Why does the flame always seem to burn the brightest before it is extinguished for good?
As the series finale approaches faster than a speeding bullet, (Had to be done, sorry!) Smallville is arguably more popular now than ever before.
A far cry from a first season that was as unstable as the planet Krypton!
Over ten seasons the show has added new dimensions and depth to the Superman mythos without ever showing us the Man of Steel! And thanks to a strong fan base, starving for a polished superhero television drama, the show’s creative team has been allowed to open Clark Kent’s world to other heroes and villains.
We’ve seen dozens of DC Comics characters join the show on a semi-regular basis (The Justice League and The Justice Society) and even join the full-time cast (Green Arrow, an unusual choice but a great one!)
And in true final season fashion, we’ve been treated to the return of Annette O’Toole as Martha Kent and the incomparable John Glover as Lionel Luthor, a character no one has taken the time to explore until now. That’s fine though; it gave John Glover a chance to give us a man who has been both devil and saint and instrumental in shaping one of the world’s greatest fictional villains.
Speaking of old Lexie..
We’ve been teased with shadowy figures and malformed clones, but we get the real thing back just in time for the finale. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
“It feels like the stars are aligning, literally. We couldn’t be more excited about having Michael back,” Smallville show runners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson told Deadline.
I know my daughter has been clamoring for Rosenbaum’s return – she’s flown through all nine previous seasons on DVD and Lex quickly became her favorite character. Sarah is actually sad that he had to become a villain, a true tribute to how a fictional character, when portrayed correctly, can hold become almost real to us.
- Michael Rosenbaum Returning to Smallville For Series Finale (omg.yahoo.com)
- Smallville Flies Off With a Two-Hour Series Finale (omg.yahoo.com)
- “Allison Mack, John Glover & Annette O’Toole Return to Smallville (Season 10 Episode 13) in 2011″ and related posts (buzzfocus.com)