We see an eye open. It's surrounded by burnt tissue and bandages. The camera pulls back to reveal Davis, his face bloodied and surrounded by white bandages made pink in places by his wounds. Tess opens a set of blinds to let in sunlight. Oh, God, it BURNS! But only if you're a vampire. She asks if he was expecting a chorus of angels. She's holding what looks like a bowl of rice. She sits on the side of the bed where Davis lies and apologizes for the state he's in. She says she was just trying to kill him, but it's harder than she thought. She pulls off some bandages on his face. His face is full of scars, but pretty healthy-looking for a guy who just got blown the fuck up. He asks who she is and why he's there. She shushes him and says he's safe. I guess that's relative. She says if the world knew he was a serial killer, he'd never stop running from torches. "You got the wrong idea about me, lady," Davis croaks. Tess says it's not his fault he was born with a killer instinct. She admires his "altruistic" choice of victims and compares him to a bat kept around to get rid of the parasites. Davis says slowly, "I can't... control myself." She says that suicide really wouldn't work for a guy who can't be killed. After admitting what he did, he seems to backtrack: "I am not... who you think I am." "No," Tess corrects, "you're not who you think you are." Tess picks up the Veritas book that was on the nightstand. She says that after she learned what Davis had been doing in Metropolis, she looked into his background. We now see that Davis has his whole body wrapped in bandages. She discovered he has no background. She says she hit a dead end until she inherited the book. "Stole it, if I'm being honest," she adds. She thinks it might jog his memory. She says the book belonged to Papa Luthor. She says it tells the story of a boy who fell to Earth the day a meteor shower destroyed a Kansas town. She says she's beginning to believe the boy didn't come here alone. Good, because that would just be bad parenting.
We look at a page in the book. It's a damned accurate drawing of the spaceship in the crater. The drawing transitions to the real memory. We see a boy's face pop up behind the ship, looking frightened. It's the dark-haired boy with thick eyebrows and an adorable face who isn't Clark. The boy is naked and covered in grime. He looks at his egg. Ew, kid. He hears the loud voice of Bo Duke saying that kids don't just fall out of the sky. Oh, man, I miss his platitudes! The boy, alarmed by such folksy bellowing, hides behind some twisted branches. He sees Bo Duke and MamaKent carrying Clark in a blanket. Bo is saying that the boy must have parents. As crappy as it is that they're changing the history of the show here, I must say the scenes are blending together very nicely. We see Bo and MamaKent come upon the ship. They don't see the other boy as he hides. Bo tells MamaKent that they can't keep the boy in her arms. She reminds him that they didn't find him, he found them. This scene is still very sweet, even after all the bitterness that has followed. The boy who will be Clark looks back as he's carried away and it looks like he can see young Davis where he's hiding. Davis peeks his head out and walks toward them. Just then, two men in military-style uniforms come over the hill. "Over here! Found him!" one of them yells. Davis learns to use his new legs very quickly as he runs away from them. He rushes up out of the crater and through the cornstalks, which are now upright again. He runs and runs through the corn as the armed men give chase. Suddenly, a metal cage lands over young Davis. "No!" he cries, in his very quickly learned English. They shut the cage on him. He looks out, dirty, feral. We flash out of that onto a drawing that replicates the boy's haunted stare in the Veritas book.