ok i been a fan of smallville since episode 1! and i just loved the idea of exploring the boy before the man. There have been some really really good stand alone episodes which i enjoy but i just really hate how they stretch out the story, i mean nearly six years and he's only flown once,(well twice if you count the time he was doing it in his sleep) and he still hates jor-el. plus tom welling is really starting to look his real age now (29). so this means he'll be thirty years old before the 6th season is finished. and he's suppose to look like an 19 year old. ok so most shows do this as well, like one tree hill for example. but thats not my biggest concern. i just want to see the show wrap up while its still got some glory. theres normally 22-24 episodes per season right, and probably half of those episodes are about that freak of the week. which is probably why season 4 and 3 were the worst. now i think that if they only focus on the lex braniac and zod, and also jor -el and krypton stories and finish it up neatly with clark realising his destiny being ready to take it on, and getting his other powers, (super breath and flight) it will be the perfect time, cause this way there'll be no time to jus have those lame episodes of a kyrptonite freak gone mad trying to kill every one. i jus hope im not the only fan who feels this way what do you guys think?