Commercials. The Perfect Score. I give it this perfect score: Zero.
The Talon. The marquee reads "Live Music Tonight." Wanna be a little more specific? Inside, music is indeed thumping. A knock on a door. It's Poor Man's Wes Bentley's room upstairs. Chloe knocked, and when there was no answer she just let herself in. She's even got a flashlight equipped. She pokes around. The guy's done a nice job decorating in such a short time. Chloe looks under his bed. She finds a vial with some clear liquid in it. "Last time I heard, breaking and entering was still against the law." It's Lex, God love him. Chloe says she could say the same thing to him. Dumb-ass. Lex says he owns the place. Chloe holds the vial behind her back. Lex says he takes it she has concerns about Lana's new friend. Chloe asks what made Lex go all "cloak and dagger." "Rachmaninov," Lex says. The closed caption spells it wrong. Again. Lex says that when PM'sWB was playing the piece earlier, he had no CD, sheet music, or radio. Lex hands Chloe a photo slide that he found lying around. We don't find out what it is. Lex says that according to PM'sWB transcript, he never took a single music class. Chloe notes that with his computer, music, and fighting skills, he's a Renaissance man. Lex says it's not a crime. "But it certainly piqued your interest," Chloe says. Ha. Chloe's got Gaydar. Lex tells her slyly to lock up on her way out. Because the door was unlocked when she got there. Chloe digs the vial back out of purse, which she'd pocketed. She stands there staring at it, waiting to get caught.
The Barnness of Mentortude. Clark is digging in a tool box. Bo Duke comes in and tells Clark that he's been looking for L'il Dead Zone all night, and that it's time to give it a rest. Clark's mad at himself for putting the kid on the sheriff's radar. Bo says it's not Clark's fault. You know what they say -- you can lead a kid with death visions to the sheriff, but you can't make him stay on the show past just the one episode. I think that's what they say. Clark says that the kid was a lot better off before he met Clark. Bo says that if the kid ran away, it's because he didn't have anyone to talk to at home. That's why Clark ran away to Metropolis, right Bo? Clark says that Dead Zone Dad seemed like a good man. A little Kevin Spacey, but good. Bo says he's sure the guy is, and that he probably just wants to protect his son. Bo says that when your son has a gift, your first temptation is to hide him away and shelter him from everyone. In a tiny cage. With ferrets. Clark says that Bo never did that. "I sure as hell wanted to," Bo says. Language! He tells Clark that MamaKent convinced him that Clark needed to see the whole world, not just the inside of a cow's birth canal. Bo says that ultimately she was right. How does Bo know how things will ultimately turn out? Bo says that L'il Dead Zone will come back, but not until he's good and ready. And quite dead. Bo tells Clark to come inside and grab a bite to eat. Clark says he'll be there in a second. He wanders back to the tool box and gets his backpack.