In Review: The Gifted – no Mercy

Reeva reveals her plans for a major mission for the Inner Circle to secure some needed funds.

Synopsis: Reeva reveals her plans for a major mission for the Inner Circle to secure some needed funds. Meanwhile, the Mutant Underground must contend with Reed’s unstable powers, hoping that some medical help from Caitlin and Lauren will keep his destruction in check.

Review: Things are getting serious in this episode and it seems the Inner Circle is much more organized and together than the remnants of the Atlanta Mutant Underground.

The Story

There are a few story threads going on in this episode, but it is the Inner Circle that continues to be a lot more together and organized than Thunderbird and what remains of the Atlanta Underground, which is something that Blink is very much aware of given that she holds a degree of empathy toward the Morlocks, which is a group of mutants that live underground. This, of course, becomes a source of tension between Blink and Thunderbird. Especially when she suggests that they take Reed to the Morlocks.

The most interesting story threads concern The Inner Circle and their bank heist, which is all going very well until new girl Rebecca decides to show her true colours. The episode opens with some backstory, which shows why Reeva formed The Inner Circle.

Also interesting and fun to watch is the continuing personal journey of former Sentinal Agent Jace, whose able leadership of the Purifiers cell that he joined has gotten the attention of an anti-mutant public broadcaster. It’s interesting to watch the number of compromises Jace is making when it comes to his own moral compass.

The Acting

Overall the acting was pretty solid throughout this episode. Anjelica Bette Fellini puts in a great performance as she expresses her issues with Reeva’s plan and decides to take matters into her own hands.


This was a solid episode, but I do wish that Thunderbird and his crew would actually get their crap together. The Inner Circle and Morlocks are making them look like amateur hour.

I thought the opening scene with Reeva and her girlfriend at a neighborhood meeting of mutants was really, really revealing and powerful. It was really nice to see Agam Darshi of ‘Sanctuary’ game take on the role of Benazir. It’s only a brief guest role, but I do hope that we get to see her again if the show’s producers decide to give us more of Reeva’s backstory because Darshi does an incredible amount with what amounts to be one scene.

The Gifted - no Mercy
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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