‘The Tomorrow People’ Recap: Old Habits

Discussing Season 1, Episode 13
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The Tomorrow People -- "Things Fall Apart" -- Pictured (L-R): Robbie Amell as Stephen and Serinda Swan as Cassandra -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Tomorrow People — “Things Fall Apart” — Pictured (L-R): Robbie Amell as Stephen and Serinda Swan as Cassandra — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Becca Ritchie
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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 13 below]

John: “I kissed you, and you kissed me back.”
Cara: “It’s old habits.”
John: “Well I’m pretty sure that one’s not dead yet.”

That shocker ending. What. Was. That? I have the urge to watch the series from episode 1 just to see if there are secrets hidden in Marla Jameson’s eyes. There weren’t any clues that I know of, but I also wasn’t searching for them. I thought, one-hundred percent, that Marla was human.

Those tricky writers — they got me. And while they were in the process of fooling us, they subtly let out a huge piece of information. Using Cassie, the Founder’s daughter, as reference, they said that a person born of two tomorrow people is a synergist — someone who can teleport objects, not just themselves. 

Meaning, Stephen is more powerful than we all thought.

Let’s discuss the good, the great and brilliant moments from last night.

The Good: Cara and John are the mommy and daddy of the lair — Russell says so. Some of my favorite moments involve the bickering between the leader and the former leader, but this wasn’t the best moment of the night for a very specific reason. Cara. What are you doing, girl? John went over Cara’s authority and did his own thing, saving the day. He told Cara that he’d do it again if he had to. Cara doesn’t want to make empty threats forever, so she tells him to pack his bags. He’s gone.

Nooooo! I am obsessed with this pairing. I love the dynamic between them, but I’m waiting for Cara to have a bit more growth in terms of her stubbornness and love life. John has been patient with her (hello, he gently kissed her, waiting for her reaction), and Cara has been flaky. She’s confused, and that confusion is not helping her relationship status or lead her people.

The Great: Astrid desperately tries to return home to her parents. I can’t even imagine being in Astrid’s situation. Take out the whole paranormal element, and it’s still frightening — knowing people you love are worrying about you and you can’t reach out to them. Stephen is a loose cannon when he’s on a mission. He has blinders, trusts too easily and doesn’t really think clearly, so I wasn’t surprised that the Founder double-crossed him in the end. Some men started shooting at a cafe with Astrid, her parents and Marla (Stephen’s mom) inside.

Which brings me to…

The Brilliant: Marla has powers! This is when all the words in my head ran together and jumbled into an incoherent mess. Can you believe it? She stopped the bullets midair. I thought last week was crazy with the idea that Stephen’s brother, Luca, could be breaking out. Well, he most likely still is if he’s from two paranormal parents. I am floored by each new twist and how each one just makes sense. They’re not too jarring. It’s like they always existed, starting from the first episode. Which is why I want to do a mega-rewatch soon. This series feels planned out, and I appreciate that element.

The best example of a non-planned out series I can give is “Battlestar Galactica”. While that series is like sci-fi crack, it has the weirdest, left-field twist in season three.

So we’re a little more than halfway into the season, Tomorrow People fans. By now, you probably have your favorite characters, and I’m curious to see who you’re rooting for. And to make this even more challenging and cruel, you can only pick one person. Weigh in by voting below!

– Becca Ritchie


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