Commercials. I would almost be willing to watch a Fantastic Four movie on DVD just to get away from that last scene. Almost.
New establishing shot of people walking in and out of the entrance to The Daily Planet. Lois and Chloe are walking down the stairs. Lois is complaining that all that spaceship got her was two concussions and a "fried green camcorder." Your camcorder was green? Lois says she should have never chased that story. She works at The Inquisitor and she should have ignored a spaceship she saw with her own eyes? Let me just take a second to say that the reason I don't like Lois as a character on this show is because she says stupid shit like that all the time. She doesn't have motivation; she has reactions to things that happen to her from moment to moment. In short (because it's late and I'm tired), she doesn't act like a real person and she doesn't act like Lois Lane, so we're stuck with a character who is nothing but the result of necessary plot points and winks to the future. And it gets really exhausting watching her do stupid shit and say stupid shit and be in stupid shit situations. What's wrong with Lois on this show certainly isn't the actress; it's the writing.
Lois puts an arm around Chloe as they walk and laughs off the notion that she could have worked at the paper. "I am no Chloe Sullivan and never will be." Which seems like a pretty direct slap in the face directed at those invested in the Chlois theory, but whatever. Boy Editor appears, suspenders at the ready, telling Lois that her story is "ridiculous." Not just her story. Chloe tries to stick up for her and say that it was just her first draft. "It's absurd how good it is," he finishes. He says her prose leaps off the page like a Bengal tiger. Rrrowwwr! Maybe she could do into TV news and take on Darcelle Jones. Team Tiger! Lois asks if that means her story will run. "Absolutely not. It's unprintable," Boy Editor says. Smack! He tells Lois that he can't run a story about a kid from outer space without a photo. He tells Lois that she needs to always carry a backup camera. Like the one in the back of SUVs? Chloe tells him that she's just starting out and asks him to give her another chance. With his hand on the water cooler, he asks if Lois likes water. It's, you know...all right, I guess. He tells her he's giving her a waterfront view, right next to Cousin Chloe. "Excuse me?" Chloe asks. Boy Editor says that maybe some of the passion from Lois will rub off on Chloe. Ew. He says maybe it'll put some fire in the torch Chloe let burn out after high school. Ouch, ouch, ouch. This is not a good day for Chloe. Lois asks if she just got offered a job. Boy Editor welcomes her to the paper and says that if she plays her cards right, she'll get out of the basement quicker than Chloe. I guess I didn't realize that Chloe was still stuck in the basement. He thinks a little family rivalry will keep the bullpen hopping. Lois is kinda happy. Chloe is destroyed. Not like we didn't see this coming.