Wow. I mean, just, wow. Smallville has been renewed for another season. To be honest, we were surprised when they greenlit this current season, so we probably shouldn't be so shocked, especially since what they've been doing seems to have worked -- the ratings are up where it counts. We're not going to hazard a guess as to whether the tenth season will be the last, but the pieces of Clark Kent's mythology have been falling into place faster and faster, so we're going to predict a few things that will most likely happen in Season 10. Of course, it's impossible to predict what this show will do, so we also wouldn't be surprised if none of these happened. Like Clark Kent himself, Smallville is a stubborn creature, and its thought processes are not always logical or even evident.
1. A New Name and Costume
Now that Clark is regularly going on patrol as the Blur and wearing a kinda-sorta superhero outfit, it's time for him to take that next step. It's possible that they'll come up with a new take on the traditional Super-suit, and they may even seek out some kind of compromise between the generic "Blur" and the admittedly on-the-nose "Superman" (we can't see Clark or Lois referencing Nietszche), but most likely, the next step will be the red-and-blue Superman we know. Meaning it'll be the exact same costume drawn by that kid who turned into a superhero and went crazy a few episodes ago. Meaning it will be seen as a ripoff of Warrior Angel, Lex Luthor's favorite comic character. Whoops.
2. The "Kent Hardly Wait" Wedding
You've all seen Lois & Clark, so you know it's coming. Eventually, Clark is going to tell his secret to the one person you should never tell secrets to -- a talkative, fame-hungry reporter with delusions of grandeur. And he's going to tell her because, while lying to the girl you're dating is okay, lying to the girl you've been browbeaten into proposing to is most assuredly not. By that point, the unpleasantness of Chloe's Season 8 wedding will have been forgotten (although Chloe will get a little emotional thinking about
Jimmy XxXXX) and we presume Lois and Clark will have done the nasty. Or have they? Present Lois doing it with Future Clark has kind of blurred the line there.
3. The Death of Chloe
Spoiler alert, we guess, but when a series comes to an end, its main characters can come out of things in one of two ways: alive and happy or dead and a hero. And as everyone knows, Chloe Sullivan has no place in established Superman mythology, and calling her "Watchtower" to replace the actual Watchtower moonbase the comic-book Justice League resides in doesn't change that. Expect her to valiantly sacrifice herself, only to be resurrected six months later on her new CW show.
4. The Return of Lex Luthor
We're not saying it'll be Michael Rosenbaum -- although, really, what's he doing right now? -- but Lex Luthor is Superman's foe, and we have to imagine that he'll eventually return in one form or another. Maybe he'll get plastic surgery to repair his burned and possibly blown-up flesh and look like a totally different bald actor. Maybe an older, future Lex from an alternate reality will come back in time to stop Clark from ruining his world. Or maybe it's time for a Black Luthor. Whatever he looks like, he's going to be a member of...
5. The Legion of Doom
Granted, the show can barely get the lion's share of the Justice League on the screen at any given time, and their big TV-movie event had a whopping three Justice Society members in it, but more and more it seems like for anybody to defeat Clark Kent, they need to get a group of evil super-types together at once. Combine the powers of Metallo, Parasite, Toyman, Bizarro, Brainiac, Maxima, Doomsday and Lex Luthor (or, you know, whichever three they can afford to hire for any given episode), and Clark Kent isn't making it to Season 11. Fingers crossed!
What do you think will happen in Smallville Season 10?
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