Numbers are in and they are low for Super Hero show, The Gifted and Supergirl, but that is to be expected on a holiday.
Even with those low numbers, those who watched were given a couple of hours of fun TV.
In the Gifted, we pick up where we left off. rX -Caitlin and Eclipse try to help Blink when her powers exceed their limits.
The Struckers are separated.
Reed has been taken in and he is up against a wall named Jace Turner.
Jace wants to bring in the Strucker children and he will do whatever he needs to do to make that happen. Even use Reed’s Mom. However, Reed is a smart attorney and he ultimately strikes a deal to save his family, but the mutant underground is what Jace will get in return for that promise of safety for the Strucker children.
The problem with this plan is that Kate is now seeing what Mutants are up against. It is dire times for Mutants and the caretaker in her wants to help. That means risking her own life to stabilize Blink before she destroys the mutant underground.
Now, what is interesting, outside of seeing if the Struckers will be reunited and if Polaris will survive her time in jail, is that there are hints to the larger X-Men universe peppered throughout the episode.
They hinted at the Fenris, the twin children of Baron Von Strucker…yes…Hydra…which falls under the Marvel that is coupled with ABC/Disney. Is that what we will be seeing from this Rio incident?
While we are talking about incidents, Jace mentions an incident that killed his daughter and it is another nod to the incident that was highlighted in the Logan movie, where Charles Xavier killed many mutants and many non-mutant people.
There was also mentions of the the Brotherhood of Mutants and the Mutant Liberation Front, both super-villain groups.
It is clear that as we move forward, we will be presented with a universe that will be getting bigger and bigger.
Next: eXodus – In an attempt to reunite, Reed makes a deal with the Sentinel Services while Caitlin and the kids get help from someone outside the compound.
Supergirl’s season premiere – Girl of Steel – Kara deals with the loss on Mon-El by focusing her energy on being Supergirl and concentrating on a mysterious new threat; Alex confesses a secret to Maggie; a citizen of National City has a mysterious connection to Kara; Lena makes a bold move.
Dun, dun, duuuuuuuuun….Morgan Edge is buying CatCo. It’s his way off swaying the press to his side as he attempts to gentrify the waterfront. He actually has a bigger plot of destroying the waterfront by blowing it up. When it fails at the hands of Kara…and Lena because Lena bought CatCo. Edge now has his sight on Supergirl and Lena.
There was main issue at the core of the show and that was that Kara was still grieving over the loss of Mon-El and this grief is worrying everyone. She has spiraled out of control and has decided to shelve Kara and just be Supergirl. It takes a lot for Kara to move on from the grief and it was done with the help of Mon-El.
That directive from Mon-El helps her to continue to fight and move on.
The sweetest moment, that has me tear, was between Jon’n and Alex. There is something I tell everyone. You can’t choose the family you are born into, but you can choose the family that you want in your life…and that includes your friends.
We also see a new “supe”, a Mom whose power comes out when her daughter is in danger, but who is she?
In the next episode – Triggers – A thief with psychic powers attacks National City and proves to be a formidable opponent for Supergirl.