No Ordinary Family s01e07 Episode Script

No Ordinary Mobster

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, this super-brain.
Find out who knows about him, and then take care of it.
Are you sure about this? The party starts in Two hours.
I don't think you'll have enough time to put all those up.
I think we can manage.
Two hours, huh? Yep.
Oh, look at that, Jim.
No problem.
I'll take it from here.
Oh, I love surprise parties.
Have you called George yet? Just about to.
Just need to finalize the details.
Hey! Buddy! You ready for guys' night out just the two of us out With no agenda whatsoever? Except for going to some surprise party exactly.
Except that.
She's standing right there, isn't she? Good instincts.
Uh, so we should start about 8:00 at rococo? I am practicing my stunned expression as we speak.
Yes! George, you can relax.
The jury loved you.
I don't know.
Can I ask you Why are you gunning so hard for Luka anyway? No reason.
Just doing my job.
Well, you're good at it.
Grayson, we haven't even scratched the surface of what I'm good at yet.
Very smooth, counselor.
In the matter of people vs.
Silvan Luka, on the charges of racketeering and felony extortion, we, the jury, find the defendant not guilty.
You tell your boss we'll be coming for him next.
What was that? I said, tell your boss we'll be coming for him next.
I will.
I don't think Mr.
Kadare will be all that worried, though, considering you guys couldn't even get me, right? Just a matter of time.
I'll be so up in your business, Chuck that's clever.
That's n very smart, though, counselor.
It sounds like a threat.
I know.
My parents are making me go to my dad's friend's so-not-a-surprise party.
You could have just asked me.
I had plans.
Yeah, with me.
I thought we were spending the day together.
I just didn't think we'd be doing something so boring.
You know, he could date any girl in the school, even some of the guys, and he chooses her.
I hate you! Should see her on a bad day.
Surprise! What are you okay, you know what? I-I'm gonna get you back, every last one of y'all.
I didn't see it coming.
Give me a second to just ohh.
You! Thank you.
Happy Birthday, George.
Thank you.
Were you surprised? I mean, you seemed surprised.
Were you surprised? Honestly did not suspect a thing.
I was Should I have added "honestly"? For a lawyer, I'm a terrible liar.
He was really surprised, mom.
Way to go, Olivier.
Oh! Look who's here! You kept this from me all day? I tried.
Oh, man.
Oh, so, okay, this is Amanda, my co-counsel on the Luka trial.
Amanda, well, this is Jim and Stephanie, it is so nice to meet you both.
George has told me everything about you guys.
Everything? Really? Well, everything you guys mean to him.
I'll be right back.
I think the birthday boy needs a glass of champagne.
Uh, so how long have you two been dating? Amanda? Mm-hmm.
No, we we work I told you, we work k together.
Well, she wants to date you, I mean.
How do you how do you how how can you tell? Throbbing carotid, light moisture on her epidermal layer, dilated pupils all classic symptoms of pheromone emissions.
I've been hanging out with Katie a little too much.
Uh, excuse me.
You should ask her out or study her.
Are you okay sweetie? You ever try to extend a complex function with a differential open subset on a riemann surface? Mm.
Not lately.
Oh! Then don't start.
Just me.
It is not as easy as it sounds.
Uh, maybe it's time we get you a tutor.
Mom, tutors are for kids having trouble with school.
You are.
That's why you're taking graduate-level math classes online.
We need to find you someone who can challenge you academically so you can fully realize your g gifts.
And, uh, who can do that? Katie, it's a party.
You're excused from work.
No, no, no.
I'm not working.
I'm just, um, I'm returning an email from this guy that I met online.
Everyone says that Internet dating is, like, for geeky, socially awkward types, but I meet a lot of people just like me.
Well, uh, on a completely unrelated note, j.
Needs you want me to tutor him.
I knew it was just a matter of time before you realized he needed more intellectual stimulation.
And you don't mind? I was gonna suggest it.
I mean, this might be my only chance to tutor a-a burgeoning l Luthor or Oh, even, say, a young Reed Richards.
Okay, work might not be the only reason I'm single.
I gotta be honest.
A few hours ago, I was going through one of the worst days of my life.
And now Doesn't seem so bad.
We're gonna get him, you know Luka.
Next time we'll make a better case.
We'll find better witnesses.
I wouldn't bet against us.
Speaking of us Us? I mean Since we're co-workers, we probably shouldn't intermingle.
Unless you think there might be some sort of birthday exemption.
