A gray house exterior that looks an awful lot like the one from "Nocturne." Inside, Lex is tied up for the umpteenth time, this time with purple tape, at least. As he wakes up, Molly Dodd is dabbing his face with a checkered cloth. He spasms. He asks where he is. "You're at my house," she says. She says she bought it with the money Papa Luthor gave her. She's fixing it up so that Clark will feel at home. She is so spooky now. She's Annie Wilkes! She rants about MamaKent getting to do all the mommy things with Clark. Lex asks if that's why he's been kidnapped. Molly says that Papa Luthor gave her no choice. Lex says that he wants to know whether Clark is his brother as much as she does. Lex asks how this is going to help. She says that if Papa Luthor doesn't tell the truth, he's going to know the pain of losing a son. Where's the sledgehammer? Lex is like, "Oh. Shit." He struggles against the tape while Molly makes a call.
We cut to Papa Luthor putting down the phone. MamaKent, sitting down, asks what's wrong. She couldn't pick up what's happening from his side of the conversation? Papa Luthor says that Lex has been kidnapped. If he doesnt call a press conference saying Clark is his illegitimate son, Molly Dodd is going to kill Lex.
This episode has been refreshingly alt-crap-rock free.
Clark finds Chloe at her locker and says he's glad to see her. He says they both said things they regret, but that he needs her help. She says she'd burn her press pass if it got between them. Clark says she wouldn't; it's too much of who she is, and right now, "I need it." Yowza. Chloe looks at Clark with adoring eyes.
Inside the Torch. Chloe is looking up a house record online to locate Molly Dodd, again trying to get "a hit." Clark says he was out of line talking smack about her momma. Chloe says they all have family secrets. She says her mom left when she was five. She came downstairs one day, and her dad was trying to make waffles. She never found out why her mom left. I'm game for a whole episode about that. Clark says he's sorry. Chloe -- near tears again -- says, "It's just hard thinking you weren't good enough for someone to love." Okay, I have a lump in my throat. Chloe tries to smile. Clark puts his hand on hers. "Don't ever think that," he says. Chloe looks back at the computer. There's no record of Molly Dodd. Clark asks her to look under "Lucas Luthor." She pulls up an address. As soon as Chloe finds it, Clark superzips out of there. Chloe turns, looking for him. She tilts her head to the side once it's clear he's gone.