The Best Episodes of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018

A much more lavish version of the popular Superman television series which had first aired forty years earlier, Lois & Clark focused more on the Man of Steel's early adult years in Metropolis. With the unknowing help of Lois Lane, Clark Kent created Superman there in Metropolis after finding work at the world-famous Daily Planet newspaper, where he meets fellow reporter Lois Lane.

Pilot (1)

#1 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis and tries to get a job at the Daily Planet. The editor-in-chief, Perry White, is not impressed with his work from the Borneo Gazette, and therefore does not hire him. In his own time, Clark writes a story about an old theatre that is closing and Perry is blown away. He hires him on the spot. He is teamed up with with world-class journalist and egotist, Lois Lane to investigate a possible sabotage of the space program's Space Station Prometheus project.

star 8.17
136 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Deborah Joy LeVine
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And the Answer Is...

#2 - And the Answer Is...

Season 2 - Episode 22

Jace, a blackmailer, with Tempus' diary, finds out about Clark's identity and forces him to steal and do everything more that he wants...and one thing more (by Nigel's suggestion)....to kill Lois, or he kills Martha and Jonathan. Lois tells Clark the only way to save his parents is to freeze her, then she will look like a dead person, and he tells her this can be very dangerous to her life, but, even so, she tells him to freeze her. Superman gives Lois (appearly dead) to Jace and Nigel, then they lock Superman in the same place where his parents are locked in. Jace kills Nigel. After Superman finally saved his parents and himself, Lois still did not open her eyes, then, he begins to beg to her life and she finally opens it, slowly. After Clark realizes he almost lost Lois, he proposes to her.

star 8.13
40 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
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The House of Luthor

#3 - The House of Luthor

Season 1 - Episode 22

Clark, Perry, Jack and Jimmy begin to search for the truth about the downfall of the Daily Planet. They are sure that Lex is guilty. Lex gets some Kryptonite, captures Superman, and locks him in a cage with Kryptonite bars. The wedding is about to start, but Lois has doubts about what she really wants to do. Lois realizes that Clark is the man she loves. When the Archbishop asks if she takes Lex as her husband, she says she can't, and at that moment Perry interrupts the wedding with Inspector Henderson and they tell Lex they know he is a criminal. Lex escapes, and goes to the room where Superman is trapped, but Superman has escaped. Lois walks out of the building crying, and hugs Clark (he just escaped from the cage). Lex throws himself off the top of his building, but Clark can't save him because he is weak from Kryptonite exposure. The Daily Planet is bought a by a rich man, who promises to make it better than ever. Before Lois can tell Clark she loves him, Clark says that he was lyi

star 8.06
38 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Deborah Joy LeVine, Daniel Levine
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The Phoenix

#4 - The Phoenix

Season 2 - Episode 13

Lex is back from the dead by the hands of Dr. Gretchen Kelly, and now he wants to get Lois back and destroy Superman. Clark asks Lois out on a date, but, when she accepts, Perry sends them in a stakeout. Then, Lois and Clark call it the ""almost first date"".

star 8.01
38 votes
Writers: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
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Big Girls Don't Fly

#5 - Big Girls Don't Fly

Season 3 - Episode 22

After being approved in Zara and Ching's tests, Superman learns that they want him to leave the Earth (and Lois) and go back with they to rule New Krypton, or the planet will be ruled by the evil Lord Nor, who has sent an assassin to kill Clark. When Clark defeats the assassin, he and Lois decide that he must go with Zara and Ching. Superman says goodbye to his parents, to Earth and to Lois, and leaves with Zara and Ching.

star 7.97
33 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Writers: Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner
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Tempus, Anyone?

#6 - Tempus, Anyone?

