Episode 1 "Destiny": Clark deals with what its like to be a hero when he's not in the shadows. Lois decides they should keep their relationship on the downlow for now because he has stepped into the light. Oliver searches for the reason why he was able to defeat the prophets so easilly. Clark worries that maybe his victory over Apokolips was too easy. Lex struggles to understand how he lost his memory.
Episode 2 "Sins" Lex reclaims control of Luthorcorp and changes its name to Lexcorp. Oliver is worried because he can't get a hold of Tess so he confronts Lex. Superman investigates a string of crimes that seem to be connected. Lois is having a hard time dealing with her new job because she doesn't get to see Clark as much. Oliver demands to know what Lex did with Tess. Lex says that she died in a car accident. Oliver is escorted out by security but before they can drag him out he says I know you killed her and I will prove it. And Lex replies why would think I was capable of that? Oliver realizes something isn't right with Lex.
Episode 3 "Manhunter": The crimes that Superman are investigating get worse and he meets with Martian Manhunter to ask him whats going on. Jon says he doesn't know bu every time he tries to investigate as a detective he gets a lot of resistance. Superman and Jonn go to follow up on some leads. Lois gets a letter from Jimmy's little brother but before she can open someone runs down the halway and says, "Bruno Manheim was released from prison yesterday." She lays the letter on her mess of a desktop and calls Clark to tell him the news about Manheim. Once Clark realizes Manheim is out Jon and him put 2 and 2 together. They realize Manheim starting up his crime ring again. Lex is searching for a way to get his memory back but without much luck. In the end of the episode Jonn realizes that he can't do everything he needs to do as a detective, so he decides to adopt a superhero persona of his own.
Episode 4 "Regret": Chloe comes to town and meets with Lois. Chloe tells her that she can't find Oliver and that she's worried. Lois tries to help, but she is so swamped with work that Chloe realizes there isn't much she can do. Chloe goes to Clark who says that Oliver was searching for Tess the last time he saw him. Clark says he was so busy that he had forgotten to help Oliver. Clark, of course, thinks this is his fault. Chloe is finally able to locate him using Watchtower's system. Superman flies to meet Oliver who is sitting on abeach remembering his good times with Mercy. He is deeply saddened but quickly composes himself when he sees Clark flying towards him. Clark and him talk about Tess and Clark finally convinces Oliver to return. Oliver states that he will bring Lex down. He won't get away with this. Clark is worried about Oliver because he has seen what a thirst for revenge has done to him.
Episode 5 "Alliance": Lex is searching his files and comes across a person who might be able to help him regain his memory. He is angry when he finds out that he is in prison. But he doesn't give up he goes to Strykers and visits none other than Winslow Schott. Toyman agrees to help Lex. At a cost. Lois and Clark are extremelly surprised to hear Perry White has taken the job as Editor and Chief. He calls them up to his office and tells them he wanted to be where the action is, and he is going to expect a lot from them. Toyman fashions a breastplate powered by kryptonite that should slowly help him regain his memory. Lex is impatient and says that he didn't break him out of prison for this. Toyman states that he will find a way to accelerate the process, but this is just the first step.
Episode 6 "Family": Conner comes to Metropolis for winter break and stays with Clark and Lois. Clark and Lois are stressed because they have to deal him while they work overtime trying to impress Perry who is quite a taskmaster. Then Lois finally reads the letter Jimmy's younger brother sent her and finds out that he's coming to town to try to intern at the Daily Planet tomorrow. Meanwhile Conner is kidnapped by persons unknown and Clark races to find him. Jimmy's younger brother investigates and finds out that person used kryptonite to subdue him. Meanwhile Conner is interogated by woman. She asks him to join their group. He refuses. Jimmy discovers where they are holding him and goes by himself to try and prove himself to Clark. Jimmy is captured by the woman revealed to be Plastique. Superman uses his super hearing to find them and flies in and quickly takes Jimmy and Conner to safety. He comes back and asks Plastique why she did it. She replies I wanted him to join us. Superman says I will find Flag. And Plastique replies Flag isn't the one in charge anymore. And then she uses Kryptonite to escape. Conner returns and rescues Clark from the Kryptonite. Jimmy goes to the planet and turns in some photos he took before he was captured. Perry tells him he's too young, but when he comes of age he will always be welcome.
