Training facility. Mia's beating the crap out of a dummy with a pair of sticks. Oliver shows up. "Someone taught you well," he says. "Yeah, then told me he didn't want to see me again," Mia says, putting down her sticks. Oliver explains he was trying to protect her, hoping that Vordigan would leave her alone if he wasn't teaching her. She pointedly calls him Green Arrow, then hands over his keys. "Don't worry, I'm not going to tell all my friends I used to train with the Emerald Archer." So... she didn't know before now that he's Green Arrow? It's so hard to remember who knows what on this show. "He's not done with you yet," Oliver says, moving up higher on my shit list for talking about himself in the third person. Mia's ecstatic. She's glad her old teacher showed up again, but less happy that Oliver's teacher showed up. Oliver thinks for a while, then says he can't get Vordigan out of his head: "By the time he gets out of prison, he'll be an old man." So, Vordigan goes to jail for kidnapping and attempted murder, but Tess doesn't? Oliver whines about the dark places inside him. Mia, the only sensible person in the episode, says everyone has a dark place inside them. What matters is what they do with the lessons they learn. Oliver smiles and gives a slight nod.
Metropolis rooftop. Zod poses moodily against the skyline as Clark whooshes up to him. "Lois Lane is off limits," he says. Zod fingers a charm like the one he gave Lois. "A Rao charm is hardly cause for alarm," Zod says. He's a poet and he didn't even know it. Clark demands to know why Zod would give Lois a Kryptonian symbol. Zod explains that Rao symbolizes everything that's good. Clark is assuming the worst of him. It's because scary music plays every time you enter a room, dude. Clark is angry that Zod used Lois to send him a message. Zod teases Clark about being so mistrustful. "I trust those who trust me," Clark says, getting up in Zod's face. Zod smiles and says Clark trusts no one. "Not even the woman you're supposed to care for," he says. Clark looks taken aback. Zod presses on: "She has no idea who you are, does she?" Clark says crossing that line is why he won't help Zod get his powers. Zod gets tears in his eyes and his smile fades. He insists he's just trying to save their race, but Clark snits that Zod is just trying to save his army. Without them, Zod has no one to command. Zod insists he isn't doing this out of ego, but Clark thinks he has an agenda. "You go near Lois again and I will destroy you all," he says. He stares at Zod, letting that sink in for a second. So, I guess the attempt to befriend Zod is over? Clark superzips away. Zod looks stricken. Then he looks mad.