School hallway. Chloe catches up with Clark. She asks whether Clark has recovered from "Hurricane Lucy." Clark says he hopes she changes her ways before she gets into trouble. Chloe says that keeping secrets always leads to trouble. She says she doesn't know what's worse -- keeping it or being duped. Clark sighs like he's tired of hearing this crap from Chloe every week, and asks if she's heard from Lois. Clark says Lois has been holed up in her room all day and won't talk to the Kents. Chloe says that Lois has always tried to protect her little sister. Clark says you can't save everyone. "But it doesn't stop you from trying. Does it, Clark?" Chloe asks. Now Clark is really annoyed.
Lair of Lex. Papa Luthor is sitting in Lex's chair, annoying him. He complains about personal space. Papa Luthor tells Lex about Jason's recent visit. Papa Luthor explains the accusations of theft made against him. "Well, it wouldn't be the first time," Lex says. Papa Luthor says he's innocent. But, he says, what he was accused of stealing was so valuable that he almost wishes he were guilty. Lex asks what it was. Papa Luthor says that Lex should know; he stole it from Jason. Lex says that if Papa Luthor wants to play games, there's a deck of cards in the parlor. Papa Luthor lectures Lex about games. He runs down Jason's taking the stone from China and Lex's stealing it from him back home. Lex looks at Papa Luthor in total surprise. "You've turned hot potato into an art form, son," Papa says. And "hide the salami." Papa realizes that Lex didn't steal the stone: "Either you are the best con man in the world, or you are truly unbelievably naïve." He walks out of the room, leaving Lex to think.