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svreview: rosetta, s2e17
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
YES! IT'S WORKING!

Again, heroin? Starting to look good.

Shut UP Dev! *snickers*

Annnyway. I liked the episode. No, has nothing to do with either--let me remember, god complexes or ANYTHING. Nope, not me infatuated with adorable world conquers in leather. Nope.

Though, here's a typical moment of jenn-silliness that should probably tell you more about me than anything else....

I was outside briefly, kind of checking out the defrosting procedures going on around me. Not so interesting, ice turning to water. I can see that when the freezer defrosts. However, this was interesting in that suddenly, ice fell from the sky and shattered on the ground.

I jumped about, oh, an inch (foot, mile, what have you), trying to figure out WHAT the hell had just happened. Ice, literally, broken up on the ground and kind of spread out in a rough line. I looked up, wondering if this was some kind of Divine Warning, though really, as warnings go? Not a useful one. Nothing. Hmm. Thought of going inside and hiding under my bed. Did I say I was a coward? I should have, because I really, really am.

This is the thing, though. Some things you stop seeing because you're used to seeing them every day. So it took a LONG time for the connection to be made--literally, untl off the power lines, another line of ice fell.

*grins* Yeah. So. My moment of panic. *sighs* When the revolution comes, I'll be under my bed with teh canned goods, thank you very much.

Anyway. Review ahead. Trust me, you'll have more fun reading other people, my snark quotient is low.



Clakr is flying in the middle of a cave. Already, I'm not happy. LIARS! LIARS! YOU PROMSIED ME NO FLYING! *sniffs* Anyway. He has the key. Staring at that special hole, he takes a deep breath, fondling the metal carefuly before slowly inserting it within the snug confines….hmm. Porny, isn't it? Sadly, this is the closest thing to sex there is on the show.

I'm going to hell.

Clark waits for soemthing to happen, then seems to realize that movement is necessary. Ah ha! One finger stickingout, Clark pushes the disk inside and begins to glow…..

….only to wake up in the middle of the road.

He's in pajamas. He's hot in pajamas. Dear God. They give us a long, long view of pajamas, panning out so we get the whole package. This is very good for me. As he sits up, confused, we see headlights. Normally, I'd say, a car is coming, but this is Smallville so it could be an alien shuttle. Anything could happen. So, reserving judgement, I watch Clark shake like a cute puppy, trying ot figure out how he got from cave-flying to asphalt stretching. It is a car. And if my eye is accurate, an expensive car. Now officially close enough for a person to hear.

True to form, Clark continues blank looks around, because obviously, if he just looks enough, it'll turn into his bedroom. Car. Clark. Car. Clark. I'm getting bored. Before a more intimate introduction can commence, the car's brakes jam on, and man, that's some seriously good control, as Clark turns, eyes like a deer in headlights, the car stops about an inch from one flawless cheekbone.

Someone gets out. I'm gonna give everyone a second to guess.

Waiting

Waiting.

Ready yet?

It's Lex, of course. Because this is Smallville and some things are meant to be. One of them is Clark and Lex meeting on roads due to near death possible accidents.

"What are you doing here, Clark?"

And Clark, oddly enough, just doesn't have a good reason for this. Hmmm.

And come morning….

Clark tells his parents about the bizarrity of his life to date, which really, compared to the heat vision and the invulnerability? I'm not seeing a big deal. Jonathan is disturbed that Lex found Clark, possibly due to the pajama thing, and I have to agree, Clark in pajamas is a sex crime waiting to happen. Mmmm. Clark tells them about multiple dreams of lfying over Smallville and ending up in cave, apparently coming to in strange places. He wants answers, dammit! And don't we all. Boxers or briefs?

Why are you so afraid to let me find out? cries Clark, mopily, and you know, babe, this is kind of an obvious question, but hey. I'll let you slide. Clark mopes off to school.

Flash to Lex's office, where His Sexiness is being himself, which is enough for me. Doctor guy comes in snarky. He wants to remove section of wall, we discover from a seriously unhappy Lex. The historical commission whatevercakes might remove his custodial rights, and his dad's behind it. Lionel's behind everything, I swear. He's going to turn up as Jor-El, I swear. He needs to study, scientist guy whines. Lex gives him three days.

