Chloe's desk. She's looking at photos of blonde lady criminals in a Metropolis Police Department database. Chloe has a scrape high on her right cheek that she hasn't bothered to bandage. The camera swivels around to reveal Clark, wearing his silly blue jacket indoors. "Looking for a new hairdo?" he asks. No, Chloe's already had them all. "Lemme guess: ham and Swiss?" she asks. Is that Clark's new nickname, like "Big Tuna"? "Your favorite," says Clark. "No, actually, not at all," Chloe tells him. Apparently, Clark brought her a sandwich (which we never actually see) and keeps forgetting that Chloe doesn't like ham and Swiss, which she's mentioned three times in the past week. What about that titanium trap mind? I guess Clark only remembers important stuff, like where he puts weird Kryptonian artifacts and which enemies Lana has boinked. Clark doesn't apologize; he just begins to whine that he can't stay in the house knowing that the phantom was living his life there for over a month. He can't believe Lana couldn't tell the difference. "And then she tells him that they belong together," he says, in disbelief. He wonders if Lana doesn't feel that way about him anymore, and stares off into the middle distance. Chloe, light in tone, says that Lana has changed a lot since high school. Clark mopily says that he doesn't want to talk about this anymore. Chloe apologizes for not being the one who brought it up. Clark asks if she's had any luck finding Brainiac. Chloe, still very chirpy, says that she hasn't found anything since Clark asked last, which was the day before. He asks what happened to her face. They've made a huge circle, walking around the newsroom and back to her desk. Still smiling, Chloe asks if Clark just noticed the scrape. It's like Clark and Chloe are in two very different scenes: one comedic and one overly dramatic. Clark presses Chloe on what happened. Chloe reveals that she's been doing a little sidekicking for Oliver. "WHAT?!" demands Clark. SHE SAYS SHE'S BEEN DOING A LITTLE SIDEKICKING FOR OLIVER! TURN ON YOUR CLOSED CAPTIONING! Chloe says thta she has to pay her bills, and that working for Clark is pretty pro bono. Chloe likes Bono as much as the next girl, but damn, Clark. Throw a girl a nickel sometime. Clark thinks this is dangerous. Chloe says that it's just internet interception, but this time it led to a ninja lady attacking her. Chloe says she almost got beheaded, but that the girl rappelled over the building, which she thinks was "pretty smokin' cool." Clark has no room for smokin' cool in his life, even if it's just a bag of Doritos. He grimaces: "Who was she?"
Episode Report CardOmar G: B | 625 USERS: C+
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