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The Tomorrow People Review: Taking a Leap of Faith

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I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record here, but I can't help it.

Every installment of this show just keeps on getting better and better and The Tomorrow People Season 1 Episode 15 was yet another shining example.

Julian's return brought the requisite amount of danger to make this one exciting, but Jedikiah one-upped him completely when he put the bomb in Julian's head.

I feel like I'm beginning to have a very unhealthy relationship with Jedikiah. I like it when he has those moments where he shows us his soft little underbelly, but I equally enjoy it when he's deliciously evil.

I'm completely biased, of course, because whenever Jedikiah shows that evilness to someone I actually like, I don't enjoy it at all. But since Julian was a royal pain in the ass, I had no problem at all watching Jedikiah treat him like crap.

Hey Julian, remember what happened when you caught me in your house? Now you’re in my house.

Russell

I have to give Julian some credit though. He did find a rather brilliant way to turn the tables right back around on Jedikiah when he basically kidnapped Stephen. Jedikiah's reaction to finding out his nephew was in danger was kind of priceless and I thought I saw a little glimpse of that soft underbelly for a second.

John helping Astrid get over her fear was another fantastic part of this episode. Like I said before, I'm okay with them just being friends and I thought it was very sweet how he helped her out the way he did.

Astrid: Why are you suddenly so interested in my life?
John: Well, you did pull a bullet out of me.

As for John and Cara, well she did frustrate me a bit in this episode so I can't say that I completely understand why he went back to her. I know, he didn't just go back for her, he went back for everyone, but he did end up in bed with her so I'm thinking they're back together.

The flashbacks did help remind us of how well they got along together in the beginning and I know John feels ultimately responsible for the entire group in the lair. I just hope that this means she will stop trying to tell him what to do and realize that he was the one who started rescuing people in the first place and maybe stop treating him like a child who needs to be disciplined. 

Cara: Why are you doing this?
John: I told you, we take care of each other.

Speaking of Cara, she did surprise me in the end of the episode when she let Julian die. I guess she found the loophole to the whole paranormals-can't-kill thing. If you let them die from a bomb already in their heads, it doesn't count. Perhaps she will ease off John now that she's sort of killed someone herself.

My favorite bits:

  • John talking about how he learned how to make breakfast from watching a TV show.
  • Russell pointing out that they were out of really important stuff, like beer and Gummy bears.
  • John doing shirtless sit-ups on the ladder. Totally made my night. Just sayin.'
  • John jumping into Astrid's house and showing up on the camera in Stephen's room. Nice effect, that.
  • Cara kicking John's ass in the subway car. As much as she annoys me, I do love her moxy.
  • John and Astrid leaping off the end of the subway car and then arriving, giggling, in her house. That hug after was epic.
  • Everyone's reaction to John showing up back at the lair. Loved Russell's the best.
  • Jedikiah breaking down and stopping Julian from torturing Charlotte. See? I know he's a big softie down underneath that tough exterior. Way down.
  • Cara, John and Russell jumping all over the lair to confuse Julian and his Kill Squad. Brilliant.
  • Jedikiah nearly losing it when he thought that Stephen was about to die
  • Stephen's little raised eyebrows when he asked Astrid about John. So adorable.
  • Stephen discovering that Tim couldn't keep a secret.

Are you happy to see John and Cara back together?

 

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I really don't get all the Cara hate, People talk about how the characters on this show are too perfect, but complain about Cara being a bitch. You can't have both. While she is "homo-superior" she still exhibits characteristics we would deem "human". She messes up, has a hard time admitting she's wrong, and wihen she sees something she doesn't like, she will fight to change it. She is so realistic but people seem to hate her, and I don't understand that. Cara didn't like how John did things, she spoke up, and got voted leader. She's still adjusting to the role. It's difficult, but she is growing into it.
Also what's all the fuss about the characters being to perfect? We see in nearly every episode their flaws, overreactions, emotions and grit. We have watched them grow and face so much in only one season. It's not a flawless show, but for one just getting it's sea-legs, The Tomorrow People is pretty damn close.

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@ Jess

I don't really like Cara but I don't understand the totally hate like in the last episode she was trying to protect a person like herself. Hiring someone to kill jedikiah he is the enemy though I would be really upset if they killed him. She's doing what she thinks they need to do to in order to survive and not be hunted. She's does make mistakes but she's getting better I still would like John to be in charge.

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I thought the episode was awsome the only part that disappointed me was john going back to cara. I really can stand that character. Loved john/astrid and can't wait to see where they go from here.

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This show is action packed and story line is good, my only problem is the John, Cara, Stephen relationship, the actress/character has no chemistry with John or Stephen character/actors IMO she is the weakest link and less enjoyable character of the series.

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Iam,still trying to figure out the John,Cara,Stephan relationship.I see that John is once again with Cara,but John seems to see her more then just a friend.I know they hooked up once in past and Cara said never again.Is John still wanting more?

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Iam,still trying to figure out the John,Cara,Stephan relationship.I see that John is once again with Cara,but John seems to see her more then just a friend.I know they hooked up once in past and Cara said never again.Is John still wanting more?

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Cara is always frowning. I don't understand why he went back. it was still my way or the highway. She was like that in the begining. John and astrid shipper now. friend first is okay.

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Cara didn't just let the bomb kill Julian, she trapped four other people in that chamber with him who otherwise wouldn't have died. Yes, they tried to kill her. But once she contained them, it was no longer self defense. She's still the most annoying character on the show. Jedikiah is becoming the most layered character. Loving his development.

Aster

I gotta agree with you. This was another brilliant episode, start to finish. There wasn't one moment that wasn't great, from John helping Astrid overcome her fears.. to Jedikiah outsmarting Julian with the nose bomb... to John returning to the lair to help save his people and Charlie.. to the small hint of worry in Jedikiah's eyes at the threat to Stephen...to the fight at the end and Julian's ultimate demise. Cara still annoys me... but at least with John, she's somewhat palatable. This was the best episode, yet. The CW really needs to renew this one.

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Oh by the way I love jedikiah too especially when he's evil!!!!!

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I sort of like john and cara together but then I like john with everyone! So I don't really care too much :)

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