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Tom Top Ten: Happy

Are you up for another edition of my Tom Top Ten? This is the third in a series of mini (just 10 pics each) picspams in celebration of Tom Welling, highlighting the wonderful performances he gives us, episode after episode. I call this one Happy. Get ready to smile!

Tom Welling has the most gorgeous, infectious smile I've ever seen! I defy anyone to look at these happy Clark moments without smiling right back at our beautiful boy!

1) 1.09 - Rogue. The morning after the bus accident outside the museum, Clark is worried about an article in the paper about the incident, especially after his father wonders if someone might have seen him. But when Jonathan and Martha tell him they're proud of him, his smiles lights up the whole barn! Tom makes us feel the joy that fills us all when we please our parents.

2) 1.12 - Leech. Clark has lost his powers in a freak lightning accident. At first he is dismayed, but then he realizes a whole new world has opened up to him. As he plays a pick-up basketball game in the school gym, he can't stop smiling. Tom shows us the carefree abandon of a Clark who no longer has to control his every action so he won't hurt the humans who surround him. Whee!

3) 1.15 - Nicodemus. Lana has been infected by the Nicodemus flower, and is definitely not herself, but Clark doesn't know that. When she takes him to the school swimming pool, strips down to her underwear, and invites him to join her in the water, he can't believe his eyes. Tom perfectly communicates the giddy excitement of a virginal teenage boy whose every fantasy has just come true!

2.03 - Duplicity. Clark reveals his secret to his best friend, and Pete reacts badly, feeling betrayed that Clark has hidden it from him for so long. After a run-in with Dr. Steven Hamilton helps him understand Clark's need for secrecy, though, he is honored to be taken into Clark's confidence. When the boys play basketball for the first time with no secrets between them, Clark's exuberance makes us all smile. Tom shows us how much it means to Clark to finally share everything with Pete.

3.02 - Phoenix. Clark thinks Lex is dead, and when he shows up at the farm, Clark cannot contain his relief at seeing his friend alive again. Tom makes us understand that no matter what Jonathan or anyone else may think of Lex, Clark loves his friend unconditionally, and would be lost without him.

3.14 - Obsession. Clark has finally met a girl with whom he can share his secret, and she likes him! As they flirt in the hallway at school, Clark positively radiates happiness. Tom shows us that Clark has the same hopes and desires that every teenage boy holds dear.

4.03 - Facade. Clark enjoys a carefree, fun afternoon as Smallville High's newest football hero, playing in the dunk tank at a spirit rally. Have you ever seen a happier face? Tom is joy personified in this moment!

4.04 - Devoted. Clark has just made the winning play in the big game, and celebrates with his teammates. Tom shows us how important it is to Clark to have a normal life, and to be included by his peers, rather than to live his life in isolation, destined always to be different.

4.14 - Krypto. It's love at first sight for Clark when Lois brings a dog home one night. In the end, Clark and Shelby save each other, and nothing will prevent them from being together. Tom reminds us that there's nothing else like the love between a boy and his dog. And he might not have been acting all that much in this one! :)

6.02 - Sneeze. Clark uses his newest ability to blow away the clouds that threaten to ruin his day at the lake with Chloe, surveying the resulting sunny skies with happy satisfaction. Tom gives us a rare glimpse of Clark having fun with his powers.

Screen caps courtesy of acampbell, with my thanks! ♥

And there you have my choices for Tom's Top Ten performances where he let me share in Clark's joy. *smishes Tom* Do you have a different Happy favorite? If so, tell us about it in the comments. And look for another Tom Top Ten picspam soon!

Did you miss the previous Tom Top Tens? Click to see Dangerous and Broken.

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From: super_robyn Date: September 14th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gorgeous smile!! I love seeing those teeth, teehee!!

Looking forward to more of your Triple T picspams! *is happy Robyn now*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 14th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you liked it, Robyn! And I'm so happy to see you here! *hugs*
simplytoopretty From: simplytoopretty Date: September 14th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Clark makes me smile. Thanks for sharing your choices. These are all such great happy moments. If I had a different Happy favorite, I don't think I would be able to recall it going through these pictures.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
He makes me smile, too. After putting together the Broken one, I needed to look at some happy pics! :)

Clark has lots of happy moments, although many of them are small and quiet. I didn't look so much for the ones that were especially significant, but rather the ones that stayed with me, so this collection feels very personal to me. I'm glad it works for you, too!
mahaliem From: mahaliem Date: September 14th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! I love seeing a happy Clark!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
You're quite welcome! I'm glad you liked it!
lexalicious70 From: lexalicious70 Date: September 14th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that moment from Phoenix so much. Clark's expression, as it goes from amazed to joyful, is one of the best moments ever between the boys.

Great caps!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree. It's just such a beautiful moment, where you know that for both of them, there is no one more important than the other. *sighs*

Alison makes the best Smallville caps, IMO. I think it's because she loves the boys, and the show.

iliana_1 From: iliana_1 Date: September 14th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Here via justtomwelling...

What a gorgeous picspam. Tom Welling has the most beautiful smile ever and I love it being put to good use. I adore the pictures from Devoted, Phoenix and Sneeze. Those three are amongst my favourite smiley Clark moments.

I also love this smile from Reckoning after he told his parents that he has asked Lana to marry him. It's such a peaceful and content kind of happy and it always makes me smile when I see it.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Here via justtomwelling...

That's a wonderful pic! Thanks so much for posting it!

Reckoning breaks my heart. It's one of those episodes where first they give Clark something he's dreamed of and wished for, and then by episode's end they take it away, often in some brutal fashion. Recruit is another one, as is Fallout. It makes the happiness he so briefly enjoys that much more poignant. *sniffles*
From: kissme_myfool Date: September 14th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
so much awesome in this post! thanks :D
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm so happy you liked it!
tasabian From: tasabian Date: September 14th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are lovely! I'm smiling right back at Tom! I love the "Krypto" smile because it doesn't seem like he's acting there, just reacting to the doggie. He looks so incredibly young and sweet in the "Leech" 'cap, getting to be a normal boy for once.

The Duplicity 'cap is a cool discovery - makes me want to go back and rewatch that episode.

And of course, my favourite is "Phoenix": As another TWoPPer once said, based on Tom's face, Clark's mental monologue in that scene can be summed up thusly: "LEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEX!!!!"
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
One of the things that make that last scene in Duplicity so memorable for me is the song that's playing. It's called Ordinary, by Greg Jones, and it just has such a dreamy, happy quality about it.

Clark's mental monologue in that scene can be summed up thusly: "LEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEXLEX!!!!"

LOL! That's it exactly! And I love that both of the boys close their eyes when they hug. It's so romantic! And how Lex seems just a little shy in the face of Clark's exuberance, as if he's not used to anyone making a fuss over him. Oh, Lex, baby, you're so worth it. *sniffles* I just love that scene so much!
bananabehr From: bananabehr Date: September 14th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Talk about an infectious smile!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! You can't help but grin right back at him! :D
dm_wyatt From: dm_wyatt Date: September 14th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome picspam!

He's got such a beautiful smile!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you so much! I'm enjoying putting these together more than I can tell you. I have a whole new appreciation for Tom's acting.

He does have a beautiful smile! As your icon so perfectly demonstrates! :)
ophelia_77 From: ophelia_77 Date: September 14th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Another fantastic spam. I love all these moments but in particular the Leech, Krypto and Facade moments. The last pic from Sneeze was good too. Not an obvious choice but I like your take on it.

Just to add my two cents, I also love the following from Obsession. Clark is just adorkable on his first date with Alicia.
Obsession - clark and alicia's first date

And then there's Clark's afterglow moment from Hidden. We'd been waiting for that look for 5 years! :)
Hidden - afterglow
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, that moment from Sneeze was just about the only moment of pure happiness I could find in all of S6 and S7! So many of Clark's smiles in these past two seasons (and there haven't been all that many) have been wistful, or poignant, or wry. I hope S8 will be a little more lighthearted for him.

I love that pic from Obsession! Is that when he almost kisses her, but chickens out at the last second? Awww. And how typical is it that first they give Clark the girl of his dreams, and then make her buckets o' crazy? Then they cure her, he gets her back, and they kill her off! Poor Clark.

That moment from Hidden is wonderful. I'm actually saving that scene for a different Tom Top Ten. ;)

Thanks for posting those two! They're both perfect!
jeannev From: jeannev Date: September 14th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tom has a smile that could light up the world. He's one of the people that smiles with his whole face when he really gets to grinning. I'm hoping we'll get lots of that this coming season.

For moments of joy, I would definitely add the race with Bart at the end of Run. He's having so much fun, using his abilities with someone else like him, and being perfectly OK with not winning. Its a gorgeous moment.

I would also add the big smiles he shares with Lana in Hidden as he tries to sneak her out of the house, and the happiness he radiates in the Clana barn scene in Mortal.

Edited at 2008-09-14 08:56 pm (UTC)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm hoping we'll get lots of that this coming season.

Oh, me, too! I want to see that smile, and that great comic timing!

The moments you mention all would have been lovely additions to this collection. I had forgotten all about the race with Bart! You know, the very first time I saw acampbell's screen caps was in her post about that scene from Run.

I really like the Clana in both Mortal and Hidden. I have caps from those two scenes saved in a folder for a different Tom Top Ten. I'm always thinking about all the themes I eventually want to do when I pick my caps. :)
chrisluvstommy From: chrisluvstommy Date: September 14th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow just wow I miss those smiles! Seems like the last couple of seasons we haven't seen it but great job on the picspam believe me it had me smiling ear to ear to see it!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
You are so right about the past two seasons! The smiles have been few and far between compared to the earlier seasons. I hope that changes in S8!

I'm glad these pics gave you a smile!
talitha78 From: talitha78 Date: September 14th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, this post put a huge smile on my face.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, I'm so glad! ♥
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: September 14th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love your top tens they're so great and this happy one is so great. That smile!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It means a lot to me that you're enjoying them!

That smile, indeed. I hope he gets to use it more in S8. :)
redteekal From: redteekal Date: September 14th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is NOTHING quite like a happy Clark picspam to start my week off right :-) Cos it's Monday morning here right now and I am getting ready for another hectic week of work. Seeing Clark smile and seeing him happy makes me smile and I'd love nothing more than just to curl up and rewatch all these episodes over again! Thanks for posting.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 15th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your comment! I did end up watching a lot of these episodes again while putting this together, and it has made me appreciate Tom even more. I can't wait for Thursday!
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