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

Clark Kent: [seeing Lois attempting to clean up a spill] What happened?
Lois Lane: Oh, I had a muscle - a mishap. I had a mishap.
Lois Lane: I'll take Bender, you take the bomb squad.
Clark Kent: You take Bender, I'll take the bomb squad.
Jimmy Olsen: You know, I think that's the first time I've ever heard them agree on anything.
Perry White: Yeah, well, a budding romance will do that for you.
Jimmy Olsen: How did you know that?
Perry White: Jimmy, I did not become editor of a major newspaper because I can yodel.


  • 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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