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Clark Kent, episode by episode, Part 11

Tonight we enter...the dreaded 6th season (OK, dreaded by me anyway).

I'll just make it short and sweet.  At least the Clark was very lovely and easy on the eyes.

Zod  I love the intensity of this look.  And why can't his hair always look like this?  I love it.

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Sneeze  Very cute expression.  And Clark is pretty cute when he's all sweaty

Wither  Clark and Chloe marvel at the fact he has fingers

Arrow  They need to shine a light directly in his face more often.  Check out those eyes.

Reunion  In serious, pouty mode

Fallout  I know this is more of a BTS shot, so I probably shouldn't use it, but he just looks so adorable here.  I love his expression, I love his mussed hair, I love the way his body looks.  Most of all, I like the flirty vibe I get between him and Pascale Hutton

Rage  I'm giving you 2 here, since I like the crossed arm Clark sparring with Lois, and the crossed arm Ollie staring at Clark, all starry-eyed, while Clark remains oblivious

Static  Piece of crap episode, but Clark looked fine in his short appearance

Subteranean  Eh, I don't care what anyone says, I liked it.  And Clark was very, very pretty in it.

Hydro  Eyelashes!!!!

Justice  He looks very Superman-ly in this pose to me

And thats all for tonight.  Just the 2nd half of S6, and we're all done.  Though I think I might do a multitude of shots from Labyrinth, because he looks amazing, and the lighting in that episode is extraordinary.


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Aug. 21st, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I liked Subterranean too. Any episode that highlights Clark showing supermanly proactive concern toward someone is better than anything else, cheesy or not. I love that he pointed out Martha's hypocrisy re: harboring an alien/contacting the authorities and stood his ground. Clark is great as mentor/big brother too, though Fragile of S5 was better written than Subterranean. And we need so much more of the solo!investigative!Clark working of Static, shades of Seasons 1 and 3 that they reduced after Season 4. And Justice bores the crap out of me. I get that it was a fanboy's wet dream, but it was so contrived to have Clark rush in there only to need saving.
Aug. 21st, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
Thats why I like Subterranean too. Clark is engaged, helping someone who needs help, being proactive. He's awesome. And any ep where Clark is awesome is A-OK with me.

And I'm no fan of Justice either. Its an episode that completely marginalizes Clark to make guest stars appear more hero-ly. Not to mention that totally negated the impact Clark had on the other guys to make Oliver their guide and leader. Great, so why did we bother with Run, Aqua and Cyborg again?
Aug. 21st, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
I completely agree! I liked Subterranean in spite of its flaws because we saw a caring, proactive Clark. As for Justice, it mostly infuriated me. I hated that it denied the impact Clark had already made on those other "heroes" to highlight the guest star. And I hated that Clark got sidelined and scolded instead of appreciated.
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Yay! Go Subterranean fans!! :D

Justice is one of those eps you watch and realize just how little Clark Kent means to the showrunners. Therefore, it depresses me.

Wow Carol, love that avatar!
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! amandajane5 made it. I love that shot.
Aug. 21st, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
I love that last picture of him. His eyes are so bright and pretty. And you're totally right about the picture with Ollie. lol. Oliver is totally giving him starry eyes. *giggle* Thanks for posting these! They're awesome.
Aug. 21st, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
It took me a while to warm up to the Cliver, but there was some nice chemistry going on between Ollie/Clark. I just wish the story was more concentrated on their interactions, rather then making Oliver important to 3 different storylines.
Aug. 21st, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
Those eyes! and hands...LOVE his hands..so big.
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure there's a part of him that isn't hot. No, for real! He's got incredible big grabby paws. And he's got awesome legs. I even like his ginormous feet with his long monkey toes. :D
Aug. 21st, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
i think i the one thing for me in the caps of 'zod' 'Subteranean' and 'Justice' is yeah the fact that he looks so supermanly in them. But especially "ZOD".
Because of the paraells between that scene and the scene in Superman II. From the way Tom dropped to his knees, and the defeated way he held his head, to the way he raised in that cap you posted with the "you are SO dead you mother f-ker". It sent shivers down my spine, that yes this was finally the man we have all been waiting for. Also? the way he walked out of the crater? after falling out of the phantome zone. That unfazed focus? That was my Superman right there
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, Clark can pull out that scary fucker look when he wants to. And it always gives me chills (in a good way). He looks so fantastic in Zod. I'm just sorry they didn't allow him to keep his hair that way.
Aug. 21st, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
I liked Subterranean too! It was all about Clark being awesome with a kid, and that's enough for me. Also, Lex's walk at the end is one of the coolest scenes in the whole season.
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
We need to form a little "Sub fans" group. ;)

