Lair of the Lex Worm. Wide overhead shot of Lex shooting some pool. His doctor babe girlfriend, Dr. Dropkick, lays a tabloid on the pool table and says it's yesterday's paper. The garish color spread with photos of her has the headline, "Gold-Digging Doc Bags Billionaire Baldie!" Ha! She asks why Lex didn't tell her about it. Lex says he thought he bought up every copy in Smallville. You know, that's kind of sweet, actually. In a deranged kind of way. Lex, very nicely, says he's been dealing with this his whole life and he's sorry the tabloids came after her. "I was trying to protect you," he says. Dr. Dropkick, with her hair all wild and sexy, says she's been treated differently ever since she started dating Lex. Because she was being treated like the town queen back when she was beating people up and taking anger management classes. Lex asks if this is why she hasn't moved in with him. Dropkick stutters that her lease isn't up yet and she hasn't had time to pack. Since when do doctors worry about breaking their lease? Lex whips out his trusty cell phone and says he'll pay for the lease breaking and will have movers at her house in an hour. Way to call her bluff. Long pause. Dropkick gives Lex a sort-of-admiring smile. "What's stopping you now?" he asks. The music in the background is a little distracting, by the way. Dropkick says she has to do this on her own schedule. Lex puts his phone away into his pocket, where so many fans wish they could go. Lex takes a step forward and tells Dropkick, "I completely believe in us. But if you want to back out, I'll understand." Oh, Lex! Take me to Barbados! Ahem. Lex takes his hand off Dropkick's elbow and walks past her toward the door. "Can you make it two hours?" she asks. Score one for the sexy bald man.
Kent Farm. Clark is still doing chores, for some reason, as Chloe pulls up in her sporty red convertible. She has this car because her dad must be doing amazingly well financially all of a sudden. Chloe teasingly tells Clark that she knows his secret. She heard about the horse boarding at Clark's house. "Oh yeah, that," Clark says. Chloe says Clark made Lana's year. Clark says he knows the horse is important to Lana and didn't want to see another part of her past taken away. Maybe that would help her move into the present, don'tcha think? Clark is wearing a solid red shirt with a blue shirt poking from underneath at the collar. Chloe says Lana will be at the farm every day, just like old times. Clark takes on that "Quit Fucking With Me, Chloe" tone and says there's nothing romantic about "mucking out" horse stalls. Yeah, you have to get in there with the muckety muck. It mucking sucks. Clark says he heard that the electronics lab is still closed. Chloe says that the fire marshal is investigating the pyrotechnics. Chloe says Principal Asskick suspended Marshall Mouthers and took away his class project. Clark asks Chloe -- who is still wearing the same shirt from the first scene (is it the same day?) -- what she thinks happened. Chloe says it may have been a trick, or Marshall could be an alien. Chloe reveals that, back in Marshall's old junior high in Grandville, he told people he was an alien. Clark asks if Marshall did anything "super." Clunk! Chloe says not really, except he'd run away a lot and one time was in a field naked pointing to the sky waiting for aliens to take him home. So, pretty normal then. She says that incident put the kid in a mental institution. Clark asks if Chloe really thinks he's an alien. "No..." she says, "but wouldn't it be awesome if he was, though?" Clark says it'd be a good story. Chloe elaborates on how amazing it would be to be from another planet. Sigh. Clark asks if Chloe wouldn't be freaked out. She says that, compared to most people, aliens would be a step up. Clark smiles weirdly at that.