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Chloe Sullivan's Future in SMALLVILLE

Are you very optimistic?

 The sole survivors... wait... that horse isn't supposed to be Comet, the Super Horse, right?

Something I’ve noticed from all our coverage of SMALLVILLE is the millions and millions * SNIFF * millions and millions of fans of the show all have very strong opinions plucky Ms. Chloe Sullivan. Some desperately want her to kick the bucket in the upcoming season nine finale. Others love her so much that they even put together a campaign to spread awareness for how “legendary” Allison Mack is. Few seem to be on-the-fence indifferent about the actress or the character.

Those in that second camp (the pro-Chole one) have gotten a couple chips thrown down on their side of the scale. According to EW, the series’ executive producer, Brian Peterson, is “very optimistic” that Ms. Mack will be returning for the tenth season, those he’s careful not to get ahead of himself because contract talks are still going on. Considering that Mack’s been on the series for as long as Tom “Not Superman Yet” Welling, I imagine she’s going to be asking for a raise. Actually, were I to put my “industry analyst hat” on for a moment, I’d say it’s more of an issue of what the actress wants, right now, rather than what the fans want. Ten years is a long time for any gig, let alone an acting job, and I’m sure that, even though this is a steady position, Ms. Mack probably wants to pursue other ventures. That’s the kind of thing that’s surely going to be on the table for these talks.

Even if Chloe Sullivan doesn’t bite it, there’s still plenty to watch out for in the season finale. For one, it looks like half the DCU is going to show up, in addition to (possibly) some OTHER major cast member meeting the grim reaper. If not Chloe, then who? Zod? Tess? Maybe even… Clark?

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

43 Comments
Posted by danhimself

My money is on Tess kicking the bucket this season

Edited by EdwardWindsor

if thye kill zod which i doubt , i will be most displeased

Posted by jstarzyk

I think they need to kill the show...  It's been getting better, but I can't stand much more of it. :\

Posted by lostlantern13
@lazystudent:
Callum Blue has been fantastic as Zod. However, I can't see him surviving and staying for season 10.
Posted by PrinceIMC

I don't think they can off Chloe. Though since she's dating Oliver it might be a good reason to make him all mopey. I just think her as Watchtower (essentially Smallville's Oracle) is too valuable a role to just lose. I think she should get a heroic identity, Flamebird perhaps?

Posted by Scoobypuff

They killed Jimmy Olson so no one is safe and for those who say that Chloe has to die cuz she's not a part to the Superman comics let me just say this is not Superman. Well not the one we know on earth 1, when it comes to "Smallville" I like to think of it as earth 42 so i don't get super mad at some of the things that happen on that show.

Posted by EdwardWindsor
@lostlantern13:  i think he will basicly be bfred from series not killed off myself.
Posted by goldenkey

I hate chloe
Posted by Kal'smahboi
@Scoobypuff said:
" They killed Jimmy Olson so no one is safe and for those who say that Chloe has to die cuz she's not a part to the Superman comics let me just say this is not Superman. Well not the one we know on earth 1, when it comes to "Smallville" I like to think of it as earth 42 so i don't get super mad at some of the things that happen on that show. "
That's exactly what I do.  I was a little peeved at first when they started messing with continuity of the Superman we know and love.  Then I realized that he's not.  He's the Superman of one of the many Earths.
 
I don't think they'll kill Chloe.  She's just too important to the team whereas Jimmy (or Jimmy's older brother) was a liability.  As much as I hate to say it, Zod's probably going to kick the bucket.
Posted by Kal'smahboi
@danhimself said:
" My money is on Tess kicking the bucket this season "
Tess might get killed off but then, who the h311 cares?
Posted by lostlantern13
@lazystudent:  
I smell Zod in the Phantom Zone...like always.
@Scoobypuff:
Well, it is an alternate DC universe (just like Marvel has tons of Earths too), but they didn't kill THE Jimmy Olsen. They killed his older brother.  
 
Posted by EdwardWindsor
@lostlantern13:  thats preety much what i was thinking
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I have a feeling it is either ollie,Tess, or Zod. 
 
But I would put my money on ZOD. 
 
ALSO ON A EXTRA NOTE DO NOT TAKE AWAY CHLOE.

Posted by mrduckluck

I WANT CHLOE TO DIE SHE BECOME IN A ANNOYING CHARACTER A HAAAAATE HER

Posted by Cherry Bomb

Aww, I love Chloe!  she's been a great, entrancing and solid character throughout the series.  She has been subjected to bad writing, but the character should not leave Smallville.  Allison  is a fantastic actress and Chloe is a wonderful character.
 
I think Tess will definately be killed off.

Posted by Retnex

My money is on Ma Kent
 
I didn't get to see much of the preview, but IIRC Ma Kent is making an appearance. Strange time to show up when you haven't been around for awhile, huh?  

Posted by TheMess1428

Tess is killed by a resurrected Lex!

Posted by CellphoneGirl

I doubt they ever kill her off, like i also doubt Clark will ever become Superman in the show :P

Posted by TheMess1428

Wait a second, what if they recreate Green Arrow's death? Superman was there when he died on that plane. I could see that happening.

Posted by Dark Cell
@jstarzyk said:
" I think they need to kill the show...  It's been getting better, but I can't stand much more of it. :\ "
Then stop watching it?
Posted by sora_thekey

Tess!!  
no don't let her die! 
 
She played a better Lex Luthor than the actual Lex!

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Posted by reaper2923

From the looks of what I have seen Allison is the only actor not returning everyone else is still there

Posted by lostlantern13
@Retnex said:
"My money is on Ma Kent  I didn't get to see much of the preview, but IIRC Ma Kent is making an appearance. Strange time to show up when you haven't been around for awhile, huh?   "

She's only around for the upcoming episode, not the season finale. I can't see them killing her off. 
 
My vote is Tess (since I never voiced a guess)....her story arc has kinda run its course. I can't see what else they could do with her character.
Posted by The Sadhu

If they kill Zod, then that will make way for Darkseid in season ten!
Posted by daveydavey

I like Chloe...Shes Cute!

Posted by SeriescwEsxille

yeah

Posted by Scoobypuff

really... that was his older brother?!?!
 
Wait wait wait... who parents would name their first born kid jimmy and then name his brother jimmy again?
 
I do have to say the thing that pisses me off about the show is that all the villains know who Clark is. Cuz he's not Superman yet and he doesn't have a secret identity yet so when he confronts someone he may call himself the blur but he's just Clark (Matrix uniform or red and blue country clothes) So really even if he became Superman now, Metallo could just come along and say "Hey everybody this guy at the newpaper is just Superman with glass."

Edited by NightFang

Tess, Chloe and Zod all need to die or leave to move the show along. 

Posted by Primmaster64
@jstarzyk said:
" I think they need to kill the show...  It's been getting better, but I can't stand much more of it. :\ "
true.
Posted by Retnex
@lostlantern13 said:
" @Retnex said:
"My money is on Ma Kent  I didn't get to see much of the preview, but IIRC Ma Kent is making an appearance. Strange time to show up when you haven't been around for awhile, huh?   "
She's only around for the upcoming episode, not the season finale. I can't see them killing her off.  My vote is Tess (since I never voiced a guess)....her story arc has kinda run its course. I can't see what else they could do with her character. "
I thought the upcoming episode was the season finale, my bad
Posted by nick_clark

 I hope she doesn't die, she is of far the best character of the show in my view.

Posted by MrGutts
@TheMess1428 said:

" Wait a second, what if they recreate Green Arrow's death? Superman was there when he died on that plane. I could see that happening. "

Wooooah now, don't be talking all that crazy stuff now about Green Arrow.      It's Green Arrow we are talking about here. 
 
We should be talking about some half baked idea that some writer had no business making Chloe such a prime character that really has no back story in the DC universe history at all!
 
Hell, Tess even has back story at least and didn't die for some time.  
 
