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What to do with Lana.

For those of you who are spoilerphobic, not to worry, no Spoilers here.

In fact, thats just the thing, the fate of Lana remains a mystery. I know that I, along with most other people I've come across, feel that Lana is very much alive. But what is to be done with an alive Lana?

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I decided to bring up the question here on my LJ, because I think its an interesting quandry for SV, but it rarely gets discussed without the vitriol. Going on the popular assumption that Lana's death was a faux death, how do you bring her back? When? In what capacity? What was her reason for the fake death? Did she plan it alone? Wouldn't there need to be a body in the car? Was Lex being accused of the murder part of the plan?

And lets assume it was all one big plot, should it be resolved in episode 7x01? All tied up in a neat bow? Or should Lana's supposed death be stretched out a bit?

And assuming Lana is back, what now for her? For her and Clark? For her and Lex? Should it be instant divorce or annulment? Or should Lex and Lana continue to be entwined, for better or for worse? And should her and Clark reconcile? Should she stay? Leave again?

And if she faked her death, and Clark was not in on it (as I most sincerely hope), how will he deal with that? Would you want him to just be all fine with that? Should he be upset and disappointed by her? Deeply hurt? Or would you want Clark involved in the set-up? Would that be OK with you?

Personally, I am not Lana's biggest fan, nor am I at home sticking pins in my Lana doll, and drawing little Hitler mustaches on pictures of KK. I do feel exaspperated by the character and the way she is used on this show. I did enjoy her dysfunctional dance with Lex once the truth about the heinous baby plot was revealed to her. And I was touched by her devotion to protecting Clark. But I do believe the character is at something of a crossroads, and I'm not sure whats to be done with her that doesn't feel superfluous or repeatitive.

Anyone up for some constructive Lana pondering?

Comments

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ladybugkay
Jul. 13th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
I can tell you what I hope happens. She is not dead--even though I think it would be best if she were--and she faked her death, without Clark's knowledge, because it was the only way to get away from Lex and Lionel and keep Clark safe. Eventually, after a few episodes, Clark will learn the truth and go wherever she is to confront her, where she will explain what she did and why and how she can't ever go back. Clark will be upset and angry and will try to convince her to return, but she won't. And that will be the end of Lana Lang on Smallville.

It will take time, but Clark will get over it.

jeannev
Jul. 13th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
OK, don't take this the wrong way, but Marry Me? ;)

No, honestly, that is precisely what I'd like to see happen as well. And I do believe the confrontation between Clark and Lana should be given full attention of at least 1 episode. Because whether or not I like Clana, I do believe it deserves that.

One thing I wouldn't mind seeing was Lex finding out about Lana being alive somewhere down the line, and a confrontation between them as well. Because as much I loathed Lexana, I do believe the fans of that relationship need some resolution as well, and I do believe the potential is there for a tense, dramatic scene, particularly for MR.
ladybugkay
Jul. 14th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
Not taken at all the wrong way. I'd say yes just for the pretty pics of Tom Welling you provide.

Yeah, Lex would probably find out, but not until later in the season, and it gives him one more reason to be mad at Clark, whom he suspects knows. :)
jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Hey, the next Clark picture installment should be coming this weekend :)

And ya know, there would be an interesting symmetry to Lex thinking Clark was involved in faking Lana's death when he wasn't. I know Clark gets knocked a lot of acccusing Lex of things he didn't do, it might be interesting to see how this dynamic comes into play in their relationship from both sides.
bagheera_san
Jul. 13th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
First of all, let me say: I don't want her back.

If Lana comes back, there's no good reason at all to keep her an Clark apart, and what's SV going to do with that? Lois is there like a big damn anvil that Clana isn't going to last. Clana has no more chance of prevailing than Lex ever had a chance of being good or Lois could ever become anything other than a reporter. And who wants to watch Lex and Lana's messy divorce? Boring!

That said, I'd like to find out who helped her fake her death (as someone surely did) and I'd like that to be a longer plotline in S7. I wouldn't say no to a cameo or two from Lana; particularly if Chloe survives it would be sweet to have them meet. I'd also like people to find out that Lex didn't kill her and realize that, for once, he wasn't to blame. (Actually, I'd be fascinated by a plotline of Lex and Chloe or Clark working reluctantly together to find out what happened to her.)

