Previously on Smallville
: Lana stole Lex's super suit so she could gain super powers and Tess vowed to bankrupt LuthorCorp.
The very creepy Winslow Schott has a conversation with a ventriloquist's dummy about the joy of toys. Meanwhile, the LuthorCorp Board of Directors has a meeting to hold a vote of no confidence for Tess Mercer, but Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley
) busts in to say he bought a controlling interest in LuthorCorp.
The Board isn't too pleased, but Oliver is distracted by clicking balls which he figures out are a bomb, so he ducks while the Board gets blown up. In a brilliant bit of editing, the falling, flaming debris smashes into the comet of the opening credits.
In the Kent house, the bed is broken by the super-powered sex of Clark and Lana. Rather than go another round with Clark (Tom Welling
) in the sack, Lana (Kristin Kreuk
) wants to go out patrolling with him. I think I know quite a few ladies who would disagree with her decision. He puts on his clothes faster than a speeing bullet because he's always dreamed of having a partner he could work side by side with.
Chloe (Allison Mack
) arrives to spoil the mood and tell the lovers about the explosion that killed everyone except Oliver. Clark and Lana speed into the hospital to see the fallen Queen, who looks better after being in an explosion than most people do at their absolute best.
Clark and Lana suspect Lex so they go to investigate and find one of the clicking balls filled with Kryptonite. Lana removes a micrchip to diffuse the Kryptonite and is confused by the fact that the chip has a Queen Industries logo.
Winslow (aka the Toyman) is still talking to his dummy, angry that neither Tess nor Oliver were killed in his explosion. Inside the dummy, we learn that the Toyman is working for Lex and he promises to start phase two, which involves an explosion at the Daily Planet. This dude is seriously deranged, and he has a pretty great evil laugh that would rival Bad Horse's terrible death whinny.
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