The Talon. Some WASPy lady in a yellow sweater with a matching thick yellow scarf is making a complicated order involving half-caffs and muffin tops, "no stem." Lois takes the order disgustedly and, as she walks off, mutters about what ever happened to plain old black coffee. "Two Lanes under one roof," says a black-clad Lex to his new buddy Clark Kent at the counter. "That's gotta be interesting." It sounded like he was going to make a "two-Lane highway" joke, but it didn't get that far. Clark says he hasn't had a hot shower in two days (Lex drools), the washing machine has been running non-stop, and the phone line is always busy. Nice that the girls are contributing so much money to the Kent budget. Lex blows on his lidded coffee (that wasn't for the coffee's sake) and smiles brightly at Clark, as if happy to be seeing him and socializing after such a very, very long time. They're buddies again! It's the Gayest Look of the Episode! Clark stops being pissy after that. "No, it's nice having them around," he says. Clark says it takes the loneliness out of the house. The loneliness of having two parents, a new dog, and lots of animals outside. Lex says he always hated the sound of a quiet home. All those servants and butt boys milling about. Depressing.
Just then, Chloe and Lucy walk in. Chloe ignores Clark and Lex and comments on Lois carrying a tray around. Clark compares it to a free floor show. New action figure idea: Broadway Knowledge Action Clark Kent! Chloe says she and Lucy have been getting to know each other. She found out that Lucy played violin with the Zurich Youth Orchestra. Lucy plays it off, saying it was just a hobby. Lex is very impressed. He says they have a great reputation in Europe. They're the dirtiest band-camp kids you could ever hope to meet. Clark tries to introduce Lex (as "my assmastah"), but Lucy already knows him. She saw a profile of Lex a few months ago in Fortune. She thinks his thoughts on the future of American business were intriguing. Neeeeerd! Lex doesn't know quite how to react to all the love in the room. So he suggests that maybe they jam sometime and she can see what his piano skills are like. That's one way to handle a compliment, I guess. Lex invites Lucy to drop by the mansion sometime. "Agh CRAP!" Lois yells. She dropped some dishes. Everybody smiles like it's awesome. Suddenly in the doorway, scary Swiss dude (whom I'm told was a big-deal in the Highlander TV show universe) is standing there glaring. He looks very out of place. Clark looks over suspiciously. He asks Lucy if she knows the guy staring at her. She turns to look, but he's gone. Clark is nuts. We go to commercials. Because that was so tense and intriguing.