Then again we are talking about the same writers who butchered Doomsday.
Posted by Nightw BR

I'm sure that Tess will kick the bucket, reason being her story has recently been cut a little short, but as much as I like Callum Blue, I really don't  like Zod so I hope he kicks the bucket. I like Cassidy Freeman and Tess and hope she stays. Callum is a great actor, I just don't like Zod.

Posted by Pez85

Haven't read all the comments, so this could've already been said....but how about Martha? It seems a little strange that she'd be in just one episode so close to the end of the season. Now that the Kandorians have their powers, Martha's death might just be the kick in the cod piece that Clark needs to finally fly (and kick some ass).

Posted by iloverobots

I feel like Tess came in to replace Lex. If you guys remember the JSA episode Dr. Fate mentioned Lex being a big part of Clark's future so it could be possible for Lex to come back... in which case Tess would be a useless character. But I think they got rid of Lex because of the actor wanted to do something else and might not bring him back. 
 
As far as Chloe is concerned, sure she's not a DCU character per-say but it's Smallville we're talking about here, not the comics. She's a great character and brings a lot to the series and although I feel like she could get the axe, I personally think they should keep her.  
 
Martha coming back for one episode does seem a bit odd. Maybe Zod kills her, I could see that happening but wouldn't it be really cheap to just bring an old character back just to kill her? For half the season we've been "teased" with a major death - I would be highly disappointed if they killed Martha, not because I care about her that much but because she's not a major death anymore. 
 
And Zod - I don't think they could kill Zod. With (most likely) only 1 season left to the show it'd be weird to kill off the main villain now. They'd have to either do a entire season with small annoying villains (à la season 1-2) which would really kill the mood of the show, or try and create a new bad guy just for a season. Zod has been there for a while now; people who weren't familiar with the comics learned to hate him. It takes time for people to relate to heroes and get to hate villains, they can't afford to kill Zod now.

Posted by anunsi

If somebody goes its prolly another JlA member like hawkman. Yes im Pro-Chole mainly for the simple fact that she has the best characterization and dialogue. And clark is a retard for fallin for this lana and this lois and not chloe. You know what they you never know what you got till its gone and trust if chole goes there will be nothing left of the story that keeps that original emotional core they built. And I have to give it to the writers for making clark the most unsuper person possible.

Posted by davidkenneth

I really loved Allison Mack in that Superman/Batman movie  in which she played Powergirl, oh I think I feel a blog coming on!!
Posted by Grim

... no. i like that. They should KILL CLARK KENT!
...then we can put this whole mess behind us....

Posted by lostlantern13
@Scoobypuff said:
"really... that was his older brother?!?!  Wait wait wait... who parents would name their first born kid jimmy and then name his brother jimmy again?  I do have to say the thing that pisses me off about the show is that all the villains know who Clark is. Cuz he's not Superman yet and he doesn't have a secret identity yet so when he confronts someone he may call himself the blur but he's just Clark (Matrix uniform or red and blue country clothes) So really even if he became Superman now, Metallo could just come along and say "Hey everybody this guy at the newpaper is just Superman with glass." "

The older Olsen was named: Henry James Olsen 
His younger brother (who Chloe gave his camera to at Jimmy's funeral) was named: James Bartholomew Olsen - as he is named in the comics.
Posted by Symbioteson

Anyone else seriously just want him to become Superman already, ive waited so many seasons for it already! 
make it happen bastids!

Posted by DarkSyde79

Tess is gonna catch it. I think she's outlived her usefulness plus the fact that she knows Clark and other "League" member secrets doesn't help her survival cause either. Chloe might live to fight another half season or so. Plus is he she really ready to fall off the map??? Milk it as long as you can... they still pay PER episode if I'm not mistaken!!! :oP

Posted by jstarzyk
@Dark Cell:   I usually wait until I have a backlog of episodes and then watch a bunch in one weekend...  I feel like I should watch because I've seen it all so far.  
 
The Doomsday season was good, this season has been ok, but seasons 5 - 7 were really bad.  That's when I should've stopped watching.
Posted by KNIGHT SAVIOR

I think it going to be Tess who dies but  ( DON'T TOUCH CHLOE )