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Episode running time: 41m, 45s*
 
(*the "previously on SV" took up 1m, 3s of that time)

All of the episodes continue to be almost identical in length.  I wonder if thats a network thing, or indicative of the management change.  Because prior seasons, SV used to vary more episode to episode. 


Clark   24m, 23s
Chloe   5m, 31s
Lois     13m, 20s
Jimmy 11m, 35s
Tess     4m, 29s
Oliver    6m, 36s


Season to date (# of eps)

Clark    141m, 37s (7)
Chloe    85m, 53s (7)
Lois       69m, 36s (6)
Jimmy   45m, 35s (5)
Tess      48m, 7s (6)
Davis     29m, 47s (3)
Olive    r 48m, 31s (4)


And now, my thoughts

Type your cut contents here.


Hee, I know that line from Lois was a great big anvil, and very obvious, but it still made me laugh.

You know what I'm finding this season (besides renewed enthusiasm for the show in general)?  The episodes really need a 2nd viewing.  For me, at least.  I think I've gotten something new out of all of them upon watching them again.  For instance, in the first viewing of this episode, I totally missed the wrist grabbing by Clark of Sebastian, and the way his eyes widened.  So, of course, I was confuzzled at the end with Chloe.  Well, more confuzzled then just the "Holy Crap" ness of that scene, which was great!  When I rewatched, it was much clearer.

Also, I found I enjoyed the Clois interaction much more upon rewatching.  Still, this wasn't one of my favs for them this season.  The remarks were a little too biting for my taste.  I'm OK with the banter, but there's a line between banter and belittling, and I'm not so sure that this episode did a great job of finding that line.  And that goes for both Clark and Lois.  But upon rewatching, that apartment scene gets put into a far better context.  Ushering Clark out of the apartment, and making him seem like no one important actually makes more sense now coming from Lois.  Of course she wouldn't want to do anything to put Clark on Sebastian's radar in any way.  So, dismissing him as an "errand boy" makes some bit of sense.

But whether I enjoyed the banter or not, there were interesting things to take away from this episode in regards to Clois....the parallel between Lois wanting to keep her "date" a secret so as not to put Clark in any danger, and Clark's desire to keep people from knowing about his secret to keep people out of danger.  Of course, Clark's situation is about 25x the one with Lois, but I appreciated the parallel.  Also, something that struck me as significant was Lois calling Clark for help.  An episode from S6 that really was a thorn on my paw was Rage, and thats mostly due to how Lois acted towards Clark in that episode.  You had Clark telling her that he'd do everything in his power to find Oliver, and she rolls her eyes and calls Chloe.  So freaking annoying!  But what a difference 2 seasons (and new showrunners) make.  It was subtle, but I liked how this showed the way Clois has evolved.  Clark is now Lois' go-to guy, whether she'd admit that or not.

I also thought ED did a very nice bit of acting when we got to see Lois' expression as Clark zipped her up.  She SO likes him!  And its very adorable.  And for me, this has endeared Lois to me in a way that I haven't felt previously.  I really like SV's decision to have Lois fall first, at least in the more obvious sense.  When it comes to SV, I think someone has to fall in love with Clark as he is for me to believe that someone would really, totally love him.  Superman is most definitely going to be a persona he adopts, but Clark will always be Clark.  To have Lois fall for Clark, not Superman, is something I really like.

Of course, I wish the show would just commit on a direction, and stick with it, and not get derailed.  But, thats something for another time...

Anyway, back to Identity...

So, how much did I love Jimmy in this episode?  A ton!  How can TPTB not see that he works so much better in the more familiar role for Jimmy, as enterprising DP photographer, and Clark Kent fanboy?  Jimmy Olson was never a character that should've been a Playa.  Nor is he really suited for furry handcuffs, or jealous fits, or juggling 2 girls.  And Chimmy still doesn't work. 

Back to Lois for a minute....I thought the characterization of Lois was spot on in this episode.  Of course I would expect Lois to decide to investigate this guy on her own, believing the whole time she could handle it.  And her vow to get the story with the Superdude at the end was also pretty Lois Lane to me.

This was sort of a blah week for Tess, but this episode does illustrate why I like her so much better, and find her more interesting, then Davis.  Tess is just BAD!  No apologies, no explanations, and no woobiness.  And a roll in the hay with Oliver aside, she's also no love interest.  In this episode, we saw Tess sic a very dangerous murderer on Lois, and when it was completely clear that he was going to take Lois out, Tess didn't bat an eye.  Thats a villian.  And not one that needs excuses.

