Finally! A fun episode! Chloe confronts a doctor who's been working with Lex on 33.1 and has a gun pulled on her. She's saved not by Clark, but by the kid we knew as The Flash, who's back in town from a Mexican excursion and now works for Oliver. And he's not alone. Oliver has assembled a team that includes our old friends Aquabro and Cyborg. They're trying to stop Lex from using Krypto-friends as his own personal army. The Flash (who actually will be known here as Impulse) gets captured by Lex while trying to steal some data about 33.1. He's put in a crazy electrical chamber that will fry him if he stops running. Evil! With help from Clark, Oliver and his super buddies form a team...a league, if you will, of somewhat adequate gentlemen. They also bring in Chloe, who learns all of their secrets (no one seems to mind) and helps them to infiltrate LuthorCorp's research lab (conveniently located just outside Metropolis). They rescue Impulse, confront Lex -- Oliver gives Lex a nasty cut on the cheek -- and blow the place up. Papa Luthor gives Lex a lecture, and then lies about having dinner with Clark the night before to protect his involvement. Clark agrees to join the team, but only after he takes care of some Zoners. Now if they could only come up with a decent name.... In less heroic news, Oliver teases Lois with promises of a trip to Monte Carlo, then dashes her hopes at the last minute by canceling the trip and breaking up with her. I'm not a huge fan of Lois, but damn, dude. That's cold as ice. Are you sure you're not Silver Surfer? Warning: if group slow-motion, bad-ass, Reservoir Dogs walking makes you feel nauseated, you might want to take a Dramamine before viewing this episode.
The moon is up in the sky like a big a' pizza pie. The camera dips for a flyover of the globe atop the Daily Planet building. We sail over the globe and fall down the side of the building and into some bright lights. All goes white, and then we're inside the building. Chloe is talking to Clark on a cell phone as she walks. She tells him that she knows he's dealing with Zoners, but that if he hasn't found anything in South America, they have problems in Kansas to deal with. Clark's cell phone works in South America? Chloe tells Clark that someone is meeting her in fifteen minutes; she'll see Clark in a few. An older gentleman with not much hair steps forward. Security! How did this guy get in the building? Chloe says that "Dr. Caselli" is early. He tells Chloe that she's annoyingly persistent. That sounds about right. He reiterates that he doesn't know anything. Well, that's a crappy medical school that passed you through, then, fool. Chloe tells him not to sell himself short, and passes him a folder. She says that, in the last month, over a dozen patients have been transferred out of the high-security area of Belle Reve. She's got the doctor's signature on all the paperwork. Caselli says that patients are transferred to and from mental institutions all the time. Chloe asks whether that includes patients who've exhibited unusual abilities; she asks where they're going, whether LuthorCorp is involved, and whether this has anything to do with Level 33.1. Rather than answer three whole questions, Caselli pulls out a gun. That's always a definitive answer. Chloe gasps and puts up her hands; wide-eyed, she says she'll take that as a "no comment." Caselli says that he didn't want any of this, dreamily adding, "But it was so much money." This doctor must be rich, beeyatch! He's going to buy a yacht and a big steak and some cocaine to snort of a stripper's-- Just as the doctor is about to fire, a red streak whooshes into the room, knocking the man over and me off my list of things to buy if I ever get a bunch of money from LuthorCorp. Caselli's gun flies right into Chloe's hands, while the doctor himself lands hard on the floor. Clark appears behind Chloe and asks if she's all right. Chloe smiles and says that Clark was just in the nick of time, as always. Clark says that it wasn't him. The doctor had already been felled when he got there. Chloe asks who it was. They both turn and see someone standing near the stairs. The red shape whooshes out of the scene before they can see who it is. Clark whooshes out in pursuit.