Chaaracter assassination in a way that it only alienated most of the readers to her grieving because we as a the reader knows clark is alive. Lois came off as needy and only leading jeb on because she doesn't want to be alone which isn't consistent as she has jimmy, the kents and her family as her support.
The only logical choice would've been to resolve the subplot in ANY which way, but without the resolution, lois wasn't able to redeem her character. I do think you are overreacting because nobody said lois is a bitch.>got her shit together right after
no she didn't, she was a wreck for the next 4 years, that's why she broke up with clark because she's going through so much emotional challenges, with clarks death, clark being away all the time, jeb's death etc.