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05 May 2007 @ 10:24 am
Smallvile 6.20 Noir  
Apologies in advance for my ambivalent feelings on this episode--I genuinely adored it at one level but it just hasn't settled neatly for me.

A real glimpse into the mind of Jimmy Olsen
I like Jimmy--he's really endeared himself to me this season, but the radio-nerd idea they played with for him in Static bugged me at the time for the implausibility (ha! like I should care in Smallville!). However, I found the idea of him as a classic movies nerd really cute and was totally able to run with it--so in retrospect I see that they've built up this kind of 'old world' nerdiness for Jimmy, and it's quite lovely.

I found Noir very interesting as an insight into how Jimmy sees the other characters. It was a great concept and brilliantly executed in terms of production, music, cinematography, costuming, the works. All of the black and white flashback scenes were magnificent--an absolute delight. And I think the episode did a good job of continuing the 'noir' feel outside of the flashbacks without it feeling too jarring. It was really fun to see Smallville play with a different set of tropes and for the most part I think they worked really well. But there were some jarring elements and frustrations for me, I'm afraid, which prevented it from being the scintillating perfection it could have been. It's still one of the most fun episodes this season, but ... well, I'll grumble later.

I think Jimmy's characterisation was awesome in this--I genuinely got a sense of him having a photographer's instinct (he snaps the fleeing 'killer' with his cell phone), and an investigator's curiosity, both of which will serve him well in the future. Despite the blatant product placement, it was cute to see him snap his farewell with Chloe and leave her with a souvenir soundtrack. Awww! There was some nice subtext about Lois there too--Lois and Jimmy both scan the crime scene for evidence, honing in on the same pieces. In fact, the flash of Jimmy's camera is going off over Lois as she does so--that made me squee to think how well they could work together in the future. And the only other person we've seen give a playlist to someone is Lois. Hee! (sorry--nerdy love for Lois and Jimmmy here!)

I really felt sorry for Jimmy in the scene between him, Chloe and Clark. He put forward completely relevant ('am I the only one that thinks it's weird that she was wining and dining with daddy warbucks instead of Lex?') questions and was completely ignored in favour of emotional nonsense from Clark ('I've always been there for her until now'). It was a scene that worked well though for drawing us into Jimmy's view on things--we're so used to Clark's emotional reasoning, but it was interesting to watch him blind himself to the objective questions that would have led to uncovering the truth.

The Noir world
Noir isn't really my thing, so I'll look forward to hearing from people that know the genre well. At the superficial level, Smallville's recreation worked really well for me and was a heap of fun. It looked like the actors were having a ball too. Especially Tom! And, ok WOW! Did he look hot, or what?! *flails* It took me about ten minutes to get through that scene of him as a bumbling report (*swooooooooooon*) because I was freeze-framing every second! And then he pulled the suave as WELL! I don't know which noir!Clark identity I like better! Lionel was so much fun! And Michael must have had a ball playing his death scene! They were both heaps of fun.

As for the girls, Kristin was phenomenal! She totally sold all her scenes and of all the characters in Jimmy's vision, hers was probably closest to her 'real' self, in being both victim and villain. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her and she looked stunning. Unfortunately Allison Mack's lines fell flatter than lead--particularly in the first scene which made me wince. That fast-talking dialogue and sharp accent is hard to pull off, I'm sure, but it was just obviously too much for her. Ah, well. Erica had next to nothing to do but she looked staggeringly beautiful.

As I mentioned above, the Noir world was an interesting insight into how Jimmy views everyone--sometimes with amusing effect. Turning the Talon into a place of mysterious connections was particularly gigglesome. But perhaps not as funny as the subtext (there was subtext!) between Jimmy and Clark. Which I am totally disturbed by, btw--so not a pairing I want to see. I guess Tom's just too good at 'bringing it' these days and he was totally heavy on the charm, but 'kid's with me', the check-out glances, followed by 'eyes back in your head, Olsen' was unavoidablly flirty. The fact that Jimmy replies with 'I didn't peg you as the kind of guy with a secret identity' was even funnier--this is the kind of playful subtext Smallville used to throw out all the time! (But why Clark and Jimmy?! *weeps*)

One of the reasons Noir didn't totally work for me was because it was a bit of a hybrid between Jimmy's view of the world, and the writers playing with the universal character patterns. For instance, casting Lois the sultry nightclub singer worked to play with the idea that both Clark and Lex are interested in her (and Lex gets there first--hee!) just as they're both after Lana right now. However, it doesn't make a lot of sense from Jimmy's perspective--I've never got the sense that Jimmy crushed on Lois at all. We know from 'Crimson' that he already has Lois and Clark paired off in his mind. It would have made more sense for Chloe to be in that role from his perspective, and for Lois to be the person who actually worked with him to protect him--Chloe constantly cuts him out of things and undermines him professionally but in his vision she was all supportive. I guess I have to take the leap and assume that he idealised everyone in his vision--which ends up making me feel that Jimmy is attracted to everyone, which I confess quite honestly is something I'm not that comfortable with! (Hee!)

