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Smallville, why do you hate the character I love?
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acampbell From: acampbell Date: May 2nd, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lana - have her kidnap and torture Lionel; have her sleep with Bizarro and like him better than Clark

For starters. Heh. :(

In retrospect, in addition to what you specify, I'm very disappointed with what they did with Martha. Leaving alone the fact that she never really stood up to Jonathan about the Lex thing (she SAID she spent a lot of time "defending" him, but we never saw it) in her last seasons, in addition to her relationship with Lionel (which could've been fascinating had it been a spider/fly thing to which she was succumbing against her own better judgment, rather than turkey-sharing, "you make me a Better Man," crap) she seemed very podlike to me--she was always bringing up the Lex & Lana relationship to Clark in S9 ("I know it's been hard for you since Lex and Lana got married," etc., when, if I were her, I'd just have left it alone), and what blew me away was her giving Clark, in front of Lois and Chloe, the birthday card his dead father had prepared for him. Had I been Clark, I'd have lost it. I think we discussed before, and IIRC had different reactions to, the ending scene of "Vengeance, but for me, that was much the same thing.

In the earlier seasons, from a fic perspective more than from the show perspective, I could genuinely identify with Martha, so I was sorry to lose her. :(
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 7th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I miss Martha a lot, and as a Supes fan, it really bothers me that Clark's mother has been excised from his life. But I have nothing but admiration for AOT for having enough self-respect to wash her hands of Smallville once and for all. The show didn't deserve her anymore after S6.

I know how much the video in Vengeance and the birthday card bother you, and obviously you're all too familiar with the pain of losing a parent, but my own reaction is almost the opposite. In those first weeks and months after my dad's death, it was painful to unexpectedly stumble upon reminders of him, but it was comforting at the same time. I would be curious to know what other people who have lived through the same loss thought about how Martha handled those situations.
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