The Tomorrow People Season 1 Review “Kill Switch”

When I was a kid, my father used to spend Saturdays watching old cowboy pictures. Sometimes, I’d spend most of the day watching with him, and one of the movies I remember we watched was a Henry Fonda film called The Ox-Bow Incident. It’s a really good movie and I highly recommend it. Basically, it’s a story about mob mentality and how terrible things happen when people are either too afraid or too weak-minded to go against the crowd. Sadly, this episode of The Tomorrow People was reminiscent of The Ox-Bow Incident.

The Founder survived Hillary’s assassination attempt (unfortunately) and sent John with a message for Cara. He told Cara that either she gave him Roger or he would kill everyone. He explained how the trackers also serve as kill switches and demonstrated by killing one of the tomorrow people that had gone with Cara to the meeting. Naturally, Russell and all the other idiots who got those trackers implanted in their brains were afraid they were going to be next. They told Cara to just hand Roger over, but she wouldn’t do it. Instead, she called Irene and Jedikiah to see if they could figure out how to disable to tracking chips. Irene discovered that the chips were basically using some sort of cell-phone type frequency to transmit. I’m not entirely clear on how all of that worked, but it amounted to Stephen and Cara breaking into a government facility to destroy whatever equipment was transmitting the signal. Unfortunately, they apparently weren’t working fast enough for the other tomorrow people because while Stephen and Cara were gone, they decided to turn Roger over to The Founder.



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