Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Gifted - eXit strategy

The planning and rescue of Polaris (Emma Dumont) and Reed (Stephen Moyer) dominates "eXit strategy" as the mutants prepare for a suicidal run to rescue their captured friends from Sentinel Services. In order to get the information about the prisoner transfer vital to their plan succeeding, Eclipse (Sean Teale) is forced to open a door to his past he swore would forever remain closed and ask his demented drug kingpin ex-girlfriend (Michelle Veintimilla) for help. While the information pans out, we'll have to wait and see whether or not the cost was too high. Carmen (Veintimilla) continues the show's trend of all humans not portrayed by Amy Acker (and possibly exception of Moyer) as truly awful, irredeemable souls.

Other pieces of the episode introduce a new mutant (Zach Roerig), currently under the control of Sentinel Services, with the power to disrupt different kinds of power sources in a small area including mutant abilities, and Blink (Jamie Chung) begins to question the strong memory implanted in her head while Dreamer (Elena Satine) convinces Thunderbird (Blair Redford) to say nothing for the good of the mission. While I don't see Chung leaving the show anytime soon, or the writers giving up on using her powers to help get characters in and out of situations with ease, it's obvious that the truth will have real consequences for all involved.

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