03x01 - Closer

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Superman and Lois". February 23, 2021 to present.
Following the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with being working parents in today's society.
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03x01 - Closer

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Previously on "Superman and Lois"...

Lana, there's something
I've wanted to tell you

- my entire life.
- Clark is Superman.

You and your dad...

looking back, it makes so much sense.

We just kind of need to reset.
See how we feel?

I'm not over that,

and I don't know that I ever will be.

I wanted to talk to you about

Bruno Mannheim,

the head of Intergang.

On this planet, Bruno Mannheim

was the person that k*lled
John Henry Irons.

Are you gonna try to build
another fortress?

Yup, only this time, it's for all of us.


It's been days since
the world almost ended...

days since everyone on two planets

nearly had their lives changed forever,

and you know what?

Because we all knew
what we were about to lose,

because we all felt that fear,

something amazing happened.

♪ ♪

A new fortress?

I thought it was time
to make one available

to the whole family.



and Jonathan.

♪ ♪

We decided we wanted change.

A place to use together
so every voice is heard,

our soon-to-be...

- town hall!

We wanted to make our lives better.

♪ ♪

Improve on what already existed.

♪ ♪

And get rid of what caused us grief.

Shut the mines down for good.

But what's become clear
in the last days

is that all of us

around the globe...

we're getting closer.

♪ ♪



- Wow.
- Yeah.

We're gonna have to thank
Tal for the use of his villa.


It's gonna be a little hard to do

now that he's on Bizarro world, but...

- You'll see him again, Clark.



Time to go already?

[SIGHS] The boys want to practice

before we head back to the "Gazette".

Yeah, I'm not gonna be there today.

I have an appointment in Metropolis.

What? Lois, Lois,

John Henry said to leave it alone.

I know he did,
but this is Bruno Mannheim,

- leader of Intergang.
- Allegedly.

I'm just saying... [CHUCKLES]

all the years
we've spent investigating him

in Metropolis, we couldn't
make anything stick.

Yeah, for a reason...

bribery, extortion, intimidation.

We couldn't get a single person
to say anything about

the biggest illegal w*apon
dealer in the country?

Just be careful.



- The boys again?
- I...

- They're gonna have to wait.
- Yeah.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪



♪ ♪

Won't catch me this time, old man!


♪ ♪



♪ ♪


Man, I'll tell ya, your flying
ability has really improved,

but, uh, you got a ways to go
if this old man can b*at you.

Well, we gotta at least
bring a wet suit next time.

I get soaked every time I come here.

Yeah, we might be able
to do something about that,

but right now, while I'm at work,

I want you to spar.

When you're done,

fly home.

Wait, by myself?

Straight home.


Okay, Jonathan, both hands on the wheel.

Yes, ma'am.

Ten and two.

- Yes, ma'am.
- You text and drive,

- you're done.
- Mom, I know.

[MUTTERS] I should've
got Dad to help me.

Your father is a terrible
driver. Let's go.



Easy, easy.

Nice and easy.

Indicator... hit the indicator.

Slow down, slow down.

You can speed up. You're tailgating.

- You're gonna hit that car!

- Mom, please.

Sweetie, you can't
take your driver's test

in this monstrosity.

Let's practice again in
the morning in my car.


♪ ♪

You know, now that
you're working for me,

you can come into the DOD...

save us this trek back and forth.

I like it here.

Besides, Nat's more qualified

than anyone you've got.

What if I get her clearance?

- She comes in with you.
- I want her hanging

with high-school kids, not DOD eggheads.

She's gotta build
some new relationships.


on your Earth, I was your grandfather.

We do anything fun?

Watched horror movies.

Every Friday night, yeah.

No kidding?

Like the one playing in town?

"Slaughter Cabin "?

Yeah, exactly like that.

Well, let's go.


If it's okay with you, of course.


All right then. It's a bloody date.


Yeah, looks good to me
about right there.

A few more of these
blood drives, and, uh,

we'll be good on our reserves.

- Hi, guys!
- Uh, hey, Lana.

Um, listen, my lawyer's
been calling, and, uh,

he says you hadn't signed
the divorce papers yet.

Yeah, I know.

Something you don't agree with?

No, no, the terms are all fine.

Okay, well, what is it?

I have just been so slammed, Kyle.

I mean, Dean left
such a huge, huge mess,

and every time I sit down
to sign the papers...

Mayor Lang, we got a
problem at the school.

Something crazy just pops up.


♪ ♪

One more story.

I'm done proofing Lois's copy for you.

Don't worry about the copy.

I want you to cover whatever's going on

- at the high school.




