<i>Smallville</i> Final Season Promo Image Hints At The Arrival Of Superman

This is it, Smallville fans. It's just about time to see Clark Kent squeeze into his trademark red and blue tights so he can run faster than a speeding bullet and leap tall buildings in a single bound as Superman.

We think.

The CW has released a promo image for the Superman origin TV series' tenth and final season, which continues on January 28th. It's an image that tantalizingly teases his coming transformation into a full-fledged superhero: Tom Welling's Kent striking a pose while an obscured image of him in his future costume is reflected below.

Welling's Kent has his powers of course, but we've never yet seen him don the cape and tights on Smallville. Between this being the show's final season and The CW's new promo image, it seems a safe bet that we'll be seeing Supes fly around in his true superhero persona before everything comes to an end. The big question is: When? There are five episodes left, so there's not a whole lot of time. It's already known that the January 28th episode (spoiler alert) will pit Clark against the Suicide Squad, and that he'll be losing his powers again. He's obviously going to get them back, but he won't necessary jump directly into his tights and fly off.

How would you like to see it play out? Would you rather Clark don the suit early in the series' last few hours and get a few episodes featuring some full-on Superman action? Or would it be more faithful to the series to have the suit come up as a final grace note in the series finale?

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