Fanfic by Filename – I
Alphabetical by story filename — and each story's filename is unique.
I Am Superman
A short revelation story set during the episode "The Foundling" at a time when Clark has a special reason for Lois to know the truth.
I Can't Anymore, Clark
Lois' bags are packed and waiting at the front door -- as she makes a declaration to her husband, Clark.
I Can't Be Your Friend
When Lois confronts Clark about not showing for an important event in her life, he tells her something she never expected. Will she take it in stride or issue him an invitation he can't refuse?
One interruption too many makes Clark decide it's finally time for Lois to know the truth, but does the truth reveal one lie too many?
Under the Sea
When Lois asks Clark about an unusual object she finds on his bookshelf, he spins the story of where he found it: under the sea, in the city of New Atlantis -- where it was given to him by a mermaid. This humorous story was written in response to Debby Stark's "fiction idea" challenge.
The Ideal Woman
Lois saves the world -- and doesn't even realise that she's done it!
The LnC fanfic writer Mary Potts created a wonderful funny short, titled "Phero-Moan My Lovely," that considered what might have happened if Lois had not recovered from the pheromone that she was exposed to in the episode "Pheromone, My Lovely." This story explores the same concept and considers what might have happened in the time immediately following that episode if the effect of the pheromone on Lois had persisted.
Ides of Metropolis: Matchmaker Style
Seventh in the Matchmaker Style series. Lois is convinced that Eugene Laderman is innocent of the murder of which he was just convicted. While trying to prove his innocence, Lois and Clark have to save the fledgling internet.
I'd Know You Anywhere
This is a bit of fluff that came to me while watching the episode "I've Got You Under My Skin ..."
I Dreamed a Dream
Our heroine is in love with the man of her dreams. So why is she having such trouble sleeping at night...?
If Anybody's Blind
What if Lois really tried to figure out what Clark meant when he told her she was the blind one in the episode "Churches of Metropolis"?
If Anybody's Blind...
Clark seems to be allowing personal interests to get in the way of his and Lois' investigation and Lois lets him know just how she feels about it. But in her heightened emotional state, she reveals how she feels about something else and is somewhat surprised at Clark's response.
If At First You Don't Succeed...
Something very strange is happening in Metropolis, but Clark seems to be the only one who realizes it. But is he just experiencing some strange case of deja vu, or is it something more? Will he be able to solve the mystery on his own, or will he need to solicit the assistance of his often brilliant partner?
If I'd Lost You...
Superman has saved Lois's life many times. But this one was the closest call of all...
If I Had Told You
A contemporary sonnet for a contemporary couple as Clark pleads his case in the episode "We Have a Lot to Talk About."
If I Had It to Do All Over Again ...
How might Lois and Clark celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary? In this next-generation story, the author envisions a future for our favorite couple.
If I Told You That I Love You
During an hours-long stakeout at S.T.A.R. Labs, Lois and Clark begin to admit their feelings for each other. A pre-relationship story that takes place soon after the episode "That Old Gang of Mine."
If I Were You
In this alternate take on the end of Season 1, Clark may be furious with Lois for her rejection of him. But the author reworks L&C canon to remedy a host of fan complaints. And at least Lois doesn't accept Luthor's proposal....
If I Were Superman
Lynn S. M.
Not your typical Mary Sue story.
If Living Is Without You
Wendy Richards and Kaethel
Clark is living through his worst nightmare, but is the harsh reality he needs to face the complete truth? Or are tricky circumstances playing unashamedly with his feelings?
If Looks Could Kill
Lynn S. M.
Did Clark cause Lois' death? A graveside rumination. (WHAM warning)
If Only (Metallo Revised Ending)
An alternate ending to the episode "Metallo" -- the phone conversation that should have taken place.
If only I...
In her grief over Clark's "death," Lois has a dialogue with herself and decides to finally confront her inner feelings, and Clark, wherever he may be...
A brief addition to the final scene of the episode "That Old Gang of Mine."
I Found That Girl
A new look at the pilot. Clark Kent's dream of being a reporter for the Daily Planet is soon realized. But will he ever find the girl of his dreams?
If Tomorrow Comes
Doc. Klein's LabRat
Tomorrow doesn't always come as you expect it to. The painful lesson Lois learns in the episode "That Old Gang of Mine" makes her aware of just what her partner means to her. Will she find that seizing the day brings her the rewards she desires?
