Barbarians at the Planet is the twentieth episode of the first season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

It was also the first part of a two-part story to end the season.


At least she doesn't have to change the monogram on her towels. Lois agrees to be Lex Luthor's bride to be after the evil genius buys the Daily Planet...and even after Clark declares his love for her.

Plot Summary

Lex proposes to Lois who is surprised and asks him some time to answer. Lex, to force Lois accept his proposal, buys the Daily Planet to "save" it from closing but things do not get better.

When Lex hires a young man named Chip to be Perry's boss, Perry leaves the newspaper. Later on, a planted bomb by Lex that seems to be detonated by Jack, destroys the newspaper completely and Jack ends ups in jail as a scapegoat who was framed by Lex and Mrs Cox.

Lex claims that is impossible to rebuild the newspaper and offers Lois a job on television which she accepts. Perry decides to retire while Clark and Jimmy have no jobs.

Lex also finds a chunk of Kryptonite and decides to use it to eventually kill Superman

Meanwhile, Lois tells Clark about Lex's proposal, something that makes him furious especially since Lois is thinking about it and did not say no to him. Clark, in an attempt to stop Lois from marrying Lex, confesses his love to her and tries to make her see that Lex is not who he seems to be. Lois tells him that she loves him too but as a friend and later on confesses her love to Superman. When Superman makes it clear that the two of them will never be together, Lois accepts Lex's proposal.

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