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Quickie Smallville update
I continue to be buried in work to an insane degree, but these new pics from Supergirl made me stop dead in my tracks. Why so pretty, Tom?

Pics courtesy of TV Overmind, with my thanks! Plus one more from @MissMarisM (Marisa Mineo, CW publicist) on Twitter. Yum!

Matt Mitovich from Fancast asked the cast some fan questions on the red carpet at Smallville's 200th episode party in Vancouver. Yay for my friends who submitted such awesome questions!

Kara (played by ‘V’s Laura Vandervoort) is returning to “teach” Clark something that will help him become Superman. Does Kara learn anything from Clark? – Christine S.
Indeed, she does. Tom Welling, though, had to think for just the right words to tease that lesson learned. “Clark teaches her that sometimes…. How do I word this?… that sometimes you don’t need a lot of attention to get the job done.” That sounds like a reference to how Kara/Supergirl becomes a bit of a celebrated media darling during her Oct. 8 visit.

Last season, the interactions between Tess and Clark tended to be pretty intense and violent. How would Cassidy Freeman describe their interactions this season? – Valerie
Through Episode 8, “They’ve been pretty professional,” Cassidy answers. “I think Tess is still trying to prove herself to him and let him know that she’s on his side – and he’s hesitant to believe her, understandably. So they’re still playing that cat-and-mouse game.”

Read more questions and answers at Fancast HERE.

At the same event, Natalie Abrams from TVGuide.com talked to Keri Lynn Pratt, who plays Cat Grant in this Friday's episode, Shield.

She's been assigned as Clark's partner, and Keri Lynn Pratt tells TVGuide.com that her character may have a bit of a crush on Clark, adding: "She gets herself in trouble and gets herself in the middle of things often."

How will Lois feel about Cat once she returns from Africa?

"I don't think she's thrilled about it," Pratt says. "I think Cat just annoys her more than anything. I don't think she's threatening, I think she's just annoying."

Read the full article at TVGuide.com HERE.

Smallville "Shield Preview Clip":

Smallville "Shield Episode Preview":

I think she's pretty annoying myself. :) My Cat Grant has always been Tracey Scoggins from Lois and Clark, and Smallville's version couldn't be further from her sultry seductress, but I have liked the actress in other things, and Cat's interactions with Clark could be cute. I like the clips. It's fun to see Ollie in full-on Green Arrow mode again, and Justin's great at being Mr. Cool in the face of Cat's near hysteria. But does she seriously live at the Talon?! LOL!

ETA: More Smallville news! Eric Goldman from IGN talked to Allison Mack about what lies ahead for her on the show, and her hopes for how Chloe's story will wrap up. Read the interview at IGN HERE.

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bananabehr From: bananabehr Date: September 29th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm starting to think the Talon is the village bicycle...

Also, Kara dressed up like Clark is pretty much the most awesomest thing EVAR!!!! Is she going to teach him what I hope she's gonna teach him?!?!

Finally, thank goodness for whoever decided that gray t-shirts are the new wifebeaters! Sammy, Stefan and now Clark in gray! *flails*

PS I need more Smallville icons... 2 is not enough.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't have a problem with the single block of Metropolis where they film everything, I can suspend my disbelief just fine for that one, but to have Chloe, Lois, and now (evidently) Cat all living in the same studio apartment is just beyond ridiculous.

If you mean flight, according to LV Kara's going to try. Or at least that's what she told reporters who visited the V set last week.

That tee is becoming legendary on this show. :)

Seriously, do you want some links for icon makers?
bananabehr From: bananabehr Date: September 29th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
homicidalfink From: homicidalfink Date: September 29th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Guh. I just -- he's not human. I may just paddle around in the shallow end of the pool for now.

I think Cat will probably work, considering Erica's Lois is the babe in this version of Superman, but I'm more of a fan of Tracey's slinky version too. One of the worst things they did was re-cast Jimmy and get rid of Cat for S2.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
That first one is to die for. I can't wait to see it in HQ.

