The Stable of Instability. Clark is leading a horse out of a stall and slaps it right on its horse ass. Seriously! The horse is like, "Ooh, boy, harder." Clark asks Chloe, who is standing nearby, "What do you mean taken?" Like, do you take us viewers as fools or was Clark was taken by Lex's lickable head? Chloe says that Lex was ripped from the earth and sucked into the sky. Clark feels like slapping the horse again. Chloe describes the symbol that was left behind, which she says sounds a lot like Zod's symbol. Neither she nor Clark bother to go check it out. Clark reminds us that Papa Luthor's drawings warned them that Zod is coming. He didn't read it all the way through, though, to find out upon whom Zod is coming. Chloe is confused. She thought Zod was trapped, "in that phantom other-dimension thing." Clark, standing in the foreground toward the camera, says woodenly, "Fine knows I would not release Zod willingly." You would not do that? What is it that you would do, then, willingly? Clark thinks that SoFine is changing strategies, and that Lana is right in the middle of it. It's the Lanaverse. We're all just tiny squirrels living in it, trying to get a nut. Chloe tries to convince Clark that things are different now that he and Lana are broken up and that it was Clark's choice. Clark whines that he doesn't feel like he's made any of the right choices lately. Like this jacket he's wearing. What the fuck? Clark is mad at himself for not heeding Jarnelle's warnings. Chloe reminds him that every time Clark does, something bad happens. Clark wonders whether Jarnelle isn't just trying to protect him: "What if he's trying to protect all of us?" He's doing a shit job, then.
The Caves of Contrivance. The octagonal disc makes a cameo appearance, as Clark slips it into the table slot. Bright light. Camera shakes.
The Fortress of Iceitude. The voice of Jarnelle greets Clark. "Clark, my son, you never call! We never go fishing! You know that song about the cat in the cradle and the silver spoon, Clark? I don't know what that Earth drivel means, but I know that it makes me sad, my son!" Clark says that he had no choice but to come here. Got any money you could loan me, Dad? I'll totally pay you back as soon as the band starts touring. Jarnelle says that he knows Clark is still angered by the death of Bo Duke. "He was my father," Clark says. Ouch! Jarnelle says that he is Clark's father, and that pain is part of life. So suck it, baby boy. He tells Clark not to let anger blind him. Whatever you say, invisible dude. Clark says that SoFine is trying to release Zod, and that Clark needs to know what to do. Jarnelle says that SoFine is part of the "croft" that can regenerate in any form. He's going to turn into Lara Croft! Sweet! Clark asks who's controlling the ship. Jarnelle says that it's not just a ship. It's a "brain interactive construct." Oh, like some Braniac thing. Jarnelle says that it'll stop at nothing until Zod is released. Clark thinks that there must be some way to stop Zod. Jarnelle says Zod committed acts that led to the destruction of Krypton; he killed Jarnelle, Clark's mama, and the entire race. Jarnelle says Zod will do that on Earth, too. What's in it for him to do that? Jarnelle says that Zod's physical body was destroyed when they stuck him in the Phantom Zone. He can be freed if he finds a vessel to inhabit. A sexy bald one, preferably. The stack 'o ice dildos lights up. One thrusts itself at Clark. On the other end is a sharp dagger. Kinky! The Ice Dildo Dagger floats in front of Clark. Choose which end to use wisely. Jarnelle says that no matter who it might be, the vessel has to be destroyed. Kryptonian symbols light up on the dagger handle. We go to white.