The Powells are an everyday average family with everyday average problems. However, after they are doused in strange glowing river waters during a crash in the Amazon, they slowly realize that they have gained extraordinary powers... and that they're not the only ones.
Jim goes after bank robbers but Stephanie discovers what he's up to and insists that he stop putting his life at risk. However, he soon discovers that she's secretly using her powers. Meanwhile, Daphne tries to control her abilities, JJ explores his newfound hyper-genius but realizes there are consequences, and George is angry when Jim refuses to become a superhero and stop a gang of bank robbers.
When a band of robbers steal Stephanie's ring during a wedding, Jim and George set out to get it back. Meanwhile, Stephanie discovers that King wants a blood sample from her to approve grant funding, Daphne considers telling her secret to a friend, and JJ asks Daphne to use her telepathy to confirm if a girl likes him.
Jim begins a career as a nighttime crimefighter, but is mistaken for a vigilante killer. Meanwhile, JJ decides to use his powers to join the football team, and Daphne uses her telepathy to get into a secret senior-class party.
A robber purportedly uses concussion grenades to steal anti-epileptic drugs from pharmacies, but George and Jim suspect the criminal has superpowers. Meanwhile, Daphne telepathically confirms that a teacher is having an affair with one of his students, and Jim and Stephanie learn JJ's secret.
Stephanie's parents, Barbara and Allan, pay the Powells a surprise visit. While the family scrambles to conceal their powers, Jim wonders if honesty is the best policy. Meanwhile, home invaders strike at the home of Daphne's classmate, and she gets a telepathic view of one of the robbers. When she insists on helping, Stephanie objects.
Songs: Cee Lo Green -- Forget You
Jim tries to help George by going after a mobster that has eluded capture. Things backfire when the mobster sees Jim's face while he uses his superpowers. Meanwhile, Stephanie continues to investigate Volson's research, Daphne blackmails JJ into helping her impress a boy, and JJ tries to find Katie the perfect man.
Jim's powers start to fade, and Stephanie and Katie try to work out why. Meanwhile, the Watcher insinuates himself into Katie's life to learn what Stephanie is up to, JJ is caught hacking the school computer systems to help a friend, and Daphne tries to impress a potential boyfriend by secretly using her telepathy.
Jim and Stephanie go out for their 18th wedding anniversary, leaving the kids at home. They soon find themselves teaming up to take on a super-powered arsonist, and Stephanie learns about the rush Jim gets from crimefighting. Meanwhile, JJ and Daphne team up to take their fellow students for money in a poker game at their house, Katie and the Watcher grow closer, and Dr. King has to take steps to protect one of his subjects.
Jim and Stephanie have problems with their respective sidekicks, when George gets the credit for a robbery that Jim secretly stopped, while Stephanie questions Katie about her new boyfriend. Meanwhile, JJ discovers that his power shorts out around a pretty girl, Jim gets an admirer, and Daphne tries to find out more about Katie's new boyfriend.
Jim saves IT installer Dave Cotten's life, and discovers that he's made a new friend. The Cotten and Powell families grow closer, and Jim worries that the family's secret might come out. Meanwhile, Daphne decides to run for class president, JJ wonders why Natalie is giving him the cold shoulder, and Katie discovers a secret about her new boyfriend.
Jim's shady younger brother Mike pays the Powells a visit, and quickly discovers they have superpowers. He convinces JJ to help him win at the horse track, but Jim soon discovers Mike has big financial problems. Meanwhile, Global Tech HR VP Victoria Morrow promotes Katie, prompting Stephanie's jealousy, but Dr. King has an ulterior motive for the move. And at school, Daphne realizes that a student is lying to protect his younger brother from a suspension.
Jim, Stephanie, and the kids each face captivity: Jim is trapped in the station when convicts take the police hostage; Stephanie and Katie are locked in the lab with an ailing Watcher; and JJ and Daphne end up in detention together.
Songs: Sarah Blasko -- We Won't Run
A superpowered individual attacks Stephanie's friend Lena, but Jim insists that his wife should let him handle the case. She objects, and soon she and Katie are opposing Jim and George to find the assailant. Meanwhile, Daphne goes on a date with Chris against her father's wishes, JJ is surprised to discover a beautiful senior is attracted to him, and Dr. King reveals the Watcher's past to Katie.
Songs: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. -- Simple Girl
Dr. King sends shapeshifter Victoria Morrow to infiltrate the Powell household and learns everything she can about their secrets. However, when Jim realizes who they are dealing with, King tells Victoria to kill him. Meanwhile, JJ recruits Daphne to help him investigate the death of Natalie's mother ten years ago.
After Jim inadvertently injures a boy, his feelings of guilt limit his ability to deal with a new super-strong villain. Stephanie completes a cure for the Watcher, Litchfield blackmails JJ into joining the academic decathlon, and Daphne's boyfriend Chris takes extreme measures to cure his crippled father.
Songs: Bootstraps -- Guiltfree
A mysterious woman enters George's life and quickly seduces him. However, she soon unleashes her charms on Jim and puts his superpowers to use on her behalf. Meanwhile, Stephanie has to decide whether to transform one of King's patients to maintain her cover, and Daphne has to deal with Chris' suspicions that the Powells are more than they seem.
Mrs. X sends the newest super after the Powells to eliminate them. Meanwhile, Katie manifests superpowers and discovers they come from an unexpected source, Chris convinces Daphne to use her powers to ditch school, and Litchfield pressures JJ to complete King's equations.
Stephanie's boosted superspeed results in her traveling to the near-future where she sees the Powells captured by the government when their powers become public knowledge. Back in the present, Stephanie tries to stop the events she's seen from occurring. Meanwhile, Mrs. X sends shapeshifter Victoria Morrow to get close to Katie and find out the location of the Watcher.
Mrs. X employs a super to abduct J.J. so she can force the teenager to solve the trilsettum permanency problem. Meanwhile, Joshua returns to see Katie and his unborn child, and King makes his move to win Stephanie's heart.
Special Guest Stars: Lucy Lawless
as Mrs. X / Helen Burton |