Booster pays a visit to the Daily Planet and offers Lois an exclusive interview, claiming that it will help her to secure the promotion she has been fighting for. Lois rejects him, but her rival Cat Grant is a big fan of the new hero and announces her intention to interview him and land the promotion herself. Meanwhile, Clark follows Booster's activities and notices that the costumed adventurer has been present at every major accident or crime scene for the past 24 hours. Clark suspects that Booster is somehow involved with the incidents, and worries that he could damage people's faith in heroes. Clark and Lois watch footage of a press conference held by Ted Kord, the head of military contractor Kord Industries. When Kord announces that one of his high-tech devices went missing in the crash involving Booster and Jaime, Clark decides to investigate.
At a rehearsal for the lavish key presentation, Jaime tries to speak to Booster about the scarab. The device is now releasing powerful bursts of energy, but Booster brushes off the teenager's concerns. However, as Jaime leaves, he becomes fused to the scarab and is transformed into the powerful Blue Beetle. Back at the Daily Planet, Clark shows Kord's file to Lois and explains that the scarab is an extraterrestrial object, which previously merged with a scientist named Dan Garrett and caused him to go on a homicidal rampage. Lois gets a call from Booster, but Clark answers and tells him they need to work together to recover the scarab.
As Booster battles the Beetle, Jaime explains that he cannot control the suit. Booster uses Clark's words and tells Jaime that the suit does not make the hero, urging the teen to assert control. With effort, Jaime is able to disable the suit's power and is returned to normal. With the crisis averted, Booster apologises to Clark for trying to take his spot in history. He admits that, in his own time, he is no hero, but a corrupt sports star who was caught rigging his own games. Though a shamed Booster prepares to return home, Clark encourages him to stay and look after Jaime. Booster agrees, but jokingly tells Clark that he needs to invent a better name for his hero persona than 'The Blur'.
Sometime later, Lois has received the promotion, having landed an exclusive interview with Jaime. Cat moves onto Lois's old desk, sitting next to Clark, who has now mastered his new awkward demeanour. That night, Clark worries that people will think less of Lois for marrying the new 'Clark Kent', but she assures him that they will find a way to make things work.