The Gifted

10 Best Episodes of The Gifted

A suburban couple's ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 16, 2023.

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The Gifted - S2E6

#15 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 1322 votes.

The Gifted - S1E11

#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 2397 votes.

The Gifted - S2E10

#13 - eneMy of My eneMy (Season 2 - Episode 10)

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.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 1204 votes.

The Gifted - S2E9

#12 - gaMe changer (Season 2 - Episode 9)


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.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1216 votes.

The Gifted - S1E2

#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 4674 votes.

The Gifted - S2E7

#10 - no Mercy (Season 2 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 1284 votes.

The Gifted - S1E9

#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.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 2521 votes.

The Gifted - S2E15

#8 - Monsters (Season 2 - Episode 15)


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.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 1038 votes.

The Gifted - S1E4

#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.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 3737 votes.

The Gifted - S1E12

#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 2083 votes.

The Gifted - S1E8

#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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 2709 votes.

The Gifted - S1E1

#4 - 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!

The episode was rated 7.86 from 5690 votes.

The Gifted - S1E13

#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.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 1238 votes.

The Gifted - S1E10

#2 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 2507 votes.

The Gifted - S2E16

#1 - oMens (Season 2 - Episode 16)

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.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 1078 votes.

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