Smallville: ‘Kent’ Preview – Clark vs. Jonathan

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

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While there are still three weeks left before Smallville season 10 returns from its winter/spring hiatus, that doesn’t mean we can’t start talking about the next episode in the series’ final season.

The April 15 episode of Smallville, entitled “Kent”, will pit Clark Kent against Jonathan Kent – well, an alternate version of the deceased patriarch. Sucked back into the alternate world of Clark Luther, Clark Kent will see what happened to his proverbial father if the Kent’s Kryptonian adoption never occurred.

Single, penniless and surviving on the streets, this version of Jonathan Kent is far from the Kansas sage that Clark once turned to for advice. If the preview photo (see above) or the preview video (see below) are any indication of what might come from this otherworldly pseudo-reunion, Clark is going to not only going to have to save himself from the alternate world, but battle Jonathan Kent in order to do so.

Considering its doubtful that Clark will be able to kill his father – even if it’s technically not him – this episode will likely find Clark helping Jonathan turn his life around. That this, of course, after he frees himself from his alternate-father’s capture.

What initially was going to be the final episode for John Schneider is now but a mere stepping-stone, as it was recently revealed that Schneider’s episode commitment for Smallville has been extended and he will be returning for one final episode this season – the Smallville series finale.

Of course, we have many months to discuss what exactly Schneider’s role will be in the Smallville series finale. Until then, it’s time to focus on the Kent battle of the century: Clark vs. Jonathan.


“Kent” Episode Description:

Clark (Tom Welling) 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 (John Schneider). Meanwhile, back in our reality, Clark Luthor visits Tess (Cassidy Freeman) and tells if she doesn’t side with him he’ll kill her. Lois (Erica Durance) asks Emil (guest star Allesandro Juliani) to help her bring Clark back. Jeannot Szwarc directed with story by Genevieve Sparling and teleplay by Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson.


“Kent” Preview:


Smallville returns Friday, April 15 @8pm, on CW

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  1. this is gonna be interstin evil jonathan kent? =0

  2. what i think will probably happen is that Clark is able to convince Jonathan from Earth-2 that he is his son. then that is why i think Jonathan that will be in the series finale will be the Earth-2 that comes to Earth-1 to help Clark

  3. Anybody notice the Gold Kryptonite?

  4. I am so glad Johnathan Kent is returning. I felt such a loss when he and Martha left. They more than anyone helped formed the man who would choose to be Superman.

  5. Erm, have they explained how Jonathan was in the S10 premiere?? Was he a ghost or what??

    • I alluded to it in the article, but Jonathan came back as a vision Clark had when he was dying from what happened in the season 9 finale. He had some advice to give Clark about something dark coming – Darkseid.

      • I’d probably agree with your assessment if Clarks vision of Jonathan had occurred while he was lying close to death at the beginning of the premiere. But he didn’t have his little motivational chat with his dad until the end of the episode after he was well recovered from his near death experience.
        I still don’t think any reasonable explanation for that visitation has been given as yet, and it probably never will

        • Precisely – it was a the END of the episode.

          I thought they would have revealed it by the end of the mid-season finale, but alas they didn’t.

          I hope that random event doesn’t go unexplained in the context of the show – didn’t Clark wonder wtf was happening? Or was it just mindless fan-service?

          • I think that was a vision, all in Clark’s mind or a visit from beyond. Nothing to explain, its fiction and even in real life there are lots of people that swear they’ve seen loved ones in dreams or even appear as angels.

  6. Today was the last day of Smallville filming :(

    I’m officially sad.

    • Yes it was, but I won’t be officially sad until the final episode airs :(:( Either that or when the last DVD boxset comes out lol.

      I hope they had a massive cake and party though!! :):)

  7. I think that was a vision, all in Clark’s mind or a visit from beyond. Nothing to explain, its fiction and even in real life there are lots of people that swear they’ve seen loved ones in dreams or even appear as angels.

  8. Just watched this. It was great. I don’t have any expression in my voice because I know we’re getting closer to the last episode ever. At least we can enjoy it while we can!

  9. You would tear apart a big-block V8 and see what makes it
    tick – than watch football for 8 hours on any given Sunday.
    If there is no continuity in both directions, then the diode is open.
    But what if the defendant does not actually show up.