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Clark Kent Meme - Fragile, Mercy, Fade

One word describes Fragile for me:  CLADDIE!!!!!  I adored Clark's interactions with Maddie, and that little actress kicked ass.

I like Mercy a lot, even though its not Clark-centric.  I'm not a Mionel fan, but I liked them working together in this one.  And I also liked Clark/Lex/Chloe working together.  And the elevator save is one of my fav S5 action sequences.  I also loved the Clark/Lionel confrontation at the end.

Fade is not high on my list.  Many things I dislike about this one, but mostly the Clexana stuff, and Chloe giving Clark a lesson on who he should save.  Scenes like the latter just rub me wrong.

















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chrisluvstommy
Jul. 2nd, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
I loved Fragile...Tom's first attempt at directing was well done.. I loved his interaction with the little girl...and Lois overbearing attempts at mothering is just funny loved it

Mercy was a nicely done episode I love JG he is a fantastic actor

Fade...I enjoyed this epsiode for the Clois moments they really do have great comedic timing .. and the bathroom scene when Clark sees Lois nekked for the 1st time AHHH is too funny
jeannev
Jul. 2nd, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
I love Fragile too. I've seen a lot of hate on it, but I don't get it.

JG is a great actor. He could be over-the-top on SV on occasion, but he really brought a great and unique presence to the show. He's one of many that are missed.
carolandtom
Jul. 2nd, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
There are no words to express how much I love that second to last pic! I just melt looking at that big gorgeous man!

I loved Fragile. Tom did a wonderful job at directing and he was adorable! I don't often re-watch Mercy and, again, S5 Lois just irks me. I think I don't like any of the season 5 SV women, not even Martha.
jeannev
Jul. 2nd, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
I think he looks so sweet and unassuming in that BTS picture. Such a cutie-pie!

I'm not crazy about Lois in Fragile or Fade. But I do like the Clark/Martha stuff in Fragile, and I like the Lois/Martha scene in Fade very much.
shardsofblu
Jul. 2nd, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Fragile is definitely one of my personal favorites -- that porch scene when they said their goodbyes is absolutely stunning, and very heartwarming. And as his first directorial effort, TW made some fantastic choices.
jeannev
Jul. 2nd, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, I adore that porch scene. He even managed to shoot that porch from an angle we'd really never seen before. And then the sunset shot as Maddie drives away with her grandmother was so lovely.

I think Tom put a ton of heart in an episode that could've been mediocre. Though tons of credit should be given to the actress that played Maddie. When she says "I don't know her...I know you", I always get chocked up.
sunflowercyn10
Jul. 2nd, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
I loved Tom's first attempt at directing and his interactions with the little girl were incredible. He always does a great job working with children and is not afraid of the special magic that happens when actors work with children even if they can at times steal the scene.

FADE....I only liked it for the CLOIS scenes....Chloe lectures...OMG I can't stand it. Oh but wait I loved the stunt scene in front of the Vancouver Library that looks like the coliseum.
jeannev
Jul. 2nd, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Tom is fantastic with children. He's just a natural. And if you listen to the CBTD commentary, he's a natural off-screen as well. Apparently the kids flocked to him, and he was fine with that.

I don't understand why this show has people lecture Clark on situations where we've already seen him make the right move, and set the right precedent. We have Chloe telling Clark he doesn't get to choose who to save in Fade, yet we had Clark back in season 2 explain to Pete why he still had to try and save Dr Hamilton, no matter if he was trying to kill him or not. Is this not the same damned thing?

The show did that nonsense several times this season. I HATE that sort of writing. HATE!HATE!HATE!!!

Oh, and I've walked past that library. I love that part of Vancouver.

Edited at 2009-07-02 08:04 pm (UTC)
sunflowercyn10
Jul. 8th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Tom is fantastic with children. He's just a natural. And if you listen to the CBTD commentary, he's a natural off-screen as well. Apparently the kids flocked to him, and he was fine with that.


That is so nice to hear. He'll make a great Dad if and when the time comes.

That's right you've been to Vancouver. I remember when that Library design was announced that people were so upset because of its design but in the end it looks great and is something interesting in the city. We are going to have to chat about Vancouver soon!!!
jeannev
Jul. 8th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've been to Vancouver 3 times. I love it there. Great place! :)
jlvsclrk
Jul. 2nd, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Mercy and Fade are pretty average for me. I just wasn't caught up in the puzzle solving in Mercy, so that's a lot of scenes that just didn't work for me. I don't remember the Chloe moment you were talking about, but I would undoubtedly had the same reaction. I don't expect the series to follow their own mythology and tidy up plotholes, but I DO expect them to get the star's characterization right: that's why the more I think of the end of Requiem for example, the worse it gets.

Fragile on the other hand fills me with happy thoughts. That actress gave a wonderful performance, and I can't help but think Tom's rapport with her played a large part in that. My hackles go up when people dismiss the episode as "filler".
jeannev
Jul. 3rd, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
The scene I was referring to with Chloe from Fade is when Clark is wondering if it hadn't been better if he didn't save the bad guy, and she has to tell him that he doesn't get to choose who he saves....which, as I said before, is BULLSHIT, because we've seen Clark make that same point. I also dislike Fade for the scene where Clark is telling Chloe how terrible it was to see Lana kissing Lex while being oblivious to Chloe's sad face (obviously reliving her own experiances. Scenes like that do nothing for Clark OR Chloe.

I've come to realize that most peoples definition of "filler" is "any episode that isn't about what I want it to be about".
eeyore1017
Jul. 3rd, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Clark and Maddie was just the cutest thing ever!

I actually like Fade. Maybe because it's kind of an old school freak-of-the-week thing? I'm not really sure...
jeannev
Jul. 3rd, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
I do like the bad guy in Fade. The actor does a good job, and he touches Clark constantly, which is just unsettling.
tasabian
Jul. 3rd, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Is the dude in the last pic going in for a grope? Can't blame him.

Love the happy Clark-fangs in pic 1!
jeannev
Jul. 3rd, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Probably. That actor was very touchy-feely with Tom. ;)
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