Hospital. Lana, who's got one little black bra strap showing, is being wheeled in. "What happened?" MamaKent asks Clark. For once, she's not the harbinger of exposition. Clark asks how his dad is. Lex is hovering in the background behind MamaKent. "He slipped into a coma," she says, almost crying. How do you "slip" into a coma? Is there a mental banana peel involved? Oh, shit! I slipped! And fell! Into a coma! She says they don't know how long Bo will last. Given his career and all. Clark goes to the window to look. Lex tells MamaKent he's flying in the best doctors from Metropolis. Fly? How far is it if Lana can see it from the windmill? MamaKent just nods and walks off. Lex looks at Clark with concern. It's a kinder, gentler Gayest Look of the Episode. "Clark, I'm sorry," he says. Clark says it's not his fault. Oh, get it? Like when everybody tells Clark it's not his fault, when in fact his meteor shower arrival caused all this weird crap. Only this time, it's Lex's fault, indirectly. Well played, Smallville writers. Well played. Lex continues the Gayest Look that he started before Clark talked. Don't speak, Clark. Just soak in the Look. Lex looks in at Bo. Looks back at Clark. Does it again. This is a Gayest Look for the new Millennium.
Smallville High lunchroom. Clark, Pete, and Chloe are looking over a copy of The Nicodemus Diaries that Chloe found. She says that in 1871, a whole settlement went postal before there was a post office. Chloe explains that the flower is called "Nicodemus" and that it sends people into rages and death. She stops just short of "death" when she remembers that Clark is sitting right next to her and has an ailing Bo Duke in the hospital. Serious looks. Clark asks where they can find the flower. And what Hamilton's connection is. Pete whips out a university paper Hamilton did about irradiating plant cells. I'm so bored here. Clark says that Hamilton must have pulled a Jurassic Park to bring the plant back. Hamiton ate a lawyer? Chloe says one more thing: Lex checked out the book from the library, not Hamilton. Couldn't Lex just have bought a copy? Pete gets up and angrily says that Lex is bad news. Clark sweetly sticks up for Lex, saying they don't know what's true yet. Tension.
Lex is on the cell phone again, outside, at night. Clark approaches Lex, tensely. Lex says he thinks the doctors have isolated the problem. It's Bo's hick bone. Clark asks about the Nicodemus flower. Lex lies and says that he checked out the book because his property borders the area where the settlement was. Oh, Lex. Why must you walk down a path strewn with lies? Clark wants to know why Lex didn't tell him. Lex says he was just grasping at straws. Big, thick, manly straws. Clark asks about Hamilton. "Who's that?" Lex asks. Clark grabs Lex by the shoulder fabric and says, "Don't lie to me!" Lover. Lex tells Clark to calm down. He says he's not responsible, but that he's trying to fix things. "That's the truth, Clark." I wish Clark were named "Ruth" so it could be the double truth.