Powell Pad; Morning: At breakfast, the kids want to know where Jim ran off to during the reception. Really? This didn't come up when he returned to them, or on the ride home? Please. Jim lies that he went out to call the cops. JJ asks Dad why he didn't go after the robbers. Jim wants to speak up, but Steph jumps in and says it's the cops' job to catch the criminals, "And it's your father's job to..." Daphne finishes her mom's thought: "...draw them." Jim cringes, which gets on my nerves. Police sketch artist is not a bad gig. Why does everyone act like he earns a penny an hour, cleaning under the toilet rim with the last toothbrush he'll ever be allowed to own? Fine. Okay. Jim wanted to be a "real" artist, whatever that is. Why couldn't/didn't he keep at it on the side? I mean, I'd take Damon Lindelof or Stephen King's career, but I've had worse jobs than recapping. Feh. Once the kids are gone, Jim and Steph discuss, again, how he wants to fight crime and she wants him to be safe. He'd like to come clean with the kids about his off-hour adventures with George, but Stephanie wisely points out that they'd just worry. Jim knows she's right, but that doesn't do much to mitigate his bad mood, and he stomps out the door -- on a mission to retrieve Steph's ring.
School: At the end of math, upon receiving another good grade from Professor Dick, cute classmate Sarah asks JJ why he's no longer as clueless as she. He says he just woke up one morning and it all clicked. Sarah says, "I wish I could have woken up with you," which definitely gets JJ's attention. She blushingly walks that statement right back, but is happy to accept JJ's offer of help. Once she's off down the hallway, Daphne strolls up and drops a load of her homework on her little bro -- reminding him and informing us that she's blackmailing him. She'll keep his superbrain a secret from the folks, provided he keeps doing her work. Now that's genius. Next, Daphne's friend Megan finds her in the hall. Reading Megan's thoughts, Daphne learns her long-time-no-see friend is hurting and lonely, so she invites her over after school.