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#216 : Léon la chance

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Un trafiquant de drogue, Raoul Broges, est mort et Jimmy, qui était le dernier à l'avoir vu, est soupçonné de meurtre. Mais en réalité, le meurtrier est Léon la Chance qui est associé avec InterGang qui souhaite  utiliser Superman pour voler un camion qui transporte des têtes nucléaires mais il devra d'abord utiliser Loïs.

Loïs et Clark ont leur premier rendez-vous mais quand Clark ramène Loïs, elle panique et elle referme la porte au nez de Clark. Le lendemain, Loïs demande à Perry si elle peut changer de partenaire et Perry est très inquiet de ce changement. Elle lui explique ses problèmes et Mayson arrive au même moment. Elle propose à Clark de déjeuner avec elle où elle lui avoue ses sentiments.

Pendant ce temps, Loïs rencontre des hommes déguisés en militaires et elle appelle Superman pour qu'il vienne au secours d'un camion. Superman stoppe le déjeuner et sauve le camion. Mais il apporte les têtes nuclaires aux criminels sans le savoir.

Jimmy, Loïs et Clark vont dans le local de Léon la chance mais une bombe doit éclater, Superman tente de la désamorcer mais Loïs, paniquée en ne voyant pas Clark avec eux, retourne dans le hangar pour le retrouver. Superman arrive enfin à lancer la bombe dans l'espace.


Ils se rendent ensuite au bureau de Mayson pour faire leur déposition et, en chemin, ils s'embrassent enfin dans la rue.


Mayson, lassée de les attendre, sort de son bureau et va à sa voiture, qui explose.

Superman n'arrivera malheureusement pas à temps et elle meurt dans ses bras, en apprenant la véritable identité de Clark.

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Lucky Leon

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                          _LOIS & CLARK_

                          "_Lucky Leon_"

                              _CAST_


CLARK KENT/SUPERMAN

LOIS LANE

PERRY WHITE

JIMMY OLSEN

MAYSON DRAKE

LUCKY LEON

GREGOR

MR. DARRYL            

RAUL BORGES

COMMANDER

SOLDIER

TV ANNOUNCER

GENERAL JASON JACKSON       

POLICE DETECTIVE


                            LOCATIONS


_INTERIORS_:                                         _EXTERIORS_:

Daily Planet                                         Metropolis Streets
    Bullpen
    Perry's Office                                   Park Road   *

Clark's Apartment                                    Route 128

Lois's Apartment                                     *

Lucky Leon's Office                                  Mara's Cafe

Borges's Den                                         Sky

Fouquet Restaurant

Airport Hanger

*

Abandoned Factory




                             _TEASER_


       FADE IN:

   1   INT. FURNISHED DEN - NIGHT 1                                              1  

       RAUL BORGES, 47, stands by his desk as JIMMY finishes
       unpacking a cheesy TV product like the ones from Ronco or
       Popeil.  This one is a pencil sharpener/radio/ stapler/clock
       and more!  It's called "The Desk Friend".  Jimmy wears a                   (X)
       grey khaki delivery shirt with his name embroidered on it
       and a patch that says "Desk Friend Systems".  He points to                 (X)
       a delivery order on his clipboard.

                                            JIMMY
                          Just sign where it says 'Raul
                          Borges'.

       Borges takes the pen Jimmy as Jimmy starts to babble.

                                            JIMMY (CONT'D)
                          You know, I'm sorry I got here so
                          late, but you know how it is,
                          working two jobs.  The first one
                          goes later than you thought, so the
                          second one's always a scramble.  I
                          wouldn't be doing it if I didn't
                          need the money, but you gotta do
                          what you gotta do, right?

                                            BORGES
                                 (couldn't care less)
                          Is there something else?

                                            JIMMY
                                 (beat)
                          I guess not.

       Jimmy leaves.  Borges checks his watch and quickly opens a
       sleek leather attache case and reveals a portable, secure
       phone.  He checks his watch again and a moment later, the
       phone chirps.  Borges speaks with a South American accent.

                                            BORGES
                                 (into phone)
                          Borges
                                 (listens)
                          Good.  When can I expect delivery?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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   1   CONTINUED:                                                                1  

       CAMERA PUSHES IN past Borges and into the radio dial on The
       Desk Friend.                                                               (X)

       CUT TO:


   2   CLOSE ON - TV MONITOR                                                     2  

       The picture on the monitor is from INSIDE The Desk Friend.                 (X)
       We are looking through the radio dial face _at_ Borges as he
       continues to speak on his secure phone.


   3   INT. LUCKY LEON'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS                                     3  

       (NOTE: INTERCUT WITH PREVIOUS SCENE AS NEEDED)

       LUCKY LEON, a large, bearish man, watches a bank of TV
       monitors built into the wall above a bar; they all show the
       view of Borges.  VCR decks tape everything.  Lucky Leon's
       right hand man, GREGOR, watches with him.

                                            BORGES
                                 (on the TV monitors)
                          One p.m.?  Fine.  I've decided
                          we'll take Route 128 to 15.  Don't
                          worry, I stand to make a lot of
                          money off this shipment; no one's
                          going to know.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                                 (smiles; Russian accent)
                          Except for us. And now we've got                        (X)
                          all we _need_ to know.                                  (X)

                                            BORGES
                                 (into phone)
                          All right.  Adios, amigo.

       He hangs up the phone.  As he does, a little SQUEAK pops
       from The Desk Friend. Instantly, Borges is suspicious.                     (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          What was that?

                                            GREGOR
                          A short?

       Borges pulls The Desk Friend close and squints at it; his                  (X)
       face fills the TV monitors.  He opens the back, ignoring the
       warning: "Danger.  Factory Repair Only.  Do Not open."
       Inside he finds a miniature TV CAMERA and MICROPHONE.
       Gregor looks at Lucky Leon, who nods.  Gregor pushes a red
       button on a control console below the TV's.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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   3   CONTINUED:                                                                3  

       A TINY DART shoots out of the pencil sharpener hole on top
       of The Desk Friend and hits Borges in the neck, killing him                (X)
       instantly.  He slumps to the desk top.  A tiny thread reels
       the dart back into the hole where it disappears.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Adios yourself, Mr. Borges.

                                                                  CUT TO:


   4   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - DAY #2                                        4  

       CLARK stands next to LOIS's desk; she's oh too casually
       studying the calendar in her personal organizer.

                                            LOIS
                          Look, um, Clark, since one of my                        (X)
                          New Year's resolutions _was_ to be
                          more decisive, why don't we just
                          pick a day for our date and do it?                      (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Fine.  How 'bout Thursday?

       Clark splits a cinnamon donut and gives her half.  They both
       continue to eat their halves through the rest of the scene.

                                            LOIS
                          Oh.  Sorry.  'National organization
                          of Women Journalists' meeting.                          (X)
                          How 'bout Wednesday?

                                            CLARK
                          Uh-uh.  There's a speech I want to
                          hear at the Society of
                          Micro-Entomologists.
                                 (defensive; off Lois's
                                  disbelieving look)
                          It's a hobby.

                                            LOIS
                          Bugs?  And I thought I made _you_
                          crazy.

                                            CLARK
                          Hey, how about tonight?!

                                            LOIS
                          _Not_.  I have my Tae Kwan Do exam
                          for my brown belt.

       Clark looks disappointed.  Jimmy walks up, dressed in his
       usual clothes.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
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   4   CONTINUED:                                                                4  

                                            JIMMY
                          Hmm, am I sensing a problem here?                       (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Nothing that Jimmy Carter can't
                          negotiate.

                                            JIMMY
                          Good, 'cause I just wanted to warn
                          you that --

                                            PERRY (V.O.)
                          LOIS!  CLARK!  You two better be
                          gone by the time I get out there!

                                            JIMMY
                          -- Perry's looking for you.

       They pop their last pieces of cinnamon donut into their
       mouths as PERRY rolls out of his office waving a half-filled
       box of donuts.

                                            PERRY
                          Who ate my last cinnamon donut?!!!

       Lois and Clark can't answer, their mouths are full.
       Finally...

                                            LOIS
                          I think it was Karl, in Travel.

                                            PERRY
                          How convenient.  He just left for
                          Bolivia.

                                            POLICE DETECTIVE (V.O.)
                          James Bartholomew Olsen?

       Everyone turns to see a plain clothes POLICE DETECTIVE,
       accompanied by TWO UNIFORMED COPS.

                                            JIMMY
                          Yes?

                                            POLICE DETECTIVE
                          You're under arrest for murder.

       And on everyone's stunned surprise, we...

                                                                  FADE OUT.

                                     _END OF TEASE_


                            --page break--
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                                        ACT ONE
       FADE IN:


   5   INT. PERRY'S OFFICE - DAY                                                 5  

       A worried Perry sits at his desk. Across from him is MAYSON
       DRAKE. Lois and Clark lean against some furniture. Mayson
       checks the notes she's written in a small pad.

                                            MAYSON
                          At nine-seventeen, Jimmy was let                        (X)
                          into the house to deliver a Desk
                          Friend to Mr. Borges and fifteen                        (X)
                          minutes later the housekeeper found
                          Borges dead.  Jimmy was the last
                          one to see him alive.

                                            LOIS
                          But that's not proof of anything!

                                            MAYSON
                          This morning bail was set at one
                          hundred and fifty thousand.

                                            CLARK
                          Jimmy doesn't have that kind of
                          money, even if he only needs ten
                          percent to make bail!

                                            LOIS
                          Chief --!

                                            PERRY
                          Hold your horses, Lois, I'm already
                          across that stream. I had a
                          messenger take over a personal
                          check of mine to Scooter Haines...

                                            CLARK
                          The bail bondsman?

