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#319 : Un oedipe catastrophe

Grâce à un champ électromagnétique, Loïs retrouve la mémoire mais chez les autres personnes, cela provoque le contraire et deviennent tous idiots et obéissent à n'importe quels ordres.

Le Dr. Deter ne le supporte pas et l'hypnotise pour pouvoir garder Loïs auprès de lui. Il lui dit de l'aimer et de quitter le Daily Planet pour partir avec lui.

Mais la mère d'Herkimer veut tuer Loïs, alors il active la machine pour neutraliser sa mère mais Loïs retrouve la mémoire et elle lui met son poing dans la figure.

Note : 8.5/10

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Titre VO
Oedipus Wrecks

Titre VF
Un oedipe catastrophe

Première diffusion
24.03.1996

Première diffusion en France
02.07.1996

Plus de détails

                             _LOIS & CLARK_

                    _The New Adventures of Superman_

                            "Oedipus Wrecks"


 

                                 _CAST_

CLARK KENT/SUPERMAN

LOIS LANE

JIMMY OLSEN

PERRY WHITE

DR. MAXWELL DETER

HERKIMER JOHNSON

ROWEENA JOHNSON

DR. KLEIN


PARAMEDIC #1

WORKER
 

 

                              _LOCATIONS_


_INTERIORS_:                                      _EXTERIORS_:

Daily Planet                                      Metropolis Street
   Newsroom
   Perry's Office                                 *

Dr. Deter's Office                                Hydroelectric Plant

Herkimer's Basement                               Electrical Supply House

*                                                 Sky above Metropolis

Roweena's Home                                    Roweena's House

Evidence Warehouse                                Evidence Warehouse

Lois's Car








                                _TEASER_

       FADE IN:


   1   EXT. THE METROPOLIS POLICE EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE - DAY #1                         1  

       A chain-link fence.  Rusted sign:  "Metropolis Police
       Evidence Warehouse."  The gate is open.  A busted padlock.
       The warehouse in the b.g.  An OLD DUFFER SECURITY GUARD
       approaches the busted lock and studies it through his
       half-glasses.  Now this is mighty peculiar.

                                                                  CUT TO:

   2   INT. EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE - DAY 2                                                2  

       Gloom.  Steel-grated evidence lockups.  HERKIMER JOHNSON
       approaches.  He's dressed in an ill-fitting rented cop
       uniform.  His face is vulpine, twitchy.  Herkimer stops at a
       lockup containing an array of mechanically bizarre and
       twisted toys.  A label on the door: "BAD BRAIN (RUFUS)
       JOHNSON - DECEASED."  A hand-written note has been taped to
       the door:  "HOLD FOR THE MUSEUM OF CRIME."

                                              HERKIMER
                         Museum of Crime.  I think not.
                         Psycho nutbag poseur!

       He crumples the note and places a small, metal box (dial,
       buttons, LEDs) over the lockup's deadbolt, pokes a button
       and we HEAR A METALLIC BANG.  We see the deadbolt                               (X)
       mechanism, bent and twisted, fall to the lockup floor.                          (X)
       Herkimer removes the device revealing a hole in the door                        (X)
       where the lock used to be.                                                      (X)

       He pushes open the door and withdraws a small                                   (X)
       thermos-shaped explosive device from his shirt.

       A DOOR SLAMS somewhere.  Herkimer freezes.


   3   ANGLE ON THE DUFFER                                                            3  

       flashlight in hand, looking for any signs of disturbance.
       As the flashlight BEAM FLARES INTO THE LENS --

                                              DETER (V.O.)
                         There's light at the end of the
                         tunnel.

                                                                  CUT TO:


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                    2.      


   4   INT. DR. DETER'S OFFICE - DAY                                                  4  

       SUPERMAN, standing firm, hotly questions DETER who navigates
       the interrogation with charm.

                                              DETER
                         It's just a very long tunnel.  Your                           (X)
                         friend Mr. Kent needs to relax.                               (X)
                         Would he like me to prescribe him
                         something?

                                              SUPERMAN
                         No.  Clark understands this will
                         take time.  But you can appreciate
                         his anxiety.  The woman he loves
                         says she's in love with you.

                                              DETER
                         Superman, do you know what                                    (X)
                         transference is?                                              (X)

                                              SUPERMAN
                               (nods)                                                  (X)
                         When a emergent feelings                                      (X)
                         fixate on the psychiatrist.                                   (X)

                                              DETER
                         Very good.  You've had some                                   (X)
                         therapy, I take it?                                           (X)
                               (off Superman's growing                                 (X)
                                annoyance)                                             (X)
                         Anyway, we have a classic case of                             (X)
                         transference happening here, added                            (X)
                         to which amnesiac patients are                                (X)
                         particularly vulnerable to seeing                             (X)
                         their doctors as saviors...                                   (X)

                                              SUPERMAN
                         Understood, but then you add in                               (X)
                         the fact that since she's been out                            (X)
                         of the hospital Clark's only seen                             (X)
                         her a total of sixty minutes...                               (X)

                                              DETER
                         Because right now my method                                   (X)
                         requires limited visitation.
                               (beat)
                         Superman, you know, I can't help                              (X)
                         but feel a little like Lex Luthor                             (X)
                         here... What is it you suspect me                             (X)
                         of, exactly?

                                              SUPERMAN
                         Lois means everything to --                                   (X)
                               (catches himself)                                       (X)
                         -- Clark.  Everything.  Do you                                (X)
                         understand that?                                              (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                   2A.      


   4   CONTINUED:                                                                     4  

                                              DETER
                         Of course I do.  And I know how                               (X)
                         hard this is.  But everything is
                         going to work out in the end.
                         Trust me.

       Deter's desk intercom CHIMES.  He presses the "talk" button.

                                              DETER (CONT'D)
                         Yes, Miss Hansen?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                    3.      


   4   CONTINUED:  2                                                                  4  

                                              SECRETARY'S VOICE
                         Lois Lane is here, Doctor.

                                              DETER
                         Send her in, please.

       LOIS enters through the office door.                                            (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Uh-oh.  What's the trouble?

                                              DETER
                         There's no trouble.  Superman was
                         just expressing his concern over
                         Your well-being.  I assured him
                         everything was going fine.

                                              SUPERMAN
                         How are you?

                                              LOIS
                         Ready to start work at the Planet
                         again.  There's still a lot I                                 (X)
                         don't remember.  But the important
                         stuff's there, I think.

                                              SUPERMAN
                         Good.

                                              LOIS
                         Thanks to Max.  He's become my own
                         private superhero.  Sort of saving
                         my life, one memory at a time.

                                              SUPERMAN
                         Glad to hear it.

                                                                  CUT TO:


   5   INT. EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE - BAD BRAIN'S LOCKUP - DAY                             5  

       Herkimer sets the detonator for thirty seconds, and dashes
       from the lockup.  He BANGS the cage door.


   6   ANOTHER PART OF THE WAREHOUSE                                                  6  

       The duffer guard hears the ECHOING BANG, swings his
       flashlight around blindly.


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   FULL Blue Rev     2/13/96                       4.      


   7   AT AN EXIT DOOR                                                                7  

       The push bar placard announces that an alarm will sound if
       the door is opened.  Herkimer SLAMS through the door and
       vanishes.  The ALARM SOUNDS.


   8   THE DETONATOR'S TIMER                                                          8  

       flicks toward zero.


   9   THE DUFFER                                                                     9  

       looks around, confused.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  10   INT. DETER'S OFFICE - DAY                                                     10  

                                              LOIS
                         Don't worry.  I'm in good hands.

                                              SUPERMAN
                         I'm sure --

       Superman HEARS the distant alarm.

                                              SUPERMAN (CONT'D)
                         I've got to go.

       Deter and Lois are blasted with a rush of air as Superman                       (X)
       WHOOSHES from the room.

                                              LOIS
                         Now that seems familiar.

                                              DETER
                         Lois, we need to discuss
                         something.                                                    (X)

       She looks into his eyes.

                                              LOIS
                         And what would that be?                                       (X)

                                              DETER
                         Your feelings for me.                                         (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:


  11   INT. THE EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE - DAY                                             11  

       The Duffer jumps as Superman LANDS in front of him.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                    5.      


  11   CONTINUED:                                                                    11  

                                              SUPERMAN
                         What's the trouble?                                           (X)

       The Duffer swings his flashlight around to nail the bomb in
       a beam of LIGHT.  It's seconds away from zero.


  12   OMITTED                                                                       12  


  13   SUPERMAN                                                                      13  

       grabs the Duffer and they BLUR OUTTA THERE!


  14   INT. DETER'S OFFICE - DAY                                                     14  

       Deter steps to her.  Close.  Hands on her shoulders.

                                              LOIS
                         My feelings for you... are they                               (X)
                         wrong?                                                        (X)

                                              DETER
                         There is no wrong or right, Lois.
                         There is only need.

       They kiss.  Passionately.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  15   INT. EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE - BAD BRAIN'S LOCKUP - DAY                            15  

       The detonator EXPLODES!

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                              _END TEASE_


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                    6.      