Episode 7 "Retaliation": Clark has been trying to avoid Lex because he is afraid he will trigger a memory. But Cyborg comes to town and tells Clark that Oliver is trying so hard to expose Lex that he's losing himself. Chloe is also in town trying to convince Oliver to come home with her to Star City. He won't listen because he is so blinded by rage. He goes to meet Lex and knocks out the security guards and hits Lex. Lex has regained enough of his memory to remember his early childhood with Oliver. Lex says "I could easilly have you thrown in jail, but for old times sake if you leave now I won't press charges". Oliver is about to hit him again, but Cyborg appears and stops him. Oliver attempts to fight him but Cyborg convinces him to leave. Back at Watchtower Clark, Lois, Chloe, and Cyborg try to calm Oliver. Oliver is at first furious, but soon is brought to extreme sadness. He says,"She didn't deserve to die, Clark." With the combined forces of Clark, Lois, Chloe, and Cyborg, they convince him to go back to Star City with Chloe after the funeral, and let Clark deal with Lex. Clark, Lois, Oliver, Chloe, and Cyborg attend Tess's funeral. And in the last scene Oliver glances at Lex.
Episode 8 "Suicide": The Mayor of Metropolis is assassinated and Clark flies to the scene. He investigates and finds no leads. Later Lois finds out that in the coroner's report the bullet had the mayor's name on it. Clark instantly recognizes it as Deadshot's trademark. Superman tracks him down to an abandoned warehouse where Deadshot shoots him in the shoulder with a kryptonite bullet. Rick Flag appears and beats on him just for kicks. (pun intended) Clark asks what he wants. Rick says he wants revenge for those years Chloe blackmailed them into helping her, but someone higher up wants something else. Deadshot leans down and takes a sample of his blood and puts it in a vial. They leave him there in agony, but Lois finds him using a lead from a source. She take him to Dr. Hamilton and he removes the bullet just in time. Superman searches for them but he can't find them. In the last scene it shows the squad in a checkered room waiting for someone. A woman walks in and is revealed to be an alive Amanda Waller (her hair is shorter) She says by order of the Preident the Black Op organization Checkmate is reinstated. Congratulations. You are the lucky few. You get to do what other agents aren't allowed to think about. Welcome to the Suicide Squad.
Episode 9 "Fate": Zatanna comes to town and tells Clark that there are some mysterious mystical disturbances occuring all over the world and she has tracked the source to the JSA brownstone. She asks Clark for some backup. They go to investigate and find a woman holding the Helmet of Nabu. Zatanna tries to get her to put it down, but the woman won't so Zatanna attacks. Surprisingly the woman easily defeats Clark, and she eventually defeats Zatanna. Once Clark and Zatanna recover they trace the woman down to a grave yard and they see the woman emitting some energy from her hands through the helet and consuming a grave. They try to stop her, but she puts a forcefield around herself. Superman and Zatanna watch in amazement as Kent Nelson rises from the dead. He puts the helmet on his head and says, "Do not be alarmed". Clark says how is this possible? Dr. Fate replies, " I told my wife Inza that if a suitable replacement was not found for the helmet that she needed to bring me back. Because there must always be a Dr. Fate. And there must always be a balance. Clark and Dr. Fate catch up. And Inza apologizes to Zatanna. Zatanna asks that Inza teach her some of her powers. Inza agrees.
Episode 10 "Kneel": General Zod and his two followers are able to escape their suspended animation and find their way to Earth. Zod, of course, immediatelly begins plotting his revenge on Superman. Zod has his followers spy on Clark at the planet and discovers that his old "friend" Lex is alive. (Major Zod bonded with the General Zod wraith so he has all the memories of possessing Lex) General Zod sets out to search for someone to help him defeat Clark. He finds out that Faora and his creation was buried deap beneath the Earth. He pays a visit to Lex, but soon finds out that Lex has no memory of his past. Zod says that he will help him gain his entire memory back if he will help him di something up. Lex discovers that the kryptonite that powers his breastplate weakens Zod. He captures Zod and has his Scientists experiment on him because he doesn't trust him. Zod's followers disregard their need to remain anonomys and start trying to find their leader. They attack Lexcorp and Superman shows up and after a major battle he defeats them. He imprisons the in the fortress temporarily until he figures out what to do with them. Lex makes a call to the person experimenting on Zod who turns out to be Toyman. Toyman says that they've made a fascinating discovery. Lex says, "I want to know everything".
Episode 11 "New Krypton Part 1": Clark is still stressed out about the recent attack by the kryptonians. (The rogue kryptonians told him nothing about Zod coming with him) Lois tries to get Clark to relax, but that is short lived when Martian Manhunter contacts him and tells him that he needs to see him right away. Superman meets MM hovering above the Daily Planet. MM says, "It's always something isn't it"? Clark says whats happened. MM explains that someone has broken out of the Phantom Zone. Clark is shocked because he thought he had destroyed anyway out of the Phantom Zone. MM says he doesn't understand how it happened and that he is having a hard time tracing the being. Clark says let me try and he uses hi super hearing to locate the person in an alley and MM and Superman fly to find him. They find a young man laying in an alley not far away. Superman asks him what he wants and how he escaped. The man says he is a friend and explains he is the long lost son of the Kryptonian scientist Dax-Ur. Martian Manhunter says, "Jax-Ur". Revealing that MM knows who Jax-Ur is. MM says, "Your father imprisoned you there because you were too impulsive on Earth and he was afraid to take you with him when he escaped there before Krypton was destroyed. Jax-Ur replies, "Yes, my own father sent me to hell because he was afraid of what I would do on Earth, but couldn't bare to leave me to die on Krypton. But I'm not here for vengeance. I came here to warn you." Jax-Ur goes on to tell Clark and MM that the rogue kryptonians he faced came to murder him and that he needs to banish them to the Phantom Zone, but Clark doesn't know how since he destroyed the console. Jax-Ur says that he fixed it and that together Superman, MM, and Jax-Ur can subdue them. MM asks him how he was able to fix the console. He replies my father was the greastest scientist on Krypton except for maybe your father(looking at Clark) I picked up a few things. Superman says he'll think about it and Jonn and Superman fly away. Jonn says to Superman that they can't trust Jax-Ur and that he was nothing but trouble on Krypton. Superman says that he must have been pretty bad for his own father to turn his back on him. But what choice do we have? That is the end of the first part.
Episode 11 "New Krypton Part 2": Jax-Ur flies to find someone and eventually finds an old Luthorcorp facility. He breaks in to find Zod being experimented on by Scientists. Jax-ur destroys the Kryptonite with his heat vision and Zod breaks free. Zod slaughters everyone in the building mercilessly. He asks Jax-Ur why he helped him. Jax-Ur says he wishes only to serve and that he has a plan. Jax-Ur flies to South America and retrieves a dormant peice of the brain interactive construct. He somehow repairs it and Brainiac is reborn. Jax-ur alters its initative and sends it on a mission. Superman and MM track Jax-Ur down at the fortress and when they arrive they are shocked to see him standing next to Zod and the freed rogues. Superman says,"traitor". Jax-Ur says your just as naive as your father. Superman and MM start to attack but before they can Brainiac land between them. Superman says how is this possible. Braniac says I am Braniac you can't destroy me. Superman replies I will defeat you just like I always have. Braniac replies No not this time because as we speak duplicates of me are flyng into space to continue my new mission given to me by Jax-Ur. Then MM punches brainiac and he flies into the air but before Superman and MM can reach Zod, Jax-Ur and the rogues Zod says do it and Jax-Ur activates something on the fortress console and they disappear. Superman asks MM if he can trace where they went, but MM says that Jax-Ur made it fry after activation. Then Braniac lands and says their destiny was not here. Earth is destined to die and you right along with it. You are arrogant to think that you are powerful enough defeat an entir planet that easilly. Didn't you think that maybe it was maybe just a little too easy? Maybe Jax-Ur was right. Maybe you are as naive as your father. Superman, getting angry, yells MY FATHER WAS NOT NAIVE. Brainiac replies he could have easilly saved himself, but instead died on a planet he thought he could save singlehandedly. He was a fool. Then Brainiac flies away. MM tells Clark that his father was a hero. Clark asks Jonn if he thinks Darkseid will return. MM replies if he does there is no doubt in my mind we will defeat him together. The last scene shows Brainiac morphing into Lex Luthor and authorizing men to begin to dig. Lex walks out onto the Lexcorp roof and says Good Luck Kal-El and flies off into space.
