Misfits: Episode Nineteen
April 4, 2023 2:52 PM - Season 3, Episode 6 - Subscribe

After a drunken one-night-stand with a mysterious girl, Rudy discovers that he has a strange superpower-caused STD. With only 24 hours to undo the curse, Rudy enlists Simon to help him find the girl. Meanwhile something weird is happening with Curtis' gender-swap power, and Seth finally finds the superpower that he's been searching for.

Starring Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Thomas, and Matthew McNulty. With Kehinde Fadipe as female Curtis. Guest starring Amy Manson as Leah, Ellie Jacob as Amy Goodwin, Joanna Christie as Jo, Hannah John-Kamen as Carly.

Created by Howard Overman.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu, The Roku Channel, Pluto, and freevee. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
How inbred would self-fertilization be for humans? lol, I'd figure it to be auto-abort or miscarry inbred.
posted by porpoise at 5:06 PM on April 4, 2023

It's the iguana's problem now.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:37 AM on April 5, 2023

I don't think that it's necessarily a problem; the main question would be whether you might be carrying a recessive gene that would express if there were two copies, and that's only really if the ovum and sperm are both carrying a copy of that gene, so only 25% even if you had the gene. (Of course, there's more than one type of recessive gene that's bad to have, so you'd roll the dice with each one.)

This might be my least favorite episode of the season; it's not that bad, but still kind of afterschool-special-ish, and it's hardly news that Rudy isn't great WRT his attitudes toward women; his superpower is literally "splits off his better side." It is kind of funny that the effect of the STD is to literally make the penis rot off; that's something that sergeants used to tell grunts during the Vietnam War in an attempt to get them to stop patronizing sex workers. The show (so far) tends to studiously avoid examining the wider societal implications of powers, but one wonders how and when and to whom that person might use their power further.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:08 AM on April 5, 2023

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