Smallville: Season 9 (2009 - 2010)


Season 9

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Critic Ratings: 5


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User Ratings: 131
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Air date: Sep 25, 2009
Air date: Oct 2, 2009
Air date: Oct 9, 2009
Air date: Oct 16, 2009
Air date: Oct 23, 2009
Air date: Oct 30, 2009
Air date: Nov 6, 2009
Air date: Nov 13, 2009
Air date: Nov 20, 2009
Air date: Jan 29, 2010
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The world's greatest hero has risen. And he is not alone. With more heroes & villains from the DC Universe arriving in Metropolis, Clark will be tested as never before. Now, on the brink of destiny comes his darkest hour. Will he kneel before Zod?


Tom Welling
as Clark Kent
Allison Mack
as Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance
as Lois Lane
Justin Hartley
as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Cassidy Freeman
as Tess Mercer
Pam Grier
as Amanda Waller
Elise Gatien
as Mia/Speedy
Sam Witwer
as Davis Bloome
Phil Morris
as John Jones
Steph Song
as Victoria/Roulette
JR Bourne
as Bernard Chisholm
Annette O'Toole
as Martha Kent
Dylan Neal
as Raymond Sacks
Steve Bacic
as The Dark Archer
Jennifer Holmes
as Silver Banshee
Dustin Schwartz
as Delivery Guy
Michael McKean
as Perry White
Gil Bellows
as Maxwell Lord
Carlo Marks
as Stephen/Warrior Angel
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Critic Reviews for Smallville Season 9

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (0)

If they can manage this momentum, it will be a good season but I think many of us are gun-shy after last seasons' Doomsday buildup.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Not only did it exceed all expectations, but it also gave the series new life with a glimpse as to how amazing the tenth season could be.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

I'll still admit the show can be fun on an episode-by-episode basis.

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Smallville" isn't afraid to go to its comic book roots. And it's not just all about Clark Kent...The cast of characters and enjoyable line between campiness and serious drama is what makes this show work.

Jul 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Some of the best Smallville we've seen in a long time.

Sep 25, 2009 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Smallville: Season 9

  • Jul 13, 2017
    This was one of the best seasons Smallville ever had - Clark stepped up and finally grew as a character, Lois rose up to be a strong and enjoyable character, and Zod was a magnificent character who was played masterfully by Callum Blue. Overall, great buildup, good storyline, great acting (some of the best in the show since the veterans left).
  • Mar 05, 2017
    When the Eighth Season of Smallville concluded, I wondered how the show could sink any lower. The show's writers had drawn out the Doomsday plot arc all season, then blew it on an anti-climatic finale. Unfortunately, they didn't get back on the right track until very late in Season Nine...literally, the season finale. This season continued the pattern of featuring more obscure Superman comic book characters, including Metallo, The Dark Archer, Roulette, Toyman (a return appearance), and the Justice Society (in the seasons only other passable episode). Though I applaud the show for trying to feature more aspects of the Superman mythology in lieu of the "freak of the week" angle, the fact of the matter is that these character just don't resonate as much (and thus don't create as much drama) as the major villains of seasons past. When I think of Superman baddies, the hierarchy is Lex Luthor (done), Zod (don...twice, actually), Brainiac (done), Doomsday (done), and maybe Darkseid (hinted at as the Season Ten primary enemy to Clark). The other guys/gals, at least to me, are just fill-ins. The primary story arc of the season, though, focuses on the return of Zod (this time in body, not spirit, form) and his army of followers. Though the acting of Callum Blue is wonderful in channeling Terrance Stamp's movie Zod interpretation, ultimately his character's angle feels overly drawn-out (including a romance with Tess Mercer that is utterly ridiculous) and doesn't produce any real drama until the very end...once the fate of his character has already been decided. Plus, it wouldn't be Smallville (broadcast on the CW network) without the nauseating love triangles that only serve to create a little hollow drama or sexual tension. Oliver/Lois, Clark/Lois, Clark/Chloe, Oliver/Chloe, Tess/Zod, and Tess/Oliver are all covered this season, and none of them are likeable whatsoever, usually treading over already-covered ground or going in completely ridiculous, outrageous directions. In terms of acting, Tom Welling (Clark) and Allison Mack (Chloe) turn in solid efforts, but Erica Durance (Lois) is still sickening, as is Justin Hartley in portraying Oliver Queen. Blue, as mentioned, is a joy to watch, but his primary foil--Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer--pales in comparison (again) to Michael Rosenbaum's Lex Luthor. Thus, despite an incredible finale that came out of nowhere to actually whet my appetite for the 10th (and final) season, this installment in the series was another monumental disappointment. I can only hope that the writers/producers build on "Salvation" and deliver a more consistent final effort that will make we WANT to tune in ever Friday night, not doing so like a chore.
  • Sep 03, 2016
    This the best start of the series since been show on air, since on air.It excellent group of actors dedicate themselves, so yah there not too much other say the fact really I enjoyed. 10 out of 10 two thumbs up.
  • Jul 20, 2015
    Smallville : Season 9 Bad casting ruin everything..
  • Jan 05, 2014
    Fantastic season one of my favorites

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