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Tom Top Ten: Family - I worship at the television altar
Tom Top Ten: Family
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goodvibe From: goodvibe Date: December 10th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are all great. I especially love the 'Rosetta' one right at the top, and I was just gushing about the ep today anyway in Jeannev' lj.

I love how you've described that moment from 'Rogue.' While Jonathon' manner or means of protecting his son may sometimes have been questionable, I appreciated his fierce, instinctive desire to so, nevertheless anyway. 'Rosetta' again has that amazingly emotional Jonathon/Clark moment.

'Memoria' and 'Solitude' both contain some lovely Clark/Martha moments, and I love that shot from 'Solitude.' It's beautiful.

The Clark/Kara scenes from 'Bloodline' really work for me too.

As for other family moments, I think the Clark/Martha embrace at the end of 'Vengeance' is very moving. As is their post-Jonathon-death talk in 'Reckoning.' From 'Reckoning' another scene that always stands out for me is the one where Clark discovers Lana' dead body, in the first timeline. Not only does that scene contain one of TW' finest performances, IMO, but in terms of the family theme, I always happen to notice Jonathon' protectiveness again, how he's there for his son, shielding him away, almost physically trying to support him. Great job by JS there.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: December 12th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I was just gushing about the ep today anyway in Jeannev' lj.

I read her entry right after I posted this, and there she was, talking about the exact same scene! It made the perfect header for this T3, didn't it?

I love the difference in how Clark relates to Martha versus Jonathan. They both are so important to the man he will become, and they each have their role to play.

I agree with all the other moments you mention. This is the second time that Lana's death in Reckoning didn't quite make the cut, and I feel bad about that, because I think Tom's acting was exceptional there. And you're absolutely right about Jonathan. I remember how impressed I was by his fierce protectiveness when I first saw the episode, and how Clark just crumpled in his arms. *sniffles*

I know that final scene in Vengeance resonates with a lot of people, and I considered including it here, but I already used it in a different T3, and so far I haven't duplicated any moments. Similarly, there are other scenes I didn't use because I'm saving them for a different theme I have in mind for later.
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