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!”
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