The Adventures of Clanky Truck and Blind Dopey Stowaway! The truck gets to the hideout, and somehow Clark knows to jump off the back of the tow truck before it stops. Quick shot of Pete, duct-taped about the mouth, inside. Young Bobby Briggs gets out of the car and into the hideout. Pete manages to free his mouth from the tape. That's not gonna buy you any more lines, my friend. Clark feels his way along the outside garage. He hears Pete yelling. Clark yells back. Bobby Briggs, inside, only hears Pete. He tells him to shut up and cracks him across the mouth with the back of his hand. Clark opens the door and comes in calling for Pete. This scene is awful about showing us where people are in relation to each other. Clark feels his way, but, oh no! Young Bobby Briggs is behind him, and he's holding a torch! Clark loses his sunglasses and gets a torch across the eyeballs. Clark yells. Even though he's Superman. Whatever. Young Bobby Briggs doesn't notice that his torch isn't really causing any skin melting or hair singeing. Clark moans and holds his un-super eyes. Young Bobby Briggs grabs Pete and takes off. Clark yells for Pete. He looks around and can now see, although it's in mosquito-vision. Commercials!
Do we have to? Really? Fine. We'll go on. Kent Farm. Inside, Clark is holding an apple and telling his parents that he can see, but that things are blurry. We confirm this by seeing things from Clark's point of view. MamaKent asks about his other abilities. X-Ray vision and heat vision are still gone. Bo suggests that the heat from the blow torch must have broken up the scar tissue. Scar tissue? He's freakin' Superman! He doesn't scar! Bo suggests that maybe Clark needs some time to heal. See previous two sentences. Clark is ready to get back to action and go find Pete. Bo says that before they do anything else, there's one stop they have to make.
Smallville Hospital. Clark is wearing wire-frame glasses. Oh, give me a very small fucking break. He can stop bullets, but he can't read the damn eye chart? MamaKent assures Clark that he looks fine. "Yeah?" he asks. Bo asks Clark about his brilliant plan to save Pete. It's basically this: go to the courthouse, wait for the robber to be released while Clark stands around trying to look inconspicuous, and see where the bad guy goes. That's so dumb it's almost smart. Sadly, it's the only plan Clark's got.