OK, on first watch, that was actually kind of a freaky reveal. Having seen the whole episode now, though, the scene kind of makes me giggle because it means Lois got zombified and then went to play her heavy metal CD. Some zombies go right for your brains, but Lois goes for her tunes.
We come back from the commercial break to the Daily Planet, twelve hours earlier. It's night and Clark, his work clothes all fresh and purty, is listening to his police scanner. Pinned up beside him on the side of a file cabinet, there are schematics for what look like different stealth bombers. (At first I didn't think this had anything to do with anything, but now I think someone was trying to stealthily warn us of the plane-related "banter" that's about to take place.) Clark switches off the scanner when he sees Lois approaching. She's wearing the same outfit that she was in the opener. She sits down across from him and says, "Just you and me, flying the red-eye on this paper airplane." She says it's almost like Clark never left the cockpit. Clark smiles: "It's nice to have my co-pilot here." Lois beams at him and hoists an overnight bag up onto her desk. Clark wonders what it is. She shows him the contents: Comfort food (bagged popcorn), comfort footwear (colorful slippers), and comfort music (heavy metal CD). Clark narrows his eyes and asks her if everything's OK, because she seems a little "off." Yeah, she's not haranguing you; something must be wrong! She too-cheerfully mentions that the Blur hasn't contacted her in a week. Clark, looking displeased as the compartmentalization of his split personality begins, says that he didn't realize that Lois and the Blur have been "seeing each other." Soon, Clark will be arguing with the Blur about how he doesn't deserve Lois. The Blur will argue back that he has just as much right to date Lois as Clark does. It will probably involve Clark talking to a sock on his hand. He will draw a little "S" on the sole, and sew little buttons on the toe for eyes. The final mental break will come when Clark makes a tiny black trench coat for it.
Lois says they're not seeing each other, but a girl's gotta hope. Now Clark smiles a little to himself. These scenes would be so much cuter and make more sense if all the years that Clark lived in torment over having to lie to Lana had never happened. Lois is distracted by an email alerting her to a "major fire" on East Brunswick. She's positively glowing at the prospect. Yeah, maybe some people will die of smoke inhalation! Woo! Fun! Clark offers to get her some coffee since they'll be there all night. In the two seconds it takes Lois to turn around to face him, he's zipped away and zipped back again. He holds a cup of coffee out to her. "That was quick," she remarks. Lois notes that something smells like smoke and Clark cutely reaches around behind his butt to rub some soot off his hands. Lois's email tells her that the fire's been put out by the Blur. She gushes about how amazing he is, putting out fires in three seconds. "Two seconds," Clark corrects. When another email alerts them to a motorcycle chase, Clark uses his superbreath to chill Lois's coffee. She leaves to get another one and he zips away to the scene of the chase.