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Smallville 8.21 - Injustice - I worship at the television altar
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Smallville 8.21 - Injustice
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tasabian From: tasabian Date: May 12th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Great review - I'm sad that I have only one more of your SV reviews to read this season!

And once again Tom rose to the occasion, giving us an episode that inspired us even as it broke our hearts, and showing us exactly why Clark Kent will one day be the symbol of hope for an entire planet.
Whoo! Yes, it was a very noble and enjoyable Clark this week.

When Clark found Chloe, frantic and traumatized on a lonely road through the woods, she was dirty and disheveled, and appeared to be naked under her short trench coat. Back at the farm, she was jumpy and tearful, and could barely speak about her experience, her voice shaking as she described how afraid she was. And later, when Oliver asked Clark how Chloe was, he cryptically answered, "Something happened." Was Tess setting Clark up to believe Chloe had been sexually assaulted by Davis? If so, she truly is ruthless.
Since that implication comes through strongly in the staging rather than the script, I wonder if that was Tom's idea? It makes the Chloe/Clark scene that much more unsettling.

Seeing a desolate Clark through the glass of Ollie's office window, the buildings of nighttime Metropolis reflected on its shiny surface, was a heartbreaking reminder of how alone Clark was at that moment, even surrounded by the big, busy city.
That was surely the most beautiful shot in the episode, as your 'cap proves. *sighs for Tom's eyelashes*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 12th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Great review - I'm sad that I have only one more of your SV reviews to read this season!

Oh, Tas, that's the nicest thing you could possibly say to me! *hugs*

Yes, it was a very noble and enjoyable Clark this week.

I love how Tom respects his character, and lets both his goodness and his strength shine through when he has complete control of his performance. And even in a dark episode like this one, he finds moments of hope and inspiration, where we realize anew that Clark truly is our hero.

Since that implication comes through strongly in the staging rather than the script, I wonder if that was Tom's idea? It makes the Chloe/Clark scene that much more unsettling.

That's an interesting thought! It was all so oblique, but it seemed clear to me. I didn't know if they were trying to be ambiguous, or just subtle for the sake of the family hour. It definitely added another layer of maliciousness to Tess's attempt to manipulate Clark. She is one driven chick, who will obviously do whatever it takes to get what she wants. *shivers*

That was surely the most beautiful shot in the episode, as your 'cap proves.

The look in his eyes just killed me. So pretty, and so sad. *sniffles*
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