All the Jumper fans must be thrilled and intrigued to know about Impulse and get to watch it on YouTube available on Roku TV through Link Activation Roku, it already has season two being aired in case you haven’t even watched season one. The show is gripping and will keep you on the edge of your seats. The show starts with a young teenage girl who moved to this new town, Reston, with her mother. She discovers a new ability to teleport when she is threatened or her life is in danger. Throughout the show, you get to witness the journey of Henry and where her power will lead to.
The season 1 of YouTube Premium series let you on to an intriguing introduction to the story loosely based on Jumper, but not to be confused with a sequel. Henry Coles, played by Maddie Hasson, is seen jumping place to place in the moment of threats, but she is always brought back to her bedroom, which is a place of comfort for her.
Henry is confronted with an even bigger world outside the confines of her town, Reston while she keeps on Teleporting without having any control of it. We still cannot figure out if a veteran Jumper, Nikolai, played by Callum Keith Rennie, could be an angel guarding Henry or if he is working with the rivals trying to capture all the Jumpers and experimenting on them. Henry desperately tries to save her mother at the end of season 1, leading to the death of Bill, we still can see that this newfound power is affecting more and more and is uncontrollable and it is a threat to everyone around her.
The high school drama going on in season 1 with the culprit, Clay Boone, around takes a turn to him becoming a paraplegic, season 2 will emphasize on his equation with his mother, after Bill Boone’s death. While on her brother, Lucas’s end, he is shown at the mercy of getting salvation after killing a young boy. While Henry still finds it comfortable to confide in her would-be stepsister Jenna, played by Sarah Desjardins and Townes played by Daniel Maslany, who are helping her with all the lifesaving antics. Henry’s mother Cleo, played by Missy Pyle, shares a little stressful relationship with Henry while busting her for late-night house parties while she has no idea that she is evading murder charges and is being pursued by a number of international jumpers.
The show does carry the essence of Jumper but Impulse does give a change of overall new concept in where the story will go from Reston. By the end of season 2, only Henry will be able to power through her control over her teleportation. It would be interesting to watch how Henry will find an anchor and right direction to have a little more control over her Jumps. Being a rebellious teenager Henry is always finding her in new ways to channel out her frustration when she is not able to find her way through her trauma. As the season progresses her journey will take her to new places and find out what it’s actually about to carry the responsibilities of such power.
Nikolai is a connector between two eras of the show, impulse goes back to the mystery of his character that peels back to his bigger jumper world, and he is walking between the direction of being Henry’s mentor or as her potential kidnapper to the facility taking her to the lab conducting tests on jumper. The pace of show might be slow but we do get a lot of answers about where the story could go, avoiding any conspiracy based plot throughout.
Whether the kick is about the threat from drug lords keeping Lucas at gunpoint or it is from the constant chase and catch between jumpers and trying to capture and research on their powers. The show has it all for its audience. The show has managed to draw its path to a bigger picture and where it would be jumping to in season 2.