Smallville | Episode 132 – ‘Echo’ Part III

October 16, 2009 – Jor-El gives Clark the ability to hear others’ thoughts in an effort to teach Clark to hone his Kryptonian intuition and learn to not allow humanistic assumptions inhibit his destiny. While using this new ability to determine who blew up a Queen Industries textile factory, Clark also learns more about Lois’s feelings for him and asks her out on a date. Clark has to stand Lois up when he learns that the Toyman has returned to get revenge on Oliver. Jor-El takes back the new ability, forcing Clark to use the instincts he has gained. At a company gala, Toyman informs Oliver that there is a bomb directly under the podium, and that he will kill everyone if Oliver does not confess to killing Lex. Clark locates the real bomb before Oliver can take his own life with it to pay for the sins he feels he committed. Toyman is caught, and Tess gives him John Corben’s kryptonite-powered heart so he can tell her how it works. The fourth episode of season nine has come and gone and with mere hours before the fifth one, Starkville’s House of El is on the scene with our episode for “Echo”. Longtime listeners of the show will realize what the “part 3″ in the title is referring to.