Later, Clark wakes up on the floor of the Cavanaugh house. Lois is kneeling over him, dressed in a modest cotton gown and kapp. Her face looks freshly scrubbed. Relieved to have found her, he clambers up to his feet and hugs her. She explains she was mad at him for keeping her from the rally. "I'm just glad you're okay," he says. "Not for long," she says, telling him of the villagers' plans to sacrifice her. She wants him to super-speed them both away, but he says he's powerless because of all the blue Kryptonite that has infected the people's bodies. "I've got to get far enough away from them so that my powers can come back." Lois remembers Clark healing after she pulled the blue dagger out of him. He's quite awed that she saved his life, mostly so the episode can have the parallel of both of them needing to be saved now and then. Or all the time. They try to find a way out, but the place is surrounded by villagers with a hankerin' for sacrifice. Lois steps on a creaky board that they discover leads to a cellar. It's locked tight, but Lois just happens to have a hairpin that she uses to pick it. See? Another reason Clark Kent should believe in luck! "Whenever the General grounded me, I always found a way to escape," she says as she gets to work on the lock. She tells Clark to change his clothes so he blends in. Girl, these inbred townsfolk see each other every day. I don't care what Clark is wearing, they're gonna notice the sudden appearance of a 6'4" hunk of man in their midst. Lois stops picking the lock long enough to admire Clark's naked back as he takes off his shirt. She sighs dreamily. "Why are we never someplace romantic when he takes off his shirt?" Less gawking, more escaping!
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.