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Smallville: Brian Peterson talks to TVGuide.com
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theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: April 15th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two things:

1. TVGuide.com: What does it mean that the hero has been wearing black all season?

Brian Peterson: At the end of last season, Clark made a decision that threw him into really embracing his Kryptonian identity. In our minds, that really involved giving up his relationships and everything that he had known as his human connection, so all of that was the color in his life. He embraced a very dark version of who he thinks the hero he needs to be will become.

This season has been about Clark exploring an identity as Clark Kent and a very separate identity as this cold, saving Kryptonian. That will propel us into the next season, where he has evolved out of that. He's been in his Kryptonian cocoon, and he will evolve out of that into the hero we all recognize. For everybody who goes out to be a hero for good, you have to struggle with the darkness before you really can come out the other side of it.

This actually makes me feel a lot better about how they've been portraying Clark wrt his scenes with Tess this season. I personally don't have a problem with it because if Tess were a man, no one would blink twice about it, but seeing this as another lesson that the proto-Superman has to learn makes me feel like this isn't necessarily how the PTB see Superman, but as another lesson on the journey: Dangling women is not necessarily how you go about things.

2. TVGuide.com: Speaking of being dark, will Chloe (Allison Mack) be held accountable for her immoral spying this season?

Peterson: Yes, absolutely. In this week's episode, she's definitely held accountable for it. It absolutely comes to a head in Episode 20, in "Sacrifice." That's where everything comes home to roost for Chloe's actions this year.

I'm SO glad this question was asked because, while I'm still bracing myself for Sacrifice, the fact that one of the producers acknowledged that Chloe's actions have been just shy of insane makes me think that maybe they actually do know what they're doing this year.

Although I am as irritated as everyone about his choice of wording for Clark's so called "redemption". I'm hoping the redemption he means is the whole "turning his back on humanity" thing and not the events that led up to it.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 16th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
The word redemption in connection with Clark makes me crazy. I hope it doesn't play out that way.

Clark manhandling Tess as an extension of his Kryptonian side, one that he will ultimately reject, actually works for me, as long as we hear Clark articulate that on the show.

I hope Brian's idea of accountable matches mine. I kind of doubt Chloe will face any true consequences for her actions, though. :(
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