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11 February 2007 @ 01:15 pm
6.14 Trespass  
I can tell I’m going to get hated on for liking this episode better than Labyrinth. In fact, I may even get defriended, *sigh*, but I didn’t think it was quite as dreadful.

Structure
As with Labyrinth, the episode premise was a predictable one, following a certain convention—in this case, the thriller-suspense stalker plot. While it followed this convention very predictably, I didn’t find the writing as clunky as in Labyrinth and I thought that the plot premise was quite fitting. It connected with Lana’s current situation of living a life under press scrutiny and being constantly suspicious. The layers of secrets and lies extend right to the most intimate level of her relationship with Lex, so paranoia is quite understandable. I thought that added to the resonanace of this episode,

Yes, there were some ridiculously obvious set-ups—like Lana being transferred to the (creepy) old wing of the hospital, the guard sending everyone home for the night, the telephone calls which Lana really really should have stopped answering (GPS!)—but they are kind of par for the course for the genre/set-up, so I didn’t find them unbearable and I thought there was some other interesting stuff going on in the ep.

Lana as detective
I really liked the follow-through on the Chloe-Lana scene from Crimson. Lana trusting Chloe with the photo, telling her what was in it (the chisel Lex stabbed Clark with) but asserting that she would find out Clark’s secret on her own: this is something I’m really pleased to see. It allows both girls to retain respect in the friendship, and I’m not surprised that we saw Chloe draw a line with Clark later in the episode as well. She’s finally in a position where neither Clark nor Lana expects her to divulge the other’s secrets.

She may or may not have copped flak from it from others (haven’t read any other reviews yet—just guessing) but I liked that Lana had double motives in this episode. It made her slightly more empowered in a plot that otherwise had her cast as victim. But she made use of her refuge in Chloe’s apartment and then Clark’s bedroom to snoop. Immoral? Yes. Abusive of trust? Yes. But Clark’s right—Chloe was also persistent in her time and also broke friendship boundaries. And, sue me, but I just love Lana channelling Lex’s Clark obsession. You know Lex would have done this too!

I thought there were some nice touches in this plot too—like Chloe having the ‘CK’ folder password protected now. (Though Lana, sweetie, she’s totally going to see that you were trying to get into it, the moment she opens up her notebook again!) That’s a nice piece of evolution from the last time when Lana snooped on Chloe’s computer. Then there was no protection and the secret was of Chloe’s own feelings for Clark. Now, even the way that the folder is named shows that times have changed—‘CK’ being Jimmy’s name for Clark. Cute! Chloe’s heart is more guarded now--she has another serious relationship.

When Clark rescued Lana, I loved that for the first time she didn’t just accept the ‘you’re safe now—that’s all that matters’ line. She’s stunned, not just by the implausibility of him being there, but also by the fact that he’s there despite everything. I actually got shippy pangs in that moment! And I really like the way Lana’s taken Lex’s place as the one who’s obsessed with getting to the bottom of the secret. Lex points that parallel out himself later in the episode. In light of that, it’s very interesting that Clark equates that with love from her--he draws a parallel between her reasons for watching him and his. Like Lex, Lana also proved her loyalty to Clark. She wants Clark’s secret for herself, not to share with anyone else, even Lex. (And interesting to note that two photojournalists have now died as a result from Lex and Lana’s private ‘protection’ of Clark’s secret—echoes of Vortex in this episode.)

Papparazzi
I was most amused to see them actually use the ship name—Lexana—in a newspaper headline. Hee! And Clark’s under surveillance as the ‘ex’! \o/ That amused me greatly. I also thought that it was a good way of showing that Clark’s finally using the brains in that pretty head: he had decided to do chores the normal way in case of surveillance on his own, without a suggestion from Martha or Chloe. *proud* In fact, he showed far more sense than Lana. Because Lana, honey, your ex’s place is one place the paparazzi would look! I’m glad you had an ulterior motive because otherwise that decision on your part would make NO SENSE (and I still think Lex saw right through it).

Symbolism
I liked quite a lot of the symbolism in Labyrinth. I don’t think the writers have excelled at it quite so well this season as they have in seasons past, but this episode had some interesting symbolic choices in the visuals, that I thought were worth noting.

In the opening scene Lana examines the chisel, wrapped in red satin. She’s dressed in purple satin. Coincidence? If the chisel represents Clark’s secret, Lex’s secret is within Lana’s body at the moment, since he has control of the pregnancy.

