Chimera Part 1: After the recent shooting of Lionel, Lex heads to Metropolis to visit with his prep school friend Malcolm Barnes. To his shock, he arrives to find Malcolm has been murdered and that some letters were planted to frame him for the murder. When he's held for question by the FBI, Lex discovers that his Swiss bank account is empty. He figures that his father is the only one who could have done it, and visits him (with the intent to shoot him).
Vows: Lex visits Lana to see if the anniversary of her parets isn't upsetting her. He then relays a story in which Lionel showed a momment of compassion for Lillian.