'Smallville's' Tom Welling and Erica Durance on the final season

smallville-200-welling-durance.gifIn last week's last-ever "Smallville" season premiere, Lois Lane ( Erica Durance) took the bad advice of a Lex Luthor clone and left Clark ( Tom Welling) behind for Africa. Don't worry -- the iconic duo won't be separated for long.

"Well, she comes back for Clark, of course!" Durance exclaims at the series' 200th Episode party in Vancouver. Zap2it was on the scene with all the stars to get the scoop on what you can expect from Season 10. Right now, Lois thinks that she stands in the way of Clark's true destiny.

"So far, the stuff that we've done is about her finding out where she fits in with who he is and how she can best be a partner and support him," Durance says.

"Lois likes to keep things interesting for Clark," Welling adds. "She's an interesting character. It's going to be Clark juggling the two worlds and finding a way to meld them together. I don't know how he's going to do it."

Romance aside, Clark hasn't forgotten about his friends. Unfortunately, he's currently under the impression that Chloe ( Allison Mack) is dead. "As far as he's concerned, Chloe's not alive," Welling says. "It's only later that he finds out that she might be." Welling expects that Clark will be involved in Oliver's ( Justin Hartley) search.

Meanwhile, Durance is looking forward to a particular guest star's appearance. Teri Hatcher, who played Lois Lane opposite Dean Cain's Clark Kent on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," joins the cast in episode 8, "Abandoned," as Lois's mother, Ella.

"I was in shooting another scene at the time and it was supposed to be a really funny scene, and I got the text and I burst into tears," Durance says. "I had an absolute, unequivocal fan moment. I'm thrilled."

Ella Lane isn't the only dead parent on the show this season. We've already seen Jonathan Kent ( John Schneider) and fans are looking forward to the return of Lionel Luthor ( John Glover) as well.

Of course, no return is more highly anticipated than the one that isn't confirmed yet. "We hope to see [Michael] Rosenbaum, always," Welling says. "I don't know how you end this show without Lex Luthor."





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