?

Log in

 
 
11 May 2007 @ 07:16 pm
6.21 Smallville Prototype  
Eeeeeeeeeee!!! *flails* That was AWESOME!


1. Lex finally got a decent minion!
2. Lex likes to play with his new minion/toy!
3. Lois BACKSTORY!
4. Luthorcorp satellite!
5. Payoff on 33.1 after all these years!
6. Lois in the A-plot!
7. A real opponent for Clark! An opponent with powers!
8. Lois is taking on the Luthors!
9. Tahmoh and his silver shorts really came into their own!
10. It's just the beginning! \o/

Headed towards pitch black
Smallville is very good at 'levelling up' for its season ending arcs. And looks like Season 6 is no exception. This episode was action-packed and unveiled Lex's masterplan: Project Ares (aka Tahmoh, hee!). The script was a cut above the usual with a few great lines. Lionel's snark to Clark ('Letting go... never been one of your strong points, has it?') was a personal favourite.

Smallville takes a long, long, long time to give you the payoffs, but oh, boy, when it does, it's quite something! Project Ares is awesome! :-) (And it's not just Tahmoh and the silver shorts that makes me say that--though I love them too. A LOT.) All of Lex's experiments over the years have led somewhere. Into creating someone with equal (or greater?) powers than Clark! Clark may have announced the war, but Lex had his pieces in place long before then. I'm amused/impressed that Clark knows that Ares is the god of war--was that one of the three things he learnt at uni from Fine? Or did Lex share this with him back in the day? And I'm only going to say this once but: OMG THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO OLIVER, CLARK!!!

I love that Chloe called Clark on the whole 'I'm going to go talk to Lex' routine. Yeah, that IS completely pointless now, and it is also completely daft that he left Chloe to call Oliver. (I'd love to hear that phone call--I bet Ollie knew exactly what Clark was so busy with that he couldn't call himself.) But, convenient for exposition!

So the Luthor marriage is still on the frigid side? I'm not exactly surprised. Lex is trying to rekindle the flames, but dozens of separate candles don't inspire the same passion as the fireplace used to. And Clark leaves a chilly breeze between them, as does Lex's preoccupation with his own projects. Clark is honing in on the reason that Lana married Lex. He's identified that Lionel had something to do with it, and Lionel's hinted that Lana may have been coerced. Lana hinted that she did so to protect 'the people she loves'. It's not exactly brain surgery, even for Clark. I think he'll uncover the truth and crack it with Lionel pretty soon. I don't think Lana will come out and say it herself, but they definitely seem to be setting it up to have Lana betray Lex, or have Lex at least think Lana's betrayed him. I'm sure she'll help Clark gain info on Ares.

I also think Lionel's going to have a trump card up his sleeve for when Clark does take off those gloves. Perhaps something to do with the Kryptonian symbols he was drawing when Clark came in? Power was the first one, I'd place money on the second being Corruption but I couldn't see for sure, and the third one was Mirror? They're great themes (for Lex), but I can't see the direct connection yet, nor the link to the Zoners, but since they're still (just barely) in the set-up of the season, I'm guessing Lionel's trump card will involve them.

Lois and selflessness
Clark talks in this episode about putting other people first. Lois does this in abundance. We first see her in this episode in the Talon with Chloe, comforting her, albeit awkwardly, about Jimmy's departure. No-one comforted Lois when Oliver left--she was alone with that. And Chloe's position is less devastating than Lois's--Jimmy having made it clear that he wants to come back to her. When Lois's boyfriends move on, they really move on. (Of course, some of them return married, dead and resurrected as killing machines...)

I love that Lois was going after the senator despite Lionel's threat, and that she heads off to do so breezily without telling Clark or Chloe much about it. It would perhaps have been prudent to, but it's not in Lois's nature: she's fiercely independent, she's competitive ('race you to the front page') and she doesn't like to burden others with her problems. Even though the Kents insist on having her stay, she's embarrassed about it, telling them she can look after herself.

