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Smallville 10x06 - Harvest


As we rush headlong toward the end of Smallville, I keep asking myself, what do I expect from this final season? For it to finally give me everything I've ever wanted? No, of course not. I love this show beyond all reason, but after more than 200 episodes, I also know it. It's long been a mix of good and not-so-good; sometimes it makes me giddy with joy, and other times it drives me crazy. My personal wish list is pretty short: I want to see Clark wrestle with and overcome the final obstacles in his path to become Superman, I want every episode to show us the hero he is and always has been, and in the end I want him to be happy.

But the fact that we're counting down to the last episode ever colors everything. I want to treasure these final hours, to savor every moment that Tom Welling is still on my TV screen, and to celebrate Smallville with my fellow fans one last time. I just want to enjoy the ride while I still can. So do I take the show to task when it fails to step up the way I think it should as we bring Clark's story to a close, or do I give it a pass so I can spend the time I have left squeeing instead of complaining? Probably a little of both, which brings me to this week's episode.

Harvest was supposed to be Smallville's creepy Halloween story, but I'm afraid it left me unsettled for all the wrong reasons. As much as I've enjoyed S10 so far, the focus on Clark's romance with Lois, to the exclusion of their professional relationship or either of their personal journeys, is beginning to worry me. I loved that we saw them working together this week, but I couldn't shake the feeling that the writers decided to downplay Clark's strengths in order to give Lois more room to kick ass. Powers or no powers, Clark shouldn't ever look passive or ineffective. And I have serious misgivings about where the show is going with Alexander's storyline.

On the other hand, Clark and Lois really did make a great team, and wondering exactly how they would escape the Believers kept me in suspense. I enjoyed a lot of the details of the story, like the interesting twist on meteor infection that robbed Clark of his powers, all the callbacks to earlier episodes, and the way Alexander was irresistibly drawn to the loft by memories that were not his own. Connor Stanhope gave us a phenomenal performance, and Cassidy Freeman was her usual brilliant self. Louis Febre's score was both haunting and beautiful. And we ended the episode with two stunning scenes: one full of light, as Clark and Lois found complete happiness in each other's arms, and the other steeped in darkness, as Lex was reborn in the mutated body of his defective clone.

I may want to see more than romance from Clark and Lois, but their scenes together were still my favorites in Harvest. Now that all the secrets are out, and all the protective walls are down, for the first time we can see these two have a real relationship, with nothing held back, and I’m glad we have some time to explore that before the series ends. Right from the first scene of the episode we could tell how much things had changed.

I was disappointed that we didn't get to see Clark tell Lois about his alien heritage, but their conversation in the car, where she ticked off all the crazy things she could never explain, and he owned up to every one of them, was too cute. When they ended up with two flat tires, I loved Clark’s little chuckle when Lois jokingly asked if he needed her to change them, and I could totally relate to her delight as she watched him use his powers right in front of her. It was nice to see Clark smile so much, and unfurrow that beautiful brow for a change.

The next time they were together, their circumstances were dire. Lois was about to be sacrificed by a mob of crazy villagers whose meteor rock toxicity had left Clark powerless. In a nice callback to the season premiere, Clark told Lois about the Blue!K, she made the connection to Zod’s dagger, and Clark learned that she was the one who had saved his life. It was a heartfelt moment in the midst of crisis, and it strengthened their bond even further.

Clark didn’t seem quite himself in the face of this challenge, though. When he returned from town to find Lois missing, he practically panicked. Lois has disappeared before, in Committed and Pandora, for example, and he was determined and proactive then, not helpless. Even when he was powerless in Mortal, he was still the hero in every way when the people he loved were in danger. Clark is so much more than his superpowers. I decided that the overwhelming combination of Lois vanishing without a trace, feeling responsible because she would never have been there in the first place if it weren’t for him, and finding his powers suddenly and inexplicably gone left him reeling, but his reaction still seemed OOC to me.

