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The Gifted

S2 E3
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October 09, 2018 at 09:05 PM EDT

There’s a lot of things happening in this episode, but the focal point is the reunion between Marcos and Lorna — which is also Marcos’ first meeting with baby Dawn. Before we get there, though, things kick off with a look at why this family estrangement affects Marcos so deeply. Six years ago, back when Marcos was still working for the cartel, he visited his dying father in a Catholic hospital. Daddy Diaz was clearly no fan of mutants and berated Marcos for using his powers for the cartel. But Marcos had a bigger complaint — namely that his father abandoned him when he needed him the most.

In the present day, it’s Marcos’ turn to be on the other side of the equation. As last week’s cliffhanger ending made clear, baby Dawn is sick. Apparently, she has jaundice, but the typically-prescribed light therapy isn’t making her any better. This leads the Inner Circle doctors to conclude that Marcos’ powers might be the only thing capable of saving his daughter. The Cuckoos really aren’t in favor of bringing a Mutant Underground member to their home base, but Reeva at least understands that Dawn’s well-being is the only thing keeping Lorna in line. She dispatches the telepathic triplets to collect Marcos and bring him in.

Marcos and Lorna aren’t the only ones having relationship drama this week. Two of the show’s other couples (Reed-Caitlin and Blink-Thunderbird) are also having trouble telling each other the truth. Despite Blink’s insistence, John still hasn’t opened up to her about the stress he’s under or the worries that inspire him to get out of bed in the middle of the night and go punch a wall until his hands bleed. But who knows, maybe an underground excursion to meet the Morlocks will help with that!

Reed, meanwhile, still hasn’t told his family about his resurgent mutant powers; he’d much rather just lie to Caitlin and say he had to move the filing cabinet rather than admit he destroyed it with a single touch. But once he heads out on a medical supply run with Lauren, he can’t deny it anymore. While driving, Reed’s red-energy powers suddenly manifest and destroy the steering wheel, causing their car to crash. Luckily there are no fatalities, but a line has been crossed — and now two Struckers are alone in the wilderness without a getaway car.

NEXT: Family reunion

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