A videotape of Clark's now-infamous football field trip. Clark is in the Torch newsroom watching the video and rewinding to do his own instant replays. Chloe comes in and sees him. Clark doesn't have a VCR at home? Chloe tells Clark that he can stay. Clark asks if Chloe's "self-imposed restraining order" against him has been lifted. Chloe says she's taking a chance on seeing Clark's Dr. Jekyll side today. Clark says he's watching the sports editor's tape of the game to try to figure out what happened to him. The Torch has a sports editor? I thought Chloe did everything. Clark tells Chloe that his mind was saying one thing, but that his body was saying another. He was a genie in a bottle. You have to rub him the right way. Chloe finishes his thought, because she had the same feeling recently. She tells Clark about the Russian kiss. We never got to see if the guy had Russian hands, too. Chloe tells Clark it's Sir Mxyz-A-Lot. She calls him their new Puppet Master. Clark is a little skeptical about the kiss. He's dickish about it, in fact. He asks Chloe why this guy would want Clark to lose the game. Chloe fills Clark in about the guy's bookie business. Chloe goes to her computer and does a search on the name "Mxyzptlk." A Google-like prompt that says, "Did you mean KLTPZYXM?" comes up. They search the backwards name. It brings up a creepy Brothers Grimm-like illustration with a black cat that looks not unlike my own home beast, Cosa. Chloe says it's some legend from the Piatore region. That's where Pia Zatore hails from. Chloe says it's near the Balkans, where Sir Mxyz-A-Lot came from. Clark stumbles (verbal mishap?) as he reads how a bloodline of people from that region can control luck. Chloe asks about the backward name. Clark reads (though we see no text on the screen) that the family changed its name and moved away after a fire burned down a village under mysterious circumstances. Chloe asks if it says how to stop "the kissing bandit." Chloe reads that the only thing that stopped the family was a plague of locusts. Surely you can round some of those up in Kansas. Clark surmises his next move: he says that somebody brought this guy into town in the first place. I'm thinking it's time for a visit to Lex.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B- | 764 USERS: C+
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