West is joined by Jeremy Pike in this tenth encounter with Dr. Loveless. This time around the doctor is behind a series of kidnappings. His victims are all people he felt had wronged him in the past and now he is plotting his revenge.
Tropes present in this episode:
- And This Is for...: The basic premise.
- Circus of Fear: Dr. Loveless operates one.
- Death Trap: This time, Loveless confines West underwater in a sort of oversized coffin. West being West, he quickly escapes.
- Demonic Dummy: Dr. Loveless poses as a ventriloquist's dummy. The "ventriloquist" turns out to be a steam-powered Killer Robot that Loveless controls with a keyboard.
- Drink Order: Dr. Loveless rarely goes an episode without drinking cognac, a habit that Pike uses to trace him.
- Eccentric Millionaire: Cyrus Barlow, a Cloud Cuckoolander Wealthy Philanthropist.
- Evil Is Petty: Dr. Loveless condemns people to death for such crimes as throwing a horse race, claiming credit for a ballet he wrote, and refusing to train one of his girlfriends to be an actress.
- Human Cannonball: Dr. Loveless appears to escape this way, but it turns out to be a dummy that he launched to distract from his real escape.
- Ironic Nursery Tune: "Monday's Child" forms the basis for Dr. Loveless's kidnapping spree. Each of his victims relates to the poem in some way.
- Joker Jury: West and a bevy of Dr. Loveless's other enemies are tried by one (consisting of clown dolls that bleat like sheep on command).
- Misanthrope Supreme: When one of the kidnapping victims asks what Loveless' grudge is against him, he replies "You exist, do you not?"
- Schmuck Bait: This is how Dr. Loveless abducts one of his victims.Dr. Loveless: So that's what happens when you pull that lever!
- Stating the Simple Solution: Delilah advises Dr. Loveless to just kill West and his partner immediately. Loveless refuses.
- We Will Meet Again: "Surely there will be another time, gentlemen... another time... another time..."