Commercials. Have I mentioned how much I like Reaper?
Zurich, Switzerland. We get an establishing shot that shows a much lovelier skyline than the one we usually see for Metropolis. A safety deposit box has been brought out for Lex. "Mr. Luthor. Your box," a beefy man says. He has no Swiss accent. And he looks like the guy who took out Va-Gina the Baroness last week. Lex takes the box and enters a room. Dark red curtains are drawn behind him. If a dancing midget comes out and Angelo Badalamenti music starts to play, I might just lose my mind. The room has a very nice desk with two tiny lamps on it. From overhead, we see Lex sit down with the safety despot box. Lex slides open two panels in the front of the box and inserts his hard-won keys. The lock snaps open. Lex opens the metal box. It appears empty. Ha ha! Sucker! Lex feels around the box. He finds a false panel. It opens to reveal an envelope. It's a Starbuck's gift card. Enjoy your lattes. Try the muffins. Lex opens the folded envelope, which bears the big Veritas wax seal. Inside is a metal plate with five circular compass wheels on it. Hey, it's like those code wheels we used back in the day as copy protection on computer games. Lex moves the circles around until a grey "V" is formed. Seriously? People died for a decoder wheel you'd find in a box of Cheerios? In the metal plate, Lex notices movement behind him. Lex reacts quickly enough to stop someone from choking him with what appears to be a piano wire. The man who gave Lex the box is trying to strangle him. Lex grabs the deposit box and uses it to hit the guy in the head. He goes down. "You aren't one of them," the man says. Lex cracks him again with the box, right in the face. Ouchies! The man falls, his head bloodied. Lex takes the map and gets the Hell out of there.