Downstairs, Foster Mom slowly gets up in the darkened kitchen. She breathes heavily as the house continues to rumble. Don't go outside! You might be safer there! Foster Mom does a very stupid thing on a show filled with people doing stupid things weekly -- she goes and stands in front of a very large mirror, staring at her own reflection in horror. Yes, it's terrifying to be so dumb. Under the bed, as scary music plays, Shardy cups her ears. She closes her eyes, hard. "Noooo!" Foster Mom screams, as she waits to be killed, but good. This is an interesting way to commit suicide, I guess. Close-up of Shardy's eyes, darting from side to side, as we hear the mirror downstairs break. Wow, that was a dumb death, but my understanding is that it will thin the idiot herd, so let's not feel too bad.
Opening credits. Commercials. Oh, Reba. You'll outlive us all.
Kent Home, at night. Wayward child music plays, as we go inside to see Shardy at the coffee table in the Kent living room, still sketching. Only now she's got an incredible amount of inspiration. Clark is telling someone from the sheriff's department that he found Foster Mom in the kitchen with glass everywhere. "What kind of person would commit such a brutal crime?" Clark asks, stiffly. Yeah, it's not like we've had any murderers in this town before, heavens-to-Betsy, my. The deputy, wearing big glasses, says that the sound of Clark's truck probably scared them off. Shattering glass and explosions didn't, but an F-150 will do the trick. MamaKent thanks the deputy for letting the girl stay with them for the night (it's up to him and not Child Protective Services?). MamaKent says that, after what the girl's been through, she shouldn't have to stay in some shelter. Where professional psychologists may be able to help her. Instead of farmers. Just sayin'. The deputy says that CPS will come by to check in the next morning, and leaves.
MamaKent says that the dead woman only ever wanted to help people, and used to run a youth center before she became MamaKent's chief of staff. MamaKent stares sadly at the girl. Clark says that Shardy hasn't said a word since he picked her up. MamaKent says that the girl hasn't spoken since she was three. The last words she said were "I'm going to hold out for a guest spot on a fresh WB show." MamaKent says that's when her birth mother was killed. Clark notes that the girl's been through one tragedy after another. Uh, Clark and MamaKent? She doesn't speak, but she can hear. MamaKent says that she should call Papa Luthor in London. There's a British version? Sweet! MamaKent says that Foster Mom used to run Papa Luthor's children's foundation. He had a children's foundation? Was it for child clones? Clark, suddenly mindful that his mother is about to speak with evil, tries to stop her. MamaKent says that it'll only take a minute.