‘Legion’ — a blast from the future on ‘Smallville’

Comics, Television

Smallville, Legion, The CW

Smallville is back tonight for its first new episode of 2009, and things look pretty grim. When last we left the idyllic Kansas farm town, an brutal attack had disrupted the wedding of Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) and Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore). When the action resumes tonight, Clark Kent (Tom Welling) is in a state of shock — but before he can rescue the kidnapped bride, he has new problems of his own. A mysterious foe arrives to destroy the budding Superman, but help arrives just in time. (Spoilers after the jump.)

No sooner than the Persuader (guest star Fraser Aithceson) appears and attacks Clark, Rokk (guest star Ryan Kennedy), Imra (guest star Alexz Johnson) and Garth (guest star Calum Worthy), also known as The Legion, step in from the future to help vanquish the him. The group then helps Clark realize that Brainiac has taken over Chloe once again. Meanwhile, up at the Fortress, Chloe-Brainiac informs Davis (Sam Witwer) he is Doomsday and was created to kill “the other Kryptonian” and destroy the world.

What’s going on here? Of course, it’s a visit from the Legion of Super-Heroes, a team of do-gooders from the far future with their own series in the DC Comics Universe. The episode is even written by DC Comics and Legion scribe Geoff Johns.

Photo caption: “Legion” — (pictured from left to right) Alexz Johnson as Imra/Saturn Girl, Calum Worthy as Garth/Lightening Lad, Ryan Kennedy as Rokk/Cosmic Boy, and DC Comics writer Geoff Johns in Smallville, on The CW Network.

Smallville airs at 7 p.m. Thursdays on the CW

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