|And the answer is...
Clark Kent / Superman
Hang on, Clark. - It's open!
I'll be out in a minute. You're a little early.
I know. It's just... there's something
I want to talk to you about.
Lois... I have something to tell you... I'm
Lois, have you ever noticed how much I look
like Superman? Well, it's funny you should say that, because...
Hey! Guess what? I'm Superman!
Lois... I've wanted to tell you this for some
time. Before we go any further in our relationship, you have to know
What are you doing?
I uh... uh... I've got something to tell you.
It's not good news, is it.
Well, I don't know. Maybe.
No, it's not. I can tell by your face.
Maybe you'd better sit down.
Oh yeah. This is good news.
You know how you always complain that I run
out on you Just when we're starting to talk about something important?
I recall mentioning it once or twice.
Well, there's a reason for that. And
it has nothing to do with my having a fear of intimacy, or being afraid
of falling in love, or anything like that.
Lois... I might as well say this honestly
and simply... (deep breath) I'm Super- (phone
rings) Maybe you should just answer that.
Who was it?
Huh? Oh, uh... my barber...
Yeah. Confirming my appointment. I've
got to go.
Wait a minute! You were about to tell me something.
Yes. You said Lois, I'm super...
Right, right. I'm ... super late...
for my haircut! (he rises) And I'm sorry, but I can't go to breakfast
But I'll see you at the office and maybe we
can have lunch? Okay?
I gotta go. Bye.
Clark? Is that you? - I know that look.
Someone found out I'm Superman.
Oh my God...
That must be some story.
Uh... you're not actually going to say those
things to C.K...
Nice coat. - Although a flak jacket might
have been a better call.
You only wish.
I think we need to talk.
You read my mind. Or my screen.
Look, I owe you an explanation...
Don't. I can't listen to another stupid story about your barber,
or your doctor, or you just remembered you have a library book due! (exhales,
then) What you owe me is respect. I'm tired of the lies, Clark.
What kind of relationship can we have if you're not honest with me?
I've always been honest with you Lois, except
for one thing. And when I tell you what it is... well, I hope you'll understand.
What is it?
Jimmy! Can't you see we're talking?!
I'm sorry, but there's someone on line one
Take a message, Jimmy.
Okay. But he said you'd want to talk
with him. Something about a dumpster.
I'm sorry. I have to take this.
Wait a minute. A dumpster? You have to take a call about
a dumpster over me?!
You pick that up now...
Lois... I have to.
Oh, looking to buy me something?
Um, I... forgot to get an anniversary present
for my folks. I've gotta get one before the stores close.
Good idea. You better take care of that.
You're not mad?
That once again I'm running off?
Why should I be? Doctor Friskin really helped set me straight
an this. I've come to realize, and accept, that we both have separate
lives. No matter how involved we are, or become, it's perfectly all
right for us to sometimes do things apart.
(Clark dashes off)
You look good in black. Perfect for your skin tones. Perfect
for a funeral, maybe yours. Perfect for robbing a jewelry store.
Lois, I can explain.
I thought I knew you. I thought you were decent and straight-up
and good. I thought you were the last honest man. I thought
you were... you were... I thought you ware Clark Kent... Who are you?
Mom and Dad have been kidnapped.
Mom and Dad have b --
So that's why you ran out this morning. That's why you robbed
the jewelry store...
He threatened to kill them. I had to
rob that store...
Have you called the police? The FBI?
I can't take that chance, Lois.
So, he's letting them go now?
I don't think so.
I think he wants more.
Clark, I'm so sorry.... I'll do anything I can to help...
Thank you, Lois.
Same nose, same chin, same glasses. Where
were you last night from, say, nine o'clock on?
He was with me.
Sergeant, you _know_ us. Do you really
think I'd commit a burglary? Do you really think Lois would lie about it?
No. No, I don't. But you've got a double
out there somewhere, Kent.
You wait here.
When pigs fly.
Bring the body. Your new assignment
is to kill Lois Lane.
That was him... Jace... wasn't it?
Lois, don't --
What'd he say to you? - What did he say, Clark?
He wants you dead... in thirty minutes...
or he's going to kill my parents.
It's Nigel... we got too close.
I want you to get out of town. Get on a plane,
No... I have an idea...
Lois - -
Find Superman and have him meet me at my apartment.
Everything's going to be all right.
Like cryogenics... people who fall in frozen lakes but get revived?
You freeze me with your breath, fast -- I've seen you do it a hundred times
-- then it looks like I'm dead, you bring the body and --
Lois, do you have any idea how dangerous that
is? There could be arterial ruptures, permanent brain damage... you
Yes. I could die. But Clark's parents _will_ die unless
we help. - Please, Superman. You haven't seen him... (crying)
... you don't know what he's going through. - He needs me and I've never
needed you more than right now - you can't turn me down - you can't.
If anything happens, tell Clark I love him.
He knows, but I will. Close your eyes.
The way you -- you touched --
Close your eyes.
Oh, no... Lois...
Lois, come back, you come back to me... -
You come back now! Do you hear me, Lois, don't go! Don't go!
You are not dying an me, you are not giving
up, now breathe! You breathe, dammit!
That's right, that's it... Oh, my God...
You were calling... I heard you calling...
Lois, I've been thinking...
I've been thinking about how when something
bad happens, it makes you realize that most of what you spend your days
worrying about doesn't matter at all... - Almost losing you the way I did,
I... I feel ashamed.
I kept pushing you away, even when I promised
I'd stop. And if you'd died not knowing how much I love you, I'd've
never forgiven myself. Because you are the most beautiful, unique soul
I've ever come across.
starts to thunder and lightning) Oh, come
on, give me a break here...
Do you want to go back?
If the Earth opened up at my feet, I wouldn't
move till I'd finished saying this.
will you marry me?
TO BE CONTINUED