Season 3 - Episode 14

Tempus is back and now he kidnaps Lois and takes her to an alternate world, where there is more violence, Tempus is running to presidency against Perry, and Clark is engaged...with Lana Lang, his former girlfriend from Smallville. With the help of an older H.G. Wells, Lois tries to stop Tempus from killing Perry and go back to her world, but for this, she needs to teach the alternate Clark how to be Superman.

star 7.94
33 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: John McNamara
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Tempus Fugitive

#7 - Tempus Fugitive

Season 2 - Episode 18

Lois and Clark need to travel to 1966 with the help of H.G. Wells and his time machine to prevent a villain from the future who wants to destroy the baby Superman. The villain tells Lois about Clark's most important secret...his secret identity!

star 7.94
47 votes
Writers: Jack Weinstein, Lee Hutson
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Neverending Battle

#8 - Neverending Battle

Season 1 - Episode 4

Lex Luthor develops several tests to see how strong Superman is. In the Daily Planet, Lois steals Clark's story about Superman. Clark moves into a new apartment.

star 7.90
80 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Daniel Levine
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AKA Superman

#9 - AKA Superman

Season 4 - Episode 16

Penny Barnes, a young woman obsessed with Superman discovers that he is Jimmy Olsen! Seduced by her beauty, Jimmy ends up not telling her the truth, and when her boss thinks that she is Superman's girlfriend, he kidnaps her and forces Superman to reactivate ""the annihilator,"" a deadly weapon the government had scrapped before it was completely built.

star 7.86
21 votes
Directors: Robert Ginty
Writers: Jeff Vlaming
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Metallo

#10 - Metallo

Season 2 - Episode 10

Lucy Lane is working in Metropolis again, and now she has a new boyfriend named Johnny. He's turned into a cyborg body powered with kryptonite by the hands of two doctors. When Johnny finds out what he really is now, he tries to defeat Superman.

star 7.83
40 votes
Writers: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
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Lois and Clarks (2)

#11 - Lois and Clarks (2)

Season 4 - Episode 15

Lois needs to find a way to bring Clark back to this world, and she will count with the help of H.G. Wells and the Clark from the alternate world, but they need to act quickly, or the real Clark will disappear in time, forever.

star 7.82
22 votes
Directors: Chris Long
Writers: Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner
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I Now Pronounce You...

#12 - I Now Pronounce You...

Season 3 - Episode 15

Lois and Clark are finally getting married. At the same time they are assigned to cover a story about the theft of exotic frogs from a pet store. They discover a plot against the president using clones created with an enzyme from the stolen frogs...

star 7.81
26 votes
Directors: Jim Pohl
Writers: Chris Ruppenthal
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Through a Glass, Darkly

#13 - Through a Glass, Darkly

Season 3 - Episode 21

Superman is subjected to many tests of his powers by Zara and Ching, Kryptonians who need a new leader to the planet New Krypton. Lois and Clark discuss about buying a house.

star 7.80
35 votes
Directors: Chris Long
Writers: Chris Ruppenthal
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I've Got You Under My Skin

#14 - I've Got You Under My Skin

Season 4 - Episode 20

In a attempt to escape from a mob, Woody Samms uses a mystical stone to exchange his body with Clark's, and Clark goes to his body. While Clark tries to find out what is happening, Woody decides to stay with Clark's body, because obviously, he found out that Clark is Superman. And this time Clark will need to convince Lois that he is in another body and needs her help to get back to his.

star 7.79
19 votes
Writers: Tim Minear
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Oedipus Wrecks

#15 - Oedipus Wrecks

Season 3 - Episode 19

Lois is still in love with Deter, and even with her return to the Daily Planet, he doesn't tell her nothing about her relationship with Clark. Bad Brain Johnson's brother Herkimer has created a machine that makes people act very strangely, just to impress his mother. Clark can't hold himself and tells Lois that he loves her. Deter makes Lois believe that she must go with him to the south of France, and when Perry is ready to kick his ass, the Herkimer machine begins to work and Lois remembers her relationship with Superman only. When Deter and Lois try to stop Herkimer with the machine, they suffer effects from the machine, and in this confusion Lois finally remembers all her life, including her love for Clark.

star 7.78
32 votes
Writers: David Simkins
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Lucky Leon

