The adventures continue for the Teen of Steel as the drama kicks off its sophomore season with Smallville still in the grips of a devastating twister. Faster than a speeding bullet, Clark rescues Lana from the storm and rushes her to a hospital before he races home to aid his folks. But Clark soon discovers that his dad is missing and was last seen chasing a nosy newspaper reporter off the farm. Elsewhere, millionaire Lex Luthor has his own problems when his conflicted feelings for his father cause him to hesitate in a moment of crisis.
Smallville residents face tumultuous times when the town’s major employer threatens to shut down as the series concludes its first season. The commotion starts when Lionel Luthor announces that the LuthorCorp plant is closing, despite turning its first profit in years. Lex suspects that the decision is his father’s retaliation for Lex’s rejection of an earlier offer to work in Metropolis, so he’s not taking the news lying down. Meanwhile, Clark finds his personal life in turmoil when he learns disparate circumstances may cause both Chloe and Whitney to leave Smallville. A performance by the band Remy Zero is also featured.
A head injury gives Lana the ability to see through the eyes of a kidnapper who abducts Chloe and keeps her bound and blindfolded in a dark room filled with giant teddy bears. Meanwhile, an ambitious newspaper reporter provides Lex with new information about the meteor shower.
The Teen of Steel becomes mere flesh and blood in the aftermath of an ill-timed rescue attempt. While trying to save a classmate from falling off the edge of a dam during a rainy class trip, Clark grasps the student’s backpack, unaware that it is contaminated with Kryptonite. At the same moment, a bolt of lightning strikes, stripping Clark of his superpowers—and transferring them to the imperiled teen. Blessed (or cursed) with his newfound extraterrestrial abilities, the student sets out to win the heart of a popular girl, while Clark adjusts to life as a normal person.
Clark battles intense headaches as he tries to adjust to his emerging power of X-ray vision, an ability that he cannot control. Also, Lex is framed for an armed robbery by a teenage girl who can take on the appearance of anyone she chooses. Elsewhere, Lana finds her mother’s journal and accuses her aunt of lying to her.