who he is. She’ll be providing him “an insight into his family and his birth planet,” both of which seem pretty messed up to us mere mortals. The information overload lead’s to Clark’s “struggle between his Kryptonian heritage and his earthly upbringing,” which will be a central theme throughout the season.
Another main focus will be the ultimately doomed relationship between Clark and Lana (Kristin Kreuk). Gough commented that “The fact is, Clark loves Lana… She is that crucial first relationship that helps define him and his future relationships with women. The fact that he screws it up so badly, no matter how hard he tries, is one of the reasons he ends up with Lois [Erica Durance]. Remember… our story is the journey, not the conclusion.”
Chloe (Allison Mack) and Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) will continue to see great storylines as well, including Chloe’s continuing association with Oliver and new allies for Lex. “There may also be someone on the show who is currently on Lex’s side and we don’t know it yet,” Gough added cryptically.
Smallville airs Thursdays at 8 on the CW.