Originally aired October 12, 2006
Written by Tracy A. Bellomo
Directed by Whitney Ransick
Chloe and Jimmy track a strange creature that has been attacking couples in the woods. Lex organizes a charity ball for the victims of Zod's reign of terror. Oliver asks Lois to be his date for the charity ball.
Tropes present in the episode:
- Kick the Dog: Lex shows how much of a petty prick he's become by forbidding Clark from ever visiting the Luthor Mansion again. Not that that stops Clark from barging in unannounced in subsequent episodes.
- Expy: Gloria is basically Poison Ivy if she hailed from a distant planet.
- Green Thumb: Gloria can control vines.
- Ladykiller in Love: Oliver to Lois.
- Make-Out Point: Gloria's attacks take place near one.
- Mars Needs Women: Inverted. Gloria uses the bodies of males to plant her seeds.
- Mythology Gag: Oliver's Robin Hood costume resembles Green Arrow's outfit in the comics.
- Playing Hard to Get: Lois does this to Oliver.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Gloria is revealed to have been one of many aliens who escaped from the Phantom Zone along with Clark.
- They Do: Lex and Lana sleep together at the end of the episode.
- Toplessness from the Back: Lana when Lex takes off her dress.
- Villain of the Week: Gloria, an alien woman with plant-manipulation powers.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Gloria and her plants are weak to electricity.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Martha to Lois after Lois mistakes Oliver for a deliveryman.