I think that J'onn and Ollie are prime candidates for who helped her escape, otherwise I can't think of anyone (unless it's Lionel, but that seems pretty unlikely judging from "Phantom")

Or there could be a sinister surprise reveal: it was Lex who faked her death to mask the fact that he has abducted her to put her in Level 33.1 (but since Chloe is already a surprise mutant, I don't think Lana will turn out to be one.)

jeannev
Jul. 13th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, you've got some intriguing ideas there.

I think thats the wall I'm hitting with Lana too. If she comes back, as I think most people believe she will, then what? I mean, even if her and Clark are together, Again!, then what? They just indulge in an idyllic season long romance? I mean, does that sound likely to anyone? And the Lex thing is just hanging there, impossible to forget or ignore.

And yes, I do believe Lex should and will be exonerated in Lana's death very early on. I kind of have this idea that Chloe will be all gung-ho to prove Lex did it, and Clark would be the one that was not so sure he was involved. Probably just my old love of Clex rearing its ugly head ;)

I really, really don't want JLA members helping Lana fake her death. But better J'onn and Ollie then Clark.

A sinister plot by Lex? Count me in.
gildinwen
Jul. 13th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
I hope Clark wasn't on it..... i don't want a superhero who stands for :'Truth, justice and the American way' to have been involved in a felony. And faking your death and getting someone arrested (and in this case Lex IS innocent) for something they didn't do is a crime, and for once i hope Lana gets called on the fact that she is devious and manipulative, and hopefully this will wake Clark up to the fact that they are just NOT MEANT TO BE TOGETHER. And he will get over her.
jeannev
Jul. 13th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
I don't want Clark in on it either. Its really not his style, and I think if they make him involved, they are really taking him OOC. Clark is a stand in there and fight sort of person. He would be trying to convince Lana to stay and hide, with him protecting her. It just doesn't make sense for his character.

I can accept that Lex getting arrested with not a sinister plot, but after the confrontation with Lana in the library, the cops got hold of the tape and turned their suspicion to him when it may not have been Lana's intent. Its flimsy, but its wankable. Still, if Clark were involved, I would want him to 'fess up immediately to spare an innocent person.

But bottom line, I don't want him involved in it at all.

I would really have thought that Lana's involvement with Lex, and the engagement, and even her actions in Nemesis would be enough for Clark to realize that she isn't the Lana he fell in love with anymore. And thats all I'm asking. I don't need him to go off on her, or hate her, or even stop having a place in his heart for her. I just want him to realize that too much water has gone under that bridge, for BOTH of them, and its time for them to move on. Is that too much to ask?
chlarklove
Jul. 13th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
First of all, I do not hate Lana. I hate the way she's often used. I wish they could completely go through with Evol Lana like they originally wanted to (based on s4 dvd extras), and if she does come back (which I feel she will, depending on how long), they may be able to follow through on that.

MO is that Lionel set it up. Yes, we know he was surprised and the reaction of when he told Clark, but what else was he supposed to do? Not act surprised? Then he could be seen as 'involved' by witnesses and Clark would think the whole thing was suspicious. Anyone else wouldn't make sense. Lionel actually has the resources to pull it off and we know they had been working together previously.

I think they'll stretch it out til about Feb sweeps when she'll be in all of those episodes for that time period. (We do know she's in the premiere, but I think it's in some type of flashback mode)

When she does come back, the Clana will have to be resolved. That is one of the main purposes. But there will be no way for them to get back together. And yes, I do believe Clark will be hurt. I think Lana will try to get back together with him, but Clark won't want to, and she'll resort to her comic ways (the pantie planter) to try to shake things up.

As for Lex? Well I'd love it if she was still entwined with him in a twisted way where they were sort of evil together. I have other thoughts on that, that I'd have to collect more cohesively lol.
jeannev
Jul. 13th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
I don't hate Lana either. And I was OK with Clana up to Reckoning. I just wish they wrote her more like a human being, and allowed other characters to react to her in that way. Thats really all I ask, and it doesn't seem like a lot.

I certainly wouldn't mind a devious Lana, though I would prefer she not be in league with Lex. Though there is no reason they couldn't find themselves allied from time to time. For me, that would be one direction for her character that would feel a bit new. However, I truly don't believe TPTB will take that step. I don't think they have the balls for it, frankly.