                                            PERRY
                          He prefers to be called a 'freedom
                          facilitator'.  Jimmy should be out
                          before you can say 'false arrest'.

       Mayson doesn't flinch from Perry's stare, but she does stand
       abruptly.  She's miffed.

                                            MAYSON
                          I don't mean to be rude but I've
                          got to run; I've got another big
                          case I'm working on.  Just tell
                          Jimmy he's _still_ a suspect.

       Perry stands as Mayson leaves.  Lois and Clark follow.


                            --page break--
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   6   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - CONTINUOUS                                    6  

       Mayson heads for the elevator.

                                            MAYSON
                          Oh, and Clark, I was wondering: are
                          you free tonight?  I've got some
                          tickets to a play..

                                            CLARK
                          Um.  Well.  That's --

                                            LOIS
                          -- such an unfortunate case of bad
                          timing.  You see, Clark's busy
                          tonight; he and _I_ have plans.

       Mayson looks at Lois, then Clark, then back to Lois.

                                            MAYSON
                          Maybe another time then.

       Then she's gone.  Clark looks at Lois.

                                            CLARK
                          Plans?

       A second later Perry walks up.                                             (X)

                                            LOIS
                          Chief, I just want you to know that
                          Clark and I will work non-stop
                          until Jimmy's name is cleared one
                          hundred percent.

                                            PERRY
                          Good.  Because I've got fifteen
                          thousand bucks on the line.
                                 (quickly)
                          Not that I'm worried about the
                          money, I'm worried about him.  That
                          boy's become like a son to me.
                                 (beat)
                          But don't tell him I said that.

       And with that he goes into his office and shuts the door.

                                            CLARK
                          Why wouldn't he want us to tell
                          him?

                                            LOIS
                          It's one of those father-son
                          things.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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    6  CONTINUED:                                                                6  

                                            CLARK
                          Oh, really?

                                            LOIS
                          Sure, it's classic.  Men are
                          uncomfortable expressing their
                          emotions directly.  It's just like
                          a father-daughter thing, only when
                          you _do_ talk, you use more sports
                          metaphors.

                                            CLARK
                          That's ridiculous.

       Perry pokes his head out of his office.

                                            PERRY
                          Clark, if Jimmy calls, tell him it
                          may seem like the bottom of the
                          ninth with two outs and two strikes
                          against him, but we're putting on a
                          full court press and we won't stop
                          until it's game, set, match, Olsen!

       Perry beams, then whips back inside his office.

                                            LOIS
                          I rest my case.

       Clark doesn't know what to say.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          Okay, first thing we do is dig up
                          everything there is on Borges --

                                            CLARK
                          Right.  I hate to say this, but
                          maybe we better postpone our date.

                                            JIMMY (V.O.)
                          Hey, don't do that on account of
                          me.

       Lois and Clark spin to see Jimmy emerging from the elevator.

                                            LOIS
                          Jimmy!

                                            CLARK
                          You okay?                                               (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
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    6  CONTINUED:  2                                                             6  

                                            JIMMY
                          I'm fine. I just came back to                           (X)
                          pick up my car so I can go home                         (X)
                          and change.  But, don't let this                        (X)
                          little murder thing get in the way
                          of your date. I don't want that                         (X)
                          on _my_ head.                                           (X)

                                            CLARK
                                 (to Lois)
                          Ball's in your court unless you're
                          going to punt.

       Lois gives him a look.                                                     (X)

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                                 (smiles)
                          I'll pick you up at eight.

                                                                  CUT TO:


   7   EXT. DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                   7  

       Jimmy jumps in his convertible and zips off.                               (X)


  7A   EXT. METROPOLIS STREET - DAY                                             7A  

       Jimmy happily listens to music as he drives home.                          (X)


  7B   EXT. SUBURBAN PARK ROAD - DAY                                            7B  

       Jimmy cuts along the road.  He passes a car pulled off to                  (X)
       the side.  HOLD on the parked car.  We PUSH IN and see that                (X)
       it's Gregor.  He holds a small remote control transmitter                  (X)
       in his hand.  Gregor smiles as he turns a dial on the                      (X)
       transmitter from ZERO to SEVENTY.                                          (X)


  7C   EXT. JIMMY'S CAR - CLOSE ON JIMMY                                        7C  

       As the accelerator depresses by itself and the car leaps                   (X)
       forward.  (Intercut with Gregor as needed.)                                (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          Hey!                                                    (X)

       He works the brakes, but they're gone!  Gregor twists the                  (X)
       dial to ONE HUNDRED AND TEN.  Jimmy dodges around several                  (X)
       cars, frantically beeping his HORN to warn them.                           (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  7C   CONTINUED:                                                               7C  

                                            JIMMY
                          HELP!  I can't stop!  Call the
                          police!  Hel --

                                                                  SMASH CUT TO:


   8   OMITTED                                                                   8  


   9   CLOSEUP - CLARK'S EAR - INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - DAY                   9  

       As his SUPERHEARING picks up Jimmy's cry.  Clark is sitting
       at his desk; he suddenly jumps up.

                                            JIMMY
                          -- elppppp!

                                            CLARK
                          Lois, want a Caffe Mocha?
                                 (before she can reply)
                          Good, I'll be right back.

       Clark darts for the nearest exit.

                                                                  CUT TO:

  10   EXT. SUBURBAN PARK ROAD - DAY                                            10(X)

       Jimmy shoots along the road at breakneck speed.  He flashes                (X)
       past a sign that says "ROAD ENDS - 1/2 MILE."


  11   EXT. THE SKY - DAY                                                       11  

       Superman jets towards Jimmy, leaving a contrail behind him.


 11A   EXT. SUBURBAN PARK ROAD - DAY                                           11A  

       Up AHEAD, a series of SAW HORSES, yellow SAND BARRELS and                  (X)
       SIGNS mark the end of the road.  Jimmy streaks past the                    (X)
       last exit.  He screams in fear.                                            (X)


 11B   CLOSE ON SUPERMAN                                                       11B  

       As he STREAKS down out of the sky, feet first, preparing to                (X)
       land.  He slides right into the passenger seat next to                     (X)
       Jimmy.                                                                     (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          Superman, I can't stop!                                 (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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 11B   CONTINUED:                                                              11B  

                                            SUPERMAN
                          You know, Jimmy, did you ever                           (X)
                          think of trying this?                                   (X)

       Superman casually leans over and turns off the ignition.                   (X)
       Immediately the car slows... but it's still heading towards                (X)
       the barricade.  Jimmy gives a worried glance or two at                     (X)
       Superman, who sits smiling.  At the last second, Superman                  (X)
       sits up enough to give a tiny "PUFF" of breath that acts                   (X)
       like a retro rocket and the car gently taps the barricade                  (X)
       and stops.                                                                 (X)

                                            SUPERMAN
                          See?  simple.                                           (X)

       Jimmy gives a grateful smile.                                              (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:

  12   OMITTED                                                                  12  


  13   CLOSE UP - DAILY PLANET TV MONITOR - DAY                                 13  

       Lucky Leon stars in a frantic commercial; it's as cheesy as
       his products.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                                 (Russian accent)
                          ... but wait!  With each new Desk                       (X)
                          Friend you order, I will throw in                       (X)
                          a Bath Friend absolutely free!

       He holds up a bizarre plastic gadget that has a large hook
       on one end so it can hang from your shower pipe.  He hands
       it to a gratuitously luscious BIKINI BABE who stands in an
       open shower, demonstrating as Lucky Leon narrates.

                                            LUCKY LEON (CONT'D)
                          One hundred percent waterproof, the
                          Bath Friend has built-in radio,                         (X)
                          cellular phone, water temperature
                          gauge, shampoo and conditioner
                          dispensers, fog-free mirror and
                          more!  So... Desk Friend, Bath                          (X)
                          Friend, both yours for only                             (X)
                          fifty-nine ninety-nine!  And _only_
                          at Lucky Leon's!  Your low-price
                          friend!                                                 (X)


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  14   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - CONTINUOUS                                   14  

       Fingers flying, Lois taps furiously at her computer keyboard
       as Clark sits down next to her with two paper cups.

                                            CLARK
                          Here you go.

       Lois nods her thanks as he puts her Caffe Mocha by her
       keyboard.  Clark looks at the Lucky Leon commercial.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                                 (thoughtful)
                          Amazing.

       Lois speaks without taking her eyes off her computer screen.

                                            LOIS
                          Oh, like she's really unfamiliar
                          with the word 'silicone.'

                                            CLARK
                          I'm talking about who thinks up all
                          these things?  Lucky Leon?  They're
                          actually pretty clever.

       Lois gives a final, frustrated tap and slumps back from the
       keyboard.

                                            LOIS
                          Well, when he invents a Research
                          Friend, let me know.                                    (X)

       Clark turns back to the computer.

                                            CLARK
                          Nothing?

                                            LOIS
                          Driver's license, home address,
                          previous address, voter affiliation
                          we got.  But after that Borges
                          drops off the radar.  What we need
                          is a good, old-fashioned --

                                            CLARK
                          -- break.

                                            LOIS
                          Exactly.

       Suddenly, a little icon labeled "E-Mail" blinks in the lower
       right corner of her screen.  Lois notices it, types a few
       keys, and up pops her message.  It reads:  "Lucky Leon.
       Borges.  Secret Shipment.  From One Who Knows."  Lois looks                (X)
       at Clark.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  14   CONTINUED:                                                               14  

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          Weird.  There's no sender's                             (X)
                          address on the E-mail.

                                            CLARK
                          If you were trying to remain                            (X)
                          anonymous, would you tell someone                       (X)
                          where you live?

       Lois stands, and grabs her purse as they move towards the                  (X)
       elevator.

