In The Gifted season 2, the world is rough for mutants. When will the show return from its midseason break?
The Gifted last saw things change on a large-scale at the conclusion of the aptly named “gaMe changer,” as highly dangerous mutants were released from their shock collars and staged prison breaks across the nation. An extremist group known as the Purifiers are laser-focused on eliminating all mutants forever.
On a smaller scale, John Proudstar/Thunderbird (Blair Redford) was kidnapped by Jace Turner (Coby Bell) and a group of Purifiers, and Lauren Strucker (Natalie Alyn Lind) will soon go berserk from her powers becoming more explosive. Her father Reed (Stephen Moyer) and brother Andy (Percy Hynes White) also have experience destroying things, so it’s pretty much a family trademark, at this point. Meanwhile,Reed’s wife Caitlin (Amy Acker) tries to keep her family from coming apart at the seams.
Andy also accidentally killed his girlfriend Rebecca Hoover/Twist (Anjelica Bette Fellini) in the last episode; he was trying to prevent her from murdering the rest of the Inner Circle. The fallout from that development should be huge.
Lorna Dane/Polaris (Emma Dumont) will team up again with the remnants of the Atlanta Mutant Underground and her former boyfriend Marcos Diaz/Eclipse (Sean Teale) for an unspecified mission, as Thunderbird and his girlfriend Clarice Fong/Blink (Jamie Chung) try to repair their relationship. Blink is also questioning whether to abandon the Underground and join Erg’s (Michael Luwoye) group of Morlocks in the sewers of Washington, D.C., where at least she would be among other visible mutants in a free society.
Back at Inner Circle HQ, Reeva Payge (Grace Byers) continues her relentless pursuit of a safe haven for mutantkind, while Esme Frost (Skyler Samuels) will possibly leave her sisters Sophie and Phoebe.
The Gifted will return on New Year’s Day at a new time, 9 p.m. ET., with episode 10, titled “eneMy of My eneMy”.