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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Episode Guide

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman debuted on September 12, 1993 on ABC Television, and ran for four seasons.

Dates given next to the episode titles are for the U.S. showings, unless otherwise stated.

Many thanks to Genevieve Clemens (NightSky@erols.com) who took over where Andrew Gould left off in writing up each episode for this Lois and Clark Episode Guide! :)
And also to Dom Melaragni (dom-mel@dial.pipex.com) who also helped out with a few episode reviews.


First Season

September 1993-1994

Dean Cain

Cast

Clark Kent/Superman: Dean Cain
Lois Lane: Teri Hatcher
Perry White: Lane Smith
Jimmy Olsen: Michael Landes
Martha Kent: K Callan
Jonathan Kent: Eddie Jones
Cat Grant: Tracy Scoggins
Lex Luthor: John Shea
Nigel: Tony Jay
Jack: Chris Demetral
Inspector Henderson: Richard Belzer

Credits

Developed for Television by Deborah Joy LeVine

Superman and all related properties are trademarks of DC Comics.
Co-Executive Producer: Deborah Joy LeVine
Executive Producers: David Jacobs and Robert Butler (Premiere), David Jacobs, Robert Singer
Producer: Thania St. John
Produced by: Mel Efros
Co-Producers: Dean W. Barnes (Premiere), Philip J. Sgriccia, Jim Michaels
Co-Supervising Producer: Dusty Kay
Supervising Producers: Bryce Zabel, Randall Zisk

Episodes

During the first season, Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet and meets Lois Lane. They work as partners on newspaper stories. Lex Luthor with his assistant Nigel test the new Superman and try to defeat him. Clark learns his Kryptonian heritage and encounters Kryptonite. Lois is romanced by Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, and accepts Lex's proposal. During their wedding ceremony Luthor is exposed as a criminal and leaps to an apparent death in the season finale.

1) Pilot/Premiere (September 12, 1993)
In Metropolis, Perry White hires Clark as a new reporter at the Daily Planet, after Clark writes a story about an elderly actress. Clark, with his parents' help, designs his public identity as Superman. Clark meets fellow Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane, as well as Jimmy Olsen and columnist Cat Grant. Lois and Clark investigate possible sabotage of a space shuttle, and Superman debuts saving another shuttle which Lois has hidden in. Superman confronts Lex Luthor after learning of his involvement with the sabotage.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

2) Strange Visitor (From Another Planet) (September 26, 1993)
Lois and Clark are interrogated by supposed government agents about the new Superman. After later learning the men were bogus agents, Lois and Clark's investigation lead them to a warehouse where Clark finds the stolen remains of his kryptonian rocketship. The warehouse has been kept by a now rogue agency named Bureau 39 led by Jason Trask (Terence Knox). After escaping from an abduction by Trask, Lois and Clark later find the warehouse empty.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

3) Neverending Battle (October 3, 1993)
Note: this episode was aired after Strange Visitor, but is the second episode of the storyline.
Clark gets an apartment. After Lex Luthor endangers the public to test Superman's abilities, Clark briefly considers not being Superman. After Lois has stolen a story from Clark, he pulls a practical joke on her involving a phony map to the buried remains of Superman's rocketship.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

4) I'm Looking Through You (October 10, 1993)
After Metropolis celebrates Superman Day, Clark worries about what people think of Clark Kent. Lois and Clark help an inventor, Alan Morris (Leslie Jordan), who has invented a suit that makes the wearer invisible. A crook has stolen some of the invisibility suits and it's up to Superman to catch the gang at the Metropolis Gold Repository.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

5) Requiem For a Superhero (October 17, 1993)
Lois and Clark uncover a plot to use Lois' estranged father, Dr. Sam Lane, to surgically alter a group of boxers using implants. The plan is secretly financed by Lex Luthor. In this episode, Perry decides Lois and Clark should be a reporting team.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

6) I've Got a Crush on You (October 24, 1993)
Lois and Clark are rivals during an undercover investigation, at a bar run by the Metro gang, about a series of arson attacks done by The Toasters in Metropolis' West River district.