Investigative skills 101
One of the things I both loved and hated about Noir was the fact that it showed a clear hierarchy in investigative skills. Jimmy, Lois and Lionel came out on top.

Everyone was trying to solve the crime, but Chloe and Clark were ridiculously bogged down in their emotional connection to Lana. I'm not even going to start on Chloe and secret-keeping. OK, I am. Could she just for once keep one of Lana's secrets?! Sheesh! She totally let Clark guess that Lionel was behind everything. At least I'm assuming that's the 'one other person' Clark meant since he didn't seem anywhere near uncovering the senator's involvement. To be fair to Chloe and Clark, they had some really cute moments in this episode--the stairwell fall and catch was adorable. But they were also the slowest investigators to get anywhere near the point. And, you know, I never ever mention this, but it does bug me quite a bit that Clark still hasn't shown any flair as an investigator or journalist.

Running a close second was Lex, who appears to be blinded by his view of Lana--he was startled she was carrying a gun. But he's more likely to catch on quickly since he already has more pieces of the puzzle.

Meanwhile, Jimmy and Lois both honed in on the piece of evidence that held the key information. But Jimmy only saw the surface (the compact), whereas Lois acquired the actual item (she's getting better at using those girlish charms and sneaky reporter tricks) and the flash drive within it. I geekily loved the meta in that--Jimmy captures the surface essence, but Lois drills to the truth in it. But the fact that both Jimmy and Lois were completely ignored and dismissed by everyone else drove me a little batshit, I confess. They even ignored each other--I guess because the show doesn't want to push too far forward into the Daily Planet world, but in an episode set at the Daily Planet, it felt like a bit of a waste.

This is where Lionel gets major points from me. He was the only person to pay attention to the fact that Lois was totally muscling in on the scene. He took that seriously and followed it up. None of the 'team good' guys even cared that she was there! And Lex probably didn't even notice her. Gah! Count me a frustrated Lois fan. Because the episode ended with a death threat hanging over Lois, and no-one even knowing, let alone caring! To return to Lionel, I also love that he had to take a heavy along to intimidate Lois. Hee! (Does he realise Lois could take him in a fight? I bet Lex would be more arrogant and come alone.)

Don't get me wrong--I love that the subtext in this episode was that Lois is a shithot investigator, but the blindness of all the characters to her is really getting to me in the same way that their blindness to Lana's 'dark' side used to annoy me. I also feel for Lois because she's so good at validating other characters. I was particularly pleased to hear her giving props to Lana for double-crossing the Luthors, for example. No matter how snarky she is, she's always quick to acknowledge the achievements of others, even Clark when it doesn't clash with her constructed 'blindness' to him. But when do any of the other characters validate her? As I say, Lionel looks good in this context simply by noticing her.

And wow, this turned into a huge Lois rant! Oops! *bites tongue*

I did love the eppy. To return to the good:
- it made me adore Jimmy even more and I'm in total denial that he's leaving :-(
- Tom was TEH AWESOME and TEH HOT, and I *died* a million times over in his scenes. One thing the Noir world did really really well was allow them to capture the hotness of the split identities--the supreme alpha hotness of Superman and the dorky adorable nerdiness of Clark Kent.
- Kristin: SO MUCH LOVE!
- Lois rocks, and I can't wait for her and Jimmy to actually work together. It hurts to think we may never see that.
- the production team: massive props! The black and white movie feel was spot on. Smallville is such a playground, and you could see how much fun they had with this.
 
