According to ScreenRant’s website, FOX’s The Gifted Episode 5 of will look at the story from the perspective of Sentinel Services, diving deeper into the government agency and giving backstory to Coby Bell’s Agent Jace Turner. Sentinel Services are very clearly the bad guys of the show and have been since the series’ inception. From their marketing to declaring Lauren and Andy Strucker fugitives via social media after the pilot premiered, Sentinel Services is clearly guilty of the oppression of mutants and their rights. Even Reed Strucker declares that they have to leave the country the moment they learn that Lauren and Andy are a target of the government agency. However, here might be more to the story then meets the eye.
From the beginning of The Gifted pilot, Coby Bell’s Jace Turner is presented as an impassive government figure with very little history. He orders the sentinels after Lauren and Andy and might be teaming up with Rodrick Campbell, who was a villain in the X-Men comics. Just what drove Jace Turner to this role where he would willingly turn on children, however, was not revealed during The Gifted‘s premiere episode. According to Bell, the show will indeed be shedding more light on Turner’s backstory sooner rather than later.
While speaking with Screen Rant at New York Comic Con, Bell confirmed that fans won’t have long to wait to learn more about Turner’s history, saying that the fifth episode of the show will get into the story. The actor hasn’t shied away from calling his character a villain but respects the reasoning behind it:
We get into [my character’s backstory] in episode 5 – we get into that deep and I wasn’t expecting them to get into my character that soon, but we did. The audience will see where he’s coming from and why he does what he does. … Both being that guy and the reason why he became that guy, it was some heavy stuff to have to play.
We do something in episode 5, which is really interesting where we take the story in a slightly different direction and look at it from the other side for a minute – which, without going into too much detail, I think is a really good idea.
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