Lex has been secretly trying to turn Wes Keenan, a military man who supposedly died fighting in Afghanistan, into a "super soldier" by injecting him with DNA pulled from the various meteor freaks he has captured. After a crooked senator, Ed Burke, who has been financing the 'Project 33.1', threatens to expose Lex's secret labs, he dispatches Wes to kill the senator. But Lois witnesses the attack and inadvertently becomes the super soldier's next target. Meanwhile, Clark tries to convince Lana to leave Lex, but she refuses and Clark becomes more suspicious about Lionel's involvement with Lana's motivation. Following Senator Burke's murder, Martha is asked to be his replacement in Washington D.C. which means leaving Smallville (and Clark) behind.
Did You Know?
The title refers to Wes Keenan, the "prototype" of Lex's super-soldiers. See more
Clark claims he's going to lease the 'back 40 (as in back 40 acres of the farm) to help maintain the farm without Martha, but Jonathan already sold the back 40 in order to begin paying Lionel back for his campaign contribution. See more
If Lana was so unhappy with Lex, why go through with the marriage?
It's surprising, Clark, what people will do when they feel they have no other options.
Well, if I find out that you had anything to do with Lana marrying Lex, the gloves will come off. How do you like that option?