The Gifted: afterMath
October 30, 2018 7:51 PM - Season 2, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Caitlin and Thunderbird struggle to safe the live of a mutant injured in the Inner Circle's breakout. Jace joins up with the Purifiers and comes dangerously close to colliding once again with the Mutant Underground.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
 
The show is certainly not shying away from being political, which is good considering the source material, but I'd wondered how far a TV show on Fox would go. I assumed the Purifiers saying "they will not replace us" was a reference to the neo-Nazi marchers in Charlottesville last year, and they said as much at Comic-Con:
Teale specifically mentioned the new villainous Purifiers. “The Purifiers are a mutant hate group. I don’t know what parallels we could compare that to in mordern-day times,” he said sarcastically. “If only we had an idea. They’re tiki torch-carrying mutant haters.”
posted by homunculus at 8:56 PM on October 30 [4 favorites]


I assumed the Purifiers saying "they will not replace us" was a reference to the neo-Nazi marchers in Charlottesville last year, and they said as much at Comic-Con

EXACTLY the way I read it too. Sad we could grok that independently without the article.
posted by Samizdata at 5:03 AM on November 1 [1 favorite]


Man between this and Supergirl leaning heavily into the anti-alien groups these shows are getting pretty real. But it's important to get these messages across.

Rebecca's power is really neat and super useful. And it's kinda nice that they give Andy another complement now that his sister's not around and he's surrounded by adults. But I can see how much trouble those two can get themselves into.
posted by numaner at 4:09 PM on November 1


Loved the episode, though I'm a little confused by the fact that I'm rooting for both the underground and the inner circle.
I'm a little worried that they're gonna get cancelled before we get any kind of closure, though.
posted by signal at 6:37 PM on November 1 [3 favorites]


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