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Allergy question; SV: Fortune [Feb. 25th, 2011|11:24 pm]
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Allergy-sufferers, please help! Do you ever get wobbly legs, sore muscles, blurry vision with your allergies?

*spoilers for Smallville within



*should mention that I very much enjoyed last week's ep.

Watching this episode, I wanted to applaud the cast for their effort - everyone trying so hard - but after the genuine laughs provided by Lionel in Beacon & Clark in Masquerade, Fortune fell kinda flat for me.

What I liked

- That Oliver is the one who suggests dressing up as showgirls to Lois, subverting the Lois-wacky-costume cliche! And Justin as a showgirl is a sight to behold, especially when his top gets ripped off.

- Clark running smack into a building & Chloe's gasp. Clark squabbling with Oliver in the bathroom.

- That drunk!Clark stole the LuthorCorp sign (now, who would that remind him of? ♥)

- The waking up on the railway line scene with ED and JH was very good, the best written scene in the ep, IMO. Erica plays hungover very well - I could feel her headache!

Cracktastic

- The mob boss wants to wear a lady's wedding ring?

- Of course, the Mob Boss is attracted to Oliver, out of all the showgirls!

Did not like

- Too Many 'Ships. THREE. I had to watch THREE 'ships play out on SV tonight! I did not tune in for Cosy Couples hour!

- The Emil-as-Elvis thing I did not feel at all, though bless the actor's heart for trying so hard.

- Show, you did not just say that Chloe met Batman and Wonder Woman before Clark, oh no you did not.

- The last scene should have been Clark's moving reunion with the lemur. I'm so bothered they left the lemur in the closet.

I hope the actors had lots of fun but it feels a little late in the season for a stand-alone.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 05:10 am (UTC)
I liked drunk!Clark in the video, he was adorable
He was! I wanted more of him.

Justin is a beautiful drag Queen!!!
The mob boss certainly was smitten!
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[User Picture]From: cinderella81
2011-02-26 04:48 am (UTC)
When Oliver came on screen in the showgirl costume I laughed SO HARD!!!!!! He's pretty though ...
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 05:09 am (UTC)
Aw, Justin! Bless his heart for just going for it!
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[User Picture]From: cinderella81
2011-02-26 05:10 am (UTC)
He went so far as to do the boob shimmy! Bless him! :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 05:12 am (UTC)
He did shake his tiny man-boobs!
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2011-02-26 04:50 am (UTC)
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

I don't even know how to talk about this episode without just expressing my total disgust with it. OK, I get that they wanted one last silly filler, for some unfathomable reason (because Isis and Harvest weren't filler enough?). But this wasn't even well written, or put together. Or funny, at least to me.

I'm just.....ARGH!

Sorry about your allergies. I don't have any, so I have no advice to give. :/
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 05:08 am (UTC)
Sorry about your allergies. I don't have any, so I have no advice to give. :/
I have two opinions from two doctors offering totally opposite advice! Doctor A: says "deep sinus infection, take more antibiotics" Doctor B says: "Get allergy test & stay away from antibiotics."

I get that they wanted one last silly filler, for some unfathomable reason (because Isis and Harvest weren't filler enough?). But this wasn't even well written, or put together. Or funny, at least to me.
Yeah, SV doesn't really excel at antic comedy eps. I thought this was marginally better than Escape but...that's not a high recommendation. It might have been slightly better if we watched the events play out in real time - I would liked to have seen more of drunk, slightly dangerous, Clark.

And I didn't like seeing Tess & Emil turned into "cuddly" characters. They're not warm & fuzzy people - that's why I like them!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Martina - I'm going for allergy testing next week. I had though allergies would involve sneezing, eye-watering but I don't have any of that...
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[User Picture]From: gildinwen
2011-02-26 05:22 am (UTC)
On Chloe meeting Batman and Diana. Oh I'm afraid they did just go there. And I need to know when she had the time to go all the way to a HIDDEN island to meet Wonder Woman. Y'know?
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 05:32 am (UTC)
It's such a dumb line. Just let Chloe & Clark have a nice goodbye, no need to get cute about it!
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[User Picture]From: serenography
2011-02-26 06:08 am (UTC)
Those don't sound like typical allergy symptoms, then again I guess anything's possible? Perhaps allergy testing wouldn't be such a bad idea. If you are allergic, or sensitive to a certain antibiotic, you really should know.

I... enjoyed the episode. But I admit to expecting pretty much what we got and nothing remotely deeper. Hungover Clark running right into that building cracked me up, as did Tess and Emil's duet. I always enjoy seeing Lois and Oliver interact, so I got a kick out of that railroad tracks scene too. He called her breasts something, that I can't remember right now, but it made me lol too.

