T.J. discovers a government created robot that killed someone. Superboy manages to save him. When a government official tells them that everything is classified they leave. Later the man confronts the creator who seems have other plans. He later grabs T.J. setting a trap for Superboy.
Clark and TJ visit a young high school genius named Billy Hercules who has been offered a scholarship by Shuster University. Clark befriends the boy, with whom he can relate as both are different and out of place.
Clark witnesses the kidnapping of Professor Craig Lipcott, a famous nuclear scientist. As Superboy, he follows the kidnappers to a rooftop and sees them enter a strange ship just before he is attacked by a powerful ray that leaves him disoriented.
Jonathan Kent is being stalked by a man with whom he fought alongside during the Korean War. As Clark, Lana and T.J. come to Smallville for a visit, Mr. Kent is lured to the Smallville hospital and kidnapped by the man.
Professor Zugar, invents a time machine and sends himself and Superboy back in time to Hollywood in the 1930s. Superboy meets a famous actor, Victoria Letour, and discovers that she is being stalked by men who want to kill her.
Luthor steals a powerful weapon developed by the army and prepares to sell it to weapon dealers. Later, while Luthor is working in the Shuster laboratory, he causes an explosion, and Superboy saves him by blowing the chemical fumes out of the building.