No Ordinary Family

Season 1 Episode 7

No Ordinary Mobster

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 16, 2010 on ABC
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Jim goes after a mobster who has plagued George for years, ignoring his friend's request to stay out of the case. Meanwhile, Stephanie disobeys Dr. King's wishes and tries to find out more about Volson's research, and Daphne asks JJ to use his powers to help her impress a boy.moreless

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  • a little puzzling

    I don't get it. how did the telekinetic watcher guy end up right where he could witness what Jim was doing and see his face? and later on, how did he know to go meet Katie? I mean, even if he was granted access to all the computers in the facility and found out that she was having a blind date, how could he know that she was going to be stood up? does he have any other powers besides telekinesis because if he had telepathy too, than he would have known about Jim ever since he killed the cop lady. maybe it's one of those weird powers like extreme luck and manipulation of chances in your favor?

    other than that I liked the touch of reality they gave to the show... fighting crime is not as easy as it seems in the comic books. that mob thing could have turned way bad... someone like that mobster wouldn't have left the info alone even if he went to jail. i guess a killer is pretty useful in these situations. and the method is awesome, right under the cops' noses. I feel bad that Stephanie got fooled and she bought the whole mess no questions asked. i hope she realizes soon that something is not right at work and I hope that the dead scientist is alive and on the run hiding from her boss. at least he would be able to explain some things.moreless
  • Some very interesting developments!

    This was a great episode which fdeveloped a few storylines very brilliantly!

    First of all, Jim's case with that mobster was quite hilarious in some ways, and also quite intense in other ways. There was a lot to like about this episode's storylines, and thi s was certainly a great episode for sure!

    In addition, Daphne's storyline was great, particularly the ending of it! I really enjoyed it, and it seems that it will be even more interesting in the future!

    The JJ storyline was a little random, and seemingly pointleess, but it was a ilittle funny, so I didn't mind it.

    All up, a great episode! Please keep it up, and I absolutely can not wait until next week!moreless
Mimi Kennedy

Mimi Kennedy

Susan Volson

Guest Star

Jon Sklaroff

Jon Sklaroff

Silvan Luka

Guest Star

Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Bret Martin

Guest Star

Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart

The Watcher

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • JJ: (Katie's) lonely.
      Daphne: She must be, if she's spending her free time with you.

    • Daphne: Please don't lag so far behind. You almost went out of range.
      JJ: I'm not a radio transmitter, and you keep treating me like technical equipment.

    • Stephanie: Well, she wants to--date you, I mean.
      George: How do you--how do you--how can you tell?
      Stephanie: Throbbing carotid, light moisture on her epidermal layer, dilated pupils. All classic signs of pheromone emissions. Ooh. I've been hanging out with Katie a little too much.

    • Katie: Everyone says that Internet dating is for, like, geeky, socially awkward types, but I meet a lot of people just like me.

    • Katie: I mean, this might be my only chance to tutor a burgeoning Lex Luthor, or... oh, even, say, a young Reed Richards. Okay, work might not be the only reason I'm single.

    • Jim: Everything all right, Daph?
      Daphne: Uh, this modernist art crap--how did you learn it all?
      Jim: Well, it helped not to think of it as crap, for one thing.

  • NOTES (3)

    • JJ's Alienware laptop displays The web site is owned by and redirects to

    • Injoke: The name of the restaurant, Chaykin's is a reference to real-life comic book artist and writer Howard Chaykin.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 16, 2010 on CTV
      Sweden: February 13, 2011 on Kanal 5
      UK: February 15, 2011 on Watch
      Australia: June 13, 2011 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: July 6, 2011 on JOJ


    • Katie: I mean, this might be my only chance to tutor a burgeoning Lex Luthor, or... oh, even, say, a young Reed Richards.
      Referencing two comic book geniuses, arguably the smartest men of the Marvel and DC comic book settings, respectively. Lex Luthor has had varying origins, but is the bald super-scientific nemesis of Superman. Reed Richards is Mr. Fantastic, leader of the Fantastic Four.

    • Katie: So you're like A Beautiful Mind meets Memento.
      Two references. The first is to the 2001 film based on the novel by Sylvia Nasar, about the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia but rose to become a Nobel Laureate in Economics. Memento is a 2000 film about Leonard Shelby, a man with anterograde amnesia who is unable to store new memories.