When it was first announced that Doomsday would be appearing on Smallville, the question on everyone’s mind was whether the character would eventually kill Clark. In the Superman comic book series, Doomsday is the one villain who’s ever managed to murder the Man of Steel. The death obviously didn’t stick, but Superman was gone for months before returning with an unfortunate mullet and enhanced powers.
A new promo has been released for the January 15 return of Smallville, and it shows that Doomsday will stop at nothing to keep Chloe by his side. Will the alien menace end up killing Clark, or will Smallville take the story in an entirely different direction?
I’m usually not one to root for someone kicking the bucket, but I’m holding out hope that Doomsday will kill Clark. There’s really no other reason to bring the character into the Smallville mythology. The producers of the series have changed numerous things about Doomsday’s origin, but I hope they at least allow him to fulfill his ultimate destiny. I think it’d be fascinating to watch other heroes rise up while Clark temporarily “died” for a few episodes. It would also make for one heck of a season-ending cliffhanger.
If the promo below is any indication, it looks like Smallville may be planning to create a weird Beauty and the Beast parallel between Davis and Chloe. Davis is certainly a monster, but he’s a monster in love, and he fully intends to keep Chloe as his own. The clip shows him taking her to the Fortress of Solitude, which seems like the last place he should go if he intends to avoid Clark. I have no doubt that there will be an epic smackdown between the hero and the villain, but who will come out on top?
Smallville returns to the CW on January 15 with an episode entitled “Legion.” In this special installment written by comic scribe Geoff Johns, the Legion of Super-Heroes arrives from the future to help Clark track down Chloe. Thankfully, he won’t have to search beyond his icy fortress.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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