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Smallville spoilers from Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello has revealed the first two episode stills from the Smallville S10 premiere! That pic of Tom Welling? *thud*

Exclusive First Look: 'Smallville' crucifies Lois Lane
by Michael Ausiello
Aug 27 2010 01:26 PM ET


Image Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW

Smallville exec producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders said the show’s 10th and final season would feature nods to the past nine years, and this haunting image of Lois being “crucified” in the Sept. 24 premiere, “Lazarus,” confirms that they were not lying.

Speaking of nostalgia trips, an exclusive first look at John Schneider’s return as the late Jonathan Kent awaits you after the jump.


Image Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW

Who’s pumped for season 10? Got a theory as to who strung Lois up like a scarecrow? Hit the comments!


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ETA: I've been working crazy hours lately, so I'm a bit out of the loop, but are a lot of people not happy with the latest Lois spoilers, the image here and the news that she will be possessed by Isis? I honestly have no idea what to make of them, so I don't have an opinion one way or the other. What's the buzz, can you guys fill me in?

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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 27th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
For me it all depends on how it's handled. There have been so many times when I've tied myself up in knots worrying about some spoiler, only to have the storyline play out in a completely different way than I expected.

I can see where people might think the Isis storyline has already been done (Lana was possessed by Isobel, Lois by Faora, everyone by Dawn Stiles), but again, it depends on the execution.
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gildinwen From: gildinwen Date: August 27th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if this isn't in retaliation for the Kandorians last season and the fact that Lois by now presumably is known to be a fan of the Blur (sure she hasn't written any articles but people must have known she fangirled him)who last season was using the S-shield as a tag?

IDK maybe it's because of that?

But it's something that I'd have to see in the ep.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 27th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
A connection with the Blur didn't even occur to me. I thought it had something to do with Smallville High! I seriously have no idea what to expect.
dawnybee From: dawnybee Date: August 27th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a bit fuzzy on it all because I'm trying to stay away from spoilers. I hear that Lois will be Isis in an upcoming episode. I don't like this because this is imbueing Lois with abilities (this is like "Power" redux). I don't like Lois as Scarecrow because that is such an iconic Clark image that it shouldn't be done over by another character. It's just wrong to me.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 27th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was equating the Isis possession more with Faora in Bloodline, and I liked that episode. I guess it depends on what her powers are, and how she uses them. I just wonder what it all has to do with Clark.

I see what you're saying about the Scarecrow image. Was it born out of good storytelling, or the writers sitting around saying, "Oh, you know what would look cool? How can we make that happen?"
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 27th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's true, that image was the whole identity of Smallville before that first episode aired. Much like the Supergirl spoilers, this makes me ask, do TPTB even get who Clark Kent is, or what he represents to so many fans of this show?

I'm trying so hard not to overreact to this stuff. I want to have faith in the show.
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: August 27th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really don't know what to say to the Lois image...
It might work depending on how the story plays out but at the moment, all I can wonder is what were they thinking??
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 27th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's pretty much where I am. A lot of the recent spoilers about S10 have left me feeling ambivalent. I'm not as outraged as some people, but not as happy as others. I don't have enough information to form a definite opinion, I guess. Or else I'm in denial, because I want so badly to love this season! :)
tasabian From: tasabian Date: August 28th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Definitely don't care for Lois as scarecrow - it seems less "homage" than "ripoff."

Tom's check shirt is so cute in the pic with JS!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 28th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Definitely don't care for Lois as scarecrow - it seems less "homage" than "ripoff."

I keep trying to imagine an organic storyline that could emerge from Salvation and lead to this, and I can't. I wonder what moments are deemed sacred enough to belong only to Clark in Smallville canon?

Tom's check shirt is so cute in the pic with JS!

I love that shirt! And how beautiful is that pic? Tom is beyond gorgeous, and the emotion of the moment is powerful. Look at the way they're holding onto each other! ♥
la_belle_isa From: la_belle_isa Date: August 28th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Can I just say "creatively bankrupt" about SV? I really hate it when they re-do or retcon previous scenes. It's never ever as good as the first time. I like a clever show that can surprise me and really, all the spoilers I read so far feel like I've already seen the episodes. Ugh.
But then "clever" has left the SV building several years ago.
*end of rant* I was wondering if I should stay spoiler-free but I think it won't make a difference for me.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 29th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I like callbacks if they're done right, but it's a fine line to tread, and I do think some things should remain sacred. I agree that trying to reinvent a memorable moment rarely succeeds, especially if it's one with special meaning to the fans, as Clark's ordeal as the Scarecrow is.

I think S10 is shaping up to be a lot more about nostalgia than anything daring and new. I'm not necessarily against that, but the last thing I want to see is a season that resembles a patchwork quilt made from pieces of old episodes.

I've considered more than once staying spoiler free for the final season, but I know I could never do it. Besides, forewarned is forearmed. :)
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: August 28th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm going to be miss contrary and say not only do I love the image of Lois being "scarecrowed," it's actually the first promotional still that's got me excited to see Lazarus. Because before, I was just kind of "eh" on that episode and was looking forward to other episodes a lot more.

Call it what you want - homage, ripoff, whatever - but I think putting Lois in a position in the first episode of the final season that deliberately references a position that Clark was in in the first episode of the first season is not only going to set up something plot-point wise, (that I think is going to have to do with Lex), but is also symbolically linking Clark and Lois in a way I can get behind. Lois' life is going to be just as much turned upside down when she truly, fully becomes Clark's "mate." Clark has a large weight to carry being the world's greatest Superhero and, in her way, Lois is the one he goes to when he needs his burdens eased. When he reaches breaking points emotionally because of his "hero" job, Lois is the one that helps him put himself back together (and, sometimes she has to do it all by herself).

Some people don't like it because - IMO - all they're seeing is Lois "copying" something Clark did, while ignoring the overall symbolism behind the original image of why they had Clark stung up with an S on his chest. And hey, maybe I'll be wrong, but the SV PTB have never been all that subtle when it comes to stuff like this. When they go for symbolism, it's usually so heavy it hits you over the head with it. (Such as the Lana-is-poison-to-Clark metaphor we got in the Pilot all the way up to Lana's final appearance in Requiem.)

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tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: August 28th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I still don't like it. You can always find another image if you try hard enough. In this way it's just a ripoff and another way of making Clark as unspecial as possible. Of course you can always find an excuse for any scene, but I see all this in the bigger picture consisting in everyone else doing things that should belong to Clark. If it weren't for the overall picture of cutting away and away of Clark's uniqueness, I wouldn't even emind this scene. But this is just another step in this bigger picture of disrespecting Clark Kent, over and over again.
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whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: August 28th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm a bit concerned. What new lunacy have the writers dreamed up? *goes to check out the comments*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 29th, 2010 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Ignorance is bliss, believe me.
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