Daily Planet. Lois is carrying a copy of the paper. She spots Clark, wearing a nice, button-up white shirt, walking down the stairs. Lois says clothes make the man who helped her get on the front page. Clark is annoyed. He says the story took on a few more turns than he would have liked. Lois complains about Clark's disappearing act. She thinks Clark took the stairs instead of the elevator. Clark says it's too bad Lois can't keep up. They're both happy Chloe wasn't hurt. Lois jokes that they'd be fitting her for a coffin instead of a wedding dress if something had happened. Er, yeah. Morbid, much? Clark asks when Lois heard about the wedding. Lois says she just called. She can't believe Chloe's getting married. "To Jimmy Olsen," she says with more than a trace of disgust. Clark says they're in love and Lois should be happy for them. Lois changes the subject to work. She hands over a copy of Clark's tiny obit. It's full of red marks. I thought Lois couldn't spell. Lois says they're notes of encouragement. She says "Smallville" has talent. Lois says that when she started, she just wanted to get her name on the front page. But now, sitting with Clark, she feels better about having uncovered the truth. She smiles at Clark. Clark doesn't return the smile right away. Lois thanks him for his work and says he has a long career ahead at The Daily Planet. She gives him a little wink. Lois walks over to her own desk and the camera pulls back as we see Lois and Clark facing each other, at work.
Isis Foundation. The camera tracks around the rooms as we hear a phone ring and an answering machine pick up. The machine says, "Hey, this is Davis. Leave me your story and I'll call you back." We enter Lana's old Command Center and see Chloe sitting there, speaking into a phone. She's telling Davis that she wanted to call and thank him for helping out with Punky. She says it's too bad things didn't work out. The camera cuts to outside the building. It tracks slowly to a nearby alley as Chloe says in her message that she's decided to re-open the Isis Foundation. She tells Davis to be safe out there. In a nearby alley we pull back far enough to see there's a naked man lying on his side on the ground. We zoom in on him and see that it's Davis. He's asleep, sweating. We hear a growl and suddenly Davis wakes up. Growl! Scary!
Next week: Green Arrow's origin story. Cool!
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