Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 3 Episode 4

When Irish Eyes Are Killing

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1995 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Lois tries to convince Clark that his decision to break up is a mistake. Then an old friend of Lois' arrives in Metropolis, and she uses him to try to make Clark jealous. But this friend has plans of his own to use her in a Druidic sacrifice. Clark finally realizes that he can't live without Lois, but will he be too late?moreless

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  • When an old friend of Lois comes to Metropolis, strange kidnappings and thefts are occuring. Could this just be a coincidence or is Patrick, Lois's friend be involved?

    ONE! -- This is one of the lowest ratings I have ever given an episode of Lois & Clark. The show altogether is outstanding, but episodes of this low quality such as this seems terrible compared to an episode with Tempus.

    It turned out that Lois's friend was a criminally insane and power-craving. Patrick kidnapped different people of Metropolis in order to gain the right to wear the Mask of Droid, which too he stole along with the Emerald of Ireland.

    The ending had little action and the action was very poor. If when the Emeralds of Ireland were put together into a certain mask, it was supposed to give the person who wore it special abilities. But the way to use the mask\'s power, a sacrifice was to be made of something they loved. The sacrifice of Lois wasn\'t successful for Patrick, but he still had \"power\" when he wore the mask just as Superman came into the scene. The plot had no meaning and it contradicted itself.moreless
  • Lois is upset that Clark dumped her, for her own good. Meanwhile an old friend comes from Ireland to woo Lois at her vulnerable time. But there are a series of murders that may have something to do with him.moreless


    This episode was formulaic. You could predict what would happen without error. Some of the scenes and dialogue were comically bad. I found a couple of the guest characters annoyingly miscast.

    Lois' beau from the past turned out to be a psychopath. It was obvious from the beginning that this was likely to be the case. As that he collected rare artifacts and happened to be from Ireland, right when suddenly Irish artifacts were disappearing across Metropolis.

    The plot holes were too many. Some of which include the power of the Druid mask. It was supposed to grant awesome magic to whomever performed a blood sacrifice of one's deepest love for it. When the mask was used, it was not only lame looking but also extraordinarily weak as a weapon. It was activated without the appropriate blood scarifice of Lois. I love L & C, but this episode was just awful. I could barely sit through it. It took a lot of will-power to not fastforward. I just wanted to watch every episode so I could follow the storyline arc.

    The ending was also cheesy. The one-liners made me cringe.moreless
Julian Stone

Julian Stone

Patrick Sullivan

Guest Star

Ilana Levine

Ilana Levine

Veronica Kipling

Guest Star

Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown

Star McAdams

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • GOOF: When Superman goes to the museum because he heard a woman yell for help and then Lois shows up. When the guy taking the crown leaves, and the woman in the chair falls over you can see the ceiling fixture fall but when the camera goes beck to Lois and Superman and back to the woman the ceiling fixture falls again.

    • Nitpick: The mask is Irish, which would mean that the emeralds were, too. But how did Claudius end up with them? It's mentioned that the Romans broke pieces up and reused them, but the Romans never went to Ireland, and only controlled a small portion of England and Wales during the reign of the Emperor Claudius.

    • Goof
      Veronica Kipling says that Claudius was the Roman Emperor from 45-54 AD, even though he was the Roman Emperor from 41-54 AD. On other TV websites, it has her saying that it was 41-54 AD, but you can distinctly hear her say 45-54 AD.

    • When Clark is throwing darts with Patrick, he throws the first dart left-handed and the other two right-handed.

    • Goof: At the first auction, Jimmy asks Lois to loan him twenty dollars. She takes a bill out of her purse and hands it to Jimmy. The bill that she hands him is actually a $100 bill, but when the cameras change we can see that Jimmy is holding a one dollar bill.

    • Goof: When Lois is out on her date with Patrick, she takes a sip of wine, and then puts the glass on the table. You can see that the glass is only about a third full. However, when the glass slips off the table and Clark uses super-speed to catch it, the glass is now full.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Clark: You know how, because I'm Superman, I've never had a cold or the flu? So I don't know how that feels. Well, all that has changed since I fell in love with you.
      Lois: Are you saying loving me is like being sick?

  • NOTES (1)

    • When initially broadcast in the UK, the title was changed to "I Love You To Death", due to the (then current) trouble with the Irish Republican Army.