'Smallville: Icarus' – Clip

Here’s a preview clip from this Friday’s episode of SMALLVILLE, Icarus, and the offical description:

The VRA (Vigilante Registration Act) is in full effect, and things take an unfortunate turn of events after the Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) tries to stop a mugging, but is attacked by citizens for being a super hero. Clark (Tom Welling) discovers that the civilians who attacked Oliver were all marked with a darkness tattoo.
Carter Hall (SG-1’s Michael Shanks) and Star Girl (Britt Irvin) return to help Clark deal with Slade’s (BSG’s Michael Hogan) re-emergence after he kidnaps Lois (Erica Durance).
Cassidy Freeman also stars.
Mairzee Almas directed the episode written by Genevieve Sparling.

KNEEL Before... err, LOIS!
KNEEL Before… err, LOIS!

The spoilerific stuff:
Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane, and this episode may be the last we see of Hawkman on the show. Given the episode title, one might suspect it’s a dramatic exit. Time will tell.
This is the mid-season finale; the show wont be back until 2011.
SMALLVILLE airs Friday at 8:00 PM/7 Central, followed by a new episode of SUPERNATURAL, Appointment In Samarra.

The CW to test fly DC's 'Raven'?

Raven_DCVariety reports that The CW has signed V (The ABC Series) producer Diego Gutierrez to develop and write a Warner Borthers Television pilot for the DC super hero Raven, who’s previously only appearred in comics and on the animated TEEN TITANS.
Created by Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez, Raven  is Rachel Roth, a human/demon hybrid who lived for years in an alternate dimension. She has  telepathic/empathic ablities, and the power to teleport, as well as and send out an astral body to eavesdrop or do battle.
The article suggests that the show would be a non-spin off replacement for SMALLVILLE, which ends it’s 10-year run in 2011.

'Smallville: Luthor' – Description & Clip

In this week’s new episode of SMALLVILLE, Luthor, former regular John Glover returns as Lionel Luthor—but with a twist, as the character was previously killed off a few years back.

Tess (Cassidy Freeman) acquires a Kryptonian box that once belonged to Lionel Luthor (John Glover). When Clark (Tom Welling) accidentally activates the box, he’s transported to a parallel universe where Lionel found Clark in the cornfields instead of the Kents.
In this universe, Clark Luthor is a murderer and Lois (Erica Durance) is engaged to Oliver (Justin Hartley) and both of them hate Clark.
Clark must be careful not to tip off Lionel that he’s not his son while trying to figure out how to get back to Earth where the monster Clark Luthor was transported in his place.
Executive Producer Kelly Souders directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller.

SMALLVILLE airs Fridays at 8:00 PM/7:00 PM Central on The CW network, followed by SUPERNATURAL.

Upcoming 'Smallville' Tidbits & 'Patriot'

luthor_UltraTV GUIDE features an interview with SMALLVILLE producers Brain Peterson and Kelly Sounders in which they revealed the following:
As hinted in previous episodes, Clark (Tom Welling) intends to propose to Lois Lane (Erica Durnace). This will happen within the next three episodes, according to Brian Peterson. They won’t say if viewers will see a wedding, but they will see Lois making plans, which will be  “a bit of a ride in and of itself”.
Martha Kent (Annette O’Toole) will return, trying to protect Clark from the Vigilante Registration Act.
Last week’s revelation of Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman) actually being Lutessa Lena Luthor will be s storyline that continues throughout the season.
Lionel Luthor’s (John Glover) return in the episode “Luthor” takes place in an alternate universe. (One that will apparently reference a specific alternate Earth from the comics.)
Chole Sullivan’s will return in a dramatic way. “Certainly the Chloe fans will have a lot to sink their teeth into,” confided Kelly Souders.
See more SMALLVILLE info at the link above.
SMALLVILLE airs a new episode Patriot tonight at 8:00 PM/7 Central on The CW Network.    

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PATRIOT

In an effort to protect the rest of the team, Oliver (Justin Hartley) decides to register for the Vigilante Registration Act to see what the government plans to do with the new law. As he suspected, it was a trap to lure superheroes to an undisclosed location where he is confined to a jail and subjected to a battery of brutal tests under the supervision of Col. Slade (guest star Michael Hogan, “Battlestar Galactica”).
Aquaman (guest star Alan Ritchson) and his new wife Mera (guest star Elena Satine) team up with Clark to free Oliver. Lois is frustrated when Clark continues to push aside her offers to help the team and sets out to prove she can play with the big boys.
 Tom Welling directed the episode written by John Chisolm.

A new episode of SUPERNATURAL, Clap Your Hands If You Believe, follows at 9:00 Pm/8 Central.

Smallville: 'Abandoned' – Clip

Here’s a clip from this week’s episod of SMALLVILLE, Abandoned.

