Clark Kent and Lana Lang

Clark Kent and Lana Lang are characters in the TV Show, Smallville. Ever since the first time Clark laid eyes on Lana he has been in love with her. She is his first love and will always be his true love.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent is a fictional character on the television series Smallville. The character of Clark Kent, first created for comic books by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 as the alternate identity of Superman, was adapted to television in 2001 by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the fourth time the character has been adapted to a live-action television series. Clark Kent has been played continually by Tom Welling, with various other actors portraying Clark as a child. The character has also appeared in various literature based on the Smallville series, all of which are completely independent of the television episodes. As of 2011, Smallville's Clark Kent has appeared in eighteen young adult novels.

In the series, Clark Kent attempts to live the life of a normal human being, and struggles with keeping the secret of his alien heritage from his friends. He has an on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang through the first seven seasons, the trials of which are based on his lack of honesty about his secret. In contrast to previous incarnations of the character, this Clark Kent starts out best friends with Lex Luthor, whom he meets after saving the latter's life. The pair's friendship eventually deteriorates into hatred for one another. In Smallville, Clark's powers appear over time, as he is not aware of all of them at the start of the show; for instance, his heat vision and super breath do not develop until season two and six, respectively.

When developing Smallville's version of Clark Kent, the producers decided to strip him down to the "... bare essence ..." of Superman; he is also fallible, which allows the audience to see his humanity, but that he is also "... good to the core". In the series, he has been seen by critics, and intentionally portrayed by the filmmakers, as a symbolic representation of Jesus Christ. Tom Welling has been nominated for multiple Teen Choice and Saturn Awards for his portrayal of Clark Kent since the show's first season.

Role in Smallville
Clark Kent first appears in the pilot episode of Smallville as a teen with superhuman abilities that he uses to help others. Clark is adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent (John Schneider and Annette O'Toole) as an infant, when he crash lands on Earth on the day of the Smallville meteor shower in 1989. Twelve years later, trying to find his place in life after being told he is an alien by his adoptive father, Clark saves the life of Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum), the son of billionaire Lionel Luthor (John Glover), and the pair become quick friends. During season one, Clark struggles with the burden of keeping his powers a secret from those close to him. In particular, he is afraid to open up to Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) for fear that she would not accept him if she learned of his supernatural abilities.

In the season two episode "Rosetta", Clark learns of his Kryptonian heritage, including his native language, his birth name (Kal-El), and his birth father's Jor-El (Terence Stamp) plan for him to rule the world. Fearful that he will not be able to control his own destiny, Clark runs away to Metropolis in the season two finale, leaving behind Lana, with whom he had started to develop a romantic relationship. In the season three premiere, three months later, Clark is brought home by Jonathan, who has agreed to allow Jor-El to take Clark at an undetermined time in the future. In the season three finale, a girl calling herself Kara arrives at the Kent farm and claims to be from Krypton. After Kara predicts that Clark's friends are destined to leave or betray him, Clark decides to leave Smallville for good. When Jonathan attempts to intervene, Jor-El threatens to kill him. To save his adoptive father's life, Clark agrees to go through with his decision to leave.

In the season four premiere, Clark returns to Smallville. He has been "reprogrammed" by Jor-El to seek out the three stones of knowledge so he may fulfill his destiny. He meets Lois Lane (Erica Durance), who is investigating the supposed death of her cousin, and Clark's best friend, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack). Clark, with help from his mother, regains control over his mind and consciously refuses to look for the stones. In the season four finale, a "great evil" is awakened in space after Clark defies Jor-El's instructions and fails to obtain the three stones of knowledge. With a new meteor shower hitting Smallville, Clark finds the remaining stones and is transported to the Arctic, where the three stones create the Fortress of Solitude.

In the season five premiere, Clark interrupts his training to return to Smallville, but when he fails to return to the Fortress before the Sun sets, he is stripped of his powers. In the episode "Hidden", Clark begins an honest relationship with Lana, but is killed trying to save the town from a resident who hopes to kill all of the "... meteor freaks". Jor-El resurrects Clark, but warns him that someone he loves will eventually have to take his place. Clark worries about who will be sacrificed in return for him being saved. In the episode "Reckoning", Lana is killed. Unwilling to accept this, Clark turns back time to save her. As a result, it is Clark's adoptive father that becomes the sacrifice when he suffers a fatal heart attack. In the season five finale, Clark battles Brainiac (James Marsters), a Kryptonian artificial intelligence in the form of a man. Clark fights to stop Brainiac from releasing the Kryptonian criminal Zod from the Phantom Zone. Clark fails, and becomes himself imprisoned in the Phantom Zone, while Zod escapes and sets out to conquer Earth.

In the season six premiere, Clark escapes the Phantom Zone - inadvertently releasing several of the prisoners in the process - and returns to Smallville, where he fights and defeats Zod. The other Phantom Zone escapees become Clark's primary focus in season six. He must also deal with Lana's romantic relationship with Lex, which culminates in their engagement in the season six episode "Promise". The season six finale reveals that the last of the Phantom Zone criminals is really a genetic experiment created by Kryptonian scientists. The escapee attacks Clark, cloning his DNA, and becomes Clark's doppelganger. In the season seven premiere, Clark, together with John Jones (Phil Morris), defeats his doppelganger. As the season continues, Clark discovers that a secret society known as Veritas was aware of his landing in Smallville during the first meteor shower and, moreover, possess a device that supposedly allows them to control him. In the season seven finale, Clark is confronted by Lex at the Fortress of Solitude. Lex has discovered Clark's secret and possesses the Veritas device, which he uses, resulting in the Fortress collapsing on him and Clark.

In the season eight premiere, it is revealed that the Veritas device does not allow others to control Clark, but rather strips him of his powers. Wandering the globe with Russian gangsters, Clark is eventually found and rescued by Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) and John Jones, with the latter restoring Clarks powers. During season eight, Clark uses his new job at the Daily Planet to access advance information, which he uses to stop crime around the city. In subsequent episodes, Clark adopts the name "Red-Blue Blur" as his superhero moniker. Toward the end of the season, Clark wrestles with the idea of having to kill Davis Bloome (Sam Witwer), a new friend, after discovering that Davis is actually Doomsday, a genetically engineered creature created by General Zod to kill Clark and destroy Earth. In the season eight finale, Clark finds a way to separate Davis' personality from that of Doomsday, and buries Doomsday a mile underground. When Davis subsequently kills Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore), Clark decides that his human-learned emotions have caused him the most trouble, as it was his compassion for Davis that led to Jimmy's death. He vows that "Clark Kent is dead".

The start of season nine reveals that Clark has begun training with Jor-El, which is shown by his wearing his family crest on his chest when in his superhero persona. After realizing there are other Kryptonians on Earth, lacking special powers and led by Zod (Callum Blue), Clark decides to help them adjust to living as humans. When Zod is shot and killed, Clark uses his own blood to bring him back to life, resulting in Zod regaining his Kryptonian powers. Zod enables the other Kryptonians to regain their powers as well, and unites them to destroy the world in order to turn it into a new Krypton. This season, Lois and Clark begin a romantic relationship, while Lois also assists "The Blur" in his heroic endeavors. Clark kisses Lois while he is "the Blur" in the season nine finale and unknowingly reveals to her the truth. Afterward, he convinces the Kryptonians to leave Earth for a new, uninhabited planet. Clark then sacrifices his own life to send Zod through a portal, far away from Earth.

Season ten begins with Clark stuck in the afterlife, where Jor-El informs him that a great darkness is coming to Earth. Clark is unknowingly resurrected by Lois, who is now aware that he is "the Blur". Jor-El also informs Clark that he is not ready to be Earth's true savior, as there are inner demons that Clark must overcome first. In the episode "Homecoming", Clark is visited by Brainiac 5, who shows Clark how his past has shaped his present, and will one day shape his future; including a vision of Clark's future self when he has fully embraced his destiny. In the episode "Isis", Clark reveals his secret to Lois only to find out that she already knew he was "the Blur", which is followed in a later episode by Clark proposing to Lois. Clark realizes that in order to be the hero the world needs, he will have to step out of the shadows and into the light. As a result, Clark makes the decision to turn "Clark Kent" into a real disguise - opting to wear eyeglasses and alter his mannerisms to be more shy and reserved - so that the Blur does not have to hide his face to the world. By the series finale, the darkness, which is revealed to be Darkseid, arrives on Earth to enslave all of humanity. Clark realizes that his entire life has been one big trial by Jor-El; accepting his true destiny, the Blur saves Earth from Darkseid's coming Apokolips. The series ends by moving seven years into the future, where Clark and Lois are finally getting married, and Clark has embraced his new identity as "Superman".