A Lana thats trying to win back Clark by whatever means? Count me in. Sounds like fun.

To me, Lionel really fits the criteria for being the one that helped, and all his playacting just seems sort of Lionel-ish. And it wouldn't be hard to believe that he would believe her part in this was done, so getting her out of the way was the best course of action. It feels believable.

dawnybee
Jul. 13th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
//Going on the popular assumption that Lana's death was a faux death, how do you bring her back? When? In what capacity? What was her reason for the fake death? Did she plan it alone? Wouldn't there need to be a body in the car? Was Lex being accused of the murder part of the plan? //

I’m going with the faux death. I’m actually shooting for that. I think Lana should reappear around episode four, just so that it feels that the stakes have been raised and she is really gone. I think the only reason why she’ll reappear would have to do with Clark. Either Clark does his own sleuthing and realizes that she’s not dead, or there’s another threat to Clark and she’ll reappear. I think Clark will start sleuthing because of Lex’s arrest. If there’s no body (they’ll probably explain it away by saying that the heat from the explosion was so great that there’s nothing left) that’ll raise warning flags in Clark’s eyes and he’ll uncover that she’s alive. Or she’ll come back because of a possible threat to Clark.

I think her main objective for faking the death was Lex’s arrest because she knows how obsessed he is and that there’s no where she could go that he wouldn’t find her. Taking away Lionel’s upperhand was only second thought IMO.

//And assuming Lana is back, what now for her? For her and Clark? For her and Lex? Should it be instant divorce or annulment? Or should Lex and Lana continue to be entwined, for better or for worse? And should her and Clark reconcile? Should she stay? Leave again? //

If she did fake her death with the intent of having Lex thrown in jail for something he was innocent of, I find it hard for Clark to accept that. I think the rose colored glasses will come off and he’ll see that Lana has become harder edged. That she’s learned well from her involvement with the Luthors. That will leave Clark disappointed and serve as a wakeup call to him that people change. They’re not the same kids they were in high school. This will/should serve as an impetus for him to put his love for her aside. I think there’d be an instant divorce. Lex falls hard, but he didn’t get amnesia. I don’t know what would become of Lex and Lana’s relationship. I don’t see how she could think she can do that to him and there wouldn’t be fallout from it. So something has to give. Maybe she’ll leave midway through the season.

//But I do believe the character is at something of a crossroads, and I'm not sure whats to be done with her that doesn't feel superfluous or repeatitive. //

I also have the same Lana quandary. Since this is KK’s last year with or without a S8 pick up, I think they’ll have to work her story line quickly. I think she’s shown growth and is battlescarred (which is a great nod to the comics since she was tortured by Lex in that as well) and I think she’ll decide to leave it all behind. Leave town and start anew. Hopefully this will give Clark an added reason to get himself together.
jeannev
Jul. 13th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Why am I not surprised that you and I are very in sync on this? ;)

I also believe that Lana should not be in the very early episodes (unless its flashbacks, or just enough to show her alive in some far off place). This while faux death, if thats what it is, should be played to a logical conclusion. It should feel like it was done for something, and resolving it in the premiere sounds cheap, and pretty pointless.

The 4th episode is actually the earliest I'd do it. I'm probably choose something more about 7 or 8, or November sweeps ;) That way, it gives Clark a bit more breathing room to start to rebuild his life, and heal his heart. Then having her show up, rip open his heart again, and for him to realize that what she did? Now thats good drama.

And if Lana is still around, I totally believe that some nasty stuff has to go down with Lex. To not do so is a huge cheat. And how Lana handles that could definitely serve as a wake-up call to Clark to how much she's changed. I don't want to see him approving of her throwing down, Luthor-style, with Lex. However, I wouldn't mind seeing Lana do just that. That sets up some believable conflict and drama.

