Originally aired March 26, 2009
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Directed by Mairzee Almas
At Chloe's birthday party, she makes a wish to be just like Lois, and a beautiful magician named Zatanna grants her wish. The result? Chloe wakes up the next morning looking exactly like Lois.
Tropes present in the episode:
- Alliterative Name: Zatanna Zatara.
- Anti-Villain: Zatanna is a Type II. She isn't evil; she just wants to resurrect her dead father.
- Badass Longcoat: Zatanna sports one at certain points.
- Balancing Death's Books: The resurrection spell requires that a life be traded for another. Zatanna is willing to trade hers, and calls off the spell once Chloe get's caught in it.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Even the wish granter ends up suffering from this.
- Day in the Limelight: For Chloe.
- Distressed Dude: Oliver ends up chained up by Zatanna.
- Fanservice: Our first shot of Zatanna involves the camera giving us a nice glimpse of her legs in stockings and thigh high boots.
- Feet-First Introduction: Zatanna in her first scene.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Subverted. When Chloe finds herself in Lois's body she and the audience think this is happening, but Chloe calls Lois and discovers Lois is still in her body.
- Green-Eyed Monster: This episode centers around Chloe overcoming her envy of Lois.
- Heroic Sacrifice: It's stated that John Zatara sacrificed his life to save his daughter sometime in the past. Zatanna feels guilty about this and wants to undo it.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Clark's wish.
- Hot Witch: Zatanna, naturally.
- Lady of Black Magic: Zatanna is very much this.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Clark's wish has him forgetting all his memories about being a Kryptonian.
- Literal Genie: Zatanna's spells grant the literal meaning of the wish, not the metaphorical one.
- MacGuffin: The Book of Zatara.
- Make a Wish: Zatanna can grant wishes, giving one to Chloe and Clark for free and offering one for Oliver in exchange of her father's book.
- Magicians Are Wizards: Zatanna may be a stage magician, but she knows real magic too.
- My Card: Zatanna leaves her's to Oliver.
- Parental Abandonment: Zatanna's motive is to resurrect her father.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Zatanna.
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: Zatanna is ready sacrifice herself to bring back her father.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Zatanna works her magic by saying the words backwards.
- Stage Magician: Zatanna's day job.
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Book of Zatara, which contains a spell that can resurrect the dead.
- Villain of the Week: Zatanna, but she's more of an Anti-Villain than an outright one.