Back at the farm. MamaKent and Bo go outside on the front porch and call out for Clark. They can't find him. They wander over to the barn and see him leaning against one of the barn doors. He's in full-on Mope Mode. Bo puts his hands on Clark's shoulders. Clark exposits that the doctors diagnosed Marshall with having a complete mental breakdown. Oh, by the way, a law just went into effect that you can't reveal information about a patient to someone calling in asking. So I guess those Smallville writers are going to have to think of other ways of quickly wrapping up their loose-leaf notebook paper-thin plot-holed episodes. Clark says that the doctors don't know if Marshall will recover, and transferred him to a "special" hospital in Metropolis. Maybe he can bunk with Professor Snideface. Clark thinks Marshall was nearby when his ship landed and took the memory for his own history. MamaKent tries to make Clark feel better about his dashed hopes. Clark wonders why Marshall would give up a chance to go home to save a bully. "Because he was a lot more like you than we ever thought," Bo says, winding far and back with the curveball platitude. Clark kind of gets that. The shoulder pat from Bo helps.
A door is unlocked. Some gear is turned on, and a bunch of flat-panel screens light up in a room filled with them. Blueprints, profiles, cave symbols. It's all here. "What is this?" Dropkick asks. Lex says that some dead smart guy said, "Obsession was the wellspring of genius and madness." So all those forum posters are either geniuses or mad? I should probably shut up right here. "This is my obsession," Lex says, which is not the kind of thing you say on a first date, but that you spring on someone once all her stuff is moved in. Lex acknowledges the squick factor. He says he knows he might seem a little eccentric. Dropkick looks around. There's a wireframe animation of Lex hitting Clark in that Porsche from the pilot. Dropkick looks around some more as Lex looks nervous. On screen is Clark's Happy Meal placemat family tree. Next to it are Kent photos. Dropkick notices a huge, brooding picture of Clark. Oh man, this is a huge electronic shrine to Clark! Lex is just like all the fans! "There's a lot here about the Kents," Dropkick says. Uh, one of them, at least. "They're an interesting family," Lex says. He smiles. "Don't you think?" Dropkick sort of Mona Lisa smiles, but doesn't answer. Lex is obsessed with the farmboy. Tell us something we didn't know after the first episode.