Season 1 Episode 3 of The Tomorrow People is titled Girl, Interrupted. Which girl is this referring to? Come see what Josh and Violet think of this episode in The Tomorrow People episode recap of Girl, Interrupted, as they provide a summary of the episode along with their thoughts!
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The Tomorrow People Episode 3 Girl, Interrupted Recap Overview
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- We learn how Cara wound up leaving her family, and Stephen discovers a girl at school may be contemplating suicide
- John asks Stephen to plant a bug at Ultra. Stephen then trains at Ultra, and implants the bug, but may be caught by Jedikiah
- Stephen tries to figure out how to help Emily, the suicidal girl, while John talks to Cara about her current trouble with her powers
- John, Russell and Cara are lured into a trap, and Cara is captured. Stephen goes to help her, and the only method he can think of is to turn her human at Ultra.
- Rather than turn Cara human, Stephen explains he stopped time and swapped out the vials, injecting Cara with saline instead. After escaping Ultra, Cara helps Stephen save Emily
- We see Cara‘s abandonment by her father in a flashback. Astrid sees Stephen‘s teleporting, and confronts him about it.
The Tomorrow People episode Recap: Girl, Interrupted, the Details
Cara’s Past Haunts Her, As Does Another Girl Named Emily
The episode begins in the past, five years ago. It looks like a high school dance, and two boys spot Cara. One says that she puts out all the time. Oddly enough, we learn Cara was deaf at some point, and her hearing must have come back between then and now. The other tries to sweet talk her, and they leave the dance together. They pull over and the boy continues his flirting. Cara freaks out, and the guy gets angry, ripping her clothes. She flees, but the boy chases and tackles her. She freaks out and her telekinetic powers toss the boy. She passes out, and we flash back to the present.
Cara is on a train, and a man asks her about her newspaper, and she is a bit freaked. We then get some insight into her power, as she begins hearing everyone on the train. She teleports from the train, and heads back “home”. Back at base, John has figured out a way to use Ultra’s intel against them. Stephen is at a party, and Astrid seems to be trying to get with Stephen. Stephen’s powers begin to manifest for his telepathy. He listens to the thoughts of a fellow student, and he hears her think about committing suicide. He also hears that she was driving a car when her sister was killed in an accident.
Stephen the Double Agent
At Ultra, Jedikiah has a captured Homo Superior. He says he will turn him human, and let him live if he never tells anyone. He agrees, and it seems painful.
Back at John’s place, John wants Stephen to break into Ultra’s building, and install a dongle, which will give all of the intel on new “breakouts” to John as well. Stephen talks to Cara about his experience with telepathy. He tells Cara about the girl’s thoughts on being dead in 48 hours. Cara says they aren’t willing to help normal people. Stephen disagrees, and wants to help her.
Back at Ultra, a Ultra employee, Agent Nichols, implants a biometric monitor. She then wants to test Stephen’s time stopping ability. She takes aim at him with a gun, and shoots. He doesn’t stop time, but luckily the gun was filled with blanks. He walks off, and Cara is in his head. He heads to install the dongle given to him by John. She helps him get through some keypad doors, and guides him in. Stephen installs the dongle, but Cara is getting some “psychic interference” and Stephen loses contact. He makes for the door, and is stopped by Jedikiah. Stephen says he was looking for Jedikiah. He tells Jedikiah about Emily, and he seems disinterested. Jedikiah tells Stephen to not bother with her as it could reveal his powers, causing deeper consequences. After Stephen leaves, Jedikiah asks a guard to sweep the floor Stephen was on for anything out of place.
Cara Flashbacks, Stephen Tries to Help Emily
Stephen heads back to the Tomorrow People’s base, and John celebrates the installation of the dongle. Cara and Stephen discuss Cara’s scrambled problem.
We get another flashback for Cara, and her father has come to see what happened after her attack. The police tell her father that she murdered the kid, and Cara tries to say that she merely shoved him. The cops don’t believe her, and she is locked up. She then teleports out of custody, seemingly accidentally.
Back at school, Stephen is listening in on Emily’s thoughts (the suicidal girl). Astrid and Stephen talk about Emily. Stephen steals her notebook to use as an excuse to talk with her later.
Meanwhile, back with Cara, she is approached by John, who is concerned that she is relapsing to something that has happened before. Cara gets a little confrontational with John for calling her out.
Stephen and Astrid visit Emily, and they try to talk with her. Emily gets defensive. Stephen tries to calm her down, and tells her he knows about her sister. She gets up, and doesn’t seem to be willing to take help.
Cara Possibly “Humanized”?