The snow was another interesting choice—particularly since we had Clark clear it out of the way at the end of the episode. If a relationship is where one feels warm and safe, Lana’s in a very chilly place. It’s a long way from the fireside kisses of Lexana past. There was a lot of nice touches with this metaphor—Clark asks Chloe ‘shouldn’t you be warming up next to Jimmy?’ and she admits that they’ve broken up. It’s Clark that ‘warms them up’ to one another again (more on that later). And Lex offers to get Lana a warm drink, but it’s not enough to avoid the chills. Lana’s also clutching a mug in the Kent farm. It’s Clark who rescues her and who blows away the snow. And now, I’m interested in the ways this episode connects with Labyrinth, which also featured snow.

I liked the parallelism in the bedside drawers—Clark with a photo of Lana, Lana with the chisel (representing Clark). And then she found the necklace! Awesome! Continuity points, writers!

I’m a bit of a fan of creepy hospital scenes, so despite the obviousness, I enjoyed Lana lost in the old wing. There was also something very fitting about it given her role as Lex’s ‘lab rat’, if that is what’s going on with the pregnancy. And it also connected with Labyrinth. We’ve seen both Clark and Lana as patients, trapped in a maze of confusion and misunderstanding this season. I’m actually almost intrigued enough to rewatch that ep and compare them.

Saviour complex
I quite liked the stalker. While it’s yet another hiring fiasco on Lex’s part (GET SOME BETTER MINIONS! And try, you know, cultivating their loyalty!!), I did like getting the insight into his staff. They watch Lex’s life silently and inevitably judge what they see. In this case, he’d pegged Lana as compassionate and felt that she was becoming ‘more and more like Lex’, presumably in terms of ruthlessness and duplicity. But the stalker himself sounded a lot like Lex when he spoke of the lines he’d been crossing recently. It’s very Lexian to be uber-protective, to make a virtue out of going further than anyone else to ‘save’ Lana. I thought it was chilling that this desire had been pushed as far as killing a man. And I found it quite compelling that he didn’t see the ways in which he was becoming like Lex while supposedly being repulsed by him.

I also liked that Lana knew how to play the guy—appearing to ‘buy into’ his complex to draw him close and then attacking him. For once, rather than implausibly neat martial arts, she actually used some props. Yay for believability! Though running to the bedroom—not the best idea!

Clark as relationship glue
Clark’s threesomes: you really can’t get away from them this season! ;-) Last week I talked about the way Clark’s fingerprints are all over everyone else’s relationships this season, and we see a continuation of that here in Labyrinth with Chloe and Jimmy. When Chloe tells Clark about the split, Clark immediately asks if this is anything to do with him (and keeping his secret). He is aware of the damage he’s wrought and in Labyrinth he goes about repairing it. As I mentioned last week, the missing link in the Chloe-Jimmy-Clark dynamic was that Clark didn’t really ‘rate’ Jimmy. He’s never really paid much attention to Jimmy.

I found the photocopy room (hee!) scene impossibly cute. And I adored that Clark just loved Jimmy threatening him. That’s so Clarky! He really likes guys that will defend their women (::gags::), not to mention the fact that Jimmy’s reaction to (he thought) Clark and Chloe getting together was very Clark-y. The ‘if you hurt her, I will cut you down’ response is something Clark has also felt, and he responds accordingly—with a warm smile and genuine admiration for Jimmy.

Not only that, but he accords Jimmy more respect than he ever has in the past by asking for his help. I liked that a lot—Jimmy’s treated as an equal in the plot, and he stands his ground. He gains Clark’s respect and regains Chloe. On Jimmy’s part, it’s a little harder to understand, since I think his issues from last week are still legitimate. But I can live with that since Jimmy seems like a pretty forgiving guy, and I can see that he would appreciate being treated as an equal by Clark.

I liked the restraint on ‘who you going to blame more—the guy snapping the pics or the public for eating it up?’ That moment wasn’t too overplayed but it was a nice hint of the future, with Clark being predictably judgemental of that position.

And yay! Chimmy reconciliation!

OMG!Barnscene
RIDICULOUSLY SLASHY! RIDICULOUSLY! *flails* It knocked me flat at the end of this episode. That little headshake in response to ‘are we done yet?’ And that long stare after ‘Lana still cares about you—I know that’. Yes, Lex undersands that.

