No Ordinary Family s01e02 Episode Script

No Ordinary Marriage

Every story has a beginning.
We were just an ordinary family until Hold on! Oh, my God! Something extraordinary has happened.
You can jump just over a quarter mile, can lift 11,000 pounds.
I'm fast.
I can hear people's thoughts.
I've got, like, the super-brain.
So you turned your garage into What every secret crime-fighter needs A lair.
Don't you see? I can finally make a difference.
You thought you were the only one? Find out who knows about him and then take care of it.
Aah! Whoa! Oh! Ohh! Whoa! Oh! George? You gotta work on your landings.
I can't be sneaking around, filling in gym-sized divots all over the city.
How about we do that after we stop the bank robbery? Okay, looks like if you jump over the Harden tower, you will drop in directly behind the bank.
Is that left or right? - Which way are you facing? - Left.
But wait.
My left or your left? Oh, never mind.
I'll figure it out myself.
According to dispatch, the cops are still three minutes away, meaning you are only one who can catch these guys.
God help us.
You have to hurry, Jim.
Let's go! Let's go! Let's go! Move! Move! Move! Move! Hey! Drop your weapon! Oh! Let's go! Move! Move! Step on it! Step on it! Where the hell did he come from? I don't care.
Just floor it.
Whoa! Ow.
Jim, you okay? Jim? I almost had 'em.
I swear.
This is the process.
You are not a superhero yet.
You gotta think of yourself as, uh, a superhero-in-training.
At least I got a good look at the suspect's face.
? I hooked you in ? What do you want for lunch, turkey or ham? Daph? Daphne? You should take those off during breakfast.
I'd love to but I can't, since they're the only thing helping me from hearing yours or Ugh.
His thoughts.
What's the difference between jam and jelly? So instead I'm trying to drown it out with a really good playlist.
What do you think? Well, I was just gonna ask if you knew if your dad was back in from his jog.
Since when does dad jog? Shh.
I am trying to do my homework.
Since when does J.
do homework? And when was the last time you actually made our lunch? Things needed to change around here, with or without our new powers.
Well, hey.
I didn't hear you come in.
Could you open this? No problem.
Oh! I'm sorry.
I forgot.
Lovin' that you're hitting the books lately, J.
Oh, yeah.
I'm really starting to get it, dad.
Something just clicked.
Well, I'm proud of you, kid.
I hope you're proud of this.
, you got an "A".
That's unbelievable.
Look at the kid got an "A"! What? That's amazing.
- J.
, we're gonna be late.
- Oh, yeah.
I'll buy mine at school.
I'll get it for her.
Bye, mom.
Bye, dad.
- Don't worry.
She'll be fine.
- Hmm.
She just has to adjust to all the stuff we're going through lately.
Though, uh, looks like you already have.
I don't remember the last time you weren't the first one out of the door in the morning.
Too bad you already took your shower.
I was gonna ask you to join me.
Well, I might not be as fast as you are, but there are some things I'll still make time for.
I guess you could say I'm happy.
That's how I feel.
With these new powers, I don't have to choose anymore.
I can give 100 percent to work, family, kids.
And with the era time, Jim and I even had a few moments to ourselves this morning.
You know, these powers are amazing.
I mean, a week ago, I was just your underappreciated lab tech, and now you're telling me about your morning delight with your Dr.
I barely see you lately.
Well, you know how I am with my research.
Oh, yes, yes.
The Trilsetum Coronis.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about your extraordinary plant.
Why don't I come by tomorrow and you can catch me up? Perfect.
I'll be here when you need me.
Morning, Dr.
I have so many questions about what's happening to you that I made a list.
- Is that weird? - A little.
Well, has it altered your genetic make-up? Will it be hereditary? How long is it gonna last? And finally, where and how Did the biological changes originate? Mm.
The phosphorescence at the crash site.
That's the only likely variable.
If we're gonna figure out what happened, we need to get our hands on a water sample.
Oh, do you mean like the one that's already been procured and is on its way here as we speak? It's okay.
You can say it.
Best sidekick ever.
Where's that key for security? Forgot to put on deodorant.
I wish it was lunch.
I should've never cut my own bangs.
I look so fat in these jeans.
? Ah, unstoppable ? - And they didn't accept that? - Not really.
Second "A" this week.
Quite a turnaround.
I guess I got lucky.
Problem 36, simplifying the radical.
Hey, pal.
When you were in art school, you ever think you'd wind up doing this for a living? You must've been really talented.
Hey, Rogers.
- What a - I need that bank robbery report now.
Detective Cho.