                                            LOIS
                          So, this tip about Lucky Leon is                        (X)
                          either a wild goose chase --

                                            CLARK
                          -- or the real McCoy. I vote                            (X)
                          goose chase.                                            (X)

                                            LOIS
                          Fifty bucks says we'll never make
                          the date.  _Something_ will come
                          up.

       She holds out her hand.

                                            CLARK
                          Like candy from a baby.

       Clark shakes, but something about their physical contact
       makes them both pause.  There's a sexual tingle here.

       Ding! the elevator doors open, revealing Jimmy.

                                            JIMMY
                          Man, you won't believe what just
                          happened!

       Lois guiltily springs apart from Clark.  Flustered, she
       drags Jimmy back into the elevator just as he's about to
       step out.

                                            LOIS
                          Jimmy, just the man we want to talk
                          to!

       And as the doors slide shut on Lois, Clark and a confused
       Jimmy, we...

                                                                  CUT TO:


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  15   INT. LUCKY LEON'S OFFICE - DAY                                           15  

       Now we see the whole office.  It's very large. Bowls piled
       high with fresh fruit are everywhere, as well as various
       gadgets on display. Along the length of one whole wall is a
       real grass putting green/driving range.  Lucky Leon stands,
       head down, club in hand, over a golf ball.  Across from him
       stands a strange looking golf bag.  On it we read "The Golf
       Friend".  There's a knock on the door and Lucky Leon                       (X)
       answers just as he swings.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Come.

       The golf ball rockets into an indoor driving range net a few
       feet away.  A MECHANICAL VOICE issues from The Golf Friend.                (X)

                                            GOLF FRIEND                           (X)
                          Hook.  You're into the woods.  Next
                          time try not to roll your right
                          shoulder across so much.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                                 (to himself in Russian)                          (X)
                          Ya nenavizhu etu glueuyu igru!

       ("I hate this silly game!")  His face brightens as he sees                 (X)
       Gregor enter with an armload of new blue jeans.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Ah!  Did they have Relaxed Fit and
                          Boot Cut?

                                            GREGOR
                          Two dozen each.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Excellent!  How long did you have
                          to stand in line?

                                            GREGOR
                          Four minutes.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Man, I love the U.S.!  How's our
                          little friend Jimmy?

                                            GREGOR
                          Superman got to him before he could
                          crash.

       Lucky Leon smashes another ball into the net.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Too bad.
                                 (theatrical)
                          Anguished over his feelings of
                          guilt, it would've been very tidy
                          for him to commit suicide.

                                            GREGOR
                          I agree.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          I guess it's time to send Lois Lane
                          the message.

                                            GREGOR
                          I've already sent it.

       Lucky Leon hits another ball.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Good.

                                            GOLF FRIEND                           (X)
                          Don't lift your head.

       Lucky Leon growls at The Golf Friend and tees up a ball.                   (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Maybe I should make the voice more
                          friendly.

                                            GREGOR
                          What does it matter?  By tomorrow
                          night, you can forget all about
                          this stupid, boring company and
                          these idiotic gadgets!  In one day
                          we'll make more money than if we
                          sold a _million_ Golf Buddies.
                          We'll be rich!

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Once you start something, it is
                          important to follow through.

       He whacks the ball and it completely misses the net,
       ricochetting off the wall and causing Gregor to duck.

                                            GOLF FRIEND                           (X)
                          Give it up.  Let's get a drink.

       Lucky Leon glares at the Golf Friend for a moment, but then                (X)
       smiles as he looks at Gregor.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            LUCKY LEON
                          And with 900 million dollars, we                        (X)
                          can buy a lot of drinks, eh,
                          Gregor?

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  16   INT. DESK FRIEND SYSTEMS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS - DAY         16           (X)

       Lois, Clark and Jimmy walk down a hallway.                                 (X)

                                            CLARK
                          How long will it take you to talk
                          to your friend Gregor in shipping?

                                            JIMMY
                          Ten, fifteen minutes.

                                            LOIS
                          Fine.  Just remember to be
                          discreet.  If Lucky Leon _was_                          (X)
                          involved with Borges' death,                            (X)
                          someone around here may have                            (X)
                          helped him.                                             (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          No, problem.  Gregor's my main man.
                          This'll be a slam dunk.

                                            LOIS
                          That's basketball, right?

                                            CLARK
                                 (heading off trouble)
                          Come on, Lois.

       Jimmy gives a puzzled look as Clark pulls Lois away.

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  17   INT. LUCKY LEON'S OFFICE - DAY                                           17  

       Lucky Leon is on his phone, writing something on a pad of
       paper, lost in concentration.  We HEAR a KNOCK KNOCK from
       the doorway and Lucky Leon looks up, startled.  He guiltily
       hangs up the phone as Lois and Clark enter.

                                            LOIS
                          Mr. Leon?  We're sorry, but there
                          wasn't any secretary around.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          No problem.  Please, come in.

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       Lucky Leon quickly snatches off the piece of note paper and
       stuffs it in his pocket as he comes out from behind his
       desk.  Both Lois and Clark notice this.

                                            LOIS
                          I'm Lois Lane and this is Clark
                          Kent; we're from --

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          The Daily Planet.  Yes, I recognize
                          your names.

       He plucks a big, juicy orange from a bowl on his desk.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Would you like an orange? They're
                          only sixty-nine cents a pound.
                          Please, take as many as you want!
                          When I was a boy, back in the                           (X)
                          Ukraine, I saw them only on                             (X)
                          holidays; and then I had to share
                          with my sister.

                                            CLARK
                          Um, we'd like to ask you a few
                          questions about a customer of
                          yours... Raul Borges?

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Or how about a banana?  I was
                          twenty-five before I tasted my
                          first one.  Now I'm an addict!

                                            LOIS
                          Mr. Leon...

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Oh, I apologize, but this truly is
                          the land of plenty!

       He gestures towards two pictures of factories on the wall.
       one is old and small; the other large and new.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Five years ago I started in a
                          rundown factory.  Now I have one
                          ten times as large!  However, I'm
                          afraid I don't know your Mr.
                          Borges.  Fortunately, we have a lot
                          of customers.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            LOIS
                          This one is dead.  The police
                          believe he may have been murdered
                          by an employee of yours... Jimmy
                          Olsen.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Have they caught him?

                                            CLARK
                          Yes, but he's out on bail.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          That's what's great about America,
                          innocent til proven guilty. Back
                          where I come from, it's shoot
                          first, search for evidence later.
                                 (broad smile)
                          But about Raul Borges?

                                            CLARK
                          Yes.  We were wondering if he
                          recently ordered a large shipment
                          of Desk Friend products from you?                       (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Quite frankly, I don't know.  But I
                          can find out.  Wait just a moment.
                          Oh, and try the kiwi fruit.
                          Delicious!

       Lucky Leon leaves his office, his golf shoes clacking on the
       floor.  Lois instantly races to the note pad on his desk.
       She grabs a pencil out of Lucky Leon's Desk Friend (the                    (X)
       Deluxe model) and does a quick rubbing of the page.

                                            CLARK
                          Lois...

       The rubbing reads: "Arrive 1:15pm.  Route 128".  She tears
       it off.

                                            LOIS
                          Clark, did you see how guilty he
                          looked when we came in?  The
                          message on my E-mail said 'secret
                          shipment'.  This is it!  This is
                          when it's arriving!  It's probably
                          coke.  Or heroin!

                                            CLARK
                          Or pencil sharpeners.

       She stuffs the paper in her purse.

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                                            LOIS
                          Then why did he stuff it in his
                          pocket so we couldn't see it?

                                            CLARK
                          That doesn't mean --

                                            LUCKY LEON
                                 (re-entering)
                          Miss Lane...

       Lois and Clark both spin guiltily, Lois picking up Lucky                   (X)
       Leon's golf club as she does.  Lucky Leon is frowning, a                   (X)
       page of computer printout filled with customer names and
       orders in his hand.

                                            LUCKY LEON (CONT'D)
                          I see that neither you nor Mister
                          Kent have ever ordered any of my
                          products.

                                            LOIS
                          But I've been meaning to. 'The,                         (X)
                          Gold Friend'; is this new?                              (X)

       Lucky Leon suddenly smiles.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Yes.  It's my latest.  Go ahead,                        (X)
                          take a swing.  I know, they seem                        (X)
                          incredibly tacky, but... they work!

       Lois tees up as Clark watches.                                             (X)

                                            CLARK
                          And you design them all?

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Every last one of them.  I love it.
                          Now, as to Mr. Borges...
                                 (checks computer list)
                          ... he ordered one Desk Friend,                         (X)
                          for thirty-nine ninety five, eight                      (X)
                          days ago.  Not the top of the line,
                          but our best seller.  Paid by                           (X)
                          credit card.  But that's all he's                       (X)
                          ordered, and he hasn't bought from
                          us before.

       Lois winds up and hits the golf ball a mile.                               (X)

                                            GOLF FRIEND                           (X)
                          Hey, who let Greg Norman in here?!                      (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)

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       Clark smiles and Lucky Leon grins.  He gives Clark the                     (X)
       printout.                                                                  (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Here.  You can keep it if you want.

                                            CLARK
                          Thanks.  Sorry to trouble you.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Not a problem.  And if you have any
                          more questions, feel free to call.

       He escorts them to his door.

                                            LOIS
                          We will.

       They leave and Leon triumphantly holds up the note pad.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Americans.  So predictable.

       The Golf Friend chirps again.                                              (X)

                                            GOLF FRIEND                           (X)
                          Time for your next tee off.

       Lucky Leon pushes a button under his desk and the mirror
       behind the bar slides up, revealing the secret bank of TV
       MONITORS and TAPE DECKS.  A moment later the monitors
       flick "on".  A FIGURE appears on the screen.  This is MR.
       DARRYL.                                                                    (X)

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          Progress report.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Lane and Kent just left.  So far
                          they've done just as I predicted.
                          It's all going to work out, trust
                          me.

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          We trust no one.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          You want me to pull the plug?  No
                          problem.  Then you won't get the
                          shipment and you can forget about
                          holding the world hostage!

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                                 (threateningly)
                          No one backs out of an Intergang
                          deal.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Then leave me alone!

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          We don't even know the details of
                          how you're going to do it!

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Simple.  I'm going to get Lois Lane
                          to trick Superman into stealing the
                          shipment for us.

       Lucky Leon smiles as the Shadowy Figure reacts in surprise.

                                                                  FADE OUT.

                                       _END OF ACT ONE_


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                                     _ACT TWO_

       FADE IN:


  18   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - AFTERNOON                                    18  

       Clark and Jimmy, both looking tired and frustrated, follow
       an apologetic Lois out of the elevator.

                                            LOIS
                          All right!  I played a hunch and I
                          was wrong.  There weren't any
                          smugglers out on Route 128 today.
                          I'm sorry.

                                            CLARK
                          Following a hunch for an hour is
                          one thing, but four hours, Lois?
                          All that endless driving back and
                          forth and back and forth.

                                            JIMMY
                          Plus the salsa music.

                                            LOIS
                          It was the only station we could
                          get, okay?

       Perry pokes out of his office like a moray eel.

                                            PERRY
                          Jimmy, where've you been? I've
                          been calling you all day!  For a                        (X)
                          moment there I'd thought you'd gone
                          out of state to, uh... uh, check                        (X)
                          out Graceland or something.  Heh                        (X)
                          heh heh.

       No one else laughs.

                                            JIMMY
                          Don't worry, Chief, your fifteen
                          thousand is safe.

                                            PERRY
                                 (lying)
                          Hell's bells, money's the last
                          thing on my mind.  And you don't
                          need to worry about it, either.
                          I've already spoken to our head
                          legal counsel and the Planet's
                          ready to pick up all your legal
                          bills.  Should you have any.
                                 (quickly)
                          Which I'm sure you won't.
                                            (MORE)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            PERRY (CONT'D)
                          But, uh, why don't you step into my
                          office and I'll give him a jingle
                          and you can meet him. Sound good?

                                            JIMMY
                          Sure.

       Perry gestures for Jimmy to come in and Jimmy gives a quick,
       bemused look at Lois and Clark and goes.

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  19   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - LATER                                        19  

       Lois and Clark pretend to work at Lois's computer as they
       watch Jimmy and Perry through the glass in Perry's door.
       Perry is talking with great animation, but we can't hear
       what he's saying.

                                            LOIS
                          I'd give anything to know what                          (X)
                          they're saying.  It's been half an                      (X)
                          hour since that lawyer left.

       CAMERA ZOOMS in on Clark's ear and for a moment his super
       hearing picks up...

                                            PERRY (O.S.)
                          ... No!  No!  No!  He was the                           (X)
                          _King_.  So the cape with the                           (X)
                          white jumpsuit was kind of a                            (X)
                          _royal_ outfit.                                         (X)

                                            CLARK
                                 (to Lois)
                          'No!  No!  No!  He was the _King_.                      (X)
                          So the cape with the white
                          jumpsuit was kind of a _royal_                          (X)
                          outfit.

                                            LOIS
                          Get out.

                                            CLARK
                          I'm serious.

                                            LOIS
                          You can read his lips from here?
                          And I thought I was good.

       Clark gives an embarrassed smile.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          What else can you do that I don't
                          know about?

                                            CLARK
                                 (grinning)
                          I can order dinner in three hundred
                          and forty seven languages.

                                            LOIS
                          See?  There's the problem right
                          there.

                                            CLARK
                          Whoa, did I just miss a turn
                          somewhere?

                                            LOIS
                          Why can't men ever be direct with
                          their feelings?  Perry's worried
                          about Jimmy, but he talks to him
                          about Elvis.  _You_ want to remind                      (X)
                          me that you haven't forgotten about
                          our date tonight, but you make a
                          joke about ordering dinner instead.
                          Why don't you just say what you
                          feel?  Unless you have something to
                          hide?

                                            CLARK
                          I guess... people... say things
                          sometimes because they're afraid of
                          being direct.

                                            LOIS
                          Why?  What's the worst that could
                          happen?

                                            CLARK
                          I don't know.  Maybe the other
                          person wouldn't like what they
                          hear.  Or you might not meet the
                          other person's expectations.

                                            LOIS
                          Ha!  There's another landmine!

                                            CLARK
                          No one should have to live up to
                          another person's expectations.

                                            LOIS
                          Oh, come on, we do it all the time.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            CLARK
                          For example.

                                            LOIS
                          For example, you aren't going to
                          wear that to dinner tonight, are
                          you?  You're going to go home and
                          change, because we both have
                          expectations about how each other's
                          going to look.  You'll be wearing
                          something elegant, but not too
                          dark.  Like a charcoal suit.  And
                          I'll be wearing something in a
                          deep...

                             LOIS                            CLARK
                   ...violet.                        ... burgundy.

                             LOIS                            CLARK
                      (quickly)                          (quickly)
                  Burgundy?                          Violet.

                                            LOIS
                                 (obsessing)
                          That's what you've always dreamed
                          of seeing me in, burgundy?  I don't
                          own anything in burgundy.  Oh, my
                          God...
                                 (checks her watch; to
                                  herself)                                        (X)
                          I just might make it to
                          Neiman's before they close.

       She's suddenly a blizzard of action, gathering and
       scattering her papers and belongings.

                                            CLARK
                          Lois, you don't have to --

                                            LOIS
                                 (in a rush; already
                                  leaving)
                          Wait!  What time are you picking me
                          up? Eight?  Better make it
                          eight-fifteen.  No, forget it! 
                          That's a bad way to start a date,
                          being late.  Make it seven-forty
                          five.  No, eight!  We'll keep it as
                          we planned, I don't want to seem
                          flaky and keep changing things
                          around.

       She steps into the elevator and waits.  Nothing happens.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)

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                                            CLARK
                          You've got to press the button.

                                            LOIS
                          Oops.  Sorry.  See you later-.

       She pushes a button and Clark gives a little wave as the
       doors begin to slide shut.  Then, just before they close...

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          Were you serious about the
                          burgundy?

       Then they shut and she's gone.  Clark turns to head back to
       his desk, a slightly dazed look on his face.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  20   INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT - NIGHT #2                                        20  

       (NOTE: Some very hip, but affordable, music begins here                    (X)
       and plays over the following four scenes.)

       Clark dashes into his apartment and checks his watch.  Late
       late late.  He SUPERSPEEDS out of sight into the shower and                (X)
       a second later he's out of it, towel wrapped around his
       waist, dripping wet.  Grabbing a new towel, he dries off at                (X)
       SUPERSPEED.  He does it so hard and fast the towel starts                  (X)
       to SMOKE and he has to stop and blow it out.                               (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:

  21   INT. LOIS'S BATHROOM - NIGHT                                             21(X)

       Dressed in a short silk bathrobe, Lois carefully shaves her                (X)
       legs.  She yelps in pain as she nicks herself.  She looks                  (X)
       at a clock.  Oh, boy, gotta move!

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  22   INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT - NIGHT                                           22  

       Wearing a towel, Clark, in a BLUR, lays out various suits,
       shirts, ties and socks a la American Gigolo.  Then, in a
       TORNADO of action, he tries on three different combinations                (X)
       in a matter of seconds.  Finally, he settles on a handsome
       charcoal suit.  He smiles as he finally looks at himself in
       the mirror.  He folds his Superman suit into a blue                        (X)
       handkerchief for a puff of color and tucks it into his
       suit's breast pocket.  There.  Perfect.

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  23   INT. LOIS'S APARTMENT - NIGHT                                            23  

       Dressed in a slinky silk slip, Lois yanks two different                    (X)
       burgundy outfits out of two different shopping bags.                       (X)
       Tissue paper flies everywhere.  She poses in front of her
       mirror in each one.  She smiles as she tries on the                        (X)
       burgandy dress she wore in "The Return of the Prankster."                  (X)
       A second later she frowns.                                                 (X)

                                            LOIS
                          Ooh, I can't wear this.  Jimmy                          (X)
                          wore it!                                                (X)

       Then she mix and matches. Then it's shoes with each one.
       Nothing seems quite right.

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  24   INT. LOIS'S APARTMENT - NIGHT                                            24  

       The doorbell rings.

                                            LOIS (V.O.)
                          I've still got thirty seconds!

       We hear drawers slam, a muffled curse, then the CLACK CLACK
       CLACK of Lois hopping towards the door as she tries to put
       her other shoe on.  All we see is the top of her head as she
       bounces into frame.  Finally, she stops, brushes back her
       hair with her fingers, checks her watch and opens the door,
       revealing Clark.

                                            LOIS (V.O.)
                          Eight o'clock. On the dot.

                                            CLARK
                          Would you like more time?

                                            LOIS
                                 (instantly paranoid)
                          Why, do I need it?!

                                            CLARK
                          No, you look great.

       For the first time we see that Lois is not wearing any of
       her burgundy outfits.  She just has on a simple black dress.

                                            LOIS
                          I know you said burgundy, but I
                          said, 'Hey, why be a slave to
                          expectations?'  Unless of course,
                          you'd like me to change.
                                            (MORE)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          It'll only take a minute and I have
                          some really cute things and you
                          just sit right here and I'll be
                          back before you can say --

                                            CLARK
                                 (firmly)
                          Lois.  It's fine.  I like what
                          you're wearing.  Let's go.

       Clark's smile is so warm and friendly that Lois instantly
       relaxes.

                                            LOIS
                          Okay.  Let me just get my purse.

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  25   INT. FOUQUET'S RESTAURANT - NIGHT                                        25  

       A little bit like Tavern on the Green in New York, with
       potted fichus plants wrapped with tiny white-lights and the
       trunks of a few trees growing right through the restaurant.
       It's cozy and elegant at the same time.  The place is
       thinning out now; it's late.  Clark and Lois sit at a table
       off to one side.  Clark slowly finishes up a
       delicious-looking chocolate dessert.

                                            LOIS
                          ... then my senior year in high
                          school I had a huge fight with my
                          dad and I moved out.

                                            CLARK
                          You never told me that.

       Lois waggles her almost empty wineglass.  She's softly,
       invitingly, hammered.

                                            LOIS
                          In vino veritas.  Anyway, he was
                          always disappointed he never had
                          sons.

                                            CLARK
                          And that's why you became a world
                          famous reporter, to prove he was
                          wrong?

                                            LOIS
                          Maybe.
                                 (re: dessert)
                          Are you going to finish that?

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                                            CLARK
                          So why don't you quit?  Now you can
                          do what you want.

                                            LOIS
                          I found out I liked it.  Did they
                          give you an extra fork with that?

                                            CLARK
                          Here.

       Clark cuts her a piece, puts it on his fork and holds it
       out.  Instead of taking it, Lois just opens her mouth.  It's
       unconsciously intimate and sexy.  Clark gently feeds it to
       her.  Lois's lips slide along the fork like a kiss.

                                            LOIS
                                 (in heaven)
                          Mmmmm, I hate myself.

                                            CLARK
                          Ready for another round?

                                            LOIS
                          Not yet; I need a moment to
                          recover.

       Lois opens her eyes and looks at Clark.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          What about you?

                                            CLARK
                          I'm fine.  It's all yours.

                                            LOIS
                          No, I mean you and your parents.
                          Did you ever have any big fights
                          with them?                                              (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Little ones, but nothing big.  I
                          guess I was your basic goody two
                          shoes.

                                            LOIS
                          The perfect son.

                                            CLARK
                                 (charming smile)
                          It's tough being perfect.  Jimmy
                          still thinks I should wear an
                          earring.

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                                            LOIS
                          Clark Kent.  Rebel without a flaw.

       She waggles her finger towards Clark's dessert and he feeds
       her another piece.  Once more Lois is transported.

                                            CLARK
                          No, when you think about it, the
                          only time people really express
                          themselves is when they're
                          passionate and the polite veneer of
                          society drops away... like when
                          they fight...

                                            LOIS
                          Or make love.

       Lois unthinkingly touches Clark's hand and there's that
       tingle again.  Clark stops, stunned.  Lois blinks, too;
       she's just realized what she's said.  The sexual tension
       grows... and both of them are afraid of it and instantly back
       away.  She suddenly checks her watch.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                                 (quickly)
                          Oh my gosh, it's almost midnight.
                          We better go.

                                            CLARK
                                 (quickly)
                          Yeah.

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  26   INT. HALLWAY OUTSIDE LOIS'S APARTMENT - NIGHT                            26  

       The moment of truth has arrived, and it's had a sobering
       effect on Lois.  She opens her door, steps in and turns to
       Clark.  Neither one knows what to do exactly.  Finally...

                                            LOIS
                          Well...

                                            CLARK
                          Yeah...

                                            LOIS
                          Okay... here goes.  Look, Clark, I
                          had a really nice time tonight.

                                            CLARK
                          So did I .

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                                            LOIS
                          No, I mean a _really_ nice time.
                          Maybe the best time I ever had.  It
                          wasn't the funniest.  Or the
                          wildest. or the --

                                            CLARK
                          Don't knock yourself out, Lois.

                                            LOIS
                                 (without missing a beat)
                          But everything seemed to just...
                          'work'.  I really liked it.  That's
                          why I can never see you again.

       And Wham!, she shuts the door in his face.  For a moment,
       Clark is dumbfounded.  Then...

                                            CLARK
                          Lois?

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                                    _END OF ACT TWO_


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  27   INT. PERRY'S OFFICE - DAY #3                                             27  

       Perry is hunched over his desk, editing some copy.  His door
       SLAMS! shut and he jumps in his seat.  Looking up, he sees
       Lois practically vibrating in front of him.

                                            LOIS
                          I need a new partner!

                                            PERRY
                          I knew it!  One bad date and my
                          whole newsroom is destroyed! 
                          Please, shoot me now and send me to
                          Elvis!

                                            LOIS
                          Perry --

                                            PERRY
                          No, Lois, don't say it.  I stood on
                          the sideline because I was hoping
                          against hope that Mother Nature was
                          going to smile kindly on you two,
                          that the Blue Bird of Happiness
                          would land on your shoulders, that
                          four leaf clovers would spring up
                          wherever you walked... but all the
                          time my stomach was singing a
                          different aria.

                                            LOIS
                          Perry --

                                            PERRY
                                 (barging on; taps his
                                  head)
                          Why anyone with half a hemisphere
                          could see that you two are fire and
                          gasoline, TNT and matches, a bottle
                          of nitro falling right towards that
                          great big pavement of --

                                            LOIS
                                 (practically screaming)
                          PER-RY!

       Perry is stunned into silence.

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                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                                 (recovering)
                          Thank you.  The problem is, we
                          didn't have a bad date, we had a
                          _great_ date.  Now I'm completely
                          panicked.  What do I do next?

       Perry opens his arms wide as a paternal look of concern
       envelopes his face.

                                            PERRY
                          Oh, darlin' ...

       And as Lois goes for the hug, we...

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  28   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - DAY                                          28  

       Clark glances up from his desk where he has been studiously
       rearranging his paperclips as Lois exits Perry's office, an
       uncertain look on her face.  A large package sits on Lois's                (X)
       desk and another one on Clark's.                                           (X)

                                            CLARK
                          That came while you were in with                        (X)
                          Perry.                                                  (X)

                                            LOIS
                          Thanks.                                                 (X)

       Lois and Clark make a big point of being engrossed in                      (X)
       opening their packages.  Lois pulls out a pink Bath Friend                 (X)
       and Clark removes a Desk Friend.  They're completely ugly.                 (X)
       Lois reads the note that came with hers.

                                            LOIS
                          'I thought I'd save you the trouble
                          of ordering.  Enjoy. Lucky Leon.'

       Clark barely notices his Desk Friend.                                      (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Lois, about last night.

                                            LOIS
                                 (eyeing the Desk
                                  Friend)                                         (X)
                          You know, they're kind of
                          attractive in a hideous sort of
                          way.

                                            CLARK
                          I'm a bit confused.

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                                            LOIS
                          A stapler.  A radio.  A pencil
                          sharpener.  That's pretty
                          convenient.

                                            CLARK
                          Did I do something wrong?  If I
                          did, I apologize.

                                            LOIS
                          And that imitation wood grain, this
                          must be the deluxe model.

                                            CLARK
                          Lois, nobody's asking you to make a
                          lifetime commitment or anything.
                          So there's no pressure, okay?

                                            LOIS
                          Oh, and look, batteries are
                          included.

                                            CLARK
                          You wanna trade?

                                            LOIS
                          No, that's okay.  I love mine.

       Clark will do anything to get Lois to speak to him directly.

                                            CLARK
                          No, I insist.  I've been looking
                          for something like this for my
                          shower.

       Clark picks up the Bath Friend as Lois reaches for it.                     (X)
       Their hands touch and they react; some barrier has been
       broken.

                                            LOIS
                          Clark.  Last night...

                                            CLARK
                          Yes?

                                            LOIS
                          I just want to say...

                                            MAYSON (V.O.)
                          Stop the presses.

       Lois and Clark guiltily spin to see Mayson approaching.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            MAYSON
                          I've always wanted to say that in a
                          newsroom.

                                            LOIS
                          Nobody ever really says that, you
                          know.  That's just on television.

                                            MAYSON
                          Sure, but it still felt good.

                                            LOIS
                          So, what's the deal with Jimmy?

                                            MAYSON
                          The Judge wants to revoke bail and
                          bring him in.  He thinks he's a
                          flight risk after his car                               (X)
                          escapade.                                               (X)

                                            CLARK
                          That was an accident!

                                            MAYSON
                          I got him twenty-four more hours,
                          but that's it.  In the meantime,
                          I've been doing some more digging.
                          I called a friend of mine in DC;
                          he's going to phone me back when he
                          finishes his background check on
                          Borges and Lucky Leon.

                                                                                  (X)

                                            LOIS
                          And you came all the way over here
                          to tell us this in person?

                                            MAYSON
                          Actually, I came to ask Clark to
                          lunch.  One of my New Year's
                          resolutions was to be more
                          decisive.
                                 (Lois reacts)
                          Plus, it's so much harder to reject
                          somebody in person.

       Clark glances at Lois; this is a nightmare.

                                            CLARK
                          That's... nice of you, Mayson,
                          but...

                                            LOIS
                          Go.  I'll hold down the fort.

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                                            CLARK
                          Lois...

                                            LOIS
                          If anything breaks, I'll call you.
                          Have a good time.

       Lois waves goodbye as Clark gives a puzzled look.

                                            MAYSON
                          I told my office I'd be either here
                          or at Mara's Cafe, so if they
                          call...

                                            LOIS
                          Absolutely.

       Mayson and Clark step into the elevator.

                                            MAYSON
                          By the way, Borges was poisoned.
                          Somebody killed him with synthetic
                          curare.

                                            LOIS
                          What?!

       Mayson gives a triumphant smile and toodle-loo wave as the
       elevator doors slide shut.  Lois fumes and then slumps down
       into her seat, her face a mix of conflicting emotions.  A
       moment later, JIMMY appears just as both Clark's and Lois's
       phones ring.  Jimmy grabs Clark's as Lois grabs hers.


                          LOIS                                    JIMMY
                    (into phone)                           (into phone)
                Lois Lane.                             Clark Kent's
                                                       desk.  No.  I'm
                                                       sorry, Ms. Drake
                                                       just left.

       Overhearing, Lois frantically waves to Jimmy as she covers
       the  mouthpiece on her phone.

                                            JIMMY
                                 (into Clark's phone)
                          Um, just a minute, please.

                                            LOIS
                          Who is it?

                                            JIMMY
                          Some guy from Washington.

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                                            LOIS
                          Tell him Mayson'll be with him in a
                          second; you just found her.  And
                          there's a call for you on two.


                                 (nods; into phone)
                          Oh, wait, here she is.  She'll be
                          with you in a second.

       Jimmy hands Clark's phone to Lois as he crosses to Lois's
       desk to take his own call.  CAMERA stays with Lois.  She
       gives a large, fake sneeze right before she speaks, then she
       does her best to imitate Mayson's voice.

                                            LOIS
                          Hi. Sorry.  I'm having some sort
                          of weird allergy attack; makes me
                          sound like a bullfrog.  So, what've
                          you got?
                                 (listens)
                          Really?  Uh-huh.  Really?
                          Incredible.

       Lois furiously writes stuff down.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          Thanks.
                                 (listens; sexy bullfrog)
                          You sound sexy, too.  Bye.

       She hangs up and immediately pretends to stick a finger down
       her throat.  A second later Jimmy hangs up his own call.

                                            JIMMY
                          Lois!  That was Gregor!  He
                          overheard Lucky Leon say a big
                          shipment is coming in today; but
                          there's nothing officially
                          scheduled!

                                            LOIS
                          Bingo!

                                            JIMMY
                          What'd the guy from D.C. say?

                                            LOIS
                          Surprise surprise, Raul Borges used
                          to be a drug smuggler.  Got caught
                          and was given a choice: jail, or go
                          to work for the CIA.

                                            JIMMY
                          I hate career decisions.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            LOIS
                          He's an expert in the clandestine
                          shipment of men and material.  Been
                          with the C.I.A. for over three                          (X)
                          years now.                                              (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          And Lucky Leon?

                                            LOIS
                          Real name:  Vasili Savchenko.
                          Former Chief of the Technical
                          Department, Executive Action
                          Section, First Chief Directorate,
                          KGB.

                                            JIMMY
                          Like 'Q' in the James Bond movies?

                                            LOIS
                          Exactly.  Everything from toy
                          airplanes that were remote
                          controlled bombs to poison tipped
                          umbrellas.  Umbrellas, I might add,
                          tipped with the same type of poison
                          that killed Borges.

                                            JIMMY
                                 (excited)
                          Lois, this morning I was checking                       (X)
                          out my car, trying to figure out                        (X)
                          why it went crazy, and I found                          (X)
                          this attached to my carburetor!                         (X)

       He holds up a small electromechanical mechanism.                           (X)

                                            JIMMY (CONT'D)
                          It's some kind of remote control
                          thing.  What happened to me wasn't
                          an accident!  It must've been Lucky
                          Leon!


  29   DESK FRIEND'S POV - LOIS AND THE DAILY PLANET BULLPEN                    29(X)

       Once again it's as if we are inside the Desk Friend                        (X)
       looking out.  Lois looks at her watch.

                                            LOIS
                          Twelve Thirty.  Come on, Jimmy.
                          We've got a date on Route One
                          Twenty Eight, and if we're right,
                          we're going to get Lucky Leon!

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            JIMMY
                          Want me to call Clark?

                                            LOIS
                          And have him tease me about another
                          wild goose chase?  Forget it.  He's
                          already got a date.

       As Lois and Jimmy bolt, CAMERA PULLS BACK to reveal Lucky
       Leon and Gregor watching them on the secret monitors.                      (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Somebody in Washington knows a lot                      (X)
                          about us, eh?  No matter.  In                           (X)
                          forty-five minutes she'll lead
                          Superman right into our plan.  You
                          better get moving.

       And on Gregor's smile, we...

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  30   INT. HANGAR - ABANDONED AIRPORT - DAY                                    30  

       ARMY-TYPES in civilian clothes transfer wooden crates from
       an unmarked Lear Jet to a large delivery truck (similar to
       the type UPS uses).  On its side it says "Sam's Fresh
       Seafood".  The last crate is loaded and four incredibly                    (X)
       armed INTENSE SOLDIERS stand ready to get in with them.  The
       Commander of the operation zips a pair of overalls over his                (X)
       Army skivvies.  He gives last minute instructions.                         (X)

                                            COMMANDER
                          Remember, we stop for _nothing_ and
                          _no one_.  And we use extreme force
                          if necessary.  Now let's roll.

       The Soldiers pile into the back and pull the doors shut as
       the Commander slips behind the wheel.  A second later the
       van drives out of the hangar.

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  31   INT. JEEP - DAY                                                          31  

       Lois drives like a madwoman down Route 128.  She and Jimmy
       fly around a curving section of road at a harrowing ninety
       miles an hour.

                                            LOIS
                                 (coaxing the Jeep)
                          Come on.  Come on.

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       Suddenly they see a figure waving at them from up ahead. He
       stands in the middle of the road. Just beyond him is some
       kind of wreck. Lois slams on the brakes.


  32   EXT. ROUTE 128 - DAY                                                     32  

       Lois skids the Jeep to a stop inches from the figure:  it's a
       SOLDIER.  One arm is in a make-shift sling.  His face is
       slightly bloodied and bruised.  Lois and Jimmy jump out.

                                            LOIS
                          Oh, my God, what happened?!

       Beyond the Soldier we see the Sam's Fresh Seafood truck
       crashed in a ditch.  Several soldiers sit or lie beside it,
       all in various states of injury.

                                            SOLDIER
                          I can't tell you, m'am, but by any
                          chance, do you have a phone?

                                            LOIS
                          Sure.  It's in the car.                                 (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          I'll get it.                                            (X)

       Jimmy runs off.  Gregor, dressed like one of the soldiers                  (X)
       we saw in the hangar, suddenly limps up.  He's disguised in
       sunglasses and fake moustache.                                             (X)

                                            GREGOR
                                 (flawless American
                                  accent)
                          Lois Lane?

                                            LOIS
                          Yes?

                                            GREGOR
                          I'm Colonel Matson.  Is there
                          anyway you can get in touch with
                          Superman?

                                            LOIS
                          You mean, can I call him? No.

                                            GREGOR
                          Damn.  We're in the middle of a
                          national emergency.  Some
                          terrorists have hijacked a load of
                          nuclear warheads.

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                                            LOIS
                          Nuclear warheads!                                       (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          Here you go!                                            (X)

       Gregor takes the phone and gives it to the soldier.                        (X)

                                            GREGOR
                          See if you can reach the base!                          (X)
                                 (to Lois)
                          They weren't ours.  They just
                          arrived from one of the former
                          Soviet Republics.  They were
                          brought here to be dismantled...
                                 (disgusted)
                          ... and to keep them from being
                          sold to terrorists.

                                            LOIS
                          Don't you have a radio?

                                            GREGOR
                          Smashed and shot to pieces.

                                            LOIS
                          Let me try to reach my partner,
                          Clark Kent.  He might be able to
                          contact Superman.

       Gregor gestures for the Soldier to give Lois back her                      (X)
       phone.  He does.                                                           (X)

                                            GREGOR
                          Tell Kent to tell Superman that the
                          terrorists are heading North on
                          Route 128 and they're dressed like
                          American soldiers and driving a van
                          just like ours that says 'Sam's
                          Fresh Seafood'.

                                            JIMMY
                          Holy Mackerel.

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  33   EXT. MARA'S CAFE - DAY                                                   33  

       Clark and Mayson are lunching at one of the sidewalk tables.
       It's a cute, quaint place.  Their meal is mostly done.                     (X)

                                            MAYSON
                          So.  Clark...                                           (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            CLARK
                                 (apprehensive from her
                                  tone)                                           (X)
                          Yes?                                                    (X)

                                            MAYSON
                          This isn't easy, but... it's                            (X)
                          pretty obvious by the way I've                          (X)
                          been throwing myself at you that I                      (X)
                          have feelings for you.                                  (X)

       Clark waits uncomfortably.                                                 (X)

                                            MAYSON (CONT'D)
                          This is where you say, 'I have                          (X)
                          feelings for you, too, Mayson.'                         (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Well, I do.                                             (X)

                                            MAYSON
                          That was enthusiastic.                                  (X)
                                 (waves aside his                                 (X)
                                  protest)
                          Anyway, I just want to know what's                      (X)
                          going on. I mean, you do.  You                          (X)
                          don't.  You do.  You don't.                             (X)
                                 (a la "Chinatown")                               (X)
                          My sister.  My daughter.  My                            (X)
                          sister.  My daughter.  What?                            (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Mayson, I really do care about                          (X)
                          you.  And think about you.  A lot.                      (X)

                                            MAYSON
                          Then what's the problem?                                (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Um, how do I say this?                                  (X)

                                            MAYSON
                          Just _tell_ me.  Look, Clark, I'm                       (X)
                          a lawyer.  I _know_ you're hiding                       (X)
                          something.  Something that's                            (X)
                          keeping us apart.                                       (X)

       She takes his hand.                                                        (X)

                                            MAYSON (CONT'D)
                          What is it? I can deal with it.                         (X)

                                            CLARK
                                 (in hell)                                        (X)
                          It's not that easy.                                     (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  33   CONTINUED:  2                                                            33  

                                            MAYSON
                          If it's Lois, just say it.                              (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Mayson, I like you.  And I like                         (X)
                          Lois.                                                   (X)

       A heartbreaking moment of silence falls between them.                      (X)
       Then, just before it grows unbearable...                                   (X)

                                            MAYSON
                          Clark, I...                                             (X)

       She interrupted by Clark's portable phone.                                 (X)

                                            CLARK
                          Excuse me...

