Clark finally asks Lois out on a date, which she accepts after thinking about it for a while. But before they can go out on their first date, Dr. Gretchen Kelly brings Lex Luthor back to life and he begins to work toward getting back his fortune and Lois, by force if necessary.
- Lex is back from the dead by the hands of Dr. Gretchen Kelly, and now he wants to get Lois back and destroy Superman. Clark asks Lois out on a date, but, when she accepts, Perry sends them in a stakeout. Then, Lois and Clark call it the "almost first date."