#16 - Lucky Leon

Season 2 - Episode 16

When Jimmy is falsely accused by murder, Lois and Clark need to prove that he is innocent and clear his name. And they finally go to their ""real"" first date. Everything was going well, but when Clark takes Lois home, she closes the door on his face...because the date was great and because her fears about what will happen with their relationship. After they prove Jimmy's innocence, Lois explains to Clark what she felt when she closed the door on his face, and recognizes the mistake. When they finally kiss, a shocking and tragic thing happens.

star 7.77
40 votes
Directors: Jim Pohl
Writers: Chris Ruppenthal
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The Dad Who Came in from the Cold

#17 - The Dad Who Came in from the Cold

Season 3 - Episode 13

Jimmy's father appears in Metropolis and Jimmy introduces him to Clark, Lois and Perry. When Lois and Clark discover that he is a spy, they must tell the truth to Jimmy, but he doesn't believe them. Clark gets worried about the ""father"" subject...he doesn't know if he is going to be a good father because of his job.

star 7.77
31 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: David Simkins
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All Shook Up

#18 - All Shook Up

Season 1 - Episode 13

Superman needs to stop a giant asteroid from colliding with Earth, but when Superman collides with the asteroid, he gets amnesia. Clark goes at the Daily Planet with Lois, who is helping him with his ""new job"" and ""new friends"" that he can't remember. And Martha and Jonathan need to make Clark remember that he is Superman, otherwise, the ""still-alive"" asteroid will colide with the Earth.

star 7.77
61 votes
Writers: Bryce Zabel
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Double Jeopardy

#19 - Double Jeopardy

Season 3 - Episode 16

At the end of the last episode Clark waits for Lois in bed on their wedding night while we learn that Lois Lane was replaced by a clone made using the frog enzyme. Meanwhile the real Lois is a prisoner of Lex Luthor. Will Clark catch on? What nefarious plan does Lex have up his sleeve? Will Lois escape and reunite with Clark?

star 7.76
21 votes
Directors: Chris Long
Writers: Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner
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Strange Visitor (from Another Planet)

#20 - Strange Visitor (from Another Planet)

Season 1 - Episode 3

Jason Trask, who works for the government, is obsessed with Superman and wants to study and kill him. He kidnaps Lois and Clark because he's sure that Superman has a connection with them. Clark begins to learn about Krypton when he finds the spaceship that brought him to earth.

star 7.76
104 votes
Directors: Randall Zisk
Writers: Bryce Zabel
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The Green, Green Glow of Home

#21 - The Green, Green Glow of Home

Season 1 - Episode 9

A friend of Jonathan and Martha has found a strange meteorite. Jason Trask is back and now he is in Smallville, looking for this meteorite that can destroy Superman. Lois and Clark go to Smallville to investigate the story and Clark introduces her to his parents.

star 7.75
57 votes
Directors: Les Landau
Writers: Bryce Zabel
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The Man of Steel Bars

#22 - The Man of Steel Bars

Season 1 - Episode 10

Metropolis is hit with a strong heat wave in the middle of winter, and people believe that Superman is the cause. Lex Luthor is ultimately behind the heat and wants to see Superman gone. Clark decides to leave Metropolis, but Lois finds out that the Luthor nuclear plant is to blame.

star 7.75
61 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Paris Qualles
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The Rival

#23 - The Rival

Season 1 - Episode 18

A Lois' ex-colleague is working for another newspaper who is strangely getting the major news before the Daily Planet and Lois gets jealous when she shows interest on Clark.

star 7.75
44 votes
Writers: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
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Vatman

#24 - Vatman

Season 1 - Episode 19

Lex Luthor builds a clone of Superman, and teaches him to do what he wants, and what Lex wants is to destroy the real Superman.

star 7.75
48 votes
Directors: Randall Zisk
Writers: H.B. Cobb, Daniel Levine
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Foundling

#25 - Foundling

Season 1 - Episode 17

The globe from Clark's spaceship begins to give him some information regarding his past, but the globe is stolen for two kids before he can learn much. Lex Luthor buys the globe from Jack and begins to learn something about Superman, but not too much.

star 7.74
46 votes
Directors: Bill D'Elia
Writers: Daniel Levine
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