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Smallville: Persuasion

On Valentine’s Day, Clark is affected by a new form of gem kryptonite that gives him the ability to unwittingly force others to do what he says. Chaos ensues as Lois becomes a traditional girlfriend, Chloe does anything to watch over Clark, and Emil becomes a slacker. When Clark realizes what has happened, he decided to use his new power to learn the truth from Zod about the the murder of Jor-El.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 9x13
Production Number: 3X5266
Airdate: Friday February 19th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Aug 17, 2010

Guest Stars
Alessandro JulianiAlessandro Juliani
As Dr. Emil Hamilton
Monique GandertonMonique Ganderton
As Alia
Sharon TaylorSharon Taylor
As Faora

Co-Guest Stars
Eric BrekerEric Breker
G. Michael GrayG. Michael Gray
As City Editor
Carmen LavigneCarmen Lavigne
As Valentine Woman
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
As Tess Mercer
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Callum BlueCallum Blue
As Major Zod


Lois gets Clark to help her peer over the wall of the new R.A.O. Inc., construction site and find out why they're working overtime to complete their tower project. Lois falls and lands in Clark's arms, and then tells him they're moving in high-tech equipment. She figures that they're hiding something but Clark suggests they drop it. Lois wonders if he knows something she doesn't, but he suggests they should enjoy Valentine's Day. She dismisses it as a corporate-create holiday and admits that when she's embraced it in the past, things have gone bad. A woman dressed as Cupid hands out chocolates and blows some glittery dust on them. Clark's eyes briefly glow blue...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Julie GriffinLove'S a BoomerangLois dancing in a wedding dress

Episode Quotes
Clark: Thanks, Chloe. You're a life-saver.
Chloe: If by that you mean sweet on the outside and empty in the middle, that's pretty much exactly how I feel right now.

Tess: You're digging your own grave.
Zod: Then you'd better make sure there's room in there for both of us.

Clark: I need to figure out a way to reverse this. I think I breathed in some sort of new meteor rock.
Dr. Emil Hamilton: (chuckles) Dude, hasn't anyone ever told you not to inhale?

Chloe: I'm sorry, but embracing the red skies definitely violates my no-conspiring-with-baddies policy.

Clark: My father was murdered, and I'm here to collect.
Tess: Collect on what?
Clark: Justice, or vengeance. It just depends whose side you're on.

Tess: I had no idea that your powers disappeared.
Clark: Don't worry, Tess. I'll save your world. Just not with you in it.

Lois: Look, I know it sounds crazy, but I'm just afraid that my big mouth is going to wreck our relationship one days.
Clark: Don't worry, Lois. It's not going to be that easy to get rid of me.

Zod: You want to become one of us. You want to live by our ways, and yet, you reject them. Kal-El, when you came to us with your powers, I thought... I thought it represented hope for all of us. But because you were too weak to do it, I had to kill one of my own soldiers... to get justice for you.
Clark: This isn't my kind of justice.
Zod: In the coming days, you will see there is only one kind of justice. And then you have to decide if you really are one of us.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerJoe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Kelly Souders
Co-Executive ProducerTom Welling  |  Tim Scanlan  |  Jae Marchant
Supervising ProducerTuri Meyer  |  Jordan Hawley  |  Al Septien
ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Anne Cofell  |  Tom Flores
Co-ProducerDon Whitehead  |  Holly Henderson  |  Scott Graham (3)
Associate ProducerCristina Verano  |  Christopher Petry
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorVikash Patel
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorMorgan Beggs
Second Assistant DirectorSean Osmack
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Script SupervisorBeth Mercer
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Story EditorBryan Q. Miller
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Storyboard ArtistLing Yang
Production ManagerScott Graham (3)
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Key Makeup ArtistTina Teoli
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
Assistant Costume DesignerMelissa Woods
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