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7) Smart Kids (October 31, 1993)
At the Beckworth State School, Dr. Carlton has been using the resident orphans to research a drug that temporarily boosts IQ. The research is secretly funded by Lex Luthor. A group of orphans runaway and try to get more of the drug by threatening Metropolis and then Luthor, before Superman talks to their leader.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

8) The Green, Green Glow of Home (November 14, 1993)
Wayne Irig, a neighbor of the Kents in Smallville, tells them he has found a mysterious green rock and that after having it tested government agents questioned him. Perry assigns Lois and Clark to investigate, after hearing the story. They go to Smallville where Lois meets Clark's parents. After Pa shows Clark the rock, Clark is ill and weak for several hours. An EPA investigator is being used by Trask and Bureau 39. Trask believes the rock is from Krypton and will be dangerous to Superman, so he wants to find it. At a climatic confrontation with Clark at the Kent farm, after learning Clark is Superman and again exposing him to the rock, Trask is shot by the sheriff after pulling a gun on Clark. Later, Clark dubs the now shattered rock, kryptonite.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

9) The Man of Steel Bars (November 21, 1993)
When a heatwave hits Metropolis in November, and a scientist claims the heatwave is due to Superman using his powers, an injunction is placed on him to stop using his powers. When Superman uses his powers to stop an escaping criminal, he is arrested temporarily. After using his powers to save a train causes more heat, Clark decides to stop being Superman and to leave Metropolis. Lois discovers the heat is caused by a nuclear power plant owned by Luthor. Superman saves the city when a leak at the plant threatens disaster.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

10) Pheromone, My Lovely (November 28, 1993)
After being spurned by Lex Luthor, a scientist Miranda (Morgan Fairchild) sprays a new perfume (Exclusive) at the Daily Planet that causes the staff to act out their romantic desires. This causes Lois to reveal her attraction to Clark. Later, Miranda sprays Luthor which causes him to reveal his love to Lois at a dinner. Finally, as revenge Miranda plans to spray Metropolis with an undiluted spray, and Lex has to warn Superman to stop her.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

Lane Smith 11) Honeymoon in Metropolis (December 12, 1993)
Lois and Clark spend time together in a honeymoon suite as part of a stakeout where they uncover a plot to sabotage a test of a new defense system developed by one of Luthor's companies. Superman saves the day when the sabotage causes a tidal wave.

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12) All Shook Up (January 2, 1994)
At a news conference, a recent eclipse is revealed to have been caused by an approaching asteroid dubbed Nightfall. The asteroid's path will collide with the Earth. Superman flies off and collides with it apparently destroying it. The explosion stuns Superman who crashes in Metropolis's Suicide Slum area, and is later found as Clark Kent with amnesia by the police. Lois and later Ma and Pa Kent work to restore his memory. While trying to help Clark, Lois again admits she is growing close to Clark. Finally, Superman recovers just in time to stop a remaining fragment of Nightfall from hitting the Earth.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

13) Witness (January 9, 1994)
After Lois witnesses a disguised hitman kill Dr. Vincent Winninger, Clark acts as a bodyguard while they investigate, uncovering a plot to strip mine a Brazilian forest for rich mineral deposits. Dr. Winninger had discovered the deposits when discovering a plant that could be used to increase male virility.

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14) Illusions of Grandeur (January 23, 1994)
Someone is kidnapping the children of rich people for ransom. Lois and Clark investigate suspecting an illusionist Darren Romick (Penn Jillette) who uses hypnosis. During an attempt to recover a child, the villain manages to hypnotize Superman. Eventually the villain is revealed to be the illusionist's assistant Constance, and Superman manages to shake off her hypnosis and stop a satellite from broadcasting her hypnotic Magic Channel.

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15) The Ides of Metropolis (February 6, 1994)
Lois aided by a skeptical Clark prove that Eugene Latterman, a computer programmer accused of killing Henry Harrison because Eugene was having an affair with Harrison's wife, is innocent. They eventually learn Harrison is still alive and framed Eugene, so that Harrison could safely release a computer virus (the Ides of Metropolis) to disrupt computers worldwide.

