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Smallville 9x20 - Sacrifice
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cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: May 4th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
As someone who works with computers for a living, I find it highly laughable if I'm supposed to believe Chloe losing Watchtower is supposed to equal her facing any kind of consequences for her actions all season, or being held accountably for them. Because really, am I supposed to think that Chloe Sullivan, top hacker girl, didn't have enough smarts to create a back up database for all the info in Watchtower and stored all the info in some secret location? Really show? *eyeroll*

Well, if she didn't then Tess rightly called it - Chloe is sloppy.

The Clark/Zod/Kandorian plot line was the most interesting part of the episode to me. As much as I liked Tess' half of the trapped in Watchtower bit, (as I've just taken to tuning Chloe out as much as I possibly can), I would have gladly parted with it to get more of the Clark/Zod/Kandorian stuff for the whole hour. I was quite surprised when Faora turned out to be pregnant (the comic book geek in me wondered if the baby would turn out to be Smallville's version of Chris Kent), and was actually kinda shocked when Zod killed her. I know some had a problem with hearing the baby's slowing heartbeat in that scene, but I honestly don't have a problem with the show having gone there with it. Because it was supposed to be horrific what Zod did and I think that accented it. Even Zod - evil and maniacal as he is - was horrified when he realized what he'd done. I think that scene was Callum's best acting all season.

We only have two more episodes left in S9, which to me means two more chances to do right by Clark. This season has been a real mixed bag for me, but I remain hopeful.

It's so nice that you can stay so positive. I wish I could, as I really liked the season up until we came back from hiatus. I am looking forward to next week if just for the Martha, Clark, Lois, Perry interaction, though I'm kinda dreading everything else. At this point, I'm just hoping for minimum damage to Clark's character by the end of the season (though, even last season after Doomsday, I thought Clark came off looking way better than anyone else, excepting Lois and Jimmy.)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 4th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! Chloe doesn't have a backup off-site?

Because it was supposed to be horrific what Zod did and I think that accented it. Even Zod - evil and maniacal as he is - was horrified when he realized what he'd done.

I agree. That unthinkable act cemented him as evil in all our minds from here on out. And after he saw what he had done, he grieved for just a moment, and then steeled, closing the door on those feelings forever.

At this point, I'm just hoping for minimum damage to Clark's character by the end of the season

In that sense, S9 feels a lot like S8 to me. I'm already looking past this season to the next one. :( But this season has the potential to be even worse, because people are going to lay anything bad that happens at Clark's doorstep. At least last season Clark had a good plan for Doomsday. More than one, in fact. But all of them were sabotaged by Chloe, Oliver, or Tess. This time around everyone is going to point to Clark's decision to save Zod as the deciding factor, and he made that choice all on his own.
theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: May 4th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
the comic book geek in me wondered if the baby would turn out to be Smallville's version of Chris Kent


ME TOO!!!!

though, even last season after Doomsday, I thought Clark came off looking way better than anyone else, excepting Lois and Jimmy

Once again, me too!

Edited at 2010-05-04 03:45 pm (UTC)
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