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Episode 17: "Faster Than A Speeding Vixen"
(Part 1 of "The Lex Files")
Written by: Brad Kern
Directed by: Neal Ahern
Original airdate: April 12, 1997
Guest stars: Patrick Cassidy as Leslie Luckabee; Keith Brunsmann as
Lori Fetrick as Vixen; Michael Eugene Stone as the
hitman; Peter Vogt as
the bank chairman; Michael Holden as the detective;
Barry Wiggins as the
cop; Ben McCain as the announcer.
|After making love without
having taken "precautions," Lois and Clark
begin discussing the possibility of having children and
exploring their fears as to that subject. Meanwhile, the
Planet is purchased by Leslie Luckabee, a
too-good-to-be-true millionaire, and the C.E.O.s of
Metropolis' biggest companies are disappearing just as a
superpowered woman, Vixen, arrives on the scene. We learn
that Luckabee is Lex Luthor's son out to get revenge on
those who bought his father's companies and on Superman.
He has been using Vixen, who turns out to be mechanical,
underground dweller a la the Phantom of the Opera (the Troll) to do his bidding. He also makes plans to possess Lois Lane.
|1. Lois: Where
did that come from?
Clark: Look at you, Ms. Innocent. You attacked me. That's where that
Lois: I remember being in the kitchen, browning the sausages, and, then, you came in, and the rest is a blur.
Clark: Well, I am Superman.
Lois: Mmm, the man of steel. Oh, Clark, if you only knew how different you are from other men. I forget and, then, . . . I forgot.
Lois: I forgot . . . you know.
Clark: So, we didn't use precautions? I mean, I know I didn't.
Lois: Me neither. I, I wasn't thinking.
Lois: We're sort of pioneers in this area. I can't say that we're completely safe.
Clark: Well, honey, if it happens, it happens. But, I'm not even absolutely sure it can happen.
6. Clark: He just seems little
too good to be true, that's all.
|1. Dr. Klein:
What's on your mind?
Superman: A woman.
Dr. Klein: A woman?
Superman: I'm seeing one.
Dr. Klein: Seeing?
Superman: You know, dating.
Dr. Klein: Dating? You're dating?
Superman: Well, yeah. Yeah. And I have a few questions.
Dr. Klein: No one has ever sat you down and explained these things before? Alright, what I'm about to say may shock you.
Superman: No. No. No. No. What I need to know is, if this woman and I got serious . . .
Dr. Klein: Is this anyone I know?
Superman: Do you think we'd have enough biological compatibility to have children?
Dr. Klein: What? Uh, well, uh, well, the thing is, while in many ways you resemble an Earth human, your biology is clearly different. You couldn't donate blood, for instance. Determining whether you could father a child here would require careful testing.
Dr. Klein: Meanwhile, any relations with your honey must be conducted with extreme caution.
Superman: Of course.
Dr. Klein: Uh, you know what I mean by caution?
Dr. Klein: Okay. Alright.
Dr. Klein: Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
(Superman flies off)
Dr. Klein: Wow. Who knew.
(Part 3 of "The Lex
While Lois and Clark attempt to discover information about Leslie, Leslie
and the troll scheme to control Superman and have Leslie marry Lois, and an explosion rips through a downtown area and kills several Lex Corp employees. The troll scans into Lois' neuron pattern so that he can see
and hear everything she does, and Leslie reveals to Lois that he is Lex
Luthor Jr. and wants to right his father's wrongs. However, we learn that it is really the troll who is Lex's son and who is in love with Lois. Dr. Klein gives Superman encouraging news about the possibility of reproduction.
Leslie tries to blackmail the troll and holds a press conference telling the world that he is Lex's son. When Leslie varies from the troll's script, the troll speaks to Lois in her head and tells her he will reveal Clark's identity if she doesn't do everything he tells her. He also can cause her pain at
will. He has her tell Clark that their marriage is over, but, while she
tells him this, she also writes him a note that says, "Danger." Leslie cleans out Lois' desk and tells everyone that he is going to marry Lois.
Dr. Klein analyzes the explosive device which Superman brought him and
tells Clark that it may be possible to trace the signals it gives off back to the person responsible for the explosion. The troll orchestrates a "date" for Leslie and Lois so that he can live out his fantasy, but Lois refuses
to tell Leslie she loves him. Finally, the troll reveals his identity to
Lois and tells her that he is going to make her live with him below ground. He also shoots Leslie in front of her.
Dr. Klein rigs up a transmitter which shows Superman the troll's hiding place -- just under the Daily Planet. When he arrives, the troll shows him that he can cause Lois pain. He also demonstrates that he can create a force field around himself, which, if penetrated, causes those above ground to die. The troll wants Superman to work for him. Instead, Superman freezes
Lois, making the troll think she is dead. Superman tries to destroy the bomb, as Leslie comes in, but the bomb goes off anyway. After assuring Lois' safety, Superman stops the crumbling of the Daily Planet. Of course, Lois is fine.
1. Dr. Klein: There's something else that I haven't done in, well, not quite in five years, but close.
Superman: Uh huh.
Dr. Klein: Her name is Carolyn. I met her at a chemical weapons seminar.
Superman: Dr. Klein, lives are at risk here.
Dr. Klein: She is waiting for me right now in a shack on the beach. She's a particle physicist from M.I.T. She's twenty-five, and she thinks I'm a god.
Superman: If you could just take a look at this. It's incredibly sophisticated. I've never seen anything quite like it.
