Smallville High. We finally get an exterior shot. And it's from a strange sideways angle. Thanks, guys. Either we just came from the last Clark scene or Clark's been carrying around his gown all day. I vote the latter. Clark and Lana enter the offices of The Torch looking for Chloe. There are boxes everywhere. Lana says she's not sure if Met U is ready for the Wall of Weird. Clark is just now noticing that Chloe didn't put out today's issue of The Torch. Lana asks if the printer's down. Clark says that the paper isn't in its final format, and that it's unlike Chloe to not get in her final word. They find her unfinished coffee and her cell phone. How exactly did PhotoJerkalist get those students from the real school to his fake warehouse version?
Cut to Lex, kidnapped for the umpteenth time. He's tied to a chair. He wakes up, groggy. He struggles against the ropes. He sees Papa Luthor sitting across from him. Lex says he should have trusted his instincts. He thinks that Papa is working with Jason. Papa Luthor, next to a flaming fireplace, says that his hands recently went to sleep, and that Lex has a funny definition of the word "collaboration." Lex sees that Papa Luthor is bloodied up and also tied to a chair. Just then, Jane Seymour and her son Jason walk in. She's wearing an extravagant white mink coat. Papa makes a crack about the flourishing of their Oedipal bond. Lex smiles at that. Heh. It's pretty funny. Jane slaps Papa Luthor across the mouth. Don't Oedipal me! She warns that this search for the Gay Stones of Knowledge might be a hobby for Papa, but that she didn't come all this way to reach a stalemate. Lex warns Jason that he's making a mistake, and that Jane won't hesitate to turn on him. Papa gives Lex a sly look. "Trust me on this one," Lex says. Jason snarks that Lex doesn't understand family loyalty, given where he's from. Jason says that Papa Luthor stole a stone from them. Jane says he still has it. Everyone stares at Lex. Lex asks what they want from him. Jane says that Papa Luthor won't talk, so that's where Lex comes in. Lex isn't convinced that Papa Luthor would give a damn if he's tortured or killed. "I hope for your sake you're wrong," says Jane Seymour.