Yeah? What's this? Uh, witness stepped forward, gave me a description of one of the bank robbers.
Oh? Said he got a glimpse of him as they drove away.
All right.
Give me the info.
Well, he didn't leave any.
Um, just a good Samaritan.
Said he didn't want any more trouble.
Well, then this is worthless.
Last thing I need is an unreliable witness.
Hey, but, Detective, this this is a pretty solid lead.
How do you know? Well, because the wit Because he was me.
What? I was getting some cash out of the A.
I got a pretty good look at the guy.
You know, you've been turning up at a lot of crime scenes lately, Powell.
I know.
I'm just trying to do my part.
Oh, hi, Steph.
You're home early.
I hope your company isn't downsizing.
No, just trying to make a little extra time for my family.
Oh, but not too much time.
I noticed your name wasn't on the volunteer list for the school fair this weekend.
Of course.
The fair.
Don't worry.
None of the other moms were expecting you.
This weekend? Uh-huh.
You know what? I really would like to help.
Put me in charge of one of the committees.
I suddenly find myself with a little extra time.
Let me guess.
You were waiting for the right time to tell me.
Hmm? What are these? I mean, I can't even believe I'm asking this.
Are these tire tracks? Steph look, you stood there last week and you told me you weren't crime-fighting anymore.
At least give me a minute to explain.
Explain what, Hmm? Why you're out risking your life or why you felt a need to lie about it? Look, Steph, you don't understand.
I I have to do this I might not be able to do it on my own yet, but with a little time and practice, I I just know I can help people.
What if you die first? - Ohh.
- No.
Scientifically speaking, we're still a mystery.
All right.
Today we're faster and stronger, but what if these powers are slowly weakening us? What if somebody sees you? Oh, honey.
Honey, just for a minute, could you look past the science and the fear a and you tell me, isn't there some part of you that's thought, maybe we were given these gifts for a reason? Check out this beautiful piece of machinery.
What do you think? My brother found it on craigslist.
Do we really need to be doing this? I mean, if Stephanie knew I was practicing my crime-fighting techniques You know what else Steph doesn't know? She doesn't know that there are other dudes out there that can teleport themselves all over the place.
Poof! Poof! Poof! You have no choice.
You have to do this, Jim.
I know.
I have a hard time lying to my wife, that's all.
Women don't wanna know the truth! They can't even tune the hearing-aid frequency.
Okay? Now just get your head in the game.
Okay? Plant your feet and widen your stance.
Look, nothing gets through you, all right? I want you to be a linebacker.
Be Urlacher.
All right.
You ready? Urlacher! Okay.
Come on baby.
Show me what you got.
Let's go.
Jim? Give me a sign.
Are you okay? The problem isn't about the powers.
The problem is about Jim.
Husband and father of two is out there using his powers to face hardened criminals, which in my estimation is So freakin' cool.
He's out there on the street, and he's kickin' ass, like Batman.
You're married to Christian Bale.
Or Michael Keaton, at least No.
Katie, I want to be married to Jim, not some action hero.
I mean, who knows what kind of danger he's putting himself in.
I mean, I don't want to be lying asleep at night, worried about how bulletproof Jim is.
He's also bulletproof? Right.
Doesn't matter.
Look, this is why we need to know about our capabilities and our limitations.
The water sample is on its way, express mail, so by this time tomorrow, we should have some answers.
Yeah! Jim! All right.
Shake it off.
Shake it off.
It's cool.
Nobody ever saw what superman's first day on the job looked like.
We going again.
I'm telling you, you gotta plant your feet.
That's the key.
Um, I I'd like all the books you have on trigonometry.
What? Extra credit project.
Dependent variable provides increased co linearity in the lower and higher ordered terms, including standard T-ratios for the perimeter estimates for logarithmic nonlinear regression.
Every real number has a decimal representative if the number is rational, then its corresponding decimal is repeating.
What are you doing?! You're, like thinking.
You're reading my mind.
Not on purpose.
I'm not exactly an expert mind reader yet.
What are you doing here? This is the only place I can come where I don't have to hear random thoughts from immoral, insecure teenagers, until now.
What are you even doing? You know how mom's got super-speed and dad's got super strength? Yeah.
I've kinda got a power, too.
I've got this super-brain.
I know.
It's crazy, right? But when I look at these textbooks or I see a math problem, I I just get it.
You you just get it? Sometimes I don't even know what it means, and I can't remember it for very long, but I just know things that I've never known before.
Why haven't you told mom and dad? When I brought those grades home They were so proud of me, for the first time ever.
