The Gifted S2 Episode 2
Tucson, Arizona Three years ago
We start this weeks episode, seeing John Proudstar’s past – at a fight club in Tucson Arizona, three years ago. He’s approached by a former X-men named Avangeline (played by Erinn Ruth).
During a break in the fights she tells him that the X-men had chosen him to lead the mutant underground in Atlanta.
Present Day- D.C. hideout Marcos’s room
As Marcos makes a gift for the baby, John comes in and asks him if he’s alright. Clearly he’s not, but I believe Marcos really appreciates John coming in.
Marco’s then tells him about the expensive champagne he bought for the occasion. He also mentions that no matter how many times he looks through the files he finds nothing. John tells him he might know someone who can help.
More good news
The good news keeps coming as Clarice and Lauren tell Jazmine they found her sister at another mutant refugee camp. And they where going go get her.
That night John tells Clarice about Avangeline and how she saved him from his drug addiction.
When she wakes up the next morning, she realizes he hasn’t slept. The guilt of Atlanta is wearing on him.
He’s not the only one having a bad time
Once again Lauren has the nightmare of her on the roof with Andy – of him grabbing her hand to use their powers and not letting go.
This time though she’s able to let go, but falls off the roof… And she wakes up with a start.
From bad night to bad morning
She plays on her laptop as she listens to her parents fight.
This time they hold no verbal punches.
When Reed tells Kate, who is going with Marcos and John, that she just can’t leave her family. She snaps back and asks him what he would do if it was his precious little girl aka Lauren.
They both mostly come to the conclusion that each other are the ones not there for the family.
As soon as Kate leaves, Reed takes out a box of his dads paper work. We are about to hear one of them when Lauren comes in and asks if he’s ok. He says he is, and after a brief time of showing her photos. Ones he oddly got of her Instagram. All of them being of her and her brother and only one of her parents.
I think Reed is starting to worry they are becoming close like his grandparents.
After him saying again he’s fine, She gets annoyed and leaves.
I feel really bad for Lauren at this point as she has a mother who only cares about her brother, and a father who won’t let her in.
Reunited and it feels so bad
Marcos, Kate, and John show up and Avangelines office. As she is now a mutant rights attorney.
After chiding them for coming to her office, as they are fugitives. She looks at the data they’ve brought.
She finds out that The Circle has been gathering weapons, buildings and that’s what the money transfers are all about.
They ask for help from the other safe houses but she refuses. As she has lost faith in John and won’t put the others at risk.
She basically says she made a mistake takin John in as the leader.
After they leave disappointed, John goes back to try again, but all she’ll give him is a name of someone who might help.
And even tells him to his face she was stupid to ever give him hope.
A reunion of sisters
Well Jazmine is getting checked at the medical center by Reed, Clarice and Lauren bring in her sister.
After they embrace, Reed asks if Clarice can get them settled in.
An angry daughter
Reed tries to talk to Lauren. Ask her how she is. But all she tells him is that all their fighting is hurting her and About how they haven’t talked about that day in Atlanta.
And with that she leaves.
Emotions can be powerful things
As soon as his daughter leaves Reeds headache comes back. And his arm starts to glow and as he hits the wall, His hand burns the wall in.
A romantic moment
John and Clarice have a romantic moment, that obviously led to more fun off camera.
And when John gets out of bed after their night of fun, He goes to the nearest junk car and beats the hell out of it. While doing so, he thinks of all the friends he’s lost.
A drink on the balcony
Marcos joins Kate out on the balcony as she waits for Reed and Lauren to get home from the clinic.
They toast to the baby. Once Kate goes inside Marcos downs the rest of the bottle before smashing it.
And after thinking of the night he made light for Lorna, with the green pendant he made for the baby and the glass pieces he makes a green ray of light through the sky.
His hope is that Lorna sees it.
The Inner Circle
We quickly learn that Reeva is not happy. The little electrical outage caused by the birth of Dawn was front page news.
She then lets the Frost Sister’s know that they are to take care of the loose ends. She is of course talking about the two security guards and the owner of the building they used.
Not really sure they should, Esme tried to reason with Reeva only to be shot down.
Her sisters also say that she has gotten soft from the time she was with the mutant underground.
Getting rid of evidence: The Frost way
After killing the two guards, with the help of Fade and Bulk, they track down David Hine (played by Mark Rowe), the boss they paid off, and they make him start walking toward a moving plane propeller.
We quickly learn though Esme has other plans and has a truck hit him instead. When her sisters say she ruins their fun, she retorted with “that’s what you get for calling me soft”.
I think Esme is having second thoughts about their ruthlessness as we see later in the episode.
Everyone needs a goodnight sleep but Andy is getting one. He keeps dreaming the same dream Lauren had but he sees her fall of the building thanks to him.