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Clex in S7: Part three [May. 27th, 2008|06:05 pm]
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Let the Boy-Fun continue!

Previous parts are here:

Part 1: http://tasabian.livejournal.com/17743.html#cutid1

Part 2: http://tasabian.livejournal.com/17951.html#cutid1



Because Smallville inevitably follows up a run of good episodes with a run of duds, after "Wrath" we got "Blue", "Gemini" and "Persona" in quick succession: the nadir of the season. Tom's performance as Bizarro and the joyous cheesiness of Zor-El were the only redeeming factors. Michael was mired in the awful clone-plot, sometimes looking embarrassed by his lines. If Michael and John G. can't make a plot-line work....it's really no good.

"Siren" didn't have a Clex scene - but it was a decent action ep. and Michael & Justin Hartley choreographed their fight scene. Justin: "I had the pleasure of working with Michael Rosenbaum quite a bit, which was a treat for me. We were doing scenes where we were kicking the stuffing out of each other and then they would yell “cut” and we would be laughing about something. Great fun."

The resulting fight scene....well, it isn't the butchest thing ever! But it's cute! At one point, Ollie actually twirls Lex:

And Lex looks snarly & pretty afterwards:


The Clex drought ended with the fabulous "Fracture", which IMO was Tom's best episode this season. Look at his face here, as he stares at Lex in his hospital bed, and tell me Clark doesn't still love Lex:

In "Onyx" both sides of a divided Lex were equally obsessed with Clark: Good!Lex whisked an excited Clark off to tour his lab and Bad!Lex was very insistent that they become partners and take over the world together. (Echoing "Red", in which Clark makes a similar proposal.)

Similarly, in "Fracture", little Alexander adores Clark, with the pure love of Lex's child ego:


WhiteSuit!Lex has strong feelings for Clark too, of a naughtier sort!


Although Lex has never verbalized the extent of Lionel's abuses to Clark, he still wants him to know that it happened:


Clark is distraught (beautiful reaction shot by Tom)


The lovely John Glover is deliberately filmed to look monstrous; the Ogre of Lex's childhood, the destructive force of his life:


There are plenty of Lana-memories Lex could use to taunt Clark (how about the proposal scene from "Static"?) But naturally Lex chooses a memory that will showcase his own naked body: Look how hot I am!

And look at my beautiful face!

This is such a gloriously kinky scene. Lana and Lex forming one couple on the bed, while Lex is draped over Clark to form a second coupling by the door. All of Lex's attention is focussed on Clark:

Clark risks his own life to save L'il Lex; Note that neither version of Lex wants Clark to leave. Little Lex begs him to stay and big!Lex threatens to kill his alter ego to keep Clark's attention which - hurray! - leads to a fight and Clark straddling a Very Pleased Lex:

Tom delivers his final speech to Little Lex brilliantly: "you're my friend and now I know you're here, I will always keep an eye out for you. I'll always be here for you."

"Promise me we'll see each other again. Promise me that you'll never stop fighting. You're stronger than you think...."

*happy sob*

Once Clark is out of Lex's head and back in "the real world", he immediately pays a visit to the mansion (to make sure his Baby's really OK!) and the boys snark at each other:

Clark:"Trust me, Lex, there's nothing that's lost that can't be found again…."

It's the perfect Clex credo: they always circle back to each other.

More to follow! 'Caps by SVFan, Devoted, Herohunter.
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[User Picture]From: gyri
2008-05-28 03:09 am (UTC)
Excellent, excellent!

"big!Lex threatens to kill his alter ego to keep Clark's attention which - hurray! - leads to a fight and Clark straddling a Very Pleased Lex"

--boy I'd love to see the outtakes from THIS scene!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 03:14 am (UTC)
boy I'd love to see the outtakes from THIS scene!
Mmmmm, me too! I bet Michael said some naughty things!
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[User Picture]From: roxymissrose
2008-05-28 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm just floored by these caps--they were both incredible here--heck, anytime they're on the screen together, it's wow! Thanks so much!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm just floored by these caps--they were both incredible here--heck, anytime they're on the screen together, it's wow!
They're just magnetic together, no? (And you're most welcome!)
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2008-05-28 03:31 am (UTC)
"Fracture" was probably my favorite ep of the season, and one I could watch again without being forced too. lol If that ending didn't help keep the Clex alive, I don't know what would... other than them actually professing their love for each other, that is. ;D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 11:18 pm (UTC)
And they sorta profess the love with the teary eyes and the passionate glances, don't they?!
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[User Picture]From: azrielle_jones
2008-05-28 03:42 am (UTC)
These are so great! An awesome season summary. I can't wait for more!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: cheerful_earl
2008-05-28 07:53 am (UTC)
I loooved Fracture and I looove this picspam. So lovely! Clex, how I will miss you.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 11:19 pm (UTC)
Fracture is just one beautiful Clex moment after another....*sigh*
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[User Picture]From: voldything
2008-05-28 12:28 pm (UTC)
In "Onyx" both sides of a divided Lex were equally obsessed with Clark: Good!Lex whisked an excited Clark off to tour his lab and Bad!Lex was very insistent that they become partners and take over the world together. (Echoing "Red", in which Clark makes a similar proposal.)

I don't care if it's their 'bad' side, it's a part of them nonetheless and the fact that they want to take over the world together is CANON \o/
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 11:20 pm (UTC)
I don't care if it's their 'bad' side, it's a part of them nonetheless and the fact that they want to take over the world together is CANON
Yes!!! And when they're done conquering the world, they can take turns conquering each other in bed!
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[User Picture]From: voldything
2008-05-29 11:47 am (UTC)
YES.
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2008-05-28 08:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, Fracture - best ep in a long time and it made the whole season worthwhile. Thanks for the reminder!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 11:21 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! (Now if only we could have Michael/Tom commentary on Fracture on the S7 dvds.....)
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[User Picture]From: jakrar
2008-05-28 09:45 pm (UTC)
You really are bringing back the highlights of season seven. *happy sigh* This is lovely, and I adore your CLexy interpretations! (Not that there are any credible non-CLexy interpretations, of course. *eg*)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-28 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I stuck with the show through the disappointments of S5 & 6...S7 may have had its uneven moments (and dud scripts) but it was great to see Michael & Tom working their Clexy magic again!
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-30 04:19 am (UTC)
AW~ Great Caps!
Clex is the BEST!!
Fracture is one of my favourite ep!=]
so much LOVE!

"you're my friend and now I know you're here, I will always keep an eye out for you. I'll always be here for you."
"cries"
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[User Picture]From: jh_july001
2008-05-30 04:20 am (UTC)
sorry!><
that was me=D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-05-30 11:28 pm (UTC)
Fracture is one of my favourite ep!=]
so much LOVE!

Yes, the LOVE just shines through!
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[User Picture]From: enderwiggin24
2008-06-11 12:25 pm (UTC)
it always is amazing ,how people can watch sv without seeing the clex!!!!!
wonderful wonderful summaries of S7 XD
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2008-06-11 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I agree, the Clex is impossible to miss!
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