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Smallville: Death of a Shipper - I worship at the television altar
tariel22
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Smallville: Death of a Shipper
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think there's this fear TPTB have that without Clark in some romantic entanglement, the audience will go away, and I've already told you in the past I think that's crazy. Of course he needs to move on from Lana, and contemplate his future alone, and without distractions. Only after he figures out how to become Superman can he consider finding a way to have love in his life as well. However, like you, I'm rather cynical about the potential for Lana's departure from Clark's arms before her departure from the show itself.

One of the things I liked best about Lara (the episode) was how Clark acted on his own to track down and rescue Kara, and to retrieve her crystal. Those were some very heroic moments, I thought.

You make an excellent point about how some shippers see Clark. And in all honesty, every potential love interest on the show has treated him badly at some point, which is another reason why my shipper loyalties have been so fickle over the years. I've always thought Superman to be an awe-inspiring figure, and certainly Tom can deliver that presence, but the women of Smallville seem to have scant respect for him as a potential hero, and are more likely to nag him, dismiss him, or mock him.

I think I told you this already, but watching Gemini without any expectations for the relationships on the show made all the difference in the world to me. I was able to focus on Clark, and TW's performance, and appreciate everything I loved about the show, and it was wonderful!
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