It's clear that either the writers of Smallville have been listening to their fans, or they figured it all out on their own. Either way, 7x18 Apocalypse was in my opinion one of the best episodes to date. It was almost perfect. Watching that episode was like watching all of my/our hopes for the show finally coming to focus. It seems that as of this episode Clark Kent is finally on the direct path to becoming the Superman/Clark Kent duo we all know and love.
I definitely don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't seen it yet, but during this episode I saw a clear glimpse of the real Clark Kent, a preliminary glimmer of the classic romantic relationship, and an assurance of who Superman will be. I could even see the plot being well on the track of bringing the group of characters to become the core group of the Superman story.
This episode could very likely mark the turning point of the entire series.
Sound off everyone; what do you think? Based on what you saw in this episode, is Clark Kent on track to becoming Superman?