Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 4 Episode 13

Sex, Lies and Videotape

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 1997 on ABC

Episode Recap

Randy Goode, philanthropist and owner of a tabloid, is jealous when Superman wins the International Peace Prize, and he vows to ruin Superman's reputation. He sends Samantha, a reporter to find incriminating dirt on Superman and when she sees that he and Lois get awfully close during an interview, she decides to investigate further. She snaps pictures of Lois and 'Superman' kissing in a hotel room. The film is ruined, but she fakes the photo and prints the story anyway, resulting in a huge media scandal.

Two Middle Eastern countries are primed for nuclear war, and Superman is mediating their peace talks. The media scandal discredits Superman and the warring countries decide to stop the peace talks because they don't trust his advise anymore. When the peace talks fail, Clark decides that the only way to regain the world's trust is to tell the world that Clark Kent is Superman.

Lois, with Jimmy's help, tracks down the photo lab that faked the photo and connects Mr. Goode to the lab, but she is kidnapped in the process. Clark is about to make his announcement at a press conference when he learns that Lois is in trouble so he goes to rescue her. Mr. Goode has the Middle Eastern heads of state in his office, which he plans to blow up while Superman is rescuing Lois. Superman saves Lois, then uses a piece of mirror to destroy the satellite that is sending a signal to blow up the heads of state.

Lois and Superman fly back to Metropolis and have Mr. Goode and Samantha arrested, and Superman announces that the photograph was a fake. Lois and Clark have a nice weekend getaway and decide to be more careful in the future.

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