As soon as Bonnie and Clyde are gone, the kid in the backseat gets his stuff together and starts hightailing it out of there. But first he runs to the pawnshop window to see what's happening. Things aren't looking good for Brian Dennehy. He gets yelled at, then shot in his ample stomach. The kid, his breath frosting up the glass, looks scared. The kid scrambles out of there as the step-mom figure yells at Ronald Reagan, asking why he did that. He basically tells her to shut her trap because he's a manly man, and drags her out of there. As they take off their masks, they see the kid running off. "Where's he going?" Ronnie asks. I'm sure I just don't know. Running through the woods. Chasing. "Wyatt!" Evil BeatDead Dad yells.
Wyatt emerges from the woods right onto a street where a sedan is plowing toward him. "Ahhh!" he yells, but it's too late. His ass has got "Ford" branded all over it. The car hits the kid at roughly 45 mph and he flips right over the car and the hood, backpack flying. The car skids and stops. And who should walk out but that most motherly of mothers, MamaKent? She is, of course, scared to death and goes over immediately to check on the kid. When did the Kents get a car that wasn't a truck? She asks the boy, who is already getting up, if he's all right. "I lost my shoe," the kid says. MamaKent says she's going to take him to the hospital. Then she pushes the kid up so he can walk it off. Dislocated collarbone, much? The chasers, with their annoying music, finally get there, just in time to see the car speed off. BeatDead Dad picks up the missing shoe. Unnecessary crane shot comes down to rest on his ugly mug and the prettier mug of his comely, yet skanky, mate. Opening credits.
The dark, bluish examination room we've seen in past episodes. This is the most split-personality hospital. Either it's steel blue darkness or inappropriately colorful rooms. A doctor tells MamaKent and Bo Duke that the kid has only superficial cuts and bruises, despite being the cover boy for Headlight Deers magazine. Weird, lingering shot of the shirtless boy and his scraped arm. Bo asks if the doctor has tried to contact the parents yet. The doctor says the boy claims only to know his name. Hear that? She said he "claims" to only know his name. Why doesn't she just say he's lying? She also calls him "Ryan," so the boy has already forged a new identity. Maybe he's the Talented Mr. Ryan. Doctor says the boy probably doesn't have real amnesia -- that it's more likely to be post-traumatic memory loss. He must have caught it from Bride on 24. We see Clark Kent for the first time, looking in on the boy and waving. The kid, who is trying to read a damn comic book if folks would just leave him alone, waves back. Clark asks the doctor what happens if the boy's memory doesn't return. The doctor pulls MamaKent and Bo aside and tells them that not all of the kid's injuries were caused by the accident. Yep. His real name is Luka, and he lives on the second floor. "He may not want to remember," the doctor says. Conveniently, juvenile services can't come till tomorrow, so the kid needs a place to stay. Bo offers up the humble Kent Farm, but only after Clark suggests it. Kid, your life is about to get about ten times weirder.