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 Hey folks, its been a while :)

As I said when I posted my Smallville finale review, I had intended to do a series of follow-up posts regarding Smallville.  One that would address S10 overall, and how the Finale resolved what the season brought up.  However, I can't seem to get that one off the ground.  I stated to write something up last night, and 4 large paragraphs in, I realized that I hadn't even gotten past the premiere and the AI Jor-El stuff.  So, that was definitely a tip off that I was having a problem writing a coherent post that didn't turn into a ranting, rambling manifesto.

So, instead of going there, I think I'll try something fun and frothy instead, suggested to me by the charming and lovely tasabian   Her idea was a simple walk down memory lane.  Maybe something like this will kick start my creative juices for a more in depth, complicated post (and maybe not).

So, here's the question/game.....My Favorite Clark Scenes With <insert character name>

Since I realize how this could become unwieldy,  I think I'm going to limit this first post to just 4 characters.  Lex, Lana, Lois and Chloe.  If this turns out to be something we can have some fun and laughs with, I'll expand it beyond those 4.

So, what do you guys say?  Want to play with me?

EDITED to include my choices for Clana, Chlark and Clois under the cut.  I'm still working on my choice for Clex


I'm going to have to choose their first scene in Hidden.  Its so adorable, and joyous.  Its a young couple in love, which is very obvious.  Was it right for them to sleep together under Jonathan Kent's roof?  Well, no, but thats one of the things I liked about it.  This was Clark and Lana acting carefree, and like 2 teenagers in love, and discovering the wonders of a sexual relationship.  And its sexy.  Lana is obviously nude (or mostly), and the first thing she pulls on is Clark's shirt.  The sheet on the bed is nearly off the mattress.  And the intimacy in the way they touch, kiss and hold hands is on display.  If Clana was like this all the time, I'd have 'shipped them hard.  And Tom and Kristin never had more chemistry then what they had in Mortal and Hidden.

Whatever might have come later, this was always my favorite reveal scene.  I love the context of it, with Chloe being drawn through the portal, and ending up at the FOS with Clark.  I love his reaction when she reveals that she knows.  And I simply adore the conversation that follows at the hospital.  Chloe said just the right things, and the whole scene is just played so beautifully by Tom and Allison, who demonstrated some really easy friendship chemistry for a long time on this show.

For me, Clark and Lois' most romantic moment started with Lois trying to attack Clark because she was a zombie.  I loved Rabid.  Its probably one of my favorite eps from S9.  And part of that is the Clois scene that takes place in the rain, as Clark struggles to hold onto Lois as she's transformed back into her normal self.  This scene is gorgeous to watch, and I'm not sure Tom and Erica ever had more chemistry then what they had in this moment.  It was crazy romantic, but in a subtle way.  Just holding each other in the rain.


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May. 31st, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
Yes I do. :D

May. 31st, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
Cool, can't wait to read your answers :)
May. 31st, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Really tough to figure out the first and last ones..first because there's so many and last because...well I'm not a fan.

Also I'm going to cheat and use 2 for some (or maybe just one)

1. First staredown in Descent. The scene had no words just the two looking at each other and I was just drawn in very much..

2. Scene in the finale: Just perfect and a great set up of their future relationship (which ultimately was tainted)

1. Almost kiss in Tempest. I could see that Clark was literally seeing Chloe in a whole new light (as in the whole ep) with the stares and such..and how he made the first move I think.

2. Their confrontation in Exile. To me it really highlights the Tom-Allison chemistry in a big way. They weren't afraid to get in each others face..really intense.

1. I forget the episode but when they just scream at the end..it was cute I feel.

1. In Arrival when he thanks her for saving his parents..a nice genuine moment amidst all of Lois' insults.

May. 31st, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Oh..and him asking Chloe to the dance in Obscura..scene perfectly played by them both...
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May. 31st, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
I'll read anything you write my dear.