I love the way Clark's protective instincts are really shining through where Lois is concerned--a sure sign that he's growing fonder of her. When Lois asks for a favour he immediately assumes she's asking him and steps forward eagerly 'what do you need?' Of course, Lois doesn't think Clark could help at all--it's Martha that she's asking the favour of. I also loved seeing Clark watching from the shadows as Lois watched Wes die. It's a scenario that Clark is very familiar with, having had several people die in his arms, but it must be different for him to see someone else going through this, and making their own promise to bring those responsible to justice and to prevent this happening to anyone else. I love that Smallville's showing Lois to have just as much determination as Clark in this regard. She may not have his powers, but she's not going to let that stop her, and she shoulders her own burdens in solitude, as he does. This puts Clark and Lois on equal footing in a way that really appeals to me, and I think Clark's reflective expression watching her with Wes, indicated a significant recognition on his part (good work, Tom!).

Lois's backstory with Wes was super-cute. I'm delighted that they made use of her army brat background and that they tied her into this story so completely. It's so rare to see her used in the A-plot, and so exciting. And they did so really well, showing off both her strengths and her vulnerabilities. I loved the way they hinted at the omg!significance of her connection to Wes and his scar, all a set-up to that funny story of drunken teenage shenanigans. Hee! I love that Lois kissed him. How wonderfully assertive of her! And aww, what a traumatising first kiss experience. Cuute! (And omg, so true of teenage love!) Erica's got such great delivery on this--she sounds like she's still upset that he puked and passed out. (Clearly, he was not good enough for you Lois! Pick Anders next--he can hold his liquor a little better. Oh, sorry. Wrong show!)

Martha
Apparently everyone's very calm about the fact that Lionel gets to announce Martha's promotion, not the governor himself. I'm not even going to go there... I'm just excited for Martha. While I don't actually think Jonathan would have reacted as positively as Clark did, it was beautiful of Clark to validate her move by calling on his father's memory. And his speech was really moving. It recognised that there are other paths that his own to helping people. Clark has matured a lot to be able to say this so unhesitatingly. I'm torn. On the one hand, this ties Clark to the farm for even longer (*groan*), but on the other hand I liked his recognition of the fact that Martha needs to be in Washington to make a difference. If only he could come to such a realisation about his own life and head off to Metropolis.

Oh, well. He's got his work cut out for him in the next little while regardless. And I CAN'T WAIT! *G*
 
 
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
 
tragicllyhiptragicllyhip on May 11th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
Ok, not done reading yet but who on earth was Tahmoh? lol
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: TW awight!bop_radar on May 11th, 2007 11:01 am (UTC)
Wes.
tragicllyhiptragicllyhip on May 11th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
Was he called Tahmoh in the ep and I missed it? I totally love everything you said and completely agree that at long last they've found a way to even the playing field with CLark and Lois, they;ve been hinting at it, but for the first time I saw that Clark was mature enough to understand and appreciate Lois and Lois was mature enough to focus her own stubborness and tenacity into real action.
I loved how Wes possessed powers we've seen Lex collecting since Season 5, like the wondertwins from the ep "Mortal" ability to create a force field. I have to say I appreciate the slow build up and it was certainly worth the wait.

I wish Martha's exit from the show hadn't been so abrupt, but maybe she'll still be around next week, but hopefully she'll return once in a while next season for Clark to have a gentle sounding board. Clark ending up on the Kent farm alone is fitting considering where things seem to be heading. I do think the gloves will have to come off next season, especially with Lex.

Lex finally is a badass, but more of a twisted maniacal insane one, which given his character's journey, there was no other way for him to be. I really can't wait to see where this all goes for the finale next week:) Great review as always!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex purple evilbop_radar on May 11th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
Was he called Tahmoh in the ep and I missed it?
No, the actor's Tahmoh Pentikett. Sorry for the confusion--it's just me not managing to adjust to seeing him in this role. I'm used to him on Battlestar Galactica.

for the first time I saw that Clark was mature enough to understand and appreciate Lois and Lois was mature enough to focus her own stubborness and tenacity into real action.
Yes, it was exhilerating precisely because there was real forward momentum for both of them. They are far closer to their future iconic selves in this episode.

I loved how Wes possessed powers we've seen Lex collecting since Season 5, like the wondertwins from the ep "Mortal" ability to create a force field.
Yes! So exciting! I'm dying to know what else he can do. And norwich36 has a good post about the parallels to Cyborg, and how clearly that was an early attempt.

Yeah, I figure AOT is scaling back her appearances on the show? I was unspoiled for that so I don't know how much she'll be around next season.

Seeing Lex get this far is so, so exciting! I'm all bouncy about the finale!
tragicllyhiptragicllyhip on May 11th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
No, the actor's Tahmoh Pentikett. Sorry for the confusion--it's just me not managing to adjust to seeing him in this role. I'm used to him on Battlestar Galactica.

Oh sorry, my bad, I didn't know who he was, I've never seen BG. and AOT is leaving the show as far as I know.

But yay for everything else!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW woebop_radar on May 11th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
AOT is leaving?! *cries*
Beck: Woe by Cluegirlbeck_liz on May 11th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
AOT is leaving the show as far as I know.

I wondered if this might be the case, once I saw they were conveniently getting her out of the way. Well, she hasn't had a *whole* lot to do lately, so I guess it makes sense if she wants to move on to other things. I will miss her, though.
Carolcarolandtom on May 11th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
No-one comforted Lois when Oliver left--she was alone with that.

I just want to point out that Clark comforted Lois when AC left her (and she was not being that great a friend to him back then) and Martha comforted her after what happened with the guy in Fade.

I love that Smallville's showing Lois to have just as much determination as Clark in this regard. She may not have his powers, but she's not going to let that stop her, and she shoulders her own burdens in solitude, as he does. This puts Clark and Lois on equal footing in a way that really appeals to me, and I think Clark's reflective expression watching her with Wes, indicated a significant recognition on his part (good work, Tom!).

While I agree that she has determination, I'd not equal his burden to hers, neither do I think that it puts them on equal footing. Clark's burden is unique and significantly heavier than Lois', IMO. And he shares others' burdens as well; it's in his nature.

Great review! I may not agree with everything you say, but you always have really interesting and insightful thoughts. Thanks!

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on May 11th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
Clark comforted Lois when AC left her (and she was not being that great a friend to him back then) and Martha comforted her after what happened with the guy in Fade.
Yes, they did. However, I think Oliver's departure was a lot more significant to Lois. And I think she's far more isolated from the others now than she used to be--she doesn't live with the Kents any more and she doesn't seek out sympathy so they're not around to notice.

Clark's burden is unique and significantly heavier than Lois', IMO. And he shares others' burdens as well; it's in his nature.
I should probably have said more equal, for I agree that Clark takes on problems on a far greater scale. I think what's notable is that they've marked Lois as having the same noble virtues/inclination to Clark (though the scale on which she displays them is smaller).

I may not agree with everything you say, but you always have really interesting and insightful thoughts.
Thanks! I never mind people disagreeing and you made some very good points.
kayladiekayladie on May 11th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
I've only just discovered your reviews but I've really enjoyed reading your take on the last couple of shows. You've got a wonderful insight that makes me go "oh, yeah, that really makes sense when you look at it that way!".

I love this show more than any other I've ever watched, I think, so I'm usually a lot more forgiving of its flaws than a lot of people. But like you, I really liked this episode very much!

Lois was awesome, and I was excited to see her stepping up her investigative skills. I found it interesting that Lex never bothered to ask who the witness to Senator Burke's murder was. Not that I think it would have made a difference to him, seeing what he did to Chloe a couple of weeks ago, and he was more tolerant of Chloe than he ever was of Lois.

Lex is really stepping into those evil shoes now, but I love the fact that he insists he's doing it for the "good of mankind" and not for power for its own sake...although I'm sure he doesn't mind the power he's gained. Like you, I love the fact that he has a reliable minion, but if they would bring in Mercy and Hope, I would melt with happiness. I'd love to see someone be totally and completely loyal to Lex.

