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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.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Tuesday September 28th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Sep 28, 2010
UK (WATCH) Jan 11, 2011

Guest Stars
Reggie LeeReggie Lee
As Dr. Francis Chiles
Tom AmandesTom Amandes
As Dr. Robert Allen
Jamie HarrisJamie Harris
As Reed Koblenz
Nathan KeyesNathan Keyes
As Lucas Fisher
Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
As Dr. Dayton King

Co-Guest Stars
Lachlan BuchananLachlan Buchanan
As Chad Claremont
Melanie ChartoffMelanie Chartoff
As Iris Mitchell
Renee FaiaRenee Faia
As Sally Downes
Nadine CrockerNadine Crocker
As Lindsay (as Nadine Crocker)
Nate ReeseNate Reese
As Chairman
James Joseph ColeJames Joseph Cole
As Young Jim
Krissy CarlsonKrissy Carlson
As Young Stephanie
Oliver AlvarezOliver Alvarez
As JJ's Classmate
Ingrid Sanai BuronIngrid Sanai Buron
As Guidance Counselor
Rey HerreraRey Herrera
As Referee
Karen Eileen-GordonKaren Eileen-Gordon
As Crime Victim
Loren LazerineLoren Lazerine
As Security Guard
Sean AndrewSean Andrew
As Batting Cage Clerk
Larry OmahaLarry Omaha
As Supply Clerk

Josh StewartJosh Stewart
As The Watcher
Tom De WeirTom De Weir
As Detective Mario Hixon
Main Cast
Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis
As Jim Powell
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Stephanie Powell
Kay PanabakerKay Panabaker
As Daphne Powell
Jimmy BennettJimmy Bennett
As JJ Powell
Autumn ReeserAutumn Reeser
As Katie Andrews
Romany MalcoRomany Malco
As George St. Cloud
Christina ChangChristina Chang
As Yvonne Cho
Tate DonovanTate Donovan
As Mitch McCutcheon


Police artist Jim Powell convinces his son JJ and daughter Daphne to go to Brazil with Stephanie as part of her research project. They reluctantly agree and take a flight into the rain forest, and hit a storm. As the plane starts to go down, Jim tries to reassure his family that they'll be okay. Daphne and JJ aren't convinced, particularly when the left engine flames out. They buckle up as the plane crashes into the river...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Band Of HorsesDillyDaphne sees Lindsey with Jake
The Ting TingsShut Up and Let Me GoSamantha runs at the race track

Episode Quotes
Jim: Every story has a beginning, but ours... doesn't start the way you might think. Sure, it begins on a street that looks like most. And a family that was, for the most part, normal, average, ordinary.

Jim: Hey! This storm really came out of nowhere, huh?
Mitch: Don't worry. I've flown through much worse.
Jim: Oh, yeah? When?
Mitch: Actually, I was just trying to make you feel better. This is about as bad as I've ever been up in.

(in the storm)
Stephanie: Who are you texting now?
Daphne: God!

Jim: Listen, listen! We're gonna be all right. I promise. Have I ever lied to you before? (Daphne nods) About anything this important?
Daphne: Yeah!

Jim: Day after day, facing people you know you just can't help. Uh... how do you do it?
Yvonne: By not asking myself that question.

Lindsay: Yeah, I'm really glad that you survived the accident. Those memorial assemblies are super depressing.
Daphne: Oh, I know. I remember the one we had for your virginity. What was it, two years ago?

Jim: I wanna buy out the whole place for one hour. And I want you to take a break.
Batting Cage Clerk: Sorry, I'm not allowed to leave you alone here... (Jim slips him a bribe) for more than an hour.

Stephanie: Dr. King.
Dr. Dayton King: Stephanie. I've been looking for you.
Stephanie: Sorry, I had to step out for a second.
Dr. Dayton King: No need to be defensive. I'm not that much of a taskmaster, am I? Don't answer that. At least, not honestly.

Jim: Okay. Let's do this.
George: I can't believe I'm gonna kill you.
Jim: You're not gonna kill me, George. You're just gonna shoot me.

Stephanie: And in a life short on time, I suddenly found myself... fast.

George: Most of them can fly.
Jim: I can't fly.
George: I remember when you couldn't catch bullets, either.
Jim: I can't fly.
George: Just take a running jump. Look, get a head of steam, right, and you just think like something that can fly. Swoosh.
Jim: That's easy for you to say, but if this work, I'm roadkill.
George: From the guy that begged me to shoot him the other day.

Stephanie: How'd I do?
Katie: You were doing a mile every six seconds!
Stephanie: Huh. I thought I was faster than that.

George: Here's what we know so far: you can jump just over a quarter mile in a single leap.
Jim: A single what?
George: Fine. A single bound.

JJ: This is unbelievable. My whole family gets dipped in some super-water, and all I get... is wet.

Daphne: I don't want new abilities! High school is hard enough as it is!

Daphne: It's not fair. I can't be a virgin and a freak.

Jim: I have a lair... with Wi-Fi.

Jim: The problems we face may no longer be ordinary. But then again... neither are we.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJon Harmon Feldman  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerGreg Berlanti  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Jon Harmon Feldman  |  Morgan Wandell  |  David Semel
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Chiklis
Supervising ProducerJoe Hartwick, Jr.
ProducerRa'uf Glasgow  |  Melissa Berman  |  Michael Cedar  |  Samantha Thomas
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence
Associate ProducerJoanie L. Woehler  |  Aaron Greenberg
Production DesignerPhilip Toolin
EditorTirsa Hackshaw  |  Mark S. Manos  |  Troy Takaki
CastingJennifer Cram  |  John Papsidera
Unit Production ManagerMichael Cedar
First Assistant DirectorDonald Murphy (2)  |  Max Day
Second Assistant DirectorPeter Dress  |  Carla R. Ponzio
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerMolly Maginnis
Key GripRocky Ford
Camera OperatorMark Davison  |  Scott E. Fuller  |  Bill Boatman
Set DecoratorWanda 'Beau' Peterson
Location ManagerPeter Roberts
Transportation CoordinatorMichael Antunez
Property MasterGary Antista
Construction CoordinatorHarry Conrad Chitwood
Production Sound MixerSteve Nelson
Script SupervisorPatience Thoreson
Production CoordinatorNiki Delone
Assistant EditorKevin Soares  |  Yoshie Ishiguro  |  Chris Conlee
Post Production SupervisorMichael S. Bolton
Supervising Sound EditorPaula Fairfield  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerTodd Beckett  |  Adam Sawelson
Director of PhotographyDavid Boyd
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Medlen
Art DirectorNathan Ogilvie
Costume SupervisorMary Lane
Visual Effects CoordinatorJames Baldanzi
Visual Effects SupervisorCurt Miller
Production AccountantPeter Barnett
Chief Lighting TechnicianKeith Morgan
Department Head HairMary Ann Valdes
Department Head Make-upRebecca Alling
Production StaffTiffany L. Williams  |  Sean J. Kotzin  |  Sarah Fahey  |  Ryan Lindenberg  |  Alex Ross  |  Lindsey Allen
Visual Effects ConsultantPaul Linden
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