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Watch out, Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling), there's a new hot Smallville couple. Justin Hartley reveals to TVGuide.com that his character Oliver will be moving on when the show returns, setting his sights on Clark's go-to gal, Chloe (Allison Mack). Hartley also discusses how Ollie feels about the Lois and Clark pairing, how his relationships will change with and whether the super-show will say farewell this year.
Smallville casting exclusive: Odessa Rae joins as DC villain
TVGuide.com: How do you feel Oliver is different in the second half of the season?
Justin Hartley: He's cleaned up a bit, he's shaving, so that's good. I'm guessing he's probably bathing as well, which is probably something new for him. He's back closer to the old Oliver that we're used to, the fun guy. There's a few demons still left in his closet that he's got to deal with. He's not depressed and dark and suicidal.
TVGuide.com: Fans really enjoy the Oliver and Chloe dynamic. Is there a chance the two of them will get together romantically?
Hartley: Yeah, I think that's in the works. I don't know how long it will last or how far they're going to go with it because we haven't shot that much yet, but that's what's going on right now.
TVGuide.com: Would you want to see him with Chloe over Lois?
Hartley: No, it's not like he prefers Lois. It's an interesting thing because he's got the love of his life in Lois, and she's happy now. It sounds so cliché, "I just want to see you happy," but I think that Oliver understands that he can't make a woman like that happy and give her what she needs. He's just not that man. What Chloe is asking for is a little bit different; it's more Oliver's speed. Not to downplay it or say it's a convenient thing, they're definitely comfortable together and they understand each other and don't have to put on a front.
TVGuide.com: Will there be any more Tess (Cassidy Freeman) and Oliver hookups?
Hartley: She threw a knife at me the other day, so yeah, we're going to be working together. I think I pissed her off again, so that's always fun. I don't know if they're going to be involved anymore. I would say no, but then at the same time who knows what Oliver's going to do? He's a dirty bird.
Smallville producer sets record straight on Chloe-Clark relationship
TVGuide.com: How will the relationships among Clark, Chloe and Oliver change in the next few episodes? Are they still at odds about the best way to deal with Zod (Callum Blue)?
Hartley: Yeah, they are in a way. In spending more time with Chloe, Oliver starts to understand Clark's way a little more. Instead of taking sides, if there were in fact three sides, Oliver has his own view. All three of them think they're the best person for the job. In working with Chloe, I learn more about why Clark looks at things the way he does, and what's wrong with both of our plans. Hopefully we come at it with a three-pronged attack.
TVGuide.com: Does Oliver get to meet Warrior Angel or reunite with Zatanna in "Warrior"? Zatanna does still owe him a wish.
Hartley: Yeah, I tried to bring that up. I was like, "Listen, I believe she owes me a wish and I believe that I know what I want to cash in on." But I don't work with either one of them. I'm barely in that episode. I'm in the very end and the scene I'm in precludes what's about to happen. It's like a teaser at the end of the episode.
TVGuide.com: What interaction will Oliver have with Zod in the coming episodes?
Hartley: It's being discussed. Of course if there's a battle between the two of them, Oliver has got to have something, a weapon; it's not a fair fight unless Oliver has some kind of weapon.
Who's returning to Smallville?
TVGuide.com: Do you feel you guys are heading into a series finale or a season finale?
Hartley: It feels like a season finale. I will say that, but I'll say immediately after that that I have no idea. I don't know. No one has said anything to me either way, but it feels like a season finale just because it seems like there's a lot more story to tell. It seems like people want us back next year.
TVGuide.com: Are you signed on for Season 10?
Hartley: Yeah, if they want me. If they want me, they can have me back.
TVGuide.com: If this is the last season, do you worry the writers may kill Oliver off?
Hartley: I don't know if they can kill him. He's alive in the comics much older than me, at least he looks older, so I don't know if they can kill him. I guess they could do whatever they wanted. They could always make him disappear either way. He doesn't live in Smallville or Metropolis, does he? All I have to say is if he's killed, it better be a good one. I don't want to go out like a chump; I want to go out in fireballs.
Are you excited to see a love connection between Chloe and Oliver?