May. 31st, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
I misunderstood this, I thought you were going to write about it, I'll have a think and get back to you.

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May. 31st, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
A wonderful idea, I'll have to think about it and get back here with answers.
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
Great! Looking forward to it. :)
May. 31st, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Three of these are easy for me...the fourth is impossible!

Clark & Lana I LOVE the morning after scene in "Hidden" where they wake up in bed and Clark is all panicked about his parents finding out. Lana gets some funny lines for once, pretending she wants to stay for breakfast and when Clark wants to know if she's mad at him, she half rolls her eyes and says "Furious"! Such a cute & charming scene.

Clark & Lois At the end of Apocalypse, Clark is so sad, worried about Lana. He's come to the Planet to borrow a computer and Lois comes over to try and cheer him up. She admits she doesn't do well with "sad" and remembers how Clark consoled her after the break-up with Oliver. She gives him a little punch on the arm and tells him she's taking him out for a beer. Clark blinks at this and Lois reminds him that they're legal now, and leads him off. It was one of the first scenes where I believed in their friendship and saw the potential for more.

Clark & Chloe At the end of Truth, Chloe apologizes for her actions while on the Levitas drug. Clark waves the apologies away - she wasn't herself. Chloe says her curiosity has gotten the better of her too many times and that's not okay if it hurts people. She worries that one day Clark won't be able to forgive her. Here comes one of my favourite Clark-lines ever! Clark: "But today's not that day..."
That line reading from Tom and the hug that follows never fails to make me tear up! Even just thinking about it...

Clark & Lex I know this was my idea but there's no way for me to pick a favourite scene for these two...I can't even choose a favourite from each season! So I'll go with the first scene that popped into my head! At the end of Scare, Clark offers himself up as a test subject for the antidote. He tells Lex "I want you to use me..." and even unsubtly heats up the serum with his vision. Lex stares back at him and then....jabs the needle into his own arm. He wants to know Clark's secret so badly...but he won't risk hurting him.

When Lex wakes up, Clark is watching over him.
May. 31st, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
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May. 31st, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
I'll play!!!....BRB
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
OK, I'll be here!
(no subject) - gildinwen - Jun. 1st, 2011 05:07 am (UTC) - Expand
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May. 31st, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
Favorite scene with Lana? Is that a trick question? LOL

Ok, I´ll have to think hard. Alas, I am traveling for a week, but let´s see... :)
Jun. 1st, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
No, honestly, I have a lot of favorite Clark and Lana scenes. There was a lot of good with that bad.

This place isn't going anywhere, so we'll be here when you get back. Safe travels!
Jun. 1st, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
I am going to post as I come up with these.

For Clark & Lana, I immediately thought of Mortal. Everything with them outside at the barn-raising and then in Clark's loft and at the end in the Talon apartment. I guess pretty much everything in that episode.

I couldn't decide on just one scene/episode though. I also thought of the scene at Crater Lake in Slumber (even though it was just a dream). They were so care-free there.

Lastly, I thought of the scene from my icon- Clark & Lana on the windmill at the end of Nicodemus. Such a cute scene, in my opinion.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Clana are very cute in Mortal. And I love the making out in the barn. To me, thats how young couples in love act with each other, which is why the chasteness of S10 Clois was such a head scratcher.

And I happen to think the Clana love scene in Mortal is lovely.

I thought of Slumber, but discounted it due to it being dream Lana. I had that same problem with Clex, because one of my favorite Clex scenes is the porch scene in Lexmas, but its sort of a dream.

The windmill scene is adorable. I also love Clark setting up the drive in movie for Lana in Craving.
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Jun. 1st, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous picspams!

//And Tom and Kristin never had more chemistry then what they had in Mortal and Hidden.//

Clana chemistry was hit and miss for me, but when it was hit? Absolutely cracking, and this scene from 'Hidden' is a terrific example of this. I love this ep. Yes, it has some problematic character issues, but it sells what it sells, big time. Clana are so adorable here and believable and real. Lovely.