The only thing I disliked about the episode was the Clana at the mansion. He's really not hesitant about showing her his abilities now, is he? When I thought they were about to kiss, I said "oh please, don't let them kiss or I might vomit!" And my God, does Clark not ever think that Lex has cameras all over the place? I swear, there's no way that Lex doesn't know absolutely everything. I wonder if that's what Lex meant at the end of the episode when he said he was working on procuring a replacement for Titan.

Regarding the Clark/Martha/Lionel scene, did you get the feeling that Clark brought up Jonathan not only to encourage Martha's moving to Washington, but also to remind Lionel that Martha had a loving husband and that Clark does not want Lionel thinking he can take Jonathan's place? That was sorta the sense I got after seeing that look that Clark shot Lionel right before he turned back to talk to his mom.

I'm eagerly awaiting next week, and then I'm going to die, cause it'll be four months before we get any more!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex purple evilbop_radar on May 12th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying my posts.

I found it interesting that Lex never bothered to ask who the witness to Senator Burke's murder was.
*nods* Apparently it doesn't even matter to him. He's definitely reached a new stage where even if it's someone he knows he can distance himself/justify it.

if they would bring in Mercy and Hope, I would melt with happiness. I'd love to see someone be totally and completely loyal to Lex.
Same! He needs that so badly, I feel. And since he's so close to his iconic villain self, it would really complete him.

does Clark not ever think that Lex has cameras all over the place? I swear, there's no way that Lex doesn't know absolutely everything.
*nods* I definitely got the feeling that he knew that Clark had been there. And we know that he has cameras--that camera issue is going to come back, for sure!

I wonder if that's what Lex meant at the end of the episode when he said he was working on procuring a replacement for Titan.
I've seen a few people wondering that. I'd LOVE to think so, but I almost don't want to get my hopes up because it would just be too great.

but also to remind Lionel that Martha had a loving husband and that Clark does not want Lionel thinking he can take Jonathan's place? That was sorta the sense I got after seeing that look that Clark shot Lionel right before he turned back to talk to his mom.
Yeah, probably. There was a lot of careful territorialism going on in that scene. Lionel very deliberately asked Clark if it was ok--good politics on his part, and Clark made sure to accept and remind Lionel of his status as man of the house in lieu of Jonathan.
(Deleted comment)
(Deleted comment)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Tyra lolzbop_radar on May 12th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
Hee! OMG, 'quickly' totally worked for me though because I thought 'yes, it's true--Clark's thought processing has definitely sped up'. *headdesk*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex juicebop_radar on May 12th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Like with many chatty people, Lois doesn't actually talk that much about her deeper feelings and others don't feel compelled to reach out to her, perhaps b/c of her insistence on doing things 'alone'.
Yes, that is what I (quite poorly) was trying to convey.

I really liked the brief glimpse we got at her and Chloe in the Talon. I like to think that her exit from that scene will be the last time she passes so far under the radar for Chloe or Clark.
Oh, same! And another little touch I liked was the fact that Chloe later made comfort!coffee for Lois--a cute little piece of reciprocity from the cousins.

one of my favourite bits last night was Lois' insistence that Clark not be sorry. As I type this, it occurs to me that that's another occurrence in the episode where Clark started out in classic SV mode and the scene went in a completely different direction.
*nods* I love it when they use Lois to undercut the classic SV conventions. The show's so heavily formulaic, but Lois often cuts through all that.

Except when he's being cuckholded after being drunk under the table by his soon-to-be wife.
*handwaves* Well, I would have given her Lee, except I'm possessive of him. ;-)

It was definitely confusing to see Helo as Wes.
TELL ME ABOUT IT. I'd just been watching Fragged earlier yesterday and seeing him explain to Kara how he'd come to be with Sharon--seeing him confront how he'd been turned into a Cylon killing machine was strangely similar!

because I was a little confused by it. Silly me. I hadn't realised that he's still fixated on building his own Better!Than!Clark.
Heee. Yes, it's all about Clark. Always assume it's all about Clark! I've been waiting for payoff on 33.1 for sooooo long, and I've loved the way Lex has been sublimating his desire for fascination with Clark into his projects. A completely controllable Clark minion! It's everything Lex has ever wanted. *g*

I think Clark learned quite a few things from Lois tonight (Tom was so very good at conveying his epiphanies quickly!). And that pleases me muchly;)
Yes! I heartily applaud Tom's performance. He pulled a classic old-time woobie face (when Chloe mentioned Lana) but he's got so much more in his repertoire these days.

