Luckily for fans of the CW’s Smallville, there are plenty of completed episodes left before the show will be effected by the writers’ strike, but the new adventures can’t last forever. New spoilers have surfaced for episode 15 of the current season, which could act as a season finale if the strike isn’t resolved in a timely manner. For those who want to know how the seventh year might be wrapping up, read on.
According to KryptonSite, episode 15 is entitled “Veritas,” and one of the most exciting elements will be a flashback featuring some of Smallville‘s most notorious villains. Roles that are currently being cast include Robert Queen, Young Jason Teague, Young Patricia Swann, and Young Oliver Queen. Another troublemaker mentioned in the casting sides is Genevieve Teague, who was expertly played by Jane Seymour back in season four. Her role is still unconfirmed, but it looks like the episode will flashback to when Lionel (John Glover), the Teagues, the Queens, and Swann were all working together in the late 1980s.
Another villain who will be returning for the episode is Brainiac (James Marsters), though there’s no word on what sort of havoc he’ll be causing. As for the more virtuous characters on the show, we can expect to see Lois (Erica Durance) and Jimmy (Aaron Ashmore) work on a news story together, while Chloe (Allison Mack) will finally confront Lionel about his true motivations.
Episode 15 is also set to explore some long-standing elements and arcs from the overall Smallville mythology. This episode, along with the previous one, will bring back many things that happened in past seasons and finally tie them together. The storyline will heavily involve Clark (Tom Welling) and the Luthors, but beyond that we’ll have to keep guessing as to which questions we’ll get answers to.
Creator Alfred Gough has confirmed that episode 15 ends on a cliffhanger, to ensure that it will keep fans talking if it does end up being the season finale. Let’s hope for a swift end to the writers’ strike, or else we may not be seeing any new Smallville after this for a very long time.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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