Clark also seemed at a loss later, as he and Lois tried to come up with an escape plan. He mostly talked about all the things he couldn’t do, while she figured everything out. She even had to tell him to change his clothes. When they attempted to sneak past the Believers in disguise, he stayed in the background while Lois sprang into action, and didn’t do much more than stand there, right up until he was cut down by the villagers’ psycho leader. I loved Lois in this episode, and I’m all for her being a hero in her own right, but it doesn’t have to be at Clark’s expense. Why not let them be awesome together?

We finally did see exactly that, after Clark clawed his way out of a premature grave, and rushed to rescue Lois. First he saved her, shielding her body from the molten Blue!K with his own, and then she saved him right back, putting the fear of Superman into the murderous mob, and getting them to back away enough to allow his horribly burned back to heal, and his powers to return. Clark’s loud “Amen!” to let Lois know she had done enough made me laugh, as did her surprised squeak when he swept her up into his arms to super-speed away.

In the loft the next day, Clark contemplated the darkness he had seen in the Believers, and the powerful influence their leader had over them. They were an isolated community, but similar and more insidious forces threaten Metropolis every day. Clark is struggling to find his place in the world, to define exactly what kind of hero he means to be, and I know going public is something he has considered all the way back to S1. When Lois broached the subject, I was hoping to hear more from him than a cryptic twist on Heinlein (or perhaps it was Exodus). I don’t mind Lois being included in this decision; Smallville has changed the mythology to make her Clark’s soulmate now, before he dons the suit and steps into the light. But when she says so much, and he says so little, it sounds less like a conversation and more like a lecture.

Clark was much more eloquent when it came to expressing his feelings for Lois. He gave her Virgil Swann’s journal, the key to all his secrets, the story of his origins from the very man who first told him about Kal-El and Krypton. For her, his life is an open book; there is nothing he won’t share with her. He looked into her eyes and told her who she is to him: the one, the love of his life, now and for all time. And then he took her into his arms.

The final scene between Clark and Lois was another long-awaited and highly anticipated milestone in their relationship. It was beautiful, romantic, and joyful, just what a first time making love should be. And easily the most intimate moment I've ever seen on this show. I was swept away. I had to smile at all the candles; it wouldn't be sex on Smallville without them, would it? I even imagined Lois watching in anticipation as Clark brought forth each flickering flame with his carefully controlled heat vision.

I was moved by the tenderness Clark and Lois shared in Harvest, and I hope we'll experience many more facets of their love in the episodes ahead, like the hunger we saw when the Blur kissed Lois goodbye in Salvation, the playfulness of the rooftop scene in Homecoming, and the sexual confidence that made me weak in the knees when Clark tossed Lois up on the kitchen counter and started tearing her clothes off in Escape. And next time I'd better see those amazing pecs that have been teasing me from beneath Clark's shirts since the season began!

The other storyline this week was about Tess and Alexander, and I found it much creepier than the main plot. Connor Stanhope was so good, giving us a complex character who was both heartbreaking and scary, a mix of the sweet little boy we saw last week, Michael Rosenbaum's Lex, and the dark, damaged mutant we know him to be. It was disturbing to see how twisted Lex's memories became in his mind. I was riveted by his conversation with Tess in the loft, and his final scene, where the camera panned up to reveal a perfect mini-Lex, was positively chilling. *shivers*

Tess went through a whirlwind of emotion in Harvest. When the episode started, nothing was more important to her than saving Alexander's life, and by the end she was resolved that he must die. In spite of his rapid growth, she tried to give him the touchstones of a normal childhood, and the 13th birthday party we saw seemed to be the happier flip side of Lex's lonely 12th birthday in Memoria. It was a fantasy, however, and reality soon intruded. We could see Tess's desperation as she struggled to understand and soothe Alexander's fears, but when she followed him to Clark's loft, and saw the depth of his obsession, everything changed. Her fierce loyalty remained with Clark; when Alexander lashed out at her, her cold, hard core emerged, and his fate was sealed. The scene where Tess announced her ruthless intent to Dr. Lamell (played by the fabulous Lexa Doig) was tragic, and Cassidy Freeman's performance was devastating.

