Oh Goodness, Clark – The CW’s ‘Smallville’ is adding another big baddie from the DC Comics universe to Season 10′s arsenal of super-enemies.
Now in its 10th and final season, ‘Smallville’ teased Granny Goodness’ presence in its May finale, showing a hunched over figure knitting outside Tess’ hospital room. Once Tess succumbed to the injuries sustained in her fight with Zod, Granny slipped into her room, obviously intent with a nefarious purpose. (Watch the Season 9 finale here; Granny’s “big” scene is around the 28-minute mark.)
Now, Granny will figuratively have her wind scarf lifted when Christine Willes (‘Reaper’) plays the evil elder in the episode “Abandoned,” airing Nov. 12.
“We’ll see Granny Goodness in the flesh,” executive producer Brian Petersen tells Fancast, adding, “[Christine] is a wonderful actress.” In addition to playing ‘Reaper’s DMV demon, Willes’ credits include Showtime’s ‘Dead Like Me,’ ‘The X-Files’ and the 2006 horror film ‘The Wicker Man.’
Not at all coincidentally, Lindsay Hartley guest-stars in the same episode as Harriett, one of Granny Goodness’ minions. Per DC lore, Granny was enlisted by Darkseid – a looming figure during ‘Smallville’s final run – to train an elite group of soldiers; Mad Harriett was one of the Female Furies.
Hartley told me that her claw-wielding ne’er-do-well will share scenes with “Clark and Tess – the good guy and the bad guy.”
Also appearing in this season’s eighth episode is ‘Lois & Clark’ alum/’Desperate Housewives’ star Teri Hatcher, playing Lois Lane’s late mother.
‘Smallville’ airs Fridays at 8/7c, and this week welcomes back Laura Vandervoort (‘V’) as Kara/Supergirl. Watch a preview here:
The CW series marks its 200th episode on Oct. 15.