Another evil Metropolis street for MamaKent to wander around in by herself. She's carrying a briefcase and walking away from her parked blue truck. A siren wails in the distance. "Did you bring the money?" an evil man asks, suddenly appearing off to the side. She did. MamaKent asks who he is. A loud car pulls up, its headlights flashing toward MamaKent and the burly man. The burly man makes a getaway. Out from the car appears Papa Luthor. MamaKent asks what he's doing there. She's pissed. Papa Luthor says he was worried when he saw that package at her house, and figured something was up. He says he wants to help. No meddle, help! He's seemingly figured out that MamaKent's a victim of blackmail. "So what does one do in this position?" MamaKent asks. Papa says you never give in, because then it never ends. MamaKent walks away frustrated and says there's a lot at stake in her situation. "There always is," Papa suggests. He offers to help, but MamaKent tries to brush him off and say she can handle it. He tells her that this is something outside of her experience. He lies and says that what's in the package is of no interest to him: "My only interest is your well-being." He asks her to please let him take care of this. He smiles slyly. Bastard!
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Speaking of black male, Bionic Brother is in the evil lab, strapped to a platform in that very scary-looking white lab. All kinds of artificial limbs and wires hang from the ceiling. Kreig and another scientist, in blue scrubs, approach BB, whose head is in the middle of a giant vise grip. He asks about Katherine. Kreig tells him that she's back home, and that they've called off the dogs. There were dogs? Also, they replaced his arm tubing and servoed his mechanism with some...uh...things. "Your arm is even better than before," Kreig says. Well, hand over some magazines and we'll find out for sure. "I can't wait to use it to smash your skull in," BB threatens. I supposed you could do that, too. Lex appears, standing behind Kreig. "How ya feeling?" he asks. BB shoots Lex a glare. Lex says he's glad they found him in time. BB asks if Lex has a God complex, hissing, "I didn't ask to be saved." Lex says he's just giving the guy a chance at a normal life. "'Normal,'" BB spits. "Half my body is straight out of the Sharper Image catalog." His ass expels ionic-purified gases. Lex says that came at a price much steeper than $6 million. BB says that he doesn't need all this gadgetry, and that they can just roll him out in a wheelbarrow. Lex tells BB he'd die without this stuff, and that he needs to be patient if he wants his freedom. A computer nearby makes a funny noise. "What's that?" BB asks. Lex says it's something that'll make his life easier. A scientist swabs the side of BB's head. He asks what's going on. Lex says that he's helping him to be whole again: anger, despair, and loneliness can create a rift between brain and bionics. Damn, don't I know it. He says that the chip they're installing will take the edge off when necessary. BB says that they're trying to make him a drone -- a robot. Chest shot. Saaaaay. Nice torso, Bionic Brother! "Easy," Lex says, leaning in close. "You've read too much science fiction." He says that the merging of man and machine is nothing new. He lets Kreig get to work. Kreig shoves a needle in BB's neck. Ouchie.