As he gets out of the bus, Clark hears thunder and looks up at the sky. He gives a quick glance at the bus, then superspeeds it out of there. So, nobody on this bus is even sparing him a glance after he leaves?
Nerd Boy is standing on a rail, looking up at the sky, holding out his arms and smiling big like he's auditioning for the Smallville High production of The Shawshank Redemption. Through his headphones, he's doing serious damage to his ears by listening to those rebels of vowel usage, Staind. There's actually a nice shot of Nerd Boy standing there, and we look down on a for-once-useful crane shot showing him teetering on the edge of a dam, on the verge of falling in. A dam in the middle of Kansas? What. The fuck. Ever. Clark superzips into the scene, going straight to a fence, where he looks like he's calling out for some distant lover. (Lex? Can you hear it?) It looks like Nerd Boy is taking rocks out of his bag and dropping them. Way to defy daddy. Clark calls out Nerd Boy's name. Nerd Boy, now holding kryptonite in his hand, looks over to Clark. He takes off one side of his headphones, but sadly, Staind is just as damn loud. Suddenly, lightning flashes, hitting the side of the dam and shooting up sparks. Nerd Boy wobbles on the rail and begins to fall. In a badly-done CGI, Clark zips over and grabs one end of the flimsy-looking beige satchel that's all that is between them. Nerd Boy is hanging down while Clark struggles to pull him up. Just then, lightning strikes Clark in the chest. Is it love, love, LOVE? No, I think it's just lightning to the damn chest. Clark screams, very throaty, all, "AGGGGHHHH!" Animated lightning courses through Clark, through the kryptonite between them, and into Nerd Boy. Everything glows green. Clark pulls Nerd Boy up quickly and falls to the ground as the satchel snaps down next to Clark. Nerd Boy gets up, climbing over the rail just fine on his own. The back of Nerd Boy's coat seems to have two sparkly, hot orange spots on it. Clark moves to touch it, maybe to put out the flames (it's self-defeating, Clark, to stamp out all that flaming, don't you know that?), but he pulls his hand back in pain. What? Pain? Superman? Clark? Ouch? It just...it doesn't make sense to me! What's going on? It's like some sort of Bizarro World! (World...world...world...) Nerd Boy turns around. Clark grimaces at his hurting hand. Opening credits.