Back from the commercials, he bumps into Lois. At first she's annoyed, then she realizes it's him. She's wearing professional attire, her hair done up in a French twist. Clark's all "buh?" "Not again," Lois sighs and ushers him into a nearby office. She takes off his letterman's jacket, chastising him for playing dress-up. She calls him "honey" and makes him wear a pair of black-rimmed glasses that she says were his idea in the first place. Clark, confused, fidgets like a little boy being dressed for church. He wants to know about the reunion, and how Lois got here, but Lois is on the phone with Perry White and talking a mile a minute. Clark follows her back out into the basement. A man and woman walk up to Clark. "Told you it's not him," she says, giving Clark the once-over. "It's just the guy from the eighth floor." They walk away, disappointed that they didn't just have an encounter with Superman. The whole glasses disguise probably would make more sense if Clark hadn't already worked with these people for years without them. It's still a cute moment, though. Clark goes to his desk, but a young fellow informs him it hasn't been his desk for years. Clark finally looks down at the day's paper and sees that it's October 15, 2017. Photo credit: Jimmy Olsen. Presumably not the dead one.
Clark leads Lois to what appears to be their shared office. He takes off his glasses and tries to tell her he's from another time. She rolls her eyes. "Clark, you're from a different planet! That's not exactly a newsflash!" Clark, again, is all "buh?" She gives him a pep talk that includes a bunch of buzzwords signifying her knowledge of his whole story. He's so stunned that he has to sit down. Lois studies him, then some realization dawns on her and she takes a moment to actually slow down. She thinks she knows what this is about: "I forgot again, didn't I?" She grabs a calendar off her desk. "Our anniversary?" That gets Clark back up out of the chair. "Our anniversary?" he echoes. "Oh, don't play dumb," she says. He ain't playing, lady. "You always hold it over me!" She reminds him of the day he finally trusted her with his secret. It was perfect and romantic and... she didn't forget it, after all! She points to her calendar and continues trying to diagnose Clark's problem. She checks him over for Kryptonite infection, opening his eyes wide with her fingers so she can get a better look. Heh. Finally, it dawns on Clark that he needs the Legion ring. Lois scoffs at that dangerous-sounding idea, even though it would come in handy since they both need to be on opposite sides of town in a few minutes. She grabs her bag and heads out for her meeting with the mayor. He trails after her, still babbling about the ring. She tells him to check the farm, since that's where he keeps all his "go-to Phantom-catchers and Fortress disks." Hee. She gives him a little shove into the elevator, pantomiming circles around her eyes for Clark's missing glasses.