with her escape pod and she wound up staying in suspended animation for 16 years. Clark is unaware of her existance until she makes her appearance in town, awoken from her slumber by a disastrous flood which activates the wake cycle of her escape pod. Rather than looking after Kal-El, he ends up having to look out for her, now that he is the eldest in the family. It proves to be difficult, due to her advanced abilities (including flight) and her obsession with pop culture.
Smallville returns to the CW with new episodes later this year.