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25 February 2011 @ 10:44 pm
10.15 'Fortune' review!  
It's Friday and it's Smallville day! The trailers made this episode seem like pure crack and there were parts that seemed hilarious but I couldn't help but worry anyway. The last time I felt this way was probably 'Hex' and that ended up being a success. I actually wanted to be spoiled for this one but I was getting my hair cut when it was airing during in the east coast. It's hard finding SV spoilers without going into the Smallville tag on Twitter but I found out enough to make me believe it'd be okay. So I watched.

Honestly, I'm torn on this episode. There were a lot of moments that I enjoyed but many scenes did make me go "WTF".

The Good:

Clark Kent! There wasn't enough of him but he was adorable when on screen. Though no one should look that hot when hungover. Just saying. I loved him drunk and I cracked up when he couldn't use his superspeed, because of him being hungover. The attempted run and then falling flat on his face? I died, I swear.

Clois! They were adorable together. Clark telling the camera that Lois is the love of his life? SO sweet. Also, I love how he knew what to say, when it came to the ring and their wedding. "I'm gonna want to marry you in 5 days or 5 years." This is why they're perfect for each other. ♥♥♥

Lois! I always love her. Her crawling around trying to get her engagement ring back amused me. I just love her interactions with everyone too. :D

Lois and Oliver. NGL, I used to ship them, but I love them as friends. JH and ED have this amazing chemistry, which is why none of their scenes feel forced. I really loved their dialogue when they woke up on the train tracks. Him offering to get her a replacement ring and how he agreed to help her find the real one was sweet. Also, them being tied up to a chair gave me 'Siren' flashbacks. Their talk about Clark also made me smile. He does "get" her, probably because they're quite similar. Lollie was one of the most maturely handled relationships, at least IMO.

Oliver. He was ... in drag. I still can't stop laughing at him in the showgirl outfit. It was one of the things that I was looking forward to. Then he got hit on! Priceless. The make-up? Also awesome. I liked that he was able to kick butt in that outfit.

Chloe and Oliver. They were sweet. I liked the smiles they exchanged while they watched the video. And yay! It was them who were married. I had a strong feeling that the trailer was misleading but so glad it was confirmed. Besides, Clark already eloped once. That's good enough. I don't know how this marriage will be handled but for now, I'm pleased. When she connected the two pieces of paper, I "aww'd".

Chloe. Overall, I'm satisfied with her arc. I like the speech she gave at the beginning. It was very sweet. I don't know if I feel like I got closure, mostly because Ollie went with her and IDK how that's going to work out but her ending felt more final than characters who have left before.

Chloe and Clark. Parts of their barn conversation did make me go "???" but I enjoyed their friendship in the episode. I liked how she tried to ease Clark's worries about Lois and they were sweet.

Clark and Oliver. Their bathroom scene in the video was absolutely adorable. Yes, I'm taking the time to mention it. What? I love the boys so I take what I can get. ;D

Tess and Emil. I've always loved both characters but 'Fortune' won me over and made me ship them too. Totally didn't expect that. Anyone with me? They were really great, especially during the karaoke scenes.

The whole gang in Watchtower. Who would've thought we'd see them all in one place? Not me. I was so happy just to see Clark/Lois/Oliver/Tess there in 'Patriot'. But adding Emil and Chloe? That's a WIN for Smallville! At least in my books. I also like that Chloe gave Tess approval as 'Watchtower', kind of handing over the role without actually saying it.

Mentions of Wonder Woman and Batman! I'm not thrilled Chloe met them first, as after all Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman make up the trinity but I interpret it as they haven't joined the League yet. I can picture that Clark's the one who convinces them later. Let me live in my happy place, people.

The Bad:

Since this was Chloe's final episode, I expected the arc to be about her, but I am looking forward to the show going back to being centered around Clark. I can kind of understand why Clark fans don't really like the episode. You really just have to shut off your brain and enjoy the crack.

Is Chloe going back to journalism? I guess they kind of hinted at that in the last episode, but I wish they had built up to it a little more.

Ollie confuses me a bit, especially since he has the omega symbol. We know he will be back and isn't gone for good, but I guess we'll have to wait and see to find out answers.

Was it me or did this episode seem a bit disjointed? It had a lot of funny moments, as I listed above, but the trailer promised crack and that was basically all it delivered.

Overall:

Not bad. Not the best episode ever but it was entertaining. I wonder what happened to the poor lemur though, lol.

Feel free to share your thoughts!
 
 
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lynzie914: Chlollie pretend to be marriedlynzie914 on February 26th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
I'm pretty much in agreement with everything you said, right down to wondering what happened to the poor lemur? I mean is he still in the closet, the poor little guy? LOL.

