Clark must have done a bang-up (literally, bang-up) job with Lex in that cave, because next thing you know, he's gotten the money and bailed out Elder Dude. Clark = Superwhore. Kyla Ho gives Clark a big hug. Elder Dude says he's not happy it was Luthor money that bailed him out, but damn, he was getting tired of outrunning those young brutes in the pen who wanted to get "a little closer to the Earth Spirit," if you know what I mean. Clark says not all Luthors are the same. Elder Dude asks why Clark is doing all this. See previous paragraph in re: nookie. Clark says it's for a good cause. MamaKent walks in. She says she was running an errand and wanted to come by and apologize to Elder Dude for what's happening. Elder Dude is still pissed, and insists he was set up. MamaKent says false accusations aren't going to help anybody. Clark says someone from Luthorcorp put the bloody towel in Elder Dude's trash. Sweet, gullible superfool. Elder Dude says he sees where MamaKent's allegiances lie. Kyla Ho gives Clark an over-the-shoulder look as they leave.
The Torch. Clark walks in as Chloe's getting off the phone, and asks if there's anything new with Elder Dude's case. Chloe says that a simple "hello, Chloe" goes a long way. Mrrawwww. Clark says he's just a little..."Obsessed?" Chloe finishes. She says she just got off the phone with the coroner's office. They found teeth marks in the foreman's bone. Wolf teeth. Clark says that gets Elder Dude off the hook. Chloe says it's weird, because wolves have been extinct in Smallville for ninety years. Wolves? Extinct? Chloe's explanation: she says Kyla Ho's tribe name translates into "Skinwalkers." She shows Clark a sketch of a wolf-person. Yes, that's much more plausible than regular wolves roaming the countryside. Chloe says it's a Native American myth where people turn into animals. Clark says it's a legend. "Clark, sometimes legends are true." Sigh. Chloe also points out that Elder Dude has been arrested for radical tactics. Like, this one time, he totally busted out with a McTwist on a half-pipe. It was the most radical tactic I've ever seen, dude. Clark says Elder Dude's not a murderer. Clark, on the other hand...Clark walks off.