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The Phoenix

Clark finally finds the courage to ask Lois out on a date which she accepts after thinking about it for a while. But their plans are ruined when Dr. Gretchen Kelly (Denise Crosby) brings Lex Luthor (John Shea) back to life. Lex is determined to get his fortune and Lois back and kill Superman and works with Gretchen and his old servant Nigel (Tony Jay) to achieve it. When he learns that Rollie Vale (Christian Clemenson) (who is in prison following the events on the episode Metallo) has kryptonite in his possession, he visits him in prison and makes a deal with him; his freedom and money in exchange for the kryptonite. Lex manages to break Vale out and he also kidnaps Lois to force her come back to him. Back at Lex's hideout, Lex gives the kryptonite to Nigel to keep it safe, but Nigel betrays Lex by stealing it and shooting a bolt at him before escaping. Gretchen is accidentally killed during a scuffle and an argument with Lex after she pushes Lois into a rat pit. Superman arrives to save Lois and when Lex realizes that he will be led to jail, he tries to kill himself like he did the last time. This time though, Superman stops him and he ends up behind the bars while Lois and Clark try to reschedule their first date.

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