Clark befriends a kindred spirit when his family aids a secretive teen who can read minds. The teen, Ryan, enters the Kents' life in dramatic fashion when Martha accidentally strikes him with her car while he is fleeing from a murderous thief...his stepfather. Clark's parents take Ryan in, but the boy's safety is soon jeopardized by the father's return. The stepfather wants Ryan to continue using his mind-reading powers to help him in his newest scheme - to get hold of Lex's passcode for his finances. Clark manages to rescue Ryan, who promises to keep his secret but warns him about Lex. Meanwhile, Lex has a chance to leave Smallville when his father offers him a job in Metropolis, but their stormy history makes Lex wary of his father's generous impulse.
Copyright 2002 Steve Crow