If We Could Live Our Lives Over
When H.G. Wells visits Alt-Clark and his Lois, he tells them the story of how Tempus escaped from 1866 and offers them the chance to change history.
If You Just Believe
Lois Lane Wanna Be
A magical Christmas for Lois and Clark ends with a special dance and a heartfelt confession.
If You Really Love Her, Let Her Go
Clark makes a desperate decision when he thinks Lois has really chosen Scardino over him.
I Hate Cheese
Clark's little lies can sometimes get him into trouble... A cheesy little ficlet written for July's Reveal Challenge.
I Heard You Talking
Maria TB Mendoza
Jimmy overhears a certain conversation and learns a secret. What should he do with this newfound piece of information?
I Is for Illusions
Lois and Clark have agreed to act as if their one impetuous night of passion (following Trask's raid on the Daily Planet) had never happened, and they're slowly becoming friends. But as Lois goes undercover at the Metro Club, she's forced to realize that she's got a "crush on two" -- she swoons over Superman, but is finding that it's not easy to forget Clark.
...I Knew the Truth
In this continuation to "Hurt Before", Lois is shocked to learn that Lex Luthor is not the only one having a huge secret and exposing Clark could even be the bigger story. Should she keep the secret of the man who saved her life to find out the truth about Lex Luthor?
I Know I Should Have...
In this sequel to the story "If only I...," Clark is determined to give Lois her overdue explanation, but her feelings for Superman become a problem when she confesses to Clark that she loves the hero the same way she'd love any other friend.
I'll Be Your Shoulder When You Cry
Jimmy feels a little depressed after Mother's Day celebrations, as he remembers his dead mother.
I'll Be Around
Superman told Lois two things on the day they met. Only now does she realize what he really meant.
I'll Be You For Christmas
The whole Kent family gets into the act in this Christmas tale that continues the "Dawn of Discovery" series.
I'll Keep Your Secrets
Lois has discovered that Clark is, in fact, Superman. Clark tries to make amends. Set during and after "We Have a Lot To Talk About."
I'll Second That
Lex Luthor plots to kill Superman with a secret weapon, "Wanda Detroit" sings the blues at a dockside pub, and Punkin Kent finds a friend in Superman. A continuation of the fanfic "Seconds Helping," the full title is "I'll Second That, or, Forget Me -- Please!" This is the fourth of the author's five stories written to take the place of the episodes in the five-part arc.
Illusions of Grandeur -- Matchmaker Style
Sixth in the Matchmaker Style series. Lois and Clark are married and working as a team to discover who is kidnapping the youngsters of wealthy people.
Illusions of Candour
This story is the sequel to the author's challenge fic, "All Sewn Up." Lois knows Clark's secret, but their relationship is still rocky... until Superman is hypnotised by a magician.
I'm a Believer
What if Jason Trask and Fox Mulder had known each other as kids?
Lois's thoughts as she gets her hair cut on the morning of her wedding. A Tank Haircut Challenge response.
I Imagine You There
Lara E. Taylor
A poem sprung from Lois's heart while Clark was on New Krypton.
I'm Getting Married...
Lois has an important announcement for her friends and staff at The Daily Planet. Will the events that unfold change her life forever?
Clark can't believe his supersenses when he witnesses a man just struck by a bus come back from the dead.
In Any Universe
In this alternate universe, Lois never took that fateful trip to the Congo. So she was in Metropolis when Clark arrived -- along with his fiancee, Lana Lang. This world is somewhat different from the one we knew on the show ... but some things are the same, in any universe.
In the Arms of an Angel
Clark and Lois celebrate the New Year. Sequel to "In the Still of the Night," "In the Light of the Morning" and "In the Glow of the Firelight."
In a Very Alternate Universe
Lynn S. M.
The onset of young Clark's powers proves to be his undoing.
In Bed With the Devil
Lois just can't understand why her partner is so opposed to her fiance.
The Source - Inbetweenie
An "in between" scene from the episode "The Source" that explains why Clark might have chosen to appear as Superman when he went to deliver his pep talk to Lois.
In the Bleak Mid-Winter
In another universe, Clark Kent lives a solitary, lonely life. Sometimes it's not only Lois Lane who hates Christmas...
