The caller, whose name is Adrian Cross, is talking to Lois, telling her that he is an escaped clone from Luthor Corp.His body is aging at a rapid rate and he expects to die very soon.Lex is then seen to be lying unconscious in an alley.Reality: At the farm, the Kents are getting ready for Christmas, and Clark has invited Lana to spend it with them.In Metropolis, Clark meets Chloe at the Planet, and she explains that her Teamsters went on strike, and the thousands of presents they collected for Toys for Tots will be undelivered unless he helps her out. While zipping through the city, he sees a man dressed in a Santa Claus costume about to jump off a building with a liquor bottle in his hand.He says he was going to jump because the Christmas spirit is dead.
Clark approaches and muses that he and Lana didn’t work out because Lex became a man she could love. Their conversation is interrupted by Martha, who reports that Lana has gone into labor. After Chloe reluctantly accepts Santa’s help, he and all the presents disappear.
” When Griff asks Lex what his choice was, Lex decides that he will do anything it takes to win the Senate race.
Lex says his only wish is to live happily ever after and the key to that is money and power because “once you have those two things, you can secure everything else.” In her reflection in the window, Lillian cries over the choice Lex just made and then disappears.
Frightened, Lois looks around the basement of the Daily Planet for men on phones.
She spots a suspicious-looking delivery man and follows him into a secluded room, then attacks him.