Former house of Lex. Lucas is doing pull-ups and he's shirtless. I'm told he has a nice chest. I wouldn't know. Lex walks in, and there's that gorgeous TV, some huge speakers. This place is stylin'. Lex shimmies in to some thumping music, and says he loves what Lucas has done to the place with his latest scam. Lucas catches a towel thrown by Lex and says that unlike the bald guy, he doesn't live in the shadow of his father. Lex admits that Papa Luthor and Lucas played him brilliantly. Lucas admits that Papa Luthor found him three weeks before and wanted to use him for a corporate raid. "Let's face it, Lex," Lucas says. "I'm the son he wants." Lex, smiling, says that Lucas is showing his hand. He asks what Lucas is really after: "His affection?" They both laugh. Lex warns that Papa Luthor isn't going to start loving this new son. "You don't know him at all," Lex says. Lucas, losing a bit of cool, tells Lex to get out. Lex warns that even high-school kids were able to track Lucas down. "You mean your friend Clark Kent?" Lucas asks. All kinds of loaded information in that question. Lex says he bets a lot of people are looking for Lucas. Like some Edge City people. Lucas asks if that's a threat. "You know, the Luthor gene pool is a shark tank and our father's just chummed the waters," Lex says. Wow. Really good line, right there. Lex wishes Lucas luck and leaves. Lexually.
Talon. Lana is serving coffee. Lucas walks in behind her and asks where Clark is. She says, "Good question." Just then, Clark busts in and apologizes for being late. He takes a tray from Lana for some serving. Lucas tells Lana he wants Clark fired. He says Clark was a half-hour late to work. "What were you doing, helping Lex dig up more dirt about me?" Lucas asks. Lana says she's not going to fire Clark. Lucas tries to fire Lana as well. She says that her agreement with Lex doesn't allow that. Lucas thinks for a moment. He says that Lex is history and so is this place. Well, we already established that it's Egyptian-slash-Assyrian. Lucas leaves through the back exit. Clark follows him out and says he can't do this. Lucas says he's a Luthor and he can do anything he wants. Clark says he'll quit if Lucas leaves Lana alone. "Too late," Lucas says. Just then, a motorcycle dude comes up the alley. He's carrying an Uzi. Goodbye, Mr. Lucas! The motorcycle takes off. Lucas runs. Shots are fired. In Bullet Time, Clark runs over, elbows the motorcycle guy who's wearing an inconspicuous bright yellow helmet, and then rushes forward to stop the bullets. Clark runs past them, smacking them with his hand one by one. This is actually very nicely done. Clark gets in front of the remaining bullets, and they ricochet off his back. Clark dives on Lucas (unnecessarily, but let's take our HoYay! where we can get it). The motorcycle guy hits a fence roughly. "Are you okay?" Clark asks. Clark gets up and he's got smoking holes in his jacket. Motorcycle thug gets on his bike and rides away.