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With only a few episodes left until the end of Smallville's ninth season, spoilers and speculations are rampant all over the World Wide Web. But of course we'd prefer to see those that are more reliable, such as words straight from the mouth of executive producer Brian Peterson.
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The Smallville head talked to E! Online and answered several fan questions regarding the fate of the series. Here are some of the highlights:
On the recently aired "Charade," we learned how difficult it is for Lois and Clark to trust each other with secrets, particularly because it involves the identity of The Blur. Brian Peterson revealed that the whole issue will still be explored, all the way to the big finish.
"What I can say is that this year we've really explored the tough duality of Lois having one relationship with this hero, the soldier of duty relationship, and one romantic love relationship with Clark, and so that just drives all the way through episodes 19, 21 and the finale," he said. "Everything that's been going on with that love triangle converges."
He added: "It's one of the bigger cliff-hangers at the end of this season, what happens with them."
With hundreds of fans backing this ship, there's always the question of Chloe and Oliver's fate as a couple. Peterson assures the Chlollie supporters: "They started out as no strings attached, just fun companions because of all the baggage they each had from past loves, but in the finale that relationship will be pushed to the next level."
Brian Peterson also talked to IGN about a possible continuation to the "Absolute Justice" storyline, which would involve Darkseid and Apokolips. He wouldn't say anything definite, but:
"Umm, we have several ideas for next year. I would say if you look closely in the finale, you will see one little follow-up toward that, but I think only the hardcore fans will recognize it."
Well then, it's great to see that there really are hardcore followers of Smallville, because they're in for yet another treat. On another note for the finale, Peterson announced, "We have some amazingly iconic moments–moments catch close to all of that much bigger mythos that has become Superman–probably more than any other episode in the series."