A few commercials later, Clark and Lois pull up at the school in his shiny red Dodge Ram. He's wearing jeans, a blue tee and his letterman's jacket that has a big red S on the left breast. Lois seems overdressed in comparison, in a yellow minidress with spaghetti straps. As they walk up the steps toward the school, it seems that most of the ladies are nattily dressed while the fellows tend to be more casual. Lois waves at everyone, remarkably remembering everyone from her chemistry class or pep rallies. Clark bumps into a woman who drops her books to the ground. As Clark bends down to pick them up, he remembers the time he dropped his Nietzsche book on the ground because Lana was wearing a Kryptonite necklace. Holy crap, Tom Welling was young! Oddly enough, I think he was about the age that Clark is supposed to be now, in case you needed any reminders of what actual 23-year-olds look like. Young Lana teases him lightly and asks, "So what are you, man or superman?" Today's Clark looks up and realizes the person he's bumped into his the school counselor. She gives him a stern look that gives way to a big smile. She throws her arms around the redwood trunk of his body and gives him a big hug. She reminds him not to leave early because there's a special treat in store for him. Lois watches the whole display with a smile. "A couple more hugs," she says, "and maybe you'll have the 'bah humbugs' squeezed out of you." Ebenezer Kent looks doubtful as he follows Lois into the school. The camera pans down to a parked car with a license plate that reads "RAKNID" and that I first misread as "RANKID" and couldn't figure out what the hell it meant. The first season's Bug Boy gets out of the car and reveals himself to have pupated into a Bug Man. Ominous music plays. Again.
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: B | 1374 USERS: B-
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