                               _ACT ONE_

       FADE IN:


  16   INT. DETER'S OFFICE - DAY                                                     16  

       Lois sits in a chair.  Deter sits across from her.  They                        (X)
       are holding one another's hands playfully.                                      (X)

                                              DETER
                         So you understand that it's all                               (X)
                         right for us to have these                                    (X)
                         feelings...                                                   (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Yes.                                                          (X)

                                              DETER
                         ... but it's best we keep then                                (X)
                         private.  What happens between                                (X)
                         us -- professional or personal                                (X)
                         is between us.  Okay?                                         (X)

                                              LOIS
                               (a little uneasy)                                       (X)
                         Okay...                                                       (X)

                                              DETER
                         What?                                                         (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Nothing.  Just... the way I feel                              (X)
                         about you, I want to tell people,                             (X)
                         I want to --                                                  (X)

                                              DETER
                         I know.  All in time.  Now,                                   (X)
                         shouldn't you get to work?                                    (X)

                                              LOIS
                         I guess.                                                      (X)

                                              DETER
                         Nervous?                                                      (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Very.                                                         (X)

                                              DETER
                         That's totally normal, totally                                (X)
                         okay.  I'll be by to check on you.                            (X)
                         Would you like that?                                          (X)

       She nods.  They kiss.  Suddenly the office door opens and                       (X)
       Deter breaks the kiss immediately.  Herkimer is there.
       Grinning madly.  Hopped up.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                   6A.      


  16   CONTINUED:                                                                    16  

                                              HERKIMER
                         Hey, Doc.  Howyadoin?  Am I early?
                         Is this the right day?  I didn't
                         screw up again, did I?

                                              DETER
                         No.  Mr. Smith, you're fine.  Lois
                         Lane.  Mr. Smith.  A patient of
                         mine.

                                              HERKIMER
                               (getting manic)
                         I know you.  You're a reporter for
                         the Daily Planet.  I've read your
                         stories.  You don't always get the
                         facts right but that's not your
                         fault.  Not when people are walking
                         all over you on their way to fame
                         and glory.
                               (Catching his breath)
                         Nice  to meet you.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   FULL Blue Rev     2/13/96                       7.      


  16   CONTINUED:                                                                    16  

                                              LOIS
                         Yeah.  Nice to meet you.
                               (to Deter)
                         I'll see you later?

       Deter nods and Lois hurries out past Herkimer.

                                              DETER
                         C'mon in.

                                              HERKIMER
                               (entering)
                         So, I've taken your advice and                                (X)
                         decided to go for it.  I'm gonna
                         show my mother that I'm not a                                 (X)
                         weak, spineless runt, no sir.                                 (X)
                         She's gonna get a gift from me                                (X)
                         that's gonna make the whole world                             (X)
                         stand up and take notice.                                     (X)

                                              DETER
                         Well, it sounds very exciting.                                (X)

                                              HERKIMER
                         We're way past exciting, and deep                             (X)
                         into mind-numbing.                                            (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:


  17   INT. THE DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                   17  

       Lois at her desk.  She's got that "first day" thing
       happening.  Opening desk drawers to check contents.
       Adjusting her chair, her computer monitor.  Looking a little
       lost.


  18   REVERSE ON PERRY AND CLARK                                                    18  

       watching Lois from Perry's office door.  Clark holds Lois's
       engagement ring.                                                                (X)

                                              PERRY
                         Put that away, Clark.                                         (X)

                                              CLARK
                         I can't do this.                                              (X)

                                              PERRY
                         You're gonna have to ride it out,                             (X)
                         son.  I know it's hard.                                       (X)

       Clark pockets the ring.                                                         (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                    8.      


  18   CONTINUED:                                                                    18  

                                              CLARK
                         I don't know how to talk to her.
                         Deter says almost anything I do                               (X)
                         could set her back.  That just
                         being around could hurt her.  I
                         want to help.  But I can't get
                         close.  I can't do anything.

                                              PERRY
                         And you don't trust the guy.

                                              CLARK
                         I've got to say I don't.

                                              PERRY
                         Well, I trust him.  And you should
                         trust my judgment.  I've been
                         around long enough to tell snakeoil
                         from Shinola, and I know Deter's
                         selling the real deal.


  19   WITH LOIS                                                                     19  

       As JIMMY brings her a stack of computer disks.

                                              JIMMY
                         Here you go.  Every story you ever
                         worked on.  BCK and WCK.

                                              LOIS
                         BCK?

                                              JIMMY
                         Before Clark Kent --

                                              LOIS
                         And With Clark Kent.  Were we a
                         good team?

                                              JIMMY
                               (beat)
                         The best.  Take a look in the
                         conference room and you'll see the
                         awards to prove it.

                                              LOIS
                         Thanks, Jimmy.  It is Jimmy, isn't
                         it?

                                              JIMMY
                         Yeah.

                                              LOIS
                         Jimmy Carter?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                    9.      


  19   CONTINUED:                                                                    19  

                                              JIMMY
                         No.  Jimmy Olsen.

                                              LOIS
                         Sorry.  Bad reception.  Some of my
                         wires are still crossed.  Yesterday
                         I could have sworn that sometime in
                         the last year I'd been kidnapped by
                         aliens.
                               (off Jimmy's look)
                         I wasn't, was I?

                                              JIMMY
                         No.  It was a billionaire computer
                         geek bent on ruling the world.

                                              LOIS
                         Excuse me?

                                              JIMMY
                               (re: the disks)
                         Story's in there.

                                              LOIS
                         Ah.


  20   INT. PERRY'S OFFICE - DAY                                                     20  

       Perry at his desk.  Clark paces.

                                              PERRY
                         So what do we got on the police
                         evidence warehouse?

                                              CLARK
                         Bad Brain's lockup was definitely                             (X)
                         the target.  Everything he ever
                         built was destroyed.

                                              PERRY
                         No great loss.

                                              CLARK
                         But who'd want to blow all that up?

                                              LOIS (O.S.)
                         Suppose we go find out.

       Lois at the door.

                                              PERRY
                         Lois, honey, you've already got an
                         assignment.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                   10.      


  20   CONTINUED:                                                                    20  

                                              LOIS
                               (enters and circles
                                Perry)
                         Thanks, Perry, but I have a feeling
                         dog shows were never my style.  I
                         want to work this Bad Brain thing
                         with Clark.  See if two old
                         partners can't jog some memories,
                         ring a few bells...

                                              CLARK
                         Well, that sounds like a good idea,
                         but --

                                              DETER (O.S.)
                         It's not what the doctor ordered.

       Deter at the door.

                                              LOIS
                         I can handle it.

                                              DETER
                               (charming)
                         You _think_ you can handle it.

                                              CLARK
                         Maybe she can.                                                (X)

                                              DETER
                         She can't.

                                              CLARK
                         I've known Lois a long time.

                                              DETER
                         I've known her for as long as she
                         can remember.

                                              CLARK
                         I'm her partner.

                                              DETER
                         I'm her doctor.

       Lois WHISTLES SHRILLY and the boys shut up.

                                              LOIS
                         Max, I understand.  You want to
                         make sure I don't get into trouble.

                                              DETER
                         Exactly.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Green Rev.           2/16/96                   11.      


  20   CONTINUED:  2                                                                 20  

                                              LOIS
                         So come with us.                                              (X)

                                              CLARK
                         Hold on.

                                              LOIS
                         We'll start at the evidence                                   (X)
                         warehouse, see what they know

                                              DETER
                         Lois

                                              LOIS
                         Just for today.  Clark and I work                             (X)
                         the story, you work my memory.                                (X)

       Clark and Deter eye each other.                                                 (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Well?                                                         (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:


 20A   EXT. METROPOLIS SIDEWALK DAY                                                 20A  

       Lois, Deter, and Clark walk briskly to Lois's car.  Clark                       (X)
       and Deter subtly jockey for position to get alongside Lois.                     (X)

                                              LOIS
                         So we put Bad Brain in jail.                                  (X)

                                              CLARK
                         Right.                                                        (X)

                                              LOIS
                         But the crazy couple broke him                                (X)
                         out, killed him, then used these                              (X)
                         death machines he made to kidnap                              (X)
                         me, so they could hold me prisoner                            (X)
                         to lure Superman into their museum
                         where they were gonna keep us
                         trapped for all time.

                                              CLARK
                         You remember that?

                                              LOIS
                         A little, but how does the chariot
                         race fit it?

                                              CLARK
                         The what?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                      12.      


 20A   CONTINUED:                                                                     20A

                                              LOIS
                         The chariot race.  Some guy had
                         spikes in his spokes and tore up
                         some other guy's wheels.

                                              CLARK
                         Uh, that's a Charlton Heston movie,
                         Lois...

                                              DETER
                               (fast)
                         "The Ten Commandments'.

                                              CLARK
                               (faster)
                         'Ben-Hur'.

                                              LOIS
                               (the race is on)
                         Who Her?

                                              CLARK
                         Ben.

                                              DETER
                         No, 'Ten --'                                                  (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Ben...?                                                       (X)

                                              CLARK
                         ... Hur.                                                      (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Her what?                                                     (X)

                                              DETER
                         -- 'Commandments'.                                            (X)

                                              LOIS
                         'Her Commandments?'                                           (X)

                                              DETER
                               (to Clark)
                         You see what you've done?  You've                             (X)
                         confused her.                                                 (X)

                                              CLARK
                               (to Lois)
                         The chariot race is 'Ben Hur,' the                            (X)
                         Red Sea is 'Ten Commandments,' and                            (X)
                         neither one actually happened to                              (X)
                         you.                                                          (X)

       They reach Lois's car at the curb.                                              (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                     12A.      


