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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995): “Target: Jimmy Olsen!”
by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson, David Jackson

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19

Title: “Target: Jimmy Olsen!”

Medium: television series episode

Original airdate: 2 Apr. 1995

Publisher: ABC
Written by: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
Directed by: David Jackson


8 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Superman Superman (Clark Kent) hero
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
Kryptonians; Super Friends...  DC 13,409
Lois Lane Lois Lane supporting character
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Raleigh College
[Superman's girlfriend, then wife]
DC 3,859
Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen supporting character hero
CBR Scale: I Lutheran
The Legion of Super-Heroes
[Superman's pal]
DC 1,896
Perry White Perry White supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Baptist; Elvis worship (ordained)
[Superman's (Clark Kent's) boss; Daily Planet editor] DC 1,574
Jonathan Kent Jonathan Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive father] DC 816
Martha Kent Martha Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive mother] DC 827
Agent Dan Scardino supporting character
CBR Scale: A Jehovah's Witnesses
[briefly dated Lois Lane] Warner Brothers ABC, etc. 3
Jehovah's Witnesses
(mentioned) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: D Jehovah's Witnesses
[] ABC Marvel 11

Timecode: 1 minute, 9 seconds:

BELOW: Project Valhalla, central to this episode's plot, is named after the afterlife reward of noble warriors in Norse/Teutonic mythology and religion:

Project Valhalla, central to this episode's plot, is named after the afterlife reward of noble warriors in Norse/Teutonic mythology and religion larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Dr. Allen Golden: Katherine, Project Valhalla was a horrible mistake... Even your husband admitted that experiment never should've happened.

Claudette Wilder: My husband is dead. And Project Valhalla is going to be my reward. For playing the doting military wife all those insufferable years. Now earn your reward.

Dr. Allen Golden: You disgust me. [To Claudette's daughter Katherine] Katherine, please. Listen to reason. You can't play God with people's lives.

BELOW: Dr. Allen Golden: 'You can't play God with people's lives':

Dr. Allen Golden: 'You can't play God with people's lives' larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

[While Dr. Golden is pleading with Katherine, Claudette pulls a gun from her purse and shoots him in the back.]

Claudette Wilder: Oh, yes, we can.

[Katherine picks up a blood-splattered manilla folder labelled: "U.S. Army: VALHALLA PROJECT."]

Claudette Wilder: How many guinea pigs do we have?

Katherine Wilder: Three. [Opens the folder and looks at the files.] Sarah Goodwin, G.E. Mallow, James Olsen.

Timecode: 5 minutes, 30 seconds: DEA Agent Dan Scardino arrives at the Daily Planet to ask Lois Lane out on a date. She declines, explaining that she is flattered, but that she has been seeing Clark Kent. Agent Scardino is surprised. He says Kent is a really nice guy, and polite. Scardino doesn't say it, but he thinks Clark is far too mild-mannered and boring to be somebody who Lois would seriously date.

[We learn that Dr. Golden has been Jimmy Olsen's doctor throughout Jimmy's life. Now Perry White has given Jimmy the news that Dr. Golden was murdered. Perry White assigns Lois Lane and Clark Kent to investigate. Perry lets the saddened and angered Jimmy Olsen tag along with Lois and Clark.]

Timecode: 7 minutes, 4 seconds: Claudette Wilder, he daughter Katherine and her henchman Klaus (who looks sort of like a civilian-dressed Thor) are all in a lab at Metropolis Medical Plaza (a hospital). These are the same trio of bad guys who murdered Dr. Allen Golden in the opening scene.

BELOW: Project Valhalla is all about creating assassins that can kill on command:

Project Valhalla is all about creating assassins that can kill on command larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Claudette Wilder: Did our buyer call?

Katherine Wilder: Yes. And he's very interested with the idea of creating assassins that can kill on command.

Claudette Wilder: Most terrorists are.

Katherine Wilder: But he is returning to his country the day after tomorrow and he wants a demonstration. So your Ken doll [Klaus] better get me a subject fast.

Timecode: 12 minutes, 22 seconds: Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen went to Sarah Goodwin's apartment, only to find Klaus there, attempting to kidnap her. They chased him away, and Superman apprehended Klaus. Now Jimmy Olsen and Sarah Goodwin are comparing notes. They both were in Dr. Golden's files, and they were both patients of the doctor. They were both born at the same military base.

BELOW: Psychology student Sarah Goodwin psychoanalyzes Jimmy Olsen:

Psychology student Sarah Goodwin psychoanalyzes Jimmy Olsen larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Sarah Goodwin: Are you easily excited? Prone to impulsive behavior? Capable, intelligent, even sensitive, but still seeking self-confidence?

[Lois Lane hears this line of discussion and rolls her eyes. Lois does NOT like psychologists and the whole psychology field.]

Jimmy Olsen: What are you talking about?

Sarah Goodwin: Well, I'm a psyche major. I was just wondering, amd I close to describing your personality?

Jimmy Olsen: No. No, I don't think so.

