UPDATE: See The Ending Of Smallville & Reveal Of The Superman Suit In This Footage!

Hit the jump to see the first recorded footage of Clark Kent finally donning the iconic costume as well as Superman in action and the final few moments of the show which featured the iconic John Williams score...

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By Josh Wilding - 5/13/2011
We now have an HD version of the final few seconds of the show. (simply click on the link to head on over to You Tube if it doesn't play. And thanks to some of the users on the Super Hero Hype forums, we also have some screengrabs featuring Clark Kent as Superman.
















Recorded footage from the finale is already showing up on the internet, and while I'm sure we'll see a much better quality versions in the next few hours, here are a few of the first. Needless to say, if you've not seen the episode yet, you might want to turn away now!

Unfortunately, the scene which takes place in The Daily Planet (featuring a few neat little easter eggs) is currently nowhere to be found, but these are all the Superman relevent excerpts from the finale.









Yes, that's really how it ended. As you can probably just about tell, the Smallville finale basically amounted to a tiny CGI Superman and not a single proper look at Tom Welling in the full suit. What did you think of this disappointing finale? Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place.






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LucasMend - 5/13/2011, 7:30 PM
just that? Did he fly at least?
God I´ll only watch it tomorrow
gandalf550 - 5/13/2011, 7:30 PM
IT..WAS...AWESOME!!!! Was disappointed by the whole battle with Darkseid though. That's to be expected when it comes to CW produced battle scenes though. The rest of it was still great, and I'll cherish the series forever! :D
leeholland - 5/13/2011, 7:33 PM
'Did he even flied?'

That needs to be a new meme.
nickp - 5/13/2011, 7:35 PM
The Smallville Finale was a good ending to the show. Could have been better, but would have needed a much bigger budget then CW can offer.
Birddefuego - 5/13/2011, 7:35 PM
IT SUCKED!!! It may have had its moments put it failed on so many levels. 30 seconds of fighting against darkside??? Green arrow taking out 3 of dark sides minions. With one shot. The fact that he was the only other hero besides Clark they showed. The cheesy clip show. I was expecting something a little more. Guess not.
JR - 5/13/2011, 7:37 PM
Man vs S hit GIF PLease
Supes17 - 5/13/2011, 7:37 PM

(SPOILER ALERT)
Yeah HE FREAKIN FLEW! It was pretty awesome. My sister and my Gf were crying at the end. I was shocked myself, because I only thought superman would appear for like a second, but you got to see him for about 5 mins. A Very emotional ending.
The only complaint was the battle with Darkseid, all he had to do is fly through him. I expected Darkseid to appear in human form. But John Glover pulled it off.
Recorded it in my DVR to watch it whenever I want:p

Haters Gonna Hate
EdGross - 5/13/2011, 7:38 PM
Wouldn't it be funny if grif loved the episode?
matt28 - 5/13/2011, 7:39 PM
the episode was fantastic
Supes17 - 5/13/2011, 7:39 PM
And yeah, I wish they gave them a bigger budget, they could have done a lot more
Supes17 - 5/13/2011, 7:41 PM
@EdGross: Yes, it certainly would be.
Too bad he's such a troll...
Hating on TDKR and Superman BEFORE the trailers are even released. Haters Gonna Hate man
hawkngo - 5/13/2011, 7:41 PM
I woke up and saw when he got the suit and flew. it was good! I liked the episode so far!
hawkngo - 5/13/2011, 7:42 PM
I woke up and saw when he got the suit and flew. it was good! I liked the episode so far!
Rayne457 - 5/13/2011, 7:43 PM
There are many variations to the Superman mythos. Smallville was its own universe. There is Earth one and two and many more. Each universe comes across differently. Smallville characters were different because it was its own universe. I loved the finale. It ended so perfectly for its own universe. Yet, it also, tied in with other cannons. I will sincerely miss this show. I honestly have no other show that I followed so closely. Thank you cast and crew for making us remember what hope really is.
vermillion - 5/13/2011, 7:43 PM
I liked the episode quite a bit. Not exactly how I expected it, but oh well. He should have just worn the costume instead of a CGI version. I don't understand that decision at all.

