On the day that Handy brings Clockwork Smurf back to life with his new improved model, Empath and Smurfette are getting horny with each other, Papa Smurf is getting irritable, and the Smurfs themselves are starting to mutate into various other forms. What could be the cause of it all?
This story provides the following examples of:
- Being Watched: Empath and Smurfette are passionately making out behind a shed, when Smurfette suddenly reacts, then thinks she's just being paranoid. They don't change locations when Polaris Psyche finds them making out with each other.
- Deadpan Snarker: Polaris Psyche to Papa Smurf's increasingly stringest demands for order says, "Do you wish this one to flog them as well?"
- Death by Adaptation: Clockwork Smurf, as reported by Empath in his opening journal entry, was destroyed when lightning overloaded his systems, burning them from the inside out (a nod to the Season 8 episode "Clockwork's Powerplay", but happening within a year before Empath's final return from Psychelia, and with a darker ending). Fortunately, Handy brought Clockwork back to life in his latest redesign, which is modeled after the comic book version of Clockwork, including the hat nozzle that dispenses liquid.
- Disappointed in You: Empath is surprised when Papa Smurf lets him and Smurfette off with a scolding for their behavior.
- Happy Ending Massage: Played with when Papa Smurf complains about the massage Polaris Psyche is giving him, and wishes he could have had one with Smurfette as the masseuse.
- Interrupted Intimacy: Polaris Psyche does this to Empath and Smurfette when they are making out behind the shed.
- Lets Wait Awhile: After having the microprobes removed, Empath and Smurfette decide that they would rather wait until marriage until they can fully share intimacy with one another.
- Whole Plot Reference: To "Scientific Method" from Star Trek: Voyager, set in medieval period Europe.