threat of eXtinction | The Gifted's eighth episode

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  1. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    “REED DISCOVERS HIS FAMILY’S HIDDEN PAST ON AN ALL-NEW “THE GIFTED” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, ON FOX

    More refugees pour into the Mutant Underground, but the group faces a threat when they discover one of them is a spy working for Sentinel Services. Meanwhile, Reed visits his estranged father and learns that secrets from his family’s past could prove useful in the all-new “threat of eXtinction” episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Nov. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GIF-108) (TV-PG L, V)

    Cast: Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker; Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker; Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong aka Clarice Ferguson; Coby Bell as Jace Turner; Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane; Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar; Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker; Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker

    Guest Cast: Elena Satine as Dreamer; Hayley Lovitt as Sage; Jermaine Rivers as Shatter; Garret Dillahunt as Dr. Roderick Campbell; Zach Roerig as Pulse; Paul Cooper as Andreas Von Strucker; Caitlin Mehner as Andrea Von Strucker; Ilan Srulovicz as Interpol Officer; James Dougherty as Pastor; Liza Fagin as Norah; Skyler Samuels as Esme; Renes Rivera as Hulking Mutant; Michelle Kim as Chloe Tan (“Vicious”); Marco Schittone as Young Boy; Raymond J. Barry as Otto Strucker; Stephen Alderfer as SS Agent”
     
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    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    marvelrobbins Well-Known Member

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    The begining of this episode makes it 100% clear this is not in contunity of films so let's all
    agree it has no connection at all to films except for singer directed pilot and he,donner,and kinberg are executive producers.

    while no x-men who have been in films except for blink this defently is equilvent of dc shows like gotham and arrowverse.
     
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    I see Reed's father took a break after training Bruce Wayne to join the mutant world, given that Raymond J. Barry was on the last season of Gotham.
     
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  5. Sithborg

    Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    See that they dropped the incest.
     
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    matt nix and his writing team doing intresting things with fenris and trask.nice twist with reed.
     
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    Yeah I didn't see that coming at all.
     
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    This was a good episode.
     
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  9. Sithborg

    Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    Good background on the Struckers, and how Reed should've been a mutant.
     
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    In the flashback from 1952 we saw a newspaper article about the terror attack in Rio de Janeiro that happened in 1962, how is that possible ?
     
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  11. Steelsheen

    Steelsheen Head Geek of Nerdtopia

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    whoah this was a really good ep :up: had to watch it twice to get all the details.


    on my first viewing i thought that the twins had Grandpa Strucker together :omg: i mean it shows in his powers. it was on my second viewing that i caught the dialogue referring to the Andreas being his dad and that Andrea was "his sister who raised me..."

    for the casual viewer though, they could easily have missed that and ended the ep thinking the Struckers are an incestous bloodline :yuk:.


    well thats why he sounded so familiar. :thf:
     
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  12. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I know him from Justified. He plays bad guys a lot. :p
     
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    I think this is my favorite episode so far. I felt like a lot of stuff in episodes 6 and 7 could have been compressed so this feels like a nice return to pace even though there wasn't much action here. A lot of revelations I did not see coming. Can't wait for the ninth episode.
     
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    I think this is one of the best episodes of the season. I enjoyed...
    • the reveals about Trask and the Struckers, which were pretty well done and seeing the Trask building was also a bit of a squee moment
    • Fenris and the implications that'll have for Andy and Lauren, plus I was surprised by Otto being a mutant and Reed being sterilized
    • Our Stepford Cuckoo, Esme (by the way, could she use her powers to hide her hound tattoo and turn out to be a traitor? Just saying.)
    • And we got a reference to kick, though I'm not sure how that works with the earlier reference to Hypercortisone D to stabilize Clarice
    • I like that Dreamer used her powers for something good and I like that the portals from Clarice in ep2 have consequences, plus Clarice looked awesome this episode
    This episode does also kinda make it more obvious that some of the previous two episodes especially was just filler though.
     
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    I personally feel they left it ambiguous enough that Otto could still be the child of Andrea and Andreas as his powers might suggest and either he didn't know, or didn't like talking about it (understandably so); and I really like that aspect of the twins because it is not something that is done too often and gives them a uniqueness that ties in well with their powers, so I choose to believe that Otto was the product of incest and was too ashamed of it to admit it until further more concrete evidence is offered one way or the other.
     
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    Great episode. Anything with more Ahab and Dillahunt. I was interested in seeing if they'd start progressing Campbell towards his comic book appearance, and seeing how Otto got a good hit on him, it'll be fun to see to if we get a bit of Cromartie alongside our Ahab.

    Great episode. Soon as they got with the Hounds the story picked up. I hope it's pedal to the metal for the last several episodes of the season.

    Also, this writing crew is jam packing with great characters and references. Kick and Esme? Love it.
     
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    The twins were never an incestuous couple in the original comics/regular MU. I assume that incestuous crap was from the (IMO) crappy Ultimate Universe. Them not being an incestuous couple is faithful to the original version of the characters.
     
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    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    This is the episode that I liked the most. Seeing Esme was nice, though I wish she was younger. Fenris too, though I wish they were shown more. I hope they will upgrade Elena and Hayley as regular cast members and drop the actor playing Turner and kill off half of the struckers at the end of season one.
     
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    Why would she be younger? Esme's fine the way she is. Mighty fine. :yay:

    I could have done without the Fenris twins: mentioning them would have been perfectly enough - the flashback at the beginning of the episode wasn't done that well and wasted the time that could have been spent on the mutants at the compound. Sage is utterly boring, so no, upgrading her won't do the trick. Killing off "half of the struckers" (you mean the Strucker parents, of course :whatever:) would be nonsensical and counterproductive in a show that examines the human-mutant dynamic and puts into question the various characters' motivations.
     
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  20. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    Because the Cuckoos are students by Emma Frost. Like they were teenagers and I think they still are in the comics. You should read the comics. And when I said upgrade Hayley to a regular, so she could do more things especially Sage was a X-Woman in the comics longer than Blink and Thunderbird combined. If she's boring then blame Matt Nix as he really made Sage so ordinary.
     
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    I generally don't care about originals and don't expect adaptations to be completely faithful. Comics are no exception even if their fandom is vocal ("OMG, why is Polaris's hair not exactly the perfect shade of green?!" and similar nonsense). If the adaptation is coherent and stands on its own, that's perfectly enough for me. In fact, it very often happens that stuff that doesn't adapt the original thoroughly enough turns out to be an artistic failure.

    Also, there are many factors to consider when looking at adaptations. Blame-game Nix and the writers all you want - the dialogues are very often dumb and cliched and the amount of faux moral superiority grates - but my problem is with the actress whom I find bland in this role. But then, most of the actors in this series are not that good and they clearly struggle even more when burdened with awful lines.
     
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    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    Well this isn't a very good show.

    I thought the action at the start with the speedster mutant is the best action sequence of the series so far even if I wish it was thirty seconds longer.
     
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  23. Finisterre

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    It still makes more sense than some of the X-Men mind-numbing, soul-crushing film franchise. Way more sense.

    Agreed - the scene rocked and it was refreshing to see the mutants' asses kicked. LOL
     
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    Esme was my favorite part. Another good episode
     
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    In the 616 universe it wasn't outright said, but it has been implied with by their closeness by some writers. Either way it still is an interesting aspect that is just ambiguous enough that until given more information we can choose our own option.
     
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