In reply to Scumbag
Are you familiar with what a retcon is?
Yes, I am, actually; and there is a difference between what I'm talking about and a retcon. Lucy is a retcon -- we go from single child raised by overprotective dad to suddenly mothering older sibling with father who was never available. Chlois, IMO, is more like Memoira -- a reveal
where we don't know it all because the characters don't know it all, not a lightswitching of previously canonized facts.
Chlois would likely happen in a comic, but this ain't a comic.
Or y'know, Alias. Or The Pretender. Or y'know the fact that SV is a comic (complete with serial comics that went inbetween episodes during S3).
all that development can occur off-screen.
No, it can't. The place SV has to end is where the audience can viably see why THESE people are now/are soon to be THESE icons. We have to see Lex fall, we have to see Clark be a hero, and we HAVE TO SEE Lois be a reporter. We've had forshadowing with Lex and Clark since day one, including line drops, canonized projects/actions, -- neither are perfect nor all bad or all good but the set up is there. Lois' set up is not there to realistically say, after what Chloe went through with Kahn, that she could get a job there.
And come on, folks, the final proof that Chloe ain't Lois:
That's wrong in listing order. It's TW, KK, MR, ED, AM, JG, AoT, and JS. And if you're talking about listing order then it's absolutely prudent to look at the other years where it's alway "The Big Three" (TW, KK, MR), the secondary cast (S1: EJ, SJ3, AM; S2-S3: SJ3, AM, JG; S4: JA, AM, JG; S5: ED, AM, JG), and then AoT and JS.
The ONLY thing it proves is that after the people who have negotiated spaces (TW, MR, KK, AoT, and JS) is that they go in alphabetical order.
Moving right along...
Instead of the Chlois theories dying down, they raged like never before.
Not only telling, but after Lucy we started getting a revamp in Chlois anvils (the destined line in Spirit, the 'epicenter of the story' in Commencement).
Clark can be Superman and with Chloe knowing his secret.
See, to me that's the version in the comics that I grew up with -- them working as a team with her in the know. That IS Lois and Clark to me, and that's where the new All-Star Superman comics are re-exploring, that time when Lois first finds out and such -- which interestingly goes along with kind of what we're seeing in Chlark on SV this year.
Could SV!Lois actually dig doing that or is she going to sluff the boring crap on to Clark?
As Lois basically admitted in Blank, she doesn't even wonder how Chloe does what she does. So I'm guessing the answer there is a big resounding no.