Smallville's Lois will eat this Cat alive, don't you think? :) I never understood why they got rid of Cat and the first Jimmy on LnC. I thought they were both great. The new Jimmy did eventually win me over. For the record, though, I thought AA was better than both of them. *still misses Jimmy*
homicidalfink From: homicidalfink Date: September 29th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
That and everything to do with the gray tee. I concur with silverscreengal and bananabehr on this subject.

Oh, she will. Lois is a hurricane of personality. The first Jimmy apparently looked too much like Dean but I dunno why Cat was dropped. She was so much fun.

Oh, Aaron. He is always going to be my Jimmy. I think I'm one of the few people who actually liked Chimmy when they weren't being jealous/dysfunctional at each other.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I still remember the first time we saw the gray tee, in Identity. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. ;)

Aaron was perfect as Jimmy, when they let him actually BE the iconic Jimmy, like in Apocalypse, Prey, and Identity, for example. It still breaks my heart that they gave him one of his best scenes ever in Doomsday (when he rescues Clark), and then took him from us.

It's no secret that I was never a fan of the Chimmy, but they did have their moments, the times when I absolutely believed they were in love. I actually rooted for them in Bride. I just didn't like it when they made Jimmy jealous and insecure, and Chloe condescending and patronizing.
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: September 29th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it just me or does Tom's chest seem to continue to get bigger? Is this an optical illusion or something or is he reallly just. that. big.::gulp::

I'm starting to think the most ridiculous thing on this show is that I'm supposed to believe that Lois wouldn't be begging him to make love to her every second of the day.

I agree that Aaron Ashmore--when he was allowed to truly play the iconic Jimmy Olsen--was the best Jimmy Olsen ever.

Justin Whalin did grow on me and I thought he did a great job on LnC.

Supposedly Michael Landes' departure on LnC also had to do with his age. The network wanted a younger Jimmy. Landes was closer in age to Dean and Teri. Justin Whalin was 20 years or something. Go figure.

The network got rid of Cat Grant because they felt she was "too adult" for the show. What's interesting is that Deborah Joy Levine originally planned for "Lois and Clark" to be a show for adults. She wasn't gearing it towards a family audience. It was originally supposed to air at 10 PM. In many ways, the first season of LnC is more adult than the others. You can see it clearly in the pilot episode when Lois admits outright that she slept with someone at work. (Lois Lane would never do that!!! This must prove that she wasn't really Lois!!! )

The thing is....Lois is always a babe. That's not new on Smallville. On LnC men always thought Lois was hot as all get out. It was just that Lois was so rough around the edges that she often scared men off. But she was clearly a babe. Cat was more over the top about her sexuality and yet men always still seemed to want Lois which drove Cat crazy.

When I think of Cat Grant I feel like there are two major requirements: She needs to annoy Lois and get under her skin. And she needs to really like Clark. So we'll see how Smallville handles that. :)

Thanks for the pics!!

miss_tress From: miss_tress Date: September 29th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure which I want to comment on more. The fact that TV Overmind misidentified the character in two of those pictures or that they misspelled the name of the character that they're misidentifying.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! I saw that, and I was like, huh? Especially because they identified the character correctly in the article with the pics. Were they trying to give me a heart attack?

Whenever anyone misspells Lex's name like that, I always hear Ned Beatty in my head, saying "Mr. Lu-thor!" ;)
miss_tress From: miss_tress Date: September 29th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe they just think that bald guy in a suit on Smallville always equals Lex?

Whenever anyone misspells Lex's name like that, I always hear Ned Beatty in my head, saying "Mr. Lu-thor!"

Although I have less anger over "Luther" than I do when I hear it pronounced "Luth-Or". It's the one thing about the Timm-verse cartoons that irks me.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe they just think that bald guy in a suit on Smallville always equals Lex?

I'm a little afraid that this season that might turn out to be more true than not. :(
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: September 29th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
This is a small update? :-p
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, it was a quickie, because I had to do it on the fly. :) I am craaazy busy at work this week!

