The Gifted So Far

The Gifted has aired three episodes so far and each one has me wanting more. The gifted is about mutants facing persecution by non-mutants and this particular mutant story centers around the Strucker family and the mutant underground. The first episode begins in Atlanta, Ga with a young mutant name Clarissa Fong also known as Blink running from the police. She uses her power of teleportation to escape the police and is eventually found by a group of mutants that aims to protect persecuted mutants from the government. During this, Lorna Dane also known as Polaris is captured by the police, and is later asked by district attorney Reed to cooperate in order to receive a shorter sentence. Meanwhile, Strucker’s own children, Lauren and Andy go to their school dance that night, where Andy is attacked by bullies. The stress causes Andy’s mutant abilities to manifest, and he telekinetically causes major damage to the school. Lauren helps him escape, revealing that she is also a mutant. The pair and their parents are forced to go into hiding immediately by the arrival of the anti-mutant Sentinel Services agency. Reed convinces a member of the underground, Marcos Diaz also known as Eclipse, to help them in exchange for information on Polaris, but Turner and the SS also arrive at their meeting. Fong is able to teleport everyone to safety, except for Reed, who is captured.

In episode 2, Fong falls unconscious from the effort of teleporting the group back to the underground’s hideout, losing control of her abilities. Portals begin to open to an unknown road, causing an accident that is brought to the attention of police. Caitlin, a nurse, offers to look for medication that may help Fong and races to a nearby hospital that still treats mutants with Eclipse, where they use an old injury to gain access to the medication. During In prison, Polaris has a collar placed on her that gives her a shock whenever she tries to use her abilities. She faces discrimination and attacks from the other prisoners, and when she pushes through the pain of her collar to fight back, she is put in solitary confinement. Reed is interrogated by Turner, who tries various techniques to get Reed’s cooperation, including interrogating Reed’s mother. Caitlin and Eclipse return in time to help Fong before her portals cause major damage and force the underground to evacuate. Reed agrees to give Turner the location of the underground in exchange for the freedom of his family.

Lastly, in episode 3, Reed, being tracked by Turner, meets up with a mutant that he knows is working with Eclipse, and he agrees to smuggle Reed to the underground, but Reed decides to not put the mutants in harm and returns to Turner. Fong begins working with John Proudstar aka Thunderbird to control her abilities, but does not have someone that she truly cares about that she can focus her emotions on. Trying to help the underground, Caitlin secretly leaves and finds her brother Daniel, who she says has “connections”, and is accompanied by her children. Daniel is unwilling to help, and when news gets out that they are there the Struckers are confronted by locals who want to keep their neighborhood safe. They escape the house with the help of Eclipse and Thunderbird. Fong creates a portal for the group to return to the underground, but can only do this after the mutant Dreamer, against Thunderbird’s wishes, gives Fong memories of her caring for him. Turner turns down an offer for help from scientist Roderick Campbell, who is interested in the Strucker children.

The Gifted does take place within the X-Men film universe. If you have seen the film Logan, mutants are basically extinct and the X-Men and Brotherhood are gone. So with the Gifted once can view this as the beginning of the destruction of the mutant X gene given that scientist Rodrick seems to have a very strong interest in the Strucker children. The Gifted is a show that I believe will have many seasons and it’s something we all can relate too.

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Game of Throne Season 7…So Far

Game of Thrones is currently airing it’s seventh season on HBO and instead of it’s usual ten, this season will only have seven episodes. As of now 3 episodes have aired and for me , the war that was hinted at the end of season 6 with Cersei using wildfire to blow up the Sept and Daenerys along with her dragons,Dothraki and unsullied sailing to Westeros the first three episodes seem to be lacking.

Episode one is tilted ‘Dragonstone‘ and in this episode everyone is picking up from the previous battles. Jon Snow is rallying the north after the Battle of the Bastards and proclaimed the ‘King in the North’. He needs to prepare for the White Walkers who are on their way to the wall. However his authority is challenged by Sansa who has Littlefinger in her ear and it’s clear that the current threat at Winterfell is Lord Baelish. Arya having killed Walder Frey last season using the skills she learned from the House of Black and White to kill all those who murder her family during the infamous Red Wedding.

Meanwhile at King’s Landing, Cersei now queen of the Seven Kingdoms is needs to develop a battle plan to destroy her enemies in which she asks her twin brother Jaime for advice. She has enemies coming from all sides ( Starks, Targaryen, Drone, Greyjoy, Tyrell). Jaime tells his sister that their soldiers can not go north due to lack of resources and since winter has come their men won’t survive the cold. At Oldtown, Sam arrives to study to become a master and hopefully find some useful information to help his friend Jon in the upcoming battle against the nightwalkers. Toward the end of the episode, we see Daenerys find reach the home of Dragonstone, her birthplace and once inside she begins to construct her battle strategy.

