Lois and Clark investigate the murder of Mayson (Farrah Forke) trying to find out who is behind it, when DEA agent Dan Scardino (Jim Pirri) also arrives in town investigating the same case. Scardino is attracted to Lois, something that makes Clark jealous especially when Lois defends him for his actions. Their investigation leads them to discover that a former scientist of Star Labs, Stanley Gables (Dennis Lipscomb), developed a pill that makes people look dead for few hours and then they wake up perfectly fine. Gables uses the pill to fake the death of three criminals who are in prison and break them out of there as dead. Gables plan is to release a deadly virus (Virus A) in the city to revenge a mistake that happened while he was working on Star Labs and made him catch the specific virus. Superman manages to stop him before the virus is spread to the whole town and Gables, along with the three criminals who escaped prison, get arrested. Scardino asks Lois if it would be okay with her to ask her out some time while Clark is watching.