SMALLVILLE returns tonight at 8PM on the CW:
Which we only feel the need to remind you thanks to the CW’s super-lacklustre (nonexistent?) marketing campaign for any show that isn’t a reboot of an Aaron Spelling classic or involves vampires. Oh, and no, we’re not just bitter that the network completely ignored our free and sound advertising advice. Okay fine, maybe a little.
It’s a bird.. it’s a plane… it’s not under any circumstances…
… for legal reason super-you-know-who. But that aside, in ever other sense of the word, the ninth season of SMALLVILLE truly marks the ascension of Clark to superhero status. Faster than a speeding bullet, and decked out in a black trench coat that may-or-may-not have been ‘borrowed’ from the set of TORCHWOOD comes Kal-El. Who when he’s not spending time in the fortress of solitude learning “Superhero’ing For Dummies” from his Kryptonian father Jor-El, is saving innocent Metropolis bystanders and of course Lois (who naturally can’t seem to stay out of trouble) complete with his now iconic “S” as a calling card. (Turns out, engraving ‘Red Blue Blur” not only takes way too long, it causes too much damage!)
SMALLVILLE hasn’t forgotten about Chloe:
Which is kind of awkward because Clark certainly seems to. Luckily for Chloe (and fans of Allison Mack), she has Dr. Emil Hamilton (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Alessandro Juliani) and a snazzy new headquarters, a literal Watchtower (also known as the best wedding gift ever, left by dearly deceased Jimmy) to help aid her in discovering where Lois disappeared to… and more importantly, what exactly followed Lois back to Metropolis!
And speaking of Lois:
You will not want to miss tonight’s final scene, where Lois has her very own flash forward of sorts, offering up a tantalizing tease of things to come. Including: A shirtless super make-out session, a shocking possible death and somebody you would not expect to be kneeling before Zod.
Kneel Before Zod:
Yes, Zod has arrived. Just don’t ask us why! That said, of this we are sure: (a) He does not arrive alone. And (b) British import Callum Blue is the perfect choice to play the iconic baddie who in the season premiere gives the once and possibly still villainous Tess a run for her money.