The villain of the week, Sasha, was a bit scary (the queen bee running for class president against other Smallville high school students, including Clark who gets pushed into the political arena by Pete). Sasha is the same girl who was in last season's Buffy, playing Warren's love-slave bombshell robot ("I Was Made To Love You") but she was almost unrecognizable from Buffy to Smallville. (She was also Eli's restaurant hottie in "Once and Again" a few shows ago). Watching Clark go through the political campaigning process was a nice twist, yet another lesson he'll learn, plus getting his "Man of Tomorrow" moniker from Lex was a nice touch. And also Lex admitting that he'd like to be president might prove prophetic one day... Glad Clark and Chloe made up after her endorsement of the more qualified candidate in the editorial of the school paper. That has to give Chloe props in Clark's eyes (that Chloe is principled). The Lana-Talon subplot leads Lana into more quotes from the Godfather, and more under-handed tactics to fight fire with fire. Maybe's it's a good lesson for her, maybe it'll make her less naive. Lex's dealing with the reporter trying to use him as a stepping stone was classic Lex. If you can't beat an enemy, make them your "friend" (Or "keep your friends close, but your enemies closer".