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Cops + Capes = Crap

The Talon. The lights are all on. Clark walks in as Lana is making a coffee behind the counter. She's frothing the milk. "If I squint just right it's like we're 14 again," Clark says. Ew. That's a little creepy. Lana turns and smiles. "You say that like it's a good thing," he says. She asks what's up. Clark says he couldn't sleep. "So... you came to... a coffee shop?" she asks. "Not your best plan, Mr. Kent." As much as I hate all the Lana worship, she's been more charming in these scenes than I remember her being in the past. Clark steps up to her. He says he knows she had reasons for coming back but asks why she's staying. Lana, serious, says leaving is harder than she thought. She doesn't know how long she'll be around, though. Clark says that whether she's gone tomorrow or in 10 years, the most important thing is that she's here today. That's one way to look at it, I guess. Can she leave tomorrow, though, seriously? Lana shuffles her feet nervously, she goes back behind the counter. She says they're not 14, and the world will always be bigger than the both of them. Clark says that maybe it doesn't have to be all-or-nothing. He says that for the last year, he's sacrificed everything he loves for the greater good. "What if the rest of the world didn't have to come first?" he asks. Lana says the world needs him. "What about what we need?" he asks. They gaze into each other's eyes. Clark kisses Lana. She kisses back. Sloppily. Tinkly music plays. Okay. Cut! Come on! Cut! Wow, that went on for way too long. Clark pulls back. They stare at each other some more. The music continues to blackout. That was... not very hot at all. I totally don't need a cigarette. Ever again, maybe.

Next week: Who knows. They play the same teaser from last week. Boo!

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Omar G. is a journalist and writer living in New Braunfels, Texas. Check out the new Web show he does with his brother, Pablo, "Trailers Without Pity." You can find him on Terribly Happy, Space Monkeys! and at and hear him on NPR's "All Tech Considered," Mondays as part of All Things Considered.

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