The other big event for the Smallville finale was to be Tom Welling finally appearing in full Superman suit. As anticipated, Tom Welling did put on the Superman suit, but there were only brief glimpses of him in costume. Tom Welling was first shown wearing the Superman suit as he flew away from the Fortress of Solitude, but the suit could only be seen in flashes.
Tom Welling was next shown wearing the Superman suit, as he rescued Air Force One. However, the camera panned between close-ups of Tom Welling’s face and distant views of the Superman suit. A better glimpse of the Superman suit came as Superman pushed away Apokolips, but still the view was only a bright, distant glimpse.
The very ending of the Superman finale offered perhaps the closest view, but it was still only a partial shot of the Superman suit. As the iconic Superman movie theme music played in the background, Tom Welling pulled open his shirt to reveal the big red “S.”
So did the Smallville finale meet expectations? Were you disappointed that the wedding of Clark Kent and Lois Lane was not completed? Did you wish there had been a close-up shot of Tom Welling in full Superman suit? Or was it actually better to leave things the way the show did?