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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SINGER - SONGWRITER JOSH KELLEY
PERFORMS - Clark (Tom Welling) is suspicious when Lana (Kristin Kreuk)
suddenly becomes attracted to a fellow student (guest star Kevin Zegers)
and begins to act rebelliously, which eventually lands her in jail.
Clark’s suspicions are confirmed when he discovers Lana’s new boyfriend
has magnetic powers that can move objects and alter human emotions, but
when he tries to free Lana from the paranormal hold that is controlling
her, she tries to kill him. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) discovers
Chloe (Allison Mack) has been delving into Lionel’s (John Glover) past
and tries to get her to join forces against his dad.
Jones III, Annette O’Toole and John Schneider also star. Directed by
David Jackson. Written by written by Holly Harold
Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) and
Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) are
spending the day at the fair. Josh Kelley is performing. They are looking
around the souvenir shop, when Lana sees a glass snowball that is
supposed to represent Smallville. When she turns it upside down and back
up again, instead of snow, pieces of green meteor rock fall onto the
little Smallville houses in the ball. She finds it extremely tasteless,
especially since it seems that they used real meteor rocks. Chloe
explains sarcastically, "The American version of closure. You can only get over
your grief when you figure out how to merchandize your tragedy.". They
walk around some more, having fun and eating cotton candy. While they
seem to be enjoying themselves, Lana suddenly wonders if Clark Kent (Tom Welling) wasn't right when he
expressed his wish to leave Smallville behind. Chloe sarcastically
realizes that both the girls nearly went through a whole day without
talking about their "favorite farm boy". She then gets seriously for a
second and reminds Lana that it is Clark's loss if he decided that they
At that moment, their conversation is interrupted by Seth Nelson
(Kevin Zegers), who calls out Lana's name, inviting her to try the Hover
Ball game he's working at. As they walk over, Chloe teases Lana about
Seth, who apparently has had a crush on her since the 6th grade. Lana
tells Chloe that he's only her lab partner, and that he's into comics and
game cubes and they would have nothing in common. Chloe does think he's
cute and keeps teasing Lana. As Lana approaches to play, Seth tells her
that he will let her in on a secret. He tells her the game is rigged with
magnets, but that, if she throws the ball and it gets somewhat close to
one of the prizes, he will give it to her. She has two attempts but
doesn't do so well. Seth goes to the prize shelf and hands her one of the
meteor snowballs. Lana doesn't seem to pleased and Seth is about to give
her something else, when this huge bicker guy walks up to them and tells
them that he'll take the prize. Seth tells the man that he has to win to
get a prize, but the guy says he didn't see Lana winning anything. Seth
asks the man to leave, but instead, the man steps over the desk to where
Seth is standing and threatens him. Lana tries to avoid conflict by
offering to give the man her snowball. "You're gonna let your chick do
your fighting for you?", the man asks Seth. Seth gets angry and pushes
the man to the ground, and then runs away. The bicker guy gets up and
chases after Seth. Lana tells Chloe to call security, and she follows the
two guys. They run through the crowd that is standing there listening to
Josh Kelley. Seth thinks he's lost the man, but suddenly the bicker guy
appears and hits Seth over the head with the snowball. The glass breaks
into Seth's forehead, and Seth falls to the ground. We see the meteor
rocks traveling through Seth's bloodstream. Lana yells for someone to
call an ambulance, while she stays by his side. Seth stays awake for a
few seconds then passes out.
Seth is in hospital, with a huge cut and stitches across his forehead.
He is lying on the MRI machine, waiting for the scan to begin. The
technician is in the control room and keeps talking to him to relax him.
Seth is a little concerned. Suddenly, the MRI starts working and wheels
Seth through the scan. But then, the whole machine starts shaking, and
strikes of green lightning seem to be passing through the machine and
through Seth's body, and Seth starts shaking too. Seth is screaming for
help. The technician forgets all security measures and rushes into the
room to pull Seth out, but as he touches Seth, he is thrown across the
room and passes out. A doctor runs in, unplugs the MRI machine at the
mains, calls for emergency assistance, and enters to room to pull Seth
out. Seth is still awake, and tries to free himself from the restraints.
Lana, who was waiting outside, hears the cries and walks in as Seth is
getting off the bed. She seems concerned and asks him what happened. He
touches her hand, and we see the green current running through them.
