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After being hit in the forehead by a snow globe containing flakes of meteor rocks in a struggle at a local carnival, the teenager Seth Nelson is given an M.R.I. giving him magnetic ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Ross
Lionel Luthor (credit only)
Seth Nelson
Private Investigator Mason
Sheriff Nancy Adams (voice)
MRI Technician
MRI Doctor
Scott Swanson ...


After being hit in the forehead by a snow globe containing flakes of meteor rocks in a struggle at a local carnival, the teenager Seth Nelson is given an M.R.I. giving him magnetic abilities. He uses his powers to date and manipulate Lana who is starting to distance herself from Clark by trying to make him jealous. Meanwhile, a snoopy investigator hired by Lex intrusively breaks in The Torch and finds that Chloe Sullivan is examining deeply the life of Lionel Luthor. Lex offers his protection to Chloe to help him investigate his father's past if he had anything to do with a apartment tenement fire that killed Lionel's parents. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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12 November 2003 (USA)  »

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In the beginning of 'Magnetic', Lex Luthor is discussing the investigation into the murders of Lionel Luthor's parents. His subordinate hands him a document, revealing that Chloe Sullivan has also been investigating the Luthor family history. Above Chloe's name however is a list of other names, some if not all of which are crew members for the show. See more »


When Chloe accuses Lex of hiring Mason to steal back one of her computers, she says that, compared to Lionel, Lex is "euphemistically" the lesser of two evils. A euphemism is a word or phrase substituted for another in order to sound less offensive or harsh; Chloe more likely meant Lex is metaphorically the lesser of two evils. See more »


Chloe: You're a Luthor, so it's a given that you're unscrupulous, but I really thought that petty larceny was beneath you, Lex.
Lex Luthor: Can you be a little more specific with the charge?
Chloe: I caught some creep in my office trying to steal one of my computers. I figured either you or your father hired him.
Lex Luthor: But you're accusing me.
Chloe: You're what they euphemistically call the lesser of two evils.
Lex Luthor: I admire your take charge attitude. Barging in here and accusing me took guts. Or sheer stupidity.
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3x07 - Rewatch (Clark & Lana-centric)
16 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

A guy that has always had a crush on Lana becomes infected with the meteor rocks in a snow globe. He gains the power of magnetism & he starts influencing Lana's weak mind with just a touch.

Reaction: You know what, everyone was irritating in this episode except Lex. Michael as Lex is just brilliant & this time around I forget I have to hate him. Lex's story-line with Chloe was the most interesting thing about this episode.

Clark's & Lana's will they or won't they has reached a peak for me now. I am a bit tired of it because they keep having the same argument & now it is just beating a dead horse. In the past, I know I always hated them as a couple because he belongs to Lois. At this point, they need to resolve this by just getting together & stop this nonsense. I believe Lana's mind was so weak because she is desperately waiting for someone to love her. Smh. Also, Clark needs to stop playing with that girl's feelings because even I am beginning to feel sorry for her whereas in the past I was just along for the ride.

I hope the next episode is not centered around Clark & Lana because I think my hate for Lana might resurface.

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