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Lois & Clark:
The New Adventures of Superman
Season 2, Episode 14
Air date February 19, 1995
Written by John McNamara
Directed by Randall Zisk
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When investigative journalist and Intergang assassin Diana Stride discovers Superman's secret identity and kisses him while wearing kryptonite lipstick, Superman is rushed to hospital, leaving Jonathan and Martha to come up with a means of preserving their son's double life.


TV personality Diana Stride may be growing into her older years, but that doesn't stop her from being the hottest and sexiest news reporter in Metropolis. She makes a living exposing secrets - and killing people for Intergang. This time, she's after Superman and his secret identity. She first attempts to pretend that someone is trying to kill her to be saved by Superman. When he saves her she flirts with him and rubs his neck, while actually embedding a tracking device on him. Once he finds out about her plan, he burns the tracker with his heat vision. Later that night, Diana's old intergang boss tells her that her former partner is going to expose her. She then attempts to kill him, but then finds out that Superman is protecting him. She then decides she must kill him. She invites him to dinner at her house, at which she plans to seduce him. She has the lights dimmed, romantic music playing, candles, and wears a tight and sexy black dress. He tells her that he knows about her trying to expose him, and she begins pretending to cry, while actually putting on kryptonite lipstick. She kisses him and he leaves her apartment in pain.

The next day, she goes to his apartment and sees him changing into his Superman suit before going to the hospital, but then realizes that her cameraman, Rolf, forgot to put batteries in the camera, therefore, they didn't get the evidence on tape. After Lois takes Superman to the hospital, Diana and Rolf find the section in his closet where he hides his suits and film it.

Superman is cured from the kryptonite and then uses his mothers projector to create a fake hologram of Superman during a press conference, and fools the citizens of Metropolis. His identity was safe once more. Superman then turns Diana in to the cops, and the episode ends with Clark and Lois going up to the office to finish a chess match they started at the beginning of the episode, and Lois asks him if he has ever considered contacts.


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