Jor-El, the man who has been mentioned throughout the nine seasons of "Smallville" will finally show his face on the November 6 episode titled "Kandor". The character previously voiced by Terence Stamp will be Julian Sands' starring vehicle.
Jor-El mysteriously arrives at the Kent farm searching for his son, Kal-El, but meets Chloe instead. Convinced the Blur is Jor-El, Zod enlists Tess' help in finding him to force him to reveal the secret to his powers. Clark realizes Jor-El is alive and on Earth and races to find him before Zod does.
Executive Producer Kelly Souders talked about the episode to TV Guide, saying that "Kandor" will shed a huge light on the character including the backstory.
In the beginning of the season Jor-El has given Clark the ability to hear thoughts. Asked whether Clark would receive more, Souders said, "I have to be honest. The idea is he's doing some of that at the fortress. He has so much other story going on, we don't see a lot of that for a little while, but it does come back into play. I can't quite [tease any powers] because we're breaking one of them as we speak and we're going back and forth on exactly how the power works, but I can say that it's a magnificent power."