Tool Boy goes up to Chloe's house. Her goofy dad -- who looks like a more aggressive and slimmer Tom Arnold -- greets the young time-traveling lad. Chloe's not home. Tool Boy's confused, because Chloe paged him to meet her there at 5:30. Last her dad heard, she was working late at The Torch. Ah, trickery! Tool Boy gets into his SUV as Clark watches in his inconspicuous bright red truck. Clark is so trying to look cool here.
Talon. Tool Boy sees Pete standing outside with a cup of coffee. He asks if Pete's seen Lana. Some guy in a letterman jacket is walking with a girl and has a football in his hands. Yes, excellent stage business, that. Tool Boy tells Pete he was paged. From the future. Pete says that something must have come up. Pete walks off. He dials Clark with a flip phone. He says that "Mr. Punctual" showed up. Clark answers on his own cell phone. When did he get a cell phone? Does he get anytime minutes? Did Catherine Zeta-Jones Douglas hook him up? (CZ-JD: Call me!) Clark calls Chloe at The Torch. Chloe's own cell phone rings. They have three different kinds of phones. Something tells me Smallville's attempt to get a corporate cell-phone sponsorship didn't work out.
Chloe sees who's calling and says, "Clark, give it a rest" to herself. Someone walks in, and without looking, Chloe says she'll be with Tool Boy in just a moment. We hear a throat clearing. It's Lana. She sputters and says she thought Lana was going home after her shift was over. Lana says they need to talk. About Tool Boy. Chloe sounds really nervous (she's the only one acting in this scene) and says that Tool Boy was supposed to come look over his article. Lana scoffs and asks if that's why Chloe's wearing a new blouse. Jealous? Chloe says this just got awkward. Lana says she knows about Chloe and Tool Boy through Clark. Chloe says that for a guy so concerned about privacy, Clark can't keep his mouth shut. Word. Lana says this isn't about Clark. "It's about us," she says. Love, love, LOVE! Chloe says she really likes Tool Boy and didn't want to hurt Lana's feelings. Lana says she was out with Tool Boy as well. He must take ginseng to keep that stamina up. "Making me 0 for 2 in the 'They Always Go For Lana Sweepstakes,'" Chlole says. Lana says Tool Boy's playing them both, and that she should have been honest. "Me too," Chloe says. Tool Boy walks in. Lame attempt to cover up their conversation. Tool Boy says he was looking for both of them. "The 2-for-1 special?" Chloe asks. She says they know. Tool Boy says he enjoyed being with the two smartest, prettiest girls in the school. He's...he's...crazy! He says the two of them together were almost his equal. Lana scoffs, as is her wont lately. Lana says that Clark tried to warn them about Tool Boy. He asks if that's why they paged him at the same time. Chloe says she never paged him. He closes the door. Locks it. They ask what he's doing. "Securing my future," he says. "Your futures, on the other hand, don't look so bright." He chases them, and they run. They can't take this scrawny guy? Doesn't one of them carry pepper spray? They run to the other door, but there's Tool Boy Too waiting. He asks them for a double date. They could chew Spearmint gum together. Commercials.