This week’s episode of The Tomorrow People, titled Limbo, Stephen is a little pouty with his relationship with Cara and his powers. This gets him into trouble. Check out Josh’s summary of the episode, titled Limbo, followed by Josh and Violet’s thoughts after!
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The Tomorrow People, Season 1 Episode 7: Limbo Recap Overview
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- A woman is kidnapped by a man with powers. Meanwhile, Stephen tries to talk to Cara after their eventful night. She seems full of regret, and doesn’t talk to him.
- Irene tells Cara, John and Stephen about the rapist, and John asks Stephen to see if Ultra has any information he can find. Meanwhile, at school, Astrid tells him to have some fun with his powers–and he does.
- Cara tells Stephen they made a mistake, and asks him to get back to Ultra to help them find the rapist. Meanwhile, Stephen has become popular, joining the varsity basketball team, and hosting a party at his house. It gets out of hand, and Stephen angers Astrid.
- Jedikiah pays Stephen a visit after his party, and uses a bracelet to mute his powers. Meanwhile, John learns of the affair, and decides to “help” Stephen with his basketball game problem. After, they fight when John tells Stephen what he knows.
- Stephen tries to handle the rapist himself, but Cara hears him mentally, and John, she, and Russell show up to help him. They stop him, and save Stephen from drowning. While unconscious, Stephen has a vision of his father.
- Jedikiah suspects Cara is still alive, but frees Stephen of his power-muting cuff. Meanwhile, Cara and John make up, but Cara admits to “something” between Stephen and her. Stephen then tells John and Cara of his vision.
The Tomorrow People episode Recap: Limbo, the Details
Cara’s Mistake (?)
Season 1 Episode 7 of The Tomorrow People, titled Limbo, begins with a young woman walking to her car, late at night. A man begins messing with her, disappearing and reappearing on different sides of her. She freaks and runs to her car. He then appears next to her, and tells her to not run. He then disappears, taking her with him.
With Stephen, he is looking for Cara in their swanky hotel room. Cara is getting dressed and looking distressed. Stephen is happy, while Cara is unsure how to proceed with the past events. They are interrupted as an old couple checks into their room. Cara returns to the base camp, and John offers a stuffed beaver as a “peace offering”.
The Search for Rapist Begins
Irene comes up and interrupts, wanting to show Cara and John something important. She found a breakout, and Tim, the AI, tells Cara and John of where this man is striking, and we learn he is a rapist. John wants to let Ultra find him, but Cara wants to deal with him herself.
Stephen comes in to Ultra, and one agent accuses him of getting Agent Nichols killed. They nearly fight, but Jedikiah calms them down. Jedikiah also begins looking for the rapist “homo superior”. Stephen isn’t wanting to hang around the office today, but Jedikiah tells him to “get it together”. Stephen takes some time off, but John asks him for help finding this new breakout.
At school, Stephen is down, and Astrid tells him to have some fun. She asks if he is reading her mind, and he says no, that hers is off limits. He is then told to come down and play some basketball. He picks all of the “nerds” for his team, and the game begins. Using his powers, he is able to easily win the game. The coach then offers him a spot on the varsity team.
Stephen Gets a Little Crazy
Cara, Russell and John split up to find the rapist. John and Cara have a talk, and John apologizes. Meanwhile, Astrid and Stephen are having fun with his powers. At home, Cara is waiting for Stephen in his room. Cara tells Stephen to get back to Ultra, and tells Stephen it was a mistake what they did. He doesn’t believe that himself. She leaves suddenly, after Stephen asks her to let him read her mind.
At high school, Stephen gets invited to the “pep party” for the big game. They host it at Stephen’s house per his suggestion, which gets out of hand. He gets a girl into his room though, and everything seems okay for him.
John and Cara work on finding the creeper. Cara breaks down and tells John about Stephen. She apologizes, and John is silent. He then speaks, and he isn’t happy. Meanwhile, Astrid interrupts his make out session, as cops are about to bust down his door. Astrid and he argue about his actions. Stephen then accidentally reads her mind, which she says “I’m in love you”. Astrid realizes it, and freaks out.
John and Stephen Face Off
The party is over, and Stephen is about to clean up, when Jedikiah comes over. He isn’t pleased about his current use of his powers. He places a power “suppression cuff” on Stephen, and leaves him powerless. The next morning, Stephen isn’t happy, as his mother found out about the mess. Russell and Irene are unable to figure out how to remove the band Jedikiah put on him. Stephen wants to help the group find the rapist, and Cara tells him he is useless with the cuff. John offers to help him with his game, since he is now powerless.
At the game, the team isn’t doing so well. John is in the stands, and helps–and hurts–Stephen at the same time. After the game, Stephen talks to John, and Stephen learns that John knows what happened. John leaves Stephen with some idle threats, and they begin fighting. Cara zaps in, and separates them. She accepts the blame for herself, and tells Stephen there is nothing between them. After the fight, Stephen realizes that the rapist is taking his victims to the sewers, which is why Cara and John can’t find him–since we learned that water is a psychic barrier.
