This Is a Blog: Awful Time Travel TV: Lana Lang Dies Then Doesn’t Die

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Awful Time Travel TV: Lana Lang Dies Then Doesn’t Die

[originally written for on 9/21/07]

Part 5 of 5

This is it, folks. This is the reason I started this series in the first place. This is the TV time travel travesty to end all TV time travel travesties. The run up to the 100th episode of Smallville was an exciting time for fans of the show. We had been disinterested for a while, but they hit hard that Clark was finally going to tell Lana the truth, that he’s really a super powered alien from Krypton. The writers gave him no choice, he had to tell her. The writers, however, didn’t want to deal with the consequences.

So he tells her, and as a result she dies, so Clark goes to the Fortress of Solitude and gets Jor-El to reverse time to he can bring her back and not tell her. This pissed me off to no end. Time travel isn’t just a cheat you can use to write yourself out of a corner. Fuck you, guys, for taking a beloved story telling device and lazily use it to save your asses. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. I don’t even know what that means, but you can’t do it. No Green Arrow or Martian Manhunter or Aquaman’s going to make up for this one. You’re all dead to me, Smallville writers.

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