Meanwhile, at Lana's locker, Tool Boy is thanking Lana for offering to write him a peer recommendation toward the Luthor scholarship. Does he know all about Lex's silent partnership in The Talon? Lana -- who is wearing some sort of Black Crowes/Chris Robinson pink fringy frock -- thanks Tool Boy for helping her with her math. She raises her hands so we can see that her sleeves are all poofy. Just because you're not wearing the same clothes two episodes in a row doesn't mean it's an improvement. Tool Boy leans in and gives Lana a little kiss. Lana doesn't kiss back. Her lips just hang open like she's trying to catch a fly at the same time. Clark is watching the whole time, wishing he'd brought his telescope. Tool Boy leans back and says he'll talk to her later. He tells her to page him. Page? Clark walks up and says it looks like the study date went well. Lana says that Tool Boy showed her a great shortcut. First, you star as a kid in a crappy long-running sitcom. Then you do some animated-movie voices. Then you sink into obscurity, develop a drug habit and a lisp, and then have the WB tout your "return to television." Then sit back and watch the cash roll in. Lana tells Clark that Tool Boy is intense. If this wasn't a show about mutants, he'd be an amphetamine addict and this would be like that one episode of Family Ties where Alex got all strung out and dug up the backyard. Clark follows Lana upstairs, and Lana reveals that she and Tool Boy have another date, this time for a movie. Clark asks what Chloe thinks. Lana's totally in the dark about the whole Chloe/Tool Boy thing. She thinks it was an innocent interview. Clark tells her that they were gonna go on a date, but Tool Boy dumped Chloe to go with Lana. Lana says that Chloe never mentioned it. Okay, I hate to bring a very vulgar term into this, but Clark is doing what guys call "Cockblocking" here. Mutant or no, guys are typically not cool with having other guys talk shit about them to girls like this. It's a code, or something. And maybe it's because I just saw Roger Dodger last night. Regardless, Clark is being a gossipy little snitch. Lana stops Clark and says the move's been tough, Chloe and her dad have been great, and Clark should butt the hell out. For once, I agree with Lana.
Episode Report CardOmar G: C | 966 USERS: C+
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