Fox’s The Gifted recap: Curiosity killed the mutant

THE GIFTED: L-R: Stephen Moyer and Natalie Alyn Lind in the "teMpted" episode of THE GIFTED airing Tuesday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Annette Brown/FOX.
THE GIFTED: L-R: Stephen Moyer and Natalie Alyn Lind in the "teMpted" episode of THE GIFTED airing Tuesday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Annette Brown/FOX. /

On the latest episode of Fox’s The Gifted, the Morlocks come face to face with their own prejudices, while Lorna Dane comes dangerously close to getting caught. This episode is going to come to an explosive end.

In the intro of Season 2, Episode 13 of Fox’s The Gifted, fans are given another look at the past—again at Erg’s life before the current mutant crisis. In it, Erg’s greatest ally becomes exposed.

Detroit, MI. Six years ago. Erg (Michael Luwoye) impatiently waits for his human partner, Pam (Olivia Grace Applegate). She may have been delayed but she’s there eventually. They have to make a break for it so they can help Evangeline Whedon get some mutants across a border. But, wait, how does Pam know where Evangeline is going? Erg would never tell anyone the mutants’ location, not even her.

Eventually, Pam tells Erg the truth—she got caught by Sentinel Services three weeks ago, and she told them everything. Erg had been warned against trusting a human—he should have listened. But on the other hand, humans and mutants can sometimes be allies, as we’ll find out in this episode of Fox’s The Gifted, currently streaming on Hulu.

Present day. Erg organizes a raid to get more resources for the Morlocks. Clarice Fong, aka Blink (Jamie Chung), joins in, as she has been doing since defecting to the Morlocks. But their raid goes badly. The security guards return far too soon, and they’re a trigger-happy bunch. Glow (Laysla De Oliveira) gets shot—she even bleeds light—just before Blink can get them out.

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The Morlocks don’t have the resources to deal with Glow’s injury. A human hospital isn’t safe for them—they’re fugitives, after all. Worse, Erg is sure that he will be betrayed again—and refuses outside help.

At the Inner Circle, the new recruits are getting better and better. Lorna Dane, aka Polaris (Emma Dumont), needs to find out what they’re training for but Max (James Carpinello) is not letting on. Lorna intentionally cuts herself so she can snoop around Max’s room. She finds their target—all the government buildings in the US. She immediately confers with Marcos Diaz, aka Eclipse (Sean Teale), so the Mutant Underground can get help.

That hope dies very soon. The remaining Mutant Underground leaders are disappointed that the former Atlanta cell don’t have a concrete solution to the Inner Circle problem. They would rather hide than fight.

Meanwhile, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) can no longer allow herself to sleep—her dreams with Andy (Percy Hynes White) are different. She feels like he is probing her mind—she needs to stay awake if she is to stop the Inner Circle from getting to her.

Lauren takes a backseat when Blink portals in, asking for Kate’s (Amy Acker) help with Glow. Reed (Stephen Moyer) thinks it’s a bad idea to help the Morlocks but Kate is a medical professional. She can’t say no. But Blink also needs Marcos—he has the same blood as Glow.

Erg reacts badly to Kate’s presence within the Morlocks. He really doesn’t trust humans but Kate holds her own. She has a patient to care for. Erg finally acquiesces to Kate’s help, albeit reluctantly.

With them gone, Reed speaks to Lauren about the dangers of the music box. His father had told him a terrifying story about the song in the box as a warning, that Reed shares with Lauren now. But Lauren finds the box comforting—Fenris were the only people who could understand what she is going through, how incredible her new power is. It makes her feel like she can right the world’s wrongs. “But you know that’s not true,” says Reed.

Though Lauren does everything to stay awake, she eventually falls asleep and meets Andy. Andy promises not to fight anymore; he only wants her to be happy. He remembers how they used to be connected as children, and they both want that again. But Andy’s words aren’t his own—it’s the Stepford Cuckoos (Skyler Samuels).

In reality, the Cuckoos are making Andy talk about how much he wants to be Fenris, and Lauren agrees. They hold hands in their dream and the Fenris power activates. Perhaps this is their destiny, after all? The Cuckoos then ask Lauren to meet him in real life but Lauren changes her mind. She leaves as the Cuckoos, and Andy, call for her again.

Reed finds Lauren’s room empty the next morning—she has disappeared, having left a note for her family. Reed gets John Proudstar, aka Thunderbird (Blair Redford), to help him locate her.

The transfusion between Marcos and Glow is somewhat working but Glow needs more help. Kate decides to go to the clinic. Kate is still trying to convince Erg of her allyship and she may be winning him over—Erg helps her look for supplies. But they are found by the Purifiers and have to fight. Fortunately, they manage to win this fight and get back to Glow.

Erg apologizes to Blink for distrusting Kate but she’s not the one he should be apologizing to. Before Kate leaves, Erg takes a fistful of dirt and marks her with an ‘M’. Kate may be human but she is now a Morlock.

Lauren goes to a bus station where she sees some mutants being apprehended. She gets angry and uses her power to attack the police. That’s how John and Reed find Lauren but she refuses to speak to them. She can barely stand from exhaustion but she’s still going.

Reed finally tells Lauren that he understands what she’s going through—that he found the music box as a boy, as we saw in the last episode of The Gifted, and was drawn to it just like she is. The box’s darkness was calling to him and that’s why Reed’s father tried to suppress his powers. Lauren can no longer resist the box’s draw but Reed thinks he knows how to help her—his serum, which Reed injects into Lauren. Andy feels his connection to his sister break. The Cuckoos are not happy.

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At the Inner Circle, Max figures out that his room was tossed. The ground is shrinking fast under Lorna. She tells Marcos about her suspicions and they hatch a plan—Lorna can use her powers to find out where Max goes, then Marcos can take him out and get the information they need.

Lorna sends Marcos Max’s location—a liquor store. As Max gets his fix from the liquor store, Marcos accosts him in his car. But Max is wily—he has a hidden gun and shoots Marcos repeatedly. As Marcos limps away, bleeding, behind him, Max’s car explodes.

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