Clark Kent comes to Metropolis looking for a job at the Daily Planet. Perry White dismisses him as he has no experience. Clark then gets a story about a theater being torn down which convinces White to hire him because he has initiative. At the Daily Planet, Lois Lane works to uncover a possible conspiracy behind the launch of Messenger, which will carry the final components of the first space colony into orbit. White teams Lois up with the rookie Clark against her wishes. Meanwhile, Clark is frustrated that he cannot use his powers to help others without exposing himself and jeopardizing his chance at leading a normal life. He consults his mother, Martha Kent, and the two comes up with the Superman costume.
Episode number: 1x1 Production Number: 475512A Airdate: Sunday September 12th, 1993