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Smallville Finale: What's the worst that could happen? [May. 11th, 2011|10:12 pm]
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Firstly...Tom & Michael playing on set! Their love is eternal!

G4 interview with Michael! Filmed today so he's sad about Breaking in :( But he has a cute name for the sexy bump on the back of his head.

Male interviewer flirts HARD with Michael! (Includes spoilery Clex clip)


So...two days to go. Will it be a good ending for Clark? Will the return of Lex be handled okay? Will it be a proper culmination to ten years - or more of a fizzle?

What do you want to see? What do you want NOT to see? Post brightest hopes and deepest fears within!



What we know (ie, me paraphrasing what I kinda remember reading):

Lionel

- When last seen, alternate universe Lionel was standing over Lex's grave, watching Darkseid materialize. About to be possessed? Or about to wish Lex back to life?
- John Glover has confirmed Lionel dies again in the finale. Killed by Lex, Tess, exploded by Darkseid?

Oliver

- Oliver is now married to Chloe, though in finale stills they aren't wearing rings.
- Having failed in his quest to find the Bow of Orion and shoot himself in the forehead, Oliver is still a Darkseid vessel for the finale. The producers have vaguely referred to a heroic ending but have emphasized the finale's about Clark's journey, not Ollie's.

Tess
- Apparently has a quick scene with Granny Goodness
- Tess seems to be fully redeemed now - so does she die a martyr's death, protecting Clark? There's a scene in which Lex's goons hijack her car and she's taken to Luthorcorp. Lex executes an Ominous Chair Turn, says "Long time, Sis!" and later one-hand throttles her. (To death? Producer Kelly Souders vaguely indicates there's a death in the finale but not necessarily the death of a "person." So alt!Lionel, Shelby the dog, Clark's barn? )

Chloe
- The Canadian promo shows Chloe reading a Smallville comic to an unidentified moppet. Her son with Ollie? Clark and Lois's son? The fruit of Clex loins? This meta approach raises the question: will the entire series be presented as an elseworld?
- There are pics of happy Chloe kissing Oliver and Sad Chloe hugging Clark
- Chloe gets something the producers describe as a "jewel that no one else got." A Legion ring? Everyone's had those! A crystal dildo from the Fortess? That would make me jealous.

Martha
- Lots of still of Martha looking alternately wedding-happy and Darkseid-or-Lex-worried.
- No Perry as boyfriend.

Jonathan
- Jonathan is all over this ep - handing Clark something in the Fortress (Jor El using JK's body as an avatar?), sitting next to Martha in the church (presumably this is JK's ghost & Martha doesn't see him?), Hugging Martha & Clark & looking alarmed.
- Schneider, for years, has wanted the final scene of SV to be ghost Jonathan to reach through a mirror and putting the cape on Clark. Did he get his wish? Why can't I get my Clex 69'ing end scene.

Lois
- wears two fancy dresses, gets married, looks worried in a succession of still photos.
- her family does not attend the wedding, except for Chloe who apparently talks her into going through with it.

Connor, the Clex baby
- now living in offscreenville (Washington), presumably MIA for the wedding.
- Will he make a surprise appearance in the finale? Actor Lucas Grabeel says not but maybe it's a fake-out?

Lex:
- MR seemingly appears in two scenes - one with Tess, one with Clark.
- According to Lionel (unreliable narrator), this Lex is built of all the best bits of Lex clones. I do not love this premise. Based on the promo, he looks exactly like Michael, with a bit of extra head (bald cap).
- Glimpse of Lex & Tess
- Producers say there's a "big twist" with Lex.
- Lex wants to help Clark defeat Darkseid (This I like, depending on how it plays out.)
- Souders: "When we were thinking about Rosenbaum coming back and what our Smallville Lex's purpose was, it was always not quite what you expected, and much more human and emotional,We really went back to the pilot and we thought 'there's that guy who showed up and was totally personable, and super sympathetic, and just wanted to thank a guy for saving his life.' They're going to go on to be huge enemies, so what is it that's pivotal at this moment that's our Lex Luthor and our Clark Kent, and how do we wrap up the relationship that has been so complicated and so mixed with emotions for ten years?"

Clark
*not many Clark spoilers, they're keeping him under wraps
- gets married and spends most of ep dressed in fetching wedding vest
- battles Apokolips
- the Darkseid scenes were cut for timing reasons (!)
- it sounds like there will be a bit of flight shown & a glimpse of the suit as well
- Tom is very excited about the final shot of the show & thinks fans will be too.

What do I think?
- I think it will be.....an episode of Smallville, with the usual mix of "Tom PRETTY" and "ARRGH" and "didn't we see that already in S4?"
- Regardless of how Lex is written, I'm glad Michael returned. If he hadn't, I think Breaking In being canceled would have resulted in a string of nasty tweets from embittered SV fans. At least now, the tweets are supportive.
- I adore all Tom's quotes about Lex & Clex! Will probably cherish these more than the finale itself.
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[User Picture]From: gildinwen
2011-05-12 02:33 am (UTC)
The Darkseid scenes were cut???/ How do you do Apokolips and not show Darkseid???? And I really hope they don't go down the elseworlds route, that would be cheap after all this time especially as it's been shown to be set in our world

And how on earth can that be Chloe and Oliver son unless its a flash forward future??? Also Ew.

