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Episode 1: "We Have a Lot to Talk About"
Written by: John McNamara
Directed by: Philip J. Sgriccia
Original airdate: September 17, 1995
Guest stars: Peter Boyle as Bill Church, Sr.;
Jessica Collins as Mindy Church;
Bruce Campbell as Bill Church, Jr.
|This episode answers the
cliffhanger question from the end of the second season:
"Lois, will you marry me?" The answer:
"Who's asking? Clark or Superman?" Lois reveals
to Clark that she has figured out that he and Superman
are one and the same by the way they both
touched her. Clark tries to explain why he couldn't
tell her before, but she is hurt and angry. She says that
she needs time to think about things before accepting his
marriage proposal. He flies off, obviously upset that she
said no to his proposal. When she tries to get him to
open up, he won't and continues to try to avoid her.
In the meantime, Bill Church, Sr., the former head of Intergang, tries to mend his ways by giving back to the community. But his son and his new, buxom, blonde wife have other ideas: They try to set up the old man so that they can take over and go back to crime. After a phone call from a depressed Clark, the Kents come to Metropolis. Martha has a talk with Lois and encourages her to explain to Clark that she just needs some time but that she loves him. Jonathan speaks with Clark and tells him that he has to consider Lois' feelings and give her the time she needs, after all, Martha turned him down several times.
At a party hosted by Bill Church, Sr., courtesy of his wife and son, a bomb is planted and is set so that, if Superman moves, it will go off. With Clark in suspended animation, Lois finds the bomb and, with Clark's direction, disarms it. The police arrive on the scene, but Mindy Church has made it appear that the Church men are responsible, and they are taken away -- she intends to run Intergang. Superman flies Lois above the earth, and Lois assures him that he isn't alone anymore.
|1. Lois: Who's asking? Clark
Episode 2: "Ordinary People"
Written by: Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner
Directed by: Michael Watkins
Original airdate: September 24, 1995
Guest stars: David Leisure as Spencer Spencer.
|Lois assures Clark that she is
thinking about his proposal, but her actions demonstrate
that she is quite anxious about it. Perry encourages her
to not use work to avoid dealing with her personal
life. Lois has written an exposť about Spencer
Spencer, a new-age Hugh Hefner. In reality, Spencer
Spencer is a head sticking out of a box who has people
erfecting a body transplant because his is deformed. He
wants to get Lois and Clark to a deserted island in order
to lure Superman, whose body he wants to attach his head
Perry wants to send Lois and Clark to a tropical paradise to write a travel piece and get away. Lois is hesitant. Meanwhile, Clark, as Superman, brings Lois gifts from all over the world. Lois tells him that she wants him to be like a normal guy. She bets that he can't give up Superman if they go on the trip, and he bets that she can't give up her work. Lois and Clark arrive at the island to discover that there is no resort. Spencer Spencer, who has set the whole thing up, watches their every move and attempts to kill them, only to be foiled by Clark, using his superpowers on the sly. Lois, meanwhile, is having problems dealing with their rough conditions.
While lying beside a fire, Lois and Clark have a heart-to-heart talk, and Clark tells her that the two of them together are stronger than he is alone. As they embrace, Spencer Spencer captures them and puts them in separate cells. Lois encourages Clark to be Superman, but he wants to be more cautious. The guards take Lois up to Spencer Spencer who ties her up and points crossbows at her. When Clark discovers it's Superman he wants, he tells Spencer Spencer that he is Superman. By using kryptonite, Clark's skin becomes like a normal person's so that the head transplant can be accomplished. But, before that can occur, Lois steals the kryptonite, and Clark uses his powers to escape. He freezes Spencer Spencer and his crew, but they are shattered into pieces by gunfire from some of the guards. Clark and Lois fly home.
|1. Lois: I'm not working too
hard. Can I go back to work?
Episode 3: "Contact"
Written by: Chris Ruppenthal
Directed by: Daniel Attias
Original airdate: October 1, 1995
Guest stars: Olivia Brown as Star; Patrick Labyorteaux as Bob
Fences; Larry Hankin as
Dr. Martin Solsvig.
|Clark wants Lois to stop
taking so many chances. She assures him that she can take
care of herself but that she does take more chances now
that she knows he's Superman. On the drive home, she
thinks she has been abducted by aliens. When she gets
home, she meets her new neighbor, Star, a psychic. Lois
confides in Star, who is very understanding. Lois and
Clark attempt to discover what happened to her, but, at
various intervals, Lois goes into a trance. They discover
that crimes have been occurring at exactly the same time
so that Superman would be rescuing Lois and not be
available to stop the theft of parts for a
Under Star's hypnosis, Lois remembers seeing Bob Fences, a businessman, at her abduction. When Lois and Clark confront him, he denies it. Under hypnosis, Clark recalls seeing a letter on Fences' computer, which threatens to blow up a small nation if trade barriers aren't eased. When Superman stops the bomb, Lois gets a concussion. Clark says that people are using her to get to him and that he can't let that happen anymore because he loves her too much. As she is about to accept his marriage proposal, he tells her they can't see each other anymore.
|1. Perry: Hey, that's a nice
Episode 4: "When Irish Eyes Are Killing"
Written by: Grant Rosenberg
Directed by: Winrich Kolbe
Original airdate: October 15, 1995
Guest stars: Julian Stone as Patrick Sullivan; Ilana Levine as
Veronica Kipling; Olivia
Brown as Star.
|Lois, still reeling from Clark's breaking up with her, tries to convince him that he is making a mistake. At a party they are attending, valuable pieces of art are stolen.Later, at an auction, Clark is outbid for a date with Lois by Patrick Sullivan, an old friend of Lois' from when she was an exchange student in Ireland. As rare pieces with emeralds continue to be stolen, a jealous Clark suspects Patrick. Meanwhile, Lois continues to see Patrick, while an historian becomes interested in Clark. Patrick, now that he has the emeralds for a powerful Celtic mask, must sacrifice his true love -- Lois -- in order to achieve the power of the ancient Druids. Superman swoops in just in time, and, in a battle of lasers, Patrick is destroyed. Clark realizes that he can't go on without Lois and tells her that he wants her back. Lois tells him that he broke her heart and that she can't take that again. So, for the meantime, they are only partners at work.|
|1. Clark: How come, when you
repeat what I say, it sounds so dumb?
Episode 5: "Just Say Noah"
Written by: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming
Directed by: David S. Jackson
Original airdate: October 22, 1995
Guest stars: Mac Davis as Larry Smiley; Olivia Brown as Star; Sharon
Thomas as the nun.
|Married couples in Metropolis are disappearing, and the link seems to be a retreat for couples run by Larry Smiley. Perry, concerned that Lois and Clark's rocky relationship is affecting their work, sends them to the retreat posing as a married couple to find out what Smiley is up to. Once at the retreat, Clark tells Lois that he made a mistake in breaking up with her but that he didn't mean to hurt her. Lois says that she needs time to deal with the fact that he broke her heart. While discovering that Smiley intends to recreate Noah's ark with people he has in suspended animation, Lois tells Clark that she is completely in love with him, and they make up. While Clark is consulting with Star in Metropolis, Jimmy shows up at the retreat because Perry is missing. While investigating, Lois and Jimmy get caught by Smiley. Superman flies in and rescues them, including Perry and Alice, who were to be part of Smiley's crew.|
|1. Lois: I walked out because
the plot is just warmed-over Bambi without the political
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