I still have the same questions about the clones. Who was running Cadmus Labs, and why? Are they out there now, trying to rebuild? We've been told Lex died in Requiem, but I don't buy it. I still think Fake!Lex was a clone, and besides, if they're using DNA from two years ago to create new clones today, how do the memories from Lex include the Blur's symbol, Zod, Tess's allegiance to Clark, and Clark's love for Lois? Is this one of Smallville's many continuity errors, or proof that Lex lives on? We've already seen Connor play a younger version of the real Lex; if Alexander doesn't grow up to look exactly like Michael, that's going to be a problem. At the same time, if Michael does return, I don't want to see him play a clone. I want the one and only Lex, who really did help Clark dress for the dance in Tempest, and held Clark in his arms as the Fortress fell down around them in Arctic.

Random thoughts: I'm always happy to see Smallville shoot on location. Loved the little snippet of Superman music that played when Lois said, "Looks like a job for..." Have we ever seen Lois wear fingernail polish before? Where did Tess get those kids who were at the birthday party? The strength of the Blue!K seemed to vary from scene to scene, but I suppose the effects of Green!K haven't been all that consistent over the years either. How much do you want to bet that Clark found a way to go back for his favorite blue shirt/red-striped tie combo? ;) And who knew Tom Welling looked so hot in an Indiana Jones fedora? Rowr.

Harvest explored the concept of faith: faith in your leaders, in a higher power, in those you love, and in yourself. Sometimes faith gives us strength and makes all things possible; other times it can be misguided and blind us to the truth. Tess's confrontation with Alexander broke her, stripping her of the faith she had so recently found. Clark and Lois's harrowing experience at the hands of the Believers, however, only made their faith in each other stronger, showing them that together they can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, and that although Clark's powers may falter, the love they share never will.

The last three episodes of Smallville have all ended with big relationship moments for Clark and Lois, and a significant part of the episodes themselves has been devoted to the development of their romance. It's been wonderful to see TPTB finally let this couple progress naturally, I'm thrilled that there are no more secrets between them, and I've loved those final scenes. But now that Clark and Lois are well and truly together, I'm ready to see stories that focus more on their professional relationship at the Daily Planet, their individual journalism careers, and most of all, Clark's very personal journey to become the Man of Steel.

Tom in an Indy hat, Tom in a henley, Tom in nothing at all. *THUD* Twenty of my favorite caps from Harvest:




























































Screen caps courtesy of Home of the Nutty, with my thanks!

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jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: November 3rd, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sigh* Life is good! Harvest could have easily been better but it was still pretty darn good IMO. And the pretty was off the charts!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 3rd, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very true. There were a couple of things that stuck in the back of my mind while I watched the episode, bothering me, but I enjoyed it as a whole, and I absolutely loved some of the scenes. It was a lot like Isis that way.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with S10, and I'm really looking forward to this week's episode.
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: November 3rd, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man, those are some pretty caps. DAMN.

That last cap of Clark looking down at her in bed? I'm not gonna lie....that sort of killed me. He looks so freaking happy. I think the sheer joy of the moment is what made it so intimate to me. Also the fact that I felt like he was going to take his time and make love to her all. night. long. No rush. I'm all for their next time being a little crazier but I'm with you. This felt very right to me for their first time. I thought it was beautiful.

I feel like I've already rambled a lot about this episode in my own journal. The odd thing is that the more I watch it the more I appreciate it for what it was. I still would have preferred that the episode focused instead on Clark and Lois chasing after a story at the Daily Planet. I'm really holding out hope for a DP storyline this season. But I do really appreciate that the show has taken the time to treat this relationship with the reverance that it deserves. Now that they've done that...I'm ready to see Clark and Lois both get involved in some outside action that directly relates to the overall season arc. But I really appreciate the emphasis on character growth in the last few episodes. I'm trying to focus on that because I really do feel that things are going to kick into high gear now. I think we're going to see Clark really step it up in the next few weeks.

