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Descent Screentime totals and thoughts


Well, finally.  Took me a while to get motivated enough to write something about this episode.  Not because it wasn't good though.  I liked it a lot.  Its just been that sort of week.  I'm pooped!



 
Screentime totals for Descent, running time 41m, 35s

Clark - 15m, 48s
Lex - 19m, 35s
Chloe - 9m, 54s
Lois - 5m, 41s
Jimmy - 6m, 7s
Lionel - 4m, 45s


Season to Date (# of eps)

Clark - 261m, 56s (16)
Lex - 131m, 10s (16)
Lana - 105m, 49s (15)
Chloe - 134m, 8s (16)
Lois - 83m, 34s (10)
Kara - 112m, 18s (10)
Jimmy - 51m, 39s (7)
Lionel - 67m, 48s (12) 


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Like many reviews of this episode have already mentioned, I also believe the strength and power on Descent lies in the incredible Clex scenes.  And 2 of them had no dialogue.  How can that even be possible?  I give mad props to MR and TW for being completely on their game, and I also give a ton of the credit to the episodes director, Ken Horton (one of the shows producers) for wonderful staging and getting the very most of a scene.

I know there's some upset about the dialogue in the Clex mansion scene, as well as in the shows apparent glossing over Lionel Luthors many scenes.  I get it.  It just didn't bother me.

For one thing, I don't find the dialogue in the mansion scene that bad.  The only line that made me wince was the line about Lionel and Jonathan being prouder of Lex if he had tried harder.  Thats completely untrue in the case of Lionel.  Its possible in the case of Jonathan, but we would've needed an entire transformation of Lex, ala Lexmas, to get the stubborn Pa Kent to change his mind.  I don't even think Clark believed that one.  But I've become used to SV containing at least a few lines here and there that make me go "Eh?"  But other than that line, I loved the exchange.  I liked how crazed Lex was, and I like how Clark stood his ground and was determined to have this out.  My favorite part of all was Lex pulling out that manipulative line about Clark turning his back on him as an excuse for his behavior.  And Clark just absorbed that blow, and calmly repeated this claim back to Lex with just the right amount of "Oh, bullshit!" incredulity.  

Then again, I'm someone who will never believe that Clark is responsible for what Lex has become, or that Clark could've miraculously saved Lex from his chosen path.  I believe that Lex's salvation always was in the hands of one person....Lex.  I realize and understand that he had an emotionally abusive childhood at the hands of Lionel, and that he lost his mother at a young age, and that he suffered the trauma of his infant brothers death, and so on and so on.  Really, I get it.  But none of that is a reason to embrace evil.  Its not a reason to use human beings as guinea pigs, its not a reason to torture people, its not a reason to murder.  Even your abusive father.  

I do hope that Lex's conscience in the form of little Alexander isn't completely gone.  I love that kid.

And as much as Clark "inspired" Lex, the idea of putting the burden of your moral compass in the hands of a teenager, 6 years your junior, is always going to strike me as ludicrous.

If people want to argue that Clark made mistakes in the friendship, or wasn't the best friend he could be, then I'm OK with that.  I even agree.  But to me, there's a world of difference between that and blaming him for Lex turning into what he's become.  

The other concern about the episode, the confusing mixed signals of what we were supposed to make of Lionel, is something I also find myself struggling with.  And as I said, this episode sends off a ton of mixed signals.  But I did think Clark's reflection on Lionel's death at the end, as well as his grief rang true.  And I expect if Lex died, Clark would grieve in a similar fashion, struggling with his conflicted feelings, and bearing the weight of assumed responsibility.  Deserved or not.  Because I just think thats who Clark is.  Did people actually expect Clark to say he thought Lionel deserved it, and it was OK that Lex pushed him out a window?

What didn't work so much for me personally in the loft scene was Chloe's dialogue.  As much as I like, and appreciate, Clark having such a strong friend and supporter in Chloe, and as much as I truly believe Clark needs someone who can bolster his confidence and sense of self worth now and again, this is actually one time I believe Clark might've been better ruminating on things, and reaching his own conclusions.   I don't think the episode needed Chloe's comments about Lionel, or her reminding Clark he needs to get the keys.   I also couldn't quite make the "total absence of love" line work for me.  But as I said before, I've grown accustomed to SV's habit of throwing in a lot of lines of dialogue that leaves one scratching their head, so I'm not juding Chloe overly much on this.

