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Recap / The Adventures of Superman S1 E18 "Drums of Death"

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When Jimmy Olsen and Perry's sister Kate disappear in the Haitian jungle, Perry and Clark head for the jungle to investigate.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Jungle Drums: Drums are used to communicate in the jungle.
  • Pretend to Be Brainwashed: The villain of the week gave Kate drugged tea so that she believed him when he puts paper chains on her and says they're magic iron chains. Jimmy never drank the tea, but he pretended to be brainwashed until he had an opportunity to escape (or Superman showed up).
  • Slipping a Mickey: The bad guy gives Kate drugged tea which enables him to brainwash her.
  • The Walls Are Closing In: the Villain of the Week tries to use a wine press to dispose of Perry, Perry's sister, and Jimmy. Superman arrived and tore apart the bars, allowing them to escape.
  • You No Take Candle: One native uses broken English when translating a drumbeat to another.