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Smallville 8.17 - Hex - I worship at the television altar
Smallville 8.17 - Hex
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simplytoopretty From: simplytoopretty Date: March 28th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
He doesn't see Chloe as someone to protect and indulge, he sees her as a colleague, a strong and valuable member of his team, and I like that. The way he ruthlessly manipulated her in Requiem? Not so much. :(

My huge problem with the whole end of the episode is that it doesn't make sense for Chloe and Oliver to be all chummy-chummy in my books. He blackmailed her so she wouldn't tell Clark the truth about who killed Lex. I think Oliver is one of those morally ambiguous people, to who the ends justify the means. He's like Lex, only given "good" because, theoretically, his goals are "good". And so I really hated Chloe joining up with Oliver because I don't see him as a "good" guy.

Plus, I don't think Oliver really thinks of Chloe as "strong" or "valuable". His comments to Clark when Chloe was infected with Brainiac I thought were particularly telling. The fact that he's human and apparently can deal with the strains a superhero lifestyle brings, but Chloe, at least then, wasn't seen by Oliver as being capable of doing this.

And now I'm rambling. Sorry!

Let's see, I don't really want to say too much, mostly cause I'm trying to live in la-la-land and pretend this episode didn't happen :) Which probably tells you my opinion of this episode (and if you saw my poll after the episode, well, you probably already knew what my opinion was).

I think I may be the only person who didn't find the 911 scene funny. I actually cringed during it because I thought it was so bad.

There was a bunch of pretty. I can, at least, agree with you on that.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: March 31st, 2009 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I think Oliver is one of those morally ambiguous people, to who the ends justify the means.

I agree with this, and my problem is, I don't know if we're just supposed to accept that about him, or if the show intends to have him struggle with it and end up on higher moral ground.

I wasn't sure exactly what you were referring to wrt Oliver's comments about Chloe, but if it's the conversation he had with Clark at the end of Bloodline, I interpreted that to mean he didn't think that Chloe could handle the "Clark" stuff, meaning alien, Kryptonian, and completely different from what Oliver does with the Justice League. Plus, I think Oliver feels a much stronger bond to Chloe now that she's back to normal and without any meteor or Brainiac powers. Like him. But once again, I'm drawing my own conclusions, because the show never seems to have the time or inclination to explain the things I wonder about the most.

And thanks for the birthday wishes!
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