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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.



Comments (25)

  • Sweet!

    Comment by Michelle – March 25, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pa Kent = DILF
    Thanks for the tidbits about Kent.

    Comment by Katie – March 25, 2011 06:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am WAY TOO EXCITED for this.

    Comment by Regann – March 25, 2011 06:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How the bloody hell does Superman get tied to a freakin chair LOL. *facepalm*

    Comment by Troy – March 25, 2011 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’ll see…. ;)

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – March 25, 2011 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When kryptonite is involved

      Comment by beast – March 25, 2011 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Kryptonite has rendered Clark useless plenty of times..

      Comment by Sourabh – March 25, 2011 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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? ;)

      Comment by ck – March 25, 2011 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Because humanity at large is a deeply stupid race.

        Comment by TJCrinc – March 25, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by meowbooks – March 26, 2011 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Larry – March 27, 2011 09:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • now-unmasked ultraman did someone out him to the world or somthing i wonder if it was lois in a headline or something.

    Comment by count – March 25, 2011 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lois and/or Oliver, I’m betting.

      Comment by Tucker – March 25, 2011 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by count – March 25, 2011 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If I remember, I just might watch the pilot episode again. It’s been almost ten years since I saw it. ;)

    Comment by robinepowell – March 25, 2011 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks AWESOME! I LOVE SMALLVILLE!

    Comment by JAJA – March 25, 2011 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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 :/

    Comment by abby – March 25, 2011 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My birthday is April 8. Thank you CW for a wonderful gift.

    Comment by Chad – March 25, 2011 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not really a surprise since they showed the two fighting in the previews at the end of the last new episode.

    Comment by lethargic – March 25, 2011 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Luis – March 25, 2011 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So, LEX is coming back as LEX? It won’t be the little kid grown up or another clone or anything?

      Comment by Jamie – March 25, 2011 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait!
    Thanks Matt :D

    Comment by Jesse – March 25, 2011 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the interaction between Schneider and Tom! So happy Papa Kent is back.

    Comment by dailystar – March 25, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Carrie – March 25, 2011 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Babydoll9653 – March 30, 2011 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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