       He pulls out his phone and flips it open.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                                 (into phone)
                          Clark Kent.  What?!  Lois, are you
                          sure?!  Okay, I'll try to find
                          Superman right away!

       He snaps it shut as he stands up from the table.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                          I apologize, but I've got to go!

       He darts off.  Mayson looks after him longingly.                           (X)

                                            MAYSON
                                 (sotto)
                          I love you.                                             (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:


  34   EXT. ALLEY - DAY                                                         34  

       Clark is already loosening his tie as he darts into the
       alley.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  35   EXT. THE SKY - DAY                                                       35  

       As Superman streaks North.

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  36   INT. SAM'S FRESH SEAFOOD VAN - DAY                                       36  

       It zips along the deserted Route 128.  The Commander rounds
       a bend and jumps on the brakes. SUPERMAN is standing in the
       middle of the road, arms folded across his chest.


  37   EXT. A DIFFERENT PORTION.OF ROUTE 128 - DAY                              37  

       The Commander cautiously leans out of the van.

                                            COMMANDER
                          Superman, what're you doing here?

                                            SUPERMAN
                          I'm about to return some stolen
                          property.

                                            COMMANDER
                          I don't know what you're talking
                          about, but please step aside.

       As he speaks, the squad of four soldiers deploys out of the                (X)
       back.  They train their weapons on Superman.

                                            SUPERMAN
                          I'm afraid I can't do that.

                                            COMMANDER
                                 (more forceful)
                          _Superman, please step aside_.

                                            SUPERMAN
                          Guys, let's get serious.  It's                          (X)
                          _me_:  Superman.  You've got                            (X)
                          exactly two choices:  the hard                          (X)
                          way, or my way.  What's it going                        (X)
                          to be?

       The Commander glares at Superman a moment longer, then                     (X)
       glances at his men.  They're clearly nervous.  He turns                    (X)
       back to Superman and angrily drops his gun.                                (X)

                                            COMMANDER
                                 (disgusted)                                      (X)
                          I hate superheroes.

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  38   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - DAY                                          38  

       Lois storms into the Planet, followed by Jimmy.  She's so
       pissed she practically smokes.  Unfortunately, Lois doesn't
       notice that everyone else is riveted to the TV monitors.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  38   CONTINUED:                                                               38  

                                            LOIS
                          The biggest story of the decade and
                          some by-the-book colonel wants me
                          to sit on it because of a stupid
                          little detail like national
                          security!

                                            JIMMY
                          You step on the field, you're gonna
                          get hit.

                                            LOIS
                                 (exasperated)                                    (X)
                          Now I know what all you guys did in
                          sixth grade when the girls were
                          sent to the auditorium for hygiene
                          lectures; you were learning sports
                          metaphors!

                                            PERRY
                          Lois, please!

                                            LOIS
                                 (sotto; to Jimmy)
                          But at least the Army's got those
                          terrorists and their warheads back;
                          and that means we've got Lucky
                          Leon; and _that_ means you're as
                          good as cleared.

       Lois turns to watch the TV's like everyone else. She and
       Jimmy are standing next to Clark and Perry.  On the TV we
       see GENERAL JASON JACKSON step behind a podium bearing the                 (X)
       seal of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

                                            TV ANNOUNCER (V.O.)
                          ... and now we will be going live
                          to the Pentagon.

                                            GENERAL JACKSON                       (X)
                          I will read a brief statement.
                                 (reading)
                          At one-seventeen this afternoon, a
                          secret shipment of nuclear warheads
                          destined for dismantling was
                          hijacked by Superman and turned                         (X)
                          over to terrorists masquerading as                      (X)
                          U.S. soldiers.                                          (X)

       Several reporters near Clark and Lois gasp.                                (X)

                                            CLARK
                          No!

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  38   CONTINUED:  2                                                            38  

                                            GENERAL JACKSON                       (X)
                          By command of the President and
                          Executive Action Order number
                          Thirty-Seven-Oh-Eight, the combined
                          forces of the United States are
                          ordered, and will be solely
                          dedicated to, ending this threat
                          and bringing Superman to justice.

       Lois looks at Clark, who's stunned.

                                                                  FADE OUT.

                                 _END OF ACT THREE_


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                                    _ACT FOUR_

       FADE IN:


  39   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - DAY                                          39  

       The Pentagon briefing has just ended.  Perry is dazed and sad.

                                            PERRY
                          I never thought I'd see the day
                          that Superman would turn to crime.

                                            CLARK
                          Chief, he's been duped!' I'm
                          positive.

                                            PERRY
                          Then why isn't he out trying to
                          make good?

                                            CLARK
                                 (trying to leave)
                          You know, I just remembered I have
                          something important I have to do.

                                            PERRY
                          More important than a bunch of
                          terrorists blowing us all from here
                          to Elvis?!  You put your butt in
                          that chair and type.  You, too,
                          Lois.  I want everything you've got
                          on this mess and I want it in half
                          an hour!

                                            LOIS
                          Right, Chief!

       Clark and Lois hustle towards their desks; Jimmy follows.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                          Of course the really big news is
                          going to be who _finds_ the
                          warheads.

                                            CLARK
                          Believe me, I'd love to solve this
                          thing, but even Superman wouldn't
                          know where to look.

                                            LOIS
                                 (sarcastic)
                          All we need is Lucky Leon's
                          forwarding address and we could go
                          right to him.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  39   CONTINUED:                                                               39  

                                            JIMMY
                                 (beat)
                          What about the reverse?

       Clark and Lois are puzzled.

                                            JIMMY (CONT'D)
                          I mean, what if he went to an old
                          address?  One you'd think held
                          never go to, like the old factory
                          where he first started?  It's
                          stupid, right?

       Lois and Clark look at each other.

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  40   INT. ABANDONED FACTORY - NIGHT #3                                        40  

       The Sam's Fresh Seafood van stands parked to one side.  Near
       it is an UNMARKED VAN.  The crates are unloaded and one of                 (X)
       the nuclear warheads has been removed and rests on a stand,
       the panel to its arming mechanisms opened.  Mr. Darryl                     (X)
       crosses to Lucky Leon, who proudly stands by the warhead,                  (X)
       eating some grapes.                                                        (X)

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          On behalf of Intergang,                                 (X)
                          congratulations.  You did it.                           (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Thank you.  Would you like some                         (X)
                          grapes?  Only one-nineteen a                            (X)
                          pound.  Almost as big a steal as                        (X)
                          these warheads!                                         (X)

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          Um, thank you, no.                                      (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Go on, they're seedless!  You have                      (X)
                          the 900 million?

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          Certainly, but first I'd like to
                          inspect the merchandise.


  41   ANGLE ON CLARK, LOIS AND JIMMY                                           41  

       watching from behind a jumble of old machinery in a far,
       dark corner of the warehouse.  They speak in whispers.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  41   CONTINUED:                                                               41  

                                            CLARK
                          Okay, we've seen enough.

                                            LOIS
                          We can't leave now, it's just
                          getting good.

                                            CLARK
                          Famous last words.

                                            GREGOR (V.O.)
                          When people say that...

       They spin to see Gregor and several HENCHMAN standing behind
       them with guns. Gregor smiles evilly.

                                            GREGOR (CONT'D)
                          ... it usually never comes true.
                          But today's your lucky day.

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  42   INT. ABANDONED FACTORY - NIGHT - MINUTES LATER                           42  

       Lois, Clark and Jimmy are chained to a large piece of
       machinery, an industrial pipe cutter.  The crates are being
       loaded into the unmarked van.  Lucky Leon and Mr. Darryl                   (X)
       study Lois and company.

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          What about them?

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Either we leave them to starve, or
                          we shoot them.

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                          Shooting them would be so much more
                          merciful.

                                            LUCKY LEON
                                 (mock bow)
                          The customer is always right.
                          Gregor!

       Gregor stops supervising the transfer of warheads and heads
       for Lucky Leon.

                                            LOIS
                          Clark!

       Clark gets ready to break the chain and reveal himself as
       Superman.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  42   CONTINUED:                                                               42  

                                            CLARK
                          Lois, this isn't the best time, but
                          I've always wanted to tell you
                          something...

                                            LOIS
                          I like you a lot, too, Clark.  I'm
                          sorry what I did on our date.

                                            JIMMY
                          What'd you do?

                                            CLARK
                          I'll tell you later!

       Gregor cocks his machine gun.  In the background, two
       HENCHMEN start to lift the warhead that was on display.
       Suddenly, Clark is inspired.  In a second, he turns away and
       surreptitiously looks into the arming mechanism with his
       X-RAY VISION, reads its design, and then burns through a
       micro-circuit with his HEAT VISION.

       The timer suddenly PEEPS and a digital clock starts counting
       down. Everyone turns in alarm as the two Henchman drop the
       warhead like a hot potato back onto the stand.  For a
       horrified moment, everyone stands frozen.  Then...

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Get the truck!

       But the unmarked van pulls out before Lucky Leon and Mr.                   (X)
       Darryl can get on, so they continue to run after it.                       (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON (CONT'D)
                          Wait!  Wait!

       Clark pushes a lever with his shoulder and pretends the
       cutting disks on the machine have severed the lock.  In
       reality, he snaps the padlock and the chain falls free.

                                            CLARK
                          Run for the Jeep!

       Clark, Lois and Jimmy bolt for a side door.

