Violet recaps Season 1 Episode 6 of The Tomorrow People, titled Sorry for Your Loss, where we learn Russell’s origin story, and Cara and Stephen try to beat Ultra to a new breakout! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts on the episode.
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The Tomorrow People, Season 1 Episode 6: Sorry for Your Loss Recap Overview
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- Russell’s origin story shows him as a piano prodigy who discovered his powers when the keys started playing themselves. In present day, Russell and Stephen discover a breakout named Piper while hustling pool. John accompanies Russell on the trip to his father’s funeral.
- Cara and Stephen find Piper, but lose her again. Stephen kisses Cara to avoid Ultra agents. Russell and John get into a bar fight and assault a peace officer.
- Cara and Stephen rescue Piper from Ultra agents chasing her. In a flashback, Russell’s dad covers for him when he swindles some money from an underground poker game. Tim reveals that Piper is Darcy’s sister. Stephen arranges a meeting between Piper and Darcy.
- The peace officer lets John and Russell go so they can make it to the funeral. Darcy and Piper meet up. Darcy changes her mind about handing Piper over to Ultra, and is killed by Ultra agents, as Stephen and Piper hide, then teleport away.
- Russell has an emotional reunion with his mother. Jedikiah has a secret lover that’s a Tomorrow Person. Cara and Stephen admit their feelings for each other, and we get the sense that Stephen is about to lose his tele-virginity.
The Tomorrow People Episode Recap: Sorry for Your Loss, the Details
Russell’s Origin Story; Russell and Stephen Hustle Pool
Season 1 Episode 6 of The Tomorrow People, titled Sorry for Your Loss, begins with a flashback to seven years ago, as Russell is playing at a piano audition. At one point, the keys play themselves. Following the audition, his father criticizes his performance. Russell tries to tell his dad about the keys playing themselves, but he doesn’t want to hear it. After his father walks away, Russell is angry, and a stool flies across the room on its own.
In present day, Russell and Stephen are hustling at a pool hall. They get ready to leave, when a girl named Piper is interested in playing, and Russell insists on staying. Soon, they realize she is a Tomorrow Person. To prove it, Russell throws a ball at her, and she is able to stop it in midair. She runs off, so they chase her, and tell her they can help her. She beats them up with her cue stick, then runs away. Russell and Stephen return to the Tomorrow People lair and tell Cara and John about the new breakout. Tim interrupts to inform Russell that his father has passed away.
Stephen tells Cara that he checked on Irene at the hospital, and she’s okay. John talks to Cara about the fact that she’s been avoiding him ever since she saw him kill the agent. She wonders what else he has been protecting her from. She can feel him blocking her out. Russell interrupts to announce that he’s going to his dad’s funeral, even though it’s against the rules. Surprisingly, John says he can go — but that he’s going with him. They will make a series of long range jumps across the country. As John leaves, he tells Cara no one in or out of the lair while he’s gone.
Stephen and Cara Search for Piper; John and Russell Get into a Bar Fight
At Ultra, Darcy warns Stephen about Astrid, saying that he cannot mix his old life with his new life. Stephen returns to the lair and tells Cara that Piper is on Ultra’s radar. Cara isn’t interested in helping find her, and Stephen says he’ll have to do it himself, but tells Cara she should do what she thinks is right.
John and Russell teleport to a shipping container in Ohio where John has hid before. Russell tells John about how his dad pushed him at playing the piano. In a flashback, Russell shows up at an underground poker game. He uses his powers to win, and gets thrown out. The bouncer threatens to kill him if he doesn’t get the $30,000 Russell won last time. Russell teleports to get away, then runs off.
Cara and Stephen go back to the pool hall where he met Piper, and find her. She runs off, but they catch up with her. Cara tries to convince her to trust them, and they see Ultra agents closing in. Piper teleports away. Cara realizes they have to go, but it’s too crowded to teleport. Stephen kisses Cara as the Ultra agents pass them by. Meanwhile, Jedikiah is sitting in his car, watching a woman. Darcy calls, and he gives her permission to use whatever force necessary with Piper. The woman teleports away.
John wakes up, and Russell is gone. He finds him at a bar, using his powers to play darts. Russell tries to hit on a guy’s girlfriend, and reads her mind. This leads to a bar fight. It turns out one of the men they assaulted is a peace officer.
