Finally. More bondaged-up Lex. He's tied up in straps in a straitjacket. Hey, if he were in black, he could be Batman! Heh. Because he's hanging upside down and...bats hang upside down and...er...Moving on. "Help! Somebody!" Lex calls. Oh, just sing the song already, Lex. "Somebody saaaaaaaaave me!" You know you want to. Lex starts to swing and jolt like he's Harry Houdini, but less wet and dead. More yelling from Lex.
The Torch office. Clark still can't reach Lex by phone. Chloe has figured out that the van belonged to a guy from Metropolis named "John Smith" who doesn't work for the CEP. Chloe tries to connect it to her former nosiness, making it seem like a good thing. Clark tells her to call Metropolis PD and tell them to go to the address she looked up. What makes him think that it's not a bogus address? "I think Lex is in serious trouble," Clark says, and heads out.
The Dungeon of Bondagetude. Parker Lewis walks in, definitely worse for wear since his eponymous show. "You ready to talk?" he asks. "What do you want from me?" Lex asks. "The truth about Club Zero," Parker tells him.
Sirens. Crowd. A body in a bag is pulled out of a shady-looking building. Clark runs up. Did he run all the way from Smallville? Clark uses his x-ray vision and sees that the body on the stretcher is minus a hand. Oh, poor Kasitch. Such indignities you suffer in this episode. Clark, who has spattered sweat beads on his shirt, asks an officer if he saw anybody else in the building. The officer shakes his head "no." Of course. You tell total strangers details about a police investigation. Surely. Clark asks where he can find Club Zero. The officer tells Clark he's six months and about twelve hours too late. It's the middle of the day, Clark. The place closed down, the policeman says. Clark walks off.
"Liar!" we hear. It's Parker Lewis, and he's lost it. He's yelling at Lex, who is grimacing mightily, perhaps from the vertigo. Parker spins him around like a record, and points the gun at Lex again. "Don't you remember? You killed me," Parker says, and we're right back where we started. Parker points the gun at Lex. "Daddy can't save you this time, Lex," he says. We watch Lex struggle. Gunshot goes off. Body falls. But Lex wasn't shot. Instead, Parker is the recipient of the honorary Villain of the Week Tidy Ending Bullet. Hey, it's Contractor Guy! He pushes a button, and suddenly the whole place is Club Zero. Sweet, now maybe we can see Lex shake his groove buttocks. "No more games, Lex. It's time for the truth," Contractor Guy says. We go to commercial.