Down at the Luthor mansion, Tess is sitting in front of the fireplace with her tablet PC. She's reviewing the alien symbols that are burned into the ground all over the planet: One that looks like a little dude with a triangular hat in Brazil, an inverted diamond in Mongolia, Benjamin Franklin's kite in China, and Clark's "S" in Turkey. Oh, that's so appropriate. His symbol, by the way, is all nice and professional-looking with its little serifs, while the others are sort of folk-art primitive. Tess looks up from the screen with something like fear in her eyes. Her well-dressed minion from last week is let into the room by a man whose bearing says, "I'm security personnel." Surely this means he'll be dead soon. Tess says to the minion, "Have you found them? They should have reported in by now." "They may have run into trouble," he admits. The "they" they're talking about are twelve ex-Navy SEALS, according to Tess, who should be able to handle themselves. Tess worries that the longer it takes to find the Kryptonians, the more they'll blend in and disappear. Minion looks chagrinned over the seeming failure of the mission, but he doesn't have to answer because a man lets out a surprised shout in the hall outside.
There are sounds of a struggle and racing footsteps. A shadow runs past the leaded glass door. Minion pulls out a gun and goes out for a look. Tess follows close behind, looking uncharacteristically nervous. The security guard from just moments ago is lying facedown on the floor. Minion crouches down beside him and rolls him over, revealing bloody scratches and possibly bite marks on his face. Minion frowns up at Tess to confirm his death. Yep, right on time. Minion hears broken voices and static coming over his earpiece. The lights go out. Minion goes over to the window to investigate a soft tapping coming from outside. It looks like it's just a plant brushing against the pane, so he starts to say everything's OK, which the universe takes as a cue to send someone hurtling through the window at him. The attacker looks like a drooling, gray-skinned Vin Diesel. I think he's one of the ex-Navy SEALs come home, but Nasty SEAL is more like it. He knocks Minion down and starts beating the tar out of him. Tess lets out a girlish yelp and runs back to the office, slamming the door behind her. She grabs her phone and dials 9-1-1, but the lines are busy. She hears throaty breathing behind her and turns to see Vin. He's drooling black ooze or blood or both. He attacks Tess, but she fends him off with a nearby decanter. Another SEAL bursts into the room to attack. Tess unsheaths a katana and starts hacking and slashing away at them. This fight just became ten times better than the Doomsday and Metallo fights combined. A third SEAL grabs Tess from behind and sinks his teeth into her shoulder, complete with squelchy tomato noises. Tess raises her sword in a sort of seppuku pose and skewers her attacker. When he staggers back in surprise, she spins on him and slashes his throat. He convulses, then drops. Tess, breathing heavily, looks at the carnage in horror.