Four weeks of healing and cosmetic surgery later...Chloe, Clark, Lana, and Poor Man's Wes Bentley are at The Talon. I guess Pete's not invited. Chloe says she can officially rule out paranoia. Somebody's trying to kill her. Why would she want to have coffee with three people, two of whom have just tried to kill her? Chloe -- who has a teeny bandage on her forehead -- is still freaked out. Lana apologizes for, you know, kicking the living shit out of her. Lana can't believe it. She brings Chloe a cold compress. Yeah, that'll help that pesky internal bleeding. Chloe is mad that Lana got them suspended. Hey, you almost got an axe to the head, Chloe. You're lucky there's only one of you right now. Chloe is glad that PM'sWB was there. She asks where he got his moves. Kung Fu? Judo? Justin Timberlake? He shrugs and says he doesn't know. Now Clark's all suspicious. PM'sWB says he's watched a few too many Jackie Chan movies. Like Rumble In The Bronx, the one filmed in Canada. Lana also gives PM'sWB the Suspicious Eye. Clark drinks his coffee and makes a "Mmmm, Colombian!" face. It also puts an idea into his pretty head. He asks if Lana got any weird emails. Lana looks at her PDA, which was somehow recovered in the melee. She got an email, but doesn't remember opening it. It's from firstname.lastname@example.org. Clark connects the dots. PM'sWB suggests subliminal messaging. New, from AOL! Chloe says something could have been hidden in the binary code. Numbers, even! Lana asks how she got snapped out of it. Chloe cares more about what triggered the "Kill Chloe" impulse. When a man you've never met before suddenly stops a pink princess from chopping your head off...that's impulse. Clark says "It's Brainwave again," like he's talking about The Joker.
Computer geek time. PM'sWB has hooked up Lana's PDA to a computer and is synchronizing to try to get an IP address from that email. He explains that every computer online has an IP. "You can do that?" Clark asks, as if Stephen Hawking just explained how to resurrect Walt Disney's frozen head. PM'sWB says they'll see. Chloe is still trying to figure out why someone would want to kill her. She asks why she didn't get a message suggesting suicide. PM'sWB is right there with an answer: he says that not even hypnotic messages can override someone's survival instincts. Clark asks if he just picked that information up somewhere. Suddenly, everyone's suspicious of a little knowledge. These are the same people that jump to conclusions about bug boys and shapeshifter villains. PM'sWB says he was in physical rehab for months with nothing to do but read. Looks like he tracked down the IP: it says, "Computer registered to Chloe Sullivan, I.P. address registered to Luthorcorp." Wow, that's a lot of letters for an IP address. "Chloe, the message came from your computer!" Clark explains to illiterates. Lana asks why anyone at Luthorcorp would attack Chloe. Chloe and Clark exchange a look.