R.I.P. Smallville. It was a fun & interesting journey! :)
superman78 - 5/13/2011, 7:45 PM
Please Grif, have a heart. I was mildly disappointed in the ending of this series. The Jon Williams score should have played a bigger role when he was reliving his trials and accepting the suit from his "my two dads." But overall it was good. Most of Welling in the suit was from a distance, but it is clear that they used the "S" from Returns. At least they put an "S" back on the cape. Pretty good though, I guess.
TheSuperSoldier - 5/13/2011, 7:45 PM
What a badly written pile of crap.

Why did everyone run out of the chapel just because Clark said "get everyone out of here". I would of been like "what?"

All he had to do to defeat Darkseid was fly through him? What the [frick]!

His last battle was against Apokolips. He pushes it, shrugs, and the flies back to earth. I'm embarrassed.

Oh yeah, and Oliver and Chloe? seriously?

I only like the fact that Lex was in it, and that's about it.
JoshWilding - 5/13/2011, 7:46 PM
I only watched the last 20 minutes, but this finale was basically a disappointing ending to what will surely forever be remembered as a mostly bad TV show. Yes, it had its moments (along with some really fantastic episodes here and there) but this sums it all up really. A tiny, fully CGI Superman and not a single proper shot of Clark Kent in the suit. Throw in the ridiculously cheesy last few minutes, and this was a complete and utter waste of a decade. They couldn't give us a single live action shot of him standing there in the costume? I'm not sure whether there's a reason for that or they just couldn't afford one.

Goodbye Smallville. Thank [frick] you're finally gone.
tracydavis001 - 5/13/2011, 7:46 PM
It was good for that show , but I still liked Welling as Clark though!!!!
blueorangeny - 5/13/2011, 7:46 PM
I think for it being the finale we were short changed. I don't mind the whole wedding shit, Lex losing his memory, weak Darkseid representation...IF IF they would had [frick]ing shown TW in the [frick]ing suit. Not no CGI, not far away shots, [frick] that. I don't think it takes a scientist to figure it out but I truly believe the suits at WB tied their arms and said no full view of the suit.

At the end I believe that's what happen, so they had to compensate and show cgi footage.

I did like the whole kent family moments, I bet when it was being filmed they were all choked up.
BackwardGalaxy - 5/13/2011, 7:47 PM
Wow... talk about a giant middle finger... weak...
MisterJay - 5/13/2011, 7:47 PM
dude ....first... i like the finele... they give us 5 minutes of superman...im kinda dissapointed cause wellin didnt use the frckn suit...but :s 4 a cw series...was pretty cool...the flying was awesome....

@josh : dude u should put the space part video...that little part was the best of the show...and the one in the fortress....

thanks cool post :)
Imtooldforthis - 5/13/2011, 7:47 PM
Everyone has different tastes, but for me, this show was a disaster. I truly hated it.
blueorangeny - 5/13/2011, 7:48 PM
I concur with JoshW.
comic2004 - 5/13/2011, 7:48 PM
Loved it R.I.P Smallville Thanks for the ride It was.....Fun!!!
drfate - 5/13/2011, 7:49 PM
Smallville seems to have a love it or hate it fanbase. You guys have no middle ground.

I, for one, loved it! Thanks for 9 years (I started late) of fun and entertainment.
Supes17 - 5/13/2011, 7:50 PM
Dude, ever heard of "spoiler alert"? not everyone has seen the finale. Don't spoil it man. But yeah, I do agree with you on those points. The first half felt a little long and dragged, but I personally thought it had a decent ending.

