Possibly the most illogical episode of the entire series...
Let me start by saying that I love Superboy. During it's short four season run it was my favorite show. Sure, it was campy and all that, but that was part of the show's charm. However, the reason I decided to review this episode in particular is because there's something about it that's always bothered me. In Part 1 Superboy and Bizarro go to this research lab run by Dr. Danielle Lynn (played by Patricia Helwick) with hopes of increasing Bizarro's intelligence, and integrating him into society. That seems like a noble enough cause. Anyways the two of them enter this machine which deals in brain wave transferal. Upon exiting the machine it's revealed that Bizarro has become smarter, but at the same time Superboy's powers have been weakened. Later in the episode Dr. Lynn performs a graft with synthetic skin to make Bizarro appear more human. No side effects are incurred. At the end of the episode Chaos (played by Paul McCrane) captures Superboy, and in Part 2 vows to drop him off the tallest building in Capitol City. After learning of this, Dr. Lynn and Bizarro discuss what can be done to help Superboy, and Dr. Lynn suggests reversing the procedure. This is where my gripe lies. All this procedure should have done is return Bizarro's intelligence to it's original state. It should not have affected his skin grafted face which was achieved through a separate procedure altogether. So why then does his face revert back to it's original form? I know I'm nitpicking here, but this is something that has bothered me since I first saw the episode as a young child. I get that it was done to show how Bizarro was capable of committing a selfless act in order to help Superboy, but it really bothers me, and makes no sense from a logical viewpoint. If I didn't like the show so much as a whole, and were it not for the soft spot I still hold for this episode I'd rate it a lot lower than 6. Aside from that, though, it's a good episode.
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