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Smallville 8.21 - Injustice
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angryzen From: angryzen Date: May 12th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always look forward to your picspam. Usually when I'm watching an episode, I'm too busy paying attention to what's going on to notice the pretty unless it's IN YOUR FACE pretty like Ollie on the bed. lol. I love the shot of Ollie and Clark looking out the window.

I liked Clark in this episode too, except for one part. His end scene with Ollie. I've said this many times, but I hate it when they fight. I hate because nothing ever gets resolved. They just keep going around. This fight though could have been good, but I didn't like it. Why? Well, let's see. Chloe's run away with a murderer, but Clark is swearing up and down that she's been kidnapped. She keeps things from him (Brainiac), but when he finds out, he blames himself. Ollie tells him that he killed Lex (which I'm happy he did), and Clark decides all of a sudden that he doesn't know him anymore. After Ollie told him in the beginning that he could always count on him or something to that effect. And if I saw the preview right, Clark's gonna kick Ollie off the team, and Ollie's gonna shoot Clark with an arrow. Fun!

I didn't want Clark to say that what Ollie did was his (Clark's) fault. Like any Clark fan, I'm sick of him doing that (which he did in regards to Chloe in this episode). He also didn't excuse what Ollie did which is good. But in not excusing what Ollie did, he also disowned him in a sense. He gave him a speech and then disowned him.

Clark seems to have this thing. When the people in his past do something (Chloe, Lana), he forgives them, takes the blame, is in denial about it. When the people who will be in his future do something (Lois, Ollie), he has no problem calling them out. Which is good! It's just the way he does it. I mean in Lois' case, it's fine because he usually tells her something like, "You're better than this," like in Stiletto. But Ollie? Nope. He just doesn't know him anymore.

I have no idea where they're going to take Ollie or the Clark/Ollie relationship. I mean they can't have them not talk to each other. They're the only superheroes on the show. I have to say that it is exciting though. I'm complaining about this specific scene, but I am interested in what they're doing. Oh! And I fianlly got the scene that I wanted! Ollie said that Clark and he do things differently/have different rules when it comes to dealing with the bad guys, but they can still work together! I've been waiting for Ollie to say this for so long since he's the one who always has a problem with how Clark does things. Then Clark shot him down. *Sigh* I guess I'm not going to get my episode when they just hang out anytime soon. lol.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 17th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I usually end up watching the episode three or four times before I write my review, so the first time I focus more on the visuals than the details. And watching Tom on my big HDTV is simply breathtaking. I honestly think the caps never do him justice.

That scene with Clark and Oliver gave me pause, too. I do think the boys will find their way back to each other, but it seemed like there was a glaring double standard at work there. Both Oliver and Chloe made serious mistakes, but Oliver was condemned for his, while Chloe was given a free pass. That didn't feel right to me. What Oliver did may have been worse on the face of it, but ultimately I think he's more redeemable. At least he's straightforward about his motives for doing what he did.
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