Compared to some of the other eps this season, I really don't understand the hate-on for that ep. Sure, it was cheesey, and the casting was horrendous, but I can forgive a lot of a heroic Clark front and center, and a bad ass Lex doing a pimp walk.
Aug. 21st, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
Wonderful caps! I adore his expression in #6. And those arms, lips, eyes...
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
It never gets boring to look at him, does it? Always beautiful, from every angle, with almost every expression. *sigh*
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Aug. 21st, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Very, Very Pretty!! *pets him*

How was the beach?
Aug. 21st, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
The beach was fun! I actually wrote about it in my personal LJ, which is monkeymimi if you want to see. It's flocked, though.
Aug. 21st, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Ya, there's really no doubt about it - he looked beautiful throughout the season. The man just keeps getting better and better. And oh, the hair in that 'Zod' pic---mmm.

These pics also reminded me of the some of the few bright spots here and there during the season. Like 'Zod' for instance, which I really like. It had such a complete, heroic Clark, in all the true meaning of the word.

I liked the Lois parts of 'Arrow.'

Save for the Clexana BS, 'Hydro' was so enjoyable. And I marvel at how well TW gets the characters because the direction of the various dynamics and relationships in the ep is just spot on.

And 'Fallout', wasn't so bad either I guess. A tad boring, but I'll take it over a lot of the other crap S6 bestowed on us.

'Wither', 'Rage' and 'Static' just need to go die.

I'm on the fence about 'Subterranean' and 'Justice.' While I find the former incredibly boring, I certainly appreciate it for being Clark centric, and doing justice to his persona as a hero. On the other hand, the latter ep, I do find enjoyable, as a whole, but I very much dislike it for almost going out of its way to diminish Clark's role.

But yes, Teh Pretty is overwhelming. And that's al that really matters. Heh.

Looking forward to the second part. :-)
Aug. 21st, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a shock, you and I pretty much see eye-to-eye ;)

I will also say that I really loved the Clark part of the episode Sneeze. I really liked the idea of a sick Clark, and his interactions with Chloe in that episode are very adorable.

But whatever one feels about the season (its my least favorite), Clark was looking mighty fine. He's made a very smooth transistion from pretty boy to handsome grown up man.
Aug. 22nd, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, I forgot those parts of 'Sneeze.' Most of it was so overwhelmingly bad, I guess I tuned out on the good stuff. Heh. But yes, you're right, there were some really fun, comedic moments in the ep. I loved the Lois/Kents interaction at the beginning and the Chlark friendship was at its most adorable.

And ofcourse, totally agreed, about Clark's physical transistion. I think he reached whole new levels of handsome this season, if thats even possible.
Aug. 21st, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, messy hair. Have you noticed how he looks best in the episodes where they actually give Clark the chance to think for himself and DO things? You know, when they actually give him a story and some subtext or emotional complexity to deal with, instead of just having him pine for Lana?
Aug. 22nd, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Yes. And maybe this is a crazy thought, but might that be because TW is a bit happier and peppier about those types of eps too? I suspect he's a fan of proactive Clark.
Aug. 23rd, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Great caps! Thanks!
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
You're Welcome! Its totally my pleasure. :)
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Well, count me in as liking "Subterranean," too. There were some things about it that I didn't like at all, but the good outweighed the bad, as far as I'm concerned. And while I did like some things about "Justice"(being the massive DCU fangirl I am), overall, I found it really disappointing and anticlimactic. And the whole Clark-in-peril thing... it so obviously suffered from the old Superman-in-the-JLA problem, which was confirmed in an interview Stephen DeKnight (I think it was him?) did, in which he basically said, if you've got Superman, who can do all these things, and doesn't need a team to get the job done, how the heck do you write a story where the other heroes get to do things? Oh, yeah, you throw him in a room with some kryptonite. It was so obvious that that's what had happened in that episode, that it was sort of refreshing to hear someone actually say it.

