Smallville: Season 10 (2010 - 2011)

Season 10

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It's the end of Smallville and the beginning of Superman, and those who stuck with the series through all ten seasons should come away satisfied.



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Air date: Sep 24, 2010

In the season premiere, guest star JOHN SCHNEIDER reprises his role as Jonathan Kent. Picking up where the finale left off, Lois (series star ERICA DURANCE) finds Clark's lifeless body and removes the blue kryptonite enabling him to heal himself. However, Lois sneaks away before Clark fully awakens in order to protect his secret. Meanwhile, Chloe (series star ALLISON MACK) is desperate to find Oliver (series star JUSTIN HARTLEY), so she turns to an unlikely source for answers. Jonathan returns to the Kent Farm with a message for Clark, and Tess (series star CASSIDY FREEMAN) awakens in a LuthorCorp lab.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2010

After Lois departs for Egypt, the Daily Planet hires a new reporter by the name of Kat Grant (guest star KERI LYNN PRATT) to take her place. An assassin named Deadshot (guest star BRADLEY STRYKER) takes aim at Kat but Clark learns the man has a dangerous hidden agenda that involves The Blur. Meanwhile, Carter Hall (guest star MICHAEL SHANKS) turns up in Egypt to keep an eye on Lois and he tells Lois about his wife Shayera (guest star SAHAR BINIAZ).

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Air date: Oct 8, 2010

Clark is stunned when Kara (guest star LAURA VANDERVOORT) returns to Earth and tells him Jor El sent her to stop the dark force that is coming because he doesn't believe Clark can handle it. Meanwhile, Lois confronts Gordon Godfrey (guest star MICHAEL DAINGERFIELD), a shock jock radio DJ who has been crusading against heroes, after he threatens the Green Arrow. However, after Godfrey is possessed by the dark force, he takes Lois hostage and Clark and Kara have to come to her rescue.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2010

In a record-breaking event, the series' 200th episode brings back some familiar faces like JAMES MARSTERS as Brainiac. In an attempt to cheer up Clark, Lois convinces him to attend their five-year high school reunion in Smallville. A visit back to the home of the Crows has Clark remembering old times with Lana (past series star KRISTIN KREUK) and Chloe, while Lois is furious that no one remembers her five days as a student. Brainiac 5.0 (Marsters) uses his Legion ring to visit from the future and takes Clark through his past, present and future. He shows Clark what really happened the night Jonathan died, Oliver's current pain and Clark's future at the Daily Planet with Lois and his role as Earth's favorite red and blue superhero.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2010

Lois decides to tell Clark she knows he's The Blur, but she accidentally activates an ancient artifact that transforms her into the Goddess Isis, complete with superpowers of her own. Oliver and Clark reluctantly decide to ask Tess for help with Lois. Meanwhile, after Cat Grant (guest star Keri Lynn Pratt) witnesses Lois as Isis using her superpowers, she decides Lois is the Blur and sets out to prove it.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2010

Concerned about Lois's safety, Clark diverts her away from covering the Vigilante Registrations Act by suggesting she cover another story. After he comes clean with her, an angry Lois tells him that she can take care of herself but when a flat tire strands their car in the middle of nowhere, their plans take a turn for the worse and Lois ends up in serious danger. Meanwhile, Tess searches for a cure for Alexander (guest star CONNOR STANHOPE), who is rapidly aging.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2010

The General (guest star MICHAEL IRONSIDE) and Lucy Lane (guest star PEYTON LIST) decide to drop in on Lois and Clark for a surprise Thanksgiving dinner. Clark and the General get off to a rocky start after Lois's father bashes the superheroes and tells Clark he is trying to pass a vigilante registration law. Meanwhile, in an effort to stop the vigilante registration act from being passed, Rick Flagg (guest star TED WHITTALL) lies to Lucy in order to lure Clark away from the farm long enough for him to assassinate the General. Lois is torn between making her father proud and her love for Clark.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2010