The dancing girls scene was pure silliness (my husband's comment: "This is stupid") but I still giggled and leered at Ollie not only in drag, but having his top ripped off and ONCE AGAIN gracing us with his chestage.

The Chloe stuff about Batman and WW... I just have to handwave. I was more confused by her and Ollie actually being married and moving away together.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 10:45 pm (UTC)
The dancing girls scene was pure silliness (my husband's comment: "This is stupid") but I still giggled and leered at Ollie not only in drag, but having his top ripped off and ONCE AGAIN gracing us with his chestage.
I was annoyed we didn't get to see Clark reacting to Ollie in all his finery!

He called her breasts something, that I can't remember right now, but it made me lol too.
The Pointer Sisters, LOL.

Thanks for the suggestions...I'm going for allergy testing the week after next. I'd prefer it to be an allergy over a deep sinus infection or an inner ear infection which sound scary!
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[User Picture]From: ariss_tenoh
2011-02-26 06:45 am (UTC)
That depends on the allergy. I get blurry vision with my migraines. But skin and lung allergies just irritate the skin and make it hard to breathe.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 10:42 pm (UTC)
I've never had any kind of allergy before so have no idea what they might feel like. I'm not sneezing at all, no runny eyes...
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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2011-02-26 02:44 pm (UTC)
Clark running into the building was priceless. And Justin really does look amazingly good as a woman.

...apparently I totally missed the Batman line.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 10:41 pm (UTC)
Kudoes to Justin for really shaking his money-maker!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 10:41 pm (UTC)
This was an all-shipper episode, where everyone has to pair off: BAH!

Agree that it was a better send-off for Chloe than Requiem was for Lana.

I also didn't like The Girl in Question - like this ep, I found it a comedy eps with no real laughs. (S5's Puppet Angel was awesome though!)

ETA: Thanks for the allergy advice - it's very puzzling to have two doctors with completely separate diagnoses and recommendations.

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 11:16 pm (UTC)
I wish Clark & Lois had also gotten married so the wedding plot would be OVER!

And since Ollie is Darkseid-possessed, does that mean Chloe married Darkseid too? That's FOUR 'ships...
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[User Picture]From: dramaa_princess
2011-02-26 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'm so bothered they left the lemur in the closet.

LOL. XD

drunk!Clark stole the LuthorCorp sign

Even when he's drunk, he knows what he really wants. Hahaha. His ass belongs to Luthor. XD
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-02-26 10:38 pm (UTC)
Even when he's drunk, he knows what he really wants. Hahaha. His ass belongs to Luthor.
He needed a symbol of his LOVE to decorate the barn!
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[User Picture]From: dramaa_princess
2011-02-26 10:53 pm (UTC)
He will keep it in his bedroom, so Lex sees it when he comes back.

And they will have wild monkey sex. XD
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-03 01:19 am (UTC)
oh Clark has been thinking of Lex since season 8 no matter how the writers likes to convince us otherwise! Re-watching again recently made me miss the Luthors and Clex so hard on the show. SV seasons 1-3 will always be the best and them leering at each other/making out in the barn after fighting in the mansion.
YESYESYES!

Drunk!Clark was the best. I want Zantanna to roofie Clark every other weekend.
Lex would totally agree with you!
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[User Picture]From: jwm_rocks
2011-03-03 01:39 am (UTC)
Hope the (maybe) allergies are clearing up a bit for you. If they are allergies they're certainly pretty serious ones.

//That drunk!Clark stole the LuthorCorp sign (now, who would that remind him of? ♥)//
That's one of my favorite parts of the episode. I'm sure if Lex were still alive Clark would have drunk dialed him!

//Show, you did not just say that Chloe met Batman and Wonder Woman before Clark, oh no you did not.//
The meeting them first doesn't necessarily bother me. Clark's never been one to seek out other supers -- instead they're drawn to him. Chloe on the other hand practically collects them as if they were bugs in jars for her personal amusement. In fact I kind of have to wonder why it took her this long to find the other two of the big three? Once she's laid hands on the Fate helmet it wouldn't be that much of a challenge, would it?

Now the implication that Chloe will be the one guiding and inspiring Bats and Wonder Woman? That I do find appalling.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-03 03:06 am (UTC)
Bats & WW require no muses!

That's one of my favorite parts of the episode. I'm sure if Lex were still alive Clark would have drunk dialed him!
Wouldn't that have been awesome? Lex would be ready to pounce on drunk & sexy Clark!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-03 03:39 am (UTC)
(Oh, and thanks for asking - I'm feeling a bit better this week so I guess it was an infection.)
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