Now to the familiar environs of Metropolis General. Clark and Lois have come to see Tess. Clark says something doesn't make sense: "Tess doesn't seem like the nervous breakdown type." "But she is the lying, cheating, scheming type," Lois says. Lois anvils that keeping so many secrets will start to back up on you. Clark looks constipated. Lois points to Tess's ramblings about the alien orb and zombies as evidence of the crazy. Clark thinks there's more to it than that, but Lois thinks he's gullible. Clark suggests Lois call her "new best friend" for help. Lois balks at the idea: "I'm not going to cry wolf just to get a pity call from Studly Do-Right." Seriously, Lois, you have no idea what he looks like. NONE! Clark thinks the Blur would side with him, anyway. "Why, because you two have so much in common?" Lois snorts at him. You're just mean, girl. Further jibes are cut short so that Lois and Clark can eavesdrop on two doctors who are discussing Tess's case. One of them thinks could be a psychological problem, the other, referred to as Dr. Coats, thinks the delusions are caused by the virus. He's sending Tess's samples to the "Disease Control" labs. He walks past Lois and Clark in the hall, his sharply angular jaw nearly slicing them in half. Lois and Clark head for Tess's room. Lois wants to find out what made "Cruella" snap. Tess looks like she's just peacefully snoozing on her side. Lois leans over her and asks what happened. Tess rolls over, exposing her blotchy gray skin, black teeth, and red eyes. (Oh, hey, maybe that was the red-eye Lois thought they were supposed to catch earlier!) Tess growls at Lois -- but not in a come-hither way -- and tosses her across the room. Clark wrestles her back down onto the bed and calls for a doctor. The non-Coats doctor comes in and jabs a syringe full of sedative into Tess's neck. Tess stills and Clark goes to help Lois up. Sorta funny: When Lois stands up, there's a poster behind her that reads, "Back pain?" Lois, probably realizing something is wrong because Tess isn't trying to make sweet, naughty love to her, heads back to the office to write the story. Clark looks at Tess and thinks, "Gotta add toothpaste to my grocery list."
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: C+ | 2725 USERS: B+
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