Smallville has six episodes remaining before it will run out of original content due to the writers’ strike, and the CW has recently announced when they’ll air those installments.  The network will air the first of three consecutive episodes on Thursday, January 31, taking the series into the midst of February sweeps.  After February 14 the series will go into repeats until March 13, when it will come back with the first of three remaining episodes.  The final completed episode, entitled “Veritas,” may act as the show’s season finale if the strike isn’t resolved soon.

If you don’t want to wait until March to find out what will happen with Clark, Lois (Erica Durance), and the rest of the gang, we have some spoilers that will help tide you over.

Episode 7.10 – “Persona” – Airing 1/31/08

The real Clark (Tom Welling) will return at some point in this episode.  The last we saw of him, he was frozen in a block of ice inside the Fortress of Solitude.  As for Bizarro, he’s going to continue to get along wonderfully with Lana and will also seek out Brainiac’s help to ensure he can remain “Clark” forever.  Chloe, ever the attentive one, will be the first to notice that something seems off with Clark.

Meanwhile, somebody will get shot and actually stay dead.  It’s most likely going to be Grant.

Episode 7.11 – “Siren” – Airing 2/7/08

The DC Comics character Black Canary makes her first Smallville appearance.  She’s the host of a conservative talk radio show, and when we first see her she’s a vigilante working for Lex Luthor.  There will be some sparks flying between the Canary and the Green Arrow after she attempts to capture him for Lex (Michael Rosenbaum).

Episode 7.12 – “Fracture” – Airing 2/14/08

Kara (Laura Vandervoort) is back, and yes, she still has amnesia.  She goes by the name “Linda,” which is a nod to the “Linda Lee Danvers” persona from the comic books.

This episode will be very Lex heavy, and may feature a trip through Lex’s psyche similar to “Lexmas.”  He’s also going to get shot, but don’t worry, he’ll survive.

Episode 7.13 – “Hero” – Airing 3/13/08

Pete Ross returns to Smallville for the first time since season 3, and this time he obtains stretching powers courtesy of meteor-laced chewing gum.  Pete’s not going to be a big fan of the changes that have occurred since he left town, including the fact that Chloe (Allison Mack), Lana, and Lionel all know Clark’s secret. He’s also not happy that Lionel Luthor (John Glover) is hanging out at the Kent’s home.

Episode 7.14 – “Traveler” – Airing 3/20/08

Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) guest stars as Pierce, a crazy man who fears aliens so much that he kidnaps Clark and holds him in a specially built prison.  This episode also features a girl power team up between Chloe, Lana (Kristin Kreuk), and Kara, who have to work together to rescue Clark.

The episode also features Patricia Swann, the daughter of Dr. Swann and a childhood friend of Lex’s.

Episode 7.15 – “Veritas” – 3/27/08

Jane Seymour returns as Genevieve Teague in a flashback that also features Robert Queen, and younger versions of Jason Teague, Oliver Queen, and Patrcia Swann.  Brainiac returns, Lois and Jimmy work together on a story, and Chloe confronts Lionel about his true motivations.  Though Clark and Lana had some relationship troubles due to the Bizarro incident, they’ll still be together at season’s end.

Episodes 14 and 15 should deal heavily with the mythology of the series, and “Veritas” will likely end with a huge cliffhanger that will keep fans on edge until the writers’ strike is resolved.

– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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