I have to go. Um, I'll be there

as soon as I can.

[SIGHS] Sure, go save
whatever you're saving.

♪ ♪



That's not gonna help. Stop!



♪ ♪

I told you to fly straight home.

I got turned around.

Turned around? We were in Malaysia.

Yes, I know, but when I realized that,

I saw what was happening,
and I came to help.

Jordan, you disobeyed me.

You put everyone in
the vicinity of that building

in danger, and on top of that,
you almost revealed yourself

to the entire world.
Do you understand...

I had it under control.



And unless I tell you it's okay,

never do that again.


Is that black mold?

Construction crew found it

when they opened up the wall yesterday.

This stuff is so toxic.

We'll have to hire someone
to come clean it up.

I'm afraid this isn't from
what busted up the hallway.

This is water damage.

It's probably been here for years.

Um, I'll take it from here.

- Oh.
- Thanks.

Hey, is everything okay?

- Oh.
- We may have a mold problem.

Oh, wow. Not "may have".

You definitely do.

It's kind of everywhere.

I feel we don't have money in the budget

for something like this.

You'll figure something out.

You always do.

Yeah, well, anyways,

how's everything with you and Lois?

Honestly, they've, um,

they've never been better. [CHUCKLES]

Why do you say that?


Clark Kent...

Wait, no, no, no, no.

Don't worry. I won't say anything...

when I meet her for drinks later.

Oh, yeah.

- Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.


- What are you doing here?
- Please, Dr. Irons,

it's just a few questions.

I've made it very clear
I didn't want to talk,

but now you come into my office,

pretending to be Ginger Metcalf?

I just need to know if your brother

might've had some connection
to Bruno Mannheim.


♪ ♪

John Henry was mixed up
with a lot of bad people.

He was a decorated army veteran.

Everyone in my family is military.

My father raised us to serve.

John Henry took that service
and abused it.

How so?

By selling tech and w*apon

to the wrong sort of people

like Lex Luthor

and Bruno Mannheim.

I shouldn't be talking
to you about this.

This might help solve
your brother's m*rder.

Don't you wanna know who k*lled him?

I don't even know who he was.

The brother that I was raised with

never would have betrayed his country.

Something changed

when he got out of the service,

and whatever that was,

I don't care.

I'm sorry.

I shouldn't have brought all that up.

I'll go.

Hold on.

You told my nurse that you've been

experiencing fatigue lately,

along with swollen breasts and
an irregular menstrual cycle.

Yeah, but nothing out of the ordinary.

- Why?
- Well, we need to run

a urine sample, but have you

been sexually active recently?

♪ ♪

That's crazy.

Yeah, that crane was,
like, stories high.

- ?
- Yeah.

Geez, and your dad's cool

with you going, like, full superhero?

I mean, we're still, like,

feeling out what I'm allowed to do.

Oh, uh,

I got you something.

It's a Borneo pygmy elephant,

found in Indonesia and Malaysia...

got it for you when I was there.



What's wrong?

Nothing. It's just...

uh, I mean,

you're still so nice to me

even after everything that's happened.

I care about you, Sarah.

I care about you too, Jordan,

but, you know,

as a friend.


Sarah, you're the only one
that knows about my secret.

Exactly. So you know,

while you're out there saving people,

you don't have to risk your identity

to buy a friend a present.

- Okay?

Oh, crap!

I'm supposed to go pick up Soph.


I'll... I'll see you at your
birthday party tomorrow?


♪ ♪


You know, I still can't believe

they k*lled Kenny in the last one.

I was excited to see how many people

The Carver drops in space.

Yeah, well, Mr. Carver's pretty handy

at dropping things, right? [CHUCKLES]

Hold on, have you ever actually seen

a "Slaughter Cabin" movie?


I'm more of a
"g*n of Navarone" guy, myself.

Sorry to disappoint.

No, even better. It'll be fun to watch

with a "Slaughter Cabin" virgin.


Well, I'm glad you feel that way,

'cause there's something
I wanted to discuss with you.

Have you ever heard of the DOD Academy?

Uh, the one in Metropolis?

See, I think you could really
benefit from a place like that.

I'm already in school.

A genius like you has no business

being in Smallville High.

You need to be challenged,

tackling the kind of projects

that bring about real world change.


So you invited me out here
to recruit me?

The sooner I get you there,
I'm telling you,

sky's the limit.

Two tickets for the
space-m*rder movie, please.

♪ ♪


Okay, so I went to stop
a crane from collapsing

in Kuala Lumpur,

and guess who was already there.

I'll tell you who... Jordan.

He went there alone?

