Kent Home. Imra is looking at photos on the mantle, including one featuring Clark and Lana smiling. Clark is wearing a suit with a red tie and Lana is looking off to the side. Imra turns as Lana enters through the front door. She's got huge banana earrings hanging down and is still wearing all black. Lana says she's looking for Clark. "The boys are out fixing the barn," Imra says. "The boys?" Aren't you all aliens and potentially gender neutral? Don't you have, like, sex organs in your armpits? Awkward silence. Lana says she knows Imra was only doing what she thought was best. Imra admits that they were willing to take the easy way out. She says Kal-El never gave up. History (future history) says he brings out the best in people. But very often the worst in a TV show. Imra says Lana is lucky. Lana can't resist asking about her future with Clark and where they're going to go. Imra says that's for Clark and her to discover. But she does tell Lana that she'll be remembered for a lot more than her relationship with Clark. Imra says Lana has a destiny all her own. Fantastic. I can't wait for next year's CW spinoff Squirrel Girl. Imra tells Lana that her secret is safe. Lana just smiles and says nothing. Whoah, don't use all your emotions at once. Save some for the rest of the season.
The Barnness of Reconstructitude. Things look pretty fixed up. Nobody said alien day labor wasn't efficient. Rokk puts his palm over some nails and they magically are driven into a wood railing. What were those giant nails doing just standing there in the first place? Garth, inappropriately digging through Clark's things again, finds a baseball. "Holy sprock!" he exclaims. Could you try that again and make it a little bit gayer, please? Rokk says it was an artifact they could never find: the first baseball Clark ever hit. They say Clark hit it straight across Smallville. Clark says they're right. Bo Duke hunted for it until he found it on the other side of town. Unlikely. Garth asks if he can keep it. Rokk rolls his eyes from here to Uranus. "You're acting like a sub," he admonishes. Yes, there's something of the gawky substitute teacher in Garth. (Save your e-mails; I know "Sub" is a reference to something in the comics having to do with Legion rejects. I just don't care.) Garth asks if Clark will sign the ball for Garth's sister. Clark blasts the ball with his eye beams. It reads, in giant letters, "CK." Imra walks in carrying the dense black ball of Brainiac. Should she just be walking around with that thing? Shouldn't it be encased in lead or something? Imra says it must be time to go home. Clark asks if they're sure they want to take Brainiac with them. (I'm sure it'll cause trouble and give Clark a reason to go to the future.) [I dunno -- I doubt the budget for this show will ever allow for 30th-century sets to be built. - Z] Rokk thinks they can reprogram it into something useful. "Let's hope Brainiac 5 is a little more friendly," Imra says. Hell, just call him "Johnny 5."