Stephen heads back to the Tomorrow People’s base, and talks with the A.I. Tim, looking for information to figure out Emily’s plan. Cara and John come in and they tell him that Emily isn’t worth it. Stephen goes off, saying humans are worth saving too. There is an interruption by Tim, saying that there is a new break out detected by Ultra, and John, Russell and Cara go to retrieve her before Ultra can. Cara picks up on the girl telepathically, but it turns out to be a ploy, and Ultra agents swarm them. A fight breaks out between the agents, and Cara is taken. Russell and John flee.
John and Russell go back to their home base, and Stephen says he will save her. He talks to Jedikiah. Jedikiah shows Stephen the dongle he found. He seems to hint Stephen is responsible, but leaves him alone. Stephen pleads for her life, explaining she helped him when he broke out. Stephen gives Jedikiah an idea, to turn Cara human again, explaining this would make John furious. Stephen even volunteers to do the injection himself.
Stephen enters the room, and Stephen reaches for the serum that will make her human. She pleads for death over being human. He injects her with the serum, and she seems to go through the painful change back to human.
Cara Talks Emily Down, Astrid Sees Something She Probably Shouldn’t
Cara is on a train with Stephen, and we learn that he had stopped time, and faked the injection. Back with John, Cara is worried Stephen will get found out. John is more concerned that Cara is safe. Meanwhile, Astrid has called Stephen several times. No one can seem to find Emily. Stephen tries to talk with Tim again about Emily’s plan. Stephen tells John he is going to save her, but Cara offers to go in his place so Stephen’s powers aren’t discovered.
John, Cara and Stephen teleport to the location where Emily is parked on the train tracks to commit suicide. Cara teleports into her car, and Emily tells her to leave. Cara tries to talk her down. Emily seems to finally break down and not want to die, and pulls off the tracks as Cara teleports away. John and Cara teleport away, followed by Stephen–who is seen by Astrid just as he teleports.
Emily Has a Happy Ending, Stephen Deals with Astrid’s Accusations
Cara and Stephen watch Emily go home, and her family welcomes her home. Cara shares an experience by psychically linking with Stephen. Back in the past, Cara goes home, and she tells her father she can hear. He doesn’t want her to come home, and gives her money to make a new life. Her dad mentally says, “we’re better off without her”, which Cara hears. He closes the door, and Cara sees her sister, who watches her leave.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Tomorrow People Episode 3 Girl, Interrupted
This week’s episode of The Tomorrow People was good I thought. We learned a little about Cara’s history, and it was odd to find out that she was deaf as a child. I would like to know more about the science of the “homo superiors” and why/how it cured her deafness. Hopefully this means we will learn more about all of the character’s pasts, and hopefully they aren’t too lame.
One of the big things I liked about this episode was how things didn’t go as planned for Stephen, when he tries his double agent magic. The one thing that bothered me however, is again, Jedikiah’s suspicions are proven true, and yet he does nothing about it. I guess I can still chalk this up to him letting the “little things” go, and is hoping for a big payoff using Stephen for his own devices.
As for Astrid, Stephen seems to all of a sudden care if she knows his power, and Astrid seems shocked to find out, when Stephen tried to explain his powers in the first episode. I guess I am not understanding their interaction. I would think that Stephen would be saying more, “I told you so!”, while Astrid we be more like, “Wow I guess you were right!” I guess Stephen’s new-found job has made him want to be more careful, and maybe Astrid thinks Stephen is just messing with her.
As for Emily, I am sort of enjoying the dynamic of Stephen being the true “hero” of the two groups he is tied to right now. Neither Jedikiah nor John want to risk their skin for any normal human for their own reasons of preservation, however Stephen has a completely different attitude, which I hope he keeps, rather than being absorbed by the two factions that are being apathetic. I have to say though, I am excited to see where we go next episode!
Violet’s Thoughts on Episode 3 of The Tomorrow People: Girl, Interrupted
I actually liked this episode of The Tomorrow People, and I must admit, the show is quickly growing on me. I enjoyed the fact that we got to see Cara’s “origin story” and was surprised to find out that she used to be deaf before she got her powers.
There were a few things I didn’t like about the episode though, such as how easily Cara was caught in the trap that Ultra set for the Tomorrow People. Couldn’t they have immediately teleported away once they saw that it was a trap? Why did they stay and try to fight? I was also a little skeptical about the reaction of Cara’s father toward her when she returned home after teleporting away from the police station. He seemed very loving and concerned toward her, so I didn’t buy his sudden “good riddance” attitude. Also, I think she would have had a good case for self defense. I’m also surprised that Stephen’s not letting on to Astrid about his powers, considering he told her about them in the first episode. I mean, he told her about his powers, now she’s seen them in action, there’s really no denying it now.
So, is Stephen able to control his time stopping power now, or is it still only triggered by an emotional response? I’m curious to find out just how powerful Stephen is.
Overall, the storylines have been pretty interesting and entertaining so far, so I’m content to keep watching.
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