Recap: The Gifted – threat of eXtinction

Well, well, well…we now know a lot more about the Strucker family, don’t we?

We meet the famous Fenris twins in this episode and we learn their connection to the scenarios that have been playing out in the present day. Yes, yes… Dr. Campbell keeps mentioning them. However, we learned last night that Reed and his children are descendants of the Andreas von Strucker, one half of the feared Fenris twins.

Reed and Otto have not been on speaking terms due to Otto holding on to guilt from attempting  and successfully removing the X gene from Reed, with a drug that he created at Trask Industries. That’s right! Reed is/was/maybe a mutant. However, while his Dad was trying to do something that he thought would help his son, all Reed can remember was the pain from the ordeal and his Father’s reluctance to take him to the hospital during his illness. Yet, this information comes out as Reed tells his father of his children.

It is overwhelming for Reed. His kids could be exactly like the Fenris and can cause a lot of damage…if they hold hands.

However, there was no time for a Q &A session because Dr. Campbell pops up and that’s when Otto sacrifices himself so Reed and John can escape.

Otto’s last words to Reed were ominous,  “Protect them, son. Protect the world from them.”


In the fall out, the injured Dr. Campbell got away, but their weapon of choice (Pulse) was destroyed. Both John and Reed were left to mourn and think of the future.

There were developments at the underground hide out, thanks to Caitlin being the only person with medical training, that tips off the mutants about Campbell’s plan to send his mutants undercover via Esme’s mental interpretation a la Professor X.

This show needs to focus on main plot points. They are starting to add more characters that may, in the long run, be important.  However, they may risk losing viewers due to not giving us more in the corner stones of the show. One of those corner stones is the Struckers. I would have appreciated more face time with Papa Otto.

Next: eXtreme measures – Eclipse’s ex-lover returns; Reed and Sage find alarming information about Lauren’s new friend; Thunderbird helps Blink open up about her past; Jace approves a special surveillance program.

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