Excerpt from the SMALLVILLE Retrospective • Season 9 • Featuring Phil Morris (Narrator) and Brian Peterson (Producer)
PM: A counterpoint to the dark story of Zod was the escalating Lois and Clark romance and a tantalizing flash forward to the Metropolis and Lois Lane of 2013.
BP: What’s amazing to us is to watch each of the actors grow into their roles as much as their characters have their own arcs. And Erica—just episode by episode—became the Lois Lane we all know, and it was almost seamless. You don’t even feel like it’s happening. You just watch.
But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn while I cry
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
When laying with you
I could stay there, close my eyes
Feel you here, forever
You and me together, nothing is better
Lois: I realize hand-eye coordination isn’t one of your strong suits. Here, let me help you with that.
Clark: [Annoyed] Lois, I’m not sure what I’m gonna do without you.
Lois: Ah, come on, Clark, your future is laid out right in front of you. You’re gonna go to community college, major in agriculture, probably minor in law enforcement. And then you and Lana are gonna have a nice little church wedding.
Clark: Excuse me?
Lois: It’s written in the stars and you know it. It’s only a matter of time before you join the bowling league, take over the family farm, and then, well, you and Lana can bring little Clark junior into the world.
Clark: I think you’re hallucinating.
Lois: No. Hallucinating would be imagining Clark Kent going off to the big city to make his mark in the world. I’m just being realistic.