AQUAMAN SAVES LOIS AND PROFESSOR FINE DICOVERS LEX’S SECRET – A summer beach party at Crater Lake takes a dramatic turn when Lois hits her head while jumping into the lake. Before Clark can save her, a mysterious swimmer, Aquaman, a.k.a. AC, comes to her rescue, out-swimming Clark and leaving him baffled. Professor Fine tells Clark that Lex is behind a covert operation manufacturing weapons. AC attempts to break into the Luthercorp Marine Center in an attempt to destroy one of Lex’s torpedoes and is captured by Lex.
CLARK IS SHOT! – Chloe is warned by Gabriel that he is going to set off a missile and obliterate all of Smallville. Still stripped of his super powers, Clark confronts Gabriel and ends up getting shot. In the hospital, Clark flatlines and his fate is left in Jor-El’s hands. Meanwhile, Lex believes Lionel has the key to open the spaceship.