Throughout the series, Clark gains and adjusts to new abilities, including X-ray vision in season one, heat vision in season two, and super hearing in season three. Clark unofficially flew in the season four premiere, when he was reprogrammed as "Kal-El" by his biological father, but upon regaining his memory he forgot how to use the ability. In season six, Clark gained his super breath. By the series finale, Clark learns to fly. Clark also discovers new vulnerabilities as the series progresses, including "green meteor rocks" or (kryptonite), which he learns can weaken and potentially kill him. Various other forms of kryptonite appeared as the show continued, each with a different effect. Red kryptonite removed Clark's inhibitions. Black kryptonite separated Clark's Kryptonian personality from his human self, creating two distinct physical forms, and blue kryptonite stripped him of all supernatural abilities as long as it was in contact with him. Subsequent seasons also revealed that Clark could be vulnerable to alien weapons and magic.

Lana Lang
Lana Lang is a fictional character on the television series Smallville. She has been a series regular since the pilot episode, and has been played continuously by Kristin Kreuk, with two other actresses having portrayed Lana Lang as a child and as an elderly woman. The character of Lana Lang, first created for comic books by Bill Finger and John Sikela in the 1950s as a romantic interest for Superboy, was adapted to television in 2001 by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The character has also appeared in various literature based on the Smallville television series, none of which directly continues from or into the television episodes.

In Smallville, Lana is the love interest for Clark Kent, though, in the first season she is dating Whitney Fordman. By season two, with Whitney's departure, Lana and Clark begin to grow closer. Clark's dishonesty over the secrets he is hiding causes their relationship to end. Lana then grew closer to Lex Luthor. Eventually, Lana learns the truth about Clark and they get back together. After stealing a kryptonite-powered suit from Lex, Lana absorbs an enormous amount of kryptonite radiation, which prohibits her from getting too close to Clark, and she leaves Smallville for good, but vowed to continue to use her powers to preserve life.

Initially, Lana is characterized as the intelligent "girl next door". She eventually becomes a tragic figure in Smallville, as the decisions made by Clark and Lex change the character over the course of the show. As Gough explains, by the end of the sixth season, Lana has shown that she can beat Lex at his own game. Over the course of the show, Lana transitions from the girl next door to a more "self-reliant young woman". Kreuk has been nominated for various awards for her portrayal of Lana Lang.

Role in Smallville
In the first season, Lana and Clark Kent (Tom Welling) are just beginning their friendship, as she is a popular cheerleader dating star quarterback Whitney Fordman (Eric Johnson), and Clark cannot get near her without getting sick from the kryptonite necklace she wears. In the pilot episode, when her parents are killed in the first meteor shower, Lana is adopted by her aunt Nell (Sarah-Jane Redmond). As the first season progresses, Lana grows closer to Clark, while Whitney begins to distance himself because of his father's medical ailments. In season two's episode "Heat" Lana sends Whitney, who left Smallville for the Marines in the season one finale, a video message breaking up with him. Lana's aunt Nell moves to Metropolis with her fiance in the season two episode "Ryan", but Lana opts to move in with her friend Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) so that she may finish high school in Smallville.

By the end of season two, Lana and Clark slowly try and start a romantic relationship, but fear backlash from Chloe because of her personal feelings for Clark. Just as the two give in to their feelings fully, Clark unexpectedly runs away from Smallville in the season two finale. At the start of season three, it is shown that Lana, alongside the Kents, has been spending her time searching for Clark; she ultimately finds him in Metropolis thanks to Chloe's help. Clark's actions in Metropolis force the two to rethink their relationship in the season three episode "Phoenix", and Lana eventually begins a new relationship with Adam Knight (Ian Somerhalder), a guy she met while in physical therapy after being trampled by a horse in season three's "Asylum". By the season three episode "Crisis", it is discovered that the relationship Adam attempted to form with Lana was just a ploy so that Adam could investigate Clark.

Season three's "Forsaken" reveals that Lana, in order to move on with her life, applies and is admitted into a program to study in Paris, France. Season four shows that Lana, while in Paris, began a romantic relationship with Jason Teague (Jensen Ackles). At the beginning of season four, Lana returns to Smallville after receiving a mysterious tattoo on her lower back, which resembles a symbol on the local Kawatche cave walls, when she touched the tomb of Countess Margaret Isobel Theroux. In season four's "Spell" and "Sacred", the tattoo acts as a doorway for the spirit of Isobel to inhabit Lana's body; each time Isobel takes over Lana's body she sets out to find the three stones of knowledge, which are also being searched for by Clark and Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum). In the season four finale "Commencement", Lana is confronted by Jason's mother Genevieve (Jane Seymour), who is also after the three stones of knowledge, and during a struggle Isobel comes forward and kills Genevieve. The resulting death of Genevieve, who was revealed to have been the cause for Isobel's death centuries prior in the episode "Bound", releases Isobel's control over Lana.

During the second meteor shower, Lana witnesses the landing of an alien spacecraft, and two alien beings emerging and killing everyone in sight in the season five premiere. The spaceship becomes Lana's primary focus in season five, officially teaming up with Lex Luthor to discover the mystery behind the ship in the episode "Splinter". When her relationship with Clark hits a breaking point in season five's "Hypnotic", she begins to grow closer to Lex. The relationship with Lex eventually leads to marriage in the season six episode "Promise", but not before Lana discovers Clark's secret and realizes why he has been lying to her all these years. When she learns that Lex set up a fake pregnancy in order to get her to marry him in the season six finale "Phantom", Lana effectively ends the marriage and fakes her own death to escape Lex after he threatens her. She also frames Lex for her murder, to punish him for his betrayal. It is revealed at the start of season seven that her effort fails, but as part of the "settlement" of their divorce, Lex makes sure that Lana does not go to jail for her actions.

With Clark's secret no longer an issue, the two begin a real relationship in the season seven episode "Fierce". Lana becomes obsessed with making Lex pay for all his crimes against humanity, which causes her to develop the Isis Foundation, using $10 million she stole from Lex. The Isis Foundation is a counseling center for kryptonite-infected people, but it doubles as a front for Lana's surveillance on Lex. Her obsessions also begin to affect her relationship with Clark by the episode "Wrath". Eventually, Lana realizes that, even though she loves him, the only way for Clark to help the world to the best of his ability would be if she left Clark and Smallville for good, which she does in the season seven finale.

In the season eight episode "Bride", Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley), believing he is tracking Lex Luthor who has been missing since the season seven finale, discovers Lana instead. Oliver convinces her to return to Smallville so that she can attend Chloe's wedding. In the season eight episode "Power", it is revealed that Lana really returned so that she could steal Lex's "Prometheus" technology, which harnesses alien DNA to give the wearer of a "super-suit" superhuman abilities, for herself. By the end of the episode, the procedure is complete, and Lana becomes just as strong and invulnerable as Clark. In the episode "Requiem", Lana discovers that her suit absorbs kryptonite, but also emits the radiation making her a potential danger to Clark. When Winslow Schott puts a kryptonite bomb on the roof of the Daily Planet, Lana is forced to absorb all of the kryptonite to deactivate the bomb. As a result, she leaves Smallville to go on her own quest as Clark can no longer get near her without the kryptonite radiation hurting him.

Clark and Lana
The relationship between Clark Kent and Lana Lang was one of the most dramatic relationships in the series. Lana first became an important part of Clark's circle of friends when they began high school. Clark and Lana's relationship spanned much of the course of the show, and has been the source of both happiness and heartbreak for both of them.

Their relationship is called "Clana" by some fans.

Clark and Lana attempted to have a romantic relationship several times, but Clark's secret initially prevented them from having an honest relationship with each other and frequently drove a wedge between them. When Clark finally told Lana the truth about his extraterrestrial origins, she didn't reject him as he had always feared, and they were able to have their first real shot, living together on Clark's family farm. However, due to her traumatic relationship with Lex Luthor, they had to face the fact that Lana was no longer the girl that Clark originally fell in love with. Despite attempts to patch up their relationship, Lana eventually decided to leave town, telling Clark that the world needed him more than she did. During her brief return to Smallville, they reignited their relationship, which was ultimately ripped apart forever by a vengeful Lex.

Clark's Secret
Clark was afraid of Lana's reaction to his secret, as he felt guilty that Lana's parents had died in the 1989 meteor shower. He faced his worst nightmare when LuthorCorp accidentally released a dangerous toxin into the air, causing Clark to hallucinate that Lana had discovered his secret and wanted vengeance for her parents' death, killing him with a piece of kryptonite. This made Clark more convinced than ever that he could not tell Lana the truth, especially as she had stated several times that she was fearful of people with superhuman powers. To maintain his secret, Clark constantly lied to Lana, driving a wedge between them. Clark was not only doing this for selfish reasons, as he also believed that his secret would put her in danger, especially as Pete Ross claimed that it had ruined his life.