[Clark shows up and tells the others that G.E. Mallow (the third patient whose file is missing from Dr. Golden's office) is missing. It is clear that somebody is trying to get these three, and it is clear that Jimmy and Sarah Goodwin are in danger.]

BELOW: At first, Lois Lane won't invite Sarah to stay at her place because Lois hates psychiatrists and the whole pseudoscience of psychoanalysis:

At first, Lois Lane won't invite Sarah to stay at her place because Lois hates psychiatrists and the whole pseudoscience of psychoanalysis larger larger larger larger larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Clark Kent: I don't think you should go home until we know what's going on. Jimmy, you can stay with me.

Jimmy Olsen: All right.

[Clark looks at Lois, expecting her to invite Sarah to stay with her. Lois says nothing. Sarah looks expectantly at Lois, and then just looks a little lost, like she feels left out. Finally Lois speaks up.]

Lois Lane: Oh, and you could stay with me.

Sarah Goodwin: Thank you.

Lois Lane: As long as you don't analyze me.

Sarah Goodwin: Uh . . . Just how long have you had this fear of self-discovery, Lois?

Timecode: 14 minutes, 8 seconds: Claudette and Katherine Wilder explain their technology to a terrorist organizer who is a potential buyer.

BELOW: Dr. Katherine Wilder: Project Valhalla uses a virus to affect the part of the brain that controls free thought:

Dr. Katherine Wilder: Project Valhalla uses a virus to affect the part of the brain that controls free thought larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Katherine Wilder: Mr. Muunour. When the subjects were infants, they were injected with a dormant synthetic virus. This virus affects the part of the brain that controls free thought. The only physical manifestation is a reoccurring rash.

NOTE: Mr. Muunour's name may be spelled "Moonhauer" in the subtitles.]

Claudette Wilder: But when they are injected with the Tycion serum, they can be activated by the trigger word "warrior."

Katherine Wilder: And they will carry out any mission you give them...

Claudette Wilder: Imagine. Thousands of people who blindly answer to your command. I'd say that's valuable. Wouldn't you?

Mr. Muunour: I want proof. And on a man only. Where I come from, we don't need drugs to control our women.

BELOW: In the fundamentalist Muslim culture that Mr. Muunour comes from, they don't need drugs to control their women:

In the fundamentalist Muslim culture that Mr. Muunour comes from, they don't need drugs to control their women larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Timecode: 15 minutes, 25 seconds: Sarah Goodwin is at Lois Lane's apartment, having stayed there over night.

BELOW: Sarah Goodwin tries to psychoanalyze Lois Lane, much to Ms. Lane's disapproval:

Sarah Goodwin tries to psychoanalyze Lois Lane, much to Ms. Lane's disapproval larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Sarah Goodwin: You know, I can tell you a lot from the way you organize your kitchen. I'm taking this courses in psychology--

Lois Lane: Sarah, I warned you not to analyze me.

Sarah Goodwin: Oh. Right. That's exactly what I would've said about you from the way you organize our kitchen.

[Lois Lane's face, which Sarah does not notice, shows that Lois is VERY annoyed by Sarah's attemps to psychoanalyze her.]

Timecode: 22 minutes, 10 seconds: Perry White counsels Clark Kent about his relationship with Lois.

Clark Kent: Chief, I'm not really sure I'm comfortable talking about this.

Perry White: Well, I don't wanna sound like an alarmist. But it just seems like to me that this Scardino character has already got one paw in the character coop.

Clark Kent: Chief, there's nothing more for me to do. She knows how I feel. I thought I knew how she felt.

Perry White: If you ask me, you're doing too much thinking and not enough doing.

Clark Kent: Chief, I really don't wanna start competing for her attention.

Perry White: Well, you better do something. Because believe me, it's no picnic down at Heartbreak Hotel.

BELOW: Quoting from the gospel of Elvis Presley, Perry White counsels Clark Kent to think less and do more in his relationship with Lois Lane:

Quoting from the gospel of Elvis Presley, Perry White counsels Clark Kent to think less and do more in his relationship with Lois Lane larger larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Clark Kent: It's not that simple, chief. My situation is a little bit different than your normal--

[Lois Lane pokes her head into the office.]

Lois Lane: Am I interrupting?

Timecode: 24 minutes, 54 seconds: The Daily Planet offices. Mallow attacked their building with a semiautomatic rifle. Superman stopped him, but then he died. Jimmy took pictures.

Jimmy Olsen: Hey guys. Look at this. Mallow had the same rahs on his arm that we [Jimmy and Sarah] do.

Perry White: You think he was already under mind control?

BELOW: Perry White explains the word 'Valhalla', which is taken from Nordic (Norse/Teutonic) myth and religion about Valkyries and the afterlife...

Perry White explains the word 'Valhalla', which is taken from Nordic (Norse/Teutonic) myth and religion about Valkyries and the afterlife... larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Lois Lane: That's exactly the kind of behavior Sailin' Whalen said Valhalla was capable of producing.

Sarah Goodwin: What does Valhalla mean anyway?

