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11 August 2010 @ 07:06 pm
Day 4 of the SV meme  
And it's another day of the Smallville 30 Day Meme.

Day 04- Episode You Hated

It's a tie for this one!

That's right: it's between 8.13 "Power" and 8.14" Requiem". I have no idea how a season that started out so good when so bad. There have been a lot of episodes I have hated before season 8 (such as that failure of an episode, 'Promise' and a bunch in season 7), but none of them bring out as much anger in me as these two did.

Let's start with 'Power'. I was upset Lana was back, but 'Legion' and 'Bulletproof' were overall pretty good episodes. So I started to think the new people knew what they were doing. This episode smashed all the good feelings I had. Not only did Lana get abilities, proving that she didn't learn anything from 'Wrath', but the end scene pisses me off to no end. They had a rooftop kiss with a DP globe in the background! WTF? That's a CLOIS thing. I literally saw red and felt like screaming. FAIL.

And onto 'Requiem', the episode that actually reduced me to tears. Not only was the Clana stupid, but they had that fake Lex, and Ollie become a murderer. The latter was what I was most upset about. I swear, I had never gotten so emotional (I was torn between heartbreak and fury) over an episode before. Not to mention the stupid Clana ending ... when they separated, I wanted them it to be a mutual realization that they are no longer at the stage of their lives where they can make it work, not some tragic separation. I am pretty sure I hated everything about this episode.

Thank God Lois came back in the next one ('Infamous'). At least if I had to deal with Tori Spelling, I had her to make things better. She always does. &hearts
Current Mood: sadsad
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svgurl: clark/lois i've got yousvgurl on August 12th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
This so much! I honestly can't understand it. The first 10 episodes were awesome, but it started going downhill since that. And it happened when Lana came back. IMO, it has to do with them putting her where she just didn't belong anymore.
Exactly! Clark had grown and matured, but they didn't know how to deal with him being like that and still have Lana/Clana. So they did it badly and Clark paid the price, because they regressed his character.

And don't even get me started on Failsday.
Same here. I think the name says it all.

I'm not going to quote the rest, because I pretty much agree with everything. I don't know which of these episodes I can't stand the most. Clana again and their DP rooftop kiss, fake Lex, krypto suit, making Ollie a murderer. There were just to many 'wtf' moments, and I didn't know whether to scream or cry, or pull all my hair out.
It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who feels like this. I have no idea how the writers penned this script and thought they were good ideas!

And season 8 had so much potential. There were good episodes, though what they've ultimately done with the season, I can't say I enjoyed any of it...
Yup. I mean, after the fail Lana arc, they almost had redeemed themselves after 'Hex' (And I really emphasize the 'almost') but then it all went downhill once more. I try to just focus on the episodes I like and not the season as a whole. Plus, the DVD set had a pretty cover! :)
bradygirl_12: zatanna (top hat)bradygirl_12 on August 12th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Hex is definitely one of my all-time favorites. I loved seeing Zatanna for the first time! The actress chosen for her was perfect! :)
svgurl: zatannasvgurl on August 12th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Hex is definitely one of my all-time favorites.
Same here! It was funny, which was a nice change, and I loved that Tom was able to show what great comedic timing he has.

I loved seeing Zatanna for the first time! The actress chosen for her was perfect! :)
Agreed! Though I bad things about when she came back in s9, and I'm (sadly) not looking forward to that episode when I catch up.
bradygirl_12: clark--ollie (mine!)bradygirl_12 on August 12th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
You know that I agree! These episodes literally made me sick to my stomach, they were so bad. Not only the whole Clana pukefest, but Ollie a murderer? That really fried my fajitas! *grumps*
svgurl: clark/oliver don't see mesvgurl on August 12th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
You know that I agree! These episodes literally made me sick to my stomach, they were so bad. Not only the whole Clana pukefest, but Ollie a murderer? That really fried my fajitas! *grumps*
Yup, I do! It was just all around fail on the part of the writers. As for Ollie, well, 'Requiem' brought me to tears and I'll never forgive them for that one. >:(
Babydracky: HP_Crybabydracky on August 12th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
svgurl: oliver greensvgurl on August 12th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was pretty sad. :\
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svgurl: clark/lois side by sidesvgurl on August 12th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
This whole post should be quoted for truth!
Thanks! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in my negative feelings toward those episodes.

Somehow I feel those two episodes were even worse than all of Season 7! At least there were some good points there, but Power and Requem reverted all the progress Clark made...hell even for Lana!! ugh
That's a good point. At least the badness of s7 was consistent. s8 had been so good and this just ruined everything! I hate how they always regress Clark when it comes to Lana/Clana. It's frustrating.

You know, I've accepted why it happened...I just don't like the way it did. Especially the DP and loft scene. *gags* Why couldn't they part on good terms? Like I didn't mind the way things went at the end of Bride.
I guess you can't have Clana without the drama and angst. I really felt that before 'Power' and 'Requiem', they were realizing that they didn't belong together. I mean, even though they kissed in 'Bulletproof', Clark didn't seem happy when he pulled away.

All I have to say is thank God for S9 Clois. They really made it all go away. And if that isn't enough for you...I recommend Sana's fic "Remember Me." It addresses those issues perfectly :)
I believe Clois/Lois always makes everything better! Is that fic on the DI? I will have to check it out then! :)
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svgurl: clark/lois back soulmatessvgurl on August 12th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! Thanks so much for the link. I'll check it out. :)