Look, I'm a stay-at-home-mother, and I haven't been back to work all that long (and my back-to-work work happens right in my home office). I'm a sahm by choice; it's a choice I always wanted to make; it's a choice I've been fortunate enough to be afforded. But? I have never looked down my nose in distaste at my sisters who either have had to work, or who have -- heaven forfend -- chosen to work. That's because I wasn't born in the 1930s. I mean seriously, Show? You get a beautiful, successful, talented performer like Shepherd and you write this anti-feminist claptrap for her? Yeah, yeah, I know your point is that Barbara Crane is wrong. My point is that we got there -- 25 years or more ago, so your Barbara Crane is pointless, not to mention less than credible. If you get stars like Shepherd, you write the crap out of their roles and get down on bended knee to pray that they'll return. You don't plop them in an unimaginative role that any person who looks to be at least 15 years older than Julie Benz could play.
Bruce McGill's Allan Crane is just as disappointing and it is so not McGill's fault. When he's not challenging his son-in-law and GRANDSON to dick-measuring contests, he's playing stereotypical daddy of the girl for whom no man would be good enough. We get it. Fathers like their daughters and are suspicious of their daughters' romantic partners. Jaysuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Is there now some Mad Libs-like screen-writing software on the market that comes preloaded with plot, and only requires writers to input their characters' names? Can I get it for this show's weecaps, because that would free up a lot of my time, and take my blood pressure down a couple of notches, too.
The only development of note in "No Ordinary Visitors" is that Daphne's powers have increased. Now she doesn't just hear people's thoughts -- she sees them. But this is revealed right after JJ rags on her for trying to read a lost dog's thoughts (as if dogs think in English). Since Daphne can now see people's thoughts, shouldn't she have been able to see the doggy's thoughts? That might have been fun. That could have been the comedy in this week's dramedy. But nope, it's a throw-away line that contradicts her story in the rest of the episode. If that's what passes for misdirection on this show, please don't expect me to buy into it, or to care.