In Review: The Gifted – dreaM

In attempts to stabilize Reed's powers, Reed, Caitlin and Lauren meet with Dr. Risman, a doctor who treats patients with debilitating X genes. However, Lauren finds out Dr. Risman is not who she thought she was. 

Synopsis: In attempts to stabilize Reed’s powers, Reed, Caitlin and Lauren meet with Dr. Risman, a doctor who treats patients with debilitating X genes. However, Lauren finds out Dr. Risman is not who she thought she was.

Review: Things get interesting this week as we learn more about Lorna’s past.

The Story

Picking up from the previous episode. The Von Strucker’s have sought help from Dr. Riseman in order to help Reed with his powers.  But we learn that Riseman’s goals may not be to help.

Meanwhile, Lorna is having a lot of flashbacks to her youth and never knowing who her parents were. This is all juxtaposed with the fact that she is concerned for the safety of her child and needs to find a safe place for her, which is away from the Inner Circle.

Elsewhere Thunderbird and Blink are following Rebecca and eventually learn about what The Inner Circle were up to when the robbed the bank. Blink has some concerns about Thunderbirds attitude when it comes to placing himself in danger.

The Acting

We get a great performance from Emma Dumont this week as she comes to terms with some of her issues surrounding her father leaving her with his mother. The scene she shares with Eclipse is very strong and illustrates just how dysfunctional things have become given that they are on completely different sides of the fence.

Natalie Alyn Lind is also really strong this week as Lauren Strucker, who is prepared to do just about anything to help her father.

Overall

This weeks episode was light on action beats but crammed full of story and strong character beats.

We get to learn more about Polaris’s past and see a fair bit of her personal journey, which led to where she is now, but we also learn more about the Von Struckers and begin to see a few more similarities between the Von Strucker children and their terrorist grandparents.

All this has me curious as to if we’ll get to see an episode where Reed’s parents get to be center stage so we can see what really happened. As opposed to what folk have told Reed.

9.3
The Gifted - dreaM
  • Story
    9.0
  • Acting
    9.6
  • CGI
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.2

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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