CLARK BELIEVES HE HAS FOUND ANOTHER FROM HIS PLANET – After a schoolmate claims to be an alien and seemingly backs it up by using heat vision, Clark investigates and begins to believe that the guy is from his planet Krypton. Meanwhile, after Helen discovers a locked room in the mansion she demands to know what is behind it, forcing Lex to come clean about his investigation of Clark.
The Boy of Steel has his first run-in with red kryptonite in this exploration of classic Superman mythology.
Clark’s transformation begins after he gets his high-school ring. The memento’s red-kryptonite gem insidiously begins to alter his behavior as his inhibitions melt away. The usually respectful teen starts mouthing off to his parents and friends, and the problems escalate when Clark’s indifference causes him to slam his father against a truck during a scuffle. Elsewhere, a new Smallville student is pursued by a murderous U.S. marshal, who has already killed the informant who pointed him in the town’s direction.