I have to say that despite the fact that we finally see Clark flying with the costume on and some elements from the comic snuck in at the end, I was extremely disappointed in the finale. The whole story felt hodgepodged together as if it was an excuse to bring back most of the cast members who left the show (Lex's return was pretty much wasted and he was only there because they had to bring him back). Not to mention the complete lack of a finale battle (Darkseid went down like he was nothing) and the fact that if Apokolips was that close to Earth, both would be ripped to shreds. Basically the entire 2 hours was a joke and definitely one of the weaker episodes of Smallville. Last week's episode with the legion of doom was better. That said I couldn't help but smile at the last few minutes of the finale. I didn't watch Smallville from the beginning, but I'll still miss it.