Perry and Jimmy get car-jacked by Bonnie and Clyde (Amy Hathaway and Joseph Gian) and they all believe that the people who did it were just impersonating the two robbers. When John Dillinger (Robert Clohessy) and Al Capone(William Devane) also appear in Metropolis, things get even more weird and Lois and Clark discover that a scientist named Professor Emil Hamilton (John Pleshette) cloned the criminals because he believed he could alter people's personalities. Hamilton is not able to control the criminals anymore, who try to take over Metropolis, and Capone also forces him to recreate his old gang. Lois and Clark go to a club to find out more about the criminals and during a confrontation there, Clyde shoots Clark who has to fake his death so his Superman identity will not revealed. While everyone mourns the loss of Clark, Clark does not know what to do until he reads Hamilton's research and uses it as an excuse to explain how he is alive again. The criminals attack Daily Planet but Superman gets there in time and stops them while the police arrests them. Clark's return makes everyone happy especially Lois who on their way home she decides to express Clark her real feelings about him only to realize that while she was talking Clark fell asleep and did not hear anything of what she had said.