Which reminds me, the Sebastian character wasn't working so well for me.  Didn't that guy just look like Aquadude with a bad wig?

The Clark/Oliver interaction in this episode worked really well.  Sure, Oliver was a jerk at first, but we quickly moved past that.  And he was very amusing in the caped crusader role.  I really like Clark and Oliver as friends, and if I never had to hear Oliver browbeating Clark again, that would be too soon.  It was very satisfying to see Clark standing up for himself here.  I also loved the touch of Clark assuring Oliver that his parents would be proud of him.  That was such a cool friend thing to do.

The Jimmy/Clark scene at the Kent farm was totally made of win.  Though, why did Jimmy just let himself into Clark's house?  Why do any of the characters on SV do this?  It drives me crazy.

Which brings us around to Chloe, and of course that was a big "Wow" this week, eh?  The Clark/Chloe scene played better then I had feared, which was a relief.  I do think there was an interesting bit of directing going on in the Clark/Chloe/Jimmy scene.  Chloe goes to Jimmy's side when he comes in, but the director actually has her leave Jimmy's side to stand at Clark's.  I think the message is pretty clear that Jimmy is still not her first priority, and likely will never be.  Which makes the whole Chimmy thing very frustrating for me.  Its not that I have any problem with Chloe showing her loyalty to Clark though.

I guess the really big question is how much is Chloe being controlled by the Brainiac infection?  I would say a lot.  But its still too soon to know how this is going to play out.  AM was great in that hospital room scene though.  Its so much fun seeing her play dark.  And I'm betting its fun for her as an actress.

Which, brings us around to the most important character....Clark Kent.  While I don't think this was TW's strongest performance this season, I continue to love what the show is doing for Clark, and I continue to love what TW is doing with it.  We may be moving fast with Clark, but I really feel like the foundation is there for him to be at this point.   And I think the fear he had of being outted, even in the most anonymous of ways, was a very real, very interesting story to play.  I think people forget, or discount, the way Clark was brought up.  Sure, he had love and support, but he's also been taught to hide and lie his entire life.  I'm not sure why there isn't more understanding towards Clark for that.  For him to adopt a more public persona, he needs to overcome YEARS of conditioning by the 2 most formative influences in his life...his mom and dad.  

But thats what made that scene on the street all the more poignant.  For someone like Clark, who has always had such great fear about how people will react to him, and whether they will accept him, to see people excited and hopeful due to his actions must've been amazing.  And I think its then, and only then, that things were able to click into place for Clark, and he was OK with that picture on the front of the DP.  And could it be that he took just a bit of satisfaction and happiness in that?  I hope so, because I want that so much for Clark.

I think PS3 are doing a really solid job overall, and an AMAZING job on the character of Clark.  I wish we could've jettisoned AlMiles worthless asses a few seasons ago. 

 

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Nov. 1st, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Great review and screentime
In Committed, Lois had more screentime than Clark. But this time, it's Clark who has more screentime than Lois and rightfully so because this is a Clark-centric episode. Interesting that Oliver had more screentime than Chloe and Tess. I worried that Lois' scenes with Sebastian were going to land her more screentime than Clark.

Isn't it sad that Jimmy is able to put it together while Lois still hasn't after all her time in the show?

The rating for the episode was 4.32 and this was a final rating. This episode is the start of the November Sweeps and it's darn good start.

I think Clark is going to fight crime publicly, which is going to be different than Green Arrow and the Justice League from this point onwards.

You see, this is proof positive that the show works when the focus is on Clark and the new showrunners know that. Unfortunately that AlMiles either forget or didn't care, but regardless their departure was the best thing happening for the show.

Here's my prediction as I said on the DTS site (I hope it gets back up) - when the ratings get better in the November sweeps, a 9th season will happen.
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
Re: Great review and screentime
I think that we're going to have a few weeks where someone else is going to have more screentime then Clark. I think its just important that Clark's screentime stay high. Though we pretty much know that episode #15 will be Clark-lite :( :(

Actually, Jimmy put it together faster then any other character on the show. I think he left Lois, Chloe, Lana, Pete and Lex all in the dust.

I still think a 9th season is unlikely because I don't think TW will sign for it, and I don't think the network has the money to make him an offer he can't refuse.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 2nd, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
Re: Great review and screentime
I can accept episode 15 being Clark-lite because of TW directing. Episode 12 will also be Chloe-lite as well.

