Question: Any scoop on Smallville?

Answer: Tomorrow night's holiday-themed episode takes a page from A Christmas Carol and shows Lex what his future could be like should he decide to take the good, honorable path. (Translation: No cheating on AA "contests.") This alternate reality is set seven years into the future with Lex happily married (with children) to Lana and free from daddy's iron grip. (Clark is with Chloe, although it's not clear whether they're married or living in sin.) I don't want to give away the whole enchilada, but TV Guide's resident Smallville junkie Rich Sands wanted me to tell AA readers "not to miss the last five minutes" as it "represents a major turning point for Lex." That Rich Sands is sounding more like a network promo exec every frakkin' day.