With Nia having Booker’s visions, he is forced to find something else to make him special. Which might have to be a permanent thing as someone else seems to want them.
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Compensating For What Was Lost: Levi, Booker
Despite it not being too long since Booker first got powers, being that it more deeply connected him to his mom, and made him unique, the loss of them he takes hard. Luckily, Levi is there to help him discover he is quite talented. If not, without his powers, his brain seems to rewire itself to make him good as using a trombone, baking, singing operatic music, and so much more.
You have to wonder what does psychic powers do to the brain? Especially when young. As we saw with Raven, during the That’s So Raven days, it did make her spacey and seemingly a bit weird at times. Even when she didn’t have visions. So could it be, during puberty, it causes issues beyond momentary lapses in consciousness? Could it be, without powers, Booker is actually a genius? Yet, thanks to psychic abilities, his brain puts so much time and effort into his powers that all the abilities we saw get untapped?
Or could it just be Booker uses his powers as a crutch and he was good at all this all along?
Investigation Time: Raven, Levi
Raven has a vision, as she awaits Dr. Sleevemore figuring out what happened to Booker’s powers, that he is going to take them. Now, why would the man do that? She doesn’t know. All that is clear is that he wants to take away what has run in the family for generations but lacks proof. So, she concocts a roof party for Sleevemore’s institute as a distraction and has Levi come with her as a backup. There she finds what she believes to be evidence of Dr. Sleevemore’s plans but ends up learning, as before, her vision was only half complete.
Setting aside Raven’s venture to see if Dr. Sleevemore was corrupt, for a moment, can we talk about Chelsea real quick? It is noted by Raven that she somehow found money to go with some college friends to go to Vegas. Come again? Raven has been paying every last bill all this time and Chelsea somehow found some money? Then she has the AUDACITY to go to Vegas and gamble it away? If she doesn’t come back with money for Raven I’d be upset on Raven’s behalf. Here she is watching Levi, dealing with this boy who lacks boundaries, and his momma is having a good ole time. Making it seems Raven and Chelsea need a serious heart to heart.
Focusing on the investigation now, the only thing I wonder is whether Dr. Sleevemore could have helped Raven hone her powers. It is noted in her file he doesn’t think she ever will, but is there hope for Booker to? If caught early enough, can he help them see the full vision and not just a clip of it? Also, in past generations, could they see or control their powers? For with us seeing kids like Leslie be able to use their powers at will and have a firm grasp on what they can do, it does lead you to question the possibilities.
The Truth Is Revealed: Nia, Tess, Booker, Miles, Raven, Dr. Sleevemore, Dr. Jasmine
Rewinding back a bit, as Booker is cooking and rediscovering himself, and Raven finds herself in her usual hijinks, Nia is fully enjoying Booker’s powers. Well, there is some slight guilt for having them but with Tess egging her on, she doesn’t decide to reveal she has them upon discovery. Instead, she using them to predict a sell and also foresee herself holding hands with Miles.
Something which was a vision a bit difficult to achieve since she thought he was a booger picker, then he said he didn’t like girls who weren’t psychic, just a whole bunch of obstacles. But, eventually, all that got put aside since it was just a misunderstanding for the booger picking and the psychic thing he retracts. Leading to some hand holding and then Booker ends up in trouble. With Nia saving him comes the reveal that she has his powers and Dr. Jasmine saying she can swap them into Booker in the morning.
However, instead of swapping them in, she breaks into Nia’s room and steals the powers. Showing Raven was half right about a doctor in that family wanting to steal Booker’s powers. She just picked the wrong one.
Out of all the powers at the institute, why steal seeing the future? Especially considering there is a history of that family having unstable powers? Does Jasmine just want them to analyze? Is being able to see the future that unique of an ability? Heck, expanding that question, how unique are any of the abilities we’ve seen during this arc?
But, the big thing to me, as with part 1, is the question of whether the existence of other psychics will be erased once this arc is over? I know Miles won’t stick around for anyone Nia, Tess, Booker, etc have a crush on doesn’t stick around. Though, taking note they haven’t made Booker finding a community, nor Raven knowing this one existed, into a big deal, likely this will become something that happened that isn’t referred to but, maybe, once a season – offhand.
On The Fence
- You knowing nothing in this arc will matter within two to three episodes.