…To coincide with Day One of DC Fandom, I have pieced together a totally new take on Smallville’s series finale, using the final two episodes of season seven and the premiere of season eight largely as the meat, with elements of the tenth season’s final episode and season 9’s finale forming the skeleton.
Loads of changes to the original narrative
-Lois no longer find out Clark’s identity
-Lana and Kara’s fates are not resolved as I wanted the episode to have some consequential fallout and give it a darker tone.
-Lex is recovered from the arctic by Tess…he’s in a bad way but he survives. Tess only has two cameos in the story, the other is to verify her as Lex’s sister.
-Clark has several prophetic dreams throughout the final act of the episode following the destruction of the fortress, dreams which gradually imprint themselves more and more on reality. For example, in the first lucid dream he has after the destruction of the fortress, Clark’s thoughts drift to his father, another is one he has when Lex awakens and he learns he is alive and they are destined to be enemies, another is when he dreams of Jor-El and Johnathan giving him the Superman suit, only to wake up and find a physical version has been sent to him…we leave who a mystery to tie it to the dream better (in the original episode, it’s Martha who made him it)
-Chole’s son is now her and Jimmy Olsens’. Shot of the boy gazing over at Oliver’s arrows have been cut
-Footage from the video game Injustice 2 is used for brief shots of Darksied
-The final scene from ‘2013’ after Chloe completes her bedtime story to her son (boy that ages it), is now taken from the season 9 finale.