Later, after Lana was enticed to steal from the Talon, she apologized to Lex and he gave her her job back without hesitation, despite what she had done.
After Lana gets injured, Lex takes care of her entire medical bill unasked.
She relied on Lex's help as she was in a state of shock and trusted him with the information about the spaceship.
Lex and Lana worked closely to successfully run the Talon and Lex seemed pleased with her endeavor.
Nevertheless, he still cared for her safety and insisted that she leave Smallville in his helicopter before the second meteor shower.
Lex was the first human Lana came across after the meteor shower brought down the Black Ship with the Disciples of Zod.
Nevertheless, Lex proved to be a very dependable figure in Lana's life as he helped her cover up the murder of Genevieve Teague after Lana was possessed by Countess Thoreaux.
Lana trusted Lex until his selfish ways were exposed when he tried to take one of the Stones of Power from her.