I definitely think there should be a birthday I' see you at the office.
And maybe out of the office, right? Maybe.
Wh Happy Birthday.
Thank you.
Hey! Amanda.
It's okay.
It's okay.
I'm right here.
I'm right here.
I n yeah.
I need an ambulance at 4160 Dane canyon.
A d.
'S been shot.
Help! It's okay.
Help! George, are you all right? Is Amanda? They're operating on her right now.
The bullet hit her lung.
They won't even - don't know.
If I had to guess, this guy I was prosecuting, silvan Luka.
Well, you told me he got o off.
Why would he I threatened him.
I told him after the verdict that I'd be coming after him.
It's my fault again.
What? ? No.
No, it isn't, George.
You don't get it.
Five years ago, when I was new in the d.
'S office, I had a chance to put Luka away for aggravated assault.
I screwed up the suppression hearing.
His confession got thrown out, and he walked.
But that that doesn't mean you're responsible for everything he's done since.
Actually, it kind of does.
It's called vicarious liability.
Every first-year law student knows it.
Uh, f-fine.
But now we're finally in a position to do something about it.
Let me help you, George.
Whatever you're thinking right now, what have you been training me for? You know, I-I don't know, but it wasn't for you to go after Albanian mobsters.
I will wat him.
I will wait.
And when he does something illegal, I will pounce.
No, you will leave this one be! You do not want silvan Luka in your life.
You don't want him in your family's life.
I got enough to worry about right now, okay? Okay.
Now before we begin any mind-elevating dialogue condescendingly labeled as "tutoring," I need to establish a baseline assessment of your abilities, so what I've done is I've started with the Wechsler adult intelligence scale, but does this take into account the impact of stereotype threat on psychometrics? You need to develop a standard deviation algorithm that controls for a testing bias, and if you don't mind, I think I can tweak your methodology.
Let's see what we have here.
I must've really freaked you out, if you're walking by without even saying hello.
Where's Kristy? We don't spend a ton of time together since we broke up.
Uh, I-I'm so sorry.
It's complicated kinda like our whole relationship, actually.
So what was yesterday's fight about? What they're always about just stupid stuff.
The modernism exhibit at the museum.
I just thought I heard kris saying something about a museum? Yeah.
I wanted to go check out this exhibit at the Gerhman, and she wanted to go to the modernism exhibit? Yeah.
How did, uh, how'd you know that? My dad.
He told me about it.
He's kind of an artist.
Really? Yeah.
S my brother.
That's kinda the reason why I wanted to go.
Hey Why don't we go? Together? Well, yeah, it's always more fun to go with someone you can actually talk about the art with, right? Right.
Are we going skiing? Uh No.
I'm looking for a knit cap for my head That gets cold sometimes.
Don't care.
Um, I wanted to ow if I could borrow some of your art books.
Um, I'm glad you're taking an interest.
They're in my studio.
Good luck with that.
You told me you thought there was someone else out there with enhanced abilities.
Any closer to finding out his identity? Still looking.
Give me time.
I have given you plenty of time.
Get it done.
Thank you for stopping by.
Uh, well, you made it sound like I didn't have much of a choice.
Well, uh, what I need to talk to you about is It's delicate.
It concerns Dr.
Volson and his genomic research.
I know you've been trying to find out more about the work he was doing.
Well, yes, because it bears pretty remarkable similarities to my own work.
Hence my conce**.
I'm not following.
Volson was a polarizing figure at this company.
His work was considered "fringe" science.
After global tech fired volson, he went off the deep end.
He left the country.
His suicide was a tragic ending to what must have been a difficult life.
It's a cautionary tale to us all.
My long-winded point if you value your research at all, stay as far away from Douglas volson as possible.
Well, uh I appreciate you looking out for me.
Get out! Get over there! What did I tell you was gonna happen the next time the count came back short? Do you remember the conversation? Silvan, p-please don't.
I remember.
I remember, because I went through great pains to make it memorable for you.
Huh? I-I didn't take it.
You didn't take it? Who took it? a crime in progress.
Springfield street in the warehouse district.
Are you in any danger? I think I can handle myself.
I want my money, Skel.
Please don't.
What? Please.
Go get him! Aah! Freeze! Your hands let me see 'em! Get your hands up, buddy! Hello? Unbelievable.
George? You don't listen to me worth a damn, but you are unbelievable.
Luka had a very bad night last night, and I have a funny feeling that you're the reason why.
Yeah, I might have had a hand in that.
