Clark continues along his path to fulfill his destiny of becoming the Man of Steel in tonight’s episode of Smallville. As many hurdles lay in our hero’s path, it’s going to take more than some “tough love” from Jor-El and a test of might from a dying Lex Luthor to help the wayward Kryptonian. Thankfully, tonight’s episode, “Shield,” sees the first of many of Smallville season 10’s anticipated cameos – Hawkman/Carter Hall (Michael Shanks) – that will help Clark along his path.

Fortunately, Hawkman isn’t the only taste of DC Comics that we’ll receive tonight as Kat Grant returns to the Daily Planet – this time in reporter form. With Lois off on assignment, how will Clark deal with the self-proclaimed “anti-Lois?”

Preview (courtesy of The CW) – “Shield”

After Lois (Erica Durance) departs for Egypt, the Daily Planet hires a new reporter by the name of Kat Grant (guest star Keri Lynn Pratt) to take her place. An assassin named Deadshot (guest star Bradley Stryker) takes aim at Kat but Clark learns the man has a dangerous hidden agenda that involves The Blur. Meanwhile, Carter Hall (guest star Michael Shanks) turns up in Egypt to keep an eye on Lois and he tells Lois about his wife Shayera (guest star Sahar Biniaz).

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(In case you’re curious, you can also check out our review of the season premiere: Smallville Season 10 Premiere Review & Discussion)

Smallville airs Friday’s @8pm, on The CW

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