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No Ordinary Family: No Ordinary Anniversary

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Tuesday November 30th, 2010
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm


Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Nov 30, 2010
UK (WATCH) Mar 01, 2011

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (22 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Josh StewartJosh Stewart
As The Watcher
Recurring
Guillermo DiazGuillermo Diaz
As Detective Cordero
Recurring
Reggie LeeReggie Lee
As Dr. Francis Chiles
Recurring
Alex SolowitzAlex Solowitz
As Theo Patton

Co-Guest Stars
Max EhrichMax Ehrich
As Dylan
Amalia HollAmalia Holl
As Hostess
Tim LodenTim Loden
As Mr. Morgan
Lonnie ColonLonnie Colon
As Fireman No. 1
Lance IrwinLance Irwin
As Fireman No. 2
Tim HammerTim Hammer
As Uniformed Officer
Russell TowneRussell Towne
As Security Guard
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
Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
As Dr. Dayton King

Recap

Jim goes to a flower store to get an arrangement for Stephanie for their 18th wedding anniversary, and George accompanies him. As they go, Jim admits that he wants their anniversary to be special. Fire trucks go by and George says that it's time for Jim to help, even though they're not sure if his body will resist flames. Jim leaps to a rooftop adjacent to the burning building and spots a boy trapped on an upper floor. He leaps across to the building's roof and then goes down through the stairwell, and gets the boy out. When he gets out the ground floor, Jim claims that he was in the building, and insists he doesn't need any medical treatment. As he looks at the crowd, he sees one man enjoying himself...

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Episode Quotes
George: I can't believe you and Stephanie have been married for 18 years. That's a long time. It's like your marriage is finally old enough to vote and have sex.

Stephanie: Daphne, you're only 16.
Daphne: I'm old enough to operate a motor vehicle. I am perfectly capable of operating a JJ.

Jim: I mean, George was too busy shooting at me or running over me with a car to consider setting me on fire.
Stephanie: George hit you with a car?
Jim: It—it was a rental.

Jim: Whatever rough patches we've been through. When we're together, we just...
Stephanie: Fit.

Jim: He's like, a--a super villain.
Stephanie: Is that what you call them?
Jim: Do you have something better?
Stephanie: Well, no, but I'm sure Katie might.

George: I cannot believe it! I cannot believe you brought a girl to the lair.
Stephanie: I can't believe you guys have a lair. Is that what you call it, "The Lair"? Cause it's kind of on the nose. (points to her nose)

Jim: You and me, working on this together. It finally made me realize what's been missing from my crime-fighting.
Stephanie: Tights and a cape?
Jim: You. Everything's better when I do it with you, Steph.

Stephanie: Do you guys.. do this all the time?
Jim: Well, sometimes. Sometimes we just beat guys up.

Stephanie: No, don't worry. Once I identify his vulnerable DNA strand, I will isolate a molecular pathogen that will trigger Patton's cellular senescence, rendering his powers inert forever.
Jim: Duh.
George: Damn. Eighteen years well spent.

Jim: That's George.
Stephanie: He calls you a lot when you two are chasing bad guys.
Jim: Why do you think I switched to unlimited minutes?

Stephanie: Do you usually feel like this... after.
Jim: No. Usually I just save someone. It's the first time I've ever...
Stephanie: You didn't have a choice, Jim.
Jim: Do you think... before he got his powers, that guy was ever anything like us?
Stephanie: No. No, he was never like us.



Cultural References
Katie: Impervious, like Power Man?



Referencing Marvel Comic's first mainstream black superhero, Luke Cage, who has impenetrable skin and super-strength.

Katie: Battlestar? Hello?

Battlestar Galactica is a remake/reimaging of the 1978 series, and features survivors of the Twelve Colonies fleeing their destroyed homeworld of Caprica and seeking escape from the Cylons.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorGreg Berlanti  |  Jon Harmon Feldman
Executive ProducerRobert M. Sertner  |  David Semel  |  Morgan Wandell  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Jon Harmon Feldman
Co-Executive ProducerZack Estrin  |  Allison Adler  |  Michael Chiklis
Supervising ProducerJoe Hartwick, Jr.
ProducerRa'uf Glasgow  |  Samantha Thomas  |  Michael Cedar
Co-ProducerSonny Postiglione  |  Jennifer Lence  |  Carl Ogawa
Consulting ProducerTodd Slavkin  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Darren Swimmer
Associate ProducerJoanie L. Woehler
Production DesignerMaria Rebman Caso
EditorAnthony Miller
CastingJennifer Cram  |  John Papsidera
Unit Production ManagerMichael Cedar
First Assistant DirectorJohn Pontrelli
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerWendy Greiner
Key GripChuck Crivier
Camera OperatorJoaquin Sedillo  |  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 EditorChristopher Petrus
Post Production SupervisorBeth Redick
Supervising Sound EditorPaula Fairfield  |  Joe Schultz
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Todd Beckett
Director of PhotographyOliver Bokelberg
Stunt CoordinatorDanny Weselis
Costume SupervisorKathy Kann
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 StaffDaniel Yeager  |  Derrick Crane  |  Lisa Lafaro Weselis  |  Steve Baruch  |  Andrew Major  |  Steve Reese
Visual Effects LeadPatrick Flanagan (2)
 
Warning: No Ordinary Family season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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