The next day. MamaKent's room at the hospital. We see an Ultrasound of what looks like a relatively healthy fetus on a monitor. Dropkick, in full makeup, is watching the screen. Clark, also watching, asks if it's a boy or a girl. Labels! Bo interrupts and asks that she not tell. "We'd like to find out the old-fashioned way," MamaKent says. Well, good luck choosing all those neutral-colored baby clothes. Dropkick, who's wearing a full turtleneck, says the important thing is that she and the baby are both healthy. Dropkick says it's a medical miracle. "Your family seems to have a stockpile of them," she says. She should see their storage bins of platitudes and imported cheeses. She says that she saw Clark's blood test, as well as MamaKent's miraculous recovery. She says that if they know how it happened, they should tell her. Bo says it was just a plain ole everyday miracle. Liars! Clark plays along, too. Much eye contact between the family and Dropkick.
Outside the hospital. A youngish-looking doctor with long sideburns is stopped in his car. Lex, in his own car, pulls up next to him. He asks the guy, who's a doctor, about some information. The doctor says he shouldn't be doing this. He's giving Lex a file on a patient. This car-to-car conversation looks like it was shot on a soundstage. The doctor says he could get fired for this. He says, "Mrs. Kent was a very sick woman." Lex says she's a very good friend of his. "That's all you need to know." Lex drives off.
Dropkick's office. There's a shiny silver box with a pretty ribbon on it. Lex waits there for her. He goes to the microscope just as she walks in. Lex congratulates her on MamaKent's recovery. He says he heard from Clark that MamaKent's going to be fine. Doctor Dropkick says she doesn't know how much she had to do with it. Lex asks how she explains it, then. Silence. Lex says he knows she can't talk about her patients. Lex gives her the gift. "A going away present?" Dropkick asks. Lex says it isn't. She opens it. It's a key. Lex says it's a key to the mansion. "I want you to move in," he says. Wait, did he go blind and think she's Clark by accident? "Lex," she says. Lex says he doesn't want to stand in the way of her ambitions, but he'd be missing an opportunity if he didn't ask her to say. She gets the look of Lexy Love. She kisses him. We only see it from behind his head. She doesn't make a decision just then.
The Torch office. Chloe is at a lightboard, pasting up some headlines. Somebody brought up the point recently about pagination and how if they laid their paper out on Macs, they wouldn't be doing paste-up. Some papers do pagination on screen, print and paste-up their layouts, and then send those pages to the press. Not all presses are pagination-ready. It's very realistic that a high-school paper would do it that way, especially if the press they use is as old as most. (And a new printing press can cost millions of dollars.) Anyway, I turn geek mode off. Lana walks in wearing a smart red jacket. (It looks a little like the one Chloe was wearing earlier.) Lana reads the headline. "'Attack of the killer mold spores'?" she asks. Chloe says she'll never look at bleu cheese the same way again. Lana says she couldn't bring herself to go back and see Clark when he was sick. She asks whether that makes her a horrible person. Actually, yeah. Yeah, it does. Chloe says it doesn't. Lana says it makes you realize who's important in your life. Chloe says, "Yeah," ruefully. "And who's important to Clark," Chloe says. Lana asks what she means, but Chloe doesn't really answer. Right in the middle of her paste-up, Chloe says she's going to go home and change for the benefit. Lana asks if the programs are ready. Chloe points Lana to a part of the office. Lana turns to get the programs and finds a piece of pink paper crumpled up next to the box. It's Chloe's love letter to Clark. Lana reads it out loud (but in her head.) Strummy music starts to play.