Mutant X

Season 3 Episode 3

The Breed

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Aired Unknown Oct 13, 2003 on
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The Mutant X team is brought in to help a military base that has become infected with a deadly disease.

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  • The team have to find a cure for a parasitic plague before all the infected are killed.

    8.5
    The team receive a distress call from a research scientist and spring into action to save the day. The episode allows for some interesting character developments, notably for Jesse and Lexa.

    Lexa shows a softer side while talking to the infected soldier and also reveals that she knows what it is like to be afraid of someone she is related to. It is probably this empathy that she feels for the young man that leads her to investigate what happened to the first infected person and discovers the truth about the whole plague.

    Meanwhile, Jesse was nominated by the others to remain outside the highly charged fence to keep an eye on the situation from outside. They tend to leave Jesse behind quite a lot when they go off to missions, so this is not really new, but what is quite cool about this episode is seeing Jesse fighting for them without using violence, powers or technology as he has to convince the army to call off the airstrike. Admittedly, he does also use his powers and technology to help figure out a way to cure the infected, but in the end he still has to convince the army not to shoot the cured people by proving that they are not infected anymore.

    Overall, a good episode that leaves you feeling quite satisfied.moreless
Ron Lea

Ron Lea

Vincent Arrigo

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Aaron Poole

Aaron Poole

Peter Morton

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Tony Craig

Tony Craig

Major Klein

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    • The parasite shown on the computer screen by Jesse is not a plasmodium (malarial) parasite. It is in fact a trypanosoma (Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas' disease). Apparently the directors need to take a parasitology class before they go off using them in their shows.

    • At the end of the episode, why did Lexa confront the amoral Dr. Arrigo all alone, weaponless, and without confiding her suspicions to the rest of the team? Did she really think that a man capable of using human beings as lab animals and starting a deadly plague was going to just hang his head and go quietly off to jail?

    • What if the blood trail didn't lure ALL of the infected into the power room for their cure? If even one infected person was outside, taking down the force-field would have given that person a chance to escape and spread the plague to the outside world.

    • Even if the disease is only spread through bites and scratches, it still would have made sense for the team to wear some kind of protective body-covering gear. Instead, Brennan and Shalimar go in wearing cut-off t-shirts. They seemed determined to show as much bare skin as possible.

    • Why did Brennan take about five minutes to change completely when that other dude took at least two hours? (editor's note: some readers have noted that as a mutant he may have mutated faster.)

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