The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5 Review: afterMath

at .  Updated at .

It's apparent Lorna isn't under the Frost sisters' spell on The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5 because she knows exactly what she did.

More than that, she has no problem with betraying the Underground or that Andy almost killed his sister.

Cold, girl.

Hellfire and their New Guest - The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. What did the Frost sisters and Lorna think was going to happen by treating Rebecca like a circus monkey?

As Andy pointed out, she's a person, and they should treat her as such.

We all know that was just a ruse to hook Andy up with a girlfriend, though, don't we? It was a little too fast if you ask me and I don't think Reeva's going to be too happy about it.

Inside out, huh? My name's Andy


Rebecca loves to use her powers. She's adorable, but why she's so important to the cause, I'm not sure yet.

Her captors couldn't keep a collar on her, so maybe she'll be used to free more people. Or, since they keep referring to her as a weapon, she'll be turning humans inside out.

Eww, and cool.

Saving a Life - The Gifted

Not that I'm on Hellfire's side, but they're way ahead of the Underground on their mission and more organized.

The Underground is piecemeal, at best, and it's hard to tell what their purpose is anymore. They have to be asking themselves if they're even making a difference.

Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME!

It looks like John is having doubts. He doesn't want to be part of Hellfire, but it's like the Mutant Underground is kept together with tape and glue. They're scattered, they're disorganized, and they're losing mutants. 

John had so much faith that the X-Men chose him and was firm in his purpose. The loss of their headquarters has shaken his faith, and he seems less confident than he used to be.

Reed: I just can't believe that you looked him in the eye, told him you wanted him to come home and he attacked you.
Lauren: He believes. I could see it in his eyes.

Hell, Caitlin is more level-headed than John right now. She knows what's at stake, which she proved when she lied to John.

He wasn't and isn't thinking clearly anymore.

A quick word about Caitlin. I know she's a mom and all, but her constant push to insist Andy needs saving has to stop. She needs to wake up and realize he's not coming back. I hope when Lauren feels better, she can set her mom straight.

Caitlin and Reed in Crisis - The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5

Caitlin is going after Andy in vain.

In this episode, Andy said he's with his new family. That's brutal and if Caitlin heard that she would probably say Hellfire brainwashed him.

He isn't brainwashed, though, and, as Lauren said, he's a believer.

Related: The Gifted Season 2 Episode 4 Review: outMatched

The group that worries me now is the Purifiers. Before Jace involved himself in the group, they were just a bunch of bumbling, racist idiots with no idea how to send the right message. Now they have Jace who's smart. He knows the ins and outs of all groups involved in the fight, and now he has nothing to lose.

Please just tell her I'm sorry.


I get that he lost his daughter, but this revenge mission he's on has no point. What does he expect to do? Kill all the mutants?

That's pretty unlikely.

As his wife said, it won't bring his daughter back anyway.

While we're on the subject of broken families, let's talk about Lorna and Marcos.

With Lorna at Hellfire, Marcos is free as a bird. Now he's met the light girl, and there was an instant bond. Sure, he loves Lorna, but how long do you think he's going to put up with Lorna's rejection?

That new bond might be the makings of a future romance for Marcos if Lorna doesn't wake up.

Turner Wants the Mutants - The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5

Also, at the Underground, Blink might be tempted to move to the tunnels. Why not? She can be herself and not hide how she looks.

Maybe she'll try to talk John into moving there with her, not that he would. Who am I kidding? We know he wouldn't. Can we say the same about Blink?

I don't think so.

Related: Get Showtime via Prime Video Channels for Award-Winning Original Series, Hit Movies, Sports & More!

With the Underground so fractured and no solid plan in sight, they might not survive very long.

We didn't get to see Reed and his powers developing because the group was in crisis mode, but I still think he's going to be the key they need.

Lorna: That bad, huh?
Frost sisters: You have no idea.

At some point, Reed is going to come face to face with Andy, probably after his powers develop.

That battle is going to be interesting.

Andy had no problem leveling his sister. I wonder how he'll feel about taking his father down.

What do you think, The Gifted fanatics? Do you think we'll see a father/son confrontation? Do you think the Underground is beyond repair? What do you think about Rebecca?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

If you've missed any episodes of The Gifted and you don't know what the heck is going on, you can watch The Gifted online here at TV Fanatic. You can catch up on all your favorite shows right here and chat with other fanatics who love TV as much as you.

afterMath Review

Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
  • 4.0 / 5.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
User Rating:

Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (13 Votes)

Kim Russell was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in January 2019.

Show Comments
Tags: ,

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5 Quotes

Lorna: That bad, huh?
Frost sisters: You have no idea.

Please just tell her I'm sorry.