Cara continues to make horrible decisions. She does try to undo one, by asking John to come back, because she loves him so much (that, you know, she threw him to the wolves last episode because he dared question her authority). Thanks, but no thanks, C-Dog.
Speaking of John, he crashes at Stephen's house, where he and Marla have a heart-to-heart. Marla wants to go on the run with her boys, but John insists the subway SUPES need their hero, Stephen. Normally, I'd laugh at that idea, but since Cara is currently in charge, the cellar dwellers do need all the help they can get. Yeah, even Stephen. (Sorry.)
Stephen gives Marla a piece of his mind (how he can spare it, I've yet to work out) about drugging him into oblivion during his breakout year. He wants her to let him stay put, return to work with Jed, etc. and she just... lets him. Mother of the year -- that one.
And Jed? All season long, I've been holding out hope that there were some layers to the guy. For this, I blame Mark Pellegrino's nuanced performance, because it seems the writers are content to squander his talents by making him not much more than a petty mustache twirler.
I don't get how one identical twin would have powers and the other wouldn't. I'm lost in re: Roger's timeline. I don't understand Jed, at all. I can't make sense of how SUPES can both broadcast their thoughts and have private telepathic conversations which go unheard by other nearby SUPES.
Above all, I fail to comprehend, how the lovely and talented people in our show thread stick with this series, week to week. They do, though, so they're getting some TWoP love, right here and now. Tableau, Machuran, wayne67, hunterhunted, thuganomics85, JuneSEA, TheLabRat, rubyred, SezKitten, Bec, DigiKing, Hughes, swansong, Bezerker, ceg1, ChicagoRedshirt, Stormy4400, miracole, ZoloftBlob, Baskingsharkgtx, blackwing, Gibasi, call me ishmael, shapeshifter, BooBear, Homo_Sapien, ElectricBoogalo, waving feather, jmarrise, Aeryn13, pepperclove, Apocolocyntosis, sjohnson, mustbekarma, ottoDbusdriver, Ferrari, casse, blarney, Magineer, Chas411, and of course, Imonrey, thank you (and anyone I missed) for sticking with the show and sharing your thoughts on our board. Thank you for bringing the laughs and keeping this more fun than it could ever be, without you. Thank you for being kindly keepers of your sister's sanity.
I'll be back ASAP with the full weecap. In the meantime, please grade the episode at the top of the page, and then come on over to the show thread where John's cooking supper.
Previously on The Tomorrow People: Cara kicked John out of the lair; Stephen quit Ultra; the Founder (Flounder) used Stephen to bring in Cassandra, but then double-crossed him and sent a kill squad after Astrid. Fortunately, Marla was on the scene and is a secret SUPE, so she stopped all the bullets in mid-air.
Now: NYPD arrives on the scene of Astrid's family's shot-up cafe.
Cop: That's a lot of bullets for no bodies.
Stephen: When I arrive home, my mother is digging our passports out of a secret compartment in the kitchen. When I report that I got Astrid and her dad to the bus station and that they understand the need to use only cash, she tells me to pack the essentials for myself and Luca. Are we spelling it Luca this week?
Recapper: Why the hell not?
Stephen: Good. So anyhow, I tell my mother we have to talk.
Marla: And I agree -- but first we have to run. When Stephen asks, I tell him Jed doesn't know about my powers. Then he starts laying a guilt trip on me about how I...
Audience: Drugged him with antipsychotic agents for probably a year.
Marla: Would you believe I was trying to keep him safe?
Door: Knock knock.
Jed: I barge in with two armed agents. I'm oozing concern about Stephen.
Stephen: I tele-talk my mother into giving me five minutes with Jed.
Jed: Flounder ordered that hit. I'll offer you a clean slate if you do the same for me.
Stephen: You ordered my father's death!
Jed: Take my hand and I'll tele-show you the truth about what I did and why.
Recapper: In a flashback between Jed and Roger, we learn precisely nothing of the kind.
Jed: Well, we learn that I trusted Flounder to help my species, but Roger insists Flounder is only after power and wants to fight him. I remind him Flounder is too strong, and Roger has a wife and kids to worry about. If he insists on going after Flounder, Flounder is going to make me go after Roger.
Audience: Yeah, but you have the ability to kill and access to Flounder, so it makes little sense that you'd go after your own brother. We're not buying this no-other-choice crap.
Stephen: But back in the present, I guess I am buying it. I don't know. I'm not sure anyone does. I tell Jed that my mother wants us to run, but Jed tells me that will make things worse. He invites me back into Ultra, with the promise that he'll protect my home, my friends and my family.