In Case You Were Wondering
This little vignette fits in with the Lasso of the Truth challenge on the Fanfic Message Boards...somewhat. I hope you enjoy.
In Cat's Corner
When she discovers the man she has been seeing is engaged, Cat is devastated. But when the man becomes the victim of a brutal murder, she must work, with the help of Lois, Clark and her new friend Joe, to find his killer and solve a mystery that presents a grave danger to the world.
A chance encounter between two strangers leads to Clark's worst nightmare.
Something in Common
Lois and Clark fly off to Kansas to share some good news with Martha and Jonathan -- and also to get some advice about something that's been concerning them. They know the Batman's secret, but Batman doesn't know theirs. Should secrets be shared among superheroes ... and their wives? A continuation of the author's fanfic "Beginnings," and the second story in her "Variations on a Theme" trilogy.
They meant no. He'd never be a father.
Incompatible for Reproduction?
Dr. Klein said they were incompatible -- so why is Clark having food cravings and mood swings? (Part of the Planes Series)
The Inconveniences of Doing Superman's Laundry
The day after Clark's press conference, he discovers the unexpected consequences of informing the world that he washes Superman's uniforms.
An Incredible Movie Experience
Going to the movies with your family is supposed to be relaxing, but for Clark Kent, things can be a little different.
Alone in life, they share a connection for nine bittersweet nights a year. But as reality blurs with dreams and they discover the reasons for their link, will they find it a blessing or a curse?
I Need You
Clark wants to tell Lois the whole truth, but she wants to tell him why she's no longer interested in Superman. A romantic revelation story, and a continuation of the episode "And the Answer Is..."
Are you covered in the event of a "Super"natural disaster?
In the Glow of the Firelight
Martha watches Clark and Lois. Sequel to "In the Still of the Night" and "In the Light of the Morning."
In Sickness and in Health
Andrea Lynn Dunham
Lois collapses during a midnight stint at the Daily Planet, and Clark takes care of her. A post-revelation, pre-engagement vignette.
In His Arms
How does Lois feel about her partner, friend and husband, Clark Kent? Find out in this vignette.
In His Eyes
Some board games and true confessions, not to mention a pair of soulful eyes, lead to a surprising discovery for Lois.
In His Arms
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Lois and Clark reflect on what it feels like to have Lois in his arms. And in the process, they each think they’ve discovered the secret of Superman. A very short story without an A plot in 200 words.
Injustice For All
After the execution of Lois Lane-Kent for a crime she didn't commit, things spiral out of control for the Man of Steel.
In the Light of the Morning
Clark wakes to find Lois on his bedroom window seat. Sequel to the author's "In the Still of the Night."
They Really Are in Love!!!
Clark and Lois have an argument over Dan Scardino.
Inner Demons Unleashed
Robert O' Connor
Clark is exposed to red kryptonite and becomes evil. Her Ultrawoman powers restored, Lois has to stop him.
A newly married Clark hears a story from Lois's past.
Rachel is still getting used to life with her new family of Lois, Clark and little brother, Jamie, when she witnesses a murder. How will she deal with what she sees and the memories it evokes? Sequel to "Little Girl Lost."
An Innocent Conversation
Lois and Clark's trip to the supply closet becomes something more as computer tech talk takes on new meaning.
In the Office
Lois and Clark are in love but still unsure of their next step. A few heated moments may help them make up their minds.
I Now Pronounce You Husband and Wife
Ketsia J. Lerebours
It's Lois and Clark's wedding day, and there's nary a villain in sight.
I Now Announce You ...
An IRC Round Robin
Set right after the episode "Ultra Woman," Lois and Clark travel to Smallville to tell his parents of the engagment.
I Now Pronounce You...: A Plot Un-Twist
Lois's wedding day doesn't go quite as planned in this tongue-in-cheek response to the Plot Untwist Challenge.
A poem about the insanity FoLCs suffer while waiting for new episodes to air.
What is Lois mad about?
In Sickness and in Health
When Lois collapses, Clark rushes her to the doctor. Tests reveal she might have cancer.
In Sickness and in Health
What if Lois hadn't been switched for the clone until *after* the wedding? When Clark finds out that he's her husband, he takes steps to remove her from Deter's "care."
Inside the Elevator
In this sequel to "Robitussin," the author follows Clark and Lois out of the newsroom and into the parking garage.
The Inside Scoop
In this humorous take on the "lost ep" genre, the viewers get a rare look behind the scenes. Each segment of the story is preceeded by a "production staff" meeting, where we learn about just what went into "filming" that part. The problems that come up in the meetings affect the final "aired" version of the story.
In response to a 30-minute Episode Extension challenge, we see Lois's introspectives to cope with Clark's "death" in the episode "That Old Gane of Mine" in this heartwarming vignette with a surprising ending.
In Space, No One Can Hear You...
This little bit of weirdness was inspired by Clark's difficulty with Lois's rumaki.
Inspector Big Mouth
What happens when Inspector Henderson inadvertently lets Lois in on a secret?
In the Still of the Night
Lois' thoughts when she comes across something surprising in the middle of the night.
How much would Lois give up to date the Man of Steel?
Marcus L. Rowland
The Daily Planet has a new intern named Veronica Mars with a hidden agenda... This is a Veronica Mars crossover set about ten years after the last episode of Lois and Clark and a few weeks after the last episode of Veronica Mars. No real spoilers for either show.
Lois, Clark and Jimmy are caught by the group of Intergang counterfeiters they're investigating. To save them, Clark runs the risk of revealing his secret to Jimmy.
A grieving Superman needs the help of one of his dearest friends in this deathfic.
A different way for Clark to spill the beans. This time without the angst, without the doubt, and without the anger.
An Interview With Superman
The sequel to "The Way It Should Have Been," that I wrote in 1999. After saving Martha and Jonathan from Jason Mazik and Nigel St. John (and bagging the story) Lois and Clark go to Lois's apartment to talk.
In the Air
"Scared of taking a plane," "reporter," "love at first sight," "Daily Planet," "Metropolis" ... do all of these make you instantly think "Clark Kent?? Well, think again! This is a pre-pilot fic, and an alternative to Lois and Clark's first meeting.
In the Dark
Lois works out Clark's big secret.
In The Elevator
In this pre-revelation, pre-romance story, Lois and Clark get stuck in the Planet elevator one Friday evening. Close proximity can be a wonderful thing...
In the Falling Summer Rain
Lois and Clark prepare for a wedding in Smallville. A sequel to the fanfic "Waterfalls."
In the Hands of a Madman
They were only supporting characters during the episode, but the events of "Green Green Glow of Home" affected Martha, Jonathan, and Wayne Irig as much as they did Lois, Clark, or Trask. This story is an attempt to look at what happened to some of the other characters that fateful afternoon.
In the Middle of the Pouring Rain I
Lois Lane Wanna Be
Sometimes you just need a storm before the calm.
In the Middle of the Pouring Rain II: Revelations
Lois Lane Wanna Be
Letting go of the past is just as important as embracing the present: a lesson Lois and Clark needed to learn with each other.
In the Still of the Night
Lois has a conversation with a new friend.
In Time, Somewhere
Lois Lane is drawn back in time to the year 1912 after becoming infatuated with a picture of a local hero, Clark Kent, who has been haunting her for her entire life.
Into Each Life ...
Clark fears the worst when Lois begins acting distant two months into their new-found relationship, but nothing can prepare him for the shock of her explanation.
In Too Deep
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After the late night stakeout in the episode "Target Jimmy Olsen," Clark Kent does some soul-searching and has a long overdue conversation with a certain reporter. Is it too late to mend what's already been broken?
Into the Early Hours
What if Lois didn't fall asleep on Clark during the episode "The Prankster"?
Nancy V. Sont
Lois enlists Clark's help in investigating incognito rescues in Metropolis, shortly before Superman donned the red-yellow-and-blue, thanks to a woman who wants some publicity for her group.
Invisibility comes in many forms.
Invisible or Fly?
When Lois and Clark discuss Lois's childhood game, Lois is amazed by Clark's response.
The Invisible Man
Old memories sadden a newly married Clark when the words to a song invade the silence of a sleepless night.
Invisible Me, Invisible You
Mary Lovee Varni
During season one's celebrity auction, both Lois and Clark find themselves relating just a little too well to Alan "Invisible Man" Morris. Will a night-time conversation help them see the true gift of friendship in each other?
