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Smallville 8.06 - Prey
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 31st, 2008 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I honestly didn't see it as all that dark, or indicative of how Clark's life will be in the future. I saw it more as a time of transition, a time when Clark is shifting gears and adjusting to this new role he has chosen for himself. And I didn't mind that the road was a little bumpy. I liked seeing Clark start to come to terms with the conflict between all he wants to do and what he actually can do, and to figure out exactly what lines he's willing to cross to protect the innocent.

The difference for me was all in Tom's performance. Clark expressed disappointment in what he saw as his failures, but without dwelling on it, or sounding mopey in any way. And he had that air of command that's been so evident this season, giving me faith that any roadblocks were temporary. I know I'm not explaining it well, but I just had confidence that he would find his way to the right path in time.

The whole retcon about Clark's and Chloe's respective attitudes toward meteor freaks was just outrageous. I hope it was just to make a point in this particular episode, and will be forgotten in the future like so many other things we've seen on this show, both good and bad.

I know what you mean about Davis. I find myself holding the character at arm's length; I'm reluctant to allow myself to feel much of anything for him, only to have him turn completely evil later. If they go where some people think they will, and have him somehow kill Clark, I'm fully prepared to hate him. And you make a good point about his actions being questionable.

I also know what you mean about that headache. *sighs* Some of my feelings during this episode took me straight back to S7, and it wasn't a pleasant trip.
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