Smallville First Look: Clark's Shocking New Foe!

When Smallville returns with fresh episodes on Friday, April 15, the CW series will serve up another otherworldly twist in the form of a surprising adversary who gets the upper hand on Clark.

As seen in this exclusive first look photo from the episode “Kent,” it’s no less than our Clark’s dearly departed dad, Jonathan, who has the son of Krypton tied to a chair. But how? And why?

Take a gander, and then read on for more….

“Kent” takes place in the alternate world that Clark accidentally got pulled into in the December episode “Luthor.” This time, Clark is tricked into the trip by his evil alt self, Clark Luthor. Once on the Other Side, our mild-mannered reporter is mistaken by Jonathan for the now-unmasked Ultraman, so Papa Kent decides to take justice into his own hands.

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This Jonathan “has had a very different path than the Jonathan we all know,” returning Smallville vet Jonathan Schneider shared in a recent interview with the Starkville House of El website. “[He] is so different you can’t believe it!”

Indeed, alt-Jonathan is broke, homeless and Martha-less, TVLine has learned. As such, the episode offers “a changing of … the guard, an opportunity for Clark to give Jonathan the strength to move forward for once, instead of the other way around,” Schneider told SHoE, “It’s quite a wonderful script.”

While Clark Kent: Original Flavor deals with this dire Daddy issue, back in our reality Clark Luthor visits Tess to say that if she doesn’t side with him, he’ll kill her, while Lois works with Emil to retrieve her fiancé from Over There.

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Speaking of Jonathan and Clark, Smallville will revisit far happier times when it rebroadcasts the series pilot on April 8, a week before resuming the 10th and final season on April 15. The show’s two-hour series finale is set to air Friday, May 13.

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  1. Michelle says:


  2. Katie says:

    Pa Kent = DILF
    Thanks for the tidbits about Kent.

  3. Regann says:

    I am WAY TOO EXCITED for this.

  4. Troy says:

    How the bloody hell does Superman get tied to a freakin chair LOL. *facepalm*

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      You’ll see…. ;)

    • beast says:

      When kryptonite is involved

    • Sourabh says:

      Kryptonite has rendered Clark useless plenty of times..

    • ck says:

      Come on..comic book heroes are filled with “How the hell…”

      How the hell didn’t people realize that Clark Kent was Superman with glasses on? ;)

      • TJCrinc says:

        Because humanity at large is a deeply stupid race.

      • meowbooks says:

        Well, people believe what they want to believe and people HAVE seen Clark and Superman in the same place at the same time. Martian Manhunter can shapeshift and it isn’t as if the comic book world hasn’t had alternate world encounters.

      • Larry says:

        A few years ago I seen a show about the Superman museum or some sort of history behind Superman. What the show revealed was that Clark Kent glasses lens was made out of part of his spaceship which is why no one could tell Clark and Superman was the same person.

  5. count says:

    now-unmasked ultraman did someone out him to the world or somthing i wonder if it was lois in a headline or something.

    • Tucker says:

      Lois and/or Oliver, I’m betting.

      • count says:

        you know that big wedding at the end of the show could be ma and pa kent and not lois and clark. since if the kent eps is like luthor pa kent could come back to our world.and js and aot was filming alot on the last eps from what i heard from tweeter last week so who knows.

  6. robinepowell says:

    If I remember, I just might watch the pilot episode again. It’s been almost ten years since I saw it. ;)

  7. JAJA says:


  8. abby says:

    We already had an AU episode like this with Luthor. This feels like another filler, but worse, a filler we’ve already pretty much seen :/

  9. Chad says:

    My birthday is April 8. Thank you CW for a wonderful gift.

  10. lethargic says:

    Not really a surprise since they showed the two fighting in the previews at the end of the last new episode.

  11. Luis says:

    I can’t wait to hear the explanation for where Lex has been all this time, to say nothing of how it will be that Lex doesn’t know that Clark is Superman

  12. Jesse says:

    Can’t wait!
    Thanks Matt :D

  13. dailystar says:

    I love the interaction between Schneider and Tom! So happy Papa Kent is back.

  14. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad John Schneider is back, but I can’t believe there are only 5 episodes left! After 10 years, it’s going to be hard to let “Smallville” go.

  15. Babydoll9653 says:

    Other shows have gone on 20+ years! Stop with the pointless filler episodes and get Clark in his rightful costume and Superman name! Or continue the series and make him the real superman eventually, don’t rush it in the last 2 episodes or cheat us all together.