5 reasons it's time Lois and Clark kissed on Smallville

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

On The CW's Superman prequel series Smallville, things have been building up between Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling) for six out of nine seasons, but on tonight's episode, "Crossfire," things finally reach a turning point: They share their first kiss.

"Things get a little steamy between the two of them," executive producer Kelly Souders said with a laugh. "You really get a strong, strong sense of love, and you really see how much they care about each other."

In the episode, Lois asks Clark to help her get a radio job, only to discover the station wants to hire them as a team. And Oliver (Justin Hartley) tries to get a street girl named Mia AKA Speedy (Elise Gatien) away from a dangerous life. Mike Rohl directed the episode, written by Holly Henderson and Mike Whitehead. The episode airs tonight on The CW at 8 p.m. ET.

Whether or not Lois will finally discover that Clark is The Blur (so she doesn't have to continually be knocked unconscious every other episode or so to prevent her from seeing it), well, that we'll have to watch and see. It would be nice, considering we're shocked the girl hasn't suffered brain damage by this point.

Since we already know Lois and Clark eventually hit the sheets and wind up married, here's five reasons it's about time Smallville got the two fated lovers together:

1) Lois and Oliver are finally done: And Clark and Lana are really, really done. While we rooted for both couples, we've always known that Lois and Clark were meant to be. And judging from Lois's hot future dream about Clark (less the death and mayhem), the couple are ready for more than just a kiss.

2) Clark may disappoint Lois, but he'll never break her heart: She's his first and last thought. Now, if only Clark, with all his super speed and such, could figure out a way to make the Monster Truck Rally AND play hero so they can get that first real date.

3) Lois deserves a hero who loves her: After being thrown to the side by Oliver far too many times and playing second fiddle to his demons and the Green Arrow, the girl needs a guy she can count on. We're ready for the adventures of "Clark and Lois vs. the world," as Lois said.

4) It will be more than just romance for Lois and Clark: Lois is also "really at the epicenter of Clark's mythological past this season," said Souders. Lois' mysterious dream of the future gives her "insight and some knowledge that Clark needs in order to defeat our villain Zod this season. So not only are they crashing into each other romantically, but they're crashing into each other from a mythology standpoint as well."

5) Smallville's near the end of its run: Nothing has been decided as far as we know, but "we are really gunning for a season 10," Souders said. That would probably be the show's last.

Are you ready for Lois and Clark's big kiss? And should Clark finally tell Lois the truth? Do you care?