I was OK with the Jimmy/Lois stuff, and I did think there was some effort made to connect their activities to the A plot.  But I'm confused as what kind of role SV is having Jimmy Olson play.  I guess I'm just used to seeing him as the spunky, photographer sidekick.  So, Jimmy the reporter, writing articles, and apparently being the smarter one in the Lois/Jimmy team-up seems odd to me.  I guess I just wished that they'd use this team-up to make Lois shine more, instead of Jimmy.  I guess, for me, I just see a certain heirarchy of importance, and Lois seems more important to me than Jimmy.  

Really cool effect though of Clark using his heat vision to warm Jimmy and Lois up.  He seems to be gaining more and more control over his abilities. 

LexMinion!Gina was fun while she lasted.  After seeing the episode a second time, I do believe Lex might be the one that had her offed.  It was the whole way he reacted to her overzealous devotion.  Its very possible that Lex has a hard time believing in a loyal minion.  He doesn't have much experiance with that.  I'd love for them to bring on Mercy Graves for him.  

So, the only possible thing I can think of that can control Clark is the FOS.  So, does the box in Zurich contain coordinates to the FOS, and a means of gaining control over it? Hmmmm

Sorry, I know this wasn't a very interesting or insightful review.  Blame it on an exhausting week.  

Kudos again to a wonderful acting performance by MR, answered strongly by TW.  Its amazing what this show can be when it remembers what, and who,  it should've always been about, and leaves out the angsty romance thats often written badly, and doesn't seem to add much of substance.  Then again, there's always been a touch of the angsty romance in the Clex, hasn't there? ;)



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jude_judith82
Apr. 20th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Like many reviews of this episode have already mentioned, I also believe the strength and power on Descent lies in the incredible Clex scenes. And 2 of them had no dialogue.

*nods*

I liked how crazed Lex was, and I like how Clark stood his ground and was determined to have this out. My favorite part of all was Lex pulling out that manipulative line about Clark turning his back on him as an excuse for his behavior. And Clark just absorbed that blow, and calmly repeated this claim back to Lex with just the right amount of "Oh, bullshit!" incredulity.

I was overjoyed by this. I was like no please don't have Clark say he agrees or even show Lex that he does.

And as much as Clark "inspired" Lex, the idea of putting the burden of your moral compass in the hands of a teenager, 6 years your junior, is always going to strike me as ludicrous.

If people want to argue that Clark made mistakes in the friendship, or wasn't the best friend he could be, then I'm OK with that. I even agree. But to me, there's a world of difference between that and blaming him for Lex turning into what he's become.


I know I sound like a recording at this point but I will never, ever understand this sentiment. It makes no sense what so ever to me. It's illogical and trust me I'm not that logical.

And I expect if Lex died, Clark would grieve in a similar fashion, struggling with his conflicted feelings, and bearing the weight of assumed responsibility. Deserved or not.

That just who Clark is.

Did people actually expect Clark to say he thought Lionel deserved it, and it was OK that Lex pushed him out a window?

LOL This actually made me giggle I don't know if it was meant too but I can't imagine someone who would actually think that but hey you never know.

I'm confused as what kind of role SV is having Jimmy Olson play.

Me too kemo sabe.

Sorry, I know this wasn't a very interesting or insightful review. Blame it on an exhausting week.

I liked and thought it was insightful too.





jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Me too kemo sabe

I've been getting the vibe lately, when it comes to Jimmy, that someone thats doing the writing for SV is trying to make a statement for lovable geeks everywhere through Jimmy. I mean, really, he gets Chloe, then Kara immediately falls for him, now its like he's a full-fledged reporter. I don't know, it just seems like a bit much to me.

Another problem I have is that I just can't quite visualize this Jimmy and our Clark being friends. :/

I liked and thought it was insightful too.

Thanks. I'm just so tired, I couldn't quite find the words.
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svgurl
Apr. 20th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
You have an Alexander icon! You win! Oh, I love that kid. He's so freaking adorable. I really hope he isn't gone either!

I agree with your review. It was all perfect.

Tom and Michael made the show. They were amazing!

Like many reviews of this episode have already mentioned, I also believe the strength and power on Descent lies in the incredible Clex scenes. And 2 of them had no dialogue.

