Lex comes out into the hall and greets Luka. He asks how the kid is feeling. Luka's much better. Good to know. Luka thanks Lex for harboring him. MamaKent takes off. Luka asks if he can check out that Warrior Angel comic-book collection. "That depends," Lex says. "Are your hands clean?" Pause. Oh, Lex is joking! The kid gets it. Lex shows off issue #1. It's "Fantasy Comics," but it looks like the "Action Comics" where Superman first appeared in print. Warrior Angel is holding up a car that's surrounded by a golden blast. Lex says it's in mint condition, much like himself. He says he has two copies of each issue -- one for collecting, "one for reading," Luka finishes. Luka asks Lex why he likes Warrior Angel so much. Didn't he ask the same thing in "Stray"? Lex says the hero helped him through some tough times. "After your mom died?" Luka asks. Lex asks how he knew that. Luka says Clark told him. Lex shoots him a look. Lex pulls out a comic and says the world between the covers was reassuring -- you knew who the villains and heroes were. Lex says that when you grow up, not everything is in black and white. Luka asks if all Lex sees now is shades of gray. I'm getting really annoyed with this kid again. Lex says that real life isn't a comic book. Um. Cough. Cough. Lex says that sometimes you have to get your hands dirty and make compromises. Luka says that's what Papa Luthor told him. That doesn't mean it's right. Lex says Luka is either remarkably intuitive or...suddenly, Luka gets a big headache. Luka grimaces and puts his fingers to his temple. He's bleeding. A big drop falls on Lex's comic book. Make that near-mint. Luka says something is loud and slaps his own head. He rubs his head one last time, pitches back, and falls. He takes the comic book with him. We pan across unconscious Luka on the floor and then the comic, which features Warrior Angel's face on the cover. He looks a little like Harvey Birdman.
Episode Report CardOmar G: C+ | 724 USERS: C+
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