Sep. 12, 1993
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - 02x13 The Phoenix

2x13 The Phoenix

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First Aired: Feb. 12, 1995 on ABC
Summary: 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"".

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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Dr. Gretchen Kelly played by Denise Crosby
Nigel St. John played by Tony Jay
Sheldon Bender played by Barry Livingston
Bobby Bigmouth played by Sal Viscuso
Rollie Vale played by Christian Clemenson
Bomb Squad Leader played by Randy Crowder

Episode Quotes

Lex Luthor: [in disguise] You know, I have something for you. Information about Lex Luthor and the woman who stole his body.
Lois Lane: Who are you?
Lex Luthor: Do you know the story of the phoenix?
Lois Lane: Yes. A sacred bird, reborn. Rising from its own ashes.
Lex Luthor: That's right. When I was a little boy my mother told me that story. And I-I always liked the part where he... came back from the dead.

Lex Luthor: 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 Lane: How is this-?
Lex Luthor: No, don't question a miracle. We're together again. That's all that matters.
Clark Kent: Hi.
Lois Lane: Hi. Oh, God, this is exactly why we shouldn't go out.
Clark Kent: All I said was, "Hi."
Lois Lane: 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 Kent: What did you put in your coffee this morning?
Rollie Vale: In case you hadn't noticed, I'm in prison. What are you gonna do? Charge me with being rude?


  • The title refers to a mythical bird with colorful plumage that lives for 500 to 1,000 years. At the end of it's life, the phoenix builds a nest of twigs which ignites consuming both the bird and the nest and a new phoenix arises from the ashes.
  • This is the first time John Shea appears with the traditional bald head for Lex Luthor. When he was a series regular, Shea was allowed to keep his hair, as his movie star looks were kept to be more of a suitor for Lois Lane. His baldness is explained as a side effect from his resurrection.
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