At school, the theme is genealogy. Wow, what a surprise. They all discuss their family trees and Chloe says the Rosses have been around Smallville forever. After Pete leaves, the three with the non-traditonal nuclear family chat, until a dog whistle makes Clark grab for his head.

Okay, it's NOT a dog whistle, but it sure as hell sounds like one, and that would REALLy explain a lot. Chloe and Lana are worried. Clark says he's going home.

He apparently follows the dog whistle to barn. Opening up his dad's tool box, the key is glowing. But when he touches it, it stops! Clark gets that really cute determined look. Like when he wanted to play football.

In the cave, Clark makes several faces that make me wonder if he's getting some kind of alien indigestion. Decision time. Do it or don't? Do it or don't. He stares and ponders. I yawn. Holding up key, he seems to think he might, when the key, seeing it's soulmate, throws itself across the room, imbedding itself in the wall!

I'll keep my comments on THAT to myself.

Oooh. Glowy things! Cirlces of light! Supermn symbol. You know, the chest one? No, I'm not joking, Cheese Anvil From Hell. I'm still giggling when Clark gets hit with a long, pulsing rod of light and starts shaking--stop it! I'm serious!--and for a second, it's kinda like Highlander, but no sword. Clark seems to think this is pretty good, as he is floating, and we all know what floating REALLY means. White out.

Clark is woken up, and you only get one guess this time.

Right. Lex. Lex looks really worried. Asks what happened, if Clark is okay, generally solicitious friend. Lex says the security heard an explosion and what happened down here? Scientist guy, breaking up the moment with a real lack of Clexy sensitivity, snipes to wonder how Clark gets by the guard. Okay, Clakr? Why are you fast forwarding by someone who has permission to let you in anyway? Lex tells the man to back off. Meanly. Says Clakr needs air. To go to hospital. That he's worried. And he even means it. He also says, don't come down here again by yourself.

Doctor guy, still not getting it, asks about Lex's fascination with Clark. Obviously, he's never seen Clark in pajamas in the middle of the night. Poor man. Lex tells him, basically, to mind his own business and he'll worry about Clark Kent. Significantly.

In the Torch office Lana decides to chart Potters and Chloe lets her use her computer. While signing in, she sees a folder and for some reason, clicks on it. It's those damn prom pictures. Chloe catches her and Lana apologizes, but that's so not enough, not for a professional dirt-digger. Oh no. Chloe bans Lana from the office. Chloe tells Lana about the whole sick-Clark-feelings-wrong-name thing from last week. Violins play in the background.

Clark and Jonathan are on the farm, doing very manly loading of the old pick up truck with some bails of hay. I really need to know what season we're in, and by that, I mean, winter, fall, season, summer? And I've been meaning to ask, when did they get that truck? And how did they get that truck? They discuss Martha's pregnancy thing. Jonathan does some comforting platitutes about how Clark's a part of the family even with a new baby, lalala, then says glad things are back to normal.

Stupidest. Thing. Ever. To. Say. In . Smallville. Seriously.

Wow, Martha NOW looks pregnant. Huh. How much time has passed since the last ep anyway? A MONTH?

Oh! Another headache thingie! Heatvision starts uncontrollably on barn wall. Hee. Sorry. I'm remembering Heat for no particular reason. Jonathan and Martha catch on to something wrong and when the heat thing stops, Clark grabs for the hose and puts the fire out In a bit of brilliant timing, Chloe shows up, staring at the Manly Men putting out the fire. She takes a picture while the camera pans down the line of them to Clark. I can see where this is going, so…

My god, bizarre cave symbol! I am so shocked. Clark says, it means hope. To the surprise of all of us, apparently, that light of joy is actually a nifty download device and I WANT ONE NOW. But anyway. Clark thinks the key disintegrated. I start laughing when he says that. He and his parents argue. It's kind of boring,.

In the Talon, Clark seems to be working on his genealogy assignment.

Lana sits down with him and they chat. Lana tells Clark she fought with Chloe about privacy. Clark assumed Chleo snooped wih Lana. See, that would be my first thought too. Lana makes it all about her not being family instead of privacy, which annoys me, since I was sort of on her side for this one. Clark says, I know what you mean, and he mopes. Clark says, I've been looking into my roots and its freaking my parents out.

