LEX PLANS HIS ESCAPE FROM THE MENTAL INSTITUTION – Lex teams up with three krypto-villians to lure Clark to the hospital to enlist his help in escaping after he hears that Lionel has requested Lex be given electroshock therapy to erase his memory. However, the plan goes awry when the villains double-cross Lex and use kryptonite to steal Clark’s powers. Meanwhile, Lana meets a mysterious new stranger in the hospital.
MORGAN EDGE RETURNS TO SMALLVILLE – Lex locates Morgan Edge and gets him to admit to dirty dealings with Lionel, but before Lex can take it to the authorities, someone tries to kill him at the mansion. Barely surviving, Lex flees and asks Clark for help. However, when Clark returns to the mansion to investigate he finds nothing amiss, and begins to wonder if it really happened, especially after Lionel announces Lex has had a psychotic break and must be institutionalized.
MICHAEL MCKEAN GUEST STARS AS SUPER JOURNALIST PERRY WHITE – Perry White , a once promising journalist whose career was destroyed by Lionel Luthor, arrives in Smallville in search of alien stories for a tabloid news show. In spite of being constantly inebriated, Perry believes he has witnessed Clark using his extraordinary speed, so he devises a dangerous scheme to expose Clark’s superpowers. Meanwhile, Lex learns that Perry has powerful incriminating evidence of Lionel’s shady past.