Lois walks up behind Clark. She commends him on his nature and nurturing winning out in the end. Clark still regrets not telling Conner the truth. Lois has her own apologies: "I'm sorry that I didn't tell you I was investigating Lionel." Man, everyone's acting so mature, taking responsibility for their stupidness. What show is this? Clark understands. She was trying to protect him. He thinks about what a hard job his parents had raising him. The diaper changes alone were a Herculean task. "If they hadn't been such amazing parents, this world could have been a much darker place." Lois thinks Clark will be a great dad to their own kids someday. They smile at each other and kiss.
Cemetery, night. Lionel walks up to the black obelisk of Lex's tombstone. Oddly enough, there are multiple rows of similar obelisks. Was there a sale? Lionel places a single flower in a vase. "Together, we could have ruled this world," he says. "I would give anything, my son, just to have you by my side." The wind begins to whisper. Black smoke crawls along the ground towards Lionel. It towers over him, then solidifies into Darkseid.