The Gifted: 3 X 1
January 1, 2018 8:19 PM - Season 1, Episode 11 - Subscribe

As tensions heat up among the team at Mutant HQ, no one knows who they can trust. Fearing for his family's safety, Reed rethinks their future at the compound. Meanwhile, Dr. Campbell proposes improved program to Jace that could change everything.
posted by oh yeah! (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Loved it, the cuckoos, Lorna, all the callbacks to X-Men lore, etc. Really looking forward to next week, though it sucks that it's the season finale.
Do we know who the big bad hellfire club guy is? Is it Sebastian Shaw? Can Shaw crush coal into diamonds?
I'm firmly in the fan camp on this show. I know it's flawed, etc., it's still better than all other X-franchises I've watched on any size of screen.
posted by signal at 4:46 PM on January 2, 2018 [2 favorites]

Yeah, I'm still enjoying this. I feel like it properly captures the feel I want from an X-Men property very well, despite missteps and limitations of the format.

As for this episode in particular:

The Cuckoos are fantastic frenemies. I love 'em. They're creepy and awful while still making a pretty compelling offer - the Mutant Underground really is screwed either way at this point.

Not sure about the dude - he's credited as 'William.' I'm not really an X-pert, so dunno if Sebastian Shaw ever used that alias or crushed coal into diamonds, although I suspect he was of the correct general power level to do so.
posted by mordax at 8:40 PM on January 2, 2018

Whee - Fox grants a second season to The Gifted
posted by oh yeah! at 1:25 PM on January 4, 2018 [2 favorites]

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