LEX TRIES TO BUILD AN ARMY OF SUPER SOLDIERS – Lex has been secretly trying to turn Wes Keenan, a military man who supposedly died fighting in Afghanistan, into a “super soldier” by injecting him with DNA pulled from the various meteor freaks he has captured. After a crooked senator threatens to expose his secret labs, Lex dispatches Wes to kill the senator, but Lois witnesses the attack and inadvertently becomes the super soldier’s next target. Meanwhile, Clark tries to convince Lana to leave Lex.
CLARK AND LEX ARE TRAPPED TOGETHER IN A COLLAPSED MINE LINED WITH KRYPTONITE – After Jodi, the wife of a Special Forces soldier, sets off a pipe bomb in one of Lex’s secret labs, Lionel is severely injured and Lex is taken hostage by the enraged spouse. Claiming Lex kidnapped her missing husband, Jodi threatens to blow up the entire lab with Lex inside unless he tells her where her husband is. Clark sets off to rescue Lex, but is immediately felled by the kryptonite lining the earthen walls. Lex and Clark realize the only way they will make it out alive is by helping each other.
JONATHAN FACES LIFE-THREATENING HEART SURGERY – While his father is awaiting surgery, Clark befriends a young boy, Garrett, whose brother Vince just died from liver failure. However, everyone is shocked when Vince shows up at the hospital alive and seemingly well – until his liver starts failing again. In a desperate attempt to keep his brother alive, Garrett straps a Kryptonite bomb to himself and demands that Vince be given Jonathan’s liver or he will blow up the building.