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Lois & Clark [Season 3, Episode 1]
We Have A Lot To Talk About
Shown 17 Sep 95
Shown 26th July 1999 [Monday]
The show is back again, a reminder of how witty and entertaining the show was before it descended into the living death of its final seasons.
This takes off from the cliffhanger ending of the previous Season. Because this show is about the two main characters, rather than Superman and supervillains, the cliffhanger was Clark's marriage proposal to Lois.
Another marriage is planned - that of Bill Church [Peter Boyle - X-Files ] to his bimbo, Mindy ( Jessica Collins ). He also decides to go straight, and has Intercorp arrest all criminals in Metropolis. Yes, the head of Intergang is reformed, unfortunately, and a boring old straight-arrow.
Luckily for the plot's sake his son is around to stage a takeover - Bruce Campbell [ Xena ] plans to usurp his father's control of Intergang!
I have to say, however, that while BC acted the cast of Homicide off the screen when he guested on their show, he is his typically wooden self here.
Lois runs an expose on hedonist billionaire Spencer Spencer. He lives in a Love Fortress and his porno empire is a front for prostitution and gambling. Obviously Lois feels morally superior to him.
Lois has still not responded to Clark's proposal. He tries to woo her by getting her presents. Since Superman's costume has no pockets, he can't carry money so he must be stealing them!
Spencer is mutilated, in a Christopher Pike wheelchair! He wants a full-body transplant, and decides he wants superman's body. To kill two birds with one stone he surrepticiously arranges for Lois and Clark to spend a romantic weekend on his remote desert island. Spencer's sidekicks repeatedly try to put the couple in peril, but since Lois has demanded that the couple act as ordinary People Clark surreptitiously removes the dangers!
Lois and Clark are starting to have a relationship. Well, a relationship is merely a connection and they always had a workplace partnership, but now they are dating.
Unfortunately, Lois believes that she is a victim of Alien Abduction. Is this really the case, or is a nerdy scientist type trying to distract Superman from his plans to build a superweapon and take over the world?
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Lois and Clark have split up, but keep getting dragged together again. Perry sends them undercover as a married couple to a romantic retreat.
The man running the retreat seems like a dumb redneck, but he is actually very sharp and perceptive. And unusually for this show he's a bible-belt bible-basher.
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Shelley Long and Mary Gross zap Superman with a red Kryptonite laser. He is holding Lois at the time, so his superpowers are transferred to her. She becomes the superhero, and Clark dubs her Ultra Woman.
Clark has to adjust not only to being a mere mortal, but also to having a woman more powerful than himself. He cuts himself shaving, which begs the question - if Superman's chin-hairs are invulnerable, how can he be clean-shaven?
Since their relationship has improved, the issue of the marriage proposal is revived. This contrasts with the state of Perry's marriage ...
A white-trash single mother claims that her son is superman's love-child. The problem for Clark is, the boy has superpowers!
A trio of Nazi German super-soldiers from WWII [including Sandra Hess - obviously not restricted to Kinder, Kirche, Kuchen] come out of suspended animation after 50 years and find they are in Metropolis. They are enlisted as the heads of the National Society for a Better America, a Nazi society run by a US Senator.
Three years later the trio have become a Country & Western singer, an American Football player and a supermodel. Each rises to the top of their profession, and the NSBA recruits lots of new supporters. This is meant to show the incidious danger of Nazism, but all it does is show that American is Fascist at heart! One character is supposed to be villainous because he actually cares about political issues! And when the Nazis make a TV broadcast its morals are indistinguishable from Superman's!
How will this end? Will the show advocate the rounding up of people merely because they have strong political views?
Lois is invited to test a new Virtual Reality system. Unfortunately the designer wants to access Lex Luthor's computer system, and only Lois knows what the passwords are. She and Clark get trapped in VR, with interesting results.
The villain is more or less your stereotypical techno-nerd. Jimmy Olsen is apparently a techno-nerd too ...
Intergang is back, now under the command of Mindy Church ( Jessica Collins ). She hires an assassin to kill Superman!
Meanwhile, Lois' parents come to town.
Metropolis is visited by a Carribean illusionist named Baron Sunday. He is secretly a Voodoo Priest, out for revenge against some corrupt NIA Agents, and Clark Kent is on his list.
Lois' mother is in town to help plan the wedding. Lois herself is wearing very un-revealing clothes for a change.
It's nice to see a villain who is both reasonably sympathetic and also powerful enough to pose a threat to Superman!
This is the climax of the Season's mini-Arc concerning corruption within the NIA. The NIA send in their best man [James Read - Charmed ], who also happens to be Jimmy Olsen's father.
The real star of the show is Read's Femme Fatale sidekick, a catsuit-clad oriental babe with the bond-girl name of Sweet Tart [ Una Damon ].
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Lex Luthor has returned from the dead again, and has replaced Lois with a clone. The real Lois has amnesia, and thinks Luthor is her BF Clark!
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They face yet more problems. Lois has amnesia, and has forgotten about her relationship with Clark. Her doctor takes advantage of this ...
Also, Superman has to save Perry from a hitman hired by former Intergang members.
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