It's the big question as Smallville heads towards Season 10 next fall - will Chloe still be a part of the series?
When The CW ordered a tenth season, it was known that Allison Mack was the only current cast member not contracted for another year. That had left her status for another season uncertain, echoing what happened two years ago Ã¢â¬â When Smallville was renewed for its eighth season, Mack's involvement was iffy at first, and she was the last cast member to sign on.
Now, EW.com's Michael Ausiello says fans hoping Chloe will back can almost rest easy. Smallville executive producer Brian Peterson tells Ausiello he's "very optimistic" that Mack will return. Ausiello adds that he's heard Mack coming back is a done deal, but when asked, Peterson would only say, "We've learned the hard way not to say [it's official] until everything is signed and dotted. So the best we can say is we're really optimistic. And so is Allison."
Mack of course is the only original cast member to still be a regular cast member, besides Clark Kent himself, Tom Welling.