Lois finds a video made for her by her mother, Ella Lane (guest star TERI HATCHER), before she died. After watching the tape, Lois makes a drastic decision about her relationship with Clark that takes her to the Fortress, where she comes face to face with Jor-El and Lara. Meanwhile, Tess has a nightmare involving herself as a child and a music box. Upon awakening, she finds the music box in Luthor mansion and sets out to find out who planted it there. Clark accompanies her to an orphanage run by Granny Goodness (guest star CHRISTINE WILLES) who may not have the young girls' best intentions in mind. One of the young women living there, Harriet (guest star LINDSAY HARTLEY), finds Clark snooping around and decides to take matters into her own very sharp hands.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2010

In an effort to protect the rest of the team, Oliver decides to register for the Vigilante Registration Act to see what the government plans to do with the new law. As he suspected, it was a trap to lure superheroes to an undisclosed location where he is confined to a jail and subjected to a battery of brutal tests under the supervision of Col. Slade (guest star MICHAEL HOGAN Battlestar Galactica). Aquaman (guest star ALAN RITCHSON) and his new wife Mera (guest star ELENA SATINE) team up with Clark to free Oliver. Lois is frustrated when Clark continues to push aside her offers to help the team and sets out to prove she can play with the big boys. Series star Tom Welling directs.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2010

Tess acquires a Kryptonian box that once belonged to Lionel Luthor (former series star JOHN GLOVER). When Clark accidentally activates the box, he's transported to a parallel universe where Lionel found Clark in the cornfields instead of the Kents. In this universe, Clark Luthor is a murderer and Lois is engaged to Oliver and both of them hate Clark. Clark must be careful not to tip off Lionel that he's not his son while trying to figure out how to get back to Earth where the monster Clark Luthor was transported in his place. Executive producer Kelly Souders makes her directorial debut.

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In its final season, SMALLVILLE culminates with the epic rise of the world's ultimate hero Superman.

