Metropolis Gen, where Emil isn't barfing. Those are some serious mutton chops Emil is sporting. After he adjusts to his new surroundings for a moment, he introduces himself to Dr. Coats and his manly jaw. Clark listens in on their conversation and learns that Tess's condition hasn't changed. Coats also thinks the virus is airborne because of how fast it's spreading. To Emil's surprise, Tess made it into the Daily Planet that morning, but then was brought to the ER after experiencing "mental trauma." They're about to quarantine both the mansion and the DP building. Clark worries about Lois.
She's just walking into the office now. The lights go off, then fizz and flicker. Lois grabs a phone and starts dialing. The maintenance crew? The electric company? We don't find out, because just then she notices her editor slumped over a desk and puts down the phone. "Randall?" she calls to him. She tells him to "rise and shine" and he half obliges her by rising. No shining, though, because he's a drooly gross zombie now. He frog-jumps up onto his desk then lunges for Lois. She runs and runs, but comes up against a female zombie. Lois grabs a nearby fire extinguisher and starts hitting them upside their heads. Someone else approaches her from behind and Lois swings again, but it's just Clark. He says he's going to get her out of there, but she thinks he has no idea what's going on. "I'll get us through this," she says, and promptly runs into another zombie. Seems like this would have been a good time for Clark to either risk revealing his super powers or just zip her out of there so fast that Lois credits the Blur. I guess if they used logic, the show would only be about eight minutes long. Clark and Lois run up the stairs, but one of the lady zombies grabs Lois and sinks her teeth into Lois's thigh. They keep fighting, and within a few moments they're swarmed. Clark pushes one guy into a bunch of other zombies and they go down like bowling pins. Surprisingly, they stay down. Clark turns his attention to Lois and notices the bite mark on her leg. "Let's get you someplace safe," he says, and picks her up. They exchange googly looks. Lois smiles dopily at him as he carries her up the stairs. A time and a place, kids. A time and a place.