 
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DC: Smallville - Lane and Kentbananainpyjamas on May 5th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
Ooh! You reminded me that I need to track this down. Missed it thanks to moving out/traveling yesterday. *hides rest of post from eyes* Your meta is great, but I wanna stay unspoiled. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on May 5th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
Hee! Yeah, stay unspoiled and hunt it down! :)
Beck: SV - Clark Lois Oliver by Carmendovebeck_liz on May 5th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, we finally get Lois back and she's barely in it. She did look gorgeous in Noir-ville, though. And I loved that she was one up on everyone re: the cigarette case (compact? I'm maybe a little confused b/c of the Noir section). I was a little distracted during the scene where the police are investigating, but did Chloe, Clark and Jimmy even notice that Lois was there??? Hmph.

Clark was so freaking hot in the Noir scenes. I love him floppy and glasses, and slicked back and in a tux/wifebeater. *fans self* Hooo, boy.

Kristin did a great job, although she was maybe a little too breathy in spots. But otherwise, thumbs up!

Chloe's got to be really tired of keeping Clark's and Lana's secrets by now, but that in no way means she should have hinted Clark along into understanding, either. Although I'm having a little trouble understanding why Lana is trying to keep everything from Clark. ... unless of course she's afraid that if he knows he'll run off to do something impulsive, which is definitely not outside the realm of possibility.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on May 5th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
did Chloe, Clark and Jimmy even notice that Lois was there???
That would be a no. *glares*

I actually felt Kristin's breathy-ness suited this episode more than any other time she's employed it. It made me realise that she's good at playing these very 'classic' female roles.

I'm having a little trouble understanding why Lana is trying to keep everything from Clark
Lionel said if she told anyone, he would kill Clark, and she has every reason to believe he could, especially since Chloe's admitted (vaguely) that Clark has a weakness. Considering how seriously other people keep secrets in this world, I think Lana's reason for keeping this one is entirely plausible and valid.
huzzlewhat: lois_i rock!huzzlewhat on May 5th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
Lois and Jimmy both scan the crime scene for evidence, honing in on the same pieces. In fact, the flash of Jimmy's camera is going off over Lois as she does so--that made me squee to think how well they could work together in the future.

Ooh! I noticed that Lois and Jimmy both zeroed in on the cigarette case, but I completely missed that it was going on at the same time. Very, very cool.

I definitely felt for Jimmy and his oh-so-pertinent questions being ignored — perhaps a sign of how Clark's involvement with Lana (or childhood things?) is blocking his movement forward. Jimmy (and Lois) and that investigative instinct is being shut down by the emotional overload of adolescence.

I think that Clark has shown investigative flair — more so in earlier seasons, but even this season, it's often under the radar that he's doing the legwork that ends up as Chloe's stories. But even overt moments, as when he was investigating in "Static," the show doesn't follow through on that, or put it in the framework of journalism. Either they don't really care about establishing him as a proto-journalist, or they think it's enough to just show the skills every so often, without linking them to the profession.

I love your reading of Lois and Jimmy and the cigarette case, with the photographer getting the surface, and the investigative journalist getting inside. Great reading.

This is where Lionel gets major points from me. He was the only person to pay attention to the fact that Lois was totally muscling in on the scene. He took that seriously and followed it up.

This episode reminded me that Lois actually backed Lionel down when he was in prison, one of the very few people to have gotten the better of him in a snark-off. So there's a reason that Lionel takes her seriously, where Lex still sees her as a muffin-peddling dropout. I actually liked that Lois was flying under the radar, because it completely fits with my reading of the character on both a textual and meta level. I think Lois is designed, at this point, to be underestimated by the audience and the characters alike. So while I was annoyed on her behalf, I was pleased at the same time, if that makes any sense?

To return to Lionel, I also love that he had to take a heavy along to intimidate Lois. Hee! (Does he realise Lois could take him in a fight? I bet Lex would be more arrogant and come alone.)

I love that Lionel has competant backup. Lex still does have things to learn from his old man!

I also feel for Lois because she's so good at validating other characters. I was particularly pleased to hear her giving props to Lana for double-crossing the Luthors, for example. No matter how snarky she is, she's always quick to acknowledge the achievements of others, even Clark when it doesn't clash with her constructed 'blindness' to him.

I really love Lois, and this is one of the reasons why. I think her blindness where Clark is concerned (prefiguring the "Superman? Really?" future) is ironic, given how clear-sighted she tends to be about the other characters — both their positives and their negatives. And she doesn't hesitate to give people their props. She's very good at passing out praise, as well as the snarky criticism — and the very fact that she is so willing to praise when praise is due is what makes her snarky criticism endearing, rather than just annoying as hell.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois searchingbop_radar on May 5th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
I completely missed that it was going on at the same time. Very, very cool.
I actually loved that scene to pieces--Jimmy's flash was going off in the background of Lionel and Lex talking too, and they completely paid no attention, so it was just lovely meta on whose attention is on whom at this point in time.

