"No Ordinary Family" airs on ABC Tuesday nights. The most recent episode started off like it was going to be a standard, stand-alone episode. Those can be good and give everyone a chance to breathe.
But I was a little disappointed because the main storyline had really started progressing. Then again, it had been FOREVER since we got a new episode of the show. I last wrote about the show March 2nd and that was the last new episode until last night's. For catch up, from that post:
Stephanie had operated on a convict (she didn't know he was a killer) giving him the super power serum. No sooner does she find out he's a murderer (he can develop claws, by the way, one of his super powers now), then George calls her and she has to go find Jim. Jim doesn't want her and so Stephanie kisses him good-bye. That's what knocks him out of the trance.
Daphene's boyfriend has figured out her family has super powers. When he asked her, she three times made him forget. The fourth time she told him the truth. And I think that's why Katie's boyfriend won't be forgiven.
If Daphane had wiped her boyfriend's mind, there might be some sympathy for when Will wiped Daphane's.
And TH? She's partners with Xena who picks up the now cured and super powered killer Stephanie operated on and explains she has plans for him.
TH is Tricia Hefler. She and Xena are new characters.
Okay, so that guy with the claws. Xena's given him a list of "supers" to hunt down and kill. He's tracking people down and killing them.
And Stephanie and Jim figure that out slowly.
He's hunting Will so he's at Katie's. She tells him Will's not there. They're outside by her car and the guy, I'll call him "CLAWS," is making her nervous. She sees him sniffing the air (he can catch scents). She tells him she and Will broke up and he will not be back. He nods and walks off then sniffs, stops, turns around and says, "It's you!"
His claws come out of his hands and he has vampire like teeth. Katie screams as he charges at her but somehow he is tossed through the air onto a car and knocked out. Katie calls the Powells and for some reason the guy's gone when they arrive. (That made no sense.)
Katie doesn't know who saved her. She reaches for something or to push something away and it moves across the room. "Did I do that?" she asks. She says she needs to sit down and the chair comes towards her.
She has no idea how she got super powers.
Chris wants Daphene to skip to go see some video taping of some singer she likes.
They cut class. That wouldn't be bad.
But Chris keeps asking Daphene to use her powers. And that does seem troubling. And not that different from what his dad was doing.
So they get out of school and to the video shoot.
Daphene's given Jim a sketch while Stephanie's doing something. I forget what. Maybe she was getting JJ? At some point, she realizes that supers are being hunted and she goes off to the school to get JJ and Daphene but Daphene's cut.
So she comes in as Katie's pointing to Jim's sketch (on the computer screen) and Stephanie explains who Claw is and how she operated on him. She says she's going to the house to see if Daphene's there.
She goes there and calls out. Claw answers. He's found the flyer for the video shoot. But he tells her he's going to kill her and she tries to reason with him. She does get out of him that he's working for someone (Xena). And he retracts his claws and pretends to feel bad. So she approaches at which point, his claws go right through her.
She falls to the floor in a pool of blood and he goes out looking for Daphene (in her room, he smelled her things to track her).
Jim gets back from looking for Claw and wants to know where Stephanie is. He points out that she shouldn't have been gone that long. He goes leaping home and finds her. She says that she'll heal and heal quickly (due to her powers) and he wants her to go to the hospital but she refuses.
He takes her back to the lair. JJ hacks into Daphene's e-mail or something to find out where she is. Jim goes off there. Claw has just pulled her away from Chris by telling her that her mother is hurt. He's about to attack her when Jim shows up.
He and Jim get into a huge fight. And THIS MADE NO SENSE: Jim keeps telling her to go home.
No one's at home. Everyone's at the lair. He's worried about her so he's going to send her to be by herself at the house? And the first thing she'll see is all the blood (of her mom's) on the floor. That won't scare her?
So he knocks out Claw and we don't see Claw again. But Stephanie's got an infection. Jim decides to take her to Stephen Collins. And he plays dumb but Jim tells him they both know everything now save Stephanie.
She gets saved.
Then TH shows up to tell Collins she's in charge now. He would have died but he has a formula he's working on to isolate the super powers. That formula is what JJ's math teacher is forcing him to work on. Daphene turns in an exercise to the teacher and reads the teacher's mind and realizes more is going on here.
The end of the episode is Stephanie thinking she's healed enough to be on her feet. So she goes for a run. All's going well and she appears to be running even faster. Then as she brings up her left arm, the hand begins to disappear into grains of sand.
I kept waiting for her to wake up and us to find out it was a dream. But that's how it ended, with her hand turning into sand.
Oh, I left out the scene before that.
Remember Katie's super powers. Will (Joshua) kind of gave them to her. It's the fetus. She just found out she's pregnant.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"