Just a couple of little points. That picture that Lionel has on his desk. Yes, it was bad. Yes, it was obviously photoshopped. But that's not what gave me pause. What I noticed was that this picture on Lionel's desk was of *Lionel*. Lex was there in the background, but the main feature was Lionel.
Now, that's an ego.
And. Just. When Lex made his phone call to authorize the bugging, there was this pause. And then he gave them the go ahead.
And I cried, because I could see a part of Lex dying right there.