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The story starts with a teenage girl who has apparently run away from home. She gets to choose between a couple of sleazy Latino men and a mysterious religious cult. She chooses the cult, but it may not have been the safe choice.
Six months later, the main story starts up. The protagonists are a mixed-race Breakfast Club, with the nerd as a black guy and the goth chick as East Asian. There is even a purple-haired weirdo girl who is name-checked as a Social Justice Warrior.
The kids have a backstory. They had a seventh friend who apparently died a couple of years ago, and they do not hang out any more because they are still grieving. Can the black nerd arrange a reunion?
It turns out that the kids are just developing their latent superpowers. If that sounds familiar, this is a Marvel show just like The Gifted , which has a similar theme.
The kids were all friends because their parents were friends. And now the parents meet up to conduct a secret ceremony. One thing leads to another, and the kids catch a glimpse of the ceremony. This is the Season's inciting incident: the discovery of their parents' dark secret.
This episode was directed by Roxann Dawson , who seems to be the most prolific director from the cast of the various Star Trek shows. It tells the events of the previous episode, but from the perspective of the parents.