Starting the 2nd episode we get a recap of the first, too bad they didn’t have my recap it was way more fucking badass than their recap, dicks! At the beginning we see our hero Stephen attempting to stop a youngster with special abilities on a roof of a high rise. The kid says Stephen isn’t like him and then attempts to force push him off the roof, then a hard cut to Stephen being sleepy pants in his room. Which makes us think that it was a long day at the office, or maybe he was dreaming, who knows. Overall poor job on this intro as it makes no sense later, as I’ll point out later, be patient.
We are reminded once again that Stephen is in fact a teenager in this series as his mom tells him to clean his room and gives him another bottle of meds. As Stephen walks to the bathroom we hear some noises and viola, his bedroom is clean thanks to telekinesis. Every time I type telekinesis all I can think of is Tenacious D, if you are fans of the D you know why. This is actually one of the parts that you think, hey, that would be so badass because you could make a bowl of cereal in the kitchen while mowing the lawn as you watched reruns of Airwolf on Netflix. I wish I was a superior homo, no homo superior, you know what I’ll go with both. Stephen stares down his pills and throws them in the trash, you know, because fuck science.
Stephen is getting used to his powers in a mostly awkward way. He teleports to school only to find himself stuck in a Janitors closet and runs into his bestie, Astrid. He tells her he is back on his meds and life is good, everything is coming up aces! They make a friendship date for that evening to hangout like the olden days when Stephen wasn’t a freaky psycho crazy person.
Next we are off to the after school Ultra job, yes I’m still not a fan of the name. Apparently to the outside world Ultra is an institute of genomics and advanced maths. It looks as though Ultra is putting him through training, as you would with any new recruit. He quickly finds out that the people he works with can read his mind and he has no idea how to keep them out of the part that knows where the Tomorrow People exist in their underground lair. Uncle Jeddy is showing his little nephew around the office and they come into the “Nerve Center”, the thing totally looks like a conference room with some PCs on a table. I mean I want to be impressed, but I’ve seen more impressive rooms at Disneyland, in those rooms they use to track kids that are not having the appropriate levels of Micky Mouse funniess. There is some back and forth with Jed and Stephen about how Jed wants homo superiors dealt with and how Stephen says Jed wants them removed.
We are then taken to one of the oddest robberies I’ve seen in quite some time. There is a guard wildly shooting about in a bank and we then see the kid from the very beginning, the one Stephen was chasing, and he is controlling the guard marionette-style. The guard ends up robbing the bank and stashing the money then walking out the door, all clearly being controlled by this teenaged kid. The kid grabs the cash then bails as police swoop in for the arrest.
Back with Stephen he is trying to mind call Cara and no dice. He teleports to the lair and John isn’t thrilled with his arrival. There was a sweet Lost Boys reference here, I mean it wasn’t so much sweet as it was a Lost Boy reference that was well timed. John says that Jed is bad news, and we already fucking know that and Stephen is washy on the idea. Stephen talks about them being able to get in his head and lets them know they could, at any moment, be royally fucked. It then goes to this almost whiny place where Stephen talks about his family needing him, and then the Tomorrow People talk about how he’s lucky to have a normal person life as they’ve all bailed on their normal lives. Cara had a sister she had to abandon because of her homo superior status. I’m guessing they are trying to establish that because of Jed they all had to go into hiding, which makes sense because the major undertones of this episode is not being a bunch of hiding pussies anymore and to fight the system. MORE TELEPORTING DANCE FIGHTS!!!??? Stephen still thinks the best chance to find daddy is to work at Ultra, but John knows that Jed wants to remove homo superiors from Earth.
