‘The Tomorrow People’ Recap: End of the World

Discussing Season 1, Episode 21
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The Tomorrow People -- "Kill Switch" -- Pictured (L-R): Peyton List as Cara and Robbie Amell as Stephen -- Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW -- ©2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Tomorrow People — “Kill Switch” — Pictured (L-R): Peyton List as Cara and Robbie Amell as Stephen — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW — ©2014 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 21 below]

“When I kiss you next time, it’s not going to be because the world is ending.” — John to Astrid

I was so wrong about The Founder. I thought for sure he died during the explosion. Which goes to show how gullible I am, but who really guessed that The Founder lived — not by teleporting — but just because he was supposedly far away from the bomb? Not me. The majority, I believe, assumed he would escape with his powers. Now half of his face is charred because he stuck around. I’m not too happy that he lived, but in terms of chaos, he’s a good person to stir the pot.

Plus, The Founder has to face Jed sooner or later. And speaking of our favorite crazy uncle, we have a lot to talk about. So let’s jump in and discuss the good, the great and the brilliant moments from episode 21.

The Good: John lost his powers… and then “Jastrid” happened. My shipper heart was breaking for a solid hour. We had to endure John losing his powers, and every time he wanted inside the lair, he had to ask a tomorrow person to escort him. Now that Jedikiah has found a way to obtain powers, I’m wondering if John will go back to the way things were really quickly or if he’ll try to find himself while being human. He seemed rather content without powers, less burdened, but there’s a part of me that knows the kids in the lair need his leadership.

Jastrid alert! This happened. And then this. And then this happened! If you didn’t catch that, John saved Astrid (again). Then Astrid kissed John. Then John smiled. The Jastrid fans probably outweigh the Jara fans (that’s John and Cara), but I can’t help but feel friendship between the two. I love a good epic friendship. Think Haley and Lucas from “One Tree Hill” or Caroline and Stefan from “The Vampire Diaries” — but the latter seems to be heading into romance territory anyway. I’m hoping that they’ll continue to develop their friendship — because John needs someone sweet like Astrid in his life — but John and Cara should be endgame. Don’t you think?

I’ve always felt like John and Cara are married. And while their relationship is bumpy, I was hoping they would work on strengthening it, not breaking up. Even with their short “break” — it kinda feels like John is cheating on Cara with Astrid. Their relationship was one of my favorite parts of the show. There wasn’t anything quite like it before on The CW, and now that it’s temporarily amiss, I’m all rain clouds and apple cores. But I do love seeing other fans’ happiness when their ships set sail. So there’s a rainbow in the horizon.

The Great: Jed has powers. I should have seen this coming! I didn’t predict it though. I thought it was funny that Jed didn’t really care about secrecy when he received his powers. He’s been all about “concealing” them, and as soon as he has telekinesis, he stands in the middle of the street and swats a car to the side like it’s a little gnat.

The Brilliant: Goodbye, Roger. Is he really dead? We won’t know until the finale, but that last scene with Roger had my heart in knots.

Russell and Natalie (the blonde girl with braids) basically turned Roger in to protect themselves. And what hurt worse — Russell didn’t seem to care. Even when he found out that he had chosen the wrong path, he went outside and kissed Natalie. She has put some type of spell on him. This is not the Russell we know and love. Wouldn’t that be crazy if this whole season was Russell’s origin story as he becomes a villain?

Okay, now it’s your turn to weigh in! Since this was a Jastrid-heavy episode, I want to know who you ship with John Young. Vote below!

– Becca Ritchie

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