Prison at night. That's when the shit goes down. Papa Clark is holding the body-switching rock and standing in his cell, which looks awfully spacious. The symbol on the rock is actually the same one as the tattoo currently residing on the small of Lana Lang's back. Papa Clark compares it to a photo hanging up on the wall of his cell. There's a Lionel Luthor version of The Wall of Weird in this cell.
Papa Clark's gazing is interrupted as the cell door opens. A guard lets in a nebbishy-looking guy in glasses and a black skull cap. He's holding a small stack of library books. He looks and acts a lot like Tony Hale (Buster) from Arrested Development. In fact, I had to look at the credits to make sure it wasn't him. "Oh. You must be Lex," says Nebbishy Ned He just knows he's going to get fucked tonight. "Lex? No, I'm not Lex. I'm Clark Kent!" Papa Clark says, ridiculously. I thought in prison, you always added "bitch" to someone's name: "I'm not Lex, bitch! I'm Clark Kent, bitch!" "Houston, we have a problem!" says Nebbishy Ned, bobbing his head around autistically. Ned says that the stone was meant for Lex. He goes to hunt for something. Papa Clark asks where they got the cool tattoo stone. In the background is a broken window, which seems like not a very safe thing to leave, with jagged glass like that, in a prison. Ned pretends not to know where the rock came from.
Papa Clark pleads for help. Ned looks around to make sure no one's watching, and lifts a wall poster to get something hiding within the wall below it. The guards don't check that once in a while? Haven't they seen The Shawshank Redemption? Ned whips out a Mayan rain god statue. He says they found it in an underwater ruin off the coast of Honduras. It looks like any little ethnic-looking statue you could buy at Pier One. Clark asks how he found it. Nebbishy Ned says that Papa Luthor had teams scouring the globe for artifacts carrying ancient symbols like the ones found on the statue. He says they've been found in Egypt, Central America, even some Indian caves in Kansas.
Papa Clark plays dumber than usual: he says that the symbols seem to look like they mean something. Ned takes the bait. He says that the symbol in Papa Clark's hand is for "water," which, of course, means "transformation." Or "douche." It's sort of a double meaning. I like how squirrelly Ned acts. Papa Clark asks how he knows all this. Ned says he's really into pattern recognition and code cracking. He points to a symbol that means "fire," and a Superman crest-looking one he says means "air." Ned says that you take the three and put them together and...Yahtzee! He makes a little triangle with his fingers. He says it'll lead to a trove of knowledge beyond your wildest dreams. For Clark Kent, that would be like a GED-equivalent.