Smallville High. Pete can't believe what happened. He makes comments about the beer and the "counter-macking." Pete is like a little recap within a recap. Clark says that he's worried his dad has finally cracked over all his stress. First the alien son, then the dead cows. When does all the weirdness end? Pete says he likes the part where Bo dissed Lex. Clark asks what Pete has against Lex. Yeah, same damn question I had last week. It only took fifteen episodes to get to this conversation, huh? Where's Pete's mouth been all this time? Pete says Lex screwed his family out of their creamed-corn factory twelve years before. Oh yeah, "Creamed Corn Capital of the World." I thought Pete's dad was a lawyer, not a corn man. Clark points out that it was twelve years ago and that it was Lex's dad who did the screwing. Clark asks why Pete didn't say anything before. Damn skippy. Pete says he was hoping Clark would see through Lex sooner. He miscalculated in that Clark only got to see through Lex's clothes.
Chloe walks up suddenly and asks them both what their deepest desire is. It's a poll she's conducting to get closer in touch with the pulse of the student body. I think the student body needs angioplasty. Pete says he'd like a make-out session with a girl who's walking by now. It's a girl who looks a little like the lead singer from Elastica, but prettier. She walks by and gives Pete a glance. He heads over to get his Petey Mack on. Chloe complains that all her answers have been sex- or violence-related. "That's human nature, Chloe," Pete says before he goes. Clark asks Chloe if she knows that Pete doesn't like Lex. Chloe knows and says that Pete is jealous of their friendship. Again: fifteen episodes. Time has not been kind to this revelation. Lana walks up and sucks the energy, air, and hydrogen molecules from the scene in her little pansy pink top. She gets asked the desire question. She says she'd want to climb to the top of a windmill where you can see Metropolis in the distance. Chloe and Clark are surprised about her deepest desire. Clark wishes it were leather. Lana, embarrassed, says she can make something up. Chloe goes with it, saying it's nice to unleash the inner Lana. Yeah, get through a few geological layers of makeup and maybe you'll find her. Chloe gives Lana big pity eyes. Lana walks off. Chloe says Clark's desire is up. He stares after Lana, and it's all obvious. Chloe's hair is really frizzy at the ends this week. Get those split ends taken care of, dear. Clark bitches about having to stay away from Lana because of the whole Jocko-Whitney-Dad thing. Chloe says that there are other girls who don't require crossing an emotional minefield to be with. She might as well be wearing a big sign that says, "Take me for a test drive!" Clark says he can't turn off his feelings for Lana. Chloe tells him, snippily, that he can stay in his loft and play with his telescope or move on. Telescope! Ha! Chloe is a damn genius. The phallic joke is king! Chloe walks off. Clark looks on after her, conflicted.