Dream hospital. Lex goes to Lana at her hospital bed. He begs her not to give up and not to leave him. "Lex," she manages, "you have to be strong." She tells him he has to be strong for Alexander and Lily. Lex cries: "Lana. I love you." He says he doesn't know if he says that all the time, but "I mean it. I love you. I have always loved you." Ick. Since she was, like, fifteen? Lana says she's always loved him, too. "You're a good man," she says. "Don't ever change." She wishes she had a yearbook so that she could sign that to him. Lana dies. Lex breaks down. The angels cry. Al and Miles cry. All the Ewoks and Obi-Wan cry. Lillian puts her hand on Lex's shoulder as Lana flatlines. "What did you do to her?" Lex asks. He wants to know why Lillian didn't stop it. Lex angrily asks how this is supposed to be a better life for him: "A life in which my wife dies? A life full of pain?" Hey, man, take it easy. You've still got good friends and two kids! Lillian says it's a life full of love. "'Love,'" Lex spits. "Everyone I've ever loved has died!" Julian, Lillian, now Lana. Hey, what about your kids? Clark? The Kents? Dark Lost music plays. Lex is upset that he couldn't do anything to stop Lana's death.
Metropolis hospital. A bright flash brings us back as Lex suddenly bolts up in bed, regaining consciousness. Papa Luthor is there to catch him and tell him where he is. "You've been shot," Lex is told, "but you're going to be all right." Wanna bet? A loud, deep crash sounds as Lex breathes heavily and we go to commercials.
What upsets me about Charlize Theron (apart from Aeon Flux) is that they put her on Arrested Development where she helped ruin at least two potentially good episodes, and then on her last appearance, she finally did something funny, but the show is near cancellation and her character is gone so it's like it doesn't even count. This is not a fair world.