The Gifted: Season 2 (2018 - 2019)

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Season 2
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The Gifted continues to explore shades of grey, but with a more streamlined story that sets the show up for a stronger -- if slightly more simplistic -- sophomore season.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 320

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Air date: Sep 25, 2018

In the Season 2 premiere, Reeva Payge purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her, and she emerges as their sole leader. Six months later, the remaining members of the Mutant Underground have relocated to Washington, D.C., where Sentinel Services is being even more ruthless about tracking down mutants. Desperate for answers, Eclipse and Caitlin secretly meet with criminal hacker Wire to get info on the Inner Circle. Meanwhile, Polaris prepares for the birth of her baby.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2018

Thunderbird contacts a mutant lawyer who recruited him to the Underground years ago, hoping she can help him find the Inner Circle. Lauren and Andy have a shared dream, which distracts Andy from his training and prompts Reeva to consider cutting her losses with him, which, in turn, makes Andy second-guess his separation from his sister. Meanwhile, Reed must keep a huge secret from the group and Jace picks up the mutants' trail again.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2018

Polaris' baby begins to suffer from a deadly illness, leaving the Inner Circle unable to heal her, and prompting them to turn to an unexpected source for help. Meanwhile, Reed and Lauren take an excursion to deliver illegal meds, but Reed's powers complicate their plans. Then, Thunderbird and Blink meet the leader of the Morlocks—a shadowy group of mutants that live underground—who offers to help them find the Inner Circle, but the two factions may not have the same goals.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2018

The Struckers, minus Andy, begin to rebuild their broken trust, while Thunderbird, Blink and Eclipse visit Wire, hoping to convince him to help again. But when they get there, they learn that something terrible has happened from Wire's brother, Graph. The team discovers that the Inner Circle is on the way to raid a mutant detention facility, so they make moves to try to intercept them. Meanwhile, Jace is contacted by a member of the Purifiers.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2018

Caitlin and Thunderbird struggle to save the life of a mutant injured in the Inner Circle's chaotic liberation of a psychiatric hospital, and also discover clues to the identity of the powerful mutant Polaris and Andy were sent to retrieve. Meanwhile, as Jace joins up with the Purifiers to chase down the escaped mutants, he comes dangerously close to colliding once again with the Mutant Underground.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2018

The Inner Circle prepares for a secret ambush, but Polaris is reluctant to join and Reeva tasks Esme with getting Polaris on board. Esme confides in Polaris, revealing her and her sisters' troublesome past. Meanwhile, Thunderbird trains Reed on controlling his powers and the Purifiers attack the Mutant Underground as they attempt to rescue a group of homeless mutants.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2018

Reeva reveals her plans for a major mission for the Inner Circle to secure some needed funds. Meanwhile, the Mutant Underground must contend with Reed's unstable powers, hoping that some medical help from Caitlin and Lauren will keep his destruction in check. Also, Jace is introduced to Benedict Ryan, a well-connected public figure who supports the efforts of the Purifers, but the two may not see eye-to-eye. Then, Thunderbird finally confronts Blink about her dealings with Urg.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2018

In attempts to stabilize Reed's powers, Reed, Caitlin and Lauren meet with Dr. Risman, a doctor who treats patients with debilitating X genes. However, Lauren finds out Dr. Risman is not who she thought she was. Following the Inner Circle's bank ambush, Thunderbird and Blink continue to work together to chase them down. Meanwhile, Polaris reflects on her troubled relationship with her father and takes steps to protect Dawn from the Inner Circle.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2018

Tensions within the Inner Circle are at an all-time high, as Andy comes to Rebecca's defense against Reeva. After making an important discovery about Dr. Risman's research, Lauren convinces Reed and Caitlin that they must take action to destroy it. Frustrated with not being taken seriously, Jace begins to strategize with the Purifiers. Meanwhile, the Mutant Underground continues to work on saving mutants. However, tensions flare between Blink and Thunderbird as they confront their differences.

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Air date: Jan 1, 2019

The Mutant Underground wrestles with the idea of recruiting the Inner Circle to assist them. Andy considers reconnecting with his family when he learns about his father's powers, but Lauren may not be as willing to have him back as their parents.