They're gonna find out sooner or later.
Not unless you tell 'em.
I'll keep your little secret.
But as far as I'm concerned, you're still a dumbass.
Tobin? How can I help you? Detective Cho.
We spoke earlier about the robbery.
I need to see that security camera footage inside and out.
Right this way.
What have you seen? Nothing yet.
Thank you.
Keep me posted.
And now the final item for the school fair's silent auction my company will be donating their box at the symphony for an evening with yo-yo ma.
Wow, Stephanie.
No wonder you've been hiding from us for years.
You're like a secret weapon.
Oh, well, this year we're actually gonna step it up a notch at the fair.
I've arranged to have carnival rides, Sorry.
Um it's work.
No, no.
I get it.
I keep mine on, too, just in case my children need me.
Uh, Katie, uh, now's not a great time.
King wants an update on your plant research.
Yeah, I know.
I'm in the middle of something important.
Um, he's kinda here right now, and he's meeting with the board about your grant proposal this afternoon.
I will be there in a few minutes.
I'm so sorry.
There's a crisis at work.
Uh, look, I have all of your e-mails, and I will e-mail you an agenda by this evening.
You'll never make it in traffic.
It's okay.
I know a great shortcut.
It's such a bad habit.
I've checked my phone a million times while driving.
You ever driving I'm fine.
I walked away from the accident, and my cuts are healing at an accelerated rate.
Must have to do with my increased metabolism.
I should head to the lab and see if Dr.
king is still there.
You had a car accident without a car.
Look, this only proves that it's not just fighting criminals that can hurt us.
You know, maybe it is too dangerous for us to use our powers at all.
I could've lost you, Steph.
Say them.
Say my three favorite words.
You were right.
Until we understand what's happening, no more powers.
No more powers.
I love you.
My three favorite words.
Uh, George Look, both banks were hit within a 6-block radius - of the freeway on-ramp, so - Yeah.
George I have isolated three more in that area.
George, I can't do this anymore.
What are you talking about, man? Steph and I made a deal.
We can't use our powers anymore until we understand them better.
Oh, no.
I'm sorry, but that is not cool.
I am an assistant district attorney.
I know how the system works.
I see bad guys walk every day guys that I can't put away because the cops can't catch 'em.
But you can.
I understand.
And and if the cops can't even catch the regular bad guys, how they supposed to catch super bad guys? I don't have a choice.
If I could do what you could do, there is nothing that could stop me.
Oh, yeah, there is, and it's called a family, and maybe someday when you have one of your own, you'll understand.
W George.
What am I gonna do with all this crap? A moment, Mr.
I wanted to speak to you about your test.
Amazing, huh? Yes.
It's a little too amazing, if you ask me.
What do you mean? It means that the work here is way too advanced.
There's only one way a kid like you can get a grade like that.
You cheated.
No, I didn't.
It's not like that.
I'm not the stupid one here, J.
Please don't treat me like I am.
I see you've deducted which you've done because you assume I didn't solve it with a quadratic equation.
But, see, I started with a quadratic equation But decided to Polish the roots with the Newton-Raphson method.
Wanted to get a closer approximation to zero.
So much more elegant, don't you think? I don't know how you're doing that.
That math is at a postgraduate level.
Sure is.
Did you learn anything? Yeah, that I'm gonna need to speak to your parents about your obvious cheating.
Powell? Hi.
Well, it looks like you're feeling better.
I would be, if I didn't have to bake 300 muffins for the school fair The normal way.
Uh, what are you doing here? I thought I told you to wait at the lab until the Belém water sample arrived.
Well, technically it did arrive at global tech today.
And you didn't call me? It has to be placed in the mass spectrometer immediately.
It has a time-sensitive shelf life.
Yeah, see, that is where we run into a little bit of a glitch.
A Dr.
Powell received the sample at 12:23 P.
However, that S.
Powell was Dr.
Sidney Powell of the global tech facility in flagstaff, Arizona.
Well, we'll just need an entirely new sample.
Well, um, I thought of that, too, but subsequent to retrieving our specimen, there was just this teeny tiny tropical storm in Belém.
Altering the chemical composition of the water.
Well, I do have one kinda "outside the cube" idea.
How am I doing? The signs are going by too fast for me to read.
Okay, you're just past the halfway mark for your 445-mile route to the flagstaff facility.
Oh, and don't forget, you're rapidly burning calories.
So to stabilize your glucosamine levels, I packed you nut meddle yay? Hey, Powell.
Important call for you on line two.
It's your kid's school.
Maybe they need your help decorating a homecoming float, huh? This is Jim Powell.
