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‘The Tomorrow People’ Preview: 8 Teasers from ‘Thanatos’

The Tomorrow People -- "Thanatos" -- Pictured (L-R): Luke Mitchell as John Young and Robbie Amell as Stephen Jameson -- Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW; © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

We haven’t been this excited about an episode of The Tomorrow People since the season began! After viewing a screener for the much anticipated “Thanatos” episode, we’re confident in saying that it’s hands down the best episode of the season. If you thought you knew where this series was heading, think again.

It’s not hyperbole when we tell you that everything you believed about The Tomorrow People is about to be thrown out of the window. How did John gain the ability to kill? How deep was his loyalty to Dr. Jedikiah Price? What was the catalyst that forever changed his relationship with the man who he thought of as his father? Who is the founder? Those questions and more will be answered.

The episode begins with a flashback to six years ago, a young John is being prepped for participation in the Annex Project. You get an idea of just how different John’s relationship with Jedikiah was back then. Very caring, very nurturing, very unlike the Dr. Price of today. Turns out the flashback was Jed’s, who wakes from his dream at the apartment of his Tomorrow Person girlfriend, Morgan (guest star Carly Pope). Jed decides to head home, something that will play into the focus of the episode.

Meanwhile, the Tomorrow People realize that the only way to decode Stephen’s vision and learn the origins of “Thanatos” is to get a hold of Jedikiah. Cara convinces them to break into Jed’s apartment building so that they can get into Jed’s head to get the answers they seek. John and Stephen stay at their base while Cara and Russell run the two-person operation. Though their mission starts off well, Russell’s careless behavior leads to Jed waking up and the mission having to be aborted. Thanks to Russell’s idiocy, he inadvertently teleports Jedikiah back to their base, forcing the Tomorrow People to take advantage of the situation while they have the chance.

The Tomorrow People -- "Thanatos" -- Pictured (L-R): Nicholas Young as Aldus Crick, Robbie Amell as Stephen Jameson, Laura Slade as Irene Quinn, and Luke Mitchell as John Young -- Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW; © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
The Tomorrow People — “Thanatos” — Pictured (L-R): Nicholas Young as Aldus Crick, Robbie Amell as Stephen Jameson, Laura Slade as Irene Quinn, and Luke Mitchell as John Young — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW; © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

What happens next sets forth a chain of events that puts the Tomorrow People on a course to find someone who could hold the key to discovering Thanatos; but in doing so, they also are directly in the path of a retaliatory attack from Ultra. Will Ultra discover their secret base? What does Cara see when she ventures into Jedikiah’s mind? What is Jed holding over John? Who is behind the larger conspiracy? Obviously we know the answers since we watched the episode, but we can’t spoil it because that would just be no fun.

What we can do is over up some teasers and hopefully get our fellow viewers even more excited for the episode. “Thanatos” is a game changing episode that positively makes the case for more serialized storytelling in the future. Though the episode provides the answers we’ve been seeking, it ends on a cliffhanger that leads into the winter mid-season finale — a cliffhanger that will give you a new batch of questions in need of answers.

Check out the teasers as well as the promo below and then hit the comments.

1. Jed and John’s pseudo father-son relationship was not one sided by any means. In fact, John was such a team player and star pupil of Jed’s that he volunteered to be a part of the Annex Project…something Jed didn’t even want him to do.

2. Morgan brings out a compassionate, caring, dare we say, romantic side to Jed. It was definitely infatuation at first touch. You’ll learn how they met and why he feels so drawn to her.

3. Cara is a bad ass. She brings the brains, beauty and muscle to a team filled with boys who couldn’t plan their way out of a paper bag. Her greatest liability is her inability to control her emotions, something that she’ll regret.

4. Stephen is finally getting the hang of this double-agent thing. He could be as ruthless as his uncle, but thankfully he has a heart where it counts.

The Tomorrow People -- "Thanatos" -- Pictured: Simon Merrells as The Founder -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW; © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
The Tomorrow People — “Thanatos” — Pictured: Simon Merrells as The Founder — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW; © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

5. You get your first look at two major allies of Ultra – a group known as “The Braintrust” and the original devil himself, “The Founder” (guest star Simon Merrells). The Braintrust are a group of telepathic specialists whose powers are amplified for Ultra’s purpose by plugging directly into their brain stem. The Braintrust happens to have an extremely powerful member in their ranks – the Founder.

6. Cara and John’s relationship hasn’t completely returned to normal, but things are slowly beginning to thaw. While inside Jedikiah’s head, Cara realizes he’s hiding something – something about John. She realizes he’s protecting John because he still cares about him. Whatever it is, she warns John that it will eventually come out, just like his ability to kill did. “I forgave you for lying to me once. That’s all,” warns Cara.

7. “You not only have the ability to kill, you have the conviction.” Let this line of dialogue stay with you throughout the episode. At long last, you’ll find out what it was that pushed John over the edge and away from Jedikiah and Ultra. It’s a HUGE, unexpected reveal that will change EVERYTHING.

8. Is it possible to stop time while teleporting? Why is the answer to this significant?

The Tomorrow People airs Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9/8c on The CW.

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  • I was already impressed with Luke Mitchell, and after this episode, I’m even more impressed. John is a character with depth. I love that you can see the struggle within him. I was even feeling Jed this episode. Stephen and Cara, not so much. Peyton List has improved since ATWT but I still see a bit of spoiled Lucy Montgomery in her character, only she likes to punch people now. I’m very happy there was no emphasis on romance / triangle this episode. That aspect just detracts from the rest of the show. This was without a doubt the best episode so far.

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