Yeah, and when I asked him about it,

he said he "had it under control",

like it was completely fine

for him to be in another country.

All right, we'll talk
to him later tonight.

You know, it is truly amazing

how much they don't listen to us.

I just keep telling myself

it's gonna be so much easier

when they're out of high school.



- You okay?
- Yeah, I think so.

[CHUCKLES] I don't know.



I might be pregnant.

♪ ♪

- Pregnant?
- There's still some bloodwork

she has to do, but there's
a pretty good chance.

I... I mean, how?

- Clark.
- No... you know what I mean.

Did you think that this would happen?

I mean, I didn't even think
it was possible.

Me neither, but here we are.


How are you feeling?

Surprised, mainly.

This would be
a really big change for us.

Are we ready for something like this?

I don't know.

Me neither.


But, hey... hey, whatever happens,

we'll... we'll figure it out, you know?

There's nothing the two of us
can't do together.


Probably means no more
day trips to Tal's villa.

I'm pretty sure that's how
we got into this situation.


It appears, due to shipping delays,

neither of the birthday gifts

you purchased will arrive in time.

[SIGHS] Cancel the order.

- I'll pick them up myself.

- Hey.

- How was it?
- It sucked.

- What'd Sam do?
- He didn't invite me out

to get to know me better.

He just wanted me
to go to a stupid school

and work at the DOD someday.

- He said that?
- You know, I don't know why

I thought he'd be like Grandpa!

He's nowhere near the same guy.


♪ ♪

Where you been?

You know, just flying around.

Sarah's being Sarah, and
Dad's all mad at me, so...

Yeah, he's had that weird
look on his face all afternoon.

- What'd you do?

Tried to stop a construction crane

from falling off
a high-rise in Kuala Lumpur.


Yeah, Dad said I made it worse.

Did you?

I don't know, man.

I was just trying to help.

I get it.

I do.

But you know, if you can't yet,

maybe just leave that stuff
to him until you can.

I mean,

he's been Superman a long time.


Why you still studying?

Gotta pass this test, man.

I mean, I know you returned your truck

and that driving means
nothing to you anymore,


this is my freedom.

You nervous?

You know, I wasn't, until
I practiced with Mom today.

She nitpicks everything, so...

Yeah. Yeah, it's annoying.

But I mean, is she right?

- Dude.
- I mean, if driving

really does mean
everything you say it does,

maybe you should listen to her?

She has been driving a long...



All right, man, look.

I'm no Mom, but if you wanna
practice some of the things

she thinks you need to work on,

I'm game.

♪ ♪

- Let's go.
- Hey.

All right, I can't promise you

you're not gonna die though, so...


This is all you have?

More in the back.


[LAUGHS] Oh, wow. Oh, uh...

how is Lois?

Uh, still processing.

Mm-hmm, mm-hmm, uh... [CHUCKLES]

And... and you?

[CHUCKLES] I mean,

starting over,

two teenagers in the house...


Um, look, Clark,

I don't mean to overstep,

but if there's any hesitation

on your part...

You need to tell Lois.

This is a nightmare, Lois.

Right, and Dean's books make no sense.

So now I have to figure out

which pot to borrow money from

for all the mitigation work
at the school.

You got this.

You were a loan manager for years.

You could do this in your sleep.

Another old-fashioned?

- Perfect.
- Good with water still?

Yeah, thanks.

I'm like, "Water?"

[SCOFFS] Lois.


- Lana.

Oh, my God, wait.

Clark told me things were really great

between the two of you.

- He was right.
- He said that?

Yeah, it was written all over his face

the same way it's written
all over your face right now.

Oh, my God. How far along?

I don't know... I don't even know

if this is a thing.

But also we have
two almost- -year-olds.

What are we even thinking?

You're thinking how perfect it is

when a baby's asleep in your arms,

and now you wanna just
nibble on those little toes.


And the first time you hear them giggle

when they say your name.

I mean, all the things
we're too tired to appreciate

the first time around.

So you would want another one?


For sure.



I don't know.

I think so, yeah.

Then that's your answer.


And remember, for the three-point turn,

first, you steer left.

I got this, Mom.

Don't worry, honey.
Nothing is gonna come up

that we haven't practiced for.

Coach Gaines?

You work at the DMV?

Imagine that.

Now, why would I need another job?



♪ ♪

Should I just start driving?

You gonna crash this car

like you did my football program?

Uh, no, sir.

"No, sir".

- So?
- Coach Gaines deducted points

right off the bat for attitude.


Being a detriment to public safety.


I'm sorry, bud.

- Well, maybe next time.
- But I still passed.