Despite Clark's attempts to maintain his secret, Lana became suspicious, particularly when she had vivid memories of Clark's face as she was pulled into a tornado. This bothered Lana for a long time, as she even pondered what had really happened five years later. Lana directly questioned Clark about this, but he brushed it off. Unconvinced, Lana later tried to reassure Clark that she would not be bothered if he was different.

Lana soon became involved with Clark's secret when she received a magical tattoo that corresponded with markings from the Kawatche Caves. She questioned Clark about the cave paintings, but he lied to her again, claiming that he couldn't read them. Nevertheless, she had an instinctual feeling that the Stones of Power were meant for Clark and gave him the Crystal of Air.

It was only when his powers were gone that they were able to embark on a serious relationship, indicating that Clark's secret was the biggest barrier that they had to overcome in their relationship. When Clark's powers returned, he decided not to tell Lana, despite Lana claiming that she had never felt so close to him as when she absorbed some of his powers when she became a vampire and drank his blood. However, this could've been due to the kryptonite-induced psychosis effects she was suffering.

Lana trusted Clark, despite his secrets, and barely even questioned his resurrection after he was shot and bled to death. She even angrily confronted Lex about his inquiries into Clark. Clark regularly risked exposing his secret to rescue Lana from near-death experiences, indicating that she meant more to him than his secret.

Clark became nervous that Lana would discover the truth when she admitted that she had been investigating the meteor showers and believed that an alien threat had been residing in Smallville all this time. Nevertheless, Clark eventually confessed his secret to Lana and asked her to marry him. Although she was shocked and reserved at responding to his proposal at first, Lana accepted Clark for who he was and agreed to marry him. Clark then realized that he could trust Lana to keep his secret, but soon realized that it was dangerous for her, as Lex accidentally caused a fatal car accident that killed her. After the day was reset, Clark reconsidered his decision to tell Lana his secret, after which their relationship fell apart as a result.

Lana realized that Chloe Sullivan knew Clark's secret and tried to get to the bottom of it, even rifling through Clark's belongings. She told Clark that she was aware that he was always the one saving her when he rescued her again from Mack. Lana eventually set up a trap for Clark to expose his powers and she witnessed Clark's super speed, heat vision and super strength. Overwhelmed at first, she ultimately realized that it didn't change the way she felt about him. However, she didn't confess to Clark that she knew about his powers until he told her that he was an alien from Krypton.

Season One
"Statistical fact, Clark Kent can't get within five feet of Lana Lang without turning into a total freak show." - Chloe to Pete, Pilot

Initially, Lana dated Whitney Fordman and wore a meteor rock necklace, preventing Clark from coming near her without feeling its effects. Clark's feelings for Lana grew, and a tentative friendship blossomed. However, Lana continued to date Whitney.

Their relationship caused tension between Clark and Whitney. Noticing their friendship, Whitney suspected Clark's feelings for Lana, which led Whitney and his friends to make Clark the traditional freshman "scarecrow." Lana found out about this and felt sorry for Clark.

Despite her relationship with Whitney, Lana grew closer to Clark and even nearly kissed before they were interrupted by her Aunt Nell. Lana often found herself in danger, with Clark regularly coming to her rescue, although she was not always aware of this. Nevertheless, their relationship grew and when Ryan James, a telepathic boy, came to Smallville, he tried to tell Clark what Lana thought of him, but Clark said he didn't want to know because he would rather find out himself.

As Clark began to lose hope of a relationship with Lana, he became closer to Chloe. However, when Whitney decided to become a Marine, Lana and Whitney parted and Whitney relied on Clark to take care of her. While Lana dropped Whitney off for the bus out of Smallville, Clark went to the Spring Formal with Chloe, which Lana seemed a little jealous of. However, when Clark heard that three tornadoes were heading to Smallville, he became worried for Lana's safety. Making his priorities clear, he abandoned Chloe and super-sped to save Lana, as a tornado sucked her truck up.

Season Two "Just remember, you can't hide out here forever." - Lana to Clark, Vortex

Lana really wanted to know how Clark saved her during the tornado, but Clark evaded her questions. Lana expressed hope that they might become closer someday, which triggered Clark's newly-developed heat vision, causing him to nearly burn down the Talon.

