Zod reigns on Smallville tonight, and chaos lurks in every corner no longer waiting to pounce. Then again, it's all just occurring in a vision so we won't have anything to worry about yet.
"Pandora" depicts a fiery future as Lois (Erica Durance) remembers it. Having disappeared for weeks, she returns to reveal the mystery. Tess (Cassidy Freeman) kidnaps her to find out just what happened to her, but hearing that type of news isn't quite what she expected.
Lois remembers what's to come, a terrifying picture of Zod's (Callum Blue) rule. Metropolis kneels before the villain as their hero is powerless under the red sun. Clark (Tom Welling) can no longer do anything else to save them and they have no other choice but to bow down to a tyrant.
Still, there's hope for the city when Chloe (Allison Mack) and Oliver (Justin Hartley) form a resistance group. The two of them gather their own followers and work underground, hoping to topple the regime at last. But it looks as though their efforts will never be enough to keep the people out of harm's way.
Believing that prevention would be the best option, Clark thinks of a way to stop those expectations from being fulfilled. His present self can't stand the idea of Metropolis being under Zod's iron fist, so he makes an important decision. The perfect time has come to defeat him, but will he prevail?
You can watch the scorching trailer of "Pandora" below. Things seem excruciatingly hopeless with Zod as leader - from everyone submitting to his whims to Clark being dragged on the cement. There's also a bit of Clois action on the clip, as many fans noticed (and became ecstatic at).