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The Gifted Finale Pits the Hellfire Club Against the Mutant Underground

For most of The Gifted Season 1, we've followed the misadventures of the Mutant Underground as they tried to fend off Sentinel Services and stay hidden, but tonight's finale seems to have effectively put that to an end. The Mutant Underground fell, as did their attempts at playing defense. Now, it's  ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-gifted-finale-recap-hellfire-club-mutant-underground/?rss=breakingnews

The Gifted Season 1 Finale Review: Game Changer!

It's been a long journey for our beloved mutants as The Gifted finale came full circle. But not without a twist or two as one of our main heroes made a huge decision. The Gifted Season 1 Episode 12 and The Gifted Season 1 Episode 13 was more than simply throwing us a showdown. It was also about seeing some of our characters evolve. I'll admit that for a two-hour finale, things did move slower than expected. Was I the only one who felt that there was a lot of exposition going down in this finale?.  ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/the-gifted-season-1-finale-review-game-changer/

The Gifted Boss Teases Season 2 Plan in Wake of Finale's X-treme Shake-Up, Potential Disney/Fox Deal 'Curveball'

As The Gifteds freshman run came to a close on Monday night, a mission gone awry led to a development that, when all was said and done, significantly shook up the ranks of the Mutant Underground. The original plan seemed simple enough: Have the Frosts work their voodoo on a wealthy backer of the anti-mutant [] http://tvline.com/2018/01/15/gifted-recap-season-1-finale-lorna-andy-hellfire-club-season-2-spoilers/

The Gifted Review: “3 x 1” Saves The Day?

I can’t believe that we’ve nearly reached the end of the first season of The Gifted. Network shows usually hit a lull and then ramp up right before their finales, but The Gifted has been extremely consistent in the way that each episode is intense and yet still carries emotional weight and moves the characters forward. "3 x 1" was no exception, as the fallout from Esme’s actions has both positive and negative consequences for the Mutant Underground, and Trask Industries works with Sentinel Services to begin their hunting of the mutant refugees. Somehow, this show has managed to stay high octane and continually raise the stakes, while simultaneously building character relationships. The only quibble I ever have with the way this show operates is how sometimes the plot device that motivates everything within the episode feels a little contrived. This one didn’t, and actually gave credence to some of the previous stories (like going along with Esme’s plan, or the introduction and then immediate evaporation of Wes). Even though Andy in particular wanted to stay, it’s easy to see why the Struckers wanted to get out of dodge. Esme, however untrustworthy she may have been, bailed out the Strucker children from experimentation at Trask Industries, and it’s 100% believable that they would not want to take any further risks, or at least attempt to mitigate future risk-taking. Ultimately, though, they found they cannot escape the continually expanding breadth and depth of Trask and Sentinel’s partnership. READ MORE...

The Gifted Season 1 Episode 11 Review: 3 X 1

TheGifted is back to wrap up its first season after the major events on the winter finale last month. The Gifted Season 1 Episode 11 focuses heavily on the Cuckoos sisters as the underground mutants have to decide whether or not to work with them. Did anyone else get more pissed over Dreamer's death on The Gifted Season 1 Episode 10 after watching "3 X 1"? Because I sure did!   ...Read More... https://www.tvfanatic.com/2018/01/the-gifted-season-1-episode-11-review-3-x-1/

The Gifted Recap: Give 'Em Hellfire Plus, Campbell Reveals New Weapon

This week on The Gifted, in the Fox freshmans antepenultimate episode, the mutant underground squabbled over the emergence of the Frost sisters and to whom exactly they pose a triple threat. When last we tuned in, Esmes sisters Sophie and Phoebe were among those sprung from Trask, during the mutants semi-successful attempt to waylay Sentinel [] http://tvline.com/2018/01/01/gifted-recap-season-1-episode-11-frost-sisters-hellfire-club/

‘The Gifted’ Midseason Finale Recap: “eXploited” – The Stepford Cuckoos

The Mutant Underground let a cuckoo into their nest, and the results were fatal—both for the underground, and for Sentinel Services. Esme finally began to reveal her allegiance in "eXploited," and it’s to none of the sides we’ve seen thus far on The Gifted. No, this is something else… But I’m getting ahead of myself. Tonight’s midseason finale began with a flashback, one that sees someone who looks an awful lot like Esme, but who goes by the name "Stacey" infiltrating the campaign of an anti-mutant senate candidate. Before Stacey has a chance to finish her mission, she is telepathically warned (presumably by one of her sisters) that her cover has been blown. READ MORE...

The Gifted: "Exploited" Review

Even if you were familiar with the comics and knew Esme was a bad apple, nothing could prepare you for seeing what she did at this end of this episode. After manipulating everyone in the mutant underground to orchestrate a prisoner breakout, she demonstrated just how powerful her telepathy is, making the entire convoy of Sentinel Services officers turn their weapons on each other and themselves. The entire mutant underground can barely pull off a prisoner transport attack yet Esme did this one all by herself. This has to be the single most sickening, brutal display of mutant power seen in live-action, both on TV and in the movies. Not even Magneto went this far. Esme did all this to rescue her two twin sisters that she shares a psychic hive mind with, known in the comics as the Stepford Cuckoos. In the comics there were originally five of them, but it’s understandable if the show sticks with three given that that’s a more manageable number. Given what Esme can do alone, it’s scary to think of what all three will be able to do together. Actress Skyler Samuels truly delivered a standout performance this episode, suddenly switching from her unsure, meek demeanor into a stone cold killer. READ MORE...

The Gifted: "Outfox" Review

It was with great relief that all the cards were finally put on the table in regards to what Lauren and Andy can do. Throughout the whole season we’ve been given teases about their ancestors’ destructive tendencies and watched them learn to use their powers individually, but now we saw firsthand how it all works when they perform a mutant power c-c-combo. We haven’t actually seen them fire off their combined hand-holding power but it’s clear that it’s enough to effortlessly bring down a whole building. Some of the powers depicted on The Gifted can look a little wonky (which is mostly forgivable on a TV budget), but the effect of Lauren and Andy’s hands glowing and a Beyonce-fan blowing their hair up in slow motion and seeing their vision unifying so they can manipulate the environment around them was next-level awesome. For all the fire, ice, and magnetism the movies have thrown around over the years, we’ve never seen anything quite like this. READ MORE...

The Gifted Fall Finale Review: The Underground Is “eXploited”

As each week goes by, The Gifted goes in deeper to the story it’s trying to tell and bears striking similarities to modern day politics. Much like modern day politics, the decisions in "eXploited" were increasingly driven by brash generalization and strong emotion on both sides of the conflict. Clear parallels were drawn, but some were more obvious than others. Still, the show’s not-so-subtle political undertones have provided the steady prodding by which The Gifted has continued to move forward, and they’ve reached a serious climax in the conflict as they hit the last episode of 2017. Last week’s episode didn’t completely throw me off Esme’s scent, but I never completely trusted her. So I can hardly say that I was shocked when Esme used her powers to pit the normal, human Struckers against the rest of the Underground in conflicting efforts to get back their imprisoned children/friends. She sent Reed and Amy (by giving them an idea) to try and reason with Jace Turner to get the mutants out of Trask’s facility, while convincing the Mutants to turn against them and attack. By playing at her own game instead of as a team, Esme destroyed any shred of humanity that Jace Turner had left, and cemented the state of war between Sentinel Services and the mutant population. It’s very clear that a war is coming, and there might even be more than two sides, depending on what the heck Esme and her two doppelgangers are playing at. READ MORE...