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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.