Zod's warehouse hideout. Haunting guitar music plays. Alia's dead body is carried out on a white platform by six Kandorian soldiers. She's been dressed in white with her Kryptonian name in black on her chest. A sheer white veil covers her face. The other soldiers have gathered to say goodbye, as has Clark, in his Emo Blur outfit. The platform is placed on an elaborate wire contraption that looks almost boat-like. Zod peels back her veil and, having heated her tag in the flames of a torch, presses it against her forehead, branding her. The platform is lit and Alia disappears in a blaze. Faora, her cheek and lip bruised from some unseen violence, watches with tears in her eyes. Zod, wearing a priestly-looking red sash, walks away in silence. After a moment, Clark follows him down a candle-lit path. Clark demands to know how Alia died. "By my hand," Zod says. He explains she confessed to killing Jor-El because she thought he would destroy them. "She didn't deserve to die," Clark says. He gets all riled up. "You've gone too far! Just like when you sent me to see Tess." Dude, he was just doing what you persuaded him to do. Zod steps closer to him. "You want to become one of us, you want to live by our ways, and yet you reject them." That sounds like an interesting plot -- an interesting plot we never got to see. Zod resents having to kill one of his own soldiers because Clark was too weak to do it himself. "To get justice for you," Zod spits. Clark looks away. "This isn't my kind of justice." Zod warns him as he goes: Soon, Clark's going to have to decide if he's one of them or not. They glare at each for a while. Clark flares his nostrils dramatically.
Watchtower, night. Clark watches an image of the solar towers on one of the computer screens. Chloe joins him. Without looking at her, he asks, "If you were really under a command to protect me, why didn't you let me kill her?" Chloe waits until he finally glances at her before answering. "Because sometimes protecting you means protecting you from yourself." Yeah, you big, dumb, self-hypnotizing dork. She says Clark is someone that everyone needs to believe in. She couldn't let anything compromise that. He tells her that Zod killed Alia for murdering Jor-El. Chloe thinks this over for a minute and realizes this means Alia can't kill her in the future now. "That means the future we saw is changing," Chloe says. Clark: "There's only one way to make sure." Clark looks at the solar towers on the screen again.