Daily Planet. Lex is in his office, talking to someone on the phone. "The guy wanted me dead. Find out who he is and see if he's connected to what I'm dealing with in Quebec." He pronounces it "Ke-beck," not "Kwa-beck." Spoken like someone who's spent a little time in Canada. Lex couldn't have made this call from the plane coming back? Seems like a long time to wait to get some action going. Jimmy, who has a tiny scrape on his right cheek, enters the office with a light knock and no answer. Jimmy asks if Lex is busy. Lex says he was expecting him. Lex already knows the situation and assumes Chloe doesn't know what Jimmy is doing. Jimmy almost offends Lex by saying that Luthors build and burn political ladders for sport. Jeez. Shut up, Jimmy. Jimmy tells Lex that he has pull with "These people" and he thinks that a handshake or a string pulled could help. Lex tells him he can stop now. Thank you, Lex. He smiles slightly. Lex says he's cleared Chloe's name from that "Suspiciously high-ranking government arrest warrant." Lex says Agent Spyder has dropped her investigation. Jimmy is relieved and thanks Lex. But he knows there's no free lunch when it comes to Lex. He asks what Lex wants. Lex says there's no catch. Lex says that in light of recent events, he thinks of his employees as his family. He says families help each other. He says that if he ever needs something from Jimmy, he's sure Jimmy will do it. No catch, huh? Jimmy agrees. He looks a bit scared, though. He leaves the office with one last long look back at Lex. Jimmy wonders if things would be easier if he just ditched girls entirely. It's a fleeting thought, but it's the Gayest Look of the Episode. Lex opens a briefcase on his desk. He gazes at the Veritas map.
The Barnness of Epilogueitude. Nighttime. Chloe can't believe that Kara contacted Clark from Krypton. She clarifies that this is the planet that exploded. Clark knows it sounds crazy. Clark thinks Jarnelle must have done something to Kara. Chloe asks what Jarnelle has to do with any of this. "I dunno," Clark mutters. He paces as Chloe sits on the couch. Chloe looks at a photo she printed out of outer space. She asks if Clark has considered that Kara might really be on Krypton. Maybe it's just a different time zone...like the past. Ow, my brain hurts! I need a kitten photo! "You mean like time travel," Clark says. Yeah. Exactly. Thanks for bringing us up to speed, big guy. Chloe shows Clark some photos. She says she followed the two blurs that took off from The Daily Planet. She wonders if the vortex in the photo might be some sort of intergalactic time portal. Chloe shows Clark a picture of the vortex, a red star with a dot right next to it that might be a planet. In a second photo, taken seconds later, the portal, red star and dot are gone. Clark says it's impossible. "You're saying Kara is actually on Krypton." Yes, Clark. She just said that. Keep up. "Well, Krypton circa 1989," Chloe says, "give or take a few light years." Wrap your head around that, farmboy. Clark says that would explain how the message from Kara got into Swann's journal. Kara sent it, hoping Clark would read it. Chloe says it sounds like a Hail Mary pass. Chloe says that if Kara sent the message to Swann and the Fortress, she's desperate to get Clark's attention. Especially with all those roaming charges. Clark says that when Kara told him Braniac was trying to kill him, she must have meant the version of Clark that was still on Krypton. BabyClark. D'oh! That sucks. Chloe says that if that's true, then Clark better get to Krypton soon. "Or I'll have never existed," Clark says. Uh, maybe. Better minds than mind could probably poke a billion holes through this new plot twist. Me, I'm looking at some palm trees. "Looks like it's finally time for Kal-El to go home," Chloe says. Clark looks really annoyed. Oh, calm down. At least you'll get some airline miles out of it.