The warehouse of high-school memories. Clark and Lois arrive outside. "How cliché," she says. "An abandoned warehouse." You know, writers, acknowledging that something is a cliché doesn't make it all right to use. They find doors with a chain and lock. Clark tries to be slick, and asks Lois to go look around the building for another entrance while he looks for a key. Lana makes a crack about it not being under the welcome mat, but still does what he asks. Clark pries open the sliding doors.
Lois climbs up some pallets and finds an open window with a simple screen on it. She uses a piece of metal to pry it open. This stuff's easy!
Clark, inside the building, reaches the highschool replica hallway. He sees Frozen Wendell. Mmm, that reminds me: frozen waffles. Clark glances over toward The Torch and sees a statue of Chloe. Yep. Pudding. "Chloe?" Clark asks.
Hallway, again. Lois drops down from an overhead grate. How appropriate, in that Lois herself grates. She reaches the room where Clark is trying to talk to Chloe, and as she watches that, she sees someone creeping up behind her in the reflection of the window. It's PhotoJerkalist. She spins and tries to kick him. He catches her foot and freezes her. This one, I don't mind so much. PhotoJerkalist pulls a bat off a display on the wall. He moves to swing it at Lois. Clark superzips into the scene and takes the bat on the head. It shatters, of course. PhotoJerkalist, hair suddenly tousled, is amazed. He runs up some stairs. Clark superzips to the top to meet him there. Dude turns around. Clark is there, too. Clark tells him he has to release everyone. PhotoJerkalist says he wanted Clark to be a part of this. That's why you kidnapped one nerdy dude and all girls, right? PhotoJerkalist yells that they had no right coming here. That makes no sense, dude, even if you are crazy. Clark summons the powers of platitude, saying that things have to change even if you don't want them to, and that you can't live in high school forever. Lana's statue is at the top of the stairs. PhotoJerkalist uses her as a visual aid to try to tempt Clark into having a girlfriend who would never leave or move on or go outside and stuff. How is that much different than the real Lana? Clark says he's not afraid of that. "You should be," the villain says. "She'll leave you, Clark." Clark says to let her go. He reaches out and they lock arms. Something weird happens to PhotoJerkalist: he starts to become frozen himself. As he sees it happening slowly, he warns Clark that he'll get to find out what it's like to lose someone forever. He pushes Frozen Lana back so that she'll shatter on the floor. "No!" Clark cries, whooshing over. He catches her before she breaks. PhotoJerkalist, on the other hand, ain't so lucky. He gets completely frozen and falls down the stairs. Clark is like, "Eh, let this one go." His leg breaks off and he tumbles off the side of the stairs. His head shatters on a shelf and the rest of his body crashes on the floor. Disturbing. Lana unfreezes in Clark's arms. She gasps. Clark smiles at her. "Clark?" she whispers. Aw, yay! Wendell unfreezes! So does Chloe. Lois hugs her. Lana looks down at PhotoJerkalist's remains. We zoom in creepily on part of his milky head. His eye closes. Ew, ew, ew! Don't creep me out like that, Smallville! We go to commercials.