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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My Review of The Tomorrow People 1.10- The Citadel

After a month-long hiatus, we pick right back up where we left off.  The Tomorrow People learn some new information and elect a new leader, Jedekiah continues to doubt Stephen, and Stephen's mom is dating an interesting person.

Poor Stephen.  He finds out that his father is alive in limbo and finds out how to bring his father back,  Apparently, when Roger went to limbo he left his body behind and it is only his consciousness that is present in limbo.  Hence Stephen's comments about needing his father's body at the end of the last episode.  What really sucks is that Cara doubts that he is telling the truth and only John (who killed his dad, remember?) believes him.  Then, add on a little more he goes home and discovers that his mom has a date.  As if that isn't enough, a prisoner escapes from and ultra-secret Ultra facility and gives Stephen one heck of a headache which is followed by John being kicked out of power and Cara being put in his place which is followed by Stephen being shot by John and then doped by his uncle.  Then, to top it all off, the guy dating his mom is a Tomorrow Person.  Oh yeah, did I mention that the guy who supposedly has his dad's body is dead and that Jedekiah claims that he cremated Roger's body?  Yeah, his life pretty much sucks right now.

I can't say that I blame Cara for not believing Stephen, but she has seen how powerful Stephen is and how he can do things the others can't do, so you'd think that he'd get the benefit of the doubt even if she can't verify his story with a brain scan.  As for the whole leadership thing, if she really wanted to avoid being leader, she could have insisted that she didn't want to be the leader and insisted that John stay in charge until the group calmed down and had time to think about what happened.  Granted, I have been critical of John's leadership in the past, but, just as no one should make a major decision immediately after a major life event, no group should change their leadership under similar circumstances.  The group acted rashly and without any sense of deliberation.  Cara's first plan was not a horrible one, but she did react in a bad way when she found out about the conditions inside of the Citadel.  Jedekiah was able to predict her actions with a high degree of certitude and that nearly got the entire group captured and Cara killed.  It did get the ex-prisoner (Errol?) killed.  Was it entirely her fault?  No, but she does need to stop and think before she acts.

John does seem more comfortable in the position as the second-in-command.  He gave Cara really good advice, but backed her when she made her decision.  Also, he relinquished control without much of a fight.  Honestly, if I were him I wouldn't have said anything about what happened to Roger.  I know that a lot of people are going to insist that the truth is best, but in this case it didn't serve a useful purpose.  Remaining silent would have been a better option overall.

I am not sure what to think of Mrs. Jameson's new boyfriend.  He seems to be a Tomorrow Person given the fact that he pushed back against Stephen's attempt to read his mind.  The question is whether he is from Ultra or if he is free.  If he is free, he could be very dangerous because he could be using Mrs. Jameson in an effort to get close to Jedekiah or Stephen.  Either way, it cannot be a good thing.  The other thing is that if he is free, how the heck did he manage to stay out of Ultra's clutches all these years?

Until next week!