How did you get here?
Yes, I do have some.
Great job of protecting your short supply of it.
One Clark & Lois cap per episode: 4x03 Facade.
Here is how it goes: it’s Clark’s turn in the dunk tank, and Lois’s to send him tumbling into the water. She misses the first time and they banter back and forth (didn’t those guys on the base teach you anything?/wouldn’t you like to know) because this is what they do, Clark and Lois, this is how they communicate. She doesn’t miss the second time. He falls, and she whoops and bows and the crowd cheers, and when he comes up for air his smile is gigantic. And she runs up to him and ruffles his hair and he splashes her and they beam at each other, and Chloe, who’s been observing all of this, is just like oh. Oh. People who are around Lois and Clark almost always notice and/or comment on their relationship (Lana and the Kents had their turn in the previous episode). And although this moment was largely spontaneous on the parts of Erica Durance and Tom Welling, which is a testament to their natural chemistry, Clark and Lois as characters are deliberately written as being drawn to each other in this inexplicable way. It’s something that crops up in every good version of the Superman story. This scene is a perfect example of how joyful Lois and Clark can be together. They make each other happy without even really having to try. Even when their interactions are teasing there’s a sense of mutual enjoyment, but here they’re not hiding behind sarcasm. They don’t even admit to being friends until halfway through the season, but that’s only because they’re ridiculous people. So even though we all know how the story goes, it’s compelling because the dynamic here is so instantly, effortlessly right. They’ve known each other for like a week and they’re already absurdly close. He was lying stark naked in a cornfield without a memory when they met and she rescued him. She’s staying with his family instead of hers. They’ve solved mysteries and disagreed and bickered and made each other laugh and saved each other’s lives, and it still takes them years to figure out how perfect they are for each other.
JH: Then, of course, here we have….He’s just missed her—he’s been gone for HOURS—and he’s missed her THAT much. You can see that in his eyes. He has NO idea what she’s gone through. And there’s this, no matter what, there’s this understanding.
KS: I remember watching Erica prepare. She was sitting outside that first shot, in the little alcove, and her really trying to get in the mind space of feeling he’d been gone for three weeks, and thought it was just painful even seeing her trying to even get in there. You can just read it on her.
JH: It was a really good moment, for me, working with her in this scene. She was sitting there in that alcove, like you said, and she was sitting there preparing and preparing. I wanted that emotion to stay right on her sleeve. So I walked over to her and I said, “You’ve moved into this apartment, and you’ve unpacked every single thing that’s his, and that’s how you get through your day. ‘Cause you walk into the room and you unpack one of his boxes, and that’s how you get through your day. And you walked into the room to unpack one of those boxes, and there weren’t any left.” And she JUST NAILED it. Of course, you stop, you reset, and you do all this, and there’s an hour and a half that goes by. So she’s sitting in that alcove trying to prepare, and she’s doing just a great job staying with it, and I said to her, “You’re going to head back to Watchtower to wait for him. Everything is fine. You’ve got your senses about you and everything. And you go to brush your teeth before you leave and you have to reach past his toothbrush.” Just those little things, for her, set her off and allowed her to do this kind of stuff, which is great. Then you just get out of her way and let her go.
BP: Part of what we wanted to do in this scene—like you said, they’re starting a new life, everything’s kind of up in the air—we wanted to show that no matter where they are these two people are completely meant to be together. That works beautifully, especially because of the performances and the directing.
CB: These guys are so good together, aren’t they?
Smallville DVD Commentary “Dominion” featuring Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, Justin Hartley, and Callum Blue