I too believe that Lana should eventually leave town.
dawnybee
Jul. 13th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
//The 4th episode is actually the earliest I'd do it. I'm probably choose something more about 7 or 8, or November sweeps ;) That way, it gives Clark a bit more breathing room to start to rebuild his life, and heal his heart. //

I wish they would do that, but they love Lana so much that I can’t see that happening. But maybe. Maybe that’s the good thing that will come out of Kara’s arrival—that Clark will be to caught up dealing with her, that he has to proceed without thinking about Lana and then she’ll jump back into his life down the line. The question then would be of Lex: will he get out of jail in the premiere episode because there’s no evidence? Will he still be in jail and have to depend on Lionel? Will he and Clark be able to have conjugal visits? All that stuff.

//And if Lana is still around, I totally believe that some nasty stuff has to go down with Lex. To not do so is a huge cheat. And how Lana handles that could definitely serve as a wake-up call to Clark to how much she's changed. I don't want to see him approving of her throwing down, Luthor-style, with Lex. However, I wouldn't mind seeing Lana do just that. That sets up some believable conflict and drama.//

If they built Lana up to this person who can handle her own against the Luthors (like when she was sneaking around meeting with the investigator), then it would be a major cop-out for them to make her scurry under a rock when dealing with Lex. Now, I don’t see how it could be done: what could she do to guarantee that Lex doesn’t kill her dead. How will they explain Lex just putting up with being bested by Lana? I don’t know. But I would love to see how it plays out because either way she goes about it won’t be nice. And I think that will be a defining moment for Clark.

jeannev
Jul. 14th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
I wish they could break out of their Lana love long enough to write her as a 3 dimensional person who isn't perfect, and who doesn't necessarily have to be an object of affection. I suspect KK would agree with me.

I do have a hard time visualizing Lana and Kara bonding, so it is possible that Kara's presence will distract Clark. I still can't say that I'm over the moon about Clark being all about propping Superbrat though. We'll have to see how that works out. I'm scared.

And yeah, they already showed Lana as someone willing to play on the Luthors court, in Nemesis. Threatening a man in the hospital, lying to police, shooting oepn a brief case, possibly leaving Lex to die. They should keep going there with her. Show her using ruthless means like that, and show how that causes conflict with Clark who will never believe the ends justify the means. Its a good storyline for all involved.
morganichele
Jul. 13th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
I think there are some really good theories on here about what could happen. I've thought about a couple of them as very plausible. I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I know for sure what I DON'T want to see happen. lol.
I really, really don't want for Clark to have been a part of Lana's faking her 'death'. I think that would just kill a lot of his credibility. That said, I don't see how he's going to be at all pleased with her for letting him believe that she was dead.
I mean, that's really pretty cruel, to let someone who loves you believe you're dead.
As far as who could have helped her...I've had a wild (and at times, crazy) range of ideas as to who it could have been. I really don't believe Lionel helped her with this. I could have seen it if he'd just shown up to be a witness, but not so much with him running towards the car. I also thought about her aunt. Or perhaps, Lana conspired with Lois and Lois' dad. Goodness, knows Lois doesn't like Lex. I can see her agreeing to give Lana some contacts for this. Pete's mother is a judge, so I can see perhaps some federal witness protection being arranged there. We all know Pete would love to see Lex sitting in jail. On the other hand, Oliver Queen is returning to the show, right? This could be an interesting way for him to return to the show...him being somehow involved in helping Lana to fake her demise.
As far as her return to the show...I think that, for the good of the show, she really can't remain as a principal player. Her presence right now would detract from Clark's ascension to the Superman role. I think her return would be best suited as a short-term role, just enough to give everyone some closure so there's not the constant mentions and sadness.
I will also say this. KK impressed me this season. After she discovered the 'baby scheme', she really showed some badass in her acting. I don't think the show has utilized her the way they should have, but I think she did a really amazing job with what they gave her.
jeannev
Jul. 13th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with you that KK kicked some major ass in the 2nd half of the season. I wasn't so impressed with her in the early part of the season, where I mostly thought her and MR just couldn't quite find the way to be in sync, and she she seemed uncomfortable. But from Labyrinth on? I thought she really turned it on.

I don't love it, but I could deal with Oliver being the one to help Lana. He certainly wouldn't have a problem bending the rules, and he sure as hell hates Lex. He also has the money to pull of a lot of miracles, i.e. paying off someone at the morgue, obtaining a charred corpse. So yeah, Ollie helping could work. I don't know how that makes me feel about Oliver though, but my overall impression of him is pretty ambivalent anyway.

