No Ordinary Family

Season 1 Episode 3

No Ordinary Ring

2
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 2010 on ABC
AIRED:
8.1
out of 10
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Jim and George crash a wedding to catch the thieves who stole Stephanie's wedding ring. Meanwhile, Stephanie is forced to break into a secure lab to retrieve Katie's blood sample after the lab tech substitutes her blood for Stephanie's to protect her, Daphne considers telling a friend about her powers, and JJ asks his sister to read a girl's mind and find out if she likes him.moreless

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  • We want to see people using their powers not people whining about them!!!

    5.0
    Worst episode of the show so far. Julie Benz goes into Rita-mode, nagging and quite frankly ruining the show. It'sthe reason why I was shocked but kindoif glad she got killed off in Dexter. It's fine touse your powers for saving your job, but not to use them for the greater good... Lame!!!

    Hope they'll crank op the action and turn down the soaplike drama.

    Besides that the writers have to put on their A-game and fill up those plotholes, to name a few: First bullets can hurt Jim, now he's completely bulletproof. The power is turned of at the wedding, yet the lights on the tables stay on and no they were definetly not candles (the lampshades were made of cloth. At Stephanie's work there are camera's everywhere, but not in the parking lot. JJ's a genius but completely clueless.

    Finally a mindreading teeenage girl doesn't know anyway to have fun with this ability??? Come on!!

    A great cast, enough resources, a great premise, no more excuses let's have some fun!!!!moreless
  • A little more exciting than last week, but the show still needs to improve on some key elements.

    8.1
    I like this show a lot, despite what my reviews or scores might indicate. It's a harmless show that an entire family can watch, or a fan of superheroes can watch.. the problem is that the show still seems to be just a sketch of a show, not a fully developed, fleshed-out show with characters we can truly care about. The Event is suffering from the same problem right now, and while No Ordinary Family is doing a better job at character development than The Event, they both have an issue getting us to care about things.



    Last night's episode was entertaining at least. We had Jim and Stephanie each using their powers to do something that might not go over well with each other: Jim and George attempt to crash some weddings in order to capture wedding thieves who have been crashing weddings themselves and stealing everybody's stuff (including Stephanie's wedding ring). While they use George's lair to track down where the thieves might hit next, Stephanie realizes that her boss (played by Stephen Collins of 7th Heaven fame) is forcing her to take a blood test if she wants to get funding for her project. The problem is that her blood has tons of abnormalities and can't be submitted. However, her assistant, Katie, replaces Stephanie's blood with her own, which is no good either since they can compare her blood now to her blood when she first got the job, which would indicate fraud. Therefore, Stephanie and Katie come up with a plan to sneak into the building and steal the blood back.



    As for the children, JJ wants to know if a girl likes him and uses Daphne's power to figure it out. And Daphne is frustrated that she can't tell her friends about her power. Nothing that important.



    The episode was entertaining enough. I'm really waiting for the show to kick into high-gear and just shock me. So far, it's made me laugh occasionally (Romany Malco is really the best thing about this show right now..) and has stuck in some good action scenes, but for the most part, it feels as if this show is ripe with potential, but the writers are refusing to push it. The ratings are getting lower and lower as well, which doesn't bode well. The show needs to do something great, and fast, or it'll be canceled before it has a real chance to stretch its legs.moreless
Jonna Walsh

Jonna Walsh

Megan

Guest Star

Madisen Beaty

Madisen Beaty

Sara

Guest Star

David Hunt Stafford

David Hunt Stafford

Mr. Brubaker

Guest Star

Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee

Dr. Francis Chiles

Recurring Role

Jason Antoon

Jason Antoon

Mr. Litchfield

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Jim: You know I don't dance.
      Stephanie: No, I know you don't like to dance.
      Jim: Have you forgotten our wedding? Have your toes forgotten our wedding?

    • Katie.: You know what? I heard a couple of I.T guys asking if you're single now.
      Stephanie: Ugh. Tell them I'm happily married to a man who can beat up their entire department.

    • Stephanie: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
      Katie: Maybe for the first time ever, yes.

    • Jim: So that's it? I got to lie every day for the rest of my life?
      George: I'm a lawyer. Trust me, you get used to it.

    • (as Jim dances)
      George: Now I see why you can't land worth a damn. You dance like you're trying to escape angry villagers.

    • (to Jim)
      Stephanie: You're stopping a felony, and I'm committing one. Remember when we used to have movie night?

    • Katie: Now at the bottom of the stairs is another guard, Sal. He enjoys gas station burritos, conservative talk radio, and staring at your boobs when he thinks you won't notice. Which again, at your speed, won't be a problem.

    • Stephanie: Jim, I love this ring.
      Jim: When I bought it for you, I was an artist barely getting by. The only ring I could afford was the smallest, ugliest ring in the store.
      Stephanie: It's not ugly.
      Jim: When I got down on my knee and I proposed, you looked at it and you said, "That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen." And I knew--I knew right then I had the right girl. And every time I see it on your finger, I know you love me for who I am. And I love you for the beauty you see in ordinary things.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: Shake Your Grove Thing (Peaches & Herb), Mambo #5 (Lou Bega), Sit Down Beside Me (Patrick Watson), That's How Strong My Love Is (Ryan Bingham)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 12, 2010 on CTV
      Sweden: January 16, 2011 on Kanal 5
      UK: January 18, 2011 on Watch
      Australia: May 16, 2011 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: June 28, 2011 on JOJ

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Daphne: I'm not gonna use my powers to hook you up like a plot from one of Mom and Dad's old John Hughes movies.
      Referencing the film writer and director (1950-2009) famed for producing "troubled teen movies" during the 1980s such as Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles.

    • Katie: You had a "Sophie's Choice."
      Referencing the 1979 novel of the same name by William Styron, which details the romance between Sophie and a Jewish-American, Nathan. The title has entered popular usage as a choice between two equally bad outcomes. It was made into a movie in 1982 and an opera in 2002.