Who And What Is Coming To Smallville In January

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

smallville Who And What Is Coming To Smallville In January

Smallville is a show I never really followed or cared about up until this September when I got my hands on the DVD sets from a few friends. Once I started watching, I couldn’t stop and in the span of a just a few months I’ve watched every single episode.

Although not in DC Comics continuity (obviously), the show is amazing for what it is and I can’t think of many other shows that have developed characters so well.

The still-holding-out-on-becoming-Superman series, currently in its eighth season, is on its mid-season break with the last episode having aired on November 20th. There’s still no word yet on whether or not the CW will move forward with a ninth season and that could be why so many story pieces were thrown at us in the last episode.

The last episode, titled “Bride,” pulled off quite an amazing feat in bringing to life the infamous Doomsday character in full monstrous form. Not only that, but we were treated to the beginnings of the love story between Lois and Clark, the return of Lana Lang and a tease of Lex Luthor’s possible future return. The ladder of which we only see from a rear view. Lex is hooked up to some sort of life-support device watching a bunch of monitors in a dark room.

Oh, I almost forgot… The episode is called “Bride” for a reason: Chloe and Jimmy were about to tie the knot (in the Kent family barn?) when Doomsday crashed the party, killing everyone. Well, he didn’t kill everyone but it sounds more brutal saying that. He did give Clark the beatdown though. He also put Jimmy in the hospital and kidnapped Chloe, taking her to the Fortress of Solitude – which by the way, has been redecorated Brainiac-style.

It was a LOT to take in to say the least, and the ending of the episode was epic in many ways. I won’t even go into detail about the awesome Cloverfield-style intro, the high production quality and the slow-mo ending with incredible music showing these emotional scenes of all the characters and where they’re left off in the multi-cliffhanger twisty conclusion.

So, for those of you who are excited about what’s to come, here’s a little trailer for the next episode of Smallville which features the Legion of Superheroes (check it out while it lasts):

The legion, made up of the amazingly-named Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy and Lightning Lad, come back in time to help Clark defeat Brainiac. Also up on the slate for future episodes of the final arc is the return of the Justice League which I’m psyched for.

I’m pumped for what’s coming, are you?

This January will prove difficult to keep up with all the returns and starts of new seasons. From 24, Dollhouse and Lost, to Smallville, Battlestar and Fringe. And that’s just to name a few. Many viewers want the show to continue past this season, and you can count me as one of them. Maybe its a function of having watched all seven-and-a-half seasons in two months as opposed to over an eight year span. I enjoy watching and why would I want to stop that enjoyment? Heck, change the name of the show to Metropolis and continue with Welling sporting the full costume if that’s what it takes.

Smallville makes its big return to the second half of season 8 on January 15, 2009 with the episode called “Legion.”

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  1. @Kel

    :) i understand what you’re saying, but the show is based on Superman (comics, etc..). So they do have to keep the important characters alive. It’s true that they don’t follow the story of Superman, but they do have to at least keep their characters alive. I’m not a huge fan of the comics, but there are other people who are so the people who have produced Smallville have to keep the fans in mind and at least try to follow Superman story line. Does that make sense? (I’m not tryin to start anything either, just sayin…..)

  2. @Tasha,

    Yeah, I get what you’re saying. But honestly, Superman die hards (usually comics fans) have a general dislike towards the show already for how many liberties its taken, so offing Lana isn’t that big a deal, especially if people are tired of her. Most comics fans don’t have very high expectations for the show when it comes to the source material. They know Smallville pretty much does whatever it wants, so nobody gets too upset. :-)

  3. @ Kel

    :) Yeah everything you have said is true. I see where you are coming from:)

  4. Thanks so much for posting a positive blog about Smallville. I have been watching the show from the beginning, and I think there is a new energy, and renewed inspiration in this season. I watch the show for Clark, and have NO interest in the tiresome and incessant shipping nonsense that seems to plague the SV community (which is the #1 reason for the complainers and ranters). And from the point of view of a Clark fan, this season has been really enjoyable so far.

    I do worry about the show experiancing a setback with the return of Lana. No offense to the lovely Kristin Kreuk, but Lana just feels like a character that hit the wall about 2-3 seasons ago. But I’m taking a wait-and-see attitude, and hoping for the best.

    Tom Welling has been terrific this season, and Clark Kent is starting to seem more and more like Superman to me. And thats been the reason I’ve watched for 7+ years, and thats the reason I’ll be tuning in on 1/15.

  5. I think Lana’s return is only temporary. Which is good enough for me. I wisk KK the best. I think SV is moving onto another level. The producers are notciing the it helps having characters from the DC Universe. I can’t waith for the Legion Of Super Heroes episode. I am a big fan of LOSH. I also would like to see SV continue the Supergirl story of finding Kandor (the shrunken city of Krypton). We will see.

  6. Thanks for the great feedback about “SV”. I’ve been a fan since Season 1, Episode 1, so it’s great to hear about all these new fans who just started tuning in. It’s clear that “SV” may be an aging show, but it can still deliver the goods.

    I have to agree that the Lois Lane/Clark Kent romance has been a highlight of this year. But I think the BEST part has been Clark Kent. He’s proactive and just all ’round awesome. In S8, I see the man who would be Superman & that’s something that was missing a bit from S5-S7. I’m glad that they have Clark back on track & I’m sure we can chalk that up to Lana Lang being out of the picture.

    No offense to Kristin Kreuk, who seems like a lovely person, but Lana really has been the weakest link in this series for quite awhile. I’m looking forward to her arc being wrapped up in the next four episodes.

  7. I think you’re right Layla. Clark has come into his own. I like Supergirl as well. What makes this show a favorite with the Superman fans is that they modernize the Superman World. For example, The Phantom Zone in the comics seem like Disneyworld in comparison to what the CW has done. I also like how they handled Brainac, who I think is a great villain.

  8. I’ve been a fan of Smallville since episode 1 season 1. I had my most exciting and most disappointed moments with the show but it is interesting to read views of people who have watched and enjoyed the show, especially this season without any preconcieved notions and without the participation in online cult fandoms that cement a certain opinion in your head and you close your eyes to the rest, no matter how awesome it is.

    This season has beyond doubt been great. The good old Superman mythology worked wonders for the ratings. Fans are raving about the freshness of the show. Clark Kent is no longer a whiny teenager clung to his Lana fantasies and no longer dependent on Chloe’s hacking skills to solve problems for him. Clark as a journalist and a hero-in-the-making in an excellent step and so enjoyable. Tom is looking so comfortable and interested this year whereas last year in some scenes he actually looked bored.

    Durance is magic. I fell in love with Lois Lane since Crusade, the first episode she appeared in and I can keep raving about how awesome she has been this season. Lois had always been sidelined on this show in the honor of either Lana or Chloe, but thankfully now they are giving her the rightful place as leading lady and boy has she done an amazing job. Watch episodes like Committed, Bloodline and Bride, her acting is awesome.

    Can’t wait to see where Lois/Clark go from here. The beginning of their lovestory is being handled beautifully.

    Oh, and I can’t wait for Legion. It’s going to be one great episode!

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