She tells him that she doesn’t want to write the Lex Luthor exposé since it might raise eyebrows about her relationship with Grant. Meanwhile, Chloe Sullivan is trying to call Clark Kent, who has been missing for two weeks.
Chloe has been covering for him in his absence, explaining that he is in Minnesota, but she is starting to get worried.
Lois catches up with Chloe, who gives her all her research on Luthor Corp.
While looking through the papers, Lois hears a phone ringing. Grant asks Lex to request that someone else besides Lois write the article since Lois has a way of uncovering significant facts, but Lex denies having anything to hide.
An amazing episode, its basically a dark version of It’s A Wonderful life showing what could of happened if Lex had taken different choices, but as he awakes he’s learnt to take what he wants.
His body is aging at a rapid rate and he expects to die very soon.
While she is talking to him, Lois attempts to send Chloe an e-mail to warn her, but her internet line is cut.
His dead mother, Lillian, appears to Lex and says that it is not a dream and this can be his life if he makes the right choices.
Lex is then seen to be lying unconscious in an alley.