I loved Lex’s snark in this scene: ‘sleighride down memory lane’ = heeeee! Thank you, Michael, for bringing you’re A-game to that scene.

I loved Lex’s bravado: ‘when I thought you mattered’. And omg, he invited Clark to the wedding! He HANDDELIVERED the invite. I guess it would have been too much to invite him to be best man for a third time. Which means Lex will have no best man. But I love that Lex is continuing this little dance. And it’s genius gameplay after Clark gatecrashing the engagement dinner. He’s not going to let that happen again—this time, Clark’s there on his terms.

Lex wants Clark to be there on their wedding day to see what he lost?! ::is officially dedded::

I also love the way Lex flipped from insane intensity (long eye stares, deep voice) to flippancy (hands in pockets, strolling away, talking about RSVPing for headcount). It was lovely to see him switch so easily between the two. He’s so layered and self-protective these days.

And the lyrics in that final scene could not have been more perfect, about the confusion of emotions surrounding love, telling lies from truth, nightmares coming true, not knowing what to do. Ending on that line that ‘one day we woke up and somehow thought we knew exactly what to do’. That’s very Clexy right now. They’re both so sure they ‘know what to do’, but are both still lost in a maze of emotion and secrets.

Cute touches
Clark and a horse = yay! Why do we not see him with horses more often? It was very cute.
Chloe’s folder structure looks frighteningly like my own: Videos, Music, Photos, Smallville, CK…
Jimmy calling Clark ‘impossibly gigantic’.
Why does Clark have a ‘customer service’ poster on his bedroom wall? Ok, I get that it has a picture of Earth on it, but I still find it endlessly amusing. I hope it inspires him to greatness!

Dog update
Bob is back hone with us and he’s doing well. The cat is a little freaked but hasn’t fled upstairs—he’s just hanging around and hissing. Bob wants to make friends with him. He’s all stitched up and can trot around quite well but the stitches are bothering him. He’s sooo cute!!
 
 
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rhiannonherorhiannonhero on February 11th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
I enjoyed it, too, for all the reasons you mention. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: KK cutie iconbop_radar on February 11th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! Glad I'm not alone!
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on February 11th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad Bob is doing ok!!

I really liked the follow-through on the Chloe-Lana scene from Crimson. Lana trusting Chloe with the photo, telling her what was in it (the chisel Lex stabbed Clark with) but asserting that she would find out Clark’s secret on her own: this is something I’m really pleased to see. It allows both girls to retain respect in the friendship, and I’m not surprised that we saw Chloe draw a line with Clark later in the episode as well. She’s finally in a position where neither Clark nor Lana expects her to divulge the other’s secrets.


And yay for that. I'm actually surprised at how much I'm digging their friendship this season. I just hope they're not positioning them this way just to make their eventual rift that much more traumatic.

liked that Lana had double motives in this episode. It made her slightly more empowered in a plot that otherwise had her cast as victim. But she made use of her refuge in Chloe’s apartment and then Clark’s bedroom to snoop. Immoral? Yes. Abusive of trust? Yes. But Clark’s right—Chloe was also persistent in her time and also broke friendship boundaries. And, sue me, but I just love Lana channelling Lex’s Clark obsession. You know Lex would have done this too!

Yes, precisely! She is acting as Lex, in a way--or at any rate, an earlier incarnation of Lex. And I don't really fault her for it--for one thing, it gives her a plotline that is more than just a romantic one, and that's bound to make her more interesting.

In the opening scene Lana examines the chisel, wrapped in red satin. She’s dressed in purple satin. Coincidence? If the chisel represents Clark’s secret, Lex’s secret is within Lana’s body at the moment, since he has control of the pregnancy.


Ooh, that's a great observation. (And we have confirmation it's a mutant pregnancy now, right, since that fetus survived several TV miscarriage scenarios like Lana falling down stairs and Lana falling through a roof?)

And I also liked your observations on Clark's interactions with Jimmy. I agree with you on the gender politics (gag), but it was good to see Clark actually respecting Jimmy, here.

