Adams said about the relationship:
"She may have some tunnel vision, but she's got a job, moral standards. [When] we met her before she would do anything to get the story - now Clark has instilled some faith in humanity in her. Her relationship with Clark is the closes thing she has to anything faith-based, you know? Although moving in with Clark brings issues. It's not a normal relationship. How could it be? One of them is an alien."