Got so caught up in yesterday’s Fandome Festivities I forgot to upload the edit, ‘doh
This is the feature-length fanedit of what I believe the Smallville series finale could have resembled had everyone decided to quit at the same time as Micheal Rosenbaum in season seven!
I think my biggest pitfalls with Smallville: Finale edits is how rushed the endings are…that’s largely due to the fact you can’t slow to a crawl something that was rushed already.
So I figured it’d be best not to use too much of Finale, make it the skeleton, not the meat as SouperboyX would say, the situation should be something Clark deals with once he’s entirely established. I also thought of an interesting idea on how Clark gets his costume, again, relying on an old concept.
A few years ago during an experimental edit, I tried to create an alternative costume introduction using footage from the season nine finale, but I had neglected to cut out the note written by Martha which stated the costume was in case he chose to stay.
Within the context of season nine, it makes more sense. In season seven…it almost does, except the note would suggest instead that the costume was intended for Clark if he stayed in SMALLVILLE, not Metropolis.
But I do like the idea of Clark receiving the costume as a bit of a mystery, think of it the same as when “Finale” has Johnathan Kent’s projection hands Clark the suit…you don’r know how he does that, and that lies the power of imagination. It’s dreams imprinting themselves upon reality.
Loads of changes to the original narrative
-Lois no longer finds 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.
There is no treachery from her.
Her loyalty is absolute.
-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. In the first lucid dream he has after the destruction of the fortress, Clark makes a reference to sacrificing himself…this is in actuality a call-forward to the arrows he takes from Oliver later in the story, 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
-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.