Yes, I'm J.
's father.
Is he all right? He said what? So you actually believe my math teacher over me? No, not at all.
Uh, it's just the work on that test - that was impressive for anybody, J.
- You mean for me.
Look, I I know that lately it hasn't been easy on you.
We have all these new powers, and you feel left out.
So naturally, you know, you wanna feel special, too.
This is unbelievable.
You actually think that I am too stupid to do this on my own.
To do anything right, I would have to cheat, right, dad? No, I didn't say that.
Well, guess what.
You didn't have to.
He was really excited you were proud of him.
Where's your mother? She ran out.
Can't believe you hopped on a plane to pick this up.
Whatever you're working on, uh, must be pretty important.
Thank you.
Hello? Hi.
Uh, where are you? Uh You know, out and about.
Out and about where? Uh, you know the drugstore down on the corner? Yeah.
Yeah, about 500 miles east of there.
I can't believe you.
We had an agreement.
I'm sorry.
It was time-sensitive.
I had to get this water sample.
From Arizona? Are you nuts? You don't know what kind of damage a trip that far can do to your body.
I'm sorry.
You risk your life to protect strangers.
I risk my life to protect this family.
Oh, come on.
Wait a second.
When I was sitting at home, worried, you didn't seem to care, but now that it affects you You affect me.
I stopped for you! Fine.
Look I am sorry I broke our promise, but that water could have answers, and I need to know what is happening to us so I can protect this family.
I know.
Sorry about last night.
I know you just used your powers because you had no choice.
No, you know what? I should have talked to you first.
We had a deal.
Well, it seems like these powers are gonna require a whole new set of deals, like if someone happens to have a super metabolism, they shouldn't eat all the muffins.
Which reminds me, something else that has to change around here Hey! Turn that back on.
We are going to spend some time together, as a family.
Your mother spent a lot of time planning the school fair, so let's go.
No, Thanks.
I'm okay.
Oh, no.
If we want the world to view us as a normal family, then we have to act like one, for a few hours at least.
Come on.
Trust me.
You're gonna have the time of your lives.
You said that before, right before our plane crashed.
Hey, George.
Hey, Steph.
I'll be right there.
I came by to say you're right.
I don't have a family, and George.
You know, being a part of this super stuff just made me feel like I was part of something.
George, you are part of something this family.
Okay, see that, that that right there? That's that's pretty damn charming, Mr.
Jim Powell.
See, how you got Steph to marry you.
Listen, we're going over to the school fair.
You wanna come? Y you know, actually, I I've got some errands to run.
Got to, uh, get to the bank.
If you change your mind, you know where to find us.
Excuse me.
Detective Cho? Hi.
I wanted to ask you about a case you handled recently.
An armed robbery, named Reed Koblenz? No, I already gave a statement to the press.
Oh, I'm I'm not a journalist.
Actually, Reed was, uh, was a close friend of mine.
A friend? I'm glad you knew another side of him.
To me, he was a thief and a murderer.
He woulda killed me if I hadn't shot him first.
I'm sorry.
No, I understand.
You know, I was just I was wondering if if you noticed anything unusual about him.
Listen, I don't really have time for this, so if you wanna file a grievance, you can take it up with my Captain.
Stephanie! Hey.
I can't believe you did all this.
Well Hey.
You know, before this week, I don't remember the last time I saw her on campus.
Hey, Ron, how are you? Hey.
How's it going? Well, you can't blame Stephanie for running off to work.
I mean, someone has to pay the bills, honey.
Uh, cotton candy? Cotton candy.
Have fun.
Thank you.
What are you doing? Did you just use your powers to win stuffed panda? Who said I was using my powers? J.
, no one wins at ring toss, especially you.
Look, I get it.
You have this cool new toy and you wanna show it off, just like your grades.
But if you wanna keep your powers secret, you can't get an "A" on every test.
Get a B-minus, C-plus.
You'll still be doing a million times better than when you were a moron.
I wasn't a moron.
I'm glad you're starting to finally figure that out.
I'm just gonna go ahead and lose at some more games.
You do that.
Where am I supposed to get that kind of money? What if I get fired? This lemonade has sugar.
I'll be right back.
Daphne? Daphne.
Daphne, hey.
What is it? It's too much.
What are you hearing? Everything.
It's like I'm I'm in everybody's head at the same time.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Is this better? Yeah.
Getting as far away as possible from all the voices.
Daph, I I can't even begin to imagine what that feels like.
But when the world's coming at me a million miles an hour, I just try to focus on one thing the one thing that matters the most to me in the world.