As always, thank you for the review!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 4th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
The man is unbelievable. But would it have killed him to turn around while he was changing his clothes? ;)

My favorite moment in that last scene between Clark and Lois is the second-to-last cap, where he breaks their kiss just long enough to focus on her and smile, like he just couldn't contain how happy he was. *sigh*

I would definitely like to see Clark and Lois actually working on a story at the DP, or chasing down two separate stories, and each having their own storyline. One of the things I liked the most about the future in Homecoming was Lois's obvious focus on journalism, her drive and ambition.

I've been really frustrated with how long it's taken Clark to confide in Lois (not because I was anxious for her to know, but because the story the show was telling made that the next natural step, and instead we got ridiculous stalling), so the developments of the past few episodes were more than welcome, but I worry about balance between their romance and other story elements. That's what I need more of going forward. And YES, Clark stepping it up! The Ambush promos look very promising to me.

Thanks so much for commenting!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 4th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Icon love! ♥

I wonder if we're seeing the heavy hand of B&K all over this script, because I usually like the way Al & Turi write Clark. I'm guessing that the original concept for the episode was for Clark to see just how well Lois can take care of herself, and for the audience to appreciate what a perfect partner she is for Clark, but in their rush to showcase Lois, they completely dropped the ball when it came to Clark.
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: November 4th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I too was feeling a lack of Clark in the episode. I think, up until now, even before Lois and Clark became a couple even, the show has actually done a very good balancing act in episodes where they are investigating or in trouble in that one would save the other and then, in the same episode, the one who got saved would do the saving in return. Such as Lazarus. Lois saved Clark's life by pulling out the dagger and then, a few acts later, Clark saved Lois from being burned alive. Balance, used to emphasis the "partnership" between them.

So it's rather odd that in an episode that was, more or less, supposed to feature that concept they fell rather short of showing that. I appreciated the concept of what they were going for, but it missed the mark.

As to the love scene - and yes it was a love scene not a sex scene - I too thought it was lovely and appropriate for their first time together. As to the candles, I said elsewhere that while they are cheesy, I honestly don't think it's something that goes against Clark's character. Honestly, with the exception of the times he's been on RedK, I can count on one hand the number of times we've seen him actually try and initiate a sexual-type encounter with someone. And each time he was rather old-fashioned about it, most notably in Escape. As Lois said, he's an old-fashioned romantic about love.

I'm honestly beginning to feel that the only way this clone!Lex plot is going to end in any satisfying way is if MR comes back. Because if they can't convince him to come back, I have a feeling this whole plot will be dropped like a hot potato before the end of mid-season. And that's just going to make me wish even more that they had just let the Lex thing lie, as it were.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I appreciated the concept of what they were going for, but it missed the mark.

I think so, too. I enjoyed seeing Lois be strong and resourceful, but having Clark fade into the background wasn't necessary, and just made things feel off.

I agree that Clark is a romantic, and I adore that about him. To me the scene felt right because it was all about these two finally expressing their love for each other in the most intimate way possible, but I think there's another way to look at it as well. Clark is an alien with superpowers. For his first time with Lois, maybe he wanted to show her that even with his impossible strength, he could be infinitely gentle, and that she never had to worry about him losing control in the heat of the moment.

Because if they can't convince him to come back, I have a feeling this whole plot will be dropped like a hot potato before the end of mid-season. And that's just going to make me wish even more that they had just let the Lex thing lie, as it were.

I worry about that, too. There are so many ways for this storyline to end badly if Michael doesn't come back.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: November 4th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always feel bad about commenting when someone says they just want to enjoy the last season, because I know I'm so very critical. I have to ask myself if its better to just let it be,or if I should comment because I'm still reading and enjoying the reviews.

Its a dilemma.

Like you, I was very disappointed that Clark filling Lois in on his alien-ness was pushed into Offscreensville. It seems to me that this was a very important discussion that they just didn't feel like writing. And I'm puzzled as to why. Lois asking the questions was cute, but there are far deeper issues, and questions, that should've been addressed, I think. It feels a bit shallow to me. Sometimes we need the really deep stuff ON SCREEN!

But when she says so much, and he says so little, it sounds less like a conversation and more like a lecture.

