Hospital hallway. Lex walks up to Dr. Glasses and says he's looking for Dr. Bryce. Um, that's her. Lex says he's a friend of Bo Duke's. Lex says he has an orthopedic specialist ready to fly out within the hour if necessary. Dr. Glasses says there's no need. Lex says he wants Bo to get the best care. "So do I," she says, definitively. Lex smiles. "I've, uh, I've offended you," Lex says. Dr. Glasses says she's second-guessed for a living. She knows who Lex is. Clark comes up just then. He looks at them both and goes into bitch mode. "Lex, what's going on?" Clark asks. Smiling, and with cute dimples (sorry, folks, she's my type, by which I mean, she doesn't look fourteen, like the other girls on this show), Dr. Glasses says that she and Lex were discussing small-town medicine. Lex smiles. She makes a little faux curtsey head bob and walks away. Go get her, Lex, HoYay! be damned! Lex asks Clark how his dad's doing. Clark gives Lex a sly "I know what you did" look and says he's fine, but that Clark's more worried about his mom. Clark says she blames herself for the accident. When? Lex says Clark's mom is just trying to find a balance between work and home. "I guess I'm just lucky she didn't take a 9-iron to a meter maid's car," Clark says and then looks over at Lex with that "I forgive you, you violent, sexy beast" look that can only be (trumpets please) the Gayest Look of the Episode. Lex says, "Oh, you heard about that." Clark says the town is called Smallville. Lex says he was having a bad day. "Yeah," Clark says, grinning, and walks off. They need to find a little utility closet. Lex doesn't know whom to lust after now -- Clark or the doctor. Lex looks through some room blinds and sees Bo arguing as he hops up to his crutches. Lex wisely stays outside the room.
Talon. Our wee Tool Boy waits as Chloe brings over some mugs of coffee. She lists things he has going for him: perfect attendance, straight As, no actual facial hair growth... He says it's pretty intense. Oh, lawd. Chloe says that's like saying the sun is "kinda hot." He says it's an only-child thing; making up for the kids his parents never had. That should be the zero-population-growth motto in China. Chloe says she doesn't understand the mad rush to graduate. He says he knows there's more to life than Smallville. Just remember that when you read the rest of the script, VOTW. He says he can't wait to take on the world. Neither can Chloe. He mentions that Chloe probably has a deadline. She sputters and says yeah, that one of the drawbacks to having free time is that it flies by. Huh? Chloe is full of non sequiturs lately. Tool Boy asks if he can tag along on her work and maybe do something when she's through. "Great!" she says. She'd love that. Clark walks in just then and sees them together. They stand up and greet Clark, all formal. Chloe says she and Tool Boy were just finishing up. She's squirming like she's been caught doing something. TB grabs the check. Chloe goes to grab the car. After Chloe leaves, Clark makes conversation with Tool Boy, asking about Shop Teacher Squat. Tool Boy says the teacher's bark is worse than his bite. He lies that he got an A. "Really?" Clark asks. Lana comes up just then and says she forgot about her math session with Clark. Clark is all, "Wuh?" Clark says that's why he's there. He has to make a feed-store run. He couldn't call and tell her that? Lana says she understands. Tool Boy asks if simultaneous equations have got Lana down. This sounds like a commercial for something. Lana says she and higher math don't along well. I am so, so surprised. Tool Boy offers to give Lana a few tips since he took that class the semester before. Lana says she's totally lost and could use the help. Lana says she's off in ten minutes. "Great," Tool Boy says, right in front of Clark. "I'll be right back," he says. Clark looks over at Tool Boy leaving and then looks back at Lana. He leaves, after shooting a confused look at Lana.