Perry White: Oh, it was a Nordic myth. Supposedly there was this band of young women called the Valkyries. And they would ride out over the battlefields on these great airborne warhorses. And their job was to pick fallen soldiers who were fit to enter Valhalla.

[Clark Kent enters the room, carrying a printout.]

Clark Kent: The police finally ID'd that guy in Sarah's apartment. His name was Klaus Martin.

Timecode: 28 minutes, 12 second:

BELOW: Lois Lane: 'You think it means something? Like, on a cosmic level?':

Lois Lane: 'You think it means something? Like, on a cosmic level?' larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Lois Lane: Another late-night stakeout.

Clark Kent: You know, it seems like a stakeout is the only way we can spend any time alone together these days.

Lois Lane: You think it means something? Like, on a cosmic level?

Clark Kent: [chuckles] I don't know. But . . . I know that there are some things that I'd like to get clear about us and our relationship.

Lois Lane: I'm glad you said that. Because I've been having some feelings lately--

[Before Lois and Clark can talk further, Clark's super hearing picks up cries for help. He has to rush off.]

Timecode: 36 minutes, 47 seconds: Clark Kent is doing further research on Project Valhalla. He is using his computer to look up information on "Teutonic Myth."

BELOW: Clark Kent tries to find a password from Norse/Teutonic religion and myth:

Clark Kent tries to find a password from Norse/Teutonic religion and myth larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Sarah Goodwin: Well, this is the only book on Nordic myth your library has. What do you need it for?

Clark Kent: I'm trying to find the code word that will let me access the computer files on Project Valhalla.

Sarah Goodwin: Oh, and you think they used one word associated with the myth?

Clark Kent: Long shot, huh?

[Clark Kent intentionally breaks his pencil, although he makes it look like an accident, and then he asks Sarah to go sharpen it for him. While she is gone, Clark uses his super speed to look through the book and try hundreds of passwords in rapid succession.]

Words Clark tries include:
Ymir
Thor
Audumla
Buri
Bor
Bestla
Vili_
Nibelungenlied
Ragnarok
Hoenir
Lodur
Voden
Woden
Wotan
Mimi_
Udskjalf
Sleipnir
Gungnir
Draupner
Odin

BELOW: Clark Kent tries various passwords from Norse/Teutonic religion and myth:

Clark Kent tries various passwords from Norse/Teutonic religion and myth larger larger larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

BELOW: Clark Kent tries more passwords from Norse/Teutonic religion and myth:

Clark Kent tries more passwords from Norse/Teutonic religion and myth larger larger larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

[Clark is flipping through pages so fast that the pages of the book start to smoke. But every time Clark tries a password at superspeed, the screen flashes red letters "ACCESS DENIED." Finally Clark types in "ODIN" and the screen flashes green letters "ACCESS APPROVED."]

BELOW: Clark Kent finally finds the right password from Norse/Teutonic religion: Odin, the chief father god of the Nordic pantheon:

Clark Kent finally finds the right password from Norse/Teutonic religion: Odin, the chief father god of the Nordic pantheon larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

[Sarah Goodwin returns to Clark's desk with the now-sharpened pencil.]

Sarah Goodwin: Here you go-- You got in!?

Clark Kent: I just typed in the word "Odin." He's the, uh, Norse god who gave the Valkyries their orders, and voila. [holding up the pencil] Thank you.

Sarah Goodwin: Well, you're welcome.

Timecode: 41 minutes, 58 seconds: In the climax of the episode, Claudette Wilder orders Jimmy Olsen to kill Lois Lane. She and her daughter Katherine bring. Mr. Muunour to Lois Lane's apartment so that he can witness how their mind control technology works, causing somebody to be so suggestible they will even kill their close friend. Superman arrives to stop Jimmy's attempt to murder Lois Lane. Claudette Wilder, Katherine Wilder and Muunour all run away. Agent Scardino, who is also working the case, arrives in the hallway outside of Lois Lane's apartment and, with his gun drawn, stops the three fleeing villains.

Agent Daniel Scardino: Something tells me you folks aren't Jehovah's Witnesses.

BELOW: This episode's villains (Dr. Katherine Wilder, her mother Claudette, and terrorist Mr. Muunour) are NOT Jehovah's Witnesses:

This episode's villains (Dr. Katherine Wilder, her mother Claudette, and terrorist Mr. Muunour) are NOT Jehovah's Witnesses

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 19 (2 Apr. 1995). Written by Tony Blake, Paul Jackson. Directed by David Jackson.

Timecode: 44 minutes, 11 seconds: At the end of the episode, Lois is once again trying to share some of her innermost feelings with Clark Kent, trying to talk about their relationship. But Clark, who just finished apologizing for running out on her the night before when she started to talk about their relationship, once again hears cries for help and rushes off so he can help people as Superman. Agent Scardino happens to arrive at that moment, to wrap up some things relating ot his investigation. Lois Lane, stung by yet another Clark Kent disappearing act, asks Scardino out on a date. Scardino has been trying to go out with her, and he told her how much he wants to be with her, and now she has decided to acquiesce, given Clark Kent's apparent inability to be there for her.