'Smallville' premiere preview: Lex Luthor returns, sort of

smallville-lois-crucifix.jpgOf course, we all know that Season 10 is the last we'll see of "Smallville," but it doesn't really feel real until we hear Tom Welling's voice open the season premiere with: "And now, the final season of 'Smallville.'"

The episode, aptly titled "Lazarus," begins immediately where last season's finale left off. Clark is, for all accounts and purposes, dead. As Lois ( Erica Durance) cries over his body, Clark wakes up in the cornfield.

In a clearing is the crucifix he was strung up on in the series premiere, crowded with crows. Behind him is his own grave. Before he's resurrected, Clark comes face to face -- briefly -- with his greatest opponent.

We don't want to give away too much and ruin your fun, but here's what we can tell you.

  • Yes, you will see Lex in this episode. Sort of. We're reminded of the innocent way we first saw Lex, as a young child, and we'll see the dark, ugly villain he has been twisted into. Of course, as we know, "there can only be one Lex Luthor."
  • Tess's injuries won't last forever -- but when you see how she heals - and who heals her - you'll be shocked.
  • Clark's death and resurrection may have left him with new abilities.
  • Longtime fans will get the chance to reminisce about some old friends as Lois's investigation leads her to Chloe's old Torch articles.
  • You've all seen the photos of Lois crucified in the cornfield, which undoubtedly remember the Season 1 scene where Clark was similarly strung up. There's no coincidence here -- her kidnapper had a specific message to send.
  • We love Lois in this episode! She's funny, brave, and... okay, a little bit misguided.
  • Chloe (Allison Mack) and Oliver (Justin Hartley) won't appear in any scenes together, but don't fret, Chollie fans. The love these two show each other in this episode is unprecedented.
  • The day that Clark saved Lex from drowning ten years ago was Clark's first introduction to what Lex calls "the most damning of the seven deadly sins." It may be that darkness in Clark's heart that makes Clark the world's greatest enemy... if he gives into it.

Don't miss the Season 10 premiere on Friday, Sept 24, at 8 p.m. on The CW. In the meantime, leave your questions in the comments! We'll answer whatever we can.

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