The Best Episodes of The Gifted

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

The lives of an ordinary suburban family change course forever when they discover their children have developed mutant powers. When the threat of a hostile government forces the family to go on the run to protect themselves, they join the ranks of an underground network of mutants. Together, the group fight to survive in a world where fear and misunderstanding put them at constant risk.

eXploited

#1 - eXploited

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.91
2,298 votes
Directors: Craig Siebels
Writers: Jim Campolongo
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eXposed

#2 - eXposed

Season 1 - Episode 1

Set in the "X-Men" universe, family adventure series THE GIFTED tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive!

star 7.87
5,431 votes
Directors: Bryan Singer
Writers: Matt Nix
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X-roads

#3 - X-roads

Season 1 - Episode 13

As the first season closes, Polaris learns more about her past and makes a crucial decision that could have impactful consequences. Meanwhile, the Mutant HQ comes under attack and, with everything to lose, relationships are put to the test and alliances shift.

star 7.86
1,108 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Matt Nix, Jim Garvey
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eXtraction

#4 - eXtraction

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.83
1,881 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Michael Horowitz
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threat of eXtinction

#5 - threat of eXtinction

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.83
2,498 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Carly Soteras
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no Mercy

#6 - no Mercy

Season 2 - Episode 7

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, after weeks of tension over their meeting.

star 7.80
713 votes
Writers: Brad Marques
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eXit strategy

#7 - eXit strategy

Season 1 - Episode 4

When the mutants devise a plan to take down Sentinel Services, 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.

star 7.80
3,529 votes
Directors: Karen Gaviola
Writers: Meredith Lavender, Marcie Ulin
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iMprint

#8 - iMprint

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.79
795 votes
Directors: Michael Goi
Writers: Ariella Blejer, Dawn Kamoche
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outfoX

#9 - outfoX

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.73
2,311 votes
Writers: Brad Marques
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rX

#10 - rX

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.72
4,450 votes
Directors: Len Wiseman
Writers: Matt Nix
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outMatched

#11 - outMatched

Season 2 - Episode 4

The Struckers, minus Andy, begin to rebuild their broken trust, while Thunderbird, Blink and Eclipse visit Wire, hoping to convince him to help again. 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.

star 7.71
938 votes
Directors: Deran Sarafian
Writers: Marta Gené Camps
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3 X 1

#12 - 3 X 1

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 an improved program to Jace that could change everything.

star 7.70
2,191 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Melinda Hsu Taylor
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eMergence

#13 - eMergence

Season 2 - Episode 1

Reeva Payge purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her, leaving her completely in charge. Six months later, the Mutant Underground saves a girl from a Sentinel raid. Against the group's wishes, Eclipse and Caitlin meet with a criminal hacker to get info on the Inner Circle. Meanwhile, Polaris prepares for the birth of her baby.

star 7.69
1,241 votes
Writers: Matt Nix
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coMplications

#14 - coMplications

Season 2 - Episode 3

The Inner Circle turns to an unexpected source for help when Polaris' baby suffers from a deadly illness. 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.

star 7.68
1,009 votes
Directors: Michael Goi
Writers: Michael Horowitz
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eXodus

#15 - eXodus

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.66
3,822 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Rashad Raisani
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boXed in

#16 - boXed in

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.66
3,097 votes
Writers: Jim Campolongo
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afterMath

#17 - afterMath

Season 2 - Episode 5

As Caitlin and Thunderbird struggle to save the life of a mutant injured in the Inner Circle's chaotic liberation of a psychiatric hospital, they 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.

star 7.66
828 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Melissa R. Byer , Treena Hancock
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unMoored

#18 - unMoored

Season 2 - Episode 2

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. Meanwhile, Reed must keep a huge secret from the group and Jace picks up the mutants' trail again.

star 7.64
1,099 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Rashad Raisani
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got your siX

#19 - got your siX

Season 1 - Episode 6

Determined to find out more information behind 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.

star 7.61
2,648 votes
Directors: Craig Siebels
Writers: Melinda Hsu Taylor
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the dreaM

#20 - the dreaM

Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.61
71 votes
Writers: Carly Soteras
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eXtreme measures

#21 - eXtreme measures

Season 1 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.59
2,568 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Michael Horowitz
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