All of the guys made adorable drunks. Seriously had me giggling, but my favorite was hands down Clark. He was just so completey adorable. I love that he burned the symbol on the wall because Lois was cold and later in the bathroom, when Emil comes in he gives this goofy grin to the camera that's just so adorable and cute. I really want an icon of it. XD And when he sees the monkey and just stops. Seriously, I know it won't fit in, but I kind of want to see more of drunk Clark. Tom Welling did too good of a job at it. XD

Chloe and Oliver made me sooo happy in this one. I was like you and pretty much knew they really wouldn't have Chlark get married, and I was hoping it would end up a Chlollie wedding, but at the end I was still surprised by it. I ended up watching it with my sister who's not an SV fan, and even she was happy they were married. Though she didn't clap and squee like I did.

I am so with you on Tess and Emil, I did not expect to like them but I'm totally shipping them wth you. I loved their reactions to the video too. Actually I loved everyone's reactions in general. But when it got to them in her office, I loved that Ollie was just in the background cracking up. Made me giggle even more.

I agree with you on the lack of buildup for Chloe returning to journalism, overall I'm happy with her arc but I thought more buildup would have been good for it. But overall I'm really happy with her ending. As such a big Chloe fan I was really worried I wouldn't be, but I was.

I do wonder about the omega and Ollie too. I knew he wasn't going to be back for a few eps, but I didn't really think about it, but it does make me curious about what it'll mean for his return.
svgurl: chloe/oliver adorablesvgurl on March 4th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
right down to wondering what happened to the poor lemur? I mean is he still in the closet, the poor little guy? LOL.
I hope not! It's a bit of a shame we didn't see him at the end. Though Shelby may have been threatened so they had to sneak him out, lol.

All of the guys made adorable drunks. Seriously had me giggling, but my favorite was hands down Clark. He was just so completey adorable.
Clark's definitely my favorite drunk too. He's just precious.

I love that he burned the symbol on the wall because Lois was cold and later in the bathroom, when Emil comes in he gives this goofy grin to the camera that's just so adorable and cute. I really want an icon of it. XD
Agreeing with all of that! I love how earnestly he told the camera that Lois was the love of his life. And yes, the grin in the bathroom was so great. I want an icon too. :D

Seriously, I know it won't fit in, but I kind of want to see more of drunk Clark. Tom Welling did too good of a job at it. XD
LOL You and me both! It's a shame they didn't realize how awesome this concept was earlier.

Chloe and Oliver made me sooo happy in this one. I was like you and pretty much knew they really wouldn't have Chlark get married, and I was hoping it would end up a Chlollie wedding, but at the end I was still surprised by it.
Someone on Twitter suggested that they thought Chloe and Oliver would be the ones who intended to get married, Chloe & Clark think they get married and Tess & Emil actually get married, since there were spoilers about there being an "OMG moment" between them. But I like how it worked out. Even if I hadn't spoiled myself, I knew from the second Ollie woke up in that ridiculous suit that he was the one who also got married.

I am so with you on Tess and Emil, I did not expect to like them but I'm totally shipping them wth you. I loved their reactions to the video too.
I think Emil is the first guy I've shipped Tess with. When I heard about them, I was like "???" but they really work! And yes, their reactions were hilarious.

Actually I loved everyone's reactions in general. But when it got to them in her office, I loved that Ollie was just in the background cracking up. Made me giggle even more.
Someone GIF'd Lois's reaction and honestly? She looked really into the Tess/Emil. It was funny. And I too loved Ollie in the background laughing.

I agree with you on the lack of buildup for Chloe returning to journalism, overall I'm happy with her arc but I thought more buildup would have been good for it. But overall I'm really happy with her ending. As such a big Chloe fan I was really worried I wouldn't be, but I was.
I felt they kind of implied it in 'Masquerade' but I think they could've built it up more for sure. They took so much pains to say that journalism wasn't her calling anymore that it takes more than just that one conversation with Ollie, at least for me, to realistically get her back there. But I can't complain too much. She definitely got good closure, much better than the Lana arc anyway. Though I'm sad we didn't get a Chlo-Lo goodbye.

I do wonder about the omega and Ollie too. I knew he wasn't going to be back for a few eps, but I didn't really think about it, but it does make me curious about what it'll mean for his return.
Same here. I don't know when he's coming back. I guess we'll just have to see. I hope he'll be okay though.
lynzie914: Clark Ollie bromancelynzie914 on March 14th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
LOL, poor Shelby. I could only imagine her reaction if she had some how run into the lemur. I think it would have been rather funny. XD

Agreeing with all of that! I love how earnestly he told the camera that Lois was the love of his life. And yes, the grin in the bathroom was so great. I want an icon too. :D

Oh, I loved that part too! He was just so adorable. It is most defenitely a shame that the writer's didn't do this before, I would have loved to see more of it.

