My point was Lois got affected just the same, so saying that the Lois scene was inconsequential means every other meteor affected people were also inconsequential.
Remember, Lois was first affected, so not seeing how she would react would've been stupid, they may as well let the wish granting pixie dust falls on Clark while he was at the Watch Tower. But it didn't, it started when Lois and Clark were "investigating" on Valentine's day which led to the incident in the planet, so therefore it wouldn't have made any sense to not show Lois being affected.
Which then leads me to ask, why must everything be essential to the plot? If Clark wants a doughnut for example, I really don't see why he can't, without being criticized for wasting a minute getting a doughnut.
The whole point of the Lois scene was, she thought she was proposed to and being infected the way she was, led to those actions. Not seeing those actions would've resulted in a plot hole. For example one minute Clark reassures them that they'll be together forever, and then suddenly everything is back to normal. There's some awkward scene between Lois and Clark. I mean the fact they actually showed Lois's reaction at all is very impressive. Sure it was silly or stupid (for you), but Lois was under a spell, that should allow her the freedom to do these crazy things.
I'm not saying that it was just Lois acting stupidly. I'm saying that the entire sub-plot (if it even deserves to be called that) was unnecessary. See, the thing is, since Lois is is doing this people are saying "oh she's cute" or "oh it's funny". But what if it had been Lana? Everyone would be outraged. Pissed off. Completely mad.
But the fact remains, the plots were unnecessary, Lois was there for the sake of being there, and given the possible heaviness of the episode's theme, the Lois sequences felt out of place and undermining to the essential plot. Clark could have said many other things that could have given Lois a better plot.
Maybe she's driven to an unsafe extent of finding out the Blur's identity. Maybe they could have her becoming too inquisitive and she could stumble upon Checkmate of even perhaps witness Clark speaking to Zod. Many things could have been done with Lois. But just like how the producers overused Lana in making her the plot point of everything, they seem to have decided that Lois is going to be (as a good friend of mine and a fellow intelligent forumer would say) the red-headed stepchild.
Why have her dancing in a cliched, over the top plot line like a blibbering idiot? Could they not have brought out something dark or consequential laden? This was the easy way out. The producers weren't taking this seriously enough. They don't respect the weight and significance of this episode enough to give a good, serious and witty treatment. Instead they went with the cheap laugh... that is if people even laughed.
And just to back up, although I agree that the entire Lois subplot was incredibly stupid and could have doubled as Erica Duarnce's audition for the retarded version of mad Men, the fact remains that they didn't need the dance scene. The plot was classic Smallville retardation. The dance scene? As I said, it feels like someone couldn't get a job writing a sitcom so they ended up here.
And just a final though people: If Lana had not left the show and Lois was still a simple recurring character, do you think this was what would have been done? No. Lana would have been at the middle of the story. She'd be battling Tess, she'd be stalking Clark. She'd have stolen his heat vision and destroyed Zod's towers simply because she's Lana. But enter lois, and are they giving her the respectable treatment? I hardly think so.
I'm not saying this is Lana's fault by any mean. But this is certainly evidence of the writers not knowing how to treat the right characters. Put the dance scene in a retarded episode. Like some stupid filler episode that's meant to be instantaneously forgotten (like you know, almost everything after season 3) but whe you're gonna give us this rare exception of an episode, don't screw it with a sad attempt at comic relief. And also, give Lois more respect. Her only development as of late seems to be towards the relationship with Clark. But I'm a Superman fan, and I'll say that the First Lady of DC deserves more than that.
And when I say First Lady, I mean it. She came before Wonder Woman and she is now the wife of the DC flagship character. I think she deserves more than just being portrayed as either a annoying reporter with spelling issues or a romantic sub-interest in this series.