Needle! Neck! We need a hero! Clark busts through the door, Transporter-style, sending wood flying everywhere. "Pete!" he calls. I have a friend from high school named Pete, and a few weeks ago when we visited, he karaoke'd "Sweet Transvestite." We were all yelling out, "Pete Transvestite!" Guess you had to be there. "Put the needle down!" Clark yells. Hamilton says not until Pete tells him what he knows. A kid just busted through your door with superhuman strength and you still don't know whom the ship belongs to? Clark uses his now-finely-honed heat-spurt vision to make the needle very, very hot. Hamilton screams and the needle shatters. If I'm not mistaken, some of that green stuff hit Pete. Clark walks over, punches Hamilton in the gut, and sends him the requisite thirty feet through the air into a bunch of steel barrels. About par for the course. Clark unties Pete, but his hands come across some meteor fragment juice. Clark holds his gnarly hand. Hamilton sees what's going on and comes over. Clark falls on all the pretty lab equipment. Pete asks what's wrong. "I'm allergic to meteor rocks," he moans. Hamilton grabs a whole mason jar of green liquid (maybe it's just lemon-lime Kool-Aid) and threatens to pour it on Clark. "This ship is yours, isn't it?" he asks. "Open it!" Pete grabs a big metal canister and clocks Hamilton on the back. Hamilton falls on his own equipment. He should really have all that stuff on shelves or something. As Hamilton lies on the ground, some green liquid falls on his forehead, creating a flat set of lines on his worrying forehead. As Clark and Pete get up, Hamilton starts to jitter just like Jitterman, and just like in all those Tool videos. As Pete and Clark hug and flail, Pete says they've gotta get out of there. Clark wants to help Hamilton. Pete tries to get close, but Hamilton's shaking abruptly stops. He was shake-n-baked. "It's too late. He's dead. Come on!" Pete says, which is more along the lines of his usual dialogue load per episode. They make tracks.
Later. The ship is safely back in the Kent basement. Pete is there with Clark and the folks. Pete asks if there's anything inside. MamaKent says they always hoped the ship would have some answers inside, but they've never gotten it open. Pete apologizes for going postal. He now understands, and has learned a Valuable Lesson about Clark's secret. Pete says there's still one thing: Pete wants to know why Clark still wanted to save Hamilton after all the mischief he caused. Clark says he can't let anyone die to protect his secret. Except all the krypto-villains, cops, and reporters from all the previous episodes. Pete thinks on that one. "It's not easy being you, is it?" Pete asks. Clark says he's got his best friend watching his back again. So who's your best friend now, Clark? Bo jumps in, because it wouldn't be a special educational moment without him. He says he's proud of Pete. He hopes Pete realizes what an enormous responsibility this is. It's not really a platitude. It's more of a flatitude. Clark smiles cheesily and says that's his dad's way of saying, "Welcome to the family." Pete smiles. Yay! Happy times.