Lex, at the hospital. He's standing by the window as it snows outside. Should he really be standing? "I thought you didn't make house calls," he says. Wayne Brady, House Caller, is standing at the door. He says he made an exception. Lex tells him not to worry. Luthors are made of tough and definitely expensive material. Lex is asked if his morphine drip is set too high. Lex says it's not every day you have a near-death experience. Well, on this show, you do. Lex says he's realized that, much like Ebenezer Scrooge, what he wants more than anything is to live happily ever after. Lex turns and faces Griff: "You know what the secret to living happily ever after is? Power. Money and power." Uh-oh. I though it was cheese. My priorities must be totally fucked up. "See, once you have those two things, you can secure everything else. And keep it that way." Wayne Brady, Moral Ignorer, asks what he's doing there. Lex turns back to the window. "I want you to pull the pin on that grenade," he says. "Find it, fake it. Do whatever it takes to knock Jonathan Kent out of the race." A bell tolls. Lex turns again to face Griff one more time. "I want to be Senator. I want it all," he says with much emphasis. Wayne Brady, Can-Do Man, tells Lex to consider it done. He wishes Lex a Merry Christmas and exits. Lex stays facing the window. Reverse angle from outside. The camera pulls back on a very, very well-done shot. Haunting music plays as we pull back to reveal the reflection of Lillian next to Lex. She looks hurt and disappointed. Snow falls heavily as bells toll for Lex.
And I'm out. Have a lovely holiday and a very safe and happy New Year. I'll see you in the '06.