A book flapping in a breeze. Clark is in the Barnness of Tuxitude, putting on his outfit for the dance. He calls out for MamaKent, asking for help with his bowtie. Instead, it's Lex. Oh Mama, indeed. Lex says Clark seems tense. Massage? Lex offers to tie Clark's tie. He says he's probably tied more of them than MamaKent has. And untied them, I'm sure. Smalltalk. Lex says he didn't want to stay at home. Clark talks about Chloe picking him up. Clark says he lost his truck in a farm accident. Oh my goodness! Lex wins a GAYLE with his bow-tying gaze at Clark's chest! Appropriately, it's a tie (ha, get it?) for the Gayest Look of the Episode. An unprecedented two Gayest Looks in one episode! I guess the season is going out with a bang. A very gay bang. Clark asks about the plant troubles. Lex says it's going to get ugly before it gets better. Lex uses the occasion to reiterate that he and his dad have a complicated relationship and his dad and he have no trust and it's all screwed up and blah blah blah Oedipuscakes. Lex says that any relationship founded on lies is destined to fail. He says it's a good thing he and Clark don't have that problem. Uh. Yeah. "Lucky us," Clark says. Lex tells Clark that whatever happens in the next few days, Lex is still Clark's friend and that's never going to change. At least until Gene Hackman takes over the role. "I hope you feel the same way," Lex says. "I do," Clark says. He said, "I do!" and he's wearing a tux! If there were a priest around, they'd be married right now! Clark asks what Lex thinks is going to happen. Lex says he doesn't know, but he's got a bad feeling. A bad, season-ending cliffhanger feeling. Lex says it's the way you can smell the air change when a storm is coming. Clark says storms are a way of life around here. It's as inevitable as the cheese. Clark says the trick is not to be caught out in the open. Lex tells Clark to take care of himself. Long lingering looks.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B+ | 516 USERS: C+
YOU GRADE IT