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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Gifted Season 2 Episode 12: hoMe

January 16th, 2019 by Todd Black Comments

“hoMe” might just be my favorite episode of the season, because it took certain tropes and turned them on their head for an impactful episode that delivered many twists.

First and foremost, the meetup of the Mutant Underground not only didn’t happen, it was literally blown to heck by the Inner Circle’s new hit squad. And while I don’t believe that Evangeline is dead, this is by far the lowest point that the Mutant Underground has ever been at, and that’s saying something.

Then there’s Blink, who after so long went full Morlock. They had been teasing this for a while, and in the comics she is a Morlock, so it may seem inevitable. But watching John and Urk fight after the attack on the Underground was the final straw for her. She can’t watch him fight the losing battle, so she left, and I look forward to seeing how things turn for John and what’s left in the Underground.

The Struckers four had a big role in tonight’s episode. With all four of them having a storyline of sorts. Kate and Lauren went to go get information on Reeva and Benedict Ryan, only to have Kate’s brother betray them and reveal that Reeva has infiltrated the government at a high level. Or maybe Benedict has, it’s hard to say at this point. Lauren and Andy’s powers, as well as Reed’s, were given more light in this episode. For it seems like all of them have a compulsion to get stronger no matter what. The words of Fenris and the music from the box seems to drive them even more power hungry, which could have dire consequences.

Meanwhile, after a “Dream Fight”, the Frosts tried to convince Andy to contact Lauren and figure out how to get her to their side, and now they’re using their powers to truly drive Lauren too them. Not good.

Lorna trying to play double agent was compelling too, especially after her attempt to save the Underground and Evangeline seemingly failed. How far will she go before getting caught? That is the question.

I also enjoyed the backstory of Urk and the Underground, how he actually helped found it with Evangeline. But after being betrayed by a human, he broke off and created the Morlocks.

In the end, “hoMe” set up some possible big things for the final episodes of the season, but even this great of an episode, things still seem to be moving slowly, and we need a pick-me-up and soon.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!