(Deleted comment)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee thinking hmmbop_radar on May 12th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
HA! Yeah, that's weird. Though haven't they said that the final four are different from the others? Perhaps different = more human. They're definitely all prone to alcoholism...
(Deleted comment)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee frak betide!bop_radar on May 13th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
True! Though I don't think it looks too good for Lee either.
Nora Norwich: Lois lovelynorwich36 on May 11th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
I also think Lionel's going to have a trump card up his sleeve for when Clark does take off those gloves. Perhaps something to do with the Kryptonian symbols he was drawing when Clark came in? Power was the first one, I'd place money on the second being Corruption but I couldn't see for sure, and the third one was Mirror? They're great themes (for Lex), but I can't see the direct connection yet, nor the link to the Zoners, but since they're still (just barely) in the set-up of the season, I'm guessing Lionel's trump card will involve them.


I really want to know what is up with Lionel. If we don't find out *something* about the Kryptonian writing stuff next week, I will headdesk times a hundred. And getting Martha a senate seat? I'm really curious about that. (Though I see someone above mentions AOT is leaving--have you heard anything more about that?)

I knew you'd love the Lois plot. I thought they did such a good job with that, and like you I loved getting more backstory, and the fact that they used her army brat background. They really should give ED more to do on this show!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on May 12th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
If we don't find out *something* about the Kryptonian writing stuff next week, I will headdesk times a hundred.
SAME.

Though I see someone above mentions AOT is leaving--have you heard anything more about that?
Yeah, still not entirely clear on that one.

They really should give ED more to do on this show!
If those DC restrictions are still in place next season (on number of eps she can be in) I will fume. I admire her for putting so much into the role even though it IS limited--she's such a good actress.
CapnZebbie: lexhipscapnzebbie on May 11th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
1. Lex finally got a decent minion!
2. Lex likes to play with his new minion/toy!


I'm really enjoying Evil!Lex. I chortled with glee when he sent his minion to kill the senator. :) And I hardly ever chortle.

Clark may have announced the war, but Lex had his pieces in place long before then.
I want to see Lex on top in the season finale--I want that to be the cliffhanger; Lex temporarily triumphant, the world hanging by a thread, whatever. I just want Lex to win for once. That last scene was SO COOL!

I, too, love that Lex believes he's saving the world from the freaks and the mutants. It makes me happy to see that little bit of contuity in Lex's character development--from the story of Naman and Segeeth when Lex told Clark he thought that Segeeth was the hero of the story, to Lex telling Lana that he thinks "like a red-blooded human," to the current ep and saving the world from freaks with special powers. I just love that! I can see him turning into the person who just addresses Superman as "Alien" in the comic books.

Clark watching from the shadows as Lois watched Wes die. It's a scenario that Clark is very familiar with, having had several people die in his arms

Another issue that was most likely on Clark's mind while he was watching Lois was the fact that he *killed* Wes, so he was probably feeling responsible for her grief.

One more thing I liked in this ep, and in the last couple of episodes, is Lana's development. Her character has always been incredibly boring to me, but now that she is becoming a bit Machiavellian, she's much more interesting.

TV guide said that this is the best season of Smallville ever. I'm not sure if that's true (I liked the earlier, happy Clex seasons), but I have been enjoying it.

Great meta, as always!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex mysterybop_radar on May 12th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
I just want Lex to win for once. That last scene was SO COOL!
I could definitely get behind that! :-) It would be great to think he'd won for once, even if we knew it would all be undone next season.

It makes me happy to see that little bit of contuity in Lex's character development--from the story of Naman and Segeeth when Lex told Clark he thought that Segeeth was the hero of the story, to Lex telling Lana that he thinks "like a red-blooded human," to the current ep and saving the world from freaks with special powers. I just love that! I can see him turning into the person who just addresses Superman as "Alien" in the comic books.
Yes!! It's great. I would DIE of happy (and humour) if he called Clark 'Alien' one day. ;-) (Of course that brings up the fact that in SV universe Lex totally knows Clark is Superman, but still...)

