The Gifted certainly amped things up this week with drama on all sides. It’s nice to see things continuing to head towards what will be an intense climax. We got to see more back story for Rebecca, as well as the Cuckoos. It made me happy to see that Esme and her sister’s origins were so close to the comics. My heart truly broke for Esme as the episode unfolded. I can not even imagine the pain she’s experienced. Hearing her talk about why she was in Dawn’s head was so pure. Lorna’s reaction was completely on point for a new mother, but I was happy that they were able to hash things out. They will be a strong partnership that will hopefully last.
On the other side of the fight we got to see some old friends. Though our protagonists were duped, it was really nice to see Shatter again. It was sad to see him go, but he went out a hero. The only person on The Purifiers side who has good in them is Jace, so I wasn’t as sad with their casualties. It’s hard to feel bad for a hate group. I just hope that our heroes smarten up a little, as they should have seen the trap coming. They need to catch a break, but I don’t see that coming any time soon.