Yes, but your roots lead back a few thousand light years and stuff. Okay? Not a good comparison thing going on here.

Lana notes Clark is doing bizarre things with his paper. Clark looks down, kind of blanks out, then crumples up paper and throws it away. As he turns away, Lex says hi, that they should talk, but Clark bangs on by, and Lex looks after him with a curious expression. If one were suspicious, one might say crafty. Which I am. Hee.

Turnign to Lana, Lex says that they've both been abandoned. Awww. Bonding with the underaged partner. Lana says, story of my life. After she leaves, Lex retrieves the paper. And yeah, I saw that coming.

Digression: I do get Clark wanting to keep his secrets and being mad when people seem to pry. But you know? There's also being REALLY STUPID AND LEAVING CLUES AROUND.

Lesx is looking over that paper in his office, slick in black, when Doctor Guy shows up. It turns out that those symbols are all now aligned to mom, dad, etc. Smooth move, Clark. Would you like to show people how you can flambeau a chicken now when a pretty girl smiles at you? Doctor scoffs, because right, he's done such a bang up job so far. Lex shows the doctor the thing in the paper about the barn. Yeah, Clark, honey? You're doomed. Lex calls Clark the Rosetta stone. I wonder if he calls him that in bed too?

Chloe is copying things out of books. Clark comes in and is unhappy about the thing in newspaper. Chloe very logically points out it IS news. Clark still frowning. Tries to play peacemaker between Lana and Chloe. Stupid move. Oh well. He's pretty anyway.

In her email, Chloe finds a ton email fromsomeone named Sam for Clark. He knows the symbol means hope. Okay, again. Secrets? Dear God. How many people are going to get suspicious in one day?

Pete and Clark in barn with laptop, the better to escape Chloe's curious eye. Clark answers email but hesitates. Do it do ti do it do it do it. Then he hits it--he has to know. AIM is being used! Er, I think that's AIM. Instnat message, anyway. A picture appears. Great, more symbols. I wish if we have to look at these, they'd teach US what they mean, at least. The note says: If you can read this I have the answers you are looking for. It says, I'm a friend, in Kryptonian symbols.

*sighs* Teach me Kryptonian already.

Doctor looking over caves, loking for something with a Super Big Flashlight. He finds something. No! The spaceship key imbedded in the wall! No! It DIDN'T disintegrate? You're kidding me. You mean, an important thing like that? I could swear Clark checked that entire cave to make sure…oh, right, he didn't. He just said tha twith no evidence. Never mind.

Remember what I said about secrets?

Doctor guy immediately latches on to the entire key is meant to be with octogon, so I don't get why he doesn't get the Clex. He puts it in. The lights/swirl/pretty happens again, we've seen it before. He smiles as the beam hits him--and knocks him out. Instead of bringing glorious glorious spurts of--information. Clark comes in, amazingly enough and asks if Doctor is alright. You know? From that look? I’m thinkingn not. Seeing key, he takes it. And think how much easier this would have been if you'd looked THE FIRST TIME.

*kicks things*

Right, moving on.

Doctor lays with eerie, cataract-white eyes in the hospital, while Lex and Clark observe from outside the window. Lex says he's completely catatonic. Lex says they don't know if he'l be okay without knowing the cause. Lex says, how odd, three weird things, nad you're at all of them. I don't fault his logic, except in Smallville? Kind of everyone is at everything weird usually. But yeah. See secrets thing. Lex asks about the language. Clark asks why he's so interested. Lex thinks it's an alien thing. Clark, in another of those monumentally future-stupid moves mocks him. Right on cue, Clark gets a package from some courier guy. Clark takes it. Lex asks if he's going to open it.

Okay, here's the moment I gave up on Clark.

"Oh, it's probably junkmail."

You, my friend, are going to be in a lab. Not because I want you there. Because you are too stupid to live free. Just. Too stupid to live free. Without someone to watch out for you.

In the envelope, Clark gets a card, another DAMNED SYMBOL, and a place to go. Great.

