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neurological dryer lint

dirty deeds... and the dunderchief


keep me hanging on so contagiously

tonight's smallville, sickeningly titled lexmas, had a surprisingly high percentage of over-arching story meat. if you haven't been following - part of the current plot thread is that lex and mr. kent are both running for state senator.

tonight, lex wakes up after being shot in a dream where, seven years in the future, he is married to lana, with a child, a middle class working schmoe who is friends with clark and chloe (also married). lex is told by the ghost of his mother that, if he makes an ethically positive decision not to eliminate mr. kent from the race by manufacturing a smear campaign, that he can end up with this kind of life - an average dude, but deliriously happy.

well, we know where it goes - lex is superman's enemy, so he obviously makes the evil call, even though in the dream, he has the life he desires. but why? at the end of the episode, in lex's dream, lana dies giving birth to their second child. when lex comes to his father, lionel for help - lionel, who took lex's inheritance when lex turned his back on him - lionel calls him pathetic. "you gave up the money and the power that would have enabled you to save your wife," he sneers.

so lex wakes up. what does he do? decides to take out mr. kent. because he wants to be powerful, to have it all, so that he's never out of money, resources, out of options, out of control. "what i want more than anything is to live happily ever after," he says. "the secret to living happily ever after... is money and power. once you have those two things, you can secure everything else, and keep it that way."

heard this story before?

question time. why is it i identify so much with these anti-heroes? anakin skywalker... michael corleone... lex luthor? 'identify with' i guess is a bad description - although i have seen pieces of myself in these characters. i think it's the control thing - i hate feeling out of control, especially when it comes to the people i love. what if - like these people - i start down the path of evil, and i justify it with the desire to protect and provide for my family and those close to me? it's a noble thought, one i am vulnerable to - the defender, the strong one, the one who can fix everything, protect everyone...

once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

hmm. so what smallville character do you think will die at the end of the series? my money was on chloe originally but i'm wondering if it'll be lana...

hey, snow outside! thank goodness for VPN.


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Blogger B-Call Says:

well, we know it can't be Ms Tussmacher. since she HAS to save Superman in the first movie.

Blogger Jeri Says:

FYI Kent and chloe in Lex dream...not married :op We watched it and first thought that. No ring and nothing to say they where married... I think it will be either Lex Dad or Clarks Mom:)

Blogger ryanham Says:

Smart money is on Ensign Wallace. Or Uncle Owen and Aunt Veru.

Oh..Smallville..right. Um...Chloe?

Blogger B-Call Says:

hey, why is ryan missing teeth in the family picture? and conner has a black eye? jeri, what are you beating those two with over there?

Blogger Justin Hall Says:

But I wanted to go up to Toshi station and pick up some power converters!!!

Blogger Jeri Says:

Brian...that's just how it looks in the picture. lol Your a dork...now shut up or i will give you a black eye ;op

Blogger The Barber Says:

Hi guys this is one of my first posts. I must say I hate Smallville.

Blogger The Barber Says:

This blogging thing is really entertaining. I am going to enjoy reading everyones junk.

Blogger Justin Hall Says:

darren! excellent.


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