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Tom Top Ten: Family

I'm back with another edition of my Tom Top Ten! This is the sixth 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 Family.

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drusplace From: drusplace Date: December 10th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Annette/Tom in Memoria
Tom in that scene in Unsafe
Tom in Bloodline when Clark tells Kara she IS his home...

These are all moments that did, and do bring tears to my own eyes.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 12th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Me, too. Bloodline in particular caught me by surprise. I was all primed for the action sequences, and the emotional impact of that scene just kind of blindsided me. But in a good way.
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: December 11th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Aww man this is so great. I'm practically in tears.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 12th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you liked it. I'm a sucker for the emotional moments, so they're always my favorites, it seems.
forensic_kitty From: forensic_kitty Date: December 11th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is just lovely. That end scene in 'Memoria' is a favourite moment for me, I always loved when the show highlighted the amazing bond between Clark and his parents. (I miss that sometimes, but understand why it had to change.) Added this to my memories, along with the other 5. Can't wait for the next one. :D
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 12th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! It means so much to me that you're enjoying these! I like celebrating that Tom is so much more than just a pretty face. :)

I particularly enjoy the special moments between Clark and his parents as well. I'm thrilled to see the man he's become, but I also enjoy going back and rewatching the earlier episodes. The Kents weren't perfect, but they did an amazing job with an enormous responsibility, and gave the world a true hero.
acampbell From: acampbell Date: December 11th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Great post!

A few more goodies!


From "Skinwalker"


This scene moved me deeply, because Clark's parents were on their own for saving him. I fancy I feel somewhat like that when I can't afford to take my kids to the doctor...


Who IS that young Adonis sprinting up the stairs? ("Extinction")


"Is it a boy or a girl?" Clark wants to know, in "Fever."


Jonathan was probably the most excited of all.


But, alas, it was not to be.


I miss Clark's heart to hearts with Jonathan, especially when he was defending Lex! And I love the lighting in this scene, with the sun and the storm clouds. ("Zero")


If only that dream could've been real! ("Slumber")


acampbell From: acampbell Date: December 11th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Great post!

This one, from "Cool," is very nice, too, IMO:

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 12th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Great post!

Oh, Alison, those are all wonderful additions! I love the way you can remember all these amazing moments, and then are generous enough to enhance my original post by gathering them together here! *hugs* I especially love the last two.

I have to think that filming Reckoning was heartbreaking for everyone, but especially for Tom, John, and Annette, knowing they would never again be a family together onscreen.

You know, it's silly, but I also love that scene from Heat where Jonathan is so proud that his son can ignite that scarecrow, when it's all a metaphor for his burgeoning sexuality. LOL!
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: December 11th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great picspam! Thanks for putting together these great pictures with your thoughtful commentary.
I really like the moment in Rogue when Clark and Jonathan put their fists up to the glass and the Clark and Martha moment at the end of Memoria. I felt so bad for Clark when he got his ass chewed in Unsafe. I also really liked the part of Subterranean when Clark mentions the fact that he's an "illegal alien" too.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 12th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! You'd think coming up with ten pics would be simple, but I agonize over every choice, and every word, so it's always a great feeling to finish and post one of these.

I really thought Martha was way out of line at the end of Unsafe, and it actually seemed OOC for her to me. Poor Clark.

A lot of people talk about how Subterranean was one of Smallville's worst episodes, but I really liked it. Clark was totally his own man in that episode, acting independently all the way through it, and I admired the way he stood up to Martha. It also had the beautiful blue tee, the glorious white tee, and, if I remember correctly, not one moment of THRJ! :) Not to mention Clark in sunshine, scene after scene after scene. Besides, Clark totally dissed Lana in the barn, and Lex had that amazing slo-mo walk through 33.1. It was a fabulous episode! :)
tasabian From: tasabian Date: December 15th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I think your choices are so brilliant and I love that you included Clark's incursion into Luthor family values in "Transference!"

As Martha rails at him in the Kent kitchen, Clark is in tears, devastated because Alicia used Red!K on him and shattered his hopes for a future with her, but even more so because his parents are bitterly disappointed in him, and will never understand how he feels when he's with her. Tom breaks our hearts with Clark's sorrow and loneliness.
I wanted to slap Martha in that scene. Tom does such an amazing job of conveying Clark's desolation and she reacts more like a jealous girlfriend than a mother - Annette is great, but it makes Martha seem so callous when she should see that her baby needs a hug right then. That's a beautiful 'cap of Tom.

Bloodline. Trapped in the Phantom Zone, Kara has given up, and tells Clark to leave her behind. He refuses, and fiercely tells her what she means to him, finally breaking through her despair and bringing hope back to life. Tom gives us a scene of extraordinary emotion, heartfelt and moving in its intensity.
I loved this moment. Tom & Laura really manage to sell that Clark and Kara are family - it sounds like they had a great rapport offscreen too.

After almost losing Martha to Milton Fine's mysterious Kryptonian illness, Clark experiences the staggering epiphany all children have when they first face their parents' mortality. He tells his mother she is his heart, his soul, and holds her like he'll never let go. Tom makes us understand how important this woman, who opened her heart to a tiny boy from beyond the stars, will always be to the future Man of Steel.
This moment always makes me cry - it's so beautifully filmed. Love how the camera pulls back to show the hug.

Great job as always - I adore your picspams :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 15th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! That means the world to me, truly!

I wanted to slap Martha in that scene.

I know. I was shocked by the way Martha acted. It was so wrong, and seemed OOC to me. You would think her anger would have been directed at Alicia, for betraying her boy. Tom was amazing, and ethereal in his beauty.

Tom & Laura really manage to sell that Clark and Kara are family

I agree. I was always captivated by their scenes together. The warmth there seemed so genuine. I miss LV.

Love how the camera pulls back to show the hug.

Visually, I love how Clark is so big, and Martha is so tiny in comparison. And the hug is so beautifully framed by the barn door, with that rainy sky behind them, and Shelby sitting faithfully nearby. It's just a lovely moment, and the one time in this picspam that I didn't opt for a close-up of Clark. I also love that Clark seeks her out to tell her how he feels. There is no greater gift he could have given Martha, I'm sure.
cent From: cent Date: January 6th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a wonderful picspam. Thanks for taking the time to do it.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 6th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for your comment.
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