'Smallville: Kent' — Clip

SMALLVILLE returns Friday April 15th with ‘Kent’.
Clark is shocked to find a mirror box in the barn. Clark Luthor surprises him and sends Clark Kent back to the alternate reality where Clark runs into a very angry Jonathan Kent (guest John Schnieder).
 Meanwhile, back in our reality, Clark Luthor visits Tess and tells if she doesn’t side with him he’ll kill her. Lois asks Emil to help her bring Clark back.
Jeannot Szwarc directed with story by Genevieve Sparling and teleplay by Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson.
SMALLVILE airs Fridays at 8:00 PM /7 :00 Central on The CW Network.

'Smallville' Flying Towards Sunset

SmallV_masq_Clark2TV Guide is featuring comments by the cast and producers of The CW’s SMALLVILE, as it heads towards its last episodes and series finale after ten years.
Tom Welling in a break from shooting a scene in the Phantom Zone for the episode airing April 29th had the following to say.

“This show, to me, has always been about Clark Kent — it hasn’t been about Superman.  And it was very important at the end that we make sure that we wrap up the Clark Kent story.”

This is not to say long time viewers won’t get a peak at Welling in the iconic role. Executive producer Kelly Souders had advice for fans watching the series finale.

“I will just say to keep watching through the whole two hours. There is a very, very special moment that we love, and everyone who is looking for that moment won’t be disappointed.”

Series co-creator Al Gough (with Miles Millar), while no longer actively connected to the show,  has his own suspicions.
“The last scene of the last episode was always going to be Clark putting on the suit and flying off into his destiny. And my guess is that, when we all see the finale, it will be some version of that. The wonderful thing about the show is that the people who work on it are just as passionate about it today as they were 10 years ago.  Kelly and Brian (Peterson) found a gear for the show and made it work. I know it wasn’t easy. I’m certainly grateful to them that they were able to do that.”
A_MACK_WAllison Mack, who plays Chloe Sullivan, the only other cast member to appear in all ten seasons, came back for the finale after completing her contracted five episodes this year.

“It was important for me to pay homage to the character, the people I’ve worked with and the fans. I had a realization, while I was doing the middle five episodes, that this has been such a huge part of my life, and I am so blessed and so lucky to have had this opportunity. I wanted to make sure that I was respectful of that.
… I think that the writers have respected my character for such a long time, and she goes out with the same affection she came in with.”

See the entire article at the link above.

'Smallville: Booster' Pictures

SmallV_booster_BG3Here are some pics from the CW’s SMALLVILLE upcoming episode Booster, in which:

“…A fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold (guest star Eric Martsolf, “Days of Our Lives”), sweeps into town and begins making saves and posing for press ops, completely winning over the city of Metropolis. 
Booster begins his campaign to take The Blur’s place as the “World’s Greatest Superhero” and tries to charm Lois into writing a story about him, but she’s not having his antics and begins her own campaign for The Blur. 
SmallV_booster_BluB During one of Booster’s saves, an alien weapon in the form of a scarab falls from a truck and fuses itself to a boy named Jaime Reyes (guest star Jaren Brandt Bartlett), turning him into the Blue Beetle.  Unfortunately, Jaime is unable to control the suit and Blue Beetle starts attacking Metropolis. “

 
Also seen is what looks like an iconic moment for the future Man of Steel.
 
 

"Sup... er, The Blur!"
"Sup... er, The Blur!"

 
"This looks like a job for..."
"This looks like a job for..."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Series star Tom Welling directed the episode, written by DC’s Geoff Johns.
SMALLVILLE returns Friday April 15th, with Kent, which features some alternate Earth action. Booster is set for the following week.

Smallville — Booster Gold & Blue Beetle Pic

Smallville_BOOSTER1From TV Guide comes this first look at Booster Gold (Eric Martsolf) and the new Blue Beetle (Jaren Brandt Bartlett), in their upcoming appearance on SMALLVILLE. 
In Booster, scheduled to air April 22nd, Days of Our Lives star Eric Martsolf describes his role of Booster Gold as , “a glory-seeking showboat from the future.”  

“The episode takes place in Booster’s very early stages where he’s at his conceited best, where he believes he can do whatever he wants. He’s gonna stay for the photo op and bask in the glory of his heroic efforts.”

Episode author, DC Comics’  Geoff Johns says:

“The one thing Booster does prove to Clark is that people want to look up to this guy… They want to be inspired, and no one’s doing it for them.”

However. Clark Kent and his time-traveling rival have different values. 
“This guy (Booster Gold)  always shows up at the last second to make a dramatic rescue, which is really suspect,” hints Johns, now creative head of DC Entertainment.
See the entire article at the link above.
SMALLVILLE returns from hiatus  on Friday, April 15th at 8:00PM/7:00 PM Central on The CW.

Smallville: 'Scion' – Description & Clip

Here’s a preview clip and The CW’s official description of this Friday’s episode of SMALLVILLE, Scion.