As you may have guessed, the Clexiness of that final scene has been much noted!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on February 11th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
I just hope they're not positioning them this way just to make their eventual rift that much more traumatic.
I hope not too--I'd prefer them to sustain a friendship. I've reconciled myself that Lana is in it for keeps, so I hope that at least we see one friendship last the distance.

for one thing, it gives her a plotline that is more than just a romantic one, and that's bound to make her more interesting.
Definitely! Yes, she's an earlier Lex--which also flows on well from Season 5 when she was channelling really early Lex who just had a few suspicions but wasn't actively pursuing Clark's secret. Now she's more at about Season 2-3 Lex stage--using what opportunity she gets to learn the truth.

I've have confirmation it's a mutant pregnancy now, right, since that fetus survived several TV miscarriage scenarios like Lana falling down stairs and Lana falling through a roof?
You'd think! Yeah! that seemed completely unlikely!! But will Lana herself be suspicious? I really want to know that. *curious*

the Clexiness of that final scene has been much noted!
Oh good! Hooray! It was WONDERFUL. I feel validated for always believing that the Clex would return. :-)
Jenny: cockladydreamer on February 11th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
If anyone defriends you because of an episode opinion, um... okay bye then!

Everything you've said has merit. I still didn't like it for the most part. But Lex WAS pretty excellent in this episode and the last scene floored me. I saw the director's cut but with the music OMGWOW.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex lovebop_radar on February 11th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
Oh, it's been known... (the defriending over ep opins, I mean)

That last scene was DELICIOUS! *rewinds and watches over and over*
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clexvillebop_radar on February 11th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
You called "Tresspass" "Labyrinth" a few times in here, which totally confused me.
Dammit! I was having heaps of trouble remembering the name of this ep which didn't really resonate with me, I must say. Apologies!

OMG! she has expressions.
She does! I agree. I think her acting has improved over the years, and I think it has been good for her to work with MR too. She says herself that it was refreshing to work with someone else after all those years with Tom. I've really felt that her scenes with Tom have been a lot fresher this season as a consequence.

the scene with Lana looking at Chloe's laptop struck me as INCREDIBLY sexual, a lot like the way she practically caressed the spaceship in season 5. It's like she's now more intimate with Clark's secret than she ever was with Clark, because even when they had sex he wasn't his 'true' self since he was a human. Also, chisel = phallic symbol much?
Click! When I read this, something clicked into place. I hadn't been able to make sense of the fire that was so prominent in the backdrop of the laptop scene. But fires = intimacy in SV visual symbolism terms, so that makes total sense. And yes, I agree. The chisel is incredibly phallic and Lana wrapping it and unwrapping it and stroking the computer is... yes... very subtextually sexual. Maybe that's why I'm getting shippy feelings! I enjoy visual symbolism so much more on this show than the textual relationships, *lol*.

the gay! the gay! At the end of the episode, just like in Labyrinth and Crimson, there was so. much. gay! When will they ever break up? Never, I say, never!
Heee! It was brilliant! It will never end. Bless! Bet MR had a fieldday with that scene.
Becky: Sexy Lexycinderella81 on February 11th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
I never really thought of the symbolism ... but you pointed it out, and it makes sense!! *g*

And that final scene was full of slashiness!!! *loves*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex lovebop_radar on February 11th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
Ah, I'm a symbolism junkie! ;-)
Slash for the WIN!!!
rumpuso on February 11th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
And yay! It's been 3 episodes, but we are finally now on the same page together! I wouldn't say that I loved this episode more than Labrynth becsause Labrynth to me was one of the best of the series for pure entertainment purposes, imo. BUT, I will say that I enjoyed this episode much more than Crimson. I was most impressed with Clark acting supermanly in this episode. AND, he didn't need any substances to make him bold enough to state his case (case in point, when the security guard said to Clark in the hospital, "What are you doing here?" and Clark responded, "Your job!" That was BEAUTIFUL!), nor did he need Chloe to tell him how to act heroic. He acted on his own accord and it was amazing, and to me that holds tons more value than him getting pent up aggressions/frustrations off his chest or showing off to Lois while under the influence. This episode, Clark was heroic and smart all by himself!

Now, you noted that Chloe has now password protected her "CK" folder and also that she calls the folder "CK" which shows evolution from past episodes. However, in Rosetta when we last saw Lana sneaking into Chloe's computer, she called her Clark file "CK" then too. Remember that? The only difference now is that she put protection on the file. Clearly she has learned a valuable lesson from the events from Rosetta.

