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Smallville 9x16 - Escape - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville 9x16 - Escape
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gotearsofjoy From: gotearsofjoy Date: April 7th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha! I agree - the "complex towel choreography" scene pretty much made the episode instantly rewatchable. I say this for obvious, shallow reasons but also the scene created something rarely seen now between Clark and Chloe - a chance to see them genuinely sparking off each other, each stripped of their usual bravado. It's probably due to Tom and Allison being genuinely fond of each other in real life (and a poor script) that the animosity between their characters this season has felt really wooden. Some real interaction was really welcome! Also, near the end of the episode, I appreciated Ollie pushing Chloe into admitting that she genuinely loved Clark (or still loves?? I'm fond of Clark/Lois but I find the inevitable fact that Clark/Chloe can never be realised a bit of a shame.. unrequited love is hard to watch...). Chloe isn't as strong as she wishes to appear, and that helps us to empathise with her.

Stunning choice of caps once again, this never gets old! ;) The transition from Tom's chest to his bemused face made me laugh.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 7th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll admit I've been pretty angry with Chloe this season for the way she's been treating Clark, and I loved this episode for reminding me why I have treasured her in the past. And also for giving Tom and Allison the chance to play so delightfully off one another, and showcase the great professional rapport they have.

I was so glad to hear Chloe articulate her feelings for Clark, validating not only what we could all see for ourselves (but that she continually denied), but also that those feelings are firmly in her past. I do believe that, I have since Committed. I never really wanted to see the show explore a relationship between Clark and Chloe, knowing that it couldn't last. I liked them better as BFF's, because I thought that meant their relationship could never be broken. Now I'm not so sure. :(

Everything about that shower scene was awesome! I appreciate that everyone threw themselves into it with such joyful abandon!
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