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Smallville review: Scion [Mar. 4th, 2011|10:34 pm]
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Firstly, a couple of Michael quotes (thanks to tariel22

Tom and I had a wonderful time together. We laughed a lot. I shot a couple of scenes with him.

I shot for 19 hours, and honestly, I had a tear in my eye at the end. I was like, "Man, this is really it."

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“Well, everyone is hoping I work with Tom [Welling (Clark)],” he teased. “I’m not going to say. You’ll watch the promos.”

“Fans. I wanted to do it for the fans,” Rosenbaum said. “I never wanted to hear ‘why didn’t you come back?’ [The show] started off with Lex Luthor and Clark when they were friends and Lex is going to go off and be the world’s biggest villain and Clark is obviously Superman. It had to end with them. It started with them as friends, it had to end with them. I had to do that. I think I did the right thing [coming back].”


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Unfortunately he's still got a few trolls on his case...some people seem bothered that the return of Lex is getting too much attention. As always, I wish they'd lay off the actor-directed vitriol. The cast isn't to blame for plots you don't like!

Anyway, SCION! *includes a comment on a promo for an upcoming ep.



I had a few problems with the script but still enjoyed much of the episode.

Would have preferred...

- if Lois and Tess had swapped roles. Lois goes on digging up the dirt on Lionel and Tess and Lionel face off over Conner. That would mean dropping the Red K-makes-Connor-horny-for-Lois-plot but I found that didn't work at all anyway. If you want an actor to convey dangerous heterosexual lust....the lovely Mr. Grabeel ain't him! Whereas Conner being all furious & oedipal with Tess is very Luthor-ish.

- Having got this plot out of the way, I hope Lex doesn't return carrying an implausible torch for Lois.

(Did Lois say Clark gets "angsty" on Red K or did I mishear?)

Liked

- Clark as firm but affectionate mentor to Conner. Loved Clark out-speeding him. Clark is one hot daddy! And he even has his boy wearing plaid by the end.

- Continuity: Helen mention! Homage to the scene in Phoenix where Clark's ring is destroyed.

- Lucas G. really does look like a Tom & Michael love-baby :)

- Lois's clever Al Capone parallel

- Tess maneuvering a reluctant Clark into daddy-hood.

- And Glover, of course! Did the scene where he tests "Lex's" ashes confirm that Requiem Lex is indeed a clone? *hopes*

Loved

- All the Clex references. Clark furious with Lionel for taking Lex from him: "he was my closest friend and you destroyed him." Also loved the description of Connor as Clex's "genetic lovechild."

- Lionel meets Darkseid - wonderfully filmed scene.

And from the teaser....

Clark Luthor is coming back? OMG!!!!
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[User Picture]From: gildinwen
2011-03-05 03:39 am (UTC)
Dude you should have heard me when Lois refered to Conner as Clark's and Lex's love child. I was *rolling*

And Tess being so nervous about telling Clark he's a daddy!!!

And the Callback to Phoenix with Clark being Pa!Kent. Because you know that's what Clark was thinking when he saw Conner's ring.

And Clark Luthor *whimpers* Ohhhh!!!! could he be the host for Darkseid???
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 03:46 am (UTC)
And Clark Luthor *whimpers* Ohhhh!!!! could he be the host for Darkseid???
Ooh, Clark-on-Clark-on-Lex action! Plus maybe Tess gets another kiss.

Dude you should have heard me when Lois refered to Conner as Clark's and Lex's love child.
♥ ♥ ♥
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[User Picture]From: roxymissrose
2011-03-05 03:45 am (UTC)
I missed the teaser!

I *loved* that Clark said Lex was his closest friend. And admitted that Lionel was the one who ruined Lex.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 03:47 am (UTC)
I *loved* that Clark said Lex was his closest friend. And admitted that Lionel was the one who ruined Lex.
So happy-making! ♥

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[User Picture]From: xparrot
2011-03-05 03:55 am (UTC)
"he was my closest friend and you destroyed him."

WAIT WHUT this was actually a line in the show?! Clark actually acknowledged that Lex being all evil was at least partly Lionel's fault?

"genetic lovechild."

WAIT WAIT WAIT WHUUUUUUT?!?!!? Seriously, was this an ep or are you just quoting fanfic to punk us!? O_O
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 04:01 am (UTC)
WAIT WHUT this was actually a line in the show?! Clark actually acknowledged that Lex being all evil was at least partly Lionel's fault?
Yes! Clark got to be Lionel's son in an AU episode & so has experienced Lionel-parenting first hand.

Seriously, was this an ep or are you just quoting fanfic to punk us!? O_O
Nah, it's for real! The lovechild, Conner, is played by Lucas Grabeel.
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[User Picture]From: ctbn60
2011-03-05 03:57 am (UTC)
You are TOTALLY THE best with the links! Thank you.

I enjoyed the episode.

DS coming up on Lionel was brilliant but I'm worried about the end though. I don't want darkside to bring back lex I want him to have been lurking in the shadows all this time. I'm sure the other Requiem lex was a clone. Thats pretty much a for sure in my book. Unless the big D brings him back. *unhappy sigh* if that happens.

I couldn't make our the darn teaser. How the heck can he come back. Clark had the only device and he destroyed it. :( Hmmm. I will enjoy seeing him though...lol

I smiled at the genetic love child comment too!! Clark was adorable being a dad Erm Big Brother...lol was perfect! And Clark really did love lex...see he said best friend! (with benefits!!!)