//the whole scene is just played so beautifully by Tom and Allison, who demonstrated some really easy friendship chemistry for a long time on this show.//

They did sell that dynamic remarkably well, particularly during S4 and 5. And none moreso evident than in this scene. I have a couple of issues with this scene, I'll admit, but I can't deny the pivotal moment that it is, and TW and AM deliver the goods so well.

//This scene is gorgeous to watch//

It's an incredibly stunning moment, both aesthetically and emotionally. It's almost visceral.

I love your idea, I almost wish you'd post more moments and accompanying picspams! I just don't know how well I'd fare with this, since you know how completely incapable I am of narrowing down my choices to one. I know, I'm terrible!
Jun. 2nd, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I think once I was able to step away from the Clana, and look back on it, I appreciated more the chemistry that Tom and Kristin brought to their scenes. I just think it was a very tiring relationship due to all the angst and ups and downs. But I always felt Tom and Kristin had a real comfort level with each other.

So, what are your issues with the scene in Arrival? Come on, you can tell me :)

And who knows, maybe I will post more moments. What the heck, right? Its not like we have new stuff to chew over, so might as well make some pretties while strolling down memory lane. I do want to expand this question to other characters.

And you don't have to narrow down your choices to just one if you don't want to.
Jun. 1st, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Hi! Nice idea this. Maybe I will think about things differently once I've rewatched all seasons, but off the top of my head my choices would be:

- Clark/Lana: The proposal scene in Reckoning. I know it never actually happened, but imo it was the most romantic scene Clark has been a part of in Smallille.

- Clark/Lois: The scene at the end of Siren where he consoles her about Oliver. I think that was the scene that really broke the ice between them.

- Clark/Chloe: A tough one there. It's either the Vessel save and kiss or the Freak scene where he removes the chip from her shoulder. Is a tie acceptable? :)

- Clark/Lex: The scene at the mansion in Descent where they confront each other about their fathers' deaths:

It should have been either the Arctic or Finale scene, but due to circumstances after those scenes, they've lost their luster.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
I think the proposal scene in Reckoning did happen. Just because Clark reversed time doesn't negate it being a real scene between Clana. In Reckoning, I actually really like when she accepts, and he just hoists her up and spins her around. Clana got so few moments to be joyous with each other, and when they are, they sparkle.

I LOVE that Clois scene in Siren. Good choice! It made my short list.

A Chlark tie is acceptable. And the scene from Freak was very nearly my choice.

Good choice on Clex. Descent has 3 Clex scenes that I love.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
Hey, stranger. :)

Other than the Clana scene from Hidden that you mentioned (I think that wins for most light-hearted Clana scene), I would also like to nominate two other, more dramatic, scenes. One is from Legacy where Clark comes to the Talon, and he and Lana end up kissing as she tells him he needs to be focused on his father. I love this scene because it seemed as if Lana was being really selfless, and it was such a nice intimate scene between two people who cared deeply about each other. Also, "Love's Divine" playing in the background helps. :) The other would be the final scene in "Phoenix" when Clark talks about trying to be the right guy for Lana, and she tells him that he never had to try and be the right guy. There's such a moment of wistfulness and sadness that it does resonate since they were so close to being a happy couple at that point. Also, "White Flag" plays in the background, which I love.

I have loved all the scenes mentioned for Clark and Chloe. For me -- this is hard! -- I would say their final scene in "Blank." First of all, the acting is good with Clark/Tom's line "Did I do something unusual?" And Allison/Chloe's response, "You trusted me," still stays with me. It was perfect. I especially love the music in the background. A runner up would definitely have to be, to shake things up, their scene in "Lineage." It was extraordinarily well done by Tom and Allison, and it just really showed that a strong friendship can survive anything.

Clex: I need to think on this a bit more. :)
Jun. 2nd, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
Hey Pep! How the heck are you? Its been forever.

