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Smallville, why do you hate the character I love?
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 30th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I did love Stiletto, and Lois in it, but I didn't think a misjudgment of that magnitude was true to her character, especially when she's been a reporter as long as she has now. But in general I've been completely happy with how Lois has been written this season.

I adored Lois when she first joined the show, but I'll admit I had a lot of problems with how she was written in S7, and I was pretty vocal about it. I still think they gave her a lot of clunky lines, and made her look less intelligent than they should have at times. But in response to one of my posts, someone on my flist helped me see what makes Lois such a great person, especially to Clark, and everything changed after that. Right now I'm going through and rewatching, in order, every episode Lois has been in, and my appreciation for her as a character continues to grow.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 30th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Exactly! She demonstrated every quality that makes her a good reporter in those first four episodes of S4: curiosity, intelligence, determination, perseverance, and an intuitive feel for what makes a good story. Her introduction into journalism at the Torch felt completely natural, and she was obviously fulfilled by the experience. I don't know why they didn't tie her journalistic reawakening back to those early experiences she had on the show.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 30th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
The competitiveness between Lois and Chloe was one of the writing choices I didn't like. It usually was at Lois's expense, and it served to exacerbate the existing tension between the characters' fans. Why not let them be supportive of one another, and work as a team, as they did in Solitude? I really enjoyed the Chlo-Lo moments in Stiletto.
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