In another part of the building, Clark and Chloe are walking down some stairs. "Stride gum factory?" she asks. Oh yes, we forgot to tell you about that! It's where they make the gum! And the scripts! Clark says it's an underground venue for bands that was shut down a few months before. That's why Stride left all those boxes of gum around? Wow, they're the stupidest business people ever. No wonder we all chew Bubblicious. Chloe, summing up their business acumen, says that maybe next time they won't let the flavor last quite so long. Clark says he found the source of Pete's powers: Kryptonite-enhanced gum. "Is nothing sacred anymore?" Chloe asks. Clark says he destroyed the stockpile (how'd you do that? Super chewing?), but that they have to find Pete. Chloe figures Clark must have seen the new Pete "The Boss" Ross in action. Chloe calls him "Go-Go Gadget Arms" and is about to say something else when they notice that everyone in the basement is having computer problems. Chloe goes to her desk. She sees a screen full of cartoon scorpions. It's the virus. We see people pretending to be frustrated and calling tech support. Chloe thinks Pete went vigilante to protect her. Jimmy shows up and calls a major scoop. He says Pete is going to Papa Luthor's to steal something for Lex. Drama!
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Pete at LuthorCorp. He's disguised himself cleverly by dressing just like Pete Ross, circa the last two days. Even though his ability only allows him to stretch, he's somehow infiltrated security. Pete puts another piece of Kryptonite Stride into his mouth as he walks the blue-hued hallways. He approaches the doors to Papa Luthor's office. The doors slide open without any provocation. Pete glances over his shoulder, then commences to skulking. He finds a closed door. Pete stares at his hand happily, then uses it to wedge his fingers into the doorway and unlock the door from the other side of the vault. Would a vault really be so easy to open with just a hinge on the inside? Pete looks around the vault. He finds a small box full of Kryptonite. There's lots of books and jewelry and other odds and ends (I sure hope there's a Tony Award in there) on the shelf. Pete gets lucky: the next box he opens contains the Kryptonite bracelet.