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Smallville 9x04 - Echo - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville 9x04 - Echo
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jeannev From: jeannev Date: October 19th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I can just see Tom now..."I absolutely demand that you stop downplaying how damn good looking I am" LMAO

Honestly, I think the man is just getting better looking as he matures. And thats one scary concept. Because really, go back and look at the early eps, and then ask yourself how its even possible to get better looking.

And his hair this season is a great length.

Anyway, back to the ep.

You did a far better job then me of sussing out the good in this ep. But we are pretty much in agreement as to where this episode failed.

It just seems to me that if you are going to do one of these "new power from Jor-El" eps, then the focus of the ep should really be on something more important than Clark finding out how hot Lois thinks he is, and that she has vulnerabilities (something he already knows, BTW). To me, this is one of those areas where the Clois seems forced a bit more then it should be, as it should've been more of the garnish on this particular meal, rather then the main course.

I suspect the mind-reading power was conceived as a great way to advance the Clois 'ship, and that the part about Clark's training was added on later to give the storyline more weight in the episode.

BINGO!

I'm sure Clark being there for Oliver makes him the better man. But I'm not the better man, so I'm still pissed off that Clark doesn't spit on Oliver everytime he sees him. I'd make a terrible superhero, wouldn't I? I'd be, like, Hold-A-Grudge Woman!

Totally agree with you on Tess (where is MY CLESS??), Toyman, and Chloe.

As always, thanks so much for the Pretty, Pretty pictures. He is just such a stunning individual.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 20th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I can just see Tom now..."I absolutely demand that you stop downplaying how damn good looking I am" LMAO

HAHAHAHA!! You know how much I love you, right?

That man knows EXACTLY how gorgeous he is. Just look at all the close-ups of himself he gives us in the episodes he directs! :)

And I agree, his hair is wonderful this season. One of the best things about the show finally acknowledging in S8 that Clark was an adult was the end of those awful haircuts that were supposed to make him look younger.

It just seems to me that if you are going to do one of these "new power from Jor-El" eps, then the focus of the ep should really be on something more important than Clark finding out how hot Lois thinks he is, and that she has vulnerabilities (something he already knows, BTW).

I agree. If you want to make an episode about the 'ship, then at least own it, and don't try to make it more than it is. And of course you're right, Clark has seen Lois's vulnerability plenty of times before. Like last week. :) I did appreciate that Lois's thoughts were entirely carnal in nature. This wasn't about her being in love with him, it was about, as you say, how hot she thinks he is, and that's an important distinction, IMO.

But I'm not the better man, so I'm still pissed off that Clark doesn't spit on Oliver everytime he sees him. I'd make a terrible superhero, wouldn't I? I'd be, like, Hold-A-Grudge Woman!

LOL! You would be the champion of legions! And I can't say that I blame you for feeling that way. I'm curious to see how Oliver acts toward Clark once his redemption is complete. Will he go back to being the ass he's always been, just with less bitterness, or will he finally give Clark the respect he deserves, and be one of the good guys? And you can consider that a rhetorical question, because I'm sure you couldn't care less. :)

He is just such a stunning individual.

He really is. And part of it is something that can't quite be captured in any still or screen cap, something that takes my breath away. I still don't know how you had the presence of mind to take all those gorgeous pics when you saw him in person!

I'm kind of dreading this week's episode. Clark lite, and for no good reason. :(
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