How did it achieve that feat?
By finally acknowledging the sexism in the room.
Jim started out dismissive of Stephanie's powers and claiming his were about fighting crime. Steph took the challenge and the two of them tried to solve a case on their own.
They ended up having to work together. Which is what should happen (though Jim had dismissed that and the one time they worked together -- on their anniversary -- earlier in the episode).
Stephanie is probably the best character on the show of the four leads. And sidelining her is hurting the show.
The ratings for last night show "No Ordinary Family" came in dead last. I'm not surprised by that when you consider how Stephanie's been shut out and given 'cutesy' storylines.
If people forget, when NBC strated with "Heroes," they had strong women their first season and they had a hit show. Each season after, they progressively weakened the women. And each season after the show lost more and more viewers.
"No Ordinary Family" should take a lesson from that.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"