No Ordinary Family

Season 1 Episode 8

No Ordinary Accident

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 23, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Stephanie tries to determine why Jim has lost his powers; Katie gets a boyfriend; Mr. Litchfield catches JJ hacking into the school computer; and Daphne uses her powers to impress a boy.

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    Amy Acker

    Amy Acker

    Amanda Grayson

    Guest Star

    James Earl

    James Earl

    Kenny Barcly

    Guest Star

    Jean-Luc Bilodeau

    Jean-Luc Bilodeau

    Bret Martin

    Guest Star

    Jason Antoon

    Jason Antoon

    Mr. Litchfield

    Recurring Role

    Josh Stewart

    Josh Stewart

    The Watcher

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Katie: (answering the phone) Hey. Hi. Hello.
        The Watcher: Hey, Katie. It's me.
        Katie: Is it more presumptuous for you to assume that I know who me is, or for me to assume that me is you?

      • George: The call went out as "in progress." This could be our chance to finally bust 'em, Jim. What's it going to be, man? The nooky or the crookie?

      • Katie: His name is Will. And he's a dash of Edward mixed with a smidge of Wolverine. Which means absolutely nothing to you.
        Stephanie: Of course I know who Wolverine is. Uh, he's the one with the muttonchops and the really long nails.
        Katie: They're claws, actually.
        Stephanie: And this is sexy?
        Katie: Okay, we're gonna go back to science before somebody says something they might regret.

      • Daphne: Hey, so Bret Martin asked me out on a sushi date tonight.
        JJ: I've got bigger fish not to fry.
        Daphne: Clearly your giant brain hasn't changed your ability to make bad puns.

      • Stephanie: And what if it's not a virus but a hypersensitivity, like an allergy?
        Katie: Oh, my God. One time I was on a trip to Russia, and I thought I was allergic to the water. Turns out, I was just drinking vodka.

      • JJ: This happened because of me.
        Jim: Wait a minute, what are you talking about?
        JJ: The proximate cause--the philosophical notion that if not for a specific action, a particular result would not have occurred
        Jim: Okay, you lost me at "proximate."

      • Katie: This is the part that I replay in my head for the next three days. Will we see each other again? Should I have played hard to get? Easy to get?
        The Watcher: Not just in your head apparently.
        Katie: No. I have a very loud inner voice.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: November 23, 2010 on CTV
        Sweden: February 20, 2011 on Kanal 5
        UK: February 22, 2011 on Watch
        Slovakia: July 7, 2011 on JOJ

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Stephanie: Ignore the Batphone.
        Referencing the device first seen in the 1960s Batman series. Commissioner Gordon has a red phone that is tied to a line going to Wayne Manor, where Batman answers and typically assures the Commissioner that he's on his way, or gives some reassurance. The Batphone was eventually introduced into the comic as an encrypted cell phone.

      • Mr. Litchfield: What an adorable little Breakfast Club you two have going on. Well I'm afraid it won't turn out to be some kind of wonderful for you, Mr. Barcly.
        Referencing the 1985 teen dramaBreakfast Club(written by John Hughes) featuring five high school "types" (jock, popular girl, nerd, punk, social outcast) who share detention together and end up bonding despite their differences - as well as another John Hughes' film Some Kind of Wonderful from 1987.

      • Katie: And he's a dash of Edward mixed with a smidge of Wolverine.
        Referencing both Edward Cullen, the primary vampire protagonist in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight novels, and Wolverine, the Marvel Comics character who first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974) and was created by Len Wein, John Romita Sr., and Herb Trimpe.

      • Katie: And then in person they're Napoleon Dynamite.
        Referencing the 2004 comedy and the title character, an awkward high school teenager who ultimately triumphs over the daily grind.

      • Katie: You know, I try to be the Pepper Potts to her Tony Stark.

        Referencing the Iron Man character published by Marvel Comics. Tony Stark is the multimillionaire industrialist who is also the superhero Iron Man, while Pepper Potts is his long-time secretary and confidant.