Lana was annoyed again with Clark's secretiveness when he wouldn't share with her his problem with Pete. Also, while under the influence of red kryptonite, Clark showed his true feelings by kissing Lana for the first time, but then he danced with Jessie Brooks and almost kissed her in front of Lana. Lana was both shocked and engaged by their first kiss, but her feelings for Clark quickly changed after witnessing his fickle nature.

They were able to be just friends for a while, but when Whitney died, Lana decided that she didn't care if Clark had secrets, and they were a little more than friends until Clark became infected with red kryptonite again and Lana walked in on Clark and Chloe kissing in the Talon. Clark tried to apologize and applied for a job at the Talon but he ultimately failed his career, as he was too busy saving people, making Lana realize he wasn't reliable. Nevertheless, Lana wanted to remain close to Clark and started boarding Whitney's horse at the Kent Farm so that they could see each other every day.

Their relationship finally came together the night of Clark's birthday. In the morning, Clark tried to get Lana to up their status from friendship but she declined because she was scared that what happened to Whitney would happen to him. During Lex and Helen Bryce's rehearsal dinner, he gave a speech for Lex and Helen, but was in fact aiming it at himself and Lana, which managed to convince Lana to embrace their love for each other. They kissed, but the next day, their relationship fell apart when Martha Kent was injured and lost her baby, which Clark blamed himself for and decided to leave Smallville. He invited Lana, but she insisted that Smallville was her home and his too; with a quick reply of "not anymore," Clark rode out of Smallville and her life.

Season Three
"We're not together anymore, and that was your choice." - Lana to Clark, Magnetic

Lana eventually found Clark in Metropolis. However, as Clark was infected with red kryptonite again, Lana was disgusted and confused by the way he was living, and how he was treating everyone else's feelings with complete disregard. Clark returned to Smallville, but he didn't believe Lana could love the parts of him that he kept secret. Clark's fear that Lana might reject him caused him to put their attempts of a romantic relationship behind him. Lana, in turn, tried to reassure him that she would care for him no matter what, asking Clark for a second chance. She confided in Martha that she hoped Clark would open up to her one day.

Lana persisted with her friendship to Clark and helped him solve the mystery of her great-aunt Louise McCallum's death. Clark then realized that his love for Lana was somewhat parallel to his biological father Jor-El's love for Lana's great-aunt. (Like his father, Clark loved a female member of Lana's family and ended up not being with them.)

When Lana met Seth Nelson, she decided that she couldn't wait around for Clark and quickly embarked on a relationship with Seth, which Clark quickly became jealous of. When Seth proved himself to be a psychotic meteor freak, Lana apologized to Clark but when he got Lana involved with Lex's mental breakdown and she nearly got killed, she decided that knowing Clark was too dangerous and decided to call it quits. When Clark was blinded and became concerned for his father's health, he and Lana reached out to each other again, resulting in a kiss. Lana was upset and disappointed that she kept getting left in limbo about her future with Clark. Although she wanted to believe that Clark could change, she admitted that she was losing faith and decided to put an end to any further potential romance.

Nevertheless, Clark invited Lana for dinner at his house to tell her about his powers in the hope that she would reconsider having a relationship with him. When he realized how difficult it was for Pete to deal with his secret, he changed his mind and didn't tell Lana, further frustrating her. He planned to take her to the airport, but when another crisis made him late, Lex met her at the airport instead. Seeing Lex hug her goodbye, a jealous Clark left without saying goodbye, although Lana briefly spotted him through the crowd.

Season Four
"That is Lana Lang, the love of your life." - Chloe to Clark, Blank

During her time away from Smallville, Lana started a relationship with Jason Teague, who then became the assistant football coach at Smallville High School. When Lana returned, Clark was happy to see her again but when he discovered Lana's relationship with Jason, Clark was shocked and, after that, they had a very strained relationship and avoided each other.

When Lana and Jason split up, Clark and Lana became closer again. They shared a dance at the prom and, when Clark lost his memory, Lana was keen to restart their relationship when Clark promised this time it would be different. However, when his memory returned, Lana was left disappointed again. Nevertheless, they assumed the role of parents when they found a baby in a field and took care of it together. Before the second meteor shower they declared their love for each other and said goodbye, preparing for the worst.

Season Five
"I don't even know if you can hear me but I need you to know that from the first moment that I saw you, I knew that no one could make me happier than you. But I also knew that you'd never change. You'd always be running around trying to save the day. All those times I pulled away... is because I knew this day would come." - Lana to a dying Clark, Hidden

Clark visited Lana in the hospital after the meteor shower, and was keen to discuss their declaration of love the last time they saw each other. Suspecting that Lana didn't mean what she said, Clark shrugged off Lana's comments, but she insisted she meant every word. This led them to embark on their first adult relationship with each other. When Clark lost his powers, he felt he could embrace the relationship and they lost their virginity to each other.

When Clark died and came back with his powers restored, things weren't the same between him and Lana. He was afraid he would hurt her, and they grew apart. Clark tried to make up for this by telling Lana about his powers, which led to their engagement. However, Lex, aware that she knew Clark's secret and furious about her engagement to Clark, chased her and she was killed in a car accident. Desperate to save Lana and realizing that it was his secret that caused her death, Clark turned back time and decided not to tell her. This frustrated Lana and she decided they needed to take a break.

When Clark's adoptive father Jonathan Kent died, Lana stayed with Clark out of pity and they got back together. Soon after that, Clark was hypnotized by Simone and broke up with Lana. After the spell was broken, Lana tried to mend things with Clark, but he decided he didn't like lying to her and broke up with her. He lied to her by telling her he didn't love her anymore. This seemed to put an end to their relationship for good.

Season Six
"Lana, we should be together; I want this more than I have ever wanted anything, and I know you do, too." - Clark to Lana, Promise

Lana quickly started a new relationship with Lex, and became pregnant with Lex's child. Despite her anger with Clark, when Lex proposed to her, Lana had reservations since she still had feelings for Clark. She gave Clark a final chance to make amends, but when he found out she was pregnant, Clark decided to let her go, much to her disappointment.

When Clark was taken over by a phantom and trapped in his mind, the phantom tried to use Lana to take over Clark's body, making him realize his feelings for her. While under the influence of red kryptonite, Clark kidnapped Lana and told Lana not to marry Lex but marry him instead.

Frustrated that he chose now to admit his feelings, Lana rejected Clark's advances. Nevertheless, her intrigue over Clark's secret kept her close to Clark and, when she received death threats, she hid from the stalker in Clark's bedroom and took the opportunity to look for any clues to the truth about Clark. When Clark saved her life, he let her know that he had been watching over her for the same reason she had been watching him.

Lana believed that Clark might be meteor-infected and proved her allegiance to Clark when she protected what she thought was Clark's secret from Tobias Rice, a meteor freak who could identify other meteor freaks. Lana finally found out Clark's secret on her wedding day by witnessing Clark's powers from a hiding place. At the same time, Clark realized that he had to tell Lana about his feelings for her. After kissing Clark and telling him she'll meet him at the barn at 5:00pm, Lana is confronted by Lionel Luthor, who found out Lana's intention to stand Lex up and promised he would kill Clark if she didn't marry Lex. Lana's love for Clark made her protect him by keeping her promise to Lex.

Clark was devastated that she had gone through with the wedding. A week later, Lana collapsed and suffered a miscarriage. Subsequent tests showed that she had never been pregnant, and the doctor accused Lana of taking synthetic hormones to simulate a pregnancy to get Lex to marry her. However, it became clear that she was not happy in her marriage after Lana learned that Lex had faked her pregnancy. Angry over what had been done to her, she was going to leave Lex trapped in a caved in tunnel until she learned that Clark was with him. Clark and Lana soon found their way back to one another, when Lana met Clark at his barn and told him she was leaving Lex, and Smallville, to escape. Clark told her his secret in an attempt to get her to stay, but she only kissed him and admitted she already knew. Soon after, Lana was apparently killed when her car exploded. After learning of Lana's death, Clark became very emotional and wanted revenge for the woman he loved.

Season Seven
"I need you. But the world needs you more and as long I'm in your life, I'm holding you back. Please, don't come after me. I love you, Clark Kent. More than you will ever know." - Lana to Clark, Arctic

Clark continued to mourn for Lana while trying to defeat Bizarro. Later, Lana was revealed to be alive, as she confessed that she had tried to set Lex up for her murder. On her return to Smallville, she immediately visited Clark's loft, much to his surprise and delight. Clark and Lana both decided to forget their past mistakes and try to pursue their relationship again.

When Ben Meyers attempted to kill Lana so Clark could fulfill his destiny, Lana began to think that she may be holding Clark back but Clark insisted that she was all he ever wanted. Sometime later, Lana opened the Isis Foundation and asked Chloe to keep the foundation a secret from Clark. While Lana's secrets piled up, Clark told Lana one of his biggest secrets: He was hiding Kara's blue crystal.

