Last night's No Ordinary Family found the Powells chasing after some stolen super-serum, fighting a suddenly superpowered ne'er-do-well, and grappling with collateral damage... while also revealing just how unsettling a supervillain can be when he starts feeling some fatherly love.
Before we get into the rest of this episode, I present my favorite thing about last night's episode, and often the series in general: Stephen Collins's increasingly unhinged performance as the villainous Dr. King, who often seem to put so much effort into maintaining his kindhearted exterior that he forgets to be evil. Collins was in particularly fine form in last night's episode, give a monumentally creepy toast at Joshua and Katie's engagement party, complete with lots of twisted talk about how Joshua is actually his son. If nothing else, Dr. King's weird little wave is worth the price of admission.
Anyway, in last week's recap, I offered a damning view of not so much that particular episode - which was actually decent enough - but of the show as a whole. This show has taken tons of steps in the right direction, but only because it undoes all its progress so many times that there's always room for a fresh round of improvement.