The Gifted (S02E04) “outMatched”

Absolute chaos has erupted at the hospital, proving how far these characters are willing to go for their cause. The siblings finally come face to face for the first time in months and it did not go well. 

This episode felt a little strange to me in the sense that everything and nothing happened. We already knew that Kate (Amy Acker) was willing to go much farther than Reed (Stephen Moyer) to get Andy (Percy Hynes White) back, so seeing her actions wasn’t shocking. However seeing Andy attack his sister certainly was. It’s one thing for a mother to do anything for her children, but this takes sibling rivalry to a new level. This episode followed the series typical trajectory, though the ending did leave us excited for next week. I’m hoping the figure in the blanket will be an asset to the Underground, but I’ll never say no to a good villain. Plus now that Dawn is here, the show could use a little shake up. To be fair we are only about a quarter of the way through this season so there is more than enough time pick up speed. I just hope it happens sooner than later.

The episodes title is fairly accurate, as currently the Underground is severely outmatched. There’s very little chance that they’d win if they were to fight the Inner Circle in their current state. It feels like our protagonists are fighting a, while noble, losing battle. Unless they can flip a few members the Underground’s days appear to be numbered. Maybe we’ll get an X-Men level character, that would truly be something. I’d love to see how they are handling the current world climate. It’s definitely much more hostile than they’ve dealt with previously.