That was just incredible ... there was so much that was said with just facial expressions. Especially in that scene outside Luthorcorp. How Clark was a little sympathetic but then seemed to get more and more anxious. It was like he read something in Lex's expression and just knew. The two of them will always know each other best.

Which is why they know how to hurt one another and I think that's what they ended up aiming for in the mansion. It's how they succeeded and Lex did get to Clark, even if Clark ended up winning that round.

And as much as Clark "inspired" Lex, the idea of putting the burden of your moral compass in the hands of a teenager, 6 years your junior, is always going to strike me as ludicrous.

Thank you! I saw someone say how age didn't matter and how Lex was emotionally stunted and Clark should've been mature because of his responsibilities on the farm or something like that. It was insane and I couldn't decipher the logic at all.

Age completely makes a difference and I've always said that Lex was an adult and Clark was still young. It was his problem that he decided to put his future in the hands of a teenager. Who is making smart, logical decisions at fifteen anyway?

And I expect if Lex died, Clark would grieve in a similar fashion, struggling with his conflicted feelings, and bearing the weight of assumed responsibility. Deserved or not. Because I just think thats who Clark is. Did people actually expect Clark to say he thought Lionel deserved it, and it was OK that Lex pushed him out a window?

I definitely don't fault Clark for grieving Lionel. Because Lionel was evil ... he did bad things but he was a human being and Clark was mourning. It's who Clark is and who Superman will be ... someone who values every single life, not just the good people.

The Jimmy-Lois scenes were fun but you're right ... I'd like Lois to look like the smarter half of the dynamic. The scene when Jimmy was telling her how epic they were going to be made me smile though.

Gina was definitely smarter than Lex's other minions. It's just she didn't know her boundaries. I knew she was doomed from the minute she saw Clark's secret. Those guys never last.

Sorry for going off ... I just have a lot to say with this episode.

I think it was great btw! You made a lot of good points and it was interesting to read!
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
You have an Alexander icon! You win!

Isn't it cute? I love Connor Stanhope. He's awesome!

Which is why they know how to hurt one another and I think that's what they ended up aiming for in the mansion. It's how they succeeded and Lex did get to Clark, even if Clark ended up winning that round.

Well, and thats another thing I think people dont appreciate...you don't fight like that with someone if you totally don't care. You give them the palm, and tell them to "Talk to the Hand!" I still see caring and passion in the Clex exchanges, even when they're being mean to each other.

God knows its am improvement over their pissing contests about Lana.

Thank you! I saw someone say how age didn't matter and how Lex was emotionally stunted and Clark should've been mature because of his responsibilities on the farm or something like that.

Ah, yeah, thats totally not what I saw. For one thing, Clark was mature in regards to his responsibilities around the farm, and to his parents. But aside from that, he was VERY emotionally immature. And that came from being so overprotectively shielded by his parents. He was in no way equipped to handle the emotional minefield of Lex Luthor. Especially when his own life was such a mass of confusion.

Sorry for going off ... I just have a lot to say with this episode.

Come by and rant anytime you want :)



songkat
Apr. 20th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
I totally agree with your comments of the Clark/Lex scene at the mansion, as well as Lex being responsible for himself and his own actions. Many abused people do not turn into murderers.
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Right, exactly! Lex has had a rough time of it, no doubt. So have other characters on this show. It isn't a justification for murder, or kidnapping, or torture, etc. I mean, honestly, when does "Wah, my best friend isn't honest with me!!" turn into an excuse to do the things Lex does?
tariel22
Apr. 20th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
As happens so often when I visit your journal, I absolutely reveled in your eloquence as I read this. You say it all perfectly when you talk about Clark and Lex!

It gave me such a thrill when Clark said, "I'm not going anywhere," to Lex. What a man! And that look in his eye after he said, "So you're the person you are today because of me," was exactly as you described it, and I was so happy he didn't buy into the guilt. That scene truly was awesome.

I agree with you that no one but Lex is responsible for Lex's descent (no pun intended) into darkness. In fact, I just finished typing the same thing in my own journal. :) And I think it's about time, as far as storytelling goes, that Lex got there. It's too bad if MR leaves at the end of this season, because I know he would rock the role of an evil Lex Luthor like nobody's business. He's certainly the best I've ever seen. I've been waiting for this day since the incredible promise of Onyx, I think, and Michael far surpassed my expectations.

