Whoa! Look, show, you can't just throw the HoYay at me like that in a weak moment, right after showing Lana's confused face. You gotta ease into it! Buy me a drink first, goddammit! That said, here it is. Jason has a hot poker, its tip glowing fiery orange, and he's thrusting it in Lex's face. I am absolutely not making this up. He bends down so that we see the poker framed in between his and Lex's face. Lex leans back, all, "I've seen bigger." There's a moment of tension that is the Gayest Look of the Episode. Jane Seymour and Papa Luthor watch curiously, as if they're seeing a cockfight. Which, I guess, they are. Jason pokes Lex with the hot iron, right in the pec. Lex grits his teeth and growls. Jane asks Papa where the stone is. His nostrils flare. Jason continues with the poking. Lex continues with the grunting. Jane tells Papa Luthor that she knows he doesn't want Lex to die. Dirty looks all around. Ma Seymour takes the poker from "Jason darling" and points it at Lex's face. Hey, you'll take somebody's eye out with that! Oh. That's intentional. Jason holds Lex's face as she thrusts it toward Lex's right eye. He struggles. Papa Luthor lets his nostrils go wild. It's all very tense.
"Stop! Stop it!" Papa Luthor finally yells when it's too much for him. Jane asks where he put the stone. "I gave it to Lana!" he yells. Uh. Huh. That's pretty stupid, Dad. Lex lies (or is he just ignorant?) that Lana knows nothing about this. Jane Seymour says that Papa would never trust something so valuable with Lana. That's true. I wouldn't even trust my Schlitterbahn season pass with her. Papa Luthor says something that makes my blood go cold: that she's the Chosen One, and that they all know it. Chosen whooooo? Lana whaaaa? Everyone freezes at that, and then Jason grabs his keys and starts to leave the room. Ma Seymour stops him and says that she'll take care of Lana. You know. "Take care." Like in the Mafia. Jason tells his mom that she promised not to hurt Lana. His mom asks if Lana's ever shown any gratitude. Or intelligence, or drive, or level-headedness? I made up those last three, but for once, I'm in Jane's corner. She mentions Clark, which is definitely a sore spot with Jason. Jason does seem pretty dumb here. Jane touches Jason's hand where he's holding the keys. It's, um, not very motherly. She says she'd never betray Jason the way Lana has. You mean with Clark? Dark music broods over the scene. Jane takes the keys from Jason's hand. Papa Luthor tells Jane Seymour not to underestimate Lana. He reminds her that Lana's ancestor (used correctly this time) swore to revenge her family. The "revenge your family" part sounds weird, though. Jane tells Papa Luthor to leave folklore in the past. She says her ancestors burned traitors at the stake: "Let's hope you're not one of them." But...you just said...to leave the folklore in the past...and...THIS SUCKS! Jane Seymour leaves the room in a huff, slamming the door on a writer listening in from outside, if there's any justice.