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  • Sep 15, 2019
    This show definitely deserves 10 stars. I grew up whatching it and I really love the characters specially Lex Luthor he was the main reason for me to sat in front of my TV everyday after school. It shock me when they stoped to produce the show.
  • Nov 23, 2018
    Perhaps the best Season of the Series Smallville's 10th and final Season brings the conclusion to Clark's story in a tear jerking, epic and above all satisfying end. (10/10)
  • Jan 09, 2018
    Glorious ending to my favorite show!
  • Nov 18, 2017
    Smallville is the origin story of how Clark Kent became Superman and stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent / The Blur / Superman , Annette O’Toole as Martha Kent , John Schneider as Jonathan Kent , Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor , Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan , Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang , Erica Durance as Lois Lane , John Glover as Lionel Luthor , Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer and Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow and many others. Also includes guest appearances by many past Superman movie and tv actors like Christopher Reeve , Margot Kidder , Dean Cain , Teri Hatcher and many more. Smallville was in many ways the 1st great Superhero series on TV and it was ground breaking. Their had never been a tv series like this for a superhero that went back to tell an origin story like this before. Sure we had the Batman 1966 series , Adventures of Superman , Superboy , Lois and Clark The New Adventures of Superman and so on but this was the 1st series where you could say yes a superhero tv show can work long term and be good which Smallville was. The 1st 5 plus Seasons of Smallville where really good Seasons 1 to the 1st half of Season 6 which good to sometimes great episodes and epic season finales Season 5’s finale especially was really good. Then the 2nd half of Season 6-8 not great seasons a lot of that had to do with the writers strike in late 2007 and going into 2008. But the last few seasons 9-10 where amazing some of the best the series had at least in my opinion. The Special effects for this show while they where not as great as what we got with the later CW DCTV Arrowverse shows , Marvel TV Shows and Fox’s Gotham where good for the time of the early 2000’s like the way Clark would speed his way out of danger and rescue his friends from trouble awesome and showing what he can do so good. The writing on the series at times was good to not so good but in later seasons it picked up. Some many argue that Smallville went on for too long and in some cases it did but the last few seasons where epic. Lois finally figured out who Clark really was and finally got together and at the very end of the series Clark Kent finally became The Man of Steel Superman saving the world and becoming the hero we all know and love from the comics. Smalville paved the way for a lot of future Superhero TV Series to come later like The CW DCTV Arrowverse tv shows Arrow , The Flash , DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl as well as The Marvel Studios TV Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , and The Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil , Jessica Jones , Luke Cage etc. Overall I give Smallville a 8/10 for Seasons 1 the 1st half of Season 6 a 8/10 , Seasons 6-8 a 5/10 and Seasons 9-10 a 9/10. Smallville is a great TV Series one of the best of all-time and you should check it out on Blu-Ray Disc , DVD , Hulu Plus and Digital Downloads. Go watch this fun series.
  • Jul 13, 2017
    A fantastic ending to a very long show - Clark finally becoming Superman, and everything that has been built up finally comes to fruition. I loved most of this season and am glad to say I'd watch it again. After the terror that was seasons 6-7 (and second half of 8), These last two seasons are some of my overall favourites in the show. Overall, great buildup, good resolution and good development. Smallville still stands the test of time.
  • Mar 05, 2017
    As in seasons eight and nine of "Smallville", this tenth season will appeal to fans of the "comic action-adventure" variety. Those looking for solid writing, richly developed characters, and legitimate, non-predictable "wow" moments have likely trickled off after seasons 5-6. I have been with the series for the long haul and, while thoroughly enjoying the first 5 seasons, liking 6-7, and despising 8-9, I cannot give the final season good reviews based on nostalgia perpetuated by the show's ending. There are a few basic plotlines that run throughout this final season, all of which fall flat in one way or another: -The U.S. government's reaction to superheroes: an almost blatant rip-off of many themes from "The Dark Knight". -The Clark/Lois relationship: Should work, but (as writers) you can't have Lois be EASILY the most annoying character on the show for six seasons and then expect us to put all that aside and love her in the seventh. -Clark Kent coming to terms with the hero he is destined to become: Pretty much every decision/conclusion Clark comes to this season in terms of embracing his destiny is watered-down due to botched attempts in previous seasons. Because the show was on a year-to-year basis for so long, the frequent stops-and-starts in Clark's transition to Superman rendered that penultimate transition without much drama. Really, there are only three things that I enjoyed about this season (aka the reason I can give it 2 stars instead of just 1): -The "Earth 2" plot arc, which allowed us to see some characters that hadn't been around for awhile. The alter-universe characters kind of muddy things up in the end, but it is nice to see them as "themselves" once again. -The episode "Homecoming", where the Smallville writers give a not-so-subtle nod of acceptance to fans like me who became disenchanted after the season five episode "Reckoning" and the slow bleed that followed. -The "Finale" episode, where us long-surviving fans finally get the payoff that we've all been waiting for. Thus, it basically comes down to this: If you loved "Smallville" in the early goings and feel it has declined since "Reckoning", this season won't change that opinion whatsoever. However, if you still got enjoyment out of the later seasons, you'll probably like this one too.
  • Jan 30, 2017
    Smallville was never terrible. However, I didn't like the later seasons very much. I got bored because it dragged on for so long. Plus, it changed a lot. It was no longer the show I started watching. There were still moments that I really enjoyed, but a lot of the later Smallville made me wanna go back to season one.
  • Mar 12, 2016
    Smallville : Season 10 Final Season of Smallville TV Series shows us the larger and comical look from DC universe, so many new characters shows up and they are well portrayed (way better than Season 9). almost every moment we've been waiting for is directed nicely. although it's far from perfect, this Last Season of Smallville is a must watch series for Superman and DC Comics avid fans
  • Aug 08, 2015
    Smallville certainly does what it aims to do. It shows the story of a boy with abilities named Clark Kent go on to become the man of steel. It also has some brilliant performances. Michael Rosenbaum plays by far the best on screen Lex Luthor. Furthermore, we have also managed to see Tom Welling grow as an actor.
  • Jul 29, 2015
    Desappointed by the level, the final season could have been a huge hit for so many reasons, maybe because of the budget or the history.. Lazarus, Luthor, Kent and Dominion are the only episodes worth to watch IMO

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