Smallville (The CW) Returns: Thursday, April 17; Currently airing original pre-strike episodes before taking a break So Far This Season: Cousin Kara (Laura Vandervoort) arrives, fake-her-own-death Lana (Kristen Kreuk) has it out for Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), while Chloe (Alisson Mack) hides her new powers. On the men's side, Clark (Tom Welling) learns lots of stuff and sort of resurrects his mom, Bizarro takes to impersonating Clark, and Lex's younger brother Julian, now Daily Planet editor Grant Gabriel (Michael Cassidy), is a clone. When It Returns: No details yet, but before the show takes a breather, Kara will attempt to teach Clark to fly so he can fight Brainiac (James Marsters). Zap2it's 'Smallville' Recaps Laura Vandervoort and James Marsters on 'Smallville.' Photo courtesy of The CW.