Lois runs for the phone booth, chanting, "Please call, please call." The phone rings. Lois answers and says the man from the hospital is John Corben. Clark, standing on a rooftop somewhere, says he asked her not to-- She cuts him off and says he should be careful, because John has a "super-sized grudge" against him. The phone booth starts to glow green and the tell-tale heart starts beating. Clark wants Lois to promise him she's on her way home and not back to the office. Her muffled cries answer him. He listens to her struggling for about five seconds, asking, "Lois? Lois? Lois!" instead of immediately zipping down there. He does eventually get to the phone booth, though, and finds it empty. There's a handprint in green goo on the phone. He stands around looking perturbed.
Gigantic Watchtower pad. Chloe is at one of her fifty thousand computer screens when Clark whooshes in. "Lois has been kidnapped. I need your help," he says. Chloe says, "Tell me this isn't because you let her chase down the sinister cyborg all by herself." Clark protests that he told her not to! Chloe's like, "What did you think was going to happen?" I don't think Clark thinks, Chloe. She tells Clark that Lois is referring to herself as the Blur's sidekick now. Clark realizes he shouldn't have called her, but he's got to save her now. Chloe says Emil told her about the kryptonite heart; Clark won't be able to get near him. (There's a picture of Henry/Jimmy on Chloe's desk, by the way. I wonder if Aaron Ashmore gets paid for that? He should.) Clark shows her the "EMP grenade" that Emil gave him. It looks like the Tin Man's wiener. It's supposed to emit an electromagnetic pulse that stops any electronic device within 50 yards. Chloe wonders if it will work against meteor rock. I would think not, since it's not an electronic device. Clark says it's a chance he's willing to take. He gives Chloe John's name and she gets to work looking him up. "I wish you'd come to me in the first place," she says. "Lois doesn't have any experience dealing with these things." Clark admits it's because things have been easy with Lois lately. "Talking to her just felt right." Yeah, it's not as much fun talking to your grieving widow best friend, I guess. Chloe looks hurt, but keeps working. She pulls up some video mail Corben recorded while in Afghanistan. He thanks his "sis" for the DVDs and notes she sent in his care package. He's in a tent and there's gunfire in the background. He keeps recording and tells his sister to keep practicing her foosball so they can play when he gets home. He closes by telling her to be careful in the city, because "it's not like home," and he loves her. Clark and Chloe watch sadly. Chloe punches in some more information and finds out that his sister Rebecca was murdered in her apartment three months earlier while John was overseas. She also sees that he bought the building just a few weeks ago and thinks he may have taken Lois there. She tells Clark to be careful as he zips away.