House of Lexxin'. Lex bursts in to confront Papa Luthor about why his bank assets might be frozen. Papa Luthor says he's tired of Lex's constant mutiny. Lex says he didn't have many options. It was mutiny or walking the plank. Arrrrrr, matey! Papa Luthor -- who's wearing his favorite new toy, a phone earpiece -- says that Lex shouldn't have used all of his assets as collateral. Now that Lex's company is a LuthorCorp holding, all of Lex's stuff belong to Papa Luthor. Uh oh. Even Clark's heart? "I want you out of the mansion," Papa Luthor says. Lex panics a little and asks if this isn't just futile. Lex says that he and Lucas will be back home after they vote Papa Luthor out. Lex turns around, and there's Lucas telling him not to be so sure about that. Double crossa'! Papa Luthor says they had a father-son chat, and that some sons don't ever question their allegiance to the family. Lex smiles ruefully and tells Lucas that he's being naive if he thinks he can trust Papa Luthor. Lucas says that when you're at the table (the betting table, I think -- not, for instance, a dinner or massage table), you size up your options, and sometimes you have to change your strategy. Lucas has some serious caterpillar eyebrows going. "Well, Lex, looks like you lose," Papa Luthor says, with relish and with mustard.
Kent house. Clark is coming down the stairs and hears a knock at the door. They need a "Mooooo!" doorbell. Bo Duke is reading a magazine and MamaKent is checking out the paper. They didn't hear someone drive up? It's Lex. Clark asks if everything is all right. "No. It's not," Lex replies. Lex says that according to his dad, he's no longer a Luthor. Lex has been left with nothing -- not even a place to live. He could probably buy a condo in Smallville just with the clothes he's wearing. Lex asks if he can stay with the Kents for a while. A thousand fanfic writers go, "Hey, that was my idea!" Lex looks suitably embarrassed. Bo Duke's brain just blew a fuse.
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Kent Farm. The next morning. Bo is looking out a window and there's an American flag reflected in it. A cow moo can be heard off in the distance. Outside, Lex is pushing a wheelbarrow while Bo watches. This is like Bo's wildest, craziest wet dream. He smiles. "You're up early. Even for you," MamaKent says as she walks into the kitchen. Bo says he couldn't sleep. She asks if that was because of their new houseguest. Well, sorta. Lex and Clark make all kinds of noise together out in that barn. It scares the cows. MamaKent says they can't turn their backs on Lex now. Bo says sagely that he has no intention of turning his back on Lex now. Ha, you see how that had a double meaning? Those clever Smallville writers! In any case, the back turning is Clark's job. Clark comes down the stairs and asks where Lex is. Drop the ruse, farmboy. Bo says that Lex got up at the crack of dawn and insisted on doing chores to earn his keep. "You got him mucking out the stalls already, huh?" Clark asks. Bo laughs. Clark says that Bo is really enjoying this. All kidding aside (get your platitude shields up and ready, Sulu!), Bo reminds Clark that Lex investigated him for a year. He also asks Clark to remember what's in the storm cellar. Clark says that he trusts Lex. "I don't want him left alone on this farm," Bo says sternly.