threat of eXtinction is the eighth episode of the first season of The Gifted. It is the eighth episode of the series overall.[2]

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REED DISCOVERS HIS FAMILY'S HIDDEN PAST - 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. [3]

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The underground rescue a group of refugees, but a telepath among them, Esme, reveals that another of the mutants to be a Hound. The latter is taken hostage, and Esme is able to help read her mind; they learn that she was taken hostage by Trask Industries, and their work on her included addicting her to the drug Kick. Reed and Thunderbird visit Reed's estranged father Otto, who used to work for Trask. Otto reveals that his father and aunt, Andreas and Andrea von Strucker, were the mutant terrorists Fenris. They had extremely powerful abilities, which they passed on to Otto; his work at Trask focused on suppressing the mutant X-gene, and he prevented Reed from developing these abilities. Lauren and Andy now have the same abilities as the von Struckers, and can become as powerful as them if their powers are combined. Campbell and SS agents arrive to interrogate Otto, and he attacks them with his abilities to protect Reed and Thunderbird. Otto is able to overcome Pulse's mutant suppressing, releasing a blast that injures Campbell and kills Pulse.

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Trivia Edit

  • Guest star Raymond J. Barry also appeared with Jamie Chung, Natalie Alyn Lind and Michelle Veintimilla on the DC Comics inspired, FOX TV series, Gotham.
  • In the comics, Andrea and Andreas Von Strucker are the children of HYDRA leader Baron Von Strucker, who made an appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • This is the first episode of season 1 where Coby Bell does not appear, marking the first time a main cast member is absent from an episode.

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References Edit

  1. Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 20th November 2017
  2. Twitter Confirmation via Derek Hoffman (@brghtidea)
  3. The Gifted - Episode 1.08 - threat of eXtinction - Promo, Promotional Photos & Press Release