The weird cavernous car room again. A car is hanging from a chain high up. I think we can all agree, based on past episodes, exactly how that's going to figure into the coming scene. Let's play along anyway, shall we? Channel Flipper is grabbing Jocko by the lapels. He's not even really scary at this point. Jocko says that he thought his life was over when he lost his scholarship, but he was wrong. Standing under the suspended car, Channel Flipper says that Jocko is going to leave the group the way he entered. "Grab the remote!" he tells Slang Thug. How wise is it to make all these threats while also standing under this precariously hung car? And who keeps a remote control around with a big red button that drops cars like that. Is this Wile E. Coyote's garage? Well, I don't get paid to ask these questions. I get paid to recap. So, moving on...Clark appears. "Let him go!" he announces, adding that the cops are on their way. Channel Flipper grabs Jocko from behind. His tattoo goes from green to brown. It's a shit tattoo. Channel Flipper pulls a gun and tells Jocko that there's only one way off the team. "Don't worry, bro, I got you covered!" Slang Thug yells. He pushes the button. With Channel Flipper still under the car with Jocko. What. The. Fuck? How does that make any sense whatsoever? Bad. Bad. Bad Smallville. Clark, of course, rushes toward the car, grabs Jocko, and pulls him out of the way. Bad guy gets crushed. The crowd goes wild. (Yay.) Jocko is knocked into some metal cans and of course won't remember the miraculous save. I thought we were past this crap after the first few episodes of the season. Guess you can't avoid a stultifyingly bad clunker now and then. Crushed Channel Flipper. We hear sirens approaching in record time. Slang Thug starts to run but is stopped as two police cruisers enter. Lex must have Speed Dial that travels across time. Jocko wakes up, looking a little stunned.
Clark approaches Lex back in the former Hooligan place. He asks what Lex told the police. Lex says he told them about the burglary and that Clark and Jocko tried to be heroes and got in over their heads. Clark apologizes for the disk. Lex says he didn't come out for the disk. (Although he already misses those fondue recipes.) He came out for his friend. "Out" being the operative word. Lex circles around the police car after Clark leaves and tells the thugs that he'll keep their secret if they keep his. I wish he'd called them "bro" just to give the word some kind of actual value in this episode, but damn the torpedoes. Lex says that if they don't keep quiet, they'll find they're not the only ones who can reach through walls. I wish this show would turn into Oz once in a while. Well, earlier seasons of Oz, at least.