Forgive me for those that really like this show, but I think they are beating a dead horse now. They are driving this show into the ground, and not in a good way. It is impossible to believe that Clark would not be superman by now, let alone not being able to fly, and that there would still be such strong ties to Smallville. You can't keep him a teenager forever. I think this series is going to fizzle out. One or two more seasons is really pushing it. Charmed also suffered from this, the CW extended it way past its prime, and it ended with a whimper. I think Smallville will share the same fate.