Anyway, wonderful review as always. It's good to feel in line with you this week! However, from next week's previews, I predict I'll be in the "irritated" camp once again.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on February 11th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
Hooray!! We agree!!

I was most impressed with Clark acting supermanly in this episode.
He did and he did so with grace! Without being bitchy or demanding something from Lana (or Lex) in return. *loves*

"Your job!" That was BEAUTIFUL!
Oh, yes!! YES! I forgot to mention that line. It was beautiful! TW's delivery was perfect. It was said so simply. Because yes, Lex's security guards really should be protecting Lana better than this.

This episode, Clark was heroic and smart all by himself!
Yes, I agree, and I am delighted to see it. I can understand you being frustrated with Crimson, which I agree did not represent growth or maturity for Clark. I enjoyed it the way I enjoyed other RedK eps: for the cathartic release and humour. But in terms of longterm Clark growth, this ep had him far more solidly on track towards his Superman persona.

he called her Clark file "CK" then too. Remember that? The only difference now is that she put protection on the file.
Oh, really?! I forgot!! I could have sworn it was called Clark. Ok, so the protection is the difference--it makes sense that she's learnt.

Yes, I'm super-pleased that we're in line again! And overall I am feeling much more positive about the second half of this season now. I see Clark on track towards independence and maturity. Sure, there will be more challenges, but I do see a lot of growth for him this season.
Talitha: slodwick clark yaytalitha78 on February 11th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Yay for Bob! I really, really hope he turns out to be the perfect dog for you. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on February 11th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you! Thank you! He's so wonderful, Jerice! He's just adorable. He is already bonding well with us and is asleep on my boyfriend's lap now.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 12th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Chloe's comment about Lana picking up habits from Lex was ... kind of silly
TOTALLY! That comment really annoyed me, for the reasons you articulate.

I don't get why Lana can't be held accountable for the things she does as consistently as everyone else on the show is. Lois is still the only character this season who's voiced the idea that Lana is responsible for her own choices and behavior.
*nods* And I don't get it! I fear it's unconscious on the writers' part at this stage... except that there have been new writers on the show this season, but evidently they haven't brought a fresh objective perspective on the way others character view Lana. It annoys me more than ever because I don't actually feel this Lana would mind being held account for her actions.

I like it when Lana is sneaky and manipulative. What I don't like is the other characters giving her a pass on it for no good reason.
Same. It's not as if Clark has done a rethink on how violated he felt by Chloe or Lex.

when S2!Lex was in the same position -- seeking refuge at the Kents after Lionel and Lucas tossed him out of the mansion -- he didn't take the opportunity to satisfy his curiosity, at least not that we were shown.
Good call! Yes, that's very very true. And in that instance, the refuge that Lex was offered at the Kent farm was a far 'truer' one. Not only was there no ulterior motive, it also made a lot more sense that Lex would go there in the first place AND the refuge was offered knowingly by Clark (whereas Lana just snuck in by approaching Martha: even if Clark would have said yes, it's less direct). I agree that it's telling that we didn't get shown any snooping on Lex's part at that time.

If he'd believed her, then he would have said something that alluded to Lana going over to the farm because she was still in love with/still had feelings for Clark. By saying that he realized Lana was trying to ferret out Clark's mysteries, Lex was acknowledging to Clark and the audience that he was fully aware of her mixed motives.
Yes, that was my feeling as well. Especially with the reveal of the missing chisel straight afterwards too.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois mix tapebop_radar on February 12th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: part II
I actually liked it that the show didn't make the mistake of endorsing this guy's behavior simply because he disapproves of Lex.
*nods* Good point--and I think it's one of the reasons that I didn't find this episode unbearable.

In this case, it was her best option for getting out of that situation and she ran with it. That was very nicely done as far as characterization goes.
I thought so too! I'd much rather see her act within character in ways like this when it's sensible to do so then have the writers force her into an implausible 'hero' mode. The fight choreography was quite nice, I thought--even the spectacular shove/fall through the skylight was just about believable! ;-)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex weddingbop_radar on February 12th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Re: part III
BARN!!!! Yes, it deserves its own comment, and what a wonderful comment it is! \o/

the acting and the direction were both clearly geared towards the idea that Clark and Lex have a history with each other that's about so much more than Lana. Yes, she's there, but she's not the only thing they've ever had between them. I think that's what had been lacking in many of their other scenes this season, the sense of a history beyond Lana that they have with each other, and I feel like this scene respected that, if not entirely in the writing, then definitely in how the scene was directed and in how Rosenbaum and Welling played it.
Yes, yes, yes! Exactly! It was a return to Clex scenes of old, where the writing didn't limit the subtext, where the direction and acting provided layers. The sense of history between them was really clearly conveyed--it really felt as if they're in this repeated cycle together, and this is one more round with the motions that they must go through. It felt so inevitable. *failing to convey what I mean*

