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The Talon at night. MamaKent, wearing quite the saucy short skirt, is dumping some trash out back. She sees a campaign poster for Bo in a flower shop's window and sighs. As she stares at it, she sees someone reflected on the glass. She turns with a gasp and sees Papa Luthor. Papa says that it's true what they say: behind every great man is a great woman. Sometimes with a strap-on. MamaKent gives him a funny little dubious look. Papa suggests that the campaign must be taking up lots of her time. She says that it is, but that they have lots of help. As she starts to walk off, Papa says that they don't have enough help to win going into the final stretch. Papa somehow knows that the Kent campaign is down to its last dollars. MamaKent is glad that Papa's behind his son, but says she'd never give up on her husband. Papa says she's misunderstanding. He steps forward and offers up a check to match what Lex is spending. "This is more than money to match," MamaKent says, staring at the check. Well, then, get yourself a nice Faberge egg or something. MamaKent goes, "Ooh." She says that Bo Duke would never accept the money. Papa expected Bo to barrel through on "blind idealism," but hoped MamaKent would be more savvy. MamaKent is like, "Damn. You got me. I no savvy." Papa comes in very close and suggests that she has her own reasons not to want Bo to win. Papa backs off and walks away, having won that round neatly.
The Daily Planet basement where nobody except Chloe ever works at night. Chloe is asking Clark why he stopped by, since it wasn't just to drop off a campaign press release. Clark ambushes Chloe, asking, "How far do you want to cross this friendship boundary?" It's an office booty call! Chloe asks when they've ever had boundaries. Maybe when Clark kept telling Chloe to stay off his back and wouldn't tell her his secret for years? Chloe suggests that Clark just leave out the details. It says a lot about Clark that the only person he can talk to about this is the girl who's always been in love with him and whose heart he broke. Clark says that everything was fine with Lana when he was human: "It was great!" Chloe thinks, "Awesome. Do go on, douchebag." "But now that I have my abilities back, it's like...our...sex...life...has been on hiatus." Much like the show. Chloe, looking a bit stunned, goes, "Oh!" She scrunches her face around looking for purchase on this slippery slope. She says she knows she'll regret asking this, but, "Why?" Clark says it takes time to adjust his abilities to new situations. So he's never self-calibrated with masturbation? That sounds like a pretty good way to handle it, so to speak.