YES! Exactly! And this is something I've been harping on endlessly. How underwritten Clark is. This was a perfect opportunity for Clark to really talk about whats holding him back. To discuss the difficulties that are unique to him. Thats part of the reason fleshing out this relationship with Lois is so important, right? So he has someone to talk to, and share his concerns with, and she can be a support system? So, where's Clark's POV in this? I had someone tell me that they were SURE that what was holding Clark back from going public was the anti-hero stuff going on. But how can that be anymore then an assumption when Clark himself has never given his reasons? Wasn't this scene the perfect opportunity? It felt like they squandered it. I mean, its great that Lois' POV is so well articulated. Why isn't Clarks?

I'm completely fascinated with just about everything Tess. Cassidy just blows me away everytime she's on screen, and is given something substantial to do. This Lex story has really given her an opportunity to shine. Like you, I have serious concerns about the storyline. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't riveted by it.

As always, thanks for The Pretty!





Edited at 2010-11-04 04:08 pm (UTC)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I always feel bad about commenting when someone says they just want to enjoy the last season, because I know I'm so very critical.

I hope you will always comment here, and I promise you I have no desire to hide from negative reviews. Ever since this season started, I have faced writer's block of epic proportions, and this week I finally came to the conclusion that it has been caused by my inner conflict over how I feel about the show. The one review I wrote relatively quickly was for Supergirl, and I think that was because I pretty much hated it. There was no conflict that week! Every other review has taken me an entire week to post, and I was about ready to give up and not even try anymore.

I'm loving so much of this season, but I'm deeply disappointed in it, too. I write reviews where I try to express both, think they sound stupid, and worry that I'm alienating everyone. This time I decided to talk about what I've been struggling with, just to let people know where I'm coming from (and work it out for myself), and it actually helped the words come a little more easily.

I so appreciate your critical analysis of Smallville. You open my eyes, and make me think, and make me laugh. Most importantly, you ALWAYS advocate for Clark, and that is a voice that MUST be heard. Please know that one of the most frustrating things about not being able to write my own reviews is that it means I have to wait that much longer to read yours! Nothing you say could ever make me enjoy the show less. My squee is only vulnerable to the voices inside my own head. :)

Lois asking the questions was cute, but there are far deeper issues, and questions, that should've been addressed, I think. It feels a bit shallow to me. Sometimes we need the really deep stuff ON SCREEN!

I was so looking forward to that conversation, remembering back to when Jonathan first told Clark, what a life-changing moment it was for both of them, and hoping it would be memorable in the same way for Clark and Lois. Such a wonderful opportunity lost!

Thats part of the reason fleshing out this relationship with Lois is so important, right? So he has someone to talk to, and share his concerns with, and she can be a support system? So, where's Clark's POV in this?

He shut down the entire discussion with a cryptic one-liner, so why bother to have Lois bring it up? Are people just going to keep hammering that point home with him until he finally caves and agrees? So far Oliver, Cat, Kara, and Lois have all put the idea forward, plus we had that whole trip to the future so Clark could see it in action for himself, and we still have heard next to nothing from him on the subject. I honestly think TPTB have no idea what is going on in Clark's head. They've held him back all these years, but they never figured out WHY. My deepest fear is that what makes Clark step into the light will be nothing more than a good hard shove from someone standing behind him. :(

I'm completely fascinated with just about everything Tess.

Me, too. I am madly in love with Cassidy Freeman, and so thankful she is on the show. I cannot wait for Tess's scenes with Clark in Abandoned.

There are a couple of things about the episode that I didn't share in my review, but I thought you would understand. I loved watching Clark roll up his shirtsleeves as he prepared to change the flat tire. Is that crazy? *facepalm* And while I loved the sight of Clark's big hand covering Lois's smaller one at the end of their final scene, the camera lingered on their frozen clasp just long enough to make the shot look completely awkward and contrived. A few seconds less, and I would have been all in, in spite of the fact that it was a total cliche.

In other news, I saw the SPACE promo for Ambush! Yay for shirtless Clark! :)
jeannev From: jeannev Date: November 5th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
You know you probably wouldn't be able to get rid of me anyway ;)

And I totally understand getting all hot and sweaty over the little stuff TW does. Like, I'm still fanning myself over the part in Isis when he says "Roof, Five" and spreads out that giant paw to illustrate. Its crazy!

