'Smallville' first look: Allison Mack returns as Chloe... to take away Clark's powers?

smallville-chloe-vid.jpgWe know it's been a long, dark, cold hiatus, but Zap2it has your first look at the return of "Smallville" -- and the return of Allison Mack as fan favorite Chloe Sullivan.

When Chloe returns in the Jan. 28 episode, she does so in a cloud of mystery. The gang still doesn't know where she's been or understand her unexplained disappearance - and Clark ( Tom Welling) finds it hard to trust her... which won't surprise any of you after you see this clip.

At the end of the last episode, "Icarus," the whole Justice League (plus Lois) were knocked out after saying goodbye to fallen friend Hawkman. In the return episode, "Collateral," Lois and Clark are released.

"It was the VRA," Clark says. "They were waiting for us at Carter's funeral."

Clark's release doesn't come without a caveat, though - he's lost his powers, and a terrifying flashback suggests that it's Chloe who may be behind the whole thing. But why would Chloe want to render Clark helpless? Did she team up with the VRA after we lost track of her?

You definitely won't want to miss our first glimpse of Chloe's scary-as-hell appearance in the clip below - which also features a particularly awesome Lois ( Erica Durance) moment, by the way. Nobody messes with the General's daughter.

Don't forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments! Do you think Chloe's gone over to the dark side?


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