Piper is Found; More Backstory on Russell
Stephen and Cara continue looking for Piper. He tells Cara about his old girlfriends. Cara confesses that John is the only guy she’s ever been with. Stephen says he’s been with more than one girl, but Cara points out no Tomorrow People — he’s a tele-virgin. Cara explains that being with another Tomorrow Person leads to a deeper intimacy, considering the ability to read each other’s minds. Just then, Cara detects Piper, and telepathically warns her, directing her where to run and hide. When she hides behind a truck, Stephen and Cara teleport to meet her, then teleport her away with them. The Ultra agents follow Piper behind the truck, but find nothing.
Down in the Tomorrow People lair, Piper tells Cara and Stephen her story. She says felt drawn to New York, and Cara explains that there’s something about their powers that forces them to all congregate in one place. Piper also says that her older sister ran away when she was 17, and Piper felt like she was in New York too. Tim has some interesting information to share about Piper’s identity.
Back at the bar, John and Russell are handcuffed to chairs. Russell wants to teleport away, but John says they can’t. John pleads with the officer to let them go, saying they’re trying to get to a funeral in Portland. To prove their story, John tells the officer Russell’s dad’s name. John then accuses Russell of being afraid to go home. In another flashback, Russell gives his dad the poker money he won, tells him he wants to buy his life back, and confesses how he really feels. Just then, the guys from the poker game show up at Russell’s house, and Russell hides in the closet. The bouncer asks where Russell is, but his father says he doesn’t know. The men bang his hand with a hammer, and he cries out in pain, as Russell continues to hide in the closet helplessly.
Tim reveals to Cara and Stephen that Piper is Darcy’s sister. Stephen wants to reunite Piper and Darcy, although Cara disagrees. Piper walks into the room and discovers that her sister is in town. Cara tries to warn Piper about the dangers of meeting with her sister, but Piper wants to see her anyway. Stephen goes to Ultra and informs Darcy that her sister is in town and wants to see her, but Stephen says Ultra can’t know about it.
Free to Go
The peace officer lets John and Russell go, as their story checked out. Russell admits that he is scared to go home because he is scared to see his mom.
Stephen and Piper meet Darcy at the sushi restaurant. Piper and Darcy talk privately. However, Cara telepathically notifies Stephen that Ultra is outside, and Stephen immediately confronts Darcy about it. Darcy says that it’s the right thing. Stephen reminds Darcy that Tomorrow People who have their powers taken away are shells of who they were. Stephen tries to get Piper to leave with him, but Piper won’t leave without her sister. Reluctantly, Darcy agrees that Stephen is right, and they slip out the back.
While Stephen and Piper hide behind a truck, Darcy waits for the Ultra agents to pull up. She tells them she lost the breakout. The agent tells her one of their telepaths detected a few signatures there less than a minute ago. He reminds her they’ll scan her brain back at HQ. Piper accidentally makes a noise behind the truck, and Darcy yells at Piper to run, as she uses her power to get a gun from one of the agents. She shoots a few of them in the leg, and they return fire, shooting her dead. Stephen teleports Piper away. Back in the Tomorrow People lair, Cara tries to reassure Piper. Irene returns and thanks Stephen for taking a chance and saving her.
Family Reunion; Jedikiah Has a Secret Lover; Stephen is No Longer a Tele-Virgin
John and Russell attend the memorial for Russell’s father. Russell and his mother have an emotional reunion. Russell plays the piano. We see one final flashback, as Russell plays piano at a recital. The crowd applauds, and Russell leaves the stage, waving at his father from across the stage. Then he teleports away.
Jedikiah is waiting in the apartment of the woman he was watching earlier, when she returns home. She lies about using her powers, but he calls her out, and she admits she teleported. He warns Morgan that he could strip her of her powers and kill her. She uses her powers to start undressing him, and they begin to make out.
