The Gifted Season 2 Episode Guide

The Gifted Season 2 finale is almost here! Here's everything you need to know about the Fox and Marvel TV X-Men show.

The Gifted Season 2 is over. 

The Gifted Season 2 has had modest broadcast ratings, but with Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox in the works, it’s uncertain how the merger will affect things like the X-Men rights or how it will trickle down to a show like The Gifted.Read more about The Gifted Season 3’s chances here.

You can read our review of the season finale here. And check out other episode descriptions and links to full reviews in the guide below…

The Gifted Season 2 Episodes

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 1: eMergence

“Reeva Payge (Grace Byers) purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her, leaving her completely in charge. Then, fast-forward six months, when the Mutant Underground saves a girl, but not her family, from a Sentinel raid. Against the group’s wishes, Eclipse and Caitlin meet with a criminal hacker to get info on the Inner Circle. Meanwhile, Polaris prepares for the birth of her baby, her contractions magnetising anything metal and wreaking havoc. She also makes Andy promise to save the baby, no matter what.”

airdate: 9/25/18

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read our review of “eMergence” right here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 2: unMoored

“Thunderbird contacts a mutant lawyer who recruited him to the Underground years ago, hoping she can help him find the Inner Circle. Lauren and Andy have a shared dream, which distracts Andy from his training and prompts Reeva to consider cutting her losses with him, which, in turn, makes Andy second-guess his separation from his sister. Meanwhile, Reed must keep a huge secret from the group and Jace picks up the mutants’ trail again.”

airdate: 10/3/18

read our review of “unMoored” right here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 3: coMplications

“Polaris’ baby begins to suffer from a deadly illness, leaving the Inner Circle unable to heal her, and prompting them to turn to an unexpected source for help. Meanwhile, Reed and Lauren take an excursion to deliver illegal meds, but Reed’s powers complicate their plans. Then, Thunderbird and Blink meet the leader of the Morlocks – a shadowy group of mutants that live underground – who offers to help them find the Inner Circle, but the two factions may not have the same goals.”

airdate: 10/10/18

read our review of “coMplications” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 4: outMatched

“The Struckers, minus Andy, begin to rebuild their broken trust, while Thunderbird, Blink and Eclipse visit Wire, hoping to convince him to help again. But when they get there, they learn that something terrible has happened from Wire’s brother, Graph. The team discovers that the Inner Circle is on the way to raid a mutant detention facility, so they make moves to try to intercept them. Meanwhile, Jace is contacted by a member of the Purifiers.”

airdate: 10/17/18

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read our review of “outMatched” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5: afterMath

As Caitlin and Thunderbird struggle to save the life of a mutant injured in the Inner Circle’s chaotic liberation of a psychiatric hospital, they discover clues to the identity of the powerful mutant Polaris and Andy were sent to retrieve. Meanwhile, as Jace joins up with the Purifiers to chase down the escaped mutants, he comes dangerously close to colliding once again with the Mutant Underground.”

airdate: 10/23/18

read our review of “afterMath” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 6: iMprint

“The Inner Circle prepares for a secret ambush, but Polaris is reluctant to join and Reeva tasks Esme with getting Polaris on board. Esme confides in Polaris, revealing her and her sisters’ troublesome past. Meanwhile, Thunderbird trains Reed on controlling his powers and The Purifiers attack The Mutant Underground as they attempt to rescue a group of homeless mutants.”

airdate: 11/6/18

read our review of “iMprint” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 7: no Mercy

Reeva reveals her plans for a major mission to secure some needed funds; the Mutant Underground must contend with Reed’s unstable powers, hoping that Caitlin and Lauren can keep his destruction in check; Jace is introduced to Benedict Ryan.

airdate: 11/13/18

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The Gifted Season 2 Episode 8: the dreaM

Reed, Caitlin and Lauren meet with a doctor who treats patients with debilitating X genes; Lauren finds out the doctor is not who she thought she was; following the Inner Circle’s bank ambush, Thunderbird and Blink continue to chase them down.

airdate: 11/27/18

read our review of “the dreaM” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 9: gaMe changer

Tensions within the Inner Circle are at an all-time high, as Andy comes to Rebecca’s defense against Reeva. After making an important discovery about Dr. Risman’s research, Lauren convinces Reed and Caitlin that they must take action to destroy it. Frustrated with not being taken seriously, Jace begins to strategize with the Purifiers. Meanwhile, the Mutant Underground continues to work on saving mutants. However, tensions flare between Blink and Thunderbird as they confront their differences.

airdate: 12/4/18

read our review of “gaMe changer” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 10: eneMy of My eneMy

The Mutant Underground wrestles with the idea of recruiting the Inner Circle to assist them. Andy considers reconnecting with his family when he learns about his father’s powers, but Lauren may not be as willing to have him back as their parents. Find out if the Mutant Underground and Inner Circle will be able to put their differences aside in order to save John from the Purifiers.

airdate: 1/1/19

read our review of “eneMy of My eneMy” here.

