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Tom & Michael remember "Arctic" [Jul. 28th, 2010|07:58 pm]
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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."
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*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!
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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!
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[User Picture]From: twinsarein
2010-07-29 01:23 am (UTC)
How awesome to get all those POVs of the same day. Thank you for sharing them all. It was really interesting.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-29 11:33 pm (UTC)
Your beautiful new icon is the summer version of the Fortress cuddle!
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[User Picture]From: gyri
2010-07-29 02:04 am (UTC)
Awwww!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-29 11:33 pm (UTC)
They're so cute!
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2010-07-29 03:56 am (UTC)
It's definitely interesting seeing their different perspectives about what happened.

Totally YAAAAAYY!!! for Tom/Michael cuddling. :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-29 11:34 pm (UTC)
I do like the image of Michael sprawled in Tom's lap, shouting his goodbyes to the crew!
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[User Picture]From: seagull2eagle
2010-07-29 05:08 am (UTC)
So what we *really* know of what happened... was that there was much embracing and cuddling and laughter and tears and fun and nobody wanted to leave. Sounds about right. ;D

Sushi can get expensive! Yikes. What, did Michael pay for dinner because he kept them on the scene so very long as he kept joking around? LOL... (I'm sure he was just being awesome. ^^)

It's also really funny to hear about how much joking there was because the scene itself was dead serious and excellently done. What a great job they did on it.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-29 11:36 pm (UTC)
What, did Michael pay for dinner because he kept them on the scene so very long as he kept joking around? LOL... (I'm sure he was just being awesome. ^^)
He didn't want the Tom-hugging to end, apparently! Worth the buying of sushi to lie in those arms a little longer.

It's also really funny to hear about how much joking there was because the scene itself was dead serious and excellently done.
There must be some giggly out-takes out there and I hope they turn up someday!
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[User Picture]From: carolandtom
2010-07-29 08:27 am (UTC)
It's really interesting to read about the same scene from their different POVs. Thanks for comparing them here!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
I miss the cast commentaries and this is probably the closest we'll get to a commentary for Arctic!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2010-07-29 08:03 pm (UTC)
Interesting how different Tom and Michael's accounts are - it really does sound like there was another scene that we didn't get to see.

I think the only thing we know for sure is that there was a lot of cuddling!


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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
They should have kept ALL the cuddling bits in and scrapped the rest of the plot!

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[User Picture]From: yellowwolf5
2010-07-29 09:08 pm (UTC)
aww. They're so cute. This makes my slash muse happy, lol. Cool to read the different POV's. Thanks for putting it up :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-07-29 11:39 pm (UTC)
They may have remembered it differently but they both remembered the cuddling, the most important part!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-08-05 02:04 am (UTC)
Wasn't that nice of him? Such a sweetie.
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