Cara and Stephen reflect on the day’s events, and Cara tells Stephen he’s the best person she’s ever met. However, he tries to argue that in war there’s no room for sentimentality. Cara says that before Stephen came, they’d lost sight of what it meant to be alive. He asks if they’re going to talk about last night, but she plays coy. They admit that they think about each other, then they kiss. Cara suggests that they go someplace more private. They begin to undress each other, and teleport away.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 6 of The Tomorrow People: Sorry for Your Loss
Honestly, the behavior of Cara and Stephen this episode made me lose respect for both of them. John’s away for like a day, and they jump in bed together that quickly? Really? I understand that there’s this whole love triangle thing going on, but I was hoping the teen drama thing wasn’t going to be that big of an aspect of this show, as it hasn’t been too bad yet. I thought the kiss was as far as it would go at this point, I didn’t think it would go as far as it did so soon. So where does that leave them now? With them realizing it was a mistake, and then nothing’s going to happen between the two again until much further down the road? I suppose this would free up time for Astrid-Stephen romance to develop. But yeah, it was just annoying how Cara did the typical teen drama thing of, “Oh my boyfriend and I got in a fight, I’m gonna go immediately sleep with another guy to get back at him.” I expected more of her for some reason. Her excuse was that Stephen is the best person she’s ever known. Um, I don’t know about you, but Stephen hasn’t seemed all that great to me so far. He’s a decent enough guy, but now that he went behind John’s back, who just a couple episodes ago he claimed to admire and respect so much, and slept with his girl the second he went out of town, now I have a much lower opinion of Stephen. Oh, and apparently the show thinks we forgot that Stephen is still a teenager that lives at home with his mom. He and Cara were out all night looking for Piper, even after the sun came up. Wouldn’t his mom be wondering where he was?
The other big aspect of this episode was Russell’s origin story. I had been wondering when this was coming, since we had Cara’s story, then John’s story, then an episode without an origin story. I thought that maybe she show wanted to make Russell a more prevalent character before they did an origin story episode on him. That seems to be the case, as we got to see a bit more of Russell in last week’s episode when the Tomorrow People went to the party, and then we feared for his life when Ultra attacked. I enjoyed his story, although it was sad, and like the fact that the show is at least attempting to provide some diversity. Will we get another origin story next week? I’m thinking not, since the only other possible story would be Irene, but we don’t know her very well yet. Unless they’re going to go more in depth about Piper, considering that we knew Darcy, and which admittedly was an interesting twist that Piper was Darcy’s sister. This brings up the question of how often the Tomorrow People gene occurs in more than one sibling. I suppose it’s totally random though, if Jedikiah didn’t get it, but his brother did. I wonder if Stephen’s brother will eventually develop powers.
So, who is this mystery woman that Jedikiah is keeping hidden away? What’s John going to say when he returns to the lair and finds out what happened between Cara and Stephen? Or will they be able to block him out from discovering that? I guess we’ll soon find out. Overall, this was an okay episode. I had a lot of problems with several small, logistical things that bothered me, and as I mentioned above, with Cara and Stephen being forced together so soon and under those circumstances. But I think Russell’s story saved the episode for me, even if I don’t think the peace officer would have let them go so easily.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Tomorrow People, Season 1 Episode 6: Sorry for Your Loss
This week’s episode of The Tomorrow People, we learn much more about Russell’s back-story. It is interesting to see their back-stories, and I think Russell’s might be one of the better ones. He goes from prodigy piano player to chronic gambler, and while he has an overbearing father, his father certainly cares for him—as we see when he covers for Russell.
I have a feeling as more characters come into the limelight (Irene for example), we will have further back-stories told, which always helps add depth to the characters.
I just want to shake my head at the whole Cara-Stephen situation. That was a stark reminder of what network this show is on. The way this story started, Cara and John seemed inseparable. Now, a few episodes in, and another “hunky” guy shows up, and Cara is having doubts about their relationship. Really? That’s all it took? I understand the show is trying to portray problems brewing between John and Cara, but I feel like this love triangle was jammed into the show simply for the sake of having a love triangle. Now we have to deal with the weird tension between Cara, Stephen and John. Then we’ll have the eventual admission of Cara to John. Then we’ll face the probable banishment of Stephen from the group for a while, until some event that brings Stephen back. It all feels really cheesy.
As far as the Darcy/Piper storyline, I enjoyed that. Having the Ultra agents seem more than robots is good, otherwise no one would ever identify with them. I really think this show could do well with the moral dilemmas on both sides, if the writers decide to take that risk.
Overall, I thought this episode was pretty good. I just wish that the obligatory love triangle were not something that was required for a CW show.
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