I Only Have Eyes for You
What would have happened if this letter was received? A Micro-Little-Tiny Vignette about a love that wasn't revealed on time.
I Only Have Oz For You
IRC Round Robin
This story is a flashback to the second season episode "The Phoenix," and the night of Lois's and Clark's almost first date. In it, we explore what happens in Lois's subconscious when that really rotten Chinese dinner from Ralph's Pagoda mixes with her anxieties about her changing relationship with Clark and her concerns about the reappearance of Lex. The result is story that is funny and *way psychological*, to quote Jimmy Olsen. ;)
Irony of Ironies
Lynn S. M.
Tempus learns that even when it comes to irony, there can be too much of a good thing.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Superman
There's only one part of Nana and Grandpa Kent's house six-year-old Marty isn't allowed to enter -- a locked closet, and Marty knows where Nana keeps the key. When Marty gets her chance, she opens the door and finds photo albums and scrapbooks ... and a picture of her mom and Superman grown-up kissing. What could *that* mean? It's a mystery that needs solving.
I Sense That I Love You 1: First Touch
A few of Lois's thoughts concerning both the sense of touch and Clark.
I Sense That I Love You 2: Second Sight
A few of Clark's thoughts concerning the sense of sight and Lois.
I Sense That I Love You 3: Hearing Three Unspoken Words
Lois's thoughts concerning the things she did and didn't hear Clark say.
I Sense That I Love You 4: Four Scents' Worth
A list of the scents that most impacted Clark's life and how that changed when he met Lois.
I Sense That I Love You 5: Fifth Taste's the Charm
Lois and Clark each consider the tastes that are most important to them.
The I's Have It
Taken by surprise, Superman blurts out something he hadn't meant to say -- only to realize that some pronouns are very revealing. A rewrite of the Season Two episode "The Eyes Have It."
Is He Or Is He Not?
What happens when Lois puts 2 and 2 together about Clark and Superman ... and gets 13?
Is That All I Am?
Lois and Clark go back to the newsroom to finish their chess game at the end of the episode "Top Copy." What happened once they got upstairs?
I Still Love You
After Clark breaks up with Lois for "her own good," Lois decides that she does not want to see him. What will it take for them to realize that they still love each other?
It Boggles the Mind
After playing Scrabble at the Lexor Hotel, Clark suggests a mind boggling game that leads to interesting consequences.
It Can't Be Unseen
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Sometimes, a hero can see more than he wishes to. And sometimes, it can be more than he can bear.
It Happened One Night
It's deep in the night in Metropolis when strange things happen.
It Happened One Dark and Stormy Night
Written for the *Ultra* *Mega* *Super* *Evil* Scavenger Hunt, a night where Lois and Clark face some of their worst nightmares. Includes a special guest appearance by Barbas, the villain from "Charmed."
It Happened One (Super) Night
What if Superman hadn't crashed in Suicide Slum in the episode "All Shook Up"? What if he managed to reach Lois's apartment instead? This seemingly minor change in continuity results in some very major changes in Lois and Clark's lives.
It Happened On Christmas
This story is in the continuity of the show. It was inspired by the discussion on the message boards about Lois's cooking skills, and the famous Christmas dinner in the episode "Season's Greedings."
It Might Have Been
Lois marries Lex and the Planet doesn't get rebuilt. Can Clark find a job? Can he find love? An Elseworlds tale.
It Never Fails
Lois and Clark have an unexpected encounter with a very unfriendly Zara and Ching.
It Would Never Have Happened Like This
A different take on what happened when Lois and Clark met.
It Only Hurts When I Breathe
Lois is devastated when she thinks she's lost Clark to Mayson. Can Superman help set her straight?
It Runs in the Family
When you're 15 years old, sometimes it seems like the whole world is against you. Laura Kent, mild-mannered high school student-to-be, knows that all too well, especially after learning about her family heritage. But she is about to discover that some of the toughest challenges can lead to the biggest successes.
It's a Big Bed...
What happens when Lois agrees they should share... A story set during the episode "Honeymoon in Metropolis."
It's About Time
Alternative universes. Rose Tyler. Clark Kent. Lois Lane. Time windows and a man named Tempus. Can you guess where I'm going with this? A Lois and Clark / Doctor Who Crossover tale about love and ... well, time.
