Through a Glass, Darkly is the twenty-first episode of the third season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

It was the first part of a four-part story of the Kryptonian Battle.


The Kryptonian connection. Alien visitors with a secret objective create chaos for Superman.

Plot Summary

Lois and Clark discuss about their wedding and even buying a house together when someone appears and tests Superman's strength, intelligence and morals.

Following the clues, Lois and Clark are led to a couple, Zara and Ching, who seem to know that Clark is Superman and they do not care to sacrifice people's lives to do more tests on Superman.

When Superman passes the last test, Zara and Ching say that "he is the one" and they fly away to "inform the others" about it. Lois and Clark try to understand who Zara and Ching are and they think that they might not be from Earth since they could fly like Superman.

It is revealed that Zara and Ching are Kryptonians and in their spaceship, they discuss the situation saying that Clark has to leave Earth forever for their people's future and planet and they have to find a way to tell him. While discussing, a male voice tells them that by finding Kal El, they signed his death sentence and the two of them seem scared.

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Recurring cast

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