Suddenly, Lana's worried look changes and she seems to see Seth in a
whole new light. She tells him, "Chloe was right, you really are cute".
Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum)
is meeting with private investigator Mason (Tim Henry) again (see "Relic"), but he does not seem to happy with
Mason's findings. He asked Mason to look into the fire that killed his
grandparents, but instead Mason has brought him Lionel Luthor's (John Glover) childhood medical
records. Mason shows Lex that it's not the records that are important,
but the list of people who have accessed them. He says that it turns out
that there are a lot of people interested in the Luthor family history.
As Lex looks down the list, he sees that the last name on the list is
Seth is back in hospital room, staring at his tray of hospital food,
when he realizes that he has powers. As he reaches out for the spoon in
his jello, the spoon comes to him, as if he were a magnet. He struggles
with controlling these newfound powers, when Clark and Lana walk in. The
spoon drops. Lana comments on how Seth is looking better and that his
scar has healed really well. Clark also jokes about the MRI machine being
completely broken. Seth apologizes to Lana for ruining her day at the
fair and thanks her for taking him to the hospital. She tells him
politely that she was glad she could help. He tells her that he would
love to make it up to her and asks her out on a date. Clark looks
worried. Lana tells Seth politely that he really doesn't have to. Clark
then looks relieved. But Seth then grabs Lana's hand, and without Seth
even having to ask again, Lana changes her mind and says, "Well, ok, how
about tonight?". Clark is shocked. Once they've left the room, Lana asks
Clark what the problem is. She tells him that they are not dating, so she
can go out with Seth if she wants to. Clark is obviously not happy with
the situation, but he tells her it's fine, then leaves. Back in his room,
Seth is practicing his powers again with the hospital cart.
Clark is home, and his parents Jonathan (John Schneider) and Martha Kent (Annette O'Toole) notice that there's
something wrong, when Clark goes to the fridge, looks in it, but doesn't
take anything out of it. Clark explains to his parents that he was
surprised at how quickly Lana agreed to go out with Seth. But his parents
tell him that Clark has taken a tough decision about not dating Lana, and
now, she is free to do what she wants, and Clark needs to accept it.
Chloe is waiting for Clark to show at The Torch, but instead, Lex
shows up. He asks her why she is looking into his father's records, and
Chloe lies, saying she is writing a story for the paper. But Lex doesn't
believe her. He tells her that he knows that Lionel pulled strings to
make Chloe the youngest reporter working for the Daily Planet. He's
curious as to what a high school student would want with Lionel Luthor.
Since she doesn't tell him anything, he tells her he will just have to
ask Lionel himself. She doesn't seem baffled, since she says that if he
does, it will mean him admitting that he has been looking into his
father's history too. But Lex is not impressed, telling her that at least
he is prepared for what he is going to find.
Clark goes to The Talon to apologize to Lana and admit that maybe he
was a little jealous. She explains that she shouldn't have acted the way
she did in front of Clark, and also mentions that she isn't even too sure
why she agreed to go out with Seth in the first place. She admits that
while he is a nice guy, there aren't really any sparks. Clark seems happy
with that. Clark tells her that he knows it is none of his business, but
that if she doesn't feel anything for Seth, she shouldn't lead him on. At
that moment, Seth shows up to pick Lana up. Lana thinks about what Clark
told her for a second. She asks Seth to sit down. Clark watches on. She
sits down and tells Seth that she can't go out with him. He tells her
it's not a problem, but that she owes it to herself to take a break. He
touches her on the shoulder as he says that. Clark watches them, as Lana
changes her tune and again and tells Seth that she would love to go out
with him. They walk off without a second look to Clark.
Seth takes her to the fairground, but everything is closed. Lana is
confused on why they are here, since the gates are closed. Seth asks her
to turn around, and he uses his powers to break the padlock and open the
gates. Lana asks how he did that. "I guess the no peeking rule wasn't
very clear", jokes Seth. He asks her to keep a secret, and tells her
about his abilities. She asks him if this happens all the time, and he
explains that he actually has to concentrate to activate them. Seth is
explaining all this as they walk to the Ferris Wheel. We see Clark
following them, and he overhears the entire conversation. Seth wonders if
he is scaring Lana. She tells him she thinks it's actually really cool.