'Smallville' returns tomorrow night at 8PM ET on The CW, and no doubt fans will be glued to their couches for both the new episode and next week's highly-anticipated two-hour movie, 'Absolute Justice.'
The 'Smallville' online community has been buzzing about pictures of Michael Shanks as Hawkman and deciphering the trailer for hints about which other Justice Society of America members we might see. Fans probably also have seen the now famous picture of Lois Lane herself, Erica Durance in a certain red and blue costume.
About the costume, Durance told AOL TV, "It is 'Amazon Princess'. It's another of Lois' things that's her fault. She wasn't trying to be Wonder Woman," she laughed. "She thought she was an Amazon Princess!" Oh, and those two episodes she won't be on? She's not telling!
AOL TV got the scoop from the intrepid reporter about upcoming episodes, working with guest star Pam Grier and whether or not she wants Lois to learn Clark's secret.
You keep getting kidnapped. And from what I hear, it's happening again in 'Disciple'. What can you tell us about your role in the episode?
'Disciple' is not a kidnapping, per se. I think it's just part of being in Smallville. You will experience kidnappings, you will experience getting hit on the head, shot, stabbed, whatever it is, it will happen. But you will live. So in 'Disciple' Lois actually gets shot by Oliver [Justin Hartley]. And because of the thing that he went through earlier in the season, where you see he's really struggling, you think that he really thinks that he still loves her, she thinks that, OK, perhaps he's gone over the edge and he's just jealous because of her relationship with Clark. And then you see, of course, as the episode goes further on, there's all sorts of other stuff going on. But yes, at the beginning, she actually gets shot with an arrow, which is a new thing for Lois.
I also heard you get a mysterious package from Checkmate in "Absolute Justice'. So, do you actually have any scenes with Pam Grier, who plays Amanda Waller?
Yes. I do. And they've introduced the fact that Amanda Waller has found Lois out of everyone because of how tenacious she is as a journalist. And says that she will be in contact with her. So I get the pleasure of being part of that storyline and then, as an actress, I get to work with Pam Grier, which was awesome.
What was it like working with Pam?
You know, she's been around for a long time and she knows her thing. She just carries this great energy with her. She's gracious, she's just so seasoned. She knows what she's doing. It was intimidating at first, because, this is Pam Grier I'm acting with. But she just made me feel really comfortable and she was great.
You worked with Michael Shanks on 'Stargate SG-1.' Do you have any scenes together in 'Absolute Justice'?
I got to see him as we were walking to our different trailers [laughs]. The whole 'Absolute Justice' thing that they came up with, the whole two-hour event, it was really fun to be a part of. I think the fans will be really excited with all the introductions of these great superheroes. And the whole point of it, really, is to continue on with this great storyline that they're doing, but also to show that other side of Clark [Tom Welling] and give them that window into learning more about him and his heroic side. And he gets to learn more about it. And I think that will help his character evolve.
I had also read that you were a fan of Lois Lane before you were cast. Is there a character you'd like to see on the show?
There have been some comments about having Perry White [Michael McKean] come in … That would be very very exciting for me. [Note: McKean's guest stint has been confirmed.]
What do you want to see happen with him? Do you want to see him move her up at the Daily Planet? Get a byline?
I'm always excited to see what the writers come up with. They're always giving me something that surprises me. I just hope that it proceeds in a way that is true to form with what they've been doing with me for the last six years.
I've been asked to ask you this by many fans. I hear there is a bed and breakfast scene with Clark and Lois. So, will there be a Clois sex scene?
You'll just have to watch. [Laughs] It's a bed & breakfast. It's not specifically about. … just watch it. Be patient [laughs].
What is it like being directed by your cast mates Tom Welling and Allison Mack?
Allison directed me for the first time this year and there's something about working with people who are a part of your show or that have worked with you as an actor. They understand how you work. They have that same investment in the show and the end product.
Everyone has been reading that Lois becomes a bit of a happy homemaker in the episode 'Persuasion.' Is there anything that you can tell us about that episode?
