Thrown into the hell-dimension of the Phantom Zone, a Kryptonian jail created by Jor-el, Clark finds himself without powers and surrounded by revenge-seeking criminals (both spirits and physical beings) sent away by his father. But Clark is rescued by a Kryptonian female warrior, named Raya, who claimed to have known Jor-El and offers to help him escape. Meanwhile, having taken over Lex's body, Zod keeps Lana captive with a demand to sire him an heir and begins his plans to turn Earth into a Krypton-like planet using the alien ship's hard drive. After Lois and Martha's plane crashes near the Fortress of Solitude, the spirit of Jor-El tells Martha how to kill Zod and teleports them both back to Smallville. Back at the Daily Planet in the ruins of Metrpolis, Chloe reunites with and old flame, the bumbling and socially awkward photographer Jimmy Olsen. Written by
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I won't let you destroy Earth like you did Krypton.
Jor-El couldn't stop me and neither will his son.
Then I'll die trying.
But you won't be the only one. These humans you care so much about. Swear your allegiance to me, and I'll allow the ones you love the most to live. Kneel before Zod. Kneel.
[Clark kneels and Zod extends right his hand. Clark slips the Kryptonian crystal into Zod's hand releasing him from Lex's body. Clark stands back up
My father sends his regards.