The Gifted (S01E12, S01E13) “eXtraction”, “X-roads”

Sadly my friends this is the finale for this season of The Gifted, but no need for tears as it has received a renewal! Until then, let’s break down the final two episodes. We start with the Strucker’s seeking out Reed’s mother to protect her from the hands of Sentinel. It was a short lived…

The Gifted (S01E11) “3 X 1”

This week The Gifted returned to our tv screens after a short break for the holidays, and it certainly seems they writers have saved the best bits for the end of the season. We learn even more about The Stepford Cuckoo’s, though it appears as though they are sticking with three instead of five like…

The Gifted (S01E10) “eXploited”

This week’s fall finale has certainly left us clamouring for more and thankfully we won’t have to wait long. The series picks up in January, where we will discover the consequences of this episodes actions. Esme continues to manipulate the Mutant Underground for her own means, this time focusing on the Strucker’s. She sends them…

The Gifted (S01E09) “outfoXed”

Holy cannoli did we have a crazy episode. Esme stepped over the line, putting everyone in danger for her own gains. It once again brings up the complex conversation regarding the responsibility of certain powers. This was a prevalent theme through out the whole episode, presenting itself with Polaris and the Strucker siblings. However, it…

The Gifted (S01E08) “threat of eXtinction”

What a heavy episode we were given this week. The Strucker family is given further depth when Reed’s father is introduced, a former Trask employee and current antiques dealer. Reed is reasonably hesitant to contact his estranged father but the group agree that the answers he could provide would be invaluable. It is easy for…

The Gifted (S01E07) “eXtreme measures”

Monday nights episode saw our main group split up for the most part, allowing a few subplots to be explored. By far the most interesting was that of Blink and ThunderBird. The pair set off to find the mysterious road that Clarice kept opening portals to when she was ill. Slowly we begin to uncover…

The Gifted (S01E06) “got your siX”

This week’s episode of The Gifted doled out a hearty helping of relationship developments, with a light sprinkling of action that the series is becoming known for. It was nice to see Reed get some quality time with Andy, with Marcos adding his own unique perspective to their discussions. Andy is growing steadily as a…

The Gifted (S01E05) “boXed in”

This episode was frankly the best of the season thus far. The themes and character moments were high octane from start to finish, not wasting a minute in mediocrity. We finally get to see the confrontation between Clarice and Sonja regarding the use of Dreamer’s abilities. Many mutants are powerful in their own right, but…

The Gifted (S01E04) “eXit strategy”

Oh so many wonderful moments in this episode! Once again The Gifted delivers on all fronts this week. With ample displays of mutant abilities, action, and tender moments; it’s easy to see why it is becoming a fan favourite. Each character is growing and it is truly a delight to view. It’s hard to pick…

The Gifted (S01E03) “eXodus”

What a fantastic episode! The third entry to this season definitely did not disappoint. Some serious dilemmas were raised for multiple characters, challenging their moral fortitude in their own unique ways. Before things got too crazy, we are treated to a flash back of Polaris and Eclipse. Not only does it capture the tender beginnings…

The Gifted (S01E02) “rX”

Another week brings another fantastic episode of The Gifted. From unstable powers, to hair dye cleansing showers, there was a little something in it for everyone. We continue to see the struggles that mutants face on a daily basis, as well as how the human characters are adapting to this knowledge. In this instalment of…

The Gifted (S01E01) “eXposed”

The end of summer signals not only fall, but the beginning of premiere season. The shows in the second half of the year are generally the most anticipated, with The Gifted being no exception. With a stellar cast and crew, the pilot definitely delivers on all the X-Men goodness we have been promised. The series…