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The Best Episodes of The Gifted

Every episode of The Gifted ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Gifted!

A suburban couple's ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

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The best episode of "The Gifted" is "eXploited", rated 8.4/10 from 1401 user votes. It was directed by Craig Siebels and written by Jim Campolongo. "eXploited" aired on 12/11/2017 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "oMens".

  • eXploited
    8.4/10 1,401 votes

    #1 - eXploited

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-12-11

    At a moral crossroads, Jace is forced to hand over something valuable to Dr. Campbell. The team at Mutant HQ is divided on what they should do next, so Reed and Caitlin take matters into their own hands.

    Director: Craig Siebels

    Writer: Jim Campolongo

  • oMens
    8.3/10 807 votes

    #2 - oMens

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-02-26

    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.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Matt Nix

  • threat of eXtinction
    8.1/10 1,332 votes

    #3 - threat of eXtinction

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-11-20

    The group faces a threat when they discover a new refugee is a spy working for Sentinel Services; Reed visits his estranged father and learns secrets that could prove useful.

    Director: Steven DePaul

    Writer: Carly Soteras

  • X-roads
    8.1/10 1,171 votes

    #4 - X-roads

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-01-15

    Polaris learns more about her past and makes a crucial decision that could have impactful consequences. Meanwhile, the Mutant HQ comes under attack and, with everything to lose, relationships are put to the test and alliances shift.

    Director: Stephen Surjik

    Writer: Jim Garvey, Matt Nix

  • eXposed
    8.0/10 2,343 votes

    #5 - eXposed

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-10-02

    A suburban couple is forced to flee from a hostile government after their teenage children begin to show they possess certain powers.

    Director: Bryan Singer

    Writer: Matt Nix

  • eXit strategy
    8.0/10 1,524 votes

    #6 - eXit strategy

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-10-23

    When the mutants devise a plan to take down Sentinel Services, Eclipse seeks out an old friend from his dark past in order to obtain some useful information. Meanwhile, Lauren and Andy attempt to combine their powers in order to help the group.

    Director: Karen Gaviola

    Writer: Meredith Lavender, Marcie Ulin

  • gaMe changer
    8.0/10 784 votes

    #7 - gaMe changer

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-12-04

    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.

    Director: Allison Liddi-Brown

    Writer: Melinda Hsu Taylor

  • Monsters
    8.0/10 695 votes

    #8 - Monsters

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2019-02-19

    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.

    Director: Scott Peters

    Writer: Carly Soteras

  • outfoX
    7.8/10 1,250 votes

    #9 - outfoX

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-12-04

    The team develops a risky plan to help mutants who are in Sentinel Services' custody. Reed reveals details to Andy and Lauren about the Struckers' family history that could prove to be a game-changer.

    Director: Liz Friedlander

    Writer: Brad Marques

  • eneMy of My eneMy
    7.8/10 735 votes

    #10 - eneMy of My eneMy

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-01-01

    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.

    Director: Gregory Prange

    Writer: Michael Horowitz

  • rX
    7.7/10 1,780 votes

    #11 - rX

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-10-09

    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.

    Director: Len Wiseman

    Writer: Matt Nix

  • 3 X 1
    7.7/10 1,122 votes

    #12 - 3 X 1

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-01-01

    As tensions heat up among the team at Mutant HQ, no one knows who they can trust. Fearing for his family's safety, Reed rethinks their future at the compound. Meanwhile, Dr. Campbell proposes an improved program to Jace that could change everything.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: Melinda Hsu Taylor

  • no Mercy
    7.7/10 774 votes

    #13 - no Mercy

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-13

    Reeva reveals her plans for a major mission for the Inner Circle to secure some needed funds. Meanwhile, the Mutant Underground must contend with Reed's unstable powers, hoping that some medical help from Caitlin and Lauren will keep his destruction in check. Also, Jace is introduced to Benedict Ryan, a well-connected public figure who supports the efforts of the Purifers, but the two may not see eye-to-eye. Then, Thunderbird finally confronts Blink about her dealings with Urg, after weeks of tension over their meeting.

    Director: Nina Lopez-Corrado

    Writer: Brad Marques

  • calaMity
    7.7/10 670 votes

    #14 - calaMity

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2019-02-12

    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. 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.

    Director: Stephen Surjik

    Writer: Jason Lazarcheck

  • boXed in
    7.6/10 1,362 votes

    #15 - boXed in

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-10-30

    Motivated by a tragic event from his past, Jace throws all the power of the Sentinel Services into finding the Mutant Underground Way Station. Meanwhile, Blink’s vivid dreams lead her to confront Dreamer.

    Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Writer: Jim Campolongo

  • eXtraction
    7.6/10 1,046 votes

    #16 - eXtraction

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-01-15

    Dr. Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, and some of the team at Mutant HQ goes on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts.

    Director: Scott Peters

    Writer: Michael Horowitz

  • iMprint
    7.6/10 780 votes

    #17 - iMprint

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-11-06

    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.

    Director: Michael Goi

    Writer: Dawn Kamoche, Ariella Blejer

  • the dreaM
    7.6/10 771 votes

    #18 - the dreaM

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-11-27

    In attempts to stabilize Reed's powers, Reed, Caitlin and Lauren meet with Dr. Risman, a doctor who treats patients with debilitating X genes. However, Lauren finds out Dr. Risman is not who she thought she was. Following the Inner Circle's bank ambush, Thunderbird and Blink continue to work together to chase them down. Meanwhile, Polaris reflects on her troubled relationship with her father and takes steps to protect Dawn from the Inner Circle.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Carly Soteras

  • eXodus
    7.5/10 1,547 votes

    #19 - eXodus

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-10-16

    In an effort to reunite with one another, Reed cuts a deal with the Sentinel Services and Caitlin and the kids seek help from someone outside the compound. Meanwhile, Thunderbird begins to teach Blink how to control her powers.

    Director: Scott Peters

    Writer: Rashad Raisani

  • eMergence
    7.5/10 1,028 votes

    #20 - eMergence

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-09-25

    Reeva Payge 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 magnetizing anything metal and wreaking havoc. She also makes Andy promise to save the baby, no matter what.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Matt Nix

  • outMatched
    7.5/10 829 votes

    #21 - outMatched

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-10-16

    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.

    Director: Deran Sarafian

    Writer: Marta Gene Camps

  • teMpted
    7.5/10 695 votes

    #22 - teMpted

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2019-01-22

    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.

    Director: Jonathan Frakes

    Writer: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock

  • got your siX
    7.4/10 1,279 votes

    #23 - got your siX

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-11-06

    Thunderbird coordinates a mission to discover what Sentinel Services had done to an old friend of his and Lauren encounters a new friend with useful powers.

    Director: Craig Siebels

    Writer: Melinda Hsu Taylor

  • coMplications
    7.4/10 844 votes

    #24 - coMplications

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-10-09

    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.

    Director: Michael Goi

    Writer: Michael Horowitz

  • afterMath
    7.4/10 796 votes

    #25 - afterMath

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-10-30

    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.

    Director: Scott Peters

    Writer: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock