Arena hallway. Maddox, now in his announcer gear, is wearing a ruffled shirt and doing his best impression of GOB from Arrested Development. He asks what Clark thinks of the name "The Man of Steel." Eh. Not much? Maddox says that each of the fighters gets a moniker, and that it's a name people won't forget. They reach the computer area. Two girls in colorful wigs help Maddox to put on his shiny sequin coat, as he asks Clark to play it up for the cameras since people are paying top dollar to see the fight. Clark asks about the crowd. Maddox says that there is no audience. He puts on sunglasses and says that they're trying to keep this thing secret, so they use "50,000 WATTS OF SOUND!" instead. Maddox points to a computer bank and says he just bought that. I kind of like Maddox. He's the kind of sleazy character they could have stretched out a lot longer on this show. The crowd sound goes up. The cage door rises. Maddox and Clark walk in. Lights go up. Maddox, play-boxing at Clark, says that spectators pay to see the fight, and that the crowd noises pump up the fighters. Clark asks for Kane. Maddox says that "Titan" is the main event. Maddox, camera spinning around him, says that he wants to warm up Clark with an easier fight. He says that all the fans want to see is somebody dying. Clark asks whom he's fighting. Maddox points to the opposite gate. A guy is pushing Lois, still in her ridiculous get-up, into the ring. She tells that guy that she hopes he likes the taste of vinyl, because he's about to get a mouthful of patent leather. "Lois?" Clark asks. She notices him. Clark frowns at her gear. "Smallville?" she asks. See, this is absolutely ridiculous, but I kind of like the comic book-like twist here.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B- | 876 USERS: B-
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