The Tomorrow People #1.22 – Son of Man
Anna – May 5, 2014
The season finale is whether Stephen can stop The Machine and the extinction of humanity.
Jedikiah has taken Irene’s powers but for how long can a human body sustain them? He breaks into Ultra to rescue his brother but his powers don’t last for long. Roger wants Jedikiah to kill him to stop The Machine. He shoots and The Machine is stopped. Stephen teleports in but it is too late to save his father. Roger tells Stephen that he has more strength than he can imagine. Unfortunately, The Machine has taken Roger’s powers and The Founder (Simon Merrells) says it will be his legacy long after he has gone. His powers will grow to transform earth. Just as The Founder is to end both Roger and Jedikiah, Roger manages to teleport them both out of Ultra to Jedikiah’s apartment. Jedikiah blames himself for not saving his brother. So Jedikiah is not the horrible person we all thought he was, he was truly fond of his brother.
A distraught Stephen teleports back to the lair. Cara tries to comfort him. Stephen is now on a mission, he wants to kill The Founder. He wants John to show him where the annex is so he can kill. He is out for revenge.
We learn through TIM that The Machine is akin to a nuclear reactor and its fuelled through a paranormal being Roger. When it is powered up, it will take out the human race. Cara wants John to leave town and go far away. He can’t go far as he has no identity, cannot teleport, and has no passport or car. He used to be an endangered species as a paranormal and now the world got turned upside down and the human species are the endangered ones and he is one of them. John feels empty around Cara as he can’t read her thoughts any more. Cara will try and stop The Founder and come for John. If John won’t save himself she wants him to save Astrid. Cara just pushed John towards Astrid.
Back at Ultra, Russell is enjoying himself except The Founder wants Russell and Natalie to retrieve Cara from the lair. If they are to survive The Founder they need to bring Cara and her loyal followers to him. Russell is changing his mind and is starting not to believe in The Founder.
John breaks into Jedikiah’s apartment looking for money. He finds Jedikiah watching and reminiscing over an old birthday movie of John. He had given John and a knife which was handed down from generation to generation in the family. Jedikiah feels remorse for what he did to John and they have a father/son moment. He has always treated John like his own son.
Stephen breaks into Winger Pharmaceuticals looking for the Delephonium-6 which will enable him to kill. The Founder apparently has made a new batch of the drug. What does he want with it if he is going to kill all humans with The Machine?
As Russell and Natalie take an Ultra Squad back to the Underground we learn that they have the capabilities to kill. They have been injected with the Delephoium-6 and teleport in to the lair to kill Cara. Russell teleports in just in time to stop the flying bullets and knock the squad out.
At home, Stephen contemplates injecting the drug. Cara finds him to try and stop him. She believes in him that he would be the one to save all The Tomorrow People but not by giving up his humanity to be a killer.
John meets Astrid in the park. They both go to meet with Stephen and Cara for a strategy meeting. The Machine will go live in 2 hours where time will stop for each human. Russell turns up and apologises for screwing up and explains how The Machine can be stopped. So Cara and Russell are going to draw out the Ultra squad while Stephen goes into Ultra to stop The Machine.
The fight begins outside. John is high on a roof using a sniper rifle to take out the squad. After entering Ultra, Cara encounters The Founder. He is too strong for her.
Natalie won’t let Russell interfere. She has been injected with the drug to kill. Did she kill him?
Stephen teleports in to stop The Machine. Is it too late, The Machine has started. John is with Astrid and has a passionate kiss as The Machine emits waves to eradicate humans. John’s last words to Astrid are that his best part of being human was being with her.
Stephen tries to stop The Machine by stopping time. The Founder will not let him interfere. They fight each other, but The Founder is stronger, but Stephen’s gets the upper hand. He manages to stop time and stop The Machine as well as sending The Founder into the void of The Machine, destroying it.
As Cara goes to find John outside of Ultra, Natalie shoots her. An outraged Stephen reverses time saving Cara from being killed. Instead of going into the arms of John, Cara goes to the arms of Stephen. The world has been saved.
Two weeks later, Astrid is teaching John to ride the subway and learn about being topside. Jedikiah finds John on the subway and asks him to follow him back to his apartment. Jedikiah is offering John his powers back. He took the DNA of his brother and wants John to have them.
When Stephen destroyed The Machine it must have sent out a paranormal homing beckon and breakouts are arriving at the lair. Stephen is the saviour and their leader now, but he won’t do it alone only with Cara. Russell teleports in, he didn’t die. They need a bigger lair, so they use Ultra.
Cara senses that Stephen did something from when she was shot. She also feels John as if he is breaking out. So John takes Roger’s powers.
Jedikiah teleports in to the Senator’s office as he wants to start a new business, a paranormal super soldier. Jedikiah has transformed John Young into a super soldier and by doing so has erased all his memories. John’s first mission is to recruit Cara. So it seems that Jedikiah hasn’t stayed good for long and is now plotting for his own gain to have the paranormals as super soldiers.
The first season was tired up nicely and now we wait to see if there will be a second season. No doubt if there is, it will be about the super soldiers.
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