The BEST Episodes of The Gifted

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Network: FOX

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.

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#1 - oMens

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 26, 2019

Reeva prepares to carry out her plan for the Inner Circle, but not everyone is on the same page. Reed struggles to manage his powers and the family realizes that without enough of the serum, it's only a matter of time before he completely loses control. Frustrated and egged on by Benedict Ryan, Jace and the Purifiers are on the attack, but for Jace, things aren't as black and white as they once were.

star 7.98
1,141 votes
Writers: Matt Nix

#2 - eXploited

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 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.

star 7.84
2,690 votes
Directors: Craig Siebels
Writers: Jim Campolongo

#3 - eXposed

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2017

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 7.83
5,987 votes
Directors: Bryan Singer
Writers: Matt Nix

#4 - X-roads

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 2018

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 7.78
1,400 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Jim Garvey, Matt Nix
threat of eXtinction

#5 - threat of eXtinction

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 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.

star 7.77
2,943 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Carly Soteras
eXit strategy

#6 - eXit strategy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2017

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 7.76
4,000 votes
Directors: Karen Gaviola
Writers: Marcie Ulin, Meredith Lavender

#7 - eXtraction

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 2018

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 7.75
2,263 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Michael Horowitz

#8 - Monsters

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 19, 2019

Lauren can't access her powers when it matters most, leaving Caitlin to take matters into her own hands when they are being pursued. Reeva finally reveals her plan for the Inner Circle and it's darker than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, Jace confronts some regrets about his actions and is torn between pressures from the Purifiers and his own beliefs.

star 7.74
1,097 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Carly Soteras
no Mercy

#9 - no Mercy

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2018

Reeva decides to announce her plans to acquire more funds for the Inner Circle; the Mutant Underground deals with Reed's powers and their instability; Jace meets a well-connected public figure who is in support of the Purifiers and their goals.

star 7.71
1,338 votes
Writers: Brad Marques
eneMy of My eneMy

#10 - eneMy of My eneMy

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 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. Find out if the Mutant Underground and Inner Circle will be able to put their differences aside in order to save John from the Purifiers.

star 7.71
1,264 votes
Directors: Gregory Prange
Writers: Michael Horowitz
gaMe changer

#11 - gaMe changer

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2018

Tensions reach an apex within the Inner Circle while Andy defends Rebecca from Reeva; Lauren persuades Reed and Caitlin to destroy Dr. Risman's research; Jace works on a plan with the Purifiers; Blink and Thunderbird face their differences.

star 7.70
1,273 votes
Writers: Melinda Hsu Taylor

#12 - rX

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 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.

star 7.70
4,939 votes
Directors: Len Wiseman
Writers: Matt Nix

#13 - iMprint

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 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.

star 7.69
1,378 votes
Directors: Michael Goi
Writers: Ariella Blejer, Dawn Kamoche

#14 - outfoX

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 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.

star 7.66
2,779 votes
Directors: Liz Friedlander
Writers: Brad Marques

#15 - calaMity

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 12, 2019

Reeva increases the compound's security after an Inner Circle member disappears, but she later realizes that her plans may have been leaked; Caitlin and Reed aim to reduce Lauren's power with the serum in the hopes she can face her nightmares.

star 7.66
1,127 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Jason Lazarcheck

#16 - teMpted

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 22, 2019

Lauren stops sleeping so she can avoid the forces in her dreams pushing her towards joining Andy and giving in to her dark side. Glow is in trouble after being shot by the Purifiers, and Blink convinces the Morlocks to let Caitlin save Glow. Meanwhile, Polaris learns the details of what Reeva is planning, and Reed helps Lauren fight off her dreams.

star 7.65
1,191 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock
3 X 1

#17 - 3 X 1

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 1, 2018

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 7.64
2,600 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Melinda Hsu Taylor

#18 - eXodus

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 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.

star 7.63
4,352 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Rashad Raisani

#19 - coMplications

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2018

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 7.63
1,500 votes
Directors: Michael Goi
Writers: Michael Horowitz

#20 - meMento

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 8, 2019

Reed worries as Lauren becomes intrigued by her ancestors and their violent powers. Lorna begins to reevaluate her trust in the Inner Circle after figuring out the past of Reeva's new trainees. Meanwhile, Benedict Ryan continues to encourage Jace to take action with the Purifiers. Marcos asks Clarice to go to the Morlocks in search of information on the Inner Circle and Thunderbird gets a call from Evangeline.

star 7.62
1,222 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Jim Garvey

#21 - outMatched

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 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. 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 7.61
1,451 votes
Directors: Deran Sarafian
Writers: Marta Gene Camps

#22 - eMergence

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2018

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 7.61
1,751 votes
Writers: Matt Nix
the dreaM

#23 - the dreaM

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 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.

star 7.60
1,289 votes
Writers: Carly Soteras
boXed in

#24 - boXed in

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 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.

star 7.60
3,571 votes
Writers: Jim Campolongo

#25 - afterMath

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2018

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 7.59
1,363 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock