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#314 : Dix secondes d'éternité

Tempus est de retour et il enlève Loïs pour l'emmener dans un monde parallèle où il contient plus de violences.

Elle y rencontre un certain H.G. Wells et ils essayent de faire de Clark le Superman mais le problème c'est qu'il est fiancé à quelqu'un d'autre, que ses parents sont morts et qu'il ne la connait pas puisqu'elle est morte quand il est arrivé au Daily Planet.

Elle réussi quand même à le convaincre et lui fabrique un costume et il commence son "nouveau" travail la nuit même en sauvant quelques personnes.

Tempus et Perry sont en confrontation pour devenir mair de la ville et Superman arrive pour empêcher une bombe d'exploser mais Tempus l'éloigne avec de la kryptonite. Dans son discours, il dévoile toute la vérité sur Superman mais H.G. Wells dit à tout le monde qu'une bombe va exploser mais Superman sauve tout le monde malgré sa faiblesse.

Perry est élu maire de la ville et Superman a perdu sa fiancée, il demande à Loïs de rester mais elle refuse...

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Titre VO
Tempus, Anyone

Titre VF
Dix secondes d'éternité

Première diffusion
21.01.1996

Première diffusion en France
11.06.1996

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                           _LOIS & CLARK_

                    The New Adventures of Superman

                          "Tempus, Anyone"




 
Written by John McNamara
Directed by Winrich Kolbe




                                _CAST_


CLARK KENT/SUPERMAN

LOIS LANE

JIMMY OLSEN

PERRY WHITE

TEMPUS

H.G. WELLS

LANA LANG   *

MAJOR DOMO

SPY

ROOKIE

BANK GUARD

WOMAN

 

 

                            _LOCATIONS_


_INTERIORS_:                                     _EXTERIORS_:

Daily Planet                                     Daily Planet
  Newsroom
  Lobby                                          Metropolis Street

Clark's Apartment                                Bank

TV Station                                       Alley

Windowless Room                                  Cemetery

                                              Ledge

                                           Clark's Deck


 

 

                              _TEASER_


       FADE IN:


   1   EXT. METROPOLIS STREET - DAY #1                                             1  

       LOIS and CLARK walk, each awkwardly burdened with reams of
       wedding-related documents.

                                            LOIS
                        I can't believe it's next week.

                                            CLARK
                        I know.

                                            LOIS
                        The caterer needs a final head
                        count, the band doesn't have a
                        final song list... Clark, we're way
                        behind.

                                            CLARK
                        We'd be way ahead if people'd just
                        stop trying to kill us.

                                            LOIS
                        Let's keep our fingers crossed
                        things stay quiet this week.

       They pass a police station where several WANTED POSTERS are
       pinned up.  One catches Lois' eye -- a bank camera photo of
       a familiar face (minus the familiar beard): _Tempus_.  She
       pauses for just a second, as if recognizing it, then moves
       on with Clark.


   2   EXT. AROUND THE CORNER - DAY                                                2  

       Lois and Clark walk.  She consults an actively-revised sheet
       of names.

                                            LOIS
                        Is this the absolute, total and
                        final guest count?

                                            CLARK
                        Funny you should mention that.  I
                        ran into an old friend last night.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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   2   CONTINUED:                                                                  2  

                                            LOIS
                        Who?

                                            CLARK
                        Lana Lang.                                                  (X)

                                            LOIS
                        Ah, an old _girl_friend.

                                            CLARK
                        Lois, you're getting that sound in
                        your voice.

                                            LOIS
                        What sound?

                                            CLARK
                        Like any minute claws are gonna pop
                        out of your paws and I'll be
                        getting you a saucer of milk.
                        She's not worth it.  We dated in
                        high school.

                                            LOIS
                        Smallville girl.  Here in the big
                        city.  And ... ?

                                            CLARK
                        I told her I was getting married

                                            LOIS
                        Smart.  And she was...?

                                            CLARK
                        Really happy for me.

                                            LOIS
                        So happy she'd like to come to the
                        wedding.

                                            CLARK
                        How'd you know?

                                            LOIS
                        And how'd she take it?

                                            CLARK
                        Take what?

                                            LOIS
                        When you said, no.

                                            CLARK
                        Ummm.  Hm.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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   2   CONTINUED:  2                                                               2  
                                            LOIS
                        Clark.

                                            CLARK
                        Well, you have to know Lana...                              (X)

                                            LOIS
                        No, no, I don't, interestingly
                        enough.

                                            CLARK
                        She's kind of... insistent; just
                        steamrolls through things, so it's
                        not like I actually said she could
                        come, she just sort of... said...
                        she could... come.

                                            LOIS
                        Let me get this straight.  You're
                        Superman. And your high school
                        girlfriend can push you around.

                                            CLARK
                               (beat, then:)
                        Oh, God...                                                  (X)

       He SUPER-HEARS an alarm.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                        Speaking of Superman...

                                            LOIS
                        Go. We'll finish this at the
                        office.
                               (he starts off, she
                                stops him)
                        Be careful.

       They kiss.  He ducks away.


   3   EXT. BANK - DAY                                                             3  

       Riddled with bullet holes. Broken windows. Smoke pouring
       out, PEOPLE GAGGING as they exit.  SUPERMAN appears, moves
       to a BANK GUARD.

                                            SUPERMAN
                        What happened?

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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   3   CONTINUED:                                                                  3  

                                            BANK GUARD
                        Some kind of rocket came through
                        the window... set off gas... then
                        this guy storms in... big guns...
                        shooting up the place... took gold
                        and jewels...

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Which way'd he go?


   4   EXT. STREET NEAR ALLEY - DAY                                                4  

       Lois walks by and hears a 'Psssst' from the alley.  She
       stops, turns and a large GUN is aimed at her.  A finger
       appears and crooks her to come in.  She does.


   5   EXT. ALLEY - DAY                                                            5  

       Lois is led in by TEMPUS.  Much as we remember him:
       arrogant, superior and armed to the teeth.  Only now wearing
       20th Century clothes.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Hi, Lois.  Remember me?

                                            LOIS
                        No, I --
                               (stops)
                        -- wait, the wanted poster.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Come.  I know I lost the beard but
                        I'm in politics now and Joe Average
                        doesn't trust facial hair.  Oh,
                        Lois, after all we meant to each
                        other, I'm not ringing any bells?
                        Then again, I suppose time
                        travel...

       And now he pivots, revealing H.G. Wells' time machine at the
       far end of the alley.  On it, his bag of jewels and gold
       from the bank.

                                            TEMPUS (CONT'D)
                        ... can be a real brain drain.  You
                        want to drop your things and step
                        onto the sled here?
                               (she hesitates)
                        Step on or be carried.  Makes no
                        difference to me.

       Frightened and annoyed, she sets her wedding plans down.

                                            LOIS
                        God, it's always something...

                            --page break--
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   6   EXT. METROPOLIS SKY - DAY                                                   6  

       Superman flies, scanning the streets below with TELESCOPIC
       BEAMS.  He sees something.                                                   (X)


   7   EXT. ALLEY - HIGH ANGLE (SUPERMAN'S TELE-POV) - DAY                         7  

       Lois on the time machine, Tempus holding her at gunpoint as
       he flips levers and dials.


   8   BACK TO SUPERMAN                                                            8  

       Furious.  He dives.


   9   EXT. ALLEY - DAY                                                            9  

       The time machine is glowing and rippling.  Lois looks up.
       Brightens.

                                            LOIS
                        If I were you, I'd put the gun down
                        and work on my manners.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Really.  Why?

       Superman lands fast and reaches out to grab the gun from
       Tempus.  But Lois and Tempus are already DISSOLVING.
       Superman's hands pass right through Tempus.  Tempus laughs.
       He and Lois disappear in a BLAST OF LIGHT.                                   (X)

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Lois... LOIS!

       She and Tempus and the machine are gone.  He's alone.


  10   EXT. CEMETERY - DAY                                                        10  

       A FLASH OF O.S. LIGHT again and Lois, dazed, stumbles into
       sight.  She's alone.  Barren trees, grey sky.  Wind.  Lois
       looks around, trying to get her bearings.  Then sees
       something that makes her go ice cold.

       A gravestone.  And chiselled on it:  LOIS LANE, 1967 - 1993.
       Tempus' LAUGHTER ECHOES through the cemetery.

                                                                FADE OUT:

                                 _END OF TEASE_

                            --page break--
       "TEMPUS, ANYONE?" (#14)   FULL Blue      12/7/95                          6.   

                                   _ACT ONE_

  11   EXT. CEMETERY - DAY - CONTINUOUS                                           11  

       Tempus' LAUGHTER fades.  Lois stares at her own grave, numb.
       Then a man appears: sixtyish, mustachioed, bespectacled;
       dressed in an early-century suit.  He is, we shall learn --

                                            WELLS
                        Miss Lane?  My name is Wells.
                        Herbert George Wells.  Actually,
                        we've met but I doubt you
                        remember...

                                            LOIS
                        You're the second person who's said
                        that, now what is going on, is this
                        some kind of -- ?
                               (stops)
                        Did you say Herbert George.-- ?
                               (he nods)
                        H.G. Wells?
                               (he nods)
                        The writer who died a long time
                        ago, oh, my God, I'm dead.

                                            WELLS
                        No.  No, no, no --

                                            LOIS
                        What do you mean no?  I'm looking
                        at my grave with a dead writer!

                                            WELLS
                        Miss Lane, I assure you -- you are
                        very much alive and so am I.
                        Please.  Sit.
                               (he gets her to a bench,
                                sits with her)
                        Now, I'm going to tell you
                        something.  And as I do, you'll
                        begin to remember, like a dream
                        recalled.  So close your eyes and
                        let the images unspool.
                               (she does)
                        We met on an extraordinary
                        adventure.  You see, before I was
                        this elderly gentleman you now see
                        before you, I was a time
                        traveller...

       And as WE MOVE IN CLOSE on Lois, we --

                                                                DISSOLVE TO:
                            --page break--
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  12   FLASHBACK: SCENES FROM "TEMPUS FUGITIVE"                                   12  

       as narrated by Wells:

                                            WELLS (V.O.)
                        ... and I had journeyed to the
                        future in search of Utopia but
                        found instead... Tempus.  A violent
                        psychotic with a bitter hatred for
                        Superman.  He tried to kill Clark                           (X)
                        Kent As a baby, hoping to change
                        future history.  You stopped him.


  13   BACK TO SCENE                                                              13  

       as Lois's eyes snapping And WE PULL BACK.

                                            LOIS
                        I remember.  You're H.G. Wells. I
                        know you.  But... you're... well, I
                        don't mean to be rude but you're a
                        little...

                                            WELLS
                        Older?
                               (nods)
                        Seventeen years.  The me you met                            (X)
                        was from 1899.  The me you now see
                        before you is from 1916.                                    (X)

                                            LOIS
                        Is it okay if I get a headache?

                                            WELLS
                        Quite all right.  After our
                        escapade, Tempus escaped and built                          (X)
                        his own time machine... then did
                        something rather unique with it.
                        Let me show you.


  14   EXT. STREET OUTSIDE CEMETERY GATES - DAY                                   14  

       Wells and Lois emerge.  She looks around.  People, cars, and
       store fronts all identify it as Metropolis.

                                            LOIS
                        It's Metropolis.

                                            WELLS
                        Look carefully.

       She does.  It is different.  Not Our Metropolis.  Garbage
       in the streets, graffiti on walls.  Grim.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  14   CONTINUED:                                                                 14  

                                            WELLS (CONT'D)
                        Is it not more dirty than clean,
                        more dark than light?

                                            LOIS
                               (nods)
                        Is this the future?

                                            WELLS
                        No.  Very much the present...

       He picks up a newspaper from atop a trashcan, unfolds it and
       the headline reads:  GET TOUGH ON CRIME, SAYS PRESIDENT
       HESTON.

                                            WELLS (CONT'D)
                        ... but an alternate present.

                                            LOIS
                        President Heston?  Charlton Heston
                        is President?  What is this place?

                                            WELLS
                        A parallel dimension.

                                            LOIS
                        A what?

                                            WELLS
                        A second Metropolis; a sibling
                        reality, co-existing with our own,
                        hidden from us by a curtain of
                        space, now parted.
                               (excited at the
                                discovery)
                        A thousand details exactly alike --
                        and a thousand as startlingly
                        different as the infinite choices
                        in every moment.

                                            LOIS
                        So, in plain English, Ben-Hur's
                        President and I'm worm food.  God,
                        and I'm getting married next week.
                        Why does this keep happening?

       A GANG walks by, all wearing bolstered pistols.  Then across
       the street she sees a MAN in a business suit with a shotgun
       slung over his shoulder.

       Then up the street an OLD LADY, purse in one hand, machine
       gun in another.  (General Rule: about a third of every extra
       in a street scene carries some kind of firearm.)

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  14   CONTINUED:  2                                                              14  

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        Do I want to know why so many
                        people are wearing guns or is that
                        just going to upset me more?

                                            WELLS
                        From what little I've been able to
                        gather, everyone is frightened,
                        cynical, with no faith that society
                        can protect them.  That, and...

       He gestures to a sign over a store front that reads TEMPUS
       WEAPONS STORE -- BIG GUNS, SMALL PRICES.  There's a grinning
       picture of Tempus and the motto: "Be Prepared For The
       Enemy!"

                                            WELLS (CONT'D)
                        ... a certain someone is making
                        sidearms affordable and attractive.

                                            LOIS
                               (looking off)
                        And that's not even the worst part.

                                            WELLS
                        I know.

       They both watch, stunned, as a bus rolls by with a huge
       TEMPUS FOR MAYOR sign on it, with the slogan "_He's_
       Prepared For The Enemy -- Are You?"

                                            LOIS
                        Who's this 'Enemy?'  What is he
                        after, why'd he put us here?

                                            WELLS
                               (head shake)
                        Like you, I was kidnapped and
                        dropped here without a clue why.

                                            LOIS
                        Wait.  If this place _is_ the same
                        but different, then maybe there's a
                        Clark here... and where there's a
                        Clark...

                                            WELLS
                        ... there's a Superman.  Good
                        thinking, my dear.

       They move off.

                            --page break--
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  15.  INT. TV STATION - DAY                                                      15  

       The set for a daytime talk show.  Bleachers, cameras, a
       small carpeted stage with a cheesy backdrop and some chairs.
       THREE THUGS and Tempus sorting through the sack of gold and
       jewels from the bank heist.  The head Thug is called

                                            MAJOR DOMO
                        You're amazing, Mr. Tempus, I mean,
                        how do you score this kinda swag
                        and there's not a cop after you,
                        not a bank with your picture in it?

                                            TEMPUS
                        Major Domo?  Can you keep a secret?

                                            MAJOR DOMO
                        Sure.

                                            TEMPUS
                        I have an inter-dimensional
                        transport.  Right here in this
                        building, actually.  And once a
                        day, I pop out of this universe
                        into an alternate one, take what
                        I want and zip back here -- where I
                        haven't so much as jaywalked.

       The guys just look at Tempus a second, then at each other,
       then back at Tempus.  Domo bursts into laughter.  So does
       Tempus.  Then so do the others.

                                            TEMPUS (CONT'D)
                               (under their laughter)
                        Cretins.

                                            MAJOR DOMO
                        Ahhh, Mr. Tempus, you kill me, I
                        swear, if there's anybody funnier
                        than you, I mean, hey, no wonder
                        you wanna be on TV...

                                            TEMPUS
                        Oh, I don't want to be on TV to
                        entertain... anymore than I want
                        people to know I really own this
                        station.
                               (moves to a camera,
                                lovingly)
                        You see, TV is power.  The power to
                        lull, pacify...
                               (moves from camera to
                                monitor)
                        ... and influence, then -- once all
                        eyes are glazed and all minds are
                        jelly -- the power to _take_.
                                            (MORE)

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  15   CONTINUED:                                                                 15  

                                            TEMPUS (CONT'D)
                        The power to hold the world in your
                        fist.  Which is just what I'm going
                        to do after I'm elected Mayor.

                                            MAJOR DOMO
                        Whoa, is this guy deep or what?                             (X)

       Tempus' cell phone rings.  He flips it open.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Yes?

                                                                INTERCUT:


  16   EXT. METROPOLIS STREET - DAY                                               16  

       A SPY who works for Tempus follows along behind Wells and
       Lois, murmuring into his cell phone:

                                            SPY
                        Wells and Lane have linked up.
                        Looking very buddy-buddy.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Where are they going?

                                            SPY
                        Looks like the Daily Planet.

                                            TEMPUS
                        No doubt in search of a super-hero.
                        I love predictable behavior.

       TEMPUS OUT.  The Spy melts into the Crowd.  We pick up Wells
       and Lois in mid-conversation:

                                            LOIS
                        Clark must be going out of his
                        mind.

       They pass a MAN who pulls a gun and is handed a wallet by
       ANOTHER MAN as if it were the most natural thing in the
       world.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        We've got to get back...

                                            WELLS
                        Our only hope is to get Tempus'
                        machine.  To that end, I've begun
                        piecing something together out of
                        odds and ends...

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  16   CONTINUED:                                                                 16  

       He extracts what looks like bits of a walkman jury-rigged to
       a radio.

                                            WELLS (CONT'D)
                        It's not finished but if I can get
                        it to work, it _should_ home in on
                        the flux capacitator in Tempus'
                        dimensional transport, assuming it
                        has one.


  17   EXT. DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                    17  

       Lois and Wells come around the corner.  She sees the Planet
       and heaves a sigh of relief.

                                            LOIS
                        Well, at least this world isn't
                        _completely_ nuts.

       A banner has just been unfurled-over the face of a nearby
       building.  It has a huge picture of Perry and says: PERRY
       WHITE FOR MAYOR.

                                            WELLS
                        In fact, there even may be some
                        hope.

                                            LOIS
                               (looking off)
       More than hope.

       She points across the crowded street.  Clark is walking
       toward them.  Different glasses, a more subdued style of
       dress -- but it's Clark.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        Clark!

       He hears his name called and looks out at the sea of faces.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        Clark, it's me!  Over --

       She's cut off by a rapid report of GUNFIRE from down the
       street.  Everyone drops low.  MANY pull guns.  A car SQUEALS
       into view, the DRIVER shooting at a storefront, the MAN in
       the store FIRING back.  The car then peels out of sight.

       Lois looks over at Clark and sees him in motion.  He ducks
       behind a building -- then she hears a familiar O.S. WHOOSH.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  17   CONTINUED:                                                                 17  

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                               (smiles as she scans the
                                skies)
                        Things can't be all bad.  Come on.
                        If he's anything like my Clark
                        he'll be back inside mumbling some
                        lame excuse.


  18   INT. PLANET - DAY                                                          18  

       We start TIGHT ON 'Perry White, Editor,' etched on Perry's
       office door, then REVEAL several new WHITE FOR MAYOR posters
       stacked nearby-- then PERRY WHITE himself steps right up to
       a poster to give it the once-over.

       This Perry is a bit less dapper, more rumpled and denim-ed,
       like a 60's college professor.  But the poster has him in a
       sharp suit and tie, hair artificially thickened.  Perry                      (X)
       grimaces.

                                            PERRY
                        Now who did this?  That's not my
                        tie, not my coat... and that hair;
                        I look like Malvolean Dan Rather.                           (X)
                        All right now, who in the Sam Hill
                        messed with my poster?  Come on
                        now, speak up!

       Lois and Wells step off the elevator and Lois smiles at
       Perry's tirade.

                                            LOIS
                        Well, it seems like the closer we
                        get to the bullpen, the more things
                        get familiar.

                                            PERRY.
                        Who turned me into a pretty boy!

                                            JIMMY (O.S.)
                        I did.

       Perry turns.  The room goes silent.  Jimmy steps out of the
       conference room.  Wearing a suit, tie... and mustache.

                                            PERRY
                        Mr. Olsen...

       Lois's jaw drops as she watches the following Bizarro World
       exchange:

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  18   CONTINUED:                                                                 18  

                                            JIMMY
                        Polls have shown you're skewing a
                        little old, White.  I talked to
                        your campaign manager and we
                        decided to run some new posters.  I
                        like them.

       Lois moves toward the two, amused and amazed.  Wells trails.

                                            LOIS
                        I don't believe this...

                                            PERRY
                        Mr. Olsen, sir, I like Tarzan's
                        hair and George Hamilton's duds
                        much as the next fella but I'm just
                        a Memphis word stringer... this
                        ain't me.

                                            JIMMY
                        It's a better you.  A younger you. 
                        Ever since you jumped into this
                        race you've been way ahead and I
                        want to keep you there.  My paper's
                        put a lot on the line for you,
                        White.

                                            LOIS
                               (close now, looking at
                                Jimmy)
                        Oh, my God.

                                            PERRY
                               (hears her, turns, sees
                                her)
                        Oh, my God.

       He drops his coffee cup.  It SHATTERS.

                                            PERRY (CONT'D)
                        Lois?  Is that you, honey?

                                            LOIS
                        It's me.

       Perry laughs and pulls her into a fierce embrace.

                                            PERRY
                        I don't know how this can be 'n I
                        don't care -- I'm happier 'n a
                        preacher in a month of Sundays!
                        Where've you been?  What happened
                        to your hair?

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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  18   CONTINUED:  2                                                              18  

                                            LOIS
                        Well, I... I... uhhhh...

                                            JIMMY
                               (holding out his hand)
                        James Olsen, Miss Lane.

                                            LOIS
                        Hi.

                                            PERRY
                        Mr. Olsen's the new owner.

                                            LOIS
                        Owner.  Really.

                                            PERRY
                        Boy wonder of the computer world.
                        Decided to roll his dice on our
                        rag.

                                            JIMMY
                        White talks about you all the time,
                        Miss Lane.  Said you disappeared in
                        the Congo.

                                            LOIS
                        Congo.  The... gun running story,
                        three years ago.  Yes.
                               (to Wells)
                        I did.  For a while.  But --

                                            PERRY
                        We hired an army to go over and
                        look for you.  Never did find...
                        well, you.  What happened?

                                            LOIS
                        What happened is... I'm fine.
                        Obviously.  Thanks to my friend
                        here.  Mr. Wells.

                                            WELLS
                        Hello.

                                            LOIS
                        He runs... a mission.

                                            PERRY
                        You've been in a mission for three                          (X)
                        years?

                                            LOIS
                        I was sick.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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  18   CONTINUED:  3                                                              18  

                                            JIMMY
                        Too sick to make a phone call?

                                            WELLS
                        Coma.  Totally incapacitated.  Just
                        came out of it yesterday and said,
                        'Herb, get me to the Planet.' I
                        naturally wondered _what_ planet
                        and then she explained to me --

       Lois glances at the elevator -- and sees Clark step off.

                                            LOIS
                        Clark...

       She can't help herself.  As he moves toward the stairs, she
       runs to him and practically flies into his arms.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        Oh, Clark, I'm so glad to see you.
                               (whispers)
                        You and Superman.

       Before he can respond, she kisses him on the lips.  His eyes
       go wide.  Then he gently but firmly pushes her off.

                                            CLARK
                        Miss.  Who are you... and what's
                        Superman?

       She looks at him, dumbfounded.  At that moment, a striking
       woman of twenty-nine steps off the elevator.  Looks at Lois
       with a sharp territorial anger.  This is LANA LANG.                          (X)

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Clark?  Who is this?

                                            CLARK
                        I don't know.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Well, I guess she knows _you_.  So
                        she ought to know me.  I'm Lana                             (X)
                        Lang.  Mr. Kent's fiancee.                                  (X)

       She holds out her right hand.  Lois stares.

                                                                FADE OUT:

                                  _END OF ACT ONE_

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                                   _ACT TWO_

       FADE IN:


  19   INT. PLANET - DAY - CONTINUOUS                                             19  

       Lois and Lana face off, Clark between them.                                  (X)

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        And you are ... ?


                                            LOIS
                        Uhh, I...

       Wells appears at Lois' side.

                                            WELLS
                        Lois Lane.  And still a bit
                        feverish, I'm afraid, aren't you,
                        my dear?

                                            LOIS
                        I, I guess.

       He leads her off.  Jimmy and Perry join Lana and Clark.                      (X)


20     LOIS AND WELLS                                                             20  

       move to a corner.  In the b.g., Perry and Jimmy smooth
       things over with Clark and Lana.                                             (X)

                                            LOIS
                        He doesn't know me...

                                            WELLS
                        I know this is one in a series of
                        dreadful shocks --

                                            LOIS
                        But why -- ?

                                            WELLS
                        Obviously the Lois of this
                        dimension died before Clark arrived
                        in Metropolis.

                                            LOIS
                        And there's no Superman.  He didn't
                        even know who that was.

                                            WELLS
                        Oh, my.

       Lois watches as Lana and Clark move back to the elevators                    (X)
       and Perry and Jimmy head back to the bullpen.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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  20   CONTINUED:                                                                 20  

                                            LOIS
                        It doesn't matter.  We don't belong
                        here and the only way we're getting
                        back is with super-help.

                                            WELLS
                        Do you have a plan?

                                            LOIS
                               (nods)
                        But first I need an excuse to team
                        up with Clark Kent.

       They move off toward Perry and Jimmy.


  21   CLARK AND LANA                                                             21(X)

       at the elevators.  She is waiting for a car, going over a
       list of details.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        ... and we're meeting my parents at
                        seven to go over the final guest
                        list.

                                            CLARK
                        Okay.

       He glances into the bullpen -- and watches Lois talking with
       Perry and Jimmy.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Last thing -- I saw that little
                        stunt you pulled a few minutes ago.

                                            CLARK
                        Stunt?

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Don't give me those puppy eyes.
                        The gunfight out front?  You ducked
                        away and... ?

       She makes the flying motion with her hand.

                                            CLARK
                        Honey, nobody saw me.  I just used
                        the...
                               (makes laser vision
                                motion with his hand)
                        ... zzz, burned out his tires and
                        the cops got him.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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  21   CONTINUED:                                                                 21  

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Clark, you promised.

                                            CLARK
                               (hits button)
                        Boy, this is one slow elevator,
                        huh?

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        They'd lock you up in some lab and
                        study you.  And even if you broke
                        out, you'd never have a life.
                               (hugs him)
                        We'd never have a life.  No one
                        will ever love you more than I
                        do...

                                            CLARK
                        I know.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        ...  and no one understands you
                        better.  So promise this is the
                        last time.

       PING, the elevator doors open.

                                            CLARK
                        Here you are.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                               (as she gets on)
                        Promise me.

                                            CLARK
                        See you at seven.                                           (X)

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Clark --

       The doors close and shut her up.  Clark crosses to get some
       coffee.


  22   BULLPEN                                                                    22  

       Lois, Perry and Jimmy.

                                            PERRY
                        Darlin', you want your job back,
                        you got it.  As long as it's okay
                        with Mr. Olsen.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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  22   CONTINUED:                                                                 22  

                                            JIMMY
                        If half of White's said about you
                        is true, Lois, I'm lucky to have
                        you.

                                            LOIS
                        Good, then I want to dive right
                        into an expose on Tempus.

                                            PERRY
                               (to Jimmy)
                        Did I tell you she's the best?

                                            LOIS
                        Since I'm a little out of touch
                        with things maybe I ought to work
                        with a partner...


  23                                                                              23  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                  THRU  
  24                                                                              24  


 24A   INT. DAILY PLANET - CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY                                 24A  

       Lois and Clark talk as Wells fiddles with his tracking
       device.

                                            CLARK
                        So.  Perry says you want to do an                           (X)
                        expose on Tempus.

                                            LOIS
                        Yeah, but first we have to talk                             (X)
                        about us.

                                            CLARK
                        Us?                                                         (X)

                                            LOIS
                        Well, you actually.  For                                    (X)
                        instance... how many people know
                        you're from another planet?

                                            CLARK
                        What.

                                            LOIS
                        Or that you can bend steel in your
                        bare hands, leap tall buildings in
                        a single bound -- ?

                                            CLARK
                        Hey, keep your voice down...

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 24A   CONTINUED:                                                                24A  

                                            LOIS
                               (complying)
                        That you came here as a baby, in a
                        spaceship --

                                            CLARK
                               (to himself)
                        Oh, God, Lana said this was gonna                           (X)
                        happen...

                                            LOIS
                        -- you were found by the Kents and
                        raised in Smallville, Kansas --

                                            CLARK
                               (self)
                        I didn't listen.

                                            LOIS
                        -- but from there, I'm sure things
                        get different because --

                                            CLARK
                               (to Lois)
                        Okay, just tell me:  Are you from
                        the government?

       Lois and Wells chuckle at the notion.

                                            WELLS
                        Certainly not, my boy.

                                            LOIS
                        No, we're from another dimension.

       Clark just looks at them.


 24B   INT. DAILY PLANET - BULLPEN - DAY                                         24B  

       Lois, Clark and Wells emerge from the conference room.                       (X)
       Wells trailing behind, fine-tuning a nearly-finished
       tracker.

                                            CLARK
                        I'm sorry, I just... I have a lot
                        of trouble believing all this.

                                            LOIS
                        What?  That Tempus is a criminal?
                        That he's H.G. Wells or that we're
                        from a parallel Metropolis?

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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 24B   CONTINUED:                                                                24B  

                                            CLARK
                        No, that this other me flies around
                        in tights.

                                            LOIS
                        Well, your Mom made them...

                                            CLARK
                        My Mom?

                                            LOIS
                        Martha Kent.

                                            CLARK
                        But the Kents died when I was ten.

       They stop.

                                            LOIS
                        Oh, Clark, I'm sorry... Who raised you?

                                            CLARK
                        I kind of bounced around.
                               (off her look)
                        It's okay, it was a long time ago,
                        I'm fine.

                                            LOIS
                        Are you?

       A moment.  They look at each other.

                                            CLARK
                        This is the weirdest feeling.  I
                        know I shouldn't talk to you, I
                        _know_ I should just walk away
                        but...

                                            LOIS
                        What?

                                            CLARK
                               (studying her)
                        ... I can't.

       Then a HARSH BEEPING from Wells' tracking device and he
       steps up to them, elated.

                                            WELLS
                        It works!  The tracking device,
                        it's locked onto Tempus' transport.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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 24B   CONTINUED:  2                                                             24B  

                                            LOIS
                        Clark.  Please.  Help us get back
                        where we belong.

                                            WELLS
                        Yes.  Help us rid your world of
                        Tempus before he destroys it.

       As Clark's about to answer, Lana walks up.                                   (X)

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Clark?  Where've you been?

       Although she's talking to Clark, she's looking at Lois.

                                            CLARK
                        Uhhhh..
                               (looks at watch)
                        ... oh, right, seven, your folks.                           (X)
                        We were just...

                                            LOIS
                        ... working on a story.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Together?

                                            CLARK
                        Perry teamed us up.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Did he.

                                            LOIS
                               (to Clark)
                        But we can take point while you
                        deal with your wedding.  I know how
                        overwhelming it can all get.  Just
                        promise we'll meet up later?

       Lois and Clark lock eyes.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Let's go, Clark.

                                            LOIS
                        Clark?

                                            CLARK
                               (to Lois)
                        I'll catch up with you back at the
                        Planet.  About one.

                                            LOIS
                        Great.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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 24B   CONTINUED:  3                                                             24B  

       Lana leads Clark off.                                                        (X)

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        I don't like having to come look
                        for you.  You know how Dad gets
                        when you're late...

                                            LOIS
                               (after they're gone)
                        I'm not sure, but I think I hate
                        her.


  25   EXT. ANOTHER STREET - DAY                                                  25(X)

       Lois and Wells walk, following the BEEPS and light flashes
       of the tracker.

                                            WELLS
                        We cross the street here, then
                        round that corner there, then...

       Major Domo appears, gun in hand.                                             (X)

                                            LOIS
                        Don't tell me.  A mugging.                                  (X)

                                            MAJOR DOMO
                        A kidnapping.                                               (X)


  26   INT. WINDOWLESS ROOM - NIGHT #1                                            26  

       Wells is being strapped into a steel chair by Domo.  Lois                    (X)
       has a blindfold removed from her eyes by Tempus.                             (X)

                                            TEMPUS
                        You know, you really shouldn't walk
                        around unarmed.  My stores are
                        offering a nice deal on a twelve
                        clip automatic.
                               (produces it)
                        Twenty-four rounds with every
                        purchase... and a free pair of
                        sunglasses.                                                 (X)

                                            WELLS
                        You may do what you wish with me,
                        Tempus, but I implore you: let the
                        girl go.

