The Gifted Season 1 Episode 3 Review: eXodus

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The entire Strucker family take some crazy risks in the third and intense chapter of The Gifted.

If The Gifted Season 1 Episode 3 taught us anything it's that you should always listen to Thunderbird and Eclipse. At least most of the time, a solid 98%.

Making a Deal - The Gifted

Because we are still early in the series, I haven't been able to get attached to a couple. But then "eXodus" happened with that beautiful flashback opening.

I'm 100% in for the Polaris/Eclipse romance after this. It was visually beautiful to see what happened when their powers interlocked. You don't see that every day on most comic book shows.

I enjoyed the fact that Polaris stood by her man and could care less about Jace's offer. While I'm totally not one of those "But think of the children" people...I'm going to be one of those people for a second.

That baby growing inside of Polaris must have been in some serious danger when Polaris fought against the collar. Won't someone please think of the child?!

Thunderbird The Mentor - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 3

On The Gifted Season 1 Episode 2 Polaris got kicked in the stomach. Now this happens? Don't get me wrong, I love seeing Polaris being bad-ass.

I'm not even a baby person, but even I get a little worried for the health of that child. Unless the child's future mutant ability is to survive inside her mommy, that kid will come out with some damage.

Given how dark The Gifted has been so far, I wouldn't be shocked if the pregnancy arc ends tragically. Although I guess they intended the baby to serve a bigger purpose, so presumably, it will be fine.

Reed and Lauren were the only Struckers in "eXodus" with whom I had no problems. Caitlin and Andy are a different story though. I get that teenagers are effortlessly rebellious because, well, tweens gonna tween. 

Naughty Struckers - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 3

But Andy's whole "screw the danger" attitude in this context drove me crazy. Yes, use your powers in broad daylight to shatter a parking meter when you are on the run.

If it hadn't been for his "we will never have normal lives again!" line, I would have been more OK with his stunt. But nope, he is putting them and himself in danger. Seriously how did no one hear that parking meter shatter?

If I was inside any of those buildings and hear coins suddenly drop from nowhere, you can bet I would walk outside. Because why would I not be crapping my pants when an explosion of coins just set off?

I get that he is a teenager and how ugly the system is in their world. But at the same time, try not to be reckless because you have powers.

Behold The Dreamer Season 1 Episode 3

Then there is Caitlin who I didn't have as many problems with, but at least a little bit. I get why she felt the need to reach out to Danny. 

But was this the only way to find out if Reed was alive? These mutants took a risk by taking the Struckers in, and this was how she repaid them?

I appreciate the fact that she straight up apologized to Eclipse and admitted that he was right. But it was a big risk she took and ideally she learned a valuable lesson.

Dreamer is one of the mutants from the comics that I'm less familiar with, so this was my first time seeing her. I was genuinely surprised at how she turned out because I thought she would end up being a rouge-ish character.

Unlikely Alliance - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 3

I'm glad to see Elena Satine back in the comic book genre as this is her third round with this world. I did love how Clarice called out on Dreamer's lack of subtly with her feelings for Thunderbird.

You've got to work on that poker face, Dreamer! The bigger question that I have about Dreamer is if Clarice is now stuck with those planted memories.

I get why Dreamer had to do it since the others were in danger. But is Clarice stuck with those feelings for Thunderbird? If she is, I smell a triangle drama on the horizon.

It was a surprise that Reed turned on Jace so quickly after the deal they initially. I wasn't shocked at why he did, but how soon it was. I thought he would have at least gotten one or more innocent mutants killed before realizing his wrongs.

Roderick Campbell continues to intrigue me because I can't put my finger on whether he is good or bad. I enjoyed the fact that we finally saw Jace thrown off a bit as his shield cracked a little.

It would have gotten boring fast if the Sentinel Services was the only threat. Roderick could go either way, and I love that as a good mystery.

Overall, "eXodus" was another solid hour of The Gifted as they aren't holding back. The threats only get more dangerous, and the stakes are getting higher.

Now it's your turn to let us know what you thought of The Gifted Season 1 Episode 3! Is Polaris putting her baby in danger?

Did Dreamer cross a line with Clarice? Can we trust Roderick?

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The Gifted Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Scotty: So what do I call you? Destructo? Get it?
Andy: I get it. Please, don't!

Jace: Turner?
Roderick: Hello, this is Dr. Roderick Campbell, head of research over at-
Jace: Yeah, I'm familiar with your work.
Roderick: Of course. I understand you had a bit of a setback last night
Jace: It happens. We're moving our prisoners to a detainable facility. We'll get what we need.
Roderick: Look, Agent Turner, I'm calling because I'm quite interested in this case. In particular the Strucker children. I know your team already uses some of our resources. I'd like to propose a partnership of sorts.
You provide me with access to your suspects and I'll provide yo-
Jace: Yeah we don't hand our suspects over to contractors.
Roderick: I know this is unorthodox, but I think I'd be very helpful in this investigation.
Jace: Listen, I appreciate the offer, but I'm afraid it's out of the question. Thank you.