"When you were, you know, choking the life out of me ..." It was the perfect, perfect mix of withering sarcasm and genuine hurt.
Ah yes, that was beautiful! I've rewatched that scene several times already and I love his intonation on every single line.

It hurt him to hear Lex intimate that he didn't matter to Lex any more and that's just so striking in light of the way red!Clark last week was all, "ZOMG, I hates you mostest of all!!!!!" at the engagement party.
Heeeee. So true! That 'I hates you mostest of all' thing was so transparent! But you're right that this is a direct counterpoint to the text of last episode. And who steps forward toward someone they're dismissing?! That's an amping-up of tension/interaction, not a scaling-back. If Clark really meant that he was fed up with Lex and wanted him to leave, he'd go back to working on his project and ignore him. LIKE THAT WOULD EVER HAPPEN!!

because Clark, god bless him, is sometimes a Chucklehead, he didn't realize that if he didn't matter, then Lex WOULD NOT HAVE BOTHERED TO *HAND-DELIVER* THE INVITATION, so he got all pissy and then all pouty and voice-quivery -- "Is that really want you want, Lex?" -- and it was just the saddest, most beautiful thing ever. His little face! He still cares so much in spite of himself, in spite of all the wrong he thinks/knows Lex has done.
Oh, yes! I know! the litle voice quiver! (And yes, not so much with the braincells in this scene!)

'Cause everyone totally wastes that kind of time on people they don't care about at all. Lex! I can see through you, you're that transparent!!
*lol* Er, yeah. Heeeeee!! Just as when people get high, they really really like to gatecrash their enemy's parties. Yeah. *nods* That's their first instinct. Even when sex offered as an immediately accessible alternative. Sex? Meh.

Yeah, those guys don't matter to each other AT ALL. O.O

it was practically text that Lex was referring to himself there!
It was, it was! They've skated close to the line a few times this season, so I've retained quiet hope of the return of the Insanely Almost-Textual Slash.
(Lex reading 'when I was with Clark...' was pretty precious, as was 'SAY you don't love me!') But we've been missing the big days-of-yore Clexy scenes with the staring and the Angst. Finally I am rewarded! \o/

The fact that they used that deeply emo-boy alt-rock during a Clark/Lex scene at all only emphasized the extreme slashiness of the moment. I mean, I'm sorry, but that's the kind of music they'd normally reserve for Clark and Lana. But they're playing it as Clark and Lex break up for the nine millionth time? Oh, Smallville.
Yeah, that emo-music was GOLD! I mean it's the sort of music I hate but I rewound to catch all the lyrics and I was giggling SO HARD. Even before I worked the lyrics out, tonally, as you point out, it was ridiculously Break-Up music! The angst! The confusion! The woe! :-)

And it's doubly funny that they played the grand emo-break-up-anthem over a scene that is, in fact, NOT an ending, only a penultimate exchange--the wedding's still to come. My brain's too weak to even begin to imagine the wedding... *blinks*
hoolia goolia: Blank stare - Starbuckboom_queen on February 11th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched this one yet because the whole stalker-premise did not sound fun, but after your meta I'm going to have to--I must see the Clark/Jimmy and Clex scenes!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex here with youbop_radar on February 12th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Ah, just fast forward the stalker if need be! The Clex scene MUST BE SEEN!!! And Jimmy is adorable (again) in this episode. It's a good Clark episode too--he doesn't do anything really annoying! ;-)
(Anonymous) on February 12th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Your are so full of bs. It's sad.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 12th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
Yes, the Pilot is great to revisit--lots of great character establishment scenes and echoes of the dynamics ahead. Plus wee!Clark is adorable! As is youthful angular Tom!

Bob Bob's doing great--it's his first day at home alone today though and I am very anxious. (No doubt more anxious than he is!)
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