CHLOE AND LEX INVESTIGATE ADAM – Clark discovers that his schoolmate Jordan can foresee the future, but is horrified when Jordan tells him he “sees” Lana dying in a fire in the next few days. Meanwhile, suspicious of his behavior, Chloe investigates Adam’s background and discovers some disturbing news.
CLARK AND LANA TRY TO KILL CHLOE – Clark and Lana each make an attempt on Chloe’s life for unknown reasons after they receive a mysterious e-mail from the Sommerholt Institute. Clark must discover the source of these e-mails after Chloe reveals she has uncovered proof that they are doing mind-control research at the lab and realizes they must be trying to kill her in order to prevent her from writing an expose. Meanwhile, Lana decides to rent the apartment above the cafe to Adam even though she feels he is hiding something dangerous about his past.
CLARK DEVELOPS A NEW SUPER POWER – Attempting to stop a robbery, Clark is temporarily blinded when he shoots off a burst of heat vision that is accidentally reflected back into his eyes by a piece of kryptonite and soon realizes his body has developed super-hearing to compensate for his lack of sight. However, as it was in the beginning with his other gifts, Clark doesn’t quite have his new power under control.
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.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER JOSH KELLEY PERFORMS – Clark is suspicious when Lana suddenly becomes attracted to a fellow student and begins to act rebelliously, which eventually lands her in jail. Clark’s suspicions are confirmed when he discovers Lana’s new boyfriend has magnetic powers that can move objects and alter human emotions, but when he tries to free Lana from the paranormal hold that is controlling her, she tries to kill him. Meanwhile, Lex discovers Chloe has been delving into Lionel’s past and tries to get her to join forces against his dad.
CLARK DISCOVERS THAT JOR-EL WAS ON EARTH FORTY YEARS AGO – Lana’s great uncle, who was convicted of murdering his wife forty years ago, shows her a picture of the man he believes really killed her aunt, and she is shocked to discover the drifter looks just like Clark. Sure that the man is Jor-El, Clark’s investigation leads him to a kryptonian medallion that allows him to see bits of the past – and the life that Jor-El started for him long before he arrived on Earth.
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.
MUSICAL GROUP REM SUPPLYS MUSIC FOR ENTIRE EPISODE – Clark dreams he is being pursued by a frightened young girl who needs his help. However, after he discovers she is actually a comatose neighbor who should have woken up years ago, he enlists Lana’s help to uncover the truth – which puts Lana in grave danger. Meanwhile, Lionel demands that Lex undergo a full psychological evaluation before he hires him.
CLARK IS SHOT WITH A KRYPTONITE BULLET – Clark discovers someone is hunting people affected by the kryptonite rocks and the killer’s next target is Lex. Clark uses his powers to save Lex, but is caught off guard when the killer learns his weakness and shoots him with a kryptonite bullet.
THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO LAST SEASON’S CLIFFHANGER – Under the influence of red kryptonite and living in Metropolis, Clark gets involved with a crime lord named Morgan Edge who hires him to break into LuthorCorp. Meanwhile, desperate to put his family back together, Jonathan takes drastic measures to bring Clark home. At the mansion, Lionel accuses Helen of killing Lex.