Misfits: Episode 14
March 21, 2023 8:41 AM - Season 3, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Each member of the gang has acquired new powers. They meet Rudy, who has the power of having a double (who seems to be his more sensitive side). Meanwhile, the gang is confronted by an unstable girl who has the ability to freeze everyone around her.

Starring Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Thomas, and Matthew McNulty. Guest starring Nathalie Emmanuel and Katie Moore.

Created by Howard Overman.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu, The Roku Channel, Pluto, and freevee. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total)
I can't recall a clearer example of "new character created to take on a departing character's plotlines" since the 1990's maybe. And based on how fantastic Robert Sheehan was and based on the similarities between Nathan and Rudy, the Rudy character should not have worked. But Gilgun is so great, and the direction Rudy goes in (even if it seems like it was plotted for Nathan and transferred over to a new character) is different enough that it is fun.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:01 AM on March 21 [1 favorite]

Love the new powers, and love that Joseph Gilgun has joined the group, and apparently has a personality very close to that of Cassidy, his eventual Preacher character, although it's too bad that he didn't get a scene with Ruth Negga. (As it was, there was a sort-of Game of Thrones meet-up with Iwan Rheon and Nathalie Emmanuel.) And I like the new powers; I'm wondering, though, if Kelly can literally only create rockets, or if she'll turn out to be a chavette Tony Stark (who was kind of a rocket scientist at first).
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:01 AM on March 21

Oh, also, there's a sort of coda to Nathan's story, "Vegas Baby."
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:03 AM on March 21

I posted that one under Specials.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:04 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

Ooh, Curtis has a neat power.

I've seen better treatments of "can stop time" where inertia is still in play so moving things is a lot more difficult and generates frictive heat. Might have been from Spider Robinson.
posted by porpoise at 7:23 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

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