In episode two tilted ‘Stormborn‘  we start off in Dragonstone where Tyrion advises Daenerys in that she needs allies and the best ones are those who also oppose Cersei.  Varys is confronted by Daenerys about his switching allegiances and he tells her that he serves the people and does not give blind loyalty to incompetent rulers. Daenerys then makes him swear to tell her when she is wrong and that if he ever betrays her, she will burn him alive.   Daenerys is then visited by Melisandre, the Red Priestess and informs of her the prophecy about the Prince that was promised and of Jon Snow who Tyrion vouches for. Daenerys then tells her hand to send for him so that he may bend the knee.  In the chamber of the painted table,  Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand advocate for an immediate attack on King’s Landing to which Tyrion disagree. He suggest using both Tyrell and Dornish forces to lay siege to King’s Landing will the Unsullied will attack Casterly Rock.  Meanwhile the Greyjoy fleet will escort Ellaria to rally the Dornish and then ferry to the coast of King’s Landing allowing the siege to commence early. Daenerys then dismisses everyone except for Lady Olenna and reminds the new queen that the lords of Westeros are sheep yet Daenerys is a dragon and if she is to rule, she needs to be a dragon.  Then we go back to Winterfell, where Jon tells the nobles of the north about the dragon glass and that the mother of dragons wants to meet with him. He decides to go much to the dismay of his men and leaves Sansa in charge while he is away. At Oldtown, Jorah who last we seen him was inflicted with greyscale and he has gotten worse. Sam decides to help cure him of his ailment. 

Finally toward the end of the episode we get our first real battle, on their way to Dorne, Yara and her fleet is attack by her uncle Euron. Two of the sandsnakes are killed leaving Ellaria and Tyrene as captives. Euron captures his niece to which Theon jumps overboard instead of saving his sister. 

Episode three is called ‘The Queen’s Justice’ and we finally get some more action going. So In Winterfell, Sansa is doing pretty good however Littlefinger like a snake is seeping his way into her ears. Sam cures Jorah of the greyscale who then decides to head back to Daenaerys. Jon Snow meets Daenarys and refuses to ‘bend the knee’. The two go back and forth but come to some sort of understanding. The Unsullied attack Casterly Rock the home of the Lannister, however Greyworm realizes that the take over was too wasy and sees the ships he and his men arrived on being burned down. 

Meanwhile in Highgarden, Jaime Lannister along with the Lannister army marches and invades the home of the Tyrells for their resources. Jaime Lannister speaks with Lady Olenna who realizes that this is the end of her house. Jaime gives her a poison so that her death would be quick and painless and it is in that moment she confess to killing Joffery. Lastly, Euron having captured Yara, Ellaria and her daughter Tyrene brings them back to Kings Landing where Queen Cersi locks Ellaria and her  daughter in a cell leavingnYara to her uncle. Cersi wants to know why  Ellaria kill Mycella and decides to even the score. She kiss Tyrene with the same poison that killed her daughter and tells Ellaria that she will watch her daughter die and then she will watch her corspe rot. 
Game of Thrones season 7 has been slightly slow. We are shown very little of the war between Cesri and Daenarys for the throne and the white walkers have yet to arrive. There is only four episodes left and so far Daenaerys is losing this war and hopefully we will the Mother of Dragons turn her luck around. I am looking forward to Jon Snow learning of his true parentage and hoping that Cersi gets her just desserts. 

Busy Beaver

Hello all,
Due to the approaching holiday season I have been pretty busy at my current place of employment ( they really love pumpkin spice). So due to my crazy schedule I have been following behind on both my blog and youtube 😢; however I am in the process of playing catchup and I have recently joined a site called Raging Nerds. So below I have a list of tv shows that I am/will currently review and as for movies there are several which I plan on viewing in the following months. 

My channel:
– Once Upon A Time

–  Gotham

-Lucifer

-Supernatural

-Ice Fantasy

– The Big Bang Theory

Raging Nerds:

-Scream Queens

-Supergirl

-Salem

-Uta No Prince Soma

-Teen Wolf

Gotham Season 3 Premiere 

This past Monday was the season 3 premiere of Gotham. The theme of the season is called the Mad City and given the events of the season finale of season 2 it is understand why.
So to kick off, Gotham is hunting down the monsters that have eacaped from Indian Hill. Gordon who is no longer a cop is one of the bounty hunters. However friend and former parnter Harvey wants his friend back at the GCPD.  Lucious Fox lends his assistance to Harvey as they track down this monsters who have been attacking various pharmacies since their escape.

Vickie Vale (Credit: FOX)

Meanwhile, Bruce decides he needs to flush out the secret organization out. So he calls a meeting and tells them of his plan. Which then prompts the mystery owl masking wearing woman to go after Bruce Wayne.  Bruce meets up with Selina and tries to apologize for leaving to which she, in that Selina way says she’s understand  and leaves. 

Masked Man Coming for Bruce (Credit: Fox)

Oswald has been visiting his friend Edward Ngyma in prison because he need someonento talk too.  He even brings Ed a gift, a puzzle box which he figures out in mere seconds but appreciates the thought. Oswald then tells his friend about Fish Mooney to which Edward reminds him that peguins eat fish. 
Last, Fish Mooney along with Selina and others from Indian Hill have been searching various pharmacies for immune drugs. It is revealed when they find Mrs. Peabody that the more they use their unique gifts, the more new cells the body creates and is slowly killing them. Peabody tells them that the only one who can help them is Hugo Strange. However, the owls have Dr. Strange in hiding and even she has no idea where he is. Mrs. Peabody is killed by having her life force drained by one of the creatures.  Ivy who had been following Selina is caught by one of the creatures; she threatens to tell the police. A chase ensues resulting in Ivy falling down a sewage drain presumable dead. 

(Left to Right) Marv, Fish Mooney and Man-Bat (Credit:Fox)

The first episode has set the tone for the rest of the season. As the Mad City season unfolds we will see new characters as the old one develop more into their personas and who is this mystery Court of Owls that is secretly running Wayne Enterprises and does Bruce’s parents have any connection to them.