. Chloe just says, "Bye." She throws her letter to Jimmy in a nearby trashcan. Jimmy, of course, is going to retrieve it. Chloe must know that on some level.
Smallville Medical Center. Lex wakes up with a pretty nasty wound next to his left eye. He winces. Clark is in a chair, leaning forward, just staring at him. Blueberry pancakes are no match for a sexy man in a flimsy hospital gown. It's the Gayest Look of the Episode. Lex is surprised that Clark saved him. Clark explains that he was following a lead on Lex's "butcher." Lex thinks Clark must have found out from Lana. "Don't bring Lana into this," Clark warns. Lex says he knows Lana is trying to uncover company secrets, and that she's probably using the $10 million she stole from him. Busted! Lex just couldn't wait to get that out. Clark squints. Lex says it was money well spent; if Lana hadn't tipped Clark off, he'd be dead. Clark says Lex is just as guilty as the doctor. Clark says he feels sick taking a life for Lex. "Knox isn't dead, Clark," Lex tells him. Lex tells Clark about the six bullets he put into the dude's chest. "You're saying Knox is still alive," Clark confirms. Dude, he just said that. Maybe if you had some super-comprehension to go with your superhearing. Lex tells Clark that Knox is killing his patients one-by-one. Killing them in pairs might be more efficient.
Knox's office. He's at his desk holding an expensive-looking pocket watch. His lab coat and white shirt are a little open, showing off some Cain Chest. Chloe walks in. He smiles, because she's right on time. This is a pretty late appointment. Chloe's happy that her test results showed she could have the procedure. Knox tells her that the concentration of meteor rock in her heart is extraordinary. "In my heart?" Chloe asks. Knox tells her to relax. He picks up a little bottle that's probably chloroform. Chloe looks around and asks where the rest of his staff is. It's like midnight. Maybe they're home, asleep. Knox lies that they'll be here shortly. Knox opens the bottle and keeps a cloth near it. Chloe asks what that is. She realizes something's up and runs. Knox gives chase. He catches her and puts the cloth to her mouth as she struggles. He shushes her to sleep.