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Smallville 9x20 - Sacrifice
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 4th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I'm not offended at all! I appreciate your comment. I hope I don't offend you with my response, because we probably couldn't see things more differently.

For me, it's Chloe's attitude that I have the biggest problem with. Since the beginning of the season, except for a few isolated conversations that I've always noted in my reviews, she has been cold and dismissive with Clark, which I see as ongoing passive aggressive punishment for him walking out at the end of last season, and refusing her request to go back in time and save Jimmy in Savior. She has shut Clark out completely, and it's clear to me that it's personal to him, because she is totally different with Oliver.

When Clark has apologized, on at least three separate occasions this season, Chloe has offered no apology in return. I personally didn't think he had anything to be sorry for in the first place, but even if I accept that he did, Chloe certainly bears some responsibility as well for the rift between them.

I do have a problem with Chloe's spying, but more for the deception associated with it. Eavesdropping on his personal phone calls, and spying on him at the farm is way out of line. Anyone would be upset if their privacy was invaded like that. And I don't think she'd be hiding it if she didn't think it was wrong herself. Stockpiling the kryptonite weapons without telling Clark is an even bigger offense. I don't have a problem with her disagreeing with Clark, but the dishonesty is wrong, at least when it's something that could impact him so directly.

Obviously I don't think Chloe is some big criminal, and I do believe her motives are altruistic, but I find the way she treats Clark really hard to bear. I know a lot of Chloe fans don't like Clark much any more, but I do, and I imagine that makes me see things from a whole different perspective.

I still think Chloe betrayed Clark last season, and I'm still waiting for an apology for that. I know we have a deep and fundamental difference of opinion there.

A lot of people on my flist have huge objections to Oliver murdering Lex (although of course Lex isn't really dead, the intent was there), not to mention the way he shot Clark in the back with a kryptonite arrow. And very few people I know are okay with the way Clark keeps roughing up Tess. But for me it's not about comparative behavior anyway.

I have found Chloe to be extremely sympathetic in the past, but this season I can't get past her complete contempt for Clark, which I find to be wholly unjustified. I also think her behavior is pretty OOC for the Chloe I knew from previous seasons, but evidently this is who she is now. :( Why is she even working with Clark anymore, if she dislikes him so much?
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