MamaKent is halfway to being a drowning victim. "'a Toad like Fever'!" Papa Luthor cries. Ask for it by name! Papa's getting frustrated because it doesn't make sense. MamaKent says that it must mean something. MamaKent notices that the phrase has two capital letters. Papa Luthor starts moving the letters around. He says that it's an anagram, and that the true meaning is scrambled. "It's a word puzzle!" MamaKent screams. Yeah! All right! Now unscramble it, dammit! What's a good anagram for "This is taking for-freakin' ever"?
Chloe has somehow used her latent Star Trek skills to reverse-engineer a tracer for a powered-down bugging device. She's got weird clips hooked up to the thing and, of course, it all connects just fine with her laptop. Chloe has found a rotational code that she plans to hack. Chloe is cool and all, but bullshit, all right? I think they confused her with Chloe from 24. Clark tells her to hurry. You hurry, doofus. All you're doing is modeling your Members Only jacket. Lex tells Clark it's a shame that it takes a crisis like this to get them in the same room together. Yow. The Gay. It returns, however briefly. Clark gives Lex a small but smoldering look. It is the look of long-ago sleepovers and the scent-memory of hay and sweat mingled in the barn loft. It is the wistful Gayest Look of the Episode. Lex wonders whether, after this is all over, they might be able to find some common ground. Like a room full of very soft wrestling mats. Clark just glares at Lex.