In this week’s episode guide for The Tomorrow People, All Tomorrow’s Parties, the gang hits the clubs! Also, some secrets are spilled, and Ultra’s full scope is realized. Josh provides this week’s episode summary for The Tomorrow People‘s All Tomorrow’s Parties. Let’s get into it!
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The Tomorrow People Episode 5 All Tomorrow’s Parties Recap Overview
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- Stephen fails an Ultra test, Astrid is angry with Stephen, and Cara has found a “Homo Superior” that may be able to invent a cure to the anti-power serum Ultra uses.
- Kurt takes unnecessary risks, Cara wants a “Homo Superior” depowered, and Stephen witnesses it. Jedikiah tells Stephen he will be visiting Ultra Headquarters.
- Cara wins a bet, allowing the Tomorrow People a night out at a club. Stephen telepathically meets the true leader of Ultra, and is concerned he unknowingly psychically spilled secrets to him.
- John does decide to join the party, but realizes pretty quickly the party is an ambush. Jedikiah has brought Stephen to witness the massacre. Ultra agents swarm the place, opening fire. Stephen is able to create a distraction so that most can escape.
- Irene is bleeding out, so Stephen takes charge and drops her at a hospital. Kurt admits his involvement to save his own skin, by providing information to Ultra about the club they would be attending. Cara then turns him human with the anti-power serum
The Tomorrow People Episode Recap: All Tomorrow’s Parties, the Details
Stephen is Tested By Ultra
This episode of The Tomorrow People begins with Stephen chasing down a “Homo Superior” and he is working with Darcy, a fellow Ultra Agent. Stephen rushes in, and gets corralled by the fugitive. Then we see she is a girl, and that this was a training exercise. Jedikiah tells him he needs to focus, and strike first. Stephen heads off to “study”, and Jedikiah receives a phone call. His name is Corbin and seems to be the boss of Jedikiah. He demands that Jedikiah bring Stephen to see him.
Stephen pays a visit to Astrid, who is still mad about Stephen’s lie. He asks her if she is going to Homecoming, and she says she will think about it. Stephen then pays a visit to John and Cara. Cara talks to Stephen about Ultra’s next de-powering of a Homo-Superior, Mark Menendez. Cara actually wants to make sure that he gets injected, describing him as a bad guy. Stephen is then introduced to a young geneticist that happens to be a Homo Superior as well. Her name is Irene, and she thinks she can make an antidote to the anti-power serum Jedikiah is using. Stephen is asked to get some of the serum for Irene to test.
John and Cara Disagree
John gets angry with Kurt, because he went to visit his mother. Stephen tries to back up Kurt, but it backfires as he demands to know why Stephen gets to live at home. John warns him to never sneak off again.
Later, Cara and John talk, and Cara thinks that John might have been a little hard on Kurt. Cara wants to have a night out, but John refuses given how such danger they have been in lately. Stephen is then accused by John of making their lives more difficult.
Stephen attends the de-powering of Mark Menendez as instructed by Cara. Darcy asks for his help, and Menendez is injected with the serum. Stephen manages to grab a vial of the serum. Jedikiah then tells Stephen that they are making a trip to “Headquarters”.
Back with Cara and John, Cara presents a club that they would like to go to for a night out. John says no. Cara then makes a bet–to fight for the right to party! This draws some attention from the group of people in the area. Stephen comes back, and talks with John, who is thinking that he is in danger having to visit Ultra headquarters. John is pretty snide towards Stephen, and tells him that it is his fault everybody is getting into an uproar. Stephen accuses John of using him as a scapegoat for his poor leadership.
The fight is up next, and Russell gets it started. They fight back and forth, with powers and punches, with Cara winning. She wins, and John says, “This is still a mistake”.
Stephen is with Astrid, and she is trying dresses on for him. Astrid asks for him to explain what happened on the train tracks. While she is changing, Jedikiah demands Stephen come with him. They visit “headquarters”, and he meets with the boss-man–telepathically. Stephen realizes this mystery man is “one of us”. They discuss his father’s death. The mystery man begins probing his mind. Meanwhile, Cara and Russell get the crew riled up to go party, and they head out. Cara gets John a suit, and John tells her he isn’t going.
Cara winds up popping in to see Stephen, and Stephen tells her about the mystery man, and is worried that he may have leaked information about her and her people. She doesn’t seem to be concerned about this, however. She heads out to her party with the rest of the crew.
The Party Goes South
Russell heads to check out a lady that seems interested in him. John has decided to show up, and Cara is happy to see him. They begin dancing. Interestingly, we learn that Cara can’t psychically read John. Russell, in the meantime, tries to impress a girl with his powers, put can’t get them to quite work.
Back with Stephen, Jedikiah has come to visit again, and demands his company yet again, leaving Astrid hanging. Stephen sends her a text telling her to meet at the dance, but Astrid sees Stephen leave with Jedikiah, so she grabs a cab to follow him. They wind up at the same club that Cara and the gang are at, and Jedikiah seems to have a “containment system” set up.