 20A   CONTINUED: 2                                                                 20A  

                                              LOIS
                         But Soylent Green is people, right?

       Off Clark and Deter's stare we --

                                                                  CUT TO:

  21                                                                                 21  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                     THRU  
  22                                                                                 22  


  23   EXT. METROPOLIS STREETS - DAY                                                 23  

       Herkimer, wearing a bike helmet, pedals a big old Huffy bike
       with a box in the handlebar basket.  A camcorder is fixed to
       the top of the box.  He sets it to record.


                            --page break--
       "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                      13.      


  24   CAMCORDER POV                                                                 24  

       Herkimer in CU pedaling his bike.

                                              HERKIMER
                               (on the camcorder)
                         Mom, face facts.  Your son Rufus                              (X)
                         never built a thing in his life.
                         Except a reputation for murder.
                         Not hard to do when all you wanna
                         do is kill.  Of course, that's not
                         a farfetched social skill when
                         B.O., green teeth, and a hankering
                         for cockroaches on toast leaves
                         everyone around you running for the
                         exits.  The point is every one of
                         his demonic devices were mine.  I
                         built 'em.  He swiped 'em.

                                                                  JUMP CUT TO:


  25   EXT METROPOLIS HYDROELECTRIC PLANT - DAY                                      25  

       HARDHATTED WORKERS and an idling van near the loading dock.
       REVEAL Herkimer swapping his bike helmet for the
       Vibro-Whamny helmet from the box in the basket (it's a bike
       helmet festooned with coils and circuits and blocks of
       magnets wrapped with wire).

                                                                  JUMP CUT TO:


 25A   CAMCORDER POV                                                                25A  

       Herkimer in his own hand held CLOSE UP wearing the Whammy
       helmet approaches the loading dock.

                                              HERKIMER
                               (on the camcorder)
                         Sure Rufus gave you trinkets.  But
                         did he ever give you anything from
                         the heart?  I mean _his_ heart.
                         That TV newsman's pacemaker doesn't
                         count.  Now the Vibro-Whammy is
                         from my heart -- not up to full
                         power yet, but a few quick trips
                         for add-ons and power boosters and
                         the world is gonna be a different
                         place!  Yes Sir!

       A WORKER approaches.  Herkimer swings the camcorder around
       to catch him.

                                              WORKER
                               (on the camcorder)
                         Hey, bud, off limits.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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 25A   CONTINUED:                                                                   25A  

                                              HERKIMER (O.S.)
                         Oh, I'm sorry.  You haven't yet had
                         the pleasure of meeting my
                         Vibro-Whammy.

                                              WORKER
                         Your what?

       Herkimer shoves a bizarre looking remote control up into
       view.

                                              HERKIMER
                         Allow me.

       He presses the button.  A TONE.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  26   INT. HERKIMER'S BASEMENT LAIR DAY                                             26  

       _The Vibro-Whammy_.  It's a torus shaped like a gigantic
       iron donut, wrapped with copper cables, spiked with huge
       magnetos, lights and amps and electrodes.  It sits in the
       center of this dungeonesque room like a Jules Verne dynamo.

       The TONE is heard and the Vibro-Whammy's ready lights cycle
       through RED, YELLOW, GREEN and the world JOLTS as the Whammy
       KICKS IN!  It VIBRATES, THROWING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE
       THAT RIPPLES THE AIR!

                                                                  CUT TO:


 26A   EXT. METROPOLIS STREET CROSSWALK - DAY                                       26A  

       Citizens cross with the WALK light.  We see Lois's car
       approaching from down the street.


  27   INT. LOIS'S CAR - TRAVELING METROPOLIS STREETS - DAY                          27  

       Lois drives.  Clark beside Lois, Deter between them in back.

                                              LOIS
                         ... so those were all just movies,                            (X)
                         even where the apes are chasing                               (X)
                         him through a cornfield?                                      (X)
                               (both men nod)                                          (X)
                         But Charlton Heston _was_                                     (X)
                         President.                                                    (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  27   CONTINUED:                                                                    27  

                                              DETER
                               (to Clark)
                         You see what this is doing to her?                            (X)

                                              CLARK
                         Actually, she's right.  In an                                 (X)
                         alternate reality.                                            (X)

       Clark SUPER-HEARS the THRUM of the Whammy Wave --

                                              DETER
                         Y'know, Clark, maybe you could use                            (X)
                         a little couch time.                                          (X)

       -- looks out the windshield and his eyes widen.


 27A   E-EXT. METROPOLIS STREET - DAY                                               27A  

       We're aimed down the street (camera locked off) as Lois's
       car drives past us toward -- THE WHAMMY WAVE rolling down
       the street!  It engulfs everything in its path, including
       the citizens, and swallows up Lois's car!


 27B   INT. LOIS'S CAR-- TRAVELING THE 'WHAMMY WAVE STREET - DAY                    27B  

       Lois grabs her head, the wheel spins, her foot JAMS the
       ACCELERATOR and the car swerves wildly as Deter stares
       straight ahead and Clark, momentarily stunned, reels.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  22   LOIS'S MEMORY FLASHBACK #1                                                    28  

       It's a rapid fire psychedelic jumble of images from past
       episodes.  But every frame contains Lois in jeopardy, Lois
       running, Lois in fear for her life.  No Clark, Superman,
       Perry, Jimmy (yet) or previous guest stars (for obvious
       monetary reasons).

                                                                  CUT TO:


  29   OMITTED                                                                       29  


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  30   ANGLE ON CITIZENS                                                             30  

       crossing the street, stupified as the "DON'T WALK" sign
       begins flashing.  The Citizens stop cold in the middle of
       the street.


 30A   LOIS'S CAR                                                                   30A  

       swerves wildly toward --                                                        (X)

       -- the Citizens standing frozen in the street.                                  (X)

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                             _END OF ACT ONE_


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                                _ACT TWO_

       FADE IN:


  31                                                                                 31  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                     THRU  
  34                                                                                 34  


 34A   EXT. LOIS'S CAR (OUT OF CONTROL) - METROPOLIS STREET - DAY                   34A  

       Lois's car bears down on the dumbstruck Citizens stuck in
       the crosswalk.


  35   INT. LOIS'S CAR - TRAVELING (OUT OF CONTROL) - DAY                            35  

       Clark, affected by the wave but fighting its effects, sees
       the Citizens directly in the path of Lois's car.

                                              CLARK
                               (shouting over the
                                incredible HUM)
                         Lois?  Lois?!

       The car aims for the Citizens.  Collision imminent.  Clark
       dives forward and yanks the keys from the ignition.  With                       (X)
       the vehicle still rolling at top speed, Clark BLURS out the                     (X)
       open side window.

  36                                                                                 36  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                     THRU  
  37                                                                                 37  


  38   EXT. LOIS'S CAR - METROPOLIS STREET - DAY                                     38  

       As Lois's car sweeps past we see Clark's BLUR swoop into the
       familiar blue and red as it ARCS down in front of the                           (X)
       speeding car.  Superman APPEARS and stops the car, hands on                     (X)
       the hood, his feet skidding and smoking.                                        (X)


 38A   OMITTED                                                                      38A  


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 38B   BACK TO SCENE                                                                38B  

       The car stops mere inches from the stalled Citizens in the
       crosswalk.  The light changes to "WALK" and the Citizens
       clear the street and keep on walking, piling into each other
       against the side of a building.

       Superman ignores the groggy Deter and moves to Lois, still                      (X)
       caught in her flashback, as the SOUNDS of crashes, car
       horns, and people screaming fills the air.

                                              SUPERMAN
                         Lois!

       She's unreachable.


  39                                                                                 39  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                     THRU  
  42                                                                                 42  


  43   LOIS'S FLASHBACK #1                                                           43  

       More hallucinogenic images of Lois in danger with Superman's
       voice cutting through the ROAR.

                                              SUPERMAN (V.O)
                               (echoed and weird)
                         Lois, can you hear me?!

                                                                  BACK TO:


  44   SUPERMAN                                                                      44  

       reaches in for her seatbelt.


 44A   INSERT - SUPERMAN'S HAND                                                     44A  

       grips the seatbelt buckle and SQUEEZES.  We HEAR the CRUNCH
       of metal.


 44B   BACK TO SCENE                                                                44B  

       Superman withdraws, locks Lois's door, drips her shoulder.

                                              SUPERMAN
                         Don't go anywhere.

       He TAKES OFF!


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  45   DETER'S POV                                                                   45  

       A travel agency window.  A poster declares "Go To Tahiti!"
       We HEAR faint Polynesian music on the soundtrack.

                                              DETER
                         Okay...

       Deter climbs from the car.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  46   EXT. THE METROPOLIS HYDROELECTRIC PLANT - DAY                                  46 

       Herkimer, his helmet glowing and providing confusion wave
       interference, directs the zombied Hard Hats loading the
       truck with heavy crates.  His bike is in the back.  He
       videotapes the proceedings.

                                              HERKIMER
                         What this does is make everybody
                         dim, powers down their
                         psycho-metric inhibitors so they're
                         at your beck and call.  You can
                         make anybody do anything you want.
                         Suggest anything and they'll fall
                         all over themselves to make you
                         happy.  As long as you're wearing
                         this.
                               (points to his helmet)
                         The helmet blocks the wave.  Blanks
                         it out so you aren't affected.
                         Kooky, huh?
                               (to the Hard Hats)
                         Okay, that should just about do it
                         for this trip.

       He slams the truck doors and runs for the driver's door.
       Herkimer jumps in and the door clips his helmet.  A
       capacitor-coil snaps off.  The helmet powers down, its
       lights go dark, and the coil rolls under the truck.
       Herkimer reacts, succumbing to the confusion Wave before
       producing the remote control and switching the Vibro-Whammy
       off.

                                              CUT TO:
  47                                                                                 47  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                     THRU  
  48                                                                                 48  


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  49   EXT. THE METROPOLIS HYDROELECTRIC PLANT - DAY                                 49  

       Herkimer drops to the ground to retrieve the capacitor-coil,
       but it's out of reach.  The Hard Hats are beginning to come
       around.

                                              WORKER
                               Hey... Hey you!

       Herkimer abandons it, jumps behind the wheel, and takes off.


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  50   CAMERA HOLDS ON THE CAPACITOR-COIL                                            50  

       lying on the pavement.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  51   INT. HERKIMER'S BASEMENT LAIR - DAY                                           51  

       The wall above the workbench is covered with sketches and                       (X)
       blueprints for various devices.  Some malevolent, some not                      (X)
       so.  We SEE Herkimer's jerking shadow scraping the wall as                      (X)
       he works on something OUT OF FRAME.  The SOUND of                               (X)
       tinkering, ratchet wrenches, etc.                                               (X)

                                              HERKIMER
                         She's all mine now, Rufus.  All                               (X)
                         mine.  Nobody here to kick me down                            (X)
                         the stairs anymore.  No more                                  (X)
                         taking credit for my inventions.                              (X)

       CAMERA PANS TO INCLUDE Herkimer working on the                                  (X)
       Vibro-Whammy.

                                              HERKIMER (CONT'D)
                         No more stealing my thunder just                              (X)
                         because you're taller, stronger,                              (X)
                         and you can trim your toenails                                (X)
                         with your teeth.

       The door at the top of the stairs is thrown open.  We SEE a                     (X)
       silhouette in the doorframe.                                                    (X)

                                              ROWEENA (O.S.)
                         Herkimer?!

       Herkimer skids to the bottom of the stairs, hands loaded                        (X)
       with wires and electrical parts.

                                              HERKIMER
                         Don't come down!  It's not ready                              (X)
                         yet!

                                              ROWEENA (O.S.)
                         I wouldn't come down there if you                             (X)
                         paid me.  It stinks.  Now what the
                         heck happened to my Mixmaster?!

       The silhouette flings a kitchen mixer, already in pieces                        (X)
       down the stairs at Herkimer.

                                              HERKIMER
                         I needed a switch.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  51   CONTINUED:                                                                    51  

                                              ROWEENA (O.S.)
                         I need a carrot cake for my
                         taxidermy potluck party and now I
                         can't make one.

                                              HERKIMER
                         I'll fix it.

                                              ROWEENA (O.S.)
                         Nobody shows me any respect.  Not
                         you.  Not the butcher.  Not those
                         gnomes at the Fancy-Mart.  Nobody!
                         Always taking advantage and ruining
                         my day.  Everybody, except me, is                             (X)
                         an idiot.                                                     (X)

                                              HERKIMER
                         Everybody?                                                    (X)

                                              ROWEENA
                         Everybody!  I know what I'm talking
                         about.  But nobody listens to
                         little old ladies.

                                              HERKIMER
                         I listen.

                                              ROWEENA (O.S.)
                         Because if you didn't I'd wait
                         until you were asleep and pour hot
                         water in your ear.  Again.

       The shadow moves away and the door slams.  Herkimer in the
       gloom.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  52                                                                                 52  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                     THRU  
  53                                                                                 53  


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 53A   INT. DAILY PLANET - CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY                                    53A  

       Lois sits in a nearby chair as DR. KLEIN checks pupil
       dilation with an opthometer.

                                              DR. KLEIN
                         No dizziness when the wave hit?                               (X)
                         Confusion?                                                    (X)

                                              LOIS
                         No.                                                           (X)

                                              DR. KLEIN
                         You didn't find yourself prone to                             (X)
                         suggestion?  Suddenly waking up,                              (X)
                         listening to a love song on a                                 (X)
                         radio, arms and lips wrapped                                  (X)
                         around a lab chimp?                                           (X)
                               (off her look)                                          (X)
                         or something.                                                 (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Who are you again?

                                              DR. KLEIN
                         Dr. Klein.  Friend of Superman's.

       Clark enters.

                                              CLARK
                         At the same time the wave went                                (X)
                         off, the hydroelectric plant was                              (X)
                         robbed.                                                       (X)

                                              LOIS
                         What was taken?

                                              CLARK
                         Power amplifiers.  And Superman                               (X)
                         found this at the scene.

       Clark hands Dr. Klein the capacitor-coil.

                                              DR. KLEIN
                         This kind of advanced technology in
                         the service of evil hasn't been
                         seen since Bad Brain Johnson.

                                              LOIS
                         Somebody's copying his handiwork?                             (X)

                                              CLARK
                         Exactly.  Did you find Max?                                   (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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 53A   CONTINUED:                                                                   53A  

                                              LOIS
                         Caught him on his cell phone.  He
                         was on his way to Tahiti.
                               (off Clark's look)
                         Don't ask me.

                                              CLARK
                         What could cause this?

                                              DR. KLEIN
                         A powerful electromagnetic field.                             (X)
                         It numbs the brain, short-circuits
                         free will and transformed half                                (X)
                         the city into highly suggestible                              (X)
                         zombies.                                                      (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Except me.  I just remembered
                         things.  Fragments.  Clark, was I
                         prone to a lot of life and death
                         jeopardy?

                                              CLARK
                         Definitely.
                               (carefully)                                             (X)
                         Is that all you remember?

                                              LOIS
                         Everything else is a jumbled mess.

       Perry enters.

                                              PERRY
                         What have we got, people?

                                              LOIS
                         A connection to Bad Brain.

                                              CLARK
                         We may have a copycat.

                                              DR. KLEIN
                         And if this person has stolen                                 (X)
                         power amplifiers we might be
                         looking at the whole city being
                         affected the next time.                                       (X)

                                              LOIS
                         We need to check Bad Brain's past.                            (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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 53A   CONTINUED:  2                                                                53A  

                                              PERRY
                         Not a bad angle.  Got a place to
                         start?

                                              LOIS
                         Everybody's got a mother.

                                              CLARK
                         Good idea.

       Deter enters, looking disheveled, a lei around his neck.
       Everybody stares at him.

                                              DETER
                         What?
                               (sees the lei)
                         Oh.
                               (rips it off)

                                                                  CUT TO:


  54   EXT. ROWEENA JOHNSON'S HOUSE - DAY                                            54  

       Establish a quaint little gingerbread abode.

                                              ROWEENA (V.O.)
                               (the sweetest little old
                                voice)
                         Could I get you a scone?

                                                                  CUT TO:


  55   INT. ROWEENA'S HOME - DAY                                                     55  

       Doilies and bric-brac and very genteel. Roweena Johnson is
       and apple-cheeked, shawl-across-the-shoulders old lady.
       Lois, Clark, and Deter sit on the ball-and-claw couch, while
       Roweena hands them dainty cups of tea.

                                              LOIS
                         No, thank you, this is just fine.

                                              ROWEENA
                         Rufus favored those cheap chocolate
                         logs with the lard-filled centers.
                         Ate them by the ton.  You wouldn't                            (X)
                         want a lard-filled log, would you?

                                              LOIS
                         No, thank you, Mrs. Johnson.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  55   CONTINUED:                                                                    55  

                                              ROWEENA
                         Good, 'cause I don't stock them in
                         the pantry now that he's gone.
                         Would break my heart to see 'em in
                         there.  You know, Mother's Day is
                         coming up.  He always used to send
                         me the most unusual gifts.  Meat,
                         mostly.  I'm telling you, it was
                         the sweetest tasting stuff I ever
                         put next to mashed potatoes.  Don't
                         know where he got it.  Tasted like
                         chicken.  Only better.

                                              CLARK
                         We really just want to ask a few
                         questions about Bad -- Rufus.

                                              ROWEENA
                         You know, Rufus always said your
                         names like they were one word.
                         Loislaneclarkkent!  Like you were
                         some joined-at- the-hip singular
                         burr in his britches.  Didn't I
                         hear that you two were supposed to
                         be getting --

                                              DETER
                         Mrs. Johnson?  If we could stay on
                         track?

       Lois doubletakes Deter.  Clark is steamed.                                      (X)

                                              CLARK
                         Right, and the _track_ is, we ask                             (X)
                         questions and listen to the whole                             (X)
                         answer.  That's called                                        (X)
                         investigation.                                                (X)

                                              DETER
                         Do we have a problem, Clark?                                  (X)

                                              CLARK
                         I don't know, Max.  Do we?                                    (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Mrs. Johnson, back to your son --                             (X)

                                              ROWEENA
                         Go ahead and ask your questions.  I
                         don't get many visitors and I
                         I certainly don't get out much.  It's
                         just too busy out there.  Everybody
                         pushing and shoving, in each
                         other's way all the time.
                                              (MORE)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  55   CONTINUED:  2                                                                 55  

                                              ROWEENA (CONT'D)
                         I can't stand waiting in line for
                         anything and usually what you're
                         waiting for is not worth the wait
                         anyway.  Have you noticed that?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  55   CONTINUED:  3                                                                 55  

                                              LOIS
                         We have reason to believe that
                         Rufus may have some connection to                             (X)
                         to the electromagnetic surge
                         today.                                                        (X)

                                              ROWEENA
                         How could Rufus be?                                           (X)
                               (pointed)
                         Since he's dead.

