Clark walks into a dark storage room, from the looks of it. There's a large metal horse hanging from the ceiling whose purpose in this milieu I don't want to fathom. Godfrey walks in front of a window just as lightning flashes, silhouetting him. (This is the shot they used in the previews that made it seem like another Lex impersonator.) Clark calls out to him: "I'm here for Lois!" Just in case Godfrey might think he was there to get his groove on. "That's too bad," Godfrey says in his smog bird voice. "Lois's blind faith in the vigilantes has gotten her in way over head." Thanks for not making the obvious and painful "she's all tied up" joke, Mr. Darkseid. Clark wants Lois released. Godfrey says she's served her purpose, which was to bring one of the vigilantes to him. He advances on Clark. "Are you sure you can win against me?" Godfrey asks. Clark just stands there as the lightning flashes. So Godfrey goes on: "You know what I am. You know the doubt in your heart." Clark's eyebrows wiggle in confusion. Godfrey calls the heroes "false gods" and prophesies that people will stop believing in them one day. Clark finally takes a step forward. "Just tell me: where is she?" Godfrey starts psychoanalyzing Clark: "Underneath all that bravado, you're afraid you'll never be the hero you want to be." Clark looks scared. "You wish you could kill me," Godfrey says. He sees that it's not the first time, either. Godfrey's looking a little turned-on thinking about Clark's racing heart and inner turmoil. Clark asks once more for Lois. Godfrey ignores him because he's too busy noticing the "darkness" in Clark. He's hot for Clark's power. "I think we'll go far together, you and I," he says. "I will never help you," Clark replies. Godfrey says he doesn't have a choice. A flock of smoke birds burst out of his chest and flap all around Clark in a mini tornado of feathers and cawing. Clark sort of just looks at them. Kara appears out of nowhere to stand between him and Darkseid's fine feathered friends. Light flashes out of her bracelet and the birds disappear. Godfrey slumps to the floor. Kara turns to Clark and asks if he's all right. Clark is shaken: "It's like he could see inside me." They frown at each other for a while, then hear Lois gasping.
They super-zip to the torture dungeon where Lois is still hanging around. As Clark whooshes toward her, a red blanket flaps up, obscuring our view because, again, the gas ravens took up the effects budget. So instead of seeing Clark zooming around and untying Lois at super-speed, we hear the vroom-vroom. When the blanket settles into place, Clark has hidden himself from view and left Kara to take the credit for the rescue.