Powell Pad: House: Sarah is over for a study date with JJ, who is wearing a Chai pendant (as in L'Chaim), and blathering on about performing mitzvahs and preparing for Shabbat, because what's a little cultural and creedal appropriation when you're trying to get into a girl's pants? The thing is, Daphne lied to JJ about Sarah having a thing for Jewish boys, and Sarah isn't Jewish herself, so JJ's coming off like a bigger tool than ever. It's too much for the poor girl, and although she doesn't have Steph's super speed, she blazes out the door.
Next Wedding: The guys exposit about how the cops don't have enough manpower to cover every wedding, but the people in the show thread miss that and complain about the show not having cops at every wedding. Sigh. George gets Jim out on the dance floor, so they'll blend in, and Jim's doing much better this time, but then the lights go out. The criminals order everyone to get down and threaten them with lines like: "Who wants to go home? Who wants to die?" Jim tells George, "I'm going to see a man about a ring," and trips one hoodlum, but is gunned down by the next. When Jim rights his bullet-ridden body, the bad guys assume he's wearing a kevlar vest, assume he's a cop and flee the scene. Jim and George give chase, but Jim stops cold when he sees Daphne walking right past them. He can't believe she followed him into harm's way, but he's got to catch up to the robbers. The crooks make their way to the roof with Jim in hot pursuit. He jumps as high as he can, grabs hold of a fire-escape ladder and grabs the ankle of one bad guy, sending him crashing down down down down to the front windshield of an approaching police cruiser. People in the thread noted that Jim didn't seem to care that he might be taking a life, but something in an earlier episode made me think that part of the premise here is that the huge crime wave flooding the city is being perpetrated by super-villains. This seems borne out by the fact that the guy Jim throws down off the top of the building isn't even rendered unconscious. Plus? Superhero show. I'm just saying.
Powell Pad: Daphne is waiting with Steph when Jim arrives home. Daddy's little baby is all, "You lied to me... I've always been able to count on a few things: JJ saying stupid stuff; Mom always talking about work; and you always being honest with me about everything...." Hello, people, the pilot was two episodes ago, and during a time of extreme duress (the plane crash) Daphne made it pretty clear that Daddy lies to her about things big and small. Are the writers not watching their own show? This is such a stupid mistake, and one that's so easily correctable. She could have just said, "You promised -- no more lies," or something and the result would be the same, except I wouldn't be sitting here shaking my head 'til my neck aches. Bah! At any rate, Daphne's all I'm 16 years old like that's a wicked impressive advanced age, and whinging about how she's tired of being the only one who has to keep secrets in the whole family. She's off to tell Megan about her new-bilities and stomps out. I tried to stomp out of the house, once. My (non-abusive) mother grabbed me by the pony tail and um... persuaded me not to. Jim wants to stop Daphne, but Steph talks him down, which is a good thing, because just then, George calls. There's a problem down at the precinct.