The end of the last episode of The CW’s The Tomorrow People left a promise dangling in the air that, if the show fulfills, would take it to a very dark place. Faced with Jedikiah’s (Mark Pellegrino) backstabbing, John (Luke Mitchell) told the Ultra leader, and his former mentor, that he would not be running if he saw him or his agents above ground anymore; instead, he would stand and fight back. It was a promise that John could make, having the ability to actually kill, but one that could certainly impact his people completely negatively, since they all lack that ability and could therefore be easy targets for Ultra. John was angry, and he had every right to be, and he spat Jedikiah’s lesson (“kill or be killed”) back at him. But being unwilling to cower in a corner when confronted doesn’t mean that he is going to go looking for Ultra agents in the streets to start the war. John has kept his people tucked safely away for a reason, and he’s not looking to change that any time soon. Unfortunately, partially through the influence of Stephen (Robbie Amell) who is still skirting the line between both worlds, the next new episode of The Tomorrow People, “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” sees some push back from others about wanting to spend more time in the real world.
“[Episode] five is about getting to know their world and their customs. One of the things that was always appealing to us was to do the Lost Boys secret world that only exists there, you know? And five is very much about learning some more about what it’s like for all of them down there and the stresses of that and what it means to be on the run,” series executive producer Greg Berlanti said at a Q&A in Los Angeles recently.
“They just want a reprieve from the underground. John and Cara go head to head in the next episode about what it would mean for the group to have some kind of social event. We find out the Tomorrow People have always teleported secretly to a lot of social events we may have attended— they kind of kiss into them— and they haven’t done that in a long time, so there’s a bit of a debate about that. It really heats up between Tomorrow People versus Ultra, but you know, they are the Rebel Alliance, and Ultra is the Death Star.”
That’s right, the photos in the above slideshow of Tomorrow People like John and Cara (Peyton List) and Russell (Aaron Yoo) all decked out for a night on the town are not flashbacks but instead a present day excursion that might not go super well in the end.
On “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” Stephen breaks Ultra protocol during a training exercise, and Jedikiah’s mysterious boss insists on meeting him. Stephen grows concerned when he learns Jedikiah is unable to protect him, so he turns to John, who is only interested for selfish reasons. Elsewhere, the Tomorrow People are desperate to go topside to a party like normal people, but John and Cara disagree on the dangerous plan. Meanwhile, Stephen makes a plan to go to Homecoming with Astrid (Madeleine Mantock), but when he bails on her once again, she decides to find out what he is really up to.
The episode, series executive producer Phil Klemmer added, “is really about [Stephen] having to deal with repercussions of coming into their world and mixing up their survival strategy. He’s given these people a taste for the world above, and there’s a reason they’ve been underground.”
The Tomorrow People airs on The CW on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. “All Tomorrow’s Parties” airs on November 6 2013.
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