But to be honest, I’m kind of surprised that Smallville is getting renewed for a 10th season. Don’t get me wrong. I love the show. I think these last couple seasons have been the strongest in its entire run. But how long can they drag out Clark NOT becoming Superman? The red and blue shirt and jacket combo were better than this current black t-shirt with the well-known “S” symbol. Will Clark be middle-aged by the time he dons his primary colors in costume form?
For this story to make sense, people are going to have to forget what he looks like without glasses as well. It was cute the one episode he wore them, but why isn’t it a permanent fixture on his face?
I am glad that he and Lois are now an item. But at times it feels as if their relationship may be premature. But then, this is a re-imagining of the Man of Steel. Maybe the plan is to have Lois help Clark transition into Superman, and his identity won’t be a secret to her in the future.
Whatever the plan, please lose the black t-shirt and trench coat. The look is too dark for any version of Superman. And the name “The Blur” is only slightly better than “The Red/Blue Blur.” The ridiculous nicknames have got to go as well.
I guess what I’m saying is, make him Superman already! Nine years is a long time for Clark/Kal-El to discover himself. I know this is an “Origins” story, but he’s an adult now, and has been for some time. Does this decision hinge on the suit? Does the creative team behind Smallville not want to have to come up with a cool, updated Superman costume?
Enough ranting. I love that Lana is gone. Lois and Clark are heating it up. Zod finally has powers. And even Chloe is happy for once. I’m excited to see what else the future holds for the Smallville characters.