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The JLA Will Be Key To Clark Taking Flight

Final ‘Smallville’ episodes will feature more teamwork as Lois and Clark approach their destiny


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In nine seasons, Clark Kent (Tom Welling) has pretty much mastered all of the abilities in his solar-powered arsenal … all except one.

But, with this being the final season of “Smallville,” it is only a matter of time before the Man-of-Steel takes to the skies and embraces his destiny as the hero known as Superman. And, like all good destinies, he won’t be alone.

In the remaining episodes that start their run Friday on The CW, “Smallville” fans will see something of a re-mobilization of the Justice League of America, following the death of Hawkman (Michael Shanks) in “Icarus” and the realization that the government they have been protecting is slowly becoming their enemy.

“They’re definitely a very cohesive unit by the end of the series,” producer Kelly Souders told Digital Spy.

In the upcoming episode “Collateral,” former series regular Allison Mack returns, bringing with her a series of questions over her loyalties. Those questions may appear to divide the team with Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) believing she can be trusted, but Black Canary (“Stargate: Universe’s” Alaina Huffman) instead worried that Chloe had something to do with their recent incarceration.

In any case, the tension between the super-team may force Clark to take flight and adopt a more permanent stance as leader. When asked about Clark’s eventual leap into the skies, producer Brian Peterson only teased that fans should “watch [Friday’s episode] ‘Collateral.'”

Also stepping closer to her destiny is Lois Lane (Erica Durance), and she will be pivotal in Clark achieving his.

Over the last few seasons, Clark -– or should we say The Blur -– has become a major part in the shaping of Lois as a character, not only giving her a career boost but also giving her a cause to fight for.

With that in mind, it is an ironic twist that she is now the one doing the same for Clark.

“It’s all about Lois finding her place and how she fits into Clark’s life and how she fits into the whole mythology,” Durance said. “She’ll be able to fulfill that part of her character, which is being that support to Superman.”

“Smallville” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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