Originally Posted by tfn
It was like the doors were still swinging from Rosenbaum's exit and they were already yelling "Get the double!".
I personally would have had no issue if they made a Season 8 arc of Tess rescues and saves lex and they nurse him back to health. The only problem with the way the show did it was it just seemed out of the blue that Lex re-appears when Lana shows back and they kill him off.
If I was doing the Lex arc I would have just had a scene every 3-5 episodes of Lex progress and at the end of the season you can reveal the new and improved Lex(with an easy explanation why he looks different) then make that Lex the villain of S9.