After a rocky start, the first season of The CW’s super-powered series The Tomorrow People has finally found its stride — and it’s included quite a few twists along the way. So, what’s up with the latest shocker?
Series star Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural) opened up to TV Line about the newest development in the series, which found ragtag leader John (Luke Mitchell) captured by ULTRA’s forces, including Pellegrino’s complex baddie Jedikiah. Considering the fact that Jedikiah's homicidal boss is also prowling the halls now, things will definitely get complicated.
As we’ve learned over the past few weeks, John was once Jedikiah’s surrogate son in the ULTRA program, and the two still share a deeply complicated bond because of it. So, what does that mean now that John is in ULTRA’s clutches? Bond or not, Pellegrino promises John could still bite the bullet.
Here’s how he explained the situation, and teased what’s coming next:
“It’s an interesting thing that Jedikiah’s captured John. I’m just speaking from an interpretive point of view here. It’s true, canonically speaking, but it feels like it was accidental almost. Like, ‘I wish it didn’t have to happen, but it happened.’ It happened just because he brought me to the surface and they were tracking me and they got to him. But it’s a regretful thing. And now that John is in the clutches of Ultra, Jedikiah’s got to negotiate some very strange territory. It’s not just him at Ultra now; there’s The Founder looking over his shoulder. So even if he wanted to protect John, he can’t. And then there’s the further complication of me loving somebody who’s a Tomorrow Person, who’s a possible chip in the game that Jedikiah’s caught in between the Tomorrow People and Ultra…
Jedikiah’s shown himself to be a person of very strong will. In his life, he’s acted against his emotions over and over and over again to do the thing that he thinks is right. I think he does have the strength to [kill John], as much as it would break his heart. But he could, if it was for the greater good.”
The show has taken a patented CW premise and made it something solid by shaking up the status quo pretty regularly, and this latest twist is just an example that the writers aren’t afraid to throw the kitchen sink at it to see what sticks (in a good way).
So, what do you think is going to happen in the fall finale tonight?
(Via TV Line)