CafĂ©. It's night, and Lois is sitting outside, in the cold, waiting for Clark. "Dreamer" by Uh Huh Her plays, and it's a very "Clark and Lana in the early days" kind of song which doesn't bode well for the future if you were already tired of that. Clark watches from behind, unseen, as Lois sips her coffee and scans the distance for him. He messages her: Sorry swamped with work, can't make it. She messages back with a lie: Chasing a lead, couldn't make it anyway. They both look sad and lonely and I'm not really feeling at all sad for them because it's just this made-up angst for the sake of angst. As much as the show is trying to make it seem like the two of them are ships passing in the night, it's just coming across more like a couple of dinghies tied up at the docks.
Next week: There's some kind of trouble with a plane. If Lois spends the whole episode complaining about it, I'll feel sorry for Omar.
Tippi Blevins usually writes for the Moviefile here at TWoP, but she's also written and published many stories and a comic book miniseries. She can be contacted at email@example.com.