After everything that happened with the VRA, Lois tells Clark it's best to make "Clark Kent" forgettable and awkward so people don't suspect he's The Blur. However, the two are stunned when a fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold, sweeps into town and begins making saves and posing for press ops, completely winning over the city of Metropolis.
Booster begins his campaign to take The Blur's place as the "World's Greatest Superhero" and tries to charm Lois into writing a story about him, but she's not having his antics and begins her own campaign for The Blur. During one of Booster's saves, an alien weapon in the form of a scarab falls from a truck and fuses itself to a boy named Jaime Reyes turning him into the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Jaime is unable to control the suit and Blue Beetle starts attacking Metropolis.
original airdate--April 22,2011 rating--2.35 million
song--Theme song--"Save Me" by Remy Zero
Antagonist: The Scarab
Goof: When Clark and Lois are walking down the street at the very beginning, they look across to a man in front of a magazine rack. In the close shot, there is a woman behind him looking at the magazines, in the long shot, he is alone and in the next close shot, she is behind him again.
Trivia: Clark tells Lois that the "scarab" attached itself to a Kord employee named Dan Garrett. In the DC Comic Universe, Dan Garrett was the original "Blue Beetle". Garrett gained his powers from a magic blue scarab jewel.