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Smallville 9x19 - Charade - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville 9x19 - Charade
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From: (Anonymous) Date: April 27th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Chrissy

Response Part 2 of 2

In all the examples you list, the impersonations were utterly convincing; Zod's is not.

I was thinking that Jonathan in "Oracle" would have raised more red flags for Clark and Martha (i.e. they wouldn't have let things get as far as they did) considering Jonathan was asking them to commit murder. I believe in the episode they did question it, but they ultimately brushed those concerns away much like I believe Lois may have during the course of her conversations with Zod!Blur.

Even if he's trying to impersonate our sweet farmboy, I just don't believe he could capture the warmth, affection, and nobility that are characteristic of the Blur Lois has come to know.

Lois likely assumed The Blur took a step back from his earlier warmth because of what had happened in "Idol." In that episode, Lois admitted to the world that she "knew the Blur's heart," and that admission almost got her killed. From Lois' perspective, I could see her believing that The Blur first resisted calling, and then, as Zod!Blur put it in "Escape," only reinstated their calls because it was a "matter of life [and] death." She'd also probably rationalize his lack of charm in favor of a more business-like approach as his attempt to prevent her from developing such an emotional connection that she would out herself as more than just his "PR queen," as Chloe put it in "Idol." When Lois received the phone call from The Blur (with Clark's modulated voice) this notion was likely reinforced:
Chloe!Blur: Next time you take on the DA of Metropolis, remember to watch your step. Hope I've made up for not calling.
I also can't help but think that Lois would give The Blur some leeway in not always acting like his charming self considering she was hardly her charming self in the mode of "Stiletto," "Doomsday," "Savior," and "Metallo" when she spoke to The Blur with anger and frustration in "Idol" and "Upgrade."

I realize I'm nitpicking, and being stubborn to boot. Your explanation makes a lot of sense.

Nitpicking and stubbornness can be an endearing trait, and for you it is. It makes you a discerning commenter on the show in my eyes, so I wouldn't wish for you to be any different. I must admit to maybe trying too hard to make sense of the show through fanwank or giving it too much credit.

I guess what I'm really expressing here is disappointment that the writers chose to introduce a storyline that casts even a shadow of a doubt on the strength of what Clark and Lois share, in person or over the phone. I know every show needs conflict, but I've been spoiled by how drama-free their relationship has been so far. As long as they continue to steer clear of the patented Smallville secrets and lies angst, and don't give us Clana 2.0, I'm all good.

I'm not too thrilled with either, to be honest. It's honestly one of the better takes on the triangle-for-two, in my opinion. However, it seems so complex that it's hard to tell where not only the characters' thoughts and feelings begin and end, but also my own. All of it seems so rooted in the psyche's of Lois and Clark and so much of it relates to such intricate and profound ideas of identity and love that it seems nearly impossible to find the truth in all of it.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 28th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Chrissy

I was thinking that Jonathan in "Oracle" would have raised more red flags for Clark and Martha (i.e. they wouldn't have let things get as far as they did) considering Jonathan was asking them to commit murder.

That's a good point. I know it made me immediately suspicious (I didn't read spoilers back then, so I had no clue it was really Brainiac). But of course when you see someone you so desperately WANT to be real and there for you, brushing away the warning signs, at least initially, is completely understandable.

OMG, you just did it again with your explanation of Lois/Blur/Zod! You're amazing! Is there any way you can explain what happened in last season's Lana arc that doesn't make Lois look like Clark's second choice? What? You're solving all my other Smallville problems, I thought maybe you'd like to give my biggest one of all a shot. :D

I must admit to maybe trying too hard to make sense of the show through fanwank or giving it too much credit.

Story of my life. But you're WAY better at it. :)

All of it seems so rooted in the psyche's of Lois and Clark and so much of it relates to such intricate and profound ideas of identity and love that it seems nearly impossible to find the truth in all of it.

Unless one has you to explain it all. ♥

Please come back often! Or better yet, join LJ yourself so I can fangirl you properly. :)
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