While visiting an exposition sponsored by the Luthor Corp in Metropolis, Clark Kent saves a homeless man from an out of control bus using his powerful body to stop the vehicle. But a corrupt police detective, named Sam Phelan, witnesses the event, and blackmails the Kent family, promising to disclose the secret unless Clark steals his files from the internal affairs. When Clark refuses, Phelan retaliates by framing Jonathan for a murder charge and forces Clark to steal a priceless armored vest from the Luther Corp exposition. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is visited by his former lover Victoria Hardwick, the daughter of the greatest competitor of the Luthor Corp. Also, Principal Kwan fires Chloe as the editor of the school paper, The Torch, leading him to appoint both Clark and Lana as Chloe's replacements.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Evangiline Lilly as a museum observer in the teaser part of the episode. See more
When Phelan first begins talking to Lex in the Beanery he is standing facing Lex, hands empty. When the shot cuts to Lex and back, Phelan is suddenly holding a coffee mug and is partway through swallowing. See more
[pointing to a "S"-type symbol
You know it belonged to Alexander the Great? They said the design symbolizes strength and courage.
I can't exactly see myself going into battle with that on my chest.
Darker times call for darker methods. His opponents thought he was invincible.
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Step it Up
Written by Rob Birch
and Nicholas Hallam
Performed by Stereo MC's See more