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  43   EXT. ABANDONED FACTORY - NIGHT                                           43  

       Lois, Jimmy and Clark sprint outside, but a second later,
       Clark doubles back in a red and blue BLUR.  Lois looks over
       her shoulder as she reaches the Jeep.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  43   CONTINUED:                                                               43  

                                            LOIS
                          Clark?!

                                                                  CUT TO:


  44   INT. ABANDONED FACTORY - NIGHT                                           44  

       Superman confidently strolls up to the warhead.

                                            SUPERMAM
                          Piece of cake.

       The Timer countdowns past thirty seconds and keeps going.
       Superman zzzzaps! the timing device with his HEAT VISION.
       BUT THE DAMN THING KEEPS ON GOING!

                                            SUPERMAN (CONT'D)
                          Uh-oh.

                                            LOIS (V.O.)
                          Uh-oh?!

                                            SUPERMAN
                          Lois, what are you doing here?!

                                            LOIS
                          I couldn't find Clark.

                                            SUPERMAN
                          You've got to get out!

                                            LOIS
                          Can't you stop it?!

                                            SUPERMAN
                          I tried, but there's a lead
                          shielded back up timer.  I can't
                          read it so I can't stop it!

                                            LOIS
                          Twelve seconds!

                                            SUPERMAN
                          You know what they always say: when
                          it's fourth and long, it's time to
                          punt.

       Superman lifts the warhead, takes two steps and KICKS it!,                 (X)
       It STREAKS out of the factory, through the atmosphere and
       EXPLODES harmlessly in outer space.  He raises his arms                    (X)
       like a ref.                                                                (X)

                                            SUPERMAN (CONT'D)
                          It's up and it's good!                                  (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  44   CONTINUED:                                                               44  

                                            LOIS
                                 (beat)
                          Don't you guys ever give it a                           (X)
                          rest?                                                   (X)

       Superman smiles at Lois.                                                   (X)

                                            SUPERMAN
                          Excuse me for a second, Lois.                           (X)
                          I'll be right back.                                     (X)

       WHOOSH!  Lois's hair blows as Superman BLURS out FRAME                     (X)
       LEFT.  Lois looks around.                                                  (X)

                                            LOIS
                          Clark?!  Jimmy?!                                        (X)

       WHOOSH!  Her hair blows the other way as she turns around                  (X)
       and comes face to face with Superman, who's entering from                  (X)
       FRAME RIGHT.  He holds Lucky Leon and Mr. Darryl by their                  (X)
       collars.                                                                   (X)

                                            MR. DARRYL                            (X)
                                 (terrified)                                      (X)
                          Superman, surely we can make some                       (X)
                          kind of deal?                                           (X)

                                            LUCKY LEON
                          Yes!  Yes!  A deal!  I have                             (X)
                          company condos in Aspen and Miami.                      (X)
                          You can use them anytime you want,                      (X)
                          _including_ _holidays_.  Plus the                       (X)
                          900 million!

                                            SUPERMAN
                          What do you say, Lois?                                  (X)

                                            LOIS
                          I say... Nyet!                                          (X)

                                            SUPERMAN
                          You heard the lady.                                     (X)

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  45                                                                            43  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                THRU  
  46                                                                            46  


  47   INT. DAILY PLANET BULLPEN - NIGHT                                        47  

       Clark, Jimmy and Perry laugh as Lois finishes her story.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  47   CONTINUED:                                                               47  

                                            LOIS
                          ... then Jimmy came back...                             (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          ... and we loaded them in the Jeep                      (X)
                          and drove them to the police. We
                          found C.K. about a mile down the                        (X)
                          road.                                                   (X)

                                            CLARK
                          I guess I got a little lost in the                      (X)
                          dark.                                                   (X)

                                            LOIS
                          Everyone else has been rounded                          (X)
                          up.                                                     (X)

                                            JIMMY
                          Plus, the Pentagon has cleared                          (X)
                          Superman of any wrong doing.

                                            PERRY
                          I'd give my eye teeth to know how
                          he got duped.

       Lois suddenly gets a guilty look as Clark smiles.

                                            LOIS
                          Wouldn't we all.
                                 (changing the subject)
                          But we never would have thought of
                          that old factory if it hadn't been
                          for Jimmy.

       Perry beams and claps Jimmy on the back.

                                            PERRY
                          That _was_ inspired, son.  I'm
                          proud of you.

                                            JIMMY
                          Thanks, Chief.  And thanks, you                         (X)
                          guys, for clearing my name.                             (X)

       Lois and Clark smile as Perry leads Jimmy away.                            (X)

                                            PERRY
                          Now, you know, Jimmy, some people                       (X)
                          think that Superman got his idea                        (X)
                          for a cape from Elvis.  When you                        (X)
                          think about it, it makes sense...                       (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  47   CONTINUED:  2                                                            41  

                                            CLARK
                                 (re: Perry's praise of
                                  Jimmy)
                          See?  Men _can_ be direct.

                                            LOIS
                          And sometimes you shoot a hole in
                          one.

       Clark sits on her desk.

                                            CLARK
                          I thought you _hated_ sports
                          metaphors.

       Lois looks directly in his eyes.

                                            LOIS
                          Not all the time.                                       (X)

       The temperature in the room rises a few degrees.  Perry
       sticks his head out of his office and instantly reads the
       situation.

                                            PERRY
                          Hey, you two, get out of here!                          (X)
                          Jimmy and I'll put the paper to
                          bed.

                                            CLARK
                          Thanks, Chief.  We promised Mayson
                          Drake we'd stop by her office as
                          soon as we could and give her our
                          statements and we're already late.

                                            PERRY
                          Then beat it.

                                            LOIS
                                 (packing up her bag)
                          The one thing I can't understand is
                          how Lucky Leon killed Borges.  Or                       (X)
                          even knew that the clues he was
                          feeding us were working?                                (X)

       She swings her overstuffed and heavy bag off the desk, and
       in the process knocks off her Desk Friend.  It crashes to                  (X)
       the ground and cracks open.  Out of the wreckage Clark spots
       and holds up a miniature TV camera.

                                            CLARK
                          Let's just say it's a good thing
                          you didn't keep the Bath Friend.                        (X)

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  48   EXT. METROPOLIS STREET - NIGHT                                           48  

       Lois walks along with Clark, her arm through his.

                                            CLARK
                          Lois, I really don't know how to
                          say this, but... why did you come
                          back for me at the factory tonight?
                          I mean, you were running back into
                          an atomic explosion.

                                            LOIS
                          It doesn't make sense, does it?  I
                          just knew... I couldn't leave you.

       Clark stops and turns to look into Lois's eyes.

                                            CLARK
                          You slammed the door in my face
                          last night.

       Lois seems to become softer all over.  She tilts her face up
       to look into Clark's.

                                            LOIS
                          That was a... mistake.

       Their lips get closer.

                                            CLARK
                          Don't let it happen again.

       And closer.

                                            LOIS
                                 (beat)
                          We'll just have to see, won't we?

                                            CLARK
                          Fortunately, there're no doors now.

       And closer.

                                            LOIS
                          Fortunately.

       And then they lean that final millimeter closer and their
       lips _touch_.  Just a brush.  Then they pull back, in awe at
       the enormity of what they're about to do... and then they
       kiss again, but this time it's _big_.

       Around the corner, half a block away, Mayson Drake exits her
       office building, briefcase in hand, cel phone to her ear.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  48   CONTINUED:                                                               48  

                                            MAYSON
                                 (into cel phone)
                          If Clark and Lois show up, tell
                          them I got tired of waiting.
                          They're not the only case I'm
                          working on!

       She walks to her car, pulls out her key ring, opens the                    (X)
       door and slips inside.                                                     (X)


  49   EXTREME CLOSEUP - THE KEY IN MAYSON'S HAND - SLOW MOTION                 49  

       as it turns in the ignition.  There's a Slow Motion CLICK!                 (X)


  50   EXTREME CLOSEUP - A PLASTIC EXPLOSIVE BOMB - SLOW MOTION                 50  

       wired under her car.  The firing mechanism CLICKS closed as
       the circuit is completed, setting off the detonator.


  51   EXTREME CLOSEUP - CLARK'S EAR - SLOW MOTION                              51  

       as he SUPERHEARS all these things occur and realizes what's
       happening.


  52   CLARK - SLOW MOTION                                                      52  

       as he breaks out of his kiss with Lois and turns to race
       around the corner.


  53   ANGLE OVER HOOD OF MAYSON'S CAR - NORMAL SPEED                           53(X)

       as it blows up even as Clark streaks towards it.

                                            CLARK
                          No-o-o-o-o!

       Clark is knocked back by the explosion, but he gets up and
       runs around the car to find a lightly bloodied Mayson                      (X)
       thrown back in her seat, dying.  He kneels next to Mayson                  (X)
       and cradles her in his arms.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                          Mayson?

       Mayson gives a tiny cough and opens her eyes.  Unbeknown to                (X)
       Clark, his shirt front is shredded, exposing his Superman
       costume.  Mayson puts two and two together.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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                                            MAYSON
                          Clark. So that's what you've been                       (X)
                          hiding.                                                 (X)

       Clark realizes what's happened, but before he can speak,
       Mayson's eyes fall closed again.

                                            CLARK
                          Mayson!

       Mayson rallies for a final time and forces open her eyes.

                                            MAYSON
                                 (barely audible)
                          Resurrection.

       A bloodied finger lovingly traces the "S" on Clark's chest,
       she gives a warm, weak smile... and dies.  As Clark gently
       lays her down, Lois comes running up from behind.

                                            LOIS
                          Oh, my God, no!

       Clark pulls closed his coat to cover his Superman costume as
       Lois begins to cry, then tears begin to run down Clark's
       face, too.

                                                                  FINAL FADE OUT.

                                      _THE END_

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