                                            TEMPUS
                        God, Herb, who writes your
                        dialogue?  You sound like The
                        Prisoner of Zenda.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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  26   CONTINUED:                                                                 26  

                                            LOIS
                        You're not going to get away with
                        this.

                                            TEMPUS
                        And you sound like Lois Lane, in
                        trouble again.  Not gonna get away
                        with what, Lois?

                                            LOIS
                        With... well, whatever you've got
                        planned.

                                            TEMPUS
                        My plan is to become Mayor of
                        Metropolis by killing Perry White.
                        But wait, somebody might try and
                        stop me -- big, brawny, looks good
                        in blue?  Gee, if _only_ I lived in
                        a dimension with no Superman.  Oh,
                        wait.  I do!
                               (laughs)
                        And you're headed for another
                        dimension yourself, Lois. .
                        Slightly more...  spiritual.  Hope
                        you've been good.

                                                                                    (X)


  27   INT. WINDOWLESS ROOM - LATER                                               27  

       Tempus wheels in a TV.                                                       (X)

                                            TEMPUS
                        I've missed you, Herb. Sure,                                (X)
                        you're a few years older, I'm a few
                        pounds lighter... you're about to                           (X)
                        be a corpse, I'm about to be a god,
                        but it's the same old us, together
                        again, hm?  Only now, you want _my_
                        machine.  And it's in the building,
                        right here.

                                            WELLS
                        where is Lois Lane?

                                            TEMPUS
                        Just standing around.

       He aims the remote and hits the button.  The TV switches on.

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  28   ON TV: LOIS STANDING ON THE LEDGE OF A BUILDING                            28  

       She is blindfolded and her hands are cuffed behind her back.
       The ledge is very narrow.. Sheer wall above, sheer wall
       below.  No windows.  The skyline and the wind buffeting her
       tell us she's up high.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Think she has any idea she's five
                        hundred feet in the air?

       A ledge-brick Lois is standing on crumbles from its mortar
       and --


  29   EXT. THE LEDGE - NIGHT                                                     29  

       Lois SCREAMS and nearly tumbles off. Fights for balance and
       regains her footing.

                                            LOIS
                        No, no stay calm...  You're high
                        up, you're blind, you can't use
                        your hands, the ledge is falling
                        apart and you're alone.
                               (beat)
                        Okay... panic.


  30   EXT. WINDOW ACROSS THE STREET - NIGHT                                      30  

       The Spy aims a TV camera at Lois.


  31   INT. WINDOWLESS ROOM - NIGHT                                               31  

       Tempus pulls up a nice lounge chair and settles in to watch.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Oooh, watch the foot there, Lois...


  32   ON TV:  CLOSE SHOT OF LOIS' FOOT                                           32  

       sliding over onto this loose brick.  It starts to give.


  33   LOIS ON THE LEDGE                                                          33  

       slides the foot further, gets it off that brick.


  34   BACK TO SCENE                                                              34  

                                            TEMPUS
                        Whew.  Close, huh?

                                                                (CONTINUED)

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  34   CONTINUED:                                                                 34  

       Grabs a bowl of popcorn. Munches.

                                            WELLS
                        Tempus, I cry out to whatever
                        humanity there is in you -- don't
                        do this.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Why?

                                            WELLS
                        It's barbaric and cruel.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Sure... but it's fun.

                                            WELLS
                        What do you gain by killing her?

                                            TEMPUS
                        Herb, if I wanted to kill her, I'd
                        beat her to death with a frozen
                        lamb chop and eat it.


  35   LOIS ON THE LEDGE                                                          35  

       She is moving, back to the wall, feet scraping side to side.

                                            LOIS
                        There has to be a window, keep
                        moving, you'll find a window...

       We see, of course, there is no window.


  36   BACK TO SCENE                                                              36  

       Tempus salts his corn.

                                            TEMPUS
                        No, I want to torture her, terrify
                        her...


  37   ON TV: BRICKS UNDER LOIS' FEET                                             37  

       starts to crumble and loosen. She moves along, fast. More
       bricks start to crumble and she's losing her balance.

                                            TEMPUS
                        ... send her into spasms of sheer
                        horror.

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  38   BACK TO SCENE                                                              38  

                                            WELLS
                        But _why_?

                                            TEMPUS
                        It's good TV!  Fun for the whole
                        family!  And then of course
                        there're those magic words
                        guaranteed to make it a ratings
                        bonanza.  'Help!  Superman!  Save
                        me!' Except there _is_ no
                        Superman, so now I've _got_ to see
                        what happens.


  39   EXT. LEDGE - NIGHT                                                         39  

       Lois is standing on the only two bricks still set in the
       wall.  And they're quivering.


  40   INT. WINDOWLESS ROOM - NIGHT                                               40  

       Tempus fires some popcorn into his mouth as Wells watches,
       helpless.

                                            TEMPUS
                        But, ask yourself, Herb, _why_ is                           (X)
                        there no Superman here?  Because
                        this Clark lost his parents, didn't
                        have their loving support?  Or has
                        he been denied that daily impetus?
                        Being in love with a woman who's
                        always throwing herself into
                        death's jaws and screaming for ... ?


  41   ON TV - LOIS                                                               41  

       Lois, about to tumble

                                            LOIS
                        Help!


  42   OMITTED                                                                    42  


  43   LOIS ON THE LEDGE                                                          43  

       as the bricks give way and she tumbles off.

                                            LOIS
                        CLAAAAAAAAAAA-RRRRRK!

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  44   BACK TO TEMPUS                                                             44  

       grinning, munching his corn.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Only thing that could ruin this'd
                        be a commercial.

                                                                FADE OUT:

                               _END OF ACT TWO_

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                                 _ACT THREE_

       FADE IN:


  45   EXT. CLARK'S APARTMENT - NIGHT                                             45(X)

       Lana and Clark are bidding her PARENTS farewell. (Mrs. Lang                  (X)
       checking the clip on her gun).  Clark SUPER-HEARS Lois'                      (X)
       SCREAM:

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        ... and we want cloth napkins, not
                        paper, right, Clark?  Clark?

                                            CLARK
                        I'll get back to you on that.

       He's gone in a flash.


  46   EXT. MID-AIR - NIGHT                                                       46  

       Lois, blindfolded and hands tied, tumbles, SCREAMING.  The
       ground rushes up.


  47   EXT. BUILDING - NIGHT                                                      47(X)

       She plummets at high speed, about to pancake, when a BLUR
       intercepts and WHOOSHES her off screen.


