Smallville: Season 3, Episode 7

Magnetic (12 Nov. 2003)

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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:
Lionel Luthor (credit only)
Tim Henry ...
Private Investigator Mason
MRI Technician
MRI Doctor


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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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 Seth and Clarke are walking through the school corridor you can clearly see someone in the background in the doorway wearing a headset with a mic. See more »


Chloe: Let's face it, Lana, Clark has more issues than "Rolling Stone".
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Performed by Josh Kelley
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Seth is 'Shocking' to Lana
14 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A bit of a filler episode hits the Season 3 landscape with the seventh episode, "Magnetic."

Seth Nelson, like many boys, is crazy over beautiful Lana. He has been since elementary school. However, with a new, "shocking" power that allows him to cause Lana to fall for him, he finally decides to do something about it. Seth marks the first boy that Lana has dated since Clark, which makes Clark extremely jealous. The longer Seth is with Lana, touching her, the more dangerous the two become.

One problem with this episode is that it makes Clark look like a stalker. However, by the end of the episode, he accepts the fact that Lana can date other boys.

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