Clark Kent finally begins to accept his destiny and takes giants leaps towards becoming the Man of Steel.
As Season 5 begins, Clark unlocks the Fortress of Solitude and is given a new challenge by Jor-El. Desperate to return to Smallville, Clark makes a promise to his biological father that will soon come back to haunt him.
Clark and Lana finally surrender to their long unrequited love and consummate their relationship after declaring their love for each other.
Over the years, Clark has forged a remarkable relationship with Lex Luthor, although neither Lex nor Clark has an inkling of how their destinies will ultimately collide.
Lex has constantly fought his destiny to turn to the dark side. This year he loses that battle.
The Lex Luthor of comic lore has arrived, and this season, Clark and Lex become mortal enemies.
Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics characters. Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer serve as executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola.
The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster.