Lois is digging up information on Tess Mercer in one of her labs just like "The Blur" asked her to do. She finds out that Tess' scientists are performing many experiments with kryptonite, but she doesn't know on what. When Lois attempts to find out, a security guard and one of the scientists discove
Appearing in "Upgrade"
- Faora (In a photograph only)
- Oliver Queen (Mentioned only)
- Sam Lane (Mentioned only)
- Randall Brady (Mentioned only)
- Checkmate (Mentioned only)
- Jor-El (Mentioned only)
- Lex Luthor (Mentioned only)
- Dr. Vale (Mentioned only)
- Space Needle
- Los Angeles (Mentioned only)
- New Mexico
- Roswell (Mentioned only)
- New York
- New York City (Mentioned only)
- South Dakota (Mentioned only)
- Arctic Circle
- Krypton (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Upgrade"
Lois is digging up information on Tess Mercer in one of her labs just like "The Blur" asked her to do. She finds out that Tess' scientists are performing many experiments with kryptonite, but she doesn't know on what. When Lois attempts to find out, a security guard and one of the scientists discover her and they try to get her to leave. As Lois is being hauled off, the scientists discover that their experiment has gone missing. In the commotion of finding whatever it was that went missing, Lois is able to knock out the security guard and attempt to escape. However, an explosion knocks her unconscious and she is rescued by someone with a green and glowing heart.
The next morning, goes to visit Lois and after she has an unexplained cut and can't seem to remember how she got into bed with the clothes she was wearing the night before, Clark becomes convinced that Lois is hiding something from him. As Lois tries to distract him from asking more questions "The Blur" (still Zod) calls. Lois informs him about Tess' labs, but assumes that he alreadys knows about them because she thinks he saved her in the explosion. Lois hangs up on him to go find Clark and apologize, when she stumbles upon John Corben in an old warehouse. It is there that Lois learns about John's upgrade, a small device they've inserted on his neck to contol his every move. She also discovers that John saved her and that unless he finds kyrptonite and fast, his heart will stop. Wanting to help him, Lois helps Corben to her car so they can search for kryptonite.
In the meantime, Clark wants to know what Lois has been hiding from him, so, with 's help, he tracks where she went last night and ends up in a random spot on the street. He notices a manhole right by where he's standing. Clark ends where Lois was the previous night as a great deal of red smoke surrounds him - it's red kryptonite. Clark heads back to Watchtower and when Chloe arrive she sees that he's discovered that there are arsenals of kryptonite all over North America. Convinced that this is Tess' doing, Clark heads out to confront her, but Chloe stops him and tells him that the arsenals are hers. Chloe tries to explain that they were in case of an emergency, such as the Kandorians attacking Earth, but Clark becomes angry that she didn't tell him and knocks her to the ground. He burns a huge Mark of El on one of Watchtower's walls before taking off.
Meanwhile, John's discovered one of Chloe's arsenals and uses some of the kryptonite bottles to refuel him. As he starts to get out of the truck, Clark arrives and is weakened by John's heart. Zod flies and arrives right afterwards, blows up the truck, gives Clark a little nod, and leaves. Lois arrives on the scene not too long after to see if John is alright. He tells her that The Blur blew up the truck.
- When Lois heads down to the Talon basement, she walks past a movie poster for a film called "Lobo's Road Trip".
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