NO ORDINARY FAMILY “No Ordinary Accident” Review

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NO ORDINARY FAMILY “No Ordinary Accident” Season 1 Episode 8 – Love is in the air on NO ORDINARY FAMILY! Will (the Watcher has a name!) courts Katie. Daphne chases after Brett. After a crush on Katie last week, JJ’s kind and guilty heart moves on to save Mr. Litchfield. On tonight’s episode “No Ordinary Accident”, JJ and Stephanie perform super surgery on Mr. Litchfield after he gets in a car accident. Dr. King wants Will to find out why Stephanie is studying Dr. Volson’s research. Jim’s cells are mutating due to a virus/reaction, causing him to lose his powers. Daphne continues to use her telepathy to impress Brett.

I still can’t tell if Will knows about Jim’s powers. I think so (considering last week’s episode), but why doesn’t he tell Dr. King? I would have guessed that Will feels the same way about Dr. King as Katie does about Stephanie. But seeing the last scene with Dr. King giving Will some sort of drug, it appears they have a more sinister connection. Certainly it has something to do with Will’s power and Dr. King’s secret research and sadistic power issues. I also can’t tell if anything Will says has any grain of truth to it. Is any of the background that he gives Katie real or all fiction? Katie is adorable in tonight’s episode, especially on her date. I found her constant happy bubbly quality a bit too much when No Ordinary Family first started, but am starting to warm to it and her.

Go Jim! If I had a teacher like Mr. Litchfield, I would have dropped out of school. As for his unfortunate accident, the little devil on my left shoulder says, “hee hee hee, he got his comeuppance”. But the angel on my right shoulder says, “oh no, nobody deserves a metal pipe in his chest”. All this is a moot point though, since he seems to have found the true meaning of life, or at least more important things to focus his attention on after his life threatening ordeal. What I can never understand is why JJ has such poor reasoning skills when it comes to his own actions. He gives Daphne wise advice. He is smart enough to aid with heart surgery, but is too dumb to know that hacking into a school’s computer system, even for the right reasons, is wrong. I know that he is a teenager, but wouldn’t his super brain give him great reasoning skills and judgment? Or should we just blame the hormones? Speaking of judgment, I am glad the show is not turning Daphne into a lying, manipulative, boyfriend-stealing girl. To me, she never seemed to be that kind of person.

Finally, why do the flowers revive after Stephanie leaves the lab? The chemical that Katie drops into the plant is still technically in the plant. So shouldn’t they still be droopy whether or not Stephanie is there? And how do we explain Jim’s occasional loss of power when Stephanie isn’t around, as well as his recovery? I suppose it could be the lingering effects of her lipstick after they kiss. Or does it mean that the lipstick isn’t really the reason Jim temporarily loses his powers, but something else to do with Stephanie? She does have too much makeup on.

What are your theories? What are your thoughts on episode 8 “No Ordinary Accident” of No Ordinary Family?