LEX FINDS KARA AND GETS SHOT WHILE TRYING TO TAKE HER HOME – Lois follows Lex to Detroit and discovers he has found Kara, who has amnesia. Finley, a busboy who is obsessed with Kara, fears Lex will take her away, so he shoots Lex and holds Kara and Lois captive. After Lex’s comatose body is found, Chloe offers to heal him, but Clark refuses to let her.
JONATHAN KENT RETURNS – Still distraught over her break-up with Clark, Lana experiments with a dangerous serum that allows her to flat-line and see her deceased parents again. A worried Clark rushes to save Lana from hurting herself, but ends up being injected with the kryptonite-laced serum by a rogue doctor. When Clark flat-lines, he is able to talk to his father, recently deceased Jonathan, who warns him that Lionel knows his secret. Meanwhile, Lionel continues to get closer to Martha.
LEX IS VISITED BY THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE – Lex is given an envelope with damaging information that will destroy Jonathan’s life and must decide whether he will use it as it will also bring harm to Clark and Martha. Before he can decide what to do, Lex is shot and falls into a coma. He dreams that his mother visits him and shows him the life he could lead if he walks away from his father and LuthorCorp. In this alternate life, Lex is happily married to Lana with a baby on the way. Meanwhile, Chloe asks Clark to use his powers to deliver Christmas presents to needy kids.
LEX DECIDES TO UNDERGO RADICAL TREATMENT TO REGAIN HIS MEMORY – Believing that key information about his father’s past was lost when his memory was erased, Lex decides to join an experimental program with Dr. Garner to regain the information so he can turn his father over to the FBI. Knowing that Lex will discover his secret if he regains his memory, Clark tries to stop him but is caught by Lionel and the doctor and exposed to the same radical treatment so that Lionel can solve the mystery of Clark’s past.