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Edge City. The camera lowers its gaze from a highway overpass and a bit of night sky to the crappy train-track area below, where Chloe and Davis are lying on the hood of a yellow car. There are fast food containers nearby and the two of them are engaging in post-grease stargazing. This isn't exactly the terrifying game of cat-and-mouse we were expecting. In fact, Chloe says that you might chalk it up to sleep deprivation, but she's having a hard time seeing a toga-clad woman up in the stars. Davis, suddenly the astrology scholar, says that's Demeter. He says her daughter Persephone was taken by Hades to the Underworld. She says Demeter enlisted the Gods' help to find her daughter, but when Hades offered Persephone her freedom, she surprised everyone by choosing to live underground with the dark prince. Is there a God of overly on-the-nose mythological references in fiction? Anvilophones, perhaps? Rather than jumping for joy at how clever this all is, Davis sounds pretty glum. Chloe glances over at him. He scoffs and says, "We're actually going to pull this off, aren't we?" He thinks they're going to go someplace to slow down and build a life together. Given that Chloe won't have sex with you, I'd hold off on imagining a fairy-tale ending, Davis. Chloe, smiling, says, "As long as we can keep the Gods from hunting us." Good luck with that. They're called "Gods" for a reason. We switch to different view from an angle behind them and can see the slummy neighborhood where they're hanging out. It's not pretty. The full moon hangs above. A shooting star sails across the sky. Goodbye, moon.
In the former Luthor Manor, Tess and a henchman are walking down a hallway. She wants a location on Davis and Chloe. The henchman says they're tracing radiation that was left on Davis when he attacked Neutron. He says they have another problem. His timing is impeccable, because he says it just as they round a corner and Tess sees something's wrong. "What the Hell?" she asks. Two guards are standing in front of her bedroom door. They open it for her. Inside, she finds that there's a giant hole where her vault's door used to be. "Oh my God!" she says. The henchman tells her they heard an explosion, then the security cameras and power pulsed. She walks in and finds a metal suitcase that has been bent in half. It's now empty. "The orb!" she says shakily, "someone stole the orb!" The henchman tries to explain that nobody could have gotten in, but Tess yells at him, "You just said the system went down!" He says it was only for a few seconds. Tess bites her tongue, not willing to say that's all it would have taken for some Kryptonian jerkoff to get in and out of the vault. The henchman takes a step forward to reveal another piece of the puzzle: they think the vault was blown from the inside. Maybe she had a very angry set of earrings in there that were determined to escape. She tells the henchman that he has no ideas how many lives are at stake. Probably not. I'm just a henchman, ma'am. We try not to guesstimate that sort of thing. "Find that orb," she says. Could you describe the orb? Is it orb-like in appearance? Does it respond to the name "Orb" when called? Does the orb have any birthmarks or scars? Could you describe a celebrity the orb resembles? Got any family photos? The henchman leaves the room with so many questions unanswered.