After looking at the first set of Smallville season 10 images that The CW released, I couldn’t help but feel a tad disappointed. Sure, seeing Clark and Jonathan fix a fence – especially when Jonathan is dead – is nice, but I figured that there had to be more images and information circulating the Internet. Thankfully, the Internet is, well, the Internet and additional, unofficial, you-shouldn’t-know-this type of information is what the Internet does best.
So, in order to provide those seeking any and all information regarding Smallville season 10 with a place to go, I’ve tracked down every single spoiler and organized them all into one nice, little (well, not so little) post. We’ve got character spoilers, episodic spoilers and behind-the-scenes set photos, which may be more or less spoilers – depending on your definition.
Most importantly, we’ll continue to add additional spoilers through-out the season as they become available. So, make sure to bookmark this post and check back often, because while there are many spoilers listed below, that number will only grow as Smallville season 10 gets into full swing.
To kick things off, we’ve got the official description of Smallville season 10. While an official description doesn’t usually contain many spoilers, this one does. Make sure to read it closely and then move on to the episodic spoilers and behind-the-scene set photos. In case you needed one final reminder:
MEGA SPOILER ALERT!!!
Smallville Season 10 Official Description:
The end of the beginning starts here. Taking flight in its tenth and final season, this modern retelling of a hero’s legendary origins continues to blend realism, action, heart and humor as Clark Kent (Tom Welling) soars toward claiming his birthright.
Clark has emerged from his darkest hour, only to find the path to his destiny blocked by ghosts from the past — shadows in the present tempting Clark toward the darkness at every turn. Despite insurmountable odds, is Clark strong enough to step into the light and claim his rightful place as Earth’s mightiest protector?
As “Smallville’s” epic ninth season came to a close, General Zod (Callum Blue) and his Kryptonian Army declared war on the people of Earth. Clark prevented the deaths of thousands, if not millions of humans by using the Kryptonian Book of Rao to stop the attack. The spiritual tome opened a gateway to another world, one where Clark’s people could exist in peace. One-by-one, every Kryptonian on Earth was propelled across the universe, but as Clark prepared for his “ascension,” Zod refused to leave. Using a blue Kryptonite dagger to make himself human and avoid being sucked into space, Zod remained behind so that he could rule a world without its guardian, Clark Kent. Having no other option to rid the world of Zod’s tyranny, Clark plunged the dagger into his own abdomen, protecting himself from ascension — and exiling Zod in the process. Though victorious, Clark’s win was bittersweet as he plummeted off the building and into the darkness below.
After a fateful kiss, Lois Lane (Erica Durance) realized that the two men she had been torn between all season — Clark Kent and Metropolis’ heroic Blur — were one and the same. Having finally found redemption and a second chance at love, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) and Oliver Queen, a.k.a. the Green Arrow (Justin Hartley), were ripped apart. Chloe was forced to painfully listen as the love of her life, Oliver, was abducted by mysterious assailants during his attempt to help Clark defeat Zod’s Army. And Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman), heir to the late Lex Luthor empire and double agent for the now-defunct government organization Checkmate, was fatally burned at Zod’s hand in an attempt to right past wrongs. As Tess flatlined in Metropolis General Hospital, she was visited by a shrouded, elderly woman. The granny’s motives…still unknown.
Throughout season nine, Clark, bearing the iconic S-shield of his heritage, struggled to find his place between the human world in which he was raised and the Kryptonian world he was born into. Having made peace with his dual heritage, Clark, in season ten, must now find the courage to step out of the shadows and emerge into the light. Never before has there been such a dangerous time for Clark to step into the public eye and take on the mantle of the inspirational icon he is destined to be. As the tide of sentiment in Metropolis turns against heroes, branding them as unchecked vigilantes, our defender of justice will be called upon to re-define what it really means to be a superhero. Given how dangerously close Clark has skirted to crossing the line in the name of “justice” in the past, will he truly earn the right to be the symbol of good for humanity, or will he prove the naysayers right, that no one individual can be judge, jury and enforcer.
