Lana does the thing Lex does where she moves her hand and head and gun to the side at the same time as she says, "Tell me, Lex...how were you planning on getting your revenge?" By C.O.D.? Lex gives her a rueful little look and says that if he wanted revenge, they wouldn't be having this conversation. Lex says he's come here to beg her forgiveness. Lana thinks he'll say anything with a gun pointed at his head. Lex says the things he did to Lana were "beyond inexcusable" and that he would have tried to ruin her life, too, if things had been reversed. He blah-blahs about how elegant her plan was and how he always knew she was smart, but he had no idea she was brilliant. Oh, fucking gag. Lex admires that she used his own science against him. Maybe if his science had been tighter... She says it wasn't science; it was his psychosis. Ouch. That one stung a bit. "You cloned me," Lana says. Like sheep? That seems appropriate. Lex says that Model 503 was never alive.
We cut to glimpses of the Lana Factory (this, this my friends, is Al and Miles's greatest triumph; the show itself is just gravy) where a Lana Real Doll lies on a slab. Great, how are we supposed to tell these two apart? One is a lifeless but lifelike approximation of Lana Lang; the other is a clone. We see the real Lana zippering up the body bag with the Lana Real Doll. Lex says that this is why Lana was able to wheel the clone out of the lab and place her in the driver's seat. Ugly, grainy footage of these flashbacks. We see Real Lana buckling in the Real Doll into the SUV's driver's seat. We see the car explode. Lana is pulled into the mail truck and drives away as her DNA evidence is safely burnt up in the SUV. "It was perfect," Lex says. It was bullshit. Would it be tacky of me to ask which of the show producers got to keep the Lana doll? Lex says that as far as the world is concerned, the real Lana Luthor is dead and buried. Lana reminds him that a dead woman can't be convicted of murder. She tells him he'll never hurt another person. "I don't want to," Lex says. He comes closer to Lana, even as she warns him to stay away. He pulls the gun closer to his chest. He says that after all the pain he put her through, he deserves to die. What do you think about this, Samuel L. Jackson? "Yes, Lex deserves to die, and I hope he burns in Hell!"