I knew it! I kn cops said they found squished bullets all over the place, and I'm like, ye, that would be my boy Jim.
So you're not t mad? At you giving me another shot at Luka? No.
I'll get over it.
What's wrong? This is supposed to be the part where you brag about how cool it was to take that dude down.
I'm just tired.
Long night all right, well, listen, you get your butt some super-rest, because you earned it, okay? All right.
I'll see ya.
Everything all right, Daph? Uh, this modernist art crap how did you learn it all? Well, it helped not to think of it as crap, for one thing.
Good morning To which the proper response is also "good morning.
" Thank you.
Any news on Amanda? George says the doctors are optimistic.
Then why do you look so worried? Uh I was out last night And I think someone saw me, you know, being me.
I know, but seeing mis a long way from identifying me.
Yeah, but at if they can? That would be why I look worried.
I need you to upload these to your brain.
One, I'm busy, and, two, I'm not a computer.
Actually, you kind of are.
See, I need you to learn all of this stuff, so that you can then teach it to me.
And, three, why? So I can impress a guy.
Such predictable motives.
No, thank you.
But if you ever want to have a private thought around me ever again This is extortion.
See? I knew you were a genius.
The modernist movement has its roots in the age of enlightenment and strives to put aside traditional art to experiment with new ideas.
Did you say that or think it? I thought it.
Why? I think I have a better idea.
Oh, Dr.
Hmm? They're here.
What's that? Carbo-o-fuel.
You're taking a little run to the border.
No, I am briefing the review board on my plant research in three hours.
No problem.
You can make it to Mexico in 20 minutes.
All right.
Why don't you start from the beginning? Okay, you know how Dr.
king told you that volson left the country? Mm-hmm.
Well, when I researched his widow's last known address, I embarrassed to say that I defaulted ah.
You only looked in the U.
And the whole time he was living in a little hacienda outside veracruz, Mexico.
But Dr.
king said to avoid anything volson-related.
Which makes sense, if you can, say, resist knowing the whole story.
The vanilla bean's delicious.
Oh, I love this piece.
"Yorrick's lament" by Fournet.
The use of bricolage is actually more indicative the funny thing is, is that Fournet is a contemporary of de chirico the funny thing is Fournet is a contemporary of de Chirico, who is arguably the first surrealist artist.
I just really love art.
Oh, this one's nice.
Good adumbration.
My parents had this beach house in San Diego, and if you woke up early enough, the sky looked just like this.
That sounds great.
I didn't know that you guys had a beach house.
Uh, we don't.
Uh, now the bank does.
Not that you care about my parents' money issues.
N-no, if it matters to you, I am more than happy to listen.
Uh, it's my brother.
Go ahead.
Talk to him.
I'm just gonna be looking at this adumbration.
Please don't lag so far behind.
You almost went out of range.
I'm not a radio transmitter, and you keep treating me like technical equipment.
Just stay closer, but don't let him see you.
You owe me big-time for this one.
And by the way, don't paraphrase me.
You misrepresented my entire view on the impressionists.
I know what he bills out at, so let me just save you a couple grand.
You were apprehended with a known drug dealer and about a quarter million in meth.
Legally speaking, you are in deep doo-doo.
Oh, the point is, the only way your client's gonna avoid jail time is if he deals.
The good news is, he's not at the top of the criminal food chain.
See I want your boss Victor Kadare.
You testify against him, I'll let you plead down your sentence.
Well, that's really tempting, but I got a counteroffer.
The guy that took me down I saw him throw a van.
He caught my bullets right from my gun, which means either I'm crazy, or the Pacific Bay P.
has some kind of supercop they're trying to keep a secret.
So you're saying and and I wanna get this straight, okay that there's some kind of top secret supercop out there that the pacific bay p.
Is trying to keep under wraps.
That's oh, I get it.
You guys are going for e insanity I saw his face! If he does work for the police department, he's gonna have a photo on file, right? Which means it'll probably take me maybe about, what, a day to find out what the guy's name is? Uh, that is, unless, course, you can offer my client some reason to remain quiet, like, say, uh, dropping these charges.
I would not have believed it.
You really know your modern art.
Kristy would've never, uh oh, I'm sorry.
No, it's it's fine.
You guys dated for a while.
It's not like that just disappears.
She was fun sometimes, but things are easier with you.
Really? Yeah, I can talk to yo it's like you can read my y min.
As if, right? No, s-seriously.
You're pretty amazing.
You're pretty amazing yourself.
I'm gonna make this quick.
