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''Smallville'''s Clark and Lana are a hot TV couple

Lana Lang and Clark Kent, ”Smallville”

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Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, ...
Smallville: Warner Bros.

”Smallville”’s Clark and Lana are a hot TV couple

PLAYED BY Kristin Kreuk and Tom Welling

RELATIONSHIP STATUS The good news: This season has seen not one, but two episodes with the cute couple in major lip lock. The bad news: They’re still not technically a couple. The first makeout session only happened because Clark was exposed to red Kryptonite and went all black-leather-jacket wearing, motorcycle riding, sociopathic bad boy; and the second time it wasn’t Clark at all but rather shape-shifting psycho Tina, who spent the hour morphing into anyone she thought could get close to Lana.

WHY WE LOVE THEM These two nicely play the ups and downs of first love — and yet their relationship has some depth. He knows he’s responsible for the death of her parents (the meteor that followed his arrival on Earth killed them). Plus, they’re just too beautiful not to be together.

WHY WE DON’T We know it’s doomed — Clark doesn’t get Lana in the comic books.