In the midst of this turmoil, a new danger will emerge as a dark force takes on many faces, threatening Clark at every turn. Hawkman (Michael Shanks), Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort), and Jonathan Kent (John Schneider), Clark’s late, adopted father — forever and always Clark’s moral compass, will stand by Clark’s side as he takes his final steps toward accepting his birthright. He will need all the help he can get to fight the impending evil onslaught…the greatest darkness ever unleashed on Earth.
The season ten premiere, “Lazarus,” opens mere seconds after last season’s finale. Clark Kent wakes from his near-death experience, haunted by the ghosts of his past, both friend and foe. Given a new lease on life, Clark must find a way to rid himself of every last temptation, to purge himself of every last shard of doubt in his heart before he can become the beacon of hope the world needs. But a very real threat from Clark’s past has returned to challenge his ascent, causing Clark to question the nature of his crusade.
Lois Lane will face her own crisis of meaning, trying to redefine her place in the world now that she knows Clark’s super secret — but Clark won’t discover that she knows, and that’s the way she wants to keep it. Lois will try her best to keep the mild-mannered reporter at arms’ length in the hopes that a life free of romantic complication will make him a better hero.
Struggling with her own affairs of the heart, Chloe Sullivan will be faced with an impossible question — how much is she truly willing to sacrifice to protect the people she loves? Chloe will take a tumultuous step into danger for the greater good, the hands of Fate, her only guide.
When Chloe vanishes, Oliver Queen will be forced to look long and hard at the circumstances behind it. Blaming himself for her disappearance, Oliver will begin exploring accountability for all his past actions, good and bad — what great lengths will Oliver go to in order to bring his lost love back home?
Having risked her own life in an attempt to become accountable for her own misguided actions, no one is more surprised than Tess Mercer when she wakes, alive and well, in a seemingly abandoned medical facility. But what secrets lie in wait in the recesses of “Cadmus Labs”? And how much is Tess willing to give up to seize her second chance at redemption?
Episode 1: “Lazarus” (Airdate: September 24, 2010)
Plot (via Smallville Wiki): In the final season premiere of Smallville, Chloe continues to try and find Oliver, but when Oliver shows up, Chloe goes missing herself. Tess awakens to find herself resurrected and held captive in a Cadmus Labs laboratory. She discovers clones and a boy claiming the clones to be his brothers, and Lois continues to figure out hints and clues about Clark’s secret. Meanwhile, Clark surprisingly finds Jonathan at the farm, warning Clark that something “dark” is coming.
Jonathan Kent (John Schneider)
Dr. Emil Hamilton (Alessandro Juliani)
Granny Goodness (Nancy Amelia Bell)
Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack)
– There will be a visit to the Justice Society’s Brownstone.
– Lois will find the Superman suit and will say the words “Superman.”
– A mysterious “skeleton key” will play a part in this episode.
– Chloe will leave with Doctor Fate’s helmet and won’t return for awhile.
– Lois gets hung on a crucifix and Clark has to save her (image below).
Episode 2: “Shield” (Airdate: October 1, 2010)
Shiera Hall/Hawkgirl (Sahar Biniaz)
Carter Hall/Hawkman (Michael Shanks)
Plastique (Jessica Parker Kennedy)
Floyd Lawton/Deadshot (Bradley Stryker)
Cat Grant (Keri Lynn Pratt)
– Lois will be in the desert on assignment. Cat Grant will fill in as Clark’s temporary partner.
– Cat Grant will hear Glorious Godfrey on the radio. He will be attempting to breed contempt against “ the hero menace.” (Glorious Godfrey has the power of the persuasion.)
– Glorious Godfrey may also appear in this episode.
– Deadshot will be after Clark and is posing as a man named “Liam.”
– Shiera Hall (Hawkgirl) will appear in a romantic flashback sequence where she’ll be wearing a 1800’s Chinese robe. The flashback will end with Shiera slapping Carter Hall.
– Carter Hall (Hawman) and Lois will meet up in the desert where Hall will help her better understand the recent changes that have happened to her.
