Misfits: Episode Thirteen (2010 Christmas Special)
March 21, 2023 8:32 AM - Season 2, Episode 7 - Subscribe

The week before Christmas, and the gang see some graffiti that offers "Money for Powers." At the address advertised they meet Seth, a drug dealer who was also struck in the storm and now has the ability to deal powers. Also a man who can walk on water and claims to be Jesus attracts a following.

Starring Iwan Rheon, Robert Sheehan, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Thomas, and Matthew McNulty. Guest starring Matthew Hogg as "Jesus" and Gwyneth Keyworth as Marnie.

Created by Howard Overman.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu, The Roku Channel, Pluto, and freevee. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
Oh Jeez, I'd watch an entire show about Nathan and Marnie as parents.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:59 AM on March 21, 2023

Yeah, they were great together. And the power-switching helps with one of the recurring problems with the series, which is that you'd figure that some of the powers that the ASBOs have should really give them much more help with things in general than it seems to. I mean, I know that the series is really meant to be a satirical comedy, and few things are as tiresome as a comics nerd pointing out what such-and-such a character should have done with their powers or abilities, but I is what I is, and I can't help but think that a group that has a telepath, a guy with a reset button for reality, and something that seems to go beyond mere invisibility to making people ignore him, would be potentially a match for the Avengers or Justice League. (At the very least, Curtis could win the lottery and set up the group in a super-sized version of Superhoodie's HQ.) Sad to see Nikki go, especially with who will join the cast next season; fun to watch how quickly "Jesus" is corrupted by fame, fortune, and powers. (I will say that I thought of a better ending for him; I wish that the gang had gotten Seth to siphon off his powers, then make him demonstrate that he can no longer walk on water; he decides to walk into the lake anyway, and most of his followers follow him in.)
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:55 AM on March 21, 2023 [1 favorite]

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