The episode begins on the Metropolis Institute of Know-how, the place John Henry Irons waits anxiously for one thing. He re-enters his RV, greeted by his AI, they usually set out for a girl’s residence. As he is watching this world’s model of his sister, Lois calls him again to Smallville to assist.
At Rho’s lair, Superman is combating the affect of the Eradicator. After a rant, Tal-Rho tells him that he’s to get replaced with Zod, and resistance to Zod’s will is futile.
Again on the Kent Farm, the boys are fearful, and Lois tells them that Clark is doing to be OK. They do not consider her, however she’s talking from expertise, and tells them to fall asleep and cease worrying. As they go away for his or her room, Sam pulls up outdoors. He asks the placement of the Fortress, and Lois tells her father Clark is not there, and that Rho’s Fortress is within the desert. As Sam is adjusting the DOD’s search grid, Lois lastly breaks down in tears.
On the Cushing home, Kyle is aggravated by having to go test in with the navy and be quizzed about his experiences with the Kryptonians. His doorbell rings, and it is one in all his firefighters. She says the remainder of the crew would not need him there, as a result of he vouched for Edge. she means that he takes a number of days and offers folks an opportunity to chill off.
On the Kent farm, Jordan and Jonathan are pissed off that the navy cannot do something to search out Clark. Jon means that Jordan may use his super-hearing to try to observe down Clark. Jordan resists it, however Jon coaches him to figuring it out.
John Henry discusses what occurred with Lois, and whereas he admires that Superman surrendered to guard her, and requested her to name John in, he says that if Superman is sending for him, even Superman is aware of the one alternative is to kill Superman.
Lois tells John that she will not let him kill Superman, and John asks why she thinks Superman is not making an attempt to sacrifice himself. Lois tells John that she’s going to show to him that Superman will not be turned. She storms off, and Sam and John begin strategizing for if it turns into essential to kill the Kryptonians.
Exterior, Jordan is fearful about not being ok to search out Clark, or to assist if he does, however Jon tells him that what occurred when Clark surrendered himself is not his fault, and that Jordan may also help now.
Within the RV, John reveals that he and the Lex Luthor of his world created a classy missile based mostly on crimson solar know-how that may fully deplete a Kryptonian’s energy for lengthy sufficient to kill them. He tells Sam to construct it, and if John Henry has it, he’ll determine the way to use it, even with out his ship.
Within the city sq., Emily and her household confront the Cushings about their position in getting her eradicated. Lois tries to encourage them that they will not be held accoutnable without end, because it is not their fault. He calls them into the newspaper to ask them what they bear in mind about being a Subjekt. Lana has nothing to say, however Kyle has extra recollections, since he was combating the affect. He tells Lois that he felt like he was dropping himself, he could not bear in mind issues, and it damage. He stated that irrespective of how he fought, there was an amazing sense that his household could be higher off if he let go, and he nearly did. Lois’s large takeaway is that you could battle the affect.
Within the desert, that is what Superman is doing whereas the 2 Rhos look on. Superman remembers his household and flies off at prime pace, however crashes into the rocks outdoors of Rho’s Fortress. Again in Smallville, Jordan hears Clark calling him.
The 2 are calling backwards and forwards between each other, and Rho interrupts to inform Jordan to not ship anybody after him.
Diggle is within the city sq., having supplied some tech for Sam and John Henry’s missile. Lois finds out, and he or she’s infuriated that Sam lied to her. Diggle is offended, too, that Sam lied to him and Lyla about what the tech was for. He is additionally not thrilled that Sam was harboring somebody from one other Earth with out disclosing it.
On the Cushing home, Kyle freaks out after he returns to search out one in all his home windows damaged out and graffiti on the constructing telling them to get out of Smallville. After a tense jiffy, Lana and Sarah go inside, whereas Kyle goes to begin cleansing up the home.
After the boys inform Sam about what they’ve realized, he tells Lois that after they find Rho’s Fortress, he is sending in John Henry with the missile.
Lois pulls John Henry apart and tearfully admits to him that Superman is her husband. This clearly shakes John Henry considerably.
