In Review: The Gifted – Monsters

Reeva finally reveals her plan for the Inner Circle and it's darker than anyone could have imagined.

Synopsis: Lauren can’t access her powers when it matters most, leaving Caitlin to take matters into her own hands when they are being pursued. Reeva finally reveals her plan for the Inner Circle and it’s darker than anyone could have imagined.

Review: Things are looking really bad for Caitlin and Lauren.

The Story

Picking up from where last week left off. John is a mess after having seen Blink die he hates himself for having been completely and utterly helpless to save her. Reed and Eclipse have to remove John from their plans to rescue Caitlin and Lauren and very nearly get caught by some Purifiers. One of which Reed uses his mutant powers to kill.

Back at the Inner Circle. Lorna has learned the full plan and it is much darker than she thought it would be. Now fully aware she calls Reed and Eclipse to fill them in and is tasked with trying to talk Andy into returning to The Mutant Underground with her.

Elsewhere, Jace Turner is having doubts about his role as leader of the purifiers after having seen women and children in the Morlock camp, which he’d been lead to believe was a terrorist camp.

The Acting

Blair Redford puts in a solid performance as John as he grieves the loss of Blink and begins to doubt his ability to continue leading the Mutant Underground. He has a fantastic scene with Eclipse who tries to offer a little comfort while also motivating his friend to continue fighting.

Stephen Moyer and Percy Hynes White also put in strong performances this week. I especially liked the scene where Reed told Andy that he has also killed a man. So, therefore, he must also be a monster. It led nicely to the reconciliation scene at the close.


This was a solid episode, which reunites the strucker family and begins to bring this years season arc full circle.

Reeva is obviously not to impressed at losing Andy and Lorna. So it will be interesting to see what happens when The ragtag remains of the Mutant Underground go up against The Inner Circle in future episodes. Especially given how powerful Reeva actually is.

It was also cool to see Reed begin to figure out how to use his powers in a way that he was able to have an instrumental role in rescuing his wife and daughter with a bit of motivation from Eclipse.


The Gifted - Monsters
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Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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