NOW FOR THE MAN OF STEEL IN 2012!!
Lets see if he can save us from the 2012 "prophecy"
(Ill go see it before the 21st:p)
matt28 - 5/13/2011, 7:54 PM
Smallville will always be a required taste. im just glad i got to witness it be what it became. love the show and im glad for its creation it introduced alot of people to the best whole hearted character out there and thats all i have to say.



continue hating haters it will still be there the next day.
ClarkKentSuperman - 5/13/2011, 7:54 PM
So basically we waited 10 years to see scenes from RETURNS redone. I wont say anything else in the interest of spoilers.
TDKR11 - 5/13/2011, 7:54 PM
SPOILER ALERT


Other then the Lex Luthor scenes/moments in the "Finale"

Everything else just sucked.there was to many Superman returns poses towards the end which pissed me off, and Welling not wearing a suit, but his face pasted on a CGI animated suit which to me was a F@ck u too myself and other fans who stayed with this show 4 so long. I think what really pissed me off is the fact the show made Superman move a F@cking planet away from earth, That to me was a WTF moment.
vermillion - 5/13/2011, 7:56 PM
*Cue John Williams score*

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HEARTOFHUSH - 5/13/2011, 8:02 PM
too much romance, hardly any action, pointless filler scenes, and no good shots of tom in the suit. i like how lex lost his memory and clark finally flew..thats it. for the SERIES FIANLE it should have been much better...LONGTIME SMALLVILLE FANS-DON'T SETTLE FOR THIS CRAP! LASH OUT! DONT PRAISE IT WHEN IT SUCKS! AND TONIGHT IT DID!
AEStark - 5/13/2011, 8:06 PM
I never thought I'd say this but Grif, where are you? Smallville, I want my hero and my adolescence back.
NextHero08 - 5/13/2011, 8:06 PM
WHY DONT YOU ALL EAT A MUTHA [frick]ING DICK!!!! THE ENDING WAS THE BEST IT COULD HAVE BEEN FOR TV AND THE ABSOLUTE BEST FOR SMALLVILLE!!! I BET ALL YOU HATERS ARE THE SAME GUYS THAT THINK XMEN FIRST CLASS IS GONNA BE A GOOD MOVIE!!!! GO [frick] URSELF, SMALLVILLE FOREVER!!!!!
JDUKE25 - 5/13/2011, 8:07 PM
@demonhunter15 exactly dude!! It's a TV SHOW, not a freakin movie. And it's on the CW, it's not like it has the budget of a big time network. I thought it was a pretty good episode. Kinda pissed they didnt show Tom in the suit in that space shot, and only showed his head, but whatever. I thought it was pretty awesome finally seeing him fly and get the suit.
Knightstalker - 5/13/2011, 8:08 PM
What a huge disappointment!!! Once again, Welling crapped all over the Superman mythos, HE NEVER WORE THE SUIT!!! I called this months ago and got my butt raked over the coals for it, but I was 100% sure it would be a run toward the camera, rip open the shirt and expose the "S" and fade to black. All you Welling lovers can suck it!
bfprimetime - 5/13/2011, 8:09 PM
Enjoyed the finale, thanks for the memories Smallville
Triptheorist - 5/13/2011, 8:11 PM
I found myself constantly having to fast forward through it, just to stomach all the crap that they kept slinging. The first half was a complete waste of time and the second half wasn't much better. Watch the last 3 seconds where they ramp up the music, and that's all you'll really ever need.
bfprimetime - 5/13/2011, 8:11 PM
People can't believe he moved a planet! Didn't he go back in time by moving the earth in the movies
I - 5/13/2011, 8:13 PM
I hate to say it but this was weak. I have seen better regular episodes of Smallville. And I am a big fan of the show.

Spoiler

I did enjoy his transformation & first sight of flight without his suit especially his first take off.

But Smallville should have begged borrowed and stole to show us a fill figured shot in the suit in flight.

Oh well it's over.
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