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Smallville review: Prophecy [May. 6th, 2011|09:51 pm]
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Tom & Michael will be on MTV Top Ten tomorrow - together!!! First joint interview since 2004!!! SQUEE! I can't watch in Canada but am sure US friends will come through with clips!

This (spoilery) clip shows Michael & Tom on the set of the finale. Michael gets a hug! Man Huggies!

Tom has been adorable in various mediums this week. Michael wore a Supes shirt on Breaking In this week - Tom reciprocated with a Lexy purple flower!

Michael Interview!

And there was the second-to-last episode of SV & quite the dog's breakfast it was...



This was a merger script from two writers. Unfortunately the lesser writer seemed to dominate.

What I liked
- Lois teasing Clark about his super-hearing head tilt and Tom's reaction shot.
- Tom packed into a very tight sweater: yum!
- Clark's surprisingly flirty visit to Toyman in prison - fun scene.
- Clark slamming the door of the Fortess and walking away from Jor-El.
- nice to see Granny Goodness back again, though her scene was a dud.

Wake me when it's over
- Oliver & Kara's endless cave trudge: a study in blue lighting and set design.

Again???
- Not only did they re-do the "Clark's girlfriend has his powers plot", they revealed it in the exact same way, with a large falling object.

WTF?
- Metallo's a bad guy again?
- No scenes for Kara & Clark?
- Okay, Toyman tells superpowered Lois that she must wear his special control-dot or he will send his villanous friends to kill Clark. I was expecting Lois to crush the dot and speed away to save Clark & maybe we'd get a fight scene with Clark getting his powers back in the middle of it. Instead, Lois instantly complies which seems totally OOC and then is sent to kill Clark herself. And it's utterly suspense free. Erica played villainous really well as Faora but this time barely gets a chance to do anything before the sun sets and Clark is repowered. And Tess stands around, ineffective, while Lois is choking Clark instead of trying to get the evil dot off her.

- final scene: Lois backs out of the wedding because she thinks she'll prevent Clark being a hero or something. I found ED's performance "off" here, as though she didn't quite know how to play it. Compared to their nice scene last week, this was completely un-moving.

Unintentionally Funny
- Toyman's Injustice League of Hooded Extras, sitting mopily around their table. Oh BoredAgain, how we've missed you!

So....someone is buying up all the catering companies, messing up Clark's wedding plans? Dare we hope Lex is stockpiling 40 cakes so he can marry Clark himself?
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[User Picture]From: suzycat
2011-05-07 01:55 am (UTC)
I'm beginning to think superpowers are sexually transmitted.

Ooh, the finale sounds OK.
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[User Picture]From: suzycat
2011-05-07 01:55 am (UTC)
Also, the idea that Lex is planning to TAKE OVER THE WORLD through catering is... oh, delicious.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 02:32 am (UTC)
ALL YOUR HORS D'OEUVRES WILL BELONG TO LEX! (And also all your Clarks.)
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[User Picture]From: suzycat
2011-05-07 02:36 am (UTC)
SELL ME YOUR COMPANY or there will be NO CAKES FOR YOU!
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[User Picture]From: suzycat
2011-05-07 02:38 am (UTC)
Also, I see Lex hasn't given up standing with his back to his Sworn Mortal Enemy so he can deliver soap opera-style monologues.

Hmm. Perhaps he's trying to mesmerise Clark with his ass?
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 02:43 am (UTC)
I see Lex hasn't given up standing with his back to his Sworn Mortal Enemy so he can deliver soap opera-style monologues.
He also employs an Ominous Chair Turn at one point!

Perhaps he's trying to mesmerise Clark with his ass?
His most promising plan yet!
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[User Picture]From: ctbn60
2011-05-07 02:00 am (UTC)
hahaah Lex and the 40 wedding cakes! Hoot!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 02:32 am (UTC)
Precious Lex-bunny!
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2011-05-07 02:15 am (UTC)
Well, since Lex stealing 40 cakes is now a canon event in the DC Comics Universe I don't see why it can't happen on SV.

The show did get a good giggle out of me by having the League of Kinda Evil Dudes having such an old timey evil plan. "We'll sell everyone their own water back to them!" *twirls mustache*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 02:34 am (UTC)
Well, since Lex stealing 40 cakes is now a canon event in the DC Comics Universe I don't see why it can't happen on SV.
They could have the Clois wedding in the foreground and Lex rushing past with the dessert cart in the back!

The show did get a good giggle out of me by having the League of Kinda Evil Dudes having such an old timey evil plan. "We'll sell everyone their own water back to them!" *twirls mustache*
Was Captain Cold at the table? There was one guy I didn't recognize!
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[User Picture]From: miss_tress
2011-05-07 03:03 am (UTC)
Was Captain Cold at the table? There was one guy I didn't recognize!
Yep. The fella in the blue and white parka. I think he even had Bart's folder.
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2011-05-07 03:24 am (UTC)
Huge Michael/Tom huggles are delicious!

I literally LOL'd about the 40 cakes! I agree with this evil plan. ;D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 03:28 am (UTC)
Huge Michael/Tom huggles are delicious!
The bald cap prevents a really close squeeze but it's still very cute!

I literally LOL'd about the 40 cakes! I agree with this evil plan.
Lex must achieve pastry dominance!
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[User Picture]From: cheerful_earl
2011-05-07 06:22 am (UTC)
Wow, evil through catering. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible. ;D

I must watch this Top Ten thing in the morning! How exciting! Thanks for the heads up.

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 05:44 pm (UTC)
The Top Ten is very cute (although they don't appear together, alas.)

Wow, evil through catering. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.
The Injustice League, all dressed as cater-waiters...
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[User Picture]From: eeyore1017
2011-05-07 11:45 am (UTC)
I just made a post in my LJ and realized I didn't even mention last night's episode. It's probably better that way...:-)

I'm loving all the Tommy stuff though!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 05:43 pm (UTC)
All these Tom-clips are just a treasure!
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[User Picture]From: gildinwen
2011-05-07 02:10 pm (UTC)
Lois having second thoughts about the wedding, annoyed me because we know it's going to happen. So that was a last bit of drama, for the sake of having drama.

I did love it when Lois used her superhearing for the first time and hearing a couple having an arguement, and she rolled her eyes :D

And the "Artic" "Freeze Breath" exchange at the beginning of the scene.

I also liked Oliver being foiled in his attempts to get the bow. Because wanting to use it for his *own* sake, *was* supremely selfish. Human yes but selfish. And are we to believe that Chloe and Oliver are so close she didn't know about his being marked?

I want to believe that they're builing to something with that, but MEH
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 05:43 pm (UTC)
Lois having second thoughts about the wedding, annoyed me because we know it's going to happen. So that was a last bit of drama, for the sake of having drama.
I just found that such a dud scene. Would much rather have had a goodbye scene for Clark & Kara.

I also liked Oliver being foiled in his attempts to get the bow. Because wanting to use it for his *own* sake, *was* supremely selfish.
If he was planning to shoot himself in the forehead with the bow (or ask Tess to do it) it could have been amusing though!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 05:41 pm (UTC)
Actually, wouldn't those two be great co-hosts of their own show? LOL! omg.
Perfection! Tom is so sweet & Michael so naughty! (Although Tom was a little naughty this week, talking about his wife's friend who talks too much. I loved that.)

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[User Picture]From: complicat
2011-05-07 08:32 pm (UTC)
Dare we hope Lex is stockpiling 40 cakes so he can marry Clark himself?
Heh!

Love the man-hug - very cute!

Do we know if Michael will be in both halves of the finale? I'm wondering how much of it I'll have to sit through, if someone doesn't upload just the Lex scenes!

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-07 09:00 pm (UTC)
Do we know if Michael will be in both halves of the finale? I'm wondering how much of it I'll have to sit through, if someone doesn't upload just the Lex scenes!
I believe he has two scenes in the second half but who knows if they'll juggle the order? I think Greg Beeman directed his scenes, which is good, anyway.

Love the man-hug - very cute!
Probably one of many that day!
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From: dramaa_princess
2011-05-08 03:38 pm (UTC)
So....someone is buying up all the catering companies, messing up Clark's wedding plans? Dare we hope Lex is stockpiling 40 cakes so he can marry Clark himself?

LOLOL It's his evil master plan. XD
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-05-08 06:07 pm (UTC)
Lex will start collecting tuxedo shops next!
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