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Episode 13: "The Phoenix"
Written by: Tony Blake and Paul Jackson
Directed by: Philip J. Sgriccia
Original airdate: February 12, 1995
Guest stars: John Shea as Lex Luthor; Denise Crosby as Dr. Gretchen
Kelly; Tony Jay
as Nigel St. John; Barry Livingston as Sheldon Bender;
Sal Viscuso as
Bobby Bigmouth; Christian Clemenson as Rollie Vale.
|Clark has a daydream about Lois and
finally gets up the nerve to ask her out but tells her
that she can take her time in answering. But, when
Clark's ticket broker calls with the last tickets for
Pearl Jam, Lois agrees to go.
At the same time, Clark's friend from the FBI sends him pictures of the woman who stole Lex's body and Nigel, a former spy in England. Clark zooms in on the picture and sees the name Sheldon Bender, Luthor's attorney. Meanwhile, Dr. Kelly and Nigel finally are successful in bringing Lex Luthor back to life. Lex, who is losing his hair, is perturbed because Bender stole his money, but he is still bent on getting kryptonite. Lex also instructs Nigel to find out about Lois. Luthor then kidnaps Bender, as Lois and Clark look on, although they do not discover that Lex is involved. Superman tries to stop the van, but they had already escaped underground. Lex threatens Bender, who has tied up the money in real estate and Intergang, until Bender says that he can get kryptonite.
When Lois goes to the police station to find out to whom the van is registered, Lex poses as an old man and asks her about Lex. Lex realizes that he still loves her and plans to take her by force if it comes to that. Lois and Clark then go to talk to Bobby Bigmouth to find out more about the owner of the van. Bobby tells them that the owner has his meals at a shelter. In search of kryptonite, Lex visits Rollie Vale in jail and offers to get him out and give him money for the kryptonite. As a diversion of Superman's attention, Luthor sets a bomb under Perry's chair, while Lois and Clark express their fears that their relationship will change if they go out. Superman rescues Perry; Lois suspects Nigel; and Sheldon Bender reappears. Jimmy tells everyone that the bomb squad headquarters was robbed of some high-tech stuff at the time. Lex finally reveals himself to Lois, but she rejects him.
Upon hearing that Lex is alive, Perry orders Lois and Clark to stake out Bender in order to find Luthor, and Clark gives the concert tickets to Jimmy. At their stakeout, they agree to have their almost-first date, and they each check each other out through the glass door as they change clothes. The next morning Lois and Clark overhear that Bender is bribing a judge to get Rollie Vale a new hearing. They go to Bender's boat to confront him as he is killed by Nigel, who has shot him with a poison dart from the water.
Next, Lois and Clark follow the guy who kidnaped Bender down to the subsurface hideout, and they discover that Lex is going to break Vale out of prison. While Superman tries to stop it, Gretchen captures Lois. After Vale gives Lex the kryptonite, Nigel captures Lex and Vale because he works for Intergang, and Lex is shot. Gretchen throws Lois in a rat pit, and Lex tries to rescue her, but Superman gets there first. Lex then tries to kill himself rather than being caught, but Superman stops him.
|1. Clark: Uh, Lois, I, I want to ask
Lois: Ooh, I'm not
going to like it, am I?
Episode 14: "Top Copy"
Written by: John McNamara
Directed by: Randall Zisk
Original airdate: February 19, 1995
Guest stars: Raquel Welch as Diana Stride; Robert Culp as head of
Pere as Rolf; Tom Virtue as Michael DeSanto; Farrah
Forke as Mayson
|Diana Stride, a television reporter,
sets a raging fire on the top floor of a building, which
Clark hears of just as Lois is telling him that they
should just go on their date. Diana jumps off the
building, and Superman catches her, but, while he is
holding her, she tags him with a spray that enables her
to track him. She wants the story of the century:
Superman's real identity.
Clark tries to explain his abrupt absence the previous night, but he can't tell Lois the real reason he had to leave, and she is angry. Diana tracks Clark to the Daily Planet, but Clark overhears the conversation and changes into Superman. She tells people that she is doing a tribute to Superman, but, not buying it, he shorts out her tracking machine.
