Lois follows Chloe. Lois insists that this wasn't just acting on impulse. Lois says it's not like she did a double-Gaynor blindly off a cliff. Is that what the kids are calling it these days? And who's Cliff? Chloe says that of all the people in the world, Lois had to end up with her editor. She hisses it in a whisper, but it's plenty loud for the people around them to hear. Lois says she may have strayed into the minefield of inappropriate romance, but that it had nothing to do with her getting hired or getting ahead. Oh, really? You really believe that, Lois? You really believe it doesn't give you an advantage over other reporters to have the ear of your editor on your pillow? You really don't think it influences the assignments you get, the trips you get to take, or how receptive your editor is to your story ideas? That's really what you think is the truth? Because I really feel like we should just be done with Lois. I've given her the benefit of the doubt and, in her deeds and her actions, she continually proves to be a dumb shit. Lois Lane on Smallville is a dumb shit who really believes the stupid dumb shit words that come out of her dumb shit mouth. Can we trade her in? Please?
Chloe just gives Lois a worried "My God, you are a dumb shit" look and walks away. Wish I could, too. Lois follows her and asks if she believes her. Chloe says the issue is whether anyone else will believe her. Nobody will. What has Lois done to prove she's worthy of any credibility in the first place? Chloe says that gossip spreads faster than a bad rash. Interesting choice of words there. Anything else we should know about Lois? Chloe says that people are going to start scratching. Chloe says that people will assume that Lois jump-started her career on her editor's Die Hard battery. Too...many...visuals. Can't process it all. Lois, also looking very tired lately, says she'll let everyone think what they want. She's not going to let water cooler gossip splash cold water on her personal life. Good luck with that line of reasoning when your dumb shit self is on the street looking for a new job. Chloe tells her she's a big girl and can do what she wants, but if she wants to be taken seriously as a reporter, she'll have to break it off before it breaks her career. And Boy Editor's desk. Lois sighs a dumb shit sigh.