Anyway. Pretty, pretty man. And I've just friended you — I find it hard to believe that I hadn't already.

Aug. 24th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
LOL, thats OK. Its not like I was *sniff, sniff* taking it personally or anything *wipes away tears* ;) ;)

And Yay! for Team Sub.

See, I understand that they needed a Clark in peril to have Justice work. And I don't mind him being felled by the kryptonite, though they sure could've done a better job of explaining why he barrelled into the room (and DeKnight admits he fucked that up). But what I can't forgive about Justice is how they marginalized Clark's impact on Bart, AC and Victor. Not to mention that it makes NO sense at all that none of these guys would've approached Clark about joining them previous to the Justice ep. I mean, think about it, if Clark had never met AC or Victor prior to Justice, would it really have changed anything in the episode?

I hate that they took away Clark as influence and inspiration to glorify Oliver. That just sucks 50 different ways.
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
LOL, thats OK. Its not like I was *sniff, sniff* taking it personally or anything *wipes away tears* ;) ;)

Aw, honey. ::hands you a tissue:: I was a bit cautious about adding SV people to my flist last year, just because I really did enjoy S6 for the most part, and was steering clear of negativity. Not out of disrespect for people who didn't share my opinion, just because I was squeeing a lot of the time, and didn't want to harsh my buzz. ;-)

I do understand what you say about "Justice," and it was definitely one of the reasons the episode fell flat. And not just because it went against the history they'd established for Clark with the other heroes, but also how it went against the really nice, surprisingly delicate work that I felt they had been doing with Oliver.

I think that they were really on target (pardon the pun, it was unintentional, honest!) with what they were doing with Oliver for most of the season — by making him Green Arrow, but not necessarily a heroic figure. I loved the way they used Oliver as a pivot point between Clark and Lex, and I thought that using him as the looked-up-to leader in "Justice" invalidated a lot of the really nice work they'd done over the season with regard to his ambiguity — making him the hero didn't necessarily do him any favors, character-wise, if that makes any sense. It would have made so much more sense to have Clark play the role of the one they all looked up to, even while Oliver was the one who was setting the wheels in motion. It was lazy writing, and it sold both characters short.

Aug. 24th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
My own feelings about Oliver are really, really ambivalent. I truly believe there was a bit too much focus put on him, and I do believe Clark was sacrificed for that. And thats going to rub me wrong every time. And I actually didn't like the backstory between Oliver and Lex. I guess, for me, there are some things that I just want for Clark. And that lifelong enemy/connection thing was something I wanted to be unique between Clark and Lex.

Now? Pfffft. Gone. In fact, they almost made the rift between Oliver and Lex more profound since its rooted in some serious issues, and seems focused in the right place. While Clark and Lex had to fight over Lana.

I think I would've liked Oliver a lot more if they had spent a lot more time on the relationship between Clark and Oliver. As it was, I ended up feeling like it just took a ton of time away from Clark, and then ended up being the billionaire deux ex machina that Clark can go to when he needs something.

Ugh, sorry, I'm kevetching. LOL
Aug. 24th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's your LJ, you're completely within your rights to kvetch!

