Talon. The sign is, "Open Mike Night," shower, Talon, etc. Lana ran out of things to say years ago. It took the sign only two seasons to be milked to death. Inside, Lana -- not happy -- drops a small placard at the table where Perry White is trying to enjoy some coffee. Perry reads it out loud: "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." Lana says that Perry might be more comfy at the Wild Coyote. He says he was until they threw him out. Whatever. She wants him to leave. Perry follows Lana, nearly knocking over a waitress in pink. It's the Talon uniform! Perry tells Lana that he sometimes lets his enthusiasm for a story outweigh his good sense. Lana asks if that's an apology. Perry sputters, but says that he's a jerk. He says he's got broken engagements and sleepless nights to prove it. Lana asks why he doesn't just quit if his job bothers him so much. Perry says he's a journalist; it's in his blood. He says that sometimes you have to push to get the truth. Because it's out there. But not on X Styles. Lana offers to call Perry a cab. Perry says it won't come; he's had issues with not paying fares. Perry offers a deal: he'll stay out of Lana's life permanently. She has to give him a ride to the bus stop. Lana goes to get her coat. For that sultry, hot weather from the heat wave of last week. Perry grins and takes a swig from his flask.
Pete's convertible, out in the woods. Pete is unloading some camping stuff from his trunk. Clark answers his cell phone. It's Lana. Clark listens, and then tells her not to do anything. He says he'll be right there. Pete asks what's going on. Clark has to get to Saunders Gorge, like, right this second. Check. Clark starts to run, and then stops in frustration. Ha! He looked funny. "Your speed thing still out?" Pete yells. What do you think? "I got nothing, Pete, it's all gone," Clark says. He needs the love of a sexy bald man to go on. Pete offers to drive. It's a race against time! And endurance! And our patience!
The Gorge. Clark and Pete pull up, oh, about four hours later. Lana -- who made a point of going to get her pink coat earlier -- shows Clark and Pete what's up: Perry is standing up on the rail. She says Perry pretended to be sick on the way to the bus stop. He ran out to "the viewpoint" and got up there demanding Lana call Clark. High crane shot of Perry standing on the edge. It looks very, very dangerous. Lana warns Clark that Perry's really drunk. "Not unless iced tea packs a punch," Perry yells. Perry explains that he had to trick Lana to make the call so that Clark would come. Ahhh. It all makes sense now! Perry figures that Clark is strong, shock-proof, and incredibly fast. If Perry falls, Clark will save him. Makes sense to me. Clark wants Perry to come down from the ledge. It's not going to happen. Clark says Perry's wrong about him. Perry bets Clark will save him. "No! I can't save you!" Clark says, being honest for once. Perry says they'll find out. He leans forward and falls. Clark grabs at him, and they both fall off the ledge. We see a rope pulled as they go. Pete and Lana get up there, too. The rope unspools until it finally goes taut. Perry and Clark are hanging from the rope. Perry's holding Clark by the arms. The flask falls out from his breast pocket and sails past Clark. Perry tells Clark to go ahead and unleash those powers. "I don't have any powers!" Clark yells back. Why does this suddenly feel like one of the Lethal Weapon movies? Perry hangs, the rope attached to his ankle. They keep hanging. Dramatic music. Commercials!