Lair of Lex. A hallway. "Lex!" Clark calls, surprising Lex from behind. Though not for the first time. Again, because it needs to be said: security? Clark, still in his Zorro outfit (go for it, Lex!) asks about Project 1138. Lex instinctively lies that he's never heard of it. "Don't lie to me!" Clark demands. He says he knows it has to do with rabies, and that Chloe's in the hospital dying from it. Lex looks away. Clark says he thinks Lana's been infected, too. That perks up Lex's interest. "Lana?" Lex asks. Clark says, "No more games." He tells Lex to spill what he knows. Serious music swells.
Lex leads Clark to his lair. Lex, lugging a metal briefcase, explains to Clark that a girl was trapped in a cave in town six years ago. Clark says he's read the newspaper article. That wasn't all over the news six years ago so that Clark would have remembered it anyway? Lex says that some things didn't go public -- like the fact that LuthorCorp helped rescue the girl, and that they found unusual things in the cave. Kryptonite guano? Lex says that meteor rocks got into the water and affected the animal life. In this case, the vampire bats. Clark says, dumbly, "So we are dealing with vampires." Oh, geez. Lex says it's not mythical. It's just an unusual disease. That afflicts hot chicks. Lex says that an employee was bitten and developed the vampire symptoms. Clark asks what happened to the employee. Lex says he retired: "After we cured him." Lex opens his case and reveals the antidote in vials. There's one big vat of Kryponite juice that causes Clark to back away. Lex says it has to be injected directly in the heart. He asks if Clark is all right.
Just then, CatLana falls through the glass ceiling. She hisses from the rafters. Oh, Lordy. She jumps and knocks Lex out seemingly just by brushing up against him. The briefcase sails. Clark falls on the ground next to the Kryptonite vial. He spasms. Lana says she's sorry it has to be this way. She tells him that our destinies sometimes lead us to places we don't want to go. "Lana, no," Clark sputters. Lana tells him she loves him and always will. Kreukferatu's fangs appear, sharper than ever. She sinks her teeth into Clark's neck. Lana Lang just bit Superman dressed as Zorro. What the fuck, people? Lana looks at the camera during an extreme close-up with her badly done eyeliner. She rears up and screams. Joyously. Lana sees herself in one of Lex's mirrors. She eyejaculates at her reflection and breaks the mirror. Oh, young narcissism. Clark struggles to grab the giant plastic syringe with the meteor juice in it. Lana tells Clark that Queen Tart was wrong about him: "You are special."