Everything else just sort of falls away.
So can we try that? Sure.
All right, now close your eyes.
Listen to my voice and focus.
Focus on the one thing that matters most to you.
To me, it's you.
You're the most important thing in the world.
Okay, I get it.
Just stop talking so I can figure this I'm not talking.
I did it.
I did it.
I did it.
You did it.
I did it.
I I ah! I I thought about it, and I and I did it, and Whoo! You did it.
I'm proud of you.
All right, kid.
Let's take a shot.
Oh! Oh! Hey, too bad, fatty.
Better luck next time, kid.
Better luck next time.
Who do we got next? Hey, look who we got here Powell.
All right hey, with this guy throwin', there's no way I'm getting wet.
Come on, Powell! Let's see what you got.
Right down the center! All right, let's see what you got! Whoa.
Look, I know it's hard, but we have to resist our impulses.
But isn't it enough to know that you could do it? Yeah, that's right, pal! Let your wife throw it! Why not? She does everything else for the family.
That's right, babe.
Down the center, babe.
Just this once.
Oh, I love you.
All right, we're changing back.
Let's go! Let's go! Whoa! Hey.
I'm gonna need you to keep an eye open for this suspect.
I'm an assistant D.
Budget cuts and Get down! Nobody move! Ohh! Get the money out right now and load up the bag! All right, I get why it's fun dunking that jerk, but why help strangers? It does make me feel like, you know, I matter.
Oh, Jim, you matter.
You've always mattered.
It's George.
Hello? Jim, I figured out what bank's getting hit next.
How? I don't have all day.
Let's go! By being in it.
You're in the bank? Pacific Access Bank.
Will you get your super ass down here? Bills in the bag now! That was George.
He's actually in the bank that's being robbed.
Go help George.
Be safe.
Wait a minute.
Wait a minute.
Guys, wait a minute.
Wait a minute.
Wait a minute.
Come on! If you take me with you Hold up.
Listen listen that I'm saying.
Just shut up! Wait a minute.
Wait a minute.
This is a whole different Here's the thing.
This is a capital offense now.
Oh! Shut up! Holy Urlacher.
What the hell? Who is that guy? Oy! Jim, you did it! Hey.
You did it.
We didn't even practice with a van.
Oh, that's incredible.
You go, Jim.
What do you think, You're doing Powell? I don't know what you mean? I saw you running from the crime scene.
You're witness to a bank robbery.
And I saved your ass, when Reed Koblentz tried to kill you.
We need to set it straight what's going on? Look something's happening.
I don't know how or why? But I ha I can do some amazing things.
I don't expect you to understand.
I barely understand my So Because of your abilities, you're out there, with no idea what you're doing? No.
No, I'm trying to protect people.
You're a dangerous vigilante.
It's not just me out there.
Koblenz? He had powers, too.
He could teleport.
That's why you guys couldn't catch him.
I'm gonna make this simple.
You show up at another crime scene, and I'm gonna bring you in, whatever you are.
I understand you feel like that now, but eventually, you're gonna need me.
Because trust me, you can't catch these people without me.
You're not a kid who lies.
You just you surprised me is all.
And, uh, I know what it's like to have people not believe in you.
But I never meant you to feel that way.
I'm sorry it took me a second.
But you gotta know how proud I am of you, J.
Thanks, dad.
I appreciate it.
All right.
I'm fine.
So's George.
I can't ask you to stop doing this, because for so long, you were you were lost, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't help you.
So if doing this, if if saving people gives you something that this marriage or this family doesn't, well, I guess I just have to understand that or at least I have to try.
Thank you.
But, Jim, make no mistake.
I don't trust what's happening to us.
So first I'm gonna find out how this happened, and then I'm gonna find a cure, and when I do, I'm gonna make you give it all up.
I didn't study at all.
Should I ditch and go to the mall? I hate my mom's new boyfriend.
Can't believe we have to move again.
Nice try.
Even this is a stretch for you.
I don't know how you're doing it, but I know you're a cheater.
I got my eye on you, pal.
Take a look at this.
It's the molecular chromatography of the Belém water sample.
This can't be right.
Phosphorescence is a naturally occurring phenomenon.
Katie, this water there's nothing special.
It's just water.
Then where did you get your powers? Good evening, Detective.
Yeah, that won't work on me.
So tell me, about Reed Koblenz, the man you killed did you know that Koblenz was special, like me? You knew, didn't you? He was I knew that.
I appreciate your honesty.
You know, I just have one more question.
Did anyone else know what he could do? No.
No one else.
That's good.
It's done.