The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 10

“eXploited” The Gifted wraps up for its winter hiatus with caged Mutants and extreme methods on both sides of the Mutant/Human conflict. Esme is the real star of the show this week in so many ways. I mentioned last week that she was likely manipulating the others to get the best outcome for herself and…

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…