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No Ordinary Family Review: Oh, Brother

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My relationship with No Ordinary Family is sort of a rollercoaster, as some weeks it's spot on with humor and suspense, and others it’s rather bland.

Fortunately, "No Ordinary Brother" felt like a fun incline on the coaster, as it continued the theme of the family using their powers to help others. Specifically, Jim’s brother, Mike.

Rebecca Mader on No Ordinary Family

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It's unclear why Jim’s sibling would show up by breaking into the Powell's house in the middle of the nightt. That didn’t make sense to me, but the unnecessary bat-holding was a nice touch.

I was afraid Mike would end up spilling the family’s secrets, but it turned out he was just a very insecure person. Michael Chiklis was especially great during the emotional scene between the siblings.

Elsewhere, Katie is my favorite character. Although I knew the possibility of her character moving to Florida was slim to none, I still found myself hoping she didn’t. I'm also finally on Team Joshua (or whatever his name is). I really believe he loves Katie and would have followed her to Miami.

Katie is very smart, which is why I didn’t understand how she could just drop the whole issue of Stephanie’s journals when he used his powers to erase them. Dr. King is so ruthless, and I can’t believe he would kill an innocent person like Katie just to keep Joshua around.

Poor Jim can’t hug his son, his brother, or high-five George without nearly killing them, but how badass is George and Jim’s new lair?

In closing, I’m very much looking forward to next week's episode, where it looks like Daphne will be getting a love interest and Katie will be cloned by one of Dr. King’s super-humans. What did everyone else think?

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This episode has finally restored my confidence in the show.If it continues in this vein I am sure it will get another season. I LOVE how they are writing for the Joshua Character. He loves Katie but he still has a mean streak. Cannot wait for next week! MORE KATIE/ WATCHER & that shapeshifter! :D

No Ordinary Family Season 1 Episode 12 Quotes

Humans are the only species that insist on monogamy. Go to the zoo, check out the monkeys, it's like boogey nights in there.

Mike

It's kind of in Miami, which according to your speed would only take you 7.5 minutes to get to. So we can still have lunch together everyday!

Katie