Speaking of Oliver, he's still hanging out in Slade's office with the lads. He's worked his way into Slade's laptop and found plans for "Operation Icarus." Carter expresses curiosity, so Oliver explains, "The Icarus myth is about fallen heroes who reach too far." I think the 3000-year-old guy with wings has probably already heard about the Icarus myth, Ollie. There's a file listing known vigilantes and their supporters, including Tess, Lois and the rest of their friends. A few more clicks and Oliver finds a video feed of Trotter questioning everyone. Clark zips away. Carter jabs at a few keys on the laptop. "I miss my typewriter," he grouses. "You miss the telegraph," Oliver snarks. He shoos Carter away: "Just get away, 8-track." There are even funny little shooing hands. There's also video feed of the agents ransacking Oliver's office. He should have booby-trapped that place. Like, replace those lemons and limes with green and yellow hand grenades.
The permanently full moon watches over the Daily Planet building. Inside, Trotter is pissed that Lois hasn't been found yet. She tells one of the agents to take Tess and Emil to "the secure location." As he leads them outside, Clark's trademark whoosh is heard followed by the telltale sounds of a clobbering. The agent thus dispatched, Clark enters the scene and asks, "Where's Lois?" Emil and Tess just sort of gape helplessly at him.
She's currently skulking into Oliver's office. Seems like a bad idea to go to one of Oliver's known hangouts when the government is after him. Indeed, Slade almost immediately finds her. "Where's Clark Kent?" he asks. "I don't know," she answers. "Besides, you're way off target if you think--" He whacks her across the face with his gun before she can finish. The blow sends her reeling. "G.I. Joe, when are you going to accept you can't beat the real American heroes? The last time you tried, you went down with the ship!" She grabs a vase off Oliver's desk and aims for Slade's head, but he blocks her hand. He says he failed to take out his target. "Luckily, fate and Uncle Sam's advanced military tech gave me a second chance to do it." He uses his gun to gesture at the metal plate welded over his eye. Uncle Sam couldn't come up with something less yucky? Lois refuses to betray the Blur, so Slade puts the gun to her forehead. Her voice thick with tears, she says, "No, wait, you win." Slade, who must be fairly new to this villain thing, believes her. As soon as he lowers the gun, Lois whacks him in the head with another vase. He grabs her by the hair and shoves her face-first into the desk. There's a loud thunk that makes me cringe and she falls to the floor., unconscious. As Slade aims his gun at her, there's a flapping sound and the silhouette of a winged man outside the stained glass window.