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Smallville 9x19 - Charade - I worship at the television altar — LiveJournal
Smallville 9x19 - Charade
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 27th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Part II

This is a wonderful, insightful comment. Thank you for helping me to understand this scene better, and to clarify my own thoughts.

The way I see it, Clark is still struggling to find a balance in his life, and as Jor-El said when he explained why Clark still can't fly, he sees himself primarily as human. He's made great strides this season to explore and embrace his Kryptonian side, but to some extent even Clark sees himself as two separate people. And he wants to be loved for who he is as a man, not just for his superpowers. So although I think he should offer all of himself to the woman he loves, I can see why he would ask her that question in that moment, when he was steeped in the pain of that call. Especially if he's worried that any part of what Lois is feeling about the Blur is because of Zod.

Lois needs to define herself, and have a purpose for herself, outside of Clark

Absolutely. She has lost her job at the DP, but she's still a journalist, and I don't expect her to stop fighting to expose the truth at every turn. Similarly, at that moment she was still in shock from the Blur's phone call, but eventually she has to see that it's up to her to pursue the greater good on her own terms. And I think that is what her journey is about, so I'm excited to see it on the show. Lois Lane will stand at Superman's side, not in his shadow.

I think what you say about Lana is so true. I wish Smallville would make it clear that Clark and Lana wouldn't have worked out in the long run, kryptonite or no kryptonite, but I know they never will.
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