The BEST Episodes of No Ordinary Family

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

The Powells are an every day, typical American family who undergo a remarkable transformation after the charter plane they hired crashes in the Amazon River.

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No Ordinary Beginning

#1 - No Ordinary Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 5, 2011

Mrs. X kidnaps J.J. and forces him to solve an enigma; Joshua and Katie reconnect; George is held prisoner on a plane that spirals out of control.

star 8.04
1,467 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Ali Adler, John Harmon Feldman, Zack Estrin
No Ordinary Animal

#2 - No Ordinary Animal

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 22, 2011

The Powell's lives are in danger when a super-villain with animal like powers is tasked by Mrs. X to eliminate the family.

star 7.74
1,719 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Jon Harmon Feldman, Zack Estrin
No Ordinary Future

#3 - No Ordinary Future

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 26, 2011

Stephanie ends up traveling to the future and seeing her family's secret revealed, and the consequences that result. Returning to the present, she tries to prevent the future from occurring. Meanwhile, Jim and George track down the criminal responsible for the death of a cop, and Mrs. X assigns someone to watch the pregnant Katie.

star 7.74
1,637 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
No Ordinary Detention

#4 - No Ordinary Detention

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2011

While Internal Affairs officer Rachel Jacobs investigates reports of a rogue cop, Jim risks revealing himself as the prime suspect when the police station is overrun by a group of thugs, and he is the only hope of survival. Meanwhile, while trying to nurse an ailing Joshua back to health at the lab, Katie and Stephanie run into Human Resources VP Victoria Morrow and begin to suspect that she isn't who she says she is.

star 7.64
1,819 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Leigh Dana Jackson, Zack Estrin
No Ordinary Powell

#5 - No Ordinary Powell

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 15, 2011

The Powells' lives are in danger when Dr. King orders shape-shifter Victoria Morrow, to infiltrate the household and murder one of the family members; and JJ, with the aid of Daphne, attempts to solve the cold case murder of his ex-girlfriend Natalie's mother.

star 7.63
1,698 votes
Directors: Terry McDonough
Writers: Allison Adler, Sonny Postiglione
No Ordinary Friends

#6 - No Ordinary Friends

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 4, 2011

After Jim saves Dave Cotten's (Ricky Schroder) life, he and Stephanie become fast friends with Dave, his wife, Michelle (Annie Wersching, "24") and their kids. But Jim begins to suspect that the Cottens may be leading their own secret lives. Meanwhile, Daphne throws her hat into the high school ring for student council president, and Katie reveals a secret to Stephanie about her relationship with Joshua - aka The Watcher

star 7.63
1,765 votes
Directors: Terry McDonough
Writers: Ali Adler, Marc Guggenheim
No Ordinary Sidekick

#7 - No Ordinary Sidekick

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2010

When George gets credit for one of Jim's secret crime-fighting activities, animosity breaks out between the two friends. Meanwhile, Daphne suspects something is wrong with Katie's new boyfriend, JJ discovers a problem with his powers, and Stephanie and Katie disagree over a personal matter.

star 7.62
2,204 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Jon Harmon Feldman, Zack Estrin
No Ordinary Proposal

#8 - No Ordinary Proposal

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 22, 2011

Jim feels guilty when he is in a fight and he deflects a bullet, which hits a teen and causes life-threatening damage. Daphne's boyfriend Chris steals the serum from the Powells' house and injects his disabled father Roy, causing disastrous results creating a villain stronger then Jim. Joshua, The Watcher, proposes to Katie. JJ's math teacher tries to get him to join the school's academic decathlon team.

star 7.53
1,619 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Andrew Major, Emily Silver
No Ordinary Vigilante

#9 - No Ordinary Vigilante

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2010

While patrolling the park at night in an effort to catch a mugger, Jim is mistaken for a murderous vigilante who has begun targeting the robbers; Stephanie makes a discovery that could explain how she and her family got their powers; Daphne uses her telepathic abilities to get into an exclusive party reserved for only the cool high school kids; and JJ tries out for the football team - with a lot of help from his power.

star 7.52
2,537 votes
Directors: Ron Underwood
Writers: Allison Adler, Ron Harmon Feldman
No Ordinary Visitors

#10 - No Ordinary Visitors

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2010

When Stephanie's hard-to-please parents, Barbara and Allan Crane, pay an unexpected visit, the Powells must curb the use of their powers for fear of giving away their secret. But Barbara and Allan begin to suspect that something's awry when they witness some strange behavior. Meanwhile, when friend Trent Stafford and his parents are the victims of a home invasion, Daphne uses her abilities to help Jim try to track down the thugs responsible for the violent act.

