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No Ordinary Family

Character: Amanda Grayson

Created by: Greg Berlanti, Jon Harmon Feldman

Directed by: Various

Written by: Various

Cast Members: Julie Benz, Jimmy Bennett, Michael Chiklis, Kay Panabaker, Autumn Reeser, Romany Malco

Released date: January 11, 2010

Episode(s) Number: 1x07, 1x08

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim (Michael Chiklis, The Shield, Fantastic Four) feels disconnected from his workaholic wife, Stephanie (Julie Benz, Dexter), and two teenage children, Daphne (Kay Panabaker, Summerland) and JJ (Jimmy Bennett, Star Trek). To encourage family bonding time, Jim decides the family will join Stephanie on her business trip to South America. When their plane crashes into the Amazon River, they barely enjoy a moment to celebrate their survival before returning to the grind of everyday life. But they will soon realize that their lives have been forever changed. Each member of the family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super powers. Will their newfound abilities finally bring them together or push them further apart?

… For the Powells, embarking on a mission to understand their new abilities becomes the key to rebuilding their family life, as they learn what defines and unifies them. Despite the fact they can collectively lift a car, run at lightning speed, read your mind and calculate the dimensions of the Eiffel Tower — all before you say “superhero” – they are first and foremost an average family with everyday problems.

1×07: “No Ordinary Mobster” – Jim’s secret identity is at risk when he tries to take down a dangerous mobster who has eluded George for years; Stephanie continues to look into Dr. Volson’s previous research of a mysterious plant – against Dr. King’s wishes; Daphne convinces a reluctant JJ to use his powers to help her become more knowledgeable in order to impress a boy; and JJ goes to extreme measures to help Katie get a date.

1×08: “No Ordinary Accident” – 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.

Notable Mentions
• Amy played a district attorney; her guest appearances were brief in both episodes.
• Episodes aired November 16 and 23 2010, respectively, on ABC.
• Not yet known if Amy’s character will be back in the future, or if it was just a small character arc/plotline. [2010]
• Reunites Amy with Angel co-star, Julie Benz.
• Was picked up for a full season; 20 episodes were filmed & aired before being cancelled in 2011.
• Season 1 is available to buy on Region 1 DVD.

Script developed by Never Enough Design