rX is the second episode of the first season of The Gifted. It is the second episode of the series overall.[2]

Synopsis Edit

CAITLIN AND ECLIPSE TEAM UP TO TRY AND HELP BLINK — 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.[3]

Plot Edit


One year ago, Reed took Caitlin, Lauren, Andy, and his mother Ellen out to the bowling alley for a family gathering. He recommended that Caitlin reconsider her professional bowling career after witnessing her poor attempt at a strike. Reed then looked to his mother, who shared no desire in partaking in the family's activity. She informed Reed that the love of bowling was one of many things that she and his father did not have in common. Their fun family outing quickly turned bad as they were interrupted by a dispute occurring one lane over between a father and his mutant daughter, and the obnoxious group of people that were teasing the daughter because of her mutation which resembled a vibrating motion. Reed attempted to ignore the dispute turning his head, but as the belittling and arguing continued between the two parties, the young girl briefly lost control of her abilities, and while no serious damage was done, Reed decided it was time to intervene in the conflict. He advised the father to leave the bowling alley with his child before the situation got any worse because damaging property with a mutant ability is a serious crime.

Back at present day, after jumping through the portal Clarice created, Andy, Caitlin, and Lauren are panicking about leaving Reed behind. John explains that they are in the Mutant Underground's headquarters. As much as John wants to help the Struckers with going back to retrieve Reed, the chances of them being captured, or worse, killed, is greater. What is within their ability, however, is tending to Clarice, who has overexerted her power to save them from the Sentinel Services, and ended up collapsing, thus shutting the portal she created, forcing Reed to remain on the other side.

Meanwhile, as Clarice has regained consciousness, Marcos holds up her head as he tries to get her to respond. She appears to be suffering from some kind of reaction to holding her portal open for such an extensive amount of time and traveling as far as they did. He puts her arm around him and leads her out of the room, but they don't make it far as Clarice is barely able to stand. Marcos then places her on a bench by the stairs. The Struckers panicking about going back for Reed doesn't seem to be helping, as Marcos tells Andy that his father plans to help him get his girlfriend, Lorna, out of jail, but as much as he wants Reed there, they can't think of that right now.

Back at the abandoned warehouse, after an unsuccessful attempt to apprehend the Struckers, Agent Turner announces to both Sentinel Services Agents and Atlanta PD that in addition to the Struckers, they are also searching for three mutant suspects, two unidentified males (Thunderbird and Eclipse), and one female prison escapee (Blink). All are to be considered extremely dangerous as they believe that the suspects are affiliated with the national network in the business of helping persecuted mutant fugitives escape government custody. They are to search every square inch of the surrounding area, behind, doors, walls, and even underwater. Just because something seemed impossible, doesn't mean it didn't happen. With mutants, anything is possible. He then introduces himself to Reed Strucker as he's carried away on a stretcher, informing Reed that the reason for his inability to move is due to the fact that he was hit with an immobilization round, and that once the effects wear off in a few hours, they will discuss his family.

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Co-starring Edit

  • Christian Adam as Obnoxious Guy #1
  • Aerli Austen as Amber
  • Dave Blamy as Father
  • Jacnite Blackenship as Mutant Mom
  • Christabelle Rose Chapman as Obnoxious Girl
  • Ava Culpepper as Daughter
  • Tony Demil as Guard #2
  • Jordan Eli as Young Boy
  • Katelyn Farrugia as Nurse
  • Dinarte de Freitas as Pedro
  • Monique Grant as Guard #1
  • Barbara Hawkins-Scott as Desk Nurse
  • Josh Henry as Ben
  • Jason Jamal Ligon as Side-eye
  • Hayley Lovitt as Sage
  • Anissa Matlock as Porcelain Mutant
  • Cynthea Mercado as Latina Prisoner
  • Joe Nemmers as Agent Weeks
  • Anthony Nguyen as Joshua
  • Hayden Smith as Road Officer

Trivia Edit

  • In the scene at the hospital when Caitlin and Marcos are stealing the drugs to treat Clarice, the Public Address system announces that "Dr. Wiseman" is needed in the waiting room. Len Wiseman is one of the executive producers of the series and director of this episode.
  • Elena Satine, who portrays Dreamer, appeared on another Marvel’s TV show: Agents Of Shield.
  • Coby Bell, Garret Dillahunt and Sharon Gless have appeared in Burn Notice, another show created by Matt Nix.

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References Edit

  1. Ratings News - 10th October 2017
  2. Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 25th August 2017
  3. The Gifted - Episode 1.02 - rX - Press Release