She admits that the boys did not know who Clark was till this yr, and that is why they moved to Smallville. She tells John Henry that issues are totally different right here, as a result of he has extra to battle for than he did on John Henry’s planet. John is not impressed. He tells Lois that he has a duty to do the fitting factor, and he isn’t going to be influenced by her tears.
Diggle tells Sam that he is executed with the life he lived throughout his years with Oliver, however that he is dissatisfied in Sam and John Henry for not exhausting all choices to avoid wasting an ally and a hero.
Again on the Cushing home, Lana and Sarah are having bother getting the paint off the home. Kyle reveals up with some paint thinner to assist out. The trio find yourself in a water battle with the hose and cleansing provides, giving them the primary joyful second as a household they’ve had since all of this began.
On the Smallville Register, Lois is getting herself collectively when the boys are available in. They ask in the event that they’re too late, and he or she says she would not know.
Within the desert, Superman collapses, and Rho begins gloating to his holo-dad about it. Superman stands earlier than them and talks in a creepy, disembodied voice — he is speaking to them as Zod.
Simply then, Sam and John Henry discover the desert Fortress. John goes to do a ultimate system test, and Jonathan confronts him, making an attempt one final time to get by way of to him to not kill Clark. John Henry tells him he needs there was one other method, and Jon tells him there’s all the time one other method.
Within the desert, John Henry flies in, armored up and carrying his hammer.Superman flies to him, his eyes glowing, and assaults.
As within the pilot, Superman and the armored John Henry battle in house, then fall again to Earth. Sam authorizes him to make use of the missile in opposition to Superman, however Lois counters that if he does, they don’t have anything to battle Edge with. She says John Henry has to get by way of to Clark and make him bear in mind who he’s. As she says this, Superman has a flash of humanity, and John Henry makes use of the second to clock him a number of instances with the hammer.
Clark begins to face again up, and tells John Henry that he has to kill him, and that he cannot cease. He tells John to kill him to avoid wasting the world, and that is what makes John resolve to speak to him as a person as an alternative. He calls him Clark and tells him that his household believes in him. He shares his expertise , and he tells him that the ache he is feeling proper now could be nothing in comparison with what he’ll really feel if he loses Lois and the children. With visions of all of final week’s flashbacks, Clark screams and falls to the bottom, having seemingly flushed Zod from his system. John helps him to his toes, and radios in that Clark is again. He tells Lois he will likely be again quickly, however first, he and John Henry should take care of Rho.
Again in his cave, Rho tells his father that Zod has been turned again. his father tells him “it is time,” and that he needs his son to go and full what he was despatched to do. Rho blasts by way of the wall, carrying the Eradicator, and flies off at prime pace. Superman and John Henry give chase, nevertheless it’s exhausting to maintain Edge in vary when he goes straight up into house. He is making ready to overload the Eradicator together with his warmth imaginative and prescient, presumably to reverse what Clark did final time, however the missile catches up with him and he plunges to Earth. He begins ranting at Superman, who punches him out.
On the Kent Farm, Lois tells the boys that she is aware of how they’re feeling, and it is the worst, however Clark will likely be residence. Jordan hears him coming first, they usually all scramble out to fulfill him. Moments later, John Henry falls from the sky, his hammer in hand, and introduces himself formally to the household. Lois invitations him over for dinner, however John has to go wrap issues up with Sam. He takes the hammer and blasts again off, leaving the household to have their alone time.
On the Cushing home, Sophie comes residence from Lana’s mother and there is a joyful household reunion.
On the Kent farmhouse, Sam tells Clark and Lois that Leslie Larr continues to be within the wind, however they’re doing their greatest to search out her. As soon as she’s in custody, the DoD will go away Smallville and issues will get again to regular. He begins to apologize to Lois in regards to the navy facet of what occurred, telling her she’s pleased with her for preserving her religion, which is what made the distinction.
At a state-of-the-art navy jail, Edge is sitting in a green-Ok room, getting flashes of his father’s voice in his head.