High-school hallway. Chloe makes strange facial expressions as she walks into what looks like a metal shop class. She sees Poor Man's Wes Bentley hunched over. He gets up, throws something in the trash, rolls down his shirt sleeve, and walks out of the room through another exit, looking dazed. Chloe comes over to see what he was doing. She uses a cloth to fish a hypodermic needle out of the trash. "Whoa," she says. He stole Jack Bauer's drug habit!
Torch. Chloe takes off her jacket and tells Clark that she just had a "Mega Real World moment" with Poor Man's Wes Bentley. She stops herself from telling the story when Clark scowls. Clark says he found something: he's got a news story pulled up from The Ledger about L'il Dead Zone (pictured with his dad) screaming his head off at a carnival and predicting that a woman standing in line with him was going to die on a roller coaster. The news story has the phrases "meteor shower" and "went ballistic." Chloe did some courthouse research and found out that the kid was born on the day of the meteor shower (which is also in The Ledger story, but I guess she didn't read that far). Clark says that according to Chloe's documents, the kid's mother died the day he was born. Um, that was also in the Ledger story right on the screen. Did Clark not read it either? Clark says she died from a direct hit from a meteor. "As one life ends, another begins," Chloe says smugly. Or as they say in the baking industry, "Gotta make the pancakes." Clark says that must be the connection: "Mix that with the meteor rocks, and you could be entering John Edward territory." North Carolina? Chloe and Clark notice some scuffling outside the door. People are rushing to get outside. "This can't be good," Chloe says. They hear yelling. Clark says it's L'il Dead Zone.
Outside, L'il Dead Zone is pleading with Cheerleader Girl, who is near tears and trying to get away from him. He yells that he's trying to help her. Clark approaches. As a crowd watches, L'ilDZ begs to walk Cheerleader Girl home. "You don't understand! It's not what you think!" he screams. I totally used to ask girls out just like this. "Leave me alone!" she screams back. Clark asks what's going on. L'ilDZ says he has to help her. Clark asks what's going to happen to her. "She's going to die, Clark!" he whines. He repeats it, and chases after the girl, running across the field. Clark looks after him thinking, "Poor, luckless bastard."