As we saw at the end of episode 18, the trilsettum Dr. RevCam King dosed Stephanie with has enhanced her powers. Now when she runs, she ends up in the future for a few moments. She can hear and see everyone, but they can't hear and see her, which is weird. She can even be in the same room with her future self, which is weirder, no? In the future, while investigating the murder of Detective Cordero, Jim reveals his super-powers at a large public gathering, by tossing a van right in front of a crowd and a TV news camera. He does so to save George's life. The bad cops who killed Cordero, are trying to off Jim and George. Jim saves George all right, but the Powells end up under siege. The kids are on the run from the government, and it's all bad, bad, very bad. Back in the present, Stephanie works furiously to figure all this out, alter the future and save her family. JJ's abilities come in handy, as does Daphne's psychic pushing prowess. When she reveals this new newbility to her family at the episode's end, her parents insist she use her new power to wipe Chris's mind of the fact that the Powells are supers. When she does so, she inadvertently wipes his mind of their relationship too, and breaks her own poor heart.
In other news, Charlotte from Lost isn't so dead after all. Xena has cured her and coerces her into getting intel on Katie's pregnancy. Charlotte morphs into the form of Katie's OB/GYN and subjects our girl to a premature amniocentesis, the results of which somehow reveal that the trilsettum is fully integrated with the baby's DNA. Xena wants the baby for fun and profit. Because Joshua is the super-sire and he and Charlotte have a sordid past, Xena dangles the baby like a carrot in front of Charlotte. She's charged with obtaining the child once it is born, and raising it, too. Man, why weren't these two on the series from day one? They're so much more interesting than anything else going on.
There's no new episode this coming Tuesday. The season (and let's face it probably the series) finale airs April 5. I'll be back tomorrow with the full weecap of "No Ordinary Future" and then on April 6th we the finale recaplet, I think. I mean, I can't super-zoop into the future or anything. Until then, join us in the show thread, where we never mess with the space-time continuum.
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Recapper: So when we last left Stephanie Powell, she was running back to the future. It seems the life-saving dose of trilsettum that Dr. RevCam King gave her at Jim's insistence has increased her powers exponentially. When she arrives at the Powell Pad, she finds it surrounded by cops and soldiers! She tries to ask someone what's going on, but everyone ignores her. Inside, Jim is rounding up the kids and trying to help them sneak to Katie's, where he says Stephanie will be waiting for them.
Stephanie: And I'm all like "Um, hello. Standing here. Right exactly here."
Recapper: Right, but as Jesse pointed out last week, there's no need to belabor this stuff. We're in the home fricking stretch, baby.
Stephanie: You know Cindy, we've become kind of good friends over the past few months, so it sort of stings that you're cheering for our demise.
Recapper: Aw, I'm sorry. I'm not cheering for your demise, or even for cancellation. Just for an end to this season. I hate to see people out of work. You and the rest of the cast will be okay, but I feel for the crew. I just -- the writing is on the wall, girl. If this show survives and is picked up for a second season, I'm going to assume Dr. King has had one of his super-villains take over ABC programming, for some nefarious purpose.
Stephanie: That. Right there. That's what I mean. This is my family we're talking about!
Recapper: Yeah, but you're fictional. You'll survive forever, unless your own writers kill you off, and I really can't see that happening. For now, I'm going to take a page out of your book and suggest we speed this up. You wanna take the reins?
Stephanie: I thought you'd never ask. Anyhow, as I'm trying to get Jim's attention, I backwards super-zoop through time and end up at home, in the present. When Jim asks what's wrong, I dissemble, which... can I just say how much that pisses me off? What a contrived, empty conflict. I would have totally told Jim what happened, right away. I mean, it involves him and our KIDS being under siege by the military. But no. I don't tell him. Soon, Jim leaves. Detective Frank Cordero is being transferred to another precinct, and there's a goodbye party for him.
Jim: At the party, Cordero is so great. Remember when he used to be an ass? Now he's just grateful and playful, even. He even compliments my unofficial "police" work. And you know how I crave validation like that. Anyhow, George and I get to talking, and I tell him I'm worried about Stephanie. She seems off, and she's had that trilsettum. I'm just uneasy.