Clark turns and runs into a girl in glasses, who drops a stack of papers. They still carry around papers from place to place in that newsroom? Clark and Office Girl get on all fours (times two) to pick up the papers together. The girl apologizes. Chloe looks at the two of them saucily, but I can't for the life of me figure out why. That seems to go against Chloe's feelings as a person and her friendship with Lana. Nice one. Office Girl hands Chloe "today's obits." The sketches of BatChica are lying on Chloe's desk. Office Girl notices them. And it's no major surprise that Office Girl is BatChica. Oh, did I ruin Christmas revealing that one? My bad. Clark hands BatChica-in-Disguise the rest of her papers, and she walks away, pushing her glasses up her nose as she goes. I bet she snorts when she laughs. That would make her a totally approachable and cool girl, according to all the TV and movies I've seen.
The Talon at night. Lex is wandering around the coffee bar after hours. He wipes his mouth nervously. He sees Lana, going over some papers at the bar. He says he saw her car out front. Lana explains that MamaKent asked her to close up for the night: "They're going through a lot right now." Keen insight. Lex tries to apologize again for the kiss. Lana tries to blow it off, but Lex says that this apology should mean more since he's not giving it while drunk. Lex says that Lana was upset with Clark that night. He asks if things are better now. Sure, Bo's dead. How's that for better? Lana busies herself cleaning stuff on tables as she says that it doesn't really matter now, because she's just trying to help Clark's family through a rough time. Lex asks how Clark's doing. Lana says that she and Lex both know what it's like to lose a parent. Now, I know about Lex losing a parent, but Lana? When? How? Lana says that Clark is devastated. Lex says he tried to get hold of Clark, but Clark doesn't want to see him. Meet him in the bushes! Lana says that they should just be there for Clark. Lex says, once again, that Clark is lucky to have Lana in his life. Lana looks like that remark physically pained her. Lex says that when the time comes for Lana to lean on someone, Lex is always there. Just call on him, brother, when you need a hand. Lana fake-smiles. Lex exits. Lana continues cleaning in the dark.