Diana talks to the head of Intergang, who tells her that Michael DeSanto is going to turn state's evidence and spill his guts that she is a hired assassin of heads of state. Lois encourages Clark to use his friendship with Mayson to try to get a lead on who is turning state's evidence against Intergang, but Mayson won't give them any information until Clark pushes a little. She tells them that the assassin to be named is very famous. While she is telling them this, Lois swipes her pager, and Clark tells Mayson he'll call. They then use the numbers on Mayson's pager to trace the address of the safehouse, which Diana blows the place up as she shoots DeSanto. Superman takes him to the hospital, and Lois finds Diana's medal. DeSanto may or may not live, and Superman says that he'll be protecting him.
Diana tells the head of Intergang that she's heard of a substance that Lex Luthor had that would kill Superman. She says that if she gets it, she'll kill Superman for free. Lois suspects that the assassin is Diana Stride because of the medal, which she had seen on Diana. She also discovers that a number of rich and powerful men interviewed by her have been killed. Mayson gives Lois and Clark 24 hours to reveal how they found the safehouse or she will prosecute them. Lois suggests that they try to find the assassin so that Mayson will get off their backs. Diana shows up in the newsroom to interview people, and Lois tries to trick Diana by flashing the necklace. Diana denies that it's hers. Clark too starts to believe that Diana is not what she seems and feels that she is closing in on him. When he goes home to discuss the situation with his parents, Martha shows Clark her laser art project.
In the meantime, Intergang gets Diana a kryptonite paste, which she turns into lipstick. Diana leaves a message for Clark to give to Superman, and he shows up at her place. Superman says that he knows that she wants to expose him and warns her to drop the story. She gives him a sob story and kisses him with the kryptonite lipstick, which makes him sick. Diana then gets a new tracker, and she reappears at the Planet. Clark overhears, streaks out and goes home, where he calls his parents. He wants them to come to Metropolis and to bring the laser machine. Lois finally admits to Mayson that she took her beeper.
As Clark is talking to his parents, Diana finds him and sees him changing into Superman, but, fortunately, the camera goes dead. Lois comes over to Clark's, sees Superman on the floor, and takes him to the hospital. Meanwhile, Diana films the suits in Clark's closet. Superman goes to a nuclear power plant to irradiate the kryptonite out of himself, and Diana tries again to kill DeSanto. At the hospital, Lois and Mayson get caught in the fumes which are supposed to make everyone pass out, but Lois gets an oxygen mask and puts it in Mayson. She stops Diana from killing DeSanto, but Diana escapes. Meanwhile, the radiation treatment works on Superman.
Diana's story airs, and she tells the world that Clark Kent is Superman. However, Clark gives a press conference, at which Superman (thanks to mom's laser) shows up. Superman tells everyone that Stride is an assassin and that Clark was getting his capes cleaned for him. Superman picks up Stride, and Lois and Clark decide to stay up late playing chess together instead of going home after a late night of working.
|1. Lois: It's me, right? I do this to
them. I make them insane. No, no, it's them. They're
already insane. I just seem to find it. Cause I'm too
smart, smart and alone, and talking to a piece of
Episode 15: "The Return Of The Prankster"
Written by: Grant Rosenberg
Directed by: Philip J. Sgriccia
Original airdate: February 26, 1995
Guest stars: Bronson Pinchot as Kyle Griffin/The Prankster; Rick
Overton as Victor;
John Pleshette as Professor Hamilton; Cliff DeYoung as
Carrigan; Harold Gould as Edwin Griffin; Sal Viscuso as
|When Lois returns home, she is greeted
by The Prankster and Victor, who flash something in her
face which freezes her. The Prankster takes a picture of
himself with Lois to let her know he'd been there. They
had broken in to find out information about Superman but
didn't find anything. When Lois arrives at the office,
Clark tells her that he already knows that the Prankster
broke out of prison -- by flashing a light which stunned
the guards. Meanwhile, Lois prepares for an interview
with the President.
