The Gifted: eXtraction; X-roads
January 15, 2018 8:23 PM - Season 1, Episode 12 - Subscribe

Dr. Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, and some of the team at Mutant HQ goes on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. (Season finale)
posted by oh yeah! (10 comments total)
posted by Pronoiac at 9:27 PM on January 15, 2018 [3 favorites]

That was pretty fun. I'll miss Garret Dillahunt, but it was worth it to see Lorna go the full Magneto.
posted by mordax at 2:21 AM on January 17, 2018 [2 favorites]

Well, he's only comic-book-dead since the death was off-screen, no telling if they'll bring him back next season.

but it was worth it to see Lorna go the full Magneto.

I was rolling my eyes at the 'plunging cleavage of evil' but, overall, it's been a fun season and I'm glad we're getting a second.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:11 AM on January 17, 2018 [2 favorites]

Well, he's only comic-book-dead since the death was off-screen

This is true.

I'm not sure which option I'm rooting for. On the one hand, I've loved that guy's work since The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but on the other, I'd sort of like all those deaths to stick from a dramatic standpoint.

I was rolling my eyes at the 'plunging cleavage of evil'

This is a fair point.

Oh: I was amused at Andy arguing that something called 'The Hellfire Club' must be a force for good in the world.
posted by mordax at 10:25 AM on January 17, 2018

Just want to point out that Jay Edidin gave it his seal of approval, so it's official, if you love the X-Men, you love The Gifted.
posted by signal at 11:45 AM on January 17, 2018

pretty solid finale to a pretty solid season. I can't bring myself to love this show for some reason, but I like it enough to keep watching.
posted by numaner at 5:42 PM on January 17, 2018

> oh yeah!:
"I was rolling my eyes at the 'plunging cleavage of evil'"

Well, yeah, but she is the Black Queen now, so she has to have a little fetishy-glamming it up-ness.
posted by signal at 4:50 PM on January 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

Also, awesome season ending. Black queen Lorna, Andy going over, dead evil scientist (maybe?).
posted by signal at 4:53 PM on January 19, 2018

Well it is a typical X-Men plot where the Evil Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Doing Evil comes out ahead. My prediction based on comic story lines is they'll continue to do so until the non-evil mutants pull off a draw or partial victory with serious losses. It's the mutant way.

A on the bright side, the fact that Madeline Westen's character is going to Florida, brings up interesting ideas for a Burn Notice/The Gifted crossover...
posted by happyroach at 12:18 AM on January 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

Over the matter of about an episode a night, I just caught up and finished the season. It's an X-Men show (sans X-Men) that I really enjoy, if only because it's playing in a universe where there's a familiarity that exists without a constant need to explain it. In terms of writing, it isn't the best, but for mutant watching fun I'd recommend it to anyone.

The split of the Mutant Underground at the end of the finale was something I felt had been indicated for at least half the season, essentially the moment the Hellfire Club was mentioned - but perhaps even earlier, with the obvious powerroids that Andy immediately began hitting hard on the moment he went from being afraid of his powers to being bolstered by them.

I'm still not sure if I wanted to see Lorna levitate up in the air before bringing down the plane or if it would have been just on the nose. I don't think her heels at the end would support the same maneuver, tho'. (Count me as agreeing about the evil cleavage - a little cliche.)

I'm eager to see how things unfold next season. Woot.
posted by Atreides at 7:57 AM on January 25, 2018

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