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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

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.

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Virtually Destroyed

#1 - Virtually Destroyed

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 1995

Lex Luthor's illegitimate son, a genius in the computer area, traps Lois and Clark in his virtual world. There, he is strong, and Clark is not Superman. Before finally realize that they are still in the virtual world, Lois and Clark share their secrets about their past sexual relationships....well, at least, one of them had sexual relationships...

star 6.91
94 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Dean Cain, Sean Brennan
I've Got You Under My Skin

#2 - I've Got You Under My Skin

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired May 31, 1997

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 6.96
85 votes
Writers: Tim Minear
Requiem for a Superhero

#3 - Requiem for a Superhero

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 1993

Dr. Sam Lane, Lois' father, is involved with the fabrication of really strong bionic boxers. Lois becomes involved after a beloved family friend is murdered for knowing too much. Lois and Clark are able to stop the boxers after revealing their findings to the boxing commission. Lois and Clark are also ""officially"" made partners.

star 6.98
244 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Robert Killebrew
Forget Me Not

#4 - Forget Me Not

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 10, 1996

Lois has now amnesia, and Clark puts her in a clinic. But Dr. Maxwell Deter's treatment has extremed methods, one of them is that Clark can't tell Lois they are engaged and love each other. And another doctor is programming patients of the same clinic to kill people that he has been hired to kill (Perry is in the list). Later, Dr. Deter restrits Clark's visits to Lois because he wants her love. When Lois remembers only her work partnership with Clark, she tells him that she's in love with Dr. Deter.

star 7.09
90 votes
Directors: James Bagdonas
Writers: Grant Rosenberg
Voice from the Past (3)

#5 - Voice from the Past (3)

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 1997

Lois and Clark are investigating Leslie Luckaby and Lex Luthor Jr.'s pasts, while Leslie Luckaby and The Man in the Sewer are plotting to make Superman a Lex Corp employee and force Lois to marry Leslie. The villains detonate a bomb in a Lex Corp building and Superman finds the trigger that a signal was sent to. He gives it to Dr. Klein to work on, while Superman continues to be tested for his ability to have children. The Man in the Sewer reveals that he is Lex Luthor Jr. and Leslie has merely been hired as an actor. Leslie doesn't want to be ordered around and threats between the two villains escalate the tension. Leslie tells Lois that he is really Lex Luthor Jr. and he later announces it at a press conference. Lex Luthor Jr. uses an electronic device to see and hear everything that Lois does, as well as speak into her mind and inflict pain on her. When Leslie strays from the script that Lex set up for him, Lex uses the device to manipulate Lois into leaving Clark and running away w

star 7.10
82 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: John McNamara
Contact

#6 - Contact

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1995

Lois believes that she was abducted by ET's, but, in truth, she was captured by a young executive, who is now using her in very dangerous situations to distract Superman. When she gets injured, Clark decides to break up with her.....for her own good.

star 7.10
99 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Chris Ruppenthal
The Ides of Metropolis

#7 - The Ides of Metropolis

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 6, 1994

Lois helps a convicted murderer (but he is innocent) allowing him to stay at her house. He is the only one with the cure for a destructive new computer virus that is a menace for Metropolis. Jonathan worries that Martha might be having an affair and comes to Clark's apartment.

star 7.10
138 votes
Writers: Deborah Joy LeVine
Shadow of a Doubt (2)

#8 - Shadow of a Doubt (2)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 19, 1997

Leslie attempts to cause a fight in Lois and Clark's wedding by making a play for Lois, and it works. A shadow-murderer is killing the creators of Vixen, and when this guy discovers that there is no antidote to set him free from the shadows, he tries to kill Lois, because she is the woman that Leslie doesn't want to hurt. Superman talks to Dr.Klein about the his compatibility with an Earth woman. When Superman destroys the shadow-man and makes up with Lois, they realize that Leslie is son of Lex Luthor, while that, Leslie and the troll discover Superman's true identity.

star 7.11
80 votes
Writers: Grant Rosenberg
Toy Story

#9 - Toy Story

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 7, 1997

The Toyman is kidnapping children from orphanages, and taking them to what he believes to be ""a better place to live"". He also kidnaps Dr.Klein because he needs his help to create a new machine called ""the reintegrator"" to help to kidnap the children of his former employers. Lois accidentally touches a toy with the reintegrator effects and ends up in the Toyman secret place. She and Dr.Klein are now in danger and can only be saved by Superman, but first, he needs to find where Lois and Klein are. Alice and Perry get back together.

star 7.13
87 votes
Directors: Jim Pohl
Writers: Brad Kern
Return of the Prankster

#10 - Return of the Prankster

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 26, 1995

When the Prankster escapes the prison, he continues with his plans to torment Lois' life, and now he also wants to kidnap the president of the United States.

star 7.13
124 votes
Writers: Grant Rosenberg
The People v. Lois Lane (1)

#11 - The People v. Lois Lane (1)

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 1996

When Lois and Clark are decorating their new house, a former Lois' informant calls and tells her to go to a park, then he will show her how a murder happened. When he puts the gun on her hand to show how the crime happened, a former professor that Lois sent to jail years ago makes the gun shoot, killing Lois' informant, and she is caught with the gun. Now, Lois is arrested and being accused of homicide.