Dr. Klein: A god. She actually e-mailed those words into my hard drive. An Elbert processor. Look at that. Where did you get an Elbert? Those are
Season 4, Episode 20: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Written by: Tim Minear
Directed by: Eugenie Ross-Leming
Original airdate: May 31, 1997
Guest stars: Tim Thomerson as Woody Samms; Stacy Keanan as Becky
Toub as Asabi; Howard George as Little Tony; Joe
Maruzzo as the mug;
Frank Novak as the beat cop; Dorian Gregory as the SWAT
|A burglar, Woody
Samms, wishes to get out from under a mob contract, so he
uses a mystical stone from Asabi, Lex's spiritual
advisor, to enter Clark's body and displace Clark into
his body. Clark has been interviewing Little Tony, the
mobster, so he can get close to him, and when Woody
discovers that he is Superman, all hell breaks loose. The
mob is now after Clark, who is in Woody's body, and Clark
tries to convince Lois that he is him.
When Clark attempts to get back in his
own body, Asabi tells Woody that he must kill Superman's
soul in order to keep the body forever. Clark finally
convinces Lois of who he is, but the mob gets to him
before he can
|1. Lois: I can't
believe the first time I looked into your eyes I didn't
instantly know you were the man I'd spend my life with.
Season 4, Episode 21: "Toy Story"
Written by: Brad Kern
Directed by: Jim Pohl
Original airdate: June 7, 1997
Guest stars: Grant Shaud as The Toyman; Kenneth Kimmins as Dr.
Klein; Stacey Travis
as Wendy; Mary Frann as Alice; Jeffrey Byron as Alex
Turner; Irene Olga
Lopez as Ms. Beckett; Susan Isaacs as the nanny;
Jillian Berard as Brittany
Turner; Myles Jeffrey as Ryan; Ben McCain as the
McLaughlin as Joey; Laurie Stevens as the woman.
|Orphans are being
kidnaped in Metropolis, and Lois and Clark set out to
discover who is behind the crimes. The person behind the kidnapings is a toy maker who left Dynacord, the parent company of S.T.A.R. Labs, and he kidnaps Dr. Klein to help him make his reintegrator operational. Meanwhile, Lois considers whether she is ready to have children.
The Toyman then uses the information he extracts from Dr. Klein to kidnap
the children of Dynacord's top execs, and, when he learns that Lois and Clark are interviewing Dynacord's ex-employees, he attempts to get rid of them as well, without success. However, when Lois and Clark get too close, Lois accidentally gets transported to the Toyman's lair. But, Clark gets there in time, thanks to some finagling by Lois, who decides that she is ready for the responsibility of children. Meanwhile, Perry and Alice get back together.
|1. Jimmy: How do
you guys do that? How did you even know he had
somewhere to go?
Lois: Oh, well, I, I just . . . can't tell you.
Season 4, Episode 22: "The Family Hour" (series finale*)
Written by: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming
Directed by: Robert Ginty
Original airdate: June 14, 1997
Guest stars: Harry Anderson as Dr. Fat Head Mensa; Beverly Garland
as Ellen Lane; Harve Presnell as Sam Lane; Brian George as Misha; Jane
Morris as Constance Bailey; Rick Lawless as Carter Clavens;
Michael E. Bauer as the guard; Eric Fleeks as the lieutenant; Denise
Ryan-Sherman as the female cop.
|Dr. Fat Head
Mensa is released from prison just as unexplained
accidents occur -- Mensa can move objects with the power
of thought. At the same time, Lois and Clark learn that
they cannot conceive a child but refuse to give up --
they tell Dr. Lane of their predicament, and he begins to
work on a solution. Mensa is after Misha, Sam's research
assistant, because he didn't stand up for him when he was
in trouble, but Misha tells him that he has developed a
weapon which would permit Mensa to bend everyone's will
to his own.
However, Misha lied. Misha also begins to suspectthat Sam is working on a secret project and attempts to learn what it is. When Misha fills Sam up with truth serum, Sam tells him that his daughter is married to Superman, and Misha tells Mensa so that he won't be killed. The adoption counselor tells Lois and Clark that she cannot place a child in their home because Lois is always in danger, and Mensa kidnaps Ellen, Martha, Sam, and Jonathan once he learns the secret. Mensa holds them hostage so that he can steal a shipment of gold; however, Lois and Clark begin to figure out who is behind the accidents.
When Mensa attempts to steal it, however, Misha helps out the parents, but, when a machine which erases unpleasant memories is activated, Mensa, Sam and Fat Head lose the recollection of Clark's alter ego. Lois and Clark receive a special delivery -- a child wrapped in a Superman blanket with a note attached: "Lois and Clark, this child belongs to you."
|1. Clark: I told
myself I'd never make you cry. I'm sorry.
Lois: I feel so confused. I feel like I . . . I feel like I lost something I never really had.
Clark: You haven't lost anything, honey.
Lois: Look, you can't try and make me feel better. I mean that's what you always do with everything, and it's sweet, but I know how much you want to have kids.
Clark: Lois, I want you to hear me. Okay? Really hear me. Every time . . . every time we make love, we make love. That's the strongest life force there
is, and, whether or not that results in another little person, for me it is creation.
Lois: Oh, Clark.
Clark: You fill me with life.
* Lois and Clark had been given a 5th season, but ABC wormed out of the deal so Family Hour became the series unintentional series finale.
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