I'm not sure why the writers appear so calm/unconcerned about showing us reporter!Clark. I agree that he has shown investigative skills, but usually under Chloe's shadow. And the times when he has investigated on his own have often been joke-y (we saw Lois and Clark investigate together in 'Krypto'). I guess it's just because I love reporter!Clark so much--seeing him as the bumbling reporter in Noir made it even more vivid to me that we don't see that side of him very often.

Lois actually backed Lionel down when he was in prison, one of the very few people to have gotten the better of him in a snark-off. So there's a reason that Lionel takes her seriously, where Lex still sees her as a muffin-peddling dropout.
*nods* Yes, for once some really plausible continuity there! I like the fact that the Luthors read her completely differently, and that this also fits with the fact that Lionel is still proving himself to be more astute than Lex. As you say--Lex could take a lesson or two!

I think Lois is designed, at this point, to be underestimated by the audience and the characters alike. So while I was annoyed on her behalf, I was pleased at the same time, if that makes any sense?
It does--because I sort of have the same response myself. I loved that the subtext of this episode was that Lois is the real independent reporter. But I think I've just missed her so much and to see her come back only to slink around the corners of the episode was a little frustrating. It's totally selfish of me, like Clex-ers whining that Clark and Lex get no scenes together. I do see there's a point to Lois being 'under the radar', but I guess I just don't know whether the show will ever formally acknowledge her, and after three years it feels kind of sad.

he very fact that she is so willing to praise when praise is due is what makes her snarky criticism endearing, rather than just annoying as hell.
Yes, absolutely! Just as her 'brashness' is balanced by her self-deprecation. She's confident and assertive but she also holds herself up to very high standards--ones she rarely achieves. She's got a good heart beneath that snark. And I just felt so bad for her to see her raising her chin bravely (alone) in the face of Lionel's threat. I know she'll be fine, but damn, that girl needs a friend!
mahaliemmahaliem on May 5th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
What a wonderful review!

which ends up making me feel that Jimmy is attracted to everyone, which I confess quite honestly is something I'm not that comfortable with! (Hee!)

You see, that's where we differ. I have no problem with Jimmy crushing on everyone. Maybe because I sort of crush on all of them, too. *looks pointedly at your adoration of Jimmy, Tom, Kristin, and Lois*


so in retrospect I see that they've built up this kind of 'old world' nerdiness for Jimmy, and it's quite lovely.

It's so cute! However, it made me wonder how Chloe and Jimmy ended up sleeping together the summer between Seasons 3 and 4. That would've been a fun scene to see.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Yay!bop_radar on May 5th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
*looks pointedly at your adoration of Jimmy, Tom, Kristin, and Lois*
Hahah! Yeah, it's totally two-faced of me, isn't it?! :-) Maybe I'm just possessive... of all of them! Hands off, Jimmy! ;-) I think I'm a bit too in love with the idea of Jimmy as super-loyal boyfriend, which is why I found it unsettling. But at least he and Chloe got their bittersweet happy ending.

I'd love them to do a flashback to their first meeting(s)!
Ferd: Lois-white 40s sexyferdalump on May 5th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
As a Lois fan I am majorly happy-- however, I agree with you on every point. They finally get her into the game-- really into it, and no one notices. Of course, Lionel is a nice big dog to play with, but is it too much to hope that she has some interaction with the A-list players?

Lexis kiss *squee* Too short, too little too late and in B & W which kills it for vidding- but still a Lexis kiss *squee!* I know others were not so pleased that Lois was reduced to the "other woman" and as a lounge singer while Chloe was at the Planet, but as a die hard Lois fan-- I liked it. Loved her look, loved her scenes- both 40's and present-- Loved Lois this time-- Just. Need. More.

Tom is teh awesome. I swear that man's looks are deadly.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois Crimsonbop_radar on May 5th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
Beautiful icon! Eee! She was amazingly gorgeous. :-)

What a shame the Lexis kiss was in black and white. :-( Coz I would totally make an AU vid of those two. But still, it was pretty exciting. I kind of liked that Lois was cast as the big love interest for Lex (with Clark expressing interest as well), I just didn't understand why Jimmy would see her that way. But meh, it's ok! As you say--it just left me wanting more.

