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Smallville 9x16 - Escape
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ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: April 7th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Per usual, very well said! I've been thinking the same thing about the Clois kisses of late. The first couple were good, hot even, but lately they lack that certain spark. Clark looked pained during that one in the hallway when Lois was sending him off to the shower, and it didn't seem to be from pent-up passion. At this point, even the witty banter during "Good Morning Metropolis" was sexier.

Also, the Blur!Zod phone call at the end had me saying "huh?" First, Clark couldn't hear Lois whispering? Um, superhearing? And even if he was trying to respect her privacy, you'd still be able to hear tone I'm sure. Anyway, I hope, hope, hope that they aren't going to recycle the old Clana debacle with Bizarro. Zod pretends to be the Blur, Lois helps him and Clark can't get past that it wasn't really him. Oh wait, I just thought of one worse, Zod reveals himself, tells Lois he's the Blur and then she's torn between them and her "feelings." I don't know if I could handle a Zod/Lois/Clark triangle. In fact, I might have just thrown up a little.

While I'm glad that Clark is now "in control," how long did that take to figure out? Four seasons? Over 80 episodes? And Zod did it in one show? I think it makes Clark look slow on the up-take yet again and I hate that.

Finally, I'm okay with Chloe and Oliver as long as it remains set dressing and not a major plotline. We all know they're both damaged goods, but this isn't Dr. Phil. Personally, I think all the Chloe moves by TPTB this season have been to break down every notion we have of who she is so they could go anyway they want with her story. Will she go bad? Go crazy? Heroically sacrifice herself for Clark in a final act of redemption? They wanted flexibility and pretty much any scenario is now possible. And maybe even more importantly, its got us talking about it. That is if your of the mindset that no publicity is bad publicity. I just hope they draw the line before they get to complete character assassination.

Wow! I really sound down on the show, don't I? But honestly I am enjoying it immensely this season. And I liked this episode. The "complex towel choreography" was genius and Oliver's funny faces had me in stitches. It was a cute, comical way to ease back into a new run.



Edited at 2010-04-07 10:44 pm (UTC)
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: April 7th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
While I'm glad that Clark is now "in control," how long did that take to figure out? Four seasons? Over 80 episodes? And Zod did it in one show? I think it makes Clark look slow on the up-take yet again and I hate that.

Actually - and I know you went addressing this comment to me, but it goes into something I wanted to mention on this subject for a while - I think seeing as it took Zod no time at all to figure it out, and that we saw a young Jor-El know what to do with Lana's Great Aunt, and that Bizarro seem to have no problem being with Lana?

I think, like the flying issue, the problem of NOT being able to was really all in Clark's head. It was never anything that he really had to be taught. He just had to trust himself. Have more confidence in who he is, which is something we've been seeing over the last two seasons, and especially this one.

Edited at 2010-04-07 11:43 pm (UTC)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 8th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think, like the flying issue, the problem of NOT being able to was really all in Clark's head.

I agree. We've seen Clark develop and grow tremendously since he decided to fully embrace his destiny at the beginning of S8, and even more so this season. His training is an important part of that, of course, but so are his activities as the Blur, his relationship with Lois, and his increasing willingness to take on a leadership role. The boy has become a man, and now the man is becoming a superhero.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 8th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think you sound down on the show. But then, I know very well just how much you love it. :D

You and I aren't the only ones not feeling the Clois kisses, but be careful where you express that opinion. Evidently some people are taking offense. :) Which seems silly, since it's all so subjective. You know me, I'm so shallow, I like seeing Clark kiss just about anybody!



Any excuse to watch Boppy's vid again! \o/

I don't know if I could handle a Zod/Lois/Clark triangle. In fact, I might have just thrown up a little.

Ewww! *shudders* I'm hoping Lois isn't fooled for long. After all, we found out in Savior and Metallo that Clark was calling her a lot as the Blur, and confiding in her. Even if she can't figure out that the voice is all wrong, Zod's whole personality and demeanor have to be different from Clark's. It just doesn't seem plausible to me.

While I'm glad that Clark is now "in control," how long did that take to figure out?

I agree that having Zod master all his powers instantly doesn't do Clark any favors, and that's just one of the reasons why I would rather they had skipped the whole sexual relationship between Zod and Tess. But I also think that Clark is a complicated guy, still struggling to find a balance between his human and Kryptonian sides, with psychological issues that are non-existent for Zod. Besides his training, which is new this season, I think it was Clark's love for Lois, which must be somehow different from what he felt for Lana, that finally conquered his fears about sex.

Personally, I think all the Chloe moves by TPTB this season have been to break down every notion we have of who she is so they could go anyway they want with her story.

That's an intriguing theory, I like it! That's the beauty of Chloe: there's no overriding mythos for her that dictates where she ends up, or how she gets there. Anything is possible, and that's exciting.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: April 9th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that video so much. So very, very much!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
So do I, more than words can say.

Everyone needs to watch this vid again! And man, can Tom kiss or WHAT?

Edited at 2010-04-10 09:35 am (UTC)
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