Baby Mystery in “Lois & Clark” Series Finale Answered

At the end of Season 4 of the TV series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, in what ended up being the final episode of the entire series, Lois and Clark (after being told they’re unable to have children together) lie in bed, determined to keep exploring all the options to have children when Clark hears something. They go downstairs to find a baby in a cradle, with a Superman blanket and a note saying that the child belongs to them.

Who was the child? Where did it come from?

In a new interview with EW.com, executive producer Eugenie Ross-Leming explains…

“We didn’t write it as a series finale, it was just supposed to be a cliff-hanger. Looking to create obstacles for them, we ended up saying that carrying a baby to term would kill Lois. But as fate – or intergalactic justice – would have it, a baby of Krypton lineage is left at their doorstep.”

“If the show had gone on, we would have seen them figuring out how to raise this child, who would have aged rapidly. He would have become a teenager in months,” Ross-Leming explains.

As for whether the child would have exhibited superhuman abilities…

“We actually hadn’t figured it out that far,” she says.

[Thanks to Damon Wheeler for the lead on this story]

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MattComics
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It’s a cute little idea for the show but I always hated that whole idea that Lois carrying Superman’s child would kill her. Though I understand why that would be a concern for the characters themselves in-story. It’s just that it plays too close to that stupid “woman of kleenex” thing for me. This is also used sometimes by people to justify why he should be with Wonder Woman instead of Lois which also bugs me. I don’t know. I guess some of it depends on where you come from in terms of how Clark’s powers developed. If you’re thinking… Read more »
kal-bert
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I agree completely and that’s why I think characters like Supergirl or General Zod shouldn’t exist in post-crisis continuities. It took Clark more than a decade to start to become “super” (and I said START, not to become full powered), however Kara and Zod, who are exactly as kryptonian as Kal-El, get their powers instantly.
Even more nowadays that also Jon developed his powers at the same age as his father.

MattComics
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I don’t agree with you that Supergirl and Zod shouldn’t exist. I think they have a place in his mythology that isn’t well served by shape-shifting clones and pocket-universes. I just think a writer shouldn’t amputate Krypton as a story generator but they should also be careful about mining it too much. But everybody’s mileage varies on that. As for their instantaneous power-up’s, I conceivably think you could work a gradual development thing into Kara’s origin. Not sure how you would do with Zod. ..but honestly for storytelling purposes I don’t mind them getting their powers quickly as it obviously… Read more »
vekeller
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I’d much prefer that the reason they couldn’t have children is because they are unrelated species with far different DNA. :)

MattComics
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I think Kryptonians being so very human like is part of the point of Krypton though IMO. It’s not like he’s a space-lizard or something.

kal-bert
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I agree completely on that reason.
In science fiction, it is very common that all species in the “known” universe come from the same place so the more they reach their evolution “peak” the more similar they become thus becoming genetically compatible. Star Trek is the biggest example (as it was shown in one of ST:The Next Generation episodes).

vekeller
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It’s approached a lot of different ways in sci-fi. Trek isn’t consistent on it either. Enterprise addressed it as well. As to Superman – There are a number of mentions of Superman’s DNA in the comics. I’d like them to approach it more scientifically – I think it’d be cool if they did. Not like they can’t still use some hand-waving tech but that’s always bugged me about extraterrestrial/terrestrial mating. Heck – even some closely related species on Earth can’t successfully mate.

Spidey2878
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This is an interesting article. Although wasn’t there a rumored 1990’s death and return of superman script where Lois became pregnant and the baby rapidly grew up to become the next superman?