The Gifted: outfoX
December 5, 2017 4:24 AM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

The team develops a risky plan to help mutants who are in Sentinel Services' custody. Reed reveals details to Andy and Lauren about the Struckers' family history that could prove to be a game-changer.
posted by oh yeah! (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Well, not perfect, but that made the previous many episodes worth it.
posted by zeek321 at 10:47 AM on December 5, 2017

Who's Esme working for? The white queen?
posted by signal at 2:59 AM on December 6, 2017 [3 favorites]

I squealed when they mentioned The Hellfire Club. I'm curious how they've fared, since it seems that they're a known Mutant Terrorist Front. Did they successfully rebrand, or is membership now secret among the elites?
posted by politikitty at 1:18 PM on December 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

So I'd think Esme is trying to break out her sisters - I dunno that this show could quite support a Name Brand Mutant (tm) like Emma Frost. On the other hand, the effects work to have multiple Cuckoos would be, uh.. Interesting, to say the least.

Has anyone really placed where Gifted fits in to the existing stories, or are we more or less accepting that it's based on the same universe and some of the same storylines, but not that it's concurrent necessarily with anything else. (Like, y'know, most of the rest of the MCU, to be honest.)

But yeah, same squeal when the mentioned the Hellfire Club. This is punching just the right nostalgia buttons for me.
posted by Kyol at 8:45 AM on December 7, 2017

(and, oddly, this is scratching the mutant itch that the x-men movies never quite managed. I'm pretty sure I've seen all of them, but I couldn't tell you anything about them.)
posted by Kyol at 9:51 AM on December 7, 2017 [2 favorites]

Mutants are still owned by FOX, so if it's in a shared universe, it would probably be the rebooted Days of Future Past/Logan universe.

My personal head-cannon is that this is during the Australian Outback X-Men era. They've faked their own deaths, and can come back in later seasons after falling through the Siege Perilous. That gives them the flexibility to reimagine classic characters in a way that fits better to the Gifted universe.

And it also leaves room for a Jubilee/Wolverine noir spin-off in Madripoor. Get a legit Asian production company to strip out the heavy Orientalism and just leave it's pulpy ridiculous center.
posted by politikitty at 10:48 AM on December 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

So bad. Ham-fisted acting and laughable dialogue. Low-budget fX (shakey night-table that explodes with pop???), all seeing/all knowing bad-guy (surely his power is clairvoyance...)
I don't think i can invest an hour every week in this.
posted by OHenryPacey at 9:27 PM on December 9, 2017

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