I guess the reason that I liked having Oliver there was that I loved the way the relationships were structured and balanced... the relationship between Clark and Lex has deteriorated so far that it had to be difficult for the writers to find a way to keep it, essentially, in stasis. Because they couldn't really repair it, realistically, but they couldn't move it much further forward without rushing the future of the universe. (Much as with Lois, you know?) I felt as though Oliver was a Lex-proxy for Clark, and Lana was a Clark-proxy for Lex, and the whole season took on a really strange and fascinating symmetry for me based on that.

And I thought Duncan did far more to... not threaten, but prefigure?... Clark's role in Lex's life. My take had been that Lex Luthor will always have enemies, but Clark had seemed to be his first real friend — which made the future emnity that much more tragic. That they backed up to introduce someone so much like Clark but who predated Clark sort of took the shine off that for me, and made Clark less Lex's only real chance and instead made him his last real chance. Oliver's role in the backstory was so different from Clark's relationship with Lex that it didn't really register to me.

And... I know I'm sort of babbling on, and it is your LJ. Is this all right? I tend to get carried away, especially when I'm bored at work!
Aug. 24th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, by all means, feel free to air your thoughts. I'm trying to think of a good SV topic to get a good conversation going here, so this is giving me good fodder.

I see what you mean about Duncan, and its a very good point. Its actually one of my big beefs with SV. They have a tendency to take these special things about Clark. These unique roles that he should be playing. Unique interactions with other characters that he should be having. And they hand that off to other characters. And it was just once or twice, it wouldn't be a big deal. But accumulatively, it takes away from our Clark.
Aug. 24th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
The one thing that Smallville has introduced that really annoys the heck out of me for what it means for Clark is the introduction of the idea of Warrior Angel. I mean, Superman sort of invented the superhero genre... now he's an imitation of a fictional character? Hmmm...

It's a shame, because as long as I don't think about what WA means for Superman, I get the biggest kick out of the idea of it with Ryan and Lex.
Aug. 24th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, that one I hadn't even considered before. Well, lets just chalk up another example then. *sigh*

I wish this show would write a Clark that is more the inspiration then he is the inspired, ya know?
Aug. 29th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
thanks for those pretty caps :D
he is sooooooopretty!!
Aug. 29th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome! Couldn't you just stare at him for hours? He's such a ridiculously beautiful man.
Aug. 29th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Couldn't you just stare at him for hours?
on my own laptop, i have him , and lex, as wallpapers. sadly, from Monday i am working on my companys laptop, and cant use them , and stare at them all the time :D
Aug. 29th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Couldn't you just stare at him for hours?
Hey! Thats not fair. I think you should file a legal protest with the company. Luckily my boss doesn't care who my wallpaper is as long as they're clothed. And guess who it is? ;)
Sep. 5th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
these are just gorgeous! thanks so much for posting them and sharing them with us. i've been reading the comments about justice.

i was a little disappointed at how victor and AC didn't really acknowledge clark, as far as the saving lives things goes. the bart/clark scene in the barn was fun though. you know, when they weren't making clark act like a complete a-hole to bart.

i guess i really liked the episode because it was the only one in all of season 6 w/o lana. and that on its own makes it a good episode. :D

i really like the ollie staring all starry eyed at clark. :D and clark's hair does look good in Zod! :)

thanks again for posting this!
Dec. 4th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
I'm baaack! :) Serious pretty in this batch! I love that shot from Zod, it's so Superman.

Your caption for Wither is too funny! Wow, his skin is just perfect in that shot. My favorite line from that episode was, "I'm the gardener!" It makes me laugh every time. :)

That promo pic from Reunion is the very first photo I ever downloaded from the internet, and it's still one of my absolute favorites. He's just beautiful in it, and I love the lighting.

I adore that exasperated look in your pic from Rage. And stubble! He looks great in the dress shirt/khakis combo, we hardly ever see that on the show.

Oh, I liked Subterranean too. It was full of beautiful shots of Tom in sunlight and snug T-shirts! The white one was especially nice. Plus, we got to see Clark not being nice to Lana in the barn, and Lex's glorious slow motion strut at the end.
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