Amy Acker is once again playing a person of great interest, in her new role on Fox’s
‘s Stephen Moyer as Caitlin and Reed Strucker, the parents of two teens whose latent mutant abilities have surfaced — at a time when to be a publicly “practicing” mutant is extremely illegal and will get you detained by the government’s Sentinel Services.
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Because the kids (played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes-White) — as well as mutant underground members such as Eclipse, Thunderbird, Polaris and Blink — possess the whiz-bang skills, those who relished Acker’s recent run as
‘s Fred-as-Illyria, among other such roles) have fretted that she is now playing “just a mom.”
showrunner Matt Nix, however, assures that Caitlin is very much “a badass.”
alum explained to TVLine, “One of the things that was central my my original pitch was talking about the evolution of Cailtin, from a suburban mom who’s working as a nurse.
have this specific skill that nobody else has,” Nix continued, “and it turns out that being the only one who knows about medicine among the mutants… well, mutant medicine is a big, interesting place for the show to go.”
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That said, Nix stressed, “Neither is she just ‘the doctor,\'” that “over the course of the show I really love the idea of showing the evolution of a suburban mom into an underground warrior.”
Any given that she apparently is 2-for-2 in birthing mutants, might Mom
be revealed to boast any special abilities? “There will be fun things to explore in the Strucker backstory,” Nix answered with a smile. “I promise.”
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I watched the pilot and she’s not a human not even for a second.
A “Badass Warrior”, huh? The rumors she’s Magik are true, then? Can’t wait to see her armour and a Soulsword!
(Merely wishful thinking from some fans, I wouldnt read much into it/declare it any kind of “Spoiler!!!!!” ;))
Bollocks. She deserves a better role that an ordinary human becoming badass . She already played a similar role on Angel. She should play a mutant, a key character, someone with powers not just some doctor warrior mum. I hate Matt.
Fiona on Burn Notice was a great character, so I don’t double Matt’s ability to write strong yet feminine character. It’s just when the character main description is “mother of mutants” that just a bit too short on information, especially after see Amy Acker as the wonderfully bonker Root.
Thank you so much Mitovich, we can always relied on you to ask the most important question. No Amy’s character is going to top Root, but at least we can hope for a non superpowered mum leading the underground mutants resistence, right?
I remember season 1 of Heroes (when it was actually good) and the coolest character on that show by far was HRG/Noah Bennet. Not having powers does not mean a character can not be great or be one of the standouts on the show.
I’m guessing all of the mutant’s numbers came up and Caitlin Strucker is another one of Root’s rotating identities and clearly Team Machine is going to save them all.
The Machine sent Harold to Star City or maybe it was Samartian since he’s going to be a bad guy that Oliver and Team Arrow are going to have to deal with.
I’ll follow Amy Acker anywhere. She’s amazing.
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