Kent Farm. Tess finds Alexander in the hayloft. He's sitting on the old sofa, looking through Clark's old yearbook. "This barn is just like I remember," he says. "But you've never been here before," Tess says. Alexander points to a picture of Clark at his freshman dance. "You see his bow tie? It was the first one he ever wore, and I tied it for him, here." Back when Lex and Clark were still in love, love, love! Tess, freaking out a little, tries to convince Alexander that it must have been a dream, but he's adamant. He remembers Clark telling him they'd be friends forever. "And at the window? I told him that our friendship would be the thing of legend." He goes to said window and gazes out at the night sky, blue eyes big and sad. Tess says Alexander can make that happen. He says he can't trust Clark. "He made my father hate me," he says. "He took away everything that I ever cared about." He asked Clark for the truth, but Clark denied it. Tess tearfully tries to explain to him that Clark isn't the Bad Man, that Lex is. He used them both. "You don't have to buy into his memories," she says. She promises to help him, but this only angers him, because he sees it as her way to "exorcise [her] demons," to save the world so she can redeem the evil inside her. She asks him to stop, but he goes on, spitting out accusations of her "clinging to powerful men" to accomplish her goals. "First Oliver Queen, then me, then Zod, and now Clark Kent." She backhands him across the face, and he stumbles back with the force of the blow. Tess is horrified and rushes to comfort him, to assure him that she can save him, but he pushes her away. "How can you save me when there's so much you don't even know about yourself?" he asks. She looks at him, wide-eyed. "Please, please, Alexander," she pleads. He chafes at that name. "My name is Lex," he says. Tess's expression grows steely.
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: B+ | 957 USERS: C+
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