Episode 12 "Preparation": Clark is at the daily planet with Lois and he says they need more heroes to be ready if Darkseid returns. Lois says that maybe he should begin to search for new members. Then Perry calls them up to his office and says that he is looking to promote someone and he has his eye on Clark, but there is another reporter who badly wants it. Then Cat Grant walks in and Perry says heres the deal whoever can get me a front page story gets the promotion. Lois asks him why she's there and he says he wants her to investigate a lead in Central City so that Clark can do this alone. Lois leaves and Clark is more worried about Darkseid then he is the promotion, but he begins to invesigate what looks like a group of professional assassinations. He discovers that they are all killed with a sword. He calls Chloe and asks her to do some computer digging for her. She says she is surprised he has taken so long to find a replacement watchtower. He says he is working on it. Chloe says that it looks like our old friend Slade's MO. Superman begins to search for Slade but soon finds out that someone has kidnapped Cat. He eventually tracks down Slade who now calls himself Deathstroke and saves Cat he watches as the police take him away. He writes the story and turns it in at the daily planet. And Perry surprisingly says he has decide to romote both of them. The last scene shows Deathsroke overpowering the guards in the truck, and driving it to a Checkmate operative. The operative asks if he got it and Deathstroke replies I don't make a habit of failing.
Episode 13 "Initiation": Superman calls a meeting with everyone on their team. The people who couldn't be there are on the computer screan (like in Salvation). He tells the group that they need new members and he explains that Darkseid might be returning and they need to be ready. Superman brings Conner in and asks if he can allow Conner to join the team. The team votes and it is almost unanimous. Yes. Toyman finds a way to accelerate Lex's memory. Lex wants him to find a way to get it all back, but Toyman tells him not to rush his work. Clark begins to work at his new promotion and is surprised to find out that Lois pulled some strings got them an office to share. Clark is worried because he says that people might suspect that they are still in a relationship and he thought they had agreed to keep it on the down low. Lois reassures him and says that she made it look like they were forced to share the office because there was little room. They agree to act annoyed that they have to share an office with their ex. Toyman introduces Lex to Marionette Ventures and asks him to join the secret society.
Episode 14 "Intergang": Bruno Manheim accelerates his crime rings activities and the city becomes scared because of the quick crime rise. Superman enlists Impulse's help to stop the crimes. Bart tells Superman that he met an interesting guy in Central City who has powers similar to his own and has been fighting crime there. Superman says that he might be a good addition to the team. Bart says that he will try to track him down, but he is really fast. Clark is surprised to hear that the person is faster than Bart. Superman and Bart discover that Bruno Manheim calls his crime ring Intergang and it is a lot bigger than they realized.
Episode 15 "War": Lex joins Marionette ventures and he and Toyman devise a plan to steal something from a government organization. Lex and Toyman send Metallo and a humongous zombie who calls himself Soloman Grundy to infiltrate the lab. Lex and Toyman didn't count on there being an elite team to stand in there way. Plastique, Rick Flag, and Deathstroke battle Metallo and Grundy. Superman hears the battle on patrol and comes to see what is going on. The suicide squad puts up a good fight, but Grundy and Metallo gang the upper hand. Grundy knocks them all out and Superman shows up. Metallo instantly weakens him and grundy beats on him hard. Lex commands Grundy to kill him over the radio while Metallo retrieves what they came for. With metallo gone Superman regains his strength and subdues Grundy. Metallo returns however and befor Metallo can kill him Rick Flag shoots Metallo. Lex commands them to return because they have what they came for. They escape and Superman asks the squad why they helped him and Rick says it wasn't our mission to take you out.
Episode 16 "Doubt": Oliver is concerned after Clark warned them that Darkseid might not have been defeated. He secretly gets Black Canary to go with him to Ireland to investigate where the Bow of Orion was at. Lois tells Clark that Chloe will have her baby soon. Green Arrow and Canary find what looks like a computer hard drive hidden in the cave wall. Oliver convinces Canary not to tell anyone. Lex and his scientists begin to experiment on whatever they stole from Checkmate.
