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Salvation 

Zod unleashes his army upon the world, forcing Chloe to call in reinforcements from old friends. Zod tells Lois he is The Blur and asks her to steal the Book of Rao from Clark. Torn between... See full summary »

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Zod unleashes his army upon the world, forcing Chloe to call in reinforcements from old friends. Zod tells Lois he is The Blur and asks her to steal the Book of Rao from Clark. Torn between Clark and The Blur, Lois asks Clark to come clean with her about everything but he refuses. Chloe and Oliver attempt to reconnect Watchtower's satellite system in order to fight the Kandorians but to Chloe's horror, Oliver gets caught on site and disappears. Tess attempts to stop Zod but he leaves her clinging to life. Clark and Zod battle for control of Earth. Written by CW Publicity

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This episode takes place in 2010 and 2013. See more »

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When Clark opens the box from his mother containing "the suit", during his close up you see the superman shield reflected in his eyes. However if this was a true reflection, the symbol would be backwards. See more »

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Lois Lane: [to Perry White] If you remember, I'm the one who said 2012 would just be another Y2K scare, and I was right. Not to fear, White... If there's a scandal in the Pentagon, yours truly *will* be the one to find it.
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Written by John Williams
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New Direction, New writers, better plots.
14 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Since season 8, when new writers took over Smallville, I had hope for the shows redemption once more. Al Gough and Miles Millar were taking the show nowhere, and after seasons 6 and 7, left much to be desired. Thus, for me, season 8 was refreshing, and some of the best Smallville I'd seen in years, and also the start of seeing Clark truly grow into Superman from the comics. The season however, fizzled out sometime in the later half (with some decent episodes spread out, here and there), but it was the final most of all that made me want to drop the show. Truth be told, I left for a few years, not bothering to watch what was perhaps my favourite show back in the day - until I heard from a friend how amazing Season 9 was. I was shocked, and surprised, at first I did my own research into reviews for the second last season, then I began to watch, and boy, was I not let down. Season 9 lived up to all my hopes and dreams, exceeding expectations and became one of my favourites of the whole show. The strong writing, coupled with the great acting and good direction really gave Smallville its second wind.

Zod was one of my favourite characters in this season, his arc was beautiful to watch, and the actor was magnificent. But Welling, Durance, and several other cast members all did great jobs as well, making this one of the seasons of Smallville with a mostly great cast of actors.

But enough of my thoughts of the whole season, and now, onto the finale, which has so much impact and strength to fuel new heights. The opening sequence alone would make any comic fan happy. The twist leading into the finale on Zod taking on the role of The Blur to manipulate Lois, and Clark being aware of this but still hiding himself was very well played and interesting to watch. I had been worried that it would be a repeat of how season 5 and 6 played Clark and Lex off of each other with Lana in the middle however, S9 again surprised me. This was much more original and not dragged out.

One of the best finales in a very long time, it also had the infamous cliffhangers that Smallville is known for, and boy did they do well with them. Overall, I have to say this was some of the best dramatic TV produced by Smallville in years. In fact, this whole season, and furthermore this episode, really puts Smallville down as the best CW/WB television ever produced, and moreover, places it as some of the best television of its era.

Perfectly written, brilliantly acted, and well filmed. The final moment of the cliffhanger not only caught me off guard, but had me dying to watch the next season straight after.


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