The Tomorrow People Reveals Jedikiah's 'Original Sin' With John, Serves Up a Killer Jason Dohring

Tomorrow People Season 1 SpoilersIt’s a dark, dangerous trip down memory lane on tonight’s The Tomorrow People (The CW, 9/8c) as John’s history with ex-boss Jedikiah is exposed for all its messed-up glory.

But the kind of animosity that those two share doesn’t just come out of nowhere. “In order to be mortal enemies, you have to have loved somebody and been loved by them before you can inevitably hate them in the way that John and Jedikiah hate each other,” executive producer Phil Klemmer previews. “And yet, [they] need each other a very dysfunctional but poignant way.”

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Flashbacks to John’s troubled foster home will reveal just how that twisted bond formed. “There are heartbreaking scenes of Jedikiah meeting [John] for the first time,” reveals the EP. “Believe it or not, you love Jedikiah. You’re like, ‘This man is this boy’s savior.’”

Unfortunately, once John is in the midst of his training, his “savior” becomes something much darker.

“One of the things we’ll be exploring is the time John worked at Ultra and was one of Jedikiah’s agents, when he was effectively one of the bad guys and drinking the Kool-Aid, listening to everything Jedikiah taught him and told him to do,” says Klemmer. “Eventually, we’ll get at the original sin – what Jedikiah did that ruptured the relationship. That informs the mythology and Stephen’s story in an incredible way.”

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Part of that betrayal involves guest star Jason Dohring‘s Killian McCrane, one of Ultra’s most wanted agents.

The Tomorrow People Season 1 Spoilers“He’s the dark version of John,” describes Dohring. “They grew up together. In a way, they’re both children of Jedikiah. He saved us when we were kids, raised us and then started changing us. They’ve gone separate ways in dealing with it.”

While John went underground and “doesn’t want anything to do with humans,” Killian takes a more lethal approach to the inferior species: “I just want to kill them,” Dohring reveals of his murderous alter ego.

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Yes, Killian is something of an anomaly, a Tomorrow Person who can kill, and he blames Jedikiah’s golden child for his behavior. “John got the better end of the deal at Ultra,” explains Dohring. “He was treated with a little more favor than Killian was. Killian resents him for that. It further justifies him to do what he wants because John always got the good treatment.”

Although his deeds are pretty horrible, Dohring doesn’t see Killian as the most evil of the characters he’s played – his serial killer on Lie to Me, who was “pretty bad,” takes that honor – and points out that in “the relationship with John, at least he’s trying to hold on to something. He’s trying to revert to some kind of goodness. But there’s too much abuse early on and he can’t cope with all that.”

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13 Comments
  1. Eric7740 says:

    LOVING The Tomorrow People!!! Sounds like this episode will really get the series rolling!!! Can’t wait!!!

  2. Magically Suspicious says:

    I know absolutely nothing about this show and haven’t seen an episode. But I will watch, just for Mr. Dohring.

  3. murley says:

    Is this a one off episode for Jason or will he be recurring?

  4. Barb says:

    Glad we’re finally getting more on John since he was the main character in both the British and Australian versions of the show not Stephen.

    • Marc says:

      I’ve been waiting for something to happen with John because so far, he’s been a pretty bland character and a boring actor. Hopefully, whatever they’re planning will make him more interesting and hopefully, the actor will perhaps raise the bar a bit because he just seems like he’s reciting his lines with very little emotion.

  5. Naazneen says:

    is it just me or has the name killian become exceptionally popular since the introduction of a certain pirate? TTP, Witches of East End, Ouat. Killian’s are just popping up everywhere!

  6. PPPG says:

    By the sound of this, it’s another “all about Ultra” episode. While some like that, *my* opinion is the story gets tedious. One more ‘Ultra’-centric episode and I gave up. Hopefully they’ll branch out.

    • tp says:

      Ultra is the reason I’m not watching anymore. I have 2 episodes stored on my dvr that I haven’t touch yet.

      • Marc says:

        I don’t know how much longer they expect this storyline to last with Stephen working undercover and the Tomorrow People actually thinking that Jedikiah doesn’t suspect a thing. To be honest, I find myself being more interested in everything else besides ULTRA and it’s ridiculously boring premise. What a waste, is is just me or would it have been better if there was no Ultra hunting them and they dealt with whatever else challenges popping up, such as trying to have lives knowing they are different from their families and friends, struggling to keep up the pretense etc.

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