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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 28th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! *hugs* There's something about Tommy in a slightly mussed tux that is especially delicious. :)

Why deprive Clark of his sounding board when there is no one to take her place?

I would have loved for Oliver to step up and be a true brother in arms for Clark. I had such high hopes when he called Chloe on her shenanigans in Beast, but then he served up his own brand of betrayal. At least we got a taste of what could have been in Kandor. I also would have been quite happy to see Clark confide in Emil. I enjoy his dynamic with Clark. His unflappable demeanor and dry intelligence allow Clark to set the emotional tone of their conversations, and he doesn't compete with Clark's POV for center stage.

So that was the plot point that took me out of this ep. - I just don't find it feasible that Lois could value the Blur over Clark.

I feel the same way. One is a living, breathing god of a man (remember her "hello sailor!" in Echo?) who has been her friend for six years, and the other is a disembodied, weird-sounding voice on the phone. They've both played the hero, and both saved her life, so I don't even give the Blur much of an edge in the rescue department.

Both Tom & Erica were great - the little panicked stammer that Tom introduces into Clark's voice when he thinks about the impostor, the anxiety in his eyes: perfect. And I liked their quarrel on the street better than the rooftop scene - it felt very much like a real couple, very convincing.

Me, too! The rooftop scene was pretty, and poetic, and heartbreaking, but their argument on the street drew me in and had me on the edge of my seat. Tom was so good! I loved the way Clark, almost overcome with worry, struggled to find the words that would make Lois understand. And when they were both so upset, wanting desperately to communicate with the other but failing miserably, it all felt so real.

Tom and Erica both outdid themselves this week, and that's what made the episode work for me.
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