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Season Two picks up six months later, with the Mutant Underground at their new HQ in Washington D.C., stuck in the middle of an increasingly polarized nation, as both anti-mutant sentiment and the mutant rights movement are on the rise. The X-Men believed that mutants and humans could live together in peace -- now that dream hangs in the balance.

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Critic Reviews for The Gifted Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

As it was last season, it looks like The Gifted is determined to paint its main conflict in shades of grey.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of the time, the damn thing moves in a way that makes semi-old-fashioned genre TV seem, if not hip, certainly palatable.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

One or two annoying characters or uncomfortable moments brought the series down a peg for me, but overall it was a really strong season, and it went out with a bang!

Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Holds up a broken mirror to the real-world and serves as a thought-provoking, cautionary tale in the best tradition of X-Men.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The mutants of The Gifted are on their own, free to chose a path toward peace or vengeance, or find something messier in between. There are many roads to revolution, but how many make for real change?

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The interesting thing about The Gifted is that both sides of the mutant faction want the same thing. They just go about it in wildly different ways.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

But for some reason, this time, seeing it all reflected in a mutant fiction feels unsettling. The story The Gifted is capable of telling is so close to reality that it makes me not want the diluted, fictional version anymore.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The concept of family is what's really going to define The Gifted over the coming months and, knowing this cast of characters, it's going to lead to a more than interesting season of television.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The key, and what seems to be the way the Underground would go, would be to show humans that mutants are just like them. Show them there's no need to be afraid.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Some of the changes here are largely superficial and temporary.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The birth of Lorna's baby and the chaos of bringing a new mutant into the world presented us with an interesting entry point for the season.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show immediately plants the seed that Lorna and Andy don't belong here, that they're not safe. Not truly. It's an easier story to tell, sure, one that has a built-in happy ending; it's just not a particularly nuanced one.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Gifted: Season 2

  • Jan 03, 2021
    I loved the series and I'm devastated about there not being a 3 rd season. I think they should finish a 3 rd season so they can leave the series as finished and not as half finished. At the end of the season it gets left on a cliffhanger and it bothers me so much. We don't get to see what actually happends and it makes me so mad
  • Dec 14, 2020
    this is way too underrated cz this is so amazing😭 hopefully there will be season 3, i hopee😭
  • Aug 21, 2020
    Good film, love the character development and this show should continue the next season for the fan ❤❤❤
  • Aug 11, 2020
    Too much focus on its least interesting character ( Andy Strucker) but everything else remains great.
  • May 27, 2020
    Its 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
  • Apr 28, 2020
    two mutant teams working on different motto , tend to get back old bond. basically mutant vs human. storyline is ok, but lacks continuity. it does hve some interesting superhero characters
  • Apr 22, 2020
    This show is so good, you guys can't just end it like that. Please give us at least an ending, maybe make a huge movie or something, and please advertise it well...
  • Mar 15, 2020
    I really wish there's a season 3 for these.. pleaseeee this series is really worth it to have season 3 or more..
  • Dec 04, 2019
    This gets into more xmen like fighting with the two groups of mutants battling each other.
  • Aug 20, 2019
    *spoilers* Absolutely stunning. Great x-men spin-off with a lot of potential and flexibility to go in a lot of direction if it is allowed to add more known x-men characters, such as Polaris meeting her father magneto, the Stepford cuckoos meeting Emma Frost (who they are cloned from) and the arc which involved reviving the 2 dead sisters, blink's ancestry and relation to apocalypse, etc. Besides that the show only got better since season 1, eliminating the cringy childish attitude from Andy and no longer making him a punchable character, allowing for great character development into Blink, Reed, Kate and Esme, and finally, the ending is sublime. Unlike most superhero movies, especially the cheap trash ones, when there is an ending where a super-person takes on the antagonist, there is no cringy, unrealistic ending which feels wrong and does not make sense. The ending is carefully build-up to and is realistic (realistic in a world with superpowers and mutants). Without giving to much away about the ending, in case you read this even with the spoilers warning, you will be satisfied and have your questions answered. (not taking into account the final scene, which starts season 3) ABSOLUTELY MUST WATCH FOR MARVEL/X-MEN FANS.

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