star 7.14
64 votes
Directors: Robert Ginty
Writers: Grant Rosenberg
Madame Ex

#12 - Madame Ex

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1994

Luthor's ex-wife, Arianna, comes to Metropolis and creates an exact, but evil copy of Lois. The real Lois, with Clark, begins to investigate who's behind this creation. She discovers that Lex was already married when he tried to marry her. Arianna tries to kill Superman, because she believes he is responsible for Lex Luthor's death.

star 7.15
172 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Dead Lois Walking (2)

#13 - Dead Lois Walking (2)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 1996

Superman breaks Lois out of jail and now, she is a fugitive. Everyone is looking for the ""mad dog killer"" (Lois). Now, Lois and Clark must find out who is the one framing her, and it looks like professor Jefferson Cole has evil plans regarding Metropolis' fate.

star 7.17
60 votes
Directors: Chris Long
Writers: Brad Buckner, Eugenie Ross-Leming
I've Got a Crush on You

#14 - I've Got a Crush on You

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 1993

Lois and Clark go undercover at a nightclub to find out about a connection between the owners of the club and a group of arsonists called the "Toasters". Superman is able to put out the "Toasters" permanently.

star 7.17
179 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Thania St. John
Individual Responsibility

#15 - Individual Responsibility

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 16, 1995

The Intergang, now headed by Bill Church Jr., kidnaps Perry when Franklin Stern refuses to sell the Daily Planet and Superman allows the kidnap because he's affected with the strange ""Red Kryptonite"" effects. When Clark gets upset with Lois and Scardino's dates, he asks her out again.

star 7.18
128 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Chris Ruppenthal
Resurrection

#16 - Resurrection

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 19, 1995

A scientist develops a pill to ""ressurrect"" some ""dead"" criminal men in Metropolis. Clark is jealous because a man who is trying to solve Mayson's murder shows interest on Lois, and she thinks he is attractive.

star 7.19
101 votes
Directors: Joseph Scanlan
Writers: Gene Miller, Karen Kavner
Target: Jimmy Olsen!

#17 - Target: Jimmy Olsen!

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 2, 1995

Jimmy becomes a part of a experimental project by two ladies who want to put the people at their control. Lois is mad with all the Clark's suddenly disappearances and begins to date Scardino.

star 7.19
100 votes
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark

#18 - Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 1996

When finally Lois and Clark find another couple with things in common, they start a friendly relationship with Bob and Carol. But what Bob and Carol really want is revenge against Grant Gendell, Bob's former boss, and the person who can take them to Gendell is Lois because she's going to interview him. And Superman needs to defeat Deathstroke, a man who can kill people of heart attack. In fact, Deathstroke is the secret identity of Lois and Clark's new friend Bob (things in common, remember?).

star 7.20
60 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Brian Nelson
Don't Tug on Superman's Cape

#19 - Don't Tug on Superman's Cape

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 1995

Lois and Clark decide to forget the word ""marriage"", at least for the time. One of the richest couples of Metropolis has a plan to capture and add Superman to their collection of treasures. They capture Lois to get Superman. In the cage, Lois and Clark begin to talk, and the conversation makes them start to lose their fears about marriage.

star 7.22
102 votes
Directors: Steven Dubin
Writers: David Simkins
'Twas the Night Before Mxymas

#20 - 'Twas the Night Before Mxymas

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 1996

The annual Daily Planet Christmas Party is underway, and everyone but Lois is in the spirit of the season. Perry has bought a gigantic tree, Jimmy is showing off his new girlfriend, and the Kents have finished their Christmas shopping. Clark tries to get his wife to embrace the Christmas spirit but is sidetracked by a couple superhero rescues he must perform. He is on his way back to the party when he meets Mister Mxyzpltlk, a imp from the fifth dimension. Mxyzplitlk has plans for this planet and starts a time loop that soon has the whole world on the brink of chaos. Only Clark knows what is going on, and he must find a way to get Lois out of her funk so that she can help him break the time loop and restore hope on this Christmas Eve.

star 7.22
59 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
Writers: Tim Minear
Honeymoon in Metropolis

#21 - Honeymoon in Metropolis

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 1993

Lois and Clark go undercover as honeymooners to a Metropolis hotel in an attempt to find out about a possible conspiracy which seems to involve a powerful congressman. They also need to learn how to share their lives with someone.

star 7.22
184 votes
Writers: Daniel Levine
A Bolt from the Blue

#22 - A Bolt from the Blue

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1994

When Superman tries to save a man from suicide, a lightning strikes both. Few minutes later, the man is very strong and can fly...yeah, now he has Superman's powers too. Then he decides to be a superhero, and tries to make money with his ""advantages"", leaving Superman very mad about this. As soon as Dr. Gretchen Kelly finds out about this, she makes a plan to re-duplicate the lightning incident and kidnaps Lois to attract Superman.

star 7.23
132 votes
Writers: Kathy McCormick
Wall of Sound

#23 - Wall of Sound

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1994

A man genious in the sound area creates a sound weapon that can affect Metropolis and Superman. Clark is nominated for the Kerth Awards, and Lois gets mad because she won this prize three years in a row and now she won't get the prize.

star 7.24
136 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: John McNamara
Vatman

#24 - Vatman

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 13, 1994

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 7.26
166 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Daniel Levine, H.B. Cobb
The Man of Steel Bars

#25 - The Man of Steel Bars

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 21, 1993

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 7.26
181 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Paris Qualles