Smallville’s 10 Worst Storylines
Smallville was a really good show, that much is a fact. It has a loyal fanbase to this day and ran for a very respectable 10 seasons thanks to a great cast, and of course, a base of one of the best superhero stories of all time. A lot went right in the show, like chemistry with the actors, intriguing plots, and excellent writing; however, as it goes with all long-running series, not everything can go right. Many fans agree, the show definitely declined in later seasons and throughout ten seasons and 218 episodes there were a few storylines that had fans literally singing, “somebody save me.” Luckily, a superhero plotline means things can be a bit out there, but some of these were just too much to handle. Check out the 10 worst storylines on Smallville.
10. Jason Teague
Season four is where a lot of fans of the show started wondering if they should jump ship from Smallville fandom and, while some didn’t mind the season, many more didn’t and the whole thing was tied together by the character Jason Teague. Played by Jensen Ackles, Jason was of course a new love interest for Lana and took the series in the wrong direction right when fans were expecting so much more. After three seasons of Clark battling meteor freaks but hiding his powers, fans needed something more and instead were condemned to a season dominated by Lana and Jason and included a lot of flop episodes like “Ageless.” The only thing that saved the show at this point was the season finale “Commencement.”
9. Lana and Clark
At first, the story of Lana and Clark was a major and expected part of the show. Unfortunately, their storyline got old quickly, really quickly, as fans were forced to watch them drag out their “I love you,” “Wait, no I don’t” relationship/friendship. Before long, it was hard to watch Clark Kent continuously pine over Lana who was apparently oblivious to his feelings and then simper at him, getting the whole thing started all over again. Needless to say, after her character kind of floundered through strange storylines, we were definitely ready to say goodbye, but even that was messed up with the her final storyline in “Requiem” because she couldn’t even get anywhere near Clark. When her character returned in season eight, there was an opportunity to send her off admirably, but no, of course not.