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Smallville: Matt Mitovich reports from the CW Upfronts
Will Lana and Lex Return To ‘Smallville’ As Chloe Leaves?
by Matt Webb Mitovich
May 20th, 2010 | 1:46 PM

Clark Kent isn’t the only one going through changes as he steps closer to his super destiny. The ‘Smallville‘ cast is losing at least one fan favorite during its 10th and final season, and perhaps welcoming back some blasts from the past.

Series vet Allison Mack has announced that she won’t be a regular during Season 10, but will stick around to wrap up Chloe’s storyline over the course of several episodes.

When Fancast asked CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff if the decision to write out Chloe was a creative decision, a budgetary one, or the actress’ choice, she responded by stressing that Mack would indeed appear in “multiple episodes. So I don’t know if you’re going to really feel like she’s gone; hopefully, you won’t.”

Mack told EW.com that she has been “truly humbled by the love and loyalty of all the fans,” and hopes to reward them with a final story arc that will “tie up Chloe’s Smallville legacy properly.”

Speaking of legacies, Clark has his own to pursue during this final season. After all, in the May 14 season-ender we saw him first set his eyes on the iconic suit he one day will don as Superman. As Clark “overcomes his final trials and forges the iconic identity that will be known for all time” (as a CW press release puts it), both Ostroff and series lead/executive producer Tom Welling are hinting at the return of familiar faces.

In Season 10, “There’s going to be a lot of nostalgia,” says Ostroff, “and a lot of interesting guest cast [members] who are going to come back.”

Such as…? Welling told Fancast he’d “definitely like to see Michael Rosenbaum” return, saying, “With Clark propelled into being Superman, how do you do it without a Lex Luthor? That just doesn’t make sense to me.”

Welling also expressed his wish to (somehow) see John Schneider reprise his role of dearly departed Jonathan Kent.

As for the women in the Man of Steel’s life, Welling said that first of all, he hopes that Lois learning Clark’s secret in the Season 9 finale “sticks,” quipping, “I hope she doesn’t, like, bump her head and forget. That’d be too easy.”

Instead, he’d like to see Lois stay in the loop and perhaps compare notes with one of the few others who know of his super alter ego.

“I’d like to see Clark walk into the Daily Planet and see Lana (played by Kristin Kreuk) talking to Lois,” he says. “I wonder what would happen there!”

Want more scoop on ‘Smallville’? Email MattMtvguy@gmail.com and read The Big Tease every Tuesday at Fancast!


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theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: May 20th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tom is precious. I love him dearly.

I especially love this: As for the women in the Man of Steel’s life, Welling said that first of all, he hopes that Lois learning Clark’s secret in the Season 9 finale “sticks,” quipping, “I hope she doesn’t, like, bump her head and forget. That’d be too easy.”

I wouldn't mind Lana returning because I think that S9 went a long way into confirming that Lois is "It" for him, so I wouldn't worry about a Clana backlash, and I don't see Tom allowing it to happen.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 29th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Tom speaks for legions of fans regarding Lois! :)

I don't think anyone connected with the show has any interest in stirring the embers of the Clana romance. Tom seems to be intrigued by the comedic possibilities of Lois and Lana meeting up. I'd love to see Clark and Lana have better closure, in the sense that they should be friends instead of forever estranged because of Green!K, but I have no idea if TPTB would be willing to undo that part of her exit story. If they did, it would at least remove any lingering doubts about which woman is the true love of Clark's life.
theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: May 29th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah I agree, the way he phrased his "desire" to see Lois and Lana in the same room was purely for comedic reasons, lol.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: May 21st, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
NO LANA!!!!!!!!!!!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 29th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that was a scary suggestion. But behold the power of the Tommy: I can actually see the possibilities! There can be no hint of romance between Clark and Lana, and no doubt that Lois is first in Clark's heart, but if they play it for laughs, I think it might actually work.

I have a feeling KK wants no part of Smallville at this point in the game, but if anyone can convince her to come back for one final episode, it's Tom.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: May 31st, 2010 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
But Clark can't be in the same room with her!!! *head goes splody*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 1st, 2010 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Seriously, it all depends on how it plays out. But yeah, wariness abounds.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 29th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't that great? I would love to see the show explore the impact of Lois discovering the secret, on them as a couple, on her, but most of all on Clark himself.
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