I like all the Clana scenes you mentioned. Its really strange, but the further we get away from those Clana scenes, in those seasons, the more I can appreciate them. The kiss is Legacy is really a good kiss too. Tom and Kristin did good kissing scenes.

Blank is a great episode for Chlark. And the fight in Lineage is exceptionally well acted. It feels like a real fight between teenagers.

I can't believe I still can't decide on a Clex scene.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
OK, Clana and Chlark for now.


1. Hidden
The final Clana scene: Lana comes to the house, sees Clark, and her and Clark embrace each other for dear life. There is so much love in that moment between them, it pops. I love everything about this scene - the actors chemistry, the music, the shot composition.

2. Rage
Clark finds Lana in the mansion, distraught: This is a scene where the angst is powerful and compelling. Not only is there oodles of chemistry between them, but what makes it doubly interesting is the context of it all. Their messy past, all that was said and done, and yet. Clark just cannot stand seeing Lana in distress, it almost physically distresses him. He is genuinely concerned, and just cuts through the ice, straight up, and reaches out to her. Then there’s Lana, who in one of her most sympathetic moments wonders out loud if you ever wished you could go back in time. Because haven’t we all? In that moment I truly felt Lana realized that she had made her bed and so had to lie in it, so to speak, and so even though the temptation to find some sort of comfort in Clark was there, she forgoes it. Because on what ground can she possibly tell her nature of problem, and to of all people, Clark? It’s a quietly powerful moment, one that resonates with me a great deal.

3. Nemesis
Lana runs to Clark, Lex watches, and then she turns to go to him: It’s a beautifully shot scene, so there’s that alone, because the chemistry and longing between them is off the charts here. And yet, it also fits in the context of their situation and history, in that the scene, singlehandedly, wordlessly, and oh so effectively highlights the overall dysfunction and dilemma of the situation and position Clana, and in fact, Clexana find themselves in at that point.


1. Truth
Chloe apologizes to Clark and he forgives her: It’s funny, because this, when Chloe didn’t know Clark’ secret, was when I felt the Chlark friendship evolve the most organically to a point where they wanted to earn each others trust, honesty, and yet always be there for each other. This is a Chlark whose friendship I rooted for.

2. Jinx
Chlark at the farm: In the aftermath of all the events transpired, Chlark talk. Chloe lets on that she knows there’s something to Clark, and she’s not afraid to hint it, but here’s the thing – she doesn’t push. She says what she has to, sure – enough to give Clark pause even, but there’s never a sense of ‘omg-tell-me-now-or-else!!’ It’s just out loud curious wonderment, amazement, playful even. Again, an example of Chlark friendship scenes that I thought had far more spark before everything became quite so staid as it did mostly, post secret.

3. Vengeance
Faux!mugging scene: In an otherwise, (appropriately so) heavy, and emotional ep, this is an adorably light hearted moment. The actors are terrific and wonderfully sell how close these characters are.

4. Hex
The breakfast scene: No lecturing, no condescending, just two friends chatting over coffee. It felt natural and played to the easy chemistry the two actors share – one of my favorite Chlark scenes, and episodes, actually.
Jun. 3rd, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Ah, you see, this is why I adore you. I just love the way you describe these scenes. All the Clana ones? I'm totally with you.

And I almost used that Chlark scene from Vengeance as my favorite. I think I'd consider that my runner-up.

I think the reason the Hex Chlark scene was so nice was because its was a nice comfortable scene in a season where they started to go off the rails. I watched Eternal the other night, and I'd really forgotten just how brittle and hostile Chlark had gotten in S8. Its sort of the beginning of the slide that they never recovered from.
Jun. 3rd, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)

1. Façade
Dunk-tank scene: The first real spark between Clois, the only one for a very long time, in fact. But this, right here, was something that was special, not just for its potential chemistry, but in the sheer, unabashed joy and playfulness of the scene, and the characters in it.