That's true that Jimmy put it together faster than anyone else and that's even more sadder.

Despite the trailers, previews, and director's cut of Bloodline, I'm still worrying about the episode because of Caroline Dries writing it. I hope an out of character Lois will not be emphasized.

Clark must be emphasized in the November sweeps episode if the show is to get a 9th season. Abyss will explore the Clark/Chloe friendship and Bride will see
Clark & Lois being closer, Chloe/Jimmy wedding, Green Arrow meeting the returning Lana, and Doomsday. I hope Bride will be 50 minutes like Commencement was.
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Great review and screentime
I'm excited that Tom gets to direct, but I'm absolutely dreading a Clark-lite episode :(

And yeah, Caroline Dries sucks. I can't believe I initially liked her. She blows.
svgurl
Nov. 1st, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Wow, that's great Clark screentime! I love those numbers! :D

I totally agree on the second watch through. And with how much I love s8, I don't mind watching the episodes a second time! I didn't feel that way about s7 at all, save a few episodes.

For instance, in the first viewing of this episode, I totally missed the wrist grabbing by Clark of Sebastian, and the way his eyes widened. So, of course, I was confuzzled at the end with Chloe.

I missed that too! I was so confused with what Chloe was saying at the end and then I saw it again and I was like "OOH, I GET IT!"

I really loved the Clois. They weren't together for long but they were so cute.

Also, something that struck me as significant was Lois calling Clark for help. An episode from S6 that really was a thorn on my paw was Rage, and thats mostly due to how Lois acted towards Clark in that episode. You had Clark telling her that he'd do everything in his power to find Oliver, and she rolls her eyes and calls Chloe. So freaking annoying!

Me too! I love that she called Clark. And that scene in "Rage" bugged me too! Lois was really condescending toward Clark in parts of s6. It was sad. But now, it's all changed! She's opened up to him ... and I think the show has done a good job with evolving their relationship.

I also thought ED did a very nice bit of acting when we got to see Lois' expression as Clark zipped her up. She SO likes him! And its very adorable.

I loved her expression! That smile melted my heart. And I totally didn't fall for Clark's "just looking out for you" line! Oh Clois! &hearts

So, how much did I love Jimmy in this episode? A ton! How can TPTB not see that he works so much better in the more familiar role for Jimmy, as enterprising DP photographer, and Clark Kent fanboy?

SO MUCH YES! I loved Jimmy in this episode. He and Chloe are so much better off when they're not with one another. THIS is how Jimmy should be. :D

Tess is really interesting character. I like her a lot. And I'm with you on how she's just evil. :)

As for Chloe, I think that Brainiac is controlling her partially but it's still a mixture of their personalities, if her expression after she left the hospital room had to say it. I can tell that Allison is really enjoying her role. :)

And Clark rocked! He looked hot and was just awesome! I loved his outfits ... the white dress shirt to the grey layered top. SO awesome! And that jacket he was wearing in the scene with Jimmy! EEK! I really liked his expression when he saw how people were reacting to Oliver. It was like a light went off in his head and he's getting it. ALL BY HIMSELF. Which is what we always wanted to see.

Yay for s8!

Great review! I always enjoy reading your thoughts (as shown as how I end up rambling like crazy!)!
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
The first time I watched this episode, the Clois bugged me a little. But upon rewatching, I really changed my tune. There are some putdowns I'm tiring of though.

I'm really hoping that they don't decided to woobify Tess somewhere down the line. She's working just as she is, and she's working better then Davis as far as I'm concerned. I wouldn't mind some additional background on her, and I'd like more Tess/Clark interaction. But I hope they keep her bad to the bone, with no excuses or lame justifications.

And Thanks. I'm always happy to read your ramble to my ramble. :)
eeyore1017
Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that I love your icon! :-)
svgurl
Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It was made by realchemistry. She has a bunch more "squishy" icons at her LJ. :D
carolandtom
Nov. 1st, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for the numbers! I'm glad Clark had so much screentime.

Great review, as usual!

While I don't think this was TW's strongest performance this season,
Funny how different people may perceive things differently! To me, this was one of Tom's strongest performance this season. There was so much going on in Clark's head and he showed every bit of it, and every emotion, with the right touches and choices, depending on the situation he was in. He was open, subtle, worried, amazed, hopeful... To me, he showed the maturity Clark is achieving while still being the scared boy that has to face one of his greatest fears. I loved the tone of his voice and his expressions in every scene, it all seemed so totally and effortlessly in character! I think Tom did a wonderful job.

