Spoilers, of course!
Last night began the final run of new Smallvilles. It was a well-done episode, with John Schneider doing an excellent turn as a different Jonathan Kent. It was nice to see him get a send-off with some hope attached.
I still think they killed off Jonathan too early in the series. I know Clark was supposed to grow up and move on from the farm...but he really didn't. I guess they removed the character to put more focus on Clark/Lex/Lana and give the illusion of progressing Clark into Superman, but it somehow became more of a stumbling block than a help. Schneider kept the series grounded while he was on it. No matter how out there the plots got, he was able to set things right with a few glances and a word of wisdom or two. Long way from air-headed Bo Duke!
The previews for the finale keep giving me goosebumps. I hope they deliver on what they are obviously promising.