The Gifted tries to tweak distant-dad boilerplate while under “threat of eXtinction”

No wonder Reed Strucker’s face radiates so much consternation so much of the time. In “threat of eXtinction,” we learn that he suffers from that hoariest of backstories, the father he resents for never being there. And so he then must suffer through the hoariest of resolutions to absent-father resentment: the…

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