Talon. "Library," Poor Man's Wes Bentley tells Lana, as he suddenly appears. Lana was cleaning up a table. Gazebo! Oh, I was playing the wrong game. He tells Lana that the library is where she can find all the books he's been reading. In the "Dark Knight" section. Lana walks away and says she thought he was on his way to Metropolis. He was, he says, but didn't want to leave things the way they did. Yawn. He admits that he can be a little abrupt. Lana does her Ice Princess routine. Instead of just taking it like Clark, PM'sWB growls and says Lana's driving him nuts. He knows how strong she is, but for "some stupid reason," she puts on her hurt-little-girl façade. Ha! Someone called Lana on her bullshit! I love this guy! Lana bristles, but PM'sWB tells her that people around her never say what they really mean. Hear hear! I mean, Clark, hear this. Lana asks why PM'sWB is so guarded. PM'sWB says that there are pieces of his life that he can't fit back together. Lana is sympathetic. And pink. PM'sWB says that the town is less scary than going to Metropolis alone. Lana understands. "Crazy ninja girls and all?" she asks. Fine, that was almost cute. PM'sWB backpedals on their almost-kiss, and says he was moving too fast. Lana says it's a little early. For a kiss? Jeez. You've sent the guy how many gift baskets? I think he owes you some smooches. PM'sWB says he's going to miss his bus. He moves to leave. Lana waits as long as possible before stopping him. He tells her before he leaves that he hopes Lana finds a way to trust people again, and that she's an amazing person, blah blah blah pinkworship cakes. Lana finally does stop PM'sWB. She asks if he's serious about staying.
Metropolis at night. This episode is making me sleeeeeeepy. Lex is in Lisa Loeb's fantastic apartment. She's serving what looks like French-press coffee. Lex notes with amusement that all the women he's remotely interested in turn out to be raging psychopaths. "Birds of a feather," Lisa Loeb tells him. Lex puts his hand on her chin. What is it with guys touching her face? "What did [Evil Doc] do to you?" Lex asks. Clark just walks in off the elevator. He sees Lex putting his hand out to Lisa Loeb's face. I guess she has even less security than Lex does at his place. Clark caught Lex, and boy is he jealous. It's not love, unfortunately, but it is the Gayest Look of the Episode (caught-in-the-act edition). Clark asks what's going on. Lex says his tech guy traced her. "And you would be...?" she asks Clark. Clark looks over at her neat computer setup. A huge painting of a blue eye is hanging on the wall behind it. Clark asks if that computer is what Lisa Loeb is using to hurt his friends. She tries to stop Clark. He says she doesn't have to protect Evil Doc, and that they know he's controlling her. She denies it. Lex whips out a CD-ROM and asks if that's what Clark is looking for. "Where did you get that?" Lisa asks. "Birds of a feather," Lex parrots. Lex believes she developed the program on her own. Lex pulled it from her disc drive. When exactly wasn't she looking? Lisa Loeb tells Clark that he doesn't know what it's like to be different, and to see things other kids can't. Clark tells her that Evil Doc isn't helping her. She says that the doctor made her feel normal for once. Lex starts tapping on Lisa Loeb's keyboard while she keeps talking about not being a freak anymore. Lex has figured out that she sent an email before they got there. He asks if Clark recognizes the address. "CNH320@instamail.org." "Mom!" Clark says. Huh? That's her email address?