Country road. Raccoongirl is walking along the side of the road, wearing the same pants and twelve-pound belt that she's had on since she arrived in Smallville. Her dad is in a sensible sedan, trying to talk her into putting on some sensible clothes for school. "I just won't go," she says. He says that they can't afford to draw attention to themselves. Raccoongirl sticks out her thumb as Clark approaches on his bike. "Need a ride?" Clark drawls. "Clark?" she asks, her distended belly sticking out. Maybe she needs something to eat, like some rice or grain or something. Dad gets out of the car. "My hero," Raccoongirl says as she puts on a little helmet. Clark speeds off, leaving Dad in their dust.
Alt-rock music comes back with a vengeance as Clark drives up to the school. Everybody parts ways as he approaches and it looks dangerous until it's revealed he's just driving on the sidewalk where people shouldn't be standing anyway. Dozens of Canadian extras watch as Clark approaches. Who is this leather-clad, male-model with the sunglasses and the pouty stare? Is he one of The Strokes? Chloe, Lana, and Pete (the Bore Brigade) watch Clark arrive. "Okay, what planet is that guy from and what did he do with Clark?" Chloe asks. Raccoongirl gets off the bike and thanks Clark for the ride. "Any time," he says, nonchalantly. The Bores approach. Clark says he was just giving Raccoongirl a ride to school. "Say the word and I'll save you the return trip," Clark tells Lana. Much raising of eyebrows among the Bore Brigade. A bell rings. "Catch up with you later," Lana says, and they stroll off. Pete stands by Clark. "Clark Kent, chick magnet. What's wrong with this picture?" Pete says. Um, maybe that you're standing in it? Clark says people change.