Bright light transports us to Lex in a Smallville Medical Center bed. A nurse is injecting something into Lex's IV drip. The Magnificent Bastard Papa Luthor appears in the doorway. "What happened?" he asks. Well, Nurse Bettina called in sick, then I had to find a sitter so I could cover a double, then this guy comes in with a gunshot wound and everything was so calm until...oh, you mean with the patient? Papa asks what's wrong with his son and where the doctor is. "Just a minute," the nurse says. You know, they do have a receptionist, but I guess everyone on this show practically has season passes to every room in the place. Dr. Scanlan comes in and introduces himself. Lex already knows him, but I guess Papa Luthor doesn't. Scanlan says that Lex has been shot. Nobody told Papa that over the phone? "...shot?" Papa asks. Scanlan says that Lex's life is no longer in danger, but that he'll be paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of his life. Which will be a lot longer now because his life is no longer in danger. Scanlan says that a blood clot is slowly compressing Lex's spinal cord. "If we could relieve the pressure --" Scanlan begins. "'IF'?" Papa Luthor demands. "No. No...we are going to do it, Doctor. NOW!" Papa whips out the cell phone and starts dialing as Scanlan tries to explain that moving Lex could kill him. "My son is going to walk, Doctor," Papa says. On the phone, Papa asks for Dr. Litvack.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B | 962 USERS: B-
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