After what has been a lengthy hiatus between the end of “The Tomorrow People” last year and the start of it this month, the show returned Wednesday night with a story that brought quite a few new story threats. We saw Cara appointed to lead the Tomorrow People after a revolt, another situation regarding Stephen and Ultra, and our leading man’s mom get a new boyfriend.
But was all of this really that compelling? That is where a little bit of the problem comes in here, since it continues to feel like the show really takes itself far too seriously than it needs to. Not only that, but there were so many moments during this episode that we feel we witnessed before in weeks past. Take for example what was happened with Jedikiah, who is basically giving Stephen the same sort of stern warnings week after week. Meanwhile, the same goes for the constant tension between Stephen and Cara.
Then, in going back to his home life, why not more of Astrid? She was one of the better characters on the show, but is also someone that we are not really seeing that much of at all these days just because there is so much going on. As a matter of fact, that may be the issue with “The Tomorrow People” in the end; there is really far too much going on. It’s a show that has a lot of different moving parts, and it threw Stephen perhaps too quickly into the fire and a situation where he has to do everything right away. In comparing it to another superhero show in “Arrow,” what worked there was the development of the story from smaller battles to ones that are more large-scale. Unfortunately here, it started large and there is nowhere really for them to go until the Founder plays a bigger part.
This was an okay episode in the end, as it did at least show us more about what may have happened to Stephen’s father. We just wish it lightened up more, gave us Stephen’s personal story in addition to the constant battle between good and evil, and didn’t take itself so seriously. Grade: C+.
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