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.
Did You Know?
The title refers to Wes Keenan, the "prototype" of Lex's super-soldiers. 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
The military base Wes grew up on was decommissioned a few years ago. Fort Avelson, outside of Metropolis.
Sam Lane was stationed there when Lois was in junior high. Maybe...
[Clark superspeeds off
Do you ever get used to that?