See I didn't even think about the tux part until they were showing the video of the night and Ollie ran up hiding from Chloe, and then I started getting all excited because I realized where they were going with it. My sister on the other hand was like "Yeah, didn't know that was where it was going?" And I was like "NO! Why didn't you say anything before?" LOL.

I think Emil is the first guy I've shipped Tess with. When I heard about them, I was like "???" but they really work! And yes, their reactions were hilarious.

LOL, that was pretty much my reaction too. I was like, that won't work, pretty much for the reason that I find it so hard to see her with someone other than a female character. I think she looks pretty with a lot of them, but I can't actually ship them. But somehow they made it work. XD

Someone GIF'd Lois's reaction and honestly? She looked really into the Tess/Emil. It was funny. And I too loved Ollie in the background laughing.

That totally made me giggle. Lois is a fan of it too, I can see it. XD

Yeah, I defenitely felt like it was implied in Masquerade, but I would have liked more focus on it. Even just sprinklings of it through the different episodes. In Beacon they had her back at the Planet with Lois for a few of her scenes they could have sneaked something small in there. But yes, I'm not going to complain much either, because I'm happy with where she ended up, back to journalism, still working with the league, married to Ollie, and not dead like I've feared from the beginning she would end the series as. XD I was sad we didn't get a Chlo-Lo goodbye too. Even just a little one would have made me happy.
svgurl: chloe & lois 'bride'svgurl on March 16th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
It would definitely be funny. Shelby'd be so confused. Speaking of which, I miss that dog. It's a shame we don't see her (him? Clark and Lois seem to refer to poor Shelby by different genders) more often.

It is most defenitely a shame that the writer's didn't do this before, I would have loved to see more of it.
I think the closest we got to Clark cutting loose was back in s4, 'Spell', right? When he was dancing at the party? That was funny. Tom was so adorable.

See I didn't even think about the tux part until they were showing the video of the night and Ollie ran up hiding from Chloe, and then I started getting all excited because I realized where they were going with it.
LOL Yeah, that's when it became pretty obvious. I always believed that Chloe and Ollie were the ones who intended to get married, but when I only saw half the certificate and then Ollie woke up, wearing a different outfit, I probably would've put the pieces together. Like I said, I spoiled myself because this was one of the episodes that could've gone really bad or really well. I needed to be mentally prepared. I wonder why and how the wedding certificate got torn up. Or how Chloe ended up in the closet. NGL, there were a lot of unanswered questions.

My sister on the other hand was like "Yeah, didn't know that was where it was going?" And I was like "NO! Why didn't you say anything before?" LOL.
LOL Poor Chloe though. She doesn't have any luck with weddings. Oh well. At least she got Ollie. ;D

I think she looks pretty with a lot of them, but I can't actually ship them. But somehow they made it work. XD
Exactly. There's just something missing with the other men in the show. Zod and Tess were sorta interesting, mostly because of the dynamic but I couldn't totally get into that ship either.

That totally made me giggle. Lois is a fan of it too, I can see it. XD
I have visual proof! I found the GIF:



Clark is looking all embarrassed and Lois is really considering this new turn of events. XD

Chloe was definitely one of the characters that I've been wondering if they'd just kill off for years. Fortunately they didn't go down the route, because it would've been cheap and unfair to her fans.

I was sad we didn't get a Chlo-Lo goodbye too. Even just a little one would have made me happy.
Did you hear the news? Allison will be back in the finale. So hopefully we have a shot for a final Chlo-Lo scene there. :)

Btw, I love your icon! So brilliant. I was rewatching the video scenes and right before Clark tries to get Emil to drink, Ollie asks Clark if he's really made of steel. I never noticed that before and it just made me LOL.
awehla on February 26th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
Good review (am over here from the Ledger). I loved this episode. I thought it was going to be lame with Clark and Chloe getting married but it turned out that wasn't what happened and it was just a fun fest. I think it was a lovely way for the cast to say goodbye as there won't be anymore episodes like that and it's something Smallville has been missing for years. Sometimes it's nice to see the characters do normal things as friends - well normal for them.

Were Clark and Oliver just talking about rings in the bathroom? That was funny but strange. A lot of it seemed like the cast just mucking about like in Lois and Clark: TNAOS when Clark ate a whole vat of smarties when he and Lois were drugged.

