An old rival of Lois, Linda King (Nancy Everhard), gets in town to work for Metropolis Star and Preston Carpenter (Dean Stockwell) and she seems to be getting all the scoops giving her newspaper the exclusive titles. Lois is furious with Linda due to their history and her getting the scoops and hitting on Clark does not help the situation. This gets worse when Clark leaves Daily Planet to partnered with Linda and work for the Metropolis Star. The truth though is that Linda being at the right place the right moment to get all the scoops made Clark suspicious and after talking to Perry they decided for him to work undercover at Metropolis Star. Lois finds out and now she works with Clark discovering that the accidents are not accidents and Preston is staging them so his newspaper has all the exclusives. They talk to Linda who helps them find proof of what they claim and with Superman's help, Preston gets arrested.