Thursday, November 23, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Gifted


The Gifted: Season 1, Episode 8 “threat of eXtinction” (B+)

Okay, so now we’re getting somewhere. After seven episodes of mutants and humans wandering about without any real purpose other than to evade capture and accomplish capture, respectively, there’s finally a sense of where it’s all heading. I figured that the flashback to the destructive twins using their powers for much evil back in 1952 would be connected somehow to the events of the hour, and now it’s clear that, like in many other superhero series, having abilities that are destructive in nature can lead to inevitable corruption by even the purest people. The casting of Raymond J. Barry from “Justified” and “Ray Donovan” as Reed’s father Otto was perfect, and he had an incredibly important story to tell. Revealing that he made Reed sick so that he could make sure that he wouldn’t have the mutant gene because of how evil his parents were was extremely informative, and the fact that Lauren and Andy have exactly the same powers as his parents did is bad news, especially since they held hands for the first time when Reed returned. Something tells me they’ll be able to overcome the dark urges, but Sentinel Services and Dr. Campbell, well aware of the Strucker family’s lineage, will be all over trying to capture them and either turn them or lock them away. Let’s hope some positive allegiances are strengthened since there’s a good deal of infighting going on among the mutants, and they’re going to need a big win soon to put them far ahead of their mutant-hating pursuers.

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