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16) Foundling (February 20, 1994)
One night Clark awakens in his apartment and experiences a message from a globe he found with the remains of his kryptonian rocketship (from Strange Visitor). The message is from his biological father Jor-El (David Warner) and is the first of five. But before any more messages occur, the next day Clark returns to his apartment and finds someone has broken in and stolen stuff, including the globe. The thief is a boy named Jack, who when triggering a partial message decides the globe must be valuable, and eventually sells it to someone. The person is Nigel, Luthor's assistant. Luthor plans to keep the globe in a hidden museum and triggers further messages and so learns of Superman's alien origins. Lois and Clark track down Jack and his brother, and Clark learns Jack has sold the globe. Luthor has Jack's brother (Denny) kidnapped to learn where the globe came from. Superman eventually saves Denny at Luthor's museum and gets the globe back, but is unaware the museum is Luthor's. Now both Clark and Luthor know of Superman's alien origins. Jack gets a job at the Daily Planet.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

17) The Rival (February 27, 1994)
The Daily Planet's rival the Metropolis Star is regularly scooping the Planet. Clark goes undercover working at the Star and working with Linda King, a former college friend of Lois, uncovers a plot by the Star's publisher Preston Carpenter (Dean Stockwell) to create news stories which his reporters can scoop so that he can become a media mogul (inspired by the movie Citizen Kane). Lois is jealous of King being with Clark, especially when at first she doesn't know why Clark is working with King.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

18)Vatman (March 13, 1994)
Clark discovers an impostor Superman is helping people around the world. As Superman, Clark confronts the impostor who flies off eluding Superman. The impostor goes to his "father" Lex Luthor. Luthor has hired Dr. Leak, a clone researcher, to clone Superman using a stolen hair sample. Luthor trains the impostor to think Superman is the enemy. When Dr. Leak tells Luthor the clone is dying, Luthor has the clone kidnap Lois to lure Superman into a final confrontation. But the clone is attracted to Lois, and after fighting with Superman is convinced Superman is not his enemy. Knowing he is dying the clone goes to Luthor and gets the hair sample, then persuades Superman to take him to the sun to die.

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19) Fly Hard (March 27, 1994)
On a weekend night at the Daily Planet, Clark, Jack, Perry and Jimmy are working. Lois arrives with Luthor, who she will be going out with on a date. While Jimmy is at a supply room, a gang storm into the office and hold the group at gunpoint. It turns out the gang are working for a night watchman at the Daily Planet, who is really Bill Roberson. Roberson years ago was betrayed by gangster Dragon Eddie, who had hidden a vault in the building. The gang's leader betrays Roberson. Eventually, Clark gets an opportunity to stop the gang without revealing he is Superman.

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20) Barbarians At the Planet (May 1, 1994)
On board one of Luthor's jets, Luthor proposes to Lois, but she puts off deciding whether to accept. Luthor gets a phone call from someone who has somehow arranged a theft of a piece of kryptonite. The next day at the Daily Planet, the staff learns the newspaper being in financial trouble has been bought out by Luthor. Lois defends Luthor's reputation and reveals he has proposed to her. Luthor demotes Perry, Jimmy, and Jack. After Jack insults Luthor, Luthor arranges to frame Jack by having evidence linked to him when a planted explosive causes a fire in the building. Because of the fire, Luthor shuts down the newspaper, and Perry decides to retire. Lois starts working at a TV network owned by Luthor, where Clark tells her he loves her. She replies she loves him as a friend. Luthor obtains the kryptonite and has the supplier killed. After another argument about Luthor with Clark, Lois talks with Luthor at his home, and accepts his proposal. Superman secretly observing them flies off distressed.

Read our review of this episode in the "Lois & Clark: Episode Reviews".

21) The House of Luthor (May 8, 1994)
Clark, Perry, Jimmy, and Jack (who has escaped custody) begin investigating how Jack was framed and the Daily Planet's sale. Luthor's new assistant arranges a test at a bank to verify the purchased kryptonite is genuine. Meanwhile, Lois is having doubts about getting married and missing her old friends. Lois asks Clark to attend the wedding but he declines, and suggests she check into what insurance Luthor had for the Planet. Luthor later arranges Superman to meet with him, and in a basement drops a cage trap including kryptonite on Superman. Meanwhile, Perry, Jimmy, and Jack now have evidence that Luthor had a large insurance policy on the Planet building, and how Jack was framed. When Clark doesn't show up, Perry talks to financier Franklin Stern (James Earl Jones) about buying the Daily Planet. Lois is having growing doubts and at the wedding ceremony declines to marry Luthor. Then Perry and the police arrive with an arrest warrant. Lex manages to escape and goes to the basement and finds Superman missing, having managed to recently escape. Luthor then flees to his penthouse where he apparently commits suicide leaping from his terrace. Clark, now outside with Lois, is too weak to catch Luthor. Later, newspaper headlines say Luthor's body is missing. Later, Lois and Clark talk about their relationship, and Clark lies telling Lois he wants them to be just friends.

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