Another issue that was most likely on Clark's mind while he was watching Lois was the fact that he *killed* Wes, so he was probably feeling responsible for her grief.
True! But he's pretty used to feeling responsible for other people's deaths as well. Even when it is for the 'right' reasons.

now that she is becoming a bit Machiavellian, she's much more interesting.
*nods* I'm loving Lana at the moment.

I'm honestly not sure I can pick a favourite season any more--I like parts of all of them, for so many different reasons.
Clari Clydeclari_clyde on May 12th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
True! But he's pretty used to feeling responsible for other people's deaths as well. Even when it is for the 'right' reasons.

One comment before I turn in, more later: I think the difference this time is that in the past, those other people were who they were through the decisions they made. Wes is different because he was duped (well, coerced from Clark’s PoV if he hadn’t heard any of the convo between him and Lois) and not the one calling the shots. Wes is someone who would have wanted his powers to be used for good and now Lex has set up this situation where Clark has had to kill a good person to protect other people.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex purple evilbop_radar on May 12th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
That's an excellent point. Thank you!
Cris: brunettesduskwillow on May 12th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Yes! Finally some backstory about Lois and more Lois screen time!
I loved her in her reporter mode.
33,1 finally coming into play big time and all those meteor mutants Lex was collecting for years actually having a purpose? Awesome!
Tahmoh was excellent. I wish we could keep him. lol
Lex and his army of half naked bondaged guys? *smirk* No need to comment.

Good episode.
I'm gonna miss Steve. :(
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Helobop_radar on May 12th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
I wish we could keep him. lol
Yes... well apparently I misunderstood--I thought Lex's army of half-naked bondaged guys were all him. I thought he was cloned!
Nickyobsessive24 on May 13th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
I'm confused. I vaguely remembered Tahmoh Pentikett playing another character, back in s3 as some kid's older brother with a liver disease (thereby leading into Adam's storyline). Or was it some other BSG character that I got confused by? Quite a few BSG people on SV over the years, coming to think of it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lollie yogabop_radar on May 13th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
You are not confused! He played a character in the Lionel-experiments-in-cloning plot, yes. I *lol*ed to see him return here. It seems he's destined to be cloned by Luthors! And yes, the BSG cast members pop up quite frequently.
Enderenderwiggin24 on May 13th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
totally yes, to #1, 2, 4 and 10!!!!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Yay!bop_radar on May 14th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm sooo excited for the finale!
hoolia goolia: Stealing ur suckrs - Heloboom_queen on May 14th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
1. Lex finally got a decent minion!
2. Lex likes to play with his new minion/toy!
5. Payoff on 33.1 after all these years!


Yay! I really love Lex now that he has completely turned towards the dark side. (Of course, I thoroughly enjoyed his long struggle with his darkness too--but he's just sooooooo much fun as a villain!) I've really been enjoying the tie-ins with his involvement in 33.1 in this season. Particularly in this episode and in Justice. Plus, the banks of bodies hooked up and waiting to be tested in project Ares? Fabulous! I love me some diabolical sci-fi Lex villainy :)

And when he told Lana that he didn't know what he'd do if she ever betrayed him--gah! Intense!

9. Tahmoh and his silver shorts really came into their own!

Yesyesyes! He was quite the hottie and a total badass as well. He was great as a worthy opponent for Clark and as a connection to Lois's past.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex villainbop_radar on May 14th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Icon--heee! Yay Tahmoh!

I'm soooo ready for villain!Lex. He's awesome fun and I love that he's totally impassioned about what he's doing and believes he's doing it for the right reasons. I'm so glad we've got to see him reach this point.

when he told Lana that he didn't know what he'd do if she ever betrayed him--gah! Intense!
Definitely! Lex falls hard and deep for people and his vengeance for betrayal is devastating--MR played that scene very well.