                                              CLARK
                         We're looking for somebody in his
                         past who might have known him,
                         befriended him, and then been

                                              LOIS
                         Discarded.

       Roweena steps to the fireplace mantle, where a load of
       photographs stand between two ornate candles. Above the
       fireplace is a large, framed "Bad Brain" logo (the snarling
       brain) with a flashy autograph that appears to be in dried
       blood:  "To Mon, From Your Little Devil, Bad Brain!"

                                              ROWEENA
                         Rufus didn't have any friends.                                (X)
                         Not a single little pal.  He didn't                           (X)
                         have time for all that.  He was too
                         busy creating.

       We glimpse the pictures. Implements of torture.
       Guillotines, iron maidens, racks, axes.  And in every photo,
       there's a skinny, proud little boy showing off his work.
       Roweena takes a photograph and hands it to Lois.


  56   INSERT THE PHOTO:                                                             56  

       The skinny boy beside a home-made electric chair.  Seated in
       the chair is a SCRAWNIER LITTLE BOY, grinning toothlessly,
       wearing a colander on his head (attached to wires) and
       giving a thumbs-up.  Astute viewers will peg the kid as
       Herkimer.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  56   CONTINUED:                                                                    56  

                                              ROWEENA
                         He loved the classics.

                                              LOIS
                         I can see that.

                                              CLARK
                               (re: the boy in the
                                chair)
                         Who's the boy?

                                              ROWEENA
                         Him?  Doesn't matter.  Rufus... now
                         _he_ was the smart one.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  57   EXT. ROWEENA'S HOUSE - LATER - DAY                                            57  

       Lois, Clark, and Deter come down the front walk toward her
       car.  Deter's car is parked behind Lois's.

                                              LOIS
                         Well, that was... long but
                         pointless.

                                              CLARK
                         Learned one thing.  A mother's love
                         knows no bounds.  Where to next?                              (X)

                                              DETER
                         I have a thought on that...

                                              CLARK
                         Oh, joy...                                                    (X)

       They don't see Roweena watching them from behind a lace
       curtain.


  58   INT. ROWEENA'S HOUSE - DAY                                                    58  

       Roweena watches Lois, Deter, and Clark on the sidewalk.

                                              ROWEENA
                               (vicious hiss)
                         ... murderers.
                               (yells out behind her)
                         Herkimer!  _Herkimer_?!

       A POUNDING OF FEET on basement steps and a far door swings
       wide.  Herkimer stands breathless, the Whammy helmet in his
       hand, along with a screwdriver, wires and a spare
       capacitor-coil, that he's attaching to the helmet.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  58   CONTINUED:                                                                    58  

                                              HERKIMER
                         Yes, mother?

       Herkimer realizes he's got the helmet in hand and hides it
       behind his back.

                                              ROWEENA
                         Quit dawdling.  The grocery store's
                         gonna close.                                                  (X)

                                              HERKIMER
                         Store's open twenty-four hours,
                         Mother.

                                              ROWEENA
                         Don't you back talk me.  Sound just
                         like everybody else out there.
                         Shifty and rude.

                                              HERKIMER
                         Yes, Mother.  I'm working on that.
                         I'm making you something.  For
                         Mother's Day.

                                              ROWEENA
                               (a sigh)
                         Don't bother.  Whatever it is, I'm
                         sure I'll hate it.

                                              HERKIMER
                               (growing anxious)
                         Who was that at the door?

                                              ROWEENA
                         The people who got your brother
                         killed.  You want to give me a nice
                         Mother's Day gift?  Send Lois Lane
                         and Clark Kent to the boneyard,
                         compliments of Bad Brain Johnson.

       She exits frame, leaving Herkimer alone to ponder his lot in
       life.  Until Roweena leans into frame and whispers in his
       ear.

                                              ROWEENA (CONT'D)
                         Oh, I forgot.  You're the weak one.
                         Nevermind.

       She clears frame.  Herkimer looks like he's about to cry.

                                                                  CUT TO:


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  59   EXT. ROWEENA'S HOUSE - DAY                                                    59  

       Lois and Clark walk toward her car.  Deter stops beside his
       car parked behind Lois's.

                                              DETER
                         Lois, I want you to come with me.                             (X)
                         Clark can drive your car back to
                         the Planet.  This little field                                (X)
                         test is over.

                                              LOIS
                         Max, I'm fine.

                                              DETER
                         No, you're not... but you will
                         be...

       Deter steps to her, lays a gentle hand against her cheek.
       The gesture isn't lost on Clark.

                                              DETER (CONT'D)
                         ...if listen to me.

                                              CLARK
                         Okay, that's it. Max:  back it up.

                                              DETER
                         Clark, I'm not going to keep having
                         this conversation with you --

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  59   CONTINUED:                                                                    59  

                                              CLARK
                         That's right because the
                         conversation is over.  I want Lois                            (X)
                         to see another doctor.                                        (X)

                                              DETER
                         What.                                                         (X)

                                              CLARK
                         I want a second opinion.                                      (X)

                                              DETER
                         _You_ want.  I'm sorry, do you own                            (X)
                         this woman?

                                              CLARK
                         No, and neither do you.                                       (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Excuse me?  'This woman' would                                (X)
                         like to speak.  What's going on                               (X)
                         with you two?                                                 (X)
                               (silence)                                               (X)
                         Clark?  Max?                                                  (X)

       Deter's CELL PHONE RINGS.  He pulls it from his pocket and
       answers it.

                                              DETER
                         This is Dr. Deter.


  60   OMITTED                                                                       60  


 60A   INT. BASEMENT - DAY                                                          60A  

       Herkimer hefts his bike to the stairs, clutching a home-made
       cell phone to his ear.  He's upset.

                                              HERKIMER
                         It's not gonna work, Doc.  She's
                         gonna hate it;  she hates me.
                         Everything I worked for is going
                         right down the toilet.  She's never
                         gonna love me, not ever!  I need to
                         see you --


  61   INTERCUT THE CALL                                                             61  

                                              DETER
                         Mr. Smith, that's impossible.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  61   CONTINUED:                                                                    61  

                                              HERKIMER
                         I'm coming there now!  If you don't
                         talk to me, things are gonna get
                         really bad.  I mean really bad!

                                              DETER
                         All right.  I'm on my way.
                               (disconnects)
                         I have to go.  Emergency.  Let me
                         take you home.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  61   CONTINUED:  2                                                                 61  

                                              LOIS
                         We've got a story here.  I can't
                         just leave in the middle of it.

                                              DETER
                         All right.  I'll see you both back
                         at the Planet in an hour.  Lois,
                         all I ask is that you honor the
                         work we've done... and make no rash
                         decisions until we've spoken.

       He climbs in his car and drives off.

                                              CLARK
                         'Honor the work we've done.'  He
                         actually talks like that?

                                              LOIS
                         Okay, out with it.

                                              CLARK
                         What?  I just don't like the guy.                             (X)

                                              LOIS
                         No, it's something else...

                                              CLARK
                         Fine, I don't like the way he                                 (X)
                         treats you.                                                   (X)

                                              LOIS
                         No, Clark, there's more, I know                               (X)
                         it, I can _feel_ it -- everybody
                         looking at me, whispering... or                               (X)
                         they suddenly stop talking when I
                         walk over... or they cut little old
                         ladies off in the middle of
                         sentences -- and do you know how
                         much _crazier_ it's making me?

                                              CLARK
                         I don't know enough about this... I
                         don't know the right thing to do...

                                              LOIS
                         Just tell me -- there's something
                         with us, isn't there?

                                              CLARK
                         Yes.

                                              LOIS
                         Something big.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  61   CONTINUED:  3                                                                 61  

                                              CLARK
                         You could say that.                                           (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Well, what!                                                   (X)

                                              CLARK
                         Have some chocolate, you always                               (X)
                         calm down when you have a
                         little --                                                     (X)

                                              LOIS
                         Look, Clark, whatever it is, it                               (X)
                         can't be worse than what I'm                                  (X)
                         imagining...  Am I dying?  Did I                              (X)
                         kill someone?                                                 (X)
                               (in his face)                                           (X)
                         TELL ME!                                                      (X)

                                              CLARK
                               (right back in hers)
                         I CAN'T!                                                      (X)

                                              LOIS
                         YOU WILL!                                                     (X)

                                              CLARK
                         I LOVE YOU!                                                   (X)

                                              LOIS
                         You what?

       He kisses her.  She's startled, then succumbs.  He breaks
       the kiss.

                                              CLARK
                         Love you.

                                                                  FADE OUT:

                             _END OF ACT TWO_


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                               _ACT THREE_

       FADE IN:


  62   EXT. ROWEENA'S HOUSE - DAY                                                    62  

       Lois and Clark, just as we left them.  Lois stares at Clark
       trying to make sense of everything he's just told her.

                                              LOIS
                         Do I love you?                                                (X)

                                              CLARK
                         Yes. We were going to get married                             (X)
                         and then you...                                               (X)
                               (off her stunned quiet)                                 (X)
                         Lois?