I have more questions than you at this moment but? hmmmm

Edited at 2011-05-12 02:53 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-12 03:04 am (UTC)
And how on earth can that be Chloe and Oliver son unless its a flash forward future???
Maybe it's Aunt Chloe telling Clois child a story years later? You got me!

The Darkseid scenes were cut???/ How do you do Apokolips and not show Darkseid????
I'd guess they maybe show Lionel vesselling Darkseid? The producers said they cut out scenes with Granny Goodness and Godfrey, ie anyone who's not main cast.
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[User Picture]From: disprove
2011-05-12 02:39 am (UTC)
Michael's wearing a bald cap, really? I'm impressed, it doesn't look like it.

I just hope the finale doesn't have Lex having amnesia and forgetting the weird things about Clark just so he can keep his secret of being Superman. That would be a cheat.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-12 03:05 am (UTC)
I just hope the finale doesn't have Lex having amnesia and forgetting the weird things about Clark just so he can keep his secret of being Superman. That would be a cheat.
Lex has a line about "a villain is only as good as his hero" which indicates he remembers!

Michael's wearing a bald cap, really? I'm impressed, it doesn't look like it.
His head's a little bulgier but still sexy!
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[User Picture]From: disprove
2011-05-12 07:36 am (UTC)
How in the world will he not connect Clark to Superman though? Guess they're gonna ignore that particular superhero rule of not having your worst enemy know your secret identity. (In fic, I assume it's cos he's still kinda fond of Clark which is why he doesn't blow his secret sky high. Should we assume the same in canon then?)

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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2011-05-12 02:55 am (UTC)
I've seen a photo of Glover looking all veiny and not very well, so I'm assuming that's Darkseid's influence. It would be more dramatic for Tess to kill him, though.

Maybe the kid will just turn out to be Some Random Kid.

I hope they don't just drag Jonathan in (from the alt!world or wherever) without having any reaction from Martha. Assuming he's not just a ghost only Clark can see.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-12 03:07 am (UTC)
I've seen a photo of Glover looking all veiny and not very well, so I'm assuming that's Darkseid's influence. It would be more dramatic for Tess to kill him, though.
Maybe she'll kill him while he's being Darkseid's vessel?

Maybe the kid will just turn out to be Some Random Kid.
That would be funny if Chloe busts into a house "Hey, kid!" and starts narrating.

I hope they don't just drag Jonathan in (from the alt!world or wherever) without having any reaction from Martha. Assuming he's not just a ghost only Clark can see.
That's exactly where I fear they're going and that it will be cheesy.
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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2011-05-12 05:37 am (UTC)
Maybe she'll kill him while he's being Darkseid's vessel?
That would work!

That would be funny if Chloe busts into a house "Hey, kid!" and starts narrating.
Kid: "Somebody save me!" And scene.

That's exactly where I fear they're going and that it will be cheesy.
Argh. There are so many interesting things they could've done this season with, well everyone, but particularly the "adults" - Martha, Perry, Jonathan, Lionel - who are all of huge importance, but haven't had much relevance to anything.
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2011-05-12 03:59 am (UTC)
Those vids were too awesome! :D But I want to cuddle Michael to comfort him about Breaking In. :( I can't believe only one more ep. *weeps*

I haven't really put any thought into the finale beyond... MICHAEL!!! I'm just hoping that for once, we get a decent and sensible story. I know, may be asking too much. :P

I did end up going back and watching seasons 8 & 9. And why, oh why, did I even bother with 8? *shudders* Nine wasn't bad though. I like Zod. *g*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-12 04:02 am (UTC)
Those vids were too awesome!
Tom is being such a naughty little tease. "Lex?" "NO!"

I want to cuddle Michael to comfort him about Breaking In. :( I can't believe only one more ep.
I know :( He's chattering happily on twitter about American Idol right this moment but poor baby and poor US. No more Dutch.

I like Zod.
Did you enjoy Zod's crotch-cam last week? Naughty Justin!
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2011-05-12 04:28 am (UTC)
Tas, those were pure JOY to watch, thank you! I was laughing so hard! That's the Michael I love so much. <3

Those glasses. UNF.

He does seem sad about Breaking In. I think his last comment in Twitter might have been for all of us. MIGHT have been. :)

"Kinda fruity." BOOM goes the dynamite! XD

Oh Michael.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-13 02:38 am (UTC)
Adorable creature, he is!

He does seem sad about Breaking In. I think his last comment in Twitter might have been for all of us. MIGHT have been. :)
Which comment was this? He's been a chatterbox over the last 24 hours!