On the down side we have to wait several WEEKS for a new episode!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 04:04 am (UTC)
I couldn't make our the darn teaser. How the heck can he come back. Clark had the only device and he destroyed it. :( Hmmm. I will enjoy seeing him though...lol
Clark Luthor is resourceful! He built a new mirror-ball 'cause he wants to make out with his lookalike.

DS coming up on Lionel was brilliant but I'm worried about the end though. I don't want darkside to bring back lex I want him to have been lurking in the shadows all this time.
I'd prefer that too - for a minute, I thought Lionel was taling to Lex on the phone in that one scene.

I smiled at the genetic love child comment too!! Clark was adorable being a dad Erm Big Brother...lol was perfect! And Clark really did love lex...see he said best friend!
They need to put their differences aside and raise their child!
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[User Picture]From: cinderella81
2011-03-05 04:22 am (UTC)
Genetic Love Child is WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Clark was so 'father figure' ... it was cute!
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[User Picture]From: jlvsclrk
2011-03-05 05:22 am (UTC)
I loved Clark as the big brother and all the Clex references made me so happy. I agree that it would have been better if Con hadn't fixated on Lois - that felt all wrong to me.

There were so many great parts to this episode - I just wish the direction had been a bit tighter to improve the timing in some of the talky scenes.
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[User Picture]From: ariss_tenoh
2011-03-05 06:43 am (UTC)
I'm reading your entry and going all fangirly. Which episode is this? I haven't followed SV since season.4
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 06:42 pm (UTC)
This was "Scion." You might also want to watch Luthor at some point, since it also is steeped in Clex.
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[User Picture]From: jwm_rocks
2011-03-05 12:01 pm (UTC)
Love the MR quotes. *kicks trolls giving him a hard time*

//if Lois and Tess had swapped roles.//
I hadn't thought about them swapping. That's a good idea. The whole time Lois spent in the mansion I was thinking how it reminded me of all the Lana stalker episodes. Poor Lana.

And agreement with all your likes and loves!

Of the Clex references, they were great. I wish Clark would stop flip flopping on the Lex was born evil topic. Here's hoping the experience from Luthor changed his viewpoint for good.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 06:41 pm (UTC)
Love the MR quotes. *kicks trolls giving him a hard time*
Too many trolls poking at him this year, poor baby! To be fair, all the SV actors get this at some point, especially the women :(

The whole time Lois spent in the mansion I was thinking how it reminded me of all the Lana stalker episodes. Poor Lana.
If they'd used Tess it could be a callback to Lex & Lillian....Lois was better served by the investigation plot anyway.
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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2011-03-05 02:01 pm (UTC)
I thought the ashes that were tested were just of some random clone Tess was trying to pass off as Alexander/Conner?

I hope Kon doesn't just mysteriously disappear for the rest of the season, now. Maybe he can look after Shelby. And the lemur.

For the first time in ages, I was actually impressed by Tom's acting in this one. Mainly because he had something to do other than be stoic.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 06:38 pm (UTC)
Did you see that Keith Carrdadine might be in Tarantion's next movie?! ( A Western.)

I thought the ashes that were tested were just of some random clone Tess was trying to pass off as Alexander/Conner?
Might be. I want the Requiem Lex confirmed as a fake SO BAD.

I always love Tom but I did think this was a good ep for him - he plays mentor to younger characters very well.
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[User Picture]From: dramaa_princess
2011-03-05 02:26 pm (UTC)
I liked and loved everything you did, too! :D

I'm not that long of a SV fan and don't know about a lot of stuff comic-wise but this storyline is so amazing and shippy (LOL). I can't wait to see Lex back and what he will do when he meets Clark and Connor. Doesn't matter if the ending will be happy or sad, all i want is for it to be EPIC.

Haha i had to think for a minute who Clark Luthor was. *facepalm*

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 06:37 pm (UTC)
i had to think for a minute who Clark Luthor was.
Clark's married name!

I can't wait to see Lex back and what he will do when he meets Clark and Connor. Doesn't matter if the ending will be happy or sad, all i want is for it to be EPIC.
I hope they can pull it off!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2011-03-05 04:53 pm (UTC)
Aww, love the Michael-quotes! He knows that the show is and always should have been all about Clark and Lex!

Glad to hear there's some Clexiness creeping into eps again. Gives me a glimmer of hope for the finale!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 06:34 pm (UTC)
Here's the full Clex-quote:

Clark: I won't let you hurt him, like you did Lex. He was my closest friend, and Lionel Luthor's influence destroyed him.

Aww, love the Michael-quotes! He knows that the show is and always should have been all about Clark and Lex!
I want a joint interview with him & Tom!
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2011-03-05 05:54 pm (UTC)
(Did Lois say Clark gets "angsty" on Red K or did I mishear?)
Nope. That's what she said. But to be fair, the times that Clark has been on Red!K around Lois he's run off to get married and gotten mad at Chloe and became BFFs with Zod. She doesn't remember anything that happened in 'Crimson'. But "angsty" is still a very poor choice of words.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-05 06:36 pm (UTC)
You'd think Clark would have shared his whole Red K history though..."volatile" might have been a better choice.

There were a few odd lines in this ep: Did Lois also say that Lionel Luthor "never draws blood?" Lionel was a mass murderer!
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[User Picture]From: goodvibe
2011-03-06 02:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, those MR quotes are lovely!

I thought the "genetic lovechild" line was a great little shoutout to the comics.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-03-16 02:23 am (UTC)
I thought the "genetic lovechild" line was a great little shoutout to the comics.
It was a cool little moment!
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