Whether Lois has had any kind of persuasion or not, she tends to be somebody that does everything in full color. So now that she's been enhanced with that, and in this one, Clark accidentally is saying that he wants them to be more traditional…she zeroes in on what her idea of traditional is, and what would Clark like most. And who's the only example of a real female matriarch in his life, is Martha [Annette O'Toole] and I think she just goes full tilt to be that for him. And decides that, traditionally, they should be married and live together and there's all sorts of fun that happens [laughs].
What do you want to see for Lois in the rest of this season and hopefully the next one?
You know, I've kind of taken the stance that I have pipe dreams, but I also really keep it open, because the writers have given me a lot. And it's always different and it's always fun. Sometimes it's bizarre and sometimes it's really straight laced. So I've really been able to…I don't have complaints from this year. I just get to continue to evolve. And that's what they've done … I see them continuing with that trajectory of going forward into the mythology, which would be wonderful for me. But I've never sat around and gone, I want them to do this or that, because they keep opening these great avenues for me.
People really want to know your opinion on whether or not Lois ever learns Clark's secret before the series comes to an end.
That's kind of one of those existential questions. Does she ever know? Does she know deep down? Who knows? I ask myself that all the time. I don't know what they have planned for me…
Do you want her to find out?
I don't know. Maybe she already does on some level. I like the secret. It keeps it interesting. I'll say this though. I think that, being that the show is about Superman, in regards to Lois knowing or not knowing, whatever makes it easier for Clark's character. That's kind of how I feel. There's got to be somebody that is in his camp, that is supportive … whether he tells the truth to her or not. Up until now, he's had a lot of characters that are like, 'Tell me the truth or I'm out of here.' And that's the one thing that Lois doesn't want to be.
Could Michael Rosenbaum be next?!
On the heels of my scoop that Annette O’Toole is returning as Ma Kent, executive producer Brian Peterson confirms to me exclusively that Smallville is also bringing back Michael McKean as Perry White at season’s end.
“We’re thrilled to have Michael back on the show,” says Peterson, “and to be able to link it with the anticipated return of Martha Kent is just a phenomenal way to gear up to the end of the season.”
Peterson also reveals that the iconic character’s latest trip through Smallville will bring him “closer to his destiny” than ever before, adding, “We finally get to see the legendary introduction between Perry White and the intrepid Lois Lane.”
O’Toole and McKean (who, as you know, are married in real life) will appear in this season’s penultimate episode (No. 21).
What say you Smallville fans? Stoked beyond belief? Do you think/hope Lex will be next? Sound off below!
Image Credit: David Gray/The CW
January 25, 2010 – The latest DC Comics villain to make the jump to Smallville has been found. TVGuide.com's Natalie Abrams reports that Silver Banshee will be appearing on the sixteenth episode of Season 9, which is called "Escape."
Abrams notes that the Smallville incarnation of Silver Banshee is, "a vengeful spirit of a fallen Gaelic heroine." In "Escape", Silver Banshee begins terrorizing a country bed and breakfast where Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling) are staying. Actress Odessa Rae (Hard Candy) will be playing the comic book villain.
- http://www.myspace.com/odessarae / DC Comics
The lovely Odessa Rae will be playing the not so lovely Silver Banshee
Like many other DC characters, Silver Banshee is making her live-action debut on Smallville, though she was seen in animated form on Justice League Unlimited and appeared to be the basis for the character Scream Queen on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
If someone had told me way back in 2001 when it premiered that I would still be watching new episodes of Smallville at the turn of 2010 I probably would have laughed in their face. Television series based on comic book characters rarely last more than a couple of seasons (if they’re even that lucky) and this one in particular featuring Clark Kent discovering and embracing his Superman powers while in high school with Dawson’s Creek-style love triangles, certainly didn’t seem likely to break that mold. But then something strange happened. It actually turned out to be good! Sure, there were cheesy moments and formulaic elements to the first season but the characters were highly likeable, the show was incredibly well made, and it only got better over the first few seasons.
As with any show, there have been storylines that fall kind of flat and characters that run out of interesting things to do but Smallville keeps marching on with occasional moments of brilliance that are sure to please any comic-reading geek or an average viewer just the same. Each year new rumors abound that the current season would be its last, but nine years later the show keeps going strong and even survived the dismantling of the WB Network when it merged with UPN to become The CW.