The Prankster and Victor try to fix their "camera" to work on Superman so that they can kidnap the President and get a huge ransom. To aid in their plan, they steal a stepped-up micro-transformer. Clark invites Lois to stay with him while the Prankster is on the loose, but she says that it would be too weird because they are almost dating, so Jimmy offers to let her stay with him. The Prankster then calls Lois and tells her that he's going to shut down the lights at the airport. Clark goes to the airport, and Lois goes to Metropolis Light & Power, whose computers the Prankster has broken into. The Prankster chains Lois to a boiler which is about to explode in order to lure Superman there so that they can test out the "camera." She refuses for awhile to yell but finally relents. Of course, Superman saves her, and the camera does
nothing to him. The Prankster and Victor then believe that may be able to get the information on Superman from Lois' computer at the office. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Lois are having problems living together.
Perry has the unfortunate job of telling Lois that the President has cut the interview to five minutes, and Lois strains her brain to find one question to ask. Clark suggests that she ask him if he were a professional baseball player what position would he play and why. At the time, Lois doesn't think much of the idea.
While Clark is off saving someone, the Prankster and Victor stun everyone at the Planet and get the information off of Lois' computer: Two months ago Superman went temporarily blind because of a special light beam. They figure they just have to make their light beam shorter. Clark and Lois visit Professor Hamilton, and they figure that the Prankster is wearing contacts so that he himself does not get stunned. Professor Hamilton, therefore, begins working on a pair of contacts for them. Next, the Prankster lures Lois and Superman to some tall towers. They freeze Superman and push him off the building. Then they push Lois off, but Superman catches her in the nick of time. Bobby Bigmouth finds the Prankster's hideout, and they see plans of the President's motorcade. Professor Hamilton gives Superman the contacts, and he and Lois stop him from kidnaping the President to whom Lois poses Clark's question.
|1. Prankster: How about a picture of
her where she's not so, you know . . .
Episode 16: "Lucky Leon"
|Jimmy, working a second job as a
deliveryman, delivers a "Desk Friend" to Raul
Borges. Unfortunately for Borges, it kills him. Lucky
Leon, the retailer of Desk Friend, is behind it, but
Jimmy is arrested for the murder, and Perry puts up bail
Meanwhile, Lois and Clark try to find a date for their date, but they're both pretty busy, yet, when Mayson asks Clark out, Lois says that they have plans. Clark suggests postponing the date until after Jimmy is arrested, but Jimmy talks them out of it. While it is obvious that someone is trying to kill Jimmy, Lois gets an E-mail message (which Leon sent) regarding Lucky Leon, Borges' murder and a secret shipment, so they go to see him. Leon says that he will check on Borges' order for them. While he is out of the room, Lois finds a note about the shipment (which Leon planted for her to find). Leon then gets a message from the head of Intergang, and Leon reveals that he's going to get Lois to trick Superman into stealing the shipment for them. Lois and Clark learn nothing after a stakeout on the route listed on the note.
Lois and Clark finally have their first date and talk for four hours. They tell each other that they had a really good time, but then Lois tells Clark she can't see him anymore and shuts the door in his face.
The next day, Leon sends them both a gift, with cameras in them, and, as Lois is about to explain to Clark her fears, Mayson comes in and tells them Borges was poisoned. She also asks Clark to lunch. Lois encourages him to go, and, as they are leaving, Mayson's office calls, and Lois pretends to be her. The person on the phone says that a shipment is coming in today for Lucky Leon. Lois learns that Borges, a former drug smuggler, either had to work for the CIA or go to jail and that Leon once worked for the KGB. With this information, Lois and Jimmy go to the route where the shipment is to take place. Someone flags them down in the road, apparently from the army, and tells them that terrorists hijacked nuclear warheads from the Soviet Union.
They also say that the terrorists look like U.S.
soldiers. As Clark is about to explain his feelings to
Mayson, he gets a call from Lois, and Superman gives the
warheads to the first bunch, who, of course, work for
Leon. Jimmy figures out that Leon may be at his old
factory, which they break into and watch the missiles
being unloaded. Clark inadvertently sets off the timer on
one of the missiles, but he breaks them free. As Clark
runs back in, Lois goes in after him. He then kicks the
missile off the Earth and catches the bad guys.
|1. Clark: Why wouldn't the Chief want
us to tell Jimmy that he said that?
Lois: It's one of those father/son things.
Clark: Oh, really?
