Clark -- who was somehow left out of Lex's plan even though Lois got to ride along -- is on his own. He arrives at a warehouse area. He sees a lock on a big garage door. He snaps it open. It's a bunch of flower workers. The lead worker tells Clark there's no cash on the premises. Clark asks where Becker is. "Never heard of him," says the extra with lines.
Clark superzips to the scene of the hold-up. The cop car is there, lights still flashing. Clark finds Lex, lying and bleeding badly on the ground. "He's got the girls," Lex tells him. A train passes by. The camera cranes out. Commercials.
The next day. A big red rig comes to a stop. The German criminal in the fancy shoes steps in a puddle. Lois and Lucy are inside the truck. They bang on the sides, but nobody's setting them free. Lucy says they're screwed. Lois snaps that she has a history of getting them out of jams Lucy gets them into. She plans to think of something. Soon. Lucy says this is not the same as getting locked in the mess hall. The back of the trailer bed opens. Lex's car has been parked neatly inside the truck. Lois asks the bouncer why he doesn't just go home, eat some Swiss cheese, and leave them alone. Oh there's plenty of cheese around here, believe me. Creepy Dude says that the Luthor well has "just been tapped" (he knows!), and that he's there to strike it rich. Tap it! Tap it! Lucy asks if they're being held for ransom. Lois tells her to zip it. Lucy and the loan shark exchange looks. Lois asks him to let Lucy go. She says that the world would be a lot poorer without Lucy in it instead of Lois. Aw, nice. The thief throws them a bag of sandwiches and tells them to eat up. One of them, he says, has no tomatoes. Oh, God. Clunky. Lois asks how the guy knew that Lucy doesn't like tomatoes. Lucy is like, "Busted!" Lamely.