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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Lionel Luthor (credit only)
Private Investigator Mason
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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 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 Seth and Clark 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 »


Clark Kent: Seth doesn't have a brother who works in Granville. Lana was trying to throw me off his trail. She lied to me. Right to my face, and I believed her.
Martha Kent: Oh, she's clearly not herself, Clark.
Clark Kent: I know. I'm not angry. It's just I realized that that's what I've been doing to her all this time.
Martha Kent: Your feelings for Lana are not a lie.
Clark Kent: You think I made the right decision pushing her away?
Martha Kent: I don't know.
Clark Kent: I miss the days when your answers were "yes" and "no".
Martha Kent: Me, too.
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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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