Booster finally finds a modicum of courage and blasts Blue Beetle off his feet. Nice of him to remember he has super weapons, too. Beetle goes crashing through the bleachers while Jaime screams from within. Booster stands over him, ready to take another shot. "One move, bug, and I'll zap you to honeybee heaven." Honeybee heaven is probably full of yummy flowers, so that doesn't seem like such a bad thing. Blue Beetle grabs Booster by the throat, lifting him clear off the ground. Blue Beetle's faceplate opens just long enough for Booster to recognize Jaime as the kid he met earlier. Clark zips into the scene but hangs back like he's just going to see how this plays out. "I can't control the suit. Please help me," Jaime pleads. "You can help me, you're a hero!" Booster denies that he's a hero, but says Jaime could be. Or at least don't be a murderer, you know? Booster proves he's been listening to Clark: "Someone once told me that the suit doesn't make the hero." Gasping for air, he tells Jaime to fight. He tries, but the faceplate closes up again. Clark looks antsy but stays back. Booster tells Jaime to be a hero. It's his choice, he says. Jaime struggles and grunts and struggles some more. Suddenly, he releases Booster. With a flash of light the Beetle armor withdraws and Jaime drops to the floor. Booster helps him up and gets himself a big bear hug. Clark gives him an approving nod, then zips away.
At some point, he zips back, because after a commercial break he's back for a chat with Booster. "You surprised me," he says. They're standing on the floor above the studio while people clear up the debris below. They're both in plain view, although no one seems to notice that the Blur is having a confab with Booster. "I surprised myself," Booster says without boasting. He admits he screwed up. "I thought if I did everything you did or were going to do, I'd take your spot in history." Yeah, that was a pretty stupid plan. Clark doesn't understand why Booster did it. Booster wistfully remembers being adored by people, being "the miracle people hope for." He says he misses letting them know they were going to be safe. Football in the future must be very complex. "That kid down there took the brunt of my ego," he says, gesturing at the floor. Jaime is talking with Ted Kord and Lois. Booster talks like he knew things were going to end badly because they always do. Then he tells Clark he's a football star from the future. He bet on his own games and then threw them. "It was easier to lose than try to win," he says. He doesn't feel that way anymore, but thinks it's too late for him. "In the future, I got caught. Everything -- my fame, my fortune -- went down the toilet along with my dignity and my reputation." They still have toilets in the 25th century? How disappointing. You'd think they could teleport the poop out of you by then.