Question: Give us some more details on Brainiac's return to Smallville.

Answer: "He'll return in Episode 16, which will be our first episode back in April," reveals Al Gough in an interview I cribbed from my colleague, Matt Webb Mitovich. "And he will then appear in, I believe, two more episodes after that, leading up to the season finale." Speaking of the finale, might we catch a glimpse of Zod? "That's a big part of Brainiac's plan, so you're definitely going to see that in the season finale."