Stephen Gets a Little Too Brave
Stephen heads outside, and moves into a manhole. He searches for the criminal, and hears a cry. He tells the girl captive to run, and faces off with the guy. Meanwhile, John and Cara talk. Stephen tries to take the man on himself, but is not doing well. Cara hears Stephen is in trouble somehow, and they move to find him. The man pushes him into water, to let him drown, since he can’t kill him himself. Cara shows up, and fights the man, while John saves Stephen. Cara beats the man, and swings at him, but can’t since I guess it would be a fatal blow.
As Stephen is floating down river, he has a vision of his father, telling him to “go back”. He tells him one word to help him: “Thanatos”. John then pulls him from the water, and performs CPR. Stephen wakes up, and he heads to Ultra, and Jedikiah seems happy that he captured the rapist, who is not being held in a cell. Jedikiah removes the cuff from Stephen, allowing him his powers back.
Cara meanwhile admits there is “something” between Stephen and her, but she tells John that she will lie to him about it, if that will keep the peace, she says. John says also long as she loves him, he doesn’t care.
Astrid talks with Stephen, and tries to apologize. Stephen tells Astrid about Cara’s true feelings, and Stephen heads home. Cara comes and visits, and Stephen tells her that they are connected. But he says he will not bring it up again. Stephen then tells her and John that he saw his dad, and that they are going to find him.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Tomorrow People, Season 1 Episode 7: Limbo
Man, Stephen was a jerk this episode. The “CW-ness” of this episode bleed through pretty heavily unfortunately, with the whole love triangle being the central story going on here. Cara and Stephen sure did something stupid though. What I guess I am little curious to know is if the “something” between Cara and Stephen is just typical human emotions, or if there is something more due to their powers. I am sure there will be plenty more of drama to show me what’s going on there.
Jedikiah had an interesting line this episode, saying something to the effect of always having tabs on Stephen. How true is this, I wonder? Does he know more about his relationship with Cara and John than Stephen thinks? Kind of curious to know about that.
Poor Astrid is just getting strung along here. She’s a nice enough girl Stephen, give her a shot! I did find Stephen using his powers at school pretty fun. It would have been nice to be able to see a little bit more of that.
I guess next episode we will find out what “Thanatos” is, or who it is, since the episode is titled that. Overall though, I wasn’t thrilled with this episode. It really didn’t feel much depth to it, and really, I do not have much to say about it. I think my favorite character of show so far is Jedikiah, as I think he has the most depth and personality.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 7 of The Tomorrow People: Limbo
Oh, no she didn’t. Yes, yes Cara did bring Stephen to her and John’s special hotel suite. (Or at least, I assume that’s where they went.) Maybe that’s another reason why she felt so guilty. I knew she was going to say it was a mistake the morning after. Because that’s what shows like this do. Even though she was practically throwing herself at Stephen for a couple of days, with all the flirting, and talk of past relationships, and sexual partners. Then all of a sudden she flips a switch, saying it was a mistake, leaving Stephen wondering what went wrong. Not saying that Stephen’s the good guy here, not in the least. He should have respected that she was with John. But he is a guy, and a teenage guy at that, and guys in general, especially teenage guys, don’t think with their brain when it comes to girls. Again, this does not excuse his actions, and it reminds us that he is just another teenage boy, one that happens to have powers.
This episode, Limbo, also seemed to want us to remind us of Stephen’s human-ness, and the fact that he is, after all, still in high school. I’m glad Astrid knows about Stephen’s powers, and that she encouraged him to have a little fun with them. But, unfortunately, he went a little too far, thus leading to his powers being taken away. I don’t know why Stephen has this hero complex that has him thinking he’s all that and can handle anything, take down anyone. Even with his powers, he is always bested, so it was stupid of him to think he could accomplish anything without his powers. This time, his stupidity almost got him killed. When Stephen had his vision of his father, I thought that meant his father was dead, and telling him to go back from the other side. But for some reason, Stephen leapt to the conclusion that his father was alive, and out there somewhere for Stephen to go find him…? That struck me as odd, because usually when people have a vision of someone when they’re close to death, the person they saw is always dead.
Anyway, I guess things are up in the air with Stephen’s relationships, both between him and Cara, and with him and Astrid, though Astrid seems to be encouraging Stephen towards Cara. I think Cara and Stephen are going to “officially” be done for now, but the show is going to slowly draw them to one another again over time. Things don’t look good for him and Astrid getting together, however.
Other than the love triangle drama, there was one unspoken personal vendetta, with Cara wanting to personally go after the rapist. As viewers will remember, she herself was nearly raped, which was what triggered her powers to emerge.Even though it wasn’t the guy that tried to rape her, she knows what it feels like to be in that situation, which caused her to react so strongly and violently toward the rapist. So that was an interesting throwback.
Scenes from The Tomorrow People, Season 1 Episode 8: Thanatos
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