After last night's Smallville
, I found it hard to decide which female character is more stupid: Lois or Chloe. In the past both have proven themselves more than capable at defending themselves and making smart decisions, yet all of that was put on hold in "Stiletto" as both women made truly terrible decisions.
Lois decided to throw away all rules of journalistic ethics by creating a fictional character just to write about and get on the front page of the Daily Planet. In addition, she claimed she only did it to score an interview with the Red Blue Blur, but once she did, she didn't want it anymore. That's like robbing a bank to pay for your mother's operation and then burning the money.
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On the other end of the spectrum, Chloe has always been the smart,
reliable one, using her brain to help Clark be the best hero he can
be. Yet now she's decided to lock a dangerous psychopath in her
basement and help him dispose of the bodies that he kills. For a smart
girl, is Chloe really that blinded by Davis Bloom's abs not to see how
stupid what she's doing is?
I was leaning towards Chloe being the dumber of the two women, but then
Lois went and jumped through the glass ceiling. Perhaps the Smallville
writers were using some incredibly clever symbolism to show their own
disdain for Lois' lack of journalistic integrity. Women want to break
the glass ceiling, but in that metaphor, they're usually going up, not
In the end, my verdict comes from looking at their circumstances. For
Lois, this wacky escapade was an isolated incident caused by her being
thrown out of a journalism gala, compounded by having Clark stand her
up. But for Chloe, she should know better. She had a great guy in
Jimmy, and instead of living the happy married life, she turned him
into a junkie and she's throwing dead bodies into a dumpster. That
kind of thing is unforgivably stupid.
Hopefully Tess Mercer will return soon to bring the IQ of this show up again.
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-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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