"Thanks for not thinking I'm a freak", says Seth. "Thanks for being
honest with me, it really means a lot", replies Lana. Seth uses his
powers to light up the Ferris Wheel and get it to start. They get on, and
Seth puts his arms around Lana. She tells him how she loves this ride
because it reminds her that there is a world beyond Smallville. He tells
her that he's always felt that they had a connection, and touches her
again to "refresh" his magnetism, and then they kiss. Clark looks on from
below. Lana tells Seth that she never realized that their connection was
so strong. They kiss again, and he uses his power to start opening her
jacket. Lana pulls away, and Seth apologizes for moving to fast, and
tells her he will stop. At the same time, however, he stops the wheel.
Lana yells, but then just laughs. Clark gets to the wheel, and grabs onto
it, to make it spin slowly, so that Lana's seat would come down. When
they get down, Lana and Seth see Clark standing there, and ask him why he
would come to a closed fair. He stutters and tells them that he heard
Lana shout, and Lana wonders if he followed her and if he is stalking
her. Clark is shocked and doesn't know what to say. Seth and Lana walk
off, and Clark hears Seth saying to Lana, "You actually dated that
looser?", and Lana laughs.
Clark confronts Seth the following day at school. He tells Seth that
he knows he can control metal objects and that, somehow he is controlling
Lana into being with him. Seth doesn't deny the magnetism accusation, but
tells Clark that it doesn't mean he can control Lana, since she is not
made out of steel. Clark tells Seth that he hasn't figured out how Seth
is doing it yet, but he won't let this continue. Seth explains that he is
just very persuasive and that Lana is on the rebound, so Clark only has
himself to blame. "I'm warning you, stay away from Lana", threatens
Clark. "And I'm warning you, leave us alone, you have not idea what I'm
capable of". Seth raises his arms and swings them forward, and suddenly
all the lockers in the hallway shut at once.
Chloe and Clark are in the hospital's medical records room. Chloe is
trying to explain to Clark that his theory on Lana may not be quite
right, and that it is possible that she might just be attracted to Seth.
Clark explains that while Seth has always been around, they have nothing
at all in common. To which Chloe comments that the same could be said for
Clark until two years ago. They find Seth's file, and see that the
electro-magnetic activity in his body is so much higher after the
accident, and they are surprised that the doctors want to do more than
just control it for a few weeks. At that moment, a doctor walks into the
room. Chloe has great instincts, and pushes Clark against a filing
cabinet and kisses him. The doctor sees them and asks them what they
think they are doing. Chloe jokes about taking a break from
candy-striping, and the doctor tells them that the file room is not a
makeout room and tells them to get out. Chloe is obviously very proud of
herself and tells Clark, "A good reporter always thinks on her feet", as
she walks out of the room. Clark is still stunned.
Clark finds Lana waiting for him in the barn. She heard that Clark
warned Seth to stay away from her and she is really upset. First he
follows her to the fair and now this. Clark tries to explain to her that
Seth is different, that he has magnetic abilities. She tells him she
knows that, and that Seth has been completely honest with her about his
abilities from the beginning, and she thinks it's great. Clark tries
explaining to Lana that Seth is also affecting the way she things and
feels. He explains that the brain is like a circuit board of magnetic
impulses. He explains that Chloe and him think that he can control those
impulses, making the brain create the chemicals that control her
emotions. Lana laughs about Clark having discussed this with Chloe, and
says they are being ridiculous and crazy. Clark tries explaining it
further, but Lana is outraged that his jealousy would make him say such
things. She tells him that it was his choice that they not date anymore,
therefore who she dates is none of Clark's business. "Seth is dangerous",
says Clark. "No, Clark, you are!", replies Lana. She tells him to let her
go and she walks away.
It's late at night, and Chloe is returning to her office at The Torch.
As she switches on the lights, she realizes that the whole office has
been ransacked, and she seems furious. At that moment, Mason walks in and
she goes to call the police. He warns her not to, since the first
question the police would have is what Mason's business is in a high
school office, and that would lead them to finding out about Chloe's
research on the Luthors. Mason confidently walks up to Chloe's hard
drive, unplugs it, picks it up and walks away with it. Chloe is powerless
to stop him.
