Kate O'Hare at Zap2It is reporting that this season will only have 20 episodes, rather than a full 22, and ABC will air the season one (and only?) finale on Tuesday, April 5. Kate, you don't even know me, and my birthday isn't 'til Friday, anyhow. You sweet thing.
Seriously, I know this is Television Without Pity, but I don't want to see anyone out of a job. And since Charlie Sheen has recently brought it to my attention with the tiger-Adonis-F18 eye beams he's been shooting at me every time I turn on the TV (or even walk by it when it's off), I really don't want to see the crew lose days of work.
Oh, this is a recaplet. Right. Well, Charlie Sheen is topical. He gets a shout-out in this episode, in which the show brings in some big sci-fi/fantasy actors to spice things up: Xena, Six and poor dead Jesse from Buffy (and recently Nathan from SyFy's surprisingly decent summer show, Haven). Here, Xena is Ms. X (ha), and she assigns Six... er, that is, Sophie Adler to enthrall Jim and George until they're addled (see that they did there?) enough to do her bidding, which involves stealing a lot of cough syrup. Why she couldn't enthrall someone at the pharmacy, instead, is beyond me. Meanwhile, Chris is starting to suspect something is up with the Powell family, so Daphne psychically pushes him to avoid the subject.
Stephanie has to inject poor dead Jesse from Buffy with the secret serum to keep Dr. King from suspecting her. Later, she and Jim have a double date with George and Sophie. Jim is suspicious of Sophie's hold on George until she kisses him, too. Jim later tells Stephanie that Sophie is the most beautiful woman in the world. Sadly, Stephanie only has super speed, not super strength, so she can't beat him senseless. This plot is a bomb. Literally. Ms. X is using Sophie to influence supers so that they can blow up Global Tech. Seems Ms. X is not pleased with the work the evil Dr. RevCam King has been doing there. True love wins out over super-pheromones. With just a kiss, Stephanie stops Jim from doing Sophie's dirty work. And Daphne finally comes clean with Chris about her abilities.
TiVo is telling me that next week, we're getting a rerun: "No Ordinary Detention." I'll be back tomorrow with the weecap. In the meantime, please grade the episode up top, and come join the discussion down in our show thread.
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Jim: Where is she?
Katie: I don't know. She should be here right now. Recapper, where are you?
Stephanie: Let me take a look. ZOOOoooooooooop. I'm back. She was just sitting at her desk, not typing.
Recapper: Sorry, everyone. I'm a little... stuck.
Jim: Why are you stuck?
Recapper: Well, I... uh.
Daphne: She's stuck because she liked this episode.
JJ: Against these astonishing odds?
Recapper: Yeah, I did. I saw metaphor and I liked it. I saw Xena, Six and Jesse, and I liked them. Punny character names. I liked it a lot.
Darla: I remember Jesse. He was delicious.
Recapper: Oh, that's right. You two go way back, but you have to be Stephanie, now.
Darla: Damn it. Fine.
Stephanie: You happy now?
Recapper: Yes. Who wants to start off.
Katie: I've got it. What with Joshua and I breaking up and everything, I do better if I keep busy, which, coincidentally, is how we open the episode. It's Game Night at the Powell Pad, and even though I'm smarter than everyone in the room...
Katie: Fine. Even though I'm smarter than almost everyone in the room, I am completely clueless to the fact that these people aren't enjoying Game Night. Why aren't you enjoying Game Night?
Jim: Because it's a Pity Game Night. Oh, there's my phone. Bless your timing, George. Yes. Someone's stealing a basket full of cough syrup? Clearly this is a job for a superhero. How do you do that eye-roll emoticon?
Recapper: Usually, I do @_@, but some of my friends do @@. Take your pick.
Jim: I like the version with the underscore. So yeah, cough syrup robbery in progress? Of course the cops can't handle something that dangerous. @_@. Up, up and away!
Recapper: Jim blocks the road with his very own person. The thief, whose name is Jonah Stevens, crashes his car into Jim and wrecks it. Jim punches through his windshield and knocks him out before the cops arrive on the scene. Stevens is not the kind of guy who looks like he'd be stealing cough syrup to cook up some crystal meth. And oh my word, speaking of meth, did you see Winter's Bone? I watched it over the weekend. I can't think about it too much or I start quoting Ecclesiastes What a bleak, bleak film.