No Ordinary Family

Season 1 Episode 19

No Ordinary Future

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 26, 2011 on ABC
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Stephanie ends up traveling to the future and seeing her family's secret revealed, and the consequences that result. Returning to the present, she tries to prevent the future from occurring. Meanwhile, Jim and George track down the criminal responsible for the death of a cop, and Mrs. X assigns someone to watch the pregnant Katie.moreless

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    Jay R. Ferguson

    Jay R. Ferguson

    Agent Wesley Norris

    Guest Star

    Mercedes Colón

    Mercedes Colón

    Marta Cordero

    Guest Star

    Raphael Sbarge

    Raphael Sbarge

    Det. O'Bannon

    Guest Star

    Guillermo Díaz

    Guillermo Díaz

    Detective Frank Cordero

    Recurring Role

    Luke Kleintank

    Luke Kleintank

    Chris Minor

    Recurring Role

    Rebecca Mader

    Rebecca Mader

    Victoria Morrow

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (6)

      • Time travel stories are typically paradoxical. However, one major causality problem here is that the only indicated way that Jim can be at City Square in the future timeline to find the sniper is because... Stephanie told him she saw him at City Square looking for the sniper, based on her knowledge of the future. But the future timeline is what happened if Stephanie hadn't traveled in time. So Jim couldn't have been there to cause the incident that Stephanie tries to prevent, because Stephanie hadn't traveled through time yet to tell him to be there.

      • Stephanie's return points to the present are inconsistent. When she was running out of town at the end of the last episode, she returns to her own street when she comes back to the present. In every other instance, she comes back to her point of departure.

      • At GlobalTech, Stephanie at least looks around to make sure no one is looking before she speeds away. But when she leaves JJ to travel to GlobalTech, she superspeeds away in plain sight, in broad daylight, without even bothering to glance around to see if anyone might be watching.

      • Victoria simply ambushes Dr. Klein in the public parking garage, either knocks him out or kills him, and... walks away. There's no indication that he is ever found, but if he were that would ruin the shapeshifter's entire charade. Despite that, she makes no effort to dispose of him so he can't be found.

      • When Cordero falls down after being shot, his right arm is above his head and extended above, while his left arm is perpendicular to his body stretched outwards. When Jim and George run over, both arms have instantly moved so that they are neatly at his sides.

      • As established in this episode, Stephanie runs toward where she wants to go when she travels through time. But in the preceding episode, she is running away from her home. Despite that, she arrives at her home when she jumps to the future.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Jim: Listen, honey, maybe you should take it easy. Injecting you with trilsettum on top of the powers you already have, it's like having an espresso with a defibrillator chaser.

      • Daphne: You want me to mind-push your boss into giving you extra money? Isn't that kinda like stealing?
        Chris: Well, was Robin Hood stealing?
        Daphne: Uhh, yeah.

      • Stephanie: I need to make sure you're okay.
        Katie: Okay? I might be having a superbaby. You know how that usually turns out. For example, when Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl had a baby, it tried to kill them.

      • Katie: (to her unborn superpowered child) I pray that you have ten fingers, ten toes, and you never try to kill me.

      • Katie: Time travel, Stephanie. It's the big leagues. We're talking the Flash. We're talking the Silver Surfer. (Stephanie stares blankly) Dr. Brown's DeLorean.
        Stephanie: I know that one.

      • Stephanie: Okay, I don't have all the details, but in two days, our secret's going to be exposed and we'll all be taken into military custody. Now, I'm not trying to alarm anyone...
        Daphne: Really? You're not trying?
        Jim: Whoa, ho, wait a minute. Let's back up for a second. How do you know? Did someone tip you off?
        Stephanie: I seem to be able to travel into the future now.
        Daphne: Okay, now you're trying to alarm us, right?
        Stephanie: It seems that because of the trilsettum injection, I'm now able to...
        JJ: Achieve faster-than-light speed and travel based on simultaneity and spatial relativity.
        Stephanie: Yeah, pretty much.

      • George: Well, Jim is a locksmith, kind of.
        Marta: Really?
        Jim: Yeah, I'm... it's my hobby. I, uh, like locks. And unlocking them.

    • NOTES (3)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: March 26, 2011 on CTV
        UK: May 10, 2011 on Watch
        Slovakia: August 3, 2011 on JOJ
        Sweden: February 18, 2012 on Kanal 5

      • Stephen Collins is credited but doesn't appear. Lucy Lawless is credited as Special Guest Star. John Rubinstein is uncredited.

      • Due to a preemption by Dancing With the Stars, this episode was bumped back three days and aired on March 26 at 10/9 central instead of March 29 as was originally scheduled.

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