Jim's plot, the A-plot, is mindless. Some bad guys knock over a dry-cleaning establishment. They take some cash, but they also take some train conductor uniforms, because in Metropolis, Wells Fargo doesn't drive an armored truck to the bank. It takes the train. The whole thing is but a meaningless contrivance, so that the cops will bust in while Jim and George are taking down the bad guys. Jim hides. George gets caught and gets declared a hero. The boys fall out. Blah blah blah predicatable cakes.
Meanwhile, Daphne and JJ put their super-heads together and finally figure out that Will can't be the guy Katie met online, since JJ is the one who created the "Will" profile. Daphne cautiously approaches Stephanie with her concerns. Stephanie broaches the subject with Katie. They, too, fall out. This is sidekick rebellion week, and it matters not that George and Katie's rebellions are so far out of character -- everyone must service the plot, such that it is.
JJ finds a genius club and meets a pretty girl. When he tries to show off his brainy newbilities though, all the blood rushes from his brain to... points south. Jim counsels him to think about baseball stats. No, I'm not lying. And it works. I'm not lying about that, either. Eventually, JJ gets some smoochies. Um, yay?
Fired Francis confronts Dr. RevCam King in the Global Tech parking garage and he's bearing a vial of the gooey, green secret serum. So RevCam, being evil and all, sets out to convince Stephanie that Francis is a fruitcake, while also dispatching Will to kill him off. Goodbye, Francis. I'm sorry they killed you when you were just getting interesting.
Even though Katie is offended by Stephanie's distrust of Will, she decides to confront her new squeeze. Will deftly covers, by telling her he saw her in the restaurant, thought she was so cute (which she totally is) and when she mistook him for her online date, he played along. He also says he's really Joshua, so now I've got to remember another name. The big point is that he then goes to the Powell Pad and convinces Daphne that he's an innocent good guy, who was just smitten with Katie. However, when they shake hands on his way out, Daphne sees images of him killing Francis. Joshua knows she has found a way into his thoughts. He makes a mini super-villain speech and then wipes her mind -- right back to the pilot. Can I have amnesia, too?
And somewhere in there, Detective Cordero figures out that Jim saved him from the burning van in the last episode. They become temporary BFFs while Jim and George are on the outs. But fear not -- George and Jim make up, as do Katie and Stephanie. What? Did you expect them to divert from formula?
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Recapper: All right, who's going to start?
Katie: I will.
Recapper: No, Katie. Let's save you for when I can take it no longer. Besides, I don't want to take advantage of you, unlike other people. Why don't you start, Daphne?
Daphne: Me, really? Okay. Well, Katie and George go out bowling with our family. My dad's breaking the pins apart, because he still can't control his own strength unless the plot calls for it. George is being a poor loser, because JJ cheats by using his super brain to figure out just where and how the ball should hit the pins to get a strike.
Stephanie: Stop that, Daphne. He's not cheating, he's just maximizing his potential.
Recapper: Okay, I agree, but since when do you? When he was using his super smarts for football, weren't you up in arms? I'd check back in the old recaps, if the thought didn't make me want to assume the fetal position and sob.
Daphne: She changed her mind when she decided to use her super speed and kick over the pins.
Recapper: Now that's cheating! I mean, I never understood how JJ using his understanding of angles and trajectories, etc. for physical sport was cheating. I don't even understand how it helps him, since he still has to get his body to work the right way. You could teach me all the mechanics of bowling a strike, or throwing a perfect Hail Mary pass, but that doesn't mean I could do it every darned time.
JJ: Look, even I don't get this stuff. Will you stop obsessing?
Recapper: That's my job, squirt. But still, point taken. Please continue, Daphne.
Daphne: The main point of this scene is that Will shows up, which creeps me out. While he's talking, I try to read his mind again. It's all static-y at first and then it's like a door slams in my head. Then he turns and looks at me -- knowingly. I'm wicked freaking scared.
Recapper: That was chilling, I'll admit. Anything else?
Jim: Well, George brings his police scanner to the bowling alley and when we hear about a robbery in progress at a dry cleaner's, it's up, up and away!
Recapper: This is the other thing I don't get. If you guys hear about crimes from the cops, and the cops are already rushing to the scene, why do you even go?
George: Because this is a super-hero show. I'm not sure you're cut out for this, girl.