2. Apocalypse
Lois and Clark go for a beer: This is a game-changer. The moment where I now fully think Lois might have developed some feelings for Clark. By this point in time, ‘Siren’ had happened. Before ‘Siren’, they’d been there for each other several times, some even passing off for their version of heart-to-heart and open, but ‘Siren’ was Lois opening up to Clark and Clark comforting her like never before. The beginning of a new dynamic, if you will. So here, in seeing Clark’ pain, and wanting to be there for him but not knowing how, Lois opens up her eyes to him in this scene, briefly, and it takes her by surprise even, judging by that split second awkwardness of her till then otherwise standard arm punch. But what makes the scene even more enjoyable was just even the thought, very un!SV like, of two friends hanging out, and drowning their sorrows in a beer. Exactly what Clark probably needed at that point in time, and why I loved Lois for it.

3. Arctic
The hug: Lois was to Clark in ‘Arctic’ what he was to her in ‘Siren’ – a surprisingly effective parallel. It’s a wonderfully shot scene - Clark truly looks as if he was seeking total comfort in the embrace, with the way he held on to Lois. Lois, meanwhile provided the ideal shoulder to cry on, not only was she there as a friend, but she kept him steady and standing, physically, in the embrace, as well, and as big and large and strong as Clark is, I really believed he needed that support in that moment.

4. Instinct
The elevator scene: I adore the entire sequence - right from Lois' completely indignant "Smallville!" to Clark snapping out of his trance, pushing Maxima away and running after Lois, to TW and ED' marvelous comedic timing together in the exchange that followed. I especially liked the little touches like Clark' delivery of "calm down, Lois" to her responding with vehemently poking Clark in the chest. Comedic gold.

5. Metallo
Clark returns to the DP: This scene merges two of my favorite aspects about their dynamic - a happy, joyful, beaming Clark, and a playful, easy camaraderie between the two. From Clark witnessing Lois with his nameplate, Lois literally bounding over to hug Clark, to their immediate banter and her hopping up on his desk to recount her glory hour with the Blur - everything was lovely.

6. Rabid:
No more arm punches: I love almost all their scenes in this wonderful ep, but this was a game changer, because this is the moment where I feel Clark really, truly moves on to Lois. Moreover I can actually feel the chemistry and UST here – it’s palpable.
Jun. 4th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
The Facade scene was a great scene. So much happy and smiling.

I almost used the elevator scene from Instinct. Lois cracks me up there. She's so startled and jealous and confused and flummoxed. Erica did a great job with it. And Clark is just...speechless. Its funny, but at the same time, its very telling. I happen to think Instinct is a very underrated episode.

Its nice to see the scenes in Siren, Apocalypse and Arctic where Clois were able to be there for each other in tough times. It creates a nice foundation for their romance.
Jun. 6th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Clark & Lois. What I always loved about them in general is that with Lois, you always saw a lighter side of Clark. He got to tease & be sarcastic and he had a friend who didn't know his secret. She just thought he was a regular dorky farmboy.

When I first thought of "Clois," the episode that came to mind was Committed. I love all of the banter and the cuteness, but I don't think I can narrow it down to just one scene.
Jun. 6th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Committed is a good ep for Clois overall. I love the morning after scene, where Lois wakes up hungover, because I so adore the way Tom delivers the line "you got dressed in the kitchen, by yourself, for, like, an hour".

I can't really think of a scene of them I don't like in that episode.
Jun. 7th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Great choices. Love all three.

The Clana scene is awesome. This was such a fun moment between them. I picked a different scene from the same episode but another favorite scene of mine is the one from the episode exodus. Clark and Lana under the tree, kissing.*sighs*

Jun. 7th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
That was a sweet scene. It was really the first time that Clana were allowed to just act like a couple in love. And I love how Lana is snuggled all up in Clark's giant arms. One thing I've noticed when I watch older episodes is how comfortable, physically, Tom and Kristin were with each other. They never appeared awkward. And your scene is a good example of that.
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