Lex gets out of the car and asks Asskick to give Clark "a pass," since Clark was late because of Lex. How does Lex figure that? Also, Lex is wearing these tinted little glasses that are not exactly the most flattering thing he's ever modeled. "Lex Luthor. The Porsche. The attitude," Asskick says. "Somehow I'm not surprised you're involved." Man, this guy hates everything. I bet he blames Lex for the situation with Iraq. Clark didn't know Lex and Reynolds knew each other. Lex reveals that Asskick was headmaster at Excelsior Prep. Excelsior! Asskick goes on about people taking responsibility for their own actions. "It won't happen again," Clark assures the man. "I'm keeping my eye on you, Mr. Kent," Asskick says. And for once on this show, that doesn't sound like a come-on. Reynolds leaves Clark with this thought: "Next time it happens, automatic detention." "Catch you later, Clark," Lex says. Clark gives Lex a sideways, sly "I'll see you after class, buddy. And bring your hot rod." It is, so early on in the episode, already the Gayest Look of the Episode. To add heat to the flame, Lex tells Asskick, "Spare the rod, spoil the child." With Clark, sparing the rod has never been an issue. Lex says Asskick hasn't changed a bit. "What's next, school uniforms?" he asks. Underwear on the outside of your tights? Asskick says he'd like Lex to stay away from his school and his students. Fat chance of that. He's got Old Guy Who Hangs Around the High School Syndrome. Lex tries to reason with the man. He was fourteen when all that Excelsior stuff happened. Lex asks if it isn't petty for Reynolds to hold that grudge. "That's awfully noble, coming from a Luthor," Asskick spits. Lex chuckles and says he's confused. He wants to know what he did wrong. "Goodbye, Lex," Principal Asskick says, thus cementing my admiration for the man. Lex, wearing a long coat, goes back to his car. He's been ASSKICKED!
That new version of "Mickey" is playing as a girl stretches the skin next to her eye, looking into a mirror. Did they just raid the entire Bring it On soundtrack for this episode? The girl looking in the mirror is Reese Lite. She seems to be checking for wrinkles. Or one of those awful zits! Principal Asskick visits her at her locker. He introduces himself with a stiff upward arm wave, as if he's Black Frankenstein. She asks if he got her memo about new cheerleading uniforms. He says he's looking into it. He obviously thinks she's the absolute bestest student ever. She says that she wants everyone to have, suitably, the bestest time ever at Spirit Week. Asskick says he admires her enthusiasm. Oh, by the way, he doesn't have a transcript from her old school. Reese Lite says her old guidance counselor was a total ditz. She promises to have her parents send a copy over. After Principal Asskick leaves the scene, she looks after him with a determined, evil look. Evil Reese! Evil Reese!