Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 1 Episode 16

The Ides of Metropolis

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 06, 1994 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Lois helps an innocent man who was convicted murderer by allowing him to stay at her house. He is the only one with the cure for a destructive new computer virus that menaces Metropolis. Jonathan, worried that Martha might be having an affair, comes to Clark's apartment for a visit.moreless

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Todd Susman

Todd Susman

Eugene Laderman

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Jennifer Savidge

Jennifer Savidge

Lena Harrison

Guest Star

Melanie Mayron

Melanie Mayron

Detective Betty Reed

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Tony Jay

Tony Jay


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: Lex's mentions that his penthouse is on the 110th floor of his office building, about 1,500 feet above a busy street.

    • The painting of Martha in the nude, by the young artist, is never explained. In an earlier draft of the episode Clark asks Martha about the painting and she said that she was going to give it to Jonathan as an anniversary gift but now would probably give him a set of socket wrenches instead. This scene was edited from the final cut.

    • Goof: In the episode when Lois and Clark are talking to the supposed killer, he is on the computer and doesn't have his glasses on, then they cut to Lois and Clark, then back to him and he has them back on again.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lois: You know, I have a funny feeling that you didn't tell me your biggest secret.
      Clark: Well, just to put your little mind at ease, Lois... you're right.

    • Clark: Well, go ahead, I'm waiting.
      Lois: For what?
      Clark: The morality play. The, 'You should have trusted me and my infallible reporter's instinct' lecture.
      Lois: Clark, you don't need me to remind you of your shortcomings. Would have thought by now they'd be obvious.

    • Lois: Tell me the biggest secret you have.
      Clark: What?!
      Lois: Tell me the biggest secret you have! Something you'd never reveal to another soul.
      Clark: Why?
      Lois: 'Cause I'm about to reveal the biggest one I have and I need blackmail material.

    • Perry: Is there something the two of you want to tell me?
      Lois: No, not really, Chief.
      Perry: Huh. Well... good. You sure now? Nothing you want to get off your chest, uh, chests?
      Lois: We'd like to tell you, Chief, but we can't. It's better this way.
      Clark: Better off not knowing.
      Perry: Well, I think it's a little late for that... I know.
      Lois: You know?
      Clark: What exactly do you know?
      Perry: You know... about... him. Where he is.
      Clark: Oh. You do know.
      Lois: How do you know?
      Perry: It's better you don't know. 'Course, I don't know officially. But, let's face it. If a man in my position didn't know, unofficially, then, well, he wouldn't be a man in my position.
      Lois: So, now that you know, unofficially, are you going to tell anyone else that you, you know, know?
      Perry: No. I just wanted you to know.
      Clark: Thank you, sir. I feel much better knowing that you know.
      Lois: Me, too.
      Perry: There is something I'd like you know, though.
      Lois: What's that?
      Perry: The minute you step outside that door, I no longer know. And I don't want to know anything else worth knowing... in the future.

  • NOTES (0)


    • The title
      In 1991 there was a computer virus associated with on the Ides of March (March 15) called Michelangelo. The Ides of March is also the date of the assassination of the Roman dictator Julius Caesar. Harrison's passwood, "Et tu, Brute" are Caesar's supposed last words, meaning, "You as well, Brutus?" Brutus, one of Caesar's closest friends, was also one of his assassins.

    • Lois alludes to the old cop show Dragnet at the end of the episode when she tells Clark to follow what is in people's hearts and not just the facts ma'am.