Al Gough Talks About Upcoming Episodes We
caught up with Smallville's executive producer and co-creator
Alfred Gough at the WB's 2005 Winter TCA party and learned
some details about upcoming episodes. Obviously, if you don't
want to know any spoilers, stay far, far away:
is enthusastic about the 1/26 episode "Unsafe,"
and has some great things to say about Episode #13 of the
season (airing Feb. 9) which guest stars The OC's Chris
Carmack: "I think it's a terrific episode; I think Chris
Carmack does a great job. He's probably one of the more memorable
Krypto-villains that you'll meet. I think you get to see Lois
Lane drinking football players under the table, which just
makes me laugh thinking that this is the woman that Clark's
going to end up with. And Erica's fantastic."
concerned that there's no place for Chloe now that Lois Lane
will be coming back to the series shouldn't worry. Gough addressed
a spoiler that had leaked, confirming something the fans have
known for weeks. "Now that she's gonna learn the secret,
she's gonna know. So that gives her a completely different
perspective than Lois." It sounds as though the cat-and-mouse
game will continue through to the end of the season. Maybe
it's the visitor from the next item who tells Chloe to just
up and tell Clark what she knows?
Ross (Sam Jones III) returns in the prom episode, appropriately
titled "Prom." Read
this news item for more details.
Lois returns to the series in "Pariah," even though
she'll be in many episodes, Erica Durance still will not be
in the opening credits. It does, however, sound like a possibility
for next year, provided they can get Lois as a regular character.
also mentioned an upcoming episode that will soon be shooting,
tentatively titled "Lexes." In it, through a Luthorcorp
experiment, Lex is split - good side and bad side. "They
both look strangely like Michael Rosenbaum, and you really
get to see Lex's dark side," Gough says.
of Dr. Swann (Christopher Reeve) will be addressed in the
season's 15th episode, which is titled "Sacred."
Margot Kidder will not be returning as Dr. Crosby for the
episode, but Al Gough does say there is a different way things
will be dealt with. (It doesn't sound like Crosby is recast;
it sounds like the story has been rewritten. Earlier spoilers
implied Crosby would be back.) When KryptonSite's Craig was
highly unprofessional and suggested getting another former
Superman, Dean Cain, onto the series, Gough said "We'd
love to have him."
a return appearance by Michael McKean as Perry White: "We'd
like to bring Perry back, but we want to make sure we've got
the right episode to do it. We've spoken to Michael, and he's
open to coming back. He's a great character; we want to make
sure we've got the right story for him."
tomorrow for some tidbits from Miles Millar! And of course visit
Spoilers Page for more upcoming episode details!