Last night's Tomorrow People went through some crazy plot gyrations to keep the "Stephen working for both Ultra and the mutants" storyline afloat. But it was superfun, you have to love how the two storylines — Stephen's father and suspicion at Ultra — dovetail, in the clip above.
Sure, a lot of it doesn't entirely make sense. Like, Uncle Jedikiah seems way too laid back about Stephen's decision to help the episode's bank-robbing teenage mutant escape — even if you factor in the notion that Jedikiah hopes Stephen will lead him to the Tomorrow People. John changes his mind about Stephen serving as a double agent undercover in Ultra way, way too easily. And the telepath is using her mind-probing powers in the room we were told last week blocks all mutant abilities. (Guess they changed the wallpaper in there.)
But this was still a really, really fun episode. And the bit where Stephen sees his mom's memories, and glimpses his father telling his mother that he doesn't love her any more is a strong enough gutpunch to make the whole thing seem kind of worthwhile. And I like that Stephen is able to take that anger and betrayal he feels towards his father, and use it to short-circuit his Ultra interrogation. That's really neat.