Cute and More-than-Capable. That is how you can describe Cloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), Clark Kent's trusty sidekick and confidant. She ALWAYS has a contact somewhere that gives her access to info, yet you rarely see her outside her newspaper office!
In Season 1 of Smallville, the world was in love with the Lana Lang character, played by Kristen Kreuk, but now that her character is dating the villian, people are warming up to the exitable, witty Cloe Sullivan (Allison). What took them so long? I've always been a fan.
Interesting fact. The producers of the show decided to kill of one main character in Season 5 and killing of Cleo; a character that did not exist in either the Superman comics or movies, would have been the logical choice, but... Allison has a HUGE Internet fanbase, and killing her off would have seriosly hurt ratings... so the killed of Clark Kent's father instead! Good move!