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SV spoilers via Ausiello

Seems our friend Ausiello is no longer with TV Guide, but is now doing his column with Entertainment Weekly.

He answered 2 questions about SV this week, which I will post under the cut. 
Type your cut contents here.

First off, here's the link

Here are the 2 questions answered about Smallville:

Question: Do you have anything about Chloe on Smallville? — Aqgalaxy
Get ready for a Jimmy/Chloe/Doomsday triangle, although I have a feeling I know which suitor will ultimately win her heart: the one who doesn’t turn out to be a serial killer! Just a hunch.

My response:    Really??!!  Now, I happen to think a storyline between Chloe and Davis/Doomsday could be interesting.  The actor thats been hired is a talented guy, and I think there could be an interesting storyline for Chloe, with her being drawn to this dark, mysterious guy hiding a terrible secret.  

But did we need to add Jimmy?  Because really, I think someone should've figured out by now that Chloe/Jimmy really doesn't work, and worse then that, its boring as hell.  And I don't think involving a new character and turning it into a triangle is going to help.  Did they learn nothing from the Jimmy/Kara stuff last season?  

So, this I'm feeling a bit skeptical on.  Well, more then a bit actually.

Here's question 2:

Question: I think your first  "revolutionary new weekly column" should feature some Smallville spoilers. — Jesse
From everything I’m hearing, there will be a lot more comedy this season, courtesy of those new adventures Lois and Clark will be embarking on.

My response:  Well, I am ALL FOR more comedy.  Does that mean Clark might actually get to smile a few times an episode?  But they need to tread carefully here, because Clark and Lois being journalists at the DP, and working together, shouldn't all be shits and giggles.  Clark is just starting at the DP, basically from a dead stop, so I think we need some gravitas attached to his decision to be a journalist.  And while Lois has already gotten into the job, I'd also like to see her actually write about some serious stories, and see them get published.  So, while I welcome levity and laughs, I hope they also remember that there needs to be a serious side to this new team-up.



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Jul. 9th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
Man, I was actually feeling a bit perkier about Chloe's storyline when I found out she'd be interacting with Davis Doomtender III. Now they're turning it into another effing triangle?! This saddens me greatly.
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think the triangle business is unnecessary, and for God Sakes, when are they going to figure out how much the Chimmy sucks?

They should move Jimmy over more into Clark and Lois' storyline with working at the DP, and turn him more into the dorky, loveable geek, rather then romantic rival. He just doesn't work in that role at all, and the fact that he and AM have ZERO chemistry just makes it worse.
Jul. 9th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
Another triangle? *sighs* Chloe & Jimmy were good in s6 but they keep killing it and reviving it like it's Clana 2.0. I don't know, their time seems to have passed. I'd just like to see them happy or split for good.

I think Lois & Clark could make a good team. They were shown working together well as early as s4, when Lois first appeared. They snark but they'll get it done.

Does that mean Clark might actually get to smile a few times an episode?

Lois has a way to make Clark smile so I'm hoping that this will lead to a happier clark.
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't think Chloe & Jimmy have ever been good. I think they've ranged from tolerable, to horrendous. But it really needs to be put to bed now.

I'd like to see Clark & Lois become a good team, and I don't mind snark. But I think care needs to be taken here. The show can't go back to S4, and the Clois interaction of that season. And we also need to believe in Clark and Lois as competent, serious journalists. Humor, snark and banter is all good, but there's needs to be substance beneath that.
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Jul. 9th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'm just afraid that they're going to donate FAR too much screentime to a Jimmy/Chloe/Doomy triangle, when it really should remain B story/filler. I'm a little nervous at how this season seems to be filling up with filler that isn't about Clark.

The Clois stuff can work out great, or it can be mishandled. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I do think Clark working with Lois might give us a more self-sufficient, faster thinking Clark, and thats welcome for me. I just want them to get some substance along with the humor.
Jul. 9th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
with the show's track record, i'll expect them to do some of that "hand-waving" i've read about: oh, clark's a reporter now and lois is well-established, so on to the action! they don't do a very good job with character development.
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thats very true. And I can even accept that *IF* they get on with it in a good way. This is our last season, so I'm willing to accept a bit of a fast forward. They've wasted so much time already. But once they make the jump, I want them to make the most of it.
Jul. 9th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
I am cautiously optimistic? I loved the comedy between Lois and Clark in S4, and yet they still managed to do some serious stuff with both characters. So I am hopefully maybe we'll have a blend of the seriousness of the later seasons and the light banter and fun of S4. Because really, this show needs to lighten up a bit. And nothing is more hevanely than seeing Clark/TW smile.

As for the triangle thing, I am disappointed. I like Chloe and I really want her to have an engaging story - she hasn't had one in a long time. And I even like Jimmy, though I seem to be in the minority. Jimmy/Chloe was cute at first and then they made it boring. Making that a triangle? Can't they find something better to do?

Oh well. At least it's not Lois/Doom
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
The show most definitely needs to lighten up. So, I welcome that with open arms. I wish they had some of their former writers who seemed to have a more deft touch with humor, like Mark Verheiden.

I think they should've moved Jimmy away from Chloe. I think their dogged determination to force that relationship isn't doing any favors for the characters, or the show. I'm perfectly fine with Chloe/Doomy because I think that opens up some new angles for Chloe's character.

I'm glad they didn't go with Lois/Doom too, because the last thing Lois needed was another seasonal love interest. Now I wonder if they are still going with a Clark/Tess attraction, or if they've handed that over to Ollie. Which, if they did, who really cares?
Jul. 9th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
I don't think the writers or producers have gotten the memo yet that devoting endless amounts of screentime to a frightfully boring couple such as Chloe/Jimmy? Just really, isn't a very good idea. ::sighs:: And they're adding the new guy to this as well. But small mercy's and all that - at least Clark isn't involved in this triangle madness.

As for the second spoiler, I'm all for a little lightening up of the mood as well. The Clois dynamic has matured amd evolved somewhat to the point where some of their scenes hold some real gravity and aren't just snark and laughter anymore. Ideally, the writers need to remember this evolution and weave in the comedic aspects against this new relationship footing. I do think it can be done, but I'm not at all confident of any kind of positive results from the SV writing team. So I'll just hope, waiting to be pleasantly surprised.
Jul. 9th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
I think its clear from the way they talk about Jimmy, and from the way they write Chimmy, that they think this pairing is wonderful. I wish they would take a look at their 'net fans where the most positive response Chimmy has gotten is pretty much a big fat "Meh!".

On one hand, I'm glad Clark isn't involved in a triangle, but on the other hand, I worry that this cuts him out of the storyline, hence we have a total waste of space storyline that does absolutely nothing to advance Clark's storyline. Its a catch-22.

And I'm totally with you on the Clois stuff. What a shocker! ;)
Jul. 9th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
::loves your icon::

//On one hand, I'm glad Clark isn't involved in a triangle, but on the other hand, I worry that this cuts him out of the storyline, hence we have a total waste of space storyline that does absolutely nothing to advance Clark's storyline. Its a catch-22.//

That's actually a valid point. I hadn't thought of it this way. I do hope, obviously, that eventually there will be some sort of Clark/Dommsday dynamic, especially if he is to be one of the two major villains of the season. Surely there has to be a hero vs. villain clash. I suppose I'm just relieved that at least he won't be bogged down by connotations of some fucked up triangle, y'know? Either way, let's hope this storyline turns out more promising than it sounds now.
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Isn't he beautiful in a tux? *sigh*

I'm just a bit nervous about the Chimmavis triangle on one hand, then the supposed mysterious connection between Tess and Oliver on the other. Which leaves Clark and Lois, which would be OK except we know Lois is only in 13 eps. So, I'm just wondering how Clark fits into these other storylines. If he does at all.
Jul. 9th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm very happy about a lighter Clois dynamic if we can see them as competent in their job and if the writing steer away from the brother-sister vibe of S4. So a little seduction would be great.

Poor Chloe. I agree that they should move Jimmy closer to Clark as a potential friend and forget that boring Chimmy thing. Her interacting with Doommedic is not a bad idea actually, if they could only keep Jimmy away from it!

Here's praying that Clark won't be involved in any triangle next season. Pretty please.
Jul. 9th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Right, I'm exactly with you on the Clois spoiler. They need to incorporate a bit of the levity from S4, but not forget the progress they've made away from that constant sniping type of banter. And if they are nodding towards the future, then they are probably going to have to incorporate some convincing mututal attraction. I really don't think its that hard to achieve...for talented writers. Which I don't consider SV's writers to be.

If Clark is involved in any triangle next season, all I ask is that he's the center of it. If he's not, then better he not be involved in one at all. I don't want to see him competing with anyone for a females affections. Sorry, the S5 & S6 Clexana pretty much filled his quota in my opinion.
Jul. 9th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh God. Clark really paid his dues. But I'm scaring myself with a Lois/Clark/Lana triangle. KK confirmed she will be in for 5 epis and what could Lana be possibly doing other than cling to Clark (and Clark be distracted by her)?
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Even if they do some kind of triangle with Lana, its only 5 eps, so I can deal with that. But I'm hoping that Lana and Clark will be able to get proper closure, and part as friends.
Jul. 9th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm being cautious about all this until it plays out. I'm all for Clark smiling more though. LOL
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
Clark smiling and laughing can never be a bad thing.

I think cautious is always well-advised when it comes to SV.
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
The attempt at comedy unnerves me....I actually prefer Lois when she's being quite serious, as in "Siren" because the writers can't manage humour at all. (The S2 - S3 writers could: see "Heat", "Perry")

And a lot hinges on Doomsday being a) well-acted and b) decently
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
I share your trepidation. I can't find any reason to believe that SV's current crop of writers can handle humor. I don't think the show has had a successfully funny episode since S4. At least I can't remember one.

I think they picked a talented actor for Doomsday. I hope he gets decent material.
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