Kent Barn. Bo Duke and MamaKent are helping Clark upstairs. Is it really wise to have Blind-Ass Clark way up in that loft with all those spaces he could fall through? They're asking what happened. Clark says it's like somebody turned up a stereo full-blast. Clark's still sporting his silly sunglasses. Clark says that the sounds just went away right after the school-hallway incident: it was completely random. Bo says that with Clark's other powers, it's not really clear how he's supposed to develop. Bo says it may have been a one-time thing. Like the night Bo strayed from cows to goats one awful, drunken time. MamaKent suggests that Clark's body may be compensating for his loss of vision. Clark says that the sounds were loud, and that he couldn't tell where they were coming from. He brings up Chloe and Papa Luthor. Clark drops the bombshell just as Lex walks up. "Hey," says Lex. Come on. He had to have heard that. MamaKent and Bo greet Lex. There's even handshaking, which used to be strictly taboo for Bo Duke. MamaKent excuses herself to fill out school paperwork. Bo goes with her. They can barely imagine what filthy things go on in this barn and they want nothing to do with it.
"Clark, I don't know what to say," says Lex, after the Kents are gone. How about, "Let's play Blind Man's Bluff in the nude"? "How about 'Hello'?" Clark suggests. Yes, Lex, "Hello?" Is it Clark you're looking for? Clark says that behind the Ray Bans (he can afford Ray Bans?), he's still the same old sexually ambiguous, pouty-lipped, hay-baling, ripped farmboy. Lex says that when his father went (cough bullshit cough) blind, Lex made contact with some of the world's best ophthalmologists. None of whom could detect that Papa Luthor was faking, huh? Yeah, they sound great. Clark, stupidly, says, "Well, I appreciate that, Lex, but this isn't a problem to be solved. This is something I need to learn to live with." That is the dumbest damn thing I've ever heard in my life. Clark wants to be blind? He's not willing to get help from a specialist even though he's already been to a Bumblefuck, Kansas, general practitioner? I wish someone would slap those Ray Bans right off his idiot face. Lex smiles a bit, like, "You poor, dumb bastard." Clark says he doesn't want to talk about his condition. He's ready to talk condom textures instead of colors. Clark says he can hear the concern about his new condition in people's voices. Lex says he knows the feeling. He says there's an almost medieval prejudice against survivors of mental illness. Oh, come on, that's crazy! Whups, I mean...have you gone mental? Er. Want to try some salted nuts? Dammit, this isn't going well. Lex says he has to put it behind him by proving his worth. "How are you going to do that?" Clark purrs. Oh, baby. Lex says he's going to return to his old job back at LuthorCorp. Clark asks if Lex thinks that job offer is "for real." "Why, Clark?" Lex asks. He asks if Clark knows something he doesn't. Tactlessly, Clark says he heard that the job offer is a sham. Papa Luthor doesn't really think Lex is better. Lex looks surprised and hurt. Clark even quotes the "sharpening pencils" bit. Lex asks where Clark heard this. Clark won't say. But he advises Lex to be careful. Wear a raincoat.