Rewatched the episode and realized Jimmy and Jack were supposed to die. Lex moved them specifically to the area not only to set up Jack but to have them close to the bomb and the fires. It would have worked if Superman wasn't in the building.
Lois should have been grieving in Lex's arms instead of worrying about Jack's lawyer or Jimmy's troubles.
Just noticed this in one of the early posts.
It still gets me how thorough Lex was when he was after something, but that's the way he lived his life, and he came so close to succeeding.
I was reading some of the Lois marries Luthor stories but I didn't agree with any of the ways the marriage went. (Big surprise.) The events were too dramatic and noticeable by outsiders. I don't mean the ones where Clark arrives in Metropolis later in the timeline, but the ones where he is there, the same park scene happens and there is no intervention by the police and Lois and Lex marry as planned. I was looking for anyone writing about Lex's wish for a large family and the Virtually Destroyed mention of four children they'd already named.
Haven't found any yet.