Using Search Engine!Chloe, Clark gets the relevant details. Genius, billionaire recluse (mmm, no wait, not Lex, damn), goes by Swann, wow, this is a shock. They all are, you know. Chloe asks why would he be interested in you? Clark seems to attract genius billionaires. It's a gift, I think. Clark says, oh, he's interested in the barn. *buries head in hands* Learn to lie, Clark. Please. For my sanity. Chloe doesn't stop looking curious.

The day she and Lex and Lana compare notes, Clark is fucked.

In purely metaphorical terms of course.

Lex watches Doctor guy lay there. Reaaaaally fascinating stuff.. Seizure, doctor says.. Information overload, in other words. Doubful he'll ever regain consciousness. Poor, poor doctor. See, Clark? This is what happens when you leave your toys for others to find!

Lex looks down at Doctor guy and says that one day, he'll know what the doctor knows. I'm pretty sure my first instinct is not to wonder if Lex is going to start dissection procedure to get to his brain.

Chloe comes to talk to Lana in her room, where Lana seems to be packing. Chloe apologizes to Lana for overreacting. Lana syas she can't help the way Clark feels about her. Chloe shows her genealogy thing. Sister, Lana Lang. Wow, these people and their--family feelings. Like Lucas and Lex, and Clark and Lex, and Lex and Lionel, and Key and octogon square--oh, not that part. Chloe says the family thing is about people who love her.

Jonathan is suspicious of this Swann fellow. Parnaoid, Clark says, but um. You find this new? Really? This is seriously reminding me of Hothead. Clark MUST know his past! Now! Danger be damned! Must know! Must! Jonathan says they'll go as a family. Clark says he has to go alone, and I still don't get why exactly. Because you know, finding out origins? That's totally a family moment. Martha looks sad. No matter what he finds out, it won't change how he feels about them, he says, cutely. Group hug.

Awww.

Clark at the place. Lots of globe-type things lying about, bookcases, stuff. Lots of stuff. Clark gets the cold feet and asks what he's doing here. I am completely unshocked to get an answer. "Looking for answers." Mm. Cliche moment. Clark goes thorugh maze of stuff and sees Dr. Swann. Christopher Reeve. Superman. Yay!

They chat. For awhile. About stuff

A screen comes on. Symobls. Great. Does it look familiar, the scientists asks. Scarily, I think by now I can read it. Or should be able to. For some reason, Clark can't. Um, why? Thirteen years ago, Swann picked up a faint signal. It tookyears to decrypt it. A mathematical key was necessary. Weird lighting on Clark's face for a bit, like he's wearing a LOT of foundation.

This is Kal-El of Krypton, our infant son, our last hope. Please protect him and deliver him from evil.

Doctor is just seeking thruth. What is with that make-up on Clark's face, or is this some bizarre homage to the movie that I can't remmeber? Clark says he's not Kal-el, but not directly, because well, that would be obvious and easy. Doctor says, if you leave, you can't come back. Doctor asys, if you leave, you'll never know the second part of the message.

Bastard. COOL bastard!

Clark asks, why are you doing this to me.

They talk talk talk, MORE DAMN SYMBOLS. I have a headache. Next statement.

Wel'll be with you, kal-el, all the days of your life.

Well. That was important enough to give up your secret for.

There was only one message, doctor says. Platitude time. Wrie own destiny, Kal-El, blah blah blah.

We're getting to the reason this episode just entered jenn's Top Ten List.

Clark communes with spaceship in cellar. Weird sound, then dad comes down to the cellar. He loks sad. If you need to talk, w'ere always here, dad says.

Clark says, he knows now there aren't any like him, he's totally alone.

Jontahn says he's never alone. Awww. This is your home. Awww! Let's go back up, Jonathan says.

In a minute, says Clark, staring at ship. Clark says, I figued out what the thing is, the ship's heart. He says, he didn't want to use it alone. Let's forget Martha and do it together, Jonathan says. No, wait. They didn't say that, just did it. My bad. Clark puts the key in. The ship lifts off and they look inside. It's blue and boring. Clark takes the ship's heart and puts it in. It goes dark. Symbols. Yay. Because these are just so interesting. Really. Clark reads them. Message from his dad.

