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Last week on the penultimate episode of season two of The Gifted, in many ways they were just dealing with the aftermath of the prior â€œMutant Massacreâ€ episode in which the Purifiers wiped out dozens of Morlocks in a desperate battle that left Blink wounded and separated from the team. We saw that Lorna was ready to betray the Inner Circle as Reevaâ€™s plans were revealed. Strucker patriarch, Reed Strucker, accidentally killed a Purifier as everyone was scrambling for an escape. Caitlin Strucker & daughter Lauren Strucker got holed up in an old brick building at just the wrong moment: Laurenâ€™s powers were still suppressed from the â€œcureâ€ that had been developed.
Jayce Turner, who was still grieving over the fact that heâ€™d led men into a battle in which they slaughtered women, children, and non-combatants, encountered another shock â€“ he saw security footage that confirmed Blink and Thunderbird were alive before the battle started. When Lorna discovered that Reeva hired the Purifiers to kill the Morlocks, Lorna was able to convince Andy to defect as well. But Andy was scared that his family would not accept him back after heâ€™d done so much evil. But Reed confessed to Andy that he recently killed a man and put Andy slightly at ease. They all have demons, after all.
Andy & Lorna made it back to the rest of the team, and there was a touching reunion. Eclipse, Lorna, and their baby will be together if we get a season three. Yay! We learned that Reeva wasnâ€™t that pissed that they lost Lorna and Andy, revealing she mostly wanted the â€œInner Circle credâ€ their family history would have brought her. She was ready to kill them if she must.
We still donâ€™t know where the hell Blink is. This show is not renewed, and I am given to understand that this episode was written as a tragic cliffhanger. I almost expect Thunderbird to die or maybe Lornaâ€™s baby? Thereâ€™s also a last-minute twist ending promised that may intro a new mutant or faction. I almost hope for some time-traveling mutants from Age of Apocalypse or some other classic X-Men storyline, orrrrrrrâ€¦ Okay, oddly specific pitch, but how bout Clarice (Blink) dies but shows back up as her AoA leader of the Exiles version? I guess weâ€™ll see tonight. If for some reason Fox axes this show, Iâ€™ll be pissed, because itâ€™s been a pretty solid run and Matt Nix is a good storyteller.
On tonightâ€™s episode, â€œoMens,â€ Reeva prepares to carry out her plan for the Inner Circle, but not everyone is on the same page; Reed struggles to manage his powers; Jace and the Purifiers are on the attack.
Check out the season (series?) finale tonight on FOX at 9/8c.
Iâ€™ll also be tuning in for another season finale that could actually turn out to be a series finale: Lethal Weapon.
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