Smallville (2001–2011)
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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... See full summary »


Greg Beeman


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer
Callum Blue ... Zod
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Adrian Holmes ... Basqat
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Vala (as Crystal Lowe)
Evan C. Schulte Evan C. Schulte ... Jeff Hage
Richard Keats ... Doctor
Michael Q. Adams ... Daily Planet Employee (as Michael Adams)
Nancy Amelia Bell Nancy Amelia Bell ... Granny Goodness


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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Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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This episode takes place in 2010 and 2013. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
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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References Superman II (1980) See more »


Written by John Williams
Performed by Mark Snow
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Pandora made you kneel before your TV ? Well it's time to pray before it !
15 May 2010 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

The finale season 9 deserved happened. Most past episodes proved that the talents behind the show have matured their skills and nourished its story with all their tremendous experience. Salvation should convince you to stick around a little more, because season 10 is coming. Contrary to some viewers I wasn't disappointed by last season's finale, Doomsday. But this one was really something else.

First even if I found some scenes were too short I think the continuity was smooth. Most of them were so excellent that Salvation should have been a two parts episode, like Absolute Justice. However the editing was well balanced so I can't blame the producers for their wise decision because it allowed them to deliver an astonishing installment. Second the direction was quite creative, like in Checkmate, but well more polished. From the slow motion effects to the choreography it should definitely impress you. Third it was heavy on character development. Oliver and Chloe ? Count them in ! Lois, Clark & The Blur ? Of course they were featured ! But be prepared for the impossible because they managed to take things to a whole new level. Remember The Blur put his right hand on Lois's left shoulder in Charade ? Well what happened in Salvation should blow you away. It should break the barrier of your highest expectations !

To sum things we have a winner ! It was a dark home run at light speed full of cultural references and wicked dialogs. The recap should remind you how intense the whole season was and the very first scene will definitely puzzle you. As for the ending it was just mesmerizing and I couldn't have dreamed of a better way to end this amazing season. It was reminiscent of all these literate and inspiring elements that had been staked out so far. From religion to moral values there was plenty of interesting things to fulfill the belly of the most demanding viewer. But the best part is that the astonishing cliffhanger wasn't the strawberry on the shortcake. The whole damn episode was ! Dive in Clark's eyes as he opens a gift dressed in black. Follow Green Arrow as he goes all John McClane and says something very intriguing to Chloe. Witness the end of a new beginning. The rebirth of Smallville !

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