After a secret meeting with Lionel, Lana is shot at the Daily Planet by a mysterious gunman. Jimmy is knocked out while studying photographs of the scene and dreams about a 1940, black-and-white version, of Smallville. Jimmy finds himself playing the role of a reporter with Chloe his secretary, and a bumbling Clark also works there, as his sidekick. Jimmy's investigation leads him to Lana, who turns out to be a very evil femme fatale who plans to orchestrate the murder of her tycoon husband Lex by using Jimmy as the patsy. Jimmy's research further takes him to a notorious nightclub owned by Lionel Luther, and Lois is a sultry singer working at club who is having a fling with Lex to help him orchestrate the murder of Lana. Meanwhile, back in 2007, Clark discovers why Lana married Lex after Chloe learns it from Lana. Also, Lois further meddles in the shooting case by stealing a silver-lined cigarette case which holds a clue. Written by
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The kiss between Jimmy and Chloe in the last scene is reminiscent of the famous VJ Day Kiss. See more
When the elevator opens, it appears that Lana was shot on the left side, but when the medics have her on the gurney, they are applying pressure with a bloody bandage on her right side. Then when you see Lionel talking to her still at "he Planet" newspaper office, while she is on the gurney and they zoom in, the "wound" is back on the left side again. See more
I should've known better. Rule number one, never get mixed up with a girl, not when you're on the job.
On the job?
[Clark shows police badge
You're a cop?
Undercover unit. I was sent here to watch Lex Luthor. Falling in love with his wife, that was... That was my mistake.
Those were some eyes she had. Would have made any guy wanna be a hero.
Yeah, well, those eyes just got you the electric chair. Someone should've told you, kid, there are no heroes in Metropolis.
References The Racket
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