Stately Luthor Manor. Dropkick must be a really good doctor, because all of a sudden I feel a lot better. She's looking around a hallway, past stained-glass windows and forbidding doors. She opens one door and then closes it. She tries the next door down, but it's locked. Dropkick pulls a small ring of keys from her pocket and tries one of them on the handle lock. It won't unlock. She turns, and suddenly there's a really tall, broad-shouldered black man in a nice suit saying, "Can I help you ma'am?" She asks about the solarium. He says that's in the South Wing. He moves to escort her. As she follows, she asks about that locked room. Dropkick says that Lex gave her a master key that was supposed to open all the rooms in the mansion. The guard -- who is even wearing a Secret Service earpiece -- says that room is strictly off-limits, and that only Lex has a key. Dropkick is suddenly as curious as Blackbeard's wife.
Smallville High. No banner out in front of the school to speak of this week. That must be out of respect for...well, I can't really think of what. Maybe the banner committee chair was killed or transferred to Grandville. Stuff is in bloom! Inside, Clark is walking down the hall when Evil Breckin comes up behind him, wearing another product-placed Smallville High t-shirt, and asks where Clark's little buddy is. In his pants, I would hope. Oh, you mean the alien friend. Evil Breckin says payback's gonna suck. One would hope.