Eek, I've fallen really behind here, haven't I? Darned move + worse weather = exhausted Jen. So here are some quick answers to catch up.Day 10 - Favourite Clark excuse for appearing / disappearing
From Odyssey, when he unexpectedly meets up with Lois at the Montana facility:
Lois: What are you doing here?
Clark: I heard they had good espresso.
Come on, even Lois laughed!Day 11 - Favourite Story Arc
Tough one. I can't say the Zod/Book of Rao stuff in Season 9 because I was too nervous while I was watching, expecting everything to go south. I think I'll go back to Season 5 and the whole Brainiac arc intertwined with the consequences of Jor-El stripping Clark of his powers only to restore them later at a cost. Sure I hate the idea of 'the universe' finding a balance by taking the life of a loved one, and I hated the 'who will it be' death watch, but there were some really excellent episodes along the way. And S5 Brainiac was everything a big bad should be, especially as he tried to pull Clark away from humanity. Day 12 - Favourite Climax
Not sure if this is meant in the context of a single episode or the season as a whole. If the first, I might go with Hidden and the jump onto the missile (especially given the short scene showing Chloe's despair turning to joy when she realizes that Smallville has not been destroyed, which means Clark is still alive). The tank scene in Memoria is also a standout in a very different way.
If we're talking season ending cliffie(s), there have been a lot to choose from, though Doomsday is of course out of the running. Because I'm a Clark centric kind of girl, I'll go with Season 5's Vessel - I was wondering all summer just how he was going to get out of the Zone and what would happen with Lexod. I wish they'd split the start of S6 into two episodes and allowed that situation more time to play out. Day 13 - Worst Character Death
I'm going with Alicia here because, ugh, her death was as mean and ugly as it gets. I grieved with Clark, and fell in love with Chloe as she offered her words of comfort at the graveside. And then, bam, next episode. the only thought on Clark's mind is football.
The other contender is "Lex" in Requiem, except it wasn't the death that was the travesty here, it was bringing him back onto the screen at all without using Michael, or playing any respect to the very nuanced character created by him. But I refuse to believe that was really Lex at all - it was just a plot to get some revenge on Lana first and foremost, plus giving him some breathing time to set up his networks with Checkmate.Day 14 - Most Emotional Moment
Another very tough one. I'll go with three Clark-in-tears moments, because they get me every time. (1) Unsafe
- where Clark tries to get Martha to understand his attraction to Alicia only to get an extremely cold shoulder (as OOC as the scene is for Martha IMO), (2) Vengeance
- where Clark finally lets down his barriers and starts to grieve for Jonathan's death (from personal experience, it's often something unexpected that triggers those emotions - even years later), and (3) Arctic
- when Clark listens to Lana's dear John video and gets comforted by Lois. ( days under the cut )