April 8, 2011: "Smallville" Series Finale Interviews

Smallville Season 10 As the final episodes of "Smallville" draw near, executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders participated in a few interviews this week.

TVGuide.com:

    Clark has a few enemies to take on before the end of the series (Darkseid, Lionel, Lex and Zod). It seems like he's taking on a lot in just six episodes.

    Souders: And I think that is honestly a bit of what his dilemma becomes, which is he is so focused on becoming the man he knows he is supposed to become that he's kind of living in the future, to be honest, and so it's really about how do you become that person that you know you're destined to become. That's really the question circling him.

Entertainment Weekly:

    Dying of sadness over†Smallville coming to an end? Well, don't die yet! There's too much great stuff ahead - like the May 6 episode, "Prophecy," which finds Clark (Tom Welling) all dressed up (in a suit!!) to take fiancťe Lois (Erica Durance) to the Fortress of Solitude to break the news of his impending nuptials to his biological father, Jor-El, the tough-loving Kryptonian. "It's a very sweet, romantic scene that has a little surprise in it," teases exec producer Brian Peterson. When Jor-El sets out to teach the pair a lesson, Lois and Clark "find themselves kind of living a day in each other's shoes." AKA: Power up, Lois!

    "I think Jor-El's parenting style has always been about making Clark learn lessons for himself. And this is an episode where he is sharing that lesson not only with Clark, but also with Lois. And so it's about seeing Lois as a possible life partner for Clark," he says.

Entertainment Weekly again:

    "What we really tried to do is create a finale that pretty much stands on its own for anybody who has ever watched any episode of Smallville, to tune in and watch the finale. And for the hardcore fans that have seen every episode, there are a lot of little nuggets and little payoffs all along the way," he said. "That's been our goal for the finale."

TVSquad.com:

    Is there one moment in particular from the upcoming episodes that you're excited for fans to see?

    Gosh, that's a hard one. There are a lot of really poignant moments; I think that's one of the things that I'm enjoying. Even though on one side, there are more sort of power-focused, "becoming Superman" climaxes along the way as we head toward the very end, there's also, on the other side, a lot of emotional ones. So there's literally something in every episode.

Smallville" returns with an all new episode titled "Kent" on Friday, April 15th at 8.00pm on The CW.



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