Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Gifted - eXodus

"eXodus" answers a couple of questions for viewers. First, we learn how far Reed (Stephen Moyer) is willing to go in order to protect his family and what lines he won't cross. And second, we learn the identity of the mutant underground's morally ambiguous character (pretty much every version of the X-Men has at least one). While the overall season plot isn't advanced much further, the show continues to reinforce basic ideas (humans all bad, government all bad, every mutant is reasonably good... at least so far) as Kate's (Amy Acker) attempts to get her family's help only lead to more trouble for everyone involved. We also see the increased aggression in Andy (Percy Hynes White) and it seems as if the show's writers have already decided on the character prancing down the road to super-villainy at a good pace.

Cooped up in prison, Polaris (Emma Dumont) continues to draw the short straw this week. However, it looks like we'll get a reunion between Emma and Reed which may finally mean some movement for that character. We do get a nice flashback between Polaris and Eclipse (Sean Teale) which is like a breath of fresh air from the cliched prison scenes the character has been stuck in for nearly the entire series. The reveal of Dreamer's (Elena Satine) powers opens up new issues for Thunderbird (Blair Redford) and Blink (Jamie Chung) while introducing a power which, if misused, could cause plenty of chaos for any number of characters later down the road.

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