– Oliver will be forced to make an important decision in this episode. The decision won’t be about quitting as Green Arrow, Chloe or to starting to drink again.
– Checkmate may be resurrected in this episode, which will be the beginning of the Suicide Squad.
Episode 3: “Supergirl” (Airdate: October 8, 2010)
Kara Kent (Laura Vandervoort)
Desaad (Steve Byers)
Gordon Godfrey (Michael Daingerfield)
– Kara is going to “shake up the world for all of our superheroes” which “sends them in a very different direction.”
– Kara will reveal to Clark what she discovered during her year gone.
– We will learn why Clark hasn’t been able to fully fly yet.
– Kara has input down the road in Clark’s transformation to Superman.
– Oliver and Kara finally meet.
– By the end of the episode, Oliver’s life is going to change forever.
– Kara’s outfit will be a little more evolved than Clark’s. She’s less Kara and more Supergirl.
– Kara will become a very public figure after saving the world. She will finally take on her alter-ego, Linda Lee Danvers (image below).
Episode 4: “Homecoming” (Airdate: October 15, 2010) – The 200th episode
Brainiac/Brainiac 5 (James Marsters)
Greg Arkin (Chad E. Donella)
– This episode will feature the past, present and future.
– Lois and Clark will attend their High School Homecoming and Homecoming dance.
– Despite being part of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Brainiac 5 will be a “slippery fish with a questionable moral compass.”
– There will be some intimate moments between Lois and Clark.
– There’s “one big event” that will occur in the last few minutes of the episode.
– Even though Chloe won’t be around, her presence at Smallville High will not be overlooked or forgotten.
Episode 5: “Isis” (Airdate: October 22, 2010)
Carter Hall/Hawkman (Michael Shanks)
Cat Grant (Keri Lynn Pratt)
Unknown (Erica Cerra)
– Lois will be possessed by the Egyptian goddess Isis from a necklace she found in an earlier episode. This isn’t the DC character Isis, but there will be several nods to that character.
– This episode is described as “an inhibition story.”
Episode 6: “Harvest” (Airdate: October 29, 2010)
– Clark will not have his powers.
– Lois and Clark will be stuck in a “creepy ghost town.”
– Lois will find out more about Clark than she thought she knew.
Episode 7: “Ambush” (Airdate: November 5, 2010)
General Sam Lane (Michael Ironside)
Lucy Lane (Peyton List)
– Michael Ironside is watching you – right now.
– Chloe is rumored to become the new Doctor Fate.
– Tess Mercer has a connection to Granny Goodness.
– When Chloe leaves, Oliver will think she’s dead and eventually join the Suicide Squad.
Behind-The-Scene Set Photos
With The CW still holding back all the good Smallville images, the only way to get a good look at things is to fly to Vancouver yourself and take some picture. Thankfully, Spoiler TV and Devoted to Tom Welling have connections to a Vancouverian (made-up word) with a camera and have procured numerous photos from production.
The only photos that could be identified from a specific episode are from “Homecoming,” but it appears that there are a couple from Lois’ adventures in the desert. Of course, what would behind-the-scenes photos from Smallville be if we didn’t get a glimpse of Clark doing something superheroish. In this case, it’s preventing a helicopter from crashing into the side of the building.
Episode 4: “Homecoming” (Airdate: October 15, 2010) – The 200th episode.
Miscellaneous Set Photos
If those Smallville season 10 spoilers aren’t enough to satisfy your alter-ego, check out some of our previous Smallville related articles below:
‘Smallville': Season 9 Finale Review & Discussion
‘Smallville': Season 10 Will Be Its Last
‘Smallville’ Season 10: Allison Mack Will Only Guest Star
Supergirl Returning for the Final Season of ‘Smallville’
Comic-Con 2010: Interviews With The Cast & Producers Of ‘Smallville’
‘Smallville’ Season 10 Photos Resurrect Jonathan Kent
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Smallville season 10 premieres Friday, September 24 @8pm on The CW