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No Ordinary Family: No Ordinary Vigilante

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Tuesday October 19th, 2010


Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 19, 2010
UK (WATCH) Jan 25, 2011

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Guest Stars
Guillermo Diaz
As Detective Cordero
Recurring
Jason Antoon
As Mr. Litchfield
Recurring
Reggie Lee
As Dr. Francis Chiles
Recurring
James Earl
As Kenny
Recurring
Jonna Walsh
As Megan
Recurring
Jonathan Adams (1)
As Coach Baskin
Tim Kelleher
As Andrew Meyers
Catherine Reitman
As Mrs. Sanderson

Co-Guest Stars
Katrina Begin
As Bailey Browning
Recurring
Brian Cousins
As Edward Costigan
Tricia Leigh Fisher
As Alice Costigan
Brock Kelly
As Mike Clemmons
Zorianna Kit
As Reporter
Steven Krueger
As Reynolds
Cody McMains
As Clerk
Ashton Moio
As Declan
Bill Seward
As TV Announcer
Main Cast
Michael Chiklis
As Jim Powell
Julie Benz
As Stephanie Powell
Kay Panabaker
As Daphne Powell
Jimmy Bennett
As JJ Powell
Autumn Reeser
As Katie Andrews
Romany Malco
As George St. Cloud

Recap

Jim is wearing a hoodie to conceal his appearance as he patrols Franklin Park, where there have been a series of recent attacks. He hears a scream and leaps to the scene, where he finds a mugger attacking a woman. The mugger draws a gun, but a man in a baseball cap shoots him from behind and runs into the woods. Jim chooses to get the mugger to the hospital, leaving him outside in a wheelchair while he makes his escape...

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AC DCHell's BellsDaphne and her friends buy magazines
Flo RidaClub Can't Handle Memusic at Bailey's party
Lucy SchwartzLife in Lettersclosing scenes


Episode Quotes
Katie: I don't get it. You used to complain that Jim didn't have anything in his life. Now that he finally has a thing, you're going to complain about that?
Stephanie: I was hoping it'd be a hobby, like model airplanes or stamp collecting.
Katie: Oh, trust me, you do not want to be with a stamp collector. Their fingers are sticky, and their tongues are always dry.

Jim: Well, maybe we should pay Mr. Meyers a little visit.
George: Should I drive or do you want me to just hop on your back and we could... I'll drive. Probably better.

George: Okay, you're gonna talk to him, feel him out. The thing criminals love to do is talk about themselves. Make him comfortable, you get him to open up. Same idea as when you were single--think of it as a blind date, but with a sociopath.

Dr. Francis Chiles: Am I interrupting?
Katie: Uh, what? No
Stephanie: No. We are just talking about--our work.
Katie: We are talking about our periods. Our periods of time in which we like to work.
Dr. Francis Chiles: I can't believe you two beat me for the research grant.

George: It's part of your Jim-ness. you... you see the world the way you are. I see the world, too. You know what I see? Robbery, Rape, robbery, murder. Take it from me, as an attorney, people suck. Even the people who don't appear to suck at first glance...
Jim: Suck?
George: Yeah.



Cultural References
George: If enough people say they got busted by Mr. Clean...

Mr. Clean is a bald white-clad cartoon mascot for Mr. Clean cleaner by Procter & Gamble. It is a common nickname for bald men.

George: Come on, man. Every Batman needs his Robin.

Batman is costumed vigilante Bruce Wayne, who prowls the streets of Gotham City battling costumed maniacs such as the Joker and Robin. Robin is his sidekick, originally Dick Grayson.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorGreg Berlanti  |  Jon Harmon Feldman
Executive ProducerDavid Semel  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Jon Harmon Feldman  |  Morgan Wandell
Co-Executive ProducerZack Estrin  |  Michael Chiklis  |  Allison Adler
Supervising ProducerJoe Hartwick, Jr.
ProducerRa'uf Glasgow  |  Samantha Thomas  |  Michael Cedar
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence  |  Sonny Postiglione
Consulting ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Todd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer
Associate ProducerJoanie L. Woehler
Production DesignerMaria Rebman Caso
EditorTirsa Hackshaw
CastingJennifer Cram  |  John Papsidera
Unit Production ManagerMichael Cedar
First Assistant DirectorMax Day
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerWendy Greiner
Camera OperatorCharles Papert  |  Scott E. Fuller
Set DecoratorErnie Bishop
Location ManagerK.C. Warnke
Transportation CoordinatorJ. Smith
Property MasterGary Antista
Construction CoordinatorTim Jackson
Production Sound MixerSteve Nelson
Script SupervisorBabette Stith
Production CoordinatorNiki Delone
Assistant EditorYoshie Ishiguro
Post Production SupervisorBeth Redick
Supervising Sound EditorPaula Fairfield  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Todd Beckett
Director of PhotographyOliver Bokelberg
Stunt CoordinatorDanny Weselis
Art DirectorDavid Potts
Costume SupervisorCarol Kunz
Visual Effects CoordinatorJames Baldanzi
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Kolpack
Production AccountantJanet Latham
Chief Lighting TechnicianJeff Hall (2)
Department Head HairMary Ann Valdes
Department Head Make-upRebecca Alling
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Production StaffJason Wolf (2)  |  Rick Bioni  |  Melissa Collins  |  Rick Kelleher  |  Linda Rebman  |  William Taliaferro
Visual Effects LeadEva Snyder
 
Warning: No Ordinary Family season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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