TERI HATCHER GUEST STARS AS ELLA LANE; DC COMICS’ CHARACTERS GRANNY GOODNESS (CHRISTINE WILLES) AND HARRIET (GUEST STAR LINDSAY HARTLEY) APPEAR.
Lois (Erica Durance) finds a video made for her by her mother, Ella Lane (Hatcher), before she died. After watching the tape, Lois makes a drastic decision about her relationship with Clark (Tom Welling) that takes her to the Fortress, where she comes face to face with Jor-El and Lara…
Meanwhile, Tess has a nightmare involving herself as a child and a music box. Upon awakening, she finds the music box in Luthor mansion and sets out to find out who planted it there.

Does Granny Goodness know Tess's past?
Does Granny Goodness know Tess's past?

Clark accompanies her to an orphanage run by Granny Goodness (guest star Christine Willes) who may not have the young girls’ best intentions in mind. One of the young women living there, Harriet (guest star Hartley), finds Clark snooping around and decides to take matters into her own very sharp hands.
Kevin Fair directed the episode written by Drew Landis & Julia Swift

SMALLVILLE airs Fridays at 8:00 PM/7 Central, followed by a new episode of SUPERNATURAL at 9:00 PM.8 Central on The CW Network.
In an interesting note, Lindsay Hartley is the wife of series star Justin Hartley — who does not appear in this episode.

Smallville: 'Ambush' Description and Clip

SMALLVILLE’s  latest episode is Ambush, in which Lois Lane’s father Sam Lane and formerly wayward sister Lucy both appear.
In this clip, Lois’s dad shows he has some serious boundry issues.

Official Description:
“The General (guest star Michael Ironside) and Lucy Lane (Peyton List) decide to drop in on Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling) for a surprise Thanksgiving dinner.

Clark and the General get off to a rocky start after Lois’ father bashes the superheroes and tells Clark he is trying to pass a vigilante registration law.

Meanwhile, in an effort to stop the vigilante registration act from being passed, Rick Flagg (guest star Ted Whittall) lies to Lucy in order to lure Clark away from the farm long enough for him to assassinate the General.
Lois is torn between making her father proud and her love for Clark.
Turi Meyer directed the episode written by Don Whitehead & Holly Henderson.”

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Superman fans will be amused that genre favorite Michael Ironside has been the voice of Darkseid on the Superman Animated series, and that character and his minions are this season’s major menaces.
SMALLVILLE airs Fridays at 8:00 PM/ & Central on The CW Network.

Mad Harriet Attacks 'Smallville'

 
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Eonline.uk posted this picture of Lindsay Hartley (PASSIONS) as ‘Mad Harriet’ on The CW’s SMALLVILLE.

Scheduled to appear in the November 12th episode ‘Abandoned’ Hartely, the real-life wife of Justin Hartley, the show’s Green Arrow, plays the Freddy Kruger-clawed Harriet, one of Granny Goodness’s (Christine Willes) Female Furies (created by Jack Kirby).
In the comics, those claws are charged with a powerful, unearthly energy. Likely they will be in the episode as well, since she goes after the investigating Clark Kent, who she sees as a danger to Granny’s decidedly unorthodox orphanage.
The busy episode will also feature the return of Kal-El’s Kryptonian parents, Julian Sands (Jor-El), Helen Slater (Lara), and an appearance by Teri Hatcher (LOIS & CLARK) as Lois Lane’s deceased mother, Ella Lane.
Granny Goodness, Mad Harriet and other of DC Comics’ New Gods-related characters reflect the season-long threat of Darkseid’s attempt to infiltrate Earth. First seen in the  Mister Miracle comic book  in 1972, the green-haired Harriet also appeared on the SUPERMAN ANIMATED series, and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED. Her look on SMALLVILLE is considerably toned-down.

Smallville: 'Harvest' – Clip

Here’s a clip from this Friday’s episode of SMALLVILLE, Harvest.

Official Description:
Clark (Tom Welling) is concerned about Lois’ (Erica Durance) safety, so he diverts her away from covering the Vigilante Registrations Act by suggesting she cover another story.
After he comes clean with her, an angry Lois tells him that she can take care of herself, but when a flat tire strands their car in the middle of nowhere, their plans take a turn for the worse and Lois ends up in serious danger.
Meanwhile, Tess (Cassidy Freeman) searches for a cure for Alexander (guest star Connor Stanhope), who is rapidly aging.
Turi Meyer directed the episode written by Al Septien & Turi Meyer.

Expect some spooky elemement sin this American Gothic-tinged episode, just in time for Halloween.
SMALLVILLE airs Fridays at 8:00 PM/7 Central on The CW Network, followed by a new episode of SUPERNATURAL.

Smallville: 'Isis' – Clip

Here’s a preview clip from tomorrow’s episode of SMALLVILLE, Isis.
 
