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No Ordinary Family: No Ordinary Proposal

After Jim inadvertently injures a boy, his feelings of guilt limit his ability to deal with a new super-strong villain. Stephanie completes a cure for the Watcher, Litchfield blackmails JJ into joining the academic decathlon, and Daphne's boyfriend Chris takes extreme measures to cure his crippled father.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Tuesday February 22nd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 22, 2011
UK (WATCH) Apr 19, 2011

Guest Stars
Josh StewartJosh Stewart
As The Watcher
Luke KleintankLuke Kleintank
As Chris Minor
Jason AntoonJason Antoon
As Mr. Litchfield
Katelyn TarverKatelyn Tarver
As Natalie Poston

Co-Guest Stars
Andres Perez-MolinaAndres Perez-Molina
As Officer
Shelley RobertsonShelley Robertson
As Ruby Woods
John AutryJohn Autry
As Jasper Woods (as John Autry II)
Roy AbramsohnRoy Abramsohn
As Doctor
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


A criminal runs down the street and Jim chases after him as George guides him. Jim finally corners the robber in an alleyway, and the man shoots at him. Jim deflects the bullets, but one goes through a window and hits Jasper Woods, a teenage boy. Jim quickly subdues the criminal and hears Jasper’s mother Ruby yell for help...

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Episode Quotes
Katie: Okay, so I always had a crush on Wolverine, but I never thought about what would happen if I actually married Wolverine and if we had little wolvie babies. I mean, if we had kids, do you think they would have superpowers? Because the terrible twos would be much terribler with telekinesis.

Stephanie: I'd like to throw you an engagement party. It's what Batman would do for Robin.
Katie: Ahh. Steph, you're the best. But I'm pretty sure that Robin is a confirmed bachelor.
Stephanie: Huh?
Katie: If you know what I mean.

Mr. Litchfield: You're quite intuitive, Mr. Powell, and it's because of this intuitive genius that I am inviting you to join the academic decathlon team. As you may know, I am the team's adviser, and I believe it would be a great challenge for you.
JJ: I seriously doubt that.
Mr. Litchfield: So... you're not interested?
JJ: You’re quite intuitive yourself, Mr. Litchfield.

Natalie Poston: Look, I'm applying for that merit scholarship everyone's talking about, and if I'm gonna get it, then I can't afford to let my grades slip because I'm hanging out with some cute boy.
JJ: So you're... saying I'm cute?
Natalie Poston: I'm saying you're a distraction, and if I have to choose a "ship" right not, it's not a friendship or a relationship, it's a scholarship.

Cultural References
Katie: Holy Frak.

"Frak" is a swear word in the new Battlestar Galactica series.

Daphne: I think it was Professor Plum with the lead pipe in the library.

In the board game Clue, Professor Plum is one of the six suspects who may have killed Mr. Boddy. The lead pipe is one of the six weapons, and the library is one of the nine locations.

Rob: I got a tip for you, Nurse Ratched.

Nurse Ratched is the antagonist in Ken Casey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJon Harmon Feldman  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerJon Harmon Feldman  |  Robert M. Sertner  |  David Semel  |  Morgan Wandell  |  Greg Berlanti
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Chiklis  |  Allison Adler  |  Zack Estrin
Supervising ProducerJoe Hartwick, Jr.
ProducerRa'uf Glasgow  |  Samantha Thomas  |  Michael Cedar
Co-ProducerSonny Postiglione  |  Carl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence
Consulting ProducerDarren Swimmer  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Todd Slavkin
Associate ProducerJoanie L. Woehler
Production DesignerMaria Rebman Caso
EditorTirsa Hackshaw
CastingAngela Scaletta  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerMichael Cedar
First Assistant DirectorMax Day
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerKathryn Morrison  |  Wendy Greiner
Key GripSeth Greenwald
Camera OperatorSpencer Combs  |  Joel Schwartz (2)  |  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
Assistant EditorYoshie Ishiguro
Supervising Sound EditorJoe Schultz  |  Paula Fairfield
Re-Recording MixerTodd Beckett  |  Adam Sawelson
Director of PhotographyDennis S. Hall
Stunt CoordinatorDanny Weselis
Production SupervisorNiki Delone
Art DirectorDavid Potts
Costume SupervisorKathy Kann
Visual Effects CoordinatorJames Baldanzi
Production AccountantJanet Latham
Chief Lighting TechnicianJeff Hall (2)
Department Head HairMary Ann Valdes
Visual Effects ProducerTena Montoya
Department Head Make-upRebecca Alling
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Production StaffKristen Saberre  |  Sarah K. Moss  |  Chris McGinn  |  Jaime Stocker  |  Matt Lombardo  |  Christina McAlinden
Motion GraphicsBen Segall
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