When it comes to Lionel, I find myself wanting to retreat into that famous line from Shakespeare in Love: It's a mystery! But it does seem that some people expected Clark to condone Lex's actions, or at least excuse them, and I think that's crazy.

I'm so glad you gave credit to the director, which I neglected to do in my review. He crafted an exceptional episode, and evidently it's his first time ever directing! He's my new favorite! Let's invite him to be on the commentary I keep imagining we'll get for this episode, too!

You certainly have a point that Jimmy should never outshine Lois. I was so busy ranting about Lois's own deficiencies, I never even thought about that. I can never figure out if they're tearing Lois down on purpose, to then be replaced by Chlois, or if they're just idiots. Because it's Smallville, I'm inclined to go with the latter.

Thanks for a fabulous review, and, as always, your fascinating screentime statistics. It's interesting that Lex is almost #2 now. It'll be interesting to see how the final episodes play out in that respect.
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
It gave me such a thrill when Clark said, "I'm not going anywhere," to Lex. What a man! And that look in his eye after he said, "So you're the person you are today because of me," was exactly as you described it, and I was so happy he didn't buy into the guilt. That scene truly was awesome.

Oh, I loved the "I'm not going anywhere" line. Clark was definitely ready for a confrontation, but this was one unlike any other in the past. I do understand some of the problems with the dialogue (and quite frankly, not just from Clark. Some of Lex's lines made him sound like a whiney little bitch). But I thought the gist of the scene, the way it was played, the overall point still really worked. Dialogue is often a very weak spot for SV. Sometimes you have to look beyond it.

You certainly have a point that Jimmy should never outshine Lois. I was so busy ranting about Lois's own deficiencies, I never even thought about that.

I think I sympathize with Lois a bit because I see her writing as being similar to what Clark gets far too often. Its as if her future is already so set in stone that the show doesn't feel like it has to give her current story and evolution the attention and priority it needs. I think they do this with Clark all the time. They've even done it with Lex. There's just this fowl stench of laziness in the writing. It makes me nuts, but it also makes me more sympathetic to the actors that have to overcome crap writing.

I have a feeling Lex may end up with the #2 spot for screentime, as he should. Its just nuts that he wasn't in that position all season.
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starry_dawn
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: part I
At the crime scene, Chloe's reaction is actually more akin to what seems, to me, to be the most organic and natural reaction -- Lionel left a lot of damage in his wake and eventually, that was going to catch up with him somehow. At the beginning of the episode, it seemed like the show was capable of containing two competing, though not necessarily mutually exclusive ideas: (i) that Lionel was a terrible person, but (ii) despite Lionel being a terrible person, he still didn't deserve to be murdered. But in the loft scene, Chloe's, like, eulogizing the man in a way that seems to downplay/ignore the "terrible person" part or, at least, suggest that the "terrible person" part is entirely trumped by the "protecting Clark" part. And because Clark isn't really given a chance to address her specific comments -- because the screenwriters sent him off on another sojourn down Guilt Trip River -- Chloe's comments in the loft end up coming off like ... the Final Word On What To Make Of Lionel.

Just wanted to say that this completely hit the nail on the head for me. I'm completely fine with Clark grieving over someone who he's had to interact with for a big portion of the last couple of years, it's only natural. But I think the show could've pulled off a dual opinion on the matter very easily, without ultimately succumbing to one. I said this on my journal as well, but SV over-glorifies everyone who dies on the show, and while it works sometimes, it just doesn't for certain characters who ought not to be over-glorified.
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jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Re: part II
OMG, totally YES!!! The Jimmy/Lois stuff would've worked so much better if they had reversed roles, and he was the one shot. Then we would've had Lois talking about the pulitzers they'd be winning, and what a great team they'll be. And also, it would've been Lois' voice Clark would've zoomed in on.

