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No Ordinary Family: No Ordinary Brother

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x12
Airdate: Tuesday January 11th, 2011


Alternate Airdates:

BR (Sony) Feb 18, 2011
UK (WATCH) Mar 22, 2011

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (18 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Josh StewartJosh Stewart
As The Watcher
Recurring
Jason AntoonJason Antoon
As Mr. Litchfield
Recurring
Luke KleintankLuke Kleintank
As Chris Minor
Recurring
Rebecca MaderRebecca Mader
As Victoria Morrow
Recurring
Jason WilesJason Wiles
As Mike Powell
Shaun ParkesShaun Parkes
As Frank Matthews

Co-Guest Stars
James RekartJames Rekart
As Crane Operator
Recurring
Steffani BrassSteffani Brass
As Stacey Adams
Thomas KaspThomas Kasp
As Drew Minor (as Thomas Kasp)
Kiva JumpKiva Jump
As Teacher
Ryan HeinkeRyan Heinke
As Male Student
Katie OKatie O'Connor
As Student Leader #1
Mark DaughertyMark Daugherty
As Student Leader #2
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

Stephanie wakes up and hears someone outside, and wakes up Jim to investigate. He goes out and grabs the intruder... and realizes it’s his brother Mike. The next morning, the family gathers for breakfast and Mike admits that he needed a break from his girlfriend Tracy. He explains that his current scam job fell through, and now he’s selling discarded shoes. JJ and Daphne leave, and Mike heads for the shower. Once he’s gone, Stephanie figures that Mike is in town to run another scam, but Jim figures that he’s trying to get a second chance...

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Episode Quotes
Jim: What in the world would possibly possess him to borrow money from a loan shark in the first place? And then to gamble it all away?
George: Well, a guy with Mike's financial history doesn't really qualify for a bank loan.
Jim: They say you got to hit bottom in order to change. Maybe this time he'll learn his lesson.
George: Only lessons Frank Matthews teaches is untraceable bullets and well-hidden bodies.
Jim: Do you have anything helpful to say? At all?
George: Not really.

Stephanie: Katie, you didn't tell me that.
Katie: Yeah, well, I was angry with you, and simmering resentment has a way of stepping on good news.

Katie: The poor crane operator felt terrible, but I told him not to beat himself up. Even Tony Stark has equipment failure. You know what? I actually shouldn't have said Tony Stark, because once he has the suit on, then he's technically Iron Man...

Jim: This guy, Frank Matthews, is gonna kill my brother unless we pay him the whole 150 grand by tomorrow.
George: So what's the plan?
Jim: Pay him the whole 150 grand by tomorrow.

The Watcher: After all the things I've done. You try and take away the one thing that matters most to me.
Dr. King: There was a time when your job mattered to you.
The Watcher: Well, that's over. You and I are done.
Dr. King: You and I will never be done. We're family.
The Watcher: Family doesn't hurt each other.
Dr. King: Families hurt each other all the time, it's, uh... what they do best.



Cultural References
Mike: It’s like Boogie Nights in there.

Boogie Nights is a 1997 movie chronicling the porn industry in the 1970s, and its destructive effects on the people involved. All while showing a great deal of sex and nudity.

Katie: Even Tony Stark has equipment failure.

As noted, Tony Stark is the millionaire industrialist who created the Iron Man suit, and became a superhero.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJon Harmon Feldman  |  Greg Berlanti
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 DirectorMax Day
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerWendy Greiner
Key GripChuck Crivier
Camera OperatorScott E. Fuller  |  Joaquin Sedillo
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 EditorJoe Schultz  |  Paula Fairfield
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Todd Beckett
Director of PhotographyOliver Bokelberg
Stunt CoordinatorDanny Weselis
Production SupervisorNiki Delone
Art DirectorDavid Potts
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 StaffMichael T. Booe  |  Fabian Omar Cruz  |  Brent Mannon  |  Jerry Bailey  |  Forest Terry  |  Lauren Visencio
Visual Effects LeadNoria Varga
 
Warning: No Ordinary Family season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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