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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 2 Episode 1

Madame Ex

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 18, 1994 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Luthor's ex-wife, Arianna, comes to Metropolis and, using plastic surgery on another woman, 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 had already been married before he tried to marry her. Arianna attempts to kill Superman, because she believes he is responsible for Lex Luthor's death, as well as Lois.moreless

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  • The premiere of the second season or an episode about a fake Lois, an EX-Bride, a case of hypnosis, & a frozen Lex.

    The episode starts out as do most with Superman saving someone, but this time people don't applaud they criticize him on how he can do whatever he wants because he has superpowers. Later you see a doctor unwrapping bandages on someone’s face, but the face is Lois’!!! This imposter runs around the city anti-Superman and ruining the real Lois life. Until at the end when fake Lois sets up Lois so it looks like she killed superman. Then we find out who was really behind it Arianna Luthor the Daily Planet Psychiatrist!!!Also that she has been putting subliminal messages in her column and hypnotizing the people of Metropolis to hate Superman. Now that this all fixed and everyone is in jail we can now relax and have a happy ending.

    I thought this was an overall good episode for the premiere of the second season, but I think they could have done better with all the great episodes they had in the first season. I give this episode a 4/5. (****/*****)moreless
Tony Blake

Tony Blake


Guest Star

Emma Samms

Emma Samms

Arianna Carlin

Guest Star

Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby

Dr. Gretchen Kelly

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When Superman flies home, as he's coming up behind his father painting the barn, you can see the imprint of the wires brushing against his cape. You can also see the clips on the harness at his hips under his cape for a brief instant.

    • Nitpick: After the TV stunt, Arianna yells at the clone for using her left hand to push back her hair. Lois Lane is supposedly right handed. In that same episode, right after Clark says, "He got tired" she pushed back her hair with her LEFT HAND. She does the same thing throughout season 1 too. Obviously the fact that Lois is right handed doesn't mean that she automatically uses it for every trivial habit.

    • When Lois walks into the Planet the day after her double impersonates her, the newspaper she uses to cover up the advertisement for Dr. Carlin's column has her article about the fruit fly spraying from "Pheromone, My Lovely".

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lois: So, when do we start blaming my parents for everything?
      Dr Carlin: Maybe later.

    • Lois: (seeing her double for the first time) Wow, you look great. A little heavy on the eye liner, I think.
      Lois Double: Sorry, but you're a little bit plain for me.
      Lois: 'Plain'?! Sure beats whatever shopping channel told you that was a good look.
      Lois Double: Hey, you gotta act like a prissy, glorified typist, you gotta dress the part.
      Lois: Well, my hair has more bounce than this cheap wig. (she tries to pull it off, but it's real hair)

    • Lois: But, my reporter's instinct says something's up. What does your instinct say?
      Clark: My instincts say, never argue with a woman who's just been behind bars.

    • Lois: You still think I'm crazy?
      Clark: I think you're brilliant. But there is a fine line between brilliance and lunacy.

    • Jimmy: I found this book she wrote on subliminal advertising. Thought maybe I could get her to autograph it for my Mom's birthday.
      Perry: Whatever happened to candy or flowers?
      Jimmy: My Mom's overweight and she's got allergies.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Madame Ex
      The title of this episode is a play on Madame X , French playwright Alexandre Bisson's 1908 courtroom melodrama which has been filmed for theatrical movies and TV many times over its century.