This drew Clark and Lois closer as they admitted to being secret friends, at that moment two stars collided, foreshadowing their relationship. In retaliation, Lois suggested they name the dog 'Clarkie' on the grounds that he was annoying and she couldn't come within ten feet of him without feeling sick.
However, when Lois revealed that her mother had died when she was little, Clark sympathized with Lois.
Early in the year, she dunked Clark in the school dunk tank.
Eventually, Clark asked Lex for a favor and he got Lois enrolled in Metropolis University and out of Clark's hair.
Although Clark warned Lois that he had someone coming from Princeton University to interview him, Lois showed no concern and went ahead with the party plans anyway.
Lois also showed that she was not impressed with Clark's choice of girlfriend, when he started a relationship with ex-mental patient, Alicia Baker.
As there was no known family to look after Clark, the receptionist assigned Lois to watch over Clark until he could be identified.