Question: Any Smallville finale spoilers that don’t involve the Grim Reaper? Ausiello: The fight scene between Doomsday and Clark is going to be big. One might even call it ginormous. Source: The Ausiello Files
3/26 New ‘Hex’
At Chloe’s birthday party, a mysterious magician named Zatanna (guest star Serinda Swan) grants Chloe’s wish to be more like Lois by switching the two into each other’s bodies. Zatanna searches for her father’s book of spells so she can conjure up his spirit, but not before also granting Clark his deepest wish.
Preview of ‘Smallville’ 8.17: Chloe Gets Her Wish Granted
A magician attending Chloe’s birthday approves her wish to live like Lois, all new on ‘Smallville’ episode ‘Hex’.
The CW has given the HQ trailer of next week’s “Smallville“. Titled “Hex”, the preview is highlighting on what happen in the episode “Hex” which is directed by Tom Welling himself and will air on March 26. It includes the origin of Clark’s existence and why he has to be up against Davis. At Chloe’s birthday party, a mysterious magician named Zatanna (guest star Serinda Swan) grants Chloe’s wish to be more like Lois and switches the two into each other’s bodies. Zatanna searches for her father’s book of spells so she can conjure up his spirit but not before also granting Clark his deepest wish. Cassidy Freeman who plays Tess told E!, “I think it’s really interesting what they’re doing with Chloe. You have this show that has been on for so long, and you have this character that’s not really in the mythos and has had to create her own self. You can do anything with her and that’s kind of what they’re doing.”
John Schneider, Annette O’Toole, and John Glover will appear via flashback in the April 2 episode, which delves into Davis’ backstory. (Michael Ausiello)
Thanks to Zantanna (Serinda Swan), Chloe and Lois are going to be switching bodies in Hex. (Watch With Kristin)
Meteor freaks start dying in Metropolis, but don’t be so quick to think Doomsday is the culprit. (Watch With Kristin)
Hex – Airing March 26, 2009 At Chloe’s birthday party, a mysterious magician named Zatanna (guest star Serinda Swan) grants Chloe’s wish to be more like Lois and switches the two into each other’s bodies. Zatanna searches for her father’s book of spells so she can conjure up his spirit but not before also granting Clark his deepest wish. (The CW)
Eternal – Airing April 2, 2009 Tess tries to kill Davis by blowing up his truck. However, after he escapes, she realizes she needs help to destroy him and turns to Clark. Tess reveals Davis’ secret childhood with the Luthors and hints that she knows Clark’s true identity. Meanwhile, Davis runs to Chloe for help. (The CW)
Beast – Airing April 2009 Chloe’s Beauty and the Beast fantasy turns into a nightmare. (TV Guide)
Smallville Preview: Serinda Swan Has “Hex” Appeal as Zatanna
by Matt Mitovich, TV Guide
Serinda Swan has “Hex” appeal as Zatanna.
This Thursday, Zatanna works her magic on the CW’s Smallville, and at least one person’s life might never be the same as a result. What brings the DC Comics character to town? Aside from granting Chloe a birthday wish, what other tricks does Ms. Z. have up her sleeve? And which of Smallville’s eligible gents is she hot to cast a sexy spell on? Guest star Serinda Swan shared with us a few of her secrets.
TVGuide.com: So, “Serinda Swan” — a name as pretty as the actress who wears it.
Serinda Swan: Aw, thank you very much! I had a thespian and a hippie for parents, so they came up with unique names for my sister [Ariel] and I. A “serinda” is an ancient Tibetan musical instrument, like a flute.
TVGuide.com: When you landed this Smallville role, did you immediately start Googling to see what Zatanna looks like and what she’s all about?
Swan: Only after I found out that I was Zatanna; I originally auditioned for “Cassie,” which was the character’s cover name. They wanted to keep this very hush-hush. It wasn’t until my agent got a call from someone at TVGuide.com offering their congratulations….
TVGuide.com: That was me, kiddo. That was me.
Swan: I was thinking it was you! So yeah, then I Wikipedia’d it and Googled it and read her backstory. That’s when the excitement started.
TVGuide.com: Smallville fans can be very discerning, yet when you were cast, I saw barely any squawking. It was by and large, “She’s perfect.”
Swan: And I was so happy for that. A lot of the stuff I’ve done hasn’t come out yet, so there was some, “She looks the part, but can she act?” That put a lot of pressure on me to make sure I nailed the character. So when I did go in [for the audition], I actually spoke [Zatanna’s spells] backwards. I reversed the sound, put it on my iPod and listened to it right before I had to say my lines, so that when the comic book enthusiasts reverse it on their computers — which I know they’ll do — it’s actually intelligible.
TVGuide.com: Smallville was very faithful to Zatanna’s costume — and fishnets are even in style now!
Swan: Yeah! I’m really happy with how accurate wardrobe was, from the top hat to the button-up tuxedo outfit to the fishnets, the boots….
TVGuide.com: See, her tuxedo always throws me. My sons have every super hero action figure, but they never played with Zatanna — and I suspect it’s because she’s so “formal.”
Swan: She is quite formal. They spice her up a bit in some of the other scenes where she gets to wear more “regular” clothing, but always with a magical twist to it.
TVGuide.com: Before Zatanna pulls off the Chloe-Lois body swap, do we get any hint that she has mad magic skills?
Swan: Well, the very first thing she does is perform one of her more magical spells as opposed to an illusion, so right off the bat you get that she is more of a trickster and a trouble-maker than a regular party magician.
TVGuide.com: Does Chloe’s experience get filed under: “Be careful what you wish for”?
Swan: Absolutely. [Laughs] But at the same time Zatanna thinks she’s being helpful. She has a little twinkle in her eye because she knows what’s going to happen. Most people are not careful what they wish for.
TVGuide.com: Erica Durance plays Chloe for much of the episode?
Swan: Yes, and it’s such a blast. It was so much fun watching that.
TVGuide.com: In addition to Chloe’s wish, I understand Clark has one, too….
Swan: Yes, he does — and it gets him into a bit of trouble, because it’s not a regular wish. It’s something that kind of turns him upside-down. But I can’t give away what it is!
TVGuide.com: Does Zatanna flirt with Clark at all?
Swan: She flirts more with Oliver. She’s a pretty flirtatious girl, so she gets in his face and tries to use her “other” skills on him. But she does try to work her magic on Clark as well.
TVGuide.com: There’s this one photo where Zatanna is walking away from a tied-up Oliver. What did he ever do to her?
Swan: Well, I’m trying to find my father’s spell book, and Oliver has something to do with where it’s hidden…
TVGuide.com: Of course he does.
Swan: Of course he does. So when I discover that, that’s what I do to him. Don’t mess with me!
TVGuide.com: Why does Zatanna need her father’s book? To try to raise Zatara from the dead?
Swan: Yes, that’s her whole goal. He died protecting her, as it says in the comics, and she feels that she can’t carry out the life that he could have. She feels she should trade her life in for his, so he can come back and do what he was meant to do.
TVGuide.com: Zatanna is also known to mix it up with Batman. Is there any reference to Bruce Wayne here, à la he recommended her as party entertainment?
Swan: No, this is more about her beginnings. She doesn’t even know all of her powers yet, until she gets her father’s book. There’s a line where she says she was only able to look at the book once, and that’s where she got her one spell, to grant wishes.
TVGuide.com: Is the door left open for Zatanna to return?
Swan: The door is left wide open, so fingers crossed! I’d love to come back. I know that she has quite a relationship with Clark, later on in her story, so I’d love to see that develop into an episode.