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The Tomorrow People Review: Warrior Queen

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Wow, talk about an episode that turned this entire series on its head.

If you read my review of The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 10, you know that I wasn't pleased with Cara being named leader. But one thing I've discovered about this series is that it has the ability to make me angry one week and incredibly happy the next.

The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 11 has definitely earned a spot on my happy list.

First off, I liked learning more about Cara's past and I thought that Julian was quite the foe for her. So far, we haven't seen a paranormal who actually got off on the pain caused by trying to kill and it was certainly an interesting twist.

It was such a good twist, in fact, that I was excited to see Julian escape at the end of the episode so that he can come back and wreak more havoc in the future. He truly tested Cara's leadership and this time I was pleased to see that she didn't come away lacking.

Her plan to trick Julian into thinking her people had left, so that she could use Charlotte was absolutely brilliant.

I may not be able to kill, but I swear to God I'm going to make that bastard wish he were dead.

Cara

Speaking of Charlotte, I also liked that Cara wasn't willing to kick the poor kid to the curb just because she was going through a rough time. And don't even get me started on John taking Charlotte under his wing and showing her how to harness her anger into a stronger power.  

After the last episode, I wondered what John would do now that he's not a leader and acting as a mentor to Charlotte seems like a good fit.

Where they saw weakness, I saw our strength.

Cara

As for Stephen, I thought the game storyline was perhaps a little silly, but I did think it gave us some fun moments between Stephen and Hillary. I will admit that I really thought she might be an ally for him. So much for her being all sweet and nice.

Stephen already has to watch his back at Ultra, but Hillary is even more of a threat than Jedikiah, mostly because Stephen thinks he can trust her. There is nothing more dangerous than an enemy you don't even know is there.

I did find it interesting that we didn't see Peter at all this week, but I'm sure we'll find out more about him in the future. For now, I'm completely satisfied with where this episode went.

That's leadership during wartime, there is no end

John

My favorite bits:

  • Luca referring to Peter as “The Silver Fox.”
  • Cracking up when Stephen fell for Hillary's “weak little girl” play. Ha!
  • Cara pointing out that many of them had issues when they came underground, but it didn't mean Charlotte deserved to be kicked out.
  • John's lesson to Charlotte on how to use her darkness as a weapon. Love how she the proceeded to throw him across the room.
  • Russell still throwing dice, even unconscious.
  • Epic paranormal battle. That is all.
  • Knowing immediately that Cara's people leaving was all part of a plan. Didn't realize that plan was Charlotte screaming Julian's crew into oblivion. NICE.
  • Everything Russell said when he woke up. Giggled so hard at the “I'm on a leash” part.
  • Tim pointing out to Cara that maybe she liked being pursued by two men. That is one very smart computer.

What do you think of Cara as the new leader of The Tomorrow People?

 

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When I was 10 years old, I viewed the world much differently that I did when I was 20 and when I was 20 I viewed the world much differently than I did when I was 30 and when I was ... Now that I'm a over 60, certain aspects of a show (the plot) that I would have really enjoyed when I was 30 really annoy me today. I'm sorry to sound cynical but my annoyance is with Jedikiah. The group, our heroes, had the clear and simple opportunity several times to kill Jedikiah, especially in the last episode! Now, every time I see their 'nemesis' I want to scream at them. Why didn't you kill him you stoooopid people? The fun elements for me now are the rogue Tomorrow People and that conflict. ANYTHING to do with Ultra is now an annoyance. If they had killed Jedikiah in the last episode, Ultra would still exist, but it would take them awhile to regroup; making them much less of a threat. In the real world, when you are pursuing an enemy that wants you DEAD ... you take them out at the first possible moment. No hesitation you don't LET them get away (over and over again - that's ludicrous and stupid dramatic writing). It's understandable if someone gets away because of circumstances beyond your control, but if you let them get away (for whatever reason) and then get captured or wasted then its on you. Take 24, for example. With the exception of Jack Bauer; NO ONE WAS SAFE :)
Kiefer Sutherland Jack Bauer (195 episodes, 2001-2010)
Mary Lynn Rajskub Chloe O'Brian (126 episodes, 2003-2010)
Carlos Bernard Tony Almeida (115 episodes, 2001-2009)
Dennis Haysbert President David Palmer / ... (81 episodes, 2001-2007)
Elisha Cuthbert Kim Bauer (79 episodes, 2001-2010)
James Morrison Bill Buchanan (64 episodes, 2005-2009)
Reiko Aylesworth Michelle Dessler (62 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jude Ciccolella Mike Novick (59 episodes, 2001-2006)
Kim Raver Audrey Raines (53 episodes, 2004-2007)
Glenn Morshower Aaron Pierce (49 episodes, 2001-2009) Jedikiah is expendable he's NOT one of the Tomorrow People.

Spindae 2o

Easily the best TP episode ever! ;-) Again a Cara backstory episode hits high notes. Even though I don't love Cara's actions towards Stephen her life story is more than impressive.
Julian's introduction should've happened so much earlier midseason at least, before the viewers start to depart. Hopefully he becomes the big bad wolf of this season.
But once more proven when we get less of Stephen the episodes get so much better. Alex Vega's appearence was neat. She is a surviver and she has probably a deeper reason for being so intense. Hopefully she is back.
John in all his sexyappeal ruled the episode with being a big brother for Little Charlotte. I honestly love him in the backseat. He has let go a bit. I enjoyed it.

Marissa

Great episode. I loved it. Charlotte is one of my new favorite characters because of what she did in this episode it made me really like her. Charlotte's nightmares giving everyone really bad headaches and the others wanting to kick her out but Cara not letting that happen was great. John helping Charlotte with her anger and teaching her to use it for good and her throwing him across the room was one of my favorite scenes. I'm not exactly sure what to think of Hilary she seems like she'll do whatever it takes to become a full agent and keep her powers but I'm not sure if that means she's bad because she could always help Stephen in the end but who knows. When the big fight happened I actually thought that all Cara's people left but then when she teleported and Charlotte was there I understood everything and Charlotte screaming and bringing now Julian and his crew was great and that was the moment she became one of my favorite characters. I'm also glad Julian got away because I want him to come back. I can't wait till the next episode it looks really good and by the looks of the preview Astrid and John are going to have some problems so can't wait for that.

The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

Didn't realize Ultra had its own Triwizard Tournament.

Russell

Russell: Are you calling me fat?
Cara: I'm calling you lazy.

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