Cara then realizes their powers are blocked. John then finds some D-Chips, which block powers, hidden throughout the club. Ultra Agents then begin shooting everyone in the club. Stephen then runs and finds a power breaker, breaks it, and makes the room go dark. This gives Russell, John and the Team enough time to get out of the club and escape. Outside, John is jumped by an agent, and he instinctively shoots the agent, thus showing Cara that he is able to kill. Everyone still alive teleports away.
Back at the base, Irene is bleeding out from a gunshot wound. Stephen pops in, and tries to help. John refuses to take her to the hospital, but Stephen makes the call to take her to the hospital. Meanwhile, Cara demands to know why John didn’t tell her the truth about being able to kill. Stephen pops back, and he thinks Irene will be okay. Stephen then sees that Cara is reading other people, to figure out who ratted them out. Stephen then thinks it could have been him. He asks for Cara to read him, but just before it can happen, Kurt admits he ratted the crew out. He was caught by Ultra, and they told him as a bargain, they would trade John for Kurt’s mother’s life. Cara becomes enraged, and injects Kurt with the serum that removes powers, turning him human. She then threatens him with bodily and mental harm if he speaks to Ultra at all.
Stephen heads home, and Astrid is waiting in his room. She demands answers. Stephen tells her it isn’t safe to follow him. Stephen then teleports her, showing her his powers. She is blown away and speechless, as they stand in the place they first met and became friends.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Tomorrow People, Season 1 Episode 5: All Tomorrow’s Parties
I thought this episode was pretty good. The overarching question this episode seemed to ask was, “how important is quality of life?” John seems to be under the impression that simply living is good enough. He is unwilling to make the unnecessary risks for the sake of a “good time”. On the other hand, Cara argues the value of life diminishes if you can’t actually “live” it. Both arguments are definitely valid, and I honestly can’t decide who is right here. Perhaps a balance might have been an option–wait a little longer for things to cool down. John was right in that regard I think, from what it appears, the crew has had a lot more run-ins now than it seems in the past.
The other big questions is why would John keep his secret from Cara? I guess the most obvious answer is he is worried what she would think given she knows. That is basically able to be assumed through their conversation. It is sad that the one person he is closest to he felt he couldn’t share this part of him with. I can certainly see why Cara would be mad about this.
I am glad that Stephen decided to show Astrid his powers. Despite her god-awful looking dress this episode and general moodiness lately, I like her character, and think it will be interesting to see where they go during the season. She seems to be the one constant friend Stephen has had for a while now, and she seems to legitimately care about him. I am curious to see what his powers do to the relationship though. As we know from X-Men and other similar franchises, things do not always go smoothly for people with enhanced abilities, and oftentimes the loved ones are the ones most affected.
Overall, I am happy with The Tomorrow People’s direction. I am curious to learn more about the leader of Ultra. I am glad they have expanded the scope of Ultra, because before this episode, I didn’t really understand why John and the gang hung around town. Now that we have been shown that Ultra has a much broader scope, I can actually appreciate John and the gang’s necessity to stay in one place, or rather the futility in trying to relocate.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 5 of The Tomorrow People: All Tomorrow’s Parties
I thought this was a pretty good episode of The Tomorrow People , although I must admit I was a little disappointed that this wasn’t another origin story, as I had been enjoying those the past couple of weeks. However, I guess we kind of need to have more Tomorrow People whose origin stories we care about before they’ll be provided to us. I suppose Russell is too much of a side character to qualify for an origin story right now. It seemed like the show was trying to make us more aware of other specific Tomorrow People, with the introduction of Irene. However, with her gunshot wound and subsequent trip to the hospital, I’m not sure what is going to happen to her going forward. Speaking of Irene, Stephen once again acted like he was older than he’s supposed to be, when upon seeing her he exclaimed, “You’re like what, 18?!” And I was thinking, and Stephen’s like what, 17?! Not only does he look too old to be a high school student, but he acts it as well. The casting still bothers me sometimes.
It’s been mentioned before that Ultra goes even higher up than Jedikiah. I didn’t realize that Stephen would get to meet the actual head of Ultra so soon, I thought the fact of Ultra’s broad scope would just be alluded to for awhile. Interesting how Ultra’s leader is a Homo Superior himself. Did Ultra’s leader in fact get the location of the party from Stephen’s mind? Cara never actually got around to scanning Stephen’s mind, so we’ll never know for sure. It’s possible that Ultra obtained the information from both Kurt and Stephen, and one confirmed the other.
Yeah, so it’s been awhile since I’ve been in high school but… that’s what passes as a Homecoming dress these days?! The dress Cara was wearing seemed more like a Homecoming dress than the one Astrid was wearing. I’m not sure why Stephen was so wowed by Astrid’s dress. But I digress. I’m glad he finally came clean with her. It seemed really dumb for him to keep lying about his powers, when he’s the one that told her about them in the first place, even if she didn’t initially believe him. So where does it go from here? What is Astrid’s role now? Will Stephen introduce her to the Tomorrow People? If so, what will they think about him revealing his powers to a human? What I would like to see next: the origin story of Stephen’s and Astrid’s friendship.
By the way, good news for fans of The Tomorrow People — CW recently announced that it would be picking up the show for a full season!
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