Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 4 Episode 19

Voice From The Past (3)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Superman goes to revive Lois after freezing her, she tilts her head and opens her mouth all on her own even tho she is unconscious!

    • Goof: When Lex and Leslie see the world through Lois' eyes, she eats a pretzel, but it appears that she must have done so through her forehead, instead of her mouth, given the position of the bagel relative to her sightlines.

  • Quotes

    • Superman: Well, wouldn't your father be proud. His son turned out to be as sick and deranged as he did.
      Lex Luthor Jr.: Thank you.
      Superman: What is it you want, Jr.?
      Lex Luthor Jr.: You, as my employee. You'll help rebuild Lexcorp, take out my enemies, or my garbage, whichever I want. You'll do anything I want, because you're cursed with a flaw I don't have- you can love, and you love her.

    • Clark: (when Lois is forced to leave Clark by Lex Jr.) So you don't love me?
      Lois: (Lex Jr. says 'no" inside her head) No, I don't.
      Lex Luthor Jr.: (only heard by Lois) Good, Lois, very good. I know that was difficult for you, but his pain is as important to me as yours.

    • Leslie Luckabee: (at a press conference revealing he's Lex Jr.) There's a reason Shakespeare wrote 'This above all else: To thine own self be true.' Just hate that Shakespeare guy. He's always right.

    • Leslie Luckabee: I must admit, at first I didn't like her very much. But now I think...
      Lex Luthor Jr.: What?
      Leslie Luckabee: I think I've never felt quite this way about a woman. Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to marriage.
      Lex Luthor Jr.: (furious) Listen to me! (grabs him by the throat) You are a lucky man. You're lucky I found you bussing tables at that cafe, hoping for an acting 'break'. Lucky I educated and trained you. Lucky I handed you the world's most powerful corporation.
      Leslie Luckabee: Fine. Take it easy.
      Lex Luthor Jr.: Let us be clear with one another so the lines of truth and fiction don't blur and cause your luck to change. You pretend to love Lois Lane, I am in love with Lois Lane. You play Lex Luthor Jr., I am Lex Luthor Jr. Never forget that!

    • Lex Luthor Jr. : My last name is Luthor. I have no competition. What I have is power.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Mr. Smith (whom we now know to be the real son of Lex Luthor) listens to music from the operas of Giacomo Puccini in each of the three episodes of this arc. In this episode, the music is "Nessun dorma" from Puccini's "Turandot." Again, the contrast is striking as Mr. Smith/Lex, Jr. writhes in anguish, having just been rejected and devastated by a disgusted Lois Lane, while we hear the tenor in the opera singing about how he will win the love of Turandot (the aria is sung in Italian, of course, but the music still effectively communicates the drama!).

    • Clark refers twice to a police detective named Henderson (the first time, he calls him "Detective" Henderson; the second time, he refers to him as "Inspector" Henderson). This is an obvious allusion to Inspector Henderson of the 1940's radio series and 1950's Adventures of Superman series (the TV actor was Robert Shayne). In the first season of Lois & Clark , Inspector Henderson was played first by Mel Winkler and then by Richard Belzer.