What did I tell you? In the barn, there's a dead body. Specifically, it's the guy who was getting beat up by MeanCop at the top of the episode. "Looks like he was shot in the heart," one of the Barney Fifes says. Bo Duke, of course, looks sick with concern. Clark signifies shock by placing a hand on his mouth. MamaKent gasps, in her noble, quiet way. Bo says he's never seen that man before. The cop who found the body makes another find: a gun in Bo's truck. Despite his denials, Bo is so busted. Bo tells Clark to call Bill Ross (Pete's dad?) and meet him at the jail. MamaKent goes with Bo. "You're not taking him!" Clark whines. Bo gives him a stern talking-to and tells him to stay behind and be strong.
After the hubbub, Clark walks back into the kitchen and gets so mad he punches a support pole with his fist. If the house falls on Clark now, it's his own fault. "That's what you get for trying to be a hero, Clark," MeanCop says, suddenly appearing in the kitchen. He looks at the broken column disdainfully. MeanCop goes all James Woods on Clark, saying he's been doing this a looong time. "Did you really think you could double-cross me?" he asks, rhetorically. Clark asks who the dead man in the barn was. He's ignored. MeanCop annoyingly goes on about crack houses (in Metropolis?) and scenarios and how he's survived all this time. I wish one of those crackheads would bust a cap in this guy's ass. "You! Didn't leave me! With a lot of options!" MeanCop yells. Oh, goodness. What a loose cannon you are. I'm so frightened for Clark. Clark gets super-angry, grabs MeanCop, and slams him against another support column. He tells MeanCop to call and tell the local cops what he did. "You wanna kill me?" MeanCop asks. "I want him OUT!" Clark yells, his eyes angry, his mouth a snarl. It only took nine episodes, but Clark is finally showing a temper. MeanCop reminds Clark that he has a lot more to lose than an already busted rogue cop. Clark lets him go. MeanCop readjusts his suit jacket. He tells Clark he's going to let Clark stew in his own super-spicy juices. Then he leaves. "I'll be in touch," he says, pointing. Is that this guy's catchphrase? Clark looks at the broken support column, ashamed even to touch it.