Apparently Stephen had a long day and is getting home quite late. The women folk are pissed at him because he let them down, god damn men! Mom had no idea where he was, Astrid was waiting for him for quite some time as well. Apparently he ignores his cell phone when he is at work, and obviously the lair doesn’t get reception. Astrid bails and mom digs into him about his meds being in the trash and wants to know how long he’s been off of them. He says he hasn’t needed them and he’s been off them awhile, which is what his dad said before he bailed. There is some general concern from the mother unit about what happens next with him and if he is going to bail as well. They hug it out and then one of her memories gets transferred to Stephen, its like a very partial and specific Vulcan mind meld, you know, because of the touching. Dad basically said bitch you don’t do it for me any more, I’m fucking out of this shit fest.
To the Tomorrow People cave! Not nearly as awesome sounding as the BAT Cave mind you. We see the AI computer machine (TIM) taking some footage from that robbery and attempting some facial recognition, lots of enhancing going on here with dots and such. TIM is an artifact that John stole from Ultra. Once the enhancing is done and we find out the kid’s name is Curt or Kurt, you know they never said if it is with a C or a K, heh. We get some more definitions laid out on our fine asses; when kids are finding out about their abilities, this is called a breakout or breaking out. Breakout on the Nintendo was my jam back in the day. It was really difficult for me, but a lot of fun to play. I’d fucking make Breakout my bitch these days! Ok, so the story is these breakout kids don’t appear on the Tomorrow People’s brain radar until they are fully broken out or something.
When it comes to getting these breakouts, they have limited options for finding them, more of a passive way than an active one. A lot of where they have gone and what they have done versus being able to get ahead of these breakout kids, they are kinda hard to find. The thing is, Ultra is also looking for them but they have that badass conference room with the cool desktops to help internet find these breakout kids. I assume TIM used to do all the work before, then John stole him, John’s a dick. I haven’t mentioned him yet, mostly because I wasn’t sure how involved he’d be, but he is more involved and kind of a third entity, his name is Russell and he’s a badass asian dude. Russell is the 3rd onscreen guy when it comes to the Tomorrow People. Russell agrees that John is being a pussy and needs to grow a pair and start getting shit done when it comes to finding the breakouts. Once John is out of the room Cara starts looking for something, it turns out to be a watch but it is actually a place to put something called a d-chip. It blocks out other homo superiors from getting into the wearer’s head. Cara head calls Stephen as he is getting out of the shower, that upper body of his is literally great by the way. He makes some crack about head calling when he isn’t wearing clothes and Cara says they need to meet up.
They meet up at an asian diner but it has this odd Blade Runner like feel to it, its dark, asian, and feeling like it should be in the future. Cara gives him the D-chip and tells him what it does. He asks her about the whole hug flashback and asks Cara about her sister and she says something about not sharing and shoots him down. Cara gets a head call from John and says they found out Curt/Kurt had just knocked over an Armored truck and they have to go try and get him. John, Cara, and Russ teleport in and we see Curt/Kurt stealing money out of the back of the armored truck and with a few force pushes of a big ass dumpster he teleports away. The cops arrive on scene and then we see our three Tomorrow People teleport the fuck out of there.
Ok, quick interlude, have you seen these damn Ron Burgundy Durango commercials? They make for great TV! There’s the one with the sticks of gum and the MPG’s, so great, look it up on the YouTubs.
We find ourselves back at Ultra headquarters. We see footage of the security guard describing that he felt as though he was on strings and he couldn’t control his arms. Ultra also has bleeding edge facial recognition software and find Curt/Kurt. Stephen wants to get his feet wet and get out in the field and Jed allows it. It’s important to note here, that at this point Stephen has been working with an Ultra agent that is like him, they are like a young padawan and semi experienced master. It is the Ultra agent’s job to keep Stephen’s training on task and be his immediate supervisor.
Back to the underground lair, apparently this subway station had lots of rooms because this time we interrupt Cara and John having a judo stick battle training session. FYI, John is also ripped, so huge bonus there. Oh and just in case you forgot, Cara has tits and they are perky. They have a convo in regards to trying to keep the Tomorrow People safe and that Stephen causes problems with that whole situation. Oh, at one point Cara references the Matrix in calling Stephen the chosen one, it was so great I literally laughed out loud, I LOLed, it actually does happen in real life.