Happy Birthday!! *throws confetti* I hope you've done at least one outrageously self-indulgent thing today! *big birthday hugs*
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: September 29th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the birthday wishes! As for outrageously indulgent, does buying a cool To Do app count? Actually, my favorite author's new book came out today, so I ran and go it after work. And then had Wendy's.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
That all sounds rather heavenly, especially compared to what I've spent the day doing. :) And I feel the need to point out, as I'm sure I did last year, that there's something special about the fact that our birthdays are exactly six months apart. ♥
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Even as I was throwing this together, more stuff popped up! I love that Smallville is getting so much attention, but I can't keep up! :D
jeannev From: jeannev Date: September 29th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, Tom, of course, looks magnificent.

Laura is lovely, not at all happy about what she's wearing. And I still think this episode is going to be ass.

I got a question answered by Cassidy! Hee

I liked the first Catherine Grant better.

Is it wrong that I just want to punch Brian Peterson in the face everytime I see him? Yeah, its probably wrong, and not very nice. :p
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Tom looks amazing. He was stunning in the premiere.

I've just put Supergirl out of my mind for now. The more I think about it, the more I dread it. I'm just going to wait and see, and hope it's not as bad as I fear. *sigh*

I got ridiculously excited when I saw your name! I remember when you asked that question! :) And it's very cool that Cassidy herself answered it (rather than B&K).

I didn't love the first CG, which I think is an unpopular opinion. The interesting thing to me is how different the characters seem to be. The one in Crossfire intimidated Lois with her academic achievements and her great chemistry with Clark, and in the end she bested her in some sense by getting the job. I don't think Lois has anything to worry about from this Cat professionally, and there is zero romantic chemistry between her and Clark. TPTB have described her as Clark's confidant. Were they trying to make sure they didn't start any new shipper wars with the casting?

Is it wrong that I just want to punch Brian Peterson in the face everytime I see him?

LOL! The sad thing is that he would never understand why.
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: September 29th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I barely have time to go on LJ to see if there are any Tom pics, I am so swamped too, but I can always count on you!!

Oh, my, it is really hitting me that he is not going to be in my living room weekly this time next year. I don't mean to get all negative on you, but *sniff* it didn't hit me until today.

I NEED GRAY T's on a regular basis. *pouts*

I am hestitant to watch any videos because of my no-spoiler policy but I did watch the Cat video....that little girl voice could me grating. I loved following the updates on Twitter the night of the party!! What fun!!

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
It hit me a while ago. This season is going to be bittersweet, but judging by the premiere, Tom is pulling out all the stops to give us the best performances we've ever seen from him. I know it will be a season to remember.

I love the gray tee beyond all reason, but I think the white tee is still my favorite. :)

Keri Lynn Pratt's voice is what has made me remember her, to tell you the truth. I've only seen her in small guest parts on shows like Veronica Mars and Bones, but I always thought the way she talked was cute. Maybe not so much when she has lots of dialogue?

We had a massive power outage the night of the Smallville party. I came home from picking up a friend at the airport, and my entire town had gone dark. It was creepy. Luckily I had made a Twitter list of everyone who was at the event, so when the power finally came back on I could scroll back and experience it as if it were live. I hope they all had a blast once the interviews and photo ops were over, and the celebration truly got underway!
sunflowercyn10 From: sunflowercyn10 Date: September 29th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the heads up re: pretty Supergirl Clark pics. I know I can always depend on you for keeping me in the loop.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, usually it's the other way around! :) I don't know what I'd do without your Twitter to keep me in the loop!

I hope tomorrow brings us HQ pretties. *is spoiled*

I'm pretty dismayed by the Supergirl spoilers, but I'm still looking forward to the episode. I've always loved Clark and Kara together, and Laura looks adorable, both in her superhero costume and her secret identity disguise.
chris_43 From: chris_43 Date: September 29th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
*Gah* Just look at that grey-t or I mean Tom in it! I don't know how many times I rewound it's first appearance in Identity, *blushes*

Cat is definitely a different take...hope the annoying grows on me and I warm up to the character.

I don't want to forget to say thank you for all the wonderful pictures and goodies! Thanks a ton! *hugs*

Edited at 2010-09-29 05:03 am (UTC)
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