This is dreadful.Utterly utterly dreadful, from the way it kills time at the start by repeating things the viewer has just seen with a shot of John spliced in through to that closing montage which is presumably meant to make the viewer go "Oh no!" but actually makes them go "So what?"The Founder's plan is so impractical that it's hard to buy into the sense of dread, as everyone acts like saying the world's going to end makes it true.
Promising ideas are just thrown away.John losing his powers should be tremendous but instead he sulks like a loser and nearly gets Cara killed because his death wish means he doesn't stick around to teleport out with the others.Then, after the show desperately tries to convince us he and Cara in love, he spends the second half feeding Astrid cheesy lines.Isn't that speeding car just the worst cliché ever? Meanwhile, the promise of a showdown with Ultra falls when instead the Tomorrow People, including Russell, turn into a baying lynch mob because of a few bitchy comments from the odious Natalie.The disappearance of all the non-speaking TPs, and recognisable characters like Charlotte, with only John, Stephen, Cara, Irene and Astrid left in the lab at the end, is presumably meant to ratchet up tension but is utterly unbelievable:Did they really all just go "Yay, we've just destroyed the world, let's party!"?At least we get some decent Stephen and Cara screen time even if their plot line has no effect on anything. And Marla and Luca are summarily written out because the writers don't care about them.
Oh, and Jedikiah is now the most pointless character on the show, making his usual racist rants at an oblivious US senator(oh yeah, Ultra's funded by the DOD, did we forget to mention that?)before chucking some cars around at the end in a vague attempt to convince us he's still a credible villain, even though that's got nothing to do with the main plot either.
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