Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season 2, Episode 7

That Old Gang of Mine (13 Nov. 1994)

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A scientist who believes he can alter people's personalities using their DNA brings Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, John Dillinger, and Al Capone back using a special cloning process. When ... See full summary »

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A scientist who believes he can alter people's personalities using their DNA brings Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, John Dillinger, and Al Capone back using a special cloning process. When Clyde shoots Clark during a confrontation, he must fake his death in order to hide his dual identity. Written by Anonymous

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The title refers to the 1929 barbershop song "Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up (That Old Gang Of Mine)" composed by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Irving Kahal and Willie Raskin. See more »

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Superman: [after he pushes Dillinger off the roof] You remember now?
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Superman: I have been known to miss...on occasion.
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A scientist brings violent criminals back from the dead and they proceed to kill Clark.
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this episode. It was so imaginative, I'm amazed anyone was able to come up with all of it!

While Jimmy is at Perry's house to work on his malfunctioning car, two carjackers who look (and act) like Bonnie and Clyde steal the vintage car that Perry is keeping for the Daily Planet's anniversary celebration. They lock Perry and Jimmy in Perry's car, run the engine and close the door, leaving them to die. Jimmy, however, manages to put the car in reverse and get them out before they are killed.

Bonnie and Clyde, it turns out, are only two of the gang of long-dead violent criminals that a scientist has brought back from the dead, to prove his theory on modifying violent criminals genetically to make them more docile. Not the first mistake the scientist made was also bringing back John Dillinger and AL CAPONE. While Lois and Clark go to a look-alike talent agency, the gang robs a bank nearby and runs into Superman for the first time. Before Superman went to save the day, however, he showed up in the talent agency while Clark was there. Barry, who it turns out performs as Superman's look-alike, sounds like a gangster himself and something of a bad boy. Lois, however, insists that Superman's hair is shorter and to prove it, she shows them a picture of Superman that she keeps in her wallet, much to the amusement of all the guys present.

Al Capone then decides he is going to take over Metropolis, like in the old days, beginning by trying to bribe Perry and the mayor. Both refuse, much to Capone's displeasure. After some investigation, Lois and Clark end up at an illegal gambling parlor Capone wants to take over. Bonnie is there and hits mercilessly on Clark, who claims to be "sometimes shy" and not willing to "show people his underwear", which the audience all knows to be his Superman costume. Clyde interrupts and Clark is suggesting to Lois that they leave when Capone arrives to tell them he is taking over. Dillinger wants Lois to be their "hostess" and Clark defends her, getting shot in the process. Realizing that he can't reveal he is imperious to a tommy-gun, Superman/Clark plays dead. The gang takes his body, leaving a distraught Lois behind. When they dump the seemingly dead Clark on the street, he heads for Smallville to hide out until he can figure out what to do. He discusses the situation with his parents, saying he feels that his real life is now over. They point out that he can still see his friends, as Superman, but even Lois, he says, acts very differently around Superman than around Clark. Even the fact that Lois is handling it badly doesn't make him feel any better.

Meanwhile, Jimmy is as shaken as Lois and Perry tries to console him. Lois comes into the office, although she is miserable. Lois tells Perry "He died without knowing...I never told him," but is interrupted by a detective before she can explain. The detective takes a call on Lois' phone and jots a note on the memo pad. When he leaves, Lois, predictably, follow the lead, finds the now locked-up scientist who started the whole mess and tries to set him free. However, the gang returns home before she can do it and they are caught. In the model of all good gangster stories, they decide to encase Lois and the scientist in cement. Superman finds Jimmy in the process of clearing off Clark's desk. Jimmy explains that he can't reach Lois on her pager. Superman has him continue paging her and follows the sound of her pager to them, saving them in the usual nick of time.

Superman flies off, and Lois bursts into tears. Until she looks up and seeing Clark walking toward her. She is overwhelmed and hugs him continuously. He explains that Superman froze his body and followed the scientist's instructions to save him. When they decide to head for the Daily Planet party, he says he'll meet her there, but she says she will not let him out of her sight ever again. They arrive at the Planet together; Lois stops to call the cops, while Clark starts up the steps. Meanwhile, Perry proposes a toast to Clark just as Capone and his gang show up. They begin to spray the crowd with bullets, but Superman shows up, catching all the bullets and then turning all their "heaters" hot with his heat beam. Jimmy even gets to punch Dillinger for shooting Clark. The bad guys are sent to jail, all is right with the world, and Lois, who showed up in time to push Bonnie into the cake, asks if Perry and Jimmy have seen Clark. Not yet knowing about his reappearance, they think she has gone off the deep end until Clark shows up behind her, blaming being out of shape for just arriving. Clark explains how he has been saved on the way downstairs in the elevator.

Clark yawns and comments on how being dead can really take it out of you, and Lois offers a ride home. On the way, Lois reveals that she has been thinking about how much she would miss him and how much she'd miss him for the rest of her life. She tells him that maybe there is more to their relationship than friendship. She looks over, and he's asleep, leaving the question still up in the air between them.


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