Something behind Lex flashes brightly and sparks fly. Lex asks if Clark ever tried to see his humanity before deciding he had none. "I did, Lex. And look where we are," Clark says. Also? You don't bring me flowers anymore. Clark walks away. Lex, looking at Clark with longing for what once was, follows. He's still a puppy dog in love, after all this time. It's the Gayest Look of the Episode. They enter a room where dust is falling and everything is shaking. You know what would be sweet? If all this rubble were rock sugar and gumdrops. Lex goes to a pile of rubble and tries to move stuff. He manages to make a small crawlspace. He tells Clark to follow. Unfortunately, there are meteor rocks in the wall. Clark feels weak. Lex manages to make it through the space into another part of the tunnels. Clark winces as things explode around him. "Clark! Come on! What are you waiting for? Let's go!" Lex calls from the other side. Clark tries to muddle through, but the green rocks are all around him. I guess these aren't the kind of Kryptonite rocks that make him completely helpless, because he's still moving. "Clark! Come on!" Lex yells. Clark tries. It's slow going. Lex finally pulls him out of the hole. Clark lands on the ground like a dying fish. Lex helps him stand. Clark walks past Lex without a "thank you." You're welcome, dickweed. A nearby timer shows about seven minutes left until collapse.
Outside the tunnels, where the rescue workers are failing to rescue. Chloe is leaving a message for Clark via her cell phone. Needlessly awkward message follows: she asks where Clark went, since she's trying to reach him again. "I feel like your stalker ex-girlfriend," she says. Uh. Oh. Chloe backtracks. "Even though I was never your girlfriend. It was just an analogy," she says. Lesson: don't walk and cell at the same time. Chloe says this is awkward, then tells Clark to call her. The bomb squad peeps are talking nearby. There was a second explosion. Chloe goes to the head bombie demanding answers. She asks if they've found Lex. He says the inner tunnels caved and that the whole area is now unstable. He says nobody's getting in there by hand. Someone brings over a handy pamphlet about Smallville. It's your residuals contract. Chloe asks what's on the guy's vest. "Dust," he says. It's green dust from meteor rocks. It's all over the place down there. Uh oh! That can't be good for Clark!