Lair of Lex. Papa Luthor, wearing a comfy-looking casual shirt, is cutting open some oranges with a fancy knife. Best mimosas ever! Lana Lang walks in. Papa Luthor greets her warmly and guesses that she's looking for her boyfriend. Lana says she was hoping Lex could help find him. She hasn't been able to reach Jason on his cell. Papa Luthor says he imagines reception would be shoddy in Shanghai. I thought China had a better cell-phone infrastructure than land-line structure. But what do I know? I don't write the show. Papa Luthor says that Lex is in Shanghai and he's guessing Jason is there with him. Covered in butter. Papa, acting all innocent, says he figured that Jason would have told Lana that. He says he expected that since Lana was the one "born right into the middle of all this." The Benevolent Bastard says that Lana should know how thoroughly Lex and Jason have been studying her rebellious ancestor. "Looks like they're not the only ones," she tells him. Papa Luthor looks momentarily dumbfounded.
Papa Luthor goes to retrieve something from a shelf. He explains that Isabelle's arch-rival was a duchess named Gertrude. Ew, Gertrude. He opens a little wooden box as he tells Lana that Gertrude was obsessed with finding three stones. He says she sent agents all over the world, but only ever found a map of a place in China. Lana asks what the map has to do with Isabelle. Papa Luthor says that the map never made it back to the duchess. Isabelle hid the thing, so the duchess had "the exquisite young sorceress" executed. Did he just call her "exquisite"? Oh, Mylanta. Papa Luthor says that Isabelle is still looking for the stones, working through Lana, who is a vessel. If by that you mean she's empty, then I think we can agree. Papa Luthor says he gave a copy of the map to Jason. He also put flyers all over campus. Best Chinese keg party ever! Papa Luthor asks Lana if she knows that Jason is a direct descendent (nice they got it right this week) of Gertrude. No, but all of us knew. Come on, show, get us out of here already! Lana stares at the map. She wants to cry, but doesn't know how.