I'm going to be doing the listing things as thoughts come to me.
1. Jor-El basically tried to kill Jonathan Kent to force Clark into the Cave Vagina. This to me is a bit funny.
2. The high point of the SV epi was the scene in the barn in the beginning. Sure, it was cool when Clark found Lex's Chamer of Secrets, and oh boy did Glover and Rosenbaum tear up the screen together in their scene (also - I studied prison architecture for a year, wtf kind of prison is that, huh?. But that scene in the barn? Was the heart of the episode, in a lot of ways.
This may be because it was where my heart tended to beat the fastest, as you know what? Clark was ten seconds away from professing undying love. Or, maybe he did actually profess it, because that look on his face was pretty intense.
Now, let's see if y'all have anything to weigh in on this: Lyra and I are kind of tossing around what Clark's motivations for not telling Lex about the brain-fry issue is. We both feel like he didn't have just the one, but Lyra feels like it was mainly to keep his secret. And, you know, that's a viable response, as most of what Clark does is in order to conceal his powers yadda yadda yadda...but I feel like this is much more complex than that. I feel like Clark never said it out loud - what he'd seen happen to Lex -- because he didn't want to relive it. He didn't want to make it real by talking about it. He wanted to put that moment in time in a little box and hide it somewhere dark, but of course, that's not possible.
Also, I wonder if maybe he didn't tell Lex as another way of being protective of him -- and this is way fucked up, but be with me now. Clark knows how much Lionel means to Lex, and now that Clark knows how far Lionel will go, he's keeping an extra eye on him. To hear that Lionel did that to Lex would, understandably be shockign and apalling (or Clark would think of it that way, as he doesn't understand the SHARK LIKE TENDENCIES OF LIONEL LUTHOR TO EAT (non sexually) HIS OWN YOUNG!). So, Clark doesn't tell Lex in order to protect him from that heartbreak, reasoning that he doesn't *have* to because now he'll keep a closer eye on Lionel.
I'm not saying that's a primary reason, or even a secondary reason of Clark's, just something that's floating around in his pretty little head. I think he doesn't even question his choice not to tell Lex, just goes with it, tries to sweep it under the rug. Because it hurts too much for him to think about -- think back to that last scene of Asylum.
3. So. Lionel. What a psychotic bastard, dude. And now a bald one. I'm hoping this is a Samson type situation. Also? If his liver kills him before Lex can, thereby assuming his mantel, I'll eat one of my many many ahts.
4. Under the column of Nifra Knows Her Boy: you know that scene where Clark says to Lex "I'm not here for you, Lex. I'm doing this because it's the right thing to do." I called that word for word during the first commercial break. No, really, verbatim. I'm impressed by me, *grins* even if no one else is.
5. Lex's Chamber of Secrets: How many re-writes of this scene am I expecting to see crop up over the summer? Oh, about FIVE HUNDRED BAJILLION. But on the other side -- I felt for Clark here. I felt like he was begining to doubt that he'd ever meant anything to Lex, and even if you don't read the fanon romantic love into that, it's a *hard* feeling to believe that people who are close to you just don't care about you. That you're being used, and it really seemed like that to him, I'm sure.
Lex's reactions I think were in step with where he is right now, emotionally with Clark. He stood up to Clark, he fought for the friendship, but when Clark left? Lex didn't look surprised. And that's because he's such a very smart boy; he's known for a while that everything between him and Clark is about to come to a head...he jsut thought he'd be the one to bring it there. And here's the thing that I love about the two of those boys: Lex is more forgiving than Clark is.
If Lex had been in Clark's position, and he'd found some weird little shrine to him, and Clark had offered an even half-way plausible explanation for it? Lex would have been like, "Right. Okay. Whatever." and life would have gone on.
What a fucked up little boy he is. God I love him. *smooches her proto-superhero*
5. I can't even talk about the fact that Chloe's dead, not in any kind of real way, beyond this: 1) Her death? Will cement the distance between Clark and Lex, as she died under Lex's watch. and 2) That was the best kept spoiler. Ever. I mean, sure we've all seen it coming for years now, and I even off-handedly said to Lyra when the Ominous Music played in front of the Roaring Fire Place, "Shit, man, Chloe's totally going to bite it," but in all reality, I had *NO IDEA*.
6. So, wtf? Is Jonathan dead? I mean, not that that would bother me. But, like, really. Is he dead?
7. Martha showed a spine. I kind of dug it.
8. The scenes between Lana and Lex don't say anything about Lexana to me. They just say, "Friends" and that's cool. I love that Clark dropped the rose more because of Lex than for any other reason. No, really.
9. Shit, man, poor Lana finding out in Paris that her two best friends have 1) died and 2) gone missing. Again.
10. Kara...I vaguely loved. She had this great smug expression all episode long. But my love for her was largely because of the way she kept putting the smack down on Jonathan. It was like this:
Jonathan: Platitude. Self righteousness.
Kara: I am from Krypton. I'll fuck you up. Close your face.
11. Not digging the Jor-El mindcamp business. Clark should Supermanify on his own. That is my feeling.
1. LINDSEY! OH DEAR GOD HOW I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH AND AM PRETY MUCH BROKEN BY THE FACT THAT YOU ARE DEAD AND YOUR LAST WORD WAS ANGEL AND OH GOD WHY WHY WHY HAVE YOU DIED?! YOU LOVED BEING ON ANGEL'S TEAM! YOU LOVED ANGEL IN YOUR OWN BORDERLINE PSYCHOTIC WAY! YOU COMPLIMENTED HIS TESTES! OH GOD I WANTED YOU TO SING! HOW I LOVE YOU!
I...well. That was about the size of that plot point in my brain.
2. Connor coming back? I totally was on board with that.
3. Wesley, what a weird and sad man you were. I love you, and was weirdly happy that you died. Even if you do suffer ever so Britishly.
4. Ahh, Harmony. Predictable to the end. Nice shoes.
5. Illyria, I don't know why I liked you. I mean, really. I have no idea whatsoever. But I really did at the end. I know that it's maybe not a rational affinity, but. It existed.
6. Angelcakes. Kill the hell out of that dragon. Just kill it to pieces, sugar.
7. Gunn, you make me think of Cuchulain of Murmentyne -- you start off this brash, ridiculous fighter who I maybe didn't like too much, but by the end? You broke my heart with your memorable ten minutes thing.
8. In conclusion: LINDSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My grief over the deaths tonight on TV are weird: Wesley -- acceptance. Lindsey -- vehement anger and shock. Chloe -- numbness. Utter numbness.
Soon I hope to move on to other phases of emotion. I just don't know what they'll be. So I think I'll go kick Lionel in his newly-shorn balls for a while, mentally.