Metropolis. Lois zips in and out of her office in a sort of indiscreet way while Clark watches with disapproving eyes. She speedily types something at her computer. "Lois, I don't think Jor-El did what he did so you could get ahead at the office." Lois, however, tries to see the positive, even after her typing breaks the keyboard in half. "Maybe Jor-El wanted me to know what it felt like to be you," she says. Well, he didn't give you super-whining powers, so that's probably not his plan. Clark thinks Jor-El is trying to make a point about their relationship. Lois isn't worried. She's so supremely confident in the two of them that it basically telegraphs the ending of the episode. Clark mopes some more. Lois reminds him that Jor-El said he'd get his powers back at sunset. Clark is pouty. Lois is upbeat. Recapper is tired. For some reason, Lois gets a sudden flash of inspiration about the businesses Marionette Ventures has been buying out. She has another look at her makeshift map. She and Clark realize that all the businesses are along the city's underground reservoir. "Along with all the building purchases come the water rights," she says. That's just... so, so lame. There's one last unsold building that, if sold, would give Marionette total control over the city's water supply. She zips off to check it out, then zips back a few moments later when she realizes she's forgotten Clark. People are milling around outside her office, noticing neither all this super-zipping nor Clark's lack of glasses. Everyone is so dumb.
Outdoor cafe. Clark sits watching the unsold building across the street. He's alone and pouting over his meal, when Lois zips up and takes a seat next to him. "Nothing suspicious to report from this end," Clark says. He notices a bullet hole in her jacket. "I thought you said you were going to get parmesan!" he protests, with a glance back at the pizza stand behind them. Lois produces a wedge of cheese she picked up in Wisconsin while helping out in a hostage situation she heard about over the cafe's TV. She also helped out in a flood and broke several pairs of heels along the way. Clark notices that the shop they've been watching is closing even though it's the middle of the day. He helps Lois use her new super ears to pick up what's going on inside. At first she has a hard time focusing and keeps picking up sounds of people in distress all around the city. There's a "kitchen fire" in town that Lois wants to help out with, but Clark tells her to let the nearby fire department to handle it. Yes, eavesdropping on these real estate deals is much more important than a silly fire. Lois is stunned that Clark has to deal with this all the time. He explains he's learned how to prioritize, like a triage. Lois gets back to focusing on the shop and hears a heated argument. She whooshes away in plain view of everyone on the street.