I do believe that whether Lana is present and accounted for, or only making a few appearances, I do believe that things must be sorted out between her and Clark, and both characters need to progress forward. And I just don't believe another romantic go around does that. For either of them.
tasabian
Jul. 13th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'd like Lana separated from the main plot - ideally, taking refuge with Pete in Wisconsin. Clark can go out and visit her and they can finally start building an non-angsty friendship.

I want the book closed on Lex and Lana. As with Helen and Desiree, Lex moves on and doesn't care about Lana any more. (Unless it turns out Lionel was actually behind the fake-baby plot, in which case MR and KK would have an interesting scene to play.)
jeannev
Jul. 13th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
I can understand the feeling of just wanting it over and done with. I just don't think its likely though. So, I'm looking for scenarios that could be workable with the idea that Lana's coming back with some sort of significant presence.

I understand why some people want the baby plot changed, but I'm not one of them. It was a stupid plot, but Lex really makes the most sense there, so I'd rather they didn't try to change it now.
pepperjackcandy
Jul. 15th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh!

Clark finds some clue that Lex didn't kill Lana. Even though Lex is "evil" :rolls eyes: Clark feels that he should do what he can to exonerate Lex.

The clues lead Clark directly to :musical sting: Lana.

This *should* take the first half of the season, but in the classic SV way of rushing things (see S2), it'll probably only take until the second or third ep.

Oh, and Clark will excuse her because she's Lana and her superpower is to make people love her and let her get away with (literally!) murder.
jeannev
Jul. 16th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
LOL, I'm pretty sure Lana didn't actually blow anyone up in that car, though how shocking would that be? ;)

I do think Clark being convinced that Lex didn't have anything to do with it would be a neat twist.

But that does still leave us with the problem with what to do with Lana after she's discovered alive. ???
pepperjackcandy
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
Well, I didn't actually mean that she killed someone this time. Although . . . .

She's run over people with cars, she impaled someone on a pitchfork, I think a couple of other people have died at her hand, all without repercussions of any kind. Not even an investigation by the police.

But that does still leave us with the problem with what to do with Lana after she's discovered alive. ???

Well, if S7 follows the patterns of seasons 1 and 3 through 6, Lana will get a new boyfriend for the first half of the season, then go back to Clark at about the midpoint. If it follows the pattern of season 2, then she'll get a *girl*friend for the first half of the season, then go back to Clark at about the midpoint. 8-D
jeannev
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Oh God, a new boyfriend would be really....Ugh, just no. I mean, I can see the upside by having her away from Clark, but another character? SV needs that like a hole in the head.
svgurl
Jul. 15th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
I know Lana is alive. That truck couldn't have made it any more obvious. The only problem is that I don't know what Smallville will do with her. She now knows Clark's secret but putting Clana together again will only slow the show down.

Clark doesn't have anything to do with Lana's "death". He's a horrible liar and I doubt he would be able to fake all that shock. I think they may bring Lana back because after all, Lana has to be proven alive so Lex doesn't go to jail. Unless the Luthor family manages to get around that.

But I don't think Clark is going to be happy with Lana. Or at least I hope he won't be. I don't like Lana and I think the major reason for that is because everyone on the show treats her like she's perfect. She can say whatever, do whatever and nobody calls her on anything cuz she's Lana. And that's disgusting.

She's not perfect, and there are times where she bugs the crap out of me. In Hydro especially. Anyway, moving on, I am not sure she'll be there the entire season. They may have the quickie divorce (she may be in trouble because I'm thinking Lex will want revenge) but I really do believe she'll be gone before the end of the season, to start a new life elsewhere.

Maybe Clark can finally . . . I don't know, go back to school? Finish his degree and go on the path that he's supposed to? Clark growing up, becoming mature and making rational decisions that don't involve Lana would be a great change.

Now hopefully the writers can get over their love for Lana and start writing some decent plots. :\ But I'm not getting my hopes up just yet.
jeannev
Jul. 16th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, my hopes are also firmly in check. Especially when it comes to Clana stuff.

You touched on one of my fondest desires for the show...Clark going back to school. Someone needs to explain to me why Al is such a doofus and thinks people going to college is "boring". *sigh*

I too find it hard to believe that Clark could pull off that sort of ruse. Pretending to be grief stricken, angry with Lex...Nah, it doesn't sound right. And I don't want Clark to be that duplicitous. Its not in character for him.

I think, once Lana emerges alive (and I suspect she will), that he should be very torn about her actions. On the one hand, he'll be glad she's alive, and he might understand that she thought she was protecting him. On the other hand, she let him believe she was dead, and she went to such lengths to achieve her goal, and possible was prepared to allow Lex to take the fall for it. I just wish they'd actually allow him to take this ambigious situations and really examine how he feels about them, and what it says for the person Lana is now. Relationship and character evolution is not a dirty word SV.
svgurl
Jul. 16th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
"You touched on one of my fondest desires for the show...Clark going back to school. Someone needs to explain to me why Al is such a doofus and thinks people going to college is "boring"."

Honestly, I'm just wondering. How is he supposed to be this great DP reporter if he hasn't even finished college yet?

Clark hasn't grown up with his feelings- he is still making rash decisions and paying the consequences. I would think with age, he would get a little better. Before, you could say, okay he's in high school. But what about now? According to my calculations he is 20. Shouldn't he begin to mature?

I'm liking how the clark/lois relationship is developing so why can't they develop clark in the same way? isn't it about time he showed a semblance of interest in journalism?

it's time he starts beginning the path to be the superman we all know and love. I don't think Clark could pull off such a ruse because it's not canon for superman to be that manipulative. :\

what i'm worried about is that if lana comes back, he'll go with his "i'm so happy she's alive" rather than "oh my god, she manipulated me." I think he needs to learn what she went to to get his secret.

i'm sorry to all clana fans but the show has had 6 seasons of it. I'm not just saying this as a girl who loves Clois, I'm saying this as a smallville fan who wants the show to move forward. And for everyone else who is tired of seeing the same old thing.

TW is pretty but I don't know how much longer that will hold the audiences. :\
jeannev
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
Apparently AlMiles have decided that no one needs college. Not Clark, or Lois, or Chloe, or Lana, or Jimmy. As far as I can tell, all these people are college age, and none of them are actually in it.

Clark hasn't grown up with his feelings- he is still making rash decisions and paying the consequences. I would think with age, he would get a little better. Before, you could say, okay he's in high school. But what about now? According to my calculations he is 20. Shouldn't he begin to mature?

Yes, I agree. Not that I expect him to be all grown up overnight. But I do expect him to change a bit with each year, and grow more mature and control his human emotions a bit better. I live in hope :)

what i'm worried about is that if lana comes back, he'll go with his "i'm so happy she's alive" rather than "oh my god, she manipulated me." I think he needs to learn what she went to to get his secret.

I definitely think he needs to find out how Lana learned his secret. See now, that could be an interesting S7 development for the Clark and Lana relationship (and Chloe too for that matter). And I actually think it would be interesting if Clark was both "so happy..." and "oh my God..." That would give the Clana story a much needed maturity.

And Damn Tom's prettiness. Its like a sirens call leading us to our doom. ;)

pepperjackcandy
Jul. 16th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Someone needs to explain to me why Al is such a doofus and thinks people going to college is "boring".

It's really hard to successfully transition from a home-and-high-school setting to a college setting. Witness Buffy in S4. Also my icon, which pretty much states my feelings on Buffy in S4.

You have to find reasons to keep your core characters together, and you have to replace the ones that no longer fit in with new ones without screwing up the chemistry among your established characters, etc.

I wish they'd gone with a one-SV-year-to-two-RL-years ratio: S1 and S2 would've bee their freshman year, S3 and S4 would've been their sophomore year, etc.

Then they end on high school graduation, with everyone about to head off for their iconic futures (until they all reconverge in Metropolis in adulthood).
jeannev
Jul. 16th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
I agree that transistioning into a college setting can be a challenge, but I do think SV is more or less made for it. Especially at this point where you can have all the main characters going to the same collge without it being bizarre.

Evenso, all they need to do is show someone carrying an occasional school book, or doing homework to get the point across, even if you don't actually want to set any of the action in the college itself.

Honestly, I think this show should've had a specific plan, and ended the series at high school graduation. Not that I wouldn't miss it, but its just since then they seem to have lost their way, with Clark particularly.
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