Smallville Series Finale A Two-Hour Event On May 13th

Published 4 years ago by , Updated April 26th, 2011 at 8:05 am,

smallville series finale Smallville Series Finale A Two Hour Event On May 13th

[Update: Michael Rosenbaum Returns For ‘Smallville’ Finale]

Prepare the tissues (or your celebratory attire), because the date of the Smallville series finale has been revealed. Clark Kent will take his final steps and fulfill his destiny in a two-hour television event on May 13th.

While Supernatural fans may initially be upset to hear that Smallville’s final episode will be pre-empting any adventures with the Winchester brothers that week, I’m sure they’ll understand how long Smallville fans have been waiting for this – 10 years, to be specific.

Even though we sit three and a half months away from saying farewell to Clark, Lois, Oliver, Tess and (hopefully) Lex, there’s still much work that needs to be done in order for Clark Kent to become Superman. From the beginning of Smallville season 10, fans were hoping to see Clark make his final transformation earlier within the season and not wait until the final episode. Despite Clark technically flying in last week’s episode Collateral,” it  unfortunately appears that he will not fully become the Man of Steel until the finale.

You can read The CW’s announcement below:

“The story of a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and his journey to become the Man of Steel has captivated audiences for a decade.  This final season, Clark attempts to find a balance between saving the world, which becomes even more difficult as the Vigilante Registration Act separates a nation, and spending time with his new fiancée Lois Lane (Erica Durance).  Whether it’s donning glasses as a disguise, changing in a phone booth or learning how to fly, this season has put Clark closer to his destiny than ever before.  Taking on Darkseid and battling the darkest of his demons, this two-hour event will send Clark soaring towards his birthright to secure his place in history as the world’s greatest protector.”

Preparing for a Smallville series finale that has been ten years in the making is no small task. Executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders have taken on the arduous task wholeheartedly, here’s what they have to say:

“Paying homage to 10 seasons is no small task, and wrapping up each character and story arc has been extremely important to everyone involved in the show. We’re excited to be able to make the final moments of SMALLVILLE a television event, as the character we’ve grown up with makes his legendary transformation.”

Despite Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort) and Zod (Callum Blue) returning for one of the final five episodes, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll appear in this two-hour television event. Of course, there’s one person whose appearance would not only be welcomed, but would also help provide a wonderful sendoff for the series. You guessed it, Michael Rosenbaum.

With less than half of the episodes left for Smallville season 10, it’s hard to know exactly what the series finale will look like and where the plot will be focused (besides Clark becoming Superman). Fortunately, this past season has been executed almost perfectly, so whatever they have in store for the fans will most certainly be a joy to watch.


The Smallville series finale will air May 13 @8pm, on The CW.

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  1. They’ll probably name the episode something like ‘Legend’ or ‘Destiny’.

    Or possibly ‘Super’.

  2. the series finale is called finale! and quite honestly i love every single season of the show. i dont care how bad peeple say an episode is, if they dont like they shouldnt watch it. i read every day at school just to read more news about the show and upcoming events. i hacve seasons 1-8. my favorite episode’s from season 10 so far has been Lazirus (season 10 premere), homecoming, isis, patriot, abbandoned,luthor ,icarus, collaterial, beacon, fortune, and scion. Icant wait to see how the series ends with “finale”. and theres supposed to be a death some time in one of the next 6 episodes. i hope its not chloe. i have heard its oliver, but dats just a rumor. im kinda hoping its tess, and i read a review on yahoo about her character being in danger because of alexander “clone lex”. lana lang is not returning, which imm happy about. i didnt really care for her. the ones returning for the finale are MARTHA KENT “ANNETTE O’TOOLE, JOHNATHIN KENT “JOHN SCHNIDER”, CHLOE SULLIVAN “ALLISON MACK”, THE REAL LEX LUTHOR “MICHEAL ROSEWNBAUM, and possibly ZOD “CALLUM BLUE” and KARA AKA SUPER GIRL “LAURA V.”. ANYWAY I LOVE THE SHOW AND I WILL NEVER STOP WATCHING IT. AND IF U REALLY DO LOVE THE SHOW U SHOULD JOIN MY GROUP ON FACE BOOK : THE #1 TV SHOW SMALLVILLE ON THE CW!!!!!!! L8R!

    • It will most likely be either Tess or Chloe since neither of them are cannon characters. Or it could be both of them.

  3. You should update your info. Lex is returning.

    • Scott,

      Thanks, I’ve updated it with a link to a later article on our site. With how many topics we cover it’s hard to go back and update older ones.


  4. I just seen the complete Smallville DVD series box set with never before
    seen extras coming out this fall sometime, hope they really consider of
    having a spin off of somekind based on DC superheroes – it could be like a team-up show, every episode or two could have guest heroes apperrances
    like Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Impulse & The Wonder Twins, Green Arrow & Black Canary, Aquaman & Mera, Zantanna & Stargirl, Booster Gold & Martian Manhunter etc these would be the same heroes we seen on smallville, plus heroes ones we never seen before! I’m sure they could even have Superman (Tom Welling) appear once in a while too! villians would also be same ones used in smallville with ALOT others never seen before too!

    • Disappointed the complete series dvd boxset is not going to be jam pack with extras only a few they mention…can we a least get a daily planet keychain. Like the one on the show…or a torch yearbook booklet detailing the whole ten season with photos behind the scenes.

  5. All I want to know is does he marry Lois Lane? This has to happen.