Clark to Jonathan: “I’d give anything to be normal.”
Clark To Lois: “The only thing that has ever made feel … normal is you.”
1.01 Pilot | 10.01 Lazarus
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And would that I might endure his agony, as well as mine - The Scarlett Letter
I remember before Lazarus premiered, and we got those images of Lois strung up like Clark, and getting into a debate with people who didn’t seem to understand why the show was doing a repeat of such an image with Lois - and that it would take something away from Clark.
But I felt I understood completely what they were doing and why, and the quote above from The Scarlett Letter, which is what Clone!Lex said to Lois as she hung there, proved my argument: that it was all a symbol of the unique position Lois was going to have to undertake in being by Clark’s side. Emotionally, she was going to share and shoulder in his burdens as a hero, as all Lois Lanes (especially modern-Lois Lanes) have done.
Smallville has never been subtle with it’s imagery, especially the “christian savior” imagery when it comes to Clark. And it wasn’t being subtle in this parallel imagery with Lois, and Clark’s series-long desire to have someone in his life who he viewed as a “partner” - someone fully by his side - when it came to love. To be such a partner, that person what going to have to take on the burdens he would carry … if not physically, then definitely emotionally, and be strong enough to face such a life with him. That was part of Lois’ personal journey in season 10 (mostly seen in the first seven eps of the season, and again in Prophecy and Finale I and II).