Professor Dick Litchfield is still testing JJ's abilities under the academic decathlon ruse. Chris tempts Daphne into skipping school to see Sara Bareilles shoot her new video. She has to finish a history paper during her math class, so she tries to beg off, but Chris goes to JJ, lets him know he knows about the Powells' powers, and strong arms the kid into finishing big sister's paper. Finally, JJ strikes a deal with Daphne. He'll write her paper if she'll read Professor Dick's mind to find out why he's giving him assignments far too advanced for any high school contest.
Meanwhile, there's a new vicious fiend on the loose, and a savaged corpse on the slab. Claw marks lead the police to think the attacks are animal attacks, but Jim and Stephanie think the evidence suggests otherwise. What evidence? Why are you asking me? Stephanie goes to King and asks him if it could be one of his supers. King lies that to his knowledge, none have developed claws, but he'll let her know if he learns anything new.
Xena, who it turns out is Dr. King's boss, is mad at Jesse for leaving behind the corpse, which he only did because people heard the woman screaming, and he had to beat a hasty retreat. Xena makes it clear he should have killed the witnesses too, and then sends him to the morgue to retrieve the corpse, which involves killing the coroner. In the course of investigating with Jim, Stephanie realizes two of the victims are supers, and eventually figures out that it's Jesse who is ripping people to shreds.
Jesse shows up at Katie's looking for Joshua. When she insists she threw Joshua's arse to the curb, Jesse starts sniffing. Then he wolfs out, and says, "It's you," meaning she's a super, too. And apparently she is now, because she is pregnant with Joshua's super-sprog. Yep. Katie has some newbilities of her own, which is good, because she is able to throw Jesse off with her mind. Jesse also attacks Stephanie, and she develops an infection. To cure her, Jim cuts to the chase with Dr. King and asks him for some seekrit serum. The serum not only does the trick, it teaches Stephanie some new tricks. It seems she can time travel or teleport or what have you. And, of course, somewhere in ther, Daphne is nearly attacked, because that's what happens when you skip school, kids, but Super Daddy saves the day.
I'll be back tomorrow with the full weecap. Oh, and programming note: Check your local listings for details, because ABC is sneaking in episode 19, "No Ordinary Future" this Saturday night, because they hate me, or possibly because of March Madness, so I'll be back sooner than usual with the next recaplet. Until then, join us in the show thread, where the madness never ends.
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Tubey: Where is she now?
Katie: No, it's okay. That's just the TWoP mascot, remember?
Daphne: His mind reads as less mascot and more...
Tubey: Evil overlord. Regardless, where is she?
Stephanie: She had a really busy day that ended badly. Can we cut her some slack.
Tubey: Cut her? I have many knives and other pointy weapons, not to mention my horns and tail.
Jim: She's not getting cut on my watch, bub.
Tubey: That's Tubeelzebub to you, lesser being.
Jim: I'm pretty sure you're more evil than I, but I'm also pretty sure I flatten you like a pancake.
Nathan Wuornos: Pancakes? I love pancakes.
Jim: Who are you?
Jesse: He's nobody. Go back to Haven, Nathan. I'll see you in the summer.
Nathan: That's not tempting me.
Jesse: Yes, yes, we have a mutual disdain for each other, but we don't have to have it yet, is my point.
Nathan: Fine. I don't see any pancakes around here anyhow -- just this little flattened demony thing. I don't think he'll be bothering anyone, any more.
Tubey: I'm a two-dimensional cartoon, idiot. Flat is my natural form and it hasn't stopped me yet.
JJ: Excuse me....Tubey, but it seems to me that if you want a weecap out of the Recapper, the wisest course of action would be for you to stop menacing her,, and the rest of us, and let the girl write.
Katie: She's a woman, JJ. Not a girl.
Recapper: S'okay, I'm feeling old and ground down right now. Girl is a bit of a pick-me-up.
Katie: Oh, well I just -- I read your weecaps of The Vampire Diaries (because how fricking gorgeous is that cast), and I've been following your discussion of Elena's agency. I didn't want JJ to offend you.
Recapper: I like to think of myself as a practical feminist. And sometimes, I like to be called girl. It pleases my vanity.
Stephanie: I hate to bust up this meeting of the minds, but shouldn't you get to it?
Recapper: I just can't. There's stuff going on. Big, bad stuff, with people I love. And I got stuck in the aftermath of a car accident last night. My back and neck are all jacked up. I just don't have it in me.