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