Tess invites Clark to a press conference in New York but when an explosion rocks the private jet they are on, Clark must figure out how to save them without Tess learning his secret. Unbeknown to Clark, Tess orchestrated the explosion to get Clark to reveal his powers.
Meanwhile, Davis discovers a surprising way to control the monster within.
original airdate--March 19,2009 rating--3.49 million
Songs: Theme song--"Save Me" by Remy Zero
Antagonist: Tess Mercer and Davis Bloome
Davis Bloome killed criminals as a means for keeping the beast inside him from taking over. He injected Jimmy, who had witnessed one of his murders, with a drug so that people believed he had hallucinations. While he was attempting another murder, Jimmy chained him to a fence and Davis begun transforming. Chloe arrived and touched him, whereupon the transformation ceased and reversed.
Trivia:At the end of the episode Clark changes into his red and blue blur clothing in a phone booth. This is an allusion to Superman's well known habit of changing in telephone booths.