Commercials. Hey, that promo with Tom Welling and the stubble? Not bad, WB.
Back at Lex's. Lex shuts the doors on his exiting security guards. I miss the houseboy in the Kato duds. Clark is still standing by the case where the page was stolen. I know Flash is fast, but how did he get into that seemingly airtight contraption? Lex asks if Clark wants to explain what happened. "I just came by to say hello," Clark answers. Lies, lies, lies! Why, Clark!? Why must you be such an ass? Clark says that the next thing he knew, all these alarms were going off. Ooh, good alibi, Clark. Lex says that it's a little late for a social call. Clark is like, "Uh, yeah, um, I should have called." This would be even lamer if Lex didn't show up at the Kent farm at all hours hovering in doorways and in barns all the time. Clark says he figured Lex would "be up." Lord have mercy, you're trying to kill me, aren't you, Smallville? It's feast or famine with the gay on this show, isn't it? Lex asks if Clark saw anyone else when he came in. "No, I, uh, didn't see anyone," Clark says. Worst Liar Ever. Lex says he believes Clark. No, he doesn't! Both of you! Go to time-out for lying. Lex, twisting the knife, says, "I know a real friend would never lie to me." He gives Clark a long look. Clark flinches. As Clark is leaving, Lex fills him in on a little secret: "I'm not that worried." He says he knows all the fencers in Metropolis, and if he puts the word out, he'll get info on the thief: "Don't worry, Clark. Our thief is gonna learn that there's nowhere on Earth he can run from Lex Luthor." So this is as evil as Lex has gotten after three seasons? Referring to himself in the third person?
Talon at night. MamaKent, scribbling in a ledger, is telling Bo Duke on the phone that she can't do something with him. "Because I still have all this work to do!" she whines. She says she'll be home when she can. The place is empty and she's working without much light. Lana enters, probably home from her college nookiefest. MamaKent unloads immediately, saying that the work around here never stops. MamaKent marvels at how Lana did all this and went to school, too. Psst, MamaKent: she wasn't really going to school. Lana says it wasn't easy. She says she doesn't remember staying so late every night, though. MamaKent says it's easier doing things there than at home. Lana sits down and asks if something's wrong. MamaKent says that she didn't take the job just to help their finances. "I love him so much," MamaKent begins, but adds that with all Bo's health problems, the only time she doesn't worry about him is when she's at The Talon. Lana points out to an exhausted MamaKent that if she does that, she won't see her husband anyway. MamaKent squints at Lana. "Isn't that like you lost him already?" says Miss Sensitive. MamaKent smiles. She says that a summer in Paris has given Lana some real insight. Oh, bullshit. "Thank you for reminding me," MamaKent tells Lana. She says that Lana remind her that it's easier to deal with your fears if you share them with someone you love. I can't tell if she means she loves Bo or Lana. Lana doesn't seem sure either.