School. Chloe finds Clark. She tells him she got accepted to Met. U., and she'll be getting some financial aid. "Now I don't actually have to rob banks," she says. Clark congratulates her. She asks Clark to remember her when he's "Everybody's All-American." Clark tells Chloe that he's not going to Met. U. He says that he won't be playing anymore, and that he turned down the athletic scholarship. Chloe can't believe it at first. Clark says he doesn't think football is his calling. Long consideration from Chloe. She tells him she's proud of him. "Why?" Clark asks. Chloe thinks Clark is destined to do more than score touchdowns. Clark says that Chloe's been saying a lot of weird things lately. He asks how she knows he's destined to do anything. "Just a hunch," she says quietly and sweetly.
Cut to the empty Metropolis stadium. Sappy alt-crap music plays. Clark stands in the middle of the field, thinking about what might have been. Sorority girls, Clark! Sorority girls! Clark puts his hands in the pockets of his red coat and walks from the middle of the field to the locker rooms. We close with the camera panning out, framing Clark between the goal posts. "How could this happen to me?" the song by Simple Plan asks. How could it not, dude?
Next week: an episode about Clark's new dog, Krypto. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. What's a nicer way of saying "fucking crap balls"?