Daily Planet, same night. Lois walks into Tess Mercer's office, hollering, "Latest dish with a side order of spellcheck!" Oh, Lord. It's like an SNL sketch about Mel's Diner. Lois says there were some grisly murders down on Hampton. Tess, who is looking at some papers with an assistant, looks supremely annoyed to be bothered by this harpy. Lois just smiles. Tess wins my heart by saying, "Lois Lane. I haven't fired you yet?" Do it! DO IT! Lois says that Tess must be too busy printing her stories. Tess takes the paper that Lois is holding and puts it on her desk without looking at it. Lois notices a contact sheet of photos from Oliver's party on Tess's desk. She asks what's up with the collage. Tess acts like Lois should have already heard about what happened. She says that for a renowned party boy, that guy sure doesn't know how to hold his liquor. Lois can't believe that Tess is more concerned with "Smearing a humanitarian" than investigating the city's own version of Jack the Ripper. She asks if Tess even knows Oliver Queen. Tess flinches the tiniest bit and says quietly, "Not like you do." Tess asks if Lois doesn't take a little twinge of pleasure seeing her ex take a public nosedive. All of this will make sense later. Sort of. Lois says that Oliver is a good person who stands up against corruption. Tess says she was going to offer Lois the story, but after that testimonial, Lois isn't objective enough. So it would have been all right if she harbored deep, unfair resentment instead? Forget what I said about Tess. She's as shitty an editor/publisher as Lois is a shitty reporter. Lois says it's not news that someone gets drunk at a club. Tess thinks something awesome must have happened after the club exit. She says she needs someone to get to the bottom of this without suffering an emotional meltdown. Lois says she and Oliver were through a long time ago. She wants the story. Noooo! You do not cover your ex boyfriend as a news story for the world's greatest newspaper. GAAAHHH! Lois walks out, having decided what she's doing. Tess gives her a weak, "OK."
Episode Report CardOmar G: B | 1297 USERS: B-
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