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Smallville 8.14 - Requiem
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jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: February 7th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I hear what you're saying and ITA about hating the show's obsession for piling up the agony on our boy. But I did like this episode, mainly because of the performances. I hate that the final separation of Clana was forced upon them, but I did love that it grew out of Lana's hubris in putting on that suit. She had some romantic notation about how great it would be to save the world by her lover's side, but Clark could have warned her that the superhero business brings more than its share of pain. Especially when you get those powers at the expense of a powerful man's life: she was really just begging to be set up. So, ignoring that scene where Lana stops Clark from confronting Lex, I can pretty much live with what happened between them.

Dark Ollie and Chloe though: hmmm. Well, drama thrives on conflict and I for one will be interested in seeing how Clark helps both of them back from the edge. I don't think Ollie's actions this season have been at all inconsistent. Even in Bulletproof, he was trying to stop the crooked cops by shooting them. An eye for an eye. Lex killed so I can kill him. And he's so convinced its justice. I wonder how much this has to do with Veritas? He sure looked like he was up to something when he was looking at that kryptonite ring. Colour me intrigued.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: February 7th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you were able to focus on the aspects of Requiem that you enjoyed. I found that the parts that drove me crazy tainted the rest of the episode for me, and the performances left me unmoved because the dialogue was so infuriating. My anti-Clana bias is insurmountable, I'm afraid. And I can't forgive the show for setting up Clark to NEVER be truly happy.

I really like Justin on the show, especially in scenes with Tom. I hope Clark will play a role in Oliver's redemption, but since Oliver only appears in one of the next five episodes, his story may not go much of anywhere at all. I am looking forward to what happens with Chloe, just because Allison always makes the most of what she is given, and because she and Tom really seem to bring out the best in one another in their scenes together.

But for the moment I'm just going to keep on watching my Lois and Clark DVDs.
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