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The WB recaps the action so far. Clark and "everyone he loves" has been taken hostage. Right. Got it.
LuthorCorp. Chloe and Clark, riding in Chloe's VW convertible, pull up to within sight of the building. Lex's security team sure won't notice a bright red car sitting out in the open near this top-secret facility. Clark says that the serum is hidden somewhere on Level 3. Chloe asks if they can just call Lex and get his help. Clark says he tried calling, but that Lex is en route to Washington D.C. on business. Chloe says she's always up for some Misson: Impossible. She pulls up a rugged-looking laptop and shows Clark some computerized blueprints: the Level 3 area was closed a year ago and turned into storage. Chloe says she couldn't find "Top Secret Evil Lab" on the schematics, but that she did find a big blank area that she says "someone forgot to pencil in" on the plans. Chloe and Clark exit the car. She opens her trunk and it's Clark's time to say, "Whoa!" Chloe's trunk is full of electronic gadgets and mondo spy gear. She says she likes to come prepared. "Where'd you get all this stuff?" Clark asks. "Ebay," Chloe answers. I think starting a garage band might be the only thing that could make Chloe any cooler at this moment. Doofus Clark picks up a canister and asks if it's a flash grenade. Chloe asks him to be careful and says it was a graduation gift from Lois. She's saving it for a special occasion. Like later in the episode. Clark asks why he didn't know about this stuff before. "We all have our secrets, Clark," Chloe says with a sly smile.
Two guards in a golf cart roll casually about the industrial complex at midday. It's such a pleasant afternoon. Who needs to think about crime at a time like this? Chloe and Clark pop up from behind an angled structure, Clark wearing the brightest red shirt that can be purchased by humans. The color of the shirt itself would show up on any radar. There are aliens monitoring the Earth who are yelling, "Ow! My eyes! What is that?" Clark and Chloe jog out in the open toward wherever it is they're going. This isn't exactly Navy SEALS-level work.
Down some stairs. Chloe tells a worried Clark that they still have a few minutes before the guards roll back around. Clark asks if Chloe's sure this will work. She asks if he has a better plan. Clark whines that, normally, he'd bust open the door, super-speed past the security cameras, and open the vault with his heat vision. Then he'd go home and take a hero's dump. Chloe gives Clark a hilarious look and says that what he's saying is that he now has no useful skills. "Not so much," he says. Awesome. Can we get Batman up in here? Chloe has Clark hold her laptop as she opens it up, and says that she finally finds a superhero and this is what she gets. Clark suggests that Chloe hack into the security system and loop the current security camera image over and over. Yes, Clark, we've also seen Speed. Chloe says that would take hours. She says that sometimes it's easier if you just...she hits "Enter" on her laptop and shuts down the power. The hydraulic door next to them hisses open. They've made it in.