Posted by Bradley Adams at Thursday, October 17, 2013 0 CommentsReviews , The Tomorrow People
The relationship between Stephen and Astrid is odd. Clearly, he wants to tell her about his powers yet knows that he can't. It's a tricky situation.
We get to see the true powers of what a trained Tomorrow Person can do. Someone fully trained can control a (rather large) person and force them to rob a bank for them. The use of these powers take some serious getting used to - it's a very strange aspect of the show.
We get backstory on John and Cara - namely that he once worked for Ultra while she left behind a sister when joining the rest of the group. Meanwhile, Stephen gets in trouble with his mom for leaving his brother on his own and having quit his medication. He sees a vision of his father leaving, claiming he didn't love his mom anymore.
There's an emotional/romantic moment between John and Cara. Considering Stephen's addition into the mix, it could make for a nasty love triangle. Since Cara contacted Stephen after he got out of the shower (that was a funny moment), they decide that they should have some boundaries.
Chase scenes could be fun on this show, especially if they continue as Stephen's chase of Kurt's was. Teleporting from place to place could be fun.
This almost happened, when Stephen entered his first debrief. Without Cara's intervention suggesting he fills his thoughts with other things, in this case his father, he would have been discovered.
I liked Stephen's questioning of Cara and John's relationship, and jokingly asked if it's "a new species of relationship" where no one uses the terms 'boyfriend' or 'girlfriend'. His sharing of the moment that his father left is a suggestion as to how much the two have connected.
Stephen vows to take care of his family, to be a better brother, son and friend. I was hoping beyond hope that he wouldn't say nephew. That would have been awful. He decided to stay one step ahead of Jedikiah, which considering his latest comment that he'll kill the Tomorrow People when they find them, could be tricky to do.
This was a good episode. These first couple of episodes are going to be setting the show, and obviously that isn't going to entertain all by itself. The small, yet connected, subplots enhance the episode, as happened here. 7/10
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