The Talon. Clark runs into Sheriff Cheshire and asks if they've found Van McNulty (still a name that amuses me). She says no, but aw, not to worry, he's just a sniper and he probably won't come back to Smallville, where all his guns and his targets are located. Clark says he thinks she's wrong, and shows her a list of people he thinks will be potential targets. Weren't the people on the cabin wall his potential targets? Don't the cops already know this? Cheshire asks if they're in the psychic business now. Clark asks her to look at the first three names. It's the two deaths, and Lex. A fourth name, "Greg Arkin," is on the list. Sheriff Cheshire asks where he got the list. Clark says it's from a friend who believes in a certain "phenomenon" in the town. She says it's out of her jurisdiction. The town is out of her jurisdiction? That's a shitty sheriff job, then. Clark says she doesn't have to believe in magic: if McNulty believes they're freaks, they're in danger. Sheriff Cheshire says it can't hurt to be cautious. She takes the list with her. She also takes the sass and no-nonsense demeanor as she goes. Guess she doesn't dislike Clark anymore.
Clark keeps walking and, oh no, Lana! Run! She asks how Lex is doing. Clark says he's fine, and that it's not the first time he's been in the crosshairs. He says it in a bemused way that rubs Lana the wrong way. I think air molecules rub Lana the wrong way. She asks if they're sure Van was the shooter. "I am," Clark says, still light-hearted. Clark says he knows the dude saved her life, but he thinks that was just accidental. She calls it a "happy accident," which I'm going to take as a shout-out to the late PBS painter Bob Ross. (Maybe he was Pete's dad!) Clark says that he didn't mean it like that. Lana blah blahs about how she was gonna die, she was scared, somebody saved her, it's in the theme song if he wants it set to music. I'm barely listening. I wonder what's on FOX right now. Clark says she's been through worse. He really doesn't care anymore. Lana says it's been fine, because Clark's been there to protect her. She says she knew he wasn't coming this time. Lana says she was relieved that there were others out there like Clark. They're called "homosexuals," and they're everywhere, honey. Get used to it. Clark says that McNulty isn't like him; McNulty's a killer. Lana says it's not fair to take out her anger at everyone affected by the meteors. He says that nobody asked to be different. So he's "Nature," not "Nurture." Lana says that life would be so much better for everyone (and for her appetite for pancakes) if the meteor shower had never happened. Ouch. Clark felt that, hard.