What was wrong with the barn scene? I thought it was sweet except for Chloe saying she was inspiring heroes - I don't like her taking all the credit. They seem to forget the bad things she did.

Oh and Emil had a wife - was nice to see some personal things about him coming up.

Lisa
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svgurl: clark/lois 'committed'svgurl on March 4th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
Good review (am over here from the Ledger).
Thanks! :)

I loved this episode. I thought it was going to be lame with Clark and Chloe getting married but it turned out that wasn't what happened and it was just a fun fest.
I strongly felt that the trailer would be misleading but I'm glad (and relieved) that I was right. It just would've felt like unnecessary pandering otherwise. But yeah, it was a fun episode for sure. I liked seeing the characters cut loose.

I think it was a lovely way for the cast to say goodbye as there won't be anymore episodes like that and it's something Smallville has been missing for years. Sometimes it's nice to see the characters do normal things as friends - well normal for them.
True. I especially loved that scene when they were watching the video. They felt like a real family in that moment.

Were Clark and Oliver just talking about rings in the bathroom? That was funny but strange. A lot of it seemed like the cast just mucking about like in Lois and Clark: TNAOS when Clark ate a whole vat of smarties when he and Lois were drugged.
Yup. I think Clark was supposed to help Oliver pick out a wedding ring for Chloe. He sucked at it, so I think that's why Ollie dragged Lois away later on. I haven't seen LnC but I'll take your word on it. I liked how Ollie was shooing Emil away and Clark was just grinning at the camera. It was cute.

What was wrong with the barn scene? I thought it was sweet except for Chloe saying she was inspiring heroes - I don't like her taking all the credit. They seem to forget the bad things she did.
What I felt was wrong was exactly what you mentioned. The whole Chloe taking credit for everything Clark's become irritates me. It seems that they're trying to retcon the Chlark friendship. Even the conversation in 'Collateral', where they had Clark say that Chloe never pressured him for his secret, made me scratch my head. I love their friendship but it is far from perfect. Also, her implying that she met Wonder Woman and Batman also bugged me. But other than that, it was nice. I'm glad that they managed to mend their friendship before she left.

Oh and Emil had a wife - was nice to see some personal things about him coming up.
Definitely. With characters like Emil, you don't get much of a history and it's good to know these type of things.
Need, Take, Haveneedtakehave on February 26th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
It was OK.... though I was HOPING Oliver and Chloe would both stay in the show till the end and then go off to wherever together into the sunset, sort of like Lois & Clark and their adventures :)

I just... thought it was out of place... though the whole Chloe married to Oliver = AWESOME!

But her deciding after like 1 episode she JUST said she wasn't going to go anywhere, up and decides, hey, I'm leaving, yeah. THAT's a little OFF.

Plus, the Lois and Clark moments? Scared me! To me, it made it seem like they were just a bit closer to giving Lois a reason to leave Clark at the altar or at least, have her the night or day before come to him and say "I can't" or at least "Not right now" ... which, after 10 years of Smallville, I don't want "Yes, they will get married, years in the future when you can't see it" I want it ON THE SHOW before it ENDS!

However, Oliver in drag? I haven't laughed so hard in so long!

Edited at 2011-02-26 09:46 pm (UTC)
svgurl: chlollie & clois 'escape'svgurl on March 4th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
It was OK.... though I was HOPING Oliver and Chloe would both stay in the show till the end and then go off to wherever together into the sunset, sort of like Lois & Clark and their adventures :)
Well, Chloe was only going to be there for five episodes so that wasn't possible. But Ollie will be back. That's why that she had to go again. Not for character reasons, but Allison Mack only agreed to return for a few episodes. We don't know yet whether she'll be in the finale.

Agree on Lois and Clark. I think Lois's fears were legitimate and it's good to get into her head but I like to believe that Clark managed to calm her down. IDK whether we'll see the wedding because the producers haven't said either way but I hope we do.

