Lois gives Clark the "You big chucklehead" glance. She grabs Clark by the arm and leads him away, explaining that her sister goes to a girls' school, and that Clark shouldn't let the flirting go to his head. Clark stops and tells Lois straight up that ever since Lucy showed up, she's been grumpier than normal. Clark asks if anything's up. Lois says that's the thing about sisters: you can love them without really liking them. Oh, I get it now. Lois is a complete asshole. Clark can't believe it either. Lois says the feeling is pretty much mutual. Clark backhandedly compliments Lois on not being the worst sister in the world. Lois tells Clark that when her mother died, her father didn't know how to deal with his daughters. The camera swings wildly back and forth, trying to give the illusion of movement in an otherwise inert scene. Lois tells the sob story of how her dad instituted a chain of command in their household and Lois was put in charge of Lucy. "Come on, maggot! Drop and give me twenty dust bunnies from under the bed!" "You became her mother," Clark offers. No, Clark, she became her ancestor. I think. Lois admits that she wasn't prepared. She gave bad advice like, "If you kiss a boy, you'll get pregnant." Lois could have had a bright future working for the Christian Coalition. Clark asks if that's why Lucy went to boarding school. Lois clarifies that "The General" (IRONSIDE!) gave the order. It'll be the first of many references to "The General" in this episode. Lois admits that she was jealous that Lucy got out and she didn't. Sounds like Lois got out of the house all the time just fine. Lois comes out of her sudden "Human" mode and goes back to being a cranky wee-atch. "I gotta go to work," she says, "I hear your mother's a slave driver." She says this last bit with her back turned to Clark and it looks looped in. Clark watches her go, really unsure why the hell Lois is on the show right now.
Episode Report CardOmar G: B- | 493 USERS: C+
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