star 7.52
2,354 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Ali Adler, Zack Estrin
No Ordinary Mobster

#11 - No Ordinary Mobster

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2010

George asks Jim to help him take down a mobster who has eluded arrest for years. Meanwhile, Stephanie disobeys Dr. King's wishes and tries to find out more about Volson's research, and Daphne asks JJ to use his powers to help her impress a boy.

star 7.51
2,384 votes
Directors: John Polson
Writers: Marc Guggenheim

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2010

A flight to South America has a far greater impact on the Powells' family dynamic that they had planned.

star 7.51
3,812 votes
Directors: David Semel
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Jon Harmon Feldman
No Ordinary Love

#13 - No Ordinary Love

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 1, 2011

The mysterious Mrs. X tasks the sexy - and dangerous - Sophie to cause Jim and George to fall under her spell and make them do whatever she wants them to - which could place Jim's marriage in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Stephanie must decide whether or not to inject a patient with the trilsettum serum and risk turning him into a super in order to retain Dr. King's trust, and Daphne's boyfriend, Chris, begins to have suspicions about the Powell family's abilities.

star 7.43
1,680 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Elisabeth Finch, Kate Barnow
No Ordinary Double Standard

#14 - No Ordinary Double Standard

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 8, 2011

After a friend is attacked, Stephanie tells Jim that she wants to join forces with him to help catch the perp. But when Jim informs Stephanie that he's built for crime fighting - and she's not - the competition is on to see which one of them can solve the case first. Meanwhile, Daphne feels like Jim is invoking a double standard when he allows JJ to date a senior but won't let her do the same, and Katie learns some disturbing news about Joshua - aka The Watcher.

star 7.43
1,810 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Sallie Patrick
No Ordinary Brother

#15 - No Ordinary Brother

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 11, 2011

Jim's wayward brother, Mike, makes a surprise visit to the Powell household and discovers the family has powers. But in an attempt to make some quick cash, he tries to convince JJ to using his abilities to win big by betting on the horses. Meanwhile, in a surprise twist, Katie is given a promotion at Global Tech by Human Resources VP Victoria Morrow (Rebecca Mader, "Lost"), who may be hiding a secret agenda, and Daphne is placed on the school's peer disciplinary committee and believes a student may have been wrongly accused of possessing drugs.

star 7.43
1,926 votes
Directors: Michael Watkins
Writers: Darren Swimmer, Todd Slavkin
No Ordinary Marriage

#16 - No Ordinary Marriage

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2010

A neighborhood mom ropes Stephanie into helping out at a school fundraiser, but a bank robbery calls her attention away.

star 7.43
3,182 votes
Directors: David Semel
Writers: Allison Adler, Jon Harmon Feldman
No Ordinary Anniversary

#17 - No Ordinary Anniversary

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2010

Jim and Stephanie plan a romantic evening to celebrate their 18th anniversary, but they find themselves using their powers to deal with a serial arsonist with special powers of his own; Daphne and J.J. join forces to win money in a poker game.

star 7.43
2,094 votes
Directors: David Semel
Writers: Elisabeth Finch, Kate Barnow
No Ordinary Quake

#18 - No Ordinary Quake

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2010

Jim tries to discover the cause of recent earthquakes; Stephanie suspects that J.J. may be lying about his lack of powers; Daphne faces a moral dilemma when she reads the minds of a fellow student and teacher.

star 7.43
2,476 votes
Writers: Darren Swimmer, Todd Slavkin
No Ordinary Accident

#19 - No Ordinary Accident

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2010

Stephanie tries to uncover the reason behind Jim's sudden loss of powers, which could put an end to his crime fighting days; JJ may be facing criminal charges after he's caught hacking into the school computer system by his teacher; Daphne uses her abilities to impress a boy; and Katie begins falling for her mysterious new beau.

star 7.42
2,238 votes
Directors: Tom Verica
Writers: Leigh Dana Jackson, Sonny Postiglione
No Ordinary Ring

#20 - No Ordinary Ring

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2010

Jim and George track a group of thieves robbing high-end weddings after Stephanie's ring is stolen; J.J. asks Daphne to scan the mind of a cute girl.

star 7.32
3,021 votes
Directors: Terry McDonough
Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Zack Estrin