No Ordinary Family

Season 1 Episode 16

No Ordinary Proposal

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 2011 on ABC
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Jim feels guilty after his actions inadvertently injure a bystander. The Watcher proposes to Katie, Chris steals the trilsettum serum and injects it into his crippled father, and Mr. Litchfield forces JJ to join the academic decathlon team.

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  • It was good to see the "under-used" actor, Anthony Michael Hall - even in this small role. I was actually rooting for him.

    7.5
    People are beginning to speculate on which shows may not be renewed - and this show is definitely "on the bubble", due to mediocre ratings. Time will tell - however, this was a good episode. Jim feels responsible, when a stray bullet hits a young man, while he is stopping a crime. Meanwhile, Josh (a.k.a. - The Watcher), finally makes a commitment to Katie by proposing marriage. When Stephanie hosts an engagement party at her home, a vial of her "super-power" serum is stolen. Daphne's boyfriend is the culprit; and he injects it into his crippled father. The father, played by Anthony Michael Hall, uses his powers to rob banks - of course, he is stopped by Jim Powell. And the evil Dr. King's reach extends into J.J.'s high school - when he pays his teacher to get J.J. to solve an equation needed for the formula he is producing. Oh - Dr. King also tells Stephanie about the things Josh has done for him; when she tells Katie, she breaks off the engagement. We see the brokenhearted Josh leaving town. He was one of the main reasons I watched this program, so I'm not sure I'll continue. Lots going on - we'll see what happens with this show.moreless
Shelley Robertson

Shelley Robertson

Ruby Woods

Guest Star

John Autry

John Autry

Jasper Woods

Guest Star

Andres Perez-Molina

Andres Perez-Molina

Police Officer

Guest Star

Luke Kleintank

Luke Kleintank

Chris Minor

Recurring Role

Jason Antoon

Jason Antoon

Mr. Litchfield

Recurring Role

Katelyn Tarver

Katelyn Tarver

Natalie Poston

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Katie: Okay, so I always had a crush on Wolverine, but I never thought about what would happen if I actually married Wolverine and if we had little wolvie babies. I mean, if we had kids, do you think they would have superpowers? Because the terrible twos would be much terribler with telekinesis.

    • Stephanie: I'd like to throw you an engagement party. It's what Batman would do for Robin.
      Katie: Ahh. Steph, you're the best. But I'm pretty sure that Robin is a confirmed bachelor.
      Stephanie: Huh?
      Katie: If you know what I mean.

    • Mr. Litchfield: You're quite intuitive, Mr. Powell, and it's because of this intuitive genius that I am inviting you to join the academic decathlon team. As you may know, I am the team's adviser, and I believe it would be a great challenge for you.
      JJ: I seriously doubt that.
      Mr. Litchfield: So... you're not interested?
      JJ: You're quite intuitive yourself, Mr. Litchfield.

    • Natalie: Look, I'm applying for that merit scholarship everyone's talking about, and if I'm gonna get it, then I can't afford to let my grades slip because I'm hanging out with some cute boy.
      JJ: So you're... saying I'm cute?
      Natalie: I'm saying you're a distraction, and if I have to choose a "ship" right now, it's not a friendship or a relationship, it's a scholarship.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 22, 2011 on CTV
      UK: April 19, 2011 on Watch
      Slovakia: July 27, 2011 on JOJ
      Sweden: January 28, 2012 on Kanal 5

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Katie: Holy Frak.
      Referencing the sanitized slang term for sexual intercourse, originating in the new Battlestar Galactica series. It was first used in the original series, spelled "Frack," but in the later series has become much more commonly and explicitly used in the new series.

    • Daphne: I think it was Professor Plum with the lead pipe in the library.
      Referencing the classic Parker Brothers mystery board game, Clue, in which players must determine who had killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon.

    • Rob: I got a tip for you, Nurse Ratched.
      Referencing the 1962 novel One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and subsequent movie adaptation in 1975. Nurse Ratched is the antagonist in the story, a hostile nurse who tries to intimidate and conquer the rebellious Randle McMurphy, a criminal feigning insanity in return for a lighter sentence at a psychiatric hospital. He and Ratched butt heads constantly throughout the novel and movie.

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