There’s only an hour left until the next episode of The Tomorrow People and what better way to prepare for it than by reading a review of last week’s episode? (That’s my attempt at saying I’m way behind on this one but here it is!) Anyway, let’s get straight to the story.
Stephen, Hillary, and Ray are all still vying for a spot as official agents in Ultra. They watch other Tomorrow People deemed as “weak” be weeded out one at a time and having their powers stripped away from them. Ray and especially Hillary feel the need to try even harder to stay on top as they go up against Stephen who they believe to be “safe” from Jedekiah’s judgement since they’re related. Little do they know how fast he would probably turn on Stephen if he knew the full extent of his involvement with Cara and John.
Stephen and Hillary work together to take down the big bad of this episode: Julian. He’s slowly building up his own army of Tomorrow People and posing a threat to everyone. He has a particularly interesting history with Cara. He and Nelly were the first people to befriend her after she had a run in with Ultra agents. They take her in and plan to teach her everything they know about evading Ultra agents and getting what they need. However, on one of their “missions” she releases the man they have tied up on the floor and thinks he has run away. He ends up returning with a shot gun and Nelly jumps in front of Cara to protect her only to get shot herself and eventually dying. Julian holds this against Cara to this day. He also has a particular interest in getting a thrill off of coming as close to killing people as he can without outright passing out. He and his new partner Ursa (the lovely Luvia Petersen of Continuum) are taking down high ranking officials one at a time until Cara and her fellow Tomorrow People step in.
Cara initially believes they should let Ultra deal with Julian because she knows how dangerous he truly is but in the end she gets her followers together to take him and his people down. It’s no easy feat though. Charlotte, the young girl they rescued in the previous episode, has been experiencing panic attacks within her mind and it’s something that anyone close to her is effected by. It reaches painful levels to where many of the TP want her kicked out of the shelter. Cara angrily talks them down pointing out that none of them were perfect in the beginning but they still want her to be dealt with somehow. John steps in and offers to “babysit” her but in reality trains her to control her emotion and find a way to make use of it. This in turn allows her to find her place within the TP as well as help them out in their final showdown with Julian. She’s able to disable Julian and his entire group long enough for Ultra agent’s to sweep in and place cuffs on them all. However, Julian uses Ursa as a decoy and manages to gain control of his powers quick enough to teleport away.
Astrid finally makes an appearance in this episode where she hangs out with Stephen helping him study for an upcoming test they both have in school. At the end they meet back up following the craziness and he teleports them both away as they’re joking with each other. Hillary steps out from behind a building after catching them and is shown contemplating something. Is she going to use Astrid against Stephen as a means of securing her position as an Ultra agent? She’s already shown that she makes brash decisions and this one is sure to backfire somehow.
Overall, it was a very solid episode and definitely an improvement. Cara is stepping into her role as the leader of the Tomorrow People like almost anyone would. She’s unsure of what choices to make as she now has to think about the good of everyone while also trying to undertake the needs of individuals like Charlotte. Thankfully John has stayed by her side to help her keep calm in moments of doubt. Stephen is about to have his hands full of Hillary and Jedekiah keeping a close eye on his every action. “Sitting Ducks” continues the story of Tomorrow Person Peter and his relationship with Stephen’s mom. How much of a disaster will it turn out to be when Peter takes them all camping in tonight’s episode? And what exactly will happen when John gets shot and he and Astrid are trapped together while he fights for his life? “Sitting Ducks” air tonight at 9pm on The CW!