During a romantic afternoon with Clark, Lana received Clark's powers when lightning struck while she was near a piece of kryptonite. She became corrupted by her newfound powers, and used them in a violent and vengeful way. At the same time, Lionel told Clark that Lana was the one who had him held captive in a cabin, and Clark and Chloe discovered Lana's secret surveillance room in the Isis Foundation. After she was de-powered, Lana questioned if Clark would love her no matter what, but Clark didn't reply. It gradually became clear to Clark that Lana was no longer the girl he fell in love with. Lara-El, Clark's Kryptonian birth mother, could also see the darkness inside her and told Lana to fight it.

Lana began to wonder if she deserved Clark and if she was at the point where she couldn't rebound from her darkness. Nevertheless, when "Clark" supposedly returned from the Fortress of Solitude, their relationship seemed to be back on track. Lana noted that Clark had never been so open before. Unaware that she was actually dating Bizarro, Lana enjoyed living with the new Clark. She ignored Chloe's warnings and even planned to leave Smallville with him. When the real Clark eventually came home, Lana was in denial at first. Clearly happier with Bizarro, she and Clark grew very distant. Clark was outraged that Lana didn't know him as well as he thought. He eventually confronted her over their relationship issues, and Lana admitted it was easier living with Bizarro. Clark still felt like Lana wanted him to be somebody else, while Lana felt like it was impossible to live up to Clark's standards. Later, Lana packed her bags and was preparing to stay with Chloe, but Clark and Lana both decided that they didn't want their relationship to end.

Lana then chose to pursue her relationship with Clark once more. She helped Clark and Chloe research Project Intercept and covered Clark's secret from an amnesiac Kara. When Clark was abducted, Lana worked with Chloe to rescue Clark, and even threatened to kill Lex if he caused Clark any harm.

Lana was later attacked by Brainiac and left in a catatonic state. Clark was heartbroken when he went to see her, receiving a devastating message from Brainiac, saying that he was "too late." After Clark defeated Brainiac, Lana awoke from her coma. She left a message for Clark on a DVD, telling him that they were not meant to be together, as the world needed him more, but she made sure that Clark knew that she loved him, more than he would ever know.

Season Eight
"Well, if it isn't Metropolis' newest power couple." - Oliver Queen, Requiem

After talking to Oliver Queen, Lana returned to Smallville to attend Chloe's wedding to Jimmy Olsen. Clark - due to his blooming romantic feelings for Lois Lane - was visibly uncomfortable at her arrival and questioned her as to why she left him, to which she said it was the hardest decision she ever had to make, but it felt right. When Doomsday interrupted the wedding reception and kidnapped Chloe, Lana was injured and Clark weakened by kryptonite. She put the kryptonite away, and at Metropolis General Hospital, she and Clark shared a tender moment, much to Lois' disappointment. It wasn't long before Clark and Lana were growing closer again and as they discussed rebuilding their relationship, they shared a kiss.

Aware of Lex's dangerous plan to use the Prometheus suit to match Clark's powers, Lana convinced Dr. Groll to put the suit on her instead in a desperate atttempt to become Clark's equal. After the suit was successfully grafted onto her body, it gave her superhuman strength and speed. Clark witnessed her break out of her containment chamber, grab the bullet Tess had fired at Dr. Groll, and they gazed at each other before she sped off. Later, Lana told Clark to meet her on the roof of the Daily Planet. They discussed her new abilities, and she said that, together, they could make the world a better place. Although Clark was in doubt, he and Lana then passionately kissed as the sun rose over the horizon.

However they were tragically torn apart as the suit absorbed a huge amount of kryptonite when Lana had to dismantle a bomb that Lex planted on the roof of the Daily Planet; this prevented Lana from being close to Clark without hurting him. Clark asks Lana to stay but she said that it would be too painful for her to be in his life and not being able to touch him. They ultimately said their final goodbye, and shared a final kiss before Lana left Smallville - and Clark's life - forever.

Season Nine
Clark went through his wallet and came across a picture of Lana and decided to put it in the photo album. Thus finally letting Lana go and begins pursuing a romantic relationship with Lois.

Season Ten
Clark remembers Lana and Chloe during the five year reunion at Smallville High School and when he saw the "trials" that were revealed to him.

Sources: Wikipedia - Clark Kent, Wikipedia - Lana Lang and Wikia - Clark and Lana