                                              LOIS
                               (begins to cry)
                         ... no.

                                              CLARK
                         Lois, I'm sorry, I shouldn't
                         have --

       She gets into her car.

                                              LOIS
                               (really crying)
                         How can I be in love with you?  I
                         _don't even know you._

       She starts the car and drives off.  Clark stands alone in
       the street.


  63   INT. DETER'S OFFICE - DAY                                                     63  

       Deter is just getting to his desk when his office door flies
       open and Lois enters like a house afire.

                                              LOIS
                         Clark said he loved me.

                                              DETER
                               (taken aback)
                         He did?

                                              LOIS
                         And that I loved him.  And then he
                         kissed me.

                                              DETER
                         He kissed you?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  63   CONTINUED:                                                                    63  

                                              LOIS
                         And I felt something.  Something
                         more than just partners.  What does
                         Clark mean to me?

                                              DETER
                         We can't discuss this.

                                              LOIS
                         Could everybody just quit saying
                         that?!

                                              DETER
                         You have to discover the truth on
                         your own.

                                              LOIS
                         I don't want to discover anything.
                         I just want it to end.  It's like
                         I'm fine but the world is crazy.

                                              DETER
                         There's a way to show you the
                         truth.  But you have to trust me.
                         Not just with your mind.  But with
                         your heart.

                                              LOIS
                         You know that I do...                                         (X)

                                              DETER
                               (hands an her                                           (X)
                                shoulders)
                         All right, then.                                              (X)

       He kisses her.                                                                  (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:


  64   INT. DETER'S OFFICE MINUTES LATER                                                64

       Lois sits, eyes half-closed, slipping into a hypnotic
       trance.  Deter sits before her.

                                              DETER
                         Deeper.  Down you go.  Everything's
                         calm.  Everything's quiet.  There's
                         no confusion here.  How do you
                         feel?

                                              LOIS
                         ... all right.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  64   CONTINUED:                                                                    64  

                                              DETER
                         You're almost there.  Just keep
                         drifting.  You're almost there.

       A RAPID KNOCK on the door.

                                              LOIS
                               (groggy)
                         What's that?

       Deter jumps up, moving toward the door.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  64   CONTINUED:  2                                                                 64  

                                              DETER
                         Everything's okay. Just stay right
                         there. I'll be right back.                                    (X)

       Deter opens the door.  Herkimer is there, sweaty from his
       bike ride, jittery and nervous.

                                              HERKIMER
                         She hates me.  She's always gonna
                         hate me.                                                      (X)

                                              DETER
                         Mr. Smith, listen, I really can't
                         see you now.

                                              HERKIMER
                         But I called you!
                               (sees Lois).
                         What's she doing here?  This is my
                         appointment!

                                              DETER
                         Can you wait five minutes?

                                              HERKIMER
                         Absolutely not.  I don't know what.
                         to do.  Tell me what to do.

                                              DETER
                         What do you want to do?

                                              HERKIMER
                         Blow up the Earth.

                                              DETER
                         What's your second choice?

                                              HERKIMER
                         Make my mother love me.

                                              DETER
                         We can't make anybody do anything.
                         We can only present opportunities
                         that people choose to acknowledge                             (X)
                         or not.

                                              HERKIMER
                         Well, I've got a _huge_                                       (X)
                         opportunity for her.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  64   CONTINUED:  3                                                                 64  

                                              DETER
                               (by rote)
                         Then give her the gift of your
                         love.  With love anything is
                         possible.

                                              HERKIMER
                         Do you really think so?  Really?

                                              DETER
                         I know so.                                                    (X)
                               (lickety split)
                         Be brave, you can do it, good luck,
                         gotta go.

       He closes the door in Herkimer's face.  Deter hurries back
       to Lois.  Her eyes are still at half-mast.

                                              DETER (CONT D)
                         All right, where were we?

                                              LOIS
                         That man...

                                              DETER
                         Forget him and listen to me.  I                               (X)
                         want you to find yourself in a calm
                         and quiet place.  Hearing only the
                         sound of my voice.

       The office door opens and Herkimer pops his head in.  Deter
       turns, irritated.  Lois looks at Herkimer with unfocused
       eyes.

                                              HERKIMER
                         Thanks again, Doc.  I couldn't do
                         this without you.                                             (X)

       Herkimer wears his bike helmet.  He grins and gives a big
       thumbs-up.

       Lois blinks.  Something _familiar_.

                                                                  FLASH CUT TO:


  65   THE PHOTOGRAPH                                                                65  

       of young Bad Brain and his electric chair.  The scrawny kid
       seated in the chair grinning and giving the thumbs up.  It's
       Herkimer.

                                                                  BACK TO:


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  66   LOIS                                                                          66  

       eyes fluttering, beginning to claw her way back to
       consciousness.

       Deter waves Herkimer away.  Herkimer backs out, waves
       bye-bye, and closes the door.

                                              DETER
                         Lois, listen to me.  Breathe deep.
                         Close your eyes.                                              (X)

       Lois's eyes close all the way.

                                              DETER (CONT'D)
                         That's good.  Now listen very
                         carefully.  All these memories,                               (X)
                         your thoughts of Clark, this story
                         you're working on... it means
                         nothing.  Nothing, Lois.

                                              LOIS
                         Nothing.

                                              DETER
                         Forget all of it.  You know only
                         one truth now.  You love only me.                             (X)

                                              LOIS
                         ...only you.

                                              DETER
                         You're done with the Daily Planet.
                         It's time to move on.

                                              LOIS
                         Time to move one.

                                              DETER
                         Time for a new life.  With me.
                         Because I love you, Lois.  I love
                         you.

                                              LOIS
                         Yes.  Yes.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  67   INT. THE DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                   67  

       Clark, Perry, and Jimmy at the table near the candy
       machines.  Clark and Jimmy are keyed up.  Perry is the                          (X)
       voice of reason.                                                                (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  67   CONTINUED:                                                                    67  

                                              PERRY
                         You told her everything?

                                              CLARK
                         I left out the marriage part.

                                              JIMMY
                         You should have gone for broke.
                         Laid it all right out there on the
                         line.  Who's this Dr. Deter think
                         he is, anyway?

                                              PERRY
                         Now could we just relax here a
                         little bit?

                                              JIMMY
                         You really think he's got a thing
                         for her?

                                              PERRY
                         Hey, hey now.  That's ridiculous.
                         The man's her doctor for pete's
                         sake.

                                              CLARK
                         You didn't see him touch her.

                                              PERRY
                         It's called bedside manner, Clark.

                                              JIMMY
                         This guy's bedside manner includes
                         breakfast.
                               (off Clark's look)
                         Sorry, C.K.

                                              PERRY
                         Zip it, Jimmy.  Now Clark, listen
                         to me.  We all knew this was gonna
                         be hard.  Now it might be harder
                         with the cat outta the bag.  Who
                         knows what she's thinking.  With
                         any luck, Dr. Deter's helping her
                         put some pieces together.  Gotta                              (X)
                         just take it easy.  Can you do
                         that?

                                              CLARK
                         I don't know.

                                              PERRY
                         Just take your cue from the master
                         of cool.  Slow and easy.                                      (X)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  67   CONTINUED:  2                                                                 67  

                                              CLARK
                         Okay.  Okay.

       DING! The elevator doors open.  Lois steps out.  Deter                          (X)
       behind her.  Lois walks to the trio at the table.  Clark
       quickly pockets the ring.

                                              LOIS
                         Perry.  Jimmy.  Clark.  I quit.

                                              JIMMY
                         You what?!

                                              LOIS
                         I need to get out of here so I can
                         totally recover.  Thank you for
                         letting me come back, but I think I
                         made a mistake.

                                              DETER
                         We're leaving the country.

                                              CLARK
                         You can't.

                                              LOIS
                         We're going to the South of France.
                         Max has a home there, and we think
                         intensive one-on-one-therapy --

       Perry makes a lunge for Deter.  Clark and Jimmy hold him
       back.

                                              PERRY
                         What the Sam Hill are you doing?                              (X)
                         You conniving little brain sucker?!

                                              CLARK
                         Lois, listen to me --

                                              LOIS
                         No, Clark.  This is what's best for
                         me.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


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  67   CONTINUED:  3                                                                 67  

                                              PERRY
                         What is the deal here?!

                                              JIMMY
                         Chief, calm down!

                                              PERRY
                         This cockamamie calamity train has
                         gotta _stop_!

                                              JIMMY
                         Breathe or something!

                                              CLARK
                         I'm not going to let you go.  Not
                         this time.

                                              DETER
                         Clark, you have no choice in the
                         matter

                                              CLARK
                               (eyes locked on Deter)
                         Max, trust me one thing -- you have
                         no idea who you're talking to.

                                                                  CUT TO:


 67A   INT. HERKIMER'S BASEMENT LAIR - DAY                                          67A  

       Low angle on the Vibro-Whammy.  Silent.  Waiting.  CAMERA
       PUSHES IN on it's main display of-ready lights.  We HEAR the
       remote control TONE.  The lights cycle-RED, YELLOW, GREEN!
       The Whammy kicks on with a WHUMPF!  CAMERA JOLTS!

                                                                  CUT TO:


  68   EXT. SNYDER ELECTRICAL SUPPLY HOUSE - DAY                                     68  

       Downtown store front.  Herkimer, in Whammy helmet, steps
       into view and consults a list.