Says, on this third palent, rule them, basically.

Oh God YES. He was sent here to conquer. CONQUER! YIPPEE! YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE!

Okay, sorry. But seriously. COOL. Clark can't EVER tell this to ANYONE. EVER. I wonder if he'll tell Pete. I wonder HOW he'll tell if he does.

Clark freaks out! What kind of planet am I *from*, he says. Apparently, one who thinks we aren't that great.

Jonathan, sensing imminent breakdown or worrying that the football thing will be used against him when Clark brings the revolution, hugs his son and says I AM YOUR FATHER!

No, really! He really did! Very much like Vader.

Clark calms down, head holding. Clark still loks freaked.

But wait!

Jonathan looks worried too!

And I'd like to be the first to welcome our new Kryptonian overlord and promise fealty, the second he starts conquering. I have the boots ready.

Mmm. World conquest. Mmm.


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You, my friend, are going to be in a lab. Not because I want you there. Because you are too stupid to live free. Just. Too stupid to live free.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Too fricken' true. Damn.

I was still gaping at the junkmail comment at the end of the episode. Honest to GOD that was the dumbest. Excuse. Ever. *shakes head* He's GOT to get a keeper.

Made me splutter my coffee! This does almost justify Lex taking Evil Control of Clark - a really dumb Alien Overlord would probably cause more damage than Clark in black leather and a little silver-krypton chain sitting quietly next to Lex's throne....

He's already got a keeper: Lex.

Oh wait, that's just in fanfic. Damn.

Seriously though, shit like "junk mail" and "he's interested in my.....barn" (is that what they're calling it these days?) do make me think Clark is angling to get chained up by Lex or someone else appropriately sexy, evil and gay. *cough* I have a teeny bit of a thing for BDSM in my fanfic. I'm not sure which is tastier....Clark in leather chained up, or Clark in leather with cute chained boy at his feet. Decisions, decisions.

My reaction went something like this:

Clark: "Oh, it's probably junkmail."

Me: Oh, haha, you made a funny, Clark! Laugh now and tell him the real excuse. Laugh now and...laugh...for the love of St. Rosenbaum, you alien nimrod. If you're the last hope of your race, no wonder their planet blew up.

...or words to that effect. *g*

LOL That just made me choke on my tea.

See, and the worst part? My pretty fantasies of Clark in thigh high boots crunching down on the necks of all who oppose him? Totally blows it out of the water. I have to wonder how he finds the bathroom sometimes.

Go AWAY Livia. I'm venting! I'm allowed!

and yeah, I agree. Krypton's last son is proving that yep, that planet had a good reason to blow up.

Clark says, oh, he's interested in the barn. *buries head in hands* Learn to lie, Clark. Please. For my sanity.

Actually of all the cover-up-stories in this episode, that's the one that made the most sense. First of all, it was based on the truth, so it's believable-- Swann *is* interested in Clark because of the symbol on the barn. Chloe already knows that Swann is interested in extra-terrestrial life, and she'd *already* jumped to the conclusion that the barn-scorching was made by an alien-- so, why wouldn't this guy be interested in talking to someone who saw an alien symbol scorched on their barn? Makes sense to me.

See, Clark? This is what happens when you leave your toys for others to find!

Well, again in Clark's defense, Lex and Walden were both *there* when he woke up. What was he gonna do, ask them to help him look for it? "Oh, it's an octagon key, about so big..." He really didn't have a chance. But yeah! I mean, imagine what would have happened if it had been *Lex* who'd found the octagon instead of Walden! Coma woobie!

You, my friend, are going to be in a lab. Not because I want you there. Because you are too stupid to live free. Just. Too stupid to live free.

And as for the junk mail comment? Well, really, Lex isn't interested in *Clark's* secrets any more, and I think Clark gets that. Look at the cave scene-- the doctor guy is all "How did you get down here?" and Lex is all "Leave him alone!!" (when, early first season, he'd have been all, "Yeah, Clark, how *did* you get down here?") So I can see Clark just saying the first thing that comes into his head ("junk mail!") and making a quick getaway. Yeah, it's dumb, but Lex probably isn't going to call him on it, and Clark totally knows that, even if it's just subconciously. *grins*

Clark MUST know his past! Now! Danger be damned! Must know! Must!