Seth and Lana are making out in The Talon. Seth reminds Lana about how
she was wishing to get out of Smallville someday. He asks her to go with
him today, and to go where the road leads them. After a quick magnetic
impulse applied to her arm, Lana tells him she would go anywhere with
him, and that she would take care of their need for cash. He tells her he
has a surprise for her and to meet him outback. She goes to the register
and takes out all the money. At that moment, Lex shows up and tells her
to put the money back. She tells him she is just taking her share of the
profits, that she is not joking and that Seth and her are leaving
Smallville. Lex follows her out and tries to convince her to stay. At
that moment, Seth comes screeching down the road in a bright yellow
Mustang. "Pretty sweet ride for a sixteen year old", says Lex. He tries
one last time to get her to reconsider, but she wishes him a nice life,
and Seth drives off. Lex goes back into The Talon, where Clark walks in
and asks where Lana is. Lex tells him that she's leaving town with her
new boyfriend, and that she's cleared out the register. Lex dials the
sheriff's number, telling Clark that the police will soon catch up with
them, but as Lex looks up, Clark has already left.
Clark stands in the middle of the road, with Seth's car racing towards
him. Lana and Seth haven't seen Clark yet. Clark uses his heat vision to
melt a ditch across the road. Seth tries to brake to a stop, but can't
avoid the ditch, and the front wheels get jammed into it. The car is
stuck. They hear the sheriff's sirens getting closer. Suddenly, Seth sees
a truck coming from the opposite direction. He kisses Lana and tells them
they will be together, and he jumps onto the incoming truck, and hangs
onto the back of it with his powers. Sheriff Adams (Camille Mitchell)
tells Lana to get out of the car with her hands up.
Lana is in jail, and Clark is visiting her. She apologizes for
everything, for being so mean to him, for not believing him and is so
impressed that he is still trying to save her. He asks her if she knows
where Seth went, and she tells him that she knows he has a brother in
Grandville and that he probably went there to stay with him. She holds
out her hand to Clark and thanks him, staring at him straight in the
eyes, seeming obviously repentant.
Chloe barges into the the Luthor Manor, saying, "You're a Luthor so
it's a given that you're unscrupulous, but I really thought petty larceny
was beneath you, Lex". Lex looks down at her from the library and asks,
"Can you be a little more specific with the charge?". She tells him about
Mason. "I figured either you or your father hired him". "But you're
accusing me", notices Lex. "You're what they euphemistically call the
lesser of two evils", she replies. Lex takes Chloe to the morgue to show her what
happened to Mason. Lex tells her that it says he died of natural causes,
but given what he was looking into, there was probably nothing natural
about his death. "Well, there's nothing in my files worth killing over",
says Chloe. "We've got a corpse here that says you're wrong", answers
Lex. Lex tells Chloe that he can protect her. "Like you protected him?",
she asks, pointing at Mason's dead body. "Mason knew the risks tangling
with my father. You clearly don't. I'm the only choice you've got", Lex
replies. Chloe walks away.
Lana is sitting in her cell when she hears noises and someone
shouting. Seth walks in, having knocked out the deputy. He opens her cell
and she hugs him and tells him how happy she is to see him. Seth is
concerned because he just saw Clark, but she tells him Clark is part of
her past. They walk out, but another deputy shows up and points a gun at
them. Seth throws him against the wall with his powers, and grabs the
gun. The two of the run out.
Clark returns home to tell his mom that Lana was lying, and that Seth
doesn't have a brother in Grandville. He's shocked that she could have
lied to him right to her face. He tells him mom he is not angry, he feels
that lying is what he's been doing to Lana all this time. "You're
feelings for Lana are not a lie", says Martha. "Did I make the right
decision pushing her away?", asks Clark. "I don't know", answers Martha.
"I miss the days when you're answers were 'yes' and 'no'", jokes Clark.
"Me too", agrees his mom. Pete Ross (Sam
Jones III) walks in to tell them that Seth has busted Lana out of
jail and that they're on the run. But Clark has an idea.
Clark gets to the fair, and is holding a compass. The compass is
swaying indicating where Seth is located. Clark walks to the ride called
Sea of Love. Lana and Seth are inside, and she is thanking him for coming
back for her. He tells her he would never leave Smallville without her.
