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I always like seeing deleted scenes. In part, I like reassuring myself that the edit team made the right cuts. But it's also good to see what the writing and production team originally planned--sometimes there are little nuances that add to my overall understanding of the characters/writing/direction. And the SV Season 5 deleted scenes are no exception.

'Inquiring freaked-out minds want to know'
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Whee! These made me sooo squeeful. I've missed this show so much! Many thanks to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes for her generosity!
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Damn! I'm only halfway through this and I've got to go out. Expect more later.

Parallel dillemmas
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To kill or not to kill
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Invinceable
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Rise of a superpower
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Old habits die hard... even when you've been on holiday!

A brief note on Smallville 5.20 Fade
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Now on to Oracle...

Truth and memory
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In bed with the devil
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Betrayal and redrawn alliances
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Surprises
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What a genius episode! I adored it.

Forced alliances
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Tarnished by association
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Partners
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Continued obsession and reversal
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Final notes and squee
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Well, what can I say? This may be my shortest ep review ever.

Meh
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Squee
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I don't have long today so I'm just going to jot down the things I found most interesting about this ep and revisit it later.

Visions
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Physical context
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Emotional connection
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Response
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Mirror
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Final notes
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This wasn't my favourite episode ever, but I did enjoy some aspects, and it moved the plot arcs of Season 5 along.

Really the end?
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Lex and Lana
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Lex's investigative techniques
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Evil aliens
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Sidelined characters
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Oh joy! A fast torrent and a brilliant episode.

Reflected selves
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Villainy
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Clouded judgement
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Profound miracles
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Rumours of the death of clex have been greatly exaggerated
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Well... things never turn out how you plan, and it took me a lot longer to get the episode this week than I thought it would, but at last...

Heritage
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Exposure
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I am certainly Late to the Party this week but thanks to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] katetheother I was able to view this week's ep with only a day's delay, despite my DL capacity being maxed. Hopefully I'll be all back to normal very soon.

Vengeance or Justice?
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X chromosomes win
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Fathers
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Grief
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Boundary transgressions
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Recap: first impressions here and Part One of essay here

Revelation
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Lex and self-destruction
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Controlling destiny
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Music symbolism
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Some other little first season echoes
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Chloe and the cows
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I am off to the beach this weekend, and I'm late late late for much-needed sleep. So I may not be able to reply to comments or posts immediately. I am dying to hear everyone's thoughts though and will be rushing to it on my return. Please leave pearls of wisdom below. ;)
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I have so much to say about this ep, I'm going to have to post in a couple of halves. First thoughts:

Mirror, mirror
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Two girls
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Manhood
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Victory and defeat
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I love my show!

I've just finished watching Reckoning and the tears are streaming down my face. I am alone tonight. It's the first time I've ever watched a new Smallville episode without [livejournal.com profile] supacat who could not be here. I can't be sure how this changed my viewing but I suspect it made it closer and more intimate. I feel ripped apart with emotion right now. Everything I love about this show was in this episode. In the last twenty-four hours I rewatched Season 1 with a new viewer, who asked if the journey was worth it?

Yes.

Yes, it is.

*cries*

I might need a couple of hours to get coherent. *g*

*cries more*
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Finally! Scribbled thoughts on Lockdown, after 36 hours of trying to obtain ep and nearly passing out from heat-exhaustion, and just before dashing out again to meet a newly returned friend from overseas.

Lois first!
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LL secrets
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Who’s the saviour?
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Ranty bit
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Got to fly! Wish I had superspeed. ;)
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This was a solid episode (though not a standout for me), with several very interesting scenes in it. Spoilers for this ep beneath cuts

Slipping
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We’ve come a long way…
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Duplicity and secrets
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Rant: I am not a fan of Christmas specials
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Rebirth and the relinquishing of power
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Lillian and alternate reality
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Freedom
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Heart versus ambition
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A final note
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My review this week is somewhat hampered by being on painkillers and penicillin, as I had my wisdom teeth removed a couple of days ago. So it’s going to be short and simple this week!

Fine
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Lionel and Chloe
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Lois
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Some light observations
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I may revisit this episode later in the week when there is less pain! (actual pain I mean! the ep itself was bearable!)
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And some more thoughts on this ep...! First thoughts here. ;)

Penetration
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Clark’s fears
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Chloe as actor
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Prediction and inescapable destiny
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(This is also the reason why I beg you not to spoil me or anyone else who doesn’t want spoilers!!! Please!)

Thank you to anyone who managed to read this much of my ramblings on this ep! ;-) Now on a lighter note...

WHAT THINGS??!
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For me this was one of the most layered episodes of Season 5 so far. The direction and photography were beautifully controlled and Tom’s acting was superb. I have a lot I want to unpack from this episode, but I’ll start with one of the most powerful scenes.

Clark’s confused identification
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Protecting or hurting the one you love
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Open doors
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TBC...

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