I really don't understand the Jimmy pimping on this show. He's supposed to be the nerdy sidekick. Thats where he works. Why change that?
starry_dawn
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
You know, the more I read about the effectiveness of the Clex scene at the mansion, the more I'm seeing it from the point-of-view of the people who liked it, so thank you for doing this. I'm certainly not above changing my opinions, and I think this goes a long way in helping me understand and appreciate what everyone's been seeing in the scene. :)

I agree with most of the rest of your review, and I think the FOS thing is an interesting speculation. I too believe that that's where the key lies to controlling Clark. Maybe Lex will make friends with Jor-El and they'll mind-rape him together. :/

Also, I don't know why this struck me as soon as Gina got killed, but I think Edward Teague's behind it. I just don't think Lex is responsible this time around.
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, I'm far more inclined to look for Clark's POV in a scene, rather then Lex's. And I think many people saw the mansion scene from Lex's POV, not Clark's. I happen to feel that Clark has come by his anger and disappointment with Lex justifiably.

Maybe Lex will make friends with Jor-El and they'll mind-rape him together. :/

Yeah, why not? They both have already anyway. I actually hope it doesn't happen. I don't think I want to see that. Its OK if Lex comes close, but I want victory snatched from him this time around.

The Gina thing could certainly do in a few directions. I just hope they answer that question, and not leave it hanging.
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seacrystal
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
Its possible in the case of Jonathan, but we would've needed an entire transformation of Lex, ala Lexmas, to get the stubborn Pa Kent to change his mind. I don't even think Clark believed that one.

That came off weird to me too, but then again Lex has always been a swinging pendulum when it comes to wanting his father's approval. There's nothing to stop him from cutting himself off from Lionel completely (and I'd applaud him for that) and yet when Lionel actually praised him, he'd go into some ranty or pity mode about how he didn't want to end up like Lionel.

And as much as Clark "inspired" Lex, the idea of putting the burden of your moral compass in the hands of a teenager, 6 years your junior, is always going to strike me as ludicrous. If people want to argue that Clark made mistakes in the friendship, or wasn't the best friend he could be, then I'm OK with that. I even agree. But to me, there's a world of difference between that and blaming him for Lex turning into what he's become.

Word. Clark may have his own self-righteous judgmental moments towards Lex, and there have been definitely a number of times where I truly felt for Lex but what he has done is due to his own choices. He's not some kind of helpless victim who has been brainwashed into doing what he doesn't want to.

Did people actually expect Clark to say he thought Lionel deserved it, and it was OK that Lex pushed him out a window?

I think Clark's paying his respects to Lionel is appropriate. No one deserved to die like that no matter how evil they are, at least that what would any Clark Kent would think of. He'd always be the first to believe and acknowledge the good that people had done, that's just who he is.

So, Jimmy the reporter, writing articles, and apparently being the smarter one in the Lois/Jimmy team-up seems odd to me. I guess I just wished that they'd use this team-up to make Lois shine more, instead of Jimmy.

IMO it fits Jimmy's character perfectly, because as a photographer of course it would make sense for him to pick up on a photo detail. I don't think one is outshining the other, it's simply that Jimmy is supposed to be smart in stuff like that, and Lois is more about getting out there for the story -- fast. Plus, it's Lois who got the lead in Veritas in the first place. They have a complementary dynamic to their reporting skills and attitude.

Anyway, great review as always. :D I just wish every episode is this good all the time.
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
There's nothing to stop him from cutting himself off from Lionel completely (and I'd applaud him for that) and yet when Lionel actually praised him, he'd go into some ranty or pity mode about how he didn't want to end up like Lionel.

Thank you, because see, thats one of my problems with Lex. He could've broken away from Lionel. He had the brains, he had the means, and in the early seasons, he had the support. Instead he kept engaging and engaging. I understand how difficult it would've been to break away, and damage was already done. But still, thats a choice Lex made. I can't blame anyone else for it.


carolandtom
Apr. 20th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for the totals! It's nice to see that Clark's screentime wasn't that far behind Lex's, for a Lex centered episode.

I look forward to a Clark centered episode. Maybe one of these years...
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
I think Apocalypse will be. But its not looking too good for next week :(
beef_wonder3
Apr. 20th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
I too liked the Clex scenes.
I thought they were handled well without giving us blunt force truama.

Also, TW's hair looked really great in this ep, especially the funeral scene. *is shallow*
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
I thought the Clex scenes right. I felt that the dynamic was right on the money.

And TW looked unbelievably gorgeous in this episode. He apparently didn't spend the downtime due to the strike letting himself go. :P
goodvibe
Apr. 20th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
I love your icon. That little kid is so adorable.