What the hell were you thinking? Let 'em see you be super? Fine.
If you have to.
Let 'em see your face? No problem.
But never, ever let 'em see both at the same time! I know.
I screwed up.
You think? All right.
I hear you.
But what are you gonna do now? You mean after I drop the charges against Luka? No, you can't do that, George.
Luka's an extortionist.
This is how extortion works.
You either do what he says, or he threatens to ruin your life.
Let's not get overly dramatic.
No, I'm being under-dramatic, because if he outs you, which he can, that's it.
Game over.
And I'm not just talking about your crime-fighting.
I'm talking about your life, your family.
I wanted to do something.
I know you told me not to, but you could never tell me to not help you, George.
Don't drop this case.
I ha to, 'cause you could never tell me not to help you, either.
And if I don't, here's what's gonna happen.
People are gonna look at you and your family, and they're gonna say, "who are they? What are they? Maybe they're not even human.
" The questions, the fear, the scrutiny it's never gonna stop.
You're almost at the mexicali border.
I hope you remembered to bring your passport.
I don't think that'll be a problem.
Hello? Mrs.
volson? Mrs.
volson? Dr.
I was wondering when you'd get around to visiting me.
Funny, I didn't hear a car drive in.
Uh, it's at the hotel.
I ran here.
Well, jogged, actually.
If you don't mind me asking, how did you know I was coming? The scientific community is a small one, Dr.
If you're continuing my husband's research, did you imagine that I wouldn't find out? I wasn't aware I was continuing it.
You don't know much, do you? Well, that's why I ran down her.
So to speak.
Sit down.
Well, your husband, maybe you could tell me why he left global tech.
He was fired.
He, uh, borrowed some of his research and took it home.
Brought home two injections one for him and one for me.
And a few days later You could walk.
And much more.
We could do amazing things For a little while, at least.
So the effect was temporary? Everything was temporary our abilities My husband's job.
And ultimately his life.
So far, we have determined that your brain is more powerful than an n.
Supercomputer, but right now you can only hold the information you process for about six hours, so basically you're like.
"A beautiful mind" meets "memento.
" Are you all right? Oh, sorry.
I'm just Kinda distracted.
If it's work, I'm sure I can help.
No, it's personal, and it's really stupid.
A guy thing? It's interesting that your utilities include enhanced deductive reasoning.
So I was supposed to have a drink with this y I met online, and he stood me up.
Well, that doesn't make any sense, that you would yeah, neither does dating.
Chaos theory seems predictable by comparison.
Why are you meeting guys online? You're, like Amazing.
, that is so sweet.
She's lonely.
She must be, if she's spending her free time with you.
She's helping me in the interest of science and because she's cool.
And old enough that she would go to jail for doing what you're thinking.
S-stop reading my mind! Like it takes a mind reader.
I just wanna help her find somebody.
Good luck with that.
Any age-appropriate guy is either taken or a jerk or both.
Sorry, j.
, you can't just invent the perfect guy.
You can't do this.
I can't let George drop this case and if I have to take the chance that Luka outs me, then that's a risk I'm gonna have to take.
It's not just your risk.
It's ours.
It's your family's.
Convicting one criminal is not worth I look, I-I know.
I get it.
And you're right.
But we didn't ask for these powers.
I didn't ask for these powers.
Don't tell me they come with a great responsibility, please.
But they do.
And the responsibilities carry risks, and I need to take that risk, because it's George.
You're right.
I am? Yes, I-I am.
No, y-you're right that these powers come with risks.
Remember Dr.
volson? Yeah.
Well, I went to see his wife today, and she told me that they had powers, too.
They were like us? Mm-hmm.
For a while.
Until their abilities We away.
And volson on all accounts, a kindly eccentric went mad and Ultimately suicidal.
What, the the powers You know, if you ask his wife, it was the powers that killed him, and maybe this is just finally proof of what I've thought all along.
Maybe they're killing us, too.
You are a genius.
You know what? Long night last night, George.
Yesterday, when you said to call luka's bluff, I went home, played a little Xbox.
I was about to whip up this When it hit me.
You said, "call luka's bluff.
" But what if it were backwards? What if we did the bluffing? Let me put it this way.
What are you talking about? You know, don't worry about it.
You just stay here and maintain your secret identity.
I got this.
Well, let's say, for the sake of argument, that the police do have some kind of supercop.
Let's even assume that he's my best friend in the whole world, and I don't want anyone to know.
So what? You've still gotta find this hypothetical superhero.
