Outside LuthorCorp, a newscaster for what looks like the "ZAP" network is doing a broadcast on the hostage situation. Clark and Bo, who are never ever watching TV at home, just happen to be in the living room watching as the broadcast comes on. Bo's even reading a book, which is way unbelievable. "Mom," Clark says when they mention an unidentified female employee on the air. "If anybody tries to hurt your mother," Bo begins, and he and Clark both scramble to the door. Bo stops Clark and tells him he's not going to try to stop him, but to be careful. Bo says he'll follow Clark in the truck and get there as soon as he can. Clark says there's a faster way to get there; he just has to talk to Lex.
More vault-breaking action. Dead Handsome Asian's phone is ringing. Stone Cold takes the phone and tells Insignificant Guy to take the body out of there. "What?" Stone Cold says into the phone. Lex, in his own office, says he hired them to install bugs, not create a media circus. Lex asks who it is. Stone Cold identifies himself. "You show me your Caller ID, I'll show you mine," he says. Lex wants to speak to Handsome Asian. Stone Cold says that Handsome Asian is definitely not in charge anymore. He hangs up. In the background, poor Handsome Asian is being dragged by his feet across the floor. He makes an icky sliding sound.
Just as Lex is getting off the phone, Bo Duke walks in unannounced. Yep, that's some airtight fucking security right there. How did those bugs ever end up in this office? "I take it you've seen the news," Lex says. Bo says that if he hadn't been bull-headed, he and MamaKent would probably be on their way to dinner. "Instead..." he begins. Lex cuts him off and says there's plenty of blame to go around. Bo breathes deeply. Bo asks Lex, after a long pause of delicious waiting, if he'd -- "Sure, Mr. Kent. I'll give you a helicopter ride to Metropolis," Lex says. See how he waited and then interrupted? That's genius.