‘The Tomorrow People’ Recap: Saving the World
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[Spoilers from episode 22 below]
“I am my father’s legacy.” — Stephen
The end has come. Thankfully it’s not the end of the world, but sadly, it’s still the end of the season. We watched Stephen battle The Machine and The Founder simultaneously. We watched love split up some friendships and also strengthen bonds. We watched Russell turn bad and then good. And we watched Jedikiah confuse us all — but in good fun.
In the show’s sneaky way, they pulled a fast one on us and ended with a big cliffhanger, or at least a setup for hopefully what will be a season 2. As of right now, “The Tomorrow People” hasn’t been green-lit for a second season. Fingers crossed, everyone. Let’s jump to it and discuss the good, the great and the brilliant moments from the finale.
The Good: The humans. Most notably, John and Astrid. It’s no secret that I’m in the minority ship here. In last week’s recap I put up a poll, and Jastrid fans blew Jara away. Still, I can appreciate the Jastrid moments that happened in the finale. I am Team John Young in the end. And Astrid can relate to John on a level that Cara can’t.
That being said, what was Astrid wearing in that small time jump on the subway? She had on a leather jacket and a very un-Astrid-like black dress. I didn’t like the idea that she was conforming to kind of look like Cara — maybe or maybe not fit in John’s life. When we flashed to a scene with Astrid and Stephen, she was back to her usual clothes.
The Great: Jedikiah kills his brother. Heartbreaking! We all can kinda see that Jed’s story was built up to come to this point — where he had to do the one thing he’s tried to avoid. Those heartfelt sentiments I have for Jed… they’re kind of squashed by the end of the episode, but I’m going to empathize with him here. And when he had that moment with John, talking about a pocketknife he had once given the young boy, I actually cried. Real tears, even!
The Brilliant: Stephen reverses time to save Cara. Can one person really have this much power? And what in the world is Stephen going to do with it? I love the idea that Cara could sense that something was different with her body, even though she was saved. She was holding her abdomen like she felt the place the bullet entered.
I didn’t realize Stephen would be powerful enough to defeat The Founder or The Machine, but he definitely absorbed some extra strength afterwards so he could not only stop time but reverse it. I do worry that the new leader of the tomorrow people likes revenge. (He pointblank said so in the finale). I’m not sure I would want to be led by someone like Stephen… or frankly Cara who’s just as vengeful, but it seems like John isn’t an option anymore. It’ll be interesting to see how the tomorrow people fair under Stephen’s leadership.
That Ending: Jed, how could you?! He turned John — his self-proclaimed son — into a super-soldier. His memories of Cara and Stephen and the whole tomorrow people gang are completely wiped. He even had his hair combed back like when he was under the thumb of Jed in flashbacks. But did Jed intend for John to lose his memories? Or was it just a horrible consequence of trying to regain his powers?
Whatever the case, the stakes are now raised, and if a second season is in the horizon, I can’t wait to be front and center to see what happens.
Now it’s your turn to have a say. Weigh in by voting below!
– Becca Ritchie