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Smallville 9x02 - Metallo - I worship at the television altar — LiveJournal
Smallville 9x02 - Metallo
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ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: October 8th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful review, T!

I watched this episode with four other people who don't regularly watch SMV and I must say their perspective was interesting. Plus, I spent half the episode explaining backstory so I had to rewatch this week (what a hardship, I know!)

I too love that we have Clark back in Clark's life!! Although he may go by a different moniker and wear all black, he doesn't have multiple personalities. He's always Clark. Glad to see him embracing it!

Unfortunately, this means he's defying Jor-el yet again. Note to Clark: that never ends well. You better prepare for a major tantrum from daddy dearest.

Also, I'm not feeling as harshly toward Chloe. IMHO, she's earned the right to be pissed at Clark. He wasn't there for her during the saddest time of her life and when he finally did show up it was just to say adios. She lost everyone at the same time. Lois disappeared. Jimmy was murdered. But, Clark made the choice to abandon her. And I think she is jealous. She's been loyal to Clark forever and he cuts her out of his life so easily but has to return because he can't stay away from Lois. That would hurt. It's how sometimes you're harshest with your family and take them for granted because they're there and have always been there. I think that's how Clark and Chloe are about each other sometimes. Plus, when he left, she had to toughen up. (Maybe that's what the writers were trying to infer by giving her a gun in the premiere.) I'm glad she's giving him a little attitude BUT still staying loyal. I would hate to see a repeat of Season 2 Betrayal!Chloe. Giving him a little hell? OK. Turning against him? Not cool. Of course, none of this excuses her previous poor decisions but I think I can empathize with her. For a little while at least.

All that being said, the most important aspect of the episode was absolutely the Tommy smile at he end!! I paused at the moment of that last screencap you have and just stared at the TV for 10 minutes. Real Tommy smiles make me giddy! :)
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