no ordinary family


This time I mean it. We really have reached the end of the first season of No Ordinary Family. Yes, they definitely set things up for a season two. However, if they don’t come back (and I’m not holding out much hope), they did wrap up several major plot threads and go out with a bang. They even killed off a character.

So let’s get to it, shall we?

The episode opens with George on a plane that is about to crash. As it goes toward the ground, we flash back to yesterday. Two things. First, I hate, hate, hate this storytelling devise. Really, the story is so boring you have to do something like that to peak our interest? Second, there’s no way this was just 24-36 hours. It really doesn’t make sense.

No really, I did like this episode.

The story really opens with JJ skateboarding.

Before we go any further, I’d like to point out that Saturday’s episode wasn’t the season final of No Ordinary Family. We’ve got one more episode coming on April 5th. And based on what we saw tonight, this show is going out with a bang.

I’m sorry I didn’t get to this one sooner. I had a busy weekend playing in an ultimate Frisbee tournament. (My team did well on Saturday but fell apart on Sunday.) But I watched it tonight, so let’s get to it.

It’s interesting that we still don’t know much about what Dr. King is up to because this episode introduced a new villain. I already knew she’d be around for multiple episodes, and she is obviously going to make life interesting.

This episode? Well, it seems like it was supposed to introduce her, but it did feel like it was a little light.

Let’s get some of the sub-plots out of the way first, shall we?

Okay, so you know how I’ve been complaining about how this show isn’t really moving forward, how they take baby steps forward and then ignore them the next week? Well, that definitely changed tonight. Holy cow was that a great episode!

We do start with one of my least favorite storytelling techniques. It’s night, and Stephanie is coming home from work. She walks in the door to find Jim lying on the floor dead.

And we flash back 12 hours to the start of the story. You know, I’ve never found a case where we truly needed that flash back to get engrossed in the story. But lots of people seem to think it needs to be done. Heck, they used to do it on Alias all the time, and I still loved that show.

But moving on…

Feeling trapped? Okay, so I’m not either, but the Powells managed to find themselves in three different lock down type situations. (Okay, so I’m stretching here with the kids. Just work with me.)

After an opening scene where the family is too busy for breakfast, they agree to eat dinner together that night and go on their ways. Who knew what an eventful day each of them would have.