Back in the lab, Chloe's revival has worked. Clark and Lex's vital signs go up.
Back in the Mind Lair, Clark is still punching. Lex, his mouth full of blood, opens his mouth wide, cackling. Whoah, that is creeeeeepy. He looks at Clark with devil eyes.
We see Chloe struggling to stay alive.
Next, Clark is running back down the hall. He's running fast toward the red door. Alexander calls for him. Damn, kid, what now!? "Don't go," the boy says. Clark says he has to. "But you're the only friend I ever had," the kid says. Clark looks longingly over his shoulder at the red door. He walks toward the kid. Clark kneels in front of Alexander, puts his hands on the boy's arms, and says, "Promise me we'll see each other again." The boy, who has a bloody lip, promises. Clark asks him to promise never to stop fighting. Damn, Clark, why don't you just write it in a list, already? Do you want him to promise to do your laundry, too? "You're stronger than you think," Clark says to Alexander. A special effect is making the door recede. It stretches farther and farther away every time Clark looks. The boy asks how Clark knows. "Because you're my friend," Clark says. Clark tells the boy that now that he knows he's in there, he'll always keep an eye out for him. All right, now I'm teary-eyed. Are you happy, show? Jeez. Clark wipes away one of the boy's tears affectionately and says he'll always be here for him. (Sniff.) I'm such a sucker for sad, needy kids. Clark stands near the stretched-out doorway. He holds up a hand. The small boy waves back. Clark regretfully, sadly, is absorbed by the door.
Clark wakes up. Hilariously, he fumbles with the thing on his head and announces that he knows where to find Kara and Lois. They're in the Detroit in Lex's head! Let's go! Clark notices something. Papa Luthor is on the floor, holding a very blue and unconscious Chloe. Clark asks what happened. Papa Luthor says they need a doctor. Don't you have a scientist/medical expert right nearby? What about him? Clark says, "No doctors." He says to take Chloe to her apartment. Clark says, a bit woodenly, "Doctors can do nothing for her!" How about a good gravedigger, then? Clark whooshes out of the scene.
The Chain Link Fence of Trapness. Lois is trying to pick the padlock that's holding her and Kara in the cage. Lois says she learned the skill when...I'm sorry, I fell asleep while Lois blabbed about her dad, The General, and an old boyfriend and...I'm sorry. I think dumb shit makes me sleepy. Lois opens the lock. She pulls the chain and they exit the chain link box. A car has just pulled up. It's Finley. Lois tells Kara they'll have to find another way out. They go prowling back around the junkyard. Do you mean to tell me all this shit is happening right behind the diner? The diner/scrapyard? Lois and Kara make a run for it. Finley spots them. He's pretty bitter that Kara was leaving him for Lex. Lois steps forward, asking him to be rational. Finley is freaked out that he just killed a man. That wasn't supposed to happen. He tells "Linda" that he wanted to protect her. Kara tells Finley that she's not Linda. She stands in front of Lois and tells him that he'll have to shoot her first. Finley doesn't want to go back to prison. He raises his gun. Suddenly a stack of cars topples over. Finley manages to dodge in time, but what if he hadn't? Would Clark have killed him? Finley backs around out of view. Clark grabs him and flings him 300 feet, into a bunch of planks. Are you sure that didn't kill him? Lois and Kara don't see Clark, but they spot Finley, struggling, but not dead. A siren wails. A police car finally shows up. Nobody says anything.