The warehouse of soon-to-be explosiveness. Deputy Sidekick helps free Deputy Revenge from the one steel tube that decided to roll over him. She's able to lift it, so it must be something lighter, like aluminum. He yells that they need to get the case with the explosives. Uh oh. They both scramble for it. He tries to punch in a code while his lady friend begs him to just leave it and get out of there. He lays it down and they run.
Clark whooshes toward the warehouse. He pauses outside to x-ray vision the building. Wouldn't whooshing inside be faster? He sees a lame, overused, pretty little skeleton and decides it's the one he wants. He zips inside just as the suitcase explodes. Clark runs through the explosion, picks up Lana just as the flames are reaching her, and rushes out of there. The warehouse explodes dramatically. Outside, the deputies are thrown by the explosion. They flop along the ground. Are they dead? Who the Hell knows? Clark doesn't cover Lana's body with his own, but somehow she still escapes unharmed from all the flames around them. Lana wakes up. "Clark? What happened?" she asks. Clark says Lex told him where to find Lana. He says when he got there, he found her lying on the ground. Yeah, I'm not thinking that story's going to hold for the long haul. Lana says she doesn't understand. "You're alive. That's all that matters," Clark says. Lots of CGI black smoke is added to an overhead shot of the burning factory.
Commercials. Reba is celebrating its 100th episode, too. I wonder whom they're killing off.
Deputy Revenge got his wish: there's all kinds of police and fire trucks on the scene. Unfortunately, he's being hauled away again, even as he tells the authorities that Lana knows about the spaceship. Little green men? Sure, buddy. You can tell us all about it downtown. Clark, with his sooty red jacket, might want to explain how it got singed when he just showed up and found Lana outside. Clark goes to Lana. A rescue worker mutters, "What a nut," about Deputy Revenge. Professional, that. Clark asks how Lana's doing. She says she's fine, considering she almost got blown up. Man, we can only wish, huh? Clark tries to blame Lex for risking Lana's life. She tells Clark that it was her idea to lure the deputies over there, and that Lex actually saved her life by taking a bullet. Yeah, it means a lot more when the bullets don't just bounce off your chest, Clark. Clark's a little upset that Lana risked her life for Lex.
Kent home. A commercial is running with Bo waving as an American flag waves in the background. "A good man," the voice-over says, "the man who knows the value of an honest day's work." Bo and MamaKent are watching the ad as Lois, with her clipboard and business suit, asks what they think. Bo thinks the flag is a bit much. Ya think? MamaKent says nothing says America like the stars and stripes. How about the music group America? Lois apologizes for taking the money from Papa Luthor. Bo and MamaKent exchange a look. "Lois. He knows," MamaKent tells her. Bo chews out Lois a little for not telling him that. Lois says the decision to use the money was still hers. Lois tells Bo he's going to be a great senator, but it wouldn't have happened without Papa Luthor. Bo says that by taking he money, he's no longer that guy on TV. "And I'm no longer the man you married," Bo says to MamaKent. Good. That guy was a jackass. Bo says he intends to pay back Papa Luthor every cent. Bo's going to eBay his cow cup. And I am going to bid on it, goddammit. Bo shows off a check to MamaKent. You really should get one of those huge ones that they give away in the lottery. Much more dramatic. Bo says he sold "the back forty" that morning. MamaKent says the land's been in his family for generations. Bo says he's never done anything with it and should have sold it sooner. Coming soon to the Kent Farm: a big-ass Home Depot. Bo kisses MamaKent's forehead. He hands the check to Lois and says it's just a start. MamaKent says she'll help, too. There's $1.39 in change in the tip jar at The Talon. It's all yours, Bo. Bo hugs MamaKent. Lois asks what happens in the meantime; what to they do if Papa Luthor wants something? Bo says he'll find out, but for now, he's got an election to win. "Absolutely," Lois says. Are you sure you don't want to add about a hundred unnecessary words to that? No? Good, let's move on.