‘The Tomorrow People’ Recap: Going Topside
Becca RitchieBecca Ritchie claims she's from Mystic Falls, but really, she lives in Atlanta where humidity is her greatest foe. She loves comic books, blue nail polish and Jonathan Taylor Thomas circa 1995. She frequents Twitter to dish about CW shows, and when she's not blogging, she reads too many YA and NA books. She's an Amazon Bestselling Author of the Addicted series, a New Adult Romance. Follow her on Twitter @Becca_Ritchie.
[Spoilers from episode 5 below!]
This was the most dramatic episode to date. My heart was in knots, and my eyes were bugging at the television. I think I may have choked on a scream. The end: I did not predict. The middle: I was slack-jawed. The beginning: well, it was all leading up to the end, wasn’t it?
Let’s discuss the good, the great and the brilliant moments from the night!
The Good: Cara takes matters into her own hands. She stabs the traitor with a serum to turn him human again. Everyone was so emotional during this scene. I was almost as pained as John Young. But thank goodness Stephen wasn’t the one to let slip to his uncle that the tomorrow people were leaving their lair — only to be ambushed that night. That was the only silver lining. Stephen wasn’t the traitor. It was Kurt.
The not so good: Kurt was a fan favorite on some Twitter feeds. He’s only been in one episode before tonight, but he’s dangerous and cute and he has that “loner” vibe that makes you want to hug him. I was looking forward to seeing him in more episodes, so when this twist happened, I was a bit disappointed that Cara turned him into a human. Kurt betrayed John, but he’s also just an impulsive kid who made a mistake by visiting his mom. You have to feel for him a little. But I’m sure many more tomorrow people will be introduced as the show continues.
The Great: Cara and John solve their disputes with a bet and their fists. How sexy was that fight? Some of the best scenes involve Cara and John sparring like two professional UFC fighters. They act as though they’re already married, which is a relationship that I’ve only seen one other time on the CW — and that’s between Klaus and Caroline on “The Vampire Diaries.”
The terms of the fight: John wanted everyone to stay hidden in the lair, but if Cara won, then everyone would go “topside” and try to blend in with humans. I was rooting for Cara. John seemed a little callous wanting everyone to stay cooped up in the dingy lair (and where are the beds? We have yet to see where all of these people sleep, unless the pool table transforms into a pull-out couch). But after they were trapped like monkeys in a barrel at the club, John turned from parental to the voice of reason.
The Brilliant: This isn’t so much as brilliant as it is shocking and sad, but three of the tomorrow people died. We met a genius girl who looked like a miniature version of Felicity from “Arrow” — which is awesome, by the way. Unfortunately, she was one of the ones shot when all the tomorrow people went topside. The ending really solidified the fact that no one is safe, and everyone with powers can never be normal. In a sense, their childhood ended the minute they stepped into the underground lair.
Also to note: Astrid learns about Stephen’s powers. I’m not sold on Astrid yet. She gives Stephen such a hard time, and she seems more like a nagging friend than a good one. I’m waiting for the moment where she truly, truly helps and doesn’t just get in the way. But she very well could be a good sidekick to Stephen like Chloe was to Clark in “Smallville” — only time will tell!
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– Becca Ritchie