‘The Tomorrow People’ Recap: You Know Me

Discussing Season 1, Episode 8
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Thanatos - Episode 8

The Tomorrow People — “Thanatos” — Pictured (L-R): Luke Mitchell as John Young, Robbie Amell as Stephen Jameson, and Laura Slade as Irene Quinn — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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Becca Ritchie Becca 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 8 below]

“Look into my heart. You know me.” — Rodger Price to John

“You’re just a boy looking for a family. That’s what you’ll always be.” — Jedikiah to John

I care so much for these people. Cold-hearted Jedikiah thawed. He can, in fact, empathize with the tomorrow people. In a seemingly black and white world, he stepped into the murky gray area. He’s bad. Or is he good? He’s somewhere in between, and those character easily steal my attention and my heart. The relationship between Jedikiah and John has propelled this series into not only one of my favorites of the fall television season but perhaps of all time. I will be buying a boxed DVD set — yes I will.

I just want to touch upon the whole genesis of this season now that we’re heading to the mid-season finale next week. The writers did a fantastic job keeping a solid arc that never strayed. Underneath every episode is the mystery about Steven’s father and Ultra. But each Wednesday, a new character was brought to the spotlight, and we saw into their hearts, their minds and motivations. I have never been so connected to so many characters inside a series. I love Russel, Steven, John, Astrid and most especially Cara. The female characters are just brilliant. I could go on and on for days. If you see me on Twitter, I will talk you to death about how epic this series has become.

If the writers can keep this pace, this will be one amazing season of television. For sure.

Let’s discuss the good, the great and the brilliant moments of the night. (For me, they’re all equally brilliant.)

The Good: The Founder enters the mix. Okay, the Brain Trust was just freaky (and I love it). These telepathic specialists plugged cords into their necks to help find Jedikiah. Among them was the super creepy Founder, who was one of the people that “founded” Ultra. With Jedikiah becoming more sympathetic, especially towards John, I wonder if the Founder is going to turn into the ultimate road block and big bad for the tomorrow people.

The Great: Jedikiah saw Cara use her powers! Cara had one task. Do not let Jedikiah see your powers. And she failed. Jed was not below teasing Cara with her past, which led her to beat the crap out of him. She’s hot-headed and impulsive and opinionated, which is so fun to watch. What’s going to happen now that he knows her secret — and inadvertently knows that Steven is a spy? We’ll just have to keep watching to find out.

Side Note: After Russell made a little error and accidentally brought Jed into their lair, John and Cara used the opportunity to figure out what “Thanatos” meant — a word that Steven heard his father say inside his head. Thanatos actually means Dr. Death, and Jed only revealed this info when his girlfriend was at risk of being exposed. That’s right — Steven found out that Jedikiah has been shacking up with a tomorrow person. Does she know what he’s done to her species?

The Brilliant: John killed Steven’s father. Wow. Just wow. I almost have no words. John Young’s story is so complex and three-dimensional. Jedikiah used him to kill his own brother. “You think that you made me? That I’m your creation? I’m not,” John says to Jedikiah. There’s so much wrongness in what happened, and yet, you know there’s more to their relationship. Jed sees John as a son. So now that John is taken back to Ultra, will he help him escape? Will he keep him safe?

I can’t wait for Wednesday to find out.

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Becca Ritchie

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