Lois: Sure, it's classic. Men are uncomfortable expressing their emotions directly. It's just like the father/daughter thing, only, when you finally do talk, you use more sports metaphors.
Clark: Ha, that's ridiculous.
(Perry sticks his head out of his office).
Perry: Clark, if Jimmy calls, tell him I know it feels like the bottom of the ninth with two outs and two strikes against him but that the Planet is gonna mount a full-court press, and
we won't stop until it's game, set, match, Olsen.
Lois: Perry. . . .
Episode 17: "Resurrection"
Written by: Gene Miller and Karen Kavner
Directed by: Joseph L. Scanlan
Original airdate: March 19, 1995
Guest stars: Dennis Lipscomb as Stanley Gables; Jim Pirri as Dan
Armstrong as Albie Swinson; Danny Woodburn as Sean
Muirhead as Big Buster Williams.
|At Mayson's funeral, Lois finds a man
alive inside a coffin, but, when she tells Clark, someone
(Gables and Swinson) has already given the man some pills
to make him look dead again. Lois has Jimmy find out who
was buried in the plot, and Lois and Clark break into
Mayson's office and find a file on Stanley Gables.
However, they are caught and tied up by a
man who climbed in the window and who takes Mayson's diary. Clark breaks them out, but they find out that the man who tied them up is DEA Agent Dan Scardino. Scardino tells them that the bomb that killed Mayson was made by Sean MacCarthy, a man who supposedly died in prison. The reporters then go to visit MacCarthy's mother. While they are there, Superman saves them all from a bomb, and Mrs. MacCarthy gives them Sean's letters. Meanwhile Stanley Gables, who was fired from S.T.A.R. Labs, wants revenge on Metropolis and has developed a pill called "resurrection."
As Lois and Clark are about to discuss their feelings, Scardino comes to Lois' place. From Mayson's diary, they learn that MacCarthy and "resurrection" have some connection. Lois and Clark see pictures of the guy from the coffin in surveillance pictures around Mayson's car. When they inspect the car, Clark finds a pill. At the same time, Gables plans to steal a fatal virus from S.T.A.R. Labs and plans to break out Big Buster Williams from jail.
Lois and Clark go to visit Williams in jail, and, while they are talking, he seems to keel over dead. Jimmy tells them that Diego Martinez, an expert in break-ins, is the guy that was in the coffin. He also "died" in prison, and his body was sent directly to the cemetery. They also get the lab results on the pill: It is a barbiturate that can cause a temporary state of suspended animation. Lois suspects that someone is using the pill to get people out of prison and that Mayson found out about it. The reporters go to plan a funeral at the cemetery, and Clark sees an invoice which shows that Swinson paid for Diaz', MacCarthy's and Williams' funerals.
While Clark goes to call Jimmy, Lois
goes into the cemetery, and one of the workers tries to
run her over, but Dan saves her. At home, someone comes
into Lois' apartment, and she hits him in the stomach
with a plunger -- it's Scardino, who wants to protect
her. Dan tells Lois that MacCarthy killed his partner,
and he didn't want another woman he cared about to get
killed. While Dan is there, Clark comes by with news:
Swinson works for Gables, and Swinson visited all three
men in prison the day before they died. In addition,
Clark is clearly jealous of Dan's attentions toward Lois.
Clark goes to Lois,' and Dan is there, and both are surprised that Lois isn't. The bad guys get into S.T.A.R. Labs, while Dan and Clark break into Gables'. Swinson tells them that Gables is going to release the virus into the atmosphere. Superman freezes the virus and throws it off the Earth, while Lois, Dan and Swinson get the other three. Clark asks Lois to a movie, and Dan shows up again telling Lois that hewants to ask her out.
|1. Lois: I could get into any door in
Clark: I know, and that worries me.
2. Clark: Uh, Lois, could you hand me a nail file?
Lois: Why do men always assume that women have nail files with them?
Clark: I'm sorry, but do you have a nail file?
Lois: Actually, I do, but only because it's part of my pocket knife.
3. Lois: How do I look?
Clark: Appropriately cheap.
Lois: Just let me do most of the talking.
Clark: You usually do.
4. Lois: Please, call him Daniel.
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