I enjoyed the character development of Clark in this episode very much. He's destined never to quite "hook up" with Lana, but she is his first serious love crush. He is shown to make noble decisions (due in large part to the rearing by his parents), while selflessly give up his personal hapiness to alleviate the pain of others (in this case, Whitney) because that's who he is at the core of his being. It's a damn shame because Clark and Lana are so cute together. It's a bittersweet relationship of "what could have been". for those who know the lore of Superman. The inclusion of Chloe as being Clark's counterpart in pining over someone (Clark) who isn't available to be love them them, it totally completes the "Love hurts when only one's in love" triangle going on right now on the show. It looks like Pete Ross is finally getting his growth spurt because he definitely is getting taller and putting on some weight. Lex is also shown to have a little compassion in the way he has to dismiss an entire family of servants due to their daughter having a huge crush on him, and offered to pay for the psychiatric help that she needs. That was a classy move on his part. His relationship with Victoria and his own father is going to get really complicated really soon. Next week appears to be the dream episode - all of Clark's nightmares are shown in frightening technicolor.