Stephen and a crew of Ultra agents visit Curt/Kurt’s Mom’s house and chat that silly sad sap up for a bit. They talk about Curt/Kurt and if she’s seen him. Stephen barges into the questioning and wondering where his daddy is and if he’s been taking meds. Stephen walks up to the kids room, I assume to see what kind of badass action figures he has, then he telepathically picks him up. He goes back downstairs and notifies his supervisor agent that he is up in the attic. The agent dude immediately tases the shit out of the mom, and motions to some guys outside. They come in with shotties (Shotguns for you none gun peeps) and start blasting the attic from the kid’s room. As this is happening Stephen is yelling to get the fuck out of the attic. Basically the people with shotguns are regular humans and not homo superiors so they have no problems killing. Ultra agents are there to be the seek component of a kill squad, nuts man. Needless to say Stephen pretty much loses his shit over this whole situation.
We are in Uncle Jeddy’s office and Stephen barges in pissed as shit. The conversation leans towards you are fucking killing us off like Hitler killed the Jews, ya fucking fuck dick. Jed basically says, yeah, but you people aren’t human, you aren’t people, so die. Jed talks about that in this shadow war there will be casualties and some of these kids will get lost. Apparently Ultra being there helps keep some of the homo superiors alive because the government would do much worse if they didn’t police themselves. Jed thinks he is on the right side of history and that he is protecting humanity, but in actuality he’s just a prick boss doing prick things.
Cara, John, Russell, and Stephen have a pow wow on top of a high rise rooftop. For an underground revoluntion type group, they sure have a lot discussions on rooftops. You know, I don’t blame them, I bet it is awful shitty smelling down in that basement. Stephen goes over the whole Curt/Kurt kill squad situation and is like, DUDES HE’S TRYING TO KILL US!? This is literally news to only Stephen, silly kid. John covers the fact that if Ultra is already on the trail of that kid, he is a goner. Stephen has a big moment where he’s like “we need to fight these assholes instead of laying back in an underground lair and hiding like little rabbit dicks.” John says his rabbit dick is going to protect the species from staying not dead, but playing it safe in their lair. Russell is still on board with kicking someone’s ass, feisty asian!
Stephen returns home and has a convo with Mom about Dad and what the fuck happened with that whole situation. They changed names and moved a bunch and finally ended up in, on, or around NYC. Daddy was pretty much out of control and they were constantly on the run. I like to think that the day he realized he didn’t “love her” was the same day he found crumbs in the butter and was like, you know what, I’ve been needing to leave anyways to protect the family and that shit is over the fucking line, its time to go. BYE, I DON’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE!!!
In the underground lair John, Cara, and Russell are talking about getting Curt/Kurt. Cara talks about how they should get him and how John risked his life for Cara, but we all know its because of the titties and you can see that in his eyes as he stares at her chest. Russell is really on board with kicking ass still. Cara is onboard as well and John just needs to unhide from his rabbit dick hole and get some shit done.
Alright I’m going to do my best to wrap this recap up in an orderly fashion, I still have about 3 pages of notes but I write like an arthritic cave person with the penmanship of a five year old hopped up on RedBull and Haribo gummy bears. Haribo gummy bears are maybe the best brand of gummy bears, so if you find yourself wanting gummy bears you seek out the Haribo and you enjoy the shit out of them. (Not a paid spokesperson for Haribo, but we would happily except their sponsorship of Rant9.com)
Inside the Ultra monolith we are back with Stephen talking to his agent handler about all Curt/Kurt was trying to do was hold on to the familiar. Stephen has an idea and bails. He teleports right to where our buddy Curt/Kurt is and is like, sup bro. He is across the street from his Momma’s house keeping an eye on it I guess. Stephen does some bullshitting with him and says hey, I’ve been there it sucks, but it gets better. Stephen lays out some info about the Tomorrow People and that it’ll be ok and he should totally join them. Right then his supervisor agent teleports in and lays out Stephen, what the fuck dude? Curt/Kurt takes off into a building that has some construction going on and they are teleporting through the walls basically. Stephen comes to, gets in on the teleporting through walls thing and lays out the agent as he is about to get Curt/Kurt.
This is where it doesn’t make much sense, remember at the beginning of the recap with the scene on the roof? That happens here, but there doesn’t seem to be any reason for it because at the beginning it is never referenced as a flashback or anything, it makes no fucking sense at this point. We know that Stephen was about to get force pushed off of the roof and then it finishes as John swoops in to help out and Cara teleports in to find Curt/Kurt. Cara now tells her relating story to Curt/Kurt but he just can’t trust anyone. As Cara tells her story she is moving closer to Curt/Kurt and he tries to kick her ass, but she just takes his ass out. He eventually makes it back to the Tomorrow People cave with the others and is having a grand old time.
After all of this back and forth with letting Curt/Kurt go, Stephen has some explaining to do for Uncle Jeddles. We go over what happened with Jed, Stephen, and his agent nanny. Stephen basically says Uncle, I’ve fucked up and I understand that I need to be let go. Jed isn’t having any of that nonsense and isn’t allowing it. Jed blames the fuck up on the agent not controlling his subordinate and says that surely Stephen didn’t mean for the kid to go to the Tomorrow People.
Now Stephen gets debriefed, no, sadly, he keeps his pants on, it's like a post mission debrief not a removal of under garments debrief. Turns out though it is with a senior telepath and she is going to probe deep into his mind unit. Stephen thinks he is golden but then Jed spots the watch, see’s that it is his Dad’s and opens it up to find the D-chip. This is when Stephen knows he is screwed, it wasn’t that bad as Jed really thinks he got it from his dad and not from John. Anyways Jed holds on to the watch so that the telepath can do her thing to probe Stephen’s mind. We flip back to the lair and Cara and John are talking about the fact that they can trust Stephen and that getting Curt/Kurt was a ballsy move, but the right one. There is some talk of John and Cara teleporting into one of their favorite hotel rooms, I assume for sexing. Then Stephen head calls Cara freaking the fuck out because he knows he’s about to get found out. Cara tells him to fill his mind with something overwhelming, an emotion, a moment, a memory something very powerful. As the telepath starts to probe we see him thinking about the moment his Dad bailed. The senior telepath drills him with questions but he memory blocks his shit and passes the debrief test.
Stephen gets his watch back from Jed and says he should keep it at home since it is a family heirloom. Jed says that the whole thing was Agent VAUGHN’s fault, just now found out his name, and that he needs to keep his trainees in check. Apparently Jed has people to answer to, he isn’t the top of Ultra. Jed says that Agent Vaughn will be put on a desk and Stephen then dials Agent Vaughn’s phone and hears it nearby. He looks in a room and we see Agent Vaughn dead as fuck in a sterile looking room.
Returning to the underground lair and Stephen can’t fucking deal with how awful Ultra is and wants out for serious. Too much murdering and awful. John basically says he has to stay and sort that shit out, its a connection they need and he has to be a big boy and deal. John gives him a pep talk and Stephen is mostly into it by the end of the talk.
Cara and Stephen are now bullshitting at the chinese Blade Runner restaurant and turns out Ultra can’t get to them there because they can’t pick up on that place. Whoever built it was likely a homo superior and basically built it with the brain wave blocking stuff in the Ultra interrogation room but they also have great dumplings. Stephen mentions John being Cara’s boyfriend and she scoffs at the idea. Stephen wanted to say thanks and show Cara what helped him when he was being debriefed, and does the touching mind meld thing.
We get some narration from Stephen at this point talking about how he vows to take care of his family, be a better brother, be a better son, be a better friend and that he isn’t going to turn his back on his family or species.
We cut back to Jed talking about Stephen’s debrief being too clean and says he will eventually lead them to the Tomorrow People and that is when they will kill them all.
I stumbled across a preview for this show while flipping through channels. I saw it had the hot boyfriend/baby daddy from 1600 Penn (Robbie Amell), I had room on my DVR on Wednesdays, and I figured I’d give it a go.
We meet Stephen Jameson who initially appears to be like any damn kid in high school these days, or so I’d assume, as it’s been awhile for me. He takes meds, he at some point had friends, and he lives in a modest little brownstone somewhere in, on, or around NYC (TV New York, not the real one.) We have no idea why he had friends and doesn’t, that’ll apparently be explained. The story continues, as his family is introduced which includes a mother and a brother, but no mention of a father.
It feels like we are entering a story that involves overcoming all odds and defeating the big ugly [fill in your favorite clichéd thing to defeat here], but then he goes to bed. We see him buckling himself in for bed and I thought, oh man we are about to get right into some kinky shit. We are not into anything kinky at this point, we are going to find out what that is all about in a few minutes.
Following nothing kinky, we are whisked over to whom we will find out is one of these “tomorrow people” named John, and he is taking a hospital badge and using it to gain access to a file room in the mental health area. The fantastically tight security ( that is a lie) finally catches up with him seconds after he has the file he needs and he walks outside onto a patio area where he appears to be cornered and then he fucking disappears. I honestly thought he was just going to fly away or use mind bullets, nope, he TELEPORTS! The special effects are not completely horrible, better than Tyrannosaurs Mex, a Syfy movie of the week based off the fact that if Tyrannosaurs Rexes were alive today they’d totally chow down on Mexican food, but not fantastic.
Captain steals mental health files (John) finds himself being followed by some dudes in black, one dude is also actually black which I assume is for extra scariness. As John attempts to wait for a train the men in black attack him, he gets on his train and we believe him to be safe. The scariest member then TELEPORTS on the train, MORE TELEPORTING PLEASE, THANKS! A TELEPORTING punch, kick, fight battle ensues which is very Nightcrawler from the second X-men movie like, but less black magic dust. Also, a bum sees this fight and bear with me as to why that is important.
Mental health files stealing John TELEPORTS into a dank hallway and we meet Cara who asks if he is followed. Which, if you are TELEPORTING how in the hell do you get followed? You’ll find out that this is a great question.
Our Stephen wakes up with Cara talking to him in his head and he seems to be between two people, who turn out to be his neighbors and they are super pissed. They return the kid next door and talk about how odd it is that he gets into their bed without breaking in, pssst…I bet he TELEPORTS there, but we don’t know that yet, it all speculative at this point. We find out that mom is taking on extra shifts because his mental health issues cost the family a bunch of fucking money. Before going to school Stephen dumps his meds and replaces it with ex-lax. I immediately wonder why a person would do this to themselves, but hey the kid is mental! A bully ends up taking the meds by the way and calls him a dick or something. I assume the bully does this because he wasn’t loved as a child or has a small dick, its literally one of those two things. Stephen has a little fun time freak out episode in the middle of a class and goes home early to reminisce about all the times with his dad when he was like five from what it looks like. His dad wasn’t five, Stephen was five and he was talking to his dad at a normal dad like age.
We are back in bed with Stephen, not literally, and he is woken up by Cara’s voice in his head telling him to head to a subway station. We get some hot hot TELEPORTING with John action next and off they go into the underground lair. Here Stephen gets to meet the bitch in his head and the guy that just mind fuck teleported him to a place he’s never seen. Turns out it is an abandoned subway station, I figured it would be as I’ve seen GhostBusters 2 and I know these things exist.
Ohhhh, the tomorrow people, that’s what they are, got it. Apparently these people of tomorrow didn’t choose their name and they have three T’s. They are Telepathy, Telekinesis, and TELEPORTING!!!! Apparently thinking you are going insane is a main symptom of being able to do really badass shit, this isn’t true in real life and it’s a sad thing. Oh, and they are connected somehow, that’s how they could be followed I’m thinking, because of the human network. No, the human network is Cisco and their ads told me that, so I have no idea still how they can or are maybe connected.
Fifteen youngsters make up the brain trust of the tomorrow people. They are a different species entirely! They are not even human like you or I! They are called Homo Superiors and they didn’t come up with that name either.
Now that we know what we are dealing with I really hope there is someone that can take the place of the bad side, maybe those guys in black could be a part of something? THEY ARE! They are Ultra, and from what I can tell there is no awesome acronym. They are a government agency waging a shadow war on the tomorrow people and attempting to eliminate them from the planet. Also, Ultra is a really shitty name and I don’t like it.
Let’s visit Ultra since we just talked about it, can do! We see our scary black man in black from earlier, now in a room that appears to be a room made for acoustics or sound deadening materials maybe? The room is made out of material that kills their three T’s so we are told. Remember the bum from earlier on the train, yeah he reported to the cops about the teleporting dance fight he saw and this makes the boss man real unhappy. The boss man, we find out is named Jedikiah, and he pulls a gun and puts it on the table because “out there discretion is paramount.” At this moment we know shit just got super real and our black man in black tries to shoot Jedikiah but can’t and appears to have the worse migraine ever. To which Jedikiah makes a comment about their species having a horrible weakness and then shoots the dude in the back of the head.
Ultra apparently catches some of the Homo Superiors and “turns them.” They are used against the regular tomorrow people and can’t be felt or tracked by the non-Ultra Homo Superiors.
In the Subway station that no longer has trains we find out that Stephen’s dad was the leader of the Tomorrow People and he had powers just like Stephen. Stephen had always believed his dad to be a deadbeat that bailed on his family after he went cray cray. Turns out he bailed to help keep the family safe and keep Ultra away from them, got it? There was a dramatic part with his dad and a computer named Tim and a video, but he stopped it before there was anything meaningful said.
Oh, and I know I didn’t say anything earlier, but JEDIKIAH IS THE NAME YOU COME UP WITH FOR YOUR BAD MAN?! I’m sorry, that’s an awful bad guy name. My only fear from a man with that name is that he won’t churn the butter I’d like for my toast or won’t raise a barn that needs to be raised in the township. I guess we just call him Jed from now on, Jed the fuckface dickbag bad guy because his full name doesn’t allow for electricity to be used, EVER!
Anyhoo, we catch back up with Stephen getting ready for school again and he does some sweet telekinesis action with a falling toothbrush. At school he proceeds to tell Astrid, his lady friend, that he isn’t crazy and that he’s got skills way better than most men, which we all believe to be horse shit in real life, not the show. He attempts to levitate a basketball and that doesn’t pan out, needless to say Astrid still thinks he is crazy and we move on to bully attack 2013. Remember the dickhead that stole the pills earlier, yeah, he took a bunch and shits his brains out, just like us ,Stephen finds this hilarious. The bully attempts a very unpleasant beating, but Stephen does what I’d like to call a force choke on the bully almost to the point of death. I say almost because his genetic flaw pops up and he has a massive brain train wreck and can’t finish the job.
After being sent home with a slap on the wrist for almost killing a guy we find Stephen walking down a warehouse district looking street and then being chased by someone in Escalades. Guess who!? Nope you are wrong you idiot it’s the Publishers Clearing House and he totally won a million dollars! I’m yanking your chain, it’s Jeddinski and the Ultra goons there to snatch him up and take him to the anti-sound chamber room where you can’t use your powers! Jed makes a comment about him looking like his dad, so now we know Jed knows his dad, cool!
I think we all know what happens next, the tomorrow people need to get him out of there because Stephen is the kid that can probably find his dad who has gone missing.