TESS SURPRISES CLARK — Lionel (John Glover) and Tess (Cassidy Freeman) go head to head in a battle for the Luthor name.  Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance) are stunned by Tess’ latest present to them. 
(Ed. note: Lucas Grabeel guest stars again as “Alexander”. )
Al Septien directed the episode written by Al Septien & Turi Meyer.

SMALLVILLE airs Friday at 8:00 PM/7 Central, followed by a new episode of SUPERNATURAL at 9:00 PM.

'Smallville: Fortune' — Clip

Here’s a preview clip from this Friday’s new episode of SMALLVILLE, Fortune. Clark and Chloe discover they’ve been slipped a major mickey, which may involve matrimony.

Official Description:
ZATANNA GIVES THE GANG A SERIOUS HANGOVER
After Zatanna sends a magically spiked bottle of champagne to Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance) for their bachelor/bachlorette parties, the gang blacks out after the toast, only to wake up the next morning and realize they can’t remember anything about the night before.

While trying to retrace their steps, Lois realizes she lost her engagement ring and drags Oliver (Justin Hartley) back to the Fortune Casino where she thinks she lost it. The two run into Fortune (guest star James Kidnie), the eccentric casino owner, who accuses them of stealing money from him.

Meanwhile, Clark tells Chloe (Allison Mack) he has a memory of stealing an armored truck the night before. Christopher Petry directed the episode written by Anne Coffell Saunders.

SMALLVILLE airs Friday at 8:00 PM/7 Central on the CW Network, followed by a new episode of SUPERNATURAL at 9:00 Pm.

Smallville:Masquerade—Clip

Here’s a preveiw clip and official description of SMALLVILLE’s, next episode, Masquerade.

CHLOE AND OLIVER ARE KIDNAPPED 
Chloe (Allison Mack) and Oliver (Justin Hartley) are mistaken for FBI agents investigating Desaad’s (guest star Steve Byers) recent string of murders and the pair are kidnapped by Desaad’s minions. Desaad tries to infect Chloe with the darkness.
Meanwhile, Lois (Erica Durance) tells Clark (Tom Welling) he needs to be more careful with his identity and suggests a disguise.
Tim Scanlan directed the episode, written by Bryan Q. Miller

SMALLVILLE airs Friday at 8:oo PM/7:00 Central on The CW Network, followed by a neaw episode of SUPERNATURAL.

Big 'Smallville' Spoiler

 
 TVLine  broke the news of major spoiler from SMALLVILLE: the early arrival of a version of a significant comic book character —Connor Kent, aka Superboy.
Lucas Grabeel is Alexander/Connor
Lucas Grabeel is Alexander/Connor
Likely to be revealed in the upcoming episode ‘Scion’,  it seems Alexander, the Lex Luthor clone, actually shares both Lex’s and Clark Kent’s DNA. (A plot wrinkle introduced in the comics, after the Death of Superman series.)
 
This was foreshadowed by the surprise ending of last Friday’s episode  Beacon, in which Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman) discovers to her shock that Alexander (Lucas Grabeel, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) is becoming invunerable.
Producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders are quoted as saying:

“Conner’s [sic]  journey is manipulated by a master.  Luckily, someone knows more about Conner’s life than he does. But he should be wary of strangers bearing gifts.”

So it doesn’t look (at the moment) like the Alexander clone will age into the Michael Rosenbaum Lex. It will be interesting to see how the character will return in the series finale.

 

"Real" Lex Back on 'Smallville'

 

Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor

According to Deadline , Michael Rosenbaum will return as the adult Lex Luthor for the two-hour season finale of SMALLVILLE.
The article states that  the deal was finalized Friday night for the actor to reprise his role, which he played for seven years on the CW Network  (originally the WB) program.
Since his departure, body doubles and both younger (Jakob Davies, Connor Stanhope, and most recently Lucas Grabeel) and older actors (Mackenzie Gray) have been used to depict various incarnations of Lex Luthor, some of them “damaged” clones, others possibly the actual, though masked and  injured man. While acceptable in these roles, these substitutes don’t really compare to the original.

SMALLVILLE showrunners Brian Peterson and  Kelly Souders are quoted as saying:

“It feels like the stars are aligning, literally. We couldn’t be more excited about having Michael back. And as far as the way he returns … there’ll be no doubt about how Lex becomes the great rival in Clark Kent’s life. He is the villain of the story.”

Michael Rosenbaum says he’s delighted to return to wrap things up for the series, now in its tenth season.

“I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made SMALLVILLE the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness and even their threats. Ha-ha.

I can’t wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again… Oh, and for Lex to become the badass he’s destined to be.”

Rosenbaum and the writing staff always took care to depict the character as complex and human, a  person wounded and damaged by his upbringing, desperately seeking love, friendship, and trust—all undermined by his ingrained fear of beytral and subsequent need to control.