Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The two-part season-three opener of Smallville picks up three months after the cataclysmic events that brought season two to a close. Feeling responsible for the series of disasters that culminated in the death of his adoptive mother Martha's (Annette O'Toole) unborn baby, troubled teenager Clark Kent (Tom Welling) has bolted Smallville and exiled himself in Metropolis, still under the influence of the dangerous, addictive red kryptonite. Under the alias "Kal" (as in Kal-El, which had been his name when he was born on the planet Krypton), Clark is living the life of a rebellious street punk, and has fallen in with criminal boss Morgan Edge (Rutger Hauer). Following the leads given him by Clark's high school friend Chloe (Allison Mack), the boy's human adoptive father, Jonathan Kent (John Schneider), armed with temporary superpowers bestowed on him by Clark's real dad, Jor-El, is determined to bring his adopted son back to Smallville -- and back to normal. Meanwhile, it seems that Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) did not die in that plane crash at the end of season two -- but he may wish he had.