I think Tom was hotter in this ep, for me, than he's been all season. If I ever want to show anyone male perfection, I reckon I'd show them this. :-)
Nora Norwich: Lois lovelynorwich36 on May 5th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
Now that I've had a chance to rewatch the episode with slightly more of an attention span than I had last night, I agree with all of your comments on Jimmy, both his retro-nerdiness, which I also love, and the odd warping of what one would expect to be his perspective on the characters. Though I did think romany's point in her review, that he made Chloe his girl friday because in real life that's *his* role, was an interesting take on that--that leaves Lois as the torch singer by default. (And it's not like he was actually crushing on her in the nightclub--she was more backdrop than anything in that scene). But I agree in general it would have made more sense for Chloe and Lois to have been reversed, in his dream. Of course, that would have meant Chloe was sleeping with Lex--maybe that's why he didn't go there?

Normally I would feel your pain at Lois being ignored, but it's not like she actually *attempted* to interact with Chloe or Clark or Jimmy, and it's not like they didn't have leads of their own they were pursuing. She was clearly there after her own scoop, and not willing to share (which is certainly iconic of her, too). I agree with huzzlewhat below that they're deliberately showing Lois as flying under everyone's radar--I suspect she's going to be the one to break something big about Project Ares.

I was hoping rewatching would help me figure out how much of Jimmy's perspective was supposed to be a realistic take on Lana and the other characters and how much was just his projections, and I'm really still not sure I know. It is damn pretty to watch, though, and I really adore how they used the noir conventions.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois mix tapebop_radar on May 5th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
I did think romany's point in her review, that he made Chloe his girl friday because in real life that's *his* role, was an interesting take on that
Yeah I agree--that was one of the most helpful reviews for me in 'getting' why they made the decisions they did.

that leaves Lois as the torch singer by default.
Yeah, I think that was honestly one of the reasons that set me up to be annoyed on Lois's behalf--it felt like she was respected least of all by the writers in decision making about the noir world, as well as by the other characters.

(And it's not like he was actually crushing on her in the nightclub--she was more backdrop than anything in that scene).
Well Clark thought he was crushing on her--and there was a panning shot that implied that Jimmy was quite overwhelmed by her arrival. But I think it was just a case of everyone being glamorous and mysterious to Jimmy. Maybe?

's not like they didn't have leads of their own they were pursuing
Er, yeah, really lame ones. It was both interesting and frustrating to see how sidetracked Chloe and Clark got by being emotionally involved. Jimmy asked all the questions that would have led them far more directly to uncovering the political angle--but they didn't even listen, let alone attempt to answer them. I know there was a purpose to it, but it is so symptomatic of how Clark gets caught up in emotional guilt rather addressing the real big issues. (Yes, I think I'm sublimating part of my annoyance about the fact that Clark's apparently completely forgotten about the Zoners. Again. Not to mention Project Ares.)

I suspect she's going to be the one to break something big about Project Ares.
I would LOVE that. But I'm not as optimistic a Lois fan perhaps. It's just... it would undercut Clark and Chloe sooo much if she did. I can't imagine the show going there.

I'm really still not sure I know.
Yeah, me neither! That was the same place I got to! Which is unusual for Smallville--usually the more I drill, the clearer it becomes. But that's ok--this episode was so fun and contained so much visual wonder that I really can't gripe too much. It was made completely justifiable for me in that one scene of Clark as bumbling reporter--nothing could have been more exciting or hotter as far as I was concerned. So I'm VERY happy to handwave the rest of the episode. :-)
I suspect she's going to be the one to break something big about Project Ares.
Nora Norwich: luminous Clarknorwich36 on May 5th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Umm, the leads that Clark and Chloe were pursuing *were* Jimmy's leads--that's what I meant. Chloe asking for the picture Jimmy took, and then tracking his suggestions about Lana. We didn't see any other investigating, did we? True, Clark and Chloe had a conversation and ignored Jimmy initially, but I took that as Clark freaking out, not actual investigation--the rest of the time Chloe followed Jimmy's lead, and Clark presumably was investigating on his own offscreen.

kdsch123 has an interesting take on Chloe, Lana and Lois here: http://kdsch123.livejournal.com/77260.html
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois searchingbop_radar on May 6th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
But Jimmy himself clearly didn't think the photo of the killer was the most direct way to go--he only went and downloaded it because Chloe ordered him to--and I agree with him. They could have been honing in on Lionel straight away, and since he had the photo of the cigarette case they should have followed up on who took it from the crime scene, which would have led them to Lois. However, I get that it was effective for the plot and for having Lois fly under the radar that they did take the indirect path.

