Back at the Watchtower, Chloe is looking up at a map and comparing it to something on her built-in desk computer. When the door opens behind her, she jumps and quickly touches the display screen, swapping out a photo of a tank stopped near a desertous hillside for... another, just-slightly-different photo of a tank stopped near a desertous hillside. Chloe turns to see Emil and offers him some lo mein in a take-out carton. Emil declines because he's just had macrobiotic Korean kelp salad. Chloe gives him a "WTF?" face. Emil notes that Chloe was startled when he came in. Gee, I dunno why. It's not like people got murdered in there a few weeks ago. Emil says he would prefer not having secrets between them. Sure thing, Lana. Chloe beams up at him and says, "Then you're in the wrong business." Clark superzips in, interrupting the strangely romantic vibe that was just getting going, and hands Chloe a little yellow case containing a vial of Tess's blood. He asks Chloe to run tests on it to find out what's infected Tess. "Lois and I went to see her at Met Gen and she attacked us both." Chloe snarks that this is no different from every other day. Nonetheless, she pulls up surveillance video from the mansion showing the zombified SEALs. Emil medibabbles about a "viral rage" and parts of the brain that have to do with the "fight or flight instinct." Clark asks Emil to get some information from the Disease Control people. Emil says it would take him half an hour to get across town (pshaw, it doesn't even take that long to get to Smallville!) and Clark asks Emil if he gets motion sickness. "Not really," Emil replies. Clark grabs him by the shoulder and zips them both out of there. Chloe, watching this exchange, lets out a weirdly bitter, "Really?"
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: C+ | 2725 USERS: B+
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