Metropolis General Hospital. Even when we're not in Smallville, I'm still going to be recapping hospital scenes. Instead of being treated by doctors, Lana is led into an exam room by Bionic Brother. She's holding some napkins to her bleeding, gashed head, which will be fine in a short time. Instead of trying to figure out how to keep some brains in her head, Lana is wondering how the guy could have survived being hit at 30 mph: "You should be dead." Nice way to treat your new friend! "It won't be the first time," BB says. Lana ask who he is. BB: "Nobody you want to know. Trust me." Yeah, you can start talking like a person and not an action movie cliché now, all right? Lana tries to ask more questions. BB shuts her up by saying that he's sorry about her car, but that he's gotta get the hell out of here. He opens a door and does just that. Lana opens her phone and makes a call, instead of seeking medical attention. "Clark," she says into the phone, "I need your help." Isn't Clark the guy you sorta broke up with? Just checking.
A close-up of the very uncluttered front page of the Smallville Ledger. The top headline reads, "Widow to take senate seat. Martha Kent assumes her husband's senate position." A dek reads, "A new Kent for senate." Wow, I sure hope they don't have to write three headlines for every single story. I guess the paper is free and undated, because neither of those bits of information is on the page. MamaKent, in the Kent kitchen, takes a deep breath. She can't believe it's a real newspaper either. She hears something outside. Stepping out the front door, MamaKent finds a manila envelope, the words "MARTHA KENT" on it, lying on the porch. The text is printed in block letters on a sheet of paper, then cut out and taped to the envelope. It's pretty thick. MamaKent takes the package inside as mystery music plays. Inside the envelope, she finds a portable DVD player. MamaKent opens it and presses play. It's a scene from the spaceship warehouse. Lana is lying on the ground. MamaKent takes a sharp exhale. She looks around the room, but nobody's there.
Hospital. Clark walks in and finds Lana in the same exam room where a nurse is pretending to care about her uninsured ass. Clark asks if she's all right. Lana says it's just a cut. However, according to Sheryl Crow, the first one is the deepest. Lana asks how Clark got there so fast. Clark takes forever to answer, finally saying that he was at The Daily Planet with Chloe. Lana ignores the lie and tells Clark that she was on her way to the library when a guy ran out in the street and got hit by her car. Lana lives in a dorm on campus. She needs to drive to a library? Lana tells Clark that she didn't even have time to brake. That's not really true. "I hit him full-on," Lana tells Clark. Well, don't gloat about it, jeez. Clark gets sad and says he's sorry. No, but it's cool! Really! Lana tells Clark the guy doesn't have a scratch on him. "Lana, who is this guy?" Clark asks. Do you have his phone number? Is he cute? Lana says that the dude was acting all jumpy and intense, "like somebody was after him." Act fast, Clark! I bet he's really cute! "What does he look like?" Clark asks. Ha! I was so right. But before Lana can start by saying, "Well, he was black," we cut away to another scene. Cowards.