The Al Gough Interview
OG: Do you feel the era of the Kryptonite Villain of the Week is over? We got some word around mid-season that there'd be less of that, but recent episodes have gone back to that well. Will we see that in the second season?
AG: You will. It's interesting. I see Buffy fighting vampires every week and nobody seems to mind if they're always vampires or demons. The last two weeks have been very much in that vein. They're fastballs down the middle with "Reaper" and "Drone." "Drone" certainly was a strong episode that had a lot going on. We tend to focus on the relationship elements of the show. The kryptonite-infected person is there, but obviously we're going to try to mix that up. We'll see more true crime next year, and more character stuff. A little less of the kryptonite infections, and then Clark throws them thirty feet. What worked really well, we'll try to bring back. We'll try to keep expanding the storytelling. I think we have done that since "Rogue." Next week, in "Crush," the kid doesn't have a kryptonite infection. In the finale, there's no kryptonite to be seen. And there's very little in "Obscura." We're continuing to try to branch out [in the] storytelling.
OG: "Stray" also didn't have a kryptonite element.
AG: The kid had powers, but not from kryptonite.
OG: In that episode, Edge City was mentioned. Going back to the Batman question, was that something that'll be brought back?
AG: We like to sort of keep to the DC world -- Metropolis and Edge City. We'll mention Coast City next season. We like to keep everything within the realm of the DC universe as much as we can.
OG: Obviously, Lana and Clark don't end up together. How do you keep that relationship from stagnating, since we all know it's not meant to be? Will Clark date anyone else?