Official Description:
Lois (Erica Durance) decides to tell Clark (Tom Welling) she knows he’s The Blur, but she accidentally activates an ancient artifact that transforms her into the Goddess Isis, complete with superpowers of her own.

Oliver (Justin Hartley) and Clark reluctantly decide to ask Tess (Cassidy Freeman) for help with Lois.
Meanwhile, after Cat Grant (guest star Keri Lynn Pratt) witnesses Lois as Isis using her superpowers, she deciSMallV_LoisIsisdes Lois is the Blur and sets out to prove it.
James Marshall directed the episode written by Genevieve Sparling.

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

Smallville: 'Homecoming' – 200th Episode Review

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Has it really been 10 years and 200 episodes of SMALLVILLE? Wow, yeah it has been—and what a trip. Ten years, two networks (the late WB, and its co-joined twin the CW), departures and additions in cast, changes in setting, turn-overs in producers and writers. It’s real survivor in genre TV terms, a show with an unusual amount of history.
Using Clark Kent’s (Tom Welling) five-year Smallville High class reunion was a great way to reference and visit some of that history, and also (hopefully) point the way to the future.
Lois Lane (Eric Durance) has to badger a depressed and self-doubting Clark to attend, and she has some cause to regret that, as no one seems to remember her from the not-quite five weeks she attended. She’s a little put out, but she also fears that she’s reviving memories that are making Clark even less happy.
During the dance, in which Clark has been miserably made the center of attention as Homecoming King (the dead-eyed, depressed look on Welling face is priceless), what at first appears to be his enemy Brainiac (James Marsters) appears, stopping time for all but them. This however is Brainiac 5, the good-guy version of 31st century, free of whatever corrupting influence that set him on the wrong path. He wants to help Clark put his own feet back on track as well.
Smallv_homecoming_C_BrainiacBrainiac 5 shows Clark Kent some of the things that have blocked him from becoming the person he wants to be; his guilt from the past, his inability to let go, his fear of the future. He shows him that he did not directly cause his father’s (John Schneider in flashback) death in some kind of time-travel Russian Roulette, but that Jonathan Kent chose to protect Clark, even at the cost of his own survival. In many ways, since then Clark has blamed himself for every misfortune that has befallen anyone close to him.
The emissary from the future also opens his eyes to the harm he is inadvertently doing to his friends by distancing himself from them. Oliver Quinn is distraught, really needing Clark’s emotional support after revealing to the world his identity as Green Arrow, shaken that his friend apparently won’t return his calls. It never occurred to Clark that that was even a possibility.
He’s shown Lois’ vulnerable side exposed, distraught that she really doesn’t know if they still have a relationship or future. (The character she’s talking to says Lois is the moth, not the flame, a humiliating if apt comparision.)
Best of all, however, is that Clark Kent winds up in the future, and finds confirmation that he can inded become one of the world’s protectors, and that his life need not leave him a bleak and lonely figure, always apart from the humanity he wants to serve.

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In very amusing and touching scenes he’s by turns agitated, confused and pleased that he and Lois Lane seem to be together and on intimate terms at the Daily Planet, and that’s she knows his secret. Sent off to the elevator by an affectionate if somewhat scattered Lois, he hears a familiar voice say: “She’s a handful, isn’t she?” And turns to see himself, seven years older —Clark Kent in glasses, slicked back hair and a trenchcoat.
Tom Welling does a great job here, playing a younger and slightly petulant Clark, while his “Mr. Kent” is confident and forceful, giving the impression that he’s both coolly amused and a touch exasperated at his past self. It’s good (and implied planned) that younger Clark is there in 2017, because a massive A-Bomb-like explosion goes off, sending a red and blue blur the future knows as Superman off to deal with that menace, while Clark is “ordered” to the roof.
There, in a scene that echoes SUPERMAN: The Movie, Clark saves Lois and her pilot from their out-of-control helicopter. She knocks out the pilot to preserve Clarks secret ID, and rewards him with a passionate and familiar kiss.
Smallv_homecoming_LoisClarkBack in Smallville Present, courtesy of Brainiac 5, Clark is finally able to let go of his father’s death, and symbolically bury the past. Feeling Lois was short-changed of their dance at the reunion, Clark sets up the Kent barn for a dance, and with confidence he quiets her fears and need to complicate matters. He tells her he loves her, she admits she loves him, and without music, they sway together—no they float, up off the floor. And if they don’t notice in the moment, we do.
So many things went right in this episode, and that was a real gift to viewers, letting us know that no matter how the many twist and turns there might be on the road from SMALLVILLE to Metropolis, the characters will end up at their final destination.
SMALLVILE: HOMECOMING
The CW Network
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, written by series producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. A Warner Brothers Television production.