Jeddy Jed Jed has him in the room and strapped down, nice use of straps and buckles throughout this episode if that’s your thing, and goes on to talk about why Ultra is around. Why you ask? Because they want to stop his race of people from doing stupid shit like stealing nuclear launch codes, money, and other awful things. Other awful things do not include watching granny porn, I’m talking about CIA/FBI most wanted level bad shit, which still does not include watching or participating in granny porn. Jed has a syringe of clear liquid, boring non-color, which will apparently alter the DNA of a Homo Superior’s to be that of a Homo Sapien’s. Jed also notifies Stephen that daddy be dead.
Don’t worry the Tomorrow People are on their way to rescue Stephen. They quickly find out their powers don’t work on the same floor as Ultra, but they do work at the entrance of the building, so there is that. They continue to fight with some men in black, minus one black man mind you, and they are doing decent. Oh, John shows up even though he thought coming into Ultra was an awful idea. A completely different black guy barges in on the Jed and Stephen, unhappy times and notifies them there has been a breach in the ship’s hull, no sorry, in security.
Remember that room that looks like an anti-sound chamber and you can’t use your powers in it? Guess who uses their powers, no, go on, you guess. No, guess GOD DAMNIT! (I’m making a sandwich; I’ll listen to your guess in a minute when I’m done) YUP, STEPHEN! HOLY SHIT YOU ARE A GOOD GUESSER! You get NOTHING! STEPHEN TELEPORTS RIGHT THE FUCK OUT OF THERE! Granted he looks like he was trying to force an 18 pound shit out of a No. 2 mechanical pencil, but by god did he TELEPORT! He meets up with the others and they attempt to escape with Jed’s goons on their tails. They apparently take a wrong turn as they end up running into Jed and his goons and Jed isn’t happy. He shoots John in the face, wait, no that isn’t it. Stephen STOPS TIME! He stopped time milliseconds after Jed attempts to shoot John, bullet time mother fucker! John does not die as he wasn’t shot in the face.
Minds are now being blown, naturally it’s time to get the hell out of Ultra. We are back at the underground set of GhostBusters 2, but without the slime. We find John and Cara giving a rundown of the day and whether or not they’ll ever be able to find Stephen’s dad. This leads to kissing time between the two and we finally find out that Cara is the bitch John has been fucking. Stephen goes back to the computer room where he partly watched the video about his dad and wants to watch the rest. Daddy talks about how things must be awful if he’s watching the video and that he needs to trust himself and his heart, with this Stephen is teary eyed.
Back to Stephen’s modest brownstone and his family we go and it is the next morning. Mom says someone is there to see him and it’s that non butter churning asshole Jedikiah! Turns out, Jed is daddy’s brother! Holy family circle jerk batman that is a bit of a twist that I literally didn’t see coming. They hinted at it earlier but I thought they were just trying to establish Jed as knowing his dad not that it was his brother! Jed is a geneticist, but you don’t really feel it in his eyes, and you quickly find out that Jed believes Stephen and his species is a danger to family and friends and really needs to turn himself over and work for him, I guess? I think Jed wants him to work for him now because he is such a badass. Jed shows Stephen some footage that makes it appear as though his daddy enters a car that then explodes as cars tend to do when someone enters them. Stephen is now a sad panda.
What a morning for Stephen with the whole Jed situation and such. That night he is doing some rooftop chilling when Cara TELEPORTS in. Stephen isn’t happy with Cara one bit. He feels as though he was lied to about the Uncle Jed situation and not sure if he can trust her, he’s seconds away from calling her a shitty person. He just wants to be a normal kid and Cara thinks they are normal and different and awesome and fuck uncle butter churner. However Stephen really wants to know what happened to daddy, if he is dead, and why he bailed on their ballin’ ass family.
Next morning Stephen visits Uncle barn raiser and says he wants to be part of the Ultra government group and have a job. EPISODE ONE CREDITS ROLL