[SHOUTS] What? You passed?

- Ah!

That's amazing!

All right. All right, I'm gonna go ask

Jordan if he wants a ride
up to Vicky May's.

Okay, all right. Oh, hey,

we still need to sit down and talk...

Yeah, yeah, maybe later!


We have another driver. [LAUGHS]


It was incredible, Clark.

He was so happy.

He hasn't hugged me like that in years.

I feel like I got my little boy back.

I'm glad you were there for that.

I think I want more.

Driver's test?


Today just reminded me
of how truly magical it is

to be a mom. Even when it's hard,

it's the best thing in the world.


I know it'll be different,
but it's also a chance

to start over and do it even better.


Yeah, no, you're right...



Cake's here. We'll talk

- more about it later, 'kay?
- Yeah.

- Okay.
- Yeah.


♪ ♪

Oh, look, Sarah's here.

Hey, John...

Mm, I had a nice time
with your daughter...

You had no business
talking to her about schools.

Whoa, hand to heart,

I was gonna run it by you.

I just wanted to Gauge her interest...

Nat's interest was you.

She was excited to spend time together.

- Same here.
- Then what were you doing?

She's a -year-old-girl
whose world was destroyed.

She needs friends and family,

not a recruitment officer
looking for his big prize.


Damn it.

You're right.

I was... I was out of line.

I know you're not her granddad.

You don't have to be.
But don't get her hopes up

that you want to be part of her life.

She's lost enough people already.

Dude, dude, I get to the DMV,

- guess who ends up taking my test.
- Who?

Coach Gaines.

- ALL: No.

Not kidding.

You invited teachers?

- Hey, guys!
- She works with my mom.

Hey, Ms. Beppo.

Hey, I got you something.

Oh, God, no, please.

It's just Chrissy.

Here, um, I got you something

for your big one-six.

It's an alarm clock.

You know, for, like,
waking up in the morning

for, like, school and...
you know, alarm clock,

and it makes... yeah.

You know what an alarm clock is!

Okay. [LAUGHS]

That's cool.

- Thanks.
- Well, I'm gonna go party

like it's .

- [POPS]

We should go inside, guys.

- Yeah.
- Yep.

So what do you think?

Even put any rub on the skin?

Uh, was it not enough?

Well, see, now, the fact
that you're even asking

that question right there

tells you the answer.

Number one rule in barbecue...

you can't fear the flame.

Um, okay.

Any ideas on how to fix it?

Uh, maybe, like, uh,

garlic pepper?

Uh, let me, let me,
uh, go raid your pantry

and see if I can't come
up with something.


Smells good to me.

Hey there, Beppo.

What, are you, uh, hiding out
in here or something?

Biggest event on my social calendar

is a party for teenage boys.

This is what rock bottom looks like.

I'll see your rock bottom

and raise you my daughter's quinceañera.


Sorry, that was pretty tragic.


Well, tragic is kind of
how I roll these days.

You're certainly not alone in that.


I appreciate the company.

♪ ♪

Thank you, everyone for coming out.

It means so much to us,

and because we do love
to embarrass our -year-olds,

let's take a look back

at what feels like
it was just yesterday.


ALL: Aw.

♪ This is the first day ♪

♪ Of my life ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I swear I was born
right in the doorway ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I went out in the rain,
suddenly everything changed ♪

♪ They're spreading ♪


♪ ♪

♪ Yours is the first face that I saw ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I think I was blind before I met you ♪

♪ ♪

♪ And I don't know what I am ♪


♪ Know where I want to go ♪

♪ ♪


♪ And these things take forever ♪

♪ I, especially, am slow ♪

♪ But I realize that I need you ♪

♪ And I wonder if I could come home ♪

♪ Mm-hmm ♪

♪ Mm ♪

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!



♪ ♪

Henry Miller?

You're supposed to be in jail.

♪ ♪

You have powers?

Just like you.


♪ ♪

I could do this all day.

Not around them.

♪ ♪

Henry, who did this to you?

Who gave you powers?

They're coming for me.


I can't let them stop me.

I have to finish this first.

Happy birthday.

Oh, uh,

hi, Sarah.

You ignoring me?

No, I, um...

Kinda feels like you're ignoring me.


I didn't know what to say.

How about, "What's up, Sarah?

How's your day going?"

I just... I don't want
this to be awkward.

I mean...

it is awkward.

I wanna be with you, but
you don't wanna be with me.

That's super-awkward.


Jordan, the last thing
I wanna do is hurt you,

because I do still
really care about you.

I just need some time for myself,

and all that I'm asking is that

you respect that.



