Lana's bedroom at Chloe's house. Lana's looking through the closet as Chloe enters behind her. She smiles as she sees Jocko's letterman jacket hanging there. Chloe says that if a bathrobe passes for haute couture these days, she's guessing Lana, who is wearing a blue bathrobe, isn't ready for the party. Chloe playfully hops on the bed on her knees. Lana says she was at Jocko's, looking at old photos, trying to refresh his memory. Chloe asks how he is. "Surprisingly well," Lana says. Chloe asks if he ever mentioned Lana's "award-winning" Dear John video. Yep. Chloe's getting dumber. By Season Three, it's going to be like Flowers for Algernon. Lana says that Jocko doesn't remember it. "Well that's gotta be awkward," Chloe says. Come back, Chloe! Come back! Man...come back. Lana says she can't turn her back on Jocko and that he needs her. Chloe asks if Lana Lang might be falling for the man in uniform. Except he's no longer...sigh. Shut up, Chloe. Chloe says she's sensing this might not just be a Florence Nightingale thing. Lana says that things are happening fast, but that seeing him again made some old feelings come back. Hence the wardrobe crisis, Chloe says. Lana stands and says that with Jocko, what you see is what you get. No mystery, no deep dark secrets. How awful. Chloe says, "Unlike someone we know." Lana looks constipated by that idea.
Talon. Smallville's crack team of banner-makers got on the case and created the huge but uninspired "Welcome HOME." An American flag hangs next to it. Do they have a lot of those in Vancouver? David Cross in a pink shirt walks across the party as the camera pans down and he passes Clark, who is just coming in. Guess what? The crap-rock is back. Clark looks over and sees Jocko talking to Pete, Chloe, and Lana. Pete asks if Jocko saw any tape-delayed Sharks games out in the field. Jocko says he's not that interested in football these days. Hmm, strange. Chloe says that she'd be interested in getting an exclusive interview for The Torch. Jocko says he really doesn't remember that much. And what he does remember, he'd rather not talk about. Two men. One foxhole. It gets awfully...lonely out there. Jocko gives Lana a hard, friendly stare and says that now that he's back, he'd like to focus on more important things in life. Lana's really been hitting the Smallville Tanning Salon, huh? Pete raises his eyebrows and walks off. Chloe says, "Great." Clark comes over and tells Jocko it's good to have him back. Jocko is grabbed by some letterman buddies and dragged away. After Jocko's gone, Lana starts to beg off of that exciting produce-booth trip, but before she can finish, Clark says he understands. Although how someone can just turn their back on organic carrots, he may never fully comprehend. Jocko comes up, puts a hand on Clark's shoulder, and asks what's going on that Saturday. "Nothing!" Lana says. Jocko looks at Clark angrily and says he figures they saw a lot of each other while he was gone. "No, not especially," Clark says. I had a girlfriend who said that all the time and it took me a year to figure out that she just never had a better response than that when she was trying to say, "No." Lana says that she and Clark are just friends. Wet, pipe-twisting friends. Jocko smiles cruelly and says he's going to get some punch. Lana looks confused.