I really hate that Clark is just sort of hanging back, while we've had Kara and then Oliver go public. I think its such a big, big mistake.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Like, I'm still fanning myself over the part in Isis when he says "Roof, Five" and spreads out that giant paw to illustrate. Its crazy!

Guh. I had the exact same reaction. There was something so intimate about it, a secret and a promise, all in one.
From: kates_passion Date: November 6th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
"I had someone tell me that they were SURE that what was holding Clark back from going public was the anti-hero stuff going on. But how can that be anymore then an assumption when Clark himself has never given his reasons?"

Actually I said it made the most sense to me. But you are right it's only my assumption/speculation.
tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: November 4th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice review, thanks! You summed up the good and bad very well.

I too was disappointed that the alien reveal happened in Offscreenville. And I missed a certain awe on Lois´s part. Yes, she said that it´s like dating a god, but it came off more like "You´re an alien and the most powerful being on the planet? That´s nice. What´s for dinner?"

I also disliked the amount of violence against Clark. Taking the molten BlueK may have had a function as proof of his love, but being gutted and buried alive was just done for the effects and thus was gratuitous to me. They could just as well have tried to sacrifice both together so as to get rid of Clark too. The end could have been the same.

I completely agree that Clark was written largely as a supporting character. What a shame!

As for the clone story, I seriously doubt that they will be able to handle both the Darkseid and Lex story. In S9 the Zod story was cut quite short, and there was just one big villain. Now they want to tackle two, on top of Clois and Clark´s final steps? I am afraid we will be unhappy with all of them because they try to do too much, and, worse, the writers are not capable enough to handle it.

Finally, one of my highlights was Clark wearing that hat. Actually, I had hoped that once Clark and Lois work together we would seem them go for some undercover stuff, so that Clark would be forced to dress up in hats or leather or whatever would be appropriate. For example, a scene with an uncomforable Clark, dressed up in a leather outfit, investigating in a dubious kinky bar like we saw in Shield could have been gold. But no, all we get is Lois in silly costumes. So I guess I must be content with this short scene where he wore that hat...



tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 5th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I too was disappointed that the alien reveal happened in Offscreenville. And I missed a certain awe on Lois´s part.

That's the thing. We don't know how long she's known, and we were denied all of it: how he felt telling her, what he said, how she reacted, everything. :(

I completely agree that Clark was written largely as a supporting character. What a shame!

I wonder how Tom felt about that. Clark didn't seem like himself at all in some of those scenes.

I am afraid we will be unhappy with all of them because they try to do too much, and, worse, the writers are not capable enough to handle it.

I've actually enjoyed how jam-packed the S10 episodes have been, but you're right that it will be quite a challenge to do all these storylines justice as they develop. We've seen before on this show what happens when they try to do too much.

Clark in that hat was to die for. I'm only sorry he wore it so briefly.
netlynn From: netlynn Date: November 4th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
First things first: *hugs you* It feels like forever since I've heard you. I've been working ridiculous hours lately and its about killed me. Almost two solid weeks of no play time for me at all. :\ But. Yesterday ended our panic time, the NIH came for a site visit and that's finally over with now. Thank God.

I have to say, a lot of this episode bummed me out. I thought it would be better than it was and I'm still confused about some of the things that happened. I hate that Clark and Lois discussion about his where he comes from had to be off camera. The whole blue!k thing still makes me scratch my head at how it took away powers on second but not another? And I didn't really care for him just handing Dr. Swann's book instead of explaining things himself.

The final scene between Clark and Lois was another long-awaited and highly anticipated milestone in their relationship. It was beautiful, romantic, and joyful, just what a first time making love should be.

Really Dude, I was disappointed, I must admit. Not just because it was Clois but because first - the big spoiler was shirtless, but instead all I got was a back. What's up with that? And then the sex scene just ...left me wanting more? Idk. More passion? Heat? Intensity? Super sex? Not my favorite moment, I must say. However, the week before when Clark finally tells Lois he's the Blur and she runs and tackles him? I grinned like a crazy woman, that was my favorite moment so far.

