Lex at the hospital. He's not looking too bad. Lex sees Lana about to leave. I guess she finally saw someone about her hand. He asks if she's all right. Lana just stares at him, afraid. He asks what happened. "You don't remember?" Lana asks. Lex says that everything went blank after he was standing in a field with Lana. He just remembers waking up in the hospital. Lex sees her stabbed hand and takes it gently. "Is that why you're afraid of me?" he asks. Lex sees people milling about, and asks whether it's all because of him. Lana says that he wasn't himself. The things he did weren't his fault. "Lex, I almost killed you," she concludes. What, with your tongue kissing and your big fake dagger? Yeah. Almost. Lana looks sad. Lex says that he'd have done the same thing. He says he can't make up for what happened, but plans to rebuild everything he damaged. Lana says that won't be easy. "Nothing worth it ever is," he concludes. Yeah, try fixing a broken hand tendon, dude.
Daily Planet. Clark finds Chloe, who's looking pretty happy. She comes over to him. "I thought you were dead!" she says and hugs him tightly. They keep hugging as Clark says, "So did I." Chloe asks what happened. Clark only says it's somewhere he doesn't want to go again. He asks if she's all right. Chloe hugs him again and says that things are great now that he's there. "Um. Chloe," Clark begins, awkwardly. He brings up The Kiss. "When I laid one on you?" Chloe asks. She sweetly says that it was the end of the world, and that she's not expecting to hook up. Clark seems a bit sad about that. "Yeah. Uh. Me neither," he says stiffly. Jimmy, with a nice camera strapped to his neck, ambles over. "Hey, bright eyes!" he says to Chloe. Nice one, dude. "Bad...time?" he asks, noticing Clark. Always. Chloe introduces her "friend" to Jimmy. "Whoa! Grow 'em big in Kansas, don't they?" Jimmy marvels. Chloe introduces Jimmy Olsen to Clark Kent. "Actually, it's, uh, James Olsen," Jimmy says. Chloe, amused, asks, "Since when?" "Since now...ish," he answers. Gotta love this guy. Chloe smiles hugely. Jimmy asks Chloe if she wants to grab dinner from the vending machine. "Love to...James," Chloe tells him. Clark is suddenly the fifth wheel and knows it. Chloe invites Clark along, but he begs off. Jimmy offers to catch Clark later. Sucks to be Clark.
Clark is at the barn. MamaKent is moving lumber around, starting to rebuild. Excited to see her son, MamaKent asks how Lois and Chloe are doing. Clark just says that they're fine. MamaKent says that Papa Luthor told her his connection to Jarnelle is gone. She thinks they might all be better off without Clark's Kryptonian dad in their lives. Clark says that he took Raya's "crystal" (it was a crystal?) to the Fortress for safekeeping. Clark says that he tried to talk to his dad, but that Jarnelle wouldn't answer. Clark says that the Fortress is dead. He's worried that everything is changing. Bo Duke is gone, Clark can't talk to Lex. "Lana..." he begins, but doesn't finish the thought. Clark says that he doesn't know where to go from here. He's got the Season 6 blues. MamaKent says that she didn't know what to do when she was his age, either. She advises him that if he follows his heart, he'll always do the right thing. Clark says that some Kryptonians may do that, too. Jarnelle sacrificed himself trying to save Krypton. And Raya died saving Clark. MamaKent says that every world needs its heroes. "They inspire us to be better than we are," she says, "and they protect us from the darkness that's just around the corner." Clark looks sullen.