The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 9

“outfoX” The Gifted expands the character relationships by building on the revelations dropped in the previous episode, another heist and more Mutant family drama. The events of the previous episode involved Reed finding an awful lot about his family and personal history. Much of this is referenced in a conversation between Raid and Caitlin where…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 8

“threat of eXtinction” The Gifted answers some lingering questions about the Strucker family as the Mutant Underground get closer to understanding how Mutants are forced to work for Sentinel Services. It’s no accident that the Strucker name was used for this show. In Marvel comics it’s a very significant name so using it is an…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 7

“eXtreme Measures” The Gifted deals with a potential criminal within the Mutant Underground and Marcos has to live up to his end of the bargain with Carmen. As with most of the episodes of this season so far this episode splits the characters up for the purposes of telling different stories. This often works very…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 6

“got your siX” The Gifted splits off the various stories and explores different schools of thought on what it means to have powers. Differing opinions on what to do with Mutant powers is among the bread and butter of the X-Men franchise. In its purest form we have Charles Xavier who believes in peaceful coexistence…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 5

“boXed In” The Gifted makes use of Lorna being back in the fold as the Mutant Underground try to figure out their next move. Prior to this episode we have seen barely any of how Lorna fits into the group dynamic. We know what others think of her and have a very clear sense of…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 4

“eXit Strategy” The Gifted works to bring the gang back together when the Mutant Underground mount a rescue mission to retrieve Lorna. I find the handling of Lorna in this show to be really interesting. She is the best character and Emilly Dumont consistently delivers the strongest performance of any of the cast. Separating her…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 3

“eXodus” The Gifted continues to test the assumptions of the characters as some of them are forced to make compromises to protect those that they love. Reed brings the main thrust of this idea as he is forced to make a deal with Sentinel Services in order to protect his family. The deal involves him…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 2

“rX” The Gifted follows on from an impressive opening episode by continuing to take its time and focus on the characters. To my mind the weakest aspect of the first episode was the handling of the parents. They were well acted but given very little to do other than be parents. As parents their main…