Fans rejoiced last year when they learned that Smallville would be renewed for a ninth season but were quickly dismayed to learn that the network was moving the show from its plush Thursday night timeslot to Friday nights where most shows go to die. To observers it seemed like The CW was finally giving up on one of its most popular shows ever.
Nonetheless, the ninth season as it has played out so far is a clear indication of how much the show has changed over the years. The high school drama is gone and Clark (Tom Welling) is now working in Metropolis at The Daily Planet with Lois Lane (Erica Durance who outshines even Margot Kidder in the role) and saving lives in his free time as the mysterious hero known to citizens of the city as The Blur. Clark’s best friend of all time, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) has taken on the role of sidekick by coordinating and running the home base for the Justice League led by The Green Arrow (Justin Hartley). And on the bad guy front, Lex Luthor is history but his empire has been taken over by the cunning Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman) who has become friendly with a time-traveling younger version of one of Superman’s greatest villains, General Zod, played by Callum Blue.
With the switch to Friday nights everyone had been patiently waiting for the hammer to fall and confirm that this would indeed be the last season, but even now at the halfway point that word hasn’t come and many are speculating (with hush-hush confirmation from network insiders) that the series will actually be back for a landmark TENTH season! And there is a good reason why. The producers, writers, and directors have really stepped up to the plate this year and are putting out better episodes than we’ve seen from the show in years and frankly, some have been among the best ever. The actors are turning in superb work and the special effects continue to dazzle despite a reduced budget. And despite the fact that the show now only pulls in about half of the audience of its ratings peak in the second season, nearly each successive episode this season saw an increase in viewers despite being on Friday nights when most of the target audience is out doing something else.
SMALLVILLEAnd now with some strong momentum from the first half of season nine the Smallville producers seem poised to continue bowling viewers over with a massive two-hour episode set to air on February 5 featuring a bevy of big name DC Comics characters making their filmed debut including the classic Hawkman. A brief teaser following the show’s fall finale literally got fans’ tongues wagging in anticipation along with the news that Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) will be joining the series for several episodes as classic villainess, Amanda Waller.
It is certainly refreshing to see that the network has some restored confidence in one of its strongest assets. The commitment of more money for epic, movie-length episodes and big name guest stars is a sure sign that when they booted Smallville to the Friday night graveyard, they didn’t abandon it completely. This is such a rare gesture for a show that appeared to be on its way out and with word that additional soundstage space has been purchased for building more sets, a tenth season now appears all but certain and I personally couldn’t be happier about it. It is not a perfect show and will never win an Emmy for Best Drama but it’s fun, exciting, occasionally witty, and features some of the most enjoyable characters on primetime television. I, for one, could continue to watch the adventures of Clark becoming Earth’s greatest hero for another ten years but I’ll take what I can get. And if you were once a viewer who lost interest or have never seen even a single scene, I couldn’t recommend setting your DVR to record anything more.
Smallville returns to Friday nights at 8:00 with all new episodes on January 22.
Die-hard Supernatural fans have been walking on eggshells for the past few months wondering if the TV show will be back for the sixth season after hearing that its creator Eric Kripke might decided to end the Winchester story with the season five finale to be aired in the United States later this May.
But news coming out of Hollywood is that the TV network that's responsible for the show, The CW, is eager to continue not only Supernatural but its other hit TV show, Smallville.
Network president Dawn Ostroff said although Kripke's contract ends after the fifth season, the Supernatural creator might want to continue the story of the Winchester brothers.
Dean and Sam Winchester is due to slay Satan at the end of the current season and Kripke has said that this could be a perfect end to the show. But during an interview with Ostroff, she said that the network is meeting Kripke and he has shown interest in continuing the story. “Eric is very excited about the show right now. I think he feels this season has been really satisfying for him. He's certainly not running out of ideas by an stretch of the imagination.”
Ostroff adds that the network is keen to see the show continue.
Another show The CW is keen on keeping is Smallville, which is currently in its ninth season. “I'm really pleased with this show,” Ostroff said adding that she's very optimistic about the show returning for another season and that the finale for the ninth season is more of a season finale and not a series finale.