"Where have you been all these years?" Clark asks. Eh, drunk. Eating Oreos off a stripper's ass. Illegally reading DVDs with my eye lasers. Manhunter says he's been watching from a distance. A really long, unhelpful distance. Papa Luthor says that Clark's father wanted him to pass the test without help. Hey, dude -- look after my son, but don't do anything! If he's about to die, just let it happen! Please, you gotta do this for me. It's important! Apparently, this jackass wasn't supposed to do anything unless Clark's life was at stake, which according to the show now, never happened before Season 6. Apparently, unleashing the phantoms was what did it. Clark brings up the phantom that infected his mind. The camera rotates around the conversation to try to make it more interesting and less wrong. MM says he's lost a step since then. "What happened?" Clark asks. "Nothing," he says. Then why the fuck did you just bring it up? I thought you were cool, but now I'm starting to think you're just incompetent. Clark notices a bloodstain on Manhunter's shirt. He pulls the jacket aside. There's a giant gaping hole in the guy's belly. You call that nothing? By that did you mean an absence of torso? Manhunter says he had a run-in with the last phantom. Yeah, you should see the other guy. He's...completely unscathed, actually. Damn. I really need to think before I speak. Manhunter says he has to leave Earth's atmosphere in order to heal. Clark says he'll go after the phantom. He has the crystal that Raya gave him. Manhunter says he doubts the crystal will work. Papa says it's not an ordinary phantom. It's the product of a Kryptonian lab experiment. They messed up the secret herbs and turned him from mean to Super Mean. The phantom is running through humans looking for the one thing that can sustain it -- a Kryptonian body. Clark thinks, "Gee, do you know where we could get one of those? Oh. Shit." "Where's the phantom?" Clark asks. In your pants. Lurking. Manhunter warns Clark about being killed. Clark says people are being killed every day. If somebody's going to stop this thing, it's going to be him.
The Dam of Alien Genetics Experiments. A car is driving on the bridge. Lois gets out, holding her numbered note cards. Her phone's GPS shows that she's in the right place. "Reeves Dam," she says to herself, "I don't get it." Eh, you kind of had to be there. She walks over to the edge and sees the super secret base. She sees a door. Danger!