Of course I have to mention how beautiful he looked throughout the episode and I'm sure we can agree on that.

As for the episode itself, I enjoyed most of it. I think this is the first time I really liked Jimmy. I could have done without a few of Lois and Oliver's remarks, but I think the episode had lots of great moments. What a difference SV makes when it focuses on Clark and does the character justice!
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
I've done a lot of rethinking on my comment about Tom's performance, and I think I didn't show enough appreciation for a lot of the nuances he put into the performance. This is why having such an awesome flist is a blessing. :)

And he just looks so amazingly stunning this year, I can't find the words. He's just so off-the-charts handsome, and the dress clothes just accentuate how beautifully he's matured. He takes my breath away, week after week.
theclexfactor
Nov. 1st, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I love that we were on THE EXACT SAME PAGE wrt Clark this episode. I get so sick of people bashing him and conveniently forgetting that Clark is the way he is because of his parents (the same way Lex gets excused because of Lionel). But I loved how he got it when he saw how the people reacted to the Blur (I can't help but call it that and I now want a Superman icon calling him The RedBlue Blur).

Oh, and I agreed with just about everything else, especially the Jimmy comment and PS3. Yes, producers/writers, please stick with this. I no longer care how fast this season is moving as long as it continues to be this awesome.
moonshayde
Nov. 1st, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
People love to bash him and it irks me so bad. Have ai been happy with everything with Clark? Nope. But there is some meaty stuff with his character. He is the main character, after all. This is what we've been missing with Clark for the past couple of seasons.

This show has always been strongest when it sticks to the mythos and the deep character moments. (Which is why I always thought the Clark and Lex stories were the best.)
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
I'm never quite sure why some seem to believe that Clark's life has been some sort of cake walk. Never factoring in how difficult it must've been for him growing up. Or remembering the things he's suffered. I don't know, do the Clark bits just get edited out of their episodes...except when he's "slighting" the character of their choice? Whatever.

I know there's a lot of people quite vocal about freeing Chloe from Chimmy, but it seems to me Jimmy needs to be freed just as much.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the review and screentime minutes. It's great to see Tom was on screen more than a half time of this episode. I loved that!
I think I could agree with most of your thoughts. Only - I can't help but I totally adore Tom's performance in Identity. Even after watching this episode three times (or because of it ;)) I think he did amazing job there and his facial expressions and body language expressed Clark's feelings excellently in this episode. Please, don't get me wrong, I know you didn't think the quote about Tom's performance in a wrong way. :) I need to say, for me it was Prey I wasn't totally sure about Tom's acting (not in all episode, a few scenes only).
And I think Erica was also great in this episode and she looked amazing. I really love Clois this season.
An episode from S6 that really was a thorn on my paw was Rage, and thats mostly due to how Lois acted towards Clark in that episode. You had Clark telling her that he'd do everything in his power to find Oliver, and she rolls her eyes and calls Chloe. So freaking annoying! Oh yes! I remember this moment very well. I hated Lois's behavior in this scene!
But what a difference 2 seasons (and new showrunners) make. It was subtle, but I liked how this showed the way Clois has evolved. Clark is now Lois' go-to guy, whether she'd admit that or not. It's much better now. :)
Totally off topic: it seems, I could get "The Official Companion Season 7 book" as a Christmas gift. WOW, I can't wait for Christmas this year. :)
Lis
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
I love Clark having a lot of screentime too.

I've been really impressed with Erica's acting this season. I'll be honest, I've always been a little on the fence with her. But this season, its like she's really bringing a lot to the table, and really digging deep and working hard on her character. It shows, and I'm impressed.
moonshayde
Nov. 1st, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
That scene where Clark turns and sees all those people killed me. You could see it in how TW acted as Clark there. It was this huge moment for him and it moved me. People so do not give the actors on this show enough credit.

I also loved the Clark and Jimmy stuff - about time - and the Lois stuff. AM played a dark Chloe fantastic.

But funniest scene for me? Clark ransacking his house for anything blue and red ;)
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
The scene on the street was definitely a tug at the heartstrings. I think its important for Clark to see these sorts of things for himself, and let him soak them in and come to his own conclusions. Hopefully the show will do more and more of that. Its so much more effective that lectures and browbeating.

And yes, I LOL'ed at Clark's despair at his wardrobe. Join the club Big Fella.
starry_dawn
Nov. 1st, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Yes to pretty much everything you said. I love how we all seem to be on the same page regarding this episode - heroic!Clark is definitely the way to go. And all the other characters were spot on too ... this season is playing out so well, I'm scared to think of when it might all come to a crashing end.
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
Its so much fun to be in the SV fandom right now (well, ignoring certain cesspools of hate and vitriol). There's so much excitement. I knew the show could be good, and succeed, if they just remembered to bring the show back to Clark. And so they have. So far.
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jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I've always said that SV Clois just wouldn't work at all if they didn't put their own spin on its beginnings. And I think they may have found a way to launch it successfully. I don't think I'll ever classify myself as a SV 'shipper, but I find that I'm invested in Clois in a way I never was. And I think that all comes from Lois showing her hand first. It just works for this show.

I never bought into the "Oliver as mentor" philosophy. For one thing, our very first introduction to Oliver had him doing something completely immoral that resulted in Lex and Lana almost being killed, and another innocent man dying. I don't think I've ever been able to shake off that first impression. Yes, Oliver has gone on to do some very heroic things, and show considerably more character. But still, this was never a character I wanting mentoring Clark.

I don't think Clark's upbringing, and who he is, and what the larger ramifications are for his safety, are really given the weight it deserves when it comes to SV fandom.

And can I just tell you how much I LOVED your review? I hope to be over there commenting tomorrow.

tariel22
Nov. 1st, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Great review! And not just because we agree on so much! :D I always love your insights.

Yowza! 24 minutes! That is so awesome. I'm surprised Chloe's time was so short. I guess she made quite an impression on me. :)

I agree on the benefits of a rewatch. And I loved this episode so much, as soon as Supernatural was over, I immediately watched this one again. I'm still on a high from it.

I also thought ED did a very nice bit of acting when we got to see Lois' expression as Clark zipped her up. She SO likes him! And its very adorable.

I agree! In fact, I think that's what makes the snark not bother me at all, because I know she doesn't mean any of it. Any more than Clark does. I just think they're too scared to face/admit their burgeoning feelings, so they hide behind the snark, which is flirty in itself. IDK, I just thought they were too cute.

How can TPTB not see that he works so much better in the more familiar role for Jimmy, as enterprising DP photographer, and Clark Kent fanboy?

So much word! He was so likable in this one. I loved his enthusiasm for his new hero!

I think people forget, or discount, the way Clark was brought up. Sure, he had love and support, but he's also been taught to hide and lie his entire life.

I talked about this in my review as well. I think people forget how deeply ingrained on his psyche this concept is. And that scene on the street was my favorite moment of the entire episode.

I actually thought this was one of Tom's best performances. He touched my heart in this one.
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
Its always so much more fun when we agree :)

I really do believe that a lot of people don't look at the big picture of Clark's life, and don't take his upbringing and experiances into the mix.

And I also adored that scene on the street. What a great moment for Clark, a great moment for the show overall. And I am so happy we are getting a moment like that. Because I really believe if AlMiles were still in charge, we wouldn't be.
tariel22
Nov. 2nd, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
Because I really believe if AlMiles were still in charge, we wouldn't be.

I think you're right. It would never even occur to them to write a moment like that themselves, and if a writer came up with it, they'd cut it. I honestly don't think they would think Clark deserves it. They just never seemed to like Clark, or Tom, very much.
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
They just never seemed to like Clark, or Tom, very much.

Quoted for absolute truth. Which is why it makes my teeth ache when I read someone lamenting the loss of AlMiles. Well, sure, if you absolutely don't give a shit about Clark. Or Tom, for that matter. And don't even bother telling me otherwise.
jude_judith82
Nov. 1st, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Great review

lso, something that struck me as significant was Lois calling Clark for help. An episode from S6 that really was a thorn on my paw was Rage, and thats mostly due to how Lois acted towards Clark in that episode. You had Clark telling her that he'd do everything in his power to find Oliver, and she rolls her eyes and calls Chloe. So freaking annoying! But what a difference 2 seasons (and new showrunners) make. It was subtle, but I liked how this showed the way Clois has evolved. Clark is now Lois' go-to guy, whether she'd admit that or not.

I noticed this too and I noticed also how she complimented him with Jimmy. Jimmy's comment back was cute as well.


The Jimmy/Clark scene at the Kent farm was totally made of win.


If they keep this up I may have to change my mind about Jimmy. :-)

The Clark/Oliver interaction in this episode worked really well. Sure, Oliver was a jerk at first, but we quickly moved past that. And he was very amusing in the caped crusader role. I really like Clark and Oliver as friends, and if I never had to hear Oliver browbeating Clark again, that would be too soon.

Word I loved the reversal here.
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
I loved the reversal between Clark and Oliver too. But I am sorry that it was resolved so quickly. I was actually hoping to see that arc carry on over a few eps. Ah well, at least Clark got to the motivator in one episode, and I'll take what I can get. Its been such a great season for Clark, it seems ungrateful to complain. And I'm certainly not ungrateful to PS3 thus far.
goodvibe
Nov. 2nd, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
First up, I'm going to take you up on your recc, and do a rewatch with this one tonight. :-)

I still agree with a lot of points you've made, particularly about Jimmy. And the Clark/Ollie interactions actually worked. Also, Lois kicking ass and then determined to land that interview? Awesome. I'm just hella confused about Chloe right now, though AM was undoubtedly amazing in that last scene.


//I think PS3 are doing a really solid job overall, and an AMAZING job on the character of Clark. I wish we could've jettisoned AlMiles worthless asses a few seasons ago.//

SO much Word to this.
jeannev
Nov. 2nd, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'd be really surprised if you didn't take much more away from a rewatch.

I'm just adopting a wait-and-see attitude with the Chloe thing. I think I might have an idea where they are going. And I think I might have an idea about how they'll resolve it. But I've been known to be way off base with this show, so I'll wait and see. Though I've done better this season. Maybe because I could never contemplate the crazy that was AlMiles.
goodvibe
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
On second viewing I did end up enjoying the ep more. :-)Especially the Clark/Ollie and Jimmy parts, which I already really liked, but now positively love. I still have a few quibbles with the Clois in this one, but you can't win 'em all, heh.

I'd like to hear your theories about the Chloe plotline. Ofcourse, if there aren't too many spoilers involved. Yes, I'm still on that train. ::sighs:: And it aint getting any easier. ;-)
jeannev
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I'm trying to stay away from developing a theory on Chloe. Even with the spoilers I know.

I will say this....I don't think Chloe is going to be held responsible for what occured in this episode. I do believe SV is going to use its standard cop-out, "you weren't yourself". I think SV likes to go to the edge with these sorts of situations (DarkLana! last season), but when they get to the end of the cliff, instead of taking the big leap, they backtrack and run away. I expect the same thing to happen here.

Edited at 2008-11-03 09:40 pm (UTC)
eeyore1017
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
I think I've gotten something new out of all of them upon watching them again.
Me too!

Ushering Clark out of the apartment, and making him seem like no one important actually makes more sense now coming from Lois.
I totally didn't get that until the second time around either.

Though, why did Jimmy just let himself into Clark's house? Why do any of the characters on SV do this? It drives me crazy.
It drives me crazy too!

I really like Clark and Oliver as friends, and if I never had to hear Oliver browbeating Clark again, that would be too soon.
Agreed! I would love to see a scene where Clark and Oliver are just sitting around, watching tv, and eating pizza and drinking beer. Or maybe soda in Clark's case. :-) We'll probably never see that though...

I continue to love what the show is doing for Clark, and I continue to love what TW is doing with it.
Once again, I agree!

Sure, he had love and support, but he's also been taught to hide and lie his entire life. I'm not sure why there isn't more understanding towards Clark for that.
Yeah, I don't get it either.

Overall, a great episode!






jeannev
Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
I think we should dub S8 "The Year of the Rewatch" :)

I think its possible that the reason Clark's upbringing and background don't get more understanding is because the show seems to ignore the issue. I think they were almost afraid to allow the Kents faults as parents, fearing that would make them "bad". Which is so far away from the truth. I don't know how anyone could blame the Kents for the way they went about things. Personally, I think they did the best they could, but that doesn't change the fact that they did leave Clark with some scars.
beef_wonder3
Nov. 3rd, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Of course I would expect Lois to decide to investigate this guy on her own, believing the whole time she could handle it.
That is so true. Lois is often known for persuing her stories to the point she gets in over her head, but still never gives up.

I really love what PS3 are doing with all the characters this season. Clark's finally taking steps forward, the way Lois is falling for Clark and how cute is Fanboy!Jimmy? :D
jeannev
Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure why Lois gets so much shit for acting like....well, Lois Lane. I may not be a comic book expert, but I've seen enough versions of Lois to know that risk-taking, ballsy, ball-busting, cocky, etc, etc, is who Lois Lane is. Honestly, she's never been one of my favorite fictional characters for that very reason. But I'm not going to hold it against SV's Lois for being like other Lois'
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