Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tess: Atropine? What the hell are you going to do with that?=================================
Chloe: There’s no time; look. If you’re right, and that transmitter is powered by your biorhythms, then the only way that I can turn it off is to stop your heart. I have to kill you, Tess.
Tess: I really didn’t think you’d do it. Bring me back.
Chloe: Neither did I.
Can I take a moment to appreciate the fact that Tess honestly believes that Chloe is going to kill her and leave her that way, but she still lets it happen? She’s seen Chloe kill her once before. There’s absolutely no guarantee that Chloe will actually save her, and let’s be honest- Tess probably wouldn’t have saved Chloe if the tables were turned. They’re enemies. Enemies don’t save people’s lives. And really, Tess didn’t need to do it. Sure she probably would’ve gotten killed another way, and she’d never be able to turn that tracker off, but she didn’t need to go with Chloe’s plan. She chose to, the first “good” thing that she’d ever really done, and her life is saved for her trouble. It’s another brick in the road that’s leading her to her Heel Face Turn and redemption, and it’s built on such a wonderful moment for Chloe to boot.
I’m not going to lie, I did get a little worn out on Chlark in season 9 (it was rough), but they always did care about each other.
This episode laid the “chloe will die because she’s not mythos” thing down quite heavily… but then, at the same time, ended with Lana saying we make our own destiny and it isn’t written in some “book in the future.”
The legion had never heard of Chloe Sullivan — with the assumption they made being that she was dead or at best changed her name and went into hiding before Clark became Superman.
But, the future the legion knew no longer exists. They rewrote it with they saved Chloe (and Doomsday). Chloe was dead in the world they came from, but no longer is.
With the book in the future obviously being a nod to the comic books, Chloe just sidestepped all that. Within a few episodes she is standing beside Oliver entering her role as Watchtower and within two years, she’s married to Green Arrow and working alongside Superman — no longer a nobody to history only to be found on Lois Lane’s family tree.