//But I've become used to SV containing at least a few lines here and there that make me go "Eh?//

Exactly, heh. In the larger scheme of things, I think I've just become accustomed to ignoring most of these WTF lines and concentrating instead on how great the rest of the scene was. Which this was, IMO.


//What didn't work so much for me personally in the loft scene was Chloe's dialogue. As much as I like, and appreciate, Clark having such a strong friend and supporter in Chloe, and as much as I truly believe Clark needs someone who can bolster his confidence and sense of self worth now and again, this is actually one time I believe Clark might've been better ruminating on things, and reaching his own conclusions. I don't think the episode needed Chloe's comments about Lionel, or her reminding Clark he needs to get the keys. I also couldn't quite make the "total absence of love" line work for me. But as I said before, I've grown accustomed to SV's habit of throwing in a lot of lines of dialogue that leaves one scratching their head, so I'm not juding Chloe overly much on this.//

This scene was my only real nitpick with the ep. We spoke about this on my lj as well, but I think like yourself, I ::so:: appreciate having Chloe in Clark' corner and being there as his constant friend. God knows he needs it. But at times, her presence ::can:: be jarring. And I felt like this was one of those moments. To give credit to TW though (who was especially awesome in this scene - his dialogue delivery of "how could a son kill his father?" me=::awe::) he did play the scene as if he was just zoning everything else out, except for his own questions, out aloud.


//I'd love for them to bring on Mercy Graves for him//

That? Would be awesome.


//So, the only possible thing I can think of that can control Clark is the FOS. So, does the box in Zurich contain coordinates to the FOS, and a means of gaining control over it? Hmmmm//

::joins in on the 'hmmmm':: This is such an intriguing setup - I'm loving it.


//Sorry, I know this wasn't a very interesting or insightful review. Blame it on an exhausting week.//

Not at all. The number crunching for us is always appreciated! And ::hugs::
jeannev
Apr. 20th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Exactly, heh. In the larger scheme of things, I think I've just become accustomed to ignoring most of these WTF lines and concentrating instead on how great the rest of the scene was. Which this was, IMO.

Thats totally where I am. The fact is that the SV writers are just not strong dialogue writers. They just aren't. The show is riddled with WTF? lines. And the show misses opportunity after opportunity to use dialogue really effectively.

I just can't let that get to me anymore.

Not at all. The number crunching for us is always appreciated!

No matter how muddled my insights and explanations may be, I always bring the numbers LOL

And ::hugs:: back
gildinwen
Apr. 22nd, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
I love your review!! It covered more than I did in mine thought I fear that that was because I went off a tangent about mytholgoy refernces *G*. OH I saw you icon of the screen cap, from the grave site scene. Now that just sums them up doesn't it? They are all that and more, and I love that this episode set that up perfectly in this episode. And I love the final scene showed us thier eventually destinies. Perhaps this is what promts Clark to go into journalism?
jeannev
Apr. 22nd, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'd go off on tangets about mythology references if I could speak intelligently on the matter. Alas....LOL

And thanks for the icon props. I'm really such an amateur at this icon stuff, but I try. I always get ridiculously giddy when someone pays me a compliment on them. *g*

Clark into journalism? Yes, Please!
gildinwen
Apr. 23rd, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Amateur huh? really doesn't look like it. What programma did you use? I only ask because I'm considering making an icon of that scene.....well because I need one.
dm_wyatt
Apr. 26th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
I'm dying to find out the screen times on Sleeper...

I hope you do that one soon, or at least give an update of the time Tom had...

I feel for you on that episode, I wouldn't want to watch it enough to get screen time totals for anyone.

*shudders*
jlvsclrk
Oct. 3rd, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late comment: I've been going back through your journal since discovering it last week and am constantly amazed at your insights. I agree with 90% of what you say, and even where we diverge, I find my enjoyment of the episode enriched. Because even the crappiest of episodes can be counted on to generate really amusing commentary from you!

Specifically though, I just needed to share was your picking up on Chloe's "absence of love" line. I hated that too. Just change it to "absence of EMPATHY" though and I think you do get a powerful insight into the why Lex turned out the way he did. Ah well, maybe they originally wrote it that way and TPTB didn't trust their viewers to understand the concept.
jeannev
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
Hey, better late then never. Thanks for taking the time to comment, and thanks for the lovely compliments. I always wonder if I'm making any sense at all, LOL
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