Dinarte DeFreitas in the rX episode of THE GIFTED

The Gifted keeps things moving at a swift pace with a second episode that balances multiple storylines and offers plenty of mutant action.

With its second episode, ‘rX’, FOX’s The Gifted demonstrates a real knack for juggling multiple storylines, while reminding everyone just how versatile an allegory mutantdom really is. Last week’s pilot episode nicely split the difference between setting up the circumstances of the series’ post-X-Men world and introducing the audience to the Strucker family, who’ve found themselves on the lam now that both children have exhibited some pretty powerful mutant abilities. But after an action-packed first outing directed by Bryan ...

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