The Gifted – “got your siX”

The Gifted gets to an episode number where they can use the X in the number for the capital letter in their title. To celebrate, we are treated to yet another hit and run strike against Sentinel Services.

Title: “got your siX”

Director: Craig Siebels
Writer: Melinda Hsu Taylor

Cast:

Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker
Amy Acker as Kate Strucker
Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz / Eclipse
Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker
Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker
Coby Bell as Jace Turner
Jamie Chung as Clarice Fong / Blink
Blair Redford as John Proudstar / Thunderbird
Emma Dumont as Lorna Dane / Polaris
Garret Dillahunt as Dr. Roderick Campbell
David Alessi as GA State Trooper
Timothy Carr as Tough Military Mutant
Ryan Czerwonko as Angry-Looking Man
Jalana Kasambira as Pedestrian
Hayley Lovitt as Sage

Premise:

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. (From Trakt.)

High Point:

Eclipse gets inventive with his powers, followed immediately by Thunderbird moving heavy things. The way they use the powers is still my favorite part.

“Claremont International Movers”

Low Point:

They are laying on the prejudice and privilege parallels a bit thick. I will freely admit that this is probably more of comment on reality than the show since there isn’t any real anti-mutant sentiment, but it is still heavy-handed.

The Scores:

Originality: 2/6 We have seen this all before, sometimes even in this show.

Effects: 6/6 I think they are successfully pulling off the feat of making super human abilities seem common.

Acting: 5/6 Everyone remains completely believable, but the melodrama seems to have been dialed up in this episode.

Production: 5/6 This episode also includes some nice outdoor locations.

Story: 4/6 Where last week felt like we were moving forward, this episode felt like more filler.

Emotional Response: 4/6 I can still sympathize with the troubles the persecuted minority is going through, but we get it already.

Overall: 4/6 This feels like a stepping stone episode, but we’re on episode six and we’ve already had at least one other stepping stone episode.

In total, “got your siX” receives 30/42

One reply

  1. lost says:

    I agree that they have been very heavy handed with the oppression and prejudice angles. While it’s definitely critical to the story they’ve set up, I’m sure the entire scenario could have been set up without whacking the viewers upside the head with it in every episode. Sadly, the world they have so heavy handedly portrayed is far too believable given both historical and contemporary precedents.

    That said, I’m glad to see that Mama Strucker is starting to wake up and actually see the situation for what it is, or at least act appropriately. I hope that doesn’t go too far, though, because it’s clear that she needs to be the voice of reason in handling “training” the children. There does, after all, need to be some balance in their education.

    It’s also nice to see that they seem to be giving real consequences to choices made by characters instead of wishy-washy arguments that are resolved in five lines of dialogue and everything is back to the status quo. (See two cases of memory fiddling and a deal with the devil.)

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