SMALLVILLE’s got a tall order to fill in its season finale. Not only is a regular cast member going to bite it (and the people who don’t want it to be Chloe Sullivan have gotten organized about their opposition), the whole Zod and Kandor hullabaloo has to get resolved and, as if that weren’t enough to try squeezing into one episode, there’s going to be a gaggle of guest stars. By EW and MTV’s reckoning, audiences are in store for something of an ABSOLUTE JUSTICE reunion come the conclusion of the season, as Black Canary, Cyborg, Stargirl and Hawkman will all be making return appearances along with Metallo, Ma Kent, Maxwell Lord and Martian Manhunter. Gee, I’m going to hazard a guess that this episode will have to be double the usual length if they want to give all those characters the proper face-time.
Now, as I said earlier today, I’m not a SMALLVILLE devotee, but can somebody clear something up for me? Superman’s understood to be the first superhero in the DCU in most continuities, but as I understand it, SMALLVILLE’s about Clark’s day before becoming Superman. So the idea here is that all these capes predate Superman ‘s official debut? What’s with all those promo pictures I’ve seen of Clark dressed like Neo with the “S” scrawled on his chest with chalk? So he’s Superman, but not Superman?
Clear all this up for me, oh never-predated Comic Vine community, than speculate about this finale. Who do you think is going to get axed? How will the Zod/Kandor thing wrap up? Have they reached the limit for most guest stars per episode, or might yet there be even more aces in the hole?
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this April - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.