The Gifted: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1
The Gifted

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The Gifted's first season lays a solid foundation for an involving superhero drama that powers past the origin-story doldrums by focusing on grounded, topical stories over mindless action and special effects.



Critic Ratings: 54


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Air date: Oct 2, 2017

Series premiere. A suburban couple's lives are rocked by the discovery that their children possess mutant powers, forcing the family to go on the lam from a hostile government and seek help from an underground network of mutants.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2017

After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris runs into some trouble.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2017

In an effort to reunite with one another, Reed cuts a deal with the Sentinel Services and Caitlin and the kids seek help from someone outside the compound. Meanwhile, Thunderbird begins to teach Blink how to control her powers.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2017

Eclipse seeks out an old friend from his dark past in order to obtain some useful information. Meanwhile, Lauren and Andy attempt to combine their powers in order to help the group.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2017

Motivated by a tragic event from his past, Jace throws all the power of the Sentinel Services into finding the Mutant Underground Way Station. Meanwhile, Blink's vivid dreams lead her to confront Dreamer.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2017

Determined to find out more about what Sentinel Services did to an old friend of his, Thunderbird spearheads a mission to get answers. Meanwhile, Lauren encounters a new friend with useful powers; and Blink makes a big decision regarding her future.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2017

Eclipse receives a call from his ex-lover, Carmen, and must revisit his dark past in order to protect the Underground. Reed and Sage comb through some secret files they recovered and find alarming information about Lauren's new friend. Meanwhile, Thunderbird helps Blink open up about her past life; and Jace greenlights a special surveillance program with the help of Dr. Campbell.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2017

More refugees pour into the Mutant Underground, but the group faces a threat when they discover one of them is a spy working for Sentinel Services. Meanwhile, Reed visits his estranged father and learns that secrets from his family's past could prove useful.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2017

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.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2017

At a moral crossroads, Jace is forced to hand over something valuable to Dr. Campbell. The team at Mutant HQ is divided on what they should do next, so Reed and Caitlin take matters into their own hands. The Season 1 fall finale.

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Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer), a district attorney who helps prosecute mutants for the government, goes on the run with his wife Caitlin (Amy Acker) and his children Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White) when the children turn out to be mutants too and become targets of the government Reed works for. But hiding from the government's grasp proves to be a greater challenge than Reed expected, with Turner (Coby Bell), a cold-blooded Sentinel Services agent, sniffing them out at every turn. Reed and his family ironically turn to the mutant underground for help and get caught up in the mutant struggle for freedom and equality with the rest of humankind. The first season of "The Gifted" also stars Sean Teale as Eclipse, Jamie Chung as Blink, Emma Dumont as Polaris, and Blair Redford as Thunderbird.

Cast & Crew

Sean Teale
Marcos Diaz/Eclipse
Percy Hynes White
Andy Strucker
Jamie Chung
Clarice Fong/Blink/Clarice Ferguson
Natalie Alyn Lind
Lauren Strucker
Stephen Moyer
Reed Strucker
Coby Bell
Jace Turner
Amy Acker
Caitlin Strucker
Emma Dumont
Lorna Dane/Polaris
Blair Redford
John Proudstar/Thunderbird
Garret Dillahunt
Dr. Roderick Campbell
Joe Nemmers
Agent Weeks
Andrew Benator
Aide (Hound)
Skyler Samuels
Esme Frost/Sophie Frost/Phoebe Frost
Jessica Goei
Elliott Grey
Director Wolcott
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Critic Reviews for The Gifted Season 1

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (20)

While there are undeniable parallels to discrimination and immigration, The Gifted is still a rather predictable, thrill-less hour of television that hasn't found a consistent source of drama, fun, or basic entertainment.

Oct 3, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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It focuses on an ordinary family instead of a team of heroes, but it can't be bothered with being anything more than a bland origin story.

Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…
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This latest Marvel concoction is better than ABC's Marvel's Inhumans, which launched on Friday of last week. Still, an overall weariness prevails, perhaps even among the most fanatical Marvel diehards.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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If The Gifted hones in more on the family aspects and less on Greater Conspiracies, Fox could have a fun X-Men lite ride on its hands. Just don't expect the same level of complexity as FX's Legion.

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…
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The Gifted is off to a hugely promising start, and well worth watching.

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…
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"The Gifted" offers impressive special effects, topical conflicts and poignant acting as it asks: What would you do for your children?

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The writers do a good job of mentioning the time line in connection with the X-Men. And it is obvious from the beginning this will be a story about survival. The heroes are clearly defined and the story gives you enough reason to root for the mutants.

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Very good, the pilot sells well the series and leaves you eager to see where everything is going. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The Gifted has a fairly strong start, wasting no time introducing relatable characters and building a new world.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Fans of the X-Men, are sure to enjoy The Gifted. Sure, it can be a slow burn at times, but when a battle scene pops up, it is more than worth the wait.

Apr 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Following up the FX hit, Legion, The Gifted was definitely another strong effort to bringing mutants onto our TV screens and it will be interesting to see what the second episode will bring.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It moves quickly and the stuff it's pulling from has potential.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Gifted: Season 1

  • Aug 11, 2020
    With a fantastic cast and interesting premise it is surprisingly Emma Dumont who steels the show.
  • May 27, 2020
    It's one of the awesome Sci-fi series I had ever watched. It's sad that after long 2 years yet there is no news abt 3rd season
  • Mar 15, 2020
    The series is so cool, and I can't stop repeating the episode in each seasons
  • Jan 31, 2020
    Awesome show esp when they got to use their powers to save the other mutants. Too bad it got cancelled after two seasons...I think the plot kinda fell wayside to the mutant vs bad mutants vs humans politics and the sibling struggle between Andy and Lauren
  • Dec 04, 2019
    I love the interpersonal dynamics of the group, the leaders, both villain and heroes, are shown in a more realistic light showing both their high moments and their flaws.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    All together a great show. I loved the parallels with discrimination, and segregation. A very underrated show. I was very sad to find out it was cancelled
  • May 11, 2019
    Kinda boring, but at least it's better than season 2.
  • Mar 29, 2019
    Wonderful show.....Very underrated...I bingewatched this in 2 days
  • Feb 28, 2019
    Very good superhero show. Compelling real world style characters. Doesn�����t give in to standard practices that bog down other shows. The heroes have real struggles, they aren�����t guaranteed success or survival. Keep it going please Disney.
  • Feb 26, 2019
    omfg this show is soooooooooooooooo good watch it now y'all

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