Erica Durance Interview

Smallville's season opener raised so many questions I knew I had to get you answers. Lucky for me, the lovely Erica Durance stopped by recently for a chat, and I got some dishy deets from Smallville's Lois Lane herself on Clark, the so-called Good Samaritan and other juicy tidbits to tide you over until tonight's episode.

Lois & Clark…the Couple? Look for an upcoming episode where Clark and Lois investigate a man who stalks couples, so of course Lois decides they should play a couple as bait, and Lois plays it to the hilt while Clark feels a wee bit uncomfortable. But subterfuge aside, don't expect Lois and Clark makeout sessions quite yet. "I think they are just being very careful on how they have that relationship unfold," said Erica. "And I just want to make sure she earns the right to be loved by Superman."

Who Is the Good Samaritan? There seems to be a superstrong man running around saving the day...but who is he? That is the question asked by many characters this season, including Tess Mercer: "The supers have to work together to trick Jimmy because he is hot on the trail. In the end of the episode, Lois is talking to Clark and basically says, 'I'm going to find out who this hero is and that's going to be my mission in life.' " Poor Clark had better watch out because Lois is also on the case. Said Erica, "Wouldn't it be great if she just went around trying to get in trouble to see if she can find him?"

Is Lex Right Under Our Noses? Since Lex is missing, there's a new toughie in town. "All I can say for Tess is that you don't get into the position she's in without being bad. She will be somebody to be reckoned with." About that missing bald hottie, I would think if you spent a whole season searching for him, he'd eventually pop up, right? "That's what I like to think. Then boom, he's been in the backyard the whole time!" Oh, that must have been the one place they didn't look!

Chloe and Cousin: Chloe won't be returning to The Daily Planet any time soon. She will be working at the Isis Foundation helping the meteor-challenged. And that's not the least of her worries—Lois is an issue as well. Erica said that, "Lois has to deal with the fact that her cousin is finding true love, and in true Lois fashion, she sticks both feet in her mouth at the most inopportune time."

Season Nine? Regarding rumors that Smallville might continue for another year after this one, Erica said if they ask her to be on it again, "I'd totally be in. Who wouldn't work with Tom Welling for another season?"

Source: E!Online


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