Wow! That was all I had to say after watching episode 4 of Fox’s latest show, The Gifted’, the story’s pacing has been nothing short of excellent with action so electrifying you only want more.
The Gifted has followed the lives of the Strucker family as they navigate their new reality, living in a world that hunts mutants of which their two children are. Recurring themes has been of family, fear, prejudice and sorts of things you’d expect from a full fledged XMen story; people fear difference. The action scenes have been nothing short of remarkable, decent for a production on a TV budget.
In the pilot episode of the show, Polaris, the metal controlling mutant was arrested by the ‘Sentinel Services’ – the organization tasked with rounding up mutants around the United States; she and Mr. Strucker finally escaped with the help of the ‘Mutants Underground’. Did I mention that every scene with Polaris reminds me of Magneto. A combination of the various mutant heroes in ‘The Gifted’ to take down Pulse, a mutant who shuts down electronics and fellow mutants, played by Zach Roerig who I already miss from The Vampire Diaries, succeeded in depleting the biggest defense the Sentinel Services had. I, for one, expected to see actual sentinels in the scene, but probably for budgetary reasons they didn’t appear at all.
Now that one part of the story has been taken care of, your guess is as good as mine where it’s headed now, wherever, I’m ready to follow.
The Gifted airs Mondays on Fox.