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, Ed Burke, who has been financing the 'Project 33.1', threatens to expose Lex's secret labs, he 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, but she refuses and Clark becomes more suspicious about Lionel's involvement with Lana's motivation. Following Senator Burke's murder, Martha is asked to be his replacement in Washington D.C. which means leaving Smallville (and Clark) behind. Written by
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The whole time Wes is said to be in the army, when Martha Kent hands Clark Wes' files, the folder has an Marine Corps emblem on it. See more
Clark claims he's going to lease the 'back 40 (as in back 40 acres of the farm) to help maintain the farm without Martha, but Jonathan already sold the back 40 in order to begin paying Lionel back for his campaign contribution. See more
I just got off the phone with the governor. We were talking about your filling Burke's senatorial seat until the next election.
Kansas needs to be represented by someone of unassailable character who can restore the faith that Burke has tarnished. The governor agreed. You are the perfect choice for the U.S. Senate. Clark, you agree?
You should do it, mom. I think you should do it. And I think dad would have wanted you to.
I... I can't move to Washington. We're barely keeping the farm ...
References The Godfather: Part II