Thank you for posting all the Tommy goodness, I haven't had a chance to see anything lately, even Hellcats. I am so behind on everything. :( But mostly missing friends like you. *hugs*

How are you??
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: November 6th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Net!! *hugs you tight* I haven't been around much either, which is killing me. And my work is only going to get busier, right up through the second week of December. :(

I hate that Clark and Lois discussion about his where he comes from had to be off camera. The whole blue!k thing still makes me scratch my head at how it took away powers on second but not another? And I didn't really care for him just handing Dr. Swann's book instead of explaining things himself.

I know what you mean. I was so looking forward to seeing Clark tell Lois who he is and where he is from. Why wouldn't they want to give us that? And judging by Lois's reactions to things in the trailer for tonight's episode, I have a feeling he's filled in ALL the blanks for her offscreen, and she now knows what happened in all those episodes where she was clueless before. I don't think Clark giving Lois the journal was a substitute for him telling her about his heritage in person, though. I think it was more of a symbolic gesture, to emphasize that he isn't hiding anything anymore.

The Blue!K thing was really inconsistent. Why didn't Charlotte have any effect on his powers? Because she was a child? The walls of the house didn't block anything? But later it seemed like the same distance away from the people was safe, and that was when they were out in the open. Plus, realistically, if it were in the water supply, wouldn't it have been in the ground, too? And in the borrowed clothes he wore? It was very confusing.

Really Dude, I was disappointed, I must admit. Not just because it was Clois but because first - the big spoiler was shirtless, but instead all I got was a back. What's up with that? And then the sex scene just ...left me wanting more? Idk. More passion? Heat? Intensity? Super sex?

We both know what shirtless Tommy means, and I don't appreciate them getting off on a technicality! :) Someone on Twitter complained to Al, and he said we got to see Clark naked. Pffft! In the frame or it didn't happen! ;)

I would have been over the moon to see the incredibly hot love scene I know Tom and Erica are capable of giving us, but I do understand why the show went the hearts-and-flowers route for Clark and Lois's first time, and Clark's first ever time making love to a (non-powered) woman with his superpowers intact. And it did work for me, I thought it was beautiful. But next time give me a scene that makes Clark and Alicia's Vegas wedding night look tame!

You have to catch up on Hellcats! It gets better with every episode. It was SO GOOD this week! Tom should be very proud.
crazy4ew From: crazy4ew Date: November 5th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
It is certainly very interesting to read everyone's POV. Although I've been a fan of the show since its beginning a decade ago, I've only been an 'online addict' for about a year now. So I am discovering all these other fans and what everyone else thinks sort of late in the game. Still, your comments compel me to pitch in.

I understand completely your dilemna about wanting to simply enjoy this last and final season, but at the same time expecting so much out of it, especially that we've more or less been promised a 'satisfying last season that caters to all our wants and needs'. I suppose that makes us fans rather difficult to please. ;)

But like you, I find I am left wanting... at this point, we want Clark to be a heck of a lot more assertive... after all he battled in Season 8 and 9... why are we tiptoeing into this important phase of his destiny? And I mean both in terms of assuming his place in the world and in matters of the heart. It's almost like we've taken a step back.

It really feels like the writers are trying to address too much in each episode and we end up with snippets of storyline... perhaps they should have considered a couple of 2 hour episodes, which would allow a little more in-depth coverage of each situation.

Still, as in all things Clark, I am willing to forgive a lot. :) Like the final love scene, although tender and beautiful, there wasn't the passion we saw in Pandora, or was it all left on the cutting room floor?

Again, expectations of a 10-yr fan! How ever are we going to live without SV next year????

From: kates_passion Date: November 6th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for another great, insightful and beautifully articulated review. I was nodding in agreement the whole way through.

It's going to be so sad when it's finally over.

But for now, life is good: "Tom in an Indy hat, Tom in a henley, Tom in nothing at all."
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: November 9th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you liked it. I always get so crabby with cults. I hate when people shut off their brains.
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