Episode 18 of 22 within Season Ten. Item 214 of 218 overall.
Production number 3X6019.
Geoff Johns - Writer
Tom Welling - Director
10 votes

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

  1. "Shot In The Dark" by The Jetboys/Extreme Music


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.

  • Ted Kord, who runs Kord Industries and is looking for the "scarab", is the "Blue Beetle" in the DC Comic Universe.
  • In Booster Gold's publicity shows, complete with Booster Gold Dancers, music identified by subtitles only as "Rock Music" plays. The music is an adaptation of the band Focus' hit from the early '70s: 'Hocus Pocus'. The song was revived in 2010 as Nike's theme for their World Cup commercials.


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