That was too easy.
Medical Center. Lex emerges from an elevator and spots someone mopping with a huge "Community Service" print on the back of a blue jumpsuit. It's Lana. Lex goes to her and compliments her outfit. "It goes with the community service," Lana says. Ya think? She says she's getting off easy for what she did. That jumpsuit looks really loose on Lana. Lana thanks Lex for his help. "What good are lawyers if they can't jump through hoops?" Lex asks. Lex asks about Carn-Evil. Lana says he's still in a coma, and that they don't know what he'll remember if he ever wakes up. Sigh. This again. Lana apologizes for letting Lex down. She asks for her job back at The Talon. "Done," Lex says, before she's even finished asking. He says he makes a lousy latte. I'll bet he's good with the steamed milk, though. Lex tells Lana that he did a lot worse things than stealing a sports car when he was her age. Like what? He also says he's the last person to fault someone for falling for the wrong person. So Lex's forgiveness is predicated on the fact that nobody can do worse than what he did as a teen. He tells Lana that he's sure there's somebody out there for her. Notice he said "out there." He's breaking Clark off for himself for good.
Stately Luthor Manor. Chloe is waiting for Lex as Manservant Huong Lo stands at the ready. Chloe tells Lex that she was thinking about what he said, and decided to side with him and ask for his help. Lex motions to Huong Lo to leave them. Huong Lo goes to Huang some laundry. Lex gives Chloe the floor. She explains about the Wall of Weird, and how Papa Luthor was interested in the meteor rocks, and how he wanted information about some of the more bizarre stuff up there. Lex says it's always been an obsession of his. He says he can't imagine that's the extent of their arrangement. Chloe says that Papa Luthor wanted her to spy on a friend. "Who?" Lex asks, playing dumb. Chloe asks whether it matters. Lex doesn't answer. Chloe admits that it was Clark. Lex asks if she did. "Of course not," Chloe says, but also admits that Papa Luthor threatened to fire her dad. Chloe says that in order to get out of her agreement, she started to dig up dirt on Papa Luthor. She says it had to be something damaging enough to blackmail him with. Lex says that was a dangerous decision. Chloe knows. Now. "I'll protect you, Chloe," Lex says with passionate intensity. "You have my word." Everybody go, "Swoooon!" Lex says that in order to help her, he'll need Chloe to tell him what she knows about Papa Luthor. She asks if he's ever heard of Morgan Edge. Lex says that before he was killed, he was the biggest crime lord in Metropolis. Lex opens up a newspaper showing a photo or Morgan. Chloe says that Morgan was also Papa Luthor's closest childhood friend. Lex obviously didn't know that.