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Smallville 8.14 - Requiem - I worship at the television altar — LiveJournal
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Smallville 8.14 - Requiem
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tasabian From: tasabian Date: February 7th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful review, as always.

I'm not sorry we have another hiatus right now; I think Smallville and I need to take a little break. Because I kind of hate you right now, show.
Seriously, three weeks may not be long enough to shake the bad aftertaste.

Fake!Lex was an abomination. I get that they wanted to involve the three characters who were the core of this show at the beginning in Lana's tragic exit, but it was so not worth disrespecting Michael Rosenbaum's Lex to do so.
They didn't need to involve Lex and it was arrogant to think that if they wrote Lex into the script, it would force Michael to return. I'm so grateful he didn't return.

It's astonishing to me that they would sacrifice the characterization of almost everyone to achieve this one terrible plot-line. I commented to Val that "Pyhrric" would have been a better title for this ep.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: February 8th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Pyrrhic indeed! That's the perfect word for the devastation this episode gave us! And clearly, it wasn't worth the price we paid. Yes, Lana is gone, but look at the destruction she left in her wake. And I'm sure she still thinks stealing that suit was a good idea! It's all Lex's fault everything went wrong! Worst of all, I feel like she could come back at any time, and Clark would run to be with her. This episode was the furthest thing from closure for this couple, IMO. *kicks show*

They didn't need to involve Lex and it was arrogant to think that if they wrote Lex into the script, it would force Michael to return.

I'm so glad Michael would have no part of this. Smart man. My respect for him is beyond measure. And you're so right that Lex didn't have to be a part of this. It could have been any random bad guy. Idiots.
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