"I can't leave my questions in the storm cellar any more!" <--- Okay, you know what? I forgive the writers. I forgive them for never *showing me* Clark sitting in the storm cellar staring at his ship and angsting, and never *showing me* Clark mooning around in the caves staring at the walls for hours and hours for weeks on end. The way Tom Welling delivered that line, it's just. So. SAD! *snif*

Well. That was important enough to give up your secret for.

Well, technically, Swann *already* knew. He had everything he needed, if he wanted to expose Clark. Hmm, on the day the meteor shower hit, Earth recieves an alien message from the stars that says "take care of my kid," thirteen years later a symbol from that message shows up on the side of a barn-- that barn just happens to belong to a family that adopted a mysterious kid on the day the meteor shower hit. Swann totally already *knew*. Clark's verbal confirmation or denial didn't really matter except for the fact, I guess, that Swann just wanted to hear it out loud.

Still. If I were Clark, I'd have totally felt ripped off. "That's it? No secrets of cold fusion? No 'the answer to life is 42?' I gave up my secrets for 'we will always be with you?'" Heh.

Jonathan, sensing imminent breakdown or worrying that the football thing will be used against him when Clark brings the revolution, hugs his son and says I AM YOUR FATHER!

*SNIF* I have never loved Jonathan more.

What Jonathan should really do is sit Clark down and say, "Hey, remember when I said you couldn't play football, and you went and did it anyway? And when I said not to tell Pete, but you went and did it anyway? And when I said don't put the octagon in the wall, and you went and did it anyway? Yeah. Well, if you're not gonna listen to your REAL dad, what makes you think you have to listen to this Jor-El jerk?" *grins*

Well, again in Clark's defense, Lex and Walden were both *there* when he woke up. What was he gonna do, ask them to help him look for it? "Oh, it's an octagon key, about so big..." He really didn't have a chance. But yeah! I mean, imagine what would have happened if it had been *Lex* who'd found the octagon instead of Walden! Coma woobie!

And in all the time between, it didn't occur to him to go, say, LOOK? You know, just for kicks. Just for the hell of it. And don't tell me he didn't 'cause Lex told him not to come to the caves alone. He could bring Pete. Five minutes, tops. Even less.

It's just--gah. So. Damn. Dumb.

Though I did note Clark's curious lack of concern for the man killed by his toys. Huh. I guess it's cause he's not Lana's daddy.

And as for the junk mail comment? Well, really, Lex isn't interested in *Clark's* secrets any more, and I think Clark gets that. Look at the cave scene-- the doctor guy is all "How did you get down here?" and Lex is all "Leave him alone!!" (when, early first season, he'd have been all, "Yeah, Clark, how *did* you get down here?") So I can see Clark just saying the first thing that comes into his head ("junk mail!") and making a quick getaway. Yeah, it's dumb, but Lex probably isn't going to call him on it, and Clark totally knows that, even if it's just subconciously. *grins*

*raises eyebrows*

Don't. Even. Try. *g* I could actually hear all Clark's dead Kryptonian relatives smack their exoplasmic forheads thinking, Jor-El, you moron, why didn't we pick a BRIGHTER bulb to rule earth??????

*eg*

Yeah. Well, if you're not gonna listen to your REAL dad, what makes you think you have to listen to this Jor-El jerk?" *grins*

You just suck ALL the fun out of my life. *sniffles* Clark! Ruling the world! Come ON. Pretty, hot, kinda bumbling, yeah, but man, the recruitment posters would bring in SO many recruits.

Wonder if he likes branding....

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*giggles* Exactly to both.

*happy thoughts of Conqueror!Clark*

You know, sometimes I think Smallville makes Clark too mature for a teenage boy. Well, not last night. Last night he was definately operating on average teenage male intelligence.

Junkmail. Right. I hope that was intended to be a diss at Lex for being nosy. I mean, yes, there was practically drool hanging from Lex's mouth when Clark got the package. Um, Lex? Remember that thing where mail is supposed to be private? I rant a little bit about whether he should tell Lex his secrets or not in my LJ.

