Episode Hive
All ShowsBinge-Watch CalculatorLog In
Show cover for No Ordinary Family

The Best Episodes of No Ordinary Family

Every episode of No Ordinary Family ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of No Ordinary Family!

After their plane crashes into the Amazon River, each member of the Powell family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super powers.

Genres:DramaSci-Fi & FantasyComedy
Network:ABC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "No Ordinary Family" is "No Ordinary Beginning", rated 7.8/10 from 194 user votes. It was directed by Paul A. Edwards and written by Zack Estrin. "No Ordinary Beginning" aired on 4/5/2011 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "No Ordinary Powell".

  • No Ordinary Beginning
    7.8/10 194 votes

    #1 - No Ordinary Beginning

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2011-04-05

    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.

    Director: Paul A. Edwards

    Writer: Zack Estrin

  • No Ordinary Powell
    7.7/10 148 votes

    #2 - No Ordinary Powell

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2011-02-15

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Ali Adler

  • No Ordinary Sidekick
    7.6/10 158 votes

    #3 - No Ordinary Sidekick

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-12-07

    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.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: Zack Estrin, Jon Harmon Feldman

  • No Ordinary Detention
    7.6/10 160 votes

    #4 - No Ordinary Detention

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2011-01-18

    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.

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: Zack Estrin

  • No Ordinary Future
    7.6/10 145 votes

    #5 - No Ordinary Future

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2011-03-26

    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.

    Director: Milan Cheylov

    Writer: N/A

  • Pilot
    7.4/10 307 votes

    #6 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-09-28

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

    Director: David Semel

    Writer: Greg Berlanti, Jon Harmon Feldman

  • No Ordinary Proposal
    7.4/10 143 votes

    #7 - No Ordinary Proposal

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2011-02-22

    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.

    Director: Stephen Surjik

    Writer: N/A

  • No Ordinary Visitors
    7.3/10 184 votes

    #8 - No Ordinary Visitors

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-11-09

    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.

    Director: David Paymer

    Writer: Zack Estrin

  • No Ordinary Double Standard
    7.3/10 140 votes

    #9 - No Ordinary Double Standard

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2011-02-08

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • No Ordinary Friends
    7.2/10 159 votes

    #10 - No Ordinary Friends

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2011-01-04

    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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Marc Guggenheim

  • No Ordinary Animal
    7.2/10 142 votes

    #11 - No Ordinary Animal

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2011-03-22

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

    Director: Greg Beeman

    Writer: Zack Estrin, Jon Harmon Feldman

  • No Ordinary Marriage
    7.1/10 227 votes

    #12 - No Ordinary Marriage

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-10-05

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

    Director: David Semel

    Writer: Ali Adler, Jon Harmon Feldman

  • No Ordinary Quake
    7.1/10 190 votes

    #13 - No Ordinary Quake

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-10-26

    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.

    Director: Timothy Busfield

    Writer: Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer

  • No Ordinary Love
    7.1/10 150 votes

    #14 - No Ordinary Love

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2011-03-01

    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.

    Director: Peter Werner

    Writer: N/A

  • No Ordinary Vigilante
    7.0/10 198 votes

    #15 - No Ordinary Vigilante

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-10-19

    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.

    Director: Ron Underwood

    Writer: Ali Adler

  • No Ordinary Mobster
    7.0/10 172 votes

    #16 - No Ordinary Mobster

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-11-16

    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.

    Director: John Polson

    Writer: Marc Guggenheim

  • No Ordinary Accident
    7.0/10 158 votes

    #17 - No Ordinary Accident

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-11-23

    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.

    Director: Tom Verica

    Writer: N/A

  • No Ordinary Anniversary
    7.0/10 157 votes

    #18 - No Ordinary Anniversary

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-11-30

    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.

    Director: David Semel

    Writer: N/A

  • No Ordinary Brother
    6.9/10 154 votes

    #19 - No Ordinary Brother

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2011-01-11

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer

  • No Ordinary Ring
    6.8/10 188 votes

    #20 - No Ordinary Ring

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-10-12

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Zack Estrin, Marc Guggenheim