Clark gasps and wakes up in the present day. He sits up, startled to find himself on the ratty old sofa in his barn loft. On the table beside him is a box from his mom. The attached note reads, "If you choose to stay. Love, Mom." As he opens the box, heroic music begins to play. We see reflected in his eyes the bright red-and-yellow S-shield on a blue background. Why would Martha give him his costume? Where did she get it? Who knows? It is pretty cool, though. Clark's like, "Man, everyone's totally gonna see my package in this! Awesome!" Somebody save... Well, there's no one to save right now. Sorry, Remy Zero!
Metropolis, night. There's a tower that looks sort of like Watchtower's moodier, gothier cousin. Lois opens an arched door near the top of it and steps out onto a courtyard/rooftop that's enclosed by decorative iron gates and lamps. There's a big stone pedestal near the door and some gargoyles... oh, hey! Is this the place that he likes to pose while looking all Emo and brooding? Not sure they've shown us the whole building before. Anyway, Lois finds a man waiting for her at the ledge, clad in a long, black leather coat. "I thought you said we'd never talk again," Lois says. The man turns and walks toward her. It's Zod, naturally. Lois doesn't seem especially pleased. "How can you be the Blur?" She saw him get shot by Dr. Chisolm so she knows he's not super. He super-zips around her to prove himself. "My powers cured me," he says. He's wearing an S-shield on his black T-shirt. Pretty sure he's also wearing high heels, based on the way he's towering over Lois here. Kudos to Zod for going whole-hog. Lois is skeptical that Clark's "mild-mannered FBI friend" is the one always saving her. She should also be skeptical that he's suddenly English, but maybe she figures the American accent was a ruse. Zod calls her his hero for risking her life to save his. "My hero told me not to trust anyone who said he was the Blur," she says. She makes for the door, but he calls after her, begging for her help. She pauses. "Someone has come dangerously close to discovering who I am, and if they do they could destroy everything I've worked for." He tells her it's Clark, which makes her scoff. Zod tries to convince her that Clark's been trying to come between them. "He knows what we mean to each other," he says. Lois admits that Clark's been jealous at times, but still doesn't believe him. Zod compliments her investigative abilities and tells her to dig a little deeper. "I guarantee you'll find that Clark Kent is not who he says he is."