The Talon. This time we're in the coffee area. Chloe finds Lana, dressed in black, sitting at a table. Lana says that, in the rush to get out of the dorms, she forgot to give Chloe some of her things. The items are a half-chewed eraser and a library book of Lana's, two weeks overdue. Chloe calls shenanigans. Lana says that she felt like she needed an excuse to come talk to Chloe. She looks a little sad about that. "Excuse accepted. Let's go upstairs," Chloe tells her.
Lois's apartment. Lana says it feels like a lifetime since she lived there. Chloe says that a mansion isn't too bad an upgrade. Lana says that it's getting a little crowded in there. Chloe offers her a bottle of water. What, no triple latte? Lana says that Lex thinks she's dragging Clark's ghost around with her. But he's not dead yet! Give the guy a break! "And he didn't sign up for a threesome," Chloe says. Well...now that you mention it. I think they should go the Chasing Amy route, because everybody knows that'll solve everything. Lana takes a long time after that to say that she has a terrible feeling that, if she stays with Lex, she'll lose her identity. She has an identity? Chloe says that if Lana doesn't trust Lex now, the dynamic isn't likely to change. Lana says that she keeps blaming her trust issues on everyone else, when it's her own lame self she doesn't trust; she hasn't made the right decisions. And when she realizes she's made a bad decision, she's too far gone to get herself out. Chloe says she's not sure if Lex is the right guy for Lana (she adds that he wouldn't be Chloe's first choice, which is kind of a shitty thing to say to a friend dating someone), but that she thinks Lana shouldn't sit by the water watching the happy people splash around. From a tree limb. Holding a nut. Chloe says that eventually you have to grow some fins and dive in. Just like Aquaman. Lana just stares at Chloe. She's got a lump in her throat. It's called "Acting!"
The woods. Jimmy is wandering around, taking pictures of nothing in particular. He picks up a hunk of tree bark. He hears something stirring nearby, and scary music plays. Suddenly, we're on Lost. Jimmy turns, and there's Gloria, Park Ranger, standing behind him. He jumps, and stammers that she scared the "blank" out of him. She asks why he's out here. He says he's just "compelled." "By what?" Gloria asks. "A girl," Jimmy replies. He's trying to get a photo to earn some respect. Gloria says that Jimmy has her respect. He jokes that a girl made him drop a log, and then asks if Gloria's seen any weird vine that might be attacking people. Gloria gets very close, putting her hands on Jimmy's cheeks, and says that she can help him to find what he's looking for. Jimmy gets very nervous and says he's got a girl. And she wasn't on a rejected pilot. Gloria throws Jimmy onto the ground, telling him, "I don't wanna be your girl." She bends down and gets on top of him: "I just wanna wrap myself around you." Unconvincing CGI vines emerge from the ground. It's the Not-So-Evil-Dead! A giant root plunges right into Jimmy's mouth as he opens it to scream. That is one big root. My goodness. Have you ever seen a root like that? I bet Jimmy hasn't.