Lana is running her hand along a dark surface. Mmm, that's good aftermarket. "It's so smooth," Lana coos. And it turns out it's Sam Jackson's head! If only. As Lana admires the spacecraft from up close, Lex watches. Lana says that the surface almost feels like liquid. It would make the smoothest of smoothies. Lex says that it's a frictionless surface: "At least, that's what my experts tell me." Would Lana even be able to feel a frictionless surface? Maybe you need to get new experts, Lex. Lana is suddenly annoyed that Lex has been studying the ship, since Lana saw it and he let her think she was losing her mind. Lex says that he didn't mean to do that; he was just trying to protect her. Lana bristles and asks what it is Lex thinks he's protecting her from. Lex, who is wearing shoes that make a lot of noise when he walks, monologues that the ship is one of the most important discoveries in the history of mankind. More than Velcro? I don't think so, Lex. He thinks people would be willing to kill for a lot less. Murderers especially. Lex, in backlit profile, says that if something happened to Lana because of that, he'd never forgive himself. Wow, that almost sounded noble. In a pissy tone that picks up none of the warm fuzzies Lex intended, Lana asks, "So what changed?" Lex says that he couldn't keep lying to Lana. "Is that the real reason," she asks, "or are you and your scientists stumped?" Lana's suddenly a hard-ass in all things Lexian. Lana surmises that she's useful because she's the only person who's seen the ship open up. Oh, like Lana's the reason it opened. I guess spaceships are just as vulnerable to Lana's charms as human TV show producers are. Lex walks to Lana and tells her that this is her chance to get answers about everything that's happened since her parents were flattened by a meteor. Her parents were WHAT?! That's awful! Lex says that the meteors, the ship, and all the funky things that happen in town are tied together. Almost like an episodic series of some sort. Lex puts his hands on Lana's shoulders and tells her that he's offering the opportunity of a lifetime, and that it's up to her whether she wants to take it. ...Or you could go for what's in the special prize box! The box, Lana! Go for the box! Lana fails to decide in this scene, which is just as well, because the box was probably empty.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B+ | 485 USERS: C+
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