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Smallville Finale Teaser: ‘I Am Not Every Man. I Am Lex Luthor.’

TVLine has the first look at The CW’s new TV spot promoting the much-anticipated return of Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor in the Smallville two-hour series finale.

It’s a moment that very nearly didn’t happen, as the actor, who left the show in 2008, had refused repeated offers to reprise is role as Clark Kent’s friend turned arch-nemesis. But then in February, Rosenbaum announced he would appear in the May 13 episode, something producers had viewed as critical to the show’s finale.

Having Rosenbaum back on the set “was absolutely fantastic,” star Tom Welling tells TVLine, “because it was like he never left. We jumped right back into it.”

The final, two-part episode, appropriately titled “Finale,” airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT May 13 on The CW. The first of the final four episodes airs tonight at 8.

BE THERE AS SMALLVILLE WRAPS UP CLARK KENT’S TEN-YEAR JOURNEY IN AN EPIC TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE — The story of Clark Kent (Tom Welling) culminates in this epic two-hour series finale as Clark takes the last step to becoming the Man of Steel. With surprise guest appearances, nods to the first few seasons of the series and Michael Rosenbaum’s return as Lex Luthor, this final episode wraps up a decade-long story following one’s man’s journey to becoming the world’s greatest superhero. Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman, John Glover, Annette O’Toole and John Schneider also star. Kevin Fair directed “Finale Part 1,” which was written by Al Septien & Turi Meyer (#3X6022) and Greg Beeman directed “Finale Part 2,” written by Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders (#3X6021).


  • Ortiz

    Looks good, IMO Rosenbaum’s Luthor is the best one I’ve seen in any movie or TV show.


  • Louis Murphy

    I am not missing this finale for anything

  • Jacob

    Kinda wonderful how the finales lined up.

    Fringe finale.
    Smallville two-hour finale.
    Supernatural two-hour finale.

    I don’t have to miss a single one live.

  • Dawnell_do

    If only Rosenbaum would return for the new Superman films.

  • Dawnell_do

    The finale Gods are smiling down on us.

  • Katbear

    Is it just me, or is the young Lex in this the boy who currently is Conner Kent?

  • Jacob

    The Lex in this episode is the original. They cured Conner so he’s not aging really fast anymore. Plus, he’s not bald.

  • Jacob

    They wouldn’t cast anyone from this show in the movies even if Rosenbaum wanted the part. He wants to play new roles and Man of Steel is trying to distance itself from all existing incarnations of the character.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t watched Smallville regularly in years but I’m going to watch the last four episodes. With Geoff Johns writing tonight’s episode and then the finale in two weeks, it’d be silly to just skip the last couple episodes in total, right?

  • (A)Lex

    Very nice! Really captures what an ego freak Lex Luthor is.

  • Tevii

    This Lex is NOT the same as Connor. Connor Kent is actually Superboy in the comics. This preview looks like its the real Lex somehow. CANT WAIT TO FIND OUT

  • Jacob

    That is NOT what this was showing. It’s about him embracing his dark side. About no longer hiding it. The everyman keeps his dark side hidden, but he is not everyman. He is Lex Luthor. And he will not hide his dark side. If it was just “I am not everyman, I am Lex Luthor” I could see it being about his ego.

  • Eightvalve

    You write a lot of bad poetry I’ll assume.

    Who ever said ego and darkness weren’t mutually exclusive, particularly in the case of Lex Luthor?

  • Jacob

    There is nothing in this that suggests it’s about his ego. It’s about him being the villain of the story.