Outside. Jitterman is taken on a stretcher to an ambulance. Clark gets mad hugs from his folks, who are thrilled to see him. They hug and chat and it's all very Cliff Huxtable. Lex goes to his dad and says, immediately, "You lied to me." Papa Luthor denies it. "I said Level 3 wasn't on any plans. It wasn't." Lex asks what they were doing down there. Papa Luthor says it doesn't matter; it was a failure. "You almost got me killed," Lex says, showing some real hurt here. "You almost got yourself killed. It was your call, remember?" Papa Luthor reminds him. The media swarms in. Papa Luthor says he'll handle it. Papa Luthor says that Level 3 is a redundant storage area, and that Jitterman is a very sick man who needs medical attention. Lex jumps in and adds that the company is going to find Jitterman the best medical attention. "Here at Luthorcorp, we always put family first," Lex says, trying to rub it in. Papa gets asked if the government is trying to shut down his company. "Please, please," Papa says, "my son has been through quite an ordeal." He uses the photo op to hug his son lamely. As the hug happens, Lex sullenly looks over toward the Kent family, who are all hugs and smiles. Bo Duke even gives Clark a little mock punch on the nipple. It's sweet. Lex looks like the saddest boy in the world. Sad music plays. Close-up on Lex and his hurt. Blackout.
No more new episodes for a little while, so you all have a happy holiday and think Lexy thoughts in the meantime.