The leader of Intergang Bill Church is retired and his son, Bill Church Jr. (Bruce Campbell), takes over. Intergang wants to buy the Daily Planet but fails while at the same time they discover a new type of kryptonite that is red and not green. While trying to convince Perry to sell the newspaper, they try out the new kryptonite on Superman to see what effects has on him. The results show that when Superman is exposed to it, he becomes apathetic and does not care about anything. Intergang takes advantage of this to kidnap Perry while Superman wonders why he is acting that way. Lois sends him to Dr. Friskin (Barbara Bosson), a psychotherapist, to help him out. Dr. Friskin believes that Superman needs vacations because of all the stress he puts on himself but during a session, the red kryptonite that Intergang put in her office is found by Superman and they realize that this is the reason for his behavior. Superman fights the effects the red kryptonite has on him and saves Perry while Church ends up in jail and Daily Planet reveals that he was the leader of Intergang. Lois and Clark take a second chance on dating with Clark promising he will not run off again.