Be sure to tune your telly to the CW tonight at 8:00pm for the long-awaited premiere of "Justice." Bart Allen, the fastest young man alive, returns to Smallville to help his super friends Clark, Arthur, Vic, and Oliver create the Justice League. Based on the CW's synopsis of the episode, it sounds as if Bart will become the latest in a long line of heroes to be captured and tortured by the insidious Lex Luthor--played, of course, by Michael Rosenbaum, the familiar voice of the scarlet speedster on the animated Justice League! Hopefully, he'll also have a chance to strut his stuff at super speed. At the very least, the episode promises plenty of action. (At right is a promotional photo featuring my two all-time favorite comic characters: Aquaman and the Flash. It thrills me just to see them standing side-by-side!)
The Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) sends out for reinforcements and Bart Allen, a.k.a. Impulse (guest star Kyle Gallner), Aquaman (guest star Alan Ritchson) and Cyborg (guest star Lee Thompson Young) return to Smallville to help him take down LuthorCorp's secret lab. During a break-in at the LuthorCorp facility, Bart is captured and tortured by Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), and Clark (Tom Welling) sets off to rescue him but is felled by meteor rock. An alarmed Chloe (Allison Mack) goes to Oliver for help and the newly formed 'Justice League' springs into action to rescue Clark and Bart. Kristin Kreuk, Erica Durance, John Glover and Annette O'Toole also star. The episode was written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight.
Update: It appears as if the first twelve minutes of Smallville's "Justice" have been posted online for promotional purposes. You can watch them now exclusively at Yahoo!