You gotta identify him in a city of, what, 4 million people? And you've gotta get proof of his alleged super-ness somehow.
That's a whole lot of "maybe"s.
But here's some certainty.
Me nailing you oh, that you can bank on.
Nice speech.
I like the acoustics.
Simple choice jail or pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
And before you think too hard here, this is not a trick question.
I wanna walk.
You were arrested with a quarter million in meth, and you are linked to the attempted murder of an a.
You will plead to a lesser charge, and you will thank me for my generosity, but you're gonna be my chief witness in my case against your boss, Victor Kadare.
Paper it up, counselor.
Okay, if you get any happier, you're gonna break out song.
"It's just so hard to meet the right guy.
" "I guess that's why I took a flyer" Katie, I hi.
Uh how are you doing? Uh, why are you talking like this? 'Cause I'm I.
ing with this guy I met online, and I know it's completely unprofessional, particularly using company bandwidth, but he replied to my profile I oh! What's his name? Ll.
And we have so much in common.
It's like he's me, but in masculine Internet form.
"Likes graphic novels, double helixes.
Dislikes cosplay and vaporware.
" Sounds like love at first avatar.
All right, so how long have you been I.
ing with him? 45 minutes.
Oh, we need to move this along.
All right, uh, ask him to dinner.
What? No.
I can't do that.
Just type.
Uh How about tonight? Really? What, you got something else better to do? Uh Uh-oh.
That's not good.
An interrogative response indicates a clear lack of interest.
Yeah, may I? S-sure? "The whole point of doing this is to meet someone, right?" Right.
"So why not tonight? "There's a great place called Chaykins's.
"I'll be there tonight at " Sound like a plan?" Oh God.
Looks like you have a date.
Uh You you did what? What were you thinking? I got all flustered.
I'm new to this fake Internet dating.
I was just trying to help her.
By breaking her heart into a million pieces? By showing her that there's some cool guys out there.
Oh, j.
, how could a super-genius be so epically stupid? What am I gonna do? I can't show up, and if she does she'll realize she's been stood u trust me.
It won't come as a surprise.
She's a girl.
She knows all guys are jerks.
What some girls won't do to avoid going out on a date with me.
You know, you don't have to get shot.
You could've just fled the country like the rest of 'em.
You could've wait.
Did did we make an actual date? I seem to recall saying "maybe.
" There wasn't an implied agreement? Yes, George.
Come here.
So basically, it took her nearly getting killed for you to finally man up.
Yeah, that's a nice story to tell your kids.
What's gonna happen with Luka? Oh, well, they're moving him to county lockup, and then, from there, upstate until we've built our case against Kadare.
But there's only one thing I know that's more satisfying than nailing Luka, and that is protecting you, so you don't have to worry about silvan Luka ever again.
Silvan Luka, reputed mob lieutenant, died while in police custody today.
Preliminary reports indicate the cause of death was a heart attack.
No word yet on the officers involved in the A heart attack? Guy was barely 40.
Plus, kinda heartless.
Timing's convenient, though.
You think it was a hit? Why? What are you thinking? Nothing.
Maybe it's a coincidence, but everyone who's finding out about me Cho, Luka they all seem to be winding up Dead.
Wanna come in? Yeah.
Look, I'm sorry about the other day.
I should've told you about me and Kristy, about us getting back together.
It's okay.
We went to a museum together.
You don't owe me anything.
Well, I still feel bad.
You got back together with Kristy.
You should be feeling great.
I know, except I might've chosen the wrong girl.
Well, I, uh, I should go.
See you around? Yeah.
So she knows? Well, that's An interesting development.
What did you tell her exactly? Exactly what we agreed upon.
I-I followed the script word for word.
Well, you can expect your standard payment.
Ah, Stephanie.
I was just talking about you.
All good things, I hope.
You wanted to see me? Yes.
Uh, I just came by to thank you for waving me off volson.
I don't want to become another cautionary tale.
Very wise, as I've come to expect, where you're concerned.
Well, thank you for looking out for me.
I'll always have my eye on you, Stephanie.
That you can count on.
Sorry you had to wait.
The employee who just left is Dr.
Stephanie Powell.
She's starting to know too much.
I want you to keep an eye on her and those closest to her.
Find out what she knows, before I have to do anything Rash.
What is it? Nothing.
Do you recognize anyone? No.
I've never seen these people before in my life, but I'm sure I can find a way in.
Andrews, hi.
May I join you? Um, will? That's me.