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Clark begins his destiny with Jor-El but realizes he needs to say goodbye to Lois before he can start. Lois returns from the future with amnesia, a mysterious female assassin on her trail, and a new reporter at the Daily Planet to cope with. Chloe tries to restart the Watchtower with Dr. Hamilton's aid and come to grips with a new Clark who has set aside his human feelings. Oliver deals with the aftermath of his team's failure to deal with Doomsday, resulting in Jimmy Olsen's death. And Tess is imprisoned in her manor by a mysterious cadre of soldiers led by a charismatic major named... Zod.
Chloe is at the watchtower sanctuary that Jimmy had purchased for her and is talking with the police about finding Lois, who has been missing for three weeks. She hears a noise and goes to investigate and finds Dr. Emil Hamilton entering the apartment. Chloe wonders if Oliver Queen is around and Dr. Hamilton informs her that Oliver and his League members have disbanded since they indirectly caused Jimmy's death by disagreeing among themselves. When Chloe points out that Clark is dealing with his guilt and protecting the city despite it, Emil notes that he's doing fine without a sidekick...Read the full recap
Chloe: Dr. Hamilton.
Dr. Emil Hamilton: If you would be so kind as to lower the 9mm Jericho 941. I prefer "Emil."
Clark: Isn't it time we moved beyond these mental trials?
Jor-El: Your determination is strong, Son, but just as your passion will be your greatest strength, so, too, will it be your greatest obstacle.
John Corben: Good find?
Lois: Look, on a scale of 1 to 10 of illegal things I've done in my life, this doesn't even hit the radar. Okay, that didn't exactly come out right.
Lois: You might want to stick with your night job, detective. Graffiti's not exactly the Red-Blue Blur's style.
John Corben: You're right. It never used to be, back when the guy was happy pulling off a few modest saves. But then suddenly there was no red or blue. It was just the Blur. Now he feels he needs to leave his mark all over the city to--I don't know--to prove something.
Dr. Emil Hamilton: I ran some scans at the time of the monorail crash and discovered two rips in the temporal aperture continuum.
Chloe: Okay, I've never actually said this before, but could you dumb that down just a little bit?
Chloe: I've given up so much for you, Clark. This is the only thing I've ever asked from you. Please? Please do this for me. Please save Jimmy.
Clark: I can't.
Chloe: That's good that you're embracing your Kryptonian side. There isn't really anything human left in you.
Lois: Who the hell are you, then?
John Corben: I'm a field reporter. I spent the last few years in Afghanistan. hopefully that gave me enough training to be your desk mate.
Lois: Don't bet on it.