This page features all minor characters that made an appearance during Season 1 of FOX's The Gifted. It spotlights characters that essentially received minor roles but were relevant enough in the story to which a page was needed to document their involvement. The characters below are listed in order of episode appearance for your convenience. Please use the Minor Character Infobox when adding a new addition to the page.
Jack is a minor character that appeared during season 1 of The Gifted. He is a student at Belleview Acres High School.
In Exposed, Jack Facetimed his girlfriend, Lauren Strucker, during which time they discussed her outfit, and whether she should wear the blue or orange outfit. He had no preference on the matter, claiming that she looked good in both, which brought her no closer to a decision. After giving it some thought, he chose the blue outfit. Jack then asked if she wanted him to pick her up from her house, but she declined his offer, however, she would be pushing for a later curfew.
Later that night, he met up with Lauren at the school dance, where he greeted her with a kiss. Much to Jack's surprise, her younger brother, Andy had tagged along. He separated Jack from Lauren, instructing them to "leave room for Jesus". After another kiss, Andy told them not to get pregnant, as he walked off.
As Jack and Lauren slow danced, he attempted to pressure Lauren into staying out later, however, her mother had already denied her request for an extended curfew. Not to mention that she had Andy with her, and she would eventually have to take him home.
Unfortunately, before they could finish their dance, the school began to shake, and the gymnasium walls started to collapse, causing mass panic, which prompted the students to evacuate, Jack and Lauren included. However, Andy was still inside, and Lauren refused to leave without him. So, as Jack headed towards the exit, Lauren ventured furthered into the school to retrieve her brother.
Agent Ed Weeks is a minor character that appeared during season 1 of The Gifted. He is an agent of Sentinel Services.
In Exposed, Agent Weeks and Agent Turner were assigned with the task of taking two mutant teens into custody following the destruction of a suburban Atalanta school, which was being described as an act of terrorism.
They knocked on the door of the Strucker Home, and informed Caitlin Strucker that under the amended Patriot Act, it was their duty as Sentinel Services to secure the safety of the community, meaning Lauren and Andy would be coming with them. While they are aware that the teens' father, Reed Strucker, is a mutant prosecutor for the District Attorney, this does nothing to deter them from their task. Taking Andy and Lauren into custody was as much for their protection as it was the community's. Though Caitlin is reluctant to allow them in, attempting to slam the door in their faces, Agent Weeks and Agent Turner bypassed her, knocking Caitlin down in the process. Regrettably, this angered Andy, which in turn caused the house to shake, and as his anger grew, so did the shaking, thus forcing Agent Weeks and Agent Turner to draw their weapons. However, before they could fire. Lauren obstructed their path with a force field, buying the Struckers enough time to get away in the family's van.
In rX, after failing to apprehend the Struckers in an abandoned warehouse, Agent Turner announced to the Sentinel Services Agents as well as Atlanta Police Department that in addition to the Struckers, they were also seeking three mutant suspects, two unidentified males (Thunderbird and Eclipse), and one female prison escapee (Blink). All are to be considered extremely dangerous. They believed that the suspects were working with the Mutant Underground in helping persecuted fugitives escape. They were to search every square inch of the warehouse, behind, doors, walls, and even under water. With mutants, anything is possible.
The next day, at Sentinel Services headquarters, Agent Weeks interrogated Reed Strucker's mother, Ellen Strucker on her potential involvement and the whereabouts of her grandchildren. With documented phone records from earlier that week between Mrs. Strucker and her son Reed, Agent Weeks accused her of having a role to play in the Strucker's escape. though Mrs. Strucker claimed that she merely called to check in on them after seeing the news of the destroyed gymnasium. What about your husband, Agent Weeks asked, to which Mrs. Strucker replied that he lived alone in Chattanooga. He then accused her of being a radical activist, referencing her support for the mutant rights movement and her protest against the South African government. Mrs. Strucker explained that she marched against apartheid in 1984 as they were oppressing all kinds of people, not just the mutants.
Carla is a minor character that appeared during season 1 of The Gifted. She is a member of the mutant task force at Central Courthouse Building.
In Exposed, Carla watched as Sentinel Services came into the building, demanding access to Reed Strucker's office, email, and computer despite the confidential information that may be related to cases. Reed's sudden departure was odd considering that he had worked with the office for fifteen years, and the mutant task force for the last five.
As Carla exited the building later that evening, she received a call from Reed. She immediately asked him where he was and what was going on because Sentinel Services was raiding his office, which he was aware of. This is precisely why he was calling. Reed needed Carla to steal the case files for the mutant network investigation, and bring them to him. Despite the absurdity of this favor, Reed had to ask this of her as he needed to get his family to safety. If he could contact the mutants of the underground network, they may be able to assist his family in evading capture. She admitted that while Reed has done a lot for her career, she could get disbarred and arrested for tampering with an open case. However, after some convincing on Reed's part, Carla retrieved the files, and got them to him.
Ellen Strucker is a minor character that appeared during season 1 of The Gifted. She is the mother of Reed Strucker, the mother-in-law of Caitlin Strucker, and grandmother of Lauren and Andy Strucker.
One year ago, Ellen joined Reed, Caitlin, Lauren and Andy at the bowling alley for a family outing. After a pitiful attempt by Caitlin, she looked to Ellen, asking if she was sure that she didn't want to give it a try. Ellen declined her offer, then telling her son that the love of bowling was one of many things that she and his father didn't have in common. Unfortunately, their peaceful and joyous outing was interrupted by a dispute one lane over involving a father and his mutant daughter and an obnoxious group of people that were teasing the young girl because of her mutation. Between her father's yelling and the cruel group of individuals making fun of her, the girl temporarily lost control of her ability as she screams out, causing a huge gust of wind to form. This is when Reed stepped in, and informed the father to take his daughter and leave before the situation worsened.
Ellen is brought in for interrogation by Agent Weeks of the Sentinel Services after her grandchildren, Lauren and Andy destroyed their school's gymnasium, which was being reported as an act of terrorism. Under the suspicion that she was potentially involved in her grandchildren's escape and that she knew of their whereabouts, they saw it best to bring her in. She informed the Agent that nothing her grandchildren did was intentional as they would never attack anyone. With phone records from Ellen to her son Reed, Agent Weeks suspected her involvement some way or another. though Ellen explained that she merely called her family to check in on them after seeing the incident that took place at their school on the news. The Agent then asked about her husband, who Ellen stated as being alone in Chattanooga. From there, Agent Weeks accused her of being a radical activist, looking back to her support for the mutant rights movement as well as her protest against the South African government. Ellen clarified that she marched against apartheid in 1984. They were oppressing all kinds of people, not just the mutants, she said.