Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 2 Episode 13

The Phoenix

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 1995 on ABC
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Lex is back from the dead by the hands of Dr. Gretchen Kelly, and now he wants to get Lois back and destroy Superman. Clark asks Lois out on a date, but, when she accepts, Perry sends them in a stakeout. Then, Lois and Clark call it the "almost first date".moreless

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  • Lex is back and romance is in the air.

    So finally the important stuff happened. Lex has risen from the dead, it took him half a season to do so and now we have the great villain back. Enough of Lex... now to the really exciting part. Clark finally had the guts to ask Lois out. The date didn't happen of course, every series stalls as long as they can... But the feelings are uncovered now and it's just a matter of time. This may be the most famous couple on fiction and it's just great to watch the relationship develop from the beginning in this series and we are getting to the good part of the story.moreless
Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby

Dr. Gretchen Kelly

Guest Star

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Rollie Vale

Guest Star

Barry Livingston

Barry Livingston

Sheldon Bender

Guest Star

John Shea

John Shea

Lex Luthor

Recurring Role

Tony Jay

Tony Jay

Nigel St. John

Recurring Role

Sal Viscuso

Sal Viscuso

Bobby Bigmouth

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The actor playing the driver of the police car transporting Rollie Vale is the same actor who played the robot robbing a jewelry store in the second season episode "Metallo".

    • Goof: When Lois is filling the champagne glass to overflowing she puts it on the floor and cleans the latter. The champagne glass is still full to the top but when Lois picks it up and gives it to Clark, it's only half full.

    • Attorney Sheldon Bender's yacht is named $ue! "U" with a dollar sign in place of the S. There also seems to be a patch over part of the name, as if they put a panel over the yacht's actual name to adjust it appropriately for the episode.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Perry: (as he searches his office for a second bomb) Lois, stop being paranoid.

    • Lex: (dangling Bender over a put filled with rats) Look Gretchen, the rats have an appetite tonight.
      Gretchen: But will they eat one of their own?

    • Clark: (Lois tries to clean the floor, as Clark comes out of the bedroom) What happened?
      Lois: Oh, I had a muscle. . . a mishap. . . I had a mishap.

    • Clark: Hi.
      Lois: Hi. Oh, God, this is exactly why we shouldn't go out.
      Clark: All I said was hi.
      Lois: Yes, I know, and a dozen thoughts went through my mind: You know, how's my makeup? Do I smell good? Do I have coffee breath? See, and all that was just with you saying hi. What's gonna happen when you start saying words with more than one syllable?
      Clark: What did they put in your coffee this morning?

    • Bobby Bigmouth: I want you to know how happy I am for you and that that there are a lot of people out there that are really pulling for this to work out.
      Lois: What people?
      Bobby Bigmouth: What, did you think it was a big secret that Clark here has been mooning over you?
      Clark: I wouldn't say mooning exactly...

    • Clark: Why do you suppose someone would kidnap Bender?
      Lois: Can't be for money. Who would pay ransom for a lawyer?

    • Clark: Maybe Sheldon Bender knows something.
      Jimmy: Luthor's attorney? Why Him?
      Clark: Well, its just... God knows everything and attorneys seem to think they're God.

    • Lex: (in disguise) You know, I have something for you. Information about Lex Luthor and the woman who stole his body.
      Lois: Who are you?
      Lex: Do you know the story of the phoenix?
      Lois: Yes. A sacred bird, reborn. Rising from its own ashes.
      Lex: That's right. When I was a little boy my mother told me that story. And I always liked the part where he came back from the dead. It's good to see you again Lois. Did you think I wouldn't come back for you? Yes, look at me. I've lost everything: my fortune, my reputation. Everything but my feeling for you. We must take the miracle of my resurrection as a sign. As a sign that even death can't keep us apart.
      Lois: How is this possible?
      Lex: No, don't question a miracle. We're together again. That's all that matters.

    • Clark: Uh, Lois, I want to ask you something.
      Lois: Ooh, I'm not going to like it, am I?
      Clark: What makes you say that?
      Lois: You've got that tone in your voice. You know, when people are uncomfortable, like when they want to borrow your car, or money, your clothes?
      Clark: Uh, okay, you got me, I wanna borrow your clothes.
      Lois: I bet you'd look real cute in black chiffon.
      Clark: What I wanna say is I...
      Lois: I know what you want, Clark.
      Clark: You do?
      Lois: I know you a lot better than you think. How much do you need?
      Clark: What? No, I don't want money, Lois.
      Lois: Clark, you don't have to be embarrassed. That's what friends are for. Just tell me how much.
      Clark: Lois, I want you to go out with me!
      Lois: What? You're asking me out?
      Clark: Yeah, you know, like on a date.
      Lois: A date? You mean like a real date? Where I take out my good perfume, the one that I got after I saw Love Affair, the good one not the remake, and I put a dab behind my knee, I don't even know why?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Lex: There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy, Mr. Vale.

      Lex is paraphrasing yet another play by Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    • Lex quotes from Shakespeare's play Richard III. This is highly appropriate, since Richard was a misshapen, yet supremely charismatic and powerful man. But unlike Lex, Richard won the woman of his choice, though shortly afterwards he was overthrown in battle by the future King Henry VII.

    • Clark: Turns out Nigel was more than Lex's 'Mr. Belvedere'...

      Mr. Belvedere was an 80s TV show featuring a high class British housekeeper caring for a regular American family.