"Kinda fruity." BOOM goes the dynamite!
HEE! That guy was blatant in his flirting & I applaud him!




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[User Picture]From: myownghost
2011-05-12 12:11 pm (UTC)
MR is turning 39? wow, how time flies. i will watch tomorrow night's episode for him. hope he gets another project going soon. i'd like to see him do something dramatic for a change.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-13 02:39 am (UTC)
He's still very young at heart & in demeanor!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2011-05-12 12:48 pm (UTC)
Having failed in his quest to find the Bow of Orion and shoot himself in the forehead *snorfle* Having seen none of S10, this sounds hilarious!

Clark....gets married and spends most of ep dressed in fetching wedding vest
I read that as 'a fetching wedding dress' - now that would be worth watching for! Step aside Lois, Lex is back in town and it's Clark that's walking down the aisle in the dress!

Michael is so cute in those interviews! Love his Twitter outrage over American Idol as well, heh!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-13 02:41 am (UTC)
Having seen none of S10, this sounds hilarious!
Oliver has an invisible horseshoe stamped on his forehead!

I read that as 'a fetching wedding dress' - now that would be worth watching for! Step aside Lois, Lex is back in town and it's Clark that's walking down the aisle in the dress!
Clark fighting Apokolips in full bride gear would be a lovely homage to Uma Thurman in Kill Bill!

Michael is so cute in those interviews! Love his Twitter outrage over American Idol as well, heh!
He was quite a chatterbox last night! *fingers crossed that Breaking In gets a reprieve*
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2011-05-12 01:35 pm (UTC)
What I Want

- A long, meaningful Clex scene that addresses their history, but not overly heavy on the accusations. I don't want Lex to blame Clark for what he's become. I don't want Clark to say Lex was evil all along. I want them both to admit that, deep down, they still have love for each other.

- Clark being smart, proactive, and triumphant. And that last one should come not just in some final scene, but be felt throughout. I want to see flight, and I want a glimpse of him in the suit.

- I want Tess to live. I want her to be the Luthor success story for Clark.


What I Don't Want

- Too much romantic angst. I want Lois to get over this "I can't marry you" stuff quickly, and without a lot of screentime devoted t it. Any pep talk from Chloe should be short, and should not be the deciding factor for Lois.

- Clark being told what to do, how to do it, or needing a peptalk to get something done. I also don't want any "Oh Clark, you've been doing it all wrong" scenes.

- Lots of Chloe. Or lots of Chlark scenes. Sorry, that bridge is burned for me. Do Not Want. Ditto Chlollie scenes.

- Any more deux ex machina AI Jor-El moments. Its a lazy crutch.

- Tess death

I'm sure there's more, but thats off the top of my head, and its still early in the morning for me :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-13 02:45 am (UTC)
I want Tess to live. I want her to be the Luthor success story for Clark.
Heh, that's exactly why Lex might kill her! No one's usurping his place with Clark. (But I'm rooting for Tess to survive too.)

I want them both to admit that, deep down, they still have love for each other.
YES! It's sweet that Miochael & Tom have each given interviews defending the opposite character's point of view. Tom: "Maybe Lex has a point..." Michael: "Clark is right to keep his secrets,"

Clark being smart, proactive, and triumphant. And that last one should come not just in some final scene, but be felt throughout. I want to see flight, and I want a glimpse of him in the suit.
I'm hoping for a Clark/Tom tour de force!
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[User Picture]From: xparrot
2011-05-12 08:57 pm (UTC)
Waaah hugs~! They're so cute together...(they should both start guest-starring on SPN, that's what they should do! perhaps as villains? partners in crime!)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-13 02:41 am (UTC)
They're so cute together...(they should both start guest-starring on SPN, that's what they should do! perhaps as villains? partners in crime!)
Hunters who are also LOVERS!
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[User Picture]From: earthseed_fic
2011-05-13 03:21 am (UTC)
Hunters who are also LOVERS!
This would be amazing! It might even make up for what they're doing to my beloved Castiel.

I think the very best thing about the finale are these interviews--Tom looks giddy about Michael being back. I swear he almost said "I realized how much I love him" in that first video.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-13 03:30 am (UTC)
I think the very best thing about the finale are these interviews--Tom looks giddy about Michael being back. I swear he almost said "I realized how much I love him" in that first video.
HEE! It wouldn't surprise me if he did. I love Tom being such a tease on set. "Lex?" "NO!" Getting Michael all stirred up...

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[User Picture]From: jwm_rocks
2011-05-13 12:10 pm (UTC)
//What's the worst that could happen?//
I'm thinking maybe that's not the question you really want ask about this show right now. ;)

Me, I'm hoping for the best, and in the meantime still trying to wash the taste of Prophecy out of my mouth.

I don't know if the Clex scenes will be able to live up to their last moments in season seven especially with Lex having been away so long. Should they even try? But here's me keeping my fingers crossed.
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