Each episode of The Gifted features a flashback detailing some aspect of a characters’ lives before the current crisis. Last week, it was Agent Turner’s memory of the 7/15 incident. And this week, as seen in a clip from Monday’s show reveals, it’s John’s pre-Underground attempt to raise money for the disaster relief in the wake of the event in Dallas. Of course, it doesn’t go easy for John or the other “Variant Veterans” canvassing for cash. In fact, a truck full of bigots feels very strongly on the matter.
How the scene relates to the episode itself, in which the Underground goes on the offensive while Lauren and Andy continue to develop their powers, remains to be seen. But John’s military background will likely come into play. Perhaps his friendship with Pulse will matter as well. Considering the way the show has focused on the Strucker parents, I’m looking forward to seeing how the other mutant characters develop.
The Gifted airs Mondays on FOX.