Smallville: Lois vs. Chloe - Who's Dumber?
Smallville: Lois vs. Chloe - Who's Dumber?
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
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.

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 down.

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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