On the road again. Clark and Chloe are in his red Toyota Tundra, driving to Metropolis. You'd save a lot of gas if you just carried her to work, Clark. He asks what Chloe was writing when she blacked out. She says it was a story about a tree planting in Circle Park. Chloe sees something on the road with her mighty squint. She asks if that's Lex's car. A few police vehicles are parked near Lex's sports car. Wouldn't this have happened the night before, right after the incident? Chloe suggests that they go help. Clark says, grumpily, that Lex can get his own AAA. Chloe persists and convinces Clark to turn the truck around. He goes off-road. Can your pussy Yaris do this? The Mercedes has a "LEX IV" license plate. That's what they give him fluids through when he's in one of his many accidents. Clark says that the police got here before Lex's cleanup crew. Yeah, what's up with that? Five hours later. Jeez.
A guy in a black coat gets on his cell phone. Chloe tells Clark to perk up his ears for the LuthorCorp security guard's call. The superhearing sound portal effect is fully employed here (I was beginning to think there was no special effects budget left for the season). Clark listens as Lex asks for a status report and the lackey tells him that they searched and couldn't find the flash drive. The guy says that the person who ran Lex off the road must have taken the drive. Clark tells Chloe that Lex had a little help with his crash. Is it really a crash if you just go off the road and don't run into any objects? Clark mentions the stolen drive. Chloe asks if they know the identity of "Racer X." Is it Matthew Fox?? Clark brags that their vision is only 20/20. He scans the car with his X-ray vision. Although the car is loaded with tech gear (except for an iPod, satellite radio, GPS, or Bluetooth, as previously noted), Clark is able to find a tiny object on the floor. "What's that?" he asks. "What's what?" Chloe asks. Clark zips to the car and zips right back in a red blur. He's holding a small black object. "Did you just...?" Chloe asks. Clark nods glumly. He shows her a black button he found. Here. I found this on the floor. You can have it. I also made an ashtray in shop class that you can have. Chloe says that it's her button. To prove it, the camera moves to her coat's sleeve. There's a matching big black button there. Chloe, looking really exhausted, says she was here last night.