The Tomorrow People Review: Around and Around We Go

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Oh, show, why do you mess with my feelings so?

I tried not to get angry over the fact that Stephen and Cara slept together at the end of The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 6 - despite everything inside me screaming otherwise. I thought that maybe their connection made them a couple that was meant to be and perhaps John was just a stop for Cara on her way to true love.

I tried to be nice, but then The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 7 took all that and threw it away. 

The odd thing is that I really want John and Cara to be a couple. So, why am I miffed after this week's installment? Because I know that this means we are in for a lot of back-and-forth between Cara and Stephen and I wish they would've just gotten it all over with last Wednesday.

That I could deal with. This? Not so much. 

Not Such Fun

Other than being snippy about the Cara/Stephen/John situation, this was an okay episode. But Astrid had it right when she said that Stephen's behavior felt like something out of an 80's movie.

Up until now, I had let myself forget that Stephen is a high school student. But I remembered that fact when we went off into this other story that was about a kid with super powers using them to play basketball and get in with the cool kids. Wait, what show am I watching again?

Looks like somebody's been a very bad boy.

Jedekiah

Blessedly, Stephen got all of that crap out of his system and at least some of the episode was spent on more important tasks, such as capturing a paranormal who also happened to be a rapist. That whole storyline actually had me quite intrigued. I had it in my mind that paranormals couldn't do something like that because of the whole can't-kill thing, but I guess not. Mr. Creepy had no trouble at all hurting women and it makes me wonder how many more there are out there like him. 

Our powers don't make us good, they just make us more powerful. How we use them is up to us.

John

Another part of the story that was at least a little interesting after all the love triangle drama was Stephen's father coming to him when he was dying.

At first I thought that meant that Stephen's dad was dead. I mean don't you usually see your dead loved ones when you are dying?, but I digress.

So Stephen's father is alive and now he's given his son a cryptic message. I have no clue what that message means, but I really hope that it means that a Daddy/Uncle showdown is coming because that is something that I am dying to see. Because right now, Jedekiah is my second favorite character on this show, after John of course. 

You can't choose your destiny. You can only fulfill it or fail it.

John

I know I just spent most of this review griping about this episode, but I did actually have a few favorite bits so here they are.

My favorite bits:

  • Stephen getting caught in the hotel room by the old couple. Oops. 
  • Stephen listening in on a schoolmate and learning the guy though he had crabs. Awkward but also kind of hilarious. 
  • John in the stands at the game, eating popcorn and enjoying the heck out of himself. 
  • Cara jumping in and breaking up the fight, like a boss. 
  • Cara realizing that Stephen was communicating, even with the suppression cuff on. 
  • John not hesitating to save Stephen's life. So glad he didn't let their conflict interfere with his instinct. 

Review

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The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

Our powers don't make us good, they just make us more powerful. How we use them is up to us.

John

John: What now?
Cara: I'm not sure.