  48   INT. WINDOWLESS ROOM - NIGHT                                               48  

       Wells breathes a sigh of relief.  Tempus seems more
       delighted than ever as they watch --


  49   EXT. BUILDING - NIGHT                                                      49(X)

       Lois and Clark as they arc into frame.  He takes off her                     (X)
       blindfold and lands her gently.  PAN TO a Second Spy with                    (X)
       camera filming this at street level.                                         (X)


  50   BACK TO SCENE                                                              50  


                                            TEMPUS
                        Well, bravo, Mr. Kent.  My plan is
                        working perfectly.


                                            WELLS
                        Your plan?

                                            TEMPUS

                        Yes, Herb. I'm the bad guy.  We
                        always have a plan.

                            --page break--
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  51   EXT. BUILDING - NIGHT                                                      51(X)

       Clark snaps the cuffs off Lois.

                                            CLARK
                        You sure you're okay?

                                            LOIS
                        Fine.  Thank you.

                                            CLARK
                        Who did this?

                                            LOIS
                        Tempus.

                                            CLARK
                        We should call the police.

                                            LOIS
                        Well, okay, that's _one_ way of
                        handling it.

                                            CLARK
                        What's the other?

                                            LOIS
                               (leading him off)
                        Let's talk about that...


  52   EXT. STREET - NIGHT                                                        52  

       Lois and Clark walk.

                                            CLARK
                        Look, I don't want to be a hero.

                                            LOIS
                        Really.  Then why did you go after
                        that gunman this morning?  Why did
                        you save me just now?

                                            CLARK
                        I help when I can... but I want to
                        live my life.

                                            LOIS
                        Well, that's why you've got your
                        secret identity.

                                            CLARK
                        A what?  A secret what?

                                            LOIS
                        Just go with me on this...

       She pushes him through a doorway.  WE REVEAL it's a ski
       store, having an off-season sale.

                            --page break--
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  53   EXT. STORE - LATER THAT NIGHT                                              53  

       Lois and Clark emerge with a bag.

                                            LOIS
                        It's not a ski suit -- I mean, it
                        _is_ but it's more than that --
                        it's a symbol, you're making
                        yourself into a beacon.

                                            CLARK
                        Are you always like this?

                                            LOIS
                        Sorry, I'm a little high-strung.

                                            CLARK
                        Lady, you're a Stradivarius.

                                            LOIS
                               (exasperated)
                        Maybe this'll help.

       She hands him the bag.  He takes it.  She pulls her wallet
       out of her purse and shows him a picture of Superman.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        That's what I'm talking about.

                                            CLARK
                        That's... what I'm afraid of.

       He flips to another photo:  Lois and Clark.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                        Is that... us?

                                            LOIS
                        Well, it's me and him.

                                            CLARK
                        Are we -- ?

       She shows him the ring.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                        This is just too weird.

       He flips to another picture:  Clark and the Kents.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                        Oh, my God.

       He just stares at them.  Has to sit on a bus bench.  Lois
       sits with him.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  53   CONTINUED:                                                                 53  

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                        They're alive?
                               (she nods; pause)
                        Does he... spend a lot of time with
                        them?

                                            LOIS
                        Yes.

                                            CLARK
                        That's good.  That's...

       He lets it trail, overwhelmed.

                                            LOIS
                        They're very proud of him.  I bet
                        your parents were, too.

                                            CLARK
                        I guess so.  It was a long time
                        ago.

                                            LOIS
                        What happened?

                                            CLARK
                        Car wreck.  I saw it happen.  I was
                        pretty fast, even then, but... not
                        fast enough.  Lana said I                                   (X)
                        shouldn't blame myself.  One man
                        can't really make a difference...
                        no matter what kind of powers he
                        has.

                                            LOIS
                        I know things are different here.
                        I know _you're_ different.  But
                        trust me... powers or no powers...
                        one man can change any world.

       He flips back to the picture of Superman.

                                            CLARK
                        His Mom made that, huh?

                                            LOIS
                        Yeah.

                                            CLARK
                        You sew as well as she does?

                                            LOIS
                        Well...

                            --page break--
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  54   INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT - NIGHT                                             54  

       Lois on the phone, at the dining room table, surrounded by
       bolts of red and yellow cloth, a sewing machine.  Littered
       at her feet, a half dozen red-and-yellow S's -- crooked,
       mis-sewn or otherwise botched and discarded.  In the kitchen
       behind her, a huge kettle is bubbling and steaming.

                                            LOIS
                        Look, Jimmy -- sorry, Mr. Olsen --
                        I think it's a bad idea for Perry
                        to debate Tempus tomorrow..

       She gets up and moves to the boiling pot.  Grabs a pair of tongs.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        No, I certainly don't want him to
                        look like a coward but Tempus said
                        he was going to kill Perry...  No,
                        he didn't say where or when.

       With the tongs she fishes a boot out of the caldron -- it's
       soaking wet and dyed bright red.  She lets it drop back in.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        But if there's anybody in the
                        Tempus camp that you might be able
                        to get to... you know... open up,
                        in exchange for some... I don't
                        know... money, _now_ might be a
                        good time.  Yes, security's a good
                        idea, too.
                               (looks off)
                        I'm working on that angle myself.
                        Bye.

       She hangs up and glimpses a photo of Lana and Clark, arms                    (X)
       around each other.  She turns away from it and sees another
       one.  She shakes her head.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        I've gotta get out of here.

       She hears the sounds of Clark struggling O.S.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        How's it fit now?

                                            CLARK
                               (O.S., behind a screen)
                        Tight.

                                            LOIS
                        Let me see.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  54   CONTINUED:                                                                 54  

       She moves so she can see him.  He straightens up.  All we
       see is his head.  Bit of cape and shoulders.

                                            LOIS (CONT'D)
                        Still need a few more pieces here
                        and there...

                                            CLARK
                        I just remembered something; from
                        that picture.  It's in that trunk
                        over there.

       She moves to a trunk.  Kneels and opens it.

                                            CLARK (CONT'D)
                        My Mom gave it to me when I was
                        little.  She said it was on the
                        blanket they found me in.

       She takes out the S.  Smiles.  Looks back at her aborted
       sewing attempts.

                                            LOIS
                        It always shows up just in the nick
                        of time.


  55   EXT. CLARK'S APARTMENT - DECK - NIGHT                                      55  

       Lois is waiting out here alone.  Then she hears him come
       through the door.  She turns.  He stands there, backlit:
       Superman.  He takes her breath away.  She just stares.

                                            SUPERMAN
                               (heads back in)
                        I knew it, I look stupid.

                                            LOIS
                               (catching his arm)
                        No.  No.  You look great.

       She takes his hand and they move to the edge of the deck.


