so say that shiro really is a clone rn. whether or not he knows he is one and is purposefully helping the galra, or is simply caught in the cross fire - that’s not what i’m getting at.
say that the real shiro comes back. and once everything calms down, he immediately puts keith in second-place charge. or even allura. lance is ripped from his position of right hand man to equal level of the other paladins, like he was before. it shouldn’t really be a problem, because it isn’t as if shiro doesn’t trust the rest of the group.
what it does say, however, is that clone did something that shiro would never do - put lance in a position of power and immense personal trust. and lance knows this.