Nick tells Paracelsus, his uncle, that the unconscious Claudia is no threat. He gives him a pair of glasses that downloads information on everything that occurred since Paracelsus was bronzed, bringing his uncle up to speed. Paracelsus thanks Nick for freeing him, and Nick asks him to lift the curse of immortality from himself and his mother...Read the full recap
Pete: Hey! Don't break her.
Artie: Yeah, thank god you said that, because, you know, breaking her was our big plan.
Charlotte Dupres: Year I was born. 1502.
Pete: I would have guessed 1508. What's your secret? Oil of Olay?
Steven: Are you okay? Over.
Claudia: You mean aside from being the Tin Man in a bronze production of The Wizard of Oz? I'm just peachy. What's going on? Where's Paracelsus and why am I melting?
Steven: Well, technically, you're crumbling.
Claudia: I'm working a Wizard of Oz motif here, Steve. God, why am I gayer than you?
Pete: I just figure he's some kind Lex Luthor, Joker, Dr. Doom mashup.
In the comics, Lex Luthor is the nemesis of Superman, the Joker of Batman (both at DC), and Dr. Doom of the Fantastic Four (at Marvel).
Claudia: You mean aside from being the Tin Man in a bronze production of The Wizard of Oz?
The Tin Man is one of the three characters who accompanies Dorothy to Oz in The Wizard of Oz.
Pete: Not so fast, Senator Palpatine!
Senator Palpatine is the "secret identity" of the Emperor in the Star Wars movies. Palpatine engineers his way up from Senator to leader of the Empire through political maneuvering, and is secretly a Dark Lord of the Sith.