Later, Clark goes inside to change his shirt and finds Tess in the kitchen again. "You know, we have a doorbell," he says. She's family now, Clark! She gets to barge in just like the rest of you. She tells him she just came by to see how things were going with Conner. She looks at his holey shirt. "Looks like I should have brought marshmallows." Just put them on really, really long sticks. "He's getting things faster than I did," Clark says. That's because he's only half-Kryptonian. The tremendous drag on his intellect is somewhat mitigated by the Luthor DNA. Tess is momentarily happy with how proud Clark seems, but she has bad news. Her "inside man" just told her that Lionel knows about Conner. Clark says he'll call Oliver and Chloe in Star City and send Conner there. Tess wonders if it's time to tell Conner the truth about his Luthor half. Conner, of course, is in the barn listening to every word with his super-hearing. He overhears Clark: "Considering everything that happened, I don't think it's a good idea that he knows half his DNA came from Lex. We can never let him know that half of him is Luthor." Conner glares and zips out of the barn.
LuthorCorp. Lois is doing some funky poaching. The sun's only just starting to set, so it seems like bad timing on her part. She snaps pictures of documents in Lionel's office. Tess calls and asks her what she's found. So far, everything looks pretty iron-clad, according to Lois. She says that Lionel had all-new official documents issued with his own signature. She's having some government contacts look into it. She hangs up with Tess and runs right into the business end of a handgun. The scene cuts away before revealing the would-be shooter, but it's not really a mystery.