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Smallville: TV Guide looks at what's ahead for Chloe
Brian Peterson hints at what we can expect to see in the remaining episodes of S9:

Love and Adventure for Chloe Sullivan
by Rich Sands April 01, 2010 05:54 PM EST

If you thought health care was our country’s most divisive issue today, you should check out the online debate over Smallville’s budding romance. We aren’t talking about Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Instead, it’s the emerging relationship between Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen that has ignited the show’s fans this season.

Ever since the February 12 episode, when Allison Mack’s Chloe got a sexually charged archery lesson from Justin Hartley’s Ollie (aka Green Arrow), this unlikely couple has drawn both enthusiastic cheers and scathing jeers. Expect more friction on Friday when “Chlollie,” as their fans call them, run into Lois and Clark at a romantic bed and breakfast.

“What’s fun about their relationship is we’re playing it differently that we’ve played other relationships, because they’ve both been very burned in love,” says executive producer Brian Peterson. “And so the fact that they’re just having fun and enjoying each other’s companionship is something very adult and new to the show.” Peterson was coy about where this is all going, but does promise “a few touchstones on their relationship through the rest of the season. The finale has a significant Chloe/Oliver storyline.”

Romance isn’t the only thing on Chloe’s agenda this spring. Her increasing immersion in her Watchtower alias—information power-broker to the superhero community—has caused several of her friends and allies to caution her about losing touch. “You've been looking at the world through a camera a lot lately,” Clark noticed back in January, annoyed by the way his BFF seems consumed with monitoring villains—and heroes. “Maybe it's time you go out an you actually live in it.”

A report of an upcoming character death has Chloe's passionate fan base concerned. So where is this all leading? Peterson suggests you tune in on April 20, for the suggestively titled episode “Sacrifice.” “Everything that Chloe’s been doing all year culminates in that episode,” he says. “She kind of learns her lesson in what happens when you become big brother. It’s a really tense, fun episode.”

In the meantime, here’s the CW’s official description for this week’s episode, “Escape.”

DC COMICS' CHARACTER SILVER BANSHEE INTERRUPTS A ROMANTIC GETAWAY FOR LOIS AND CLARK – Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance) head out of town for a quiet romantic getaway, but their plans are thwarted when they run into Chloe (Allison Mack) and Oliver (Justin Hartley) at their Bed & Breakfast Inn. The couples' awkward moment is interrupted by the arrival of the Silver Banshee (guest star Odessa Rae), who sets her sights on Clark and Oliver. Meanwhile, Tess (Cassidy Freeman) faces off with Zod (Callum Blue) with a surprising result. Kevin Fair directed the episode written by Genevieve Sparling.

Smallville airs Fridays, 8/7c, The CW.


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christina_kat From: christina_kat Date: April 1st, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep! I've seen this.
My preference is for Chloe to learn her lesson about spying on Clark and going behind his back and not just about her spending all of her time in front of screens.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 2nd, 2010 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
It's really hard for me to support characters who oppose Clark, so naturally I've had problems with just about everyone on this show at one time or another. That's what frustrates me about Smallville: both the good guys and the bad guys hurt Clark. I want Clark and Chloe to recapture their old friendship, but I don't even know if that's possible at this late date. :(

I suspect Sacrifice will be about Chloe killing someone to protect Clark, like she did when she was possessed by Brainiac at the end of Identity. Whatever happens, I want Chloe to see the error of her ways, apologize to Clark, and believe in him the way she used to again. What I don't want is more guilt and angst for Clark. Unfortunately, I expect to be disappointed.
mica_chan From: mica_chan Date: April 3rd, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I wouldn't believe in Clark if I was on Chloe's skin, 'cause Clark isn't trustworthy. He's too innocent to be trust. But I miss old Chloe and I want her back (even though I also love the new Chloe and totally understand why she's like she is nowadays...and what part Clark played on this change of hers).
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 5th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Obviously I disagree about Clark, but that's cool. :) I can understand why Chloe would be acting the way she is now, but I suspect my interpretation might be different from yours. I wish the show would let Chloe tell us herself what she's thinking and feeling, or rather tell Clark, so they can have it out and begin to work their way back to the amazing and unique friendship they once shared.
From: kissme_myfool Date: April 2nd, 2010 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I'm just excited he linked to the legendarychloe website!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 2nd, 2010 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad such a positive effort from fandom is being highlighted! We all have our favorite characters, and those that drive us mad, but no one should ever begrudge fans celebrating what they love. I'm sure Allison is beyond touched by this outpouring of support for Chloe, whose characterization owes as much to her as it does to the writers.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: April 2nd, 2010 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
And a Smallville commercial just aired on my TV. Really.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 2nd, 2010 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember several promos for Smallville during Supernatural last week, too. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's episode, it's probably going to be the last lighthearted one of the season. And I'm hoping it has that shower scene that was in the trailer. :)
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: April 2nd, 2010 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Do I hear something about learning lessons? SV is actually going to explore consequences of doing not-so-great things? Well, colour me shocked. And excited! I'm interested to see where this goes.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 2nd, 2010 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I got excited when I saw that quote, too, but I'm wary. What kind of sacrifice are we going to see? I'm worried about Clark, and I'm worried about Chloe, too.

I am really interested to see what happens, though. It could be awesome! *hopes*
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: April 2nd, 2010 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
The sacrifice can't be her dying, of course, because she's still alive in the finale. I can't think of what else it could be, though.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 2nd, 2010 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think it's her dying, but I could see her killing someone else to protect Clark. In the comics, Maxwell Lord controls Superman with his mind, making him attack Batman and Wonder Woman. The only way to release Superman is to kill ML, so WW does. Both Batman and Superman reject her after that, even though she saved them both, because she took a human life. What if that plays out on Smallville, except with Chloe, Oliver, and Clark?
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: April 2nd, 2010 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, that's interesting. Would that be bad, necessarily? Or are you worried about Chloe taking another character's role? Or because of where it would put Chloe? The way I see it, she's already killed someone and Jimmy's blood is pretty much on her hands. She's already tainted. I don't want to see her go out on a bad note, though, so if the rejection angle plays into the plot, that wouldn't be so great. Hmm, there's possibility for good AND bad in this scenario.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 2nd, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to see Clark and Chloe reconcile, not have them split even further apart by a moral conflict. And you know there will be fans who don't understand who Superman is, the same people who wanted to see him kill Davis in cold blood, and who think he's the one at fault for the rift in their friendship now, who will condemn Clark if he rejects Chloe for something she did to save him, regardless of whether it was right or wrong. I think those fans are wrong, of course, but I don't look forward to a scenario that gives them more ammunition. It depends on how it all plays out, though. You're right, it could be awesome, and if that's the case, it will be worth it, and I won't care what anyone thinks.
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: April 2nd, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the writers don't exactly have the best track record when it comes to making use of potentially great ideas. *sigh* It does depend on how it plays out. But don't worry about people who bitch, T. They will always feel like there's something wrong with the show/Clark. Hell, I've complained about the show enough myself, but when I do like something, I just stay away from negative reactions. There's just no point in bumming yourself over how other people feel. I learned that the hard way.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 5th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
That's good advice. Of course I respect that everyone in entitled to their own opinion, and I know it's just a TV show, but some of the stuff gets to me all the same. :/ And I just don't understand the people who stay in the fandom just to hate on the show, the characters, and even the actors.
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