Luthor Manor hallway. Papa Luthor is walking down the hall slowly, cane in hand, arm reaching out toward the wall. You big faker. Hamilton passes Papa, then turns back and makes him a proposition. He tempts Papa with an offer for information, and calls Papa a man of vision. "Apparently, Doctor, you haven't noticed that I am blind," Papa says, dryly. Heh. Hamilton makes a very hard sell. "Don't flatter me," Papa Luthor says. Hamilton says he wants to show Papa Luthor something earth-shattering.
Clark greets Pete at his locker. He says he knows Pete's freaked out. "Don't you think I freak myself out sometimes?" Clark asks, smiling. Pete's not amused. Clark says he has to find that ship. A girl standing behind Pete looks confused and walks off. Clark wants to track down Bubba. Pete changes the subject to the time Clark pretended the ship was heavy, and all the times Clark missed the bus but mysteriously made it to school ahead of Pete. Liar! Liar! Pete's mad that he told Clark all his secrets, but Clark told only lies. You preach it, Pete. Pete's mad that Clark never trusted him. Okay, we get it. Chloe walks up and asks why they didn't tell her about the superhero deal. Her hair has flipped up from last week's flat straightness at attention. Chloe asks about Pete pulling the guy out of the truck. She says that's got Torch exclusive written all over it. Unlike the tornado that almost killed everyone. Chloe asks for an interview. "Maybe later," Pete says. Chloe asks whether his reluctance is part of a conspiracy to cover up a spaceship story. She's heard rumors about Bubba. Clark asks whether she believes that. Chloe says she doesn't, unless Pete can corroborate the story. Pete says, sarcastically, that he saw a ship, and he met an alien, and that alien look a lot like Clark. "I thought aliens were little and green," Chloe says. Pete says things aren't always what you think. He walks off. Chloe asks what's up. "Just guy stuff," Clark says. Burly, manly, sweaty guy stuff. Clark asks if she really buys that UFO stuff, adding that it sounds like an Inquisitor story. Chloe says that if it's true, it's the front page of the Daily Planet. This show exists in the strangest journalistic world ever.
Kent Farm. Clark walks into the kitchen carrying bushels of veggies. "Lex?" he asks. Lex is sitting at the table and says that Clark's mom said it was okay if he came in and waited. She wants to put the finishing touches on another wedding cake soon -- one with two good-looking men on top. Lex, like Lana before, says he just wanted to get out of the mansion. It was getting crowded, he says. "Doesn't it have, like, seventy-five rooms?" Clark asks. Lex says that his dad takes up a lot of space. Clark looks down into his veggies, then looks up at Lex, giving him a cute little "I understand ya, baby mine" look. It is a sweet, pleasant little Gayest Look of the Episode. Clark asks if Papa Luthor is being that difficult. Lex says it's just the opposite: he's being all buddy-buddy. Lex says that his dad has lied to him so many times, it's hard to believe he doesn't have an ulterior motive. Like Steve Forbes when he was running for president with that flat tax rate plan. You just knew something was up. Clark says that Lex could give his dad the benefit of the doubt. Lex makes clear that once he's deceived once, he finds it hard to give someone a second chance. Clark is stunned into silence. Lex asks Clark about the "paperweight" on his desk, and whether Clark's seen it. Clark supports the idea that it got lost and carried away in the tornado. Lex makes an abrupt exit. Clark gulps, but Lex isn't in the room, so it doesn't count.