The episode of "Smallville" where Jor-El finally appears in person will be airing next week. Portrayed by Julian Sands, the father of Kal-El arrives at the Kent farm in search of his son but meets Chloe instead. Clark realizes Jor-El is alive and on Earth and races to find him before Zod does.
Convinced the Blur is Jor-El, Zod enlists Tess' help in finding him to force him to reveal the secret to his powers. On the preview, Clark is seen confronting Tess to the point that he holds her up in the air by the neck. Titled "Kandor", the episode is airing on November 6.
Jor-El was previously only featured as voice. Actor Terence Stamp had been providing voice for the character since 2003 and was last heard in this season's episode called "Echo".