♪ ♪


What'cha doing?

Oh, can you, like, hear something?


Is it bad?


Are you gonna, like, fly off?


♪ ♪

Happy birthday.


Henry, just tell me who did this to you.

I can help you.

No one can help me.



♪ ♪

There aren't any b*ll*ts.

♪ ♪





♪ ♪



What's Mayor Dean doing here?


You need to put those funds
back where you found 'em.


You may think moving that
money around is a good idea,

but I had it earmarked for a reason.

Then you'll have to convince me

it's better than fixing our school,

the same school your son goes to.

The kids there got healthy enough lungs.

A little fungus isn't gonna do any harm.

Okay. We're done here.

This is serious. You can't
be messing around

in things you don't understand.

That is so unbelievably patronizing.

I am the mayor, George, not you.

You are in way over your head.

I think it's time for you to go.


This isn't finished, Lana.

♪ ♪

Let's have some cake, shall we?


I want to apologize for last night.


You're not my granddad.

You're right. I'm not.

But that doesn't mean I don't
want to get to know you.

And not because of some school,

which was a really stupid,
asinine thing to bring up.


what you need to know about me,
the me of this Earth,

is I'm terrible with people.

I-I always say the wrong thing
at the wrong time.

I'm basically a failed nation

when it comes to any sort
of personal relationships.

But I did genuinely want
to spend time with you.

And if... if...

if you could forgive me...


I'd really like another chance

for us to get to know each other.




- Yeah.

Okay. Here.

- Thanks.
- No, I-I...

I got it for you, so.

♪ ♪

Uh, seriously?

Just wear them once for your granddad,

- and then you can take 'em back.
- Great.

So did you guys have a good birthday?

- Pretty much.
- Yeah, it was cool.

- [MOCKINGLY] Oh, pretty much.
- [MOCKINGLY] Uh, it was cool.

- [SIGHS] The party was great.
- Thank you very much

- for the birthday.
- You guys are the best.

It was a lot of fun.

You know, I remember it was

right around this time years ago...

Okay, she's starting the play-by-play.

- She's starting it.
- Oh, come on.

You guys don't want to hear
about when you were born?

You know, not for the hundredth time.

- No, thank you.
- It was very painful,

don't you ever forget that.



I think I want another one too.

Right after I'm screeching
about how painful it was?

Yeah, that was pretty much,
like, the final push.

- No pun intended.

No, it's just... I don't know.

Watching that video today and seeing

how much the boys have
grown up, it just...

it made me miss having
little ones in the house,

especially ones we made.

We do make pretty good kids.


You know, the boys are upstairs.

And nobody's at Tal's ski chalet.


♪ ♪


Yeah. Hey.

How's it goin'?

Um, so last night...


That was... that was fun.

I mean, you're so great...

great as a person, not at, you know...

though yeah, very enjoyable.

Uh, appreciate that.

Um, but we... we can't
ever do that again.

Right? Because, like,

super messy.

But again, you are so great,

just wonderful, right, wonderful man.


But this, you know, it's... it's...

it's gonna have to be a one and done.

Yeah, pretty much figured
that was the case.

Okay, so this never happened, right?

That's right.


♪ ♪



I didn't see you at the party.

Uh, no, I-I just...

I just left early.

Um, wh-what... what's up?

What... what can I do for you?

I signed the divorce papers.


I-I didn't want your lawyer
to bother you anymore.

♪ ♪



I'll talk to you later.


♪ ♪

You're not gonna believe this.


Henry Miller had a brain tumor.

That's why he was out of prison.

They granted him a compassionate release

'cause he only had
a few weeks left to live.

- When did he get out?
- Three months ago.

Well, what's he been doing
this whole time?

Is everything okay?

Y-yeah, of course everything's okay.

Why wouldn't it be?

[CLEARS THROAT] Please tell me

that you have the mold story ready.

Uh, just under a thousand words.


This is Lois.

Hello, Ms. Lane.

- This is Dr. Irons.
- Hey, Dr. Irons.

So I just got your results back,

and it seems we can rule out pregnancy.

Are you sure?



And I'm still concerned about some

of these symptoms you're having.

Needs a better closer.

Let's schedule you an appointment

with our lab here in Metropolis.

I'd like to run some more tests

and figure out what's causing all this.



Try again.

[SIGHS] It's been too long.

Then increase the dosage.

He's d*ad, so if we
increase the dosage...

♪ ♪

Yes, Mr. Mannheim. Right away.

Don't look at me like that.



It appears to be working.



Just like I told you.

We're getting closer.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Greg, move your head.
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