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The Gifted Season 2 Episode 11: meMento

“Reed worries as Lauren becomes intrigued by her ancestors and their violent powers. Lorna begins to reevaluate her trust in the Inner Circle after figuring out the past of Reeva’s new trainees. Meanwhile, Benedict Ryan continues to encourage Jace to take action with the Purifiers. Marcos asks Clarice to go to the Morlocks in search of information on the Inner Circle and Thunderbird gets a call from Evangeline.”

airdate: 1/8/19

read our review of “meMento” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 12: hoMe

“With the Inner Circle and the Purifiers on the rise, and the nation more divided than ever, the dream of the X-Men is on the verge of failure. In attempts to revive the Mutant Underground, Evangeline proposes a country-wide meeting. Meanwhile, Lauren and Andy continue to disagree in their dreams and the Frost Sisters attempt to intervene. Caitlin makes the risky suggestion of connecting with a family member for vital intel, and Lorna tries to secretly investigate Reeva’s plans for the Inner Circle.”

airdate: 1/15/19

read our review of “hoMe” here.

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The Gifted Season 2 Episode 13: teMpted

“Lauren stops sleeping so she can avoid the forces in her dreams pushing her towards joining Andy and giving in to her dark side. Glow is in trouble after being shot by the Purifiers, and Blink convinces the Morlocks to let Caitlin save Glow. Meanwhile, Polaris learns the details of what Reeva is planning, and Reed helps Lauren fight off her dreams.”

airdate: 1/22/19

read our review of “teMpted” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 14: calaMity

When one of the Inner Circle goes missing, Reeva intensifies security in their compound, but realizes that her plans may have already been exposed. Furious and paranoid, Reeva resorts to violence. Meanwhile, Caitlin and Reed consider using the serum to restrict Lauren’s use of her powers, hoping it will help her as she wrestles with nightmares about the Inner Circle and her ancestors. And it’s the battle of two extreme ideologies when the Morlocks and the Purifiers come face-to-face in battle.”

airdate: 2/12/19

read our review of “calaMity” here.

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The Gifted Season 2 Episode 15: Monsters

Lauren can’t access her powers when it matters most, leaving Caitlin to take matters into her own hands when they are being pursued. Reeva finally reveals her plan for the Inner Circle and it’s darker than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, Jace confronts some regrets about his actions and is torn between pressures from the Purifiers and his own beliefs.”

air date: 2/19/19

read our review of “Monsters” here.

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 16: oMens

Reeva prepares to carry out her plan for the Inner Circle, but not everyone is on the same page. Reed struggles to manage his powers and the family realizes that without enough of the serum, it’s only a matter of time before he completely loses control. Frustrated and egged on by Benedict Ryan, Jace and the Purifiers are on the attack, but for Jace, things aren’t as black and white as they once were.”

air date: 2/26/19

read our review of “oMens” here.

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The Gifted Season 2 Cast

series of posters for The Gifted Season 2 have officially arrived, each one showcasing main cast characters superimposed upon one another (due to their intersecting paths). The posters also include one focused on newly-promoted main cast player Skyler Samuels, who returns as the trio of Esme, Phoebe, and Sophie Frost, joined by Coby Bell’s vendetta-fueled mutant hunter, Jace Turner.

You can check out the full poster set in our gallery!

Grace Byers has joined The Gifted Season 2 as a series regular, according to TV Line.

Byers – a charter member of Fox’s Empire cast whose character was recently killed off – will stay with the network to play a character called Reeva, a lead member of Polaris’s offshoot group of more militant mutants, which also consist of the Frost Sisters (Skyler Samuels). Reeva is being described as “smart, charming, authoritative, elegant, beautiful woman who is ruthless in her efforts to fight for her people. She leads an elite band of followers and has a soft spot for her new recruits, but is still capable of extreme violence in defense of her vision.”

Skyler Samuels was recently confirmed to return next season as Esme, Phoebe, and Sophie Frost, but this time as a series regular.

The Gifted Season 2 Trailer

Check out the full-length trailer below:

And here’s the first teaser:

The Gifted Season 2 Story

What can we expect from The Gifted Season 2? Well, more insight into the 7/15 incident that led to such anti-mutant policy-making and sentiment, for one. Speaking to TVLine, showrunner Matt Nix talked about his desire to explore the 7/15 incident in more detail moving forward…

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What exactly happened there is certainly one of the central questions of the series … It’s a bigger deal than that, linked as it is to the disappearance of the X-Men and the Brotherhood, the creation of the Mutant Underground and the attempted rebuilding of the Hellfire Club…. It’s kind of at the center of everything we’re doing.

We had our own chat with Matt Nix who revealed some more details to us here.