A nondescript institutional-looking building. We stay close to the floor, zooming down a dark hallway of what looks like a medical center. We see a nurse unlock a door and pull a cart into a dark room. Inside, a large needle with glowing green liquid. They're using Glo-Stick technology! Noooooo! Adult Duncan sits in a chair, staring off into space. He's in a hospital gown and hooked up to an IV. The nurse injects the green liquid into his bag. "It's time for your treatment, Duncan," she says. The liquid goes into the IV. Close-up of Duncan's left eye. A tiny green dot appears in the pupil.
Commercials. It's Texas, so I'm treated to more truck commercials and a commercial for a gun show. Awesome.
The same anonymous hospital. Clark, holding a piece of paper in his hand lest his brain forget how to walk, is wandering down a hallway. "Smallville?" someone says off-screen. It's Lois. Clark asks what she's doing there. Lois says that she's following a lead; she checked on Duncan's mother. That's surprising to Clark, who says that she's dead. Lois calls Clark "Sherlock" and says that she dug through the mother's phone records. She was placing a call every day to this place. Clark says she was checking in on her son. Lois thought that Duncan was dead. Yet, here she is. "I think he's in this room," Clark says, holding up the paper. Lois asks how he knows all this. He says Lois isn't the only one with hunches. There's the guy from Notre Dame, for instance. Lois grabs the paper and says, "Nice work," rushing ahead of Clark to get there first. "Lois," he says. He nods toward the door she just walked past. Clark reaches for the doorknob. Lois reaches faster. "Uh uh," she says, "It's my story. I don't share bylines." Wow. Asshole. Lois sees the door is locked. She decides to go "Flirt us up a set of keys." Nice. Clark reaches and cracks the knob open. He tells Lois it must have been stuck. She walks back, saying, "Ladies first." Clark agrees and walks in first.