                                              HERKIMER
                         Thanks to Dr. Deter, my
                         professional family therapist, I am
                         going to be the son you deserve.
                         Just a few more additions, Mom,                               (X)
                         and the world is your oyster.

                                                                  CUT TO:


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  69                                                                                 69  
THRU   OMITTED                                                                     THRU  
  71                                                                                 71  


  72   INT. THE DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                   72  

       Everybody in mid-action.  Deter pulling Lois, Clark going
       for Deter, Jimmy holding Perry back.

                                              DETER
                         Lois, we're leaving.

                                              CLARK
                         Let her go.

                                              JIMMY
                         Chief --

       CAMERA JOLTS!  Everybody reels.


 72A   ANGLE ON                                                                     72A  

       a staffer stumbles back and drops a radio.  The impact
       switches it on at FULL volume, playing funkadelic music.


 72B   BACK TO SCENE                                                                72B  

       Clark falls back, feeling the punch from this wave.  Jimmy
       and Perry and Deter (and everyone else in earshot of this                       (X)
       funkaelic tune) begin to dance like spastic nimrods as Lois                     (X)
       slumps, gripping her head, and we --

                                                                  CUT TO:

  73   LOIS'S MEMORY FLASHBACK #2                                                    73  

       Another rapid fire psychedelic jumble of images from past
       episodes.  But no, along with shots of Lois in jeopardy, we
       see something new:  Superman!  Quick dynamic shots of him
       rescuing Lois, flying with her, deflecting bullets, crashing
       through walls, dramatic entrances, heat-visioning, and
       struggling against Kryptonite while _Lois saves him_.


  74   EXT. SNYDER ELECTRICAL SUPPLY HOUSE - DAY                                     74  

       Herkimer, wearing the helmet and lugging two heavy pieces of
       electrical equipment past stumbling CITIZENS to the back of
       the van (stolen from the hydroelectric plant).

                                                                  CUT TO:


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  75  OMITTED                                                                        75  


  76  INT. THE DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                    76  

      Lois struggles against the flashback onslaught.  Staffers
      all over the bullpen dance in a daze to the radio's
      funkadelic MUSIC.

                                           LOIS
                      Max? Max?

      But Deter is too consumed by the beat to help.  Clark makes
      his way to Lois.

                                           CLARK
                      I'm here, Lois!  I'm here.

      Staffers rock and reel.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  77  LOIS'S FLASHBACK #2 CONTINUED                                                  77  

      More rescues, more Lois and Superman together, images of
      them kissing.  Suddenly a FLASH of Herkimer in Deter's
      doorway and a FLASH of that scrawny boy in the electric
      chair.  The final image is Superman wrapping Lois in his
      arms and kissing her passionately.

                                                                  CUT TO BLACK:

                           _END OF ACT THREE_


                            --page break--
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                               _ACT FOUR_

      FADE IN:


  78  INT. THE DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                    78  

      RUMBLING.  Clark holds Lois.  Deter, Jimmy, and Perry dance.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  79  EXT. SNYDER ELECTRICAL SUPPLY HOUSE - DAY                                      79  

      Herkimer climbs into the van, hits the remote, and switches
      the Vibro-Whammy off.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  80  OMITTED                                                                        80  


  81  INT. THE DAILY PLANET - DAY                                                    81  

      Everybody comes to.  Lois in Clark's arms.  She looks at
      him.

                                           CLARK
                      I'm here.

                                           LOIS
                      I remember...

                                           CLARK
                      What?

                                           LOIS
                      Superman.  Saving me.  A lot.

                                           CLARK
                      It's been known to happen.
                      Anything else?

                                           LOIS
                      ...kissing me.  Is he in love with
                      me too?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       43.      


  81  CONTINUED:                                                                     81  

                                           CLARK
                      Well, that's kind of complicated...

                                           PERRY
                             (marshalling the troops)
                      Everybody, snap to!  We just had
                      another one!  Hit the phones and
                      find out what went down!
                             (to Deter)
                      And you get the hell outta my news
                      room.

      Perry rushes off as the SOUNDS of sirens grows outside.

                                           CLARK
                      I have to go

      Lois grips his hand.  Hit with a memory.

                                           LOIS
                      You're always leaving...                                         (X)

                                           CLARK
                      ...and I always come back.                                       (X)
                             (disengages from Lois)
                      Jimmy, don't let her out of your
                      sight.

                                           JIMMY
                             (still shaken)
                      Right.

      Clark rushes off Jimmy talks to the air where Clark stood.

                                           JIMMY (CONT'D)
                      Not a problem.

      Jimmy offers a limp thumbs-up.  Lois jumps.  Recognition.

                                                                  FLASH CUT TO:


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       44.      


  82  HERKIMLER                                                                      82  

      giving a thumbs up.  Wearing his bike helmet.

                                                                  MATCH DISSOLVE:


 82A  THE PHOTOGRAPH                                                                82A  

      of the scrawny boy in the electric chair with the collander
      on his head.


  83  BACK TO SCENE                                                                  83  

                                           LOIS
                      It's him!  Mr. Smith!                                            (X)

                                           DETER
                      Mr. Smith?

                                           LOIS
                      Your patient.  He's the boy in the                               (X)
                      electric chair!

                                                                  FLASH CUT TO:


 83A  ROWEENA                                                                       83A  

      showing Lois, Clark, and Deter the photograph of Rufus and
      Herkimer and the electric chair.

                                           ROWEENA
                      Him?  Doesn't matter.  Rufus... now
                      _he_ was the smart one.


 83B BACK TO SCENE                                                                  83B  

                                           LOIS
                      She knows him!  She knows who he
                      is!

      Lois is up and running for the elevator.

                                           JIMMY
                             (still fuzzy)
                      Lois?

      Deter races after her.

                                           DETER
                      Lois, wait!

      Deter dives into the elevator just before the doors close.

                                                                  CUT TO:


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       45.      


  84  EXT. METROPOLIS STREET - DAY                                                   84  

      A shuttle van has rammed the corner of a building.  Steam
      billows from the van's crumpled hood.  Superman hands the
      last of several roughed-up passengers to PARAMEDICS waiting
      at the bus's emergency exit.

                                           PARAMEDIC #1
                      There's a chemical fire on the
                      waterfront.  An explosion on a
                      loading dock.

                                           SUPERMAN
                      Thanks.

      Superman takes off.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  85  INT. HERKIMER'S BASEMENT LAIR - NIGHT #1                                       85  

      The Vibro-Whammy is bedecked a huge red ribbon tied in
      a big bow.  Herkimer wears the Anti-Whammy helmet and an
      ill-fitting tux.  He's wiring the most recently stolen
      electronic gear into the Vibro-Whammy's guts.  The camcorder
      on the tripod beside him records him.  A second Anti-Whammy
      helmet sits on the workbench beside him.

                                           HERKIMER
                             (to the camcorder)
                      Here it is, Mom.  The answer to                                  (X)
                      your prayers.  Ready for action.
                      And it's all yours.

      He picks up the second helmet.  It's labelled "Roweena".

                                           HERKIMER (CONT'D)
                      With this little helmet you'll be
                      totally unaffected while all those
                      sniveling idiots around you battle
                      to be first in line to do your
                      bidding.

                                           ROWEENA (O.S.)
                      Who are you talking to?!

      Herkimer scuttles around to see Roweena standing at the top
      of the basement stairs.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Come down here, Mother. I got a
                      big surprise for you.

                                           ROWEENA
                      I'm not coming down there.  Not
                      into that dank pit.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       46.      


  85  CONTINUED:                                                                     85  

                                           HERKIMER
                      No, really.  It's going to make
                      your life so much easier.

      Roweena sighs, walks away.

                                           ROWEENA
                      Some lame brain waste of my time.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Mom!?  I've documented the whole                                 (X)
                      thing. It's for you!

      He hurries up the, stairs after her.

                                           HERKIMER (CONT'D)
                      Mom?!                                                            (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:


  86  EXT. ROWEENA'S HOUSE - NIGHT                                                   86  

      Lois and Deter sneak around the side of the house to the
      back.  They see Herkimer's bike leaning against the storm
      cellar doors.

                                           DETER
                      That's his bike..

                                           LOIS
                      He's here.

                                           DETER
                      I just can't believe one of my
                      patients could be involved in all
                      this...

      Lois opens the storm cellar doors.  She and Deter sneak down
      them quickly.


  87  INT. ROWEENA'S LIVING ROOM NIGHT                                               87  

      Herkimer and Roweena square off.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       47.      


  87  CONTINUED:                                                                     87  

                                           HERKIMER
                      Mom, give me a chance!

                                           ROWEENA
                      What is with that tuxedo?  You look
                      like a dead band leader.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Rufus never gave you anything,
                      nothing that ever helped you.

                                           ROWEENA
                      He made me proud!

                                           HERKIMER
                      I can make you proud.

                                           ROWEENA
                      Mostly you make me sick.                                         (X)

                                                                  CUT TO:

  88  INT. HERKIMER'S BASEMENT LAIR                                                  88  

      Deter and Lois move through the basement toward the
      Vibro-Whammy looming in the corner.

                                           LOIS
                      That's gotta be it.

                                           DETER
                             (dawning realization)
                      Oh no.

                                           LOIS
                      What?

                                           DETER
                      You're right.  This is my fault.  I
                      told him to do this.

                                           LOIS
                      What do you mean?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       48.      


  88  CONTINUED:                                                                     88  

                                           DETER
                      He had an accute case of T.S.S.

                                           LOIS
                      T.S.S.?                                                          (X)

                                           DETER
                      Tommy Smothers Syndrome.

      Deter has found Roweena's helmet on the work bench.

                                           DETER
                      Feelings of inadequacy with regards
                      to his mother.  He was the younger
                      sibling and never... felt he could
                      compare with...

                                           LOIS
                      Bad Brain Johnson.  His older
                      brother.
                             (approaching the
                              Vibro-Whammy)
                      Once this guy's locked up, we can
                      use this to help me get my memory
                      back.

                                           DETER
                      No.  It's too dangerous.

      Deter picks up a huge wrench and starts BANGING AWAY on the
      Whammy's controls.

                                           LOIS
                      Max, what are you doing?


  89  INT. ROWEENA'S LIVING ROOM NIGHT                                               89  

      Herkimer and Roweena hear the BANGING going on downstairs.

                                           HERKIMER
                      What is that?!

      He leaps for the basement stairs.


  90  INT. HERKIMER'S BASEMENT LAIR - NIGHT                                          90  

      Deter's wild swing SLAMS the Whammy's "ON" button.  A
      MASSIVE JOLT and the Whammy kicks in sending Deter flying in
      one direction and Lois flying in another.

      Lois's expression makes it clear that she's having another
      flashback.


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       49.      


  92  BACK TO SCENE                                                                  92  

      Deter stumbles backwards and SMASHES headfirst into the                          (X)
      Whammy's "OFF" button.  SOUND of Whammy shutting off.

      Lois looks at Deter. Then glares, then is instantly up and
      at him.

                                           LOIS
                      Wait.  Wait.  You made me quit the
                      Planet?! I'm going to the South of
                      France?!  Are you nuts?!

      She hauls him up by lapels.

                                           DETER
                      Lois, I love you.

                                           LOIS
                      You took advantage of me!  You lied
                      to me!  You _seduced_ me!

                                           HERKIMER (O.S.)
                      Wow, Doc, sounds like you really
                      _crossed the line_.

      Lois looks from Deter to Herkimer, who's just coming down
      the stairs.  Roweena hurries behind him.

                                           ROWEENA
                      Herkimer, what are these people
                      doing in my basement?
                             (sees the Vibro-Whammy)
                      And what is that monstrosity?!

      Herkimer hands Roweena her helmet and wields the
      Vibro-Whammy's remote control.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Ignore 'em, Mom.  Party crashers.                                (X)
                      Here, put this on.  You're gonna
                      love it.

                                           DETER
                      No, Herkimer.

                                           LOIS
                      Don't turn it on..

      Lois lunges for the remote control.  Herkimer aims a
      threatening finger at the remote control's ON button.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Stay back!  Or I will!

      Deter and Lois freeze.

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       50.      


  92  CONTINUED:                                                                     92  

                                           ROWEENA
                      Snap my girdle, it's
                      Loislaneclarkkent!

                                           DETER
                      I'm not Clark Kent.

                                           LOIS
                      No kidding.

                                           HERKIMER
                             (shoves the helmet at
                              mom)
                      Put it on!

                                           DETER
                      Mrs. Johnson, your son is severly
                      disturbed.

                                           ROWEENA
                      Tell me something I don't know.

      Roweena suddenly clues in, thinking she's got the gist.

                                           ROWEENA (CONT'D)
                      What's this thing gonna do, fry
                      their brains out?

                                           HERKIMER
                      No, Mom --

                                           ROWEENA
                      Turn their bones to jelly?

                                           HERKIMER
                      No --

                                           ROWEENA
                      Well, is it gonna kill 'em or not?!

                                           HERKIMER
                      No, it's going to make the world a
                      better place for you.

                                           ROWEENA
                      You want to make the world a better
                      place?  Leave it.

      Roweena pulls a wicked-looking energy pistol off the
      pegboard and stalks Lois.

                                           ROWEENA (CONT'D)
                      Should have done this a long time
                      ago.
                                           (MORE)

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       51.      


  92  CONTINUED:  2                                                                  92  

                                           ROWEENA (CONT'D)
                      Allowed my Rufus to rest in peace.
                      Something you never did.  Hounding
                      him.  Writing that trash.
                             (beat)
                      What do you have to say about that?

                                           LOIS
                      ... Help?
                             (that felt familiar)
                      Help.
                             (gets it)
                      Help!  Superman!

                                                                  CUT TO:


  93  EXT. THE SKY ABOVE METROPOLIS - NIGHT                                          93  

      Superman flies to the next disaster when he SUPER-HEARS
      Lois's plea.

                                           LOIS'S VOICE
                      Help!  Superman!

      Superman reacts, hones in on the sound, and ROCKETS OFF!

                                                                  CUT TO:


  94  INT. HERKIMER'S BASEMENT LAIR - NIGHT                                          94  

      Roweena adjusts the controls on, then raises the pistol.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Mom! No!

      Herkimer hits the Vibro-Whammy's remote control.  The
      machine KICKS IN WITH A SHUDDERING RUMBLE!

      Lois grabs her head as memories flood in.  Roweena stops
      cold and drops the pistol.  Deter struggles to stay
      conscious.  Herkimer, his helmet protecting him, watches
      Roweena, sadly.

                                           HERKIMER (CONT'D)
                      I made it for you, Mom.  So that
                      maybe, just once, you'd say you
                      loved me.

                                                                  CUT TO:


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Pink Rev.    2/14/96                            52.      


  95  LOIS'S FLASHBACK #4                                                            95  

      Less frantic images.  More continuity.  And a lot more
      Clark, Lois, and Superman in love, together, laughing,
      talking, first meeting, first kissing, flying, every image
      we need to sell the fact that it's all coming clear.

                                                                  CUT TO:


  96  LOIS                                                                           96  

      as the truth dawns.  She begins to weep with relief and joy
      as the Vibro-Whammy THRUMMS.  Roweena hasn't budged.
      Stunned.  Herkimer faces her.  Heartbroken.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Mother.  Do one thing for me.

                                           ROWEENA
                             (dully)
                      Anything son.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Tell me you love me.

                                           ROWEENA
                             (struggling against the
                              words)
                      Erk.  Ack.

      Herkimer DIALS UP the Whammy's power.  HUGE RUMBLING!

                                           HERKIMER
                      Say it!  Before this blows up and
                      kills us all!

                                           ROWEENA
                             (eyes popping)
                      Gik.

      Herkimer cranks the power dial all the way into the red.  We
      SEE needles and gauges spike into the DANGER ZONE.

                                           HERKIMER
                      Hurry up!

      Suddenly, the Whammy overheats and VIBRATES wildly!  The HUM
      rises in pitch.

                                           HERKIMER (CONT'D)
                      Time's wasting!

      The Vibro-Whammy throws SPARKS as it begins its meltdown.
      Herkimer's helmet begins to SMOKE as he begins to shake,
      caught in the Whammy's power.  SUPERMAN CRASHES THROUGH THE
      CEILING!

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                       53.       


  96  CONTINUED:  2                                                                  96  

                                           ROWEENA
                             (thrilled, and sobbing)
                      It's about time.  You've made me so
                      happy.  You're a criminal at last!

      Superman rushes past Deter to Lois, helping her up.

                                           LOIS
                             (coming to)
                      Clark?

                                           SUPERMAN
                             (gently)
                      No Lois.  It's Superman.

      She looks into his eyes.  Fully aware.

                                           LOIS
                             (Sotto)
                      Yes, Clark, I know.

                                           SUPERMAN
                             (can it be true ?)
                      Are you -- ?

                                           LOIS
                             (sees Deter; to
                              Superman)
                      Hold that thought.

      She walks to Deter.

                                           LOIS (CONT'D)
                      Doctor, I think our time is just
                      about up.

      Lois slugs him.  He falls against the wall, out like a
      light.  She turns to Superman.

                                           LOIS (CONT'D)
                      I'm back.

      He swoops her up in his arms and --

                                                                  DISSOLVE TO:

  97  EXT. THE SKY ABOVE METROPOLIS - NIGHT                                          97  

      Superman, with Lois in his arms, rises up against a
      star-filled sky.

                                           SUPERMAN
                      You really remember everything?

                                                                  (CONTINUED)


                            --page break--
      "OEDIPUS WRECKS"  (#19)   Goldenrod Rev.    2/20/96                      53A.      


  97  CONTINUED:                                                                     97  

                                           LOIS
                      I remember my life before you: how                               (X)
                      hard I worked to make myself                                     (X)
                      believe that being alone was what                                (X)
                      I really wanted...  and then my                                  (X)
                      life-after you: how easy loving                                  (X)
                      you was once.  I let everything else                             (X)
                      go.  Oh, my God, Clark I can't                                   (X)
                      believe I almost lost you                                        (X)

      They kiss.

                                           SUPERMAN
                      And do you remember this?                                        (X)

      He has the engagement ring.  Lois looks at it, then presents
      her hand.  CLOSE as he slips the ring on her finger.  BACK
      TO SCENE as they look at each other.

                                           LOIS
                      I do.

      They kiss again, drifting out of FRAME and...

                                           

                     

 

FADE TO BLACK:

 

 

 

THE END

 

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