Still, loved this episode. Loved it. Hee. And yes, Clark was wearing too much foundation in the scene with Dr. Swann. My favorite part was probably the teaser. Clouds! Floating Clarks! Lex finding Clark in pijamas (oh yeah that's a plotbunny, it was still dark when Lex found him and light when he got home. Hee. Hours may have passed.). It was kinda cool to see the inside of the spaceship too. Made my sci-fi loving heart all happy like.
-Silverkyst

Says, on this third palent, rule them, basically.

Oh God YES. He was sent here to conquer. CONQUER! YIPPEE! YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE!


the first thing i thought when i saw the end of this ep was "has someone on the writing staff been reading 'handfull of dust'?". and then the yippee yippee yippee, basically.

My thought *exactly*. It was a decent episode, the Superman music played during the Christopher Reeve scene gave me lovely chills.

But that ending was the canon kernel for "A Handful of Dust" and it was a beautiful thing.

Too stupid to live free

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>You, my friend, are going to be in a lab. Not because I want you there. Because you are too stupid to live free. Just. Too stupid to live free. Without someone to watch out for you.


A friend and I have been discussing the concept of "free range Clark". Not only does he need a personal keeper (I vote Lex), but he really needs to live in one of those simulated natural environments, like the new zoos have.

And I agree that the final twist was fabulous-- the message that Clark was sent here to conquer. Much angst coming up, many Lex hugs needed.


And I'd like to be the first to welcome our new Kryptonian overlord and promise fealty, the second he starts conquering.

Well, at least I think I know the true nature of the Rift. Clark will say that he was send to take over the world, Lex will say that he was here first and he doesn't like to share his toys even with his lover, Clark will say he's stronger, Lex will reply that he is smarter (using the tape of Rosetta to prove how many dumb things Clark pulled off), testosterone galore and the rest will be history. *g*

Lex calls Clark the Rosetta stone. I wonder if he calls him that in bed too?

Probably more in terms of Rose Le Petite. Or not. *g*

Lex thinks it's an alien thing. Clark, in another of those monumentally future-stupid moves mocks him.

This was the moment when I gave up on Clark and screamed at the TV something along the lines how Lex's presence must drain all the blood out of Clark's big head because DAMN. Here's a little hint, Clark, sweetie: don't piss of the man who is already suspicious of you.

Thanks for the laugh. I needed it.

Again, heroin? Starting to look good.

Shut UP Dev! *snickers*


Moi?
*bats eyes innocently*

I'm increasingly convinced Miller and Gough have read and love "A Handful of Dust." And they watch SV fan videos ala the ColdPlay song in The Talon last night. Tributes, tributes everywhere. That's my interpretation, and I'm stickin to it.

Don't look behind you! Falling ice!
Oh shit. You looked.

*g*

Clakr is flying in the middle of a cave. Already, I'm not happy. LIARS! LIARS! YOU PROMSIED ME NO FLYING! *sniffs* Anyway. He has the key. Staring at that special hole, he takes a deep breath, fondling the metal carefuly before slowly inserting it within the snug confines...hmm. Porny, isn't it? Sadly, this is the closest thing to sex there is on the show.

And just in case we didn't get the point, Clark wakes up in the middle of the road with Lex roaring toward him in one of his pretty penis metaphors. Really...who needs actual sex on the show when we have so much metaphorical nookie!

"Oh, it's probably junkmail."

You, my friend, are going to be in a lab. Not because I want you there. Because you are too stupid to live free. Just. Too stupid to live free. Without someone to watch out for you.


Yes, that's right honey ::pats Clark on the head:: Junkmail *is* usually delivered express to you wherever you are and the mailman *always* tracks you down in the hospital to give you your brand new, low-interest credit cards.

Heh. You know, normally I can forgive Clark just about anything. He's under a lot of stress right now and is maybe not his best. He's not the greatest liar around but he can usually weasel his way out of things. But I think his brain must have still been reeling from the info download because he was just *so* bad last night. Stupidest excuse ever! Poor Lex - the things he lets Clark get away with.

Mmm. World conquest. Mmm

Bring it on, baby! I wonder if he's started interviewing for minions yet?

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