Lois & Clark – The Source

by Alan Rapp on November 10, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – The Source
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Lois & Clark - The Source

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to Metropolis for another episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Journalism, more than spandex-clad heroics, is the driving force behind “The Source.” Exposing the corruption of a local tech company knowingly shipping out faulty switches backfires for Lois (Teri Hatcher) when the company pressures her source (Peter Scolari) into retracting his statement and then attempts to silence him for good. Facing lawsuits and pressure from The Daily Planet’s board of directors, Perry (Lane Smith) has no choice but to suspend Lois when her whistleblower appears to have been killed, taking any possible evidence to his grave. Scolari is fun as the neurotic Stuart, who manages to have a couple of tricks up his sleeve (such as the safety inspector covertly passing a note to the reporter).

Superman‘s (Dean Cain) heroics come into play twice in the episode. First, he saves both Lois and Stuart from drowning in the first attempt made on the man’s life, and later he prevents disaster from the faulty switches crashing Metropolis’ new subway. Other highlights include the discovery that Stuart faked his own murder in order to go into hiding, Lois going undercover as a copy machine repairman, and a down-in-the-dumps Lois getting a late night pep talk from the Man of Steel. The episode also features a B-story involving Clark’s parents in town and his attempts to lift his father’s (Eddie Jones) spirits after the death of a close friend.

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