It's About Time
After the Lois-Lex wedding incident, Perry notices that Lois and Clark are walking on eggshells around each other. He decides to help them get their edge back by sending them "on assignment" to a romantic village in South America, where he hopes nature will take its course.
It's a Dangerous Job
Lois finds herself in the midst of a terrorist plot to use Superman, while Clark Kent deals with the recent reappearance of Lana Lang. Faced with near-death and unknown enemies, Superman must save Lois before time runs out.
It's All Coming Back to Me Now
Lois is depressed that it's been three months since she's seen Clark -- who's on New Krypton -- but she's also tired of all those puff pieces Perry has been assigning her. After she demands a meaty story she can sink her teeth into, however, a rather big "story" finds her. It seems two of Clark's worst enemies are back in town, and they've teamed up.
It Is All in His Touch
Lois' senses are heightened after she has been frozen in order to save Clark's parents, and she makes a connection between Clark and Superman that she hadn't realized was there before. This story is set during And The Answer Is...
It's All in a Name
Maria TB Mendoza
Lois worries that her first encounter with Superman was a disaster until ... who's that knocking at her window?
It's a Super Life
In this sequel to the author's "It Happened One (Super) Night," Lois and Clark get used to living together, and look forward to their wedding and to becoming parents.
It's a Thing He Does at Parties
Linda King puts up a new hurdle for Lois and Clark as they search for romantic bliss on an alternate route from the episode "Whine WHine Whine" to "Ultrawoman." Clark becomes a contestant in the Metropolis Super Hero Pageant, and several non-L&C celebrities make guest appearances.
It's a Wonderful Life
Set directly after the episode "Contact," Clark sees what life would be like if he'd never been born.
Can a "cookie thief" help Mommy make an important decision? She can when it involves chocolate!
It's Hard to Be an Alien Living on Earth
Richard Frantz Jr.
A strange visitor from another planet, a being whose powers are far beyond human ability, finds it's hard sometimes to be an alien.
It's Just a Sweet, Sweet Fantasy, Baby
We all know how Lois felt about kids in the first season, right? Well, maybe not. When she turns out to be really good with a little girl that she meets in Centennial Park, no one is more surprised than Clark, and it starts him dreaming of a family of his own....
It's All in Our Minds ... Then Why Does it Feel So Real?
This story, set right after Clark leaves for New Krypton, gives new meaning to the phrase "meeting of the minds." :)
It's Never Easy Being Me
Bethy and ShivaSaavik
This is a sequel to the fanfic "It's Not Easy Being Me" and in response to Melisma's challenge on the listserv to tell the story of the... well, read it and see for yourself.
It's Not Easy Being Me
Bethy and ShivaSaavik
A look at Superman's daily life from a unique perspective.
It's Not Easy Being Green and Mean
The sequel to the author's "An Expected Beginning." Danielle officially adopts the identity of Supergirl, just as a new store opens in Metropolis, selling jewelry which has a harmful effect on the Superfamily. The brother of an old enemy is seeking his revenge on Lois and Superman.
It's Not Easy Seeing Green
Lynn S. M.
Clark is given a gift via his young daughter, but things are not always as they appear.
It's Not the Seconds
In a departure from the author's usual subject matter, this is a rewrite of the third-series episodes "Seconds" and "Forget Me Not."
It's The Thought That Counts
The pressure is on. Not only must Lois prime herself for tonight's first date with Clark, but she has found out that Clark has a Christmas present for her. In inimitable Lois style, she must not be outdone. Watch out, Clark!
IRC Round Robin
Lois and Clark move house and discover some surprising new things about each other.
I've Got a Question
Ever wondered what could have happened if Lois had asked Clark to come over at the end of the episode "Honeymoon in Metropolis"? Well, here's my take on it. A 2006 Fundraiser story.
I Want You to Want Me
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When Lex Luthor sets his sights on something he wants, he doesn't let anything get in his way.
I Will Always Love You
After Lois and Clark finally admit their feelings for each other, enemies old and new put not only the existence of Clark Kent in jeopardy, but any chance of a relationship between Lois and Clark as well.
I Will Remember You
What if a different song had been playing in the Planet newsroom when Herkimer Johnson's Vibro-Whammy was switched on? Find out in this rewrite of the final scenes of the episode "Oedipus Wrecks"!