She wants to leave immediately, but he tells her it's too dangerous. He
tells her they will wait till tomorrow morning, when the rides are being
taken away from Smallville, and that they can hide on one of the trucks.
Clark shows up and pulls Seth away from Lana. Clark pushes Seth against
the wall, telling him he's not going anywhere. But Lana has picked up the
gun and is pointing it at him. She orders Clark to let him go. She
threatens to shoot. Clark lets go of Seth, and Seth attracts the gun to
him. It floats towards him, and he grabs it. He then tells Lana that he
can take it from here, and tells her to go wait outside. Once she has
left, Clark tries to convince Seth that he needs help. But Seth doesn't
listen and shoots at Clark. Clark ducks behind a car, but a few bullets
have hit his shoulder and disintegrated. "Looks like I'm not the only one
with special powers", says Seth. Seth ties to throw a car onto Clark, but
Clark catches it and tries to use his strength to put it down, but Seth
is holding it up and against Clark. It is a battle between Clark's
strength and Seth's magnetic power. Finally, Clark grabs an electrical
wire, and throws it onto Seth. Seth is electrocuted.
Lana is doing community service at the hospital, sweeping floors. Lex
shows up. She apologizes for everything, and thanks him for his help.
"What good are lawyers if they can't jump through hoops?", he replies.
She apologizes for letting him down and asks for her job back. "Done", he
replies. She is shocked at his quick response. "Seriously, the place
needs you", he continues, "and I make a lousy latte. Lana, I did a lot
worse things than steal a sports car when I was your age. And I'm the
last guy to criticize someone for falling for the wrong person. But I'm
sure the right guy is out there". Lana smiles.
Chloe is waiting for Lex in his office. She admits that she needs his
help. She explains that it all started with the Wall of Weird, and that
Lionel was interested in the effects of the meteor rocks. He started
asking her to feed him information about the more bizarre incidents. She
tells him that Lionel wanted her to spy of a friend. At first she is
reluctant to tell Lex who, but she soon admits it's Clark. She tells him,
however, that she didn't comply. She explains that he threatened to fire
her father, so she figured that she had to find something on Lionel,
something she could blackmail him with. Lex tells her how dangerous that
decision was. He agrees to protect her, but he wants to know everything
she has found out about Lionel. She mentions Morgan Edge, and gives him
her file on Edge. Lex thought Edge had been killed but she shows him an
article stating that Edge is missing. She also tells him that Edge was
Lionel's closest childhood friend.
Lana goes to thank Clark and to apologize for not believing him. He
admits he didn't like seeing her with another guy. She asks if he's sure
he doesn't want to be that guy. She explains that she knows she was wrong
with Seth, but that at least he had the courage to be honest. "Then he
used his abilities to manipulate you", replies Clark. She explains that
it still felt good caring for someone and having her feelings returned,
and she wants that again. Clark tells her that he doesn't expect her to
wait for him forever, and she seems happy to hear that, saying that one
of these days she will find the right person and she will want to be with
him, and Clark is gonna have to deal with that.
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John Glover does not appear in this episode.
Lex admires Chloe for barging in. If he had security, maybe people
wouldn't barge in on him so often...
So...is the existence of super-powered freaks in Smallville common
knowledge? You'd think super-powered mind-control would make for some
interesting twists on an insanity please, but apparently nobody tries to
defend Lana that way.
We see another reference to Lowell County (on the fair sign), a
fictional county in Kansas.
The MRI technician would have turned off the machine the moment
anything appeared to go wrong. Those machines are very expensive and
potentially dangerous. He definitely should have known better than to
leave it running when he tried to enter the room.
If Seth is such a powerful magnetic that a compass can point to him
from a considerable distance even when he's not actively using his
powers, there should be other indications that he's a walking magnet,
like the gun sticking to his hand, nearby metal objects moving toward
They also probably wouldn't let Lana into the MRI chamber,
particularly one that was malfunctioning when she might have metal on
her. Even if she was nearby and happened to hear the noise, they usually
have warning signs around.
This episode Clark claims he broke up with Lana to protect her. She
was in plenty of danger before they started dating. She was in danger
while they were dating. She's been in danger since they broke up. Is
their being separate really somehow safer for her, as Clark seems to
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