Original air date: 09/18/2008 Runtime: 42:30 min. The eighth season premiere takes place a few weeks after the Fortress' icy collapse, as a LuthorCorp arctic excavation team investigates Lex's whereabouts. The Justice League, led by the Green Arrow (series star JUSTIN HARTLEY), hits the Arctic in search of Clark, who disappeared after the collapse. The team immediately has a confrontation with the new CEO of LuthorCorp, Tess Mercer (series star CASSIDY FREEMAN). Meanwhile, Chloe is being held prisoner by a suspicious group who has discovered she has a new power, and Clark has been stripped of his powers by Jor-El. Series star ERICA DURANCE appears as Lois Lane.
Original air date: 09/25/2008 Runtime: 42:26 min. It's Clark's first day at the Daily Planet with Lois, and the pair are immediately thrown together on a story when a bus explodes outside the office. Clark rescues Bette (guest star JESSICA PARKER KENNEDY - "Another Cinderella Story," "Kaya"), a young girl who bonds with Chloe over their shared meteor abilities, but Bette is hiding a big secret. Paramedic Davis Bloom (series star SAM WITWER) arrives in Metropolis and is drawn to Chloe.
Original air date: 10/02/2008 Runtime: 42:29 min. Oliver collapses at a charity event and reveals he only has 24 hours to live. Clark and Chloe call Davis for help but his prognosis is grim. Delirious, Oliver flashes back to when he was stranded on an island and first learned how to use a bow and arrow. He also recalls meeting Tess for the first time on that island after she had been kidnapped by a drug runner. Meanwhile, Chloe decides to use her new powers to help save Oliver, shocking Clark.
Original air date: 10/09/2008 Runtime: 42:27 min. Tess and her team perform tests on Clark's crystal that she retrieved from the Arctic, causing it to send a beam of light into the universe. This triggers the arrival of DC Comics' Maxima (CHARLOTTE SULLIVAN), a queen from the planet Almerac, who is searching for her soul mate and believes this is who sent the signal. Unfortunately, Maxima's power is too great for mortal men and her kiss kills them. As the seductive Maxima arrives in Metropolis, she begins her search, starting with Jimmy.
Original air date: 10/16/2008 Runtime: 42:27 min. After leaving their engagement party, Chloe and Jimmy are abducted by a psychotic jeweler. Once emotionally scarred by his wife's infidelity, the jeweler now kidnaps couples and subjects them to a kryptonite-enhanced lie detector that will shock them if they lie. Chloe is asked if she is in love with anyone else. Meanwhile, in an effort to find Chloe and Jimmy, Clark and Lois pose as a couple -- as such, they are then kidnapped and asked how they feel about each other.
Original air date: 10/30/2008 Runtime: 42:28 min. Jimmy snaps a picture of Clark speeding to save Lois from a mugger and manages to catch a red and blue blur on film. Tess decides to run it on the front page of the Daily Planet. Clark fears his identity will be discovered so he asks Chloe to run interference with Jimmy, but she refuses.
Original air date: 11/06/2008 Runtime: 42:27 min. Clark receives an anonymous package containing the crystal that Tess found in the Arctic. When he removes the crystal, it activates and sends him and a visiting Lois to the Phantom Zone where they run into Kara (recurring guest star LAURA VANDERVOORT). Kara opens a portal for Lois to return but Zod's wife escapes with her and takes over Lois' body. A possessed Lois goes on a rampage in Metropolis.
Original air date: 11/13/2008 Runtime: 42:25 min. Chloe's memories begin to fade one by one until the only person she remembers is Davis. Clark realizes that it is the work of Brainiac that is erasing Chloe's memories and the only way to stop the brain interactive construct from taking over her mind is to rebuild the Fortress and ask Jor-El to heal her.
Original air date: 01/29/2009 Runtime: 42:10 min. Clark finds Tess in Lana's (KRISTIN KREUK) ransacked apartment and realizes Lana is missing. Tess tells him Lex is still alive and may have kidnapped Lana and finally reveals the truth about what happened to Lana after she awoke from her Brainiac-induced coma. Meanwhile, Tess breaks into a secret LuthorCorp facility and is shocked at what she discovers.
Original air date: 03/26/2009 Runtime: 42:13 min. At Chloe's birthday party, a mysterious magician named Zatanna (SERINDA SWAN) grants Chloe's wish to be more like Lois and switches the two into each other's bodies. Zatanna searches for her father's book of spells so she can conjure up his spirit, but not before also granting Clark his deepest wish.
Original air date: 04/02/2009 Runtime: 42:29 min. Tess tries to kill Davis by blowing up his truck. However, after he escapes, she realizes she needs help to destroy him and turns to Clark. Tess reveals Davis' secret childhood with the Luthors and hints that she knows Clark's true identity. Meanwhile, Davis runs to Chloe for help.
Original air date: 04/23/2009 Runtime: 42:29 min. Lois believes that she needs a big story to secure her reputation as a star reporter but the red-blue blur continues to elude her. However, after Chloe is mugged, Lois steps in to fend off one of the attackers and uses the opportunity to pretend a new superhero, Stiletto, has come to town and is giving exclusives to Lois. Clark is concerned Lois will hurt herself pretending to be a superhero, but after he is captured by thugs with kryptonite, Lois steps in to save the day.
Original air date: 04/30/2009 Runtime: 42:19 min. Clark discovers that Davis is still alive and confronts Chloe about protecting him. Oliver discovers Jimmy breaking into Chloe's apartment, and things rapidly get worse after Davis jumps from the shadows and attacks both of them. Plus, Davis asks Chloe to leave town with him.
Original air date: 05/07/2009 Runtime: 42:30 min. Chloe returns and begs Clark to kill Davis, claiming he can no longer keep the beast under control. Tess has assembled a team of meteor freaks, including Plastique (recurring guest star JESSICA PARKER KENNEDY), to track down Davis so Clark can kill him. However, things get out of hand once Tess' team discovers she is double-crossing them.
Original air date: 05/14/2009 Runtime: 43:08 min. Oliver tells Clark he must kill Davis, as Doomsday is a serious threat and must be stopped at all costs. However, Clark struggles with taking a human life, so the Green Arrow and his team decide to take matters into their own hands. Lois takes on Tess, but the fight takes a shocking turn. Meanwhile, Chloe gets caught in the middle of Oliver and Clark's battle over killing Davis.