|Tom & Michael remember "Arctic"
||[Jul. 28th, 2010|07:58 pm]
It's interesting that the final scene Michael and Tom did together holds such resonance for them both. When asked for his most memorable scene in 2008, Michael cited the Fortress scene in "Arctic". This past Sunday at ComicCon, when asked for his "funniest" scene, Tom chose the same one. They both gave long, detailed answers...but they remembered it a little differently.
Behind the cut: How Michael saw it, how Tom saw it, how the writer saw it!
Asked for his most memorable scene
Michael: "That's a good question...that's good. You know the last one was very hard for me, because it was the last episode, the last moment and it's the last time....and I looked at Clark and I added that line, my very last line of the show for Lex, for Lex in the series, when he looks down and says "I loved you like a brother" and that wasn't written. "I love you like a brother...."
"So that was actually hard because Tom and I actually became like brothers over seven years, working together, laughing together, yelling together, everything. And so, for me, it was a touching moment as a character and it was the last time I was going to be Lex....so I look at him, you know, "I love you like a brother" and actually, there were tears in my eyes...it was a sad ending to the whole show and a big chapter in my life."
*So Michael saw it as a very emotional moment, enough to alter his lines to make it fit the scene and his own feelings better. (Which it did!)
Tom: "I do remember when Lex Luthor "died" a few seasons ago. Rosenbaum's last scene. There he was, lying in Clark's arms...he wouldn't shut up! He kept saying to me: "Hey, Jonesey! I'll see you later, Hey, Glen!” you know. You know what he says to you (Tom nods head in Glen Winter’s direction)...J.D wasn't there....he was just....sorry, I'm just trying to collect this memory, that's how funny it was...he just couldn't die and he would go from these sorts of tangents of making everyone laugh, laughing and talking about hanging out and he’ll come back to visit, how we're going to go to Whistler and he's never done any of that and then it's "ACTION!" and he's like "Clark, you're my brother!"
*From what we see, Clark wasn't holding Lex, Lex was holding Clark. But presumably Tom remembers his Rosey-cuddling accurately so maybe there's extra footage out there somewhere? MUST SEE.
*We also don't see Lex die in "Arctic" - the last shot of Lex shows him cradling Clark, staring up at the collapsing Fortress, sticking with his man until the end.
* Tom seems a little hurt that Michael never came back up for visits. Aw, Tommy!
*thanks dawnybee for the transcript!
writer Todd Slavkin says:
"(Michael) ended up buying the crew a thousand dollars worth of sushi that night and at the very end, he and Tom embraced. I got very teary, and I’m sure other crew members did too. It was a magical night; one of those days that started at 3p.m. and wrapped at 5a.m."
So after a night of cuddling...there was MORE cuddling: YAY!