Episode 17 "Clone": Lex and his scientists successfully use what they stole from Checkmate which turns out to be the blood Checkmate stole from Superman and his clone research to fashion a clone of Superman. It isn't very intelligent, but Lex sends it to battle Superman. It attacks Superman and nearly defeats him, but Superman eventually defeats it. But before anyone can move him the clone escapes and returns to Lex. Lex surprisingly seems pleased with the clones performance and calls him Bizarro.
Episode 18 "Recall": Lex regains almost all his memories, but he stops regaining them when he remembers going to the arctic to kill the traveler. Lex realizes the traveler is Superman and develops a hatred for him. Chloe goes into labor and Lois goes to be with her in Star City. Clark stays because Intergang is committing a lot of crimes using some really high tech weapons. Dr. Hamilton tells Clark that they stole them from a research facility called Star Labs. Superman manages to retrieve the weapons and returns them. Emil gets a job at Star Labs.
Episode 19 "Lover": Lana Lang is living in Edge City and she is starting a clothing line. She is kidnapped by who are revealed to be Lex's men. Lex experiments on her to find how the power suit works over a long period of time. He discovers that the suit is slowly damaging her brain. During an extremely painful procedure Lex ungraphts the suit from Lana and strips her of her memory of the past 5 years. He leaves her in an alley and begins working on a previous version of the power suit that he might be able to fix the brain damage side affect. Lana goes to Clark who tries to help her and Lois can't help but feel a little jealous. Clark takes her to Jor-El in the fortress and asks him to return her memory. He does and she tells him that Lex kidnapped her and did this. She returns to Edge City and Superman goes looking for Lex. He can't find him, and he gets a call from Martha who says she isn't running for a second term and has decided to return to Smallville.
Episode 20 "Resurrection": Dr. Fate finds Superman and tells him that the Helmet of Naboo has told him that he is meant to resurrect someone if we are to win the battle ahead. Clark asks him who, and Kent says that the helmet said to stay with Clark until he sees the sign and that the sign will tell him who. Clark says that it is amazing that he can bring people back from the dead. Dr. Fate replies that he can only do it when the scales are uneven and that that is the only way he was able to return. Superman and Fate fly to the top of the crows nest and suddenly a portal opens up. Kara and Braniac 5 step through the portal. Superman asks her why she is in the future. Braniac 5 says tha they are on an important mission and they don't have time to waste. Clark becomes angry and says Well make time because your Legion helped me defeat my Brainiac and they assured me that he was gone, but he came back and flew off into space and my cousin has been missing for a year and now I find out that she has been with you. So I don't know if you guys even know what the heck your talking about. Brainiac replies, "My previous self was defeated but someone came back from time and gave Jax-Ur the tools he needed to escape. And when people come back from time they can alter history. Well why don't you stay in your own time zone," says Superman. Dr. Fate says perhaps you might tells us why your here. We came back to find you and tell you to bring back Carter Hol. It says in a prophecy we should come back and tell you who to bring back. Superman asks Kara to stay but she says that her destiny is in the future and his is to defeat Darkseid alongside your team. She says goodbye and they return to the future. Superman and Dr. Fate return to Hawkman's grave and Dr. Fate brings him back. Hawkman comes out of his coffin and Fate says welcome Hawkman we have much to discuss.
Episode 21 "Betrayal": Chloe is recovering from giving birth at home with Oliver and she goes into Oliver' office and finds the hard drive Oliver and Canary found in the cave. She touches it and it transports her somewhere. Oliver looks for Chloe and begins to worry. He enters his office and sees a large Omega symbol burnt into the floor. He leaves his newly born son with a trusted babysitter and calls Clark. Superman flies to Star City to help Oliver look for Chloe. He finds the hard drive and asks Oliver what this is. Oliver tells him about the cave. Clark asks him why he didn't tell him about this and Oliver says he wanted to handle it by himself. Clark says that Darkseid must be responsible. He sends out an alert to the whole team to tell them about Chloe's disappearance and tells them to help search for her. Oliver and Clark send the hard drive to Emil for him to analyze it. Lex has almost completed his suit of armor and he puts the kryptonite powered breastplate at the center of the armor. He tells his team of villains to prepare for an all out assault on the team of heroes. Emil contacts Clark and Oliver and tells them that the hard drive is definitelly alien. And that sadly he couldn't figure out what it did with Chloe, but he did itercept a transmission it sent out. Clark asks what it said and Emil says," Sacrifice ten pure of heart." Chloe awakes and looks up in fear at a red sky and she hears a voice say don't worry child granny's here.
Episode 22 "Armageddon": Clark and Lois are at the planet talking about Chloe when they hear that 40 bodies were found dead in an abandoned church on the outskirts of the city. Lois is disgusted. Who would slaughter 40 people. Clark figures out that the person is searching for people of pure heart. Green Arrow apparently heard the same news he begins to look for the killer. Clark goes to watchtower, and after he leaves Lois gets a lead that Lex has resurfaced. Superman sends out an alert to all members of the league and tells them to come to Metropolis and rendezvous at watchtower. Meanwhile Oliver tracks down the killer to a warehouse who turns out to be Desaad. Green Arrow points his arrow at Desaad and fires. Desaad stops it in mid air and chuckles not this time. He ties Green Arrow up and tells him his mission. Since your people are a little more difficult to convert than we thought we have to sacrifice 10 people of pure heart for our Lord Darkseid to come here in his true form. Oliver asks why. Our Lord feads of the anguish of others and since we could not induce that here this is the only other option. Desaad contacts someone and says Godfrey and I could only find nine and the other person (Granny) says don't worry set up the sacrifice I have the tenth. Lois follows one of Lex's people to a research facility where she is captured. She sees Lex put on a giant suit with a kryptonite core. And he tells Metallo, Toyman, and Grundy to prepare the others for battle. Desaad transports his 9 pure of heart to the middle of Metropolis. He uses his abilities to clear main street and arranges the bodies in a circle on the ground. Then Granny appears and says I have the tenth and she ties Chloe down with the others. Granny asks Desaad where the boom tube generator is and Desaad replies he should be here shortly. Granny replies we can't afford to make any mistakes. Godfrey joins them and smiles and says today is the day. Granny says where is the generator? Desaad says Godfrey doesn't have it someone else does. Meanwhile the heroes are gathering at watchtower and they see the news. Superman says that it's happening and they have to go. Superman flies away towards Main Street with the other heroes close behind. Lois watches as Lex prepares his army of villains then suddenly the room is filled with smoke and a dark figure attacks the villains. They try to fight back but eventually the fumes overtake them. Right before Lois passes out she sees a throwing knife shaped like a bat come flying out of the smoke and cut her ropes. She sees a figure in black approach her then she passes out. Superman flies like a bullet towards the unholy trinity, but with their combined abililities they throw him into the sky. Then Emil walks up beside Desaad and hands him the boom tube generator. An Omega symbol appears on Emil's forehead. Desaad says you have done well then he looks and the unholy trinity watches as Martian Manhunter and Hawkman lead the heroes to back up Superman. But Desaad activates the boom tube generator and several boom tubes open and parademons by the dozens poor out and attack the heroes. Then the trinity start the sacrifice. Desaad says be of good spirit because you are the lucky ten. You get to bring forth the dawn of a new age. Then the Trinity begins chanting in Apokolyptian. Omega Symbols appear on the peoples head and Darkseid appears in his true form in the center of the circle. Darkseid turns and says to the trinity you have done well now watch as humanity crushes before my might. Then Superman flies through the clouds and takes out three parademon with his heat vision. He attacks Darkseid and they battle for a long time while the Justice League fends off the parademons. Darkseid is still winning even with Superman using all his strength, but eventually Superman begins to slowly gain the upperhand and Darkseid unleashes his Omega Beams on Superman and Superman falls to the ground. Darkseid says you have put up a good fight son of Krypton. You valiantly defend your adopted world. But you can not defeat me. Because no matter how much power you possess you are merely a man and I am a god.
And I'll Leave it on that cliffhangar...until the next season
SMALLVILLE SEASON 12
Episode 1 "Triumph"
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