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Smallville 9x16 - Escape
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jeannev From: jeannev Date: April 8th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, as is always the case, you are far more kind then I.

But there was a lot about this episode we saw very similarly.

One scene I do disagree with you on this Clois bedroom scene. That scene just didn't do a thing at all for me. Sure, I can see where it was sweet and all, but for a young couple, who are supposed to be falling more and more passionately in love with each, who are going away to a B&B for romance? My God, it was like watching The Waltons. I can appreciate sweet, but I think I'd prefer my Clois a little spicier, with a bit more passion and urgency and intensity. I'd really love to believe that these 2 can hardly keep their hands off each other, nerves and all. And instead, that bedroom scene didn't feel anything like that to me. As cute as Tom is in his white t-shirt and pajama pants, thats the same thing he wore in bed with Lana, when they slept side-by-side, doing nothing. Couldn't he have least taken a shirt off? Were they going to slip their clothes off, under the covers, like shy teenagers?

Needless to say, I wasn't a fan. Could you tell? LOL

And one more thing: I'm sorry to say the Clois kisses aren't doing it for me.

Yeah, me either. And it would be nice if people could respect that not everyone sees the kisses the same way without being snide about it in other places *grumbles*

I still mourn the unique friendship Clark and Chloe once shared, and I keep hoping they will find it again, but now I can't help but wonder if a fundamental component, now gone, was Chloe's unrequited love. When she finally let go of those feelings, maybe that's when things began to change.

Thats an interesting idea that definitely has merit. Personally, I kept thinking to myself that it was so odd that she was talking about getting over Clark, and scars, but not mentioning her recently deseased husband. I also thought Clark "got" her just fine. He just didn't fall in love with her.

I also hate that Smallville has a rule that Clark can't tell Lois his secret, and then makes that the very reason she's vulnerable to Zod's subterfuge.

God, me too! I'm having this terrible Lexana flashbacks, where Clark seemed to get all the blame for Lana rushing into Lex's arms. Of course, this is different, but its that same "If only Clark had been honest, it wouldn't have happened..." thing.

The phone call between Lois and the Zod being the faux Blur was beyond bizarre. Lois came off as a big fangurl, which might not have been so bad if her boyfriend, that she was JUST KISSING, wasn't standing 5' away. And why did Lois seem more thrilled by The Blur calling her and giving her a job then said boyfriend kissing her?

I thought the shower scene was an odd choice, but really, really well played by Tom and Allison. So, I've sort of grown to like it a lot.

As always, thanks for the pretty pictures :)








tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 8th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
One scene I do disagree with you on this Clois bedroom scene. That scene just didn't do a thing at all for me.

I think in a lot of ways, I do still think of Clark as a shy teenager. Except for the few weeks he had with Lana at the beginning of S5 when he lost his powers, you can count the number of times Clark has had sex on one hand, and those experiences all happened in decidedly less than normal circumstances, usually followed by something traumatic. His shyness totally worked for me, and charmed me as well. And as much as he wanted it, having their first time all planned out, rather than letting it happen spontaneously at the farm after a date, could only have added to the pressure, and made him even more tentative.

As for Lois, I figured she was following his lead, since he arranged the whole thing, and I can see how she might be extra nervous not only because she thinks Clark is The One, but also because of the crazy history they've shared. Just this season Clark has seen her suffer a three-week memory loss, turn into a zombie and try to kill him, go through therapy, have a seizure while kissing him, and quit her job to move into his house uninvited and plan a wedding without a proposal. I'd be self-conscious, too! :)

I would have loved to see a scene more like the one you describe, with mature emotions and adult sexiness, that played out in a way that was both passionate and meaningful. But I was okay with what we got, too.

And it would be nice if people could respect that not everyone sees the kisses the same way without being snide about it in other places

I have to say I'm baffled by the defensiveness that was triggered by a few people expressing their completely subjective reactions to some pretend kisses on a TV show. What's that about?

I also thought Clark "got" her just fine. He just didn't fall in love with her.

I agree. He could be oblivious at times, especially when he was focused on the problem at hand, but he was sensitive, perceptive, and thoughtful, and demonstrated many times how completely he understood her.

I'm having this terrible Lexana flashbacks, where Clark seemed to get all the blame for Lana rushing into Lex's arms.

Me, too! And that makes me particularly wary of this storyline.

Lois came off as a big fangurl, which might not have been so bad if her boyfriend, that she was JUST KISSING, wasn't standing 5' away. And why did Lois seem more thrilled by The Blur calling her and giving her a job then said boyfriend kissing her?

It makes no sense. Like much of this episode, it was totally contrived.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: April 9th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I have to say I'm baffled by the defensiveness that was triggered by a few people expressing their completely subjective reactions to some pretend kisses on a TV show. What's that about?


I. Have. No. Clue.

But I really feel like if someone is going to by on my flist, or come into my journal, then they should be able to show some modicum of respect, even if they don't agree with my opinion. Since I have no problems doing that to others, I know of what I speak when I say that it shouldn't be so hard to do.

As you know, I loved Calicia, and thought they were smoking hot. If someone didn't see the hotness, I'd shrug and think, "Well, OK, but it sure worked for me". I don't know why thats hard to do? I certainly wouldn't ask them to explain to me why they didn't think it was hot, or try to prove to them that they were wrong.



Edited at 2010-04-09 12:51 am (UTC)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't even get why people care what I, or anyone else, thinks of the Clois kisses. If they like them, great, have fun and enjoy! Why the need to make fun of or berate those who feel differently? Especially if it's someone on your flist!

I'm sure you don't know or care how I feel about Cless. Can you even imagine coming after me if I said I didn't like them?

And speaking of Clalicia, I watched Obsession and Unsafe again this morning when LJ was down. Yes, even though I have exactly ten new episodes of different shows I need to watch. :) Not only are they smoking hot, they're adorable, and romantic, and just plain fun to watch.
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