Night at The Talon. Lana is closing up shop as her employees leave. The truant officer has long given up on her. Lana suddenly hears some tortured, muffled screaming. Something crashes upstairs. The Tinkly Music of Concern plays. Lana goes upstairs to investigate the clatter and what might be the matter. Poor Man's Wes Bentley, in bed and shirtless, is thrashing and screaming. Maybe it's a Poltergeist! Lana asks if he's all right. I think he's pretty fucking far from all right. He knocks over a lamp. Lana commands him to wake up. He kicks Lana in the stomach, picking up where Meteor the Stompy Horse left off. PM'sWB suddenly wakes up, sweaty and huffing and puffing. The sweat budget for this episode is fantastic. Lana winces. PM'sWB asks what happened, and if she's all right. She says she's fine, and that he was having a king-sized nightmare. He was the King of Town, and he was eating pillows he thought were marshmallows! He splashes some water on his face. Lana asks if he wants to talk about it. He says he doesn't, really. He promises to put some clothes on and clean up the mess. Lana is traumatized by Boy Nipples.
The Torch. Clark is printing something out as Pete and Chloe come in. Pete says they've been looking all over for him. They tried the foam-party disco, the Pottery Barn in Metropolis, Alfredo's Salon. Who knew he'd be at the Torch office? Pete and Chloe look thrilled. Pete asks who gets to do the honors. They've got gossip about Lana's houseguest, and ask if Clark wants to hear it. "Actually, no," he says. He says it's none of his business. Clark says that he and Lana "reset [their] relationship to the friendship level." Did you need to do a defrag after that? He says he's not going to blow it by getting between her and PM'sWB. "Wow," Pete says. "Clark's taking one for the team." The...what? What team? What are you talking about, Pete? You know what? No more lines for you. Go home. Clark says he's an Adam-Free Zone. On the other hand, he's got a special Loading Zone reserved for Lex. Chloe asks what's next on the agenda. Clark hunches down, narrows his eyes, and asks what they know about the new kid. Clark doesn't mind destroying his relationship with his mentee. "Mr. Pathologically Afraid of Human Contact?" Pete asks. I thought I told your ass to go home. Clark says he knows this sounds crazy (It's Season 3, Clark, just fucking spill it already), but he thinks L'il Dead Zone had a premonition about the coach. Chloe asks what made Clark take that leap. A rolling donut. Clark says it's a gut feeling. Pete suggests maybe that's what the kid had. Pete! Home! Chloe says that some people believe premonitions are just heightened intuition. Like my premonition that this episode is going to be a pain in the ass to recap. Just call it my heightened intuition. Pete says some more stuff, but in my mind, he's not even there. Chloe says that, given Clark's Wall of Weird history, they should still investigate. Clark looks grateful. Chloe says it's kinda fun being "Woodward to [his] Bernstein again." When was Clark ever Bernstein? He's not even a Berenstain Bear. Clark smiles. He thinks she's talking about ice-cream guys.