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The Tomorrow People Review: The Responsibility of Power

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I'm doing my best to see the bright side of Cara being voted as the new leader of the paranormals in The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 10, but so far it's just not coming to me.

I know that she didn't ask for the job and I'm not blaming her for the vote; I'm blaming the people who made the vote. Sometimes a democracy sucks and, in my opinion, this was one of those times.

Yes, John was once an agent for Ultra and yes, he killed Roger. All of that sounds awful until you realize that he was under orders from Jedikiah at the time and had no choice.

The paranormals knew that John had a past with Ultra, but they also knew what he'd been like as a leader.

Did they think that suddenly he was going to pull out a gun and start killing all of them? Did they think he'd been doing a crappy job as leader?

Even if Stephen has forgiven you, it doesn't mean your sins have been erased.

Cara

Because it seemed to me that John had been doing a pretty great job at keeping them all alive and away from Ultra, while still rescuing other paranormals they found along the way.

Playing devil's advocate, I could probably see how things have been kind of rough for them recently, what with Jedikiah ending up in the tunnels and Stephen's attempts at being a double agent backfiring a few times and getting people hurt. But none of that was John's fault and he worked hard to keep them all safe, never taking bigger risks with his people than he had to.

It's a pipe dream, but it's my pipe dream.

Stephen

Unlike John, the first thing Cara did as leader was to put the whole group in danger by not taking John's advice and thinking before just heading straight to the Citadel. Perhaps if she hadn't acted so foolishly they might have gone in a little more prepared and not lost Errol in the process.

I do see what Cara was coming from and I know her heart is in the right place, but I can't help but to hope that the leadership goes back to John soon. What is he supposed to do now, sit around and follow orders from Cara? He's the one who actually has training as a soldier, whereas she knows nothing about tactics.

Look at her, Cara. If you can't see that she is one of us then you are lost to us as a leader and we are lost as a people.

John

On the plus side, though, I did enjoy where John and Stephen's relationship went in this episode. I know John is probably doing it out of a sense of needing redemption, but it's great to see him and Stephen on the same side about Roger.

It puts an interesting twist on the dynamic between John, Cara and Stephen to have Stephen and John on one side of an issue, while Cara is firmly on the other.

My favorite bits:

  • John believing Stephen, even when Cara didn't.
  • The mental patient revealing his stump.
  • Finding out that the group used candles to vote.
  • Russell voting for John.
  • Stephen's mom busting out a Ghostbusters reference, and Pete doing the same.
  • Jedikiah's smile when he found out that Stephen took a bullet for Ultra.
  • The standoff between Jedikiah and Cara, especially when Jedikiah told Cara he and Morgan had already said their goodbyes.
  • John giving Stephen hope once again that his father could be saved from Limbo.

Do you think Roger's body was cremated?

 

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It seems the whole Cara issue is little bit contrived. I'm not sure if it is poor writing or the other shoe will drop. Maybe she is a sleeper. I have no idea why John and Stephen fancy themselves in love with her, she is pretty condescending to both.

Marissa

Good episode. I understand why everyone's mad at John but he should be the leader because he's kept them along. I can't wait till the next episode.

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It's not that easy for John to just kill Jedekiah... There's clearly a part of him that still loves him. We've been witnessing it all season long. He's torn about what to do. I think their relationship is one of the more interesting ones on the show. Given a real opportunity, I don't necessarily think Jedekiah would be able to kill John either.... With that said, I think Cara being the new leader is a nice shake up for a while, but yes, John is definitely more deserving. It seemed to me like they're hinting at a future relationship between John and Morgan. That could be interesting as well. And clearly he and Cara aren't going to last. I was also wondering what was up with the deal between Stephen and Peter? Guess we'll have to wait to find out!

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I think Harry Connick, Jr. is definitely what this show needed! He's the only reason I tuned back in anyways, especially since they make just as big a deal of the judges as they do of the contestants. Overall, it was a great return with a lot of talen. I think he nailed it with all of his criticisms. Can't wait for the live shows!

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It's not that easy for John to just kill Jedekiah... There's clearly a part of him that still loves him. We've been witnessing it all season long. He's torn about what to do. I think their relationship is one of the more interesting ones on the show. Given a real opportunity, I don't necessarily think Jedekiah would be able to kill John either.... With that said, I think Cara being the new leader is a nice shake up for a while, but yes, John is definitely more deserving. It seemed to me like they're hinting at a future relationship between John and Morgan. That could be interesting as well. And clearly he and Cara aren't going to last. I was also wondering what was up with the deal between Stephen and Peter? Guess we'll have to wait to find out!

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It's to show that they are the bigger person. They aren't willing to stoop to the villains level just because it would be easier and would instantly eliminate them.

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This was a truly annoying episode. I really get tired of shows that continually let th e BAD people go. Nikita and Amanda. These people and Dr. Jedikiah Price who is upper management for Ultra and obsessed with eliminating The Tomorrow people and yet, we have Jonathon, with a handgun aimed right at this BAD guy's head and he doesn't pull the trigger. Am I missing something? You have someone that's your nemesis that wants to destroy your way of life, inject you to change who you are and yet you keep the guy around. I've seen so many shows in the last 60 years where the villain is caught and could be eliminated; in some cases the villain plead for their life, "oh, I'm gonna change" and the moment they get the upper hand they turn on the person being kind to them. You know it would have been 10,000% better to kill off Jedikiah and replace him with someone more sinister. At least that has some modicum of common sense and 'reality' of what normal / paranormal people would really do if their lives were constantly in Jeopardy. After the incident at the Citadel, Kara is now pissed off and in her confrontation she says "What does that matter. We have to start playing by his rules if we want to survive." HELLO? Anyone there?
You just had the PERFECT opportunity to kill that SOB that's making your life a living HELL but no, he's a main character and can't be killed just yet. So the cycle continues ad nauseam / wash, rinse, repeat with Jedikiah the ever present thorn in every one's side. How many clear opportunities have there been since the series started to kill Jedikiah and they didn't do it. I'm only watching the show now for the eye candy and I want to see what's up with the Dad. The constant Ultra thing w/Jedikiah is now just an unwanted distraction from that part of the story.

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Nook, a little obsessed?I'd say more than a little :)))

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I want more moments with john and jedikiah and john and Morgan :D

The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

So this wasn't your plan. That explains the profound recklessness.

Jedikiah

Even if Stephen has forgiven you, it doesn't mean your sins have been erased.

Cara
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