  56   EXT. 2ND BUILDING WINDOW - NIGHT                                           56  

       The First Spy with his camera.                                               (X)


  57   INT. WINDOWLESS ROOM - NIGHT - TIGHT ON TV                                 57  

       With Lois and Superman on it, being shot from across the
       way.  REVEAL Tempus and Wells, watching.  Tempus is sorting
       through a selection of ties.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  57   CONTINUED:                                                                 57  

                                            TEMPUS
                        The heroine creates her hero.  A
                        mythically moving moment.  Herb?
                        Am I still a man in your eyes if I
                        weep?

                                            WELLS
                        This is what you want.  You _want_
                        her to create Superman.

                                            TEMPUS
                        Very good, Herb.  Mind like that,
                        you missed a big career on game
                        shows.


  58   EXT. CLARK'S DECK - NIGHT                                                  58  

       Lois and Superman.

                                            SUPERMAN
                               (looking down at self)
                        Are you sure about this?

                                            LOIS
                        I'm sure.
                               (off his hesitation)
                        But you're not.  So why don't we
                        get you comfortable?

                                            SUPERMAN
                        How?


  59   EXT. SKY - NIGHT                                                           59  

       We soar.  Superman, with Lois in his arms, swoops into                       (X)
       view.  A SONG kicks in.  He and Lois bank out of view.


  60   EXT. SKY - NIGHT                                                           60  

       Urged on by Lois, Superman flies above the clouds.  Then she
       points down.  He sighs.


  61   EXT. SKY - NIGHT                                                           61  

       He dives down into the Metropolis skyline.  She gestures for
       him to go lower.  He hesitates.  She whacks his shoulder.
       Reluctantly, he drops out of frame.

                            --page break--
       "TEMPUS, ANYONE?" (#14)   FULL Blue      12/7/95                         37.   


  62   EXT. METROPOLIS STREET - NIGHT                                             62  

       A ROOKIE COP and a DEADLY THUG are in a standoff, both with
       guns on each other.

                                            ROOKIE
                        Okay, put it down.
                               (nervous)
                        C'mon.  Don't make me... y'know...

       They-hear a WHOOSH.  They both look and


  63   SUPERMAN AND LOIS                                                          63  

       hover down into view.                                                        (X)

                                            LOIS
                               (whispers)
                        Go on...

                                            SUPERMAN
                               (nervous; stiff)
                        Officer, maybe I could... help out
                        here?

       The Cop and the Thug both just stare as Superman walks over
       to the Thug.  The Thug FIRES.  The bullet bounces off
       Superman's chest.  Superman takes the gun.  Crushes it in
       his fist.  The Thug faints.

                                            SUPERMAN (CONT'D)
                               (to Cop, as he moves
                                back to Lois)
                        If everything is all right, I'll
                        just... get outta here.                                     (X)

                                            ROOKIE
                        Thanks... uhhhh... ?

                                            LOIS
                               (mouths)
                        Superman.

                                            SUPERMAN
                               (to Rookie)
                        Superman.

                                            ROOKIE
                        Superman?

                                            SUPERMAN
                               (whispers to Lois)
                        He thinks it's stupid.

                                            ROOKIE
                        Cool name.  Thanks... Superman!

       Lois and Superman soar out of frame.  SONG kicks in again.                   (X)

                            --page break--
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  64   EXT. SKY - DAWN - DAY #2                                                   64  

       Lois and Superman bank into the spray of sunrise spreading
       over the clouds.

                                            LOIS
                        Well, nobody's laughed so far.  And
                        I don't see any men with nets.
                        How's it feel?

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Well.  It feels....
                               (grins).
                        ... great!


  65   EXT. CLARK'S DECK - DAY                                                    65  

       Superman and Lois LAND.
                                            SUPERMAN
                        My whole life, I've never felt so
                        good about being me.  Thank you.

       He puts his hands on her shoulders.  About to kiss her.  And
       she starts to let him.

                                            LOIS
                        Wait.  I can't.

                                            SUPERMAN
                        You're right, that was crazy.  I'm
                        sorry.

                                            LOIS
                        No, it's okay, it's --

                                            SUPERMAN
                        -- this feeling I keep having when
                        I'm around you, I can't control
                        it

                                            LOIS
                        It's fine, we're fine.  I should
                        straighten the line on your cape
                        before we go out again.

       She leads him back into his apartment.


  66   INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT - DAY                                               66  

       Superman and Lois walk in.

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  66   CONTINUED:                                                                 66  

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Just 'cause I'm not wearing
                        glasses, you sure nobody's going to
                        recognize me?

                                            LOIS
                        Positive.

                                            LANA (O.S.)                             (X)
                        Clark!

       She is standing there, waiting.  Furious.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        What are you doing?

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Lana. Hi.                                                   (X)

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        What's going on?

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Lois knows.  About me. And...
                        well, I've decided that I need...
                        no, that the world needs me.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Needs you to _what_?  Model men's
                        underwear?  Bring capes back into
                        fashion?

                                            LOIS
                        All right, that's it --

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Lois --

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        Clark.  You didn't... you didn't go
                        out like that and...
                               (makes flying motion)
                        People didn't see you?

                                            LOIS
                        Yes, of course they saw him!  He's
                        Superman!

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        I don't know how you talked him
                        into this or what you're really
                        after but _this_ is between him and
                        me.
                                            (MORE)
                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  66   CONTINUED:  2                                                              66  

                                            LANA (CONT'D)                           (X)
                               (to Superman)
                        I want things the way they were,
                        Clark; I want what you promised.
                        Or else --

       The phone rings.  Superman hesitates, then picks up.

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Hello.
                               (to Lois)
                        It's for you.

                                            LANA                                    (X)
                        That's it.

                                            SUPERMAN
                        Lana...                                                     (X)

       Lana storms out as Lois takes the phone.                                     (X)

                                            LOIS
                               (into phone)
                        Hello?

                                            SUPERMAN
                               (goes after Lana)                                    (X)
                        Lana, come on, this is stupid...                            (X)

                                            LOIS
                               (into phone)
                        Who is this?


  67   INTERCUT TEMPUS - IN WINDOWLESS ROOM                                       67  

       with Wells.  Tempus is now in a suit and the tie he picked
       out earlier.  A MAKEUP MAN has just finished dabbing on some
       base.

                                            TEMPUS
                               (disguised)                                          (X)
                        I can't tell you, too dangerous.
                        But Perry White _will_ die...

       Major Domo enters.

                                            TEMPUS (CONT'D)
                        ... unless you get to the TV
                        station on Carlin Avenue.  Now.

       Tempus hangs up and dismisses the Makeup Man.                                (X)

                                                                (CONTINUED)

                            --page break--
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  67   CONTINUED:                                                                 67  

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