In Smallville’s latest episode, “Gemini,” reporter Lois Lane (Erica Durance) takes on her biggest writing assignment yet. But instead of achieving journalism stardom, her exposé on Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) leads her directly into peril.
In the opening scene of “Gemini,” Grant Gabriel (Michael Cassidy), editor of The Daily Planet, passionately lip locks with Lois Lane. When they break for air, Grant inquires about the status of Lois’s tell-all article on Lex. Lois returns to her desk to get to work, only to be interrupted by a mysterious phone call. The caller instructs Lois to follows his commands, warning that he has planted a bomb on her cousin Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack).
Meanwhile, after having been gone for almost two weeks at the Fortress of Solitude, a colder, more calculated Clark Kent (Tom Welling) reunites with his girlfriend Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk). After a heart-to-heart in the Kent family barn, Clark asks Lana to show him everything she knows about his enemy, Lana’s ex-husband, Lex Luthor. Together, they dig up data on Lex at Lana’s clandestine Isis Foundation. When Clark inquires about Project Scion, Lana brings him to see a quarantined Luthor Corp lab technician who, after coming into contact with a mysterious liquid, exhibited toxic levels of metal in her blood.
Back at The Daily Planet, a panicked Lois slips Chloe an envelope to warn her of the bomb. Chloe grabs hold of the note just before entering an elevator with photographer and ex-boyfriend Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore). Alone together in close quarters, they struggle through awkward conversation until the elevator abruptly comes to a jarring halt. When Chloe discovers the note she received from Lois, she realizes they’re in danger.
In the basement of The Daily Planet, Lois finally meets her mystery man. Calling himself Adrian, he explains that he’s a genetically defective human clone created by Luthor Corp. He orders Lois to get a confession from Lex about the cloning project, known as “Gemini.” With Chloe still in danger, Lois complies.
Before long, Lois is in Grant’s office, confronting Lex about Project Gemini. Fed information by Adrian via an ear piece, Lois is told to point a gun at Grant. Lois then questions Lex about his knowledge of Adrian and specifically about the memories that were implanted into the clone’s mind. As Grant listens, he realizes that Adrian’s memories match his own. Grant, as it turns out, is simply a later and better version of Adrian that Lex created to stand in as his long-lost brother. Angered that his scheme has been uncovered, Lex reaches for Lois’s gun, shoots Adrian, and states, “You’re not my brother, you’re a mistake.” Before Adrian falls to the ground and passes out, he activates the bomb Chloe is carrying.
In the elevator, Chloe and Jimmy hear the bomb began to tick. With only a few minutes to spare before the explosion, Chloe explains to Jimmy that her meteor infection is the real reason for their break up. Taking a moment to process the information, Jimmy wraps his arms around Chloe in a long and thoughtful embrace.
Meanwhile, Clark and Lana are looking for Chloe at The Daily Planet. When Clark sees that the elevator is out of order, and when Lana notices that Lois was trying to send Chloe an email message about the bomb, Clark immediately takes action. He soars to the upper levels of the Daily Planet to find the elevator, bolts through a Holiday party, forces open the elevator doors, locates the bomb, and launches it into the atmosphere. Chloe and Jimmy are left unharmed, the bomb detonating without causing damage.
In the aftermath of the days’ events, Grant breaks off his office romance with Lois, Chloe shows Jimmy her power to heal, and Lex purchases The Daily Planet. At the Kent farm, Clark and Lana continue to seek more information on Project Scion. Clark suggests that the metallic fluid found in the Luthor Corp lab tech may be an evolving brain interactive construct, hinting at the return of Professor Milton Fine – the classic Superman villain known as “Braniac.” Just as things appear to be under control, in a final plot twist, Clark’s face distorts, revealing that he is actually Bizarro. The real Clark is then shown at the icy Fortress of Solitude, undergoing his training.
With Kara Kent still missing, Bizarro on the prowl, and Milton Fine lurking in the shadows, Clark’s return to Smallville promises to be action-packed. The next new episode of Smallville is scheduled to air in late January or early February.