After nicely tying up the events of the season 6 finale, Smallville is back with the much anticipated episode “Kara.” I say much anticipated because the episode is the first really good look at Clarks (Tom Welling) Kryptonian cousin, Kara (Laura Vandervoort). As with most shows on the CW, the inclusion of a hot chick seems like some sort of rite of passage Dawn Ostroff cooked up for incoming shows. At least with Smallville, the character actually exists in the mythology. The trial by fire is this: will she feel natural to the show, or will she feel like window dressing wedged into to beef up the horny teenage boy demo? Read on.
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