However, Oliver in drag? I haven't laughed so hard in so long!
That was priceless. They so don't pay Justin Hartley enough, lol.
Katt: SV: Home (Bloodlines trilogy)xenokattz on February 26th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
My fanon is that Tess gave the lemur to Alexander-Conner. It will be his squishy.
svgurl: clark amusedsvgurl on March 4th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
I love your fanon. That is brilliant. :D
Jaxon: REDgreenikarusphoenix on February 27th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
this episode was like a crackfic!
seriously!
and yet i loved it bahahaha!
everyone looked so amazing, and it was nice to have a bit of carefree plotless hijinks for one ep!
i hope ollie isn't gone! hopefully he will still be around but simply be on visiting terms with chloe. if he is gone until the finale or something, i will not be a happy smallfan!
it was nice to see tess being...?human? this ep...even before and after the zatanna champagne weirdness
emil? that was random but lulz!
in fact there were too many lulz moments for me to sit with a straight face...
showgirl ollie? puhleaze! i do love when lois gets her disguise on though...she hasn't done that in a while, and we all know girlfriend has seen one too many episodes of Alias!
all in all a good ep, probs the most entertaining of the season for so far, which is ironic because i typically hate cracky storylines.
but then, even SPN was cracky this week, not to get off topic, just sayinz!
bahahaha@clark showing off his powers when drunk, and causing destruction to the lexcorp sign!
also, ollie's green suit was like the Riddler only a little more pimpified!
too funny!
svgurl: oliver tilting head and smilesvgurl on March 4th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Yes, it definitely was like a crackfic but it was entertaining.

everyone looked so amazing, and it was nice to have a bit of carefree plotless hijinks for one ep!
Definitely. It's good to see the characters cut loose.

i hope ollie isn't gone! hopefully he will still be around but simply be on visiting terms with chloe. if he is gone until the finale or something, i will not be a happy smallfan!
Ollie will still be around. I think he should be in the finale. Only Chloe's gone.

it was nice to see tess being...?human? this ep...even before and after the zatanna champagne weirdness
emil? that was random but lulz!

Both Tess and Emil are the show's most serious characters so I liked seeing them get wild and crazy. I love Tess so I'm glad to see that she has found a place where she belongs.

Lois and her costumes are always amusing. Ollie in the showgirl costume was funny for me, though I don't get how anyone would mistake him for a girl. JH may be slender but he's too muscular for that.

all in all a good ep, probs the most entertaining of the season for so far, which is ironic because i typically hate cracky storylines.
but then, even SPN was cracky this week, not to get off topic, just sayinz!

Yup, quality wise, it may not have been the best but it was funny for sure. And yeah, I heard SPN was quite cracky too, though I don't watch the show.

bahahaha@clark showing off his powers when drunk, and causing destruction to the lexcorp sign!
I love drunk Clark. Out of all the characters, he was my favorite when drunk.

also, ollie's green suit was like the Riddler only a little more pimpified!
True. At least his pants weren't green, lol.
lipssewnshut122 on March 1st, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything pretty much. But I have never laughed so hard while watching a Smallville episode. I even laughed more than I did for the latest Supernatural episode...that is a feat haha!

Oh and hey, I'm back...kind of.
svgurl: oliver laughingsvgurl on March 4th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
I agree with everything pretty much. But I have never laughed so hard while watching a Smallville episode. I even laughed more than I did for the latest Supernatural episode...that is a feat haha!
Good to know. And yeah, it cracked me up too. My mom was surprised to hear me laughing so much.

Oh and hey, I'm back...kind of.
Awesome! Welcome back. ♥
bradygirl_12: ollie (glamor queen green)bradygirl_12 on March 2nd, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
I agree, hon! You've got some very good points.

Emil is the first guy I've seen Tess have chemistry with! They were a nice surprise.

Ollie in drag MADE the episode for me! :)

Yeah, irritated at Chloe being the hero-inspirer (that's Clark's job!) but glad she's back in journalism and married to Ollie. Since we'll never get Ollie/Dinah, I'll take Ollie/Chloe. :)

That scene in Watchtower with everyone together was very nice, and the bathroom scene between Clark and Ollie was slashy fun! ;)

I can't believe we're almost at the end.
svgurl: clark amused metallosvgurl on March 4th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
I agree, hon! You've got some very good points.
Thanks! :)

Emil is the first guy I've seen Tess have chemistry with! They were a nice surprise.
Same here. I would've never pictured them together but I was surprised at how much they worked. Like you said, a good surprise. :D

Ollie in drag MADE the episode for me! :)
For sure! That was priceless. JH must be a good sport.

Yeah, irritated at Chloe being the hero-inspirer (that's Clark's job!) but glad she's back in journalism and married to Ollie. Since we'll never get Ollie/Dinah, I'll take Ollie/Chloe. :)
There was just so many things wrong with that. I mean, hello? Clark was also doing stuff for the first four years, before Chloe knew him. Also, the fact that she knows who Batman and Wonder Woman are really get to me. And yeah, at least they got their happy ending ... for now. Who knows what happens in offscreenville?

That scene in Watchtower with everyone together was very nice
For sure. They felt like a real family and that made me smile.

and the bathroom scene between Clark and Ollie was slashy fun! ;)
LOL Yes, this! I love how Clark is just grinning at the camera.

I can't believe we're almost at the end.
Me too. It's a little sad.