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I was thinking about the SV spoiler clip....



Now I didn't see it, but from reading about it in fleegull's journal, it sounds to me like it's not a dream Lex is having but rather one that Clark is having. Clark seems to have a real guilt complex about the people he can't save, and probably spends a bit of time pondering the "what ifs"...."What if I got there faster? What if I wasn't afraid of being discovered? What if I just ran in there and busted Lex out?" I could see Clark imagining he was doing that, and then maybe when Lex is all, "I knew I was right about you", we get our yanked back to reality moment (similar to those daydreams Buffy was having in The Body when she was imagining she got to her mother in time, only to be yanked back to the cold harsh reality that she *didn't*) when Clark realizes the fact that Lex knows his secret (thus the "I knew I was right about you" which is pretty much what the last thing Lex said to Clark was) is precisely the reason he can't save Lex the way he wishes he could.

So I know everyone is going with it being a dream of Lex's, but I think it makes more sense to be a daydream of Clark's, and would also help move forward the idea of Clark eventually adopting this superhero persona of "Superman" in order to be able to use his powers publically to help people without having to grapple with "I can help people, but it also means risking discovery."

Of course, since I didn't see it, I could be totally wrong. :) But I really *don't* want Clark to save Lex (and I think I'm totally alone on that.) I want Lex to escape himself and realize he's the only one he can count on, which will make him a bit bitter, and I'm ready for that. I need for the rift to begin showing, and I need for Clark to have a hand in it. My biggest fear is that the whole rift will be made into a "Oh, Lex always had evil tendancies and now he's going to try and destroy the world, therefore I (Clark) must shun him because I'm perfect and good and represent everything that's right with the world!" type sitch. Which...*yawn*. That's so been done. It makes it all the more tragic and thus interesting, IMHO, if Clark can shoulder an equal part of the blame.

Plus, if they don't do it that way, then everything Michael has put into creating Lex as a layered character has been wasted, at least for me.


But, like I said, I'm sure I'm the only one who feels that way.


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For once, I want the hero of the piece to be partly responsible for creating the villain. It makes it all the more tragic and thus interesting, IMHO.

IMO, the "hero" and his father (Bo) are already heavily responsible since season two for the road Lex will take. Their culpability is canon, IMO, even if the producers never meant for it to play out that way (Lionel's culpability is a no-brainer and obviously intentional).

Now if you mean you'd like for the writers to come right out and have Clark recognize his part in Lex's downfall, on screen, that'll happen right around the time they also have the entire population of Smallville wake up from their stupor and realize Lana is not only not perfect, but is also an annoying, pathologically selfish shrew. ;)

Now if you mean you'd like for the writers to come right out and have Clark recognize his part in Lex's downfall, on screen,

Hehe--well, yeah, that is actually what I want. I don't want Clark to realize it right now, because he's still just a high school boy and entirely too stupid to realize that right now. But when he decides to take the step from being Clark Kent: Farmer Boy and become a hero, he needs to recognize that he's partly responsible for Lex becoming who he is.

Of course, I don't think they will, because the show also seems to have this obsession at times with making Clark's actions OK in the end, with him learning nothing because they make him out to have been right all along. Which also annoys me. Like, I don't want them to say, "Clark leaving Lex at the end of Shattered was OK because now he's saving him." No, I want them to say, "You know what? Leaving Lex at the end was a selfish thing for Clark to do and he has to pay the consequence of that. And he realizes that as a hero he can't *be* selfish, unlike the rest of us."

Like, I don't want them to say, "Clark leaving Lex at the end of Shattered was OK because now he's saving him." No, I want them to say, "You know what? Leaving Lex at the end was a selfish thing for Clark to do and he has to pay the consequence of that. And he realizes that as a hero he can't *be* selfish, unlike the rest of us."

Which, I forgot to add, he realizes *after* he doesn't save Lex. I really don't want to see that. But, of course, since we're skipping over the "journey to hero" part and making Clark a hero right now, I guess he probably will save Lex. So he can play the part of the hero.

I have to agree with you. I really, really, really want to see Lex get himself out of the asylum but you know SV isn't going to give us that because Clark is the hero, blah blah blah. But I totally want to see the strong Lex Luthor of the future - the emergence of the person who doesn't trust anyone but himself. Right now, Lex still relies on too many people for the amount of times he's been screwed over by those people. I'm sick of it. He's a major wuss at the moment and I can't see him ever becoming stronger than Lionel.

And yeah, for once I would like to see Clark realize he made the wrong decision and *not* be able to fix it in the last five minutes of the ep.

But I don't see any of this happening.

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