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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 and Stephanie arrive at a restaurant to set up for a surprise birthday party for George. Once the maitre'd leaves, Stephanie starts setting up at superspeed. Once she's done, Jim leaps up to the roof to staple some decorations. Stephanie has Jim call and try to set up the fake get-together, but she's unaware that George already knows, and that Jim knows that George knows...Read the full recap
Stephanie: Well, she wants to--date you, I mean.
George: How do you--how do you--how can you tell?
Stephanie: Throbbing carotid, light moisture on her epidermal layer, dilated pupils. All classic signs of pheromone emissions. Ooh. I've been hanging out with Katie a little too much.
Katie: Everyone says that Internet dating is for, like, geeky, socially awkward types, but I meet a lot of people just like me.
Katie: I mean, this might be my only chance to tutor a burgeoning Lex Luthor, or... oh, even, say, a young Reed Richards. Okay, work might not be the only reason I'm single.
Jim: Everything all right, Daph?
Daphne: Uh, this modernist art crap--how did you learn it all?
Jim: Well, it helped not to think of it as crap, for one thing.
Katie: I mean, this might be my only chance to tutor a burgeoning Lex Luthor, or... oh, even, say, a young Reed Richards.
Lex Luthor is the scientific genius and businessman who opposes Superman in the comic books. Reed Richards not only has the power of super-stretching, but possesses an innate genius.
Katie: So you're like A Beautiful Mind meets Memento.
A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 film about Nobel Laureate John Forbes Nash, Jr., who overcame paranoid schizophrenia to master economics. Memento is a 2000 film about a man who is unable to store new memories, and tries to decipher the events leading up to his murdering a man he doesn't remember.