* DidntSeeThatComing: Metallo's plan was thwarted because he didn't consider if the hostage might try to help his intended victim.
* DistressedDude -> DefiantCaptive: After failing to escape, Jimmy doesn't do much until Superman shows up to rescue him and Metallo tries to kill him. Then he breaks out of the car compactor and grabs Metallo with the car magnet.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Metallo's plan
* DistressedDude -> DefiantCaptive: After failing to escape,
** Originally the viewer attributes Tina suddenly developing an interest in Jimmy after the news story airs to simple social climbing. It turns out she just considered him easier to lure to her boyfriend's place than Lois.
** When a group of thugs attack during their date, Tina starts screaming for Superman. On the first watch, it comes across as a reasonable reaction given what Jimmy told her, but later it turns out she implemented the whole thing as a test to make sure Superman would come when she and Metallo used Jimmy as a hostage.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: First Clark tells Jimmy that "you're selling yourself short", then Superman drops by to break him out of his slump.
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