Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 4 Episode 15

Lois and Clarks (2)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 1997 on ABC
9.0
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Tempus has banished Clark into a dimensional window, causing the older H.G. Wells to show up with the other-dimension Clark to save the day and save the world from Tempus's evil.

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  • Tempus's Downfall

    9.4
    This is the second and final in this two parter. I actually like part two a little more because it actually had that emotional quality that was slightly lacking in part one.



    This episode in a way is sort of an aligory on loss. It's just great seeing both Lois as well as the alternate Clark at their emotional best going though the motions of the knowledge that someone they know and love may'be gone forever and yet their love for that person never dies, but most of all shows how when someone is lost everything changes. It almost seems so easy that both of them could just move on imediately from Lois falling in love with the alternate Clark and the alternate Clark abandoning his earth to live on the earth Lois lives in as well as have the parients he lost. But both know life can never be as easy as that, that you can never replicate a past that is now gone you can only live in the present your in now and move foward, both are very much aware of this and that's what truely made this episode work.



    And of course you have a good feeling in the end especially for what's going to happen with the Alternate Clark who isn't exactly happy he has to go back to his world where there is no Lois, but from that last look you get from H.G. Wells you get the feeling that he'll bring Clark his Lois.moreless
K Callan

K Callan

Martha Kent

Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Clark Kent/Superman

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher

Lois Lane

Lane Smith

Lane Smith

Perry White

Justin Whalin

Justin Whalin

Jimmy Olsen (seasons 2-4)

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones

Jonathan Kent

Fred Willard

Fred Willard

President Garner

Guest Star

Hamilton Camp

Hamilton Camp

H.G. Wells

Guest Star

Rick Dean

Rick Dean

Dragon

Guest Star

Ben McCain

Ben McCain

the anchor

Recurring Role

Lane Davies

Lane Davies

Tempus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: In the sequence when Lois is dreaming Clark, some of the scenes where he holds her in his arms as they fly are actually from when she turned the alternate Clark into Superman in the episode "Tempus Anyone?".

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Tempus: (to Lois) What do you think this is, a family television show? Only unhappy endings are allowed, here, Lois.

    • Jonathan: And who are you?
      HG Wells: HG Wells.
      Jonathan: The writer? Aren't you dead?
      HG Wells: Well, only some of the time.

    • Tempus: There's only room in town for one time traveler, and you and this contraption are better off in my hands.
      HG Wells: If I refuse?
      Tempus: (points a gun) Go ahead...make my days.

    • HG Wells: The power of the human spirit cannot be confined to one time or place. It's everywhere.
      Tempus: Oh, save the drivel for your over-rated novels.

    • Tempus: Well, I'll be damned. He did it! Does he think that's all it takes to finish me? All that spandex must keep the blood from his brain.

    • Clark: Thanks for giving me a world to come home to.
      Alternate Clark: Thanks for giving me a legend to live up to.

    • Lois: (referring to a nuclear attack) Tempus, don't do it! You still have time, you can escape. You could, you could go to the alternative universe.
      Tempus: Where "Mr. I'm So In Shape" can return me to jail? Thank you, no. Besides, I want to kill billions of people.

    • Superman 2: Lois, is this how it is between the two of you? Working together like this?
      Lois: Yeah.
      Superman 2: Wow.

    • (Lois must leave the alternate Clark/Superman by himself, his Lois disappeared years before.)
      H.G. Wells: The hardest lesson is that love can be so fair to some and so cruel to others, even those who could be Gods.

    • Tempus: (after announcing publicly that Clark and Superman are the same person) In chess, this is where I say 'Check.'
      (all attention is on Superman, but Clark and Lois appear behind him)
      Clark: Uh, Honey, I think the media wants us to comment on Mr Tempus's last remark.
      Lois: Um, we regret that Mr Tempus's mental health has not improved. He's obviously still delusional.
      (the media turns back to Tempus)
      Superman: This is where I would say, 'Checkmate!'

    • HG Wells: I refuse to believe that something so diabolical could be so easy!
      Tempus: Well that's the Protestant in you.

    • Lois: This is not our Clark
      Martha: Well if it's not our Clark, who's Clark is it?

    • Lois: We almost kissed us!

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  • ALLUSIONS (4)

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