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Recap / Smallville S 09 E 06 Crossfire

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Originally aired October 30, 2009

Written by Holly Henderson & Don Whitehead

Directed by Michael Rohl

Oliver takes in Mia, a young prostitute, and begins training her to fight. Clark and Lois are hired to be the hosts of Metropolis's new morning talk show.

Tropes present in the episode:

  • Action Girl: Mia can take on a duy twice her size.
  • Adorkable: Catherine, Clark's blind date.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Oliver to Lois, but she shots him down since she's in love with Clark.
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  • The Artful Dodger: Mia.
  • Better as Friends: When Lois shoots him down, she and Oliver still decise to remain as friends.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Clark and Lois in the final scene.
  • Blind Date: Clark and Lois for their new job.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Zod turns out to be the head of the RAO Corporation, with whom LuthorCorp forms a business partnership.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Tess kills the soldier Zod sent after her by herself.
  • Earpiece Conversation: Clark and Lois during their Blind Date.
  • Easily Forgiven: Mia betrays Oliver to Rick. Later, at the end, Mia is on the streets again when Oliver pulls up in his car and silently, with a kindly smile, nods for her to get in. Mia gets in, and they drive off.
  • Fanservice: Mia zipping up her red latex boots.
  • Fantastic Racism: Zod refuses a equal partnership with Tess since Kandorians are superior to humans.
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  • Fight Clubbing: Mia in her introductory scene, which catches Oliver's attention.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Clark and Lois while giving date advice to eachother.
  • The Mentor: Oliver is tries to become one to Mia, seeing her going down the same dark spiral he was.
  • Modesty Towel: Mia is wearing one when she first meets Lois. Lois even calls her "towel girl" before learning her name.
  • Mundanger: Rick, Mia's pimp, has no superpowers.
  • Mythology Gag: While Mia is driving his car at high speeds, Oliver calls her "Speedy," the name of Green Arrow's sidekick in the comics.
  • Not What It Looks Like: When Lois catches Mia coming out of Oliver's shower wearing only a Modesty Towel and thanking him for the "workout." He tries to explain to Lois that they were only sparring, which only makes it worse.
  • Oh, Crap!: Tess when she sees Zod in her mansion, as CEO of RAO Technology.
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  • Out-Gambitted: Zod severely underestimates what Tess can do, and it gets one of his men killed.
  • Vehicle Vanish: Tess shows up just long enough to let Zod see she's alive and well before doing one of these.
  • Villain of the Week: Rick, Mia's pimp.


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