I didn't read it as Chloe following Jimmy's lead so much as Chloe imposing her investigative priorities over Jimmy's, and taking advantage of Jimmy's leads, but not working as a team. Again, this is not necessarily a complaint--just an observation--since it made the contrast to the noir world, in which Jimmy imagines Chloe working for him, taking his lead, all the stronger.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark and Chloe reportersbop_radar on May 6th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
Ohh, that's interesting that you thought Chloe's accent was the best. I thought it was well-written, but she totally failed to full it off--her voice was neither sharp enough or fast enough, but perhaps that's because I'm more familiar with Katharine Hepburn than the other actresses you mentioned.

Bumbling!Clark was my total favourite! I could watch that endlessly!
serenographyserenography on May 6th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
I also feel for Lois because she's so good at validating other characters. I was particularly pleased to hear her giving props to Lana for double-crossing the Luthors, for example. No matter how snarky she is, she's always quick to acknowledge the achievements of others, even Clark when it doesn't clash with her constructed 'blindness' to him. But when do any of the other characters validate her?

Terrific review as always, bop.

I admit having respect for Lois ever since her first meeting with Lana at Chloe's grave. A lot of people like to pit these two against each other as rivals, but I like to think that they understand and respect each other. Omg, am I a Lanis shipper? *lol*

One of my favorite SV lines:
"The best ones start out that way" - Lana to Clark in response to his protests over being interested in Lois.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois searchingbop_radar on May 6th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)

It would have been so easy for them to take the rivals route with those two but they've gone for a more respectful approach, which I really like. I particularly liked that Lois saw Lana with fresh eyes, and sees her as powerful where others still cast her as victim. And that was a beautiful line for Lana, and so gracious of the show to have her deliver it.
darenothope: Lois drinking water in Sneeze.darenothope on May 7th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed this ep. And complete word (that always sounds so lame from me) tot he stuff you said about Lois and how the other characters are blind to her achievements even though she gives credit where credit is due and not only that she is I think the only character who is able to say that they were wrong.

I think Lois has achieved so much on her own and no one has said anything complementary to her or given her any credit. Like back in season 5 when she was Jonathan's campaign manager or as Martha's CoS or when she got her first article in the Inquisitor. When she did those things, they were all like "What? Really? Lois? Are you sure?" And she's proven that she's capable in whatever situation she's thrown into. And she does it without thinking of any kind of reward or gratitude from anyone else. Even is she was expecting one, who's going to spare the time to give her the attention?

It was good to see a scene with Lois and Lionel again. Lionel said something like no one would think twice about killing her. And I was thinking, if you did threaten Lois Lane and Supes knew about it, you'd be getting your ass kicked so hard ...

And yes, no one knows about this death threat! Who would she tell anyway and what would they do? If she told Chloe, would Chloe just say don't worry about it? Would Chloe tell Clark? Would Clark do something or would he be too bogged down in his 'must protect Lana' kinda world?

That was a longer comment than I planned on. Your reviews are awesome as always. =D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois kicks assbop_radar on May 7th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
she is I think the only character who is able to say that they were wrong.
It's not something most Smallville characters are very good at, is it? ;)

And she does it without thinking of any kind of reward or gratitude from anyone else. Even is she was expecting one, who's going to spare the time to give her the attention?
Yes, they're all very caught up in their own worlds. I think the person who's come closest is Martha, which is why I get annoyed when their scenes together are cut. Martha more than anyone else has acknowledged what Lois is capable of and has actually changed her mind about Lois over time based on learning more about her. When they first met, Martha found her pushy and rude, but she soon saw that Lois had a good heart underneath.

Would Chloe tell Clark? Would Clark do something or would he be too bogged down in his 'must protect Lana' kinda world?
I think Lois is likely to try and shoulder the burden on her own to begin with, because she doesn't like asking for help and she's tough. But she may turn to Chloe eventually. And I'd place money on Chloe telling Clark. But both Chloe and Clark are invested in protecting Lana, though I'm sure the writers would twist some way to keep them both protected! ;)

Thanks for the long comment! *g*
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex golden fieldbop_radar on May 7th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Heee! That would be very cute indeed.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex lovebop_radar on May 9th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Indeed! Dear Jimmy! I heart him.
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