Hopefully today’s news of Michael Rosenbaum not returning to Smallville won’t spoil tonight’s episode, as two fan favorites, Lionel Luthor (John Glover) and Martha Kent (Annette O’Toole), return!

With Chloe back in Metropolis and Clark (technically) able to fly, this season’s storyline is quickly picking up speed. While certain members of the Luthor family aren’t so keen to show themselves, nothing’s going to stop Lionel from reclaiming his corporation.

Of course, the most important part of this episode are the videos that Smallville fans submitted. In an attempt to the show Clark that the world needs him, Chloe will be showing him videos from people around the world. In this case, Smallville fans from around world, well, country (the contest wasn’t open to international residents).

‘Beacon’ Episode Description

Clark (Tom Welling) is surprised to see Martha (Annette O’Toole) on the news speaking at a pro-vigilante rally. However, surprise quickly turns to horror when he and Lois (Erica Durance) watch as Martha is injured in an attack on national television. Meanwhile, Lionel (John Glover) reveals himself to the world and reclaims LuthorCorp from Tess (Cassidy Freeman) and Oliver (Justin Hartley). Lois and Chloe (Allison Mack) decide to cheer Clark up by showing him videos from thousands of vigilante supporters professing their support for The Blur. Videos were created and submitted by actual “Smallville” fans.

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Smallville airs Fridays @8pm, on The CW

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