Smallville High. I guess they extended school another day. Chloe is taking down the last clippings from the Wall of Weird as schmaltzy alt-crap plays. The room is bare because no one will ever publish a newspaper here again. Chloe takes her papers in a box and takes one final look around the room. She stands at the doorway and looks sad. She waits there a few minutes as her eyes get even sadder. She turns off the light and closes the door. She looks into the room again, through the window in the door. Then she walks away.
Outside, people are flinging papers through the windows. Chloe emerges from the school's front doors with her box of stuff. She meets Lana and Clark. Clark takes the box from her. "Congratulations Smallville Seniors!" the outside banner reads. Clark says it's not like they won't see each other. Oh, please don't bust into "We Go Together," all right? Lana says that Chloe will have summers and holidays to come to town. This shithole? Are you kidding? Chloe, sad, says, "This sucks!" Dude, I know. "Big-time," Lana whisper-slurs. Clark says that the teachers and tests that we never saw don't seem as scary as that big question mark out there. Lana and Chloe both look at Clark like, "Dumb-ass." Lana says that after everything that happened to PhotoJerkalist, it should be easier to say goodbye to all this. "There's a lot here to say goodbye to," Clark says, woodenly. Chloe sympathizes a bit with the psycho for trying to keep everyone together. She says that after all this, though, she can't imagine anything scarier than being stuck in the past and not being able to move on. Try recapping it. Chloe has suddenly figured out from Lana's remark about Chloe having summers and holidays that Lana's not going to college. Lana says she's staying in town. She's sure now, apparently. Chloe asks if Lana doesn't want to see the world. Lana says that's why she went to Paris, but that there was a reason she was drawn back home. Chloe looks at Clark. Lana says she's not sure she's explored all the possibilities in town. Clark and Lana walk on without Chloe. She looks sad again. "Maybe things won't change that much after all," she says. She goofily follows after them and takes Clark's arm. Sorry, Chloe, but it looks more pathetic than anything else.
Next week: holy ninety-minute finale, Superman!