Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season 3, Episode 22

Big Girls Don't Fly (12 May 1996)

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Ching and Zara are revealed to be Kryptonians who are here to bring Kal-El back to New Krypton. A handful of Kryptonians have managed to escape before their planet blew up and have settled ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Lane Smith ...
Sarah / Zara
Rosie Lee Hooks ...
Mrs. Cutler
François Giroday ...
Jor-El (as Francois Giroday)
Pretty Girl


Ching and Zara are revealed to be Kryptonians who are here to bring Kal-El back to New Krypton. A handful of Kryptonians have managed to escape before their planet blew up and have settled on the new planet. However, the ruling families are in conflict and Lady Zara and Lord Kal-El, already married at birth, must go back to New Krypton to rule over the planet. If not, Zara will be forced to marry the evil Lord Nor. Clark and Lois must decide together whether he would go back to save his people, an action which would mean that he might not see Lois again, ever. Written by Ploy P.

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Title makes reference to the 1962 song "Big Girls Don't Cry" written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio originally recorded by The Four Seasons and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962. See more »


In this episode the baby Clark/Kal El's spaceship has 2 spots for hands of Zara and Kal El. However in previous episodes that the spaceship appears those places for the hands are not there. See more »


Lt. Ching: I have possibly underestimated you, Lois. If I've seemed unkind, understand that carving out a homeland in a hostile universe leaves us very little time in our lives for kindness, or love.
Lois Lane: Lieutenant, without kindness, what is your homeland worth? And without love, what are your lives worth?
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A Great Example Why this series is still well respected and watched
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had this episode on VHS tape since it was first aired in 1996 but for some reason never watched it until today, July 14, 2006. It captivated me from the beginning as this great ensemble cast puts on such a believable family and co-workers at the Daily Planet.

Dean Cain is intense and a 'perfect Superman' and Teri Hatcher is stunningly beautiful as well as one to make you feel her emotions throughout this show.

The 'bad guy' in the show is excellent and one that will entertain you and you will love to hate him.

All in all I'm glad I saved the episode and now I have to go by the series on DVD to see what's next.

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