Clark tells Chloe his brilliant plan. "I'm going public. On my terms." Chloe says it's fine that Clark buried himself in patrol duty after Lana (who?) left. "But to come out waving the flag? I mean, that's huge." Clark says that Chloe convinced him that Jimmy's photo of the Red-blue Blur symbolizes hope. Chloe counters that he didn't have an "address or a family or a face" when he was just a blur. Is he ready for this? Clark says he doesn't have a choice, which, yes, he does. He says this way he can at least control the story and Chloe snarks that the paparazzi is great at respecting people's privacy. She again tries to say they can stop Linda, but he says it's different this time. "Even if I agree to be Linda Lake's puppet, eventually she will stab me in the back and expose me." Plus she'll make him sit on her lap and sing while she drinks a glass of water. Oh, wait--that's a dummy, not a puppet. My mistake. He says he needs to do this for everyone's sake. Chloe responds that people are slow to accept change. Clark is more optimistic: Because they accepted the Blur, he thinks they might be able to accept him, too. Chloe frowns. Clark thinks he might actually be able to be himself from now on. Chloe looks at him sadly, like she's thinking, "You poor, dumb, alien fool."
Metropolis General Hospital. A dark-haired woman in blue scrubs enters a code to get into the Dispensary. Hey, it's Janey from Watchmen. Inside, she runs into Davis Bloome, who's got his EMT gear on as he gets a packet of pills from the shelves. Janey asks him what he's doing there and he introduces himself and his very nice eyelashes. Janey's never seen him before and he explains he's been >away for a few weeks. She asks him to explain the pills. He holds up a blister pack: "I'm just restocking my rig." She reads the pack and helpfully tells all of us that they're antipsychotics, used to treat multiple personalities. I thought they were calling it DID now? Anyway, she buys the explanation and says she hopes they help whoever they're meant for. Davis does, too. After Janey leaves, Davis tears into the pills.
Daily Planet's somewhat bustling basement news room. Clark watches Lois at her desk for a moment before approaching her. I have to say, she has really excellent posture. He asks her if they can talk and she brats: "Wow, what is that noise? Is someone talking?" I meant to say she has excellent posture... for a six-year-old. Clark says she can't ignore him forever. She says at least he wasn't ignored in a three-hour downpour. Clark tells Lois he wants her to write his story. Lois mistakes the request as Clark trying to pawn off his work load and says, "I've long since graduated from the 'lonely seeking lonelier' classifieds." Do they hire actual reporters to write those? I don't think so. Clark says it's a pretty interesting story. Lois busies herself looking for paper and says he may have forgotten about her, but the news world didn't. God, shut up about that! Maybe she had to wait outside because airport security kicked her out for annoying everyone inside. Clark tells her if she writes the story, the news world will never forget her. Mostly because she'd keep reminding everyone over and over about it. Clark says he didn't forget to pick her up -- he wasn't there because he was busy protecting people. She sighs, but lets him continue. "I'm the Red-blue Blur," he says with a hopeful smile. She looks him up and down before laughing and walking away. Clark looks like she just pointed and laughed at his wiener.