The "top-secret interview" turns out to be a therapy session. Lois sits on a patchwork-covered wingchair and tells the therapist she wants their meetings to be off the record. The therapist, an earthy sort of blond woman with an English accent, tucks away her notebook. Her name is Dr. Evans, but she's such a plot device that I'm just going to rechristen her Dr. Zweig. Dr. Zweig invites Lois to tell her about the dreams she's been having. Light-hearted comedic music plays even though from what we've been shown, there's nothing light-hearted or comedic about her futuristic visions. Lois insists they seem real. She rambles and stutters a bit and finally manages to spit out that the dreams involve "lots and lots of skin." She gets dewy-eyed and sighs dreamily. Don't your dreams also involve your cousin being chased by something and then dying? I guess we're just dealing with one mental problem at a time, here. Dr. Zweig: "So it's a sex dream, with the coworker you mentioned before. Clark Kent?" Upset, Lois gets up and paces to a shelf where there are various calming things like a bonsai tree and tiny Zen garden. There's also a chubby phallic thing accompanied by two hefty balls. I feel like half my recapping job these days is to find the objets de phallus. Dr. Zweig tries to calm Lois down by telling her the dreams don't have to be taken literally. "A lack of clothing in the dream could signify a desire to uncover what's actually hidden." Lois walks back toward her chair, admitting that she does feel like Clark is hiding something from her. Teary-eyed, she says the closer she gets to him, the more she's afraid he's going to disappear. Dr. Zweig asks if this has to do with her "three weeks of blocked memory." Or maybe it has to do with her dead mother and distant father? Oh, wait, I forgot -- the show's not trying to make these characters seem like real people with actual development or a past that extends beyond the immediate plot. Dr. Zweig thinks Lois is trying to protect herself: "Didn't you say that the last time you opened up to someone -- your mysterious caller -- he vanished?" Before Lois can answer, her cell phone rings, by playing Bonnie Tyler's "I Need a Hero." A shot of Lois's cell phone shows "The Blur" as the incoming call. Way to be stealthy, Lois. She grabs the phone and pointedly rejects the call, even though not hearing from him was just what she'd been complaining about. Dr. Zweig thinks Lois still has strong feelings for the mystery caller. Lois protests overly much that he's ancient history. The good doctor suggests Lois focus on Clark instead of the caller, on whom Lois is projecting so much. Lois moves her eyes around a little in thought. It's an eerily Lana-like facial expression.
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: C+ | 3884 USERS: A-
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