Lois arrives at work and is splashed by a passing car. Clark arrives and admits he missed her at the airport three hours ago. Lois says she understands she isn't on the top of her priority list. Once Lois leaves, Linda Lake appears behind him, solidifying from her water form. She reveals she's been watching him and knows he's the Red-Blue Blur. Linda explains that the police cleared hername but she's lost her reputation in the last two years. Now she plans to be the voice of the Red-Blue Blur and tells Clark he either helps her cover him, or she'll publish everything she knows about it. He tries to grab her but she turns to water and escapes down a drain.
Chloe meets Clark at the barn and brings her up to speed on Linda. He decides to go public on his terms. Chloe isskeptical but Clark insists it's the only way, and that now he can be himself.
A doctor finds Davis Bloom in the drug storage room taking anti-psychotics. She accepts his story that it's for a patient and leaves.
At the Daily Planet, Clark tries to talk to Lois and get her to write his story that he's the Red-Blue Blur. She laughs and goes to get some supplies on a high shelf. He demonstrates hissuper-strength by lifting her into the air and catches her when she falls. They go to an office and Lois admits she thinks he's a hero. She wonders why he told her first and he admits that Chloe and Lana already know. Lois has him list his abilities and wonders why she didn't figure it out sooner, then agrees to write the story.
The story hits the stands the next day and the people praise himfor reminding everyone what it means to be a hero. Linda appears and warns him that she'll have the last word before fleeing. The people soon begin to crowd in on him.
At the hospital, Chloe tries to make arrangement to transfer Jimmy there but the doctor warns that they're overwhelmed with paparazzi trying to get pictures of the guy married to Clark's best friend. Chloe spots Davis, who explainshe left to give her space. He admits he can't forget what happened but it's too dangerous for her to be near him. As she leaves, a nurse mentions that she's a friend to Clark the Kryptonian. The word "Kryptonian" rings a bell with Davis.
Linda goes to the city editor at the Planet and says she has a story for him.
Clark talks to his mother, who warns she may be forced to go on leave as aSenator. Chloe makes her way through the crowds at the Kent farm, and explains Clark has been given a penthouse office at the Daily Planet They notice a news broadcast of an anguished mother whose husband died when Clark wasn't there. Chloe reveals that Linda was held at Black Creek and her power can be neutralized by electricity. They see that Linda Lake has called a press conference to announcethat Clark is the first wave of an alien invasion. She tells the press that the real hero was Lex Luthor, and Clark killed him. The police arrive and Clark refuses to leave. He goes outside to confront them while Chloe slips out the back.
The police demand answers from Clark and don't believe his protestations of innocence. The officer informs them they'll be running some tests and calls in hismen. They open fire on Clark to no effect, and Clark superspeeds away. He meets with Chloe and tells her to leave. On the car radio, the authorities order a curfew and put a warning out on Clark. Clark tells Chloe to run and says he'll find her later. Clark considers using the Legion ring to travel back in time and stop the story from being released. Chloe warns there's always a consequence butClark insists he can't help the world if everyone knows who he is. They're unaware that Linda is watching them from the shadows.
At the Daily Planet, Lois tries to get hold of Clark when the city editor shows her Linda's article on Clark's alleged murder of Lex Luthor. She gets into the elevator and finds Linda inside. Linda is thrilled she's turned the people against Clark. Lois goes to see...