Desaad walks into an alley (50% of the scenes on this show take place in alleys) where his black Chrysler is parked. He beeps off the car alarm and I pause for two minutes to laugh. He's an agent of Darkseid, he can make people bleed from the eyes, he just glued Superman to a window like a toy and he's worried about someone jacking his ride. Lordy, maybe the world really is falling apart if even the supervillains can't park their cars safely anymore. Indeed, an arrow whizzes through the air and punctures one of the front tires. Desaad smiles. "Good things come to those who wait." Oliver pounces on him and shoves him up against the car. "Where the hell is she, huh?" "She screamed for you as she died," Desaad says. Oliver blink-blinks, then hauls off and punches Desaad a bunch of times. Meanwhile, Clark's still smooshed up against that window, watching helplessly. Oliver hits Desaad a few more times and Desaad takes it with a smile. Finally, Desaad catches Oliver's hand before the next blow and gives Oliver a friendly little pat on his other hand. "It took me a while to figure out Chloe's weakness, but not you," he says. "No, your sin is ripe for the picking." Oliver doesn't quite understand that, so he just punches Desaad again. Clark finally, somehow, comes unstuck from the window and whooshes into the alley. He grabs Oliver by the shoulders, tells him Chloe's alive. Oliver doesn't believe it at first, but Clark persuades him. Finally he lets Desaad drop to the ground.
Daily Planet. Lois shows Clark the day's paper. "Sex Club Serial Killer Stopped" proclaims the headline. Lois is listed as the only reporter on the story because Clark asked for his name to be taken off. He admits that Lois was right and says he's been drawing too much attention to himself. He leads her to an unoccupied room in the back. He has a duffel bag with him. Lois apologizes for making things harder for him and he agrees he should wear a mask. But he's been reluctant: "This is the face of the man my parents raised, the face of the man that you love." He adds, "I don't want to deny who I am when I'm out there, doing what I was born to do." He says when he's saving people, that's who he really is. "'Clark Kent' is just a name," he says. "It's just a word." It's two words, actually, but counting isn't one of his abilities. He tells her he's the Blur and always has been. She looks proud and happy, but doesn't see how he's supposed to manage a normal life. In answer, he takes a pair of thick-rimmed glasses from his bag. The Blur, he says, isn't the disguise. "Clark Kent will be the mask." She starts to tell him that he's going to have to change more than his glasses for this to work, but he's already one step ahead of her. He knows he'll have to act like a big dork. Somewhere in here, we learn that Desaad is locked up in Belle Reve, although how they managed to pull that off is a mystery, but Clark knows they'll be seeing Darkseid at some point. Probably in May. He puts on the glasses. "I'll be ready, hiding in plain sight." He scoots the glasses up the bridge of his nose with his middle finger. Lois celebrates by deciding to drag him off to a cake tasting. He acts like he'll hate it but, come on, it's cake.