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02 October 2010 @ 12:32 pm
Building A Mystery (Smallville 10x02: Shield)  
Okay, so I didn't get to review the last one all the way, but I'm going to try for a shorter review this time.





  • I understand the anticipation for THE SUIT, but I'm realistic this year. Everyone just calm down; we're not going to get it this early, you all know it, so let's just slow down and enjoy what they're cooking up. I'll take the version from last night happily if it's all we get. It's close enough for Smallville and more than I ever expected to see.
  • I really can't be all that disappointed with the vast major of this season. They've done more to move the series toward the canon in two episodes than I've seen in all the past nine seasons easily. And it's being a lot truer to the characters that they bring on, as well, although I'm actually happier with Cat as an overly-cute Hello Kitty-type, whether she's the real Cat or not. Dunno why they went there with the is-she-or-isn't-she, but whatever. I'll take what I can get.
  • There's not enough time to go into the awesome that was Lois and Carter's scenes together. Don't bother nitpicking it to me. I can't hear you over how awesome they are. Period. And how much of a brain-bleed is it to hear them talk about The Secret out loud after all this time. And Lois is BEYOND what I even expected in her reaction to it. Really, don't bother picking at it. I just can't hear you. And they brought up Superman. *SCREAMS AND HAPPYDANCES!!!!* Yes, I'm easily made happy. Oh, oh, and the Isis-Ra parallel? Don't know that I ever would have gone there, but it works.

  • As many people as complained about the explanation of Chloe's exit, I can live with it. It's actually got good potential, if it's played right at the end. I don't expect that we'll see her again until the end of the season. So, the question is, where did she go? To Martha? To find Lana? Because we all know that she didn't leave just to start a new life or something. There's more brewing there...or it would be if I was writing it. I guess we'll see what's up as time goes on. The note? Yeeeeeah. Not so thrilled about the wording, but I'm glad that she found some happiness with Ollie. Feel bad for poor Jimmy, though. But giving the way that they threw him away, it shouldn't surprise me.
  • Cat had a point and so did Oliver. It's time to come out of the shadows and into the light. It's time now and I can't wait to see what comes next. Especially after seeing the newest version of the suit. I LOVED the look on Clark's face after Cat mentioned red, white, and blue and Which is funny, because Anissa and I were just discussing Jason's grown-up uniform. And...yeah. Can't say I called it, but it's pretty damn close. XD

  • Tess. I'm liking the vibe going on here, and more so with the helping Chloe erase herself. And there's the kid. As long as they don't so so far as to make her TOO good, I'm along for the ride happily.
  • Absolutely looking forward to the rest of the season. Only one complaint about the new suit, though. Clark, the hair's too tight. Loosen it up a bit. Ans yes, the curl needs to be there. Period. The hairstyle needs to match. Don't complain that it's not cool. Superman is BEYOND looking cool. ;)
 
 
On the Verge of: satisfiedsatisfied
 
 
 
Rae: SV. Echo. Clark/Lois.autumnrae89 on October 2nd, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
The whole Isis/Ra thing is the only nitpick I had. Isis and Ra were kind of enemies. Isis' husband was Osiris. But that would be fun if in Isis, Isis thinks that Clark is Ra.
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on October 2nd, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
I know the history and mythology, but they kinda had to mix it for it to make sense. And that would be a blast, wouldn't it? I could see that being the reason why they made a point to mention it. XD
Rae: SV. Always here to save you.autumnrae89 on October 2nd, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
The thing is, it was like they skirted it. They never refer to Osiris by name but use the mythology of them and lead us astray with Ra.

I can't help it. Greek and Egyptian mythologies are like my favourite things and I just hate inaccuracy.

But don't get me wrong! It doesn't stop my enjoyment of the show, it just rubs me up the wrong way.
Lois: Lois :: Laughterkalalanekent on October 2nd, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm with you completely. I'm a huge mythology geek myself (let's not go into the books I own. I even have children's books of world mythology), but I just expect to get stretched in the media. This one was kind of a given for me. It sucks, but I saw it coming.
Rae: SV. I promise you forever.autumnrae89 on October 2nd, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
I have four strict categories;
+ Greek.
+ Egyptian.
+ Tudor.
+ Arthurian.

I hoover up books about them for breakfast. I've been to many museum exhibits at the British museum on them too. HERE LET US HAVE A HISTORY LOVE HUG.

But out of all of it, the scene where Lois is like, "What is it like for him, does he feel pain, when does he sleep, does he need sleep?".... REDEEMED IT ALL.
januaried: fandom + sv + clois + lulzjanuaried on October 2nd, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, I was beyond confused with the Chloe thing until Oliver explained that she had given herself up. It was so freaking dark in that scene that all I could tell was that Oliver was stumbling around, and possibly someone else was too, and Chloe was there. I thought she had somehow negotiated his release, but it wasn't clear at ALL to me that it was in exchange for herself. *sighs*

That said, LOVED the episode! Except for the ridiculous jacket, but yeah.
Lois: SV :: Clois :: Lois and Clarkkalalanekent on October 4th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Now, see, I followed it pretty easily. It was pretty clear to me that Chloe wasn't coming back from the way she was thrown in the van. Then again, I knew what to expect.

*headdesk* ...I actually like the jacket. I'm actually planning to use the jacket, only with the shield on the back. And it's going to be worn open.
nire135nire135 on October 2nd, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
Having Chloe erase herself was something I saw coming. Don't you remember when those guy's from the future showed up and they didn't know who Chloe was? This explains it finally. Was I the only one who felt like Tess was filling in for Chloe in this episode? Over all I loved Lois in this episode the most. It was awesome.
Lois: SV :: Tess :: Textkalalanekent on October 4th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I was starting to wonder if I was the only one that remembered that. And if she herself erased her existence, it's no wonder. And we still have to see how her story-line pans out. And I had heard that Tess is going to be taking a more active role with the rest of the group this season.

And don't get me started on Lois. We'll be talking about it all week.