The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 2

“unMoored” The Gifted continues its second season with widespread uncertainty as many of the characters waver in their commitment to what they have chosen. Andy is the most prominent example of this particular through line and it’s easy to understand why that is. He likely feels more isolated than anyone else because his connection to…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 1

“eMergence” The Gifted begins its second season by picking up the thread of Lorna’s pregnancy and exploring how the characters deal with the new status quo established at the end of last season. If this episode could be summed up with one word then that word would be “acceptance”. One way or another the characters…

Kneel Before Pod – The Gifted Season 1

The Gifted recently brought an end to its first season and members of the Kneel Before Pod family were following the show. Naturally there are opinions so it’s time for a podcast discussing those opinions. As always the discussion covers a range of topics such as comparisons to other shows, references to the comics, references…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episodes 12 & 13

“eXtraction” & “X-roads” The Gifted brings its first season to a close with a double episode showing the Mutant Underground fighting for survival and making choices that affect their future. Before I begin I’ll point out that the two part finale aired on the same night so I had the usual internal conflict over whether…

The Gifted – Season 1 Episode 11

“3 X 1” The Gifted returns from Winter Hiatus to deal with the fallout of the previous episode while building towards the finale in different ways. Despite its flaws The Gifted has been consistently character driven since it began. There are exceptions to this but a lot of the plot is informed by the decisions…

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…