Ground-eye view of the Luthorcorp tower. Lex is returning his virus-killing disc to the IT department. Some Jack Black-looking PlayStation-addicted dork in a black t-shirt is surprised to see him. Lex asks for Molly. The guy doesn't know whom Lex is talking about. Lex shows the disc. "I've been looking for that," the geek says, and holds it as if it's the One Ring. The dude says he was the one on call the night before. From home. Lex says Molly was there last night, unpacking computer boxes. A paper on one of the machines says in large script, "SMALLVILLE HIGH." IT Geek says that would explain how all those hard drives got wiped out. Lex turns. IT Geek makes a cringing/flexing gesture with his shoulders. Lex isn't as turned on by this guy as he was by Molly.
The Talon. Big yellow cup of a high-carb coffee treat. Lots of whipped cream and some poured caramel. "There is a lot going on in that cup," PM'sWB says. Lana tells him it's his first time here, and she's trying to impress him. And kill him. He gives her a thumbs-up. As they take their coffee, Lana tells him that The Talon has been a real refuge for her. "Refuge from what?" he asks. From everything, she says. Wow, Lana, your life is so hard. PM'sWB says it was interesting meeting Clark. Lana takes a long moment to create doubts in PM'sWB's head before saying, "We're just friends." He doesn't believe it. He says that, for friends, Lana and Clark are very uncomfortable around each other. As we all are with Lana. Lana says that she and Clark have a lot of history. PM'sWB saw the way Clark looked at her. Lana says that Clark doesn't know what he wants. Like she does? PM'sWB asks how Lana feels about...things. "Clark will always be a very important part of my life," Lana says. "But whatever there was between us...it's gone." They made it look in the trailer like she was saying this to Clark. Damn, you should have fast-forwarded through this scene, too. MAPP apologizes.
Kent Barn. Clark takes a laptop, a notepad, and a book out of the broken truck and dumps them on a table. Chloe comes in and tells Clark that if he's looking for signs of truck-tampering, he won't find any. The truck is fine; she had a mechanic check it out. Clark says that there has to be some explanation. "As to why you tried to mow me over?" she asks. Clark cocks his head. Clark asks if Chloe didn't tell the sheriff he lost control of the car. Chloe says she was covering for him. Chloe, near tears, says that she knows Clark's upset about the Papa Luthor thing: "Don't you think manslaughter is a little beyond 'Eye for an eye'?" Clark asks if Chloe thinks he was trying to hurt her. "I don't know!" Chloe says. Now she really is close to crying. She says that the way Clark's been acting lately, she can only apologize so many times. Clark says he's had a hard time getting over this; every time he sees her, he imagines her with Papa Luthor. Talking. He says that Chloe's not the same person she used to be. She says it's kind of like going to Metropolis and becoming a motorcycle-riding party animal who tells her to get out of his life. Kinda like that. You go, Chloe! Call him on his shit! Clark can't even apologize. Dickweed. Chloe says that she actually came to see if Clark had figured anything out from the night before. She asks what happened after the library. Clark blanked out. He only remembers working on his laptop. (Clark has a laptop?) Chloe turns on the computer and types, "Search for recent documents." A dialogue comes up showing "General Sherman - backup-.doc" and "Astronomy.com." Chloe must be using Windows TV Show Edition. Chloe recovers Clark's history paper. "That's an interesting take on General Sherman," she says wryly. Apparently, Clark thinks that General Sherman was just depressed, and was being harassed by the media. He was mid-sentence when the typing stopped. Clark looks at an email that was being downloaded before the accident. He has emails from Lex, Lana, Pete